Patents by Inventor Wayne E. Glad

Wayne E. Glad 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: 10781099
    Abstract: An underwater hydrogen generator can include a watertight reaction housing enclosing a metering chamber. The metering chamber can have an upper portion that terminates at a piston opening, and a lower portion that merges into a funnel, which can further terminate at a metering opening. The metering chamber can be filled with an acid accelerator, and the watertight reaction void can be partially filled with NaBH4 in solution. The generator can further include a seawater float valve that can be in fluid communication between the external environment, the metering chamber and the void defined by the reaction housing. The float valve, metering chamber and reaction housing can cooperate to generate hydrogen when said generator is submerged, by allowing seawater to contact both the acid accelerator and the NaBH4. The size of the metering opening can determine the rate at which acid accelerator is added to the NaBH4 solution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventors: Carol A. Becker, Wayne E. Glad, Brandon J. Wiedemeier
  • Patent number: 10179733
    Abstract: An underwater hydrogen generator can include a watertight reaction housing enclosing a metering chamber. The metering chamber can have an upper portion that terminates at a piston opening, and a lower portion that merges into a funnel, which can further terminate at a metering opening. The metering chamber can be filled with an acid accelerator, and the watertight reaction void can be partially filled with NaBH4 in solution. The generator can further include a seawater float valve that can be in fluid communication between the external environment, the metering chamber and the void defined by the reaction housing. The float valve, metering chamber and reaction housing can cooperate to generate hydrogen when said generator is submerged, by allowing seawater to contact both the acid accelerator and the NaBH4. The size of the metering opening can determine the rate at which acid accelerator is added to the NaBH4 solution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventors: Carol A. Becker, Wayne E. Glad, Brandon J. Wiedemeier
  • Publication number: 20180305203
    Abstract: An underwater hydrogen generator can include a watertight reaction housing enclosing a metering chamber. The metering chamber can have an upper portion that terminates at a piston opening, and a lower portion that merges into a funnel, which can further terminate at a metering opening. The metering chamber can be filled with an acid accelerator, and the watertight reaction void can be partially filled with NaBH4 in solution. The generator can further include a seawater float valve that can be in fluid communication between the external environment, the metering chamber and the void defined by the reaction housing. The float valve, metering chamber and reaction housing can cooperate to generate hydrogen when said generator is submerged, by allowing seawater to contact both the acid accelerator and the NaBH4. The size of the metering opening can determine the rate at which acid accelerator is added to the NaBH4 solution.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2018
    Publication date: October 25, 2018
    Applicant: United States of America, as Represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventors: Carol A. Becker, Wayne E. Glad, Brandon J. Wiedemeier
  • Publication number: 20180208462
    Abstract: An underwater hydrogen generator can include a watertight reaction housing enclosing a metering chamber. The metering chamber can have an upper portion that terminates at a piston opening, and a lower portion that merges into a funnel, which can further terminate at a metering opening. The metering chamber can be filled with an acid accelerator, and the watertight reaction void can be partially filled with NaBH4 in solution. The generator can further include a seawater float valve that can be in fluid communication between the external environment, the metering chamber and the void defined by the reaction housing. The float valve, metering chamber and reaction housing can cooperate to generate hydrogen when said generator is submerged, by allowing seawater to contact both the acid accelerator and the NaBH4. The size of the metering opening can determine the rate at which acid accelerator is added to the NaBH4 solution.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2017
    Publication date: July 26, 2018
    Applicant: United States of America, as Represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventors: Carol A. Becker, Wayne E. Glad, Brandon J. Wiedemeier
  • Publication number: 20180120690
    Abstract: A photoactive solution system for at least one of photochromic liquids and photoconductive liquids, involving a protonating solvent, comprising at least one of a first solvent and a second solvent, and an anthracene-derivative solute configured to dissolve in the protonating solvent, whereby a photoactive solution is responsive to light having a wavelength in at least one of a visible spectrum, a near-ultraviolet spectrum, and an ultraviolet spectrum, and whereby a photoactive response is elicitable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 1, 2016
    Publication date: May 3, 2018
    Inventors: Carol A. Becker, Wayne E. Glad
  • Patent number: 7655115
    Abstract: An apparatus and method provide a solute-solvent solution that allows the solute to become photo-protonated by the solvent on absorption of ultraviolet light. The solute is 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8-octamethylanthracene (OMA). The solvent is 1,1,1,3,3,3-hexafluoro-2-propanol (HFIP). The protonated form of the solute absorbs visible light to change the coloration of the solution from a substantially clear state to a colored state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2010
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventors: Carol A. Becker, Wayne E. Glad