Patents by Inventor Charles A. Gibson

Charles A. Gibson 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: 20210052853
    Abstract: Various aspects of the present disclosure are directed toward apparatuses, systems, and methods that include a housing; a catheter shaft and an actuator coupled to the catheter shaft and configured to move longitudinally relative to the housing and longitudinally move the catheter shaft in response to force imparted by a user. The apparatuses, systems, and methods may also include a piston assembly arranged within the housing and configured to receive the actuator and allow longitudinal movement of the actuator relative to the housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 20, 2020
    Publication date: February 25, 2021
    Inventors: Charles A. Gibson, Charles E. Brown
  • Patent number: 10927621
    Abstract: A method of remediation is disclosed. The method may include combining mud cuttings with bacteria-containing soil and water to form a feed mixture. The mud cuttings include a hydrocarbon. The method further includes combining the feed mixture with a surfactant blend containing a surfactant to form a feed/surfactant mixture and shearing the feed/surfactant mixture to form a micro-emulsion. The method may also include reducing the hydrocarbon content of the mud cuttings to form disposable cuttings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Inventor: Michael Charles Gibson
  • Publication number: 20210046318
    Abstract: A magnetic alignment system that can form part of a cochlear implant system. The magnetic alignment system prevents substantial movement of a magnet of an implanted component during an MRI procedure or allows for easy removal of the magnet to facilitate the MRI procedure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2020
    Publication date: February 18, 2021
    Inventors: Peter Gibson, Charles Roger Aaron Leigh, Frank Risi, David Walker
  • Patent number: 10895381
    Abstract: A domestic gas cooking appliance for heating a food item is provided. The domestic cooking appliance includes a top sheet; a burner body on the top sheet, the burner body having an upwardly extending riser pin; a gas supply line that supplies gas to the burner body; and a burner cap positioned above the burner body and resting on the riser pin such that a pin receiving area contacts the riser pin. One of the riser pin and the pin receiving area comprises a magnet, and the other of the riser pin and the pin receiving area comprises a ferrous material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignees: BSH Home Appliance Corporation, BSH Hausgeräte GmbH
    Inventors: Ronald Allen Diehl, Josiah Fronckowiak, Charles Gibson
  • Patent number: 10875109
    Abstract: An adaptive cutting system is presented that facilitates cutting workpieces in new and different ways in a fun, easy, fast, accurate and safe manner. The system includes a benchtop having a grid of bench dog holes across its surface as well as a pair of table tracks embedded within its surface. An edge track extends around the benchtop and a pair of hinge members are connected to the edge tracks that also connect to a saw track that is movable between a raised and lowered position. The system also includes narrow rip stops, wide rip stops, bench dogs and a miter gauge all of which work in concert with the on-table features to facilitate on-table measurement and alignment of workpieces for performing cutting operations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: KREG ENTERPRISES, INC.
    Inventors: Joseph W. Gibson, Doyle R. Ramsey, Shelby Lee Strempke, Nathan Scott Combs, Neil M. Holland, Elliot James Hoff, Timothy J. Forbes, Allen F. Raushel, Jacob Martin, Casey L. Kerkmann, Stacy A. Peterson, Christian D. Ewoldt, Michael P. Marusiak, Mark David McClellan, Frederick J. Good, Scott Clark, Edward Charles Hay
  • Publication number: 20200391310
    Abstract: An adaptive cutting system is presented that facilitates cutting workpieces in new and different ways in a fun, easy, fast, accurate and safe manner. The system includes a benchtop having a grid of bench dog holes across its surface as well as a pair of table tracks embedded within its surface. An edge track extends around the benchtop and a pair of hinge members are connected to the edge tracks that also connect to a saw track that is movable between a raised and lowered position. The system also includes narrow rip stops, wide rip stops, bench dogs and a miter gauge all of which work in concert with the on-table features to facilitate on-table measurement and alignment of workpieces for performing cutting operations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2019
    Publication date: December 17, 2020
    Inventors: Joseph W. Gibson, Doyle R. Ramsey, Shelby Lee Strempke, Nathan Scott Combs, Neil M. Holland, Elliot James Hoff, Timothy J. Forbes, Allen F. Raushel, Jacob Martin, Casey L. Kerkmann, Stacy A. Peterson, Christian D. Ewoldt, Michael P. Marusiak, Mark David McClellan, Frederick J. Good, Scott Clark, Edward Charles Hay
  • Publication number: 20200370748
    Abstract: A domestic gas cooking appliance for heating a food item is provided. The domestic cooking appliance includes a top sheet; a burner body on the top sheet, the burner body having an upwardly extending riser pin; a gas supply line that supplies gas to the burner body; and a burner cap positioned above the burner body and resting on the riser pin such that a pin receiving area contacts the riser pin. One of the riser pin and the pin receiving area comprises a magnet, and the other of the riser pin and the pin receiving area comprises a ferrous material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2019
    Publication date: November 26, 2020
    Inventors: Ronald Allen Diehl, Josiah Fronckowiak, Charles Gibson
  • Patent number: 10827939
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to the field of tissue mapping and ablation. Specifically, the present disclosure relates to expandable medical devices for identifying and treating local anatomical abnormalities within a body lumen. More specifically, the present disclosure relates to systems and methods of focal treatment for overactive bladders.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Sandra Nagale, Bryan Clark, Allan Shuros, Ding He, Dennis Werner, Lynne Swanson, Charles Gibson, Amedeo Chiavetta, Michael Peterson, Shibaji Shome, Mark Boden, Timothy Harrah
  • Patent number: 10817947
    Abstract: An exemplary system according to the present disclosure comprises a computing device that in operation, causes the system to receive financial product or financial portfolio data, map the financial product to a risk factor, execute a risk factor simulation process involving the risk factor, generate product profit and loss values for the financial product or portfolio profit and loss values for the financial portfolio based on the risk factor simulation process, and determine an initial margin for the financial product. The risk factor simulation process can be a filtered historical simulation process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: Intercontinental Exchange Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael G. Weber, Stanislav I. Ivanov, Charles A. Vice, Michael Gibson, Yunke Yang, Vikram Atre, Joshua I. Shapiro, Judson H. Morrison, Bradley D. Shively, Sidhartha Routray, Michael A. Hopper, Thomas W. Jefson, R J Cummings, Jacob S. Ensign, Jeremy K. O'Shields, Stephen R. Pounds, Eric D. J. Shepherd, Ismail Iyigunler
  • Patent number: 10765225
    Abstract: A method for detecting occupant position change on a support surface includes establishing a rate of change of pressure in a head end test zone and in a foot end test zone, comparing the head end rate to at least one head end rate limit, comparing the foot end rate to at least one foot end rate limit, and inferring, in response to the comparing steps, whether or not occupant migration has occurred. An associated occupant support includes a frame and a mattress. The mattress includes head and foot zones each having at least one pressurizable bladder. The support also includes a controller adapted to compare a head end rate of pressure change to a head end rate limit, to compare a foot end rate of pressure change to a foot end rate limit, and to infer, in response to the comparing steps, whether or not occupant migration has occurred.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher R. O'Keefe, Timothy J. Receveur, Aziz A. Bhai, Luke Gibson, Charles A. Lachenbruch, Rachel Williamson
  • Publication number: 20200261716
    Abstract: A magnetic alignment system that can form part of a cochlear implant system. The magnetic alignment system prevents substantial movement of a magnet of an implanted component during an MRI procedure or allows for easy removal of the magnet to facilitate the MRI procedure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 20, 2020
    Publication date: August 20, 2020
    Inventors: Peter Gibson, Charles Roger Aaron Leigh, Frank Risi, David Walker
  • Patent number: 10617581
    Abstract: An occupant support includes a turn assist layer which includes left and right side arrays of two or more longitudinally distributed turn assist members. Each array member comprises one or more longitudinally distributed turn assist bladders. At least two of the array members on the left side are longitudinally spaced from each other by a left intermember reach-in space having a left intermember dimension. At least two of the array members on the right side are longitudinally spaced from each other by a right intermember reach-in space having a right intermember dimension. A support layer resides above the turn assist layer. The support layer includes a collapsible zone at least part of which overlies the intermember spaces. The occupant support also includes a user interface for enabling a user to operate the turn assist layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Luke Gibson, Andrew R. Kerr, Charles A. Lachenbruch, Eric R. Meyer, Joshua A. Williams, Rachel L. Williamson
  • Publication number: 20190275319
    Abstract: A magnetic alignment system that can form part of a cochlear implant system. The magnetic alignment system prevents substantial movement of a magnet of an implanted component during an MRI procedure or allows for easy removal of the magnet to facilitate the MRI procedure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2019
    Publication date: September 12, 2019
    Inventors: Peter Gibson, Charles Roger Aaron Leigh, Frank Risi, David Walker
  • Publication number: 20180325586
    Abstract: An ablation catheter comprises a shaft having a proximal end portion, and a distal end portion having a distal end and defining a longitudinal axis of the ablation catheter. An ablation electrode is located at the distal end of the shaft. A mapping region including a plurality of mini-electrode sets disposed about the shaft is located proximal to the ablation electrode. Each of the mini-electrode sets includes a plurality of mini-electrodes. The ablation catheter further includes a deflection region proximate to or within the mapping region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 10, 2018
    Publication date: November 15, 2018
    Inventors: Brian Stewart, Nathan H. Bennett, Vasiliy E. Buharin, Charles A. Gibson, Kurt E. Guggenberger, William Quinn
  • Patent number: 9962099
    Abstract: An electrophysiology catheter, e.g., a coronary sinus catheter, for insertion into a cardiac vessel, such as the coronary sinus, includes a handle and a catheter shaft coupled at one end to the handle. The catheter shaft has a distal end and an anchor is associated with the catheter shaft and is movable between a deployed position and a collapsed position. In the deployed position, the anchor extends radially outward from an outer surface of the catheter shaft for contacting a wall and temporarily anchoring the catheter shaft within the coronary sinus. The catheter also includes an actuator for causing deployment and collapsing of the anchor upon manipulation of the actuator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Charles A. Gibson, David P. MacAdam, Dustin Dufour
  • Patent number: 9832136
    Abstract: A provisioning server delivers operating systems to more than one virtual machine in different subnetworks. Since one provisioning server can be used for multiple subnetworks, this reduces the need to build, license, and support a provisioning server or a provisioning server farm for each subnetwork. This eliminates additional Infrastructure Software licensing; reduces additional effort to implement and maintain more provisioning servers; increases flexibility to add additional subnetworks; and scales a provisioning server farm to meet demand by adding servers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: Liberty Mutual Insurance Company
    Inventor: Tucker Charles Gibson
  • Patent number: 9750567
    Abstract: The present invention encompasses apparatus and methods for mapping electrical activity within the heart. The present invention also encompasses methods and apparatus for creating lesions in the heart tissue (ablating) to create a region of necrotic tissue which serves to disable the propagation of errant electrical impulses caused by an arrhythmia.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed Inc.
    Inventors: Gary S. Falwell, Steven J. Burns, Charles A. Gibson, David MacAdam, Nickolas G. Davis
  • Publication number: 20170149197
    Abstract: The present invention provides an apparatus and method for pumping solid-state lasers and amplifiers. More specifically, to a method and apparatus for pumping solid-state lasers and amplifiers using Light Emitting Diode (LED) arrays. In one embodiment, the apparatus comprises a gain medium, a plurality of LEDs in optical communication with the gain medium to excite the gain medium, the plurality of LEDs arranged in an LED array, a driving circuit to energize the LED array, and a thermoelectric cooler to reduce the temperature of the LED array, wherein the gain medium is pumped by the LED array to emit a laser light.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 3, 2017
    Publication date: May 25, 2017
    Applicant: Colorado School of Mines
    Inventors: Edgar Steven Hill, Charles Gibson Durfee, III
  • Publication number: 20170145762
    Abstract: A method of remediation is disclosed. The method may include combining mud cuttings with bacteria-containing soil and water to form a feed mixture. The mud cuttings include a hydrocarbon. The method further includes combining the feed mixture with a surfactant blend containing a surfactant to form a feed/surfactant mixture and shearing the feed/surfactant mixture to form a micro-emulsion. The method may also include reducing the hydrocarbon content of the mud cuttings to form disposable cuttings.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 23, 2016
    Publication date: May 25, 2017
    Inventor: Michael Charles GIBSON
  • Publication number: 20170120048
    Abstract: In one aspect, the present disclosure is directed to a method for identifying a site with a patient for treatment. The method may include engaging a plurality electrodes with an interior wall of the patient at a plurality of locations. The method may also generating a virtual map of a plurality of electrodes, wherein each of the plurality of electrodes is displayed with a first indicia. The method may also include displaying each of the plurality of electrodes engaged with the interior wall with a second indicia, measuring electrical activity, identifying at least one site for treatment based on the measured resulting electrical activity, and displaying each of the plurality of electrodes identified for treatment with a third indicia.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 3, 2016
    Publication date: May 4, 2017
    Applicant: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Ding Sheng He, Sandra NAGALE, Allan Charles SHUROS, Charles GIBSON, Lynne SWANSON, Dennis WERNER, Timothy Paul HARRAH, Mark BODEN, Michael Charles PETERSON, Steven DIAMOND, Amedeo CHIAVETTA