Patents by Inventor David A. Benson

David A. Benson 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: 11211743
    Abstract: A communication system includes a plug module having a plug housing and a plug latch and a receptacle module having a receptacle housing and a receptacle latch. The receptacle module includes a receptacle connector with a card slot receiving a plug module circuit board. The receptacle connector includes cables terminated to contacts and extending from the receptacle connector. A receptacle cage includes a front cage interface receiving the plug module and a rear cage interface receiving the receptacle module. The front cage interface matches the rear cage interface including a front latching feature and a rear latching feature interfacing with the plug and receptacle latches.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Assignee: TE CONNECTIVITY SERVICES GmbH
    Inventors: Eric David Briant, Dean Marlin Harmon, III, Randall Robert Henry, Michael John Phillips, Christopher David Ritter, Lucas Arthur Benson
  • Publication number: 20210357456
    Abstract: Embodiments disclosed herein provide techniques for dynamic response management. Weather data for a geographic region is received, and a state of the geographic region is determined based on the weather data. A first predefined rule of a plurality of predefined rules is identified based on the determined state of the geographic region. A first role of a first user is determined. A first instruction is then generated for the first user based on the first predefined rule and the first role, where the first instruction comprises one or more actions. The first instruction is then transmitted to the first user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2020
    Publication date: November 18, 2021
    Inventors: Gregory Brooks HALE, David Benson GILMORE, II
  • Patent number: 11098723
    Abstract: A fan array is provided having a frame including a plurality of frame members. The frame members are joined to define a plurality of chambers. Each of a plurality of fan units is configured to be positioned in one of the plurality of chambers. Each fan unit has a motor. A plurality of local motor controllers are joined to corresponding motors. The local motor controllers are configured to control an operation of the corresponding fan unit. A master controller is configured to communicate with the local motor controllers. The master controller is configured to provide the local motor controllers with target operating parameters for the corresponding fan units.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: Nortek Air Solutions, LLC
    Inventors: David Benson, Brian J. Motland, Matthew Gassaway, Robert Techam
  • Publication number: 20210045287
    Abstract: Trimmer lines having length indicators disposed along the external surface of its elongated body, packages containing the same, and methods of manufacturing such trimmer line are provided. The trimmer lines have length indicators disposed along the external surface at regular increments of at least about 6 inches to indicate a measured length of the trimmer line of at least 6 inches.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2019
    Publication date: February 18, 2021
    Inventors: John Dean Yarborough, James Richard Payne, David Benson Skinner, Brian Keith Searfoss, Jonathan David O'Neal, Kelly Ross Ackley
  • Patent number: 10914239
    Abstract: Disclosed is a high-speed section disconnect for a driven turbocharger with a traction drive. The turbo shaft is attached to a turbine and compressor, and interfaces with a high-speed traction drive. A mechanical coupling connects the traction drive to a transmission, which is connected to the engine so that power can flow to or from the turbo shaft, but the mechanical coupling can be selectively disconnected so that the high-speed section of the driven turbocharger can also be decoupled from the engine during certain operating conditions to reduce mechanical losses in the system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: SUPERTURBO TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Jared William Brown, Christopher David Benson, Sterling Holman
  • Publication number: 20200372166
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, for instantiating and managing systems that utilize hierarchal enclaves in a cloud environment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 11, 2020
    Publication date: November 26, 2020
    Inventors: Nelly Porter, David Benson Cross, Uday Ramesh Savagaonkar, Brandon S. Baker, Sergey Simakov
  • Patent number: 10776503
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, for instantiating and managing systems that utilize hierarchal enclaves in a cloud environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Nelly Porter, David Benson Cross, Uday Ramesh Savagsonkar, Brandon S. Baker, Sergey Simakov
  • Publication number: 20200095525
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a microfluidic devices and methods for culturing bone marrow cells. Aspects include methods of preparing microfluidic devices and culturing bone marrow cells with the microfluidic devices. In some aspects, a method includes providing a microfluidic device having an upper chamber, a lower chamber, and a porous membrane separating the upper chamber from the lower chamber. The method further includes seeding walls of the lower chamber and a bottom surface of the membrane with endothelial cells. The method further includes providing a matrix within the upper chamber. The matrix includes fibrin gel and bone marrow cells. The method further includes filling or perfusing the upper chamber with a media.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2018
    Publication date: March 26, 2020
    Applicants: President and Fellows of Harvard College, The General Hospital Corporation
    Inventors: David Benson Chou, Liliana S. Teixeira Moreira Leijten, Arianna Rech, Richard Novak, Donald E. Ingber, Yuka Milton, Viktoras Frismantas, Oren Levy
  • Publication number: 20190186503
    Abstract: A fan array is provided having a frame including a plurality of frame members. The frame members are joined to define a plurality of chambers. Each of a plurality of fan units is configured to be positioned in one of the plurality of chambers. Each fan unit has a motor. A plurality of local motor controllers are joined to corresponding motors. The local motor controllers are configured to control an operation of the corresponding fan unit. A master controller is configured to communicate with the local motor controllers. The master controller is configured to provide the local motor controllers with target operating parameters for the corresponding fan units.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 26, 2018
    Publication date: June 20, 2019
    Inventors: David Benson, Brian J. Motland, Matthew Gassaway, Robert Techam
  • Publication number: 20180137299
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, for instantiating and managing systems that utilize hierarchal enclaves in a cloud environment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2017
    Publication date: May 17, 2018
    Inventors: Nelly Porter, David Benson Cross, Uday Ramesh Savagsonkar, Brandon S. Baker, Sergey Simakov
  • Publication number: 20180128184
    Abstract: Disclosed is a high-speed section disconnect for a driven turbocharger with a traction drive. The turbo shaft is attached to a turbine and compressor, and interfaces with a high-speed traction drive. A mechanical coupling connects the traction drive to a transmission, which is connected to the engine so that power can flow to or from the turbo shaft, but the mechanical coupling can be selectively disconnected so that the high-speed section of the driven turbocharger can also be decoupled from the engine during certain operating conditions to reduce mechanical losses in the system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 1, 2017
    Publication date: May 10, 2018
    Inventors: Jared William Brown, Christopher David Benson, Sterling Holman
  • Publication number: 20110028080
    Abstract: A back draft damper includes a rectangular shell having a central opening which air can pass through. A plurality of vanes rotatably mounted in the shell are rotatable between open positions where air can pass through the shell and closed positions where air cannot pass through the shell. The axes the vanes rotate about are slightly offset from vertical.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2009
    Publication date: February 3, 2011
    Inventors: Lawrence Hopkins, Emily Jones, Albert Passadore, David Benson
  • Publication number: 20110028081
    Abstract: A damper is provided. The damper includes a frame having a central opening through which air passes. A plurality of vanes are rotatably mounted within the frame. At least one of the vanes is oriented about a rotational axis that is offset at a non-orthogonal angle with respect to one of a horizontal and vertical axis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 6, 2010
    Publication date: February 3, 2011
    Applicant: HUNTAIR, INC.
    Inventors: LARRY HOPKINS, EMILY JONES, ALBERT PASSADORE, DAVID BENSON
  • Patent number: 7801992
    Abstract: A system for controlling the bandwidth allocated to a network connection between two nodes. The system receives a bandwidth change request, and generates and sends control commands to network switches of the connection in order to satisfy the change request. A bandwidth control interface, available over the Internet, has code for generating a display of bandwidths available for selection; code for receiving a bandwidth selection chosen from the bandwidths; and code for sending the change request to the network to adjust the bandwidth on the basis of the selection. The interface provides a bandwidth dial representation of the bandwidths that can be selected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2002
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2010
    Assignee: Telstra Corporation Limited
    Inventors: Wayne James Gibbons, Geoffrey David Benson, Minh Xuan Nguyen, Andrew Edward Kurdzinski, Ian James Palmer, Peter Nicholas Schurr
  • Patent number: 7769735
    Abstract: A workload characterization system characterizes an exemplary business intelligence workload for use in sizing a hardware configuration required by a new database system running a similar business intelligence workload. The workload characterization system uses performance-oriented measurements to characterize an exemplary workload in terms of resource usage and performance metrics. The workload characterization system applies unsupervised data mining techniques to group individual business intelligence queries into general classes of queries based on system resource usage, providing insight into the resource demands of queries typical of a business intelligence workload. The general classes of queries are used to define an anticipated workload for a planned database system and to help identify the hardware required for the planned database system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2010
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Theodore Jeremy Wasserman, Haider Rizvi, Thomas Patrick Martin, David Benson Skillicorn
  • Patent number: 7415519
    Abstract: This invention is useful in a networked system with densely packaged servers or server blades. The servers are connected to a system management network, a communication network and an image server. A management module attached to the system management network and a network switch monitors and controls network booting from an image server on the communication network to prevent over commitment of network and image server resources in order to avoid a boot storm. The management module collects system information and calculates the number of servers or clients the networked system can boot at any one instant of time without burdening the system. The management module logic controls booting via the system management network and service processor elements, which can block server booting and release servers to boot when other servers have completed their boot process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2002
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2008
    Assignee: Lenovo (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Antonio Abbondanzio, William W. Buchanan, Jr., Simon Chu, Gregory William Dake, Stephen Woodrow Murphrey, William Joseph Piazza, Gregory Brian Pruett, David Benson Rhoades
  • Publication number: 20070251822
    Abstract: Disclosed are chemochromic nanoparticles that can be used as pigments in paints, dyes, coatings, and inks. Because of the small size of the nanoparticles, there is an increased surface area of the chemochromic material that increases the speed of the response of the chemochromic material. The nanoparticles can also be employed in thin film detectors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 26, 2006
    Publication date: November 1, 2007
    Inventors: William Hoagland, David Benson, Rodney Smith
  • Publication number: 20070209937
    Abstract: A remotely readable hydrogen detector is in the form of a tag or card that can be worn on clothing or mounted on a variety of surfaces and can be monitored from a distance for the presence of hydrogen gas. It includes a hydrogen sensor device, which changes in electrical resistivity in response to being exposed to hydrogen gas, that is incorporated into an electric detector circuit, which detects changes in resistivity of the sensor device, and, when such change in resistivity indicates the presence of some predetermined concentration of hydrogen gas, the electric circuit outputs a signal or state that indicates the presence of hydrogen to a transceiver circuit, which can transmit that information to a remote receiver or interrogator/reader via an antenna in the sensor device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2007
    Publication date: September 13, 2007
    Inventors: William Hoagland, David Benson
  • Patent number: 7257701
    Abstract: A method and system for configuring an operating system in a computer system including language selection during bootup rather than at manufacture. A first aspect of the method and system comprises providing a plurality of operating system images in the computer system, each of the plurality of operating system images being based upon a particular language, selecting one of the plurality of operating system images based on the language supported by the computer system and loading the selected operating system image into the computer system. A second aspect of the method and system comprises providing a language-independent operating system image in the computer system, determining a language supported by the computer system, loading the language-independent operating system image into the computer system, and associating the language supported by the computer system with the language-independent operating system image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2001
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2007
    Assignee: Lenovo (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Richard Wayne Cheston, Daryl Carvis Cromer, Howard Jeffrey Locker, David Benson Rhoades, Randall Scott Springfield, James Peter Ward
  • Patent number: 7243347
    Abstract: A data processing method and system according to the present invention in which a mass storage device (DASD) of a data processing system is partitioned to include a service partition. The service partition includes the current versions of peripheral device firmware, any BIOS extensions, and device drivers. During a system boot, the boot code will compare the firmware versions of all the peripheral devices against the archived firmware versions stored in the service partition. If a mismatch is detected, the system boot will typically force an update of the peripheral device firmware to the level that is known to be good. Any such firmware updates are recorded in a log that is accessible to system management applications. Any revisions to firmware may be imaged into the service partition so that the revised version will be incorporated into the peripheral device itself during the next subsequent system boot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2002
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2007
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Rodney Wendell Palmer, Gregory Brian Pruett, David Benson Rhoades, Ileana Vila