Patents by Inventor Thomas Murphy

Thomas 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: 20190283058
    Abstract: Dispenser systems, dispensers, and repositories can add a fragrance to an unscented liquid beauty preparation. The dispenser system includes a dispenser having a cavity for retaining at least a first liquid, and a repository configured for removably attaching to the dispenser, the repository having a reservoir for retaining at least a second liquid. The dispenser is coupled with a pump assembly including at least one pump for drawing the at least a first liquid and the at least a second liquid into a mixing chamber. The mixing chamber is coupled with an actuator in such a manner that when the actuator is pressed down by an external force, the mixing chamber communicates with the pump to suction the first and second liquids into the mixing chamber to form a liquid mixture for dispensing through a nozzle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2019
    Publication date: September 19, 2019
    Inventors: Thomas Ortiz, David Wintroub, David Murphy
  • Publication number: 20190277760
    Abstract: A specular variable angle absolute reflectometer. The device includes a light source and a mirror system in a light path of the light source. The mirror system is configured to reflect a light beam from the light source towards a sample that is optically reflective. The device also includes a roof mirror disposed in the light path after the sample. The roof mirror is configured to reflect the light beam back towards the sample. The device also includes a mechanism connected to the roof mirror. The mechanism is configured to rotate the roof mirror about an axis of the sample. The device also includes a detector in the light path after the roof mirror such that the detector receives light that has been reflected from the roof mirror, thence back to the sample, thence back to the mirror system, and thence to the detector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2018
    Publication date: September 12, 2019
    Inventors: Loyal Bruce Shawgo, Jeffery Thomas Murphy
  • Patent number: 10403424
    Abstract: An integrated magnetic device has a magnetic core which includes layers of the magnetic material located in a trench in a dielectric layer. The magnetic material layers are flat and parallel to a bottom of the trench, and do not extend upward along sides of the trench. The integrated magnetic device is formed by forming layers of the magnetic material over the dielectric layer and extending into the trench. A protective layer is formed over the magnetic material layers. The magnetic material layers are removed from over the dielectric layer, leaving the magnetic material layers and a portion of the protective layer in the trench. The magnetic material layers along sides of the trench are subsequently removed. The magnetic material layers along the bottom of the trench provide the magnetic core.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Fuchao Wang, Yousong Zhang, Neal Thomas Murphy, Brian Zinn, Jonathan P. Davis
  • Publication number: 20190261623
    Abstract: Provided herein are improved methods for the formulation of compositions comprising placental stem cells, and improved compositions and cell formulations produced thereby.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2018
    Publication date: August 29, 2019
    Applicant: CELULARITY, INC.
    Inventors: Andy Zeitlin, Gregory Russotti, Shuyang He, Ajai Pal, Hong J. Chen, Thomas Brieva, Thomas Brieva, Bryan Murphy
  • Publication number: 20190249876
    Abstract: An air swirler arrangement comprises a coaxial arrangement of an inner and an outer air swirler passage. Each air swirler passage comprises a radial flow swirler. Air swirler arrangement comprises a coaxial arrangement of first, second and third members. Second member has radially extending upstream portion spaced axially from first member and a convergent portion. Third member has a radially extending upstream portion spaced axially from the upstream portion of second member and a radially inner surface having convergent and divergent downstream portions and a radially outer surface having a divergent downstream portion. First, second and third members the vanes of the radial flow swirlers is a monolithic structure. Plurality of circumferentially spaced passages are provided within the third member and each passage has an inlet in the surface and an outlet arranged to direct fluid onto the divergent portion of the surface or the surface of the third member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2019
    Publication date: August 15, 2019
    Applicant: ROLLS-ROYCE plc
    Inventors: Richard FREEMAN, Christopher RAFFERTY, Thomas JONES, Matthew MURPHY, Nicholas M. BROWN
  • Patent number: 10371628
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for measuring spectral hemispherical reflectance. One embodiment is a system that includes a laser that emits a beam of light, and an optical chopper disposed between the laser and a sample. The chopper blocks the beam while the chopper is at a first angle of rotation, redirects the beam along a reference path while the chopper is at a second angle of rotation, and permits the beam to follow a sample path through the chopper and strike the sample while the chopper is at a third angle of rotation. The system also includes a hollow sphere that defines a slot through which the sample path and reference path enter the sphere. The hollow sphere includes a spectral hemispherical reflectance detector, a mount that receives the sample at the sphere, and an actuator that rotates the sphere about an axis that intersects the sample.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Mark D. Rogers, Loyal Bruce Shawgo, Jeffery Thomas Murphy
  • Publication number: 20190211997
    Abstract: Devices described in the present disclosure can include a lighting device with adjustable uplight bars. In one embodiment, the adjustable uplight bars can comprise a plurality of light sources configured to display emitted light upwards and can be connected to an arm by an elbow joint, such that the adjustable uplight bars can rotate. In another embodiment, the adjustable uplight bars can comprise a plurality of optic caps placed over the plurality of light sources to produce a desired beam spread pattern for the emitted light. Therefore, each uplight bar can be individually customized to accommodate different positions of the lighting device in relation to the ceiling. In yet another embodiment, the adjustable uplight bars can be configured to project an image onto a surface such as a ceiling, allowing graphics to be displayed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 8, 2019
    Publication date: July 11, 2019
    Inventor: BLAKE THOMAS MURPHY
  • Publication number: 20190192072
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides alert implants that comprise a medical device and an implantable reporting processor (IRP), where one example of such a medical device includes a component for a total knee arthroplasty (TKA) such as a tibial extension, a femoral component for hip replacements, a breast implant, a distal rod for arm or leg breakage repair, a scoliosis rod, a dynamic hip screw, a spinal interbody spacer, and tooling and methods that may be used to form the alert implant, and uses of such alert implants in the health maintenance of patients who receive the implant.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 23, 2017
    Publication date: June 27, 2019
    Inventors: Stephen M. Bailey, Douglas Bensch, Douglas Brajer, Fred Cushner, Aimee L. Desaki, Jeffrey M. Gross, WInslow T. Harte, Nicholas H. Helseth, David A Herrin, William L. Hunter, Dermot Keenan, George A. Moralies, Shane Murphy, Stephen Raitt, Thomas Snopek, Curtis Troupe
  • Patent number: 10311096
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, for analyzing image search result relevance. In one aspect, a method includes receiving result data specifying a search query and responsive image search results that reference images that are responsive to the search query. A determination is made that the search query matches an indexed query. An image relevance model is identified for the indexed query. The image relevance model can output a relevance score adjustment factor for an image search result based on image feature values of the image that is referenced by the search result. A relevance score adjustment factor is determined for each image search result using the identified image relevance model. A relevance score for each image search result is adjusted using the image's image relevance score adjustment factor. The images are ranked based on the adjusted relevance scores.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Kunlong Gu, Sean Arietta, Charles J. Rosenberg, Thomas J. Duerig, Erik Murphy-Chutorian
  • Patent number: 10294573
    Abstract: An electroformed sheath for protecting an airfoil includes a sheath body and a mandrel insert is provided. The sheath body includes a leading edge. The sheath body includes a pressure side wall and an opposed suction side wall, which side walls meet at the leading edge and extend away from the leading edge to define a cavity between the side walls. The sheath body includes a head section between the leading edge and the cavity. The mandrel insert is positioned between the pressure side and suction side walls, and includes a generally wedge-shaped geometry. A method for protecting an airfoil includes: 1) securing a mandrel insert to a mandrel; 2) electroplating a sheath body onto the mandrel and the mandrel insert; 3) removing the mandrel from the sheath body so that a sheath cavity is defined within the sheath body; and 4) securing the airfoil within the sheath cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: United Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Joseph Parkos, Jr., James O. Hansen, Christopher J. Hertel, Andrew J. Murphy, Ashley P. Phillips, Jay Thomas Abraham
  • Publication number: 20190130323
    Abstract: A system, method and computer program product for integrated management of animate and inanimate objects of an enterprise, including a cloud-based server having a database, a website, and configured for running computer programs thereon; a user device including a smartphone, tablet and/or personal computer (PC) running an application or software including a gamified user interface (UI) configured to connect to the database and function as a data entry and display device; automated devices including a sensor, electronic switch, pump and/or a hydroponic dosing device connected to the database and configured to collect and transmit data or to react to received commands; an Artificial Intelligence (AI) powered engine configured to monitor statuses of animate and inanimate objects of an enterprise, as well as external conditions and actors that affect the enterprise, and based on analysis of the statuses, configured to task employees and/or the automated devices of the enterprise, and configured to employ cognitiv
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 19, 2017
    Publication date: May 2, 2019
    Applicant: COGNITIVE SEEDS LLC
    Inventors: Michael B. Sundel, Thomas A. Murphy
  • Publication number: 20190085262
    Abstract: A method for producing a high viscosity, low volatiles blown stripped oil blend is provided. The method may include the steps of: (i) obtaining an oil blend of corn stillage oil and soybean oil having a weight ratio of corn stillage oil to soybean oil of from about 1:2 to 3:1; (ii) heating the oil blend to at least 90° C.; (iii) passing air through the heated oil blend to produce a blown oil having a viscosity of at least 50 cSt at 40° C.; and (iv) stripping the blown oil from step (iii) to reduce an acid value of the blown oil to less than 5.0 mg KOH/gram.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2018
    Publication date: March 21, 2019
    Inventors: Michael John Hora, Patrick Thomas Murphy, John Carl Tolfa
  • Publication number: 20190063179
    Abstract: A first slip key is integral with an inner surface of a cage. A first travel stop is integral with the slip key. A first cone has a truncated head, a first shallow axial slot in the truncated head, and a first deep axial slot in the truncated head. The first deep axial slot is axially spaced from the first shallow axial slot. The first cone is insertable into the first end of the cage when the first deep axial slot is aligned with the first travel stop. The travel stop prevents the first cone from being extracted from the cage once the first cone is inserted into the first end of the cage and rotated relative to the cage about the longitudinal axis until the first travel stop is aligned with the first shallow axial slot.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 10, 2017
    Publication date: February 28, 2019
    Applicant: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventor: Thomas Murphy
  • Publication number: 20190041323
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for measuring spectral hemispherical reflectance. One embodiment is a system that includes a laser that emits a beam of light, and an optical chopper disposed between the laser and a sample. The chopper blocks the beam while the chopper is at a first angle of rotation, redirects the beam along a reference path while the chopper is at a second angle of rotation, and permits the beam to follow a sample path through the chopper and strike the sample while the chopper is at a third angle of rotation. The system also includes a hollow sphere that defines a slot through which the sample path and reference path enter the sphere. The hollow sphere includes a spectral hemispherical reflectance detector, a mount that receives the sample at the sphere, and an actuator that rotates the sphere about an axis that intersects the sample.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 7, 2017
    Publication date: February 7, 2019
    Inventors: Mark D. Rogers, Loyal Bruce Shawgo, Jeffery Thomas Murphy
  • Patent number: 10155606
    Abstract: A container configured to be stacked adjacent to a second container is provided. The container includes a sidewall having a first end, an end wall having a peripheral edge, a seam coupling the peripheral edge of the end wall to the first end of the sidewall, and an alignment feature coupled to the seam. The alignment feature includes an inner surface. The alignment feature is positioned relative to the seam such that, when the container is stacked adjacent to the second container, the inner surface of the alignment feature contacts an outer surface of a seam of the second container, the contact resisting lateral movement of the container relative to the second container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: Silgan Containers LLC
    Inventors: Gerald Baker, Thomas Murphy
  • Publication number: 20180358163
    Abstract: An integrated magnetic device has a magnetic core which includes layers of the magnetic material located in a trench in a dielectric layer. The magnetic material layers are flat and parallel to a bottom of the trench, and do not extend upward along sides of the trench. The integrated magnetic device is formed by forming layers of the magnetic material over the dielectric layer and extending into the trench. A protective layer is formed over the magnetic material layers. The magnetic material layers are removed from over the dielectric layer, leaving the magnetic material layers and a portion of the protective layer in the trench. The magnetic material layers along sides of the trench are subsequently removed. The magnetic material layers along the bottom of the trench provide the magnetic core.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 9, 2017
    Publication date: December 13, 2018
    Applicant: Texas Instruments Incorporated
    Inventors: Fuchao Wang, Yousong Zhang, Neal Thomas Murphy, Brian Zinn, Jonathan P. Davis
  • Patent number: 10144902
    Abstract: A method for producing a high viscosity, low volatiles blown stripped oil blend is provided. The method may include the steps of: (i) obtaining an oil blend of corn stillage oil and soybean oil having a weight ratio of corn stillage oil to soybean oil of from about 1:2 to 3:1; (ii) heating the oil blend to at least 90° C.; (iii) passing air through the heated oil blend to produce a blown oil having a viscosity of at least 50 cSt at 40° C.; and (iv) stripping the blown oil from step (iii) to reduce an acid value of the blown oil to less than 5.0 mg KOH/gram.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: CARGILL, INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Michael John Hora, Patrick Thomas Murphy, John Carl Tolfa
  • Patent number: 10145363
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for performing up-tower maintenance on a gearbox bearing of a wind turbine. In particular, a method for performing up-tower maintenance on a gearbox of a wind turbine is disclosed. The gearbox has at least one bearing with an outer race and an inner race that rotates with respect to the outer race. The method includes forming a through-hole in a front cover of the gearbox, the front cover being stationary with respect to an axis of rotation of the bearing. The method also includes forming a recess in the outer race of the bearing. Further, the method includes inserting a connecting member through the through-hole and the recess so as to prevent movement of the outer race of the bearing with respect to a torque arm of the gearbox.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Rong Li, Michael Garry, John Thomas Murphy, Priyangu Chunilal Patel, Lawrence Keith Taliaferro, Gregory Clarence Thomas
  • Publication number: 20180266203
    Abstract: A method includes providing a retrievable plug assembly at a surface of an oil or gas well, the plug assembly having a seal element that has an original outer diameter. The method also includes stretching the seal element so that the outer diameter is less than the original outer diameter and then placing the plug assembly between first and second zones formed within the tubing string. The method also includes removing any tensile axial load on the seal element so that it shrinks back towards its original outer diameter while positioned between the first and second zones. The method also includes compressing the seal element so that the seal element sealingly engages an inner surface of the tubing string to isolate the first zone from the second zone.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2015
    Publication date: September 20, 2018
    Inventor: Thomas Murphy
  • Publication number: 20180252068
    Abstract: A packing system comprising an anti-extrusion plugging system is described. The system includes a plugging tool and an elastomeric packing element carried by the plugging tool. Both the tool and the packing element are independently coupled to different anti-extrusion assemblies that work together to prevent the elastomeric material from extruding.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2015
    Publication date: September 6, 2018
    Applicant: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventor: Thomas Murphy