Patents by Inventor Paul Benning

Paul Benning 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: 20200170490
    Abstract: A medical device, configured for insertion into a body, may include an elongate member extending from a proximal end to a distal end, where the distal end may be configured to be positioned inside the body. The medical device may also include an imaging device positioned at the distal end. The medical device may further include a plurality of light sources positioned at the distal end, wherein a characteristic of light delivered through a first light source may be controlled independent of the characteristic of light delivered through a second light source.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2015
    Publication date: June 4, 2020
    Inventors: Christopher A. BENNING, Paul Daniel AQUILINO
  • Publication number: 20190142248
    Abstract: This invention may be directed to an endoscopic device. The endoscopic device comprising an elongate member having a distal end, and a cap positioned at the distal end. The cap may have a proximal end and a distal end. The proximal end may define at least one recess that does not extend through the cap to the distal end of the cap. The endoscopic device may further include at least one illumination device disposed in the at least one recess.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 17, 2019
    Publication date: May 16, 2019
    Applicant: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Benning, Paul AQUILINO, John HUTCHINS, Scott Tupper
  • Patent number: 7627013
    Abstract: A light source module for use in display systems is provided herein. According to one exemplary embodiment, the light source module includes a plurality of coherent light sources, and a diffraction grating in optical communication with the coherent light source, the diffraction grating being configured to provide feedback to the coherent light source to produce a plurality of spectra over a broad spectrum.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2009
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Robert N. Bicknell, Paul Benning, Alexander Govyadinov
  • Patent number: 7416680
    Abstract: A self-cleaning colloidal slurry and process for finishing a surface of a glass, ceramic, glass-ceramic, metal or alloy substrate for use in a data storage device, for example. The slurry comprises a carrying fluid, colloidal particles, etchant, and a surfactant adsorbed and/or precipitated onto a surface of the colloidal particles and/or substrate. The surfactant has a hydrophobic section that forms a steric hindrance barrier and substantially prevents contaminates, including colloidal particles, from bonding to the substrate surface. The slurry is applied to the surface of the substrate while a pad mechanically rubs the surface. Subsequent cleaning with standard soap solutions removes substantially all remaining contamination from the substrate surface. In an exemplary embodiment, the slurry is used to superfinish a glass disk substrate to a surface roughness of less than 2 ?, with substantially no surface contamination as seen by atomic force microscopy (AFM) after standard soap cleaning steps.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2001
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2008
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Frederick Paul Benning, James A. Hagan, Steven L. Maynard, David C. Paurus, Douglas Howard Piltingsrud, Jon Edward Podolske
  • Patent number: 7390423
    Abstract: A self-cleaning colloidal slurry and process for finishing a surface of a glass, ceramic, glass-ceramic, metal or alloy substrate for use in a data storage device, for example. The slurry comprises a carrying fluid, colloidal particles, etchant, and a surfactant adsorbed and/or precipitated onto a surface of the colloidal particles and/or substrate. The surfactant has a hydrophobic section that forms a steric hindrance barrier and substantially prevents contaminates, including colloidal particles, from bonding to the substrate surface. The slurry is applied to the surface of the substrate while a pad mechanically rubs the surface. Subsequent cleaning with standard soap solutions removes substantially all remaining contamination from the substrate surface. In an exemplary embodiment, the slurry is used to superfinish a glass disk substrate to a surface roughness of less than 2 ?, with substantially no surface contamination as seen by atomic force microscopy (AFM) after standard soap cleaning steps.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2008
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Frederick Paul Benning, James A. Hagan, Steven L. Maynard, David C. Paurus, Douglas Howard Piltingsrud, Jon Edward Podolske
  • Patent number: 7226149
    Abstract: A fluid ejection device comprises a substrate having a first surface; a fluid ejector formed over the first surface; and a cover layer defining a firing chamber formed about the fluid injector, and defining a nozzle over the firing chamber. The cover layer is formed by at least two SU8 layers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2007
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Joe E. Stout, Thomas R. Strand, Jeremy H. Donaldson, Paul Benning
  • Patent number: 7170223
    Abstract: An emitter has a dielectric layer formed on a conductor, with a thin metal layer over the dielectric. A plurality of conducting centers is in the dielectric layer to allow electrons to pass through the dielectric from the conductor to the thin metal layer via quantum tunneling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2002
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2007
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: James Denning Smith, Paul Benning
  • Publication number: 20070001581
    Abstract: A light emitting device can incorporate a plurality of nanostructures in a light emission layer. The device can include a donor electrode and an acceptor electrode which are light transmissive. At least one of the donor electrode and acceptor electrode can include an inorganic material. The light emission layer can be disposed between each of the donor material and the acceptor material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2005
    Publication date: January 4, 2007
    Inventors: James Stasiak, Gregory Herman, Paul Benning
  • Patent number: 7057353
    Abstract: An electronic device of the invention includes a tip emitter formed in a well that is defined in a substrate. An extractor disposed about the well extracts emissions from the tip emitter. A wide lens focuses the emissions through its opening. The opening is sufficiently large and spaced far enough away to encompass the majority of a divergence angle of the emissions. The emissions are focused into a spot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2006
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Paul Benning, Huei-Pei Kuo, William R Knight, Paul H McClelland
  • Publication number: 20060103909
    Abstract: A spatial light modulator includes a first portion and a second portion. Both the first portion and the second portion include a planar electrode, a polar solvent, and a non-polar solvent. The polar solvent and the non-polar solvent are supported by the first planar electrode. A coating of molecules is attached to the first planar electrode and includes a head end. The head end changes between a first shape and a second shape.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 17, 2004
    Publication date: May 18, 2006
    Inventors: Paul Benning, Kenneth Faase
  • Patent number: 7042614
    Abstract: A spatial light modulator includes a first portion and a second portion. Both the first portion and the second portion include a planar electrode, a polar solvent, and a non-polar solvent. The polar solvent and the non-polar solvent are supported by the first planar electrode. A coating of molecules is attached to the first planar electrode and includes a head end. The head end changes between a first shape and a second shape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2006
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Paul Benning, Kenneth James Faase
  • Patent number: 7019900
    Abstract: A projection display screen that can electrically alter the reflectivity of a region of the projection display screen in response to the intensity of incident projected light that is applied at the region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2004
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2006
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Paul Benning, Gregory J. May
  • Publication number: 20060033677
    Abstract: A light modulator includes a first enclosed portion that includes a first electrode within a light path, a first electrode outside the light path, and a first colorant in communication with the first electrode within the light path and the first electrode outside the light path. The first inner electrode, the first outer electrode and the first colorant is within the first enclosed portion and includes a device for moving the first colorant between a position within the light path and outside the light path.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 17, 2004
    Publication date: February 16, 2006
    Inventors: Kenneth Faase, Paul Benning, James McKinnell, Paul Reboa, Kevin Peters
  • Publication number: 20050168813
    Abstract: A projection display screen that can electrically alter the reflectivity of a region of the projection display screen in response to the intensity of incident projected light that is applied at the region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 4, 2004
    Publication date: August 4, 2005
    Inventors: Paul Benning, Gregory May
  • Patent number: 6911768
    Abstract: An emitter has an electron supply and a porous cathode layer having nanohole openings. The emitter also has a tunneling layer disposed between the electron supply and the cathode layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2002
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2005
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Zhizhang Chen, Sriram Ramamoorthi, Hung Liao, Paul Benning, Alexander Govyadinov
  • Publication number: 20050110001
    Abstract: An emitter has an electron supply and a porous cathode layer having nanohole openings. The emitter also has a tunneling layer disposed between the electron supply and the cathode layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 1, 2002
    Publication date: May 26, 2005
    Inventors: Zhizhang Chen, Sriram Ramamoorthi, Hung Liao, Paul Benning, Alexander Govyadinov
  • Publication number: 20050017624
    Abstract: An emitter includes a single crystal electron source, an epitaxial layer, and a thin conductor layer. When an electric field is induced from the conductor across the epitaxial layer, electrons are emitted from the electron source, transported through the epitaxial layer, and are emitted from the conductor layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 23, 2003
    Publication date: January 27, 2005
    Inventors: Thomas Novet, Paul Benning, Alexander Govyadinov, Robert Bicknell-Tassius
  • Publication number: 20040196335
    Abstract: A fluid ejection device comprises a substrate having a first surface; a fluid ejector formed over the first surface; and a cover layer defining a firing chamber formed about the fluid injector, and defining a nozzle over the firing chamber. The cover layer is formed by at least two SU8 layers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 14, 2004
    Publication date: October 7, 2004
    Inventors: Joe E. Stout, Thomas R. Strand, Jeremy H. Donaldson, Paul Benning
  • Publication number: 20040135519
    Abstract: An electronic device of the invention includes a tip emitter formed in a well that is defined in a substrate. An extractor disposed about the well extracts emissions from the tip emitter. A wide lens focuses the emissions through its opening. The opening is sufficiently large and spaced far enough away to encompass the majority of a divergence angle of the emissions. The emissions are focused into a spot.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 13, 2003
    Publication date: July 15, 2004
    Inventors: Paul Benning, Huei-Pei Kuo, William R. Knight, Paul H. McClelland
  • Patent number: 6739519
    Abstract: A fluid ejection device comprises a substrate having a first surface; a fluid ejector formed over the first surface; and a cover layer defining a firing chamber formed about the fluid ejector, and defining a nozzle over the firing chamber. The cover layer is formed by at least two SU8 layers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2002
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2004
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, LP.
    Inventors: Joe E. Stout, Thomas R. Strand, Jeremy H. Donaldson, Paul Benning