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Altec Lansing Professional

1000 W. Wilshire Blvd., Suite 362
Oklahoma City, OK 73116 USA
Phone: 405-848-3108
Fax: 405-848-3217
Email: proinfo@alteclansing.com
Web: http://www.altecpro.com/

 

Lansing Heritage Web Site (http://www.audioheritage.org) - Don McRitchie, Historian and Webmaster. Company and Product History, Altec-Lansing, James B. Lansing (JBL Professional), et. al.

Altec Lansing Technologies, Inc. (parent company)

Route 6 & 209
Milford, Pennsylvania 18337-0277
 Phone: 866-570-5702
 Phone: 570-296-4434
Fax: 570-296-6887
Email: csupport@alteclansing.com
Web: http://www.alteclansing.com/

 

Altec Lansing R & D Center Israel
Kfar Saba, Israel

 

A Short Corporate History Behind the Altec Name:

The Altec and Altec Lansing names have been with us since the mid 1930s.

pre-1924: Western Electric established an engineering group in Chicago, IL to research amplifiers and loudspeakers.

1924: This engineering group was moved to Bell Laboratories in Manhattan, NY.
1928: Western Electric formed Electric Research Products, Inc. (ERPI) to manufacture, install, and service talking picture systems in studios and theatres.
c1936: Western Electric is ordered to divest itself of ERPI. ERPI management founds the Altec (All Technical Services) Service Company. The University Loudspeaker Company is founded in New York to manufacturer loudspeakers and components.
1941: Altec Service Company acquires the Lansing Manufacturing Company and changes its name to Altec Lansing Corporation.
1947: Altec Lansing Corporation acquires Peerless Electrical Products Company.
1949: Altec Lansing Corporation acquires Western Electric Sound Products Division and begins producing Western Electric product lines.
1954: Altec Lansing Corporation founds Newpaths, Inc. to build theatre stereo equipment.
1956: First public trading of Altecís stock.(? Altec Companies, Inc.)
1959: Ling Electronics, Inc. merges with Altec Companies, Inc. The new company is named Ling-Altec Electronics, Inc. University Sound Products acquired by LTV.
1960: Ling-Altec Electronics, Inc. merges with Dallas, TX based Temco Electronics and Missile Co. to become Ling-Temco Electronics, Inc.
Aug. 1961: Ling-Temco Electronics, Inc. merges with Chance Vought Aircraft of Dallas, TX (the nation's second oldest continuous producer of military aircraft, founded in 1917) and the name is changed to Ling-Temco-Vought Inc.
1964: While maintaining a majority interest, James Ling started a holding company that established three public companies from his existing operations; LTV Aerospace Corp., LTV Ling Altec, Inc. and LTV Electrosystems (later E-Systems).
1971: Ling-Temco-Vought Inc. spins-off LTV Ling Altec, Inc. The new public company is called the Altec Corporation.
Apr. 1972: Ling-Temco-Vought, Inc., the holding company, becomes the LTV Corporation.
1984: Altec Corporation moves all operations to Oklahoma City, OK
while trying to emerge from bankruptcy.
1985: Gulton Industries purchases the assets of Altec Corporation, and renames the company Altec Lansing Corporation.
1986: Gulton Industries is acquired by Mark IV Industries of Buffalo, NY.
1986: Altec Lansing Consumer Products is established in Milford, PA to design, engineer and introduce a new line of home and car high fidelity loudspeakers.
1997: Mark IV Industries announces its intention to sell the Audio Group, including Altec Lansing Corporation.
1998: Greenwich Street Capital Partners of New York City purchases the Mark IV Audio Group, and renames the collected companies the EVI Audio Group. Altec Lansing Corporation becomes a nonentity.
1999: Telex Communications (another Greenwich holding) is merged with the EVI Audio Group.
2000: Altec Lansing Technologies, Inc. of Milford, PA purchases from Telex Communications the worldwide rights to the Altec Lansing brand names and associated trademarks; Altec, Altec Lansing, Lansing, Voice of the Theatre, Voice of the Highway and Duplex.
2002: Altec Lansing Technologies, Inc. launches professional division; Altec Lansing Professional.
 

Patents:

* U.S. Patent No. 3,624,298, 11/30/1971: Sound Improving Means and Method Davis, Arthur C.; Davis, Donald B.; Noble, James J. Assignee: LTV Ling Altec, Inc. [ abstract ]
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U.S. Patent No. 3,967,367, 07/06/1976 (app. 10/14/1975, serial 621,963) METHOD FOR ALIGNING LOUDSPEAKER DIAPHRAGM AND VOICE COIL ASSEMBLY (class: 29/594; 29/464; 29/606, international: H04R 031/00) Hayes, William L. of Anaheim, CA and Siciliano, Jerry A. of Anaheim, CA (assignee: Altec Corporation of Anaheim, CA) [Pt-Txt20KB] [DjVu*97KB]

U.S. Patent No. 3,987,342, 10/19/1976 (app. 11/24/1975, serial 634,789) PROTECTIVE CIRCUIT UTILIZING MULTILEVEL POWER SUPPLY OUTPUT (class: 361/106; 307/86; 330/207P; 330/289; 330/298; 361/75, international: H02H 007/20; H02H 005/04) Bird, Robert J. of Citrus Heights, CA and Rumbaugh, Paul S. of Santa Ana, CA (assignee: Altec Corporation of Anaheim, CA) [Pt-Txt30KB] [DjVu*95KB]

U.S. Patent No. 3,991,286, 11/09/1976 (app. 06/02/1975, serial 582,999) HEAT DISSIPATING DEVICE FOR LOUDSPEAKER VOICE COIL (class: 381/189; 381/400; 381/404, international: H04R 009/04; H04R 009/06) Henricksen, Clifford A. of Yorba Linda, CA (assignee: Altec Corporation of Anaheim, CA) [Pt-Txt20KB] [DjVu*92KB]

U.S. Patent No. 4,050,541, 09/27/1977 (app. 04/21/1976, serial 678,873) ACOUSTICAL TRANSFORMER FOR HORN-TYPE LOUDSPEAKER (class: 181/159; 181/185, international: G10K 011/06) Henricksen, Clifford A. of Yorba Linda, CA (assignee: Altec Corporation of Anaheim, CA) [Pt-Txt30KB] [DjVu*81KB]

U.S. Patent No. 4,078,215, 03/07/1978 (app. 11/26/1976, serial 745,448) ELECTRONIC FILTER CIRCUIT (class: 333/174; 330/103; 330/108; 330/109 - international: H03H 007/10; H03H 007/14; H03F 001/32; H03G 009/20) Vinson, Billy Herman of Simi Valley, CA (assignee: Altec Corporation of Anaheim, CA) [PtTxt14KB] [DjVu*40KB]

U.S. Patent No. 4,081,757, 03/28/1978 (app: 11/19/1976, serial: 743,525) PARALLEL POWER AMPLIFIER CIRCUITS (class: 330/124R; 330/84; 330/295 - international: H03F 003/68) Rumbaugh, Paul S. of Santa Ana, CA (Assignee: Altec Corporation of Anaheim, CA) [PtTxt11KB] [DjVu*58KB]

U.S. Patent No. D248,647, 07/25/1978 (app: 04/14/1976 - serial: 676,851) LOUDSPEAKER (class: D14/216 - international: D1401/) Nussdorfer, Dale A. of Anaheim, CA (assignee: Altec Corporation of Anaheim, CA) [PtTxt5KB] [DjVu*53KB]

U.S. Patent No. D249,509, 09/19/1978 (app: 09/23/1976 - serial: 725,981) ACOUSTICAL TRANSFORMER FOR COUPLING SOUND WAVES FROM THE DIAPHRAGM TO THROAT OF A HORN-TYPE LOUDSPEAKER (class: D14/222; 181/159 - international: D1401/; D1499/) Henricksen, Clifford A. of Yorba Linda, CA (assignee: Altec Corporation of Anaheim, CA) [PtTxt5KB] [DjVu*KB]

U.S. Patent No. D249,941, 10/17/1978 (app: 09/17/1976 - serial: 725,089) LOUDSPEAKER (class: D14/204 - international: D1401/) Bremseth, Gerald B. of Oklahoma City, OK (assignee: Altec Corporation of Anaheim, CA) [PtTxt5KB] [DjVu*75KB]

U.S. Patent No. 4,122,508, 10/24/1978 (app: 09/06/1977 - serial: 831,066) MODULAR PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD ASSEMBLY HAVING COOLING MEANS INCORPORATED THEREIN (class: 361/697; 165/80.3; 165/166; 361/796; D23/370 - international: H05K 007/20) Rumbaugh, Paul S. of Garden Grove, CA (assignee: Altec Corporation of Anaheim, CA) [PtTxt18KB] [DjVu*146KB]

U.S. Patent No. D250,586, 12/19/1978 (app: 04/15/1976 - serial: 677,284) LOUDSPEAKER (class: D14/216 - international: D1401/) Nussdorfer, Dale A. of Anaheim, CA) and Hayes, William L. of Anaheim, CA (assignee: Altec Corporation of Anaheim, CA) [PtTxt5KB] [DjVu*39KB]

U.S. Patent No. 4,130,023, 12/19/1978 (app: 12/27/1977 - serial: 864,738) METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR TESTING AND EVALUATING LOUDSPEAKER PERFORMANCE (class: 73/647 - international: G01M 019/00) Henricksen, Clifford A. of Yorba Linda, CA (assignee: Altec Corporation of Anaheim, CA) [PtTxt20KB] [DjVu*69KB]

U.S. Patent No. 4,176,731, 12/04/1979 (app: 11/21/1977 - serial: 853,204) TWO-SECTION EXPONENTIAL ACOUSTICAL HORN (class: 181/192; 181/187 - international: G10K 011/00) Sinclair, Rex of Garden Grove, CA (assignee: Altec Corporation of Anaheim, CA) [PtTxt14KB] [DjVu*56KB]

U.S. Patent No. 4,180,710, 12/25/1979 (app: 08/24/1978 - serial: 936,484) ADJUSTABLY POSITIONED PHASING PLUG (class: 381/343; 29/594 - international: H04R 009/06; H04R 031/00) Spranger, Paul B. of Fullerton, CA (assignee: Altec Corporation of Anaheim, CA) [PtTxt15KB] [DjVu*92KB]

U.S. Patent No. 4,180,780, 12/25/1979 (app: 10/02/1978 - serial: 947,629) INPUT DECOUPLING CIRCUIT FOR TRANSISTOR DIFFERENTIAL AMPLIFIER (class: 330/252; 330/69; 330/207P; 330/260; 330/295; 330/298 - international: H03F 003/45) Rumbaugh, Paul S. of Garden Grove, CA (assignee: Altec Corporation of Anaheim, CA) [PtTxt15KB] [DjVu*64KB]

U.S. Patent No. 4,187,926, 02/12/1980 (app: 12/08/1978 - serial: 967,739) LOUDSPEAKER HORN (class: 181/192; 181/187; 181/190 - international: G10K 011/00) Henricksen, Clifford A. of Yorba Linda, CA and Ureda, Mark S. of Woodland Hills, CA (assignee: Altec Corporation of Anaheim, CA) [PtTxt19KB] [DjVu*124KB]

U.S. Patent No. 4,296,278, 10/20/1981 (app: 01/05/1979 - serial: 001,307) LOUDSPEAKER OVERLOAD PROTECTION CIRCUIT (class: 381/55; 327/319; 340/661; 361/93.9 - international: H04R 003/00; H03K 005/08) Cullison, Steven B. of Garden Grove, CA and Slack, Charles B. of Costa Mesa, CA (assignee: Altec Corporation of Anaheim, CA) [PtTxt26KB] [DjVu*76KB]

U.S. Patent No. 4,325,456, 04/20/1982 (app: 10/10/1980 - serial: 196,074) ACOUSTICAL TRANSFORMER FOR COMPRESSION-TYPE LOUDSPEAKER WITH AN ANNULAR DIAPHRAGM (class: 181/159; 181/185 - international: G10K 011/02) Ureda. Mark S. of Woodland Hills, CA (assignee: Altec Corporation of Anaheim, CA) [PtTxt18KB] [DjVu*93KB]

U.S. Patent No. 4,481,663, 11/06/1984 (app: 05/16/1983 - serial: 494,137) NETWORK FOR USE WITH PIEZOCERAMIC TRANSDUCER (class: 381/98; 333/177; 381/116; 381/190 - international: H04R 003/00) Spranger, Paul B. of Fullerton, CA (assignee: Altec Corporation of Anaheim, CA) [PtTxt22KB] [DjVu*52KB]

U.S. Patent No. 5,029,299, 07/02/1991 (app: 05/09/1990 - serial: 521,122) POWER AMPLIFIER WITH CURRENT LIMITING MEANS (class: 330/298; 330/207P - international: H03F 001/42) Rodgers, Robert L. of Oklahoma City, OK (assignee: Altec Lansing Corporation of Oklahoma City, OK) [PtTxt30KB] [DjVu*77KB]

U.S. Patent No. 5,722,041, 02/24/1998 (app: 12/05/1995 - serial: 567,559) HYBRID HOME-ENTERTAINMENT SYSTEM (class: 725/82; 348/552; 725/83 - international: H04N 007/00) Freadman, Tommyca of Goshen, NY (assignee: Altec Lansing Technologies, Inc. of Milford, PA) [PtTxt29KB] [DjVu*121KB]

U.S. Patent No. D409,617, 05/11/1999 (app: 12/31/1996 - serial: 064,416) SPEAKER WITH CONTROLS (class: D14/215; D14/216 - international: 1401/) Freadman, Tommyca of Goshen, NY (assignee: Altec Lansing Technologies Inc. of Milford, PA) [PtTxt5KB] [DjVu*53KB]

U.S. Patent No. D415,765, 10/26/1999 (app: 12/31/1996 - serial: 64,417) SPEAKER (class: D14/215; D14/216 - international: 1401/) Freadman, Tommyca of Goshen, NY (assignee: Altec Lansing Technologies Inc. of Milford, PA) [PtTxt5KB] [DjVu*53KB]

U.S. Patent No 6,288,749, 09/11/2001 (app: 11/16/1996 - serial: 746,870) COMPUTER SYSTEM WITH REMOTE TELEVISION DISPLAY (class: 348/552; 725/74; 725/78; 725/148; 725/153 - international: H04N 007/10; H04N 007/00; H04N 011/00) Freadman, Tommyca of Goshen, NY (assignee: Altec Lansing Technologies, Inc. of Milford, PA) [PtTxt28KB] [DjVu*42KB]

U.S. Patent No. 6,466,832, 10/15/2002 (app: 08/24/1998 - serial: 138,606) HIGH QUALITY WIRELESS AUDIO SPEAKERS (class: 700/94 - international: G06F 017/00) Zuqert, Benjamin of Tel Aviv, Israel and Tirosh, Oren of Ra'anana, Israel and Sussman, Giora of Moshav Bnei Zion, Israel and Rephaeli, Dan of Kfar Saba, Israel (assignee: Altec Lansing R & D Center Israel of Kfar Saba, Israel) [PtTxt90KB] [DjVu*174KB]

 

Alumni:

 

Bird, Robert J.

Bremseth, Gerald B.

Cullison, Steven B.

Davis, Arthur C.

Davis, Donald B

Freadman, Tommyca

Hayes, William L.

Henricksen, Clifford A.

Noble, James J.

Nussdorfer, Dale A.

 

Rephaeli, Dan

Rodgers, Robert L.

Rumbaugh, Paul S.

Siciliano, Jerry A.

Sinclair, Rex

Slack, Charles B.

Spranger, Paul B.

Sussman, Giora

Tirosh, Oren

Ureda, Mark S.

Vinson, Billy Herman

Zuqert, Benjamin

 

 

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