Patents by Inventor Aaron Thornton

Aaron Thornton 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: 20220176344
    Abstract: An apparatus for capturing a water content from a water containing gas, the apparatus comprising: a housing having an inlet into which the water containing gas can flow; a water adsorbent located in the housing, the water adsorbent comprising at least one water adsorbent metal organic framework composite capable of adsorbing a water content from the water containing gas; and a water desorption arrangement in contact with and/or surrounding the water adsorbent, the water desorption arrangement being selectively operable between (i) a deactivated state, and (ii) an activated state in which the arrangement is configured to apply heat, a reduced pressure or a combination thereof to the water adsorbent to desorb a water content from the water adsorbent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 23, 2022
    Publication date: June 9, 2022
    Applicant: Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation
    Inventors: Xavier MULET, Kristina KONSTAS, Aaron THORNTON, Matthias HESSELMANN, Stefan HERRMANN
  • Publication number: 20200363078
    Abstract: An apparatus for capturing a water content from a water containing gas, the apparatus comprising: a housing having an inlet into which the water containing gas can flow; a water adsorbent located in the housing, the water adsorbent comprising at least one water adsorbent metal organic framework composite capable of adsorbing a water content from the water containing gas; and a water desorption arrangement in contact with and/or surrounding the water adsorbent, the water desorption arrangement being selectively operable between (i) a deactivated state, and (ii) an activated state in which the arrangement is configured to apply heat, a reduced pressure or a combination thereof to the water adsorbent to desorb a water content from the water adsorbent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 16, 2019
    Publication date: November 19, 2020
    Inventors: Xavier MULET, Kristina KONSTAS, Aaron THORNTON, Matthias HESSELMANN, Stefan HERRMANN
  • Publication number: 20200282379
    Abstract: An apparatus for capturing a water content from a water containing gas, the apparatus comprising: a housing having an inlet into which the water containing gas can flow; a water adsorbent enclosed within the housing, the water adsorbent comprising at least one water adsorbent metal organic framework composite capable of adsorbing a water content from the water containing gas, the metal organic framework composite comprising: at least 50 wt % water adsorbent metal organic framework; from 0.2 to 10 wt % magnetic particles having a mean particle diameter of less than 200 nm; and at least 0.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 22, 2020
    Publication date: September 10, 2020
    Inventors: Xavier MULET, Kristina KONSTAS, Aaron THORNTON, Matthias HESSELMANN, Stefan HERRMANN
  • Publication number: 20190283182
    Abstract: An additive manufacture apparatus comprising a laser beam and wire supply system, wherein the laser beam and wire supply systems are movable with respect to a surface on which a component is to be built or a preceding weld bead, the laser beam and wire supply system being operable to create a plurality of weld beads and wherein at the end of forming one of said weld beads the weld supply system extends a length of wire and a nozzle forming the end of the wire supply system is simultaneously caused to retract away from the component being formed
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2018
    Publication date: September 19, 2019
    Inventors: Aaron Thornton, William Henry, Mark Evers, Joseph Alaniz, Joshua Crews, Christopher Allison
  • Patent number: 9329699
    Abstract: The present invention provides a device and method for classifying a user using pattern recognition of an input device. A series of the keystroke objects are received via the user input interface. A typing signature is determined for the series of keystroke objects using the processor by analyzing the key attributes of the series of keystroke objects using a pattern recognition algorithm. The typing signature is compared to one or more user typing signatures stored in the memory using the processor. The user is classified based on whether or not the typing signature is statistically similar to one of the stored typing signatures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2016
    Assignee: SOUTHERN METHODIST UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Jeffrey David Allen, John Joseph Howard, Mitchell Aaron Thornton
  • Patent number: 8847625
    Abstract: A multi-valued logic (MVL) circuit includes a MVL clock generator that generates a MVL clock signal having three or more ith MVL levels, a single MVL clock signal distribution network connected to the MVL clock generator, and three or more ith MVL selection circuits connected to the single MVL clock signal distribution network where i=0 to N and N>=3. Each ith MVL selection circuit corresponds to a specified ith MVL level. The ith MVL selection circuit outputs an ith binary clock signal having: (a) a first logic level whenever the MVL clock signal is equal to the ith MVL level and the ith data input receives the first logic level, (b) a second logic level whenever the MVL clock signal is equal to the ith MVL level and the ith data input receives the second logic level, and (c) a previous logic level of the ith binary clock signal whenever the MVL clock signal is not equal to the ith MVL level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: Southern Methodist University
    Inventors: Mitchell Aaron Thornton, Rohit Menon
  • Publication number: 20140262624
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a device that is comprised of a flexible material and a roll mechanism associated with the flexible material. A bistable resilient member maintains the flexible material flat due to a tension force within the body of the bistable resilient member in a first stable state, and maintains the flexible material to a rolled-up, bundled closed position after the tension force within the body of the bistable resilient member is fully released (the second stable state). Further, the bistable resilient member compels the flexible material to a self-roll-up motion (during a transition state) while a tension force within the body of the bistable resilient member is released.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 27, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: ARHO Innovations
    Inventor: Aaron Thornton
  • Patent number: 8769742
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a device that is comprised of a flexible material and a roll mechanism associated with the flexible material. A bistable resilient member maintains the flexible material flat due to a tension force within the body of the bistable resilient member in a first stable state, and maintains the flexible material to a rolled-up, bundled closed position after the tension force within the body of the bistable resilient member is fully released (the second stable state). Further, the bistable resilient member compels the flexible material to a self-roll-up motion (during a transition state) while a tension force within the body of the bistable resilient member is released.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2014
    Assignee: ARHO Innovations
    Inventor: Aaron Thornton
  • Publication number: 20140000984
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a device that is comprised of a flexible material and a roll mechanism associated with the flexible material. A bistable resilient member maintains the flexible material flat due to a tension force within the body of the bistable resilient member in a first stable state, and maintains the flexible material to a rolled-up, bundled closed position after the tension force within the body of the bistable resilient member is fully released (the second stable state). Further, the bistable resilient member compels the flexible material to a self-roll-up motion (during a transition state) while a tension force within the body of the bistable resilient member is released.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2012
    Publication date: January 2, 2014
    Inventor: Aaron Thornton
  • Patent number: 8500889
    Abstract: A gas adsorption material comprising: a porous metal-organic framework and a plurality of functionalized fullerenes or fullerides provided in the pores of the metal-organic framework. The metal-organic framework includes a plurality of metal clusters, each metal cluster including one or more metal ions, and a plurality of charged multidentate linking ligands connecting adjacent metal clusters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2013
    Assignee: Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation
    Inventors: Matthew Roland Hill, Katherine Michelle Nairn, Aaron Thornton, Dario Buso
  • Patent number: 8308653
    Abstract: Method and system are disclosed for automated testing of a patient's hearing. The automated hearing test allows the patient to quickly and accurately test his own hearing with minimal or no assistance from an audiologist or other hearing health professionals. The test prompts and instructs the patient for inputs and responses as needed. The patient can select one or several tests to be performed, including air and bone conduction testing with masking, speech reception threshold, speech discrimination, tympanogram, acoustic reflex, and otoacoustic emissions testing. Multiple languages are supported. Data obtained from one test may be used for another test or another iteration of the same test to calculate masking levels. The automatic hearing test also detects ambient noise and can compensate for it in the test results. If a contingency occurs, the automated hearing test is configured to page the operator for assistance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Assignee: Tympany, LLC
    Inventors: Jeffrey S. Harrison, Aaron Thornton, Christopher L. Wasden, Barry Strasnick, Kenneth R. Stott
  • Publication number: 20120098750
    Abstract: The present invention provides a device and method for classifying a user using pattern recognition of an input device. A series of the keystroke objects are received via the user input interface. A typing signature is determined for the series of keystroke objects using the processor by analyzing the key attributes of the series of keystroke objects using a pattern recognition algorithm. The typing signature is compared to one or more user typing signatures stored in the memory using the processor. The user is classified based on whether or not the typing signature is statistically similar to one of the stored typing signatures.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2011
    Publication date: April 26, 2012
    Applicant: SOUTHERN METHODIST UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Jeffrey David Allen, John Joseph Howard, Mitchell Aaron Thornton
  • Publication number: 20110297558
    Abstract: A gas adsorption material comprising: a porous metal-organic framework and a plurality of functionalized fullerenes or fullerides provided in the pores of the metal-organic framework. The metal-organic framework includes a plurality of metal clusters, each metal cluster including one or more metal ions, and a plurality of charged multidentate linking ligands connecting adjacent metal clusters.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 5, 2010
    Publication date: December 8, 2011
    Applicant: COMMONWEALTH SCIENTIFIC AND INDUSTRIAL RESEARCH ORGANISATION
    Inventors: Matthew Roland Hill, Katherine Michelle Nairn, Aaron Thornton, Dario Buso
  • Publication number: 20100217149
    Abstract: Method and system are disclosed for automated testing of a patient's hearing. The automated hearing test allows the patient to quickly and accurately test his own hearing with minimal or no assistance from an audiologist or other hearing health professionals. The test prompts and instructs the patient for inputs and responses as needed. The patient can select one or several tests to be performed, including air and bone conduction testing with masking, speech reception threshold, speech discrimination, tympanogram, acoustic reflex, and otoacoustic emissions testing. Multiple languages are supported. Data obtained from one test may be used for another test or another iteration of the same test to calculate masking levels. The automatic hearing test also detects ambient noise and can compensate for it in the test results. If a contingency occurs, the automated hearing test is configured to page the operator for assistance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2010
    Publication date: August 26, 2010
    Applicant: TYMPANY, LLC
    Inventors: Jeffrey S. Harrison, Aaron Thornton, Christopher L. Wasden, Barry Strasnick, Kenneth R. Stott
  • Patent number: 7695441
    Abstract: Method and system are disclosed for automated testing of a patient's hearing. The automated hearing test allows the patient to quickly and accurately test his own hearing with minimal or no assistance from an audiologist or other hearing health professionals. The test prompts and instructs the patient for inputs and responses as needed. The patient can select one or several tests to be performed, including air and bone conduction testing with masking, speech reception threshold, speech discrimination, tympanogram, acoustic reflex, and otoacoustic emissions testing. Multiple languages are supported. Data obtained from one test may be used for another test or another iteration of the same test to calculate masking levels. The automatic hearing test also detects ambient noise and can compensate for it in the test results. If a contingency occurs, the automated hearing test is configured to page the operator for assistance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2010
    Assignee: Tympany, LLC
    Inventors: Jeffrey S. Harrison, Aaron Thornton, Christopher L. Wasden, Barry Strasnick, Kenneth R. Stott
  • Patent number: 7465277
    Abstract: Systems and methods for conducting multiple diagnostic hearing tests are provided. The systems comprise an insertion probe for insertion into an ear of a patient, at least one transducer for providing test sounds to the ear of the patent through the insertion probe, and at least one transducer for transmitting test results from the ear of the patient. The systems are capable of conducting an audiometric test and at least one of an acoustic immittance test and an otoacoustic emission test. More preferably, the systems are capable of conducting an audiometric test, a tympanogram test, an acoustic reflex test, and an otoacoustic emission test using a single ear probe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2003
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2008
    Assignee: Tympany, LLC
    Inventors: Christopher L. Wasden, Aaron Thornton, Jeff Harrison, Jon Birck
  • Patent number: 7297101
    Abstract: Methods and structures for placing sensing and driver assemblies in a middle ear of a patient are disclosed. Methods and structures according to various embodiments of the invention provide minimally invasive techniques and devices that facilitate placement of sensing/driver assemblies in a middle ear using a trans-canal implantation technique. Certain embodiments include placement of a longitudinal body through the ear canal for mounting in the middle ear, and for supporting a sensing/driving assembly subsequently coupled thereto.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2007
    Assignee: Envoy Medical Corporation
    Inventors: Johann J. Neisz, Eric Kraus, Michael Glasscock, Aaron Thornton, John F. Kveton
  • Patent number: 7288071
    Abstract: Method and system are disclosed for automated testing of a patient's hearing. The automated hearing test allows the patient to quickly and accurately test his own hearing with minimal or no assistance from an audiologist or other hearing health professionals. The test prompts and instructs the patient for inputs and responses as needed as needed. The patient can select one or several tests to be performed, including air and bone conduction testing with masking, speech reception threshold, speech discrimination, and tympanogram/acoustic reflex testing. Multiple languages are supported. Data obtained from one test may be used for another test or another iteration of the same test to calculate masking levels. The automatic hearing test also detects ambient noise and can compensate for it in the test results. If a contingency occurs, the automated hearing test is configured to page the operator for assistance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2003
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2007
    Assignee: Tympany, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey S. Harrison, Aaron Thornton, Christopher L. Wasden, Barry Strasnick, Kenneth R. Stott
  • Publication number: 20070129649
    Abstract: Method and system are disclosed for automated testing of a patient's hearing. The automated hearing test allows the patient to quickly and accurately test his own hearing. The patient is instructed and prompted for inputs and responses as needed. The patient and/or operator can select one or several tests to be performed, including air and bone conduction testing with masking, speech reception threshold, speech discrimination, tympanogram, acoustic reflex, and otoacoustic emissions testing. Stenger screening is automatically performed for some patients based on the difference in pure tone frequency air conduction thresholds. Multiple languages are supported. Data obtained from one test may be used for another test or another iteration of the same test to calculate masking levels. The automatic hearing test also detects and compensates for ambient noise in the test results. If a contingency occurs, the automated hearing test is configured to page the operator for assistance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2006
    Publication date: June 7, 2007
    Applicant: TYMPANY, INC.
    Inventors: Aaron Thornton, Jeffrey Harrison, Christopher Wasden, Barry Strasnick
  • Patent number: 7132949
    Abstract: Method and system are disclosed for automated testing of a patient's hearing. The automated hearing test allows the patient to quickly and accurately test his own hearing with minimal or no assistance from an audiologist or other hearing health professionals. The test prompts and instructs the patient for inputs and responses as needed. The patient can select one or several tests to be performed, including air and bone conduction testing with masking, speech reception threshold, speech discrimination, tympanogram, acoustic reflex, and otoacoustic emissions testing. Multiple languages are supported. Data obtained from one test may be used for another test or another iteration of the same test to calculate masking levels. The automatic hearing test also detects ambient noise and can compensate for it in the test results. If a contingency occurs, the automated hearing test is configured to page the operator for assistance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2006
    Assignee: Tympany, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey S. Harrison, Aaron Thornton, Christopher L. Wasden, Barry Strasnick, Kenneth R. Stott