Patents by Inventor James P. Maher

James P. Maher 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: 10606986
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed for managing and protecting electronic content and applications. Applications, content, and/or users can be given credentials by one or more credentialing authorities upon satisfaction of a set of requirements. Rights management software/hardware is used to attach and detect these credentials, and to enforce rules that indicate how content and applications may be used if certain credentials are present or absent. In one embodiment an application may condition access to a piece of electronic content upon the content's possession of a credential from a first entity, while the content may condition access upon the application's possession of a credential from a second entity and/or the user's possession of a credential from a third entity. Use of credentials in this manner enables a wide variety of relatively complex and flexible control arrangements to be put in place and enforced with relatively simple rights management technology.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: Intertrust Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: David P. Maher, James M. Rudd, Eric J. Swenson, Richard A. Landsman
  • Patent number: 10563072
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a deep base paint composition comprising a binder (an aqueous dispersion of polymer particles), an associative thickener with a hydrophobic portion having a calculated log P in the range of from 2.7 to 4.8. The composition of the present invention provides a mechanism for decreasing the viscosity sensitivity of a base paint to colorant addition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: Rohm and Haas Company
    Inventors: Tara Conley, Mark Langille, James P. Maher, John J. Rabasco
  • Publication number: 20180112086
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a deep base paint composition comprising a binder (an aqueous dispersion of polymer particles), an associative thickener with a hydrophobic portion having a calculated log P in the range of from 2.7 to 4.8. The composition of the present invention provides a mechanism for decreasing the viscosity sensitivity of a base paint to colorant addition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2017
    Publication date: April 26, 2018
    Inventors: Tara Conley, Mark Langille, James P. Maher, John J. Rabasco
  • Patent number: 8187685
    Abstract: The invention includes a composition comprising from 40 to 98 weight percent of at least one GPPS, from 0 to 98 weight percent of at least one HIPS, from 0.5 to 10 weight percent at least one styrene block copolymer, from 0.5 to 10 weight percent of at least one polypropylene wherein the combination of GPPS, HIPS, polypropylene and styrene block copolymer make up at least about 90 percent of the composition as well as a film made of the composition, an envelope window patch comprising the film, an envelope comprising the window patch, and a process for making the film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2012
    Assignee: Dow Chemical Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Nichole E. Nickel, Eric K. Lee, Stephen J. Skapik, III, Donald J. Gromacki, Robert A. Gunther, James P. Maher
  • Publication number: 20110042448
    Abstract: The invention includes a composition comprising from at least 40 to 98 weight percent of at least one GPPS, from 0 to 98 weight percent of at least one HIPS, from at least 0.5 to 10 weight percent at least one styrene block copolymer, from at least 0.5 to 10 weight percent of at least one polypropylene wherein the combination of GPPS, HIPS, polypropylene and styrene block copolymer make up at least about 90 percent of the composition as well as a film made of the composition, an envelope window patch comprising the film, an envelope comprising the window patch, and a process for making the film.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 23, 2007
    Publication date: February 24, 2011
    Inventors: Nichole E. Nickel, Eric K. Lee, Stephen J. Skapik, III, Donald J. Gromacki, Robert A. Gunther, James P. Maher
  • Patent number: 6416875
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a multi-component article which comprises at least two components, each component being produced from a different polymer composition, and at least one polymer composition comprises a hydrogenated block copolymer comprising at least two distinct blocks of hydrogenated vinyl aromatic polymer, and at least one block of hydrogenated conjugated diene polymer, characterized by: a hydrogenation level such that each hydrogenated vinyl aromatic polymer block has a hydrogenation level of greater than 90 percent and the hydrogenated conjugated diene polymer block has a hydrogenation level of greater than 95 percent, with the proviso that when more than one component is prepared from compositions comprising hydrogenated block copolymers, each composition differs compositionally such that the vinyl aromatic polymer block content of the compositions differs by at least 20 percent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2000
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2002
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies Inc.
    Inventors: Gary D. Parsons, James P. Maher
  • Patent number: 6405183
    Abstract: A method and system for automatically transferring information in a data processing system, including setting a counter within a data processing device to a predetermined time period and counting the predetermined time period based upon a real time clock maintained within the data processing device. When the counter reaches the predetermined time period, the data processing device automatically initiates a data center connection and requests an information transfer. The data center transfers information to/from the data processing device. The data processing device activates the transferred information, which can then be used by the data processing device. Typical data processing systems include weighing systems, in which frequently changing postal rates and carrier rates are used to determine mail piece and parcel delivery cost, facsimile or other information accumulation systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 1999
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2002
    Assignee: Pitney Bowes Inc.
    Inventors: Edward R. Bass, James P. Maher
  • Patent number: 6313415
    Abstract: An electronic scale uses an analog signal from a load cell which is converted directly to a pulse width modulated output signal. This pulse width modulated output signal represents the weight of an object on the scale and is sufficient to be directly read by a typical microcontroller. Therefore, no amplifier or analog to digital converter is required. The microcontroller then converts a signal representing the weight of the object on the scale to a weight value. A method of using the counter/timers on the microcontroller with synchronized overflow, is disclosed to enable a high resolution value of the pulse width modulated signal, which is then converted into a weight value for object's weight given that the pulse width modulated output signal is proportional to the weight of an object placed on the load cell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 1999
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2001
    Assignee: Pitney Bowes Inc.
    Inventors: James P. Maher, Kenneth G. Miller, Edward R. Bass
  • Patent number: 6299802
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process for producing DVD's using injection molding techniques, without the use of compression, from a polymer having a glass transition temperature (Tg) of greater than 110° C. as measured by Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC) at 10° C./min., an elastic modulus (G′) of less than or equal to 1000 dynes/cm2 at a temperature of 240° C., as measured by Dynamic Mechanical Spectroscopy measurements at a temperature ramp rate of 3° C./min., and a shear rate of 1 radian/sec using a parallel plate geometry (under nitrogen), and a complex viscosity (Eta*) of less than 2000 poise, as measured according to Dynamic Mechanical Spectroscopy measurements, using shear rate sweeps at 280° C., and a shear rate of 1 radian/sec using a parallel plate geometry (under nitrogen).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2000
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2001
    Assignee: The Dow Chemical Company
    Inventors: Gary D. Parsons, James P. Maher
  • Patent number: 5724245
    Abstract: A postal scale having a programmable capability to automatically select inscriptions to be included in a postage meter indicia. The postal scale includes a CPU and memory, a load cell for determining the weight of a mail piece, a keyboard for input of postal information and a display for output of information to an operator; and determines postage value data for a mail piece in a conventional manner. In an inscription selection mode the postal scale outputs inscription selection data to a postage meter to select an appropriate inscription to be included in the meter indicia. The scale determines the inscription selection data as a prioritized function of postal information input by an operator to determine postage value data. In a programming mode an operator may program the function as a table stored in the scale memory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 1995
    Date of Patent: March 3, 1998
    Assignee: Pitney Bowes Inc.
    Inventors: James P. Maher, Stanley Rydzak