Patents by Inventor Richard Murray

Richard 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: 20220013256
    Abstract: Techniques described herein relate to systems and methods for obtaining a high temperature superconducting (HTS) cable assembly and filling the HTS cable assembly with a molten metal, such as solder.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2020
    Publication date: January 13, 2022
    Inventors: Amanda HUBBARD, James IRBY, Rui VIEIRA, William BECK, Richard MURRAY, Andrew PFEIFFER, Thomas TOLAND, William BURKE
  • Publication number: 20200332604
    Abstract: One illustrative method disclosed herein includes positioning a first tubular adjacent a second tubular, wherein one of the first and second tubulars includes a plurality of radially deflectable fingers formed in an end thereof, mating the first and second tubulars into mated engagement with one another, wherein, during the mating of the first and second tubulars, the radially deflectable fingers deflect in a radial direction, and expanding the first and second tubulars by forcing an expansion mandrel through the mated first and second tubulars such that the expanded first and second tubulars have an expanded inside diameter that is greater than an initial inside diameter of the first and second tubulars.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 21, 2020
    Publication date: October 22, 2020
    Inventors: Richard Murray Whiddon, Gary Michael Thigpen
  • Publication number: 20200277833
    Abstract: One illustrative method for top to bottom expansion of tubulars within a wellbore comprises positioning the tubular, with an expansion mandrel positioned therein, within the well and expanding the tubular by forcing the expansion mandrel through the tubular in a down-hole direction of the well while forcing well fluid displaced by the expansion of the tubular into the formation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2020
    Publication date: September 3, 2020
    Inventors: Richard Murray Whiddon, Gary Michael Thigpen
  • Patent number: 10678297
    Abstract: A digital state device may include a first circuit terminal that obtains a clock signal from a first integrated circuit. The digital state device may further include a second circuit terminal that transmits the clock signal to a second integrated circuit. The digital state device may further include digital logic circuitry coupled to the first circuit terminal and the second circuit terminal. In response to obtaining an in-band notification signal in reverse of the clock signal and from the second integrated circuit, the digital logic circuitry sets the clock signal to a first predetermined value. In response to the digital logic circuitry determining that the clock signal exceeds a predetermined amount of time at the first predetermined value, the digital logic circuitry sets the clock signal to a second predetermined value that is different from the first predetermined value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Ciena Corporation
    Inventors: Roger Paul Toutant, Richard Murray Wyatt, Baskaran Soosaithasan
  • Publication number: 20190346879
    Abstract: A digital state device may include a first circuit terminal that obtains a clock signal from a first integrated circuit. The digital state device may further include a second circuit terminal that transmits the clock signal to a second integrated circuit. The digital state device may further include digital logic circuitry coupled to the first circuit terminal and the second circuit terminal. In response to obtaining an in-band notification signal in reverse of the clock signal and from the second integrated circuit, the digital logic circuitry sets the clock signal to a first predetermined value. In response to the digital logic circuitry determining that the clock signal exceeds a predetermined amount of time at the first predetermined value, the digital logic circuitry sets the clock signal to a second predetermined value that is different from the first predetermined value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 10, 2018
    Publication date: November 14, 2019
    Inventors: Roger Paul Toutant, Richard Murray Wyatt, Baskaran Soosaithasan
  • Publication number: 20190032047
    Abstract: Provided herein are methods and compositions for rapid assembly of genetic modules, as well as seamless transition from in vitro to in vivo testing of genetic constructs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 12, 2018
    Publication date: January 31, 2019
    Inventors: Richard Murray, Zachary Z. Sun
  • Patent number: 10179746
    Abstract: Disclosed are methods and machines for removing volatile compounds from sludge. Additionally, disclosed are methods and machines for removing pathogens from sludge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Inventor: Richard Murray Hough
  • Publication number: 20190002324
    Abstract: Disclosed are methods and machines for removing volatile compounds from sludge. Additionally, disclosed are methods and machines for removing pathogens from sludge.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 6, 2018
    Publication date: January 3, 2019
    Inventor: Richard Murray Hough
  • Patent number: 10161193
    Abstract: A plug for use in a downhole tool collar allows a seal between the inside and outside of the collar. The plug provides an electromagnetically transparent window through which the signals from the measurement device may propagate to or from the surrounding formation. The plug assembly includes an inner retainer, an outer retainer, and a plug. The inner retainer may be inserted into the inside of a slot formed in the collar. The inner retainer may have a concave inner surface to match the cylindrical inner surface of the collar. Likewise, the outer collar may be inserted into the outside of the slot, and may have a convex outer surface to match the cylindrical outer surface of the collar. The plug may fit into slots in the inner and outer retainers and be held in place within the slot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: SCIENTIFIC DRILLING INTERNATIONAL, INC.
    Inventor: Richard Murray Whiddon
  • Publication number: 20180105755
    Abstract: Provided herein are systems and methods for removing halogens and sulfur from used oil. The used oil is heated and aerated, followed by rapid vaporization and cooling. The cooled oil is then subjected to an electrical field before being filtered.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2017
    Publication date: April 19, 2018
    Inventor: James Richard Murray
  • Patent number: 9840673
    Abstract: Provided herein are systems and methods for removing halogens and sulfur from used oil. The used oil is heated and aerated, followed by rapid vaporization and cooling. The cooled oil is then subjected to an electrical field before being filtered.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Assignee: Aquifer Maintenance & Performance Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: James Richard Murray
  • Publication number: 20170253517
    Abstract: Disclosed are methods and machines for removing volatile compounds from sludge. Additionally, disclosed are methods and machines for removing pathogens from sludge.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2016
    Publication date: September 7, 2017
    Inventor: Richard Murray Hough
  • Patent number: 9512838
    Abstract: A torque generator is disclosed. The torque generator includes a valve arrangement including a spool valve and a valve sleeve. A torsion bar biases the valve arrangement toward a neutral position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2016
    Assignee: Eaton Corporation
    Inventors: Aaron Kelly Krahn, Vance Richard Murray
  • Publication number: 20150315901
    Abstract: A plug for use in a downhole tool collar allows a seal between the inside and outside of the collar. The plug provides an electromagnetically transparent window through which the signals from the measurement device may propagate to or from the surrounding formation. The plug assembly includes an inner retainer, an outer retainer, and a plug. The inner retainer may be inserted into the inside of a slot formed in the collar. The inner retainer may have a concave inner surface to match the cylindrical inner surface of the collar. Likewise, the outer collar may be inserted into the outside of the slot, and may have a convex outer surface to match the cylindrical outer surface of the collar. The plug may fit into slots in the inner and outer retainers and be held in place within the slot.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2015
    Publication date: November 5, 2015
    Inventor: Richard Murray Whiddon
  • Patent number: 9163468
    Abstract: A system including a housing having an upper end in fluid communication with a source of pressurized fluid and a lower end releasably coupled to an expandable tubular. A piston is disposed within and sealingly engaged with the housing. An expansion cone is coupled to the piston and is operable to radially expand the expandable tubular as it moves longitudinally therethrough. A pressure chamber is disposed within the housing and defined by the piston and the expansion cone. A first pressure relief port is disposed within the housing and is operable to allow fluid communication between the pressure chamber and an annulus external to the housing. A second pressure relief port is disposed within the expansion cone and is operable to allow fluid communication between the pressure chamber and a portion of the expandable tubular below the expansion cone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2015
    Assignee: Enventure Global Technology, LLC
    Inventor: Richard Murray Whiddon
  • Publication number: 20150191661
    Abstract: Provided herein are systems and methods for removing halogens and sulfur from used oil. The used oil is heated and aerated, followed by rapid vaporization and cooling. The cooled oil is then subjected to an electrical field before being filtered.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 5, 2015
    Publication date: July 9, 2015
    Applicant: AQUIFER MAINTENANCE & PERFORMANCE SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventor: James Richard MURRAY
  • Patent number: 8953227
    Abstract: A multifunction printer includes a printing apparatus including: a printing device for printing on recording medium; a media advance system for moving the recording medium into position to be printed on by the printing device; and a scanning apparatus including: a platen including: a transparent portion; a first surface for supporting items to be scanned; a second surface opposite the first surface; a scan bar assembly disposed proximate the second surface of the platen; a frame including an uppermost surface that is disposed proximate to the second surface of the platen; and a lid disposed proximate the first surface of the platen, wherein a distance between the lid and the first surface of the platen is less than a distance between the lid and the frame when the lid is closed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventor: Richard A. Murray
  • Patent number: 8931164
    Abstract: A method of making and using a printer comprising a duplexing unit that pivots along a horizontal plane for media path access. The duplexing unit does not contain any motor driven rollers for moving a media sheet therethrough. The duplexing unit's vertical axis hinge allows the duplexing unit to swing open and closed horizontally.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Siew Pern Chuang, Richard A. Murray, Venkatesh Mysore Nagaraja Rao, Keng Leong Ng
  • Patent number: 8904640
    Abstract: A method of making an ink cartridge by forming an ink chamber, an air accumulation chamber, and a cap including a vent hole is disclosed. The cap is affixed at a first end of the air accumulation chamber and a one way valve is disposed at the vent hole for preventing gas from entering the air accumulation chamber through the vent hole when a pressure in the air accumulation chamber is less than a cracking pressure of the one-way valve. A neck region narrower than the ink chamber and the air accumulation chamber is formed for fluidically connecting the ink chamber and the air accumulation chamber. A mass is placed within the air accumulation chamber, the mass having a dimension smaller than an interior dimension of the air accumulation chamber such that the mass is movable between the first end and a second end of the air accumulation chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventor: Richard A. Murray
  • Publication number: 20140271309
    Abstract: A torque generator is disclosed. The torque generator includes a valve arrangement including a spool valve and a valve sleeve. A torsion bar biases the valve arrangement toward a neutral position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: Eaton Corporation
    Inventors: Aaron Kelly Krahn, Vance Richard Murray