Patents by Inventor John Langley

John Langley 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: 20230004633
    Abstract: Tracking, identifying and article management systems and methods for reliably and repeatedly determining one or more physically uncopiable attribute instances (of the same or varying types) from or inherent in an article of manufacture, using the selected physical uncopiable attribute(s) to produce an unforgeable identity for the article, and then integrating that unforgeable identity into computer-based tracking systems in a way that permits the tracking system to track and monitor articles for which identity information is known. Applications include documents, fashion accessories, artwork, and other objects.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 1, 2022
    Publication date: January 5, 2023
    Inventors: Jane Marie SIEBELS, Jeffrey Guy BONAR, Karl GINTER, John Langley REHWINKEL, Derek S. TOLEDO-SILBERT
  • Publication number: 20220384527
    Abstract: There is provided a multi-junction photovoltaic device comprising a first sub-cell disposed over a second sub-cell, the first sub-cell comprising a photoactive region comprising a layer of perovskite material and the second sub-cell comprising a silicon heterojunction (SHJ).
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 9, 2022
    Publication date: December 1, 2022
    Inventors: Anna ROBINSON, Christopher CASE, Daniel KIRK, Edward CROSSLAND, Jim WATTS, Nicola BEAUMONT, Phillip BUTLER, Stewart HOOPER, Benjamin John Langley
  • Patent number: 11449593
    Abstract: Tracking, identifying and article management systems and methods for reliably and repeatedly determining one or more physically uncopiable attribute instances (of the same or varying types) from or inherent in an article of manufacture, using the selected physical uncopiable attribute(s) to produce an unforgeable identity for the article, and then integrating that unforgeable identity into computer-based tracking systems in a way that permits the tracking system to track and monitor articles for which identity information is known. Applications include documents, fashion accessories, artwork, and other objects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Assignee: Siebels Asset Management Research Ltd.
    Inventors: Jane Marie Siebels, Jeffrey Guy Bonar, Karl Ginter, John Langley Rehwinkel, Derek S. Toledo-Silbert
  • Patent number: 11224228
    Abstract: An oven uses at least one infrared sensor located outside of the oven baking chamber to measure infrared light emissions from an oven floor, and includes apparatuses that defend infrared sensors and light sources from heat damage using for example baffles, shutters, remote location of the sensor from heat sources and powered ventilation, temperature control systems for ovens using at least one infrared sensor to control the temperature of an oven floor, and powered ventilation systems to keep oven walls cool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Inventor: John Langley
  • Publication number: 20200285729
    Abstract: Tracking, identifying and article management systems and methods for reliably and repeatedly determining one or more physically uncopiable attribute instances (of the same or varying types) from or inherent in an article of manufacture, using the selected physical uncopiable attribute(s) to produce an unforgeable identity for the article, and then integrating that unforgeable identity into computer-based tracking systems in a way that permits the tracking system to track and monitor articles for which identity information is known. Applications include documents, fashion accessories, artwork, and other objects.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2020
    Publication date: September 10, 2020
    Inventors: Jane Marie Siebels, Jeffrey Guy Bonar, Karl Ginter, John Langley Rehwinkel, Derek S. Toledo-Silbert
  • Patent number: 10636232
    Abstract: Tracking, identifying and article management systems and methods for reliably and repeatedly determining one or more physically uncopiable attribute instances (of the same or varying types) from or inherent in an article of manufacture, using the selected physical uncopiable attribute(s) to produce an unforgeable identity for the article, and then integrating that unforgeable identity into computer-based tracking systems in a way that permits the tracking system to track and monitor articles for which identity information is known. Applications include documents, fashion accessories, artwork, and other objects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: Siebels Asset Management Research Ltd.
    Inventors: Jane Marie Siebels, Jeffrey Guy Bonar, Karl Ginter, John Langley Rehwinkel, Derek S. Toledo-Silbert
  • Patent number: 10624353
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a small, lightweight, portable or easily removable high temperature oven with a rotating floor, designed to bake one pizza at a time, and operate between 300 and 1400° F., with mechanisms to independently regulate the temperature of the dome and the floor of the oven, using thermocouples, infrared sensors, other temperature sensors, industrial oven controllers, other programmable logic controllers, solenoid gas valves, or proportional response gas valves, baffles and ventilation systems and other heat sources, control sensing and regulation systems, to imitate the baking conditions of a heavy ceramic traditional Italian cupola oven. Different embodiments include portable catering ovens, food truck ovens, very small pizzeria ovens, and residential ovens with automatic controls, that are approximately conventional residential countertop depth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Inventor: John Langley
  • Publication number: 20190130675
    Abstract: Tracking, identifying and article management systems and methods for reliably and repeatedly determining one or more physically uncopiable attribute instances (of the same or varying types) from or inherent in an article of manufacture, using the selected physical uncopiable attribute(s) to produce an unforgeable identity for the article, and then integrating that unforgeable identity into computer-based tracking systems in a way that permits the tracking system to track and monitor articles for which identity information is known. Applications include documents, fashion accessories, artwork, and other objects.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 11, 2018
    Publication date: May 2, 2019
    Inventors: Jane Marie SIEBELS, Jeffrey Guy BONAR, Karl GINTER, John Langley REHWINKEL, Derek S. TOLEDO-SILBERT
  • Patent number: 9996996
    Abstract: Tracking, identifying and article management systems and methods for reliably and repeatedly determining one or more physically uncopiable attribute instances (of the same or varying types) from or inherent in an article of manufacture, using the selected physical uncopiable attribute(s) to produce an unforgeable identity for the article, and then integrating that unforgeable identity into computer-based tracking systems in a way that permits the tracking system to track and monitor articles for which identity information is known. Applications include documents, fashion accessories, artwork, and other objects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: Siebels Asset Management Research Ltd.
    Inventors: Jane Marie Siebels, Jeffrey Guy Bonar, Karl Ginter, John Langley Rehwinkel, Derek S. Toledo-Silbert
  • Publication number: 20160307381
    Abstract: Tracking, identifying and article management systems and methods for reliably and repeatedly determining one or more physically uncopiable attribute instances (of the same or varying types) from or inherent in an article of manufacture, using the selected physical uncopiable attribute(s) to produce an unforgeable identity for the article, and then integrating that unforgeable identity into computer-based tracking systems in a way that permits the tracking system to track and monitor articles for which identity information is known. Applications include documents, fashion accessories, artwork, and other objects.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 15, 2016
    Publication date: October 20, 2016
    Inventors: Jane Marie SIEBELS, Bryce Andrew BEAMER, Jeffrey Guy BONAR, Karl GINTER, John Langley REHWINKEL, Derek S. TOLEDO-SILBERT
  • Patent number: 9015303
    Abstract: Network and storage calls are reduced by batching messages. Messages are collected from a client and sent to the gateway or backend application in one round trip. Alternatively, the messages are collected for different entities, and the batched messages are durably stored. Related messages, which may have the same sessionID, are grouped into a logical unit or session. This session may be locked to a single message consumer. A session may be associated with an application processing state as an atomic unit of work while other operations are performed on the messages in the session. Acknowledgements are accumulated by a broker on a message server, but the messages are not immediately deleted. Instead, multiple messages in a selected range are periodically truncated from a message store in a single operation. Expired messages for active sessions are proactive cleaned up to prevent sessions from reaching a quota or limit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Jayteerth Katti, Kartik Paramasivam, Stuart John Langley, Pramod Gurunath, Muralidhar Krishnaprasad, Elvin Morales, Manu Srivastava
  • Publication number: 20130066977
    Abstract: Network and storage calls are reduced by batching messages. Messages are collected from a client and sent to the gateway or backend application in one round trip. Alternatively, the messages are collected for different entities, and the batched messages are durably stored. Related messages, which may have the same sessionID, are grouped into a logical unit or session. This session may be locked to a single message consumer. A session may be associated with an application processing state as an atomic unit of work while other operations are performed on the messages in the session. Acknowledgements are accumulated by a broker on a message server, but the messages are not immediately deleted. Instead, multiple messages in a selected range are periodically truncated from a message store in a single operation. Expired messages for active sessions are proactive cleaned up to prevent sessions from reaching a quota or limit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2011
    Publication date: March 14, 2013
    Applicant: MICROSOFT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jayteerth Katti, Kartik Paramasivam, Stuart John Langley, Pramod Gurunath, Muralidhar Krishnaprasad, Elvin Morales, Manu Srivastava
  • Publication number: 20070110149
    Abstract: The present invention provides such a need by utilizing a frequency offset differential pulse position modulation scheme to transmit data between computing devices within a wireless network system. The differential pulse position modulation component of the scheme enables the present invention to provide relative immunity to interference for the system. In particular, such immunity from interference is achieved by utilizing a blanking time between pulse positions, which is large enough to allow the interference between frequency offset—differential pulse position modulation pulses to subside. The frequency offset component of the scheme enables the system to utilize multiple frequency channels to enable the system to achieve higher data rates. In particular, by utilizing a time offset between the frequency channels, the blanking time can be reduced, thereby increasing the amount of data that can be transmitted with a set period of time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 15, 2006
    Publication date: May 17, 2007
    Inventors: John Langley, Michael Mancusi
  • Publication number: 20070112892
    Abstract: Various embodiments of a computer-implemented method, system and computer program product backup a dataset. An input image copy of the dataset is read, wherein the input image copy is prior to a start of dataset reorganization. A cursor value associated with reorganization of said dataset is determined. A backup copy is produced based on the input image copy, the changes from the log and the cursor value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2005
    Publication date: May 17, 2007
    Applicant: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: John Langley, David Moore
  • Publication number: 20070107766
    Abstract: An ambient electromagnetic energy collector has a magnetic core of high permeability ferromagnetic material wrapped in an inductor coil for coupling primarily to a magnetic field component of a propagating transverse electromagnetic (TEM) wave. For coupling to electromagnetic waves of a wide range of frequencies and magnitudes, the collector is coupled to a multi-phase transformer connected to a multi-phase diode voltage multiplier to provide a current source output to an associated energy storage device. An output controller supplies output power as needed to the associated energy-using device. Preferred types of ferromagnetic materials include nickel-iron alloys with a small percentage of silicon, molybdenum, or copper. It may be combined with other types of ambient energy collectors, such as acoustic/vibration, thermoelectric, and photovoltaic collectors, in a multi-source device provided with a collector interface for converting the different outputs for storage in a common energy storage device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2005
    Publication date: May 17, 2007
    Inventors: John Langley, Boy Liaw, Scott Weeker
  • Publication number: 20070086326
    Abstract: The present invention provides such a need by utilizing a frequency offset differential pulse position modulation scheme to transmit data between computing devices within a wireless network system. The differential pulse position modulation component of the scheme enables the present invention to provide relative immunity to interference for the system. In particular, such immunity from interference is achieved by utilizing a blanking time between pulse positions, which is large enough to allow the interference between frequency offset-differential pulse position modulation pulses to subside. The frequency offset component of the scheme enables the system to utilize multiple frequency channels to enable the system to achieve higher data rates. In particular, by utilizing a time offset between the frequency channels, the blanking time can be reduced, thereby increasing the amount of data that can be transmitted with a set period of time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 14, 2006
    Publication date: April 19, 2007
    Inventors: John Langley, Michael Mancusi
  • Publication number: 20070086327
    Abstract: The present invention provides such a need by utilizing a frequency offset differential pulse position modulation scheme to transmit data between computing devices within a wireless network system. The differential pulse position modulation component of the scheme enables the present invention to provide relative immunity to interference for the system. In particular, such immunity from interference is achieved by utilizing a blanking time between pulse positions, which is large enough to allow the interference between frequency offset—differential pulse position modulation pulses to subside. The frequency offset component of the scheme enables the system to utilize multiple frequency channels to enable the system to achieve higher data rates. In particular, by utilizing a time offset between the frequency channels, the blanking time can be reduced, thereby increasing the amount of data that can be transmitted with a set period of time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 14, 2006
    Publication date: April 19, 2007
    Inventors: John Langley, Michael Mancusi
  • Publication number: 20070064587
    Abstract: The present invention provides such a need by utilizing a frequency offset differential pulse position modulation scheme to transmit data between computing devices within a wireless network system. The differential pulse position modulation component of the scheme enables the present invention to provide relative immunity to interference for the system. In particular, such immunity from interference is achieved by utilizing a blanking time between pulse positions, which is large enough to allow the interference between frequency offset—differential pulse position modulation pulses to subside. The frequency offset component of the scheme enables the system to utilize multiple frequency channels to enable the system to achieve higher data rates. In particular, by utilizing a time offset between the frequency channels, the blanking time can be reduced, thereby increasing the amount of data that can be transmitted with a set period of time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 14, 2006
    Publication date: March 22, 2007
    Inventors: John Langley, Michael Mancusi
  • Publication number: 20060147698
    Abstract: The invention relates to a garment that protects against liquid and/or airborne contaminants and prevents transmission of human body odor. The garment includes a moisture vapor permeable, chemical and water impermeable microporous membrane arranged to form a barrier to chemical and particulate penetration and permeation through the garment. The membrane comprises a thermoplastic polymeric resin material and an activated carbon filler material distributed throughout the membrane and functioning both as a mechanical pore-forming agent for rendering the membrane microporous, and also as an adsorbent to render the membrane odor adsorptive.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2006
    Publication date: July 6, 2006
    Inventors: Todd Carroll, John Langley
  • Publication number: 20050191918
    Abstract: A unique and novel multi-functional composite fabric and fabrication process for use during chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear countermeasure (CBRNC) events is disclosed. The composite fabric combines the performance characteristics of chemically resistant films and radiation attenuating polymer matrices. The composite fabric offers universal protection against a wide range of military chemical agents, toxic industrial chemicals and materials (TICS and TIMS), biological agents, as well as certain ionizing and non-ionizing forms of radiation. The composite fabric is heat sealable and can be fabricated utilizing hermetically seal seams, and has application in protective clothing and equipment, indoor and outdoor covers, containment systems, bags, drapes, gowns, remains pouches, etc.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 1, 2004
    Publication date: September 1, 2005
    Inventors: John Langley, Todd Carroll