Patents by Inventor Eric Behnke

Eric Behnke 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: 5237689
    Abstract: A system and method is disclosed for a personal computer (PC) to auto-detect the configuration of mass storage devices installed by the user. At least one drive table contains numerous configurations pertaining to industry-standard mass storage devices. These numerous configurations are compared to the configuration which is auto-detected. If a match occurs, then the PC adopts that configuration. However, the PC permits the user to override this configuration by entering a custom configuration or by selecting another configuration from the drive table(s). If no match occurs, then the user is permitted to select one of numerous generic configurations pertaining to mass storage devices. Accordingly, the PC system configuration if used on a different PC will function properly if the selected generic configuration matches a configuration found in the BIOS program of the different PC.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 1990
    Date of Patent: August 17, 1993
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Company
    Inventor: Eric Behnke
  • Patent number: D432124
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 1999
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2000
    Assignee: National Semiconductor Corporation
    Inventors: Brett Pardikes, Randy Willig, Steve Matson, Eric Behnke, Craig Shifman, Todd Robert Beetcher