Patents by Inventor David E. Fish

David E. Fish 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: 20200048444
    Abstract: A composition comprising 10 to 50 wt % wood pulp fiber and 45 to 85 wt % thermoplastic polymer wherein the dilution level for detection in a bag at 40° C. is equal to or less than 450 as determined by ASTM E679.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 18, 2019
    Publication date: February 13, 2020
    Applicant: International Paper Company
    Inventors: Robert T. Hamilton, Harshadkumar M. Shah, Jeffrey J. Cernohous, Neil R. Granlund, David E. Fish
  • Publication number: 20200048435
    Abstract: A composition comprising 10 to 50 weight % wood pulp fiber and 45 to 85 wt % thermoplastic polymer wherein the composition has a brightness of at least 20 as measured by the Brightness Test. The wood pulp fiber can be bleached chemical wood pulp fiber. The brightness may be at least 30 as measured by the Brightness Test.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 18, 2019
    Publication date: February 13, 2020
    Applicant: International Paper Company
    Inventors: Robert T. Hamilton, Harshadkumar M. Shah, Jeffrey J. Cernohous, Neil R. Granlund, David E. Fish
  • Patent number: 10394841
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on computer storage media, for generating contextual search presentations. One of the methods includes obtaining selection data identifying a term selected by a user from a document displayed to the user; determining whether or not the context data and the selection data satisfy one or more criteria for presenting any of one or more types of special case contextual search presentations; in response to determining that the context data and the selection satisfy criteria for presenting a first type of special case contextual search presentation, generating a first special case contextual search presentation of the first type; in response to determining that the context data and the selection data do not satisfy the criteria, generating a default contextual search presentation; and providing the first special case contextual search presentation or the default contextual search presentation for presentation to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Donn L. Denman, Pedro S. Garcia, David Black, Samarth Keshava, Daniel E. Fish
  • Publication number: 20190084185
    Abstract: A composition including 6 to 50 weight percent wood pulp fiber and 45 to 93.45 weight percent thermoplastic polymer. In some embodiments, the average dispersion of the wood pulp fibers within the thermoplastic polymer is equal to or greater than 90% as determined by the Dispersion Test. In some embodiments, the dilution level for detection in a bag at 40° C. is equal to or less than 450 as determined by ASTM E679. In some embodiments, the composition further includes 0.5 to 5 weight percent of an additive, such as a compatibilizer, a coupling agent, an anti-oxidant, and/or a lubricant. In some embodiments, the wood pulp fiber is bleached chemical wood pulp fiber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2018
    Publication date: March 21, 2019
    Applicant: International Paper Company
    Inventors: Robert T. Hamilton, Harshadkumar M. Shah, David E. Fish, Neil R. Granlund, Jeffrey J. Cernohous
  • Patent number: 9809928
    Abstract: A cellulose pulp particle having the shape of a general prismatoid having two parallel bases, the pulp particle comprising pulp fibers in a wet laid pulp sheet form, one of the bases having an area that is equal to or greater than the area of the other base, the area of the larger base being equal to or less than 30 mm2 and equal to or greater than 8 mm2, the height of the particle, the perpendicular distance between the bases, being equal to or greater than 0.9 mm and equal to or less than 5 mm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL PAPER COMPANY
    Inventors: David E Fish, Hugh West, Linda A Beltz
  • Patent number: 9328231
    Abstract: A composition comprising 10 to 50 wt % wood pulp fiber and 45 to 85 wt % thermoplastic polymer wherein the average dispersion of the fibers within the thermoplastic polymer composition is equal to or greater than 90% as determined by the Dispersion Test. The pulp can be bleached chemical wood pulp fiber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2016
    Assignee: Weyerhaeuser NR Company
    Inventors: Robert T. Hamilton, Harshadkumar M. Shah, Jeffrey J. Cernohous, Neil R. Ganlund, David E. Fish
  • Patent number: 8767102
    Abstract: This disclosure describes a method of improving filter wheel imaging data capture and other functionality through use of an improved filter wheel design with pie shaped filter segments, continuously rotating image capture, multiple filtered images, and easily removable and attachable filter segments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Assignee: Pixelteq, Inc.
    Inventors: David E. Fish, Emil Janicek
  • Patent number: 8722773
    Abstract: A composition comprising 65 to 90 weight percent kraft chemical wood pulp fibers and a thermoplastic polymer and a method of making the composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Assignee: Weyerhaeuser NR Company
    Inventors: Robert T. Hamilton, Harshadkumar M. Shah, Jeffrey Jacob Cernohous, Neil R. Granlund, David E. Fish
  • Patent number: 8692912
    Abstract: This disclosure describes an apparatus and method of multi-spectral imaging to obtain and analyze information contained in the spectral distribution (reflection, absorption, or emission) of components within the image. The spectral information is captured in a series of images from differing spectral regions. This series of images are then combined into a composite image using re-colorization and image stabilization algorithms for display in real time. The process can be repeated continuously allowing spectral changes over time to be captured and analyzed. In the alternative one sequence of images can be captured for use as a still image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2014
    Assignee: Pixelteq, Inc.
    Inventors: David E. Fish, Jason M. Eichenholz
  • Publication number: 20130038782
    Abstract: This disclosure describes a method of improving filter wheel imaging data capture and other functionality through use of an improved filter wheel design with pie shaped filter segments, continuously rotating image capture, multiple filtered images, and easily removable and attachable filter segments.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 27, 2012
    Publication date: February 14, 2013
    Applicant: OCEAN THIN FILMS, INC.
    Inventors: DAVID E. FISH, EMIL JANICEK
  • Publication number: 20120208933
    Abstract: A composition comprising 65 to 90 weight percent kraft chemical wood pulp fibers and a thermoplastic polymer and a method of making the composition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2011
    Publication date: August 16, 2012
    Applicant: WEYERHAEUSER NR COMPANY
    Inventors: Robert T. HAMILTON, Harshadkumar M. Shah, Jeffrey Jacob Cernohous, Neil R. Granlund, David E. Fish
  • Patent number: 8088478
    Abstract: The barrier properties of a water soluble gas barrier material are improved if the material is blended with a nanoparticle calcium carbonate having a size of from 10 to 250 nanometers. The barrier material is on a substrate to provide a substrate with gas barrier properties. A layer of heat sealable material may be applied to the exposed surface of the barrier material. A method for making the barrier coated substrate is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2012
    Assignee: Weyerhaeuser NR Company
    Inventors: David E. Fish, Michael J. Dougherty, Dwayne M. Shearer, Amar N. Neogi
  • Publication number: 20110181757
    Abstract: This disclosure describes an apparatus and method of multi-spectral imaging to obtain and analyze information contained in the spectral distribution (reflection, absorption, or emission) of components within the image. The spectral information is captured in a series of images from differing spectral regions. This series of images are then combined into a composite image using re-colorization and image stabilization algorithms for display in real time. The process can be repeated continuously allowing spectral changes over time to be captured and analyzed. In the alternative one sequence of images can be captured for use as a still image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 18, 2011
    Publication date: July 28, 2011
    Applicant: Ocean Thin Films, Inc.
    Inventors: David E. Fish, Jason M. Eichenholz
  • Publication number: 20100311876
    Abstract: Blends of polyphenylene oxide-based polymers and lignin esters are described. These blends exhibit modulus of elasticity, tensile strength, and elongation at break values that are substantially the same as or greater than the modulus of elasticity, tensile strength, and elongation at break values for the polyphenylene oxide-based polymer alone. The blends provide compositions that have properties comparable to the polyphenylene oxide-based polymers, yet utilize less polymer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 5, 2009
    Publication date: December 9, 2010
    Applicant: Weyerhaeuser NR Company
    Inventors: David E. Fish, John A. Westland, Amar N. Neogi
  • Patent number: 7838111
    Abstract: A cellulose pulp particle having the shape of a general prismatoid having two parallel bases, the pulp particle comprising pulp fibers in a wet laid pulp sheet form, one of the bases having an area that is equal to or greater than the area of the other base, the area of the larger base being equal to or less than 35 mm2 and equal to or greater than 8 mm2, the distance between the bases being equal to or greater than 0.9 mm and equal to or less than 5 mm, the particle being treated with a material. In some embodiments the material can be a hydrophilic, hydrophobic or softening chemical or a film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2010
    Assignee: Weyerhaeuser NR Company
    Inventors: David E Fish, Hugh West, Linda A Beltz
  • Patent number: 7452573
    Abstract: The barrier properties of a water soluble gas barrier material are improved if the material is blended with a nanoparticle calcium carbonate having a size of from 10 to 250 nanometers. The barrier material is on a substrate to provide a substrate with gas barrier properties. A layer of heat sealable material may be applied to the exposed surface of the barrier material. A method for making the barrier coated substrate is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2008
    Assignee: Weyerhaeuser Company
    Inventors: David E. Fish, Michael J. Dougherty, Dwayne M. Shearer, Amar N. Neogi
  • Publication number: 20080179027
    Abstract: A cellulose pulp particle having the shape of a general prismatoid having two parallel bases, the pulp particle comprising pulp fibers in a wet laid pulp sheet form, one of the bases having an area that is equal to or greater than the area of the other base, the area of the larger base being equal to or less than 30 mm2 and equal to or greater than 8 mm2, the height of the particle, the perpendicular distance between the bases, being equal to or greater than 0.9 mm and equal to or less than 5 mm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2007
    Publication date: July 31, 2008
    Applicant: Weyerhaeuser Co.
    Inventors: David E. Fish, Hugh West, Linda A. Beltz
  • Publication number: 20080182104
    Abstract: A cellulose pulp particle having the shape of a general prismatoid having two parallel bases, the pulp particle comprising pulp fibers in a wet laid pulp sheet form, one of the bases having an area that is equal to or greater than the area of the other base, the area of the larger base being equal to or less than 35 mm2 and equal to or greater than 8 mm2, the distance between the bases being equal to or greater than 0.9 mm and equal to or less than 5 mm, the particle being treated with a material. In some embodiments the material can be a hydrophilic, hydrophobic or softening chemical or a film.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2007
    Publication date: July 31, 2008
    Applicant: Weyerhaeuser Co.
    Inventors: David E. Fish, Hugh West, Linda A. Beltz