Patents by Inventor Timothy A. Coomer

Timothy A. Coomer 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: 20170090012
    Abstract: An enhanced radar detector in one example displays a source direction of one more detected signals simultaneously with a frequency band of the detected signal. In another embodiment, a method detects a location of a false alert source to suppress alerts emanating from the location. A geographic location of a first mid-ship point of a detected radar signal in a vehicle traveling in a first direction are identified/recorded. The geographic location of a second mid-ship point of a detected signal is also identified/recorded in a vehicle traveling in a second different direction. The recorded geographic locations/directions of travel are uploaded to a host server, or evaluated within the radar detector, to identify a false source and mark a false source at an intersection of the first and second midlines. The marked false source location can be used in a detector and/or downloaded to multiple detectors via a social network.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2016
    Publication date: March 30, 2017
    Inventors: John Kuhn, Jeff Stevens, Roy Coburn, Timothy A. Coomer
  • Patent number: 9046594
    Abstract: A GPS enabled radar detector incorporated in a general purpose navigation device dynamically handles radar sources based upon previously-stored geographically-referenced information on such sources and data from the GPS receiver. The detector may ignore detections received in an area known to contain a stationary source, or may only ignore specific frequencies or may handle frequencies differently based upon historic trends of spurious police radar signals at each frequency. Notification of the driver may take a variety of forms depending on the stored information, current operating modes, and vehicle speed. The device includes navigational functions as well. In one embodiment, the detector uses a transparent touch screen and a readily aligned mounting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2015
    Assignee: Escort Inc.
    Inventors: Steven K. Orr, Timothy A. Coomer, John Kuhn, Kevin L. Kipper
  • Patent number: 8525723
    Abstract: A GPS enabled radar detector incorporated in a general purpose navigation device dynamically handles radar sources based upon previously-stored geographically-referenced information on such sources and data from the GPS receiver. The detector may ignore detections received in an area known to contain a stationary source, or may only ignore specific frequencies or may handle frequencies differently based upon historic trends of spurious police radar signals at each frequency. Notification of the driver may take a variety of forms depending on the stored information, current operating modes, and vehicle speed. The device includes navigational functions as well. In one embodiment, the detector uses a transparent touch screen and a readily aligned mounting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2013
    Assignee: Escort Inc.
    Inventors: Steven K. Orr, Timothy A. Coomer, John Kuhn, Kevin L. Kipper
  • Publication number: 20120268306
    Abstract: A radar detector accessory permits wireless connectivity to a smartphone to enhance or improve upon the existing radar detector, by providing enhanced display of the detector status and control of the detector, including storage of false alerts and locations of interest, storage and alerting to known hazards such as speed cameras and redlight cameras. Further, using the smartphone data connection, events of interest are reported to a central server, such as radar/laser detections, police activity sightings and mobile camera sightings, and remotely reported events of these types are delivered to the smartphone for delivery as alerts to the local driver.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2011
    Publication date: October 25, 2012
    Applicant: ESCORT INC.
    Inventors: Roy Coburn, Timothy A. Coomer, Jeff Stevens, John Kuhn
  • Publication number: 20110102232
    Abstract: A GPS enabled radar detector incorporated in a general purpose navigation device dynamically handles radar sources based upon previously-stored geographically-referenced information on such sources and data from the GPS receiver. The detector may ignore detections received in an area known to contain a stationary source, or may only ignore specific frequencies or may handle frequencies differently based upon historic trends of spurious police radar signals at each frequency. Notification of the driver may take a variety of forms depending on the stored information, current operating modes, and vehicle speed. The device includes navigational functions as well. In one embodiment, the detector uses a transparent touch screen and a readily aligned mounting.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2010
    Publication date: May 5, 2011
    Applicant: ESCORT INC.
    Inventors: Steven K. Orr, Timothy A. Coomer, John Kuhn, Kevin L. Kipper
  • Patent number: 7576679
    Abstract: A GPS enabled radar detector dynamically handles radar sources based upon previously stored geographically referenced information on such sources and data from the GPS receiver. The detector includes technology for determining the location of the detector, and comparing this location to the locations of known stationary sources, to improve the handling of such detections. The detector may ignore detections received in an area known to contain a stationary source, or may only ignore specific frequencies or may handle frequencies differently based upon historic trends of spurious police radar signals at each frequency. Notification of the driver will take on a variety of forms depending on the stored information, current operating modes, and vehicle speed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2009
    Assignee: Escort Inc.
    Inventors: Steven K. Orr, Robert Gregory Blair, John Kuhn, Timothy A. Coomer
  • Patent number: 7271760
    Abstract: A radar detector for a motorcycle having an electrical power supply and a receiver housing. The radar detector includes a housing adapted to attach to the receiver housing. The housing is divided into a right-hand side and a left-hand side. A plurality of user controls is disposed within the housing. A majority of the controls are disposed on the left-hand side of the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2004
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2007
    Assignees: Harly-Davidson Motor Company Group, Inc., Escort, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel J. Bartosik, Timothy Coomer, Nelson J. Cobb, Jeffrey E. Richlen
  • Publication number: 20060012509
    Abstract: A radar detector for a motorcycle having an electrical power supply and a receiver housing. The radar detector includes a housing adapted to attach to the receiver housing. The housing is divided into a right-hand side and a left-hand side. A plurality of user controls is disposed within the housing. A majority of the controls are disposed on the left-hand side of the housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 14, 2004
    Publication date: January 19, 2006
    Inventors: Daniel Bartosik, Timothy Coomer, Nelson Cobb, Jeffrey Richlen
  • Publication number: 20030121480
    Abstract: A system (10) for confining an animal (18) in an area (16) defined by a boundary signal. The system includes a transmitter (22; 22A) to generate the boundary signal and an emitter such as a wire (20) to define area (16). The system also includes a receiver (26; 26A; 200; 200A) to be carried on the animal's neck. The receiver includes three selectively monitored and orthogonally-positional antennas (30, 32, 34; 202, 204, 206) to avoid missing a boundary signal. The receiver further includes code-detecting, duration monitoring and/or signal-strength circuitry (270) to control giving a shock to the animal. Further, the receiver is duty-cycled to conserve battery power (56). The shock is communicated via a conductive compliant tip (532) to reduce discomfort to the animal. The transmitter includes circuitry (64) to include a code in the boundary signal, and an isolation transformer (102) to protect the transmitter from energy strikes, such as lightning, at the emitter (20).
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2002
    Publication date: July 3, 2003
    Applicant: Perimeter Technologies Incorporated
    Inventors: Richard L. Grimsley, Dale A. Teets, Timothy A. Coomer, Paul M. Allen
  • Publication number: 20020050249
    Abstract: A system (10) for confining an animal (18) in an area (16) defined by a boundary signal. The system includes a transmitter (22; 22A) to generate the boundary signal and an emitter such as a wire (20) to define area (16). The system also includes a receiver (26; 26A; 200; 200A) to be carried on the animal's neck. The receiver includes three selectively monitored and orthogonally-positional antennas (30, 32, 34; 202, 204, 206) to avoid missing a boundary signal. The receiver further includes code-detecting, duration monitoring and/or signal-strength circuitry (270) to control giving a shock to the animal. Further, the receiver is duty-cycled to conserve battery power (56). The shock is communicated via a conductive compliant tip (532) to reduce discomfort to the animal. The transmitter includes circuitry (64) to include a code in the boundary signal, and an isolation transformer (102) to protect the transmitter from energy strikes, such as lightning, at the emitter (20).
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 1, 2001
    Publication date: May 2, 2002
    Applicant: Perimeter Technologies Incorporated
    Inventors: Richard L. Grimsley, Dale A. Teets, Timothy A. Coomer, Paul M. Allen
  • Patent number: 6269776
    Abstract: A system (10) for confining an animal (18) in an area (16) defined by a boundary signal. The system includes a transmitter (22; 22A) to generate the boundary signal and an emitter such as a wire (20) to define area (16). The system also includes a receiver (26; 26A; 200; 200A) to be carried on the animal's neck. The receiver includes three selectively monitored and orthogonally-positional antennas (30, 32, 34; 202, 204, 206) to avoid missing a boundary signal. The receiver further includes code-detecting, duration monitoring and/or signal-strength circuitry (270) to control giving a shock to the animal. Further, the receiver is duty-cycled to conserve battery power (56). The shock is communicated via a conductive compliant tip (532) to reduce discomfort to the animal. The transmitter includes circuitry (64) to include a code in the boundary signal, and an isolation transformer (102) to protect the transmitter from energy strikes, such as lightning, at the emitter (20).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 1999
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2001
    Assignee: Perimeter Technologies Incorporated
    Inventors: Richard L. Grimsley, Dale A. Teets, Timothy A. Coomer, Paul M. Allen
  • Patent number: 5967094
    Abstract: A system (10) for confining an animal (18) in an area (16) defined by a boundary signal. The system includes a transmitter (22; 22A) to generate the boundary signal and an emitter such as a wire (20) to define area (16). The system also includes a receiver (26; 26A; 200; 200A) to be carried on the animal's neck. The receiver includes three selectively monitored and orthogonally-positional antennas (30, 32, 34; 202, 204, 206) to avoid missing a boundary signal. The receiver further includes code-detecting, duration monitoring and/or signal-strength circuitry (270) to control giving a shock to the animal. Further, the receiver is duty-cycled to conserve battery power (56). The shock is communicated via a conductive compliant tip (532) to reduce discomfort to the animal. The transmitter includes circuitry (64) to include a code in the boundary signal, and an isolation transformer (102) to protect the transmitter from energy strikes, such as lightning, at the emitter (20).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 1997
    Date of Patent: October 19, 1999
    Inventors: Richard L. Grimsley, Dale A. Teets, Timothy A. Coomer, Paul M. Allen
  • Patent number: 5682839
    Abstract: A system (10) for confining an animal (18) in an area (16) defined by a boundary signal. The system includes a transmitter (22; 22A) to generate the boundary signal and an emitter such as a wire (20) to define area (16). The system also includes a receiver (26; 26A; 200; 200A) to be carried on the animal's neck. The receiver includes three selectively monitored and orthogonally-positional antennas (30, 32, 34; 202, 204, 206) to avoid missing a boundary signal. The receiver further includes code-detecting, duration monitoring and/or signal-strength circuitry (270) to control giving a shock to the animal. Further, the receiver is duty-cycled to conserve battery power (56). The shock is communicated via a conductive compliant tip (532) to reduce discomfort to the animal. The transmitter includes circuitry (64) to include a code in the boundary signal, and an isolation transformer (102) to protect the transmitter from energy strikes, such as lightning, at the emitter (20).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 1995
    Date of Patent: November 4, 1997
    Assignee: Perimeter Technologies Incorporated
    Inventors: Richard L. Grimsley, Dale A. Teets, Timothy A. Coomer, Paul M. Allen
  • Patent number: 5460124
    Abstract: A system (10) for confining an animal (18) in an area (16) defined by a boundary signal. The system includes a transmitter (22; 22A) to generate the boundary signal and an emitter such as a wire (20) to define area (16). The system also includes a receiver (26; 26A; 200; 200A) to be carried on the animal's neck. The receiver includes three selectively monitored and orthogonally-positional antennas (30, 32, 34; 202, 204, 206) to avoid missing a boundary signal. The receiver further includes code-detecting, duration monitoring and/or signal-strength circuitry (270) to control giving a shock to the animal. Further, the receiver is duty-cycled to conserve battery power (56). The shock is communicated via a conductive compliant tip (532) to reduce discomfort to the animal. The transmitter includes circuitry (64) to include a code in the boundary signal, and an isolation transformer (102) to protect the transmitter from energy strikes, such as lightning, at the emitter (20).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 1993
    Date of Patent: October 24, 1995
    Assignee: Perimeter Technologies Incorporated
    Inventors: Richard L. Grimsley, Dale A. Teets, Timothy A. Coomer, Paul M. Allen