Patents by Inventor Thomas E. Murphy

Thomas E. 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: 10672933
    Abstract: A new approach to graphene-enabled plasmonic resonant structures in the THz is demonstrated in a hybrid graphene-metal design in which the graphene acts as a gate-tunable inductor, and metal acts as a capacitive reservoir for charge accumulation. A large resonant absorption in graphene can be achieved using the metal-graphene plasmonic scheme, and the peak can approach 100% in an optimized device, ideal for graphene-based THz detectors. Using high mobility graphene (?>50000 cm2V?1s?1) will allow anomalously high resonant THz transmission (near 100%) through ultra-subwavelength graphene-filled metallic apertures at a resonance frequency that is gate tunable. This metal-graphene plasmonic scheme enables near perfect tunable THz filter or modulator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignees: University of Maryland, College Park, The Government of the United States of America, as represented by The Secretary Of The Navy, Monash University
    Inventors: Mohammad M. Jadidi, Andrei B. Sushkov, David Kurt Gaskill, Michael Fuhrer, Howard Dennis Drew, Thomas E. Murphy
  • Publication number: 20200086334
    Abstract: One variation of a system includes: a mount defining an inlet configured to couple to a water supply; a body defining a fluid circuit and coupled to the mount; and a pressure regulator interposed between the inlet and the fluid circuit and configured to regulate water supplied at the inlet over a range of inlet pressures to a range of internal pressures less than and narrower than the range of inlet pressures. A set of nozzles arranged on the body and coupled to the fluid circuit are configured to, in response to the pressure regulator regulating a first inlet pressure down to a first internal pressure, discharge water droplets: exiting the body with kinetic energies in a range of kinetic energies; exiting the body in a first spray pattern defining a first width at a target distance below the body, and exhibiting a first volumetric ratio of water to air.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2019
    Publication date: March 19, 2020
    Inventors: Gabriel Parisi-Amon, David Shulman, Jad Nasrallah, Brian Willkom, Thomas E. Murphy
  • Publication number: 20190381287
    Abstract: A balloon catheter which allows for faster preparation and more effective purging of air within the catheter, while also providing a more space efficient design, wherein the balloon catheter includes a tubular outer member and a tubular inner member disposed in the lumen of the outer member such that the outer member and inner member define an annular fluid path between them. A balloon is secured to and circumferentially surrounds an outer surface of the distal portion of the outer member. A tubular seal is disposed circumferentially around the inner surface of the distal portion of the outer member. The inner member is movable longitudinally relative to the outer member from a non-sealing position in which the annular fluid path is open, and a sealing position in which the distal portion of the inner member contacts the seal thereby sealing the annular fluid path at the seal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2019
    Publication date: December 19, 2019
    Inventors: Thomas J. Mock, Alice Bradbury Welsh Brochu, Murtagh M. Murphy, Mariel E. Bolhouse, David P. Marceau
  • Publication number: 20190381288
    Abstract: A balloon catheter which allows for faster preparation and more effective purging of air within the catheter, while also providing a more space efficient design, wherein the balloon catheter includes a tubular outer member and a tubular inner member disposed in the lumen of the outer member such that the outer member and inner member define an annular fluid path between them. A balloon is secured to and circumferentially surrounds an outer surface of the distal portion of the outer member. A tubular seal is disposed circumferentially around the outer surface of the distal portion of the inner member. The inner member is movable longitudinally relative to the outer member from a non-sealing position in which the annular fluid path is open, and a sealing position in which the distal portion of the outer member contacts the seal thereby sealing the annular fluid path at the seal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2019
    Publication date: December 19, 2019
    Inventors: Thomas J. Mock, Alice Bradbury Welsh Brochu, Murtagh M. Murphy, Mariel E. Bolhouse, David P. Marceau
  • 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: 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
  • Publication number: 20180315880
    Abstract: A new approach to graphene-enabled plasmonic resonant structures in the THz is demonstrated in a hybrid graphene-metal design in which the graphene acts as a gate-tunable inductor, and metal acts as a capacitive reservoir for charge accumulation. A large resonant absorption in graphene can be achieved using the metal-graphene plasmonic scheme, and the peak can approach 100% in an optimized device, ideal for graphene-based THz detectors. Using high mobility graphene (?>50000 cm2V?1s?1) will allow anomalously high resonant THz transmission (near 100%) through ultra-subwavelength graphene-filled metallic apertures at a resonance frequency that is gate tunable. This metal-graphene plasmonic scheme enables near perfect tunable THz filter or modulator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2016
    Publication date: November 1, 2018
    Applicants: THE GOVERNMENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, AS REPRESENTED BY THE SECRETARY OF THE NAVY, MONASH UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: MOHAMMAD M. JADIDI, ANDREI B. SUSHKOV, DAVID KURT GASKILL, MICHAEL FUHRER, HOWARD DENNIS DREW, THOMAS E. MURPHY
  • Patent number: 10084102
    Abstract: A plasmon-enhanced terahertz graphene-based photodetector exhibits an increased absorption efficiency attained by utilizing a tunable plasmonic resonance in sub-wavelengths graphene micro-ribbons formed on SiC substrate in contact with an array of bi-metallic electrode lines. The orientation of the graphene micro-ribbons is tailored with respect to the array of sub-wavelengths bi-metallic electrode lines. The graphene micro-ribbons extend at the angle of approximately 45 degrees with respect to the electrode lines in the bi-metal electrodes array. The plasmonic mode is efficiently excited by an incident wave polarized perpendicular to the electrode lines, and/or to the graphene micro-ribbons. The absorption of radiation by graphene is enhanced through tunable geometric parameters (such as, for example, the width of the graphene micro-ribbons) and control of a carrier density in graphene achieved through tuning the gate voltage applied to the photodetector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignees: University of Maryland, College Park, The United States of America, as represented by the Secretary of the Navy, Monash University
    Inventors: Xinghan Cai, Andrei B. Sushkov, Mohammad M. Jadidi, David Kurt Gaskill, Thomas E. Murphy, Michael Fuhrer, Howard Dennis Drew
  • Patent number: 10072239
    Abstract: A life support system for providing a growth medium for at least one photosynthetic micro-organism and for converting CO2 to O2, with reduced water use that is as low as about 4 percent of the corresponding amount of water normally required for conventional micro-organism growth. The system includes a liquid transport capillary channel, a mixed culture photosynthetic biofilm and a liquid transport substrate that is positioned between and contiguous to the capillary channel and the biofilm, where the liquid transport rate is adjustable by adjustment of the local humidity. Approximately uniform radiation is received by the biofilm and contributes to microorganism growth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: The United States of America as Represented by the Administrator of the NASA
    Inventors: Halil Berberoglu, Thomas E. Murphy, Leslie E. Bebout, Erich D. Fleming
  • Patent number: 9923857
    Abstract: Embodiments of the disclosure relate to processing email having symbolic variables in the address. Aspects include receiving, by an email server, an email comprising an email address for an intended recipient and determining whether the email address includes a symbolic variable. Based on determining that the email address includes the symbolic variable, the symbolic variable from the email address are extracted, an email address for an additional recipient by querying a database based on the symbolic variable is identified, and the email is transmitted to the email address of the intended recipient and the email address of the additional recipient. Based on determining that the email address does not include the symbolic variable, the email is transmitted to the email address of the intended recipient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Anuja Deedwaniya, Thomas E. Murphy, Jr., Mark A. Nelson, Kevin H. Peters, Louis R. Ruggiero
  • Publication number: 20180047856
    Abstract: A plasmon-enhanced terahertz graphene-based photodetector exhibits an increased absorption efficiency attained by utilizing a tunable plasmonic resonance in sub-wavelengths graphene micro-ribbons formed on SiC substrate in contact with an array of bi-metallic electrode lines. The orientation of the graphene micro-ribbons is tailored with respect to the array of sub-wavelengths bi-metallic electrode lines. The graphene micro-ribbons extend at the angle of approximately 45 degrees with respect to the electrode lines in the bi-metal electrodes array. The plasmonic mode is efficiently excited by an incident wave polarized perpendicular to the electrode lines, and/or to the graphene micro-ribbons. The absorption of radiation by graphene is enhanced through tunable geometric parameters (such as, for example, the width of the graphene micro-ribbons) and control of a carrier density in graphene achieved through tuning the gate voltage applied to the photodetector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2016
    Publication date: February 15, 2018
    Inventors: XINGHAM CAI, ANDREI B. SUSHKOV, MOHAMMAD K. JADIDI, DAVID KURT GASKILL, THOMAS E. MURPHY, MICHAEL FUHRER, HOWARD DENNIS DREW
  • Patent number: 9391942
    Abstract: Embodiments of the disclosure relate to processing email having symbolic variables in the address. Aspects include receiving, by an email server, an email comprising an email address for an intended recipient and determining whether the email address includes a symbolic variable. Based on determining that the email address includes the symbolic variable, the symbolic variable from the email address are extracted, an email address for an additional recipient by querying a database based on the symbolic variable is identified, and the email is transmitted to the email address of the intended recipient and the email address of the additional recipient. Based on determining that the email address does not include the symbolic variable, the email is transmitted to the email address of the intended recipient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2016
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Anuja Deedwaniya, Thomas E. Murphy, Jr., Mark A. Nelson, Kevin H. Peters, Louis R. Ruggiero
  • Patent number: 9195970
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method, apparatus and computer-readable storage device for arranging a meeting in a networked environment having nodes assigned to respective individual users. Upon receiving a set of meeting requirements including at least a meeting time and a set of invitees from a user at one of the nodes, invitations for a meeting at the meeting time are sent to at least a subset of the invitees based on one or more of the meeting requirements. The meeting is confirmed at the meeting time responsive to receiving acceptances from a predetermined subset of the invitees, such as a set of invitees identified as being critical invitees or a number of invitees constituting a quorum, and is rescheduled or cancelled responsive to a failure to receive acceptances from the predetermined subset of the invitees.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2015
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Thomas E. Murphy, Jr., Deborah A. Odell
  • Patent number: 9069884
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method, system, and computer program product for processing special attributes within a file are provided. The method includes accessing the file with a hierarchical tree structure of file elements, and retrieving special attributes associated with the file elements. The special attributes are selectively assigned to the file elements. The method also includes interpreting the special attributes using hierarchical inheritance to pass the special attributes from subordinate file elements to higher-level file elements. The method further includes creating a file-level representation of the interpreted special attributes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2015
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Gregory D. Dallari, Thomas E. Murphy, Jr., Adiswong Puiam
  • Patent number: 9058239
    Abstract: A processor-implemented method for a concurrent software service upgrade is provided. The processor implemented method may include receiving a type of service request corresponding to the software service upgrade, determining, by the processor, the type of service request and then generating a plurality of subpartitions corresponding to a hypervisor. The method may further include applying the service request to at least one subpartition within the plurality of subpartitions, wherein the service request is applied to the at least one subpartition based on the type of service request and balancing the system resources among the plurality of subpartitions upon the applying of the service request to the at least one subpartition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2015
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: George V. Madl, III, Thomas E. Murphy, Fred C. Shaheen, Steven Shultz
  • Patent number: 9049070
    Abstract: A method and system for establishing and maintaining a connection in a client/server environment is disclosed. A client requests a connection from a server, and the client and server negotiate environment options to establish the connection including a recovery location comprising, in one example, an IP address and port. The server stores the recovery location received from the client in a recovery information file. In response to losing the connection with the server, the client checks the recovery location for a recovery notification sent by the server. When the server is re-started, a recovery notification is sent by the server to the recovery location that was stored in the recovery information file. The client receives this recovery notification, and the connection between the client and the server is re-established without the need for the client to query the server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2015
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Jeffrey S. Stevens, Paul F. Rieth, Daniel L. Krissell, Richard G. Hartmann, Francine M. Orzel, Thomas E. Murphy, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20150113081
    Abstract: Embodiments of the disclosure relate to processing email having symbolic variables in the address. Aspects include receiving, by an email server, an email comprising an email address for an intended recipient and determining whether the email address includes a symbolic variable. Based on determining that the email address includes the symbolic variable, the symbolic variable from the email address are extracted, an email address for an additional recipient by querying a database based on the symbolic variable is identified, and the email is transmitted to the email address of the intended recipient and the email address of the additional recipient. Based on determining that the email address does not include the symbolic variable, the email is transmitted to the email address of the intended recipient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2014
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Inventors: Anuja Deedwaniya, Thomas E. Murphy, JR., Mark A. Nelson, Kevin H. Peters, Louis R. Ruggiero
  • Publication number: 20150113071
    Abstract: Embodiments of the disclosure relate to processing email having symbolic variables in the address. Aspects include receiving, by an email server, an email comprising an email address for an intended recipient and determining whether the email address includes a symbolic variable. Based on determining that the email address includes the symbolic variable, the symbolic variable from the email address are extracted, an email address for an additional recipient by querying a database based on the symbolic variable is identified, and the email is transmitted to the email address of the intended recipient and the email address of the additional recipient. Based on determining that the email address does not include the symbolic variable, the email is transmitted to the email address of the intended recipient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2013
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Applicant: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Anuja Deedwaniya, Thomas E. Murphy, JR., Mark A. Nelson, Kevin H. Peters, Louis R. Ruggiero
  • Patent number: 8976003
    Abstract: Computer-implemented methods, systems, and computer program products for document authentication and identification using a large-scale distributed system are provided. A method includes receiving a digitized document at a trusted system managed by a trusted third-party that is separate from a creator of content in the digitized document. The digitized document is compared to a set of markers to determine whether the digitized document includes one or more of the markers, and in response thereto, information associated with the one or more markers is extracted using a decoder on the trusted system according to encoding strategies. The method further includes generating a comparison registration identifier on the trusted system as a summary of the extracted information and the one or more markers, and comparing the comparison registration identifier with a stored registration identifier in an encoding history via the trusted system to authenticate and identify the received digitized document.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: George E. Corbin, Anthony Grech, Thomas E. Murphy, Jr., Mark Nelson, Kevin H. Peters
  • Patent number: RE46969
    Abstract: A training system that provides web-based distribution, centralized control of pedagogy consistency and content customization, and efficient and economical resource utilization via group oriented training in which a plurality of trainees can be trained without the overhead of providing each trainee with an individual PC. Because the proven education delivery method includes entertaining situational modeling videos, game playing, and a high degree of interactivity, it assures high trainee comprehension with a minimum investment in hardware and instructor overhead.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: Alchemy Systems, L.P.
    Inventors: Michael L. McGar, Jeffrey A. Eastman, Sean M. Ramsey, Vince J. Kemperman, Robert L. Prock, Thomas E. Murphy, David I. Perl, Archie D. Barrett, Jr., Paul Maine, Jr.