Patents by Inventor Ian Murray

Ian Murray 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: 10209181
    Abstract: A plant matter sensor comprising: one or more emitters configured to emit two or more vertically spaced signals toward a plant; and one or more receivers configured to receive two or more reflected signals from the plant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: C-DAX Limited
    Inventors: Greig Edgeworth Shearer, Jeremy Philip Henry Rowe, Robert Ian Murray
  • Publication number: 20180143130
    Abstract: A plant matter sensor comprising: one or more emitters configured to emit two or more vertically spaced signals toward a plant; and one or more receivers configured to receive two or more reflected signals from the plant.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 20, 2016
    Publication date: May 24, 2018
    Applicant: C-Dax Limited
    Inventors: Greig Edgeworth SHEARER, Jeremy Philip Henry ROWE, Robert Ian MURRAY
  • Patent number: 9903273
    Abstract: A method of producing cooling apertures in a combustion chamber head includes mechanically drilling a plurality of cooling apertures through the combustion chamber head from the downstream side of the combustion chamber head. A tool is inserted through at least one aperture for a fuel injector from the downstream side of the combustion chamber head and the tool is rotated about its axis while within the aperture for a fuel injector. Fluid is supplied from the drilling machine through the tool and jets of fluid are directed from nozzles in the tool with at least a radial component towards the cooling apertures on the upstream side of the combustion chamber head to remove burrs and/or caps adjacent the cooling apertures. The present disclosure enables cooling apertures to be drilled through a combustion chamber head using conventional mechanical drilling in a viable and cost effective manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: ROLLS-ROYCE plc
    Inventors: Ian Murray Garry, Neil Geoffrey Hufton
  • Patent number: 9903590
    Abstract: A double wall structured combustor having an outer wall having an inner surface and an outer surface and an inner wall comprising a plurality of tiles. Each tile has at least one interlocking member at a first wall and at least one interengaging member at a second wall. The interlocking member extending through an aperture in the outer wall, and the interengaging member at the second wall engaging with a cutaway section in the first wall of an adjacent tile. On assembly of the combustion chamber, the interlocking members and interengaging members of the tiles ensure lower profile fixings and an overall reduction in number of conventional fasteners used.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: ROLLS-ROYCE plc
    Inventors: Ian Murray Garry, Michael Lawrence Carlisle
  • Patent number: 9562474
    Abstract: A gas turbine engine combustion chamber heat shield and seal assembly comprises a heat shield and a seal. The heat shield has an aperture and the seal is located in the aperture in the heat shield. The seal comprises an annular member having an upstream end, a middle and a downstream end. The upstream end of the seal has a diameter greater than the diameter of the aperture in the heat shield, the middle has a diameter less than the diameter of the aperture in the heat shield and the downstream end of the seal has a diameter greater than the diameter of the aperture in the heat shield.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2017
    Assignee: ROLLS-ROYCE plc
    Inventor: Ian Murray Garry
  • Patent number: 9526413
    Abstract: According to a first aspect of the present invention, there is provided a method of measuring a property of an eye of a subject using an apparatus which is: arranged to provide a bleaching light, a background light ostensibly invisible to rods (e.g. substantially red, and/or having or being a wavelength greater than 580 nm) and a target light ostensibly visible to rods (e.g. substantially green, and/or having or being a wavelength less than 580 nm and greater than 400 nm, e.g.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2016
    Assignee: Enodis Corporation
    Inventors: Ian Murray, David Carden
  • Patent number: 9498848
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing an annular wall (46) of a combustion chamber (15) comprises depositing layers of a metal sequentially one upon the other to form layers of a spiral wall (45) of the combustion chamber (15). Each layer of metal is deposited in a spiral pathway (122). The ends (E1, E2) of the spiral wall (45) of the combustion chamber (15) are joined together to form the annular wall (46) of the combustion chamber (15). The ends (E1, E2) of the spiral wall (45) of the combustion chamber (15) are at the opposite ends of the spiral pathway (122).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2016
    Assignee: ROLLS-ROYCE plc
    Inventor: Ian Murray Garry
  • Publication number: 20160193049
    Abstract: A prosthetic device and method of using the device is disclosed. The device may include a bushing insert, a femoral head component, a neck component that may be either integral or modular, and a stem component having a proximal body portion and a distal portion. The proximal body portion may include such features as a recess for receiving a portion of the modular neck, a proximal conical flare having a bottom surface with a rounded contour, an anterior metaphyseal tapering flare, as well as other features. The distal portion may include a coronal slot, a sagittal slot, a helical slot, or a combination thereof. The above features may be provided for increasing the intrinsic stability of the device and for resisting torsional loads placed on the device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 14, 2014
    Publication date: July 7, 2016
    Inventors: Timothy McTigue, Ian Murray
  • Publication number: 20160192121
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a method for exchanging contact information, comprising detecting a first exchange event on a first mobile electronic device of a first user and initiating the exchange of contact information between the first mobile electronic device and a second mobile electronic device of another user that has detected a second exchange event. Next, contact information of the first user is transmitted from the first mobile electronic device to the second mobile electronic device and contact information of the second user is received at the first mobile electronic device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 14, 2015
    Publication date: June 30, 2016
    Inventors: Ankur JAIN, Ian MURRAY, Daniel O'SHEA, Kevin LINDKVIST, Joe DAO, Clara ZAVANI, Ryan MICK, John ULLMAN, Arielle ZUCKERBERG, Mijail GOMEZ, James MCERLAIN, Sinan ARAL, Purshotam RAJANI, David WYLER
  • Publication number: 20160025008
    Abstract: A method of producing cooling apertures in a combustion chamber head includes mechanically drilling a plurality of cooling apertures through the combustion chamber head from the downstream side of the combustion chamber head. A tool is inserted through at least one aperture for a fuel injector from the downstream side of the combustion chamber head and the tool is rotated about its axis whilst within the aperture for a fuel injector. Fluid is supplied from the drilling machine through the tool and jets of fluid are directed from nozzles in the tool with at least a radial component towards the cooling apertures on the upstream side of the combustion chamber head to remove burrs and/or caps adjacent the cooling apertures. The present disclosure enables cooling apertures to be drilled through a combustion chamber head using conventional mechanical drilling in a viable and cost effective manner.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 13, 2015
    Publication date: January 28, 2016
    Inventors: Ian Murray GARRY, Neil Geoffrey HUFTON
  • Patent number: 9202043
    Abstract: A self-service system is provided that can automatically identify one or more existing groups to which a user can self-select to access a resource. The self-service system can identify any suitable existing group without requiring an administrator to predefine groups according to roles. In some implementations, the system intelligently identifies one or more suitable groups for a user from a list of available groups by analyzing a set of rules or criteria. For instance, the system can perform a weighted analysis of various rules and/or criteria to automatically and dynamically identify groups that have a closest fit to the access rights needed or requested by the user. Further, the system can evaluate certain best or preferred grouping practices to identify suitable groups. As a result, in certain embodiments, the self-service system alleviates planning burdens on administrators and provides greater flexibility in providing users with access to resources.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2015
    Assignee: Dell Software Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen Brian Dinn, Ian Murray Frosst
  • Publication number: 20150205822
    Abstract: A method for contact management comprises retrieving, using a mobile electronic device of a user, contact information from multiple external sources. The method next comprises storing said contact information in a memory location of said mobile electronic device. Next, the method comprises determining with a computer processor whether contact information from a portion of said multiple sources at least partially overlaps with contact information from a remainder of said multiple sources. The method next comprises either merging the contact information to generate a consolidated contact record or splitting the contact information to generate split contact records based on the determining the overlap. And then the method comprises storing said consolidated contact record or split contact records in a memory location of said mobile electronic device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 16, 2015
    Publication date: July 23, 2015
    Inventors: Ankur Jain, Purshotam Rajani, Sinan Aral, Daniel O'Shea, Chetan Surpur, Ian Murray, Ryan Mick, Clara Zavani, Joe Dao, John Ullman, Kenny Liou, Jacob Topper, Jaclyn Chen, Arielle Zuckerberg, Daniel Pourbaba, Jonathan Shriftman, Jacob Medwell, David Wyler
  • Publication number: 20150205842
    Abstract: A method for contact management comprises retrieving, using a mobile electronic device of a user, contact information from multiple external sources. The method next comprises storing said contact information in a memory location of said mobile electronic device. Next, the method comprises determining with a computer processor whether contact information from a portion of said multiple sources at least partially overlaps with contact information from a remainder of said multiple sources. The method next comprises either merging the contact information to generate a consolidated contact record or splitting the contact information to generate split contact records based on the determining the overlap. And then the method comprises storing said consolidated contact record or split contact records in a memory location of said mobile electronic device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 16, 2015
    Publication date: July 23, 2015
    Inventors: Ankur Jain, Purshotam Rajani, Sinan Aral, Daniel O'Shea, Chetan Surpur, Ian Murray, Ryan Mick, Clara Zavani, Joe Dao, John Ullman, Kenny Liou, Jacob Topper, Jaclyn Chen, Arielle Zuckerberg, Daniel Pourbaba, Jonathan Shriftman, Jacob Medwell, David Wyler
  • Publication number: 20150176843
    Abstract: A double wall structured combustor having an outer wall having an inner surface and an outer surface and an inner wall comprising a plurality of tiles. Each tile has at least one interlocking member at a first wall and at least one interengaging member at a second wall. The interlocking member extending through an aperture in the outer wall, and the interengaging member at the second wall engaging with a cutaway section in the first to wall of an adjacent tile. On assembly of the combustion chamber, the interlocking members and interengaging members of the tiles ensure lower profile fixings and an overall reduction in number of conventional fasteners used.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2014
    Publication date: June 25, 2015
    Inventors: Ian Murray GARRY, Michael Lawrence CARLISLE
  • Patent number: 8978250
    Abstract: A particle damper is formed using a solid freeform manufacturing technique. A filler provides support for the closing wall of the cavity as it is formed. Apertures allow at least a portion of the filler to be removed. A particle fill of between 90 and 95% is achieved either by removing sufficient filler to reach this fill or removing excess filler and re-filling with damping particles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Rolls-Royce PLC
    Inventors: Carl Lee Barcock, Michael Lawrence Carlisle, Ian Murray Garry, Daniel Clark, Gemma Louise Young
  • Publication number: 20150039096
    Abstract: A prosthetic femoral implant for use in a hip joint, as a ball and socket type joint, is disclosed. The implant includes a modular neck having a variety of adjustable positions to adjust the lateral offset and version angle of the femoral implant in relation to the femur. The implant further includes a broad, full collar for providing a compression force increasing the interdigitation between the interface of the bone, implant and cement. The implant also includes a stem having a depression having a roughened porous surface for resisting the increased torsional loads placed on the implant due to the increased lateral offset and version angle. The stem further comprises three distinct zones, each zone having its own roughened surface creating a tripartite differential porosity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 4, 2014
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Applicant: DJO Surgical Chatanooga Group
    Inventors: Timothy McTighe, Ian Murray, Hugh U. Cameron
  • Publication number: 20150039093
    Abstract: A prosthetic femoral implant for use in a hip joint, as a ball and socket type joint, is disclosed. The implant includes a modular neck having a variety of adjustable positions to adjust the lateral offset and version angle of the femoral implant in relation to the femur. The implant further includes a broad, full collar for providing a compression force increasing the interdigitation between the interface of the bone, implant and cement. The implant also includes a stem having a depression having a roughened porous surface for resisting the increased torsional loads placed on the implant due to the increased lateral offset and version angle. The stem further comprises three distinct zones, each zone having its own roughened surface creating a tripartite differential porosity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 7, 2014
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Applicant: DJO Surgical | Chattanooga Group
    Inventors: Timothy McTighe, Ian Murray, Hugh U. Cameron
  • Publication number: 20140287204
    Abstract: A flexible, calenderable film exhibiting enhanced durability under external weathering conditions. The film comprises predominantly a base layer of a graft copolymer of vinyl chloride on polyacrylate laminated with an acrylic based protective layer. Importantly, the base layer is devoid or contains minimal plasticiser components to eliminate or reduce UV absorber migration from the acrylic based protective layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2012
    Publication date: September 25, 2014
    Applicant: Renolit Cramlington Limited
    Inventors: Francois Rummens, Martyn Lott, Lydia Hagley, Ian Murray
  • Publication number: 20140289332
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided for retrieving aggregate social media content metrics from a back end data store using a time series cache. The method involves populating the data store with social media content received from a plurality of social media content sources, periodically prefetching respective time series data packets from the data store, storing the prefetched time series data packets in a time series cache, retrieving, from the time series cache, a sequence of the prefetched time series data packets responsive to a user query, and presenting indicia of the sequence of the prefetched time series data packets to the user. Each time series data packet represents an aggregate of data which satisfies a topic profile for a predetermined window of time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2014
    Publication date: September 25, 2014
    Applicant: salesforce.com, inc.
    Inventor: Ian Murray Frosst
  • Publication number: 20140250917
    Abstract: A gas turbine engine combustion chamber heat shield and seal assembly comprises a heat shield and a seal. The heat shield has an aperture and the seal is located in the aperture in the heat shield. The seal comprises an annular member having an upstream end, a middle and a downstream end. The upstream end of the seal has a diameter greater than the diameter of the aperture in the heat shield, the middle has a diameter less than the diameter of the aperture in the heat shield and the downstream end of the seal has a diameter greater than the diameter of the aperture in the heat shield.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 5, 2014
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Applicant: ROLLS-ROYCE PLC
    Inventor: Ian Murray GARRY