Patents by Inventor Michael D. Murphy

Michael D. 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: 20190272101
    Abstract: Some embodiments provide a method for a first device to synchronize a set of data items with a second device. The method receives a request to synchronize the set of data items stored on the first device with the second device. The method determines a subset of the synchronization data items stored on the first device that belong to at least one synchronization sub-group in which the second device participates. Participation in at least one of the synchronization sub-groups is defined based on membership in at least one verification sub-group. The first and second devices are part of a set of related devices with several different verification sub-groups. The method sends only the subset of the synchronization data items that belong to at least one synchronization sub-group in which the second device participates to the second device using a secure channel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 17, 2019
    Publication date: September 5, 2019
    Inventors: Mitchell D. ADLER, Michael BROUWER, Andrew R. WHALLEY, John C. HURLEY, Richard F. MURPHY, David P. FINKELSTEIN
  • Patent number: 10322994
    Abstract: Fatty amide compositions and their derivatives are disclosed. The fatty amides comprise a reaction product of a metathesis-derived C10-C17 monounsaturated acid, octadecene-1,18-dioic acid, or their ester derivatives with a primary or secondary amine. Derivatives made by reducing, quaternizing, sulfonating, alkoxylating, sulfating, and sulfitating the fatty amide are also included. The amine reactant can be diethylenetriamine or (2-aminoethyl)ethanolamine, which provide imidazoline amides or esters, respectively. In one aspect, the ester derivative of the C10-C17 monounsaturated acid or octadecene-1,18-dioic acid is a lower alkyl ester. In other aspects, the ester derivative is a modified triglyceride made by self-metathesis of a natural oil or an unsaturated triglyceride made by cross-metathesis of a natural oil with an olefin. The compositions are valuable for cleaners, fabric treatment, hair conditioning, personal care, antimicrobial compositions, agricultural uses, and oil field applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: Stepan Company
    Inventors: Dave R. Allen, Marcos Alonso, Randal J. Bernhardt, Aaron Brown, Kelly Buchek, Sangeeta Ganguly-Mink, Brian Holland, Gary Luebke, Renee Luka, Andrew D. Malec, Ronald A. Masters, Dennis S. Murphy, Irene Shapiro, Patti Skelton, Brian Sook, Michael R. Terry, Gregory Wallace, Laura Lee Whitlock, Michael Wiester, Patrick Shane Wolfe, Lena Titievsky
  • Patent number: 10318154
    Abstract: Some embodiments provide a method for a first device that identifies definitions of different groups of devices, each of which is defined by a set of properties required for a device to be a member. The method monitors properties of the first device to determine when the device is eligible for membership in a group. When the first device is eligible for membership in a first group of which the device is not a member, the method sends an application for membership in the first group signed with at least a private key of the device to at least one other device that is a member of the first group. When the first device becomes ineligible for membership in a second group of which the first device is a member, the method removes the device from the second group and notifies other devices that are members of the second group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Mitchell D. Adler, Michael Brouwer, Andrew R. Whalley, John C. Hurley, Richard F. Murphy, David P. Finkelstein
  • Publication number: 20190170710
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to burner assemblies of flame-based detectors. These burner assemblies are configured to deliver decompressed mobile phase of supercritical fluid chromatography systems to the flame of a flame-based detector while providing for improved optimization of analyte response as well as enhanced flame stability during operation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 8, 2019
    Publication date: June 6, 2019
    Applicant: Waters Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Michael O. Fogwill, Joseph D. Michienzi, James P. Murphy
  • Patent number: 10053245
    Abstract: An eyewash dispensing container to store and deliver an eyewash fluid that is particularly suitable for terminal sterilization. The container includes a base and a locking lid with a tamper indicator. The container is able to be opened quickly and deliver the eyewash fluid directly to an eye of a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: Niagara Pharmaceuticals Inc.
    Inventors: Steven C. Leistner, Ronya Ripenburg, Michael D. Murphy
  • Publication number: 20160274556
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for monitoring and managing energy consumption for a managed facility. The managed facility may include one or more electronic devices such as appliances or other smaller electronics that consume energy when operated. A hub at the managed facility may receive energy usage information for the managed facility and provide the energy usage information to a server. The server may generate, based on the energy usage information, instructions for controlling some or all of the one or more electronic devices. The instructions may be generated based on additional information such as user preferences or rules, utility alerts, facility occupancy, energy demand, or other information. The hub may receive the instructions and provide corresponding control signals to the electronic devices to operate the devices to manage the energy consumption.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2015
    Publication date: September 22, 2016
    Inventor: Michael D. Murphy
  • Publication number: 20140208690
    Abstract: An eyewash dispensing container to store and deliver an eyewash fluid that is particularly suitable for terminal sterilization. The container includes a base and a locking lid with a tamper indicator. The container is able to be opened quickly and deliver the eyewash fluid directly to an eye of a user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2014
    Publication date: July 31, 2014
    Applicant: Niagara Pharmaceuticals Inc.
    Inventors: Steven C. Leistner, Ronya Ripenburg, Michael D. Murphy
  • Patent number: 8702663
    Abstract: An eyewash dispensing container to store and deliver an eyewash fluid that is particularly suitable for terminal sterilization. The container includes a base and a locking lid with a tamper indicator. The container is able to be opened quickly and deliver the eyewash fluid directly to an eye of a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2014
    Assignee: Niagara Pharmaceuticals Inc.
    Inventors: Steven C. Leistner, Ronya Ripenburg, Michael D. Murphy
  • Publication number: 20130096517
    Abstract: An eyewash dispensing container to store and deliver an eyewash fluid that is particularly suitable for terminal sterilization. The container includes a base and a locking lid with a tamper indicator. The container is able to be opened quickly and deliver the eyewash fluid directly to an eye of a user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2011
    Publication date: April 18, 2013
    Applicant: Niagara Pharmaceuticals Inc.
    Inventors: Steven C. Leistner, Ronya Ripenburg, Michael D. Murphy
  • Patent number: 8275516
    Abstract: A rollover risk assessment system includes sensors and a processor for estimating rollover risk associated with maneuvering on varying terrain.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2012
    Assignee: Trimble Navigation Limited
    Inventor: Michael D Murphy
  • Publication number: 20110022267
    Abstract: A rollover risk assessment system includes sensors and a processor for estimating rollover risk associated with maneuvering on varying terrain.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 21, 2009
    Publication date: January 27, 2011
    Applicant: Trimble Navigation Limited
    Inventor: Michael D. Murphy
  • Patent number: 7322034
    Abstract: A method and system are disclosed for allocating computer resources. The method may be implemented in software instructions in a resource allocator that allocates resources among workloads operating on the system. Parameters defining service level objectives for the execution of workloads are received from a user input device. At least one of the service level objectives is a utilization cap that limits the overall allocation of system resources among the workloads. The parameters include priorities for the service level objectives, including the utilization cap. As the workloads execute on the system, utilization data is received indicating usage of system resources. Resources are allocated to the workloads according to the priorities of the service level objectives and based on the utilization data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2002
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2008
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Isom L. Crawford, Jr., Michael D. Murphy
  • Patent number: D584151
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2009
    Assignee: Kranson Industries
    Inventor: Michael D. Murphy
  • Patent number: D633803
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2011
    Assignee: Tricorbraun Inc.
    Inventor: Michael D. Murphy
  • Patent number: D653117
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2012
    Assignee: Tricrobraun Inc.
    Inventor: Michael D. Murphy
  • Patent number: D653551
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2012
    Assignee: Tricorbraun Inc.
    Inventor: Michael D. Murphy
  • Patent number: D662825
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2012
    Assignee: TricorBraun Inc.
    Inventor: Michael D. Murphy
  • Patent number: D671406
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: TricorBraun, Inc.
    Inventors: Craig R. Sawicki, Michael D. Murphy
  • Patent number: D768498
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2016
    Assignee: SharkNinja Operating LLC
    Inventors: William Scott Hughes, Michael D Murphy
  • Patent number: D779543
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2017
    Assignee: Ahtovation, Inc.
    Inventor: Michael D. Murphy