Patents by Inventor Steven Langford

Steven Langford 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: 20160288090
    Abstract: The present invention provides methods of designing molecularly imprinted polymers (MIPs) which have applications in extracting bioactive compounds from a range of bioprocessing feedstocks and wastes. The present invention is further directed to MIPs designed by the methods of the present invention.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 8, 2016
    Publication date: October 6, 2016
    Applicants: Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation, Monash University
    Inventors: Milton T. W. Hearn, Steven Langford, Kellie Louise Tuck, Simon Harris, Reinhard Ingemar Boysen, Victoria Tamara Perchyonok, Basil Danylec, Lachlan Schwarz, Jamil Chowdhury
  • Publication number: 20120052757
    Abstract: The present invention provides methods of designing molecularly imprinted polymers (MIPs) which have applications in extracting bioactive compounds from a range of bioprocessing feedstocks and wastes. The present invention is further directed to MIPs designed by the methods of the present invention.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2010
    Publication date: March 1, 2012
    Applicant: MONASH UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Milton T. W. Hearn, Steven Langford, Kellie Louise Tuck, Simon Harris, Reinhard Ingemar Boysen, Victoria Tamara Perchyonok, Basil Danylec, Lachlan Schwarz, Jamil Chowdhury
  • Patent number: 7689348
    Abstract: An automated traffic control system provides real time alternative traffic flow solutions to address traffic congestion on a roadway. A process will pick routes to scan for real-time statistics on the traffic conditions and calculate an average vehicle speed (AVS) for that route, road, highway, etc. If the AVS drops below a historical threshold, a decision matrix is created, whereby all the real-time data is compared with historical data and provides an ideal or best alternative route for “route X”. The operator is provided this information within seconds and is allowed to make a decision to “accept or decline” the proposed changes in routes. If the proposed changes are accepted, the changes begin to occur automatically such as but not limited to updating electronic signage, changing traffic control signals (all green to keep traffic moving), moving electronic barriers, etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2010
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Gregory Jensen Boss, Rick Allen Hamilton, II, John Steven Langford, Timothy Moffett Waters
  • Patent number: 7667691
    Abstract: A system, computer program product and method of preventing recordation of true keyboard acoustic emanations are provided. In an embodiment, it is determined whether a user has stricken a key on a keyboard. In response to the stricken key a keystroke sound from a mask which is dissimilar to a keystroke sound produced by the stricken key is emitted to drown out the keystroke sound of the stricken key. In another embodiment, when a plurality of keys is stricken, a random keystroke sound is emitted between keystroke sounds made by two stricken keys to blur out word boundaries.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2010
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Gregory Jensen Boss, Peter George Finn, Rick Allen Hamilton, II, John Steven Langford
  • Publication number: 20080221783
    Abstract: An automated traffic control system provides real time alternative traffic flow solutions to address traffic congestion on a roadway. A process will pick routes to scan for real-time statistics on the traffic conditions and calculate an average vehicle speed (AVS) for that route, road, highway, etc. If the AVS drops below a historical threshold, a decision matrix is created, whereby all the real-time data is compared with historical data and provides an ideal or best alternative route for “route X”. The operator is provided this information within seconds and is allowed to make a decision to “accept pr decline” the proposed changes in routes. If the proposed changes are accepted, the changes begin to occur automatically such as but not limited to updating electronic signage, changing traffic control signals (all green to keep traffic moving), moving electronic barriers, etc.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 19, 2008
    Publication date: September 11, 2008
    Inventors: Gregory Jensen Boss, Rick Allen Hamilton, John Steven Langford, Timothy Moffett Waters
  • Patent number: 7299473
    Abstract: A method, apparatus, and computer instructions for managing a library in a data processing system that supports file compression. Functions in the library that are unrequired on the data processing system are identified to form a set of identified functions. Existing data for the set of identified functions in the library is overwritten with new data that is more compressible than the code, wherein compression of the library by the data processing system results in a library with a smaller size.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2007
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventor: John Steven Langford
  • Patent number: 7089414
    Abstract: A method, apparatus, and computer instructions for determining validity of and updating a microcode image. Responsive to initiation of an update process, a first validity indicator is checked to determine whether a first microcode image in the memory is valid. In response to the first microcode image being valid, a second validity indicator is set indies, to indicate that a second microcode image is invalid, and the update process is allowed to update the second microcode image to form an updated microcode image. A determination is made as to whether the updated microcode image is valid. The second validity indicator is set to indicate that the updated microcode is valid if the updated image is valid. The second validity indicator is checked during booting of a data processing system. If the second validity indicator is valid, the updated microcode will be loaded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2006
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: John Steven Langford, Michael Youhour Lim, Paul Edward Movall, Thomas Joseph Warne
  • Patent number: 6996844
    Abstract: A monitoring process for defining and detecting user-switch violations and issues in a UNIX-based computer system periodically alerts system administrators of potential security risks. The monitoring process is executed at predetermined schedules, or invoked by manual command. A set of rules is defined by the system administrator, and any user-switch instances found in the UNIX user-switch log which match any rule are flagged as violations or potential security issues, and an alert notification is issued to a specified output device, such as an email address.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2001
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2006
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: John Steven Langford, Rick Allen Hamilton, II
  • Publication number: 20050288359
    Abstract: The invention provides a method for preventing or reducing the effects of oxidative stress on a substrate. The method includes the step of treating the substrate with a compound of formula (I), or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof, wherein: R1 is one or more substituents selected from —H, -alkyl, -alkoxy, -aryl, -aryloxy, -halogen, -amino (mono-, di- and tri-substituted), -alkylthio, —NO2, —COOH, —COOAlkyl, —CO-alkyl, —CN; R2 is one or more substituents selected from —H, -alkyl, —(CH2CH2O)n-R5, a sugar moiety; R3 is —H, -alkyl, -aryl, -alkylOR6, -alkylC(O)R6; R5 is selected from —H, -alkyl, -aryl; and R4 and R6 are independently selected from —OH, —O-alkyl, —O-polyalkyleneoxy, —O-aryl, —OC(O)O-alkyl, —S-alkyl and -amino.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 27, 2003
    Publication date: December 29, 2005
    Applicant: Monash University
    Inventors: Surindar Cheema, Steven Langford, Nam Cheung, Philip Beart, Katherine Macfarlane, Mark Mulcair
  • Patent number: 6907496
    Abstract: Method apparatus, and computer instructions for updating a flash memory. Information regarding the flash memory, for example, configuration and size information, is determined, and the determined information is then used to apply a code update to the flash memory. The invention allows for the same update program or tool to be used for data processing systems with different sizes or configurations of flash memories.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2002
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2005
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: John Steven Langford, Michael Youhour Lim, Hemlata Nellimarla
  • Patent number: 6874019
    Abstract: A web browser predictively and automatically searches for web documents linked to a currently displayed web page which contain terms of interest to a web browser user. Linked documents containing terms of interest are automatically retrieved and stored while the user views the current document such that if the user selects the link to stored document, it will be displayed without waiting for it to download. To further assist the user in finding the documents containing the user's interest terms, links in the current page leading to the documents of interest are highlighted, and special fast links to those pages may be created and displayed for even greater noticeability and usability by the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2001
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2005
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Rick Allen Hamilton, II, John Steven Langford, Steven Jay Lipton
  • Patent number: 6832236
    Abstract: A script is created which accurately monitors filesystem usage. Initially, a filesystem is identified to be monitored. Growth parameters for the particular filesystem are stipulated which, if exceeded, will result in notification to an administrator of the system. Thresholds are set for the selected growth parameters. Script execution timing is set, and the script is automatically executed at the preset time intervals. Each time the script executes, a comparison is made between the system specifics and preset growth thresholds. If a filesystem exceeds a threshold, then notification is provided to the system administrator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 1999
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2004
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Rick A. Hamilton, II, John Steven Langford
  • Publication number: 20040205328
    Abstract: A method, apparatus, and computer instructions for determining validity of and updating a microcode image. Responsive to initiation of an update process, a validity indicator is checked to determine whether the microcode image in the memory is valid. The validity is set indicator to indicate that the microcode image is invalid, in response to the microcode image being valid. Responsive to the microcode image being valid, the update process is allowed to update the microcode image to form an updated microcode image. A determination is made as to whether the updated microcode image is valid. The validity indicator is set to indicate that the microcode is valid if the updated image is valid. The validity indicator is checked during booting of a data processing system to determine whether to load the microcode image. If the validity indicator is valid, the microcode will be loaded. Otherwise, an alternative microcode image is loaded or an error report is generated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 10, 2003
    Publication date: October 14, 2004
    Applicant: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: John Steven Langford, Michael Youhour Lim, Paul Edward Movall, Thomas Joseph Warne
  • Publication number: 20040205763
    Abstract: A method, apparatus, and computer instructions for managing a library in a data processing system that supports file compression. Functions in the library that are unrequired on the data processing system are identified to form a set of identified functions. Existing data for the set of identified functions in the library is overwritten with new data that is more compressible than the code, wherein compression of the library by the data processing system results in a library with a smaller size.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 10, 2003
    Publication date: October 14, 2004
    Applicant: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventor: John Steven Langford
  • Patent number: 6763378
    Abstract: A method for monitoring incoming data from an external computer network is provided. The invention comprises polling all active port connections in a data processing system at regular intervals and comparing these connections to a table of authorized ports and IP addresses. Any unauthorized connections are logged and a network administrator is notified. The present invention can be implemented on clients within a computer network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2000
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2004
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Rick Allen Hamilton, II, John Steven Langford, Steven Jay Lipton
  • Patent number: 6748540
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for identifying unauthorized attempts to access a data processing system. A file used to contain data on failed attempts to access the data processing system is monitored. Responsive to the file containing data on failed attempts to access the data processing system, the data is analyzed to identify candidates for unauthorized access attempts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 1999
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2004
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Christopher Lawrence Canestaro, Rick A. Hamilton, II, John Steven Langford, Maulin Ishwarbhai Patel
  • Publication number: 20030208667
    Abstract: A method, apparatus, and computer instructions for updating a flash memory. A configuration of the flash memory is determined to form an identified configuration. A code update is applied to the flash memory based on the identified configuration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 2, 2002
    Publication date: November 6, 2003
    Applicant: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: John Steven Langford, Michael Youhour Lim, Hemlata Nellimarla
  • Publication number: 20030023624
    Abstract: A web browser enhancement determines keywords that are of interest to the web browser user, with the interest terms thereafter being available to other programs for use in assisting the web browser user in finding web content of interest to the user. A master list of interest terms is presented to a user, either directly with a master checklist, or indirectly through a series of questions. User selections and answers are recorded, and a user interest term list is created and stored for later availability to other browsing programs and plug-ins.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2001
    Publication date: January 30, 2003
    Applicant: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Rick Allen Hamilton, John Steven Langford, Steven Jay Lipton
  • Publication number: 20020165925
    Abstract: A web browser predictively and automatically searches for web documents linked to a currently displayed web page which contain terms of interest to a web browser user. Linked documents containing terms of interest are automatically retrieved and stored while the user views the current document such that if the user selects the link to stored document, it will be displayed without waiting for it to download. To further assist the user in finding the documents containing the user's interest terms, links in the current page leading to the documents of interest are highlighted, and special fast links to those pages may be created and displayed for even greater noticeability and usability by the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2001
    Publication date: November 7, 2002
    Applicant: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Rick Allen Hamilton, John Steven Langford, Steven Jay Lipton
  • Patent number: 6473856
    Abstract: A computer system including a central processing unit and a system memory accessible to the central processing unit via a host bus. A primary non-volatile storage element and a backup non-volatile storage element are incorporated into the system's motherboard. The primary non-volatile storage element contains the system's boot code that is executed following a reset or power on event. The backup non-volatile storage element contains a restoration sequence that is suitable for reprogramming a first portion of the boot code in the primary non-volatile storage element. A jumper block on the motherboard determines which of the non-volatile storage elements is initially addressed following a power on event. Preferably, the first portion of the boot code comprises the system's boot block or gold code and includes a sequence for downloading and reprogramming remaining portions of the boot code. The primary non-volatile storage element is preferably implemented as a multiple sector flash memory device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 1999
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2002
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Joel Gerald Goodwin, Yi-Ming Ku, John Steven Langford, Michael Y. Lim