Patents by Inventor Charles H. Rogers

Charles H. Rogers 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: 20210112902
    Abstract: A hinge mechanism for attaching ear accessories to a helmet allows an accessory to be attached at a point outside the helmet shell utilizing, for example, a slidable mounting rail, and to reach under the edge of the helmet shell so that the accessory is supported in contact with the wearer's head. The hinge mechanism is well suited for use in connection with military helmets that have a “bulge” or protrusion over the ear.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 19, 2020
    Publication date: April 22, 2021
    Applicant: Gentex Corporation
    Inventors: David C. Rogers, Charles H. Rogers, Darwin Keith-Lucas, Duco W. Noordzij
  • Patent number: 10758227
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a housing, an actuator, and a plurality of fasteners. The apparatus is for closing two sides of an incision or cut in skin tissue. The actuator moves into and out of the housing. The plurality of the fasteners are within the housing, and the apparatus is operable to deliver one fastener at a time into each of the two sides of the incision or cut.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: Opus KSD Inc.
    Inventors: Charles H. Rogers, Eduard U. Milea
  • Publication number: 20190357620
    Abstract: A hinge mechanism for attaching ear accessories to a helmet allows an accessory to be attached at a point outside the helmet shell utilizing, for example, a slidable mounting rail, and to reach under the edge of the helmet shell so that the accessory is supported in contact with the wearer's head. The hinge mechanism is well suited for use in connection with military helmets that have a “bulge” or protrusion over the ear.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 16, 2019
    Publication date: November 28, 2019
    Applicant: Gentex Corporation
    Inventors: David C. Rogers, Charles H. Rogers, Darwin Keith-Lucas, Duco W. Noordzij
  • Patent number: 10441278
    Abstract: Methods for deploying a fastener to close an incision or wound involve exposing the inner surface of each opposing side of the incision and inserting down into the exposed inner surfaces from above the fastener.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: Opus KSD Inc.
    Inventors: Kenneth S. Danielson, Charles H. Rogers, Peter L. Stokes, Edward R. Hall
  • Publication number: 20180228488
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a housing, an actuator, and a plurality of fasteners. The apparatus is for closing two sides of an incision or cut in skin tissue.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 11, 2018
    Publication date: August 16, 2018
    Inventors: Charles H. Rogers, Eduard U. Milea
  • Patent number: 10045777
    Abstract: An apparatus for delivering bioabsorbable fasteners comprises a housing and an actuator movable by a user to deliver one fastener at a time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: Opus KSD Inc.
    Inventors: Charles H. Rogers, Eduard U. Milea
  • Publication number: 20170280807
    Abstract: A hinge mechanism for attaching ear accessories to a helmet allows an accessory to be attached at a point outside the helmet shell utilizing, for example, a slidable mounting rail, and to reach under the edge of the helmet shell so that the accessory is supported in contact with the wearer's head. The hinge mechanism is well suited for use in connection with military helmets that have a “bulge” or protrusion over the ear.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 23, 2017
    Publication date: October 5, 2017
    Applicant: Gentex Corporation
    Inventors: David C. Rogers, Charles H. Rogers, Darwin Keith-Lucas, Duco W. Noordzij
  • Patent number: 9717294
    Abstract: A hinge mechanism for attaching ear accessories to a helmet allows an accessory to be attached at a point outside the helmet shell utilizing, for example, a slidable mounting rail, and to reach under the edge of the helmet shell so that the accessory is supported in contact with the wearer's head. The hinge mechanism is well suited for use in connection with military helmets that have a “bulge” or protrusion over the ear.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignee: GENTEX CORPORATION
    Inventors: David C. Rogers, Charles H. Rogers, Darwin Keith-Lucas, Duco W. Noordzij
  • Publication number: 20160081688
    Abstract: An apparatus for delivering bioabsorbable fasteners comprises a housing and an actuator movable by a user to deliver one fastener at a time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 2, 2015
    Publication date: March 24, 2016
    Inventors: Charles H. Rogers, Eduard U. Milea
  • Publication number: 20160051255
    Abstract: Methods for deploying a fastener to close an incision or wound involve exposing the inner surface of each opposing side of the incision and inserting down into the exposed inner surfaces from above the fastener.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 28, 2015
    Publication date: February 25, 2016
    Inventors: Kenneth S. Danielson, Charles H. Rogers, Peter L. Stokes, Edward R. Hall
  • Patent number: 9232943
    Abstract: An apparatus for delivering bioabsorbable fasteners of the type having two cannulated legs to secure the two sides of an incision in tissue comprises a housing containing a magazine with one or more fasteners positioned on a reciprocally movable fastener support. Needle guide tubes and the legs of the front-most fastener are in slidable contact with at least one alignment surface configured to axially align them. An actuator is operated by a user to move two needles within the needle guide tubes to insert each needle into a cannulated leg. A timing lever acts on the fastener support in concert with the actuator movement to remove support of the front-most fastener after the needles are inserted. The needle guide tubes transfer force to the fastener, to push it out of the magazine and along a path through the center of a bifurcated foot, to insert it into the tissue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2016
    Assignee: OPUS KSD INC.
    Inventors: Charles H. Rogers, Eduard U. Milea
  • Patent number: 9072328
    Abstract: A hinge mechanism for attaching ear accessories to a helmet allows an accessory to be attached at a point outside the helmet shell utilizing, for example, a slidable mounting rail, and to reach under the edge of the helmet shell so that the accessory is supported in contact with the wearer's head. The hinge mechanism is well suited for use in connection with military helmets that have a “bulge” or protrusion over the ear.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2015
    Assignee: ARTISENT, LLC
    Inventors: David Charles Rogers, Charles H. Rogers, Darwin Keith-Lucas
  • Publication number: 20140242213
    Abstract: A feeding system for a neonate is provided that includes a fluid reservoir adapted to contain fluid to be provided to the neonate, a nipple in fluid communication with the fluid reservoir having at least one fluid outlet adapted to enable the neonate to take the fluid therefrom by mouth and a control system adapted to automatically maintain the pressure in the fluid reservoir substantially neutral relative to the pressure external to the fluid outlet as the fluid is taken by the neonate. The feeding system may also include a heating system adapted to warm the fluid and to automatically maintain the temperature of the fluid in the reservoir at a temperature near the body temperature of the neonate as the fluid is provided to the neonate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 15, 2012
    Publication date: August 28, 2014
    Inventors: Read McCarty, Charles H. Rogers, Jerome Issa, Vincent G. D'Agostino
  • Publication number: 20140223645
    Abstract: A hinge mechanism for attaching ear accessories to a helmet allows an accessory to be attached at a point outside the helmet shell utilizing, for example, a slidable mounting rail, and to reach under the edge of the helmet shell so that the accessory is supported in contact with the wearer's head. The hinge mechanism is well suited for use in connection with military helmets that have a “bulge” or protrusion over the ear.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 24, 2014
    Publication date: August 14, 2014
    Applicant: Artisent, LLC
    Inventors: David C. Rogers, Charles H. Rogers, Darwin Keith-Lucas
  • Publication number: 20140209660
    Abstract: An apparatus for delivering bioabsorbable fasteners of the type having two cannulated legs to secure the two sides of an incision in tissue comprises a housing containing a magazine with one or more fasteners positioned on a reciprocally movable fastener support. Needle guide tubes and the legs of the front-most fastener are in slidable contact with at least one alignment surface configured to axially align them. An actuator is operated by a user to move two needles within the needle guide tubes to insert each needle into a cannulated leg. A timing lever acts on the fastener support in concert with the actuator movement to remove support of the front-most fastener after the needles are inserted. The needle guide tubes transfer force to the fastener, to push it out of the magazine and along a path through the center of a bifurcated foot, to insert it into the tissue.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2013
    Publication date: July 31, 2014
    Inventors: Charles H. Rogers, Eduard U. Milea
  • Patent number: 8506591
    Abstract: A tissue fastener includes a bridge section and two cannulated leg sections. The tissue fastener is a single piece of material, and the material can be a bioabsorbable material. Each of the two leg sections can include at least one barb for resisting dislodgement from tissue after the fastener is inserted into tissue. The bridge can be flexible, and the leg sections can receive needles to allow insertion of the fastener into tissue from above a surface of the tissue. Various insertion devices and mechanisms are possible to deploy the fastener into a wound in a patient's skin from above the surface of and generally perpendicular to the skin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2013
    Assignee: Opus KSD Inc.
    Inventors: Kenneth S. Danielson, Charles H. Rogers, Peter L. Stokes, Edward R. Hall
  • Publication number: 20120325889
    Abstract: A mechanism for deploying a fastener into skin tissue comprises a first foot, a second foot, and an insertion device. The first foot is configured to contact an external surface of the skin tissue on one side of an incision or wound. The second foot is configured to contact the external skin surface on the other side of the incision/wound. The first and second feet are spaced apart by a gap, and each is configured to allow the skin tissue from one side of the incision or wound to be retracted thereover at an acute angle to expose an inner surface of each of the sides of the incision or wound. The insertion device releasably holds the fastener and is movable to deploy the fastener into the exposed inner surfaces from above and generally perpendicular to the external skin surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 5, 2012
    Publication date: December 27, 2012
    Applicant: OPUS KSD INC.
    Inventors: Kenneth S. Danielson, Charles H. Rogers, Peter L. Stokes, Edward R. Hall
  • Publication number: 20110314594
    Abstract: A hinge mechanism for attaching ear accessories to a helmet allows an accessory to be attached at a point outside the helmet shell utilizing, for example, a slidable mounting rail, and to reach under the edge of the helmet shell so that the accessory is supported in contact with the wearer's head. The hinge mechanism is well suited for use in connection with military helmets that have a “bulge” or protrusion over the ear.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 2, 2011
    Publication date: December 29, 2011
    Applicant: Artisent, Inc.
    Inventors: David C. Rogers, Charles H. Rogers, Darwin Keith-Lucas
  • Patent number: 8028344
    Abstract: A hinge mechanism for attaching ear accessories to a helmet allows an accessory to be attached at a point outside the helmet shell utilizing, for example, a slidable mounting rail, and to reach under the edge of the helmet shell so that the accessory is supported in contact with the wearer's head. The hinge mechanism is well suited for use in connection with military helmets that have a “bulge” or protrusion over the ear.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2011
    Assignee: Artisent, Inc.
    Inventors: David C. Rogers, Charles H. Rogers, Darwin Keith-Lucas
  • Patent number: 7908667
    Abstract: Embodiments of a fixture secured, securable to, or integral with the outer shell of a helmet of the type that has a bulge or protrusion on a side thereof to facilitate convenient positional adjustment, attachment and removal of multiple accessories include a fixture for securely receiving an accessory, wherein the fixture comprises a rail for slidably and adjustably receiving a plurality of accessories thereon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2011
    Assignee: Artisent, Inc.
    Inventors: David C. Rogers, Charles H. Rogers, Darwin Keith-Lucas