Patents by Inventor James E. Rogers

James E. 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: 20110204159
    Abstract: Space-based power system and method of altering weather using space-born energy. The space-based power system maintains proper positioning and alignment of system components without using connecting structures. Power system elements are launched into orbit, and the free-floating power system elements are maintained in proper relative alignment, e.g., position, orientation, and shape, using a control system. Energy from the space-based power system is applied to a weather element, such as a hurricane, and alters the weather element to weaken or dissipate the weather element. The weather element can be altered by changing a temperature of a section of a weather element, such as the eye of a hurricane, changing airflows, or changing a path of the weather element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 8, 2010
    Publication date: August 25, 2011
    Applicant: SOLAREN CORPORATION
    Inventors: James E. Rogers, Gary T. Spirnak
  • Publication number: 20100224696
    Abstract: Space-based power system and method of altering weather using space-born energy. The space-based power system maintains proper positioning and alignment of system components without using connecting structures. Power system elements are launched into orbit, and the free-floating power system elements are maintained in proper relative alignment, e.g., position, orientation, and shape, using a control system. Energy from the space-based power system is applied to a weather element, such as a hurricane, and alters the weather element to weaken or dissipate the weather element. The weather element can be altered by changing a temperature of a section of a weather element, such as the eye of a hurricane, changing airflows, or changing a path of the weather element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2010
    Publication date: September 9, 2010
    Applicant: SOLAREN CORPORATION
    Inventors: James E. Rogers, Gary T. Spirnak
  • Patent number: 7612284
    Abstract: A space-based power system. The system maintains proper positioning and alignment of system components without using connecting structures. Power system elements are launched into orbit, and the free-floating power system elements are maintained in proper relative alignment, e.g., position, orientation, and shape, using a control system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2009
    Assignee: Solaren Corporation
    Inventors: James E. Rogers, Gary T. Spirnak
  • Patent number: 6936760
    Abstract: A space-based power system. The system maintains proper positioning and alignment of system components without using connecting structures. Power system elements are launched into orbit, and the free-floating power system elements are maintained in proper relative alignment, e.g., position, orientation, and shape, using a control system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2005
    Assignee: Solaren Corporation
    Inventors: James E. Rogers, Gary T. Spirnak
  • Publication number: 20040173257
    Abstract: A space-based power system. The system maintains proper positioning and alignment of system components without using connecting structures. Power system elements are launched into orbit, and the free-floating power system elements are maintained in proper relative alignment, e.g., position, orientation, and shape, using a control system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 26, 2003
    Publication date: September 9, 2004
    Inventors: James E. Rogers, Gary T. Spirnak
  • Patent number: 5257140
    Abstract: High reflectance mirror 40 for multiple wavelengths has substrate 42 which carries first reflector stack 46 for reflection of the principal, longer wavelength and a stack 66 which reflects shorter wavelength in an alignment beam. Semiconductor layer 64 separates passes the longer wavelength but reflects and/or absorbs the alignment beam of shorter wavelength. Layer 64 thus effectively optically decouples stacks 46 and 66. Each of the layers in the longer wave first reflecting stack 46 is of an optical thickness equal to an odd number of quarter wavelengths of the principal beam. The semiconductor layer 64 and the shorter wavelength reflecting an optical thickness equal to an even number of quarter wavelengths of the principal beam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 1982
    Date of Patent: October 26, 1993
    Assignee: Hughes Aircraft Company
    Inventor: James E. Rogers
  • Patent number: 4787731
    Abstract: This invention is a reversible eyeglass structure having a ear piece support assembly pivotally connected through a hinge connector assembly to an eyeglass frame assembly. The eyeglass frame assembly resembles a normal eyeglass assembly except that the glass sections and the main frame assembly are extended in parallel planes so that the eyeglass lens can be view through reversed directions and a nose bridge member can be used on a person's nose portion in opposite directions. The ear piece support assembly includes a pair of ear piece support members which are constructed in half sections with exterior surfaces of different colors and/or designs. The ear piece support members are pivoted 180 degrees to effectively present two sets of different appearing eyeglass wear in the one reversible eyeglass structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 1986
    Date of Patent: November 29, 1988
    Inventor: James E. Rogers
  • Patent number: 4479131
    Abstract: A sun shield (16) is placed in front of an RF reflector (12) for thermal protection thereof. The shield comprises a Kapton substrate (20) with a thin aluminum capacitive grid (26) on the shield's reflector side (24), and a partially reflecting layer (28) of germanium on its sun side (22). Other materials and combinations thereof may be placed on either or both sides singly or in layers to obtain desired reflectance and thermal energy rejection away from the reflector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 1982
    Date of Patent: October 23, 1984
    Assignee: Hughes Aircraft Company
    Inventors: James E. Rogers, James S. Warniak, Lowell M. Hobrock, Michael A. Bafico, Stephen R. Scheele
  • Patent number: 4154607
    Abstract: A process for safely and conveniently disposing of active metal residue, such as a mixture of alkali metal and alkaline earth metal, by introducing the residue into a furnace in which it is completely transformed into harmless metal salts or oxides, which can be disposed of safely and inexpensively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 1977
    Date of Patent: May 15, 1979
    Assignee: Ethyl Corporation
    Inventors: Andrew O. Wikman, Robert L. Say, Robert H. Jones, James E. Rogers