Patents by Inventor Charles LaPierre

Charles LaPierre 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: 10527103
    Abstract: A shaft interlock system may have an a interlocking piston that translates a movable locking apparatus configured to interface with a turbine shaft having a fixed locking apparatus. The movable locking apparatus may engage and disengage the fixed locking apparatus. When the movable locking apparatus is engaged with the fixed locking apparatus, the turbine shaft is only able to turn in one direction. When the movable locking apparatus is disengaged from the fixed locking apparatus, the turbine shaft is able to turn in both directions. In this way, a turbine shaft can be prevented from reverse rotation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: United Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Gary L. Grogg, Marshall Thayer, Eric Charles Mundell, Todd M. LaPierre, Garth J. Vdoviak
  • Publication number: 20190261777
    Abstract: A concave container holder apparatus that may be appended to a structure; the concave container holder apparatus consisting of a primary aperture to support a concave container extending partially there through; a first fastening component hook-like in general shape; and a second fastening component hook-like in general shape and of different dimension than that of the first fastening component, that each permit the container holder apparatus to be appended to a structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2019
    Publication date: August 29, 2019
    Inventor: Seth Charles LaPierre
  • Publication number: 20180251275
    Abstract: A container closure manufactured or adapted to be appended to a container that permits the discriminatory disbursement of the container contents; the container closure consisting of at least one vent on, within, or part of the container closure that allows for air, liquid, gas, or some substance to pass from one side or section of the container closure to another, while providing the ability of the container closure to secure contents within an appended container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2017
    Publication date: September 6, 2018
    Inventor: Seth Charles LaPierre
  • Patent number: 5470233
    Abstract: The present invention is a global positioning system that helps a blind pedestrian navigate through a city. This system uses the Department of Defense Global Positioning System (GPS) and a Differential GPS receiver to determine a pedestrian's longitude and latitude. Once these coordinates have been determined, they are correlated with a computerized map database. The map database holds the names and coordinates of specific locations, such as intersections, in a particular region. The system of the present invention retrieves the names of locations from the map database that are near the pedestrian. These names are then output to a voice synthesizer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 1994
    Date of Patent: November 28, 1995
    Assignee: Arkenstone, Inc.
    Inventors: James R. Fruchterman, William C. Schwegler, Bruce W. Merritt, Charles LaPierre
  • Patent number: D900556
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Inventor: Seth Charles LaPierre
  • Patent number: D900557
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Inventor: Seth Charles LaPierre