Patents by Inventor Benjamin G. Davis

Benjamin G. Davis 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: 20200268408
    Abstract: Systems, devices, and methods are operable to track usage of a surgical instrument and modify the performance of the surgical instrument based on the prior usage of the surgical instrument. Some surgical instruments are designed to have a limited service life beginning at their first use, or a limit to their overall usage in order to ensure safe use of the sensitive instruments. However, a lack of ability to track usage characteristics when the instrument is separated from an external power supply allows for user abuse and avoidance of such safety mechanisms. Adding a battery or capacitor to the instrument may allow for an ability to track usage when the instrument is separated from an external power supply. Implementing special user prompts, device use ratios, and device use half-life upon powering down of an instrument may additionally be used to prevent circumvention of safety features.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2020
    Publication date: August 27, 2020
    Inventors: Craig N. Faller, Benjamin D. Dickerson, Jeffrey L. Aldridge, Jeffrey A. Bullock, Richard W. Timm, Ryan M. Asher, Timothy S. Holland, Craig T. Davis, Christina M. Hough, Cory G. Kimball, Ashvani K. Madan, David C. Yates, Shan Wan, Jacob S. Gee, Joseph E. Hollo, Chad P. Boudreaux, John B. Schulte, Tylor C. Muhlenkamp, Brian D. Black
  • Patent number: 10710941
    Abstract: A diamondoid fuel comprising a cage structure including 10, 14, 18, or 22 carbons. The diamondoid fuel also includes one of one to four cyclopropyl groups bonded to the cage structure or two to four functional groups bonded to the cage structure where the functional groups are an alkyl group, an allyl group, a cyclopropyl group, or combinations thereof. Additionally, at least one functional group is an allyl group and at least one functional group is a cyclopropyl group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: The United States of America, as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventors: Benjamin G. Harvey, Matthew C. Davis
  • Patent number: 10669400
    Abstract: A method for preparing fire resistant polymeric materials including, providing at least one first polyphenol having three or more phenolic groups, reacting at least one first polyphenol having three or more phenolic groups with at least one halophosphate and at least one first base to produce at least one second phenol having at least one phosphate group, and converting at least one second phenol having at least one phosphate group to a thermoplastic or thermosetting fire resistant polymeric material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: The United States of America, as Represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventors: Benjamin G Harvey, Matthew C Davis
  • Patent number: 10624667
    Abstract: Systems, devices, and methods are operable to track usage of a surgical instrument and modify the performance of the surgical instrument based on the prior usage of the surgical instrument. Some surgical instruments are designed to have a limited service life beginning at their first use, or a limit to their overall usage in order to ensure safe use of the sensitive instruments. However, a lack of ability to track usage characteristics when the instrument is separated from an external power supply allows for user abuse and avoidance of such safety mechanisms. Adding a battery or capacitor to the instrument may allow for an ability to track usage when the instrument is separated from an external power supply. Implementing special user prompts, device use ratios, and device use half-life upon powering down of an instrument may additionally be used to prevent circumvention of safety features.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: Ethicon LLC
    Inventors: Craig N. Faller, Benjamin D. Dickerson, Jeffrey L. Aldridge, Jeffrey A. Bullock, Richard W. Timm, Ryan M. Asher, Timothy S. Holland, Craig T. Davis, Christina M. Hough, Cory G. Kimball, Ashvani K. Madan, David C. Yates, Shan Wan, Jacob S. Gee, Joseph E. Hollo, Chad P. Boudreaux, John B. Schulte, Tylor C. Muhlenkamp, Brian D. Black
  • Publication number: 20200004865
    Abstract: In an example, a method may include receiving input effective to select a visualization type of multiple different visualization types to apply to a visualization of data. The selected visualization type may be associated with a contract. Each of the different visualization types may be associated with a specific contract. Each contract may include a corresponding schema that specifies a set of data fields and one or more relationships between data fields in the set to generate and display a corresponding visualization having a corresponding visualization type. The method may also include mapping at least some data of a data source to the contract such that the contract is satisfied. The method may also include displaying the visualization of the at least some data of the data source based on the contract, the displayed visualization having the selected visualization type.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2018
    Publication date: January 2, 2020
    Inventors: Benjamin N. Dilts, Anthony T. Morelli, James A. Hart, Tyler J. Davis, Sean P. McKenna, Ryan J. Stringham, Paul D. Draper, Laura G. Luttmer
  • Publication number: 20200004872
    Abstract: In an example, a method to interact with a visualization of data may include mapping at least some data of a data source to a contract such that the contract is satisfied. The method may also include displaying a visualization of the at least some data of the data source based on the contract. The displayed visualization includes multiple graphical objects that graphically represent the at least some data of the data source. The method may also include receiving input effective to alter a first graphical object of the graphical objects. The method may also include determining that the alteration to the first graphical object implicates a change to a first data object of the at least some data of the data source.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2018
    Publication date: January 2, 2020
    Inventors: Benjamin N. Dilts, Anthony T. Morelli, James A. Hart, Tyler J. Davis, Sean P. McKenna, Ryan J. Stringham, Paul D. Draper, Laura G. Luttmer
  • Publication number: 20200004866
    Abstract: In an example, a method may include generating a semantic layout of a visualization based on a contract associated with a visualization type. The method may also include receiving input effective to alter a set of one or more graphical objects to display for each of some but not all data objects of a data source from a default set of one or more graphical objects to a custom set of one or more graphical objects. The method may also include generating a concrete layout of the visualization that specifies the set of one or more graphical objects to display for each of the data objects, including the default set for a first data object and the custom set for a second data object. The method also includes displaying the visualization based on the contract, the semantic layout, and the concrete layout, the visualization having the visualization type.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2018
    Publication date: January 2, 2020
    Inventors: Benjamin N. Dilts, Anthony T. Morelli, James A. Hart, Tyler J. Davis, Sean P. McKenna, Ryan J. Stringham, Paul D. Draper, Laura G. Luttmer
  • Patent number: 10473034
    Abstract: According to an aspect, a system for a gas turbine engine includes a reduction gear train operable to drive rotation of a starter gear train that interfaces to an accessory gearbox of the gas turbine engine. The reduction gear train includes a starter interface gear that engages the starter gear train and a core-turning clutch operably connected to the starter interface gear. The reduction gear train also includes a geared rotary actuator including a primary planetary gear system, where the geared rotary actuator is operably connected to the core-turning clutch. The reduction gear train further includes a secondary planetary gear system operably connected to the primary planetary gear system and a core-turning input. The system also includes a mounting pad with an interface to couple a core-turning motor to the core-turning input of the reduction gear train.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: HAMILTON SUNDSTRAND CORPORATION
    Inventors: Benjamin T. Harder, Brian McMasters, James Vandung Nguyen, Dwayne Leon Wilson, Paul F. Fox, Richard Alan Davis, Richard R. Hergert, Jeffrey Todd Roberts, Jeff A. Brown, Daniel Richard Walker, Matthew Allen Slayter, William G. Sheridan
  • Patent number: 9963518
    Abstract: Compounds which inhibit Wza-mcdiated polysaccharide transport are useful in the prevention or treatment of bacterial infection, in particular of E. coli infection. The compounds are typically cyclic oligosaccharides such as cyclodextrins, which bear positively charged functional groups at the primary carbon position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: Oxford University Innovation Limited
    Inventors: Lingbing Kong, Benjamin G. Davis, Hagan Bayley
  • Publication number: 20160361436
    Abstract: Described herein are antibody conjugates and methods of making antibody conjugates.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 8, 2016
    Publication date: December 15, 2016
    Inventors: Benjamin G. Davis, Keisuke Yamamoto, Thomas Taylor, Thomas B. Parsons, Jonathan Goodfellow
  • Publication number: 20160257983
    Abstract: A process for the production of a glycoconjugate by N-glycosylation of a protein or peptide comprising the sequence D/E-X—N—X—S/T, wherein each X is the same or different and is any natural amino acid other than proline, wherein the process comprises reacting the protein or peptide with a polyisoprenyl pyrophosphate of formula (I), or a salt thereof, in the presence of PglB: (I) to produce the glycoconjugate comprising the protein or peptide having a saccharide [SI] linked to the asparagine in the sequence D/E-X—N—X—S/T. Polyisoprenylpyrophosphates used as substrates in the biocatalytic process are also provided, as well as certain glycoconjugates.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 15, 2014
    Publication date: September 8, 2016
    Applicant: ISIS INNOVATION LIMITED
    Inventors: Benjamin G. DAVIS, Balakumar VIJAYAKRISHNAN, Feng LUI, Michael WACKER, Amirreza FARIDMOAYER, Michael Thomas KOWARIK
  • Patent number: 9023763
    Abstract: Compounds which are trehalose-6-phosphate or trehalose-6-phosphonate precursors of formula (I) or agriculturally acceptable salts thereof are provided: (I) The compounds are useful in increasing starch production in plants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: Isis Innovation Limited
    Inventors: Ram Sagar, Lucia F. Primavesi, Matthew J. Paul, Benjamin G. Davis
  • Publication number: 20140296180
    Abstract: Compounds which inhibit Wza-mcdiated polysaccharide transport are useful in the prevention or treatment of bacterial infection, in particular of E. coli infection. The compounds are typically cyclic oligosaccharides such as cyclodextrins, which bear positively charged functional groups at the primary carbon position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 20, 2012
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Applicant: ISIS INNOVATION LIMITED
    Inventors: Lingbing Kong, Benjamin G. Davis, Hagan Bayley
  • Publication number: 20140113820
    Abstract: Compounds which are trehalose-6-phosphate or trehalose-6-phosphonate precursors of formula (I) or agriculturally acceptable salts thereof are provided: (I) The compounds are useful in increasing starch production in plants.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 23, 2012
    Publication date: April 24, 2014
    Applicant: ISIS INNOVATION LIMITED
    Inventors: Ram Sagar, Lucia F. Primavesi, Matthew J. Paul, Benjamin G. Davis
  • Patent number: 8431121
    Abstract: This invention provides chimeric molecules that are catalytic antagonists of a target molecule. The catalytic antagonists of this invention preferably comprise a targeting moiety attached to an enzyme that degrades the molecule specifically bound by the targeting moiety. The catalytic antagonists of this invention thus bind to a target recognized by the targeting moiety (e.g., a receptor) the enzyme component of the chimera then degrades all or part of the target. This typically results in a reduction or loss of activity of the target and release of the chimeric molecule. The chimeric molecule is then free to attack and degrade another target molecule.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2013
    Assignees: Danisco US Inc., Governing Council of the University of Toronto
    Inventors: Benjamin G. Davis, John Bryan Jones, Richard R. Bott, Karl John Sanford, David Aaron Estell
  • Publication number: 20110262419
    Abstract: This invention provides chimeric molecules that are catalytic antagonists of a target molecule. The catalytic antagonists of this invention preferably comprise a targeting moiety attached to an enzyme that degrades the molecule specifically bound by the targeting moiety. The catalytic antagonists of this invention thus bind to a target recognized by the targeting moiety (e.g., a receptor) the enzyme component of the chimera then degrades all or part of the target. This typically results in a reduction or loss of activity of the target and release of the chimeric molecule. The chimeric molecule is then free to attack and degrade another target molecule.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 23, 2010
    Publication date: October 27, 2011
    Applicant: DANISCO US, INC.
    Inventors: Benjamin G. Davis, John Bryan Jones, Richard R. Bott, Karl John Stanford, David Aaron Estell
  • Patent number: 7572604
    Abstract: A modified polypeptide having carbohydrate processing enzymatic activity is provided, said polypeptide comprising an amino acid sequence selected from: (a) the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO:2 comprising a mutation in at least one of W433, E432 and M439; (b) the amino acid sequence of an enzyme of glycosyl hydrolase family 1, comprising at least one mutation at an amino acid residue equivalent to W433, E432 or M439 of SEQ ID NO:2; and (c) a variant of (a) or (b) having carbohydrate processing enzymatic activity and comprising at least one amino acid mutation at a position equivalent to W433, E432 or M439 of SEQ ID NO:2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2009
    Assignee: Isis Innovation Limited
    Inventor: Benjamin G. Davis
  • Publication number: 20090181444
    Abstract: A modified polypeptide having carbohydrate processing enzymatic activity is provided, said polypeptide comprising an amino acid sequence selected from: (a) the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO:2 comprising a mutation in at least one of W433, E432 and M439; (b) the amino acid sequence of an enzyme of glycosyl hydrolase family 1, comprising at least one mutation at an amino acid residue equivalent to W433, E432 or M439 of SEQ ID NO:2; and (c) a variant of (a) or (b) having carbohydrate processing enzymatic activity and comprising at least one amino acid mutation at a position equivalent to W433, E432 or M439 of SEQ ID NO:2.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 7, 2003
    Publication date: July 16, 2009
    Inventor: Benjamin G. Davis
  • Publication number: 20080193389
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to glyodendrimeric proteases, composition with glycodendrimeric proteases and methods for inhibiting adhesion binding in microorganisms by contacting microorganisms with a glycodendrimeric protease or a composition with a glycodendrimeric protease. The invention may be used to treat patients in need of treatment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 20, 2006
    Publication date: August 14, 2008
    Inventors: Richard R. Bott, M. M. Cowan, Benjamin G. Davis, John Bryan Jones
  • Patent number: 7371553
    Abstract: This invention provides modified enzymes comprising one or more amino acid residues replaced by cysteine residues, where the cysteine residues are modified by replacing the thiol hydrogen in the cysteine residues with a substituent group providing a thiol side chain comprising a multiply charged moiety. The enzymes show improved interaction and/or specificity and/or activity with charged substrates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2008
    Assignees: Genencor International, Inc., The Governing Council of the University of Toronto
    Inventors: Benjamin G. Davis, John Bryan Jones, Richard R. Bott