Patents by Inventor Thomas Horne

Thomas Horne 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: 20230081046
    Abstract: Kits and methods for use in intraoperative trialling of hip prostheses to determine an appropriate length for the femoral neck component of a prosthetic hip joint, are described. A kit for use in selecting a femoral neck component of an orthopaedic joint prosthesis kit comprises a first and a second broach. Each of the first and second broaches has a neck connection element comprising a projection extending from a proximal surface of the broach, each projection having a length. The projection on the first broach has a different length than the projection on the second broach. The kit also includes a trial femoral neck component having a neck connection element in the form of a recess in a distal surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2022
    Publication date: March 16, 2023
    Inventors: David HORNE, Thomas MAACK, Jeffrey MCANELLY, Stephanie PRINCE, James Aaron REED, Duncan YOUNG
  • Patent number: 11369492
    Abstract: Kits and methods for use in intraoperative trailing of hip prostheses to determine an appropriate length for the femoral neck component of a prosthetic hip joint, are described. A kit for use in selecting a femoral neck component of an orthopaedic joint prosthesis kit comprises a first (10) and a second (110) broach. Each of the first and second broaches has a neck connection element comprising a projection (12, 112) extending from a proximal surface (14, 114) of the broach, each projection having a length (L). The projection on the first broach has a different length than the projection on the second broach. The kit also includes a trial femoral neck (30) component having a neck connection element in the form of a recess (36) in a distal surface (34).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: DePuy Ireland Unlimited Company
    Inventors: David Horne, Thomas Maack, Jeffrey McAnelly, Stephanie Prince, James Aaron Reed, Duncan Young
  • Patent number: 10229606
    Abstract: Avionics systems, controllers, and aircraft are provided. An avionics system includes a display unit and a controller, and an aircraft includes the avionics system. The display unit is configured to present an image. The controller is communicatively coupled with the display unit and is configured to control the display unit to present the image in a takeoff mode and in a flight mode of the controller. The controller is further configured to receive signals indicating an aircraft attitude, a target attitude, and an aircraft flight path, to generate a marker in the image in the takeoff mode based on an attitude difference between the aircraft attitude and the target attitude, to generate the marker in the image in the flight mode based on the aircraft flight path, and to generate a signal that causes the display unit to present the image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation
    Inventors: Brendan Moran, Scott Buethe, Andrew Martin, Todd Abler, Thomas Horne
  • Publication number: 20180061250
    Abstract: Avionics systems, controllers, and aircraft are provided. An avionics system includes a display unit and a controller, and an aircraft includes the avionics system. The display unit is configured to present an image. The controller is communicatively coupled with the display unit and is configured to control the display unit to present the image in a takeoff mode and in a flight mode of the controller. The controller is further configured to receive signals indicating an aircraft attitude, a target attitude, and an aircraft flight path, to generate a marker in the image in the takeoff mode based on an attitude difference between the aircraft attitude and the target attitude, to generate the marker in the image in the flight mode based on the aircraft flight path, and to generate a signal that causes the display unit to present the image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 24, 2016
    Publication date: March 1, 2018
    Inventors: Brendan Moran, Scott Buethe, Andrew Martin, Todd Abler, Thomas Horne
  • Patent number: 9527893
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a modified cecropin protein comprising a cecropin or a variant thereof fused to a hydrophilic tail lacking a C-terminal glycine. The present disclosure also provides pharmaceutical compositions, methods and uses of the modified cecropin protein or nucleic acid for treating or preventing endoparasites, such as Plasmodium, and bacteria.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2016
    Assignee: SOLARVEST BIOENERGY INC.
    Inventors: Subrata Chowdhury, Michael Thomas Horne
  • Patent number: 9221554
    Abstract: Disclosed is a runway alerting method and system for an aircraft performing a landing maneuver. During the landing maneuver, a minimum stopping position and a maximum stopping position for the aircraft along the runway is determined using aircraft energy state, deceleration and braking information. The minimum stopping position is based upon the aircraft performing a maximum flare maneuver prior to touchdown on the runway and the maximum stopping position is based upon the aircraft performing a minimum flare maneuver prior to touchdown on the runway. The minimum and maximum stopping positions are presented to the aircraft pilot on a display to assist the pilot in safely landing the aircraft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2015
    Assignee: Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation
    Inventors: Thomas Horne, Thomas Landers, John Mayo
  • Patent number: 9196166
    Abstract: Disclosed is a runway alerting method and system for an aircraft during a take-off maneuver. The method includes determining stopping positions for the aircraft along the runway using aircraft energy state, deceleration and braking information and displaying the stopping positions on a display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2015
    Assignee: Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation
    Inventors: Thomas Horne, Thomas Landers, John Mayo
  • Publication number: 20140375478
    Abstract: Disclosed is a runway alerting method and system for an aircraft during a take-off maneuver. The method includes determining stopping positions for the aircraft along the runway using aircraft energy state, deceleration and braking information and displaying the stopping positions on a display.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2014
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Applicant: Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation
    Inventors: Thomas Horne, Thomas Landers, John Mayo
  • Publication number: 20140257601
    Abstract: Disclosed is a runway alerting method and system for a landing an aircraft. The method includes determining stopping positions for the aircraft along the runway using aircraft energy state, deceleration and braking information and displaying the stopping positions on a display. A system is provided that includes a first apparatus that is configured to determine an aircraft speed relative to the ground, a second apparatus that is configured to determine the aircraft's position, and a third apparatus that can provide information about the runway of intended landing. A flight system coupled to the first and second apparatus is configured to determine a minimum and corporate stopping position for the aircraft using the aircraft speed and the position relative to the runway. The minimum and corporation stopping positions are presented to the aircraft pilot on a display to as assist the pilot in safely landing the aircraft.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 25, 2013
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Applicant: Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation
    Inventors: Thomas Horne, Thomas Landers, John Mayo
  • Publication number: 20140170124
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a modified cecropin protein comprising a cecropin or a variant thereof fused to a hydrophilic tail lacking a C-terminal glycine. The present disclosure also provides pharmaceutical compositions, methods and uses of the modified cecropin protein or nucleic acid for treating or preventing endoparasites, such as Plasmodium, and bacteria.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 13, 2012
    Publication date: June 19, 2014
    Applicant: SOLARVEST BIOENERGY INC.
    Inventors: Subrata Chowdhury, Michael Thomas Horne
  • Publication number: 20130180240
    Abstract: A waste heat recovery device bypass arrangement includes a conduit having s first end and a second end adapted to connect upstream and downstream, respectively, of a waste heat recovery device, a valve in the conduit, the valve being control-table to open and close, and a controller arranged to control the valve to open in response to a first signal and close in response to a second signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 6, 2010
    Publication date: July 18, 2013
    Applicant: Mack Trucks, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas A. Horne, John Sponsky
  • Patent number: 4430299
    Abstract: Apparatus for monitoring chemical reactions occurring on a slide, cartridge or other reflective carrier in which the nature of the reaction is determined quantitatively by means of a change in color. The reaction products are illuminated by radiant energy of a known wavelength and the reaction is detected and/or monitored by the reflection of the radiant energy from the sample where the reaction is occurring. A plurality of samples carried on such slides is disposed in alignment in a circle or a line and a rotor or carriage carrying plural photometers or a single photometer producing plural beams at different wavelengths is moved relative to the samples, the beams being directed at the samples.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 1981
    Date of Patent: February 7, 1984
    Assignee: Coulter Electronics, Inc.
    Inventor: Thomas Horne
  • Patent number: 4276051
    Abstract: System and program for measuring progressively the absorbance changes of a large number of aliquots from a plurality of different samples in a continuous processing mode. A plurality of routine samples are maintained in an ordered sequence in a sample tray which may be moved to a first sample pick up position. Emergency samples (stats) and controls (standards) are positioned in a second plurality of auxiliary positions which may be moved to a second sample position. A first and second plurality of reagents are maintained, moved to respective reagent pick up positions, picked up, moved and dispensed in respective dispensing positions by respective single reagent dispensing arms in a similar manner to the sample operation. The chemical reaction is then monitored by photometer means preferably having a plurality of photometric detectors such that radiation passes through each of the cuvettes and the fluids therein during each cycle of the system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 1980
    Date of Patent: June 30, 1981
    Assignee: Coulter Electronics, Inc.
    Inventors: Guenter Ginsberg, Thomas Horne
  • Patent number: 4234538
    Abstract: Apparatus for measuring progressively the absorbance changes of a large number of aliquots from a plurality of different samples. The sample introduction, testing instructions, aliquot preparation, reagent dispensing, absorbance measuring and data recording all can be accomplished in a continuous mode of processing. Stat and batch operation also can be accomplished. The aliquots are in an array of cuvettes which is advanced slowly along a circular path. Photometer means, preferably having several photometric detectors, are mounted in fixed orientation on a common support that advances rapidly along a similar circular path, such that radiation passing through each of the cuvettes is monitored many times by a specific photometric detector by the time that that cuvette completes one circuit of its path. The photometric detectors can operate at several different wavelengths. Many different chemical reactions can be monitored at the same time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 1977
    Date of Patent: November 18, 1980
    Assignee: Coulter Electronics, Inc.
    Inventors: Guenter Ginsberg, Thomas Horne, Robert L. Kreiselman
  • Patent number: 4234540
    Abstract: Apparatus for measuring progressively the absorbance changes of a large number of aliquots from a plurality of different samples. The sample introduction, testing instructions, aliquot preparation, reagent dispensing, absorbance measuring and data recording all can be accomplished in a continuous mode of processing. Stat and batch operation also can be accomplished. The aliquots are in an array of cuvettes which is advanced slowly along a circular path. Photometer means, preferably having several photometric detectors, are mounted in fixed orientation on a common support that advances rapidly along a similar circular path, such that radiation passing through each of the cuvettes is monitored many times by a specific photometric detector by the time that that cuvette completes one circuit of its path. The photometric detectors can operate at several different wavelengths. Many different chemical reactions can be monitored at the same time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 1979
    Date of Patent: November 18, 1980
    Assignee: Coulter Electronics, Inc.
    Inventors: Guenter Ginsberg, Thomas Horne, Robert L. Kreiselman
  • Patent number: 4234539
    Abstract: Apparatus for measuring progressively the absorbance changes of a large number of aliquots from a plurality of different samples. The sample introduction, testing instructions, aliquot preparation, reagent dispensing, absorbance measuring and data recording all can be accomplished in a continuous mode of processing. Stat and batch operation also can be accomplished. The aliquots are in an array of cuvettes which is advanced slowly along a circular path. Photometer means, preferably having several photometric detectors, are mounted in fixed orientation on a common support that advances rapidly along a similar circular path, such that radiation passing through each of the cuvettes is monitored many times by a specific photometric detector by the time that that cuvette completes one circuit of its path. The photometric detectors can operate at several different wavelengths. Many different chemical reactions can be monitored at the same time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 1979
    Date of Patent: November 18, 1980
    Assignee: Coulter Electronics, Inc.
    Inventors: Guenter Ginsberg, Thomas Horne, Robert L. Kreiselman
  • Patent number: 3998594
    Abstract: A cuvette for use with automatic chemical testing apparatus of the type used for making absorbance measurements of blood serum to which reagents are added to cause chemical changes. The cuvette is disposable, is molded from clear plastic resin as an integral member, has a lower vertically arranged elongate body and an upper funnel-like head portion. The head portion enables positioning of the cuvette in the apparatus where used and the lower portion provides a pair of opposing planar walls through which a beam of radiant energy may be projected and relatively arcuate connecting walls to enable the mixing of the liquids within the cuvette. The configuration enables very little sample to be used in making a test.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 1975
    Date of Patent: December 21, 1976
    Assignee: Coulter Electronics, Inc.
    Inventor: Thomas Horne
  • Patent number: RE31108
    Abstract: Apparatus for measuring progressively the absorbance changes of a large number of aliquots from a plurality of different samples. The sample introduction, testing instructions, aliquot preparation, reagent dispensing, absorbance measuring and data recording all can be accomplished in a continuous mode of processing. Stat and batch operation also can be accomplished. The aliquots are in an array of cuvettes which is advanced slowly along a circular path. Photometer means, preferably having several photometric detectors, are mounted in fixed orientation on a common support that advances rapidly along a similar circular path, such that radiation passing through each of the cuvettes is monitored many times by a specific photometric detector by the time that that cuvette completes one circuit of its path. The photometric detectors can operate at several different wavelengths. Many different chemical reactions can be monitored at the same time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 1981
    Date of Patent: December 21, 1982
    Assignee: Coulter Electronics, Inc.
    Inventors: Guenter Ginsberg, Thomas Horne, Robert L. Kreiselman
  • Patent number: RE31149
    Abstract: Apparatus for measuring progressively the absorbance changes of a large number of aliquots from a plurality of different samples. The sample introduction, testing instructions, aliquot preparation, reagent dispensing, absorbance measuring and data recording all can be accomplished in a continuous mode of processing. Stat and batch operation also can be accomplished. The aliquots are in an array of cuvettes which is advanced slowly along a circular path. Photometer means, preferably having several photometric detectors, are mounted in fixed orientation on a common support that advances rapidly along a similar circular path, such that radiation passing through each of the cuvettes is monitored many times by a specific photometric detector by the time that that cuvette completes one circuit of its path. The photometric detectors can operate at several different wavelengths. Many different chemical reactions can be monitored at the same time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 1981
    Date of Patent: February 15, 1983
    Assignee: Coulter Electronics, Inc.
    Inventors: Guenter Ginsberg, Thomas Horne, Robert L. Kreiselman
  • Patent number: RE31150
    Abstract: Apparatus for measuring progressively the absorbance changes of a large number of aliquots from a plurality of different samples. The sample introduction, testing instructions, aliquot preparation, reagent dispensing, absorbance measuring and data recording all can be accomplished in a continuous mode of processing. Stat and batch operation also can be accomplished. The aliquots are in an array of cuvettes which is advanced slowly along a circular path. Photometer means, preferably having several photometric detectors, are mounted in fixed orientation on a common support that advances rapidly along a similar circular path, such that radiation passing through each of the cuvettes is monitored many times by a specific photometric detector by the time that cuvette completes one circuit of its path. The photometric detectors can operate at several different wavelengths. Many different chemical reactions can be monitored at the same time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 1981
    Date of Patent: February 15, 1983
    Assignee: Coulter Electronics, Inc.
    Inventors: Guenter Ginsberg, Thomas Horne, Robert L. Kreiselman