Patents by Inventor Benjamin Rice

Benjamin Rice 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: 11426220
    Abstract: An anchor trajectory guide and methods of use thereof are provided. The guide includes a body that has a medial side. The medial side can be placed over a lateral side of a fixation plate. The anchor trajectory guide also includes a locator and a plurality of guide apertures. The locator is disposed on or through the medial side of the body. The locator can be mated with the fixation plate. The guide apertures are disposed through the body at positions corresponding to define anchor locations and orientations to provide good purchase adjacent to or in cortical bone around a medial side of a humerus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2022
    Assignee: HOWMEDICA OSTEONICS CORP.
    Inventors: Robert Courtney, Jr., William Matthew Kuester, Robert Benjamin Rice
  • Publication number: 20220258849
    Abstract: A rib foot cleat for sealing around a stringer passing through a rib mouse hole in an aircraft assembly. The rib foot cleat has a body for attaching to a rib at a rib mouse hole and defines a cleat channel configured to be arranged over the stringer. The rib foot cleat also has an injection hole through the cleat body which is in fluid communication with the cleat channel, to allow sealant material to be injected through the injection hole in to the cleat channel for sealing around the stringer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 16, 2022
    Publication date: August 18, 2022
    Inventors: Benjamin HUMPHRYS, Dave GIBBONS, Carl RICE, James POWIS, Martin CRIBB, David Nathaniel WILSON, Michael REILLY
  • Publication number: 20210259844
    Abstract: A patient specific shoulder guide is provided that includes a plurality of peripheral members coupled with a peripheral body. The peripheral members have a patient specific contact surface. An open space (e.g., a single open space) is or can be provided radially between a central channel and an inner periphery of the peripheral body. The open space(s) can extend from a side of a spoke to another side of the same or a different spoke. The spoke can be a single spoke in some embodiments. The single open space can extend more than 120 degrees between circumferential ends of the open space.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 8, 2021
    Publication date: August 26, 2021
    Inventors: Charles L. Penninger, Shawn M. Gargac, Robert Benjamin Rice, Anne Marie Schlamb, George S. Athwal, Robert D. Graham, Marine Godelu
  • Publication number: 20200237418
    Abstract: An anchor trajectory guide and methods of use thereof are provided. The guide includes a body that has a medial side. The medial side can be placed over a lateral side of a fixation plate. The anchor trajectory guide also includes a locator and a plurality of guide apertures. The locator is disposed on or through the medial side of the body. The locator can be mated with the fixation plate. The guide apertures are disposed through the body at positions corresponding to define anchor locations and orientations to provide good purchase adjacent to or in cortical bone around a medial side of a humerus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 10, 2018
    Publication date: July 30, 2020
    Inventors: Robert Courtney, Jr., William Matthew Kuester, Robert Benjamin Rice
  • Patent number: 9202113
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and devices are described for adjudicating votes made on voter-marked paper ballots. Voter-marked paper ballots may be scanned to obtain optical image data of the voter-marked paper ballots. The optical image may be analyzed to determine the votes contained in the ballot for tabulation purposes. One or more votes on the ballot may be identified as requiring adjudication by an election official. Adjudication information, according to various embodiments, is appended to the optical images of the voter-marked paper ballots such that the image of the ballot and the image of the adjudication information may be viewed in an optical image. The optical image may be stored in a file format that allows the ballot image and the appended adjudication information to be viewed using readily available image viewers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2015
    Assignee: Dominion Voting Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: James Hoover, Justin Bales, Steven Bennett, Eric Coomer, Sean Dean, Geneice Mathews, Benjamin Rice
  • Publication number: 20150071501
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and devices are described for adjudicating votes made on voter-marked paper ballots. Voter-marked paper ballots may be scanned to obtain optical image data of the voter-marked paper ballots. The optical image may be analyzed to determine the votes contained in the ballot for tabulation purposes. One or more votes on the ballot may be identified as requiring adjudication by an election official. Adjudication information, according to various embodiments, is appended to the optical images of the voter-marked paper ballots such that the image of the ballot and the image of the adjudication information may be viewed in an optical image. The optical image may be stored in a file format that allows the ballot image and the appended adjudication information to be viewed using readily available image viewers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2014
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Inventors: JAMES HOOVER, JUSTIN BALES, STEVEN BENNETT, ERIC COOMER, SEAN DEAN, GENEICE MATHEWS, BENJAMIN RICE
  • Patent number: 8913787
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and devices are described for adjudicating votes made on voter-marked paper ballots. Voter-marked paper ballots may be scanned to obtain optical image data of the voter-marked paper ballots. The optical image may be analyzed to determine the votes contained in the ballot for tabulation purposes. One or more votes on the ballot may be identified as requiring adjudication by an election official. Adjudication information, according to various embodiments, is appended to the optical images of the voter-marked paper ballots such that the image of the ballot and the image of the adjudication information may be viewed in an optical image. The optical image may be stored in a file format that allows the ballot image and the appended adjudication information to be viewed using readily available image viewers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Assignee: Dominion Voting Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: James Hoover, Justin Bales, Steven Bennett, Eric Coomer, Sean Dean, Geneice Mathews, Benjamin Rice
  • Publication number: 20130301873
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and devices are described for adjudicating votes made on voter-marked paper ballots. Voter-marked paper ballots may be scanned to obtain optical image data of the voter-marked paper ballots. The optical image may be analyzed to determine the votes contained in the ballot for tabulation purposes. One or more votes on the ballot may be identified as requiring adjudication by an election official. Adjudication information, according to various embodiments, is appended to the optical images of the voter-marked paper ballots such that the image of the ballot and the image of the adjudication information may be viewed in an optical image. The optical image may be stored in a file format that allows the ballot image and the appended adjudication information to be viewed using readily available image viewers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 11, 2012
    Publication date: November 14, 2013
    Applicant: DOMINION VOTING SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventors: James Hoover, Justin Bales, Steven Bennett, Eric Coomer, Sean Dean, Geneice Mathews, Benjamin Rice
  • Publication number: 20070132508
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a power supply controller is configured to use a plurality of ramp signals to generate a plurality of PWM control signals.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 28, 2005
    Publication date: June 14, 2007
    Inventor: Benjamin Rice
  • Publication number: 20060055381
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a power supply controller has a plurality of PWM control channels. The PWM control signals of the PWM control channels are selectively alternated among the outputs of the power supply controller.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2004
    Publication date: March 16, 2006
    Inventor: Benjamin Rice
  • Publication number: 20060055389
    Abstract: In one embodiment, an error amplifier of a power supply controller forms differential error signals that are used to set an active and inactive state of a power switch.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2004
    Publication date: March 16, 2006
    Inventor: Benjamin Rice
  • Publication number: 20050237040
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a multiphase power control system uses two control lines from a PWM section to control the switch controllers of the system. The two control signals contain power control information in addition to timing information. The switch controller uses the two control signals to facilitate enabling and disabling a power switch of the multiphase power control system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 23, 2004
    Publication date: October 27, 2005
    Inventor: Benjamin Rice