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Steven K. Shafer patents

Recent bibliographic sampling of Steven K. Shafer patents listed/published in the public domain by the USPTO (USPTO Patent Application #,Title):



11/06/14 - 20140331270 - Dynamically configurable frequency band selection device between catv distribution system and catv user
A frequency band selection device that can be inserted into a signal transmission line of a CATV system on the premise of a user includes at least two signal path sets between a tap side and a premise side. Each signal path set includes two discrete signal paths, a high...
Inventors: Thomas A. Olson, David Kelma, Joseph Lai, Steven K. Shafer (Ppc Broadband, Inc.)

08/01/13 - 20130196539 - Electronics packaging assembly with dielectric cover
An electronics package assembly includes a housing having an opening and defining an internal cavity. The electronic package assembly further includes a printed circuit board assembly sealing and covering the opening of the housing, the printed circuit board assembly having an internal side facing the internal cavity and an opposing...
Inventors: Steven K. Shafer, William Witkowski (John Mezzalingua Associates, Inc.)

05/23/13 - 20130133019 - Broadband reflective phase cancelling network interface device
A network interface device including a signal splitter which conducts CATV signals through an active branch circuit, the active branch circuit including an active signal conditioner which modifies characteristics of active branch signals conducted through the active branch circuit, a sensor connected to sense normal, inoperative and abnormally operative conditions,...
Inventors: Noah Montena, Steven K. Shafer, Erdogan Alkan (John Mezzalingua Associates, Inc.)

08/23/12 - 20120213083 - Home network test circuit
A home network bandwidth diagnostic device includes a housing and a coaxial connector portion secured to the housing. The connector is adapted to electronically couple the diagnostic device to an active distribution port within a subscriber drop system. The diagnostic device further includes a radio frequency injection circuit coupled to...
Inventors: Steven K. Shafer (John Mezzalingua Associates, Inc.)

08/23/12 - 20120212305 - Filter circuit and method of tuning filter circuit
A filter circuit device is disclosed having a printed circuit board with first and second opposed major surfaces, an input, and an output. A first signal path is disposed on the printed circuit board extending from the input toward the output. A resonant circuit element is coupled to the first...
Inventors: Steven K. Shafer (John Mezzalingua Associates, Inc.)

03/01/12 - 20120054819 - Home network frequency conditioning device and method
An in-home entertainment network conditioning device for use with a coaxial device in a CATV network includes an input node adapted to conduct CATV signals in a first and second frequency range, and in-home entertainment signals in a third frequency range that is different from the first frequency range and...
Inventors: Erdogan Alkan, Steven K. Shafer (John Mezzalingua Associates, Inc.)

03/01/12 - 20120054805 - Home network frequency conditioning device
This invention disclosure relates to a conditioning device for improving the frequency response of signals conducted within an in-home cable infrastructure that includes both CATV bandwidth and in-home entertainment bandwidth. Disclosed is a CATV network device which includes a CATV signal transmission path and an in-home entertainment signal transmission path....
Inventors: Steven K. Shafer, Erdogan Alkan (John Mezzalingua Associates, Inc.)

10/20/11 - 20110258677 - Upstream bandwidth conditioning device
A device may be used for conditioning an upstream bandwidth. The device can include a return path extending at least a portion of a distance between a supplier side connector and a user side connector, and a coupler connected within the return path, the coupler providing a secondary path. An...
Inventors: Steven K. Shafer (John Mezzalingua Associates, Inc.)

08/18/11 - 20110199490 - Handheld portable fiber optic service diagnostic tool and methods for same
Embodiments according to the present application can provide hand held portable diagnostic tools and methods for using the same that can terminate a user port in a coaxial cable system to detect whether a digital service marker indicating that fiber optic digital CATV service is present. Embodiments of a hand...
Inventors: Steven K. Shafer, Raymond Palinkas, Erdogan Alkan (John Mezzalingua Associates, Inc.)

07/21/11 - 20110175787 - Filtered antenna assembly
An antenna assembly for a wireless communications device has an antenna, a filter circuit, and a connector constructed to engage a wireless communications device. A filter circuit includes a band-pass filter and a first notch filter disposed in serial electrical communication with the band-pass filter, the band-pass filter operable to...
Inventors: Stephen P. Malak, Steven K. Shafer (John Mezzalingua Associates, Inc.)

06/09/11 - 20110138440 - Downstream output level tilt compensation device between catv distribution system and catv user
A downstream bandwidth output level tilt compensation device that can be inserted into a signal transmission line of a CATV system on a premise of a user. The device includes first and second filters to output first and second band signals, respectively. Detectors output a measurement representative of a characteristic...
Inventors: Steven K. Shafer, Erdogan Alkan (John Mezzalingua Associates, Inc.)

09/30/10 - 20100251320 - Automatic return path switching for a signal conditioning device
A premise signal conditioning device is provided that can be inserted into a signal transmission line of a CATV system on a premise of a user. The device includes at least a first diplexer set, each diplexer set including a supplier side diplexer and a premise side diplexer creating a...
Inventors: Steven K. Shafer, Michael E. Lawrence

09/30/10 - 20100251314 - Total bandwidth conditioning device
An apparatus can include a modem and a conditioning device can be provided and coupled at a signal transmission line of a CATV system at a premise of a user according to embodiments of the application. The apparatus can provide selected information (e.g., Table 1) upstream for use that can...
Inventors: Thomas A. Olson, David Kelma, Joseph Lai, Noah Montena, Steven K. Shafer (John Mezzalingua Associates, Inc.)

09/30/10 - 20100248633 - Signal conditioning device with attenuated fail-safe bypass
A signal conditioning device, and method thereof, that can be used to maintain an amount of signal RF level adjustment, which is applied to an input, independently of the availability of the power supplied to the device. In one embodiment, the signal condition device comprises an attenuating circuit, which can...
Inventors: Noah Montena, Steven K. Shafer (John Mezzalingua Associates, Inc.)

09/30/10 - 20100244980 - Method and apparatus for a self-terminating signal path
Presented are method and apparatus embodiments to terminate an interruptible signal path when the interruptible signal path is unterminated. The apparatus can comprise a signal path from a supplier-side port thru a user-side port, a signal source arranged to provide a signal to the conductor; and a signal circuit arranged...
Inventors: Thomas A. Olson, David Kelma, Joseph Lai, Erdogan Alkan, David H. Jackson, Raymond W. Palinkas, Steven K. Shafer

04/22/10 - 20100100921 - Dynamically configurable frequency band selection device between catv distribution system and catv user
A frequency band selection device that can be inserted into a signal transmission line of a CATV system on the premise of a user includes at least two signal path sets between a tap side and a premise side. Each signal path set includes two discrete signal paths, a high...
Inventors: Thomas A. Olson, David Kelma, Joseph Lai, Steven K. Shafer (John Mezzalingua Associates, Inc.)

03/19/09 - 20090073949 - Filtered antenna assembly
An antenna assembly for a wireless communications device has an antenna, a filter circuit, and a connector constructed to engage a wireless communications device. A filter circuit includes a band-pass filter and a first notch filter disposed in serial electrical communication with the band-pass filter, the band-pass filter operable to...
Inventors: Stephen P. Malak, Steven K. Shafer (John Mezzalingua Associates, Inc.)

03/12/09 - 20090067488 - Hdmi-quality content transmission along a single medium
In a presentation system, a source device provides uncompressed presentation content in an HDMI format. A first conversion device converts the uncompressed presentation content to an uncompressed second format and entirely transmits the uncompressed presentation content in the second format along an electrically conductive member. A second conversion device receives...
Inventors: Stephen J Skeels, Steven K. Shafer (John Mezzalingua Associates, Inc.)

Ppc Broadband, Inc., John Mezzalingua Associates, Inc.

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20120212305 - Filter circuit and method of tuning filter circuit
20120213083 - Home network test circuit


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