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: 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
  • Publication number: 20070089989
    Abstract: A hydrogen gas leak detector comprises a thin film hydrogen detector on a sheet of conformable substrate material, for example, a plastic cling wrap material or a plastic heat shrink material, that is wrappable around a component from which hydrogen gas might leak or evolve. The thin film hydrogen detector may comprise a thin film hydrogen detecting material, for example, a metal oxide, and a thin film catalyst material. The conformable substrate material can be transparent or translucent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 5, 2006
    Publication date: April 26, 2007
    Inventors: William Hoagland, David Benson, Rodney Smith
  • Patent number: 7199967
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for transporting data cartridges between cartridge libraries. A data cartridge is received by a data cartridge transport device, pivoted, and then ejected to a cartridge sleeve of a second cartridge library. In one embodiment, the data cartridge transport device includes a pivot assembly; a cartridge sleeve, mounted to the pivot assembly; a cartridge eject mechanism, operably associated with the cartridge sleeve; a drive assembly; and a clutch assembly. The clutch assembly moves between first and second positions, wherein movement of the clutch assembly to the first position engages the pivot assembly with the drive assembly, thereby enabling pivoting of the cartridge sleeve, and wherein movement of the clutch assembly to the second position engages the cartridge eject mechanism with the drive assembly, thereby enabling ejection of a data cartridge from the cartridge sleeve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2007
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Thomas David Benson, Curtis C. Ballard
  • Publication number: 20060165935
    Abstract: A multiple-layered membrane includes a gas permeable membrane layer, a printable surface layer having at least one aperture extending therethrough, and a non-contiguous adhesive layer coupling at least a portion of a first side surface of the gas permeable membrane layer to at least a portion of the printable surface layer, such that a part of the first side surface of the gas permeable membrane layer is exposed through the aperture in the printable surface layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 21, 2005
    Publication date: July 27, 2006
    Inventors: Anthony Studer, Kevin Almen, Cary Bybee, David Benson, David Hagen
  • Publication number: 20060164471
    Abstract: A replaceable ink supply comprises an ink container with an internal chamber formed from a plurality of walls. An ink reservoir block can be located within the internal chamber. Further, a channel can be formed in at least one wall of the internal chamber and the channel having an open side exposing a portion of the ink reservoir block.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 21, 2005
    Publication date: July 27, 2006
    Inventors: Anthony Studer, Kevin Almen, David Benson, David Hagen, Cary Bybee
  • Publication number: 20060150274
    Abstract: A novel inbred maize line designated PHACV and seed, plants and plant parts thereof. Methods for producing a maize plant that comprise crossing inbred maize line PHACV with another maize plant. Methods for producing a maize plant containing in its genetic material one or more traits introgressed into PHACV through backcross conversion and/or transformation, and to the maize seed, plant and plant part produced thereby. Hybrid maize seed, plant or plant part produced by crossing the inbred line PHACV or a trait conversion of PHACV with another maize line. Inbred maize lines derived from inbred maize line PHACV, methods for producing other inbred maize lines derived from inbred maize line PHACV and the inbred maize lines and their parts derived by the use of those methods.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2006
    Publication date: July 6, 2006
    Inventor: David Benson
  • Publication number: 20060130190
    Abstract: A novel inbred maize line designated PHADA and seed, plants and plant parts thereof. Methods for producing a maize plant that comprise crossing inbred maize line PHADA with another maize plant. Methods for producing a maize plant containing in its genetic material one or more traits introgressed into PHADA through backcross conversion and/or transformation, and to the maize seed, plant and plant part produced thereby. Hybrid maize seed, plant or plant part produced by crossing the inbred line PHADA or a trait conversion of PHADA with another maize line. Inbred maize lines derived from inbred maize line PHADA, methods for producing other inbred maize lines derived from inbred maize line PHADA and the inbred maize lines and their parts derived by the use of those methods.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 10, 2006
    Publication date: June 15, 2006
    Inventor: David Benson
  • Patent number: 6975587
    Abstract: In a router, externally received messages addressed to an active line card are bridged to a protection line card. Each line card in the router is programmed to respond to such externally received messages by directing them to the protection line card associated with the active line card as well as to the active line card. The protection line card is configured with inbound and outbound path tables that are the clones of the inbound and outbound path tables of its corresponding active line card. Bridging is accomplished by revising descriptors stored in a plurality of line cards to indicate an association between an active one of the line cards and its protection line card. Received messages are addressed using the revised descriptors to the active line card and also to its protection line card. Upon failure of an active line card, its physical interface can be disabled once its protection line card has clones of the inbound and outbound path tables and bridging has been set up.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2000
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2005
    Assignee: Nortel Networks Limited
    Inventors: Dan Adamski, David Benson, Bilel Jamoussi, Yunzhou Li, Jagannath Shantigram
  • Publication number: 20050271562
    Abstract: A thermally-activated exhaust treatment device, such as a catalytic converter, for vehicles includes a core having an inner housing and a catalytic material. A jacket includes an outer housing enclosing the inner housing, but characteristically not contacting the inner housing. The inner and outer housings include walls forming a vacuum-drawn sealed insulation cavity around the inner housing. A temperature-activated variable insulator device is positioned within the outer housing and includes a hydrogen source and controls for controlling the variable insulator device. A vacuum-maintenance device is incorporated into the insulation cavity, and includes a small container, getter material positioned in the container, and a porous member allowing gas in the insulation cavity to communicate with the getter material. A multi-layered radiation shield is positioned in the vacuum space and is loosely coupled to the inner housing. A vacuum detector includes a visible indicator of the vacuum in the insulation cavity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 2, 2005
    Publication date: December 8, 2005
    Inventors: John Biel, David Benson, Steven Burch, Frederick Hill, Matthew Keyser, Lance Mews, Donald Rigsby, C. Tracy
  • Publication number: 20050257298
    Abstract: A novel inbred maize line designated PHACE and seed, plants and plant parts thereof. Methods for producing a maize plant that comprise crossing inbred maize line PHACE with another maize plant. Methods for producing a maize plant containing in its genetic material one or more traits introgressed into PHACE through backcross conversion and/or transformation, and to the maize seed, plant and plant part produced thereby. Hybrid maize seed, plant or plant part produced by crossing the inbred line PHACE or an introgressed trait conversion of PHACE with another maize line. Inbred maize lines derived from inbred maize line PHACE, methods for producing other inbred maize lines derived from inbred maize line PHACE and the inbred maize lines and their parts derived by the use of those methods.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 1, 2005
    Publication date: November 17, 2005
    Inventor: David Benson
  • Publication number: 20050237367
    Abstract: A fluid containment structure includes a containment vessel having an interior fluid chamber for fluid containment. A flexible bag is disposed within the containment vessel; the bag is vented to the external atmosphere outside the containment vessel. A spring is coupled to the bag to hold the bag in a coiled state until a back-pressure within the fluid chamber exerts sufficient force to commence uncoiling the bag against the spring pressure, allowing air from the external atmosphere to enter the bag and enlarge an interior bag space which is sealed from the interior fluid chamber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2004
    Publication date: October 27, 2005
    Inventors: David Hagen, Kevin Almen, David Benson, Anthony Studer, Cary Bybee
  • Publication number: 20050212878
    Abstract: A fluid supply including a body and a reversibly fluid absorbing material having a first surface energy and disposed in the body. In addition, the fluid supply has at least one fiber having a fiber surface energy where the fiber is disposed within the fluid absorbing material, and the fiber surface energy is less than the first surface energy of the fluid absorbing material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2004
    Publication date: September 29, 2005
    Inventors: Anthony Studer, Kevin Almen, David Benson, David Hagen, Cary Bybee
  • Publication number: 20050144689
    Abstract: A novel inbred maize line designated PHACV and seed, plants and plant parts thereof. Methods for producing a maize plant that comprise crossing inbred maize line PHACV with another maize plant. Methods for producing a maize plant containing in its genetic material one or more traits introgressed into PHACV through backcross conversion and/or transformation, and to the maize seed, plant and plant part produced thereby. Hybrid maize seed, plant or plant part produced by crossing the inbred line PHACV or a trait conversion of PHACV with another maize line. Inbred maize lines derived from inbred maize line PHACV, methods for producing other inbred maize lines derived from inbred maize line PHACV and the inbred maize lines and their parts derived by the use of those methods.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2005
    Publication date: June 30, 2005
    Inventor: David Benson
  • Publication number: 20050128262
    Abstract: A fluid containment structure includes a containment vessel having an interior vessel space for fluid containment, and a fluid outlet communicating with the interior vessel space. A flexible bag with opposed side surfaces is disposed within the containment vessel, vented to an external atmosphere outside the containment vessel. A sacrificial bond structure is formed between the side surfaces, and restrains the side surfaces together until a back-pressure within the vessel space exerts sufficient force to break the sacrificial bond structure, allowing air from the external atmosphere to enter the bag and enlarge an interior bag space.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2003
    Publication date: June 16, 2005
    Inventors: Anthony Studer, Kevin Almen, David Hagen, David Benson, Cary Bybee
  • Publication number: 20050125866
    Abstract: A novel inbred maize line designated PHCCW and seed, plants and plant parts thereof. Methods for producing a maize plant that comprise crossing inbred maize line PHCCW with another maize plant. Methods for producing a maize plant containing in its genetic material one or more traits introgressed into PHCCW through backcross conversion and/or transformation, and to the maize seed, plant and plant part produced thereby. Hybrid maize seed, plant or plant part produced by crossing the inbred line PHCCW or a trait conversion of PHCCW with another maize line. Inbred maize lines derived from inbred maize line PHCCW, methods for producing other inbred maize lines derived from inbred maize line PHCCW and the inbred maize lines and their parts derived by the use of those methods.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2005
    Publication date: June 9, 2005
    Inventors: David Benson, Dennis Dolan
  • Publication number: 20050120439
    Abstract: A novel inbred maize line designated PHADA and seed, plants and plant parts thereof. Methods for producing a maize plant that comprise crossing inbred maize line PHADA with another maize plant. Methods for producing a maize plant containing in its genetic material one or more traits introgressed into PHADA through backcross conversion and/or transformation, and to the maize seed, plant and plant part produced thereby. Hybrid maize seed, plant or plant part produced by crossing the inbred line PHADA or a trait conversion of PHADA with another maize line. Inbred maize lines derived from inbred maize line PHADA, methods for producing other inbred maize lines derived from inbred maize line PHADA and the inbred maize lines and their parts derived by the use of those methods.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2005
    Publication date: June 2, 2005
    Inventor: David Benson
  • Publication number: 20050057618
    Abstract: An ink delivery apparatus includes a chamber configured to contain ink, where that chamber includes a proximal end for connection to the ink delivery apparatus, and opposing side portions having at least one tapered section configured to support the chamber and to facilitate at least partial controlled collapse of the chamber in response to a negative pressure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 16, 2003
    Publication date: March 17, 2005
    Inventors: Cary Bybee, Anthony Studer, David Benson, Bob Wickwire, Kevin Almen, David Hagen
  • Publication number: 20050057617
    Abstract: An ink delivery apparatus includes a pressure tuned rolling piston having a distal end. The distal end includes a pressure responsive portion. A first convolute portion supports the pressure responsive portion, and the first convolute portion is configured to provide a first level of resistance against a negative pressure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2003
    Publication date: March 17, 2005
    Inventors: Cary Bybee, Anthony Studer, David Benson, Kevin Almen, Bob Wickwire
  • Patent number: D518691
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2006
    Assignee: Benson Tool Company
    Inventors: David Benson, Marcelo Nicosia
  • Patent number: D543423
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2007
    Assignee: Epicurean Cutting Surfaces Inc.
    Inventor: David Benson