Patents Assigned to Engineered Systems, Inc.
  • Patent number: 10767799
    Abstract: A fluid system coupler includes a coupler body having an open end for receiving an adaptor therein. A seal assembly is movably disposed within the coupler body for selective sealing engagement with an adaptor. Lever cams pivot into or out of slots in the coupler body between locked and unlocked positions to fasten or unfasten the adaptor to the coupler. A handle is movably connected to the coupler body. Movement of the handle moves the seal assembly within the coupler body. Movement of the handle also results in movement of the lever cams between the locked and unlocked positions. A poppet assembly is mounted to the seal assembly. The poppet assembly can selectively open or close a fluid passageway through the coupler.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: OPW-ENGINEERED SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventors: Stephen Hudson, Shiang Taing, David Morrow
  • Patent number: 10571038
    Abstract: A breakaway coupling includes a body and a valve assembly inside the body. The body includes a fluid conduit and a shear groove between first and second portions. The shear groove is designed to crack, break, or separate under certain conditions. The valve assembly is designed to shut off fluid flow through the fluid conduit when the shear groove cracks, breaks, or separates. The valve assembly includes a valve seat, a sealing element, one or more pins, and a biasing member. The one or more pins hold the sealing element in an open position while the shear groove is in tack, and allow the sealing element to move to a closed position (with the help of the biasing member) in the event the shear groove cracks, breaks, or separates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignees: OPW Engineered Systems, Inc., Operations Technology Development, NFP
    Inventors: Joseph P Roth, Michael Crum, Dennis R. Jarnecke, Krzysztof Wejdman, Narendar Venkatachalapathy
  • Patent number: 10563773
    Abstract: A fluid system coupling includes an adaptor, a coupler, and an actuation mechanism. The adaptor has an adaptor poppet that is movable between an open position and a closed position. The adaptor poppet has a poppet face that is substantially planar and devoid of any recesses. The coupler has a coupler poppet that is movable between an open position and a closed position. The coupler poppet has a poppet face that is substantially planar and avoid of any recesses. The actuation mechanism selectively moves the poppets from the closed positions to the open positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: OPW-ENGINEERED SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventors: Joseph P. Roth, David Morrow, Donald M. Johnson
  • Patent number: 10436363
    Abstract: A swivel joint includes a tail section and a body portion that define a passageway therethrough and which can rotate relative to one another. One or more seals and bearings can be disposed between the tail section and the body portion. An electrical conductivity grease fitting can be mounted within a bore hole in the body portion. The electrical conductivity grease fitting can have a lubricant passed therethrough to lubricate the bearings. The electrical conductivity grease fitting has a first portion in electrical communication with the body portion and a second portion that is biased into electrical communication with the tail section to maintain electrical conductivity between the tail section and the body portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: OPW-ENGINEERED SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventor: Luc Michot
  • Patent number: 10392187
    Abstract: A fluid coupling includes a body, a poppet valve assembly, a handle shaft assembly, and a retention member. The body has a fluid conduit, a through-hole extending through a sidewall, and one or more openings that extend between an external surface of the body and an interior of the through hole. The poppet valve assembly is disposed within the fluid conduit and is selectively movable between an open position and a closed position. The handle shaft assembly extends through the through-hole and into the fluid conduit and is interconnected with the poppet valve assembly such that the handle shaft assembly can be actuated to move the poppet valve assembly between the open position and the closed position. The retention member is insertable through the one or more openings and into the through-hole to interact with the handle shaft assembly to selectively hold the handle shaft assembly in the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: OPW-ENGINEERED SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventors: Joseph P. Roth, David Morrow, Krzysztof Wejdman, Stephen Hudson, Shiang Taing
  • Publication number: 20190187022
    Abstract: A system and method for determining a residual life of a swivel. The method includes determining at least one of an angular rotation, a linear displacement and a rotational direction of at least one swivel and determining rotational count of the at least one swivel based on the determined at least one of the angular rotation, the linear displacement and the rotational direction of the at least one swivel. Further, the method includes indicating a residual life information of the at least one swivel based on the determined rotational count of the at least one swivel. Further, the embodiments herein also provide an electronic device for determining residual life of a swivel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2018
    Publication date: June 20, 2019
    Applicant: OPW- Engineered Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Gautham RAMAMURTHY, Chandra Sekhar PANDA, Ishank Kumar RAWAT, Srishti TIWARI, Anvith Bannur GOPINATH, Phaneendra Govindasetty TIRUMANI, Don JOHNSON
  • Patent number: 10054237
    Abstract: A breakaway coupling includes a body and a valve assembly inside the body. The body includes a fluid conduit and a shear groove between first and second portions. The shear groove is designed to crack, break, or separate under certain conditions. The valve assembly is designed to shut off fluid flow through the fluid conduit when the shear groove cracks, breaks, or separates. The valve assembly includes a valve seat, a sealing element, one or more pins, and a biasing member. The one or more pins hold the sealing element in an open position while the shear groove is in tack, and allow the sealing element to move to a closed position (with the help of the biasing member) in the event the shear groove cracks, breaks, or separates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignees: OPW-ENGINEERED SYSTEMS, INC., OPERATIONS TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT, NFP
    Inventors: Joseph P Roth, Michael Crum, Dennis R. Jarnecke, Krzysztof Wejdman, Narendar Venkatachalapathy
  • Patent number: 9791081
    Abstract: A connection nozzle assembly includes an inner fluid product tube, a tube sleeve secured about the fluid product tube, an outer nozzle sleeve, and a locking mechanism disposed between the fluid product tube and the nozzle sleeve. The nozzle sleeve includes a body portion and a rear portion, each being moveable between a plurality of locking positions. The body portion has at least one J-groove bracket disposed therein and the rear portion has a guide element extending into the bracket. The locking mechanism includes at least one clamping member moveable between a plurality of clamping positions and at least one drop pin moveable between a raised position and a lowered position. The nozzle sleeve is moved between the plurality of locking positions, thereby engaging the locking mechanism to secure the connection nozzle assembly to a receptacle coupling. The connection nozzle assembly can be uncoupled by reversing the nozzle sleeve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: OPW-ENGINEERED SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventors: Carlos Cosse, Jaskaran Gill, Don Johnson
  • Patent number: 9783375
    Abstract: A lane forming apparatus can include a first arm, a second arm, a moving device, and at least one supporting device. The first arm can be disposed for lateral, pivoting movement about a pivot axis and across a rectilinear path. The second arm can be telescopically engaged with the first arm and extend between a proximal end and a distal end. The moving device can be engaged with the distal end and configured to move the distal end in at least two dimensions relative to the pivot axis. The supporting device can be positioned on an underside of one of the first arm and the second arm and can be configured to bear at least a portion of a weight of at least one of the first arm and the second arm during the lateral, pivoting movement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignee: KAUFMAN ENGINEERED SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventors: Jon Parker, Aaron Peper
  • Patent number: 9725237
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention relate to apparatuses, systems, and methods for constructing, installing, and using an inflatable hatch sealing device in environmentally sealing a manhole. In particular, the inflatable hatch sealing device has a sealing assembly with a directed inflatable air bladder, and the sealing assembly is rotatable relative to a contact disc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Assignee: OPW-Engineered Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Don Johnson, Jeff Cousineau, Ted Shreve, Mike Crum
  • Patent number: 9581276
    Abstract: A fluid system includes a loading arm connected to a swivel joint. A counterbalance mechanism is connected between the loading arm and the swivel joint. An adjustment mechanism adjusts the counterbalance force applied by the counterbalance mechanism to the loading arm. The adjustment mechanism includes a guide plate connected to the swivel joint and includes a guide slot and a straight bore guide. A bracket is movably connected to the guide plate and has one or more apertures and a threaded bore guide. Fasteners extend through the guide slot and the one or more apertures to selectively secure the bracket to the guide plate. A lead screw is disposed at least partially within the straight bore guide and the threaded bore guide. Rotation of the lead screw causes the bracket to move along a length of the lead screw and thereby adjust the counterbalance force.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2017
    Assignee: OPW-ENGINEERED SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventors: Michael Crum, Krzysztof Wejdman
  • Publication number: 20160046452
    Abstract: A lane forming apparatus can include a first arm, a second arm, a moving device, and at least one supporting device. The first arm can be disposed for lateral, pivoting movement about a pivot axis and across a rectilinear path. The second arm can be telescopically engaged with the first arm and extend between a proximal end and a distal end. The moving device can be engaged with the distal end and configured to move the distal end in at least two dimensions relative to the pivot axis. The supporting device can be positioned on an underside of one of the first arm and the second arm and can be configured to bear at least a portion of a weight of at least one of the first arm and the second arm during the lateral, pivoting movement.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 4, 2015
    Publication date: February 18, 2016
    Applicant: KAUFMAN ENGINEERED SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventors: JON PARKER, AARON PEPER
  • Patent number: 9169949
    Abstract: Lock down units and loading arms with lock down units are disclosed. According to one embodiment, a loading arm includes a product delivery pipe pivotally coupled to a product standpipe such that the product delivery pipe is rotatable in a vertical plane. A rocker assembly is coupled to the product delivery pipe. A support arm may be pivotally connected to the product standpipe and slidably coupled to the rocker assembly such that the support arm and the rocker assembly are slidable with respect to one another. The support arm comprises a plurality of slots. A locking pawl is affixed to the rocker assembly and selectively engagable with the slots such that, when the locking pawl is engaged with a slot of the support arm, the locking pawl couples the support arm to the rocker assembly, thereby preventing the product delivery pipe from being raised in the vertical plane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2015
    Assignee: OPW Engineered Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph P. Roth, Krzysztof Wejdman
  • Publication number: 20150136778
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention relate to apparatuses, systems, and methods for constructing, installing, and using an inflatable hatch sealing device in environmentally sealing a manhole. In particular, the inflatable hatch sealing device has a sealing assembly with a directed inflatable air bladder, and the sealing assembly is rotatable relative to a contact disc.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2013
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Applicant: OPW-Engineered Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Don Johnson, Jeff Cousineau, Ted Shreve, Mike Crum
  • Publication number: 20140060685
    Abstract: Lock down units and loading arms with lock down units are disclosed. According to one embodiment, a loading arm includes a product delivery pipe pivotally coupled to a product standpipe such that the product delivery pipe is rotatable in a vertical plane. A rocker assembly is coupled to the product delivery pipe. A support arm may be pivotally connected to the product standpipe and slidably coupled to the rocker assembly such that the support arm and the rocker assembly are slidable with respect to one another. The support arm comprises a plurality of slots. A locking pawl is affixed to the rocker assembly and selectively engagable with the slots such that, when the locking pawl is engaged with a slot of the support arm, the locking pawl couples the support arm to the rocker assembly, thereby preventing the product delivery pipe from being raised in the vertical plane.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 23, 2013
    Publication date: March 6, 2014
    Applicant: OPW Engineered Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph P. Roth, Krzysztof Wejdman
  • Patent number: 7581483
    Abstract: In accordance with an embodiment of the present invention, a blast-resistant panel may include a layer of a pre-cured elastomeric material having a predetermined thickness, a body portion, and a plurality of flanges, each of the plurality of flanges having a substantially equal width and depending away from a same side and at approximately equivalent right angles to the body portion. The blast-resistant panel may also include a plurality of fastener elements for securing the pre-cured elastomeric material layer to a surface of a structure through the plurality of flanges of pre-cured elastomeric material layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2009
    Assignee: Life Shield Engineered Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: Bruce Hall
  • Publication number: 20090107915
    Abstract: A method for the removal of contaminants from a contaminated water stream, by pretreating the contaminated water stream to yield a pretreated water stream, wherein pretreating comprises passing the contaminated water stream to at least one electrocoagulation cell wherein coagulation of contaminants is promoted, yielding an electrocoagulated stream; and separating coagulated contaminants from the electrocoagulated stream. An electrocoagulation reactor comprising a plurality of electrodes positioned parallel to each other and provided with a means of energizing each electrode; a fluid inlet for an inlet stream comprising contaminated water; a fluid outlet for an outlet stream comprising electrocoagulated products; a flow distributor system; and a gas distribution system for injecting a gas into the electrocoagulation reactor. An electrocoagulation system for treating a contaminated water stream, the system comprising at least one electrocoagulation reactor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2008
    Publication date: April 30, 2009
    Applicant: ITS ENGINEERED SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventors: Harry O. Skinner, Gregory L. Grimme
  • Publication number: 20080099399
    Abstract: The invention is an improved filtration module. The filtration system comprises a filter vessel having two or more filtrate outlets mounted at opposite ends of the filter vessel. Alternatively, a seal is placed between the filter vessel and membrane element contained therein to direct the flow of fluid through the membrane element. The presence of two or more filtrate outlets and/or a seal enhances the performance of the filtration system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 27, 2006
    Publication date: May 1, 2008
    Applicant: ITS Engineered Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Harry Skinner, Gregory L. Grimme
  • Publication number: 20080028817
    Abstract: A cupping press includes at least one blanking die that operates between a rest position and a forming position through the action of a first servomotor. At least one forming punch operates between a retracted position and an extended position. The forming punch in the extended position is at least partially disposed in a forming cavity defined in a lower die of the press. The operation of the cupping press is controlled by a control circuit that is electrically connected to the first servomotor. The control circuit operates to generate a synchronization pulse based on a parameter, and functions to coordinate the operation of the first servomotor with the synchronization pulse.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2007
    Publication date: February 7, 2008
    Applicant: Advanced Engineered Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: James E. Ribordy
  • Patent number: 7172746
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method for treating a feed gas stream rich in hydrogen sulfide by partially combusting the feed gas stream rich in hydrogen sulfide with an oxygen-enriched gas in a Claus reaction furnace to produce to a combustion reaction product stream containing sulfur. The combustion reaction product stream is split into a recycle stream and a treatment stream and the recycle stream directed back into the Claus reaction furnace, without first condensing sulfur out of the recycle stream, while the treatment stream is directed into a condenser to condense sulfur out of the treatment stream.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2007
    Assignee: GAA Engineered Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: Russell D. Rischard