Patents by Inventor Gregory Kramer

Gregory Kramer 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).

  • Publication number: 20210052223
    Abstract: A device includes a digit probe, a plurality of optical elements, a processor, and a communication module. The digit probe has an interior surface and has an exterior surface. The interior surface is configured to engage a digit and the exterior surface is configured to engage a tissue site associated with the digit. The plurality of optical elements is coupled to at least one of the interior surface and the exterior surface. The plurality of optical elements includes at least one emitter and includes at least one detector. The processor is coupled to the plurality of optical elements. The processor is configured to generate a measure of arterial oxygenation corresponding to the digit and configured to generate a measure of regional oxygenation corresponding to the tissue site. The communication module is coupled to the processor. The communication module is configured to communicate the measure of arterial oxygenation and regional oxygenation with a remote device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 7, 2020
    Publication date: February 25, 2021
    Inventors: Matthew Prior, Gregory J. Rausch, Marcus A. Kramer
  • Patent number: 10674961
    Abstract: A device includes a digit probe, a plurality of optical elements, a processor, and a communication module. The digit probe has an interior surface and has an exterior surface. The interior surface is configured to engage a digit and the exterior surface is configured to engage a tissue site associated with the digit. The plurality of optical elements is coupled to at least one of the interior surface and the exterior surface. The plurality of optical elements includes at least one emitter and includes at least one detector. The processor is coupled to the plurality of optical elements. The processor is configured to generate a measure of arterial oxygenation corresponding to the digit and configured to generate a measure of regional oxygenation corresponding to the tissue site. The communication module is coupled to the processor. The communication module is configured to communicate the measure of arterial oxygenation and regional oxygenation with a remote device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Nonin Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew Prior, Gregory J. Rausch, Marcus A. Kramer
  • Patent number: 10594162
    Abstract: A system on a package (SOP) can include a galvanic isolator. The galvanic isolator can include an input stage configured to transmit an input RF signal in response to receiving an input modulated signal. The galvanic isolator can also include a resonant coupler electrically isolated from the input stage by a dielectric. The resonant coupler can be configured to filter the input RF signal and transmit an output RF signal in response to the input RF signal. The galvanic isolator can further include an output stage electrically isolated from the resonant coupler by the dielectric. The output stage can be configured to provide an output modulated signal in response to receiving the output RF signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Bharadvaj Bhamidipati, Swaminathan Sankaran, Mark W. Morgan, Gregory E. Howard, Bradley A. Kramer
  • Patent number: 8174274
    Abstract: A nailer incorporates an integrated stud finder for sensing when a stud is present. The nailer has a work contact element and a magazine for storing nails. The stud finder includes a sensor plate coupled to the work contact element of a nailer and a stud sensing circuit coupled to the sensor plate. The stud sensing circuit is provided for reading a capacitance level and for determining whether the sensor plate is positioned adjacent a stud based upon the capacitance level that is read. The stud finder also includes at least one signaling device coupled to the sensor plate for signaling to a user when a stud is present. The sensor plate is coupled to a no mar tip that is tethered to the nailer. A storage post for storing the no mar tip is positioned on the magazine for storing the no mar tip when not in use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2012
    Assignee: Campbell Hausfeld/Scott Fetzer Company
    Inventors: Bobby Lynn Lawrence, Gregory A. Kramer
  • Patent number: 8061573
    Abstract: An fastener driving apparatus has an actuator linked to a work contact element so as to move a trigger plate when the work contact element retracts. A button is movable back and forth along a transverse axis when depressed from its opposite ends. The actuator has a bump mode surface and a sequential mode surface at different locations along the axis, and is moveable transversely back and forth between a bump mode arrangement in which the bump mode surface can move the trigger plate and a sequential mode arrangement in which the sequential mode surface can move the trigger plate. The button is linked to the actuator so as to move the actuator to the bump mode arrangement when depressed from one end, and to move the actuator to the sequential mode arrangement when depressed from the opposite end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2011
    Assignees: Campbell Hausfeld, Scott Fetzer Company
    Inventor: Gregory A. Kramer
  • Publication number: 20110148437
    Abstract: A nailer incorporates an integrated stud finder for sensing when a stud is present. The nailer has a work contact element and a magazine for storing nails. The stud finder includes a sensor plate coupled to the work contact element of a nailer and a stud sensing circuit coupled to the sensor plate. The stud sensing circuit is provided for reading a capacitance level and for determining whether the sensor plate is positioned adjacent a stud based upon the capacitance level that is read. The stud finder also includes at least one signaling device coupled to the sensor plate for signaling to a user when a stud is present. The sensor plate is coupled to a no mar tip that is tethered to the nailer. A storage post for storing the no mar tip is positioned on the magazine for storing the no mar tip when not in use.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2009
    Publication date: June 23, 2011
    Inventors: Bobby Lynn Lawrence, Gregory A. Kramer
  • Publication number: 20100276467
    Abstract: An fastener driving apparatus has an actuator linked to a work contact element so as to move a trigger plate when the work contact element retracts. A button is movable back and forth along a transverse axis when depressed from its opposite ends. The actuator has a bump mode surface and a sequential mode surface at different locations along the axis, and is moveable transversely back and forth between a bump mode arrangement in which the bump mode surface can move the trigger plate and a sequential mode arrangement in which the sequential mode surface can move the trigger plate. The button is linked to the actuator so as to move the actuator to the bump mode arrangement when depressed from one end, and to move the actuator to the sequential mode arrangement when depressed from the opposite end.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 4, 2009
    Publication date: November 4, 2010
    Inventor: Gregory A. Kramer
  • Publication number: 20090101306
    Abstract: A heat exchanger system, especially for a room, including a thermal element comprising a surface; a heat spreader comprising at least one sheet of compressed particles of exfoliated graphite having a density of at least about 0.6 g/cc and a thickness of less than about 10 mm, and further comprising a first side and a second side, wherein the heat spreader is positioned relative to the thermal element such that the heat spreader is at least partially wrapped around the thermal element so that the first side of the heat spreader is in a thermal transfer relationship with a portion of the thermal element surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2007
    Publication date: April 23, 2009
    Inventors: Bradley E. Reis, John Schober, Prathib Skandakumaran, Gregory Kramer, Robert Anderson Reynolds, III
  • Publication number: 20070257359
    Abstract: A memory module which includes a memory board having two major surfaces, one of the major surfaces with a plurality of chips thereon, wherein at least one of the chips operates at a higher power than at least one other of the chips; and a thermal management system in thermal contact with one or more of the chips which operate at a higher power than at least one other of the chips, wherein the thermal management system spreads heat generated by the one or more of the chips which operate at a higher power than at least one other of the chips with which the thermal management system is in contact.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 1, 2007
    Publication date: November 8, 2007
    Inventors: Bradley Reis, Robert Reynolds, Martin Smale, Gregory Kramer, Joseph Capp
  • Publication number: 20050215340
    Abstract: An instrumented golf club system and methods are disclosed. A variety of golf swing parameters are measured by the instrumented golf club and wirelessly transmitted to a portable computer device. The portable computer device generates a user interface that displays the golf swing parameters against preferred golf swing parameters. The instrumented golf club system allows a golfer to receive feedback in real time while playing golf.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 23, 2004
    Publication date: September 29, 2005
    Applicant: Nike, Inc.
    Inventors: John Stites, Gary Tavares, Carl Madore, Mike Kelly, Raymond Sander, Jeffrey Hadden, Jeffrey Held, Garrick Meanle, Gregory Kramer, Chad Bouton, Clifford Dodson, Patrick Hoffman
  • Patent number: 5371854
    Abstract: A system for using sound to display data which includes the capability of storing, manipulating and retrieving data and data-to-sound parameter mappings for the purposes of controlling a sound generator with the data such that auditory reference beacons result. These beacons may be used to compare to sound resulting from the incoming data and/or to other beacons to orient a system user within a complex data set, and to enhance comprehension of system status and trends in the data. Incoming data to become the data component of the beacon generator is stored in memory, then, when recalled, is injected into a sonic map. The sonic map formats the data for control of the sound generator and routes it to selected parameters of a sound generator. By manipulating the beacon data and the sonic map, a flexible means of data inspection and reference are obtained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 1992
    Date of Patent: December 6, 1994
    Assignee: Clarity
    Inventor: Gregory Kramer
  • Patent number: 4991218
    Abstract: A digital audio signal processing technique in which the harmonic content of the output signal varies with the amplitude of an input signal. The preferred embodiment includes an analog to digital converter with sample and hold, a digital signal memory with playback control apparatus, timing circuits, a RAM look-up table to perform non-linear transformation and finally a digital to analog converter. The input signal, which can be an arbitrary audio signal or a digital signal representative of such a signal, is modified by a non-linear transformation means and outputted for reproduction in audible form or stored for subsequent processing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 1989
    Date of Patent: February 5, 1991
    Assignee: Yield Securities, Inc.
    Inventor: Gregory Kramer
  • Patent number: 4868869
    Abstract: An audio signal processor in which the harmonic content of the output signal varies with the amplitude of the input signal. The preferred embodiment includes an analog to digital converter, a sample and hold circuit, timing circuits, a RAM look-up table for performing non-linear transformation, a digital to analog converter and a post filter from which processed analog audio is output.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 1988
    Date of Patent: September 19, 1989
    Assignee: Clarity
    Inventor: Gregory Kramer
  • Patent number: D503898
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2005
    Assignee: Campbell Hausfeld/Scott Fetzer Company
    Inventors: Aric S. Durr, Bobby L. Lawrence, Amy L. Miller, Bryan T. Humpert, Gregory A. Kramer
  • Patent number: D517934
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2004
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2006
    Assignee: Campbell Hausfeld/Scott Fetzer Company
    Inventors: Aric S. Durr, Bobby L. Lawrence, Amy L. Miller, Bryan T. Humpert, Gregory A. Kramer
  • Patent number: D605919
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2009
    Assignee: Campbell Hausfeld/Scott Fetzer Company
    Inventors: Bret M. Schneider, Elizabeth Ann Gradwohl, Bobby Lynn Lawrence, Gregory A. Kramer
  • Patent number: D605920
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2009
    Assignee: Campbell Hausfeld/Scott Fetzer Company
    Inventors: Bret M. Schneider, Elizabeth Ann Gradwohl, Bobby Lynn Lawrence, Gregory A. Kramer