Patents by Inventor Michael Duggan

Michael Duggan 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: 10673989
    Abstract: This document relates to protocol translation for remote control of various devices. One example is a technique that includes identifying a controlled device that has a controlled device communication protocol for controlling the controlled device. The technique also includes obtaining translation data that conveys translations of commands from another protocol into the controlled device protocol. The technique also includes configuring a delay for transmitting the translated commands, and performing translation between the another protocol and the controlled device protocol using the translation data and the configured delay.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Garrett Blankenburg, Michael Duggan, Andres Hernandez
  • Publication number: 20190226612
    Abstract: A crimp fitting has a monolithic and homogeneous female socket configured to receive and be crimped to an end portion of a tube. The socket comprises an annular wall and an axial opening. The annular wall comprises at least one internal shoulder that protrudes radially inward from the annular wall. A seal ring in the female socket has a C-shaped cross section and is configured to be arranged around the end portion of the tube to be joined with the fitting. The C-shaped seal ring compresses against the internal shoulder after the fitting is crimped with the tube with the C-shaped seal ring arranged around the end of the tube.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 14, 2019
    Publication date: July 25, 2019
    Inventors: Mary C.B. Boyer, Bradley Arment, Sean Kelleher, Tony LaGrotta, Vince Bushell, Michael Duggan
  • Publication number: 20190158633
    Abstract: This document relates to protocol translation for remote control of various devices. One example is a technique that includes identifying a controlled device that has a controlled device communication protocol for controlling the controlled device. The technique also includes obtaining translation data that conveys translations of commands from another protocol into the controlled device protocol. The technique also includes configuring a delay for transmitting the translated commands, and performing translation between the another protocol and the controlled device protocol using the translation data and the configured delay.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 21, 2019
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Applicant: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Garrett Blankenburg, Michael Duggan, Andres Hernandez
  • Patent number: 10225377
    Abstract: This document relates to protocol translation for remote control of various devices. One example is a technique that includes identifying a controlled device that has a controlled device communication protocol for controlling the controlled device. The technique also includes obtaining translation data that conveys translations of commands from another protocol into the controlled device protocol. The technique also includes configuring a delay for transmitting the translated commands, and performing translation between the another protocol and the controlled device protocol using the translation data and the configured delay.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Garrett Blankenburg, Michael Duggan, Andres Hernandez
  • Publication number: 20180034943
    Abstract: This document relates to protocol translation for remote control of various devices. One example is a technique that includes identifying a controlled device that has a controlled device communication protocol for controlling the controlled device. The technique also includes obtaining translation data that conveys translations of commands from another protocol into the controlled device protocol. The technique also includes configuring a delay for transmitting the translated commands, and performing translation between the another protocol and the controlled device protocol using the translation data and the configured delay.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 2, 2017
    Publication date: February 1, 2018
    Applicant: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Garrett Blankenburg, Michael Duggan, Andres Hernandez
  • Patent number: 9311896
    Abstract: Among other things, one or more techniques and/or systems are disclosed for rendering a glyph. Rendering data for the glyph can be received, such as size, shape, color, etc., along with first sub-pixel position for initially rendering the glyph on a display. A first rendering quality can be identified for the first sub-pixel position and second rendering quality can be identified for a second sub-pixel position, which may comprise an alternate rendering position. A sub-pixel position shift can be selected for the glyph based at least upon a comparison of the first and second rendering qualities. The sub-pixel position shift can comprise a difference between the first sub-pixel position and the second sub-pixel position, where the second rendering quality is selected/preferable over the first rendering quality. The glyph can be rendered by applying the selected sub-pixel position shift.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2016
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Tanya Matskewich, Gregory Hitchcock, Michael Duggan, Donald David Karlov
  • Patent number: 8784004
    Abstract: A system for supplying a chemical dispersant to a subsea hydrocarbon discharge site comprises a dispersant source and a dispersant pump configured to pump dispersant from the dispersant source. In addition, the system comprises a first flow line coupled to the pump. Further, the system comprises a subsea dispersant distribution system coupled to the first flow line. Still further, the system comprises a dispersant injection device coupled to the distribution system and configured to inject dispersant from the dispersant source into a subsea hydrocarbon stream.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Assignee: BP Corporation North America Inc.
    Inventors: Pierre Albert Beynet, Patrick Michael Cargol, Jr., Michael Duggan Drieu, Jonathan Eryl Rogers, Stanley Silva
  • Patent number: 8746028
    Abstract: There is disclosed a tubing expansion device and a method of expanding tubing. In one embodiment, an expansion device (10) is disclosed which comprises at least one expansion member (14) adapted to expand a tubing (12) by inducing a hoop stress in the tubing (12), and at least one further expansion member (16) adapted to expand the tubing (12) by inducing a compressive yield of the tubing (12); and a method of expanding tubing (12) comprising the steps of expanding the tubing (12) at least in part by inducing a hoop stress in the tubing (12), and expanding the tubing (12) at least in part by inducing a compressive yield of the tubing (12).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignee: Weatherford/Lamb, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew Michael Duggan, Graeme Thomas Marr, Paul David Metcalfe, Mark Davies, Neil Andrew Abercrombie Simpson, Wayne Rudd
  • Patent number: 8708600
    Abstract: In one embodiment, dispersants are injected directly into a plume of oil in a subsea environment. The dispersant is supplied from a vessel, through a tubular string and flows through a routing manifold into a flexible hose. The hose then transports the dispersant to a distribution manifold, which is disposed on the sea floor, and permits injection of dispersants at multiple locations at the same time around the leaking oil. Injection of dispersants from the distribution manifold may be through injection wands, or the dispersant may be transferred to a containment or collection device located above the plume of oil, wherein nozzles are disposed around the circumference of such containment or collection device. If the dispersants are injected into the leaking oil through injection wands, such wands may be held and/or manipulated by an ROV.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Assignees: Wild Well Control, Inc., BP Corporation North America Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Duggan Drieu, Patrick Michael Cargol, Jr., Jonathan Eryl Rogers, Pierre Albert Beynet, Stanley Silva
  • Publication number: 20130222407
    Abstract: Among other things, one or more techniques and/or systems are disclosed for rendering a glyph. Rendering data for the glyph can be received, such as size, shape, color, etc., along with first sub-pixel position for initially rendering the glyph on a display. A first rendering quality can be identified for the first sub-pixel position and second rendering quality can be identified for a second sub-pixel position, which may comprise an alternate rendering position. A sub-pixel position shift can be selected for the glyph based at least upon a comparison of the first and second rendering qualities. The sub-pixel position shift can comprise a difference between the first sub-pixel position and the second sub-pixel position, where the second rendering quality is selected/preferable over the first rendering quality. The glyph can be rendered by applying the selected sub-pixel position shift.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2012
    Publication date: August 29, 2013
    Applicant: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Tanya Matskewich, Gregory Hitchcock, Michael Duggan, Donald David Karlov
  • Publication number: 20130022400
    Abstract: A system for supplying a chemical dispersant to a subsea hydrocarbon discharge site comprises a dispersant source and a dispersant pump configured to pump dispersant from the dispersant source. In addition, the system comprises a first flow line coupled to the pump. Further, the system comprises a subsea dispersant distribution system coupled to the first flow line. Still further, the system comprises a dispersant injection device coupled to the distribution system and configured to inject dispersant from the dispersant source into a subsea hydrocarbon stream.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2012
    Publication date: January 24, 2013
    Applicants: WILD WELL CONTROL, INC., BP CORPORATION NORTH AMERICA INC.
    Inventors: Pierre Albert Beynet, Patrick Michael Cargol, JR., Michael Duggan Drieu, Jonathan Eryl Rogers, Stanley Silva
  • Publication number: 20120201604
    Abstract: In one embodiment, dispersants are injected directly into a plume of oil in a subsea environment. The dispersant is supplied from a vessel, through a tubular string and flows through a routing manifold into a flexible hose. The hose then transports the dispersant to a distribution manifold, which is disposed on the sea floor, and permits injection of dispersants at multiple locations at the same time around the leaking oil. Injection of dispersants from the distribution manifold may be through injection wands, or the dispersant may be transferred to a containment or collection device located above the plume of oil, wherein nozzles are disposed around the circumference of such containment or collection device. If the dispersants are injected into the leaking oil through injection wands, such wands may be held and/or manipulated by an ROV.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 11, 2011
    Publication date: August 9, 2012
    Inventors: Michael Duggan Drieu, Patrick Michael Cargol, JR., Jonathan Eryl Rogers, Pierre Albert Beynet, Stanley Silva
  • Patent number: 7987690
    Abstract: Fluid conduits for plumbing and other uses having integral end fittings are disclosed herein. A method of forming a fluid conduit in accordance with an embodiment of the disclosure includes providing a copper tube having a first inner diameter and a first wall thickness, and heat treating an end portion of the copper tube to a predetermined hardness. The method can further include increasing the wall thickness of the end portion from the first wall thickness to a second wall thickness, and increasing the inner diameter of the end portion from the first inner diameter to a second inner diameter. The method further includes forming a circular groove in an interior surface of the end portion and positioning a seal in the circular groove.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2011
    Assignee: Cerro Flow Products LLC
    Inventors: Michael Duggan, Forrest Nixon, Steven L. Blair, Sr.
  • Patent number: 7942456
    Abstract: Fluid conduits for plumbing and other uses having integral end fittings are disclosed herein. A fluid conduit configured in accordance with an embodiment of the disclosure includes a tube, such as a copper tube, having an end portion adjacent to a body portion. The body portion has a first wall thickness and the end portion has a second wall thickness that is greater than the first wall thickness. The fluid conduit also includes a seal positioned in an annular groove formed in an interior surface of the end portion. In this embodiment, the tube can be joined to another tube by at least partially compressing the end portion around a portion of the other tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2011
    Assignee: Cerro Flow Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Duggan, Forrest Nixon, Steven L. Blair, Sr.
  • Patent number: 7798223
    Abstract: A method of isolating a section of a drilled bore containing a problem zone comprises: providing a section of tubing; locating the tubing in the section of the bore; and expanding the tubing and forming at least an outer portion of the tubing to conform to irregularities in the bore wall, to isolate the problem zone. The tubing may feature a formable outer section, and the expansion of the tubing may be achieved using a compliant rotary expander.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2010
    Assignee: Weatherford/Lamb, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew Michael Duggan, Gareth Lyle Innes
  • Publication number: 20100054638
    Abstract: A bag that is made out of paper, recycled paper or paper-based material is designed in appropriate sizes and shapes to fit a variety of paper shredder machines in order to efficiently collect the paper shreddings which are output from such a machine so that the container and its contents can be directly placed into the paper-recycling stream without additional time and labor spent separating the paper contents from what currently is typically a plastic bag or rigid container. The preferred embodiment is designed with peel and stick adhesives on the top flaps to close the top with a double layer of flaps, to better secure the contents against spillage and theft, and integrated handles provide for more convenient transfer of the container and contents from the paper shredder machine, ideally to a paper-recycling destination.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2008
    Publication date: March 4, 2010
    Inventor: Christopher Michael Duggan
  • Patent number: 7578043
    Abstract: An expandable coupling arrangement for coupling first and second tubulars includes a male thread portion on an end of the first tubular and a female thread portion on an end of the second tubular. The thread portions comprise dovetail threads having flanks, roots and crests, wherein the flanks are inclined at an angle of greater than 10°.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2009
    Assignee: Weatherford/Lamb, Inc.
    Inventors: Neil Andrew Abercrombie Simpson, Simon John Harrall, Paul David Metcalfe, Neil James Glover, David Stephenson, Andrew Michael Duggan
  • Publication number: 20090174182
    Abstract: Fluid conduits for plumbing and other uses having integral end fittings are disclosed herein. A fluid conduit configured in accordance with an embodiment of the disclosure includes a tube, such as a copper tube, having an end portion adjacent to a body portion. The body portion has a first wall thickness and the end portion has a second wall thickness that is greater than the first wall thickness. The fluid conduit also includes a seal positioned in an annular groove formed in an interior surface of the end portion. In this embodiment, the tube can be joined to another tube by at least partially compressing the end portion around a portion of the other tube.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 4, 2008
    Publication date: July 9, 2009
    Inventors: Michael Duggan, Forrest Nixon, Steven L. Blair, SR.
  • Publication number: 20090173130
    Abstract: Fluid conduits for plumbing and other uses having integral end fittings are disclosed herein. A method of forming a fluid conduit in accordance with an embodiment of the disclosure includes providing a copper tube having a first inner diameter and a first wall thickness, and heat treating an end portion of the copper tube to a predetermined hardness. The method can further include increasing the wall thickness of the end portion from the first wall thickness to a second wall thickness, and increasing the inner diameter of the end portion from the first inner diameter to a second inner diameter. The method further includes forming a circular groove in an interior surface of the end portion and positioning a seal in the circular groove.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 11, 2008
    Publication date: July 9, 2009
    Applicant: Cerro Flow Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Duggan, Forrest Nixon, Steven L. Blair, SR.
  • Patent number: 7367389
    Abstract: There are disclosed methods and apparatus for expanding tubing downhole. In one embodiment, there is disclosed a method of expanding downhole tubing such as a liner (10), the method comprising the steps of locating the liner (10) in a borehole (12), expanding a part (16) of the liner (10) in the borehole (12), locating an expansion device such as an expandable cone (18) in said expanded part (16) of the liner (10), and translating the cone (18) relative to the liner (10) to expand a further part (20) of the liner (10).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2008
    Assignee: Weatherford/Lamb, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew Michael Duggan, Simon John Harrall, Paul David Metcalfe, David John Hillis, Wayne Rudd