Patents by Inventor Charles E. Hill

Charles E. Hill 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: 10549743
    Abstract: A hovercraft includes a lift air supply source having a dynamic air flow area in communication with a central lift air chamber to provide continuous air flow to the central lift air chamber and a static air flow area in communication with an inflatable skirt extending around a periphery of the hovercraft. Air flow from the static air flow area enters the skirt to replenish air leaking from the skirt. The static air flow area has less air flow than the dynamic air flow area. The static air flow area is located at a higher position than the dynamic air flow area to reduce the likelihood of water entering the inflatable skirt when the hovercraft is operated on water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: Charles E. Hill & Associates, Inc.
    Inventor: Charles E. Hill
  • Patent number: 10399865
    Abstract: An enhanced septic system includes a storage tank having an inlet that receives liquid gray water from a standard septic system having at least one digester and a pump located in the storage tank. The pump is coupled to an actuator to selectively provide power to the pump from a power supply to pump the gray water from the storage tank when the gray water reaches a predetermined level within the storage tank. The system also includes an outlet pipe coupled to the storage tank and to receive gray water pumped from the storage tank by the pump, at least one ultraviolet light in communication with the outlet pipe, and a detector to determine when the pump is actuated and to turn on the at least one ultraviolet light upon actuation of the pump.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: Charles E. Hill & Associates, Inc
    Inventor: Charles E. Hill
  • Patent number: 9764967
    Abstract: An enhanced septic system includes a storage tank having an inlet that receives liquid gray water from a standard septic system having at least one digester and a pump located in the storage tank. The pump is coupled to an actuator to selectively provide power to the pump from a power supply to pump the gray water from the storage tank when the gray water reaches a predetermined level within the storage tank. The system also includes an outlet pipe coupled to the storage tank and to receive gray water pumped from the storage tank by the pump, at least one ultraviolet light in communication with the outlet pipe, and a detector to determine when the pump is actuated and to turn on the at least one ultraviolet light upon actuation of the pump.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: Charles E. Hill & Associates, Inc.
    Inventor: Charles E. Hill
  • Patent number: 9758144
    Abstract: A hovercraft includes a lift air supply source having a dynamic air flow area in communication with a central lift air chamber to provide continuous air flow to the central lift air chamber and a static air flow area in communication with an inflatable skirt extending around a periphery of the hovercraft. Air flow from the static air flow area enters the skirt to replenish air leaking from the skirt. The static air flow area has less air flow than the dynamic air flow area. The static air flow area is located at a higher position than the dynamic air flow area to reduce the likelihood of water entering the inflatable skirt when the hovercraft is operated on water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: Charles E. Hill & Associates, Inc.
    Inventor: Charles E. Hill
  • Publication number: 20170239498
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and treatment probes for delivering heating energy such as acoustic waves to a target tissue volume inside of a patient for medically treating the target tissue volume are disclosed. A method includes inserting a treatment probe into the patient through an exposed skin of the patient, the treatment probe including heating energy dispensing element. The method further includes applying heating energy to the target tissue volume via the dispensing element, the heating energy being applied so as to medically treat the target tissue volume. The method also includes monitoring an amount of energy absorbed by the target tissue as a result of applying the energy, and adjusting the heating energy being applied to the target tissue based on the amount of energy absorbed by the target tissue.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2017
    Publication date: August 24, 2017
    Inventor: Charles E. Hill
  • Publication number: 20170215940
    Abstract: A method of controlling electric fields created by a plurality of electrodes. The method includes repetitively applying multiple sets of voltages to at least some of a plurality of electrodes over a treatment period to achieve and maintain a target temperature, the at least some of the electrodes being treatment electrodes. The sets of voltages may be in patterns such that a unique current pattern between electrodes is created for each set of voltages, resulting in temperature averaging. The voltage at each electrode may be determined based on a temperature of an adjacent electrode. The voltage at each electrode may also or alternatively be determined based on an estimated voltage at the electrode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2016
    Publication date: August 3, 2017
    Inventors: Charles E. Hill, Joshua S. Hockett
  • Publication number: 20170189098
    Abstract: Systems and methods for delivering electric fields to a target tissue of a patient for destruction of cancerous cells so as to elicit or induce a specific anti-cancerous cell immune response in the patient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2016
    Publication date: July 6, 2017
    Inventors: Larry Azure, Charles E. Hill, Andrew L. Azure, Rafael Ponce, Lawrence L. Kunz
  • Patent number: 9526911
    Abstract: Systems and methods for delivering electric fields to a target tissue of a patient for destruction of cancerous cells so as to elicit or induce a specific anti-cancerous cell immune response in the patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2016
    Assignee: LAZURE SCIENTIFIC, INC.
    Inventors: Larry Azure, Charles E. Hill, Andrew L. Azure, Rafael Ponce, Lawrence L. Kunz
  • Publication number: 20150265856
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and treatment probes for delivering heating energy such as acoustic waves to a target tissue volume inside of a patient for medically treating the target tissue volume are disclosed. A method includes inserting a treatment probe into the patient through an exposed skin of the patient, the treatment probe including heating energy dispensing element. The method further includes applying heating energy to the target tissue volume via the dispensing element, the heating energy being applied so as to medically treat the target tissue volume. The method also includes monitoring an amount of energy absorbed by the target tissue as a result of applying the energy, and adjusting the heating energy being applied to the target tissue based on the amount of energy absorbed by the target tissue.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 23, 2013
    Publication date: September 24, 2015
    Inventor: Charles E. Hill
  • Publication number: 20140350541
    Abstract: A method of controlling electric fields created by a plurality of electrodes. The method includes repetitively applying multiple sets of voltages to at least some of a plurality of electrodes over a treatment period to achieve and maintain a target temperature, the at least some of the electrodes being treatment electrodes. The sets of voltages may be in patterns such that a unique current pattern between electrodes is created for each set of voltages, resulting in temperature averaging. The voltage at each electrode may be determined based on a temperature of an adjacent electrode. The voltage at each electrode may also or alternatively be determined based on an estimated voltage at the electrode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2012
    Publication date: November 27, 2014
    Inventors: Charles E. Hill, Joshua S. Hockett
  • Publication number: 20140303613
    Abstract: Devices, systems, and related methods for electric fields delivery for preferential destruction of cancerous cells and tissue ablation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2014
    Publication date: October 9, 2014
    Applicants: LaZure Scientific, Inc., LaZure Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Larry Azure, Charles E. Hill, Andrew L. Azure
  • Publication number: 20140147411
    Abstract: In certain embodiments, the disclosure relates to methods of treating cancer comprising administering an effective amount a tyrosine kinase inhibitor in combination with an immunotherapy to a subject in need thereof. In certain embodiments, the disclosure relates to methods of treating cancer comprising: i) analyzing both chromosomes in a cell from a subject for the a V600E mutation of BRAF; and ii) determining if both of the chromosomes contain the V600E mutation, then treating the subject comprising the step of administering an effective amount a tyrosine kinase inhibitor in combination with an immunotherapy to the subject.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2013
    Publication date: May 29, 2014
    Applicants: U.S. GOVERNMENT represented by the UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS, EMORY UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Brian Paul Pollack, Bishu Sapkota, Charles E. Hill
  • Patent number: 8728139
    Abstract: Devices, systems, and related methods for electric fields delivery for preferential destruction of cancerous cells and tissue ablation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Assignees: LaZure Technologies, LLC, LaZure Scientific, Inc.
    Inventors: Larry Azure, Charles E. Hill, Andrew L. Azure
  • Patent number: 8661006
    Abstract: A data file management system and method for a web browser is disclosed. The data file management method may include the step of deleting certain data files upon termination of a browsing session of the web browser. The data file management system may relate to the management of data files stored in a storage area of a computer. The data files may include at least one of a graphic file, a text file, and a cookie file.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2014
    Assignee: Charles E. Hill & Associates, Inc.
    Inventor: Charles E. Hill
  • Patent number: 7908176
    Abstract: An apparatus and method is disclosed for the comparison of a plurality of selected products on the display of a remote computer. In one illustrated embodiment, product data is displayed for a side-by-side comparison.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2011
    Assignee: Charles E. Hill & Associates, Inc.
    Inventor: Charles E. Hill
  • Patent number: 7908173
    Abstract: An apparatus and method is disclosed for the comparison of a plurality of selected products on the display of a remote computer. In one example, a product image of each of the selected products is combined with a background image for presentation on the display of the remote computer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2011
    Assignee: Charles E. Hill & Associates, Inc.
    Inventor: Charles E. Hill
  • Publication number: 20110060393
    Abstract: Devices, systems, and related methods for electric fields delivery for preferential destruction of cancerous cells and tissue ablation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 16, 2010
    Publication date: March 10, 2011
    Applicants: LaZure Technologies, LLC, LaZure Scientific, Inc.
    Inventors: Larry Azure, Charles E. Hill, Andrew L. Azure
  • Patent number: 7873652
    Abstract: A method of presenting electronic data includes associating presentation data with data from which the presentation data was selected. The presentation data is associated with the data to permit searching of the presentation data and the data from which the presentation data was selected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2011
    Assignee: Charles E. Hill & Associates, Inc.
    Inventor: Charles E. Hill
  • Patent number: 7832127
    Abstract: A restraint apparatus limits pivotal movement of an attachment receiver which is pivotably coupled to movable first and second arms of a loader. The attachment receiver is configured to be coupled to a mounting frame of a work tool. The restraint apparatus includes an attachment member configured to be coupled to one of the first and second arms of the loader, a side plate coupled to the attachment member, and a blocking member coupled to the side plate. The blocking member is configured to engage the mounting frame of the work tool to block pivotal movement of the attachment receiver and the mounting frame relative to the first and second arms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2010
    Assignee: Charles E. Hill & Associates, Inc.
    Inventor: Charles E Hill
  • Publication number: 20090107016
    Abstract: A restraint apparatus is provided for limiting pivotal movement of an attachment receiver of a loader when the attachment receiver is coupled to a mounting frame of a work tool.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 26, 2007
    Publication date: April 30, 2009
    Inventor: Charles E. Hill