Patents by Inventor John M. Crawford, Jr.

John M. Crawford, Jr. 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: 7000183
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method for viewer-specific presentation of information. The method includes a first step of receiving a request for information from a viewer. A viewer state associated with the viewer is then identified. The viewer state then provides a list of one or more data states in a ranked order of preference for satisfying a request for information for said viewer state. A data store contains data elements of a variety of data types, each data element tagged with a specific data type and data state. A collection of viewer-specific data elements is selected by searching the data store, and for each data type selecting the data element possessing the highest ranked data state specified by said ranked viewer states. The viewer-specific data elements are then presented to the viewer to satisfy the request for information. Accordingly, the present invention provides a method and apparatus for presenting to a viewer a viewer-specific subset of information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2000
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2006
    Inventor: John M. Crawford, Jr.
  • Patent number: 6326164
    Abstract: The invention is directed to methods and compositions for the determination of deoxyxylulose 5-phosphate synthase (DXPS) activity. The methods and compositions of the invention are amenable to high-throughput screening assays for the identification of inhibitors and enhancers of DXPS activity. Such compounds have use in the modulation of plant and microbial growth. The compositions of the invention are DXPS fragments and chimeric polypeptides that have increased solubility as compared to the wild-type DXPS polypeptide. These DXPS fragments and chimeric polypeptides can be recombinantly expressed and purified in quantities suitable for high-throughput screening assays. The assays of the invention are based on the detection of substrates of DXPS that remain after a DXPS reaction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2000
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2001
    Assignee: Paradigm Genetics, Inc.
    Inventors: John W. Rice, Andreas S. Kloti, John M. Crawford, Jr., Beth Lanning, Sandy J. Stewart
  • Patent number: 5331549
    Abstract: A medical monitoring system in which a plurality of vital signs monitors for a plurality of patients provide data on a continuing basis to a central server which in turn provides supervisory screen display that indicates the normal status or varying levels of alarm status of individual patients. The system permits an overview display of a floor and also provides a zoom-in display of an individual site patient together with an indication of a limited number of vital signs and a warning alarm signal when any one or more vital signs is outside of a first warning set of predetermined limits or a more critical alarm set of predetermined limits.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 1992
    Date of Patent: July 19, 1994
    Inventor: John M. Crawford, Jr.