Patents by Inventor Charles H. Moore

Charles H. Moore 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: 20210100553
    Abstract: In various embodiments, a surgical stapling instrument can include a handle, a shaft extending from the handle, wherein the shaft defines an axis, and a disposable loading unit which is assembled to the shaft in a direction which is transverse to the shaft axis. Such a connection between the disposable loading unit and the shaft can prevent, or at least inhibit, the disposable loading unit from being unintentionally displaced proximally and/or distally relative to the shaft of the surgical instrument. The surgical stapling instrument and/or disposable loading unit can further include a threaded collar and/or detent assembly configured to hold the disposable loading unit in place. In various embodiments, a disposable loading unit can include a lockout feature which can prevent, or at least inhibit, an expended disposable loading unit from being reassembled to the elongated body of the surgical instrument.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 13, 2020
    Publication date: April 8, 2021
    Inventors: William B. Weisenburgh, II, Jerome R. Morgan, Kyle P. Moore, Mark H. Ransick, Steven G. Hall, Randall J. Tanguay, Jeffrey D. Messerly, Galen C. Robertson, Andrew M. Zwolinski, Jeffrey S. Swayze, Thomas W. Huitema, Glen A. Armstrong, Shailendra K Parihar, Donna L. Korvick, Richard W. Timm, Kevin R. Doll, Bret W. Smith, William D. Kelly, Ronald J. Kolata, Joshua R. Uth, Charles J. Scheib, Geoffrey C. Hueil, Mark S. Ortiz, Douglas B. Hoffman, Patrick A. Weizman, Dean B. Bruewer, Gregory B. Blair, Frederick E. Shelton, IV
  • Patent number: 10835250
    Abstract: A surgical stapling assembly comprising a firing member, an end effector, a closure member, and a shaft including an attachment interface is disclosed. The surgical stapling assembly is configured to be attached to a surgical instrument interface by way of the attachment interface. The end effector comprises a first jaw, a second jaw, and a staple cartridge comprising staples configured to be ejected by the firing member. The second jaw is movable relative to the first jaw between an open position, a fully-clamped position, and a collapsed position. The end effector further comprises an interconnection between the first jaw and the second jaw defining a rotational axis about which the second iaw is movable relative to the first iaw. The rotational axis is shiftable toward and away from the first iaw as the second iaw is moved between the open position, the fully-clamped position, and the collapsed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: Ethicon LLC
    Inventors: William B. Weisenburgh, II, Jerome R. Morgan, Kyle P. Moore, Mark H. Ransick, Steven G. Hall, Randall J. Tanguay, Jeffrey D. Messerly, Galen C. Robertson, Andrew M. Zwolinski, Jeffrey S. Swayze, Thomas W. Huitema, Glen A. Armstrong, Shailendra K Parihar, Donna L. Korvick, Richard W. Timm, Kevin R. Doll, Bret W. Smith, William D. Kelly, Ronald J. Kolata, Joshua R. Uth, Charles J. Scheib, Geoffrey C. Hueil, Mark S. Ortiz, Douglas B. Hoffman, Patrick A. Weizman, Dean B. Bruewer, Gregory B. Blair, Frederick E. Shelton, IV
  • Patent number: 10716568
    Abstract: A surgical stapling assembly comprising a staple cartridge carrier, an anvil, an outer surface, a closure member, a staple cartridge, and a firing system is disclosed. The anvil is rotatable between a first position and a second position. The closure member is slideable along the outer surface to hold the anvil in the second position. The closure member comprises a clearance opening. The staple cartridge is positioned within the staple cartridge carrier. The staple cartridge comprises staples removably stored therein. The staple cartridge and the anvil define a tissue gap therebetween when the anvil is in the second position. The clearance opening is aligned with the tissue gap when the anvil is in the second position. The firing system is configured to eject the staples from the staple cartridge during a staple firing stroke. The firing system engages the staple cartridge carrier and the anvil during the staple firing stroke.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: Ethicon LLC
    Inventors: Steven G. Hall, Randall J. Tanguay, Jeffrey D. Messerly, Galen C. Robertson, Andrew M. Zwolinski, Frederick E. Shelton, IV, Geoffrey C. Hueil, Mark S. Ortiz, Douglas B. Hoffman, Patrick A. Weizman, Dean B. Bruewer, Gregory B. Blair, Charles J. Scheib, Kevin R. Doll, Bret W. Smith, William D. Kelly, Ronald J. Kolata, Joshua R. Uth, William B. Weisenburgh, II, Jerome R. Morgan, Kyle P. Moore, Mark H. Ransick, Jeffrey S. Swayze, Thomas W. Huitema, Glen A. Armstrong, Shailendra K. Parihar, Donna L. Korvick, Richard W. Timm
  • Publication number: 20190106883
    Abstract: A collapsible acoustic honeycomb ceiling installation can be made by cutting desired material into panels. Next, a manufacturer can cut one or more notches into the panels. The manufacturer can assemble the collapsible acoustic honeycomb ceiling installation by aligning the one or more notches on the panels and slideably connecting the panels. The resultant collapsible acoustic honeycomb ceiling installation can provide a versatile decorative feature to a space while maintaining or altering the acoustics of the space as desired. Further, because the ceiling installation is collapsible, a manufacturer or installer can easily transport, install, and removed the ceiling installation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 9, 2018
    Publication date: April 11, 2019
    Inventors: Charles H. Moore, Matthew T. Sutton, Danielle P. Hadley, Guillaume Martin, Michael Damen
  • Patent number: 9702146
    Abstract: Implementations of the present invention relate to for incorporating virgin or recycled thermoplastic resin materials into architectural thermoplastic panels that have ordered and reproducible geometric patterns. More specifically, at least one implementation provides a method for fusing thermoplastic elongated members, such as circular rods and rectangular bars, sourced from recycled thermoplastic resin to form the architectural thermoplastic panels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: 3Form, LLC
    Inventors: Matthew T. Sutton, John E. C. Willham, Charles H. Moore
  • Patent number: 9186868
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing the biopolymer panel may include positioning a plurality of biopolymer sheets adjacent to one another, and subjecting them to a laminating temperature that exceeds the glass-transition temperature of the sheets for a time period sufficient to achieve lamination. The laminate panel is then quenched at a quenching temperature that is below the glass-transition temperature. The time period during lamination, as well as any “rest” period between lamination and quenching, is sufficiently short so as to prevent clouding or hazing as a result of crystallization of the biopolymer resin materials. In addition, the panel exhibits sufficient flame retardancy to meet applicable building codes, exhibits sufficient impact resistance for use as a decorative or structural panel building material, and exhibits no substantial thermally induced degradation as a result of subjection to the laminating temperature. The panels may be used as decorative or structural building materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2015
    Assignee: 3form, LLC
    Inventors: Charles H. Moore, John E. C. Willham
  • Patent number: 9097015
    Abstract: An architectural panel comprises a structured core embedded in a resin material such that the resin material fills the cells of the structured core. In at least one implementation, a method of making the panel comprises pressing two or more resin substrates about the structured core at a pressure and temperature such that the resin substrates flow into and fill the cells of the structured core. In at least one other implementation, a method of making the panel comprises placing the structured core into a form, pouring a liquid resin material into the form, and allowing the resin material to harden.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2015
    Assignee: 3form, LLC
    Inventors: Charles H. Moore, Matthew T. Sutton, John E. C. Willham
  • Patent number: 9091066
    Abstract: A structured-core laminate panel can be made in an efficient, structurally sound manner without the use of adhesives (film or liquid forms) using materials with different melt or glass transition temperatures. In one implementation, a manufacturer positions one or more resin substrates about a structured core, which comprises a relatively high melt or glass transition temperature compared with that of the one or more resin substrates. The manufacturer heats the assembly to at least the glass transition temperature of the resin substrates, but not to the melt or glass transition temperature of the structured core. This allows the one or more resin substrates to melt and bond (mechanically, chemically, or both) to the structured core on one side (or inner surface), while maintaining a substantially planar or original conformation on an opposing side (or outer surface).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2015
    Assignee: 3form, LLC
    Inventors: M. Hoyt Brewster, Charles H. Moore, John E. C. Willham
  • Patent number: 9090117
    Abstract: Implementations of the present invention relate to decorative thermoplastic resin panels, which can include one or more recesses. The recess of the thermoplastic resin panels can have texture or texture patterns that differ from the texture or texture patterns of non-recessed portions or other recesses of the decorative thermoplastic resin panel. Additionally, the present invention relates to a method for forming recesses in thermoplastic panels with a flexible die.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2015
    Assignee: 3form, LLC
    Inventors: Charles H. Moore, Matthew T. Sutton, John E. C. Willham, M. Hoyst Brewster
  • Patent number: 9091067
    Abstract: A structured-core laminate panel can be made in an efficient, structurally sound manner without the use of adhesives (film or liquid forms) using materials with different melt or glass transition temperatures. In one implementation, a manufacturer positions one or more resin substrates about a structured core, which comprises a relatively high melt or glass transition temperature compared with that of the one or more resin substrates. The manufacturer heats the assembly to at least the glass transition temperature of the resin substrates, but not to the melt or glass transition temperature of the structured core. This allows the one or more resin substrates to melt and bond (mechanically, chemically, or both) to the structured core on one side (or inner surface), while maintaining a substantially planar or original conformation on an opposing side (or outer surface).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2015
    Assignee: 3form, LLC
    Inventors: M. Hoyt Brewster, Charles H. Moore, John E. C. Willham
  • Publication number: 20150183264
    Abstract: Implementations of the present invention relate to decorative thermoplastic resin panels, which can include one or more recesses. The recess of the thermoplastic resin panels can have texture or texture patterns that differ from the texture or texture patterns of non-recessed portions or other recesses of the decorative thermoplastic resin panel. Additionally, the present invention relates to a method for forming recesses in thermoplastic panels with a flexible die.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2015
    Publication date: July 2, 2015
    Inventors: Charles H. Moore, Matthew T. Sutton, John E.C. Willham, M. Hoyt Brewster
  • Patent number: 8968854
    Abstract: Implementations of the present invention relate to systems, methods, and apparatus for manufacturing aesthetically pleasing architectural resin panels having a thick three-dimensional interlayer. In particular, at least one implementation includes a layup assembly that includes a decorative interlayer, positioned between resin sheets, that decorative interlayer comprising one or more three-dimensional decorative objects and one or more resin blocks. At least one implementation also includes a single-step lamination or pressing process that uses a combination of heat and pressure to melt the resin sheets and the resin blocks together, forming a decorative resin panel which includes the three-dimensional objects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: 3form, LLC
    Inventors: Guillaume Martin, Charles H. Moore, Matthew T. Sutton
  • Publication number: 20140314896
    Abstract: Implementations of the present disclosure relate to systems, methods, and apparatus for finishing polymer products and producing one or more designs, textures, and/or embossment patterns on the surface thereof. At least one implementation includes a printed mold that a manufacturer can produce quickly and inexpensively by producing a three-dimensional representation of a two-dimensional image on the surface of a substrate material. The printed mold also can allow the manufacturer to customize designs, textures, and/or embossment patterns on polymer products, while reducing manufacturing costs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Publication date: October 23, 2014
    Applicant: 3form, Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew T. Sutton, John E.C. Willham, Charles H. Moore, M. Hoyt Brewster
  • Publication number: 20140283472
    Abstract: An architectural panel comprises a structured core embedded in a resin material such that the resin material fills the cells of the structured core. In at least one implementation, a method of making the panel comprises pressing two or more resin substrates about the structured core at a pressure and temperature such that the resin substrates flow into and fill the cells of the structured core. In at least one other implementation, a method of making the panel comprises placing the structured core into a form, pouring a liquid resin material into the form, and allowing the resin material to harden.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 11, 2012
    Publication date: September 25, 2014
    Inventors: Charles H. Moore, Matthew T. Sutton, John E.C. Willham
  • Publication number: 20140272294
    Abstract: Implementations of the present invention relate to decorative thermoplastic resin panels, which can include one or more recesses. The recess of the thermoplastic resin panels can have texture or texture patterns that differ from the texture or texture patterns of non-recessed portions or other recesses of the decorative thermoplastic resin panel. Additionally, the present invention relates to a method for forming recesses in thermoplastic panels with a flexible die.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2012
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: 3form, Inc.
    Inventors: Charles H. Moore, Matthew T. Sutton, John E.C. Willham, M. Hoyst Brewster
  • Patent number: 8825924
    Abstract: A computer array (10) has a plurality of computers (12). The computers (12) communicate with each other asynchronously, and the computers (12) themselves operate in a generally asynchronous manner internally. When one computer (12) attempts to communicate with another it goes to sleep until the other computer (12) is ready to complete the transaction, thereby saving power and reducing heat production. A plurality of read lines (18), write lines (20) and data lines (22) interconnect the computers (12). When one computer (12) sets a read line (18) high and the other computer sets a corresponding write line (20) then data is transferred on the data lines (22). When both the read line (18) and corresponding write line (20) go low this allows both communicating computers (12) to know that the communication is completed. An acknowledge line (72) goes high to restart the computers (12).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: Array Portfolio LLC
    Inventor: Charles H. Moore
  • Patent number: D810961
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: 3Form, LLC
    Inventors: M. Hoyt Brewster, Charles H. Moore, John E. C. Willham
  • Patent number: D884215
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: 3FORM, LLC
    Inventors: Guillaume Martin, Charles H. Moore
  • Patent number: D884216
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: 3FORM, LLC
    Inventors: Guillaume Martin, Charles H. Moore
  • Patent number: D905291
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: 3FORM, LLC
    Inventors: Guillaume Martin, Charles H. Moore