Patents by Inventor Thomas Murdoch

Thomas Murdoch 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: 10843120
    Abstract: A rotary control valve and a sieve bed module assembly for use in pressure swing adsorption processes to make enriched oxygen product gas is disclosed. The valve includes a stepping motor with a single shaft extending between ends. At ends of the valve, an air side valve function and oxygen side valve function are provided. Each end includes a stationary plate (stator) with ports, and a disc (rotor) that rotates with the shaft, opening and closing ports to achieve the desired valve function. The valve is integrated into the assembly between two sieve beds and a product storage tank is directly coupled to the oxygen side. Placement of the motor, shaft, and movable parts in the valve and mounting of the beds, valve, and tank in the assembly, result in more compact designs. The motor can be programmed to obtain multiple, different PSA processes and flexibility.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips N.V.
    Inventors: Joseph Thomas Dolensky, Robert William Murdoch
  • Patent number: 10793340
    Abstract: Various embodiments of the present disclosure provide a cartridge for dispensing two-part fluids. In one embodiment, the cartridge comprises a cartridge body having a dispensing end and defining a first fluid reservoir and a second fluid reservoir. The dispensing end defines at least one aperture fluidly connected to the first fluid reservoir. The dispensing end also defines a dispensing conduit fluidly connected to the second fluid reservoir. The cartridge further comprises a nozzle member engageable with the cartridge body to form an outlet and to fluidly connect the at least one aperture to the outlet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventor: Thomas Murdoch
  • Patent number: 10344790
    Abstract: Various embodiments of the present disclosure provide a masonry member comprising an anchor member and a sleeve. The anchor member has a shank with a ridge formed thereon, the ridge extending radially outwardly from and along a surface of the shank generally from a distal end of the anchor member toward a head of the anchor member. The sleeve defines a groove. The sleeve is coaxial with and at least partially surrounds the anchor member such that the ridge of the shank is at least partially received in the groove. A cross-sectional width of at least one of the ridge and the groove reduces in a direction extending toward the head of the anchor member so withdrawal of the anchor member through the sleeve expands at least part of the sleeve radially outwardly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventor: Thomas Murdoch
  • Publication number: 20190024375
    Abstract: A coupler for mounting to externally threaded reinforcing bar for use in concrete construction, the comprising a body having a portion with an internal thread for engagement with the thread of the reinforcing bar, wherein the thread form at the inner end portion of the internal thread includes on one of its flanks an enlargement of progressively increasing extension, the enlargement extending towards an opposing flank of the thread to provide an increasing friction fit with the thread of the bar. Various embodiments provide the enlargement being only on a part of the face of the flank whereby the remainder of the face of the flank forms, in conjunction with the adjacent flank of the bar thread during tightening, a void for receiving material displaced during tightening.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 17, 2018
    Publication date: January 24, 2019
    Inventor: Thomas Murdoch
  • Patent number: 10106975
    Abstract: A masonry anchor comprising an anchor member having a socket formed in one end, the socket being configured to receive and secure a mounting portion of a mounting fastener.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventor: Thomas Murdoch
  • Publication number: 20180221900
    Abstract: A piston for use in a cartridge for dispensing multi-part fluids, the piston being injection molded and having integrally formed circumferential seals, wherein the piston is molded in the absence of a longitudinal parting line across the seals. A tool for forming a piston having a plurality of circumferential seals for use in a cartridge for dispensing multi-part fluids, the tool comprising a plurality of segments together defining a piston cavity corresponding to an outer periphery of the piston.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 3, 2016
    Publication date: August 9, 2018
    Inventor: Thomas Murdoch
  • Publication number: 20170253411
    Abstract: Various embodiments of the present disclosure provide a cartridge for dispensing two-part fluids. In one embodiment, the cartridge comprises a cartridge body having a dispensing end and defining a first fluid reservoir and a second fluid reservoir. The dispensing end defines at least one aperture fluidly connected to the first fluid reservoir. The dispensing end also defines a dispensing conduit fluidly connected to the second fluid reservoir. The cartridge further comprises a nozzle member engageable with the cartridge body to form an outlet and to fluidly connect the at least one aperture to the outlet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2015
    Publication date: September 7, 2017
    Inventor: Thomas Murdoch
  • Publication number: 20170241128
    Abstract: A masonry anchor comprising an anchor member having a socket formed in one end, the socket being configured to receive and secure a mounting portion of a mounting fastener.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 16, 2017
    Publication date: August 24, 2017
    Inventor: Thomas Murdoch
  • Publication number: 20170241458
    Abstract: Various embodiments of the present disclosure provide a masonry member comprising an anchor member and a sleeve. The anchor member has a shank with a ridge formed thereon, the ridge extending radially outwardly from and along a surface of the shank generally from a distal end of the anchor member toward a head of the anchor member. The sleeve defines a groove. The sleeve is coaxial with and at least partially surrounds the anchor member such that the ridge of the shank is at least partially received in the groove. A cross-sectional width of at least one of the ridge and the groove reduces in a direction extending toward the head of the anchor member so withdrawal of the anchor member through the sleeve expands at least part of the sleeve radially outwardly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 16, 2017
    Publication date: August 24, 2017
    Inventor: Thomas Murdoch
  • Patent number: 8960415
    Abstract: A master processing apparatus is disclosed. The master processing apparatus has first and second pressure applying rollers, and a plurality of gears configured to drive the rollers in response to received input torque. The master processing apparatus further has a pivot plate, connected to the first pressure applying roller and the plurality of gears, allowing a range of movement for the first pressure applying roller, while the plurality of gears may remain intermeshed. The master processing apparatus further has a torsion spring about the pivot plate gear axis, configured to bias the pivot plate and first pressure applying roller towards the second pressure applying roller. Other objects, features, and advantages are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Xyron, Inc.
    Inventors: Deborah Lynn Simonsen, Thomas Murdoch, Chakrayud Piboontum
  • Publication number: 20130306515
    Abstract: An edge protector which can be applied to complex curved edges without on-site adaptation has interconnected elements 2 aligned in a longitudinal direction. Each of the elements has first and second opposing side walls 3 and 4 joined by an end wall 5 and an intermediate wall 6 to form a box section 7, and opposing faces of the side walls 3 and 4 which project beyond the box section are each provided with elastomeric gripping projections 8 and 9. Adjacent pairs of elements are spaced apart to form a gap 11 and interconnected by an integral hinge connection between one of said side and end walls 3, 4 or 5. A single edge protector may include adjacent pairs of elements interconnected by hinge connections between one of their side walls 3, 4 and adjacent pairs of elements interconnected by hinge connections between their end walls 5 allowing the edge protector to be manually manipulated in two mutually perpendicular planes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 16, 2012
    Publication date: November 21, 2013
    Inventors: Thomas Murdoch, Stephen Tyldsley
  • Publication number: 20130256184
    Abstract: A pair of opposing side walls (23, 24) are joined by substantially perpendicular bridging walls (31, 32) provided with an outer wall (41, 42) which is spaced from the bridging wall by a longitudinal connecting wall (43) and spaced transverse connecting walls (44). The outer wall (41, 42) is intended to be crushed under the force of a heavy impact. The longitudinal wall (43) is offset from the centre line so that even in the event of a square-on impact the outer wall can still deform inwardly on one side. The inner faces of the bridging walls (31, 32) include a longitudinally-extending support surface bounded by side channels (36, 37) having side faces which are coplanar with the inner faces of the side walls (23, 24). Such an arrangement allows the side walls to flex outwardly within the depth of the channels and provides an improved grip and improved tolerance with respect to the thickness of the protected article.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2010
    Publication date: October 3, 2013
    Applicant: ARMORED (UK) LIMITED
    Inventor: Thomas Murdoch
  • Publication number: 20110303513
    Abstract: A master processing apparatus is disclosed. The master processing apparatus has first and second pressure applying rollers, and a plurality of gears configured to drive the rollers in response to received input torque. The master processing apparatus further has a pivot plate, connected to the first pressure applying roller and the plurality of gears, allowing a range of movement for the first pressure applying roller, while the plurality of gears may remain intermeshed. The master processing apparatus further has a torsion spring about the pivot plate gear axis, configured to bias the pivot plate and first pressure applying roller towards the second pressure applying roller. Other objects, features, and advantages are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 10, 2011
    Publication date: December 15, 2011
    Applicant: Xyron, Inc.
    Inventors: Deborah Lynn SIMONSEN, Thomas Murdoch, Chakrayud Piboontum
  • Patent number: 7828151
    Abstract: A corner protector, e.g. for a sheet of glass, has a pair of generally triangular side walls connected by a pair of substantially perpendicular bridging walls. The internal faces of the bridging walls are substantially flat and are separated by a recess. Internal channels are provided along the junction between the side walls and the bridging walls. The margins of the side walls which extend between the outer ends of the bridging walls are curved such that they are mutually offset from each other for most of their length. At least one of the side walls contains a through-aperture for receiving an adhesive pad which adheres to the protected article in use to hold the corner protector in place. A finger notch provides access to an edge of the adhesive pad to facilitate peeling in order to remove the corner protector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2010
    Assignee: Armored (UK) Limited
    Inventors: Thomas Murdoch, Greg Gonzalez
  • Publication number: 20090250367
    Abstract: A corner protector, e.g. for a sheet of glass, has a pair of generally triangular side walls 23, 24 connected by a pair of substantially perpendicular bridging walls 25 and 26. The internal faces of the bridging walls are substantially flat and are separated by a recess. Internal channels are provided along the junction between the side walls and the bridging walls, which reduces stresses at the junction between the side and edge faces of a protected article during impacts with the corner protector. The margins 27 of the side walls which extend between the outer ends of the bridging walls are curved such that they are mutually offset from each other for most of their length. At least one of the side walls 23, 24 contains a through-aperture 40 for receiving an adhesive pad which adheres to the protected article in use to hold the corner protector in place.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 12, 2006
    Publication date: October 8, 2009
    Inventors: Thomas Murdoch, Greg Gonzalez
  • Patent number: D582532
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2008
    Inventors: Thomas Murdoch, Greg Gonzalez
  • Patent number: D609569
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2010
    Assignee: Armored (UK) Limited
    Inventors: Thomas Murdoch, Greg Gonzalez