Patents by Inventor Robert Murdock

Robert Murdock 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: 20200034833
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for generating a deterministic model for scheduling requests to a distributed ledger network to record transactions in a distributed ledger, and further for optimizing transaction parameters based on prior performance of the distributed ledger network, characteristics of the data being recorded, and user-supplied parameters restricting transaction costs and wait times. Based on the model outputs, the system selects a gas price and a time to submit the request in order to optimize the processing of the request. The system is adaptable to processing groups of documents, such as publications, to be recorded, according to a deterministic selection of the next document, to a sequence of the documents, or to a time limit by which each document must be recorded.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2019
    Publication date: January 30, 2020
    Inventors: Bennett I. Oscar Collen, Christopher Robert Murdock, Matthew Rubino
  • Patent number: 10405075
    Abstract: A wireless portable audio speaker having a configurable reversibly attachable strap is disclosed. The strap is configured to be attached to multiple channels on the speaker housing via a rod to easily and quickly facilitate different strap configuration that can enhance the user experience and provide additional versatility to the speaker.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: ZAGG Amplified, Inc.
    Inventors: John Craig Cheney, Robert Murdock
  • Patent number: 10237642
    Abstract: Rechargeable wireless earphone systems and charging cases are disclosed. The rechargeable charging case, which doubles as a storage case for the earphone components, includes externally accessible charging ports adapted to charge the rechargeable battery contained therein as well as for charging other electronic devices. The earphones are configured such that they may be used even when charging or when the earphone system battery is depleted. An alignment and positioning mechanism is provided to align and electrically connect charging contacts of a controller housing of the earphone system with charging contacts provided in the charging case to better secure and facilitate the charging process when the controller is received within the charging case. Reversibly detachable ear hooks and ear canal plugs are uniquely designed and configured to be independently attached to the earphone housing and compliantly adjustable to the desired shape for user comfort.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: ZAGG Amplified, Inc.
    Inventors: John Craig Cheney, Robert Murdock, Christian Bao Macias
  • Publication number: 20180124494
    Abstract: Rechargeable wireless earphone systems and charging cases are disclosed. The rechargeable charging case, which doubles as a storage case for the earphone components, includes externally accessible charging ports adapted to charge the rechargeable battery contained therein as well as for charging other electronic devices. The earphones are configured such that they may be used even when charging or when the earphone system battery is depleted. An alignment and positioning mechanism is provided to align and electrically connect charging contacts of a controller housing of the earphone system with charging contacts provided in the charging case to better secure and facilitate the charging process when the controller is received within the charging case. Reversibly detachable ear hooks and ear canal plugs are uniquely designed and configured to be independently attached to the earphone housing and compliantly adjustable to the desired shape for user comfort.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 26, 2017
    Publication date: May 3, 2018
    Applicant: Braven LC
    Inventors: John Craig Cheney, Robert Murdock, Christian Bao Macias
  • Patent number: 9854344
    Abstract: Rechargeable wireless earphone systems and charging cases are disclosed. The rechargeable charging case, which doubles as a storage case for the earphone components, includes externally accessible charging ports adapted to charge the rechargeable battery contained therein as well as for charging other electronic devices. The earphones are configured such that they may be used even when charging or when the earphone system battery is depleted. An alignment and positioning mechanism is provided to align and electrically connect charging contacts of a controller housing of the earphone system with charging contacts provided in the charging case to better secure and facilitate the charging process when the controller is received within the charging case. Reversibly detachable ear hooks and ear canal plugs are uniquely designed and configured to be independently attached to the earphone housing and compliantly adjustable to the desired shape for user comfort.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: BRAVEN, LC
    Inventors: John Craig Cheney, Robert Murdock, Christian Bao Macias
  • Publication number: 20170195763
    Abstract: A wireless portable audio speaker having a configurable reversibly attachable strap is disclosed. The strap is configured to be attached to multiple channels on the speaker housing via a rod to easily and quickly facilitate different strap configuration that can enhance the user experience and provide additional versatility to the speaker.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2016
    Publication date: July 6, 2017
    Inventors: John Craig Cheney, Robert Murdock
  • Publication number: 20170195770
    Abstract: Rechargeable wireless earphone systems and charging cases are disclosed. The rechargeable charging case, which doubles as a storage case for the earphone components, includes externally accessible charging ports adapted to charge the rechargeable battery contained therein as well as for charging other electronic devices. The earphones are configured such that they may be used even when charging or when the earphone system battery is depleted. An alignment and positioning mechanism is provided to align and electrically connect charging contacts of a controller housing of the earphone system with charging contacts provided in the charging case to better secure and facilitate the charging process when the controller is received within the charging case. Reversibly detachable ear hooks and ear canal plugs are uniquely designed and configured to be independently attached to the earphone housing and compliantly adjustable to the desired shape for user comfort.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 1, 2017
    Publication date: July 6, 2017
    Applicant: Braven LC
    Inventors: John Craig Cheney, Robert Murdock, Christian Bao Macias
  • Patent number: 7234479
    Abstract: A water hydrant for suppling potable water from a water source has an internal movable riser contained within a housing that extends beneath the ground to a depth below which freezing temperatures cannot reach. A chamber housing located at a distal end of the hydrant, beneath the frost line, contains a valve which may be actuated by the moving riser to provide a flow of water from the water source and through the riser. The chamber housing is configured to receive residual water from the riser when the flow of water has been shut off by the valve and to store the water beneath the frost line under sanitary conditions. A piston is disposed on a distal end of the riser, is slidably disposed within the chamber housing, and moves with the riser to expel water from the chamber housing when a handle of the hydrant is subsequently moved to reopen the valve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2007
    Assignee: Murdock, Inc.
    Inventor: Robert A. Murdock
  • Publication number: 20050173001
    Abstract: A water hydrant for suppling potable water from a water source has an internal movable riser contained within a housing that extends beneath the ground to a depth below which freezing temperatures cannot reach. A chamber housing located at a distal end of the hydrant, beneath the frost line, contains a valve which may be actuated by the moving riser to provide a flow of water from the water source and through the riser. The chamber housing is configured to receive residual water from the riser when the flow of water has been shut off by the valve and to store the water beneath the frost line under sanitary conditions. A piston is disposed on a distal end of the riser, is slidably disposed within the chamber housing, and moves with the riser to expel water from the chamber housing when a handle of the hydrant is subsequently moved to reopen the valve.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 4, 2005
    Publication date: August 11, 2005
    Inventor: Robert Murdock
  • Publication number: 20050157860
    Abstract: A user interface for screen phones monitors telephone line state information and displays user interface controls and telephone line status information dependent on the telephone line state. The user interface includes a display element referred to as a call slip that expands and collapses in response to changes in telephone line state and user input. The call slip updates the information that it displays based on telephone line state changes and information communicated from one or more telephony monitoring applications. The call slip displays user interface controls representing tasks that are dependent on information derived from a telephone call, such as caller ID information. The software used to control the display of call slips and to monitor telephone line state is part of a software platform that may be customized for a particular device or application.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 8, 2005
    Publication date: July 21, 2005
    Applicant: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Charles Schnarel, Mauricio Lomelin, Peter Chin, Derek Graham, Kate Welker, Robert Murdock, Justin Cooper, Laurence Golding, Suzanne Walsh
  • Patent number: D475642
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2002
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2003
    Assignee: Coato Workshop Inc
    Inventors: Robert Murdock, Madison Kepler Mount
  • Patent number: D803189
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: BRAVEN, LC
    Inventors: John Craig Cheney, Andy Fathollahi, Robert Murdock
  • Patent number: D804449
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: BRAVEN, LC
    Inventors: John Craig Cheney, Robert Murdock
  • Patent number: D840976
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: ZAGG Amplified, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Murdock, John Craig Cheney
  • Patent number: D847786
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: ZAGG Amplified, Inc.
    Inventors: John Craig Cheney, Robert Murdock
  • Patent number: D872051
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: ZAGG Amplified, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Murdock, John Craig Cheney