Charanpreet Bagga, Erik M Erbe, James P Murphy, James M Freid, Gregory J Pomrink: Bioactive spinal implants and method of manufacture thereof. Vita Special Purpose Corporation, Woodcock Washburn, July 3, 2007: US07238203 (284 worldwide citation)

A bioactive spinal implant used in cervical fusion, Anterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion (ALIF), Posterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion (PLIF), and Transforaminal Interbody Fusion (TLIF), having properties and geometries that enhance bone contact, stability, and fusion between adjacent vertebral bodies.

James P Murphy: Lighting system for artificial Christmas tree. H Mathews Garland, May 7, 1985: US04516193 (63 worldwide citation)

An electrical lighting system for a tree especially adapted to an artificial Christmas tree having removable limbs. The system includes electrical conducting distribution straps or bands which may be wrapped around and secured to a tree trunk at selected levels. Each of the distribution bands has pr ...

James P Murphy: Picture hanger. Johnson & Gibbs, December 3, 1991: US05069411 (61 worldwide citation)

An adjustable picture hanger including a fixed length or a two-piece, adjustable, horizontal bar formed of two bar members having longitudinal slots and secured together by screw assemblies through the slots, holes in opposite ends of the horizontal bar for attaching the horizontal bar to a wall sur ...

Erik M Erbe, James P Murphy, Gregory J Pomrink: Bioactive spinal implant material and method of manufacture thereof. Vita Special Purpose Corporation, Woodcock Washburn, January 17, 2006: US06987136 (43 worldwide citation)

Bioactive spinal implant materials having optimized radiopacity, stiffness, and bioactivity properties for formulation of shaped bodies capable of withstanding large dynamic, compressive loads are provided. The invention also provides methods of making the optimized implant materials.

James P Murphy, John F Nethery: Method and apparatus for electronic entertainment device access control and interactive response system. James P Murphy, John R Nethery, April 25, 2006: US07036145 (21 worldwide citation)

An access control system for an electronic entertainment device includes a processor and a memory comprising access control instructions for execution by the processor. The instructions periodically present a set of working queries during execution of an entertainment software application, accept an ...

Kenneth R Lorell, James P Murphy: All sky pointing attitude control system. The United States of America represented by the Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Darrell G Brekke, John R Manning, March 15, 1977: US04012018 (20 worldwide citation)

In a strapped-down gyroscope space vehicle attitude control system, a method and apparatus are provided for gyro drift and input axis misalignment error compensation employing a sun and a star tracker and preselected vehicle calibration maneuvers. During the preselected maneuvers using the sun and a ...

James P Murphy, Charanpreet S Bagga, Robert J Chiasera Jr, Erik M Erbe, Jeffrey G Marx: Delivery device for biological composites and method of preparation thereof. Vita Special Purpose Corporation, Woodcock Washburn, May 30, 2006: US07052517 (14 worldwide citation)

An apparatus for the delivery of a biological composite and a method, kit, and system for preparing a biological composite is described herein. The biological composite includes both inorganic and biological materials.

Thomas N Canning, Christopher E Barns, James P Murphy, Bobby Gin, Robert W King: High acceleration cable deployment system. The United States of America represented by the Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Darrell G Brekke, John R Manning, June 9, 1981: US04271761 (10 worldwide citation)

A high acceleration umbilical cable deployment system for enabling electrical communication between a ballistic projectile forebody and an afterbody. A cable coiled on a spool is housed within a ballistic casing having a drag funnel at the rear end. The cable is sandwiched between a foam plug and th ...

Gary A Valaskovic, Lee R Sawdey, James P Murphy: Method and apparatus for connecting small diameter tubing. New Objective, Norris McLaughlin & Marcus PA, March 23, 2010: US07681926 (9 worldwide citation)

A union for coupling two or more segments of tubing or optical fiber, having an elastomeric core with two or more tubular sections encased in a through bore of a union body, the ends of the union body bore having compression nuts having through bores for insertion of segments of tubing or optical fi ...

Martin H Goller, James P Murphy, Daniel A Nolet, Robert R Thomas: Methods and apparatus for homogenizing molten glass. Corning Incorporated, Maurice M Klee, Thomas R Beall, October 31, 2006: US07127919 (8 worldwide citation)

The level of precious-metal inclusions in glass products, e.g., glass substrates for liquid crystal displays, is reduced by stirring molten glass in a stir chamber (11) under conditions such that the magnitude of the shear stress τ on the chamber's wall (19) and on the surfaces of the stirrer (13) i ...