Patents by Inventor Steven R. Hatch

Steven R. Hatch 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).

  • Patent number: 10664915
    Abstract: Purchasing, maintaining, and deriving revenue from mobile autonomous units is facilitated by providing a mobile autonomous unit marketplace in which equity shares in mobile autonomous units can be bought, sold and traded. Valuation of mobile autonomous units within the marketplace can be a function of a variety of factors such as the mobile autonomous unit's primary geographic region, and the number, diversity, and time management of revenue streams available to the mobile autonomous units.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.
    Inventors: Jennifer L. Copeland, Suzanne M. Fisi, Simone O. Harvey, David C. Hatch, Muhammad Farukh Munir, Aaron Francis Colfax Petrik, Darrell L. Suen, Timothy R. Ward, Steven J. Wirt, Ryan J. Wyler, Nancy B. Zimmerman, Chris Kalaboukis
  • Patent number: 10593213
    Abstract: Customization of sharing of rides can involve the grouping of passengers in vehicles according to objective and subjective parameters and preferences. In some embodiments, vehicles or other components of the system are equipped to identify and compare information about users of the system using biometric scanning. In some embodiments, fares for rideshares can be tied to a projected quality or desirability of the rideshare for a user or users of the system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.
    Inventors: Jennifer L. Copeland, Suzanne M. Fisi, Simone O. Harvey, David C. Hatch, Muhammad Farukh Munir, Aaron Francis Colfax Petrik, Darrell L. Suen, Timothy R. Ward, Steven J. Wirt, Ryan J. Wyler, Nancy B. Zimmerman, Chris Kalaboukis
  • Publication number: 20180001262
    Abstract: A method for controlling treatment of an industrial water system is disclosed. The method comprises the steps of providing an apparatus for controlling delivery of at least one treatment chemical, the apparatus comprising at least one sensor and an electronic input/output device carrying out a protocol; measuring a parameter of the industrial water system using the at least one sensor; relaying the measured parameter to the electronic device; adjusting the protocol based on the measured parameter; delivering a concentrated treatment chemical into a stream of the industrial water system according to the adjusted protocol, the concentrated treatment chemical comprising an active ingredient, the active ingredient traced as necessary, the active ingredient having a concentration; repeating the measuring, the adjusting, and the delivering; and optionally repeating the steps for n-number of parameters, n-number of active ingredients, and/or n-number of concentrated treatment chemicals.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2017
    Publication date: January 4, 2018
    Applicant: Ecolab USA Inc.
    Inventors: Narasimha M. Rao, Steven R. Hatch, William A. Von Drasek
  • Patent number: 8741157
    Abstract: A system and method for stabilizing bromine in an industrial water system by monitoring and flexible dosing of chlorine oxidant and halide ion stabilizer residual levels. The system comprises chlorine oxidant, and a halide ion source with a halogen stabilizer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Assignee: Nalco Company
    Inventors: Robert L. Wetegrove, Andrew J. Cooper, Steven R. Hatch
  • Publication number: 20130233796
    Abstract: A method for controlling treatment of an industrial water system is disclosed. The method comprises the steps of providing an apparatus for controlling delivery of at least one treatment chemical, the apparatus comprising at least one sensor and an electronic input/output device carrying out a protocol; measuring a parameter of the industrial water system using the at least one sensor; relaying the measured parameter to the electronic device; adjusting the protocol based on the measured parameter; delivering a concentrated treatment chemical into a stream of the industrial water system according to the adjusted protocol, the concentrated treatment chemical comprising an active ingredient, the active ingredient traced as necessary, the active ingredient having a concentration; repeating the measuring, the adjusting, and the delivering; and optionally repeating the steps for n-number of parameters, n-number of active ingredients, and/or n-number of concentrated treatment chemicals.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2012
    Publication date: September 12, 2013
    Inventors: Narasimha M. Rao, Steven R. Hatch, William A. Von Drasek
  • Patent number: 7968007
    Abstract: A trace amount of a tungstate added together with an ortho-phosphate and/or phosphonite is disclosed for inhibiting corrosion by a nitrogen fertilizer solution. In particular, an ammonium nitrate fertilizer solution is in contact with ferrous metal storage tanks, piping, and equipment surfaces. Tungstate added with an iron stabilizer including a dispersant polymer is also effective for inhibiting corrosion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2011
    Assignee: Nalco Company
    Inventors: Craig W. Myers, Steven R. Hatch, Donald A. Johnson, Phillip E. Bureman
  • Patent number: 7632412
    Abstract: A method for controlling a cooling water tower comprising: providing a cooling tower system, which includes a recirculated evaporative cooling water stream, a source of make-up water, an evaporative cooling unit, a heat exchanger, a bleed off line, and a bleed-off valve which is in communication with said bleed-off line; providing a plurality of conduits through which said makeup water flows into said evaporative cooling water stream, wherein there is at least a first conduit that contains a weak acid cation ion exchange column and a second conduit that does not contain a weak acid ion exchange column, and wherein each conduit has at least one conduit valve; choosing a pH and a conductivity setpoint value and a deadband value above and below said setpoint value in said cooling tower system; measuring both the pH of said evaporative cooling water stream with one or more pH meters and conductivity of said evaporative cooling water stream with one or more conductivity meters; and implementing a response to said
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2009
    Assignee: Nalco Company
    Inventors: Donald A. Johnson, Steven R. Hatch, Arthur J. Kahaian
  • Publication number: 20080289384
    Abstract: A trace amount of a tungstate added together with an ortho-phosphate and/or phosphonite is disclosed for inhibiting corrosion by a nitrogen fertilizer solution. In particular, an ammonium nitrate fertilizer solution is in contact with ferrous metal storage tanks, piping, and equipment surfaces. Tungstate added with an iron stabilizer including a dispersant polymer is also effective for inhibiting corrosion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2008
    Publication date: November 27, 2008
    Inventors: Craig W. Myers, Steven R. Hatch, Donald A. Johnson, Phillip E. Bureman
  • Publication number: 20080279964
    Abstract: A system and method for stabilizing bromine in an industrial water system by monitoring and flexible dosing of chlorine oxidant and halide ion stabilizer residual levels. The system comprises chlorine oxidant, and a halide ion source with a halogen stabilizer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 25, 2008
    Publication date: November 13, 2008
    Inventors: Robert L. Wetegrove, Andrew J. Cooper, Steven R. Hatch
  • Patent number: 7402263
    Abstract: A trace amount of a tungstate is disclosed for inhibiting corrosion by nitrogen fertilizer solution, in particular, an ammonium nitrate fertilizer solution, (UAN) in contact with ferrous metal storage tanks, piping, and equipment surfaces. Tungstate added with a dispersant polymer is also effective for inhibiting corrosion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2008
    Assignee: Nalco Company
    Inventors: Craig W. Myers, Steven R. Hatch, Donald A. Johnson
  • Publication number: 20080105621
    Abstract: A method for controlling a cooling water tower comprising: providing a cooling tower system, which includes a recirculated evaporative cooling water stream, a source of make-up water, an evaporative cooling unit, a heat exchanger, a bleed off line, and a bleed-off valve which is in communication with said bleed-off line; providing a plurality of conduits through which said makeup water flows into said evaporative cooling water stream, wherein there is at least a first conduit that contains a weak acid cation ion exchange column and a second conduit that does not contain a weak acid ion exchange column, and wherein each conduit has at least one conduit valve; choosing a pH and a conductivity setpoint value and a deadband value above and below said setpoint value in said cooling tower system; measuring both the pH of said evaporative cooling water stream with one or more pH meters and conductivity of said evaporative cooling water stream with one or more conductivity meters; and implementing a response to said
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 3, 2006
    Publication date: May 8, 2008
    Inventors: Donald A. Johnson, Steven R. Hatch, Arthur J. Kahaian
  • Patent number: 6818417
    Abstract: A method for locating hidden microorganism contaminated surfaces in industrial water systems is described and claimed. The method works by applying a solution or dispersion of a fluorogenic reagent in water to the hidden water contact surfaces of said industrial water system and allowing said fluorogenic reagent to react with any hidden microorganisms present, wherein said fluorogenic reagent is selected from the group of fluorogenic reagents that are known to react with microorganisms such that a fluorescent signal of said fluorogenic reagent is detectable in such a way as to make the detection of the fluorescent signal indicate that there are hidden microorganisms present on the water contact surfaces of the equipment and piping.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2004
    Assignee: Nalco Company
    Inventors: Andrew J. Cooper, Michael V. Enzien, Steven R. Hatch, Bosco P. Ho, May M. Wu
  • Publication number: 20040029211
    Abstract: A method for locating hidden microorganism contaminated surfaces in industrial water systems is described and claimed. The method works by applying a solution or dispersion of a fluorogenic reagent in water to the hidden water contact surfaces of said industrial water system and allowing said fluorogenic reagent to react with any hidden microorganisms present, wherein said fluorogenic reagent is selected from the group of fluorogenic reagents that are known to react with microorganisms such that a fluorescent signal of said fluorogenic reagent is detectable in such a way as to make the detection of the fluorescent signal indicate that there are hidden microorganisms present on the water contact surfaces of the equipment and piping.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2002
    Publication date: February 12, 2004
    Inventors: Andrew J. Cooper, Michael V. Enzien, Steven R. Hatch, Bosco P. Ho, May M. Wu
  • Patent number: 6685840
    Abstract: A method of making a solid water treatment product with an optimal rate of dissolution is described and claimed. A fluorescent tracer is used to determine the rate of dissolution of the solid water treatment product and the composition and method of manufacturing the solid water treatment product are adjusted as needed to make the rate of dissolution optimal. The solid water treatment product can be used in many industrial water treatment systems. When the solid water treatment product is used, the amount of solid water treatment product present in the water of the industrial water system can be determined, and adjusted, by using a fluorometer to measure the fluorescent signal of the fluorescent tracer present in the product and relating that measurement to the amount of product in the water itself.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2002
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2004
    Assignee: Ondeo Nalco Company
    Inventor: Steven R. Hatch
  • Publication number: 20030141258
    Abstract: A method of making a solid water treatment product with an optimal rate of dissolution is described and claimed. A fluorescent tracer is used to determine the rate of dissolution of the solid water treatment product and the composition and method of manufacturing the solid water treatment product are adjusted as needed to make the rate of dissolution optimal. The solid water treatment product can be used in many industrial water treatment systems. When the solid water treatment product is used, the amount of solid water treatment product present in the water of the industrial water system can be determined, and adjusted, by using a fluorometer to measure the fluorescent signal of the fluorescent tracer present in the product and relating that measurement to the amount of product in the water itself.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2002
    Publication date: July 31, 2003
    Inventor: Steven R. Hatch
  • Patent number: 6329165
    Abstract: A method for monitoring both the planktonic and sessile microbial populations in an industrial water system by the addition of a fluorogenic dye compound is described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 1999
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2001
    Assignee: Nalco Chemical Company
    Inventors: Mita Chattoraj, Michael J. Fehr, Steven R. Hatch, Robert W. Shiely