Patents by Inventor John J. Murphy

John J. 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).

  • Patent number: 11426512
    Abstract: A system for delivery of a volume of infusible fluid. The system includes a controller configured to calculate a trajectory for delivering infusible fluid, the trajectory comprising at least one volume of fluid, and determine a schedule for delivering the at least one volume of fluid according to the trajectory, wherein the schedule comprising an interval and a volume of infusible fluid for delivery. The system also includes a volume sensor assembly for determining the at least one volume of fluid delivered, wherein the controller recalculates the trajectory based on the volume of fluid delivered.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2022
    Assignee: DEKA Products Limited Partnership
    Inventors: Dean Kamen, John M. Kerwin, Gerald M. Guay, Larry B. Gray, Richard J. Lanigan, Stephen L. Fichera, Colin H. Murphy, Thomas F. Soldau, David Blumberg, Jr.
  • Patent number: 11415713
    Abstract: A product includes a transparent scintillator material, a beta emitter material having an end-point energy of greater than 225 kiloelectron volts (keV), and a photovoltaic portion configured to convert light emitted by the scintillator material to electricity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2022
    Assignee: Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC
    Inventors: Joshua Jarrell, Nerine Cherepy, John Winter Murphy, Rebecca J. Nikolic, Erik Lars Swanberg, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20220246267
    Abstract: A peristaltic pump, and related system method are provided. The peristaltic pump includes a cam shaft, first and second pinch-valve cams, first and second pinch-valve cam followers, a plunger cam, a plunger-cam follower, a tube receiver, and a spring-biased plunger. The first and second pinch-valve cams are coupled to the cam shaft. The first and second pinch-valve cam followers each engage the first and second pinch-valve cams, respectively. The plunger cam is coupled to the cam shaft. The plunger-cam follower engages the plunger cam. The tube receiver is configured to receive a tube. The spring-biased plunger is coupled to the plunger-cam follower such that the expansion of the plunger cam along a radial angle intersecting the plunger-cam follower as the cam shaft rotates pushes the plunger cam follower towards the plunger and thereby disengages the spring-biased plunger from the tube. A spring coupled to the spring-biased plunger biases the spring-biased plunger to apply the crushing force to the tube.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2022
    Publication date: August 4, 2022
    Inventors: Dean Kamen, John M. Kerwin, Colin H. Murphy, Larry B, Gray, Christopher C. Langenfeld, Michael J. Slate, Michael S. Place
  • Publication number: 20220217955
    Abstract: Genetically modified non-human animals are provided that express an immunoglobulin variable domain that comprises at least one histidine, wherein the at least one histidine is encoded by a substitution of a non-histidine codon in the germline of the animal with a histidine codon, or the insertion of a histidine codon in a germline immunoglobulin nucleic acid sequence. Immunoglobulin genes comprising histidines in one or more CDRs, in an N-terminal region, and/or in a loop 4 region are also provided. Immunoglobulin variable domains comprising one or more histidines (e.g., histidine clusters) substituted for non-antigen-binding non-histidine residues. Non-human animals that are progeny of animals comprising modified heavy chain variable loci (V, D, J segments), modified light chain variable loci (V, J segments), and rearranged germline light chain genes (VJ sequences) are also provided. Non-human animals that make immunoglobulin domains that bind antigens in a pH-sensitive manner are provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 8, 2021
    Publication date: July 14, 2022
    Inventors: John McWhirter, Lynn Macdonald, Joel H. Martin, Andrew J. Murphy
  • Patent number: 11373747
    Abstract: A peristaltic pump is disclosed that includes a plunger, a spring, an actuator, a position sensor, and a processor. The plunger actuates toward and away from a tube. The spring biases the plunger toward the tube. The actuator actuates the plunger away from the tube and mechanically engages and disengages from the plunger. The position sensor senses a position of the plunger. The processor receives the sensed position of the plunger and estimates fluid flow within the tube using a first position of the plunger when the actuator is engaged with the plunger and a second position of the plunger when the actuator is disengaged from the plunger.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: DEKA Products Limited Partnership
    Inventors: Dean Kamen, John M. Kerwin, Colin H. Murphy, Christopher C. Langenfeld, Michael J. Slate, Michael S. Place, Larry B. Gray
  • Patent number: 9924390
    Abstract: Signal egress from a shielding flaw in a cable telecommunication system is detected, even where signals carried by the cable telecommunication system are quadrature amplitude modulated signals that statistically resemble broadband noise by generating a marker signal comprising a double side band, suppressed carrier signal in the fringes of contiguous frequency bands and at a power level which cannot cause perceptible interference with signals in those contiguous frequency bands. The separation of the sidebands comprising the marker signal can unambiguously identify the marker signal and can distinguish between different cable telecommunication systems installed in the same geographic area. The marker signal can be additionally coded by varying the frequency and/or amplitude of the modulating signal used to create the marker signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: COMSONICS, INC.
    Inventors: John J. Murphy, Dennis A. Zimmerman
  • Patent number: 9491027
    Abstract: A small, portable signal generator provides a unique marker signal modulated with a selectable number of degrees of freedom for insertion into a portion of a broadband communication system (BCS) such as a subscriber installation site that may or may not be connected to the remainder of the BCS. If payload signals are not present or brief interference with payload signals is tolerable, a high level marker signal may be injected with level control upon detection of an egress signal to detect very minor leakage sources and thus increase quality of the qualification of installation or repairs. If payload signals are present, marker signals are held to non-interfering levels and frequencies. Authentication of a signal received through an antenna is expedited and increased in confidence level by synchronization of the marker signal modulation pattern and the signal detector in a receiver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2016
    Assignee: ComSonics, Inc.
    Inventors: John J. Murphy, Dennis A. Zimmerman, Richard L. Shimp, Marc-Yvon Comeau
  • Patent number: 9374291
    Abstract: A cyclic prefix which duplicates some samples of a terminal portion of a symbol in an OFDM data stream and which is invariant in pilot tones can be detected in the presence of signals having higher levels of noise and broadcast signals by autocorrelation with one of two selected “lags”. Autocorrelation will be found when the lag is equal to the number of samples in the FFT used to form a symbol in the data stream. A far stronger autocorrelation is found when the lag is equal to the sum of the FFT length and the length of the cyclic prefix and applied to pilots in the data stream. Overbuilt systems can be distinguished from a system of interest by use of pilots that do not coincide in frequency with a pilot of an overbuilt system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2016
    Assignee: ComSonics, Inc.
    Inventor: John J. Murphy
  • Publication number: 20160173316
    Abstract: A small, portable signal generator provides a unique marker signal modulated with a selectable number of degrees of freedom for insertion into a portion of a broadband communication system (BCS) such as a subscriber installation site that may or may not be connected to the remainder of the BCS. If payload signals are not present or brief interference with payload signals is tolerable, a high level marker signal may be injected with level control upon detection of an egress signal to detect very minor leakage sources and thus increase quality of the qualification of installation or repairs. If payload signals are present, marker signals are held to non-interfering levels and frequencies. Authentication of a signal received through an antenna is expedited and increased in confidence level by synchronization of the marker signal modulation pattern and the signal detector in a receiver.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2016
    Publication date: June 16, 2016
    Inventors: John J. Murphy, Dennis A. Zimmerman, Richard L. Shimp, Marc-Yvon Comeau
  • Patent number: 9355552
    Abstract: The electronic Building Information Card (eBIC) system provides a systematic and comprehensive approach for building information maintenance to assist first responders and building owners in an emergency response. The eBIC solution is built to the essential elements for each building along with a cross vertical view of the building. This provides the first responder a quick size-up assessment, an easy to read graphic view format and further support emergency operations for each building.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2016
    Inventors: John J. Murphy, Jr., Walter Greenberg
  • Publication number: 20150381468
    Abstract: A cyclic prefix which duplicates some samples of a terminal portion of a symbol in an OFDM data stream and which is invariant in pilot tones can be detected in the presence of signals having higher levels of noise and broadcast signals by autocorrelation with one of two selected “lags”. Autocorrelation will be found when the lag is equal to the number of samples in the FFT used to form a symbol in the data stream. A far stronger autocorrelation is found when the lag is equal to the sum of the FFT length and the length of the cyclic prefix and applied to pilots in the data stream. Overbuilt systems can be distinguished from a system of interest by use of pilots that do not coincide in frequency with a pilot of an overbuilt system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2015
    Publication date: December 31, 2015
    Inventor: John J. Murphy
  • Patent number: 9112762
    Abstract: Passive detection of a quadrature amplitude modulated (QAM) signal amid noise is achieved by detection of a spectral component of a detected signal that corresponds to a known QAM symbol rate in, for example, a QAM modulated broadband communication system (BCS). Improved authentication can be provided by simultaneously detecting symbol rate components in two or more QAM bands. No modification of a broadband communication system such as by including a marker signal is required and thus there is no requirement for dedication of a portion of the broadband communication system spectrum or problem of marker signal interference with BCS signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2015
    Assignee: ComSonics, Inc.
    Inventor: John J. Murphy
  • Publication number: 20150048953
    Abstract: The electronic Building Information Card (eBIC) system provides a systematic and comprehensive approach for building information maintenance to assist first responders and building owners in an emergency response. The eBIC solution is built to the essential elements for each building along with a cross vertical view of the building. This provides the first responder a quick size-up assessment, an easy to read graphic view format and further support emergency operations for each building.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2014
    Publication date: February 19, 2015
    Applicant: EBIC Preparedness Solutions, LLC
    Inventors: John J. Murphy, JR., Walter Greenberg
  • Publication number: 20140177754
    Abstract: Signal egress from a shielding flaw in a cable telecommunication system is detected, even where signals carried by the cable telecommunication system are quadrature amplitude modulated signals that statistically resemble broadband noise by generating a marker signal comprising a double side band, suppressed carrier signal in the fringes of contiguous frequency bands and at a power level which cannot cause perceptible interference with signals in those contiguous frequency bands. The separation of the sidebands comprising the marker signal can unambiguously identify the marker signal and can distinguish between different cable telecommunication systems installed in the same geographic area. The marker signal can be additionally coded by varying the frequency and/or amplitude of the modulating signal used to create the marker signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2014
    Publication date: June 26, 2014
    Applicant: ComSonics, Inc.
    Inventors: John J. Murphy, Dennis A. Zimmerman
  • Patent number: 8749248
    Abstract: Signal egress from a shielding flaw in a cable telecommunication system is detected, even where signals carried by the cable telecommunication system are quadrature amplitude modulated signals that statistically resemble broadband noise by generating a marker signal comprising a double side band, suppressed carrier signal in the fringes of contiguous frequency bands and at a power level which cannot cause perceptible interference with signals in those contiguous frequency bands. The separation of the sidebands comprising the marker signal can unambiguously identify the marker signal and can distinguish between different cable telecommunication systems installed in the same geographic area. The marker signal can be additionally coded by varying the frequency and/or amplitude of the modulating signal used to create the marker signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignee: ConSonics, Inc.
    Inventors: John J. Murphy, Dennis A. Zimmerman
  • Patent number: 8618127
    Abstract: Methods of treating stuttering include treating people with gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) receptor modulators, including cyclopyrrolones. A second active agent may be used with GABA receptor modulators. Active enantiomers, active metabolites, and pharmaceutically acceptable salts of gamma-aminobutyric acid receptor modulators, including cyclopyrrolones, are acceptable components of the compositions. The cyclopyrrolone class of modulators includes pagoclone, suriclone, zopiclone, 2-(7-chloro-2-naphthyridin-1,8-yl)-3-(5-methyl-2-oxohexyl)isoindolin-1-one, 2-(7-chloro-2-naphthyridin-1,8-yl)isoindolin-1-yl-4-acetamidobutyrate, and 2-(7-chloro-1,8-naphthyridin-2yl)-3-(5-methyl-5-hydroxy-2-oxohexyl)-1-isoindolinone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2013
    Assignee: Endo Pharmaceuticals Solutions Inc.
    Inventors: John J. Murphy, Kay Jorgenson D'Orlando
  • Publication number: 20130322569
    Abstract: Passive detection of a quadrature amplitude modulated (QAM) signal amid noise is achieved by detection of a spectral component of a detected signal that corresponds to a known QAM symbol rate in, for example, a QAM modulated broadband communication system (BCS). Improved authentication can be provided by simultaneously detecting symbol rate components in two or more QAM bands. No modification of a broadband communication system such as by including a marker signal is required and thus there is no requirement for dedication of a portion of the broadband communication system spectrum or problem of marker signal interference with BCS signals.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2013
    Publication date: December 5, 2013
    Applicant: COMSONICS, INC.
    Inventor: John J. Murphy
  • Publication number: 20120312715
    Abstract: A pillbox comprising a plurality of compartments, each compartment having two side walls, two end walls, and a bottom and each compartment having a top, each top comprising a hinged lid for accessing the compartment, the hinged lid being hinged pivotally at a hinge area; a slot at one of the walls of each compartment disposed parallel to the one wall, further wherein the hinged lid for each compartment is separable from the compartment, each hinged lid having a tab depending from the hinged lid and being pivotable from the lid at the hinge area, the tab being insertable into the slot to secure the hinged lid to the compartment for access to the compartment, the tab being releasably and frictionally held in place in the slot and being removable from the slot integral with the lid when the lid is removed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 20, 2012
    Publication date: December 13, 2012
    Applicant: APEX MEDICAL CORPORATION
    Inventor: John J. Murphy
  • Publication number: 20120257661
    Abstract: Signal egress from a shielding flaw in a cable telecommunication system is detected, even where signals carried by the cable telecommunication system are quadrature amplitude modulated signals that statistically resemble broadband noise by generating a marker signal comprising a double side band, suppressed carrier signal in the fringes of contiguous frequency bands and at a power level which cannot cause perceptible interference with signals in those contiguous frequency bands. The separation of the sidebands comprising the marker signal can unambiguously identify the marker signal and can distinguish between different cable telecommunication systems installed in the same geographic area. The marker signal can be additionally coded by varying the frequency and/or amplitude of the modulating signal used to create the marker signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 6, 2011
    Publication date: October 11, 2012
    Inventors: John J. Murphy, Dennis A. Zimmerman
  • Publication number: 20120245118
    Abstract: Methods of treating stuttering include treating people with gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) receptor modulators, including cyclopyrrolones. A second active agent may be used with GABA receptor modulators. Active enantiomers, active metabolites, and pharmaceutically acceptable salts of gamma-aminobutyric acid receptor modulators, including cyclopyrrolones, are acceptable components of the compositions. The cyclopyrrolone class of modulators includes pagoclone, suriclone, zopiclone, 2-(7-chloro-2-naphthyridin-1,8-yl)-3-(5-methyl-2-oxohexyl)isoindolin-1-one, 2-(7-chloro-2-naphthyridin-1,8-yl)isoindolin-1-yl-4-acetamidobutyrate, and 2-(7-chloro-1,8-naphthyridin-2yl)-3-(5-methyl-5-hydroxy-2-oxohexyl)-1-isoindolinone.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 6, 2012
    Publication date: September 27, 2012
    Applicant: Endo Pharmaceuticals Solutions Inc.
    Inventors: John J. Murphy, Kay Jorgenson D'Orlando