Patents by Inventor Aaron Boyd Cole

Aaron Boyd Cole 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: 20220308575
    Abstract: The present invention provides a system for control and guidance of an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) using modulated laser light in radio frequency (RF) contested environments. The system enables the user to send light signal communications to the UAV from a handheld device. In one embodiment, where the handheld device is capable of being incorporated into a firearm fore-grip with built-in controls that allow for control of the UAV by a user in a shooting/aiming position. The UAV includes an optical array for detecting and receiving the light signal communications, as well as filtering systems for filtering out unnecessary image data for better control in different weather and time conditions, as well as an avoidance system to avoid objects and other UAVs when used in a swarm of UAVs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2022
    Publication date: September 29, 2022
    Applicant: The United States of America, as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventors: Jordan M. Snaider, Aaron Boyd Cole, Benjamin Conley
  • Publication number: 20220240787
    Abstract: Temperature detection systems and methods for detecting temperature of an object are provided. The system utilizes either a predetermined temperature reference by using a well-behaved and calibrated thermal camera with reliable internal temperature reference calibration or one or more calibrated temperature reference devices, such as a blackbody reference, in view of the camera. The system then determines temperature values for each pixel within the image based on mean and median reference temperatures determined from the predetermined temperature reference or the calibrated temperature reference devices and identifies any pixels in the image having a predetermined characteristics, such as those pixels having a temperature greater than the predetermined reference temperature or some other threshold, or, alternatively, pixels in a range of temperatures.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 14, 2022
    Publication date: August 4, 2022
    Applicant: The United States of America, as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventors: Aaron Boyd Cole, Marcin Stanislaw Malec
  • Publication number: 20210401294
    Abstract: A temperature detection system and method for detecting a correlation between temperatures on a subject and a temperature reference is provided. One or more calibrated temperature reference devices, such as a Body Temperature Reference blackbody system is used with an emissive source detector, such as a Mid Wave Infrared (MWIR) or Long Wave Infrared (LWIR) thermal camera that is capable of imaging both a subject and the calibrated temperature reference devices. A processor maps each pixel within the image to a specific thermal value based on the mean and median reference temperatures from the calibrated temperature reference devices and identifies any pixel in the image having a temperature greater than the reference temperature. This information can be used to detect an elevated temperature from a subject. The system and method can be used to detect fevers, tumors, infections, parasites, and the like.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2021
    Publication date: December 30, 2021
    Applicant: The United States of America, as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventors: Aaron Boyd Cole, Marcin Stanislaw Malec
  • Patent number: 8526097
    Abstract: A tunable bandwidth selector is disclosed. The tunable bandwidth selector may include a plurality of spaced apart electron sheets which selectively separate a first bandwidth from an input spectrum.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2013
    Assignee: United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventor: Aaron Boyd Cole
  • Patent number: 8368996
    Abstract: A tunable bandwidth selector is disclosed. The tunable bandwidth selector may include a plurality of spaced apart electron sheets which selectively separate a first bandwidth from an input spectrum.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2013
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventor: Aaron Boyd Cole
  • Publication number: 20130027764
    Abstract: A tunable bandwidth selector is disclosed. The tunable bandwidth selector may include a plurality of spaced apart electron sheets which selectively separate a first bandwidth from an input spectrum.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2012
    Publication date: January 31, 2013
    Inventor: Aaron Boyd Cole
  • Patent number: 7999230
    Abstract: A tunable bandwidth selector and method of use is disclosed. The tunable bandwidth selector may include a plurality of spaced apart electron sheets which selectively separate a first bandwidth from an input spectrum.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2011
    Assignee: United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventor: Aaron Boyd Cole
  • Publication number: 20110019185
    Abstract: A tunable bandwidth selector and method of use is disclosed. The tunable bandwidth selector may include a plurality of spaced apart electron sheets which selectively separate a first bandwidth from an input spectrum.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 24, 2009
    Publication date: January 27, 2011
    Inventor: Aaron Boyd Cole
  • Publication number: 20110019261
    Abstract: A tunable bandwidth selector is disclosed. The tunable bandwidth selector may include a plurality of spaced apart electron sheets which selectively separate a first bandwidth from an input spectrum.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2009
    Publication date: January 27, 2011
    Inventor: Aaron Boyd Cole