Patents by Inventor Vince Murphy

Vince 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: 20220201926
    Abstract: An automatic vertical farming system may include a frame defining at least one growth area and configured to support a plurality of vertical plant growth structures within the at least one growth area. The system may include at least one robot disposed on a top side of the frame and movably supported by the frame. At least one robot may include at least one tool configured to manipulate the plurality of vertical plant growth structures. The system may include at least one infiltration chamber configured to contain at least one of the plurality of vertical plant growth structures and expose the vertical plant growth structure to an inoculant. The system may include a control system including at least one processor configured to automatically control operation of the at least one robot and the at least one infiltration chamber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2021
    Publication date: June 30, 2022
    Applicant: OnePointOne, Inc.
    Inventors: Sam Bertram, John Bertram, Jake Eisenberg, Travis Woodrow, Brook Murphy, Bruce Iverson, Vince Heyman, Paul Mahacek
  • Patent number: 8383753
    Abstract: Metal complexes comprising certain polydentate heteroatom containing ligands, catalysts, and coordination polymerization processes employing the same are suitably employed to prepare polymers having desirable physical properties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2013
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Jerzy Klosin, Lily Ackerman, Xiaohong Bei, Gary M. Diamond, James Longmire, Vince Murphy, Victor Nava-Salgado, James A. W. Shoemaker
  • Publication number: 20120029159
    Abstract: Metal complexes comprising certain polydentate heteroatom containing ligands, catalysts, and coordination polymerization processes employing the same are suitably employed to prepare polymers having desirable physical properties.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 13, 2011
    Publication date: February 2, 2012
    Applicants: Dow Global Technologies LLC, Symyx Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Jerzy Klosin, Lily Ackerman, Xiaohong Bei, Gary M. Diamond, James Longmire, Vince Murphy, Victor Nava-Salgado, James A.W. Shoemaker
  • Patent number: 8071701
    Abstract: Metal complexes comprising certain polydentate heteroatom containing ligands, catalysts, and coordination polymerization processes employing the same are suitably employed to prepare polymers having desirable physical properties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2011
    Assignees: Dow Global Technologies LLC, Symyx Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Jerzy Klosin, Lily Ackerman, Xiaohong Bei, Gary M. Diamond, James Longmire, Vince Murphy, Victor Nava-Salgado, James A. W. Shoemaker
  • Patent number: 7807109
    Abstract: Described is a parallel batch reactor for effecting chemical reactions. The parallel batch reactor includes a plurality of reactor vessels for receiving components of a reaction, an inlet port for receiving pressurized fluid, and a plurality of valves configured to transfer fluid from the inlet port to the reactor vessels and fluidically isolate one or more of the reactor vessels from at least one of the other reactor vessels. The reactor further includes a pressure monitoring system comprising an array of pressure sensors configured to sense pressure in the reactor vessels. Each of the pressure sensors is aligned with one of the plurality of reactor vessels and located external to the reactor vessels and fluid passageways in fluid communication with the reactor vessels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2010
    Assignee: FreeSlate, Inc.
    Inventors: Gary M. Diamond, Keith A. Hall, Thomas Harding McWaid, Vince Murphy, Michael Myslovaty, James A. W. Shoemaker, Robbie Singh Sidhu, Howard Turner, Eric Dias, Mikhail Spitkovsky
  • Patent number: 7655191
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a parallel batch reactor generally includes a plurality of reactor vessels and a plurality of valves configured to allow flow into the reactor vessels when a gas is supplied to the reactor at a pressure higher than a pressure within the reactor vessels and restrict flow from the reactor vessels. A method includes inserting chemical components into the reactor vessels, supplying a first gas to the reactor vessels to pressurize the reactor vessels, stopping supply of the first gas, and supplying a second gas to the reactor at a lower pressure than a pressure within the reactor vessels. The second gas passes through the valves and into the reactor vessels when the pressure within the reactor vessels drops below the pressure of the second gas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2010
    Assignee: Symyx Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Gary M. Diamond, Keith A. Hall, Thomas Harding McWaid, Vince Murphy, Michael Myslovaty, James A. W. Shoemaker, Robbie Singh Sidhu, Howard Turner, Eric Dias, Mikhail Spitkovsky
  • Patent number: 7638670
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method of producing oligomers of olefins, comprising reacting olefins with a catalyst under oligomerization conditions. The catalyst can be the product of the combination of a chromium compound and a pyridyl amine or a heteroaryl-amine compound. In particular embodiments, the catalyst compound can be used to trimerize or tetramerize ethylene to 1-hexene, 1-octene, or mixtures of 1-hexene and 1-octene.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2009
    Assignee: ExxonMobil Chemical Patents Inc.
    Inventors: David H. McConville, Lily Ackerman, Robert T. Li, Xiaohong Bei, Matthew C. Kuchta, Tom Boussie, John F. Walzer, Jr., Gary Diamond, Francis C. Rix, Keith A. Hall, Anne LaPointe, James Longmire, Vince Murphy, Pu Sun, Dawn Verdugo, Susan Schofer, Eric Dias
  • Patent number: 7638671
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method of producing oligomers of olefins, comprising reacting olefins with a catalyst under oligomerization conditions. The catalyst can be the product of the combination of a chromium compound and a heteroaryl-amine compound. In particular embodiments, the catalyst compound can be used to trimerize or tetramerize ethylene to 1-hexene, 1-octene, or mixtures of 1-hexene and 1-octene.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2009
    Assignee: ExxonMobil Chemical Patents Inc.
    Inventors: David H. McConville, Lily Ackerman, Robert T. Li, Xiaohong Bei, Matthew C. Kuchta, Tom Boussie, John F. Walzer, Jr., Gary Diamond, Francis C. Rix, Keith A. Hall, Anne LaPointe, James Longmire, Vince Murphy, Pu Sun, Dawn Verdugo, Susan Schofer, Eric Dias
  • Publication number: 20090221770
    Abstract: Metal complexes comprising certain polydentate heteroatom containing ligands, catalysts, and coordination polymerization processes employing the same are suitably employed to prepare polymers having desirable physical properties.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 8, 2006
    Publication date: September 3, 2009
    Inventors: Jerzy Klosin, Lily Ackerman, Xiaohong Bei, Gary M. Diamond, James Longmire, Vince Murphy, Victor Nava-Salgado, James A.W. Shoemaker
  • Publication number: 20080293899
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method of producing oligomers of olefins, comprising reacting olefins with a catalyst under oligomerization conditions. The catalyst can be the product of the combination of a chromium compound and a pyridyl amine or a heteroaryl-amine compound. In particular embodiments, the catalyst compound can be used to trimerize or tetramerize ethylene to 1-hexene, 1-octene, or mixtures of 1-hexene and 1-octene.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2008
    Publication date: November 27, 2008
    Inventors: David H. McConville, Lily Ackerman, Robert T. Li, Xiahong Bei, Matthew C. Kuchta, Tom Boussie, John F. Walzer, JR., Gary Diamond, Francis C. Rix, Keith A. Hall, Anne LaPointe, James Longmire, Vince Murphy, Pu Sun, Dawn Verdugo, Susan Schofer, Eric Dias
  • Publication number: 20080286171
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a parallel batch reactor for effecting chemical reactions includes a plurality of reactor vessels for receiving components of a reaction, an inlet port for receiving pressurized fluid, and a plurality of valves configured to transfer fluid from the inlet port to the reactor vessels and fluidically isolate one or more of the reactor vessels from at least one of the other reactor vessels. The reactor further includes a pressure monitoring system comprising an array of pressure sensors configured to sense pressure in the reactor vessels. Each of the pressure sensors is aligned with one of the plurality of reactor vessels and located external to the reactor vessels and fluid passageways in fluid communication with the reactor vessels.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2007
    Publication date: November 20, 2008
    Applicant: SYMYX TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Gary M. Diamond, Keith A. Hall, Thomas Harding McWaid, Vince Murphy, Michael Myslovaty, James A. W. Shoemaker, Robbie Singh Sidhu, Howard Turner, Eric Dias, Mikhail Spitkovsky
  • Publication number: 20080286170
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a parallel batch reactor for effecting chemical reactions includes a vessel block comprising reactor vessels for receiving components of a reaction and a valve block removably attached to the vessel block. The valve block includes a first plurality of valves in fluid communication with an inlet port for supplying pressurized fluid to the reactor vessels and configured to fluidically isolate one or more of the reactor vessels from at least one of the other reactor vessels. The valve block further includes a second plurality of valves in fluid communication with the reactor vessels for injecting chemical components into the pressurized reactor vessels or sampling chemical components from the pressurized reactor vessels. The vessel block and valve block are configured to sustain an operating pressure of at least 15 psig.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2007
    Publication date: November 20, 2008
    Applicant: SYMYX TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Gary M. Diamond, Keith A. Hall, Thomas Harding McWaid, Vince Murphy, Michael Myslovaty, James A. W. Shoemaker, Robbie Singh Sidhu, Howard Turner, Eric Dias, Mikhail Spitkovsky
  • Publication number: 20080286174
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a parallel batch reactor generally includes a plurality of reactor vessels and a plurality of valves configured to allow flow into the reactor vessels when a gas is supplied to the reactor at a pressure higher than a pressure within the reactor vessels and restrict flow from the reactor vessels. A method includes inserting chemical components into the reactor vessels, supplying a first gas to the reactor vessels to pressurize the reactor vessels, stopping supply of the first gas, and supplying a second gas to the reactor at a lower pressure than a pressure within the reactor vessels. The second gas passes through the valves and into the reactor vessels when the pressure within the reactor vessels drops below the pressure of the second gas.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2007
    Publication date: November 20, 2008
    Applicant: SYMYX TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Gary M. Diamond, Keith A. Hall, Thomas Harding McWaid, Vince Murphy, Michael Myslovaty, James A. W. Shoemaker, Robbie Singh Sidhu, Howard Turner, Eric Dias, Mikhail Spitkovsky
  • Publication number: 20080269443
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method of producing oligomers of olefins, comprising reacting olefins with a catalyst under oligomerization conditions. The catalyst can be the product of the combination of a chromium compound and a heteroaryl-amine compound. In particular embodiments, the catalyst compound can be used to trimerize or tetramerize ethylene to 1-hexene, 1-octene, or mixtures of 1-hexene and 1-octene.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2008
    Publication date: October 30, 2008
    Inventors: David H. McConville, Lily Ackerman, Robert T. Li, Xiaohong Bei, Mathew C. Kuchta, Tom Boussie, John F. Walzer, Gary Diamond, Francis C. Rix, Keith A. Hall, Anne LaPointe, James Longmire, Vince Murphy, Pu Sun, Dawn Verdugo, Susan Schofer, Eric Dias
  • Patent number: 7425661
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method of producing oligomers of olefins, comprising reacting olefins with a catalyst under oligomerization conditions. The catalyst can be the product of the combination of a chromium compound and a pyridyl amine or a heteroaryl-amine compound. In particular embodiments, the catalyst compound can be used to trimerize or tetramerize ethylene to 1-hexene, 1-octene, or mixtures of 1-hexene and 1-octene.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2008
    Assignee: ExxonMobil Chemicals Patents Inc.
    Inventors: David H. McConville, Lily Ackerman, Robert T. Li, Xiaohong Bei, Matthew C. Kuchta, Tom Boussie, John F. Walzer, Jr., Gary Diamond, Francis C. Rix, Keith A. Hall, Anne LaPointe, James Longmire, Vince Murphy, Pu Sun, Dawn Verdugo, Susan Schofer, Eric Dias
  • Patent number: 7414006
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method of producing oligomers of olefins, comprising reacting olefins with a catalyst under oligomerization conditions. The catalyst can be the product of the combination of a chromium compound and a heteroaryl-amine compound. In particular embodiments, the catalyst compound can be used to trimerize or tetramerize ethylene to 1-hexene, 1-octene, or mixtures of 1-hexene and 1-octene.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2008
    Assignee: ExxonMobil Chemical Patents Inc.
    Inventors: David H. McConville, Lily Ackerman, Robert T. Li, Xiaohong Bei, Matthew C. Kuchta, Tom Boussie, John F. Walzer, Jr., Gary Diamond, Francis C. Rix, Keith A. Hall, Anne LaPointe, James Longmire, Vince Murphy, Pu Sun, Dawn Verdugo, Susan Schofer, Eric Dias
  • Publication number: 20070077663
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for injection of one or more chemical components into a reaction chamber are disclosed. The apparatus includes a reaction chamber for receiving one or more libraries in a fixed position relative to the chamber and configured to form a sealed enclosure. An injection manifold is located within the reaction chamber and selectively movable relative to the libraries. The injection manifold is configured for receiving at least one fluid transfer line coupled to an external source for injection of one or more chemical components into the reaction chamber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 27, 2006
    Publication date: April 5, 2007
    Applicant: Symyx Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Goh, Keith Hall, Thomas Boussie, Vince Murphy, Trevor Frank, William Chandler, Lynn Van Erden
  • Patent number: 7160513
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for injection of one or more chemical components into a reaction chamber are disclosed. The apparatus includes a reaction chamber for receiving one or more libraries in a fixed position relative to the chamber and configured to form a sealed enclosure. An injection manifold is located within the reaction chamber and selectively movable relative to the libraries. The injection manifold is configured for receiving at least one fluid transfer line coupled to an external source for injection of one or more chemical components into the reaction chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2002
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2007
    Assignee: Symyx Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Goh, Keith Anthony Hall, Thomas R. Boussie, Vince Murphy, Trevor G. Frank, William H. Chandler, Jr., Lynn Van Erden
  • Publication number: 20060247399
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method of producing oligomers of olefins, comprising reacting olefins with a catalyst under oligomerization conditions. The catalyst can be the product of the combination of a chromium compound and a heteroaryl-amine compound. In particular embodiments, the catalyst compound can be used to trimerize or tetramerize ethylene to 1-hexene, 1-octene, or mixtures of 1-hexene and 1-octene.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2006
    Publication date: November 2, 2006
    Inventors: David McConville, Lily Ackerman, Robert Li, Xiaohong Bei, Matthew Kuchta, Tom Boussie, John Walzer, Gary Diamond, Francis Rix, Keith Hall, Anne LaPointe, James Longmire, Vince Murphy, Pu Sun, Dawn Verdugo, Susan Schofer, Eric Dias
  • Publication number: 20060247483
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method of producing oligomers of olefins, comprising reacting olefins with a catalyst under oligomerization conditions. The catalyst can be the product of the combination of a chromium compound and a pyridyl amine or a heteroaryl-amine compound. In particular embodiments, the catalyst compound can be used to trimerize or tetramerize ethylene to 1-hexene, 1-octene, or mixtures of 1-hexene and 1-octene.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2006
    Publication date: November 2, 2006
    Inventors: David McConville, Lily Ackerman, Robert Li, Xiaohong Bei, Matthew Kuchta, Tom Boussie, John Walzer, Gary Diamond, Francis Rix, Keith Hall, Anne LaPointe, James Longmire, Vince Murphy, Pu Sun, Dawn Verdugo, Susan Schofer, Eric Dias