Patents Assigned to John Zink Company
  • Patent number: 10913012
    Abstract: Systems and methods for separation of hydrocarbon containing fluids are provided. More particularly, the disclosure is relevant to separating fluids having a gas phase, a hydrocarbon liquid phase, and an aqueous liquid phase using indirect heating. In general, the system uses a first gas separation followed by pressure reduction and then a second gas separation. Indirect follows the second gas separation and then three-phase separation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: John Zink Company, LLC
    Inventors: Stephen Rehm, Timothy Oneal, Gene Bittel, Mark Ferguson, Daniel Wright, Nicholas Jensen, Todd Earls
  • Publication number: 20210025589
    Abstract: A staged gas injection system for a flare tip that can discharge waste gas into a combustion zone is provided. The staged gas injection system includes, for example, a first gas injection assembly and a second stage gas injection assembly. The first gas injection assembly is configured to inject a gas (for example steam or a gas other than steam) at a high flow rate and a high pressure into the flare tip or the combustion zone. The second gas injection assembly is configured to inject a gas (for example, steam and/or a gas other than steam) at a low flow rate and a high pressure into the flare tip or the combustion zone. A flare tip including the staged gas injection system is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 9, 2020
    Publication date: January 28, 2021
    Applicant: John Zink Company, LLC
    Inventors: Wesley Ryan BUSSMAN, James Charles FRANKLIN, Dennis Lee KNOTT, Jeff William WHITE
  • Patent number: 10837636
    Abstract: A staged steam injection system for a flare tip that can discharge waste gas into a combustion zone is provided. The staged steam injection system includes, for example, a first gas injection assembly and a second stage gas injection assembly. The first gas injection assembly is configured to inject steam at a high flow rate and a high pressure into the flare tip or the combustion zone. The second gas injection assembly is configured to inject a gas (for example, steam and/or a gas other than steam) at a low flow rate and a high pressure into the flare tip or the combustion zone. A flare tip including the staged steam injection system is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: JOHN ZINK COMPANY, LLC
    Inventors: Wesley Ryan Bussman, James Charles Franklin, Dennis Lee Knott, Jeff William White
  • Publication number: 20190301737
    Abstract: A tunable diode laser absorption spectroscopy (TDLAS) optical head includes a housing configured for attachment to a sight tube attached to a wall of a process chamber. The TDLAS optical head further includes optics within the housing for transmitting, receiving, or transmitting and receiving a laser beam within a process chamber through the sight tube. The TDLAS optical head further includes a photo sensor in the housing positioned to receive light emitted by combustion within the process chamber to which the housing is attached.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 19, 2019
    Publication date: October 3, 2019
    Applicant: John Zink Company, LLC
    Inventors: Bernard P. Masterson, Michael John Estes, Andrew D. Sappey
  • Publication number: 20190293553
    Abstract: A method for measuring a concentration of at least one target species includes generating first and second laser beams having respective first and second wavelengths each corresponding to respective absorption lines of the at least one target species. The method includes coupling the first and second laser beams to proximal ends of first and second fundamental modes of first and second optical waveguides, respectively. The method includes transmitting through a measurement zone, for a distal end of the first and second optical waveguides, a probe signal including the first and second laser beam. The method includes determining a first signal strength of the probe signal at the first wavelength and a second signal strength of the probe signal at the second wavelength, and determining, from the first signal strength and the second signal strength, a concentration of the at least one target species.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2019
    Publication date: September 26, 2019
    Applicant: John Zink Company, LLC
    Inventors: Andrew D. Sappey, Bernard Patrick Masterson
  • Patent number: 10371378
    Abstract: A method of monitoring blockage of a sight tube attached to a wall of a process chamber, the sight tube being operatively associated with a TDLAS optical head with a window between the sight tube and the TDLAS optical head. The method includes the steps of providing a photo sensor in the TDLAS optical head, the photo sensor being positioned to receive light emitted by a light emitting process within the process chamber. An emission signal produced by light emitted by the light emitting process within the process chamber being received by the photo sensor is monitored. A determination is made if the emission signal is degrading.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: John Zink Company, LLC
    Inventors: Bernard P Masterson, Michael John Estes, Andrew D Sappey
  • Patent number: 10352852
    Abstract: A system for widely spaced wavelength tunable diode laser absorption spectroscopy includes at least a first and second tunable diode laser generating laser light at a first and second wavelength, wherein laser light of the first and second wavelengths cannot co-propagate efficiently on the same single-mode fiber. A first fiber may be configured to carry light in the first wavelength, and a second fiber configured to carry light in the second wavelength. A fiber bundle may be formed from the distal ends of the first and second fibers stripped of their respective coatings, and arranged with their claddings adjacent to each other. One or more pitch heads are configured to project respective beams of laser light from the fiber bundle through a measurement zone. One or more catch heads located across the measurement zone receive the respective beams and direct the respective beams onto at least one sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: JOHN ZINK COMPANY, LLC
    Inventors: Andrew D. Sappey, Bernard Patrick Masterson
  • Patent number: D875558
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: John Zink Company, LLC
    Inventors: Dominique Grillotti, Gilles Theis, Clement Bresillion
  • Patent number: D875559
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: John Zink Company, LLC
    Inventors: Dominique Grillotti, Gilles Theis, Clement Bresillion
  • Patent number: D875560
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: John Zink Company, LLC
    Inventors: Dominique Grillotti, Gilles Theis, Clement Bresillion
  • Patent number: D875561
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: John Zink Company, LLC
    Inventors: Dominique Grillotti, Gilles Theis, Clement Bresillion
  • Patent number: D875562
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: John Zink Company, LLC
    Inventors: Dominique Grillotti, Gilles Theis, Clement Bresillion
  • Patent number: D875563
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: John Zink Company, LLC
    Inventors: Dominique Grillotti, Gilles Theis, Clement Bresillion
  • Patent number: D875564
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: John Zink Company, LLC
    Inventors: Dominique Grillotti, Gilles Theis, Clement Bresillion
  • Patent number: D875565
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: John Zink Company, LLC
    Inventors: Dominique Grillotti, Gilles Theis, Clement Bresillion
  • Patent number: D875566
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: John Zink Company, LLC
    Inventors: Dominique Grillotti, Gilles Theis, Clement Bresillion
  • Patent number: D876246
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: John Zink Company, LLC
    Inventors: Dominique Grillotti, Gilles Theis, Clement Bresillion
  • Patent number: D883811
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: John Zink Company, LLC
    Inventors: Dominique Grillotti, Gilles Theis, Clement Bresillion
  • Patent number: D883812
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: John Zink Company, LLC
    Inventors: Dominique Grillotti, Gilles Theis, Clement Bresillion
  • Patent number: D883813
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: John Zink Company, LLC
    Inventors: Dominique Grillotti, Gilles Theis, Clement Bresillion