Patents by Inventor Joseph A. Murray

Joseph 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).

  • Publication number: 20220178490
    Abstract: A fluid conduit system a first conduit section having a first conduit bore extending from a first end of the first conduit section to a second end of the first conduit section, the first conduit bore including a first beveled surface proximate the first end of the first conduit section. The fluid system also includes a second conduit section coupled to the first conduit section and having a second conduit bore extending from a first end of the second conduit section to a second end of the second conduit section, the second conduit bore including a second beveled surface proximate the first end of the second conduit section. The fluid system further includes a coating applied to the first beveled surface and to the second beveled surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2020
    Publication date: June 9, 2022
    Applicant: Caterpillar Inc.
    Inventors: Robert E. Riedel, JR., Christian Joseph Murray, Nickolas Jay Gretz
  • Patent number: 11357127
    Abstract: A plenum for processing one or more byproducts output from a generator, and systems and methods thereof, can have the plenum in the form of a hollow elongate rectangular box having a first end and a second end opposite the first end. The plenum can have a frame and a sidewall fixed to the frame, and can be adapted to be oriented vertically when operatively coupled to receive the one or more byproducts from the generator. The sidewall can include an opening adapted to receive heated air from the generator as one of the byproducts from the generator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: Caterpillar Inc.
    Inventors: Praveen Venugopal, Timothy D. Collins, Andrew Philip McKeown, Nicholas Murray, Joseph W. Brunton, Karl A. Hagen, Damian Grant
  • Publication number: 20220170314
    Abstract: An access door may include a core, first and second stiles defined along opposites sides of the core such that the core between the first and second stiles defines a recessed pocket with each of the first and second stiles defining a channel therein extending longitudinally along an inwardly-facing edge thereof, bottom and top elongated panels each defining tongue members at opposite sides thereof and configured to be received transversely in the recessed pocket with the tongue members received within the channels defined along the inwardly-facing edges of the first and second stiles, wherein, with the top and bottom elongated panels received in the recessed pocket, exterior faces of the first and second stiles, exterior faces of the top and bottom elongated panels, and an exposed surface of the recessed pocket between the top and bottom elongated panels define an exterior surface of one side of the door.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 1, 2021
    Publication date: June 2, 2022
    Inventors: Robert Hutton, Ayako Takase, Scott Michael Brandonisio, Daniel George Parker, Brian Murray Sommer, Richard Anthony Campbell, Joseph Thomas Brophy, Casey Scott McKellar, Benjamin Patrick Hummel
  • Publication number: 20220170315
    Abstract: An access door may include a core, stiles on opposites sides of the core, an elongated panel extending transversely between the stiles, wherein a major face of the door between the stiles defines one or more recessed pockets along a top edge of the elongated panel between and the stiles and the elongated panel, and a notch formed into the top edge of the elongated panel and extending along at least one of the recessed pockets, the notch extending downwardly into the top edge of the elongated panel so as to form a lip in the top edge of the elongated panel with the notch positioned between the lip and the one or more recessed pockets, the lip and the notch of the elongated panel together forming an accessory rail, wherein the accessory rail is configured to receive and support a complementarily configured hanger base of an accessory hanger.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 1, 2021
    Publication date: June 2, 2022
    Inventors: Robert Hutton, Ayako Takase, Scott Michael Brandonisio, Daniel George Parker, Brian Murray Sommer, Richard Anthony Campbell, Joseph Thomas Brophy, Casey Scott McKellar, Benjamin Patrick Hummel
  • Publication number: 20220170294
    Abstract: A hands-free door unlatching and opening system is provided for an access door operatively mounted to a jamb assembly of a building, the door including a handle set having a latch normally received, with the door in a closed position, within a latch pocket of a jamb of the jamb assembly to latch the door to the jamb. The system may include a plunger axially aligned with the latch pocket opposite to the latch, an actuator operatively coupled to the plunger and responsive to actuation to advance the plunger into the latch pocket to force the latch out of the latch pocket to unlatch the door from the jamb, and means for automatically opening the door following unlatching of the door from the jamb.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 1, 2021
    Publication date: June 2, 2022
    Inventors: Robert Hutton, Ayako Takase, Scott Michael Brandonisio, Daniel George Parker, Brian Murray Sommer, Richard Anthony Campbell, Joseph Thomas Brophy, Casey Scott McKellar, Benjamin Patrick Hummel, Ryan Caulfield
  • Publication number: 20220170623
    Abstract: An illumination system is provided for an access door may include an elongated illumination housing configured to be coupled to at least one of an upstanding jamb and a corresponding jamb casing extending along the one side of the access door, an elongated light transmissive cover coupled to the illumination housing, an elongated light pipe received within the illumination housing, an illumination source housing operatively coupled to one end of the light pipe, an illumination source disposed within the illumination source housing and configured to produce and transmit visible light into the light pipe so as to be visible through the light transmissive cover, a source of electrical power, and a control unit configured to selectively apply electrical power from the source of electrical power to the illumination source to produce the visible light.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 1, 2021
    Publication date: June 2, 2022
    Inventors: Robert Hutton, Ayako Takase, Scott Michael Brandonisio, Daniel George Parker, Brian Murray Sommer, Richard Anthony Campbell, Joseph Thomas Brophy, Casey Scott McKellar, Benjamin Patrick Hummel
  • Patent number: 11344403
    Abstract: A ligament assembly comprising a first ligament anchor (9) connected to a second ligament anchor (14) by a ligament (18) a resilient element (40) being associated with the first ligament anchor (9) and a ligament tension adjuster (44, 50) being associated with the second ligament anchor (14). The resilient element (40) may be disposed within the first ligament anchor (9) and the ligament tension adjuster (44, 50) may be disposed within the second ligament anchor (14).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: Biomet UK Healthcare Limited
    Inventors: David Wycliffe Murray, Christopher Dodd, John Joseph O'Connor, Russell Lloyd, Mohammed Imran Khan
  • Publication number: 20220156856
    Abstract: An energy resource network with plurality of energy resources each capable of delivering a quantum of energy; and a plurality of energy-consuming-devices each capable of accepting a quantum of energy. Each energy resource is associated with an energy-resource-processor which is configured to issue one or more offer-messages in respect of a quantum of energy available for supply from the energy resource Each energy-consuming-device is associated with at least one energy-consuming-processor) that is configured to receive one or more offer-messages in respect of a transaction for receiving a quantum of energy from one of the energy resources The energy-resource-processor and/or the energy-consuming-processor being configured to issue a cryptographically-secured transaction record of the transaction for inclusion within a publicly-available distributed ledger.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2022
    Publication date: May 19, 2022
    Applicant: INTELLIGENT ENERGY LIMITED
    Inventors: Henri Winand, John Joseph Murray
  • Publication number: 20220132603
    Abstract: A first apparatus including: a processor; a memory; and communication circuitry. The first apparatus is connected to a communications network via the communication circuitry. The first apparatus further includes computer-executable instructions stored in the memory which, when executed by the processor, causes the first apparatus to: discover a second apparatus that the first apparatus can communicate with; obtain device information related to the second apparatus; and configure a radio protocol of the first apparatus for direct sidelink communication with the second apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2020
    Publication date: April 28, 2022
    Inventors: Pascal Adjakple, Qing Li, Joseph Murray, Rocco Di Girolamo, Zhuo Chen, Lakshmi Iyer, Guodong Zhang
  • Publication number: 20220049809
    Abstract: A fracturing system includes a plurality of junctions mounted on a chassis, such as a trailer chassis. Pressurized fluid is provided to the plurality of junctions via a plurality of conduits, e.g., from one or more pumps. The junctions and the conduits are independently mounted and independent vibration dampening systems damp vibrations at the individual mounts. Vibration of individual of the junctions may be damped by a first dampening system having first dampening properties and individual of the conduits may be damped by a second dampening system having second dampening properties different from the first dampening properties.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 13, 2020
    Publication date: February 17, 2022
    Applicant: Caterpillar Inc.
    Inventors: Robert E. Riedel,, JR., Solomon Austin Cong, Peter Allan Manos, Christian Joseph Murray
  • Publication number: 20220049807
    Abstract: A fracturing manifold system including a first plurality of junctions mounted on a support structure and fluidly connected via conduit, individual ones of the first plurality of junctions configured to receive fracturing fluid from at least one fracturing pump and the first plurality of junctions including a first terminal junction. The fracturing manifold system further includes a fracturing head fluidly connected to the first plurality of junctions. The fracturing manifold system is configurable between a first configuration in which the fracturing head is mounted at a location proximate an end of the support structure and a second configuration in which an additional junction is mounted on the first support structure at the location, the additional junction is fluidly connected to the first plurality of junctions, a second plurality of junctions is fluidly connected to the additional junction, and the fracturing head is fluidly connected to the second plurality of junctions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 13, 2020
    Publication date: February 17, 2022
    Applicant: Caterpillar Inc.
    Inventors: Robert E. Riedel, JR., Solomon Austin Cong, Peter Allan Manos, Christian Joseph Murray
  • Publication number: 20220033309
    Abstract: Green ceramic mixture for extruding into an extruded green body includes one or more inorganic components selected from the group consisting of ceramic ingredients, inorganic ceramic-forming ingredients, and combinations thereof, at least one mineral oil, and from about 0.01 wt % to about 0.45 wt % of an antioxidant based on a total weight of the inorganic component(s), by super addition. The mineral oil has a kinematic viscosity of ?about 1.9 cSt at 100° C. The at least one antioxidant may have a degradation-rate peak temperature that is greater than the degradation-rate peak temperature of the at least one mineral oil. In some embodiments, the at least one mineral oil includes greater than about 20 wt % alkanes with greater than 20 carbons, based on a total weight of the at least one mineral oil. Methods of making an unfired extruded body using the batch mixture are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 15, 2021
    Publication date: February 3, 2022
    Inventors: Robert Joseph Castilone, Cecilia Sarah Flynn, Mark Alan Lewis, William Joseph Murray, Manivannan Ravichandran, Rachel Marie Shaver, Molly Kyser Walton
  • Patent number: 11238546
    Abstract: A solar panel energy system, energy resource network comprising a plurality of energy resources each capable of delivering a quantum of energy; and a plurality of energy-consuming-devices each capable of accepting a quantum of energy. Each energy resource is associated with an energy-resource-processor which is configured to issue one or more offer-messages in respect of a quantum of energy available for supply from the energy resource Each energy-consuming-device is associated with at least one energy-consuming-processor) that is configured to receive one or more offer-messages in respect of a transaction for receiving a quantum of energy from one of the energy resources The energy-resource-processor and/or the energy-consuming-processor being configured to issue a cryptographically-secured transaction record of the transaction for inclusion within a publicly-available distributed ledger.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2022
    Assignee: INTELLIGENT ENERGY LIMITED
    Inventors: Henri Winand, John Joseph Murray
  • Patent number: 11174203
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a ceramic matrix composite (CMC) turbine nozzle shell is provided. The method includes: assembling a primary outer nozzle platform, a primary inner nozzle platform, a core and trailing edge preform, and an airfoil-shaped body; joining the primary outer nozzle platform to a secondary outer nozzle platform of the airfoil-shaped body; and joining the primary inner nozzle platform to a secondary inner nozzle platform of the airfoil-shaped body. Composite plies circumferentially surround the airfoil-shaped body, and their longitudinal edges are cut into fingers that are folded down. The fingers are interleaved between secondary platform plies to form the secondary outer and inner nozzle platforms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Peter de Diego, John Ellington Greene, David Randall Hobart, James Joseph Murray, III
  • Publication number: 20210341493
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates generally to biomarkers and peptide arrays, and, more particularly, to a method of using a peptide array to identify biomarkers for an autoimmune disease such as, e.g., Celiac disease. Furthermore, a set of novel biomarkers for Celiac disease, having high sensitivity and specificity, are disclosed in addition to method of treatment using the novel biomarkers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 8, 2019
    Publication date: November 4, 2021
    Inventors: Rok Seon Choung, Eric V. Marietta, Vasanth Jayaraman, Karthik Krishna, Joseph A. Murray
  • Patent number: 11117839
    Abstract: Various embodiments include methods for densifying a melt infiltrated ceramic matrix composite (CMC) article, and a densified melt infiltrated CMC article formed thereby. Particular embodiments include a method including: providing a porous CMC preform within a first region of a casting apparatus; providing a molten densifier within a pressure head area of a second region of the casting apparatus, the first and second regions being operably connected and the molten densifier including at least one source of silicon; and applying a first pressure to the molten densifier within the pressure head, thereby infiltrating voids within the porous CMC preform with the molten densifier and forming a densified melt infiltrated CMC article.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Jason Robert Parolini, Canan Uslu Hardwicke, Srikanth Chandrudu Kottilingam, James Joseph Murray, III
  • Patent number: 11097983
    Abstract: Methods for preparing ceramic matrix composites using melt infiltration and chemical vapor infiltration are provided as well as the resulting ceramic matrix composites. The methods and products include the incorporation of sacrificial fibers to provide improved infiltration of the fluid infiltrant. The sacrificial fibers are removed, such as decomposed during pyrolysis, resulting in the formation of regular and elongate channels throughout the ceramic matrix composite. Infiltration of the fluid infiltrant can then take place using the elongate channels resulting in improved density and an improved ceramic matrix composite product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: David Bruce Hall, James Joseph Murray, Jason Robert Parolini, Michael Alan Vallance, Juan Borja, Daniel George Norton, Jared Hogg Weaver, Daniel Gene Dunn
  • Patent number: 11035247
    Abstract: A turbine apparatus is disclosed including a first article and a second article disposed between the first article and a hot gas path of a turbine. The first article includes at least one first article cooling channel in fluid communication with and downstream from a cooling fluid source, and the second article includes at least one second article cooling channel in fluid communication with and downstream from the at least one first article cooling channel. A method for redundant cooling of the turbine apparatus is disclosed including flowing a cooling fluid from the cooling fluid source through at least one first article cooling channel, exhausting the cooling fluid from the at least one first article cooling channel into at least one second article cooling channel, and flowing the cooling fluid through the at least one second article cooling channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: Matthew Troy Hafner, Scott Francis Johnson, James Joseph Murray
  • Patent number: 11035239
    Abstract: A ceramic matrix composite turbine nozzle includes a primary outer nozzle platform; a primary inner nozzle platform; and an airfoil-shaped body extending between the primary inner and primary outer nozzle platforms. The body includes core plies defining a cavity; composite wrap plies circumscribing the core plies and defining an airfoil shape; a secondary outer nozzle platform in contact with the primary outer nozzle platform; and a secondary inner nozzle platform in contact with the primary inner nozzle platform. Each composite wrap ply has two layers of unidirectional fibers oriented transverse to each other and has first and second longitudinal edges. The first and second longitudinal edges are cut into fingers, which are folded in a transverse direction away from a turbine nozzle longitudinal axis and are interleaved between platform plies to define the secondary inner nozzle platform and the secondary outer nozzle platform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: Peter de Diego, John Ellington Greene, Matthew Troy Hafner, David Randall Hobart, James Joseph Murray, III
  • Patent number: PP32803
    Abstract: A new cultivar of Lomandra named ‘Olive Green’ that is distinguishable by its numerous strap-like evergreen leaves which are formed into a dense plant habit which is arching, weeping and inwardly recurved and which bears sweetly fragrant inflorescences on short stems within the foliage canopy. In combination, these characteristics distinguish ‘Olive Green’ from all other varieties of Lomandra known to the inventor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: AUSPLANZ INVESTMENTS PTY. LTD.
    Inventor: Joseph Murray