Patents by Inventor Michael Murray

Michael 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: 20200352155
    Abstract: Methods and systems of maintaining, evaluating, and providing therapy to a lung ex vivo. The methods and systems involve positioning the lung in an ex vivo perfusion circuit; circulating a perfusion fluid through the lung, the fluid entering the lung through a pulmonary artery interface and leaving the lung through a left atrial interface; and ventilating the lung by flowing a ventilation gas through a tracheal interface. Maintaining the lung for extended periods involves causing the lung to rebreath a captive volume of air, and reaching an equilibrium state between the perfusion fluid and the ventilation gas. Evaluating the gas exchange capability of the lung involves deoxygenating the perfusion fluid and measuring a time taken to reoxygenate the perfusion fluid by ventilating the lung with an oxygenation gas.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2020
    Publication date: November 12, 2020
    Inventors: Robert FISHMAN, Robert HAVENER, Ihab Abdel FATTAH, Anas ABDELAZIM, Scott NEWELL, Thomas H. BISHOP, Tamer I. KHAYAL, Stanley KYI, Ronald TAYLOR, JR., Doug HARRIOTT, Matthew DE REMER, Paul MURRAY, John SULLIVAN, Mark ANDERSON, Richard BRINGHAM, Michael VAN DRIEL, Waleed H. HASSANEIN
  • Publication number: 20200346009
    Abstract: An integrated functional electrical stimulation (FES) system includes a component of a mobility assistance device, and an FES system mounted within the component. The FES system includes an FES stimulator that is embedded within the component, and a plurality of FES jacks that are electrically connected to the FES stimulator and are located on the component. The FES jacks are configured to receive a plurality of FES electrodes, and an electrical stimulation output from the FES stimulator is conducted through the FES jacks to the FES electrodes. In a wireless embodiment, the FES stimulator is configured to wirelessly transmit a control signal for applying an electrical stimulation output to the plurality of FES electrodes, and the FES jacks are eliminated. The FES stimulator may be embedded within a back portion of the hip component of an exoskeleton device, and in the wired embodiment the FES jacks are located on wing portions of the hip component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2018
    Publication date: November 5, 2020
    Inventors: Spencer MURRAY, Don TRUEX, Michael GOLDFARB, Scott MORRISON, Ryan FARRIS
  • Publication number: 20200348221
    Abstract: A system for analyzing a fluid includes or uses a movable flow cell assembly being disposed in an analysis location on a wall of an analysis instrument and being configured to be retained by a locking assembly on a first surface of the wall. The system includes a probe head assembly located on an opposed second surface of the wall, the probe head assembly to direct an X-ray source to analyze the fluid in a static state in the movable flow cell assembly or in a flow mode through the movable flow cell assembly. The movable flow cell assembly and the probe head assembly are in electro-magnetic communication for elemental analysis of the fluid using the X-ray source when the movable flow cell assembly is retained by the locking assembly on the first surface of the wall.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 21, 2020
    Publication date: November 5, 2020
    Inventors: Gerard Colclough, Steven W. Chin, Ronald Scott Collicutt, Alex Thurston, Michael Murray, Ernest Moseley, Jacob LaRocca, Joel W. Kenyon
  • Patent number: 10824310
    Abstract: A computing system for virtual personal assistance includes technologies to, among other things, correlate an external representation of an object with a real world view of the object, display virtual elements on the external representation of the object and/or display virtual elements on the real world view of the object, to provide virtual personal assistance in a multi-step activity or another activity that involves the observation or handling of an object and a reference document.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: SRI International
    Inventors: Girish Acharya, Rakesh Kumar, Supun Samarasekara, Louise Yarnall, Michael John Wolverton, Zhiwei Zhu, Ryan Villamil, Vlad Branzoi, James F. Carpenter, Glenn A. Murray
  • Publication number: 20200344120
    Abstract: A system for configuring a data center includes a fabric management server coupled to a management switch. A provisional Software Defined Networking (SDN) controller executing on the fabric management server can discover physical servers coupled to the management switch, receive network interface configuration information from the physical servers, and use the discovered network interface configuration information to determine a configuration for switches and servers coupled to an IP fabric. The configuration can be migrated to a full functionality SDN controller.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2019
    Publication date: October 29, 2020
    Inventors: Jacopo Pianigiani, Thomas Murray, Michael Henkel, Tong Jiang, Ignatious Johnson Christober, Atul S. Moghe
  • Patent number: 10801294
    Abstract: A fracturing manifold module of a fracturing manifold system for controlling the flow of fracturing fluid from a shared manifold trunk line to a plurality of wellheads each adapted for fracturing a well. The fracturing manifold module includes a transport skid adapted to be ground supported and a flow control unit supported on the transport skid and including an inlet adapted for connection along an axis of the shared manifold trunk line, an outlet adapted for connection to one of the plurality of wellheads via one or more fluid conduits, and one or more flow control valves between the inlet and the outlet. The transport skid and the flow control unit are connected together to provide for rotation of the flow control unit relative to the transport skid in a generally horizontal x-y plane relative to the ground, said rotation being about a z-axis perpendicular to the x-y plane to provide for adjustable connection to the fracturing manifold system at one or both of the inlet and the outlet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: Stream-Flo Industries Ltd.
    Inventors: Michael David Jespersen, Glen Murray Eleniak, Jerry Wakeford
  • Publication number: 20200312310
    Abstract: Speech recognition may be improved by generating and using a topic specific language model. A topic specific language model may be created by performing an initial pass on an audio signal using a generic or basis language model. A speech recognition device may then determine topics relating to the audio signal based on the words identified in the initial pass and retrieve a corpus of text relating to those topics. Using the retrieved corpus of text, the speech recognition device may create a topic specific language model. In one example, the speech recognition device may adapt or otherwise modify the generic language model based on the retrieved corpus of text.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 27, 2019
    Publication date: October 1, 2020
    Inventors: David F. Houghton, Seth Michael Murray, Sibley Verbeck Simon
  • Publication number: 20200305871
    Abstract: A staple cartridge for use with a stapling device that has an actuator that is selectively actuatable in an axial direction and an anvil portion that is selectively movable between open and closed positions is disclosed. Various embodiments of the present invention include a cartridge body that movably supports first and second staple drivers. The staple drivers each support a staple thereon and serve to drive the staples into forming contact with the anvil upon actuation by the actuator. The various embodiments of the present invention enable the final formed heights of the staples to be varied so as to apply various clamping forces and pressures to soft tissue captured within the staples. In at least one embodiment, the staples can include crowns formed thereon which can be utilized to adjust or control the clamping force and/or pressure applied by the staples.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 4, 2019
    Publication date: October 1, 2020
    Inventors: Frederick E. Shelton, IV, Darrel M. Powell, Michael A. Murray, Christopher J. Hess, William B. Weisenburgh, II, Jerome R. Morgan, Steven G. Hall
  • Publication number: 20200309674
    Abstract: A structural electronics wireless sensor node is provided that includes layers of electronic components fabricated from patterned nanostructures embedded in an electrically conductive matrix. In some aspects, the structural electronics wireless sensor node includes a plurality of nanostructure layers that each form individual electronic components of the structural electronics wireless sensor node. In certain embodiments, the structural electronics wireless sensor node includes electronic components such as a resistor, a inductor, a capacitor, and/or an antenna.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 12, 2020
    Publication date: October 1, 2020
    Applicants: Analog Devices, Inc., Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Brian L. Wardle, Yosef Stein, Estelle Cohen, Michael Murray
  • Publication number: 20200297347
    Abstract: A surgical clip applier is provided that includes first and second jaws on a distal end of an elongate shaft, a clip advancing assembly extending through the shaft and configured to advance a distal-most clip from a plurality of clips in the shaft into the first and second jaws. The jaws have opposed inward facing surfaces, and each inward facing surface has a clip track defined therein for receiving and guiding legs of a clip into the first and second jaws. The clip track of at least one of the jaws has at least one deflectable clip retention member disposed therein and configured to apply a biasing force to a leg of a clip disposed within the jaws to thereby retain the clip within the jaws and maintain alignment of the clip with respect to the jaws. The clip track of at least one of the jaws may also have at least one recess or protrusion designed to be complementary to and mate with a protrusion or recess in a clip.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 8, 2020
    Publication date: September 24, 2020
    Applicant: Ethicon LLC
    Inventors: Michael J. Stokes, Gregory G. Scott, Michael A. Murray, Ryan J. Laurent, Disha V. Labhasetwar
  • Publication number: 20200271043
    Abstract: A vehicular thermal management system is provided that includes an internal combustion engine, a heat recoverer, an engine oil heat exchanger, a drivetrain oil heat exchanger, a coolant pump, and a coolant circuit that fluidly connects the preceding components. The drivetrain oil heat exchanger and the engine oil heat exchanger are arranged in series within the coolant circuit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2020
    Publication date: August 27, 2020
    Inventors: Michael Murray, Peter Brazas
  • Patent number: 10753847
    Abstract: A system for analyzing a fluid includes an integrated fluid-electric cabinet having a fluid compartment and an electronic compartment. The fluid compartment and an electronic compartment are separated from one another by a partition wall. The partition wall includes opposed first and second surfaces. A flow cell assembly is disposed in the fluid compartment and is configured to be mounted on the first surface side of the partition wall. A probe head assembly is disposed in the electronic compartment and is mounted on the opposed second surface side of the partitioned wall. Both of the flow cell assembly and the probe head assembly are configured to be in electro-magnetic communication with one another for elemental analysis of the fluid such that the probe head assembly utilizes an X-ray source to analyze the fluid in a static mode or in flow mode through the flow cell assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: Olympus Scientific Solutions Americas Inc.
    Inventors: Gerard Colclough, Steven W. Chin, Ronald Scott Collicutt, Joel W. Kenyon, Jacob LaRocca, Ernest Moseley, Michael Murray, Alex Thurston
  • Patent number: 10750738
    Abstract: Methods and systems of maintaining, evaluating, and providing therapy to a lung ex vivo. The methods and systems involve positioning the lung in an ex vivo perfusion circuit; circulating a perfusion fluid through the lung, the fluid entering the lung through a pulmonary artery interface and leaving the lung through a left atrial interface; and ventilating the lung by flowing a ventilation gas through a tracheal interface. Maintaining the lung for extended periods involves causing the lung to rebreath a captive volume of air, and reaching an equilibrium state between the perfusion fluid and the ventilation gas. Evaluating the gas exchange capability of the lung involves deoxygenating the perfusion fluid and measuring a time taken to reoxygenate the perfusion fluid by ventilating the lung with an oxygenation gas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: TRANSMEDICS, INC.
    Inventors: Robert Fishman, Robert Havener, Ihab Abdel Fattah, Anas Abdelazim, Scott Newell, Thomas H. Bishop, Tamer Khayal, Stanley Kyi, Ron Taylor, Doug Harriott, Matthew De Remer, Paul Murray, John Sullivan, Mark Anderson, Richard Bringham, Michael Van Driel, Waleed Hassanein
  • Patent number: 10721410
    Abstract: An imaging device may include a first illumination port to output first light having a first illumination distribution at a target to illuminate the target, a second illumination port to output second light having a second illumination distribution at the target to illuminate the target, the second illumination distribution being substantially similar to the first illumination distribution at the target, the second illumination port being spaced apart from the first illumination port, the first and second illumination distributions being simultaneously provided to the target and overlapping at the target. The illumination from the first and second ports may be matched to a same aspect ratio and field of view coverage as the imaging field of view.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: Stryker European Operations Limited
    Inventors: Frederick Allen Moore, Anton Walter Lamprecht, Lesley Myron Otsig, Muhammad Nasir al-Din bin Zulkafly, Gavin Michael Murray, James Elliott Cameron, Gregory Vincent Browne, Isabelle Fontaine
  • Publication number: 20200214711
    Abstract: A surgical clip applier and methods for applying surgical clips to a vessel, duct, shunt, etc., during a surgical procedure are provided. In one exemplary embodiment, a surgical clip applier is provided having a housing with a trigger movably coupled thereto and a shaft extending therefrom with opposed jaws formed on a distal end thereof. The trigger is adapted to advance a clip to position the clip between the jaws, and to move the jaws from an open position to a closed position to crimp the clip positioned therebetween. The surgical clip applier can include a variety of features to facilitate use of the device, including features to prevent misalignment of the jaws and clip therebetween, features to protect the jaws, and features to ensure proper closure of the jaws and clip therebetween.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 2, 2020
    Publication date: July 9, 2020
    Applicant: Ethicon LLC
    Inventors: Disha V. Labhasetwar, Michael J. Stokes, Gregory G. Scott, Chester O. Baxter, III, Michael A. Murray, Kevin A. Larson, Ryan J. Laurent
  • Publication number: 20200194978
    Abstract: A system for servicing cable includes a field-end assembly and a live-end assembly, each mounted on a support structure having at least one drive mechanism operable to cause relative linear movement between the field-end assembly and the live-end assembly. A drilling-and-shorting assembly can create a short circuit in a field-end of the cable, and a continuity tester can test the integrity of the short-circuit. The field end of the cable can then be ejected from the system, and an end-cap-cradle assembly can position an end cap on a live end of an electrical cable and test its installation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2019
    Publication date: June 18, 2020
    Inventors: Alex SYMINGTON, Dennis John SEMET, Caner OKTAYER, Aalap Rajendra SHAH, Than Lin HTAIK, Patrick McHUGH, Maggie CHOW, George MURRAY, Luis JEREZ, Thomas CAMPBELL, Michael BARATTA
  • Patent number: 10685176
    Abstract: A computer system and a computer-implemented method is provided for authoring a requirements document for a product or service. The requirements document includes one or more components for the product or service. Each component is described using one or more requirements statements. An online tool is used to provide electronic templates to view and/or modify features of the requirement statements. A common data structure is used to store attributes associated with portions of the requirements statements. The common data structure is accessible by the online tool to author the requirements document.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: THE BOEING COMPANY
    Inventors: William Scott Wardlaw, Paul Murray, Michael E. Crow
  • 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
  • Patent number: 10675031
    Abstract: A surgical clip applier is provided that includes first and second jaws on a distal end of an elongate shaft, a clip advancing assembly extending through the shaft and configured to advance a distal-most clip from a plurality of clips in the shaft into the first and second jaws. The jaws have opposed inward facing surfaces, and each inward facing surface has a clip track defined therein for receiving and guiding legs of a clip into the first and second jaws. The clip track of at least one of the jaws has at least one deflectable clip retention member disposed therein and configured to apply a biasing force to a leg of a clip disposed within the jaws to thereby retain the clip within the jaws and maintain alignment of the clip with respect to the jaws. The clip track of at least one of the jaws may also have at least one recess or protrusion designed to be complementary to and mate with a protrusion or recess in a clip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Ethicon LLC
    Inventors: Michael J. Stokes, Gregory G. Scott, Michael A. Murray, Ryan J. Laurent, Disha V. Labhasetwar
  • Patent number: 10657554
    Abstract: Handling electronic coupons includes accessing information indicating association of an electronic coupon with an account of a user that identifies multiple retail entities associated with the user. Information indicating association of electronic coupons with the user's account may be transmitted to respective computer systems associated with the multiple retail entities. The computer systems may associate electronic coupons with the user such that the user may redeem the electronic coupons at a retail store upon presentation of a user identifier. When the user redeems an electronic coupon, cancellation information for the electronic coupon may be transmitted to the computer systems of other retail entities associated with the user. Receipt of the cancellation information may cause the respective computer systems to cancel the redeemability of the electronic coupon such that the user is prevented from redeeming the electronic coupon at a retail store associated with the corresponding retail entity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Shing-Chung Hsu, Michael Murray