Patents by Inventor John D. Benton

John D. Benton 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: 20090319312
    Abstract: In particular embodiments, the present invention provides a system and method for governance, risk, and compliance management. For example, a method for governance, risk, and compliance management includes providing an interface for defining a control to be used to reach a goal of an organization. The control provides a procedure to be followed by the organization. The method further includes providing the interface for implementing the control in order to reach the goal of the organization. The method further includes receiving metric data from an external source. The metric data includes a document link. The method further includes providing the interface for accessing, using the document link, one or more documents corresponding to the control. The one or more documents are accessed in such a way as to prevent the one or more documents from losing their status as original.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2008
    Publication date: December 24, 2009
    Applicant: Computer Associates Think, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark L. Moerdler, Christopher S. Boswell, Galina Datskovsky, Murali Swaminathan, Bryan R. Diebold, Ying Ding, John D. Benton
  • Publication number: 20090265199
    Abstract: In particular embodiments, the present invention provides a system and method for governance, risk, and compliance management. For example, a method for governance, risk, and compliance management includes providing an interface for defining a control to be used to reach a goal of an organization. The control provides a procedure to be followed by the organization. The method further includes providing the interface for defining a metric for tracking a progress of the organization towards reaching the goal using the procedure. The method further includes receiving metric data from an external source. The metric data corresponds to the metric. The method further includes tracking the progress of the organization towards reaching the goal using at least the metric and the metric data. The method further includes displaying the progress of the organization towards reaching the goal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2008
    Publication date: October 22, 2009
    Applicant: Computer Associates Think, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark L. Moerdler, Christopher S. Boswell, Galina Datskovsky, Murali Swaminathan, Bryan R. Diebold, Ying Ding, John D. Benton, Thomas J. McHale, Michael W. Stricklen
  • Publication number: 20090265200
    Abstract: A method for governance, risk, and compliance management includes, at a user interface, enabling a user to define a plurality of goals of an organization. The method further includes at the user interface, enabling the user to input a plurality of controls, each control comprising a measure implemented by the organization to achieve one or more of the plurality of goals of the organization and input linking information that links each of the plurality of controls to the one or more of the plurality of goals for which it was implemented. The method further includes at one or more processors coupled to a memory, storing the plurality of goals, the plurality of controls, and the linking information in the memory.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 17, 2009
    Publication date: October 22, 2009
    Applicant: Computer Associates Think, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher S. Boswell, John D. Benton