Patents by Inventor Douglas Cramer

Douglas Cramer has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 10377299
    Abstract: A vehicle lighting system is provided herein. A spotlight is coupled to a vehicle and is configured to project light in a target direction. A controller is configured to wirelessly send command signals to the spotlight. A user-input device is in communication with the controller and is provided on a steering wheel of the vehicle. The command signals are based on user-input and control at least one of an aim direction and a light activation of the spotlight.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Jeffrey Paul Duncan, Doug H. Randlett, Paul Kenneth Dellock, Douglas Miller, Christopher Charles Hunt, Stuart C. Salter, Chad Hoover, Matthew Cramer Mullen
  • Patent number: 10351051
    Abstract: A vehicle lighting system is provided herein. A spotlight is coupled to a vehicle and is configured to project light in a target direction. A controller is configured to wirelessly send command signals to the spotlight. A user-input device is in communication with the controller and is provided on a steering wheel of the vehicle. The command signals are based on user-input and control at least one of an aim direction and a light activation of the spotlight.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Jeffrey Paul Duncan, Doug H. Randlett, Paul Kenneth Dellock, Douglas Miller, Christopher Charles Hunt, Stuart C. Salter, Chad Hoover, Matthew Cramer Mullen
  • Publication number: 20190193625
    Abstract: A vehicle lighting system is provided herein. A spotlight is coupled to a vehicle and is configured to project light in a target direction. A controller is configured to wirelessly send command signals to the spotlight. A user-input device is in communication with the controller and is provided on a steering wheel of the vehicle. The command signals are based on user-input and control at least one of an aim direction and a light activation of the spotlight.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2019
    Publication date: June 27, 2019
    Applicant: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Jeffrey Paul Duncan, Doug H. Randlett, Paul Kenneth Dellock, Douglas Miller, Christopher Charles Hunt, Stuart C. Salter, Chad Hoover, Matthew Cramer Mullen
  • Patent number: 7623594
    Abstract: An SDARS receiver for use with at least two antennae, each of which receives bitstreams from a first satellite, bitstreams from a second satellite, and bitstreams from a terrestrial repeater, including demodulators configured to switch between demodulating bitstreams from the satellites and to switch between demodulating bitstreams from the terrestrial repeater, and a processor coupled to the demodulators, the processor being configured to switch the demodulators according to a variety of algorithms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2009
    Assignee: Delphi Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey J. Marrah, Shuping Zhang, Douglas A. Cramer, Harry Diamond
  • Publication number: 20060194562
    Abstract: An SDARS receiver for use with at least two antennae, each of which receives bitstreams from a first satellite, bitstreams from a second satellite, and bitstreams from a terrestrial repeater, including demodulators configured to switch between demodulating bitstreams from the satellites and to switch between demodulating bitstreams from the terrestrial repeater, and a processor coupled to the demodulators, the processor being configured to switch the demodulators according to a variety of algorithms.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2006
    Publication date: August 31, 2006
    Inventors: Jeffrey Marrah, Shuping Zhang, Douglas Cramer, Harry Diamond
  • Patent number: 7095757
    Abstract: A system optimizes terrestrial signal acquisition in a communication system by initially determining whether a first synchronization signal is available from a first ensemble, which has an associated first programmed content of a terrestrial signal. Next, when the first synchronization signal is not available from the first ensemble, the system switches to a second ensemble of the terrestrial signal to acquire a second synchronization signal, which is synchronized with the first synchronization signal. Finally, the system switches back to the first ensemble to retrieve the associated first programmed content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2002
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2006
    Assignee: Delphi Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Harry Diamond, Douglas A. Cramer, Glenn A Walker
  • Publication number: 20050254525
    Abstract: A system optimizes terrestrial signal acquisition in a communication system by initially determining whether a first synchronization signal is available from a first ensemble, which has an associated first programmed content of a terrestrial signal. Next, when the first synchronization signal is not available from the first ensemble, the system switches to a second ensemble of the terrestrial signal to acquire a second synchronization signal, which is synchronized with the first synchronization signal. Finally, the system switches back to the first ensemble to retrieve the associated first programmed content.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 5, 2002
    Publication date: November 17, 2005
    Inventors: Harry Diamond, Douglas Cramer, Glenn Walker
  • Patent number: 6562974
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a novel process for making geminal bisphosphonates. The process provides for bisphosphorylation using phosphorus trihalide, phosphorous acid as a reactant/solvent, and a base as an acid acceptor/solvent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2001
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2003
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Frederick Dana Cazer, William Douglas Cramer, Dennis Michael Billings, Gregory Eugene Parry
  • Publication number: 20010041690
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a novel process for making geminal bisphosphonates. The process provides for bisphosphorylation using phosphorus trihalide, phosphorous acid as a reactant/solvent, and a base as an acid acceptor/solvent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2001
    Publication date: November 15, 2001
    Inventors: Frederick Dana Cazer, William Douglas Cramer, Dennis Michael Billings, Gregory Eugene Parry
  • Patent number: 5997400
    Abstract: The gaming system of the present invention includes one or more slot machines associated with a racing display wherein the racing element or elements are not necessarily racing against each other. Rather, the racing element moves each time predetermined combination appears on the slot machine. A player is rewarded if his or her racing element reaches a predetermined position. While a clock may be included with each racing element racing against the clock, the racing elements may move independently of a clock. The racing display may be built directly into the slot machine so that the slot player can easily see the progress of his racing element. Alteratively, a large racing display may be utilized that displays a plurality of racing elements thereby giving the appearance that the racing elements are racing against each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 1998
    Date of Patent: December 7, 1999
    Assignee: Atlantic City Coin & Slot Services Co., Inc.
    Inventors: Mac R. Seelig, Jerald Seelig, Michael Hiltebrand, Douglas Cramer
  • Patent number: 5976015
    Abstract: The gaming system of the present invention includes one or more slot machines (10, 110) associated with a racing display (20, 120) wherein the racing elements (22, 122) are not racing against each other. Rather, a clock (24, 124) is included and each racing element is racing against the clock, independently of the other racing elements. The racing display (20) may be built directly into the slot machine so that the slot player can easily see the progress of his horse (22) or other racing element. Alternatively, a large racing display (120) may be utilized that displays a plurality of horses or other racing elements (122) but wherein each horse is racing against a different clock (124) rather than against each other. Even further, Win, Place and Show positions are located adjacent the finish line and the slot player whose horse (22, 122) reaches either of these positions is awarded a prize depending on the position reached before the clock (24, 124) has timed out.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 1998
    Date of Patent: November 2, 1999
    Assignee: Atlantic City Coin & Slot Service Co., Inc.
    Inventors: Mac R. Seelig, Jerald Seelig, Michael Hiltebrand, Douglas Cramer
  • Patent number: 5779544
    Abstract: The gaming system of the present invention includes one or more slot machines (10, 110) associated with a racing display (20, 120) wherein the racing elements (22, 122) are not racing against each other. Rather, a clock (24, 124) is included and each racing element is racing against the clock, independently of the other racing elements. The racing display (20) may be built directly into the slot machine so that the slot player can easily see the progress of his horse (22) or other racing element. Alternatively, a large racing display (120) may be utilized that displays a plurality of horses or other racing elements (122) but wherein each horse is racing against a different clock (124) rather than against each other. Even further, Win, Place and Show positions are located adjacent the finish line, and the slot player whose horse (22, 122) reaches either of these positions is awarded a prize depending on the position reached before the clock (24, 124) has timed out.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 1997
    Date of Patent: July 14, 1998
    Assignee: Atlantic City Coin & Slot Service Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Mac R. Seelig, Jerald Seelig, Michael Hiltebrand, Douglas Cramer
  • Patent number: 5664998
    Abstract: A gaming system is comprised of a plurality of slot machines or other gaming machines arranged in a row with a racing display mounted above the machines so as to be visible by each of the players and by spectators. The display may resemble a horse track or an auto race track. Each slot machine is connected to a different horse or car on the track which is advanced along the track by a predetermined amount depending on the number of coins being played. The horse or car that reaches the finish line first is the winner and the player of the slot machine associated with the winner is awarded a prize which may be paid through his slot machine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 1995
    Date of Patent: September 9, 1997
    Assignee: Atlantic City Coin & Slot Service Co., Inc.
    Inventors: Mac R. Seelig, Jerald Seelig, Michael Hiltebrand, Douglas Cramer
  • Patent number: 5560603
    Abstract: The gaming system of the present invention includes one or more slot machines associated with a racing display wherein the racing elements are not racing against each other. Rather, a clock is included and each racing element is racing against the clock, independently of the other racing elements. The racing display may be built directly into the slot machine so that the slot player can easily see the progress of his horse or other racing element. Alternatively, a large racing display may be utilized that displays a plurality of horses or other racing elements but wherein each horse is racing against a different clock rather than against each other. Even further, Win, Place and Show positions are located adjacent the finish line and the slot player whose horse reaches either of these positions is awarded a prize depending on the position reached before the clock has timed out.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 1995
    Date of Patent: October 1, 1996
    Assignee: Atlantic City Coin & Slot Service Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Mac R. Seelig, Jerald Seelig, Michael Hiltebrand, Douglas Cramer