Patents by Inventor Thomas J. Murray

Thomas J. 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).

  • Patent number: 10340055
    Abstract: Disclosed are methods of lowering application viscosities of or of reducing or eliminating monomer content in electrical impregnating materials comprising or consisting of an emulsion of an unsaturated polyester or a mixture of unsaturated polyesters, water, at least one radical polymerization initiator or radical polymerization initiator/promoter mixture, at least one surfactant having an HLB-value of greater than 15, optionally at least one reactive diluent, and optionally further additives, a process for preparing zero or low VOC electrical impregnation materials, a method of impregnating electrical or electromechanical devices and a method of increasing the stability of aqueous emulsions of unsaturated polyesters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: ELANTAS PDG, INC.
    Inventors: Thomas J. Murray, Bharathi Balagam
  • Publication number: 20180218389
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, for collecting and applying visibility statistics in online advertising are disclosed. Ad block visibility data relating to initial visibility characteristics and subsequent visibility characteristics of ad blocks on webpages are collected from a sample of browser sessions and aggregated to provide a representative historical view of ad block visibility characteristics on those webpages. The collected visibility data are used to build a predictive model of ad block visibility characteristics for future sessions. Ad selection can be based on the predicted visibility characteristics for ad blocks on a webpage as rendered on a particular requesting client device. Ad targeting and pricing can be specified in terms of predicted visibility characteristics of ad blocks.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2017
    Publication date: August 2, 2018
    Inventors: Troy L. Walker, Mehdi Sharifzadeh, Lukas Rutishauser, Thomas J. Murray IV, Sasank Mudunuri
  • Publication number: 20170018328
    Abstract: Disclosed are methods of lowering application viscosities of or of reducing or eliminating monomer content in electrical impregnating materials comprising or consisting of an emulsion of an unsaturated polyester or a mixture of unsaturated polyesters, water, at least one radical polymerisation initiator or radical polymerisation initiator/promoter mixture, at least one surfactant having an HLB-value of greater than 15, optionally at least one reactive diluent, and optionally further additives, a process for preparing zero or low VOC electrical impregnation materials, a method of impregnating electrical or electromechanical devices and a method of increasing the stability of aqueous emulsions of unsaturated polyesters.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2016
    Publication date: January 19, 2017
    Inventors: Thomas J. MURRAY, Bharathi BALAGAM
  • Publication number: 20160104556
    Abstract: Disclosed are methods of lowering application viscosities of or of reducing or eliminating monomer content in electrical impregnating materials comprising or consisting of an emulsion of an unsaturated polyester or a mixture of unsaturated polyesters, water, at least one radical polymerisation initiator or radical polymerisation initiator/promoter mixture, at least one surfactant having an HLB-value of greater than 15, optionally at least one reactive diluent, and optionally further additives, a process for preparing zero or low VOC electrical impregnation materials, a method of impregnating electrical or electromechanical devices and a method of increasing the stability of aqueous emulsions of unsaturated polyesters.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 10, 2014
    Publication date: April 14, 2016
    Inventors: Thomas J. MURRAY, Bharathi BALAGAM
  • Publication number: 20150269615
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer-readable storage medium, and including a method for predicting visibility of web pages. The method comprises identifying web pages that include slots for presenting content. The method further comprises, for each slot, creating a fingerprint based on a URL associated with the page and structural information associated with the slot's location on the page, determining a likelihood of the slot being visible when the web page is initially presented, the likelihood in the form of a predictive model, and saving the fingerprint and predictive model in a data structure. The method further comprises receiving a request for content from a web page, creating fingerprints associated with the web page, and comparing the fingerprints to fingerprints in the data structure. When a matching fingerprint is located, prediction data is used that is associated with a matching fingerprint for the web page.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 9, 2015
    Publication date: September 24, 2015
    Inventors: Paul Schelte Albert Reitsma, Thomas J. Murray, IV, Peng Zhang
  • Patent number: 9064264
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer-readable storage medium, and including a method for predicting visibility of web pages. The method comprises identifying web pages that include slots for presenting content. The method further comprises, for each slot, creating a fingerprint based on a URL associated with the page and structural information associated with the slot's location on the page, determining a likelihood of the slot being visible when the web page is initially presented, the likelihood in the form of a predictive model, and saving the fingerprint and predictive model in a data structure. The method further comprises receiving a request for content from a web page, creating fingerprints associated with the web page, and comparing the fingerprints to fingerprints in the data structure. When a matching fingerprint is located, prediction data is used that is associated with a matching fingerprint for the web page.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2015
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Schelte Albert Reitsma, Thomas J. Murray, IV, Peng Zhang
  • Patent number: 8996168
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus that provide a hardware abstraction layer (HAL) for a robot are disclosed. A HAL can reside as a software layer or as a firmware layer residing between robot control software and underlying robot hardware and/or an operating system for the hardware. The HAL provides a relatively uniform abstract for aggregates of underlying hardware such that the underlying robotic hardware is transparent to perception and control software, i.e., robot control software. This advantageously permits robot control software to be written in a robot-independent manner. Developers of robot control software are then freed from tedious lower level tasks. Portability is another advantage. For example, the HAL efficiently permits robot control software developed for one robot to be ported to another. In one example, the HAL permits the same navigation algorithm to be ported from a wheeled robot and used on a humanoid legged robot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: iRobot Corporation
    Inventors: Thomas J. Murray, IV, Baoquoc N. Pham, Paolo Pirjanian
  • Publication number: 20140019262
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer-readable storage medium, and including a method for predicting visibility of web pages. The method comprises identifying web pages that include slots for presenting content. The method further comprises, for each slot, creating a fingerprint based on a URL associated with the page and structural information associated with the slot's location on the page, determining a likelihood of the slot being visible when the web page is initially presented, the likelihood in the form of a predictive model, and saving the fingerprint and predictive model in a data structure. The method further comprises receiving a request for content from a web page, creating fingerprints associated with the web page, and comparing the fingerprints to fingerprints in the data structure. When a matching fingerprint is located, prediction data is used that is associated with a matching fingerprint for the web page.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 11, 2012
    Publication date: January 16, 2014
    Applicant: GOOGLE INC.
    Inventors: Paul Schelte Albert Reitsma, Thomas J. Murray, IV, Peng Zhang
  • Patent number: 8385588
    Abstract: A method of processing audio signals recorded during display of image data from a media file on a display device to produce semantic understanding data and associating such data with the original media file, includes: separating a desired audio signal from the aggregate mixture of audio signals; analyzing the separated signal for purposes of gaining semantic understanding; and associating the semantic information obtained from the audio signals recorded during image display with the original media file.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2013
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Keith A. Jacoby, Thomas J. Murray, John V. Nelson, Kevin M. Gobeyn
  • Patent number: 8260082
    Abstract: Correction of color defects in a pupil represented in a digital image is disclosed. For example, a location in the pupil within the digital image is identified, and a target color to be corrected is computed based at least upon an analysis of pixels within a first region in which the location resides. Defect pixels in a second region in which the location resides are identified, the defect pixels being identified as having a pixel color similar to the target color. The defect pixels are color-corrected. For pupils that appear all white, appropriately configured pupil images are inserted therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2012
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: David K. Rhoda, Andrew T. Cooper, Thomas J. Murray
  • Publication number: 20120041592
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus that provide a hardware abstraction layer (HAL) for a robot are disclosed. A HAL can reside as a software layer or as a firmware layer residing between robot control software and underlying robot hardware and/or an operating system for the hardware. The HAL provides a relatively uniform abstract for aggregates of underlying hardware such that the underlying robotic hardware is transparent to perception and control software, i.e., robot control software. This advantageously permits robot control software to be written in a robot-independent manner. Developers of robot control software are then freed from tedious lower level tasks. Portability is another advantage. For example, the HAL efficiently permits robot control software developed for one robot to be ported to another. In one example, the HAL permits the same navigation algorithm to be ported from a wheeled robot and used on a humanoid legged robot.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 11, 2011
    Publication date: February 16, 2012
    Applicant: Evolution Robotics, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas J. Murray, IV, Baoquoc N. Pham, Paolo Pirjanian
  • Publication number: 20120033883
    Abstract: Correction of color defects in a pupil represented in a digital image is disclosed. For example, a location in the pupil within the digital image is identified, and a target color to be corrected is computed based at least upon an analysis of pixels within a first region in which the location resides. Defect pixels in a second region in which the location resides are identified, the defect pixels being identified as having a pixel color similar to the target color. The defect pixels are color-corrected. For pupils that appear all white, appropriately configured pupil images are inserted therein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2011
    Publication date: February 9, 2012
    Inventors: David K. Rhoda, Andrew T. Cooper, Thomas J. Murray
  • Patent number: 7925381
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus that provide a hardware abstraction layer (HAL) for a robot are disclosed. A HAL can reside as a software layer or as a firmware layer residing between robot control software and underlying robot hardware and/or an operating system for the hardware. The HAL provides a relatively uniform abstract for aggregates of underlying hardware such that the underlying robotic hardware is transparent to perception and control software, i.e., robot control software. This advantageously permits robot control software to be written in a robot-independent manner. Developers of robot control software are then freed from tedious lower level tasks. Portability is another advantage. For example, the HAL efficiently permits robot control software developed for one robot to be ported to another. In one example, the HAL permits the same navigation algorithm to be ported from a wheeled robot and used on a humanoid legged robot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2011
    Assignee: Evolution Robotics, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas J. Murray, IV, Baoquoc N. Pham, Paolo Pirjanian
  • Publication number: 20100281073
    Abstract: A method for sharing one or more image files, the method includes the steps of providing a first set of image files on a first memory device; and transferring a second set of image from one or more second memory devices to the first memory device; wherein the second set of images have their file names converted to a file naming convention of the first set of images.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2009
    Publication date: November 4, 2010
    Inventors: Robert P. Cloutier, John R. Fredlund, Thomas J. Murray, Frank Razavi
  • Patent number: 7763312
    Abstract: Dispersion of sol-derived nano-alumina in an organic solvent mixture containing a 1,2-diol with simple agitation. A thixotropic solution is obtained at 20% alumina in ethylene glycol, while a low viscosity (<100 cps) solution is possible for a 20% alumina in (1:1, N-methylpyrrolidone-ethylene glycol) solution. Alumina particles are de-agglomerated with minimal agitation. The resulting solution or resin solution is stable to settling and re-agglomeration. The nano-alumina dispersion solution can then be mixed with an imide coating to provide for a wire coating to give the wire improved abrasion, COF, and corona resistance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2010
    Assignee: Elantas PDG, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas J. Murray, Philip R. Meister
  • Publication number: 20090307207
    Abstract: A computer implemented method, computer system, and program storage device can be used for displaying images or videos simultaneously with a composition text that is read or sung. The displayed images or videos have been identified as related to selected words or phrases of the composition text and are displayed only when those selected words or phrases are read or sung in the accompanying audio playback. A number of techniques can be used to identify the appropriate images or videos for the selected words or phrases.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 9, 2008
    Publication date: December 10, 2009
    Inventor: Thomas J. Murray
  • Publication number: 20090164701
    Abstract: A portable image-indexing device that includes a port adapter for connecting to a personal computer and a port adapter for receiving a camera card. The device includes memory for storing a plurality of image and video files and for storing image indexing application programs. A processor performs image indexing on images and/or videos and includes a power source.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2007
    Publication date: June 25, 2009
    Inventors: Thomas J. Murray, Michael Andrew Swatko
  • Publication number: 20090150147
    Abstract: A method of processing audio signals recorded during display of image data from a media file on a display device to produce semantic understanding data and associating such data with the original media file, includes: separating a desired audio signal from the aggregate mixture of audio signals; analyzing the separated signal for purposes of gaining semantic understanding; and associating the semantic information obtained from the audio signals recorded during image display with the original media file.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2007
    Publication date: June 11, 2009
    Inventors: Keith A. Jacoby, Thomas J. Murray, John V. Nelson, Kevin M. Gobeyn
  • Publication number: 20090041428
    Abstract: A method of recording audio metadata during image capture: includes providing an image capture device for capturing still or video digitized images of a scene and for recording audio signals; recording the audio signals continuously in a buffer while the device is in power on mode; and initiating the capture of a still image or of a video image by the image capture device, and storing as metadata, audio signals produced for a time prior to, during, and after the termination of the capture of the still or video images.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 7, 2007
    Publication date: February 12, 2009
    Inventors: Keith A. Jacoby, Chris W. Honsinger, Thomas J. Murray, John V. Nelson
  • Publication number: 20090037964
    Abstract: The Video-on-Demand Asset Mass Storage System provides the capability to determine the current Asset Multiplicity of each Distinct Asset, including identical Distinct Asset copies, and provides the capability to determine the current Asset Multiplicity of each Alias. The implementation maintains Asset Multiplicity measures as the system operates over time, i.e., as the system and its consumers or the operator create and delete Multi-Media Assets or reorganize Video on Demand Library inventories.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 18, 2008
    Publication date: February 5, 2009
    Applicant: YouBiquity, LLC
    Inventors: Thomas J. Murray, David L. McGovern