Patents by Inventor David C. Rogers

David C. 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: 10702002
    Abstract: Strap buckles for headgear can be independently adjusted by single-handed operation while the headgear is worn. To tighten the straps, the wearer pulls a strap buckle toward the chin. The adjustment preferably involves a 1:1 length-adjustment ratio, such that the strap is shortened substantially by the amount the wearer pulls on the buckle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: GENTEX CORPORATION
    Inventors: David C. Rogers, Edward R. Hall
  • Publication number: 20200196698
    Abstract: A pivot-arm assembly is provided for attaching an ear cup to a mounting feature on an exterior of a helmet. The pivot-arm assembly comprises a mount configured to releasably couple to the mounting feature. An arm has a first end configured to couple to the ear cup and a second end. A hinge is rotatable about a first axis and about a second axis. The hinge is coupled to the second end of the arm and disposed between the second end of the arm and the mount such that the first end of the arm is rotatable relative to the mount about the first axis and the first end of the arm is rotatable relative to the mount about the second axis. A biasing member is coupled to the arm and is configured to spring bias the first end of the arm relative to the mount in a rotatable direction about the second axis of the hinge.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2020
    Publication date: June 25, 2020
    Inventors: Nathan E. Winters, David C. Rogers, Michael D. Aaskov
  • Patent number: 10617168
    Abstract: A pivot-arm assembly is provided for attaching an ear cup to a mounting feature on an exterior of a helmet. The pivot-arm assembly comprises a mount configured to releasably couple to the mounting feature. A hinge is rotatable about a first axis and about a second axis. The hinge is coupled to a second end of the arm and disposed between the second end of the arm and the mount such that the first end of the arm is rotatable relative to the mount about the first axis and the first end of the arm is rotatable relative to the mount about the second axis. A biasing member is coupled to the arm and is configured to spring bias the first end of the arm relative to the mount in a rotatable direction about the second axis of the hinge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: GENTEX CORPORATION
    Inventors: Nathan E. Winters, David C. Rogers, Michael D. Aaskov
  • 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: 10281241
    Abstract: A mandible shield comprises at least one panel having a peripheral edge, an inner surface, and an outer surface. The at least one panel is comprised of a ballistics material. A frame is coupled to the at least one panel and covers the peripheral edge of the at least one panel. The frame has at least one window exposing at least a portion of the outer surface of the at least one panel. The frame is configured to at least partially extend over a mandible of a user when the frame is coupled to opposing lateral sides of a helmet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: GENTEX CORPORATION
    Inventors: Duco W. Noordzij, David C. Rogers, Christopher K. Barmore
  • 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: 20160327373
    Abstract: A mandible shield comprises at least one panel having a peripheral edge, an inner surface, and an outer surface. The at least one panel is comprised of a ballistics material. A frame is coupled to the at least one panel and covers the peripheral edge of the at least one panel. The frame has at least one window exposing at least a portion of the outer surface of the at least one panel. The frame is configured to at least partially extend over a mandible of a user when the frame is coupled to opposing lateral sides of a helmet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 13, 2015
    Publication date: November 10, 2016
    Applicant: Artisent, LLC
    Inventors: Duco W. Noordzij, David C. Rogers, Christopher K. Barmore
  • Publication number: 20160324248
    Abstract: A pivot-arm assembly is provided for attaching an ear cup to a mounting feature on an exterior of a helmet. The pivot-arm assembly comprises a mount configured to releasably couple to the mounting feature. A hinge is rotatable about a first axis and about a second axis. The hinge is coupled to a second end of the arm and disposed between the second end of the arm and the mount such that the first end of the arm is rotatable relative to the mount about the first axis and the first end of the arm is rotatable relative to the mount about the second axis. A biasing member is coupled to the arm and is configured to spring bias the first end of the arm relative to the mount in a rotatable direction about the second axis of the hinge.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 13, 2015
    Publication date: November 10, 2016
    Applicant: Artisent, LLC
    Inventors: Nathan E. Winters, David C. Rogers, Michael D. Aaskov
  • Patent number: D748347
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2016
    Assignee: Artisent, LLC
    Inventors: Duco W. Noordzij, Kyle L. Lamson, David C. Rogers
  • Patent number: D750846
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2016
    Assignee: ARTISENT, LLC
    Inventors: Duco W. Noordzij, David C. Rogers
  • Patent number: D750847
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2016
    Assignee: ARTISENT, LLC
    Inventors: Duco W. Noordzij, David C. Rogers
  • Patent number: D757155
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2016
    Assignee: ARTISENT, LLC
    Inventors: Duco W. Noordzij, David C. Rogers, Kyle L. Lamson
  • Patent number: D757159
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2016
    Assignee: ARTISENT, LLC
    Inventors: Duco W. Noordzij, Kyle Larry Lamson, David C. Rogers
  • Patent number: D766871
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2016
    Assignee: ARTISENT, LLC
    Inventors: Nathan E. Winters, Michael D. Aaskov, Jason W. O'Connell, David C. Rogers
  • Patent number: D894494
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: Gentex Corporation
    Inventors: Duco W. Noordzij, David C. Rogers
  • Patent number: D895211
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: Gentex Corporation
    Inventors: Duco W. Noordzij, David C. Rogers
  • Patent number: D895212
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: Gentex Corporation
    Inventors: Duco W. Noordzij, David C. Rogers
  • Patent number: D901082
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: GENTEX CORPORATION
    Inventors: Duco W. Noordzij, David C. Rogers