It's probably a loose thought but when I compare the hollow electrode of their patent application from Montgomery William Childs regarding a hollow electrode pointing at applying gas flow through the metal layer of such electrode I see some resemblance with the current concept of this Clean Planet patent application where a gas flow through a (multi-layer) metal membrane is claimed to generate excess heat.
Both parties have nickel and palladium in mentioned in their claims regarding such ´membrane´ construction.
In Aureon´s case the hollow electrode is part of the plasma generation and thus may receive charged plasma particles which may act as a trigger to activate a heat generating process at or in the membrane of that electrode.
In the case of Clean Planet the activation seems to be related to a certain temperature level (which may generate IR radiation that could trigger the heat generating process.
In a way yes, but you have to take in account that in the SAFIRE reaction there’s a voltage and self organizing plasma where all the “magic” happens.