Patents by Inventor Christopher Colin Stephen

Christopher Colin Stephen 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: 20170287356
    Abstract: A teaching system for teaching a user, the teaching system comprising a learning interface module (112), a user classification module (116) and a learning activity control module (114, 122), wherein: the learning interface module (112) is arranged to receive user information associated with a user and store the user information in a user information database (115); the user classification module (116) is arranged to obtain a user classification code based on the user information and store the user classification code in a learning outcome database (117), and the learning activity control module (114, 122) is arranged to select at least one learning activity from a learning activity database (118) based on the user classification code and communicate the selected learning activity to the learning interface module (112) for reception by the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2015
    Publication date: October 5, 2017
    Inventors: Christopher Colin Stephen, Aswad Rehan Akram, Ann Elizabeth Fitts
  • Patent number: 9430555
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed for producing documents in a specialized format adapted to aid readability, such as word-recognition and word-processing capabilities. Marked-up documents stored in a repository are created by marking up previously unmarked-up documents according to one or more schemas, to include explicit structural information that corresponds to implicit structural information originally contained in the unmarked-up documents. A user may request a specially formatted document by selecting one of a number of available stored document formats including formatting rules or parameters to be applied to a selected one of the marked-up documents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2016
    Assignee: Accessible Publiahing Systems Pty Ltd
    Inventors: Gregory Lyle Duncan, Christopher Colin Stephen
  • Patent number: 8719696
    Abstract: A system (5) for producing a document is disclosed. A repository (16) stores documents in a marked-up form according to one or more mark-up schemas. The schemas are adapted to make explicit structural information contained a document. A document format store (22) stores formats that are user selectable. A document production processor (29, 31, 32) generates a user-requested formatted document from the respective marked-up form using a user-selected said format that retains said implicit structural information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Assignee: Accessible Publishing Systems Pty Ltd
    Inventors: Gregory Lyle Duncan, Christopher Colin Stephen
  • Publication number: 20130253903
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method of phonetically encoding a text document. The method comprises providing, for a current word in the text document, a phonetically equivalent encoded word comprising one or more syllables, each syllable comprising a sequence of phonemes from a predetermined phoneme set, the sequence being phonetically equivalent to the corresponding syllable in the current word, and adding the phonetically equivalent encoded word or the current word at a current position in the phonetically encoded document. Each phoneme in the phoneme set is associated with a base grapheme that is pronounced as the phoneme in one or more English words.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 2, 2011
    Publication date: September 26, 2013
    Applicant: Accessible Publishing Systems Pty Ltd
    Inventors: Christopher Colin Stephen, Ann Elizabeth Fitts
  • Publication number: 20090132384
    Abstract: A method of supplying a book to a library involves receiving a request for the book over an electronic network, the request including formatting information and information specific to the library; applying the formatting information and the library-specific information of the request to a marked-up document representing the book to generate a printer-ready form of the book; and transmitting the printer-ready form over the electronic network.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 28, 2008
    Publication date: May 21, 2009
    Applicant: Objective Systems Pty Limited
    Inventors: Gregory Lyle Duncan, Christopher Colin Stephen