Patents by Inventor William Hoagland

William Hoagland 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: 20220025217
    Abstract: A gas-sensing pigment incorporated in a thin film indicator or tape that changes color upon exposure to hydrogen or hydrogen sulfide. The gas-sensing pigment is compounded together with a silicone polymer to produce a self-fusing silicone tape having a tensile strength of at least 700 psi, a tear resistance of at least 85 psi, and ultimate elongation of at least 300%. The gas-sending pigment includes chemochromic metal oxide particles of a tungsten oxide or a molybdenum oxide, and a catalyst having platinum, palladium, rhodium, nickel, or silver. The catalyst coating is applied to each metal oxide particle as nanoparticles of less than 30 nanometers in diameter, and the microparticles of chemochromic metal oxide material are less than 200 microns or 100 microns in diameter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 3, 2021
    Publication date: January 27, 2022
    Inventors: David Benson, William Hoagland
  • Publication number: 20180052142
    Abstract: Element One has developed thin films have the ability to quickly, reliably and cost-effectively detect the presence of dissolved hydrogen in liquids through either a visible color change or a measurable resistance change. Thin film sensors are multi-layer thin film devices incorporating a substrate, an active transition metal oxide layer, a discontinuous catalyst layer, as necessary nn additional protective layer. This invention may be used for early detection of fault conditions in transformer oils allowing low cost tests that can effectively Such thin films can also detect the presence of dissolved hydrogen in aqueous solutions for certain therapeutic heath drinks and other applications.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2017
    Publication date: February 22, 2018
    Inventors: William Hoagland, David K. Benson, Rodney D. Smith
  • Publication number: 20170102337
    Abstract: This invention relates to a tape product, and method of manufacturing the product, which incorporates a gas sensing pigment that causes the tape to change color upon exposure to gases such as hydrogen or hydrogen sulfide. The gas sensing pigment is compounded together with a silicone rubber to produce a self-fusing silicone tape which may be applied in a variety of industrial environments where hydrogen or hydrogen sulfide gas leakage is a concern. The tape may be colored to enhance visibility and/or to indicate which hazardous gas it is intended to detect. The tape may be fiber reinforced with carbon fiber to increase its longitudinal strength for industrial applications. Periodic perforations across the width of the tape may be added to facilitate the tearing or cutting of convenient lengths of the tape.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2016
    Publication date: April 13, 2017
    Inventors: David K. Benson, Mark C. Hatje, William Hoagland, John Poplawski
  • Publication number: 20160252486
    Abstract: Pigments comprising chemochromic metal oxide microparticles or nanoparticles the surfaces of which are superficially coated with nanoparticles of catalyst material. The pigments are prepared by mechanical or wet chemical processes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2016
    Publication date: September 1, 2016
    Inventors: William Hoagland, David K. Benson, Rodney D. Smith
  • Patent number: 9422160
    Abstract: Pigments comprising chemochromic metal oxide microparticles or nanoparticles the surfaces of which are superficially coated with nanoparticles of catalyst material. The pigments are prepared by mechanical or wet chemical processes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2016
    Assignee: Element One, Inc.
    Inventors: William Hoagland, David K. Benson, Rodney D. Smith
  • Publication number: 20150127542
    Abstract: In some embodiments, a verbal authorization system comprises a financial services repository operable to store information identifying one or more financial services provided by a financial enterprise. The financial enterprise provides a financial service of the one or more financial services in response to a written authorization from a client. An eligibility engine is operable to determine whether the client is eligible to apply for verbal authorization status such that the client may provide verbal authorization during a telephone call to a fulfillment representative of the financial enterprise in lieu of the written authorization. A verbal authorization repository is operable to store client authorization information. The client authorization information identifies the client and whether the client has achieved the verbal authorization status.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 8, 2015
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Inventors: Stephanie F. Seugling, Robert Shannon Arroba, Charles Cary Hudgins, Edward C. Ritter, Selina Stanley Button, Keith A. Silvestri, Suha Aburahma Freij, Steven William Hoagland, Scott Christopher Arcure, Lisa A. Davis, Henry Jackson Thiel, III
  • Patent number: 8636883
    Abstract: A remotely readable hydrogen detector is in the form of a tag or card that can be worn on clothing or mounted on a variety of surfaces and can be monitored from a distance for the presence of hydrogen gas. It includes a hydrogen sensor device, which changes in electrical resistivity in response to being exposed to hydrogen gas, that is incorporated into an electric detector circuit, which detects changes in resistivity of the sensor device, and, when such change in resistivity indicates the presence of some predetermined concentration of hydrogen gas, the electric circuit outputs a signal or state that indicates the presence of hydrogen to a transceiver circuit, which can transmit that information to a remote receiver or interrogator/reader via an antenna in the sensor device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2014
    Assignee: Element One, Inc.
    Inventors: William Hoagland, David K. Benson
  • Patent number: 8574917
    Abstract: Disclosed is a pigment that changes color upon exposure to hydrogen sulfide gas. The pigment may be ground or otherwise reduced to small particles and used in coatings, dyes, paints or inks. Potential applications for paints and inks include the production of warning indicators for the presence of hydrogen gas in areas where such presence may pose a hazard. Warning decals may be printed with pigmented ink and posted in areas of potential hydrogen hazard. In the presence of hydrogen sulfide gas, the decals can display a warning by causing a change in the color of a printed message. Objects may also be coated with pigmented paints so that if a hydrogen sulfide leak occurs from within or nearby the object, the color of the object changes to provide a warning of the presence of leaked hydrogen sulfide. Example applications of such painted objects include any industrial process containing hydrogen sulfide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2013
    Assignee: Element One, Inc.
    Inventors: William Hoagland, David K. Benson, Rodney D. Smith
  • Publication number: 20120109803
    Abstract: In some embodiments, a verbal authorization system comprises a financial services repository operable to store information identifying one or more financial services provided by a financial enterprise. The financial enterprise provides a financial service of the one or more financial services in response to a written authorization from a client. An eligibility engine is operable to determine whether the client is eligible to apply for verbal authorization status such that the client may provide verbal authorization during a telephone call to a fulfillment representative of the financial enterprise in lieu of the written authorization. A verbal authorization repository is operable to store client authorization information. The client authorization information identifies the client and whether the client has achieved the verbal authorization status.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2011
    Publication date: May 3, 2012
    Applicant: Bank of America Corporation
    Inventors: Stephanie F. Seugling, Robert Shannon Arroba, Charles Cary Hudgins, Edward C. Ritter, Selina Stanley Button, Keith Silvestri, Suha Aburahma Freij, Steven William Hoagland, Scott Christopher Arcure, Lisa A. Benadom, Henry Jackson Thiel, III
  • Publication number: 20090137054
    Abstract: Disclosed is a pigment that changes color upon exposure to hydrogen sulfide gas. The pigment may be ground or otherwise reduced to small particles and used in coatings, dyes, paints or inks. Potential applications for paints and inks include the production of warning indicators for the presence of hydrogen gas in areas where such presence may pose a hazard. Warning decals may be printed with pigmented ink and posted in areas of potential hydrogen hazard. In the presence of hydrogen sulfide gas, the decals can display a warning by causing a change in the color of a printed message. Objects may also be coated with pigmented paints so that if a hydrogen sulfide leak occurs from within or nearby the object, the color of the object changes to provide a warning of the presence of leaked hydrogen sulfide. Example applications of such painted objects include any industrial process containing hydrogen sulfide.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 26, 2008
    Publication date: May 28, 2009
    Applicant: ELEMENT ONE, INC.
    Inventors: William Hoagland, David K. Benson, Rodney D. Smith
  • Publication number: 20070251822
    Abstract: Disclosed are chemochromic nanoparticles that can be used as pigments in paints, dyes, coatings, and inks. Because of the small size of the nanoparticles, there is an increased surface area of the chemochromic material that increases the speed of the response of the chemochromic material. The nanoparticles can also be employed in thin film detectors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 26, 2006
    Publication date: November 1, 2007
    Inventors: William Hoagland, David Benson, Rodney Smith
  • Publication number: 20070209937
    Abstract: A remotely readable hydrogen detector is in the form of a tag or card that can be worn on clothing or mounted on a variety of surfaces and can be monitored from a distance for the presence of hydrogen gas. It includes a hydrogen sensor device, which changes in electrical resistivity in response to being exposed to hydrogen gas, that is incorporated into an electric detector circuit, which detects changes in resistivity of the sensor device, and, when such change in resistivity indicates the presence of some predetermined concentration of hydrogen gas, the electric circuit outputs a signal or state that indicates the presence of hydrogen to a transceiver circuit, which can transmit that information to a remote receiver or interrogator/reader via an antenna in the sensor device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2007
    Publication date: September 13, 2007
    Inventors: William Hoagland, David Benson
  • Publication number: 20070089989
    Abstract: A hydrogen gas leak detector comprises a thin film hydrogen detector on a sheet of conformable substrate material, for example, a plastic cling wrap material or a plastic heat shrink material, that is wrappable around a component from which hydrogen gas might leak or evolve. The thin film hydrogen detector may comprise a thin film hydrogen detecting material, for example, a metal oxide, and a thin film catalyst material. The conformable substrate material can be transparent or translucent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 5, 2006
    Publication date: April 26, 2007
    Inventors: William Hoagland, David Benson, Rodney Smith
  • Patent number: 6895805
    Abstract: A hydrogen gas indicator system that provides various substrate materials (4) that support hydrogen gas sensor (1) materials with discrete indicia (7) that provide information separate from any change in the physical properties of the hydrogen gas sensor itself.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2001
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2005
    Inventor: William Hoagland
  • Publication number: 20040050143
    Abstract: A hydrogen gas indicator system that provides various substrate materials (4) that support hydrogen gas sensor (1) materials with discrete indicia (7) that provide information separate from any change in the physical properties of the hydrogen gas sensor itself.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 5, 2003
    Publication date: March 18, 2004
    Inventor: William Hoagland