Patents by Inventor James A. Murray

James A. 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: 10733745
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and computer readable media for deriving a three-dimensional (3D) textured surface from endoscopic video are disclosed. According to one method for deriving a 3D textured surface from endoscopic video, the method comprises: performing video frame preprocessing to identify a plurality of video frames of an endoscopic video, wherein the video frame preprocessing includes informative frame selection, specularity removal, and key-frame selection; generating, using a neural network or a shape-from-motion-and-shading (SfMS) approach, a 3D textured surface from the plurality of video frames; and optionally registering the 3D textured surface to at least one CT image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: THE UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA AT CHAPEL HILL
    Inventors: Stephen Murray Pizer, Jan-Michael Frahm, Julian Gary Rosenman, Qingyu Zhao, Rui Wang, Ruibin Ma, James True Price, Miao Fan, Sarah Kelly McGill
  • Publication number: 20200242111
    Abstract: The present disclosure related to techniques for analyzing data from multiple different data sources to determine a relationship between the data (also referred to herein a “data relationship discovery”). The relationships between any two compared datasets may be used to determine one or more recommendations for merging (e.g., joining), or “blending,” the data sets together. Relationship discovery may include determining a relationship between a subset of data, such as a relationship between a pair of columns, or column pair, each column in a different dataset of the datasets that are compared. Given two datasets to process for relationship discovery, relationship discovery may identify and recommends a ranked subset of column pairs between two compared datasets. The ranked column pairs identified as a relationship may be useful for blending the datasets with respect to those column pairs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 23, 2020
    Publication date: July 30, 2020
    Applicant: Oracle International Corporation
    Inventors: Robert James Oberbreckling, Luis E. Rivas, Michael Malak, Glenn Allen Murray
  • Publication number: 20200239098
    Abstract: A two-wheeled vehicle is provided. The two-wheeled vehicle includes a chassis, and a first wheel carriage moveably coupled to, and longitudinally displaceable relative to the chassis. At least a first wheel is rotationally mounted on the first wheel carriage, and coupled to the chassis through the first wheel carriage. The two-wheeled vehicle further includes a first linear actuator system coupled to the first wheel carriage, and configured to longitudinally displace the first wheel carriage relative to the chassis. A first motor is mounted to the first wheel and the first wheel carriage. The first motor is configured to provide a drive energy to the first wheel, and to be displaced along with the first wheel carriage as the first wheel is displaced by the first linear actuator system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 10, 2018
    Publication date: July 30, 2020
    Inventors: Jeffrey SCHNAPP, Gregory LYNN, Nazareth EKMEKJIAN, Rossitza KOTELOVA, Jarrod SMITH, Eddie CARRILLO, Amos AMBLER, Andrew MURRAY, James WANG, Carlos ASMAT, Joshua ELVANDER, Onorino DI TANNA
  • Patent number: 10714887
    Abstract: Provided herein are systems and methods of manufacture and operation for a compact laser to achieve high-intensity output pulses. These compact laser resonators and methods rely upon separate and distinct functions of the laser resonator to be operated in balance such that the functions, while deleterious when separate are supportive of laser generation and growth when combined within a small volume laser resonator as described herein. The combined elements of the described laser resonator include a delicate balance that allows the laser to operate between plane-parallel operation and unstable operation. This operation mode further allows distinct methods of construction and operation that allow the compact laser to be reliably assembled and tested during assembly. Therefore, despite requiring a delicate balance of disparate elements, the described laser resonator results in a compact robust laser.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: Arete Associates
    Inventors: Micah Boyd, James Murray
  • Patent number: 10709573
    Abstract: The present invention provides an expandable fusion device capable of being installed inside an intervertebral disc space to maintain normal disc spacing and restore spinal stability, thereby facilitating an intervertebral fusion. In one embodiment, the fusion device includes a central ramp, a first endplate, and a second endplate, the central ramp capable of being moved in a first direction to move the first and second endplates outwardly and into an expanded configuration. The fusion device is capable of being deployed down an endoscopic tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: Globus Medical Inc.
    Inventors: Mark Weiman, Hilliary Kopp, Joel Cryder, James Himmelberger, George Howard, David Leff, Colm McLaughlin, Mark Miccio, Patrick Murray, Jeff Nichols, Jason Zappacosta
  • Publication number: 20200219272
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and computer readable media for deriving a three-dimensional (3D) textured surface from endoscopic video are disclosed. According to one method for deriving a 3D textured surface from endoscopic video, the method comprises: performing video frame preprocessing to identify a plurality of video frames of an endoscopic video, wherein the video frame preprocessing includes informative frame selection, specularity removal, and key-frame selection; generating, using a neural network or a shape-from-motion-and-shading (SfMS) approach, a 3D textured surface from the plurality of video frames; and optionally registering the 3D textured surface to at least one CT image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 7, 2019
    Publication date: July 9, 2020
    Inventors: Stephen Murray Pizer, Jan-Michael Frahm, Julian Gary Rosenman, Qingyu Zhao, Rui Wang, Ruibin Ma, James True Price, Miao Fan, Sarah Kelly McGill
  • Publication number: 20200179003
    Abstract: Various devices are provided for allowing multiple surgical instruments to be inserted through a single surgical access device at variable angles of insertion, allowing for ease of manipulation within a patient's body while maintaining insufflation. Safety shields and release mechanisms are also provided for use with various surgical access devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 12, 2020
    Publication date: June 11, 2020
    Inventors: Christopher W. Widenhouse, William B. Weisenburgh, II, Frederick E. Shelton, IV, David K. Norvell, Robert P. Gill, James W. Voegele, Michael A. Murray, Christopher J. Hess, Michael S. Cropper
  • Publication number: 20200170814
    Abstract: A medical device such as a stent or medical balloon is functionalised prior to coating with a bioactive material, specifically by carboxylic acidification of the contact surface or surfaces of the medical device. The preferred process involves washing a stent or other medical device in a washing solution which may be sodium hydroxide, soaking in a carboxylic acid solution, rinsing in water to remove excess carboxylic acid, allowing to dry before applying a bioactive agent layer. It has been found that washing after functionalisation removes excess carboxylic acid and enhances the retention of bioactive agent on the contact surface or surfaces of the medical device leading to a more uniform and consistent layer of bioactive agent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 29, 2018
    Publication date: June 4, 2020
    Inventors: John Neilan, David Murray, James Butler
  • Publication number: 20200148996
    Abstract: Apparatus and method for lysing and recovering released material, such as proteins or other biomolecules. Sample material including cells may be at least partially frozen, thawed, cells lysed and biomolecules recovered in a single conduit, e.g., as the sample flows through the conduit. The conduit may include different zones for sample treatment, including a freezing zone, thawing zone, lysing/disassociation zone, etc., and protein or other recovered material may be delivered directly from the conduit to analysis equipment, such as a mass spectrometer. This allows a flow-through type processing of cells that avoids handling and transfer of sample material between different sample holders.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2019
    Publication date: May 14, 2020
    Applicant: Covaris, Inc.
    Inventors: James A. LAUGHARN, JR., William Murray SKEA, Hans-Ulrich THOMANN, Todd Anthony BASQUE
  • Patent number: 10650000
    Abstract: The present disclosure related to techniques for analyzing data from multiple different data sources to determine a relationship between the data (also referred to herein a “data relationship discovery”). The relationships between any two compared datasets may be used to determine one or more recommendations for merging (e.g., joining), or “blending,” the data sets together. Relationship discovery may include determining a relationship between a subset of data, such as a relationship between a pair of columns, or column pair, each column in a different dataset of the datasets that are compared. Given two datasets to process for relationship discovery, relationship discovery may identify and recommends a ranked subset of column pairs between two compared datasets. The ranked column pairs identified as a relationship may be useful for blending the datasets with respect to those column pairs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Oracle International Corporation
    Inventors: Robert James Oberbreckling, Luis E. Rivas, Michael Malak, Glenn Allen Murray
  • Publication number: 20200133979
    Abstract: A computer-implemented quantitative hazard scoring method is described. The method allows a large population of chemicals to be scored for their relative hazard potential and compared with one another. The method allows a user to provide one or more chemical identifiers and receive a quantitative hazard score based on the one or more chemical identifiers according to an algorithm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2019
    Publication date: April 30, 2020
    Applicant: Scivera LLC
    Inventors: Joseph Rinkevich, Bradley Groff, Patricia Beattie, Colleen McLoughlin, James Orchard-Hays, Elizabeth Murray
  • Publication number: 20200121724
    Abstract: This invention relates to methods and compositions for detecting, identifying and treating glaucoma diseases. More particularly, this invention discloses compositions and methods for affecting intraocular pressure and increasing ocular outflows in glaucoma. Compositions and methods provided include purified and synthesized extracellular vesicle complexes from glaucoma ocular humor for use in methods and devices for detecting, characterizing and treating glaucoma diseases along with active agents. The presence of extracellular vesicle complexes in glaucoma can also be used as a biomarker.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2019
    Publication date: April 23, 2020
    Inventors: John T. G. PENA, James Murray MITCHELL, Harmon Lawrence REMMEL
  • Publication number: 20200113719
    Abstract: Delivery systems and catheters including lock and release connectors for implantable devices and methods for retaining, positioning, and deploying a medical device are disclosed. The lock and release connectors can include a body and at least one door engaged with the body, wherein the door is moveable from a first position to a second position. The lock and release connectors can further include at least one fastener connecting at least one end of the door to the body. The door can be integral with the body or connected and can comprise a shape memory material and/or other materials.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2019
    Publication date: April 16, 2020
    Inventors: John J. Desrosiers, Daniel James Murray, Michael G. Valdez, Liron Tayeb, David Maimon, Eitan Atias, Adi Carmi
  • Patent number: 10614580
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and computer readable media for deriving a three-dimensional (3D) textured surface from endoscopic video are disclosed. According to one method for deriving a 3D textured surface from endoscopic video, the method comprises: performing video frame preprocessing to identify a plurality of video frames of an endoscopic video, wherein the video frame preprocessing includes informative frame selection, specularity removal, and key-frame selection; generating, using a neural network or a shape-from-motion-and-shading (SfMS) approach, a 3D textured surface from the plurality of video frames; and optionally registering the 3D textured surface to at least one CT image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
    Inventors: Stephen Murray Pizer, Jan-Michael Frahm, Julian Gary Rosenman, Qingyu Zhao, Rui Wang, Ruibin Ma, James True Price, Miao Fan, Sarah Kelly McGill
  • Publication number: 20200100817
    Abstract: Surgical instruments and methods for delivering bone anchor assemblies into bone are disclosed herein. Use of these anchors or instruments can eliminate one or more of the steps in a conventional bone anchor installation procedure, improving surgical efficiency and safety. In general, a surgical instrument can include a handle assembly having an elongate shaft extending distally therefrom. The handle assembly can be configured to axially translate a carrier assembly that secures a stylet extending therethrough. Translation of the stylet can be made relative to a distal end of the elongate shaft. The surgical instruments can include various carrier assemblies for positioning the distal end of the stylet relative to the distal end of the elongate shaft based on a length of bone anchor to be installed by the surgical instrument.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2019
    Publication date: April 2, 2020
    Inventors: John DiVincenzo, Nicholas Pavento, Ralph Solitario, Keanan Smith, James Murray
  • Patent number: 10588661
    Abstract: Various devices are provided for allowing multiple surgical instruments to be inserted through a single surgical access device at variable angles of insertion, allowing for ease of manipulation within a patient's body while maintaining insufflation. Safety shields and release mechanisms are also provided for use with various surgical access devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: Ethicon LLC
    Inventors: Christopher W. Widenhouse, William B. Weisenburgh, II, Frederick E. Shelton, IV, David K. Norvell, Robert P. Gill, James W. Voegele, Michael A. Murray, Christopher J. Hess, Michael S. Cropper
  • Publication number: 20200075150
    Abstract: In some examples, there may be provided systems, devices, and methods for using data from disparate sources to determine whether diversion events have occurred. A diversion event may be when a monitored unit intended for a target user is diverted away from the target user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2019
    Publication date: March 5, 2020
    Inventors: Scott Murray, Dan Nguyen, Janet McCallister, Tara Haines, Erica Williams, George Tucker, Heather Fuller, Randy Scott Fagin, Thomas Neal Payne, Sarah Dhane, James E. Hicks, Christopher Anthony, Chigger Bynum
  • Patent number: 10578821
    Abstract: A fiber optic cassette including a body defining a front and an opposite rear and an enclosed interior. A cable entry location is defined in the body for a cable to enter the interior of the cassette. The cable which enters at the cable entry location is attached to the cassette body and the fibers are extended into the cassette body and form terminations at connectors. The connectors are connected to adapters located at the front of the cassette. A front side of the adapters defines termination locations for cables to be connected to the fibers connected at the rear of the adapters. A cable including a jacket, a strength member, and fibers enters the cassette. The strength member is crimped to a crimp tube and is mounted to the cassette body, allowing the fibers to extend past the crimp tube into the interior of the cassette body. A strain relief boot is provided at the cable entry location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: CommScope Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Michael James Ott, David Patrick Murray, Patrick J. Thompson
  • Publication number: 20200038072
    Abstract: Driver instruments and related methods are disclosed herein, e.g., for applying a fastener to a bone anchor. Various features are disclosed for retaining the fastener to the driver instrument, such as tapered drive tips, as are various features for impacting the driver instrument into the fastener, such as slidable slap-hammer type handles. Driver instruments with interchangeable handles or handle geometries that can be changed without separating the instrument from an attached fastener are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2019
    Publication date: February 6, 2020
    Inventors: John Divincenzo, Thomas Martin, Nicholas Pavento, James Murray
  • Publication number: 20200016299
    Abstract: A medical device such as a stent (10) or medical balloon (40) is at least partially coated with a saturated carboxylic acid layer in order to enhance biocompatibility, reduce thrombogenesis and increase endothelialisation. The coating is preferably of citric acid in non-crosslinked form and preferably non-porous so as to mask the underlying structure of the medical device. The acid coating forms an outer surface of at least a part of the medical device, that is has no other layer or material overlying it, save for in some embodiments a partial coating of a bioactive material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2019
    Publication date: January 16, 2020
    Inventors: John Neilan, David Murray, James Butler