Patents by Inventor Paul Murphy

Paul 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: 20240156211
    Abstract: A bladder for an article of footwear includes a plate, a first tensile layer disposed adjacent to a first side of the plate, and a second tensile layer disposed on an opposite side of the plate from the first tensile layer, the second tensile layer joined to the first tensile layer through the plate by a plurality of inner bonds. The bladder additionally includes a first barrier layer disposed adjacent to the first tensile layer and joined to the first tensile layer by a plurality of first outer bonds to form a first chamber, one or more of the first outer bonds interposed between adjacent ones of the inner bonds.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 24, 2024
    Publication date: May 16, 2024
    Applicant: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventors: Zachary M. Elder, Roger Paul Murphy, Lee D. Peyton
  • Patent number: 11974631
    Abstract: A sole structure for an article of footwear includes a bladder defining a peripheral chamber and a heel chamber fluidly isolated from the peripheral chamber. The peripheral chamber is configured as an elongated tube, and has a heel portion establishing a rear periphery of the bladder, a lateral arm portion extending from the heel portion and establishing a lateral periphery of the bladder, and a medial arm portion extending from the heel portion and establishing a medial periphery of the bladder. The bladder includes webbing connecting the heel chamber to the peripheral chamber, with the heel chamber disposed between the medial arm portion and the lateral arm portion and forward of the peripheral chamber in a heel region of the bladder. The bladder may include additional forefoot and midfoot chambers having specific shapes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2024
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventors: Fidencio Campos, II, Zachary M. Elder, Jeffery C. Gagatko, II, Roger Paul Murphy, ChunHong Wang, Doug D. Wilken
  • Publication number: 20240130471
    Abstract: An article of footwear having a heel region with a posterior end of the article of footwear, a mid-foot region, and a forefoot region with an anterior end of the article of footwear; a lateral side, and a medial side opposite the lateral side; an upper; a sole structure, the sole structure coupled to the upper, and wherein the sole structure has; a cushioning element disposed in the heel region, the cushioning element having a first tube and a second tube, wherein each of the first tube and the second tube extend from the lateral side of the article of footwear to the medial side of the article of footwear, wherein the first tube includes a contained fluid volume at a first pressure, and the second tube includes a contained fluid volume at a second pressure, wherein the first pressure and the second pressure are equal to one another.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2023
    Publication date: April 25, 2024
    Applicant: Nike, Inc.
    Inventors: Fidencio Campos, II, Roger Paul Murphy, Thomas J. Rushbrook, Jessica Small, Matthew W. Thornton
  • Publication number: 20240130472
    Abstract: An article of footwear having a heel region including a posterior end, a mid-foot region, and a forefoot region including an anterior end. The article of footwear having a lateral side, and a medial side opposite the lateral side; an upper; and a sole structure coupled to the upper. The sole structure has a first cushioning element, having a plurality of first tubes and a plurality of first web areas. Adjacent first tubes are connected to one another by a respective first web area of the plurality of first web areas. The sole structure also having a second cushioning element, having a plurality of second tubes and a plurality of second web areas. Adjacent second tubes are connected to one another by a respective web area of the second plurality of web areas.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2023
    Publication date: April 25, 2024
    Applicant: Nike, Inc.
    Inventors: Fidencio Campos, II, Shawn G. Carboy, Zachary M. Elder, Jonathan Kosenick, Roger Paul Murphy, Thomas J. Rushbrook, Jessica Small, Matthew W. Thornton
  • Publication number: 20240130469
    Abstract: An article of footwear comprising an upper and a sole structure coupled to the upper. The sole structure includes a cushioning element, comprising a plurality of tubes, wherein adjacent tubes are connected to one another by a respective web area, disposed between a first support element and a second support element, wherein one or more of the respective web areas is exposed to the external environment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2023
    Publication date: April 25, 2024
    Applicant: Nike, Inc.
    Inventors: Fidencio Campos, II, Roger Paul Murphy, Thomas J. Rushbrook, Jessica Small, Matthew W. Thornton
  • Publication number: 20240130467
    Abstract: A sole structure for an article of footwear having a first support element, the first support element including a first set of recesses; a second support element, the second support element including a second set of recesses, and wherein the second support element includes an opening extending therethrough; a coupling portion, the coupling portion including a third set of recesses, and wherein the coupling portion is disposed within the opening of the second support element; a cushioning element disposed between the first support element and the second support element, the cushioning element including a plurality of tubes, wherein the first set of recesses, the second set of recesses, and the third set of recesses form a continuous receiving area, and wherein the cushioning element is disposed within the continuous receiving area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2023
    Publication date: April 25, 2024
    Applicant: Nike, Inc.
    Inventors: Fidencio Campos, II, Roger Paul Murphy, Thomas J. Rushbrook, Jessica Small, Matthew W. Thornton
  • Publication number: 20240130473
    Abstract: An article of footwear having a heel region including a posterior end, a mid-foot region, and a forefoot region including an anterior end. The article of footwear having an upper extending from the heel region to the forefoot region and a sole structure coupled to the upper. The sole structure further has a first cushioning element having a first tube, a second tube, a third tube, and a fourth tube, and an outsole layer extending from the posterior end to the anterior end. The outsole layer is configured to directly receive a portion of the first cushioning element, and the outsole layer forms a ground-contacting surface of the article of footwear.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2023
    Publication date: April 25, 2024
    Applicant: Nike, Inc.
    Inventors: Fidencio Campos, II, Shawn G. Carboy, Zachary M. Elder, Jonathan Kosenick, Roger Paul Murphy, Thomas J. Rushbrook, Jessica Small, Matthew W. Thornton
  • Patent number: 11966593
    Abstract: Storage array health scores based on alerts are auto-corrected by using alert validation and alert matching to identify missed, stale, and redundant alerts. In response to restoration of an event daemon or reboot of a storage management server, each alert associated with each storage array is validated to determine whether current state of storage array hardware or a logical object differs from the state indicated in the alert. Alerts that differ from current state are updated or invalidated and the health score is recalculated. Responsive to receipt of a new alert, existing alerts associated with the same storage array hardware or logical object are identified and Jaro-Winkler distance between the identified alerts and the new alert is calculated. Any existing alert for which the Jaro-Winkler distance relative to the new alert is greater than or equal to 0.9 is deleted and the health score is recalculated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2024
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Paul McSweeney, Ellen Murphy, Aaron Twohig
  • Publication number: 20240111520
    Abstract: Customized updates are generated for instances of storage management software running on storage management servers in different storage systems. The filenames of class files used by each instance of the storage management software are stored in respective databases associated with those storage management software instances. Thread dumps are created and searched for class files of the storage management software to create a baseline. The baseline is updated by comparing class files used in response to UI actions and REST API calls and storing names of class files that are not already in the database. To update an instance of the storage management software, the class files of a general update are compared with the filenames in the database associated with the instance and non-matching files are omitted from the customized update foe that instance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2022
    Publication date: April 4, 2024
    Applicant: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Paul McSweeney, Ellen Murphy, Caoimhe Ward
  • Publication number: 20240099958
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to natural oil-based petrolatum compositions and a method of making the same. The natural oil-based petrolatum composition includes the esterification product of: about 0.1 wt % to about 35 wt % a fatty acid dimer, about 5 wt % to about 30 wt % a C8 to C22 fatty acid, and about 65 wt % to about 95 wt % hydrogenated natural oil, wherein the natural based petrolatum product has an acid value of less than 25. Natural oil-based petrolatum compositions can be used in personal care products.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 5, 2022
    Publication date: March 28, 2024
    Applicant: CARGILL, INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Emmanuel Paul Jos Marie EVERAERT, Todd L. KURTH, Timothy Alan MURPHY, Yijun ZHOU
  • Publication number: 20240101277
    Abstract: A device to assemble a skin and a frame of an aircraft fuselage. The device includes first and second brace members that extend along opposing sides of a gap. Arches are spaced apart and fixedly connected to the first and second brace members and that extend across the gap. A strongback is attached to and movable along the first and second brace members with the strongback having a curved shape that matches the plurality of arches. The strongback includes clamps configured to engage with the frame. First and second tension devices apply tension to the skin at the strongback.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 1, 2023
    Publication date: March 28, 2024
    Inventors: Santiago Mejia, Patrick James Macko, Byron James Autry, Paul Gabriel Werntges, Larry Scott Smotherman, David Raines, Sara Murphy
  • Publication number: 20240082140
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to natural oil-based petrolatum compositions and a method of making the same. The natural oil-based petrolatum composition includes the esterification product of a pre-esterification mixture of: about 15 wt % to about 25 wt % a fatty acid dimer, about 15 wt % to about 25 wt % glycerin, and about 55 wt % to about 70 wt % hydrogenated natural oil, wherein the natural oil-based petrolatum product has an acid value of less than 5.0. Natural oil-based petrolatum compositions can be used in personal care products.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 5, 2022
    Publication date: March 14, 2024
    Applicant: CARGILL, INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Emmanuel Paul Jos Marie EVERAERT, Todd L. KURTH, Timothy Alan MURPHY, Yijun ZHOU
  • Publication number: 20240082141
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to natural oil-based petrolatum compositions and a method of making the same. The natural oil-based petrolatum composition includes the esterification product of: about 0.1 wt % to about 40 wt % a fatty acid dimer, about 99.9 wt % to about 60 wt % of one or more components selected from the group consisting of C1-C6 polyols, natural oils, fatty acids, and acyls glycerols, wherein the natural based petrolatum product has a cone penetration value of greater than 10 and a polydispersity index greater than 1.3. Natural oil-based petrolatum compositions can be used in personal care products.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 5, 2022
    Publication date: March 14, 2024
    Applicant: CARGILL, INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Emmanuel Paul Jos Marie EVERAERT, Todd L. KURTH, Timothy Alan MURPHY, Yijun ZHOU
  • Publication number: 20240081478
    Abstract: A sole structure for an article of footwear includes a chassis and a cushioning arrangement. The chassis includes a recess formed between a first surface and a second surface facing the first surface. The cushioning arrangement includes a first cushioning element protruding from the first surface and including a first plurality of lobes and a second cushioning element protruding from the second surface and including a second plurality of lobes contacting the first plurality of lobes. At least one of the first cushioning element and the second cushioning element may include a fluid-filled bladder. A first side of each cushioning element includes a substantially planar base and a second side of each cushioning element includes the lobes formed on an opposite side from the base. The base of each cushioning element is attached to a respective one of the surfaces of the recess.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 24, 2023
    Publication date: March 14, 2024
    Applicant: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventors: Fidencio Campos, II, Zachary M. Elder, Jordyn Klumpp, Eric Y. Lee, Fiona L. Lesecq, Damian R. Manspeaker, Roger Paul Murphy, Sebastian Tesche
  • Patent number: 11918074
    Abstract: A bladder for an article of footwear includes a plate, a first tensile layer disposed adjacent to a first side of the plate, and a second tensile layer disposed on an opposite side of the plate from the first tensile layer, the second tensile layer joined to the first tensile layer through the plate by a plurality of inner bonds. The bladder additionally includes a first barrier layer disposed adjacent to the first tensile layer and joined to the first tensile layer by a plurality of first outer bonds to form a first chamber, one or more of the first outer bonds interposed between adjacent ones of the inner bonds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2024
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventors: Zachary M. Elder, Roger Paul Murphy, Lee D. Peyton
  • Patent number: 11877620
    Abstract: A sole structure for an article of footwear includes a chassis and a cushioning arrangement. The chassis includes a recess formed between a first surface and a second surface facing the first surface. The cushioning arrangement includes a first cushioning element protruding from the first surface and including a first plurality of lobes and a second cushioning element protruding from the second surface and including a second plurality of lobes contacting the first plurality of lobes. At least one of the first cushioning element and the second cushioning element may include a fluid-filled bladder. A first side of each cushioning element includes a substantially planar base and a second side of each cushioning element includes the lobes formed on an opposite side from the base. The base of each cushioning element is attached to a respective one of the surfaces of the recess.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2024
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventors: Fidencio Campos, II, Zachary M. Elder, Jordyn Klumpp, Eric Y. Lee, Fiona L Lesecq, Damian R. Manspeaker, Roger Paul Murphy, Sebastian Tesche
  • Patent number: 11826696
    Abstract: Described are bulk process gas purification systems and related methods, including systems that are adapted to use a volume of gas at an exterior surface of a vessel, e.g., a flow of the gas, to control a temperature of the vessel interior during a recharging step, during a cooling step that follows a recharging step, or both.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2023
    Assignee: ENTEGRIS, INC.
    Inventors: Matthew Schlotterbeck, Daimhin Paul Murphy
  • Publication number: 20230320458
    Abstract: A sole structure for an article of footwear having an upper includes a heel region, a forefoot region, and a mid-foot region disposed between the heel region and the forefoot region. The sole structure also includes a fluid-filled chamber including a first barrier layer cooperating with a second barrier layer to define a fluid-filled segment extending along a medial side of the sole structure within the heel region, a second fluid-filled segment extending along a lateral side of the sole structure within the heel region, and a web area disposed between and connecting the first fluid-filled segment and the second fluid-filled segment. The first barrier layer is attached to the second barrier layer within the web area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2023
    Publication date: October 12, 2023
    Applicant: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventors: Patrick Case, Zachary M. Elder, Nathan A. Jacobsen, Roger Paul Murphy, Lee D. Peyton
  • Publication number: 20230306443
    Abstract: A method for establishing a digital identity includes: receiving, by a receiver of a processing server, at least an identification value from a first computing system; identifying, by a processor of the processing server, a verification authority based on the identification value; transmitting, by a transmitter of the processing server, at least the identification value to a second computing system, where the second computing system is associated with the identified verification authority; receiving, by the receiver of the processing server, a positive verification indicating authenticity of the identification value; standardizing, by the processor of the processing server, the identification value; and publishing, by the transmitter of the processing server, the standardized identification value using a third computing system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 21, 2023
    Publication date: September 28, 2023
    Inventor: Anthony Paul MURPHY
  • Patent number: 11712085
    Abstract: A sole structure for an article of footwear having an upper includes a heel region, a forefoot region, and a mid-foot region disposed between the heel region and the forefoot region. The sole structure also includes a fluid-filled chamber including a first barrier layer cooperating with a second barrier layer to define a fluid-filled segment extending along a medial side of the sole structure within the heel region, a second fluid-filled segment extending along a lateral side of the sole structure within the heel region, and a web area disposed between and connecting the first fluid-filled segment and the second fluid-filled segment. The first barrier layer is attached to the second barrier layer within the web area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2023
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventors: Patrick Case, Zachary M. Elder, Nathan A. Jacobsen, Roger Paul Murphy, Lee D. Peyton