Patents by Inventor Charles Patterson

Charles Patterson 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: 10568431
    Abstract: A seating system configured for providing multi-directional motion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: Smith System Manufacturing Company Inc.
    Inventors: Charles Risdall, Michael Risdall, Charles A. Patterson, Joe Ricchio
  • Publication number: 20200030999
    Abstract: A cutting apparatus for trimming an article, the apparatus has a manually grasped power element with a reciprocating arm having a removably engagable rotatable couple including a selectable rotational index position lock. Also included is a cutting head assembly that is removable and rotationally indexable relative to the power element, the cutting head having a pair of reciprocating cutting blades for trimming the article. Wherein operationally, the reciprocating arm drives the cutting blades that have reciprocating movement with the cutting head selectably rotatable to the power element, user wrist fatigue is reduced, also with the cutting head being removable from the power element, the cutting head assembly is easier to clean.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2019
    Publication date: January 30, 2020
    Inventors: Terry Sandefur, Charles A. Patterson
  • Patent number: 10533309
    Abstract: An example shower assembly includes a base having a base front face defining a recess and a moveable shower having a head portion and a handle extending from the head portion along a vertical axis. The head portion has a head front face with a first plurality of spray apertures and a rear portion receivable within the recess such that the head front face protrudes outwardly of the base front face. At least one magnet is associated with at least one of the base and the moveable shower and a member is associated with the other of the base and the moveable shower, and wherein the at least one magnet attracts the member to hold the moveable shower relative to the base. A grip is associated with the base, wherein the grip receives a portion of the handle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: Delta Faucet Company
    Inventors: Daniel S. Genord, Michael A. Miller, Dominic J. Daunter, Julian Giggs, Victor Hoernig, Charles Patterson
  • Patent number: 10463200
    Abstract: A bath or shower storage system which offers customizable storage solutions for a bath or shower. The bath or shower storage system includes a bath or shower wall having one or more integrated rails formed on the bath or shower wall, and one or more locking storage accessories which can be attached to the integrated rails. The locking storage accessories include hinge clamp that clamps on the integrated rail when the locking storage accessories are placed in a locked position, and a storage portion to store bath products. The bath or shower storage system may include a variety of storage solutions such as shallow trays, shelves, washcloth holders, and hooks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: AS AMERICA, INC.
    Inventors: Charles A. Patterson, Alison J. Lyons, Christophe Bucher, Daigo Ishiyama, Jean-Jacques L'Henaff
  • Publication number: 20190335238
    Abstract: Methods and systems are described for a media guidance application that enhances the viewing experiences of users consuming a sequence of media. In particular, the media guidance application may enhance the viewing experiences of users consuming a sequence of media by removing portions of redundant media that were previously consumed by the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2019
    Publication date: October 31, 2019
    Inventors: Milan Patel, John Patterson, Charles Dawes, Jerry Vennerholm, Andrew Hunter, Gavin Clarke
  • Patent number: 10455988
    Abstract: A bath or shower storage system which offers customizable storage solutions for a bath or shower. The bath or shower storage system includes a bath or shower wall having a magnet-friendly zone formed by an integrated panel within the bath or shower wall, and one or more magnetic shelves which can be attached to the magnet-friendly zone. The magnetic shelves include an attachment member that includes one or more magnets, and a storage member to store bath products. The bath or shower storage system may include a variety of storage solutions such as shallow trays, shelves, washcloth holders, and hooks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: AS AMERICA, INC.
    Inventors: Alison J. Lyons, Charles A. Patterson, Christophe Bucher, Daigo Ishiyama, Ronald D. Barndt, Jean-Jacques L'Henaff
  • Patent number: 10449680
    Abstract: A cutting apparatus for trimming an article, the apparatus has a manually grasped power element with a reciprocating arm having a removably engagable rotatable couple including a selectable rotational index position lock. Also included is a cutting head assembly that is removable and rotationally indexable relative to the power element, the cutting head having a pair of cutting blades for trimming the article. Wherein operationally, the reciprocating arm drives the cutting blades that have scissor movement with the cutting head selectably rotatable to the power element, user wrist fatigue is reduced, also with the cutting head being removable from the power element, the cutting head assembly is easier to clean.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Inventors: Terry Sandefur, Charles A. Patterson
  • Patent number: 10375443
    Abstract: Methods and systems are described for a media guidance application that enhances the viewing experiences of users consuming a sequence of media. In particular, the media guidance application may enhance the viewing experiences of users consuming a sequence of media by removing portions of redundant media that were previously consumed by the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: Rovi Guides, Inc.
    Inventors: Milan Patel, John Patterson, Charles Dawes, Jerry Vennerholm, Andrew Hunter, Gavin Clarke
  • Publication number: 20190227375
    Abstract: A display device comprises a waveguide configured to guide light in a lateral direction parallel to an output surface of the waveguide. The waveguide is further configured to outcouple the guided light through the output surface. The display device additionally comprises a broadband adaptive lens assembly configured to incouple and to diffract therethrough the outcoupled light from the waveguide. The broadband adaptive lens assembly comprises a first waveplate lens comprising a liquid crystal (LC) layer arranged such that the waveplate lens has birefringence (?n) that varies in a radially outward direction from a central region of the first waveplate lens and configured to diffract the outcoupled light at a diffraction efficiency greater than 90% within a wavelength range including at least 450 nm to 630 nm. The broadband adaptive lens assembly is configured to be selectively switched between a plurality of states having different optical powers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2018
    Publication date: July 25, 2019
    Inventors: Chulwoo Oh, Ravi Kumar Komanduri, Roy Patterson, Charles Scott Carden, Michael Nevin Miller, Vikramjit Singh
  • Publication number: 20190191881
    Abstract: A seating system configured for providing multi-directional motion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2019
    Publication date: June 27, 2019
    Applicant: SMITH SYSTEM MANUFACTURING COMPANY INC.
    Inventors: Charles RISDALL, Michael RISDALL, Charles A. PATTERSON, Joe RICCHIO
  • Patent number: 10317806
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus for the loading and unloading of substrates, such as semiconductor wafers, involving microlithography and similar nano-fabrication techniques. The system includes two or more pedestals; a substrate chuck including two or more channels; a turntable having a top surface and a first end positioned opposite a second end, each of the first and second ends including a respective opening, each opening including two or more cutouts and two or more tabs, the turntable rotatable between first and second positions and an actuator system to adjust distances between the turntable and the substrate chuck and between the turntable and the pedestals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Molecular Imprints, Inc.
    Inventors: Roy Patterson, Christopher John Fleckenstein, Matthew S. Shafran, Charles Scott Carden, Satish Sadam, Ryan Christiansen
  • Patent number: 10258160
    Abstract: A seating system configured for providing multi-directional motion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Smith System Manufacturing Company Inc.
    Inventors: Charles Risdall, Michael Risdall, Charles A Patterson, Joe Ricchio
  • Publication number: 20180326601
    Abstract: A cutting apparatus for trimming an article, the apparatus has a manually grasped power element with a reciprocating arm having a removably engagable rotatable couple including a selectable rotational index position lock. Also included is a cutting head assembly that is removable and rotationally indexable relative to the power element, the cutting head having a pair of cutting blades for trimming the article. Wherein operationally, the reciprocating arm drives the cutting blades that have scissor movement with the cutting head selectably rotatable to the power element, user wrist fatigue is reduced, also with the cutting head being removable from the power element, the cutting head assembly is easier to clean.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 14, 2018
    Publication date: November 15, 2018
    Inventors: Terry Sandefur, Charles A. Patterson
  • Publication number: 20180291601
    Abstract: An example shower assembly includes a base having a base front face defining a recess and a moveable shower having a head portion and a handle extending from the head portion along a vertical axis. The head portion has a head front face with a first plurality of spray apertures and a rear portion receivable within the recess such that the head front face protrudes outwardly of the base front face. At least one magnet is associated with at least one of the base and the moveable shower and a member is associated with the other of the base and the moveable shower, and wherein the at least one magnet attracts the member to hold the moveable shower relative to the base. A grip is associated with the base, wherein the grip receives a portion of the handle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 11, 2018
    Publication date: October 11, 2018
    Inventors: Daniel S. Genord, Michael A. Miller, Dominic J. Daunter, Julian Giggs, Victor Hoernig, Charles Patterson
  • Patent number: 10073465
    Abstract: Provided herein are systems and methods for scanning an optical sensor on a platform required to operate within a medium having a different pressure than the internal pressure of the sensor, including both underwater and high-altitude applications. For the case of underwater platforms, portions of the vehicle may be pulled or driven by propulsive forces through the water, whereas other portions of the vehicle may carry the platform for optical scanning, attached and rotationally controlled with respect to the driven portion of the vehicle. The platform may be rotated with respect to the portion that is pulled or driven through the water or other fluid. In some embodiments, that driven portion remains rotationally fixed with respect to the water. Other embodiments of vehicles in different environments may interface with different fluids or gasses and may be driven through the fluids or gases in similar manners.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: Arete Associates
    Inventors: Michael Francis Marnon, Paul Bryan Lundquist, Charles Patterson Forsyth
  • Publication number: 20180213938
    Abstract: A seating system configured for providing multi-directional motion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 1, 2017
    Publication date: August 2, 2018
    Applicant: Smith System Manufacturing Company Inc.
    Inventors: Charles Risdall, Michael Risdall, Charles A. Patterson, Joe Ricchio
  • Patent number: 10017923
    Abstract: An example shower assembly includes a base, a moveable shower head, at least one magnet, and a member attractable to the magnet. The magnet attracts the member to hold the moveable shower head relative to the base. A slot associated with the base receives a portion of the handle to provide further support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: Delta Faucet Company
    Inventors: Daniel S. Genord, Michael A. Miller, Dominic J. Daunter, Julian Giggs, Victor Hoernig, Charles Patterson
  • Publication number: 20180020880
    Abstract: A bath or shower storage system which offers customizable storage solutions for a bath or shower. The bath or shower storage system includes a bath or shower wall having one or more integrated rails formed on the bath or shower wall, and one or more locking storage accessories which can be attached to the integrated rails. The locking storage accessories include hinge clamp that clamps on the integrated rail when the locking storage accessories are placed in a locked position, and a storage portion to store bath products. The bath or shower storage system may include a variety of storage solutions such as shallow trays, shelves, washcloth holders, and hooks.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 18, 2017
    Publication date: January 25, 2018
    Applicant: AS IP HOLDCO, LLC
    Inventors: Charles A. Patterson, Alison J. Lyons, Christophe Bucher, Daigo Ishiyama, Jean-Jacques L'Henaff
  • Publication number: 20180020879
    Abstract: A bath or shower storage system which offers customizable storage solutions for a bath or shower. The bath or shower storage system includes a bath or shower wall having a magnet-friendly zone formed by an integrated panel within the bath or shower wall, and one or more magnetic shelves which can be attached to the magnet-friendly zone. The magnetic shelves include an attachment member that includes one or more magnets, and a storage member to store bath products. The bath or shower storage system may include a variety of storage solutions such as shallow trays, shelves, washcloth holders, and hooks.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 18, 2017
    Publication date: January 25, 2018
    Applicant: AS IP HOLDCO, LLC
    Inventors: Alison J. Lyons, Charles A. Patterson, Christophe Bucher, Daigo Ishiyama, Ronald D. Barndt, Jean-Jacques L'Henaff
  • Patent number: D837543
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: Smith System Manufacturing Company Inc.
    Inventors: Charles Risdall, Michael Risdall, Charles A Patterson, Joe Ricchio