Patents by Inventor Thomas Benson

Thomas 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: 11566436
    Abstract: An in-airport guitar kiosk and related methods for allowing air travelers an opportunity to relax and play guitar before or after flights (to improve the passenger journey) as well as the opportunity to try a novel travel guitar uniquely suited for air travel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2023
    Assignee: Ciari Guitars, Inc.
    Inventors: Jonathan Spangler, G. Bryan Cornwall, Thomas Benson
  • Publication number: 20230013462
    Abstract: Automatic testing/analysis of local loops of telecommunications networks includes obtaining bits-per-tone data for a local loop of a telecommunications network and generating a bit value string from the bits-per-tone data. The bit value string is then analyzed to determine whether it includes a bit pattern indicative of an impairment of the local loop. Further approaches for automatically testing local loops of telecommunications networks include obtaining attenuation data for multiple tones carried by the local loop and determining whether the attenuation data falls below thresholds for providing a service using the local loop.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 15, 2022
    Publication date: January 19, 2023
    Inventors: Thomas C. Woldahl, Leigh A. Benson
  • Publication number: 20220412799
    Abstract: An optical element includes an optical block constructed of a first material having a % transmission of at least 50% throughout a spectral range of 300 nm to 2700 nm through at least a thickness of the optical block. The optical block comprises a surface. A grating layer constructed of a second material is disposed on the surface of the optical block, the grating layer comprising a first surface that is directly in contact with the surface of the optical block and a second surface comprising a plurality of diffraction features forming a diffraction grating.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 16, 2022
    Publication date: December 29, 2022
    Inventors: Robert Gerald Benson, George Paul Lindberg, James Thomas McCann, Jeffry John Santman, Leonard Gerard Wamboldt, Joseph Francis Washer
  • Publication number: 20220409279
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided to plan a spinal correction surgery. The method includes measuring parameters of a spine in a two-dimensional (2D) spinal image including a thoracic Cobb angle and a thoracic kyphosis (TK) and transforming the 2D image to a three-dimensional (3D), spinal image representation. The transforming includes performing segmentation of spine elements in the 2D image, and applying a formula based on the thoracic Cobb angle and the TK to the spine elements. The method includes identifying a TK goal having a post-operative TK value to selected spine elements, transforming a gap of the spine elements representative of a difference between the pre-operative TK in 3D spinal image representation and the TK goal to create a 3D post-operative spinal image representation, and determining a first rod design based on the 3D post-operative spinal image representation to achieve the post-operative TK value in the spine elements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 23, 2021
    Publication date: December 29, 2022
    Applicant: Medicrea International SA
    Inventors: Nicholas Benson, Thomas Mosnier
  • Publication number: 20220349196
    Abstract: An in-airport guitar kiosk and related methods for allowing air travelers an opportunity to relax and play guitar before or after flights (to improve the passenger journey) as well as the opportunity to try a novel travel guitar uniquely suited for air travel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2022
    Publication date: November 3, 2022
    Applicant: Ciari Guitars, Inc.
    Inventors: Jonathan Spangler, G. Bryan Cornwall, Thomas Benson
  • Publication number: 20220303137
    Abstract: Embodiments described herein provided techniques to enable peripherals configured to provide secure functionality. A secure circuit on a peripheral device can be paired with a secure circuit on a host device outside of a factory environment without compromising security by verifying silicon keys that are embedded within the secure circuit during manufacturing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2022
    Publication date: September 22, 2022
    Applicant: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Kyle C. Brogle, Wade Benson, Sean P. Devlin, Lucie Kucerova, Thomas P. Mensch, Yannick L. Sierra, Tomislav Suchan
  • Patent number: 11427969
    Abstract: A web substrate having at least one embossed ply having a surface thereof is disclosed. The surface has surface area comprising at least about 0.2 percent line embossments and a ratio of line embossment area to dot embossment area greater than 1.5.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2022
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: André Mellin, Kevin Benson McNeil, Thomas Timothy Byrne, Jason Merrill Jones
  • Patent number: 11306498
    Abstract: An in-airport guitar kiosk and related methods for allowing air travelers an opportunity to relax and play guitar before or after flights (to improve the passenger journey) as well as the opportunity to try a novel travel guitar uniquely suited for air travel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: Ciari Guitars, Inc.
    Inventors: Jonathan Spangler, George Bryan Cornwall, Thomas Benson
  • Publication number: 20210355698
    Abstract: An in-airport guitar kiosk and related methods for allowing air travelers an opportunity to relax and play guitar before or after flights (to improve the passenger journey) as well as the opportunity to try a novel travel guitar uniquely suited for air travel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2020
    Publication date: November 18, 2021
    Applicant: Ciari Guitars, Inc.
    Inventors: Jonathan Spangler, George Bryan Cornwall, Thomas Benson
  • Publication number: 20210236274
    Abstract: Systems, devices and methods for attaching an operator-manipulatable tether(s) to the stent for: loading and/or collapsing the expandable stent into a delivery catheter or sheath, translating the collapsed stent along the delivery catheter or sheath, delivering the expandable stent into the subject heart chamber, repositioning the expandable stent as necessary within the subject heart chamber, recapturing or resheathing the expandable stent within the delivery catheter or sheath if needed, and deploying the expandable stein to, and within, the subject heart chamber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 28, 2021
    Publication date: August 5, 2021
    Inventors: Thomas Benson, Jason S. Diedering
  • Publication number: 20210236276
    Abstract: Systems, devices and methods for attaching an operator-manipulatable tether(s) to the stent for: loading and/or collapsing the expandable stent into a delivery catheter or sheath, translating the collapsed stent along the delivery catheter or sheath, delivering the expandable stent into the subject heart chamber, repositioning the expandable stent as necessary within the subject heart chamber, recapturing or resheathing the expandable stent within the delivery catheter or sheath if needed, and deploying the expandable stent to, and within, the subject heart chamber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 26, 2021
    Publication date: August 5, 2021
    Inventors: Jason S. Diedering, Thomas Benson
  • Publication number: 20200390744
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method of treating symptoms associated with Androgen Deprivation Therapy comprising administering to a patient in need of such treatment an effective amount of a compound of Formula I: or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 26, 2020
    Publication date: December 17, 2020
    Applicant: Eli Lilly and Company
    Inventors: Charles Thomas BENSON, Rachel Nicole Richey, Hannah Yu
  • Patent number: 10758515
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method of treating symptoms associated with Androgen Deprivation Therapy comprising administering to a patient in need of such treatment an effective amount of a compound of Formula I or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: Eli Lilly and Company
    Inventor: Charles Thomas Benson
  • Publication number: 20190111039
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method of treating symptoms associated with Androgen Deprivation Therapy comprising administering to a patient in need of such treatment an effective amount of a compound of Formula I: or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2018
    Publication date: April 18, 2019
    Applicant: Eli Lilly and Company
    Inventors: Charles Thomas BENSON, Rachel Nicole RICHEY, Hannah YU
  • Patent number: 9822837
    Abstract: A shock absorber assembly includes a pressure tube having an upper end and a lower end and defining an interior, a rod guide disposed adjacent the upper end, a first compression valve assembly adjacent the lower end, a rod operatively coupled to the pressure tube having a first end and a second end, an extender coupled to the second end of the rod, a piston assembly coupled to the extender between the rod guide and the first compression valve assembly with the piston assembly disposed within the interior and slideably coupled to the pressure tube, with the piston assembly dividing the interior into an upper and a lower working chamber, a second compression valve assembly coupled to the extender between the piston assembly and the first compression valve assembly, and a cup disposed within the lower working chamber and defining a bore shaped to receive the second compression valve assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: TENNECO AUTOMOTIVE OPERATING COMPANY INC.
    Inventors: Gary W. Groves, William Thomas Benson
  • Publication number: 20170172992
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method of treating symptoms associated with Androgen Deprivation Therapy comprising administering to a patient in need of such treatment an effective amount of a compound of Formula I: [Formula should be inserted here] or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 8, 2015
    Publication date: June 22, 2017
    Inventor: Charles Thomas Benson
  • Patent number: 9593793
    Abstract: Interlocking bend limiter sections are substantially mirror images of each other and are joined to form an interlocking bend limiter segment without use of fasteners by engaging each other's interlocking ends. An interlocking bend limiter comprises a plurality of interlocking bend limiter segment secured at an end by an end piece. In alternative, related embodiments a repair system comprises one or more machinable length sections which function as chain clamps to repair a subsea pipeline while the subsea pipeline is still in service and which can comprise interlocking sections similar to bend limiter sections or which are locked in more traditional manners such as by using bolts or other fasteners.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2017
    Assignee: Oceaneering International, Inc.
    Inventors: Dan Thomas Benson, Dan Krohn, Nghia K. Vuong
  • Publication number: 20160230835
    Abstract: A shock absorber assembly includes a pressure tube having an upper end and a lower end and defining an interior, a rod guide disposed adjacent the upper end, a first compression valve assembly adjacent the lower end, a rod operatively coupled to the pressure tube having a first end and a second end, an extender coupled to the second end of the rod, a piston assembly coupled to the extender between the rod guide and the first compression valve assembly with the piston assembly disposed within the interior and slideably coupled to the pressure tube, with the piston assembly dividing the interior into an upper and a lower working chamber, a second compression valve assembly coupled to the extender between the piston assembly and the first compression valve assembly, and a cup disposed within the lower working chamber and defining a bore shaped to receive the second compression valve assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 5, 2016
    Publication date: August 11, 2016
    Inventors: Gary W. Groves, William Thomas Benson
  • Publication number: 20160214001
    Abstract: An improved billiards ball spotting rack for the compact and precise formation of a plurality of billiard balls that operates by resting on top of and in contact with said billiard balls. The top mounted ball rack consists of a rigid frame and a series of aligning features that induce all of the balls into a tight position in contact with each adjacent ball. The design of the aligning features is such that a secondary compressing action required by ball spotting racks of prior art, commonly performed by pressing the balls with the fingers or thumbs or by the use of a moving mechanical device, is not necessary to achieve a compact and precise formation where every ball is in contact with every adjacent ball.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 27, 2015
    Publication date: July 28, 2016
    Inventor: Leland Thomas Benson
  • Publication number: 20140359917
    Abstract: A headgear with fan assembly device includes a hat having a front side, a back side, an interior cavity and an aperture disposed along a top side thereof. An adjustable headband is disposed within the interior cavity, and a fan shroud for supporting a motor that is in communication with a central hub having a plurality of fan blades is disposed along the aperture, and in line with the central axis of the hat.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 7, 2013
    Publication date: December 11, 2014
    Inventor: THOMAS BENSON