Patents by Inventor Michael Murphy

Michael 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: 20240065881
    Abstract: Embodiments disclosed herein are directed to fluid collection assemblies including one or more leak prevention features, systems including the same, and methods of using the same are disclosed herein. An example fluid collection assembly includes a fluid impermeable barrier at least defining a chamber, at least one opening, and a fluid outlet. The fluid collection assembly also include at least one porous material disposed in the chamber and one or more leak prevention features. The leak prevention features may include at least one of a shape of the fluid collection assembly that improves fit between the fluid collection assembly and a patient, at least one absorbent material at least partially disposed outside of the chamber, a base configured to have a patient disposed thereon, or one or more features that allows a length of the fluid collection assembly to change.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 19, 2021
    Publication date: February 29, 2024
    Inventors: Melody Mei Hee Kuroda, Hannah Rose Kriscovich, Brian Murphy, Michael Bielawa, Florence Stevenson, Carolyn Rose, Charlotte Lux, Alexis Dorsey, Alisa Ratanen
  • Publication number: 20240058962
    Abstract: A kit includes a computing device configured to control motion of equipment for receiving one or more parcels in an environment of a mobile robot. The kit also includes a structure configured to couple to the equipment. The structure comprises an identifier configured to be sensed by a sensor of the mobile robot.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 9, 2023
    Publication date: February 22, 2024
    Applicant: Boston Dynamics, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Murphy, Alexander Perkins, Guillermo Diaz-Lankenau, Matthew Turpin, Phillip Cable
  • Publication number: 20240061428
    Abstract: A computing device receives location information for a mobile robot. The computing device also receives location information for an entity in an environment of the mobile robot. The computing device determines a distance between the mobile robot and the entity in the environment of the mobile robot. The computing device determines one or more operating parameters for the mobile robot. The one or more operating parameters are based on the determined distance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 10, 2023
    Publication date: February 22, 2024
    Applicant: Boston Dynamics, Inc.
    Inventors: Alexander Perkins, Michael Murphy, Guillermo Diaz-Lankenau, Federico Vicentini, Mark Nehrkorn
  • Patent number: 11891173
    Abstract: Assemblies and methods for facilitating the assembly of aircraft wings to a fuselage are disclosed. In some embodiments, a wing unit includes features that are configured to define one of more parts of a pressure vessel that is partially defined by the fuselage portion. In some embodiments, the aircraft assemblies disclosed herein comprise one or more first structural interfaces that permit positional adjustment between the wing unit and the fuselage portion so that one or more second structural interfaces may be finished only after such positional adjustment. In some embodiments, the aircraft assemblies disclosed herein comprise one or more structural interfaces that are disposed outside of the wing unit in order to eliminate or reduce the need for assembly personnel to access the interior of the wing unit to carry out the structural assembly of the wing unit to the fuselage portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2024
    Assignee: BOMBARDIER INC.
    Inventors: Michael Murphy, Jack Araujo, Gary Shum, George Bradley
  • Publication number: 20240026905
    Abstract: An actuation pressure to actuate one or more hydraulic actuators may be determined based on a load on the one or more hydraulic actuators of a robotic device. Based on the determined actuation pressure, a pressure rail from among a set of pressure rails at respective pressures may be selected. One or more valves may connect the selected pressure rail to a metering valve. The hydraulic drive system may operate in a discrete mode in which the metering valve opens such that hydraulic fluid flows from the selected pressure rail through the metering valve to the one or more hydraulic actuators at approximately the supply pressure. Responsive to a control state of the robotic device, the hydraulic drive system may operate in a continuous mode in which the metering valve throttles the hydraulic fluid such that the supply pressure is reduced to the determined actuation pressure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2023
    Publication date: January 25, 2024
    Inventors: Michael Murphy, John Aaron Saunders, Steven Potter
  • Publication number: 20240011479
    Abstract: A pump can include a pump head, a body housing, a motor disposed within the body housing, and a motor shaft extending from the motor. The pump head can include a sensor, at least a first interface portion, and at least a first elongate conductor electrically connecting the sensor to the at least a first interface portion. The body housing can include at least a second interface portion and at least a second elongate conductor electrically connecting the at least a second interface portion to pump electronics. The sensor can be configured to sense when the at least a first interface portion does not contact the at least a second interface portion. When the at least a first interface portion does not contact the at least a second interface portion and the pump head is removed from the body housing, the pump head can be pivotable relative the motor shaft such that an orientation of the pump head can be changed with respect to the body housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 19, 2023
    Publication date: January 11, 2024
    Inventors: Robert E. Gledhill, III, Hipolito Camacho, John T. Nguyen, Dennis Couch, Patrick Michael Murphy
  • Patent number: 11867135
    Abstract: An assembly is provided for an aircraft. This aircraft assembly includes a powerplant. The powerplant includes a gas turbine engine, an exhaust nozzle and a flowpath extending from the gas turbine engine to the exhaust nozzle. The exhaust nozzle is movable between a first position and a second position. The exhaust nozzle is configured to exhaust combustion products, received through the flowpath from the gas turbine engine, when the exhaust nozzle is in the first position. The exhaust nozzle is configured to block flow of the combustion products through the flowpath when the exhaust nozzle is in the second position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2024
    Assignee: RTX Corporation
    Inventor: Michael Murphy
  • Patent number: 11848236
    Abstract: Process flows and methods are provided for recessing a fill material within openings formed within a patterned substrate. The openings are formed within a multilayer stack comprising a target material layer and one or more additional material layers, which overly and differ from the target material layer. After the openings are formed within the multilayer stack, a grafting material comprising a solubility-shifting agent is selectively deposited within the openings, such that the grafting material adheres to the target material layer without adhering to the additional material layer(s) overlying the target material layer. Next, a fill material is deposited within the openings and the solubility-shifting agent is activated to change the solubility of a portion of the fill material adjacent to and surrounding the grafting material. Then, a wet development process is used to remove the soluble/insoluble portions of fill material to the recess the fill material within the openings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2023
    Assignee: Tokyo Electron Limited
    Inventors: Anton deVilliers, Michael Murphy
  • Publication number: 20230376287
    Abstract: Apparatuses, systems, and techniques to optimize processor performance. In at least one embodiment, a method optimizes linked code based, at least in part, on storing an indication of whether two portions of code have been linked.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 20, 2022
    Publication date: November 23, 2023
    Inventors: Shelton George Dsouza, Michael Murphy
  • Publication number: 20230359128
    Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure provide a wafer processing device for optimizing wafer shape. For example, the wafer processing device can include a first hot plate, a second hot plate and a controller. The first hot plate can be configured to heat a wafer. For example, the first hot plate can provide uniform heating across a surface of the first hot plate. The second hot plate has multiple heating zones with each heating zone independently controllable such that each heating zone can be set to a temperature value independent of other heating zones. The controller is configured to control the first hot plate to provide the uniform heating, receive a bow measurement from wafer curvature measurement of a wafer, and set the multiple heating zones of the second hot plate to their respective temperature values that correspond to the bow measurement.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 21, 2023
    Publication date: November 9, 2023
    Applicant: Tokyo Electron Limited
    Inventors: Andrew WELOTH, Michael MURPHY, Daniel J. FULFORD, Steven GUECI, David C. CONKLIN
  • Publication number: 20230352343
    Abstract: A process includes forming, over a dielectric layer, a hardmask stack including a first layer below a second layer below a third layer below a fourth layer. The first and third layers include a different hardmask material from the second and fourth layers. A trench pattern including sidewall spacer structures is formed over the hardmask stack. The fourth layer is etched in a first region. The fourth and third layers are etched in a second region. The fourth and third layers are etched in a third region. The fourth layer is etched in a fourth region. The second and first layers are etched in the second and third regions. The third layer is etched in the first and fourth regions. In the dielectric layer, trenches are formed in the first and fourth regions, and via openings, deeper than the trenches, are formed in the second and third regions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2023
    Publication date: November 2, 2023
    Applicant: Tokyo Electron Limited
    Inventors: Jeffrey SMITH, David POWER, Eric Chih-Fang LIU, Anton J. DEVILLIERS, Kandabara TAPILY, Jodi GRZESKOWIAK, David CONKLIN, Michael MURPHY
  • Patent number: 11773298
    Abstract: Dry adhesives and methods for forming dry adhesives. A method of forming a dry adhesive structure on a backing material, comprises: forming a template backing layer of energy sensitive material on the backing material; forming a template layer of energy sensitive material on the template backing layer; exposing the template layer to a predetermined pattern of energy; removing a portion of the template layer related to the predetermined pattern of energy, and leaving a template structure formed from energy sensitive material and connected to the substrate via the template backing layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2023
    Assignee: CARNEGIE MELLON UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Metin Sitti, Michael Murphy, Burak Aksak
  • Publication number: 20230308900
    Abstract: A device may receive real mobile radio data identifying measurements of radio transmissions of base stations and user devices of a mobile radio environment in a geographical area, and may receive network topology data associated with the geographical area. The device may utilize, based on the network topology data, a machine learning feature extraction approach to generate a representation of invariant aspects of spatiotemporal predictable components of the real mobile radio data, and may generate, based on the representation of invariant aspects, stochastic data that includes a probability that a radio signal will be obstructed. The device may utilize the stochastic data to identify a realistic discoverable spatiotemporal signature, and may train or evaluate a system to manage performance of a mobile radio network based on the realistic discoverable spatiotemporal signature.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2022
    Publication date: September 28, 2023
    Inventors: Howard John THOMAS, Christopher Michael MURPHY, Kexuan SUN, Agustin POZUELO, Baruch FRIEDMAN, Takai Eddine KENNOUCHE
  • Publication number: 20230308899
    Abstract: A device may receive mobile radio data identifying utilization of a mobile radio network that includes base stations and user devices in a geographical area. The device may process the mobile radio data, with a machine learning feature extraction model, to generate a behavioral representation, that is probabilistic in nature, of invariant aspects of spatiotemporal utilization of the mobile radio network. The device may generate one or more instances of the spatiotemporal utilization of the mobile radio network that reflects the probabilistic nature of a spatiotemporal predictable component of the behavioral representation. The device may utilize the one or more instances of the spatiotemporal utilization of the mobile radio network as a dataset for training or evaluating a system to manage performance of the mobile radio network.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2022
    Publication date: September 28, 2023
    Inventors: Howard John THOMAS, Christopher Michael MURPHY, Kexuan SUN, Agustin POZUELO, Baruch FRIEDMAN, Takai Eddine KENNOUCHE
  • Publication number: 20230309053
    Abstract: A device may receive a first type of data identifying measurements associated with user devices and/or base stations of a mobile radio environment, and a second type of data identifying spatiotemporal behavior associated with the user devices. The device may train a first model, with the first type of data, to generate a trained first model that yields dimensionality-reduced spatiotemporal characteristics of the first type of data, and may train a second model, with the second type of data and the dimensionality-reduced spatiotemporal characteristics, to generate a trained second model. The device may receive particular data identifying measurements associated with a user device and/or base stations, and may process the particular data, with the trained first model, to generate a dimensionality-reduced spatiotemporal characteristic of the particular data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2022
    Publication date: September 28, 2023
    Inventors: Takai Eddine KENNOUCHE, Christopher Michael MURPHY, Howard John THOMAS
  • Publication number: 20230290676
    Abstract: A method of patterning a substrate, where the method includes: forming first structures over a memorization layer, the first structures including a first row of lines that are parallel with each other and spaced apart from each other; executing a first anti-spacer formation process to form first trenches along sidewalls of the first structures and sidewalls of a first fill material, the first trenches defining a first etch pattern; transferring the first etch pattern into the memorization layer and removing materials above the memorization layer; forming second structures over the memorization layer, the second structures including a second row of lines that are parallel with each other and spaced apart, placement of the second row of lines being shifted relative to the first row of lines; executing a second anti-spacer formation process to form second trenches formed along sidewalls of the second structures and sidewalls of a second fill material, the second trenches defining a second etch pattern; and trans
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 17, 2022
    Publication date: September 14, 2023
    Inventors: David Power, David Conklin, Jodi Grzeskowiak, Michael Murphy
  • Patent number: D1008519
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2023
    Inventors: Jeremy Goza, Jonathan Goza, Michael Murphy
  • Patent number: D1013002
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2024
    Assignee: Boston Dynamics, Inc.
    Inventors: Aaron Abroff, Michael Murphy, Benjamin Zelnick
  • Patent number: D1013003
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2024
    Assignee: Boston Dynamics, Inc.
    Inventors: Aaron Abroff, Michael Murphy, Benjamin Zelnick
  • Patent number: D1013004
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2024
    Assignee: Boston Dynamics, Inc.
    Inventors: Aaron Abroff, John Aaron Saunders, Michael Murphy