Patents by Inventor George Hays

George Hays 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: 20070089494
    Abstract: Novel methods for monitoring and recording fouling of aqueous systems are disclosed. The methods employ a heat transfer test assembly including an outer tube member, a heating rod positioned within the outer tube member, a ribbed tube sleeve fitted over the heating rod and thermocouples for sensing the wall temperature of heating rod. The heat transfer test assembly is connected to a monitoring and recording assembly that is connected to or includes a piping assembly. The piping assembly and the heat transfer test assembly are placed in fluid communication with a heat exchanger. Fouling determinations of fluid flowing through the piping assembly are made at varying flow rates with simultaneous monitoring and recording of the flow rates together with data, such as corrosion, pH, conductivity, and the like.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2006
    Publication date: April 26, 2007
    Applicant: Ashland Licensing and Intellectual Property LLC
    Inventors: Edward Beardwood, George Hays, Steven Colby, Dwight Emerich
  • Publication number: 20070081573
    Abstract: This invention relates to a process for inhibiting the formation of biofilm and/or removing biofilm deposited on an enhanced tube of a heat exchanger in contact with an aqueous system. The process comprises feeding an oxidant selected from the group consisting of chlorine dioxide and stabilized bromine into an aqueous system such that the oxidant agent comes into contact with the enhanced tube.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2006
    Publication date: April 12, 2007
    Applicant: Ashland Licensing and Intellectual Property LLC
    Inventors: Edward Beardwood, George Hays, Steven Colby, Dwight Emerich
  • Publication number: 20070025413
    Abstract: Heat transfer test assemblies for monitoring and recording fouling of aqueous systems are disclosed. The heat transfer test assemblies include an outer tube member, a heating rod positioned within the outer tube member, a ribbed tube sleeve fitted over the heating rod and thermocouples for sensing the wall temperature of heating rod. The disclosed heat transfer test assemblies enable improved monitoring of systems employing enhanced heat exchanger tubes. Monitoring and recording apparatuses including the heat transfer test assemblies are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2006
    Publication date: February 1, 2007
    Applicant: Ashland Licensing and Intellectual Property LLC
    Inventors: George Hays, Eric Hoernle
  • Publication number: 20070005616
    Abstract: An electronic book on a computer readable medium, e.g., a CD or the like, has “real-life” pre-recorded audio (preferably, in MP3 format) and visual text (preferably, in RTF format) seamlessly linked together via a linking file (preferably, in XML format) such that a reader can switch back and forth “at will” between visually reading on a computer display screen and/or listening to the book being read aloud by an actual narrator. The computer readable medium includes a reader program installed thereon and an automatic installation program. A novel process for creating the electronic book includes a creator program that may have a similar graphical user interface to the reader program. The electronic book may combine advantages of physical hard-cover books with new e-reading functionality developed by the present inventor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 9, 2006
    Publication date: January 4, 2007
    Inventors: George Hay, Gerald Rasmussen
  • Publication number: 20060157420
    Abstract: This invention relates to an automated process to inhibit corrosion of the metal surface of an inactive boiler containing water.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 28, 2005
    Publication date: July 20, 2006
    Inventors: George Hays, Vladimir Grigorov, Lois Neil, Bruce Libutti
  • Publication number: 20050139243
    Abstract: A closed-loop pressure washing system adapted for removal and recovery of high solids contaminants from an object. The washing system includes a support platform having a support surface that supports the object while a washing fluid is flowed over the object to remove the high solids contaminant. A collection device is provided in flow communication with the support surface, and is adapted to collect and channel the run-off washing fluid and run-off high solids contaminant from the support surface towards a collection basin. A high solids separation assembly is in flow communication with the collection basin, and is adapted to separate and displace the collected high solid contaminants from the collected run-off fluids in the collection basin to a discard region spaced-apart from the collection basin. This separation assembly, however, substantially maintains the run-off washing fluid in the collection basin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 15, 2004
    Publication date: June 30, 2005
    Applicant: EZ ENVIRONMENTAL SOLUTIONS CORPORATION
    Inventors: George Hay, Joseph Tobia
  • Patent number: 6068012
    Abstract: A process for monitoring and controlling an aqueous system. At least one performance parameter relating to conditions within the aqueous system is selected. A value of the at least one performance parameter is measured to serve as a baseline value. A capacity of the aqueous system is determined and flow rates of water into and out of the system are measured and monitored. The value of the at least one performance parameter is measured and compared the value to the baseline for the performance parameter. Flow rates of water into and out of the system are factored in. At least one controllable variable within the aqueous system is altered based upon a deviation of the value of the at least one performance parameter from the baseline value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 1998
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2000
    Assignee: Ashland, Inc.
    Inventors: Edward S. Beardwood, George Hays, James George Knudsen
  • Patent number: 5855791
    Abstract: A method for detecting and controlling cooling system characteristics. A flow rate of make-up cooling medium is measured. A conductivity of the make-up cooling medium is measured. A conductivity of a recirculating cooling medium is measured. A treatment material feed rate is determined based upon the formula: ##EQU1## where X is a treatment feed rate of a treatment compound, .OMEGA. is a desired concentration of the treatment compound, and K is a constant. A corrosion rate of the recirculating cooling medium is measured. A desired corrosion rate of the recirculating cooling medium is determined. A feed rate of a corrosion inhibitor is calculated according to the following formula:Y=(X)?1+.alpha.(CORR.sub.MEASURED /CORR.sub.SETPOINT)!,where .alpha. is a cascade factor that varies in a step-wise manner depending upon the value of CORR.sub.MEASURED /CORR.sub.SETPOINT and has a value between about 0.1 and about 8.0. A corrosion inhibitor is then fed at the corrosion inhibitor feed rate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 29, 1996
    Date of Patent: January 5, 1999
    Assignee: Ashland Chemical Company
    Inventors: George Hays, John Haaland
  • Patent number: 4235361
    Abstract: A layer head or shell for a pressure vessel is formed by building up successive wraps over a liner, each wrap consisting of a plurality of segments which fit together such that the wrap completely covers the liner or the wrap immediately under it. Each segment is curved to conform to the surface over which it is installed, and once in place a seal is provided along its periphery. Air is evacuated from the space between the wrap segment and the underlying surface so that air at atmospheric pressure will force the wrap segment down tightly against the underlying surface. During this time tack welds are made along the periphery of the wrap segment to join it to the underlying layer. Then the vacuum is released and a final or continuous weld is made along the periphery. As the weld cools it places the underlying layers in a state of precompression.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 1979
    Date of Patent: November 25, 1980
    Assignee: Nooter Corporation
    Inventors: George Hays, Edward J. Clarkin
  • Patent number: 4121499
    Abstract: The invention provides a hydraulically-driven reciprocatory tool comprising piston with a shoulder reciprocable in a cylinder, and a shuttle valve for controlling supply of fluid to a first face of the piston, the fluid producing a force on the first face which is alternately greater than and less than a constant bias force applied to a second face of the piston, wherein the position of the shuttle valve is determined by the pressure of fluid in a fluid connection between the shuttle valve and first and second ports in the wall of the cylinder, the fluid connection including a first non-return valve for preventing flow of fluid from one of the ports to the shuttle valve and a second non-return valve for preventing flow of fluid from the shuttle valve to the other of the ports. Preferably, each non-return valve has associated with it a variable throttle in the fluid connection and further means are provided for controllable flow of fluid along a branch of the fluid connection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 1977
    Date of Patent: October 24, 1978
    Assignee: The Secretary of State for Industry in Her Britannic Majesty's Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
    Inventor: Andrew George Hay
  • Patent number: 4052107
    Abstract: The disclosure concerns a hydraulically driven impactor in which the operng cycle of a reciprocating piston is determined by the retraction velocity and displacement of the piston itself. Energy is conserved and heat dissipation minimised by the utilization of hydraulic spring accumulators to decelerate the piston. The drive to the piston is switched into a forward direction at such a point in each displacement cycle that the rebound energy of the piston is always re-absorbed into the drive fluid. The impactor operates at optimum acceleration and frequency at all times, whether or not impact occurs, and this feature combined with high energy conservation makes the impactor particularly suitable for use in a full-face tunnelling machine where high power density is required and individual impactors are often constrained to operate without impacting the rock face for considerable periods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 1976
    Date of Patent: October 4, 1977
    Assignee: The Secretary of State for Industry in Her Britannic Majesty's Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
    Inventor: Andrew George Hay