Patents by Inventor Michael J. Dougherty

Michael J. Dougherty 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: 9152826
    Abstract: An electronic device is provided, the electronic device having an anti-theft interface. If damage to the anti-theft interface is detected, the electronic device enters a user authentication mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2015
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Wan-Li Zhang, Adnan A. Siddiquie, Jeffrey A. Lev, Michael J. Dougherty, Earl W. Moore
  • 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
  • Patent number: 7976678
    Abstract: A high-yield paper sheet generally includes at least about 50 weight percent mechanical pulp, wherein the basis weight of the sheet is in the range of about 24 to about 60 pounds, and wherein the porosity of the sheet is in the range of about 40 to about 100 Sheffield porosity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2011
    Assignee: North Pacific Paper Corporation (NORPAC)
    Inventors: Michael J Dougherty, Amar N Neogi, David W Park, Brian S Delgardno
  • Publication number: 20100163195
    Abstract: A high-yield paper sheet generally includes at least about 50 weight percent mechanical pulp, wherein the basis weight of the sheet is in the range of about 24 to about 60 pounds, and a surface layer on the sheet including nPCC pigment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2008
    Publication date: July 1, 2010
    Applicant: North Pacific Paper Corporation (NORPAC)
    Inventors: Michael J. Dougherty, Amar N. Neogi, David W. Park, Brian S. Delgardno
  • Publication number: 20100163196
    Abstract: A high-yield paper sheet generally includes at least about 50 weight percent mechanical pulp, wherein the basis weight of the sheet is in the range of about 24 to about 60 pounds, and wherein the porosity of the sheet is in the range of about 40 to about 100 Sheffield porosity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2008
    Publication date: July 1, 2010
    Applicant: NORTH PACIFIC PAPER CORPORATION (NORPAC)
    Inventors: Michael J. Dougherty, Amar N. Neogi, David W. Park, Brian S. Delgardno
  • Publication number: 20100163198
    Abstract: A method of making a high-yield paper sheet generally includes blending a pulp mixture including at least about 50 weight percent mechanical pulp, making an uncoated paper sheet from the pulp mixture, applying a surface layer to the paper sheet, the surface layer including nPCC, and drying the sheet, wherein the basis weight of the dried sheet is in the range of about 24 to about 60 pounds.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2008
    Publication date: July 1, 2010
    Applicant: NORTH PACIFIC PAPER CORPORATION (NORPAC)
    Inventors: Michael J. Dougherty, Amar N. Neogi, David W. Park, Brian S. Delgardno
  • Publication number: 20100167198
    Abstract: A method of printing using liquid toner generally includes obtaining a cellulose based substrate having a surface layer including nPCC, and printing on the cellulose based substrate using a liquid toner printer to achieve tape pull results of less than about 7%.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 31, 2008
    Publication date: July 1, 2010
    Applicant: NORTH PACIFIC PAPER CORPORATION (NORPAC)
    Inventors: David W. Park, Amar Neogi, Michael J. Dougherty
  • Publication number: 20100163199
    Abstract: A wet-laid wood pulp product containing cellulose pulp fibers and elongate precipitated calcium carbonate having a diameter of 0.015 to 0.6 microns at its maximum diameter and a length of 1 to 10 microns and the calcium carbonate being incorporated within the sheet and a method for making the product.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 31, 2008
    Publication date: July 1, 2010
    Applicant: WEYERHAEUSER COMPANY
    Inventors: Michael J. Dougherty, Amar N. Neogi, Harshadkumar M. Shah, Andrew J. Campbell
  • Publication number: 20100163200
    Abstract: A wet-laid wood pulp product containing cellulose pulp fibers and elongate precipitated calcium carbonate having a diameter of 0.015 to 0.6 microns at its maximum diameter and a length of 1 to 10 microns and the calcium carbonate being incorporated within the sheet and a method for making the product.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 31, 2008
    Publication date: July 1, 2010
    Applicant: WEYERHAEUSER COMPANY
    Inventors: Michael J. Dougherty, Amar Neogi, Harshadkumar M. Shah, Andrew J. Campbell
  • Patent number: 7707461
    Abstract: A digital media drive failure prediction system comprises a prediction module configured to analyze a current draw associated with a digital media drive measured at least two different operating times of the digital media drive to automatically determine whether a different between the measured current draws indicates an impending failure of the digital media drive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2010
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Michael J. Dougherty, Chandrakant Patel
  • Publication number: 20100081521
    Abstract: The Hopscotch Buddy is a line of specially designed bean bag markers, configured expressly for use when playing Hopscotch. The Hopscotch Buddy is designed expressly as a user friendly alternative to using stones, rocks and sticks as markers. Double stitched and reinforced, the Hopscotch Buddy is a cushiony soft bean bag toy measuring approximately 2-3? in length, 2-3? in width and approximately 0.5-1? in depth.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2009
    Publication date: April 1, 2010
    Inventor: Michael J. Dougherty
  • 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: 20080180084
    Abstract: A digital media drive failure prediction system comprises a prediction module configured to analyze a current draw associated with a digital media drive measured at least two different operating times of the digital media drive to automatically determine whether a different between the measured current draws indicates an impending failure of the digital media drive.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2007
    Publication date: July 31, 2008
    Inventors: Michael J. Dougherty, Chandrakant Patel
  • Publication number: 20080106366
    Abstract: An electronic device is provided, the electronic device having an anti-theft interface. If damage to the anti-theft interface is detected, the electronic device enters a user authentication mode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2006
    Publication date: May 8, 2008
    Inventors: Wan-Li Zhang, Adnan A. Siddiquie, Jeffrey A. Lev, MIchael J. Dougherty, Earl W. Moore
  • Patent number: 7360004
    Abstract: A laptop computer and mating docking station where the docking station provides power to the laptop computer over power rails of the Universal Serial Bus (USB) interface. The laptop computer has laptop docking logic that both provides power in accordance with standard USB protocol, and also receiving power across the power rails of the USB interface. Likewise, the docking station has a docking station dock logic that establishes communication with the laptop docking logic across the USB power rails. Once positive communication is established, the dock station provides voltages on the USB power rails sufficient to power the laptop computer as well as charge the laptop's battery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2008
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, LP.
    Inventors: Michael J. Dougherty, Kenneth W. Stufflebeam, Rahul V. Lakdawala, Thomas P. Sawyers
  • Publication number: 20040064621
    Abstract: A laptop computer and mating docking station where the docking station provides power to the laptop computer over power rails of the Universal Serial Bus (USB) interface. The laptop computer has laptop docking logic that both provides power in accordance with standard USB protocol, and also receiving power across the power rails of the USB interface. Likewise, the docking station has a docking station dock logic that establishes communication with the laptop docking logic across the USB power rails. Once positive communication is established, the dock station provides voltages on the USB power rails sufficient to power the laptop computer as well as charge the laptop's battery.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2003
    Publication date: April 1, 2004
    Inventors: Michael J. Dougherty, Kenneth W. Stufflebeam, Rahul V. Lakdawala, Thomas P. Sawyers
  • Patent number: 6668296
    Abstract: A laptop computer and mating docking station where the docking station provides power to the laptop computer over power rails of the Universal Serial Bus (USB) interface. The laptop computer has laptop docking logic that both provides power in accordance with standard USB protocol, and also receiving power across the power rails of the USB interface. Likewise, the docking station has a docking station dock logic that establishes communication with the laptop docking logic across the USB power rails. Once positive communication is established, the dock station provides voltages on the USB power rails sufficient to power the laptop computer as well as charge the laptop's battery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2000
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2003
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Michael J. Dougherty, Kenneth W. Stufflebeam, Rahul V. Lakdawala, Thomas P. Sawyers
  • Patent number: 6658118
    Abstract: Apparatus for suppressing fluid-borne noise in a fluid conduit (12 or 12a) that includes a vibration sensor (36, 36a or 36b) for operative coupling to the conduit for providing an electrical sensor signal as a function of fluid pressure fluctuations in the conduit. A piezoelectric actuator (40, 40a or 40b) is adapted to be mounted on the conduit for imparting pressure fluctuations to fluid in the conduit. An electronic controller (38, 38a or 38b) is responsive to the sensor signal for energizing the actuator 180° out of phase with fluid pressure fluctuations sensed by the sensor. The sensor may be either closely coupled to the actuator, or separate from the actuator and disposed upstream of the actuator with respect to the direction of fluid flow through the conduit. The sensor in the preferred embodiments of the invention comprises a piezoelectric sensor, and the actuator comprises a stack of piezoelectric elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 1999
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2003
    Assignee: Dana Corporation
    Inventors: Satyendra Kumar, Devendra Kumar, Michael J. Dougherty
  • Patent number: 6416626
    Abstract: A polyethylene glycol-containing paper is described. The paper includes polyethylene glycol (PEG) having an average molar mass in the range of from about 30,000 to about 50,000. In one embodiment, polyethylene glycol is incorporated into the paper during the paper's formation. In another embodiment, a polyethylene glycol-coated paper is provided. Methods for forming polyethylene glycol-containing papers are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2000
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2002
    Assignee: Weyerhaeuser Company
    Inventors: David W. Park, Michael J. Dougherty
  • Patent number: 5630026
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for conserving a substance dispensed by a printer engine for forming print on a media. As an example, the method stores a plurality of bits in a memory, the plurality of bits representing a cumulative pattern to be printed by reproducing the bits on the media. Each bit is either in a first memory state or a second memory state. The method further selects a subset of the plurality of bits, wherein the subset forms a first pattern and has a center bit. If each of the plurality of bits of the subset is in the first memory state, the method outputs to the printer engine a print bit corresponding to the center bit and in a print state which is opposite the memory state of the center bit. If, however, at least one of the plurality of bits of the subset is in the second memory state, the method outputs to the printer engine a print bit corresponding to the center bit and in a print state the same as the memory state of the center bit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 1994
    Date of Patent: May 13, 1997
    Assignee: Compaq Computer Corporation
    Inventors: Thomas M. Ogletree, Michael J. Dougherty, Stephen M. Zaudtke