Patents by Inventor John Horton

John Horton 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: 20220000115
    Abstract: A synergistic aqueous wood preservative composition comprising a copper compound and penflufen. The copper compounds of the compositions of the invention may be soluble, partially solubilized or micronized particles. The penflufen of the compositions of the invention may be solubilized, emulsified or particulate. The wood preservative compositions of the present invention are surprisingly provided as stable dispersions and confer surprising and unexpected resistance to treated wood and wood products.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 20, 2021
    Publication date: January 6, 2022
    Inventors: Jun Zhang, Peter Tham, John Horton
  • Patent number: 11201499
    Abstract: The methods and apparatus described enable automatic configuration, or commissioning, of controller devices and load control devices through a low voltage communication network controlled by one or more controller devices. These methods and apparatus further enable expansion of the load control system by connection of additional loads and or load control devices and or controller devices which will reinitialize the low voltage communication network and automatically reconfigure the controller devices and load control devices connected to the network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2021
    Assignee: The Watt Stopper, Inc.
    Inventors: Louia Weidman, Peter John Horton, Jason H. Joyce, Eric J. Fournier
  • Patent number: 11140901
    Abstract: A synergistic aqueous wood preservative composition comprising a copper compound and penflufen. The copper compounds of the compositions of the invention may be soluble, partially solubilized or micronized particles. The penflufen of the compositions of the invention may be solubilized, emulsified or particulate. The wood preservative compositions of the present invention are surprisingly provided as stable dispersions and confer surprising and unexpected resistance to treated wood and wood products.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: KOPPERS PERFORMANCE CHEMICALS INC.
    Inventors: Jun Zhang, Peter Tham, John Horton
  • Publication number: 20210167627
    Abstract: The methods and apparatus described enable automatic configuration, or commissioning, of controller devices and load control devices through a low voltage communication network controlled by one or more controller devices. These methods and apparatus further enable expansion of the load control system by connection of additional loads and or load control devices and or controller devices which will reinitialize the low voltage communication network and automatically reconfigure the controller devices and load control devices connected to the network.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 12, 2021
    Publication date: June 3, 2021
    Applicant: The Watt Stopper, Inc.
    Inventors: Louia Weidman, Peter John Horton, Jason H. Joyce, Eric J. Fournier
  • Patent number: 11001306
    Abstract: An isolation mount assembly includes a rubber isolator formed to be seated within an aperture in a supported member, with an extension located on an exterior surface of the isolator; and includes a washer containing an aperture corresponding with a location of the extension. The isolator may include a through-hole and an inner sleeve, and be seated within a supported member. A method for temporarily securing a washer to a rubber isolator includes aligning an aperture in the washer to a corresponding securing feature on the isolator, inserting the securing feature through the aperture, pulling a detached end of the securing feature, pushing the washer towards the isolator until it makes contact with the surface of the isolator, and releasing the detached end of the securing feature. An exemplary method may include trimming or deforming an excess part of the extension after releasing the detached end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignees: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD., YUSA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Swapnil Kulkarni, Steven Spencer, Derek John Horton, Tsutomu Tamura, Brian S. Welch, Max B. Cruz Raygada
  • Publication number: 20210103016
    Abstract: A monitoring system for use in combination with, in particular a ferromagnetic, detection system of the kind that generates a warning signal to indicate a detection event when the detection system detects movement of a door protecting an entrance to a protected area. The monitoring system may include a processor configured to present information to a user to alert the user when the warning signal indicates a detection event; and a user interface configured to accept a user input in response to the presentation of the detection event that generates a user generated signal indicative of whether the detection event was the result of an unintentional action or an intentional action. The processor may be configured to automatically store data relating to the detection event in a memory unit when the user generated signals indicates that the detection event was the result of an unintentional action.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 24, 2017
    Publication date: April 8, 2021
    Inventors: Thomas John Horton, Sami Khan, Mark Nicolas Keene
  • Patent number: 10923948
    Abstract: The methods and apparatus described enable automatic configuration, or commissioning, of controller devices and load control devices through a low voltage communication network controlled by one or more controller devices. These methods and apparatus further enable expansion of the load control system by connection of additional loads and or load control devices and or controller devices which will reinitialize the low voltage communication network and automatically reconfigure the controller devices and load control devices connected to the network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: The Watt Stopper, Inc.
    Inventors: Louia Weidman, Peter John Horton, Jason H. Joyce, Eric J. Fournier
  • Publication number: 20210040005
    Abstract: A composition including at least about 50 wt % basalt and no more than about 20 wt % binding agent, wherein the composition is in the form of a plurality of particles. The composition can find applications in agriculture, horticulture, and gardening, and can be used, e.g., as soil amendment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2020
    Publication date: February 11, 2021
    Inventors: John Horton, Justin P. Dunlap
  • Publication number: 20210040006
    Abstract: A composition including at least about 50 wt % basalt and no more than about 20 wt % binding agent, wherein the composition is in the form of a plurality of particles. The composition can find applications in agriculture, horticulture, and gardening, and can be used, e.g., as soil amendment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2020
    Publication date: February 11, 2021
    Inventors: John Horton, Justin P. Dunlap
  • Patent number: 10766827
    Abstract: A composition including at least about 50 wt % basalt and no more than about 20 wt % binding agent, wherein the composition is in the form of a plurality of particles. The composition can find applications in agriculture, horticulture, and gardening, and can be used, e.g., as soil amendment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: Specialty Granules Investments LLC
    Inventors: John Horton, Justin P. Dunlap
  • Publication number: 20200144857
    Abstract: The methods and apparatus described enable automatic configuration, or commissioning, of controller devices and load control devices through a low voltage communication network controlled by one or more controller devices. These methods and apparatus further enable expansion of the load control system by connection of additional loads and or load control devices and or controller devices which will reinitialize the low voltage communication network and automatically reconfigure the controller devices and load control devices connected to the network.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2019
    Publication date: May 7, 2020
    Applicant: The Watt Stopper, Inc.
    Inventors: Louia Weidman, Peter John Horton, Jason H. Joyce, Eric J. Fournier
  • Publication number: 20200105119
    Abstract: An apparatus for protecting an entrance to a protected area comprises a magnetic sensor to measure an ambient magnetic field or gradient within a first zone of sensitivity at a non-magnetic sensor means adapted to detect the presence of objects within a primary detection zone, a signal processing circuit arranged in communication with the magnetic sensor apparatus and non-magnetic sensor apparatus, and a warning device operable by an output signal from the signal processing circuit, the warning device adapted to provide an alarm. The signal processing circuit identifies temporal variations due to the movement of a ferromagnetic object within the ambient magnetic field and correlates them with instances in which the non-magnetic sensor means detects the presence of an object in its detection zone, and causes the alarm to operate in the event that the correlation is indicative of the presence of a ferromagnetic object in the primary detection zone.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2019
    Publication date: April 2, 2020
    Applicant: Metrasens Limited
    Inventors: Mark Nicholas Keene, Thomas John Horton
  • Patent number: 10500756
    Abstract: A process is provided for treating wood products including lumber, plywood and other engineered wood products comprising the steps of applying an aqueous fire-retardant impregnate and applying a coating to the surface of the wood product. In one embodiment, said process confers fire-retardant properties to the wood products sufficient to pass the extended burn test of ASTM E-84. The present invention also provides fire retardant wood products.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: Koppers Performance Chemicals Inc.
    Inventors: Jun Zhang, John Horton, Xinhao H. Gao
  • Patent number: 10476301
    Abstract: The methods and apparatus described enable automatic configuration, or commissioning, of controller devices and load control devices through a low voltage communication network controlled by one or more controller devices. These methods and apparatus further enable expansion of the load control system by connection of additional loads and or load control devices and or controller devices which will reinitialize the low voltage communication network and automatically reconfigure the controller devices and load control devices connected to the network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: The Watt Stopper, Inc.
    Inventors: Louia Weidman, Peter John Horton, Jason H. Joyce, Eric J. Fournier
  • Patent number: 10442110
    Abstract: A process is provided for treating wood products including lumber, plywood and other engineered wood products comprising the steps of contacting a composition comprising a polypropylene glycol, a high molecular weight polyethylene glycol, a polyether polyol having low solubility in water, or a polytetrahydrofuran, or hydrophobic polyether polyol, with the wood product. The invention also provides wood products comprising a polypropylene glycol, a high molecular weight polyethylene glycol, a polyether polyol having low solubility in water, or a polytetrahydrofuran, or hydrophobic polyether polyol, that have greater dimensional stability compared to an untreated wood product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: Koppers Performance Chemicals Inc.
    Inventors: Jun Zhang, Xinhao H. Gao, John Horton, Richard Ziobro
  • Patent number: 10438474
    Abstract: An apparatus for protecting an entrance to a protected area comprises a magnetic sensor to measure an ambient magnetic field or gradient within a first zone of sensitivity at a non-magnetic sensor means adapted to detect the presence of objects within a primary detection zone, a signal processing circuit arranged in communication with the magnetic sensor apparatus and nonmagnetic sensor apparatus, and a warning device operable by an output signal from the signal processing circuit, the warning device adapted to provide an alarm. The signal processing circuit identifies temporal variations due to the movement of a ferromagnetic object within the ambient magnetic field and correlates them with instances in which the non-magnetic sensor means detects the presence of an object in its detection zone, and causes the alarm to operate in the event that the correlation is indicative of the presence of a ferromagnetic object in the primary detection zone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: Metrasens Limited
    Inventors: Mark Nicholas Keene, Thomas John Horton
  • Patent number: 10431067
    Abstract: An apparatus for protecting an entrance to a protected area comprises a magnetic sensor to measure an ambient magnetic field or gradient within a first zone of sensitivity at a non-magnetic sensor means adapted to detect the presence of objects within a primary detection zone, a signal processing circuit arranged in communication with the magnetic sensor apparatus and non-magnetic sensor apparatus, and a warning device operable by an output signal from the signal processing circuit, the warning device adapted to provide an alarm. The signal processing circuit identifies temporal variations due to the movement of a ferromagnetic object within the ambient magnetic field and correlates them with instances in which the non-magnetic sensor means detects the presence of an object in its detection zone, and causes the alarm to operate in the event that the correlation is indicative of the presence of a ferromagnetic object in the primary detection zone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: Metrasens Limited
    Inventors: Mark Nicholas Keene, Thomas John Horton
  • Publication number: 20190246642
    Abstract: A synergistic aqueous wood preservative composition comprising a copper compound and penflufen. The copper compounds of the compositions of the invention may be soluble, partially solubilized or micronized particles. The penflufen of the compositions of the invention may be solubilized, emulsified or particulate. The wood preservative compositions of the present invention are surprisingly provided as stable dispersions and confer surprising and unexpected resistance to treated wood and wood products.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2018
    Publication date: August 15, 2019
    Inventors: Jun Zhang, Peter Tham, John Horton
  • Publication number: 20190246643
    Abstract: A synergistic aqueous wood preservative composition comprising a copper compound and penflufen. The copper compounds of the compositions of the invention may be soluble, partially solubilized or micronized particles. The penflufen of the compositions of the invention may be solubilized, emulsified or particulate. The wood preservative compositions of the present invention are surprisingly provided as stable dispersions and confer surprising and unexpected resistance to treated wood and wood products.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2018
    Publication date: August 15, 2019
    Inventors: Jun Zhang, Peter Tham, John Horton
  • Publication number: 20190246641
    Abstract: A synergistic aqueous wood preservative composition comprising a copper compound and penflufen. The copper compounds of the compositions of the invention may be soluble, partially solubilized or micronized particles. The penflufen of the compositions of the invention may be solubilized, emulsified or particulate. The wood preservative compositions of the present invention are surprisingly provided as stable dispersions and confer surprising and unexpected resistance to treated wood and wood products.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2018
    Publication date: August 15, 2019
    Inventors: Jun Zhang, Peter Tham, John Horton