Patents by Inventor James A. Murphy

James A. Murphy 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: 20210322753
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are devices and methods related to UV disinfection of a transfer catheter during peritoneal dialysis. The transfer catheter comprises a first and second end, the second end comprising a transfer valve. The transfer valve body comprises an inlet, outlet, and a flush hole. The valve core comprises a notch configured to allow fluid flow between the various flow paths. The valve core and body are positioned off axis with respect to the fluid flow path. The transfer catheter can allow for a small volume kill zone, which can minimize the amount of UV required to disinfect the catheter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 7, 2021
    Publication date: October 21, 2021
    Applicant: PuraCath Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Douglas MURPHY-CHUTORIAN, James R. KERMODE, Justin A. LANCE, Julia A. RASOOLY, Michael RASOOLY, Charles Martin SCHWIMMER
  • Publication number: 20210313075
    Abstract: A building system of a building, the building system including one or more memory devices configured to store instructions thereon that, when executed by one or more processors, cause the one or more processors to receive occupancy data of occupants from an occupant tracking system, the occupancy data indicating locations of the occupants within a building space of the building. The instructions cause the one or more processors to determine, based on the occupancy data, whether one or more occupants of the occupants have violated a social distancing policy that reduces a spread of an infectious disease within the building based on the locations of at least two of the occupants, the social distancing policy based on one or more characteristics of the building space and perform one or more operations to improve compliance with the social distancing policy within the building.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 1, 2021
    Publication date: October 7, 2021
    Applicant: Johnson Controls Technology Company
    Inventors: Edward Gerard Mc Namara, James Callanan, Tim Murphy, Robert Artur Dubisz, Matthew Breed Myung-Sun Scott, Amit Kumar, Sarah O'Connell, Rachel D. M. Ellerman, Vikas Sharma, Sourabh Taranath Joshi, Akshay Chavan
  • Publication number: 20210298426
    Abstract: Lacing systems for articles of apparel can include a first continuous lace element and a second continuous lace element, with each having a lace-receiving portion secured to the article of apparel, directly or indirectly, and a lacing portion that can engage with respective loop apertures of the lace-receiving portion to provide a closure mechanism. The articles of apparel can be articles of footwear and the lacing system can be provided to close an opening in an upper of the article of footwear.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2020
    Publication date: September 30, 2021
    Applicant: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventors: Noah Murphy-Reinhertz, Haley L. Toelle, James Zormeir
  • Patent number: 11129445
    Abstract: Lacing systems for articles of apparel can include a first continuous lace element and a second continuous lace element, with each having a lace-receiving portion secured to the article of apparel, directly or indirectly, and a lacing portion that can engage with respective loop apertures of the lace-receiving portion to provide a closure mechanism. The articles of apparel can be articles of footwear and the lacing system can be provided to close an opening in an upper of the article of footwear.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventors: Noah Murphy-Reinhertz, Haley L. Toelle, James Zormeir
  • Patent number: 11132868
    Abstract: An electronic gaming device, including a display, a game controller with a processor, and memory, implements a feature having multiple instances. During the feature, for each instance, multiple symbols are selected from a set of symbols, which includes special symbols having associated values, and the selected symbols are displayed in a symbol array. A current value that is persisted across instances of the feature is also displayed. For an instance, a determination is made as to whether at least one selected special symbol has an associated value that is greater than the current value. If at least one selected special symbol has an associated value that is greater than the current value, the current value is replaced with the largest value associated with the at least one selected special symbol. A player is awarded an amount for the current value when all instances of the feature have been completed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignee: Aristocrat Technologies Australia Pty Limited
    Inventors: James Loader, Zachary Murphy
  • Publication number: 20210284363
    Abstract: A fluid transfer interface is provided. The fluid transfer interface includes one or more of first and second interface portions. The first interface portion includes a first portion of a fluid connector and one or more ferromagnetic surfaces. The second interface portion includes an extendable second portion of the fluid connector and one or more electropermanent magnets, laterally disposed around the second portion of the fluid connector, configured to be magnetized or demagnetized in unison. The one or more electropermanent magnets are further configured to provide attraction force to the one or more ferromagnetic surfaces when magnetized and couple the first interface portion to the second interface portion and provide no attraction force to the one or more ferromagnetic surfaces when demagnetized and allow the first interface portion to be decoupled from the second interface portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2021
    Publication date: September 16, 2021
    Applicant: Altius Space Machines Inc.
    Inventors: Geoffrey Thomas Licciardello, Jonathan Andrew Goff, Calvin James Murphy
  • Patent number: 11107057
    Abstract: The electronic device may invoke a host application. The device may display a first host user interface on the display, the first host user interface including a first host user interface component associated with a child application. In response, the device may invoke, using the host application, the child application executed at the electronic device. The device may transmit, using the host application, a request for data associated with a child user interface component to the child application. The device may transmit, using the child application, the request for data associated with the child user interface component to a child application server, wherein the data associated with the child user interface component is inaccessible by the host application. The device may receive, using the child application, the data associated with the child user interface component from the child application server. The device may display the child user interface component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: Synchrony Bank
    Inventors: Jason Chen, Patrick Caraher, Abha Kataria, Darren Robinson, Derk Doijer, Alex Muller, Michael Cook, James Oldham, Daniel Murphy, Amanda Schaufler, Timothy Christensen, Amable De Los Santos
  • Patent number: 11100488
    Abstract: The electronic device may invoke a host application. The device may display a first host user interface on the display, the first host user interface including a first host user interface component associated with a child application. In response, the device may invoke, using the host application, the child application executed at the electronic device. The device may transmit, using the host application, a request for data associated with a child user interface component to the child application. The device may transmit, using the child application, the request for data associated with the child user interface component to a child application server, wherein the data associated with the child user interface component is inaccessible by the host application. The device may receive, using the child application, the data associated with the child user interface component from the child application server. The device may display the child user interface component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: Synchrony Bank
    Inventors: Jason Chen, Patrick Caraher, Abha Kataria, Darren Robinson, Derk Doijer, Alex Muller, Michael Cook, James Oldham, Daniel Murphy, Amanda Schaufler, Timothy Christensen, Amable De Los Santos
  • Publication number: 20210194339
    Abstract: A wire forming apparatus comprises a first rack moveable relative to a second rack in a first direction, a plurality of first forming structures provided on the first rack, and a plurality of second forming structures provided on the second rack. Each of the plurality of first forming structures is configured to move in the first direction, is separated from an adjacent first forming structure, and is configured to move in a second direction closer to the adjacent first forming structure when the first rack moves relative to the second rack. Each of the plurality of second forming structures is configured to move in the first direction, is separated from an adjacent second forming structure, and is configured to move in the second direction closer to the adjacent second forming structure when the first rack moves relative to the second rack. The second direction is different from the first direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2021
    Publication date: June 24, 2021
    Inventors: James Murphy, Kirk Neet
  • Patent number: 11037262
    Abstract: Methods, systems, apparatus, and computer program products are provided. In an example embodiment, a method is provided comprising receiving input identifying load information corresponding to a load to be inserted into a transportation plan. The transportation plan comprises a plurality of transportation schedules, each schedule comprising a plurality of transportation movements. The method further comprises identifying an available movement network comprising portions of transportation schedules having open capacity, each portion of a transportation schedule having open capacity being a potential leg of a path from the origin location to the destination location; determining potential solutions for transporting the load from the origin location to the destination location by combining one or more legs to determine a path of open capacity movements from the origin location to at least part way to the destination location; and providing one or more potential solutions for display via a user interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: UNITED PARCEL SERVICE OF AMERICA, INC.
    Inventors: Douglas K. Mohr, Anthony Michael Celmer, Kristina M. McGowan, Keith Alan Ware, James Murphy, Chi-yin Cheng, Lee Anthony Mitchell, Jessica Myers
  • Patent number: 10920131
    Abstract: A weighted acid composition comprising an acid, a brine, and an amino acid and associated methods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: SHELL OIL COMAPNY
    Inventors: Robert Lawrence Blackbourn, Jonathan Joseph Brege, Paul Richard Weider, Allen Dale Gabrysch, Andrew James Murphy, Lorna Beatriz Ortiz-Soto, Ryan Matthew Van Zanten
  • Publication number: 20210029544
    Abstract: A technique for implementing an untethered access point (UAP) mesh involves enabling AP-local switching at one or more UAPs of the mesh. A system constructed according to the technique may include an untethered access point (UAP), including: a radio; a backhaul service set identifier (SSID) stored in a computer-readable medium; an anchor access point (AAP) selection engine embodied in a computer-readable medium. In operation, the AAP selection engine may use the radio to attempt to associate with the AAP if a beaconed backhaul SSID matches the stored backhaul SSID. A method according to the technique may include beaconing with a backhaul SSID; acting in concert with an upstream switch as an authenticator for a downstream station that responds to the beacon; providing limited local switching functionality for the downstream station.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 13, 2020
    Publication date: January 28, 2021
    Applicant: Trapeze Networks, Inc.
    Inventors: James MURPHY, Gary Eugene MORAIN, Stan CHESNUTT
  • Publication number: 20200404498
    Abstract: A technique for implementing AP-local dynamic switching involves Layer 2 switching. This may be accomplished by providing data associated with wireless stations to an AP sufficient to enable the AP to determine whether traffic from a particular wireless station should be locally switched. Alternatively, the wireless station may be able to determine whether to locally switch traffic based upon the traffic itself. For example, it may be desirable to AP-locally switch voice traffic to avoid latency, which is particularly detrimental to voice transmissions such as voiceover-IP. Traffic that is not to be switched locally is Layer 2 tunneled upstream.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 4, 2020
    Publication date: December 24, 2020
    Applicant: Trapeze Networks, Inc.
    Inventors: James MURPHY, Gary Eugene MORAIN, Stan CHESNUTT
  • Patent number: 10852751
    Abstract: Techniques for an autonomous mobile unmanned machine such as an unmanned aerial vehicle or drone or a robot to access a closed door are described. The techniques include programming the autonomous mobile unmanned machine to pass through a particular location within a facility that has one or more doors, and sense by the autonomous mobile unmanned machines a beacon signal emanating from a beacon deployed in proximity to a first one of the one or more doors in the facility, by receiving the beacon signal by a receiver device on the autonomous mobile unmanned machines. The techniques send a message to either a server or an access control system when the autonomous mobile unmanned machines determines that it needs access through the door at the specified location identified by the beacon and receives a message from either the server or the access control system that the door has been unlocked.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: SENSORMATIC ELECTRONICS, LLC
    Inventors: Alessandro Scanu, Ana Vinogradova, James Murphy, Christopher Cianciolo
  • Patent number: 10848414
    Abstract: In some embodiments, an apparatus includes a network node configured to be included in a set of network nodes operatively coupled to a core network node. The network node is configured to receive a first packet and a second packet from a host device operatively coupled to the network node. The network node is configured to send the first packet to the core network node via a first path of a tunnel between the network node and the core network node. The first path of the tunnel has a first cost. The network node is configured to send the second packet to the core network node via a second path of the tunnel. The second path has a second cost different than the first cost.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: Juniper Networks, Inc.
    Inventors: James Murphy, Nischal Sheth, Abhijit Choudhury, Raghavendra Mallya, Pranay Pogde, Phalguni Nanda, Jayabharat Boddu, Pradeep Sindhu
  • Publication number: 20200357089
    Abstract: Methods, systems, apparatus, and computer program products are provided. In an example embodiment, a method is provided comprising receiving input identifying load information corresponding to a load to be inserted into a transportation plan. The transportation plan comprises a plurality of transportation schedules, each schedule comprising a plurality of transportation movements. The method further comprises identifying an available movement network comprising portions of transportation schedules having open capacity, each portion of a transportation schedule having open capacity being a potential leg of a path from the origin location to the destination location; determining potential solutions for transporting the load from the origin location to the destination location by combining one or more legs to determine a path of open capacity movements from the origin location to at least part way to the destination location; and providing one or more potential solutions for display via a user interface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2020
    Publication date: November 12, 2020
    Inventors: Douglas K. Mohr, Anthony Michael Celmer, Kristina M. McGowan, Keith Alan Ware, James Murphy, Chi-yin Cheng, Lee Anthony Mitchell, Jessica Myers
  • Patent number: 10834585
    Abstract: A technique for implementing an untethered access point (UAP) mesh involves enabling AP-local switching at one or more UAPs of the mesh. A system constructed according to the technique may include an untethered access point (UAP), including: a radio; a backhaul service set identifier (SSID) stored in a computer-readable medium; an anchor access point (AAP) selection engine embodied in a computer-readable medium. In operation, the AAP selection engine may use the radio to attempt to associate with the AAP if a beaconed backhaul SSID matches the stored backhaul SSID. A method according to the technique may include beaconing with a backhaul SSID; acting in concert with an upstream switch as an authenticator for a downstream station that responds to the beacon; providing limited local switching functionality for the downstream station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: Trapeze Networks, Inc.
    Inventors: James Murphy, Gary Eugene Morain, Stan Chesnutt
  • Patent number: 10812370
    Abstract: In general, embodiments relate to a method for processing packets in a network. The method includes receiving, by a first network element, a route comprising a first loopback address (LBA) associated with a second network element, and a loopback network layer reachability information (loopback NLRI) specifying the LBA and a plurality of interfaces on the second network element associated with the LBA. The method further includes receiving, by the first network element, a packet, making a first determination that the LBA is a next hop for the packet, based on the first determination, selecting a first interface of the plurality of interfaces, transmitting the packet towards the first interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: Arista Networks, Inc.
    Inventors: Devendra Raut, James Murphy, Venkitraman Kasiviswanathan
  • Patent number: D914106
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: Enova Design Pty Ltd
    Inventors: James Murphy, Marc Alexander
  • Patent number: D935528
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignees: Whitmor, Inc., NM Franchise Operations LLC
    Inventors: Lauren Budzak, James Tabujara, Ashley Murphy, Marissa Hagmeyer, Lisa Ruff, Lauren Combs