Patents by Inventor Stephen S. Murphy

Stephen S. 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: 20200023248
    Abstract: A golf club head that is capable of preserving the metallic acoustic signature of an entirely metallic golf club head all while utilizing a lightweight composite material is disclosed herein. More specifically, the golf club head in accordance with the present invention creates a frontal acoustic chamber in conjunction with a rear weight saving chamber via a panel member barrier is disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 15, 2019
    Publication date: January 23, 2020
    Applicant: Acushnet Company
    Inventors: Stephen S. Murphy, Richard Sanchez, Grant M. Martens, Stephanie Luttrell, Christopher D. Harvell, Darryl C. Galvan, Noah de la Cruz, David S. Cornelius
  • Publication number: 20200023246
    Abstract: A golf club head that is capable of preserving the metallic acoustic signature of an entirely metallic golf club head all while utilizing a lightweight composite material is disclosed herein. More specifically, the golf club head in accordance with the present invention creates a frontal acoustic chamber in conjunction with a rear weight saving chamber via a panel member barrier is disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 23, 2018
    Publication date: January 23, 2020
    Applicant: Acushnet Company
    Inventors: Stephen S. Murphy, Nick Frame, Richard L. Cleghorn, Peter Soracco, Charles E. Golden, Hiroshi Kawaguchi
  • Patent number: 10536167
    Abstract: A distributed data storage system breaks data into n slices and k checksums using at least one matrix-based erasure code based on matrices with invertible submatrices, stores the slices and checksums on a plurality of storage elements, retrieves the slices from the storage elements, and, when slices have been lost or corrupted, retrieves the checksums from the storage elements and restores the data using the at least one matrix-based erasure code and the checksums. In a method for ensuring restoration and integrity of data in computer-related applications, data is broken into n pieces, k checksums are calculated using at least one matrix-based erasure code based on matrices with invertible submatrices, and the n data pieces and k checksums are stored on n+k storage elements or transmitted over a network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: File System Labs LLC
    Inventors: Elan Pavlov, Stephen Ness, Roger Critchlow, Robert Swartz, Timothy S. Murphy, Ronald Lachman
  • Publication number: 20190377679
    Abstract: The present disclosure techniques for implementing an apparatus, which includes processing circuitry that performs an operation based a target data block, a processor-side cache that implements a first cache line, memory-side cache that implements a second cache line having line width greater than the first cache line, and a memory array. The apparatus includes one or more memory controllers that, when the target data block results in a cache miss, determine a row address that identifies a memory cell row as storing the target data block, instruct the memory array to successively output multiple data blocks from the memory cell row to enable the memory-side cache to store each of the multiple of data blocks in the second cache line, and instruct the memory-side cache to output the target data block to a coherency bus to enable the processing circuitry to perform the operation based on the target data block.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 2, 2018
    Publication date: December 12, 2019
    Inventors: Richard C. Murphy, Anton Korzh, Stephen S. Pawlowski
  • Publication number: 20190377500
    Abstract: The present disclosure techniques for implementing a computing system that includes a processing sub-system, a memory sub-system, and one or more memory controllers. The processing sub-system includes processing circuitry that performs an operation based on a target data block and a processor-side cache coupled between the processing circuitry and a system bus. The memory sub-system includes a memory that stores data blocks in a memory array and a memory-side caches coupled between the memory channel and the system bus. The one or more memory controllers control caching in the processor-side cache based at least in part on temporal relationship between previous data block targeting by the processing circuitry and control caching in memory-side cache based at least in part on spatial relationship between data block storage locations in the memory channel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 2, 2018
    Publication date: December 12, 2019
    Inventors: Richard C. Murphy, Anton Korzh, Stephen S. Pawlowski
  • Patent number: 10500264
    Abstract: A menu of mutations was developed that is useful in fine-tuning the attenuation and growth characteristics of dengue virus vaccines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: The United States of America, as represented by the Secretary, Department of Health and Human Services
    Inventors: Stephen S. Whitehead, Brian R. Murphy, Kathryn A. Hanley, Joseph E. Blaney, Ching-Juh Lai
  • Patent number: 10456461
    Abstract: The present invention relates to attenuated, immunogenic West Nile virus chimeras built on a dengue virus backbone for the production of immunogenic, live, attenuated West Nile virus vaccines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignees: The United States of America, as represented by the Secretary, Department of Health and Human Services, The Government of the United States, as represented by the Secretary of The Army
    Inventors: Alexander G. Pletnev, Joseph R. Putnak, Robert M. Chanock, Brian R. Murphy, Stephen S. Whitehead, Joseph E. Blaney
  • Patent number: 10456274
    Abstract: An apparatus registers a patient's pelvis during surgery by establishing a patient-specific, supine pelvic reference plane. The apparatus may include an elongated support arm having three legs, at least two of which may be moveable along the arm. The first leg may contact the patient's right anterior superior iliac spines (ASIS), the second leg may contact the left ASIS, and the third leg may contact an anterior aspect of the ischium of the patient's pelvis below the acetabulum of the hip being operated on. The distances between the first leg and the second and third legs may be determined preoperatively so that the legs dock to the desired points. The apparatus may further include a direction indicator configured to point in a desired orientation for inserting an acetabular cup component in the patient's acetabulum.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Inventors: Stephen B. Murphy, William S. Murphy
  • Publication number: 20190314091
    Abstract: A system and method creates a patient-specific surgical plan for use during a surgical procedure. The plan may reference an instrument for registering a portion of a patient during the procedure. The plan may be based on a computer-generated model of a portion of the patient's anatomy. The plan may be provided to a surgeon who uses the registration instrument to register the portion of the patient's anatomy according to the plan. Spatial location data for a plurality of points on the instrument and/or on the patient's anatomy may be obtained, and a patient-based coordinate system may be established using the registration instrument, the captured spatial location data or combinations thereof. The coordinate system may be used to attach one or more prosthetic components to the patient at locations and/or orientations specified in the plan.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 4, 2019
    Publication date: October 17, 2019
    Inventors: Stephen B. Murphy, M.D., William S. Murphy
  • Publication number: 20190275388
    Abstract: A golf club head including a crown, a sole, a hosel, a face and a flexure. The flexure provides compliance during an impact between the golf club head and a golf ball, and is tuned to vibrate, immediately after impact, at a predetermined frequency. A filler at least partially fills the cavity defined between the front wall and the rear wall of the flexure and is exposed to the interior of the golf club head.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2019
    Publication date: September 12, 2019
    Applicant: Acushnet Company
    Inventors: Charles E. Golden, Thomas Orrin Bennett, Stephanie Luttrell, David S. Cornelius, Stephen S. Murphy
  • Patent number: 10357699
    Abstract: A golf club head including a body having a face, a sole, a crown, and a skirt joining the face, sole and crown, wherein the body includes a receptacle, the receptacle comprising a terminal end and an open end, a weighted insert, a weight retention system configured to receive the weighted insert, the weight retention system comprising, a weight retention member residing within the receptacle, a head locking member residing within the receptacle, wherein the weight retention member, the head locking member, and the body are formed separately, wherein the weight retention system includes an opening configured to receive the weighted insert, the opening located at the open end of the receptacle, wherein the head locking member retains the weight retention member within the receptacle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: Acushnet Company
    Inventors: Sang Yi, Thomas Orrin Bennett, Stephanie Luttrell, Stephen S. Murphy
  • Patent number: 10343032
    Abstract: A golf club head including a crown, a sole, a hosel, a face and a flexure. The flexure provides compliance during an impact between the golf club head and a golf ball, and is tuned to vibrate, immediately after impact, at a predetermined frequency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Acushnet Company
    Inventors: Grant M. Martens, David S. Cornelius, Sang Yi, Ryuichi Sugimae, Joshua G. Breier, Thomas Orrin Bennett, Nick Frame, Stephen S. Murphy, Mitchell E. Bac, Stephanie Luttrell
  • Patent number: 10335236
    Abstract: A system and method creates a patient-specific surgical plan for use during a surgical procedure. The plan may reference an instrument for registering a portion of a patient during the procedure. The plan may be based on a computer-generated model of a portion of the patient's anatomy. The plan may be provided to a surgeon who uses the registration instrument to register the portion of the patient's anatomy according to the plan. Spatial location data for a plurality of points on the instrument and/or on the patient's anatomy may be obtained, and a patient-based coordinate system may be established using the registration instrument, the captured spatial location data or combinations thereof. The coordinate system may be used to attach one or more prosthetic components to the patient at locations and/or orientations specified in the plan.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Inventors: Stephen B. Murphy, William S. Murphy
  • Patent number: 10272298
    Abstract: A golf club incorporating an interchangeable shaft system includes a shaft, a shaft sleeve, a club head. The shaft sleeve is coupled to an end of the shaft and is received in a hosel included in the club head. The shaft sleeve is removably coupled to the club head. Hosel and shaft sleeve alignment features provide discrete orientations between the shaft and club head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Acushnet Company
    Inventors: Gery M. Zimmerman, Jonathan Hebreo, Adrian L. Stanescu, Helene Hipp, Marni Ines, Stephanie Luttrell, Thomas Orrin Bennett, Stephen S. Murphy
  • Patent number: 10245479
    Abstract: A golf club head made out of multi-material is disclosed herein. More specifically, the golf club head in accordance with the present invention has at least a portion of the body of the golf club head that is further comprised out of a base layer and a lightweight cover layer. The base layer may have a plurality of cutouts to help reduce unnecessary mass and the lightweight cover layer may be made out of an ultra-lightweight material to further reduce the unnecessary mass. The present invention achieves this without sacrificing the sound performance of the golf club head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: Acushnet Company
    Inventors: Stephen S. Murphy, Charles E. Golden, Mark C. Myrhum, Richard L. Cleghorn, Uday V. Deshmukh, Nick Frame
  • Patent number: 10188913
    Abstract: A golf club incorporating an interchangeable shaft system includes a shaft, a shaft sleeve, a club head. The shaft sleeve is coupled to an end of the shaft and is received in a hosel included in the club head. The shaft sleeve is removably coupled to the club head. Alignment features on the components provide discrete orientations between the shaft and club head. The shaft sleeve may be constructed from non-metallic material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: Acushnet Company
    Inventors: Thomas Orrin Bennett, Stephen S. Murphy, Stephanie Luttrell, Charles E. Golden
  • Publication number: 20180326268
    Abstract: A golf club head including a body having a face, a sole, a crown, and a skirt joining the face, sole and crown, wherein the body includes a receptacle, the receptacle comprising a terminal end and an open end, a weighted insert, a weight retention system configured to receive the weighted insert, the weight retention system comprising, a weight retention member residing within the receptacle, a head locking member residing within the receptacle, wherein the weight retention member, the head locking member, and the body are formed separately, wherein the weight retention system includes an opening configured to receive the weighted insert, the opening located at the open end of the receptacle, wherein the head locking member retains the weight retention member within the receptacle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 22, 2018
    Publication date: November 15, 2018
    Applicant: Acushnet Company
    Inventors: Sang Yi, Thomas Orrin Bennett, Stephanie Luttrell, Stephen S. Murphy
  • Patent number: 10099094
    Abstract: A golf club head, comprising a body having a center of gravity, wherein the body comprises a coordinate system with an x-axis located horizontal to the face, a y-axis located vertical to the face, and a z-axis located through the face; and a weight system configured to adjust the location of the center of gravity of the body, wherein the weight system comprises a plurality of weight channels formed in the body, an elongate adjustable weight configured to selectively reside in each of the plurality of weight channels, wherein the elongate adjustable weight comprises an aperture at a first end of the elongate adjustable weight, and a fastener configured to reside in the aperture and engage the body, wherein the fastener is configured to affix the elongate adjustable weight to the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: Acushnet Company
    Inventors: Mark C. Myrhum, Stephen S. Murphy, Darryl C. Galvan
  • Patent number: 10039961
    Abstract: A golf club head including a crown, a sole, a hosel, a face and a flexure. The flexure provides compliance during an impact between the golf club head and a golf ball, and is tuned to vibrate, immediately after impact, at a predetermined frequency. A slot is included in a portion of the golf club head and works with the flexure to further tune performance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: Acushnet Company
    Inventors: Charles E. Golden, Thomas Orrin Bennett, Stephanie Luttrell, Scott A. Knutson, Stephen S. Murphy
  • Publication number: 20180161642
    Abstract: A golf club incorporating an interchangeable shaft system includes a shaft, a shaft sleeve, a club head. The shaft sleeve is coupled to an end of the shaft and is received in a hosel included in the club head. The shaft sleeve is removably coupled to the club head. Hosel and shaft sleeve alignment features provide discrete orientations between the shaft and club head.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2018
    Publication date: June 14, 2018
    Applicant: Acushnet Company
    Inventors: Gery M. Zimmerman, Jonathan Hebreo, Adrian L. Stanescu, Helene Hipp, Marni Ines, Stephanie Luttrell, Thomas Orrin Bennett, Stephen S. Murphy