Patents by Inventor Robert Murphy

Robert 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).

  • Patent number: 10352481
    Abstract: An ER fluid valve includes a housing and a plurality of parallel flow passages through the housing each defined by spaced electrodes at least one of which is controllable independently of other flow passages electrodes. A controller is configured to selectively establish electrical fields for all of the independently controllable electrodes to close all of the flow passages to ER fluid flowing through the housing. By removing the fields from all of the independently controllable electrodes, all the flow passages are open to the ER fluid flowing through the housing. By establishing fields for select independently controllable electrodes to close their associated flow passages and by leaving other flow passages open, restricted flow of the ER fluid through the housing is accomplished to vary the flow rate through the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Boston Dynamics, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Murphy, Robert Playter
  • Patent number: 10344493
    Abstract: A cleaning head for an in-floor pool cleaning system is provided. The cleaning head includes a sleeve having a passage and an insert extending through the passage of the sleeve. The insert includes a flow path and an aperture, wherein the flow path is a curved, such as a question mark shape, and exits through the aperture. The insert is moveable between a first position with the aperture retained with in the sleeve and a second position with the aperture extending beyond the sleeve. The flow path may include an overturn at the aperture. The insert includes a nozzle, a nozzle housing, an upper guide, a lower guide and a weight with the flow path extending through each component. The nozzle includes an angled inlet opening that corresponds to an angled outlet opening of the nozzle housing that engage each other when the nozzle is coupled within the nozzle housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Blue Square Manufacturing, LLC
    Inventors: Mark Scatterday, Michael Landis, Jason Addink, Mark Johnson, David Johnson, Robert Michael Long, Timothy Murphy
  • Publication number: 20190206543
    Abstract: Systems and methods for post procedure care and wellness management. A care network for a care recipient in providing post procedure care to the care recipient for a procedure performed on the care recipient is formed. A user specific care plan for the care recipient is generated, the user specific care plan including post procedure content and first post procedure care conditions associated with the post procedure content is generated for the care recipient. Whether the first post procedure care conditions are satisfied is determined. The post procedure content is sent to the care recipient through an internal communication channel. A first care data received notification comprising a generic notification lacking any personal health information of the care recipient is sent to the care recipient through an external communication channel. The care recipient is logged in to view the post procedure content through the internal communication channel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2019
    Publication date: July 4, 2019
    Applicant: Ceras Health, Inc.
    Inventors: David Allinson, Kathleen McCabe, Joel Garcia, Kristina Redgrave, Gurinder Virdi, Carlos Alvarez, Robert Dourandish, Nikhil Mohan, Imran Arshad, Kevin Murphy, Reed Matheny
  • Publication number: 20190188911
    Abstract: One or more computing devices, systems, and/or methods for presenting augmented reality (AR) interfaces are provided. For example, a first object corresponding to a representation of content in an AR interface may be presented. Responsive to receiving a selection of the first object, a first graphical object corresponding to the content may be presented. An AR interface comprising a real time view of a camera of the device may be presented. A first graphical representation of the first graphical object may be presented overlaid on the real time view of the camera of the device. A second graphical representation of the first graphical object comprising the graphical modification and a second graphical object associated with information corresponding to the content may be presented overlaid on the real time view of the camera of the device. Responsive to receiving a selection of the second graphical object, the information may be presented.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2017
    Publication date: June 20, 2019
    Inventors: Joshua Robert Russell Jacobson, Avinash Chukka, Rigel Zeda Stone, Anthony Richard Murphy, Herve Bizira, Richard Baba, Guenever Goik, Chetan Ankola, Bryan Sze Pui Wong
  • Patent number: 10301143
    Abstract: A tether guide operable through a wide range of tether/fleeting angles while causing minimal wear and having a reduced size compared to a levelwind wheel. The tether guide may include a series of rollers approximating the curved shape and radius of levelwind wheel. The tether guide may include downward facing guide wings matched to a curved roller profile, but flaring out to capture and guide tether into rollers. Sensors may be included on the tether guide to provide information about tether location, including whether the tether is engaged in the tether guide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Makani Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Abhimanyu Belani, Elias Patten, Robert Nelson, Brian Hachtmann, Gabriel Murphy
  • Publication number: 20190153900
    Abstract: A horizontal support tool for an engine build stand, the horizontal support tool includes a support tube along an axis and a tie shaft between a handle and a puck assembly, said puck assembly including a puck selectively extendable and retractable transverse to the axis in response to rotation of the handle. A method of horizontally assembling a portion of a gas turbine engine including mounting a first module to an engine build stand; installing a horizontal support tool into the first module, the horizontal support tool supported in a spherical bearing supported by the engine build stand; and installing a second module to the first module, the horizontal support tool operable to at least partially support second module.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 17, 2019
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Applicant: United Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Gabrielle Murphy, Robert M. Lewis, Gregory E. Reinhardt
  • Patent number: 10287428
    Abstract: Provided herein is a composition containing a hydrogenated blend of a semi-crystalline, selectively hydrogenated block copolymer, a selectively diblock copolymers lacking semi-crystalline blocks, and a low polarity fluid for cable filling applications. The block copolymer comprises blocks of semi-crystalline hydrogenated polybutadiene, blocks of poly(mono alkenyl arenes), and blocks of hydrogenated, non-crystalline conjugated dienes. The diblock copolymer comprises blocks of poly(mono alkenyl arenes) and blocks of non-crystalline poly(conjugated diene(s)). The compositions can be converted to non-flowable gels and find application as fillers for cables such as fiber optic cables.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Kraton Polymers U.S. LLC
    Inventors: Robert C. Bening, Erin Murphy, Carl L. Willis
  • Publication number: 20190133912
    Abstract: Formulation for colouring hair having at least one coloured polymer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2017
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Inventors: Lars Siegfried Dähne, Gabriella Egri, Mandy Hecht, Mathias Kurt Herrlrin, Moritz Klickermann, Bryan Patrick Murphy, Monica Jo Patten, Tatjana Schafer, Stephen Robert Schofield, Cagri Üzüm, Ingo Reinhold Weber
  • Patent number: 10278437
    Abstract: A method for forming water resistant and breathable handwear is disclosed. The method includes the steps of: providing an outer shell, a liner that inhibits the transfer of heat from a user's hand, and a water resistant and breathable insert; applying a heat activated adhesive to a finger portion of the outer shell and the liner; assembling the outer shell, insert, and liner; and curing or activating the heat activated adhesive to form a bond between the layers. Water resistant handwear made through the process are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: SEIRUS INNOVATIVE ACCESSORIES, INC.
    Inventor: Robert Murphy
  • Publication number: 20190110533
    Abstract: A head garment having a base section and a face section is provided where the face section is both affixed to the base section and releasably extends over the face of the user to create a magnetic seal against the elements. The head garment may also include a magnetic fastener to position the face covering section when it is not extended over the face of the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2018
    Publication date: April 18, 2019
    Inventors: Robert MURPHY, Li-Ray CHEN
  • Patent number: 10182208
    Abstract: An automatic process for producing professional, directed, production crew quality, video for videoconferencing is described. Rule based logic is integrated into an automatic process for producing director quality video for videoconferencing. An automatic process can include a method for composing a display for use in a video system having an active talker video stream and a panoramic view video stream having more than one person in video. The method can include determining a region of interest in a panoramic view video using motion detection and presence sensors, and preparing the panoramic view video by centering the region of interest and by zooming towards the region of interest, based upon the location of persons in the panoramic view video. The method includes determining placement of panoramic view video on a composite display to prevent the panoramic view video overlaying display of an active talker on the active talker video stream.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: Polycom, Inc.
    Inventors: Alain Elon Nimri, Shu Gao, Stephen Schaefer, Robert Murphy
  • Publication number: 20180349015
    Abstract: A presentation system capable of detecting one or more gestures and contacts on a touch sensitive display. The presentation system can displaying indicia of such contacts, such as when a user writes with a fingertip, and can remove or alter such indicia responsive to other gestures and contacts. The system can accurately distinguish between types of gestures detected, such as between a writing gesture and an erasing gesture, on both large and small touch sensitive displays, thereby obviating the need for a user to make additional selective inputs to transition from one type of gesture to another. The system can determine how long to keep user annotations displayed during a presentation, based on the nature of the gesture used to make the annotations and the context in which they are made.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 6, 2017
    Publication date: December 6, 2018
    Inventors: Alain Nimri, Shu Gao, Stephen Schaefer, Robert Murphy, Daniel Palmer
  • Patent number: 10148913
    Abstract: An automatic process for producing professional, directed, production crew quality, video for videoconferencing is described. Rule based logic is integrated into an automatic process for producing director quality video for videoconferencing. The automatic process uses sensor data to process video streams for video conferencing. A method and system for automatically processing sensor data on room activity into general room analytics for further processing by application of rules based logic to produce production quality video for videoconferencing is described. Sensory devices and equipment, for example motion, infrared, audio, sound source localization (SSL) and video are used to detect room activity or room stimulus. The room activity is analyzed (for example, to determine whether individuals are in the subject room, speaker identification and movement within the room) and processed to produce room analytics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: Polycom, Inc.
    Inventors: Alain Elon Nimri, Shu Gao, Stephen Schaefer, Robert Murphy
  • Patent number: 10082926
    Abstract: A server has a processor and a memory storing a multiple channel message thread module with instructions executed by the processor to identify when participants at client devices are actively viewing a common message thread at the same time to establish a participant viewing state. An alternate channel communication lock prompt is supplied to the client devices in response to the participant viewing state. An alternate channel communication is delivered to the client devices in response to activation of the alternate channel communication lock prompt by at least one participant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: Snap Inc.
    Inventors: Evan Spiegel, Robert Murphy, Chamal Samaranayake
  • Patent number: 10084735
    Abstract: A server includes a processor and a memory storing a multiple channel message thread module with instructions executed by the processor to identify when participants at client devices are viewing a common message thread. An alternate channel communication prompt is supplied to the client devices. An alternate channel communication is delivered to the client devices in response to activation of the alternate channel communication prompt by at least one participant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: Snap Inc.
    Inventors: Evan Spiegel, Robert Murphy
  • Publication number: 20180249844
    Abstract: A mattress wherein a plurality of independent yarn based fire barrier fabrics encases a plurality of distinct and unattached interior core structures. The plurality of interior core structures include at least a detached and internally flippable upper comfort layer assembly with a plurality of non-homogeneous foams or filling materials encased in a yarn-based fire barrier fabric and a lower, interiorly disposed support core structure with resilient filling materials encased in a yarn-based fire barrier fabric and a fabric cover. The detachable and internally flippable upper comfort layer assembly may be contained in a user accessible compartment that is fashioned into an outer cover assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 8, 2018
    Publication date: September 6, 2018
    Inventors: Harrison Robert MURPHY, Juraj Michal Daniel SLAVIK, II
  • Patent number: 10067292
    Abstract: A flame scanner includes a lens barrel assembly defining a generally hollow body having a first end and a second end, and an opening formed in the first end, a lens positioned adjacent to the second end, and a fiber optic cable receivable through the opening in the first end, the fiber optic cable having a distal end. A field of view of the flame scanner is selectively adjustable by varying a position of the distal end of the fiber optic cable with respect to the lens.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: GENERAL ELECTRIC TECHNOLOGY GMBH
    Inventors: Stanley Joseph Boguszewski, Paul Chase, Robert Murphy
  • Patent number: 10039388
    Abstract: A mattress wherein a plurality of independent yarn based fire barrier fabrics encases a plurality of distinct and unattached interior core structures. The plurality of interior core structures include at least a detached and internally flippable upper comfort layer assembly with a plurality of non-homogeneous foams or filling materials encased in a yarn-based fire barrier fabric and a lower, interiorly disposed support core structure with resilient filling materials encased in a yarn-based fire barrier fabric and a fabric cover. The detachable and internally flippable upper comfort layer assembly may be contained in a user accessible compartment that is fashioned into an outer cover assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: KICKBALL CONCEPTS, LLC
    Inventors: Harrison Robert Murphy, Juraj Michal Daniel Slavik, II
  • Patent number: 10015446
    Abstract: An automatic process for producing professional, directed, production crew quality, video for videoconferencing is described. The process includes a method for positioning a 360 degree panoramic strip view of a room. The method includes receiving motion detection data, accepting presence sensor data, receiving video data from cameras related to a room view, and centering individuals in a room view, based on the received motion detection data, the accepted presence sensor data and received video data. The method also includes zooming onto the centered individuals in the room view, obtaining sound source localization data and active talker information, and determining how to arrange the display of individuals in a logical manner that is visually pleasing and aides understanding. Rule based logic is applied to assist with the automatic processing of video into director quality video production. Various video sources may be used as video stream sources for the automated system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: Polycom, Inc.
    Inventors: Alain Elon Nimri, Shu Gao, Stephen Schaefer, Robert Murphy
  • Publication number: 20180167584
    Abstract: An automatic process for producing professional, directed, production crew quality, video for videoconferencing is described. Rule based logic is integrated into an automatic process for producing director quality video for videoconferencing. An automatic process can include a method for composing a display for use in a video system having an active talker video stream and a panoramic view video stream having more than one person in video. The method can include determining a region of interest in a panoramic view video using motion detection and presence sensors, and preparing the panoramic view video by centering the region of interest and by zooming towards the region of interest, based upon the location of persons in the panoramic view video. The method includes determining placement of panoramic view video on a composite display to prevent the panoramic view video overlaying display of an active talker on the active talker video stream.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2017
    Publication date: June 14, 2018
    Inventors: Alain Elon Nimri, Shu Gao, Stephen Schaefer, Robert Murphy