Patents Assigned to SPX Corporation
  • Patent number: 10028354
    Abstract: A lighting status signaling system including a lighting fixture having a light, a light driver connected to the light, and a monitor circuit connected to the light and to the light driver. The monitor circuit is configured to monitor a voltage level at an output of the light driver. A sensing circuit is coupled to the monitor circuit via a sensing wire independent of a power wire to the lighting fixture. A lighting controller is connected to the sensing circuit via the sensing wire and configured to determine a lighting status of the lighting fixture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: SPX Corporation
    Inventors: Casey W. Barker, Russell Bruner
  • Patent number: 9942969
    Abstract: The disclosure is directed to an obstruction lighting and power line control system. The system includes at least one light source, at least one controller coupled to and configured to control the at least one light source, a power line cable providing power to the at least one light source, and a power supply coupled to the power line cable and configured to provide power to the at least one light source over the power line cable. The disclosure further includes a system controller configured to control the power supply to provide power over the power line cable to the at least one light source and the at least one controller that indicates at least one of the following: operating parameters and operating modes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: SPX Corporation
    Inventors: Keith Range, Russell Bruner
  • Patent number: 9719351
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a rotary motor, comprising a plurality of vanes, wherein each of the vanes is split into two subvanes, one or more elastic members, wherein the elastic member is configured to push each of the subvanes forming a vane toward an end plate to form a seal between the subvane and the end plate; an inner rotary member housing the plurality of vanes projecting from a central rotation axis of the inner rotor; a lobe member encompassing the inner rotary member and the plurality of vanes; a plurality of chambers wherein each of the chambers is encompassed by an inner surface of the lobe member and an outer surface of the inner rotary member; and one or more end plates to enclose the plurality of vanes, the inner rotary member, the lobe member and the plurality of chambers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignee: SPX Corporation
    Inventor: Michael T. Landrum
  • Patent number: 9694329
    Abstract: A mixing apparatus and system includes a hub, a plurality of blades, and a respective hinge for each blade to pivotally secure each blade to the hub. Each hinge including a lock having a tab and a detent to secure the respective blade in an operating conformation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Assignee: SPX Corporation
    Inventors: Stephen L. Markle, Michael E. McCarroll
  • Patent number: 9602215
    Abstract: The invention provides a device, system, and method for receiving and transmitting fare collection data with a dynamic fare collection data probe. Specifically, the dynamic fare collection data probe automatically adjusts gain to allow for faster data rates and compensate for variances within emitter and detector parameters associated with a fare collection system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2017
    Assignee: SPX CORPORATION
    Inventors: Bruce R. Joy, Sasa Vukovic
  • Patent number: 9428282
    Abstract: An obstruction light system includes a light and lens configured to output light. The system further includes a plurality of sensors associated with the light, a processor configured to receive outputs from the plurality of sensors and determine a status of the light based on the output from the plurality of sensors, and a wireless transmitter configured to transmit the status from the processor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2016
    Assignee: SPX Corporation
    Inventors: Mark Lane, Russell Bruner, Scott Fulton, David Duryea, Christopher Range
  • Patent number: 9327256
    Abstract: A mixing apparatus and system includes a hub, a plurality of blades, and a respective hinge for each blade to pivotally secure each blade to the hub. Each hinge including a lock having a tab and a detent to secure the respective blade in an operating conformation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2016
    Assignee: SPX Corporation
    Inventors: Stephen L. Markle, Michael E. McCarroll
  • Patent number: 9236908
    Abstract: An obstruction lighting and power line communication system is provided. The system includes a first controller coupled to and configured to control a first light source. The system includes a first transceiver associated with the first light source and configured to transmit and receive telemetry data signals associated with the first light source. The system includes a power line cable coupling the first controller and the first transceiver. The system includes a power supply coupled to the power line cable and configured to provide power to the first light source over the power line cable. The system includes a system controller configured to exchange control and telemetry signals with the first controller and the first transceiver over the power line cable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2016
    Assignee: SPX Corporation
    Inventors: Christopher Range, Russell Bruner
  • Patent number: 8998443
    Abstract: A beacon light and lens system includes a base, a light emitting diode assembly having at least one light emitting diode secured to the base, a lens including optics configured to capture and direct light from the at least one light emitting diode, a driver board configured to power the at least one light emitting diode, a power source connected to the driver board wherein the lens is mounted on the base. The system generates a 360° horizontal beam pattern and a predetermined vertical beam pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: SPX Corporation
    Inventors: Christopher Shumate, Handani Kam, Nimrod McDade, IV, Russell Bruner, David Duryea
  • Patent number: 8998172
    Abstract: In an embodiment of the present invention, a valve seal for a ball valve includes a ball configured to mate with a tail piece, an annular seat ring to facilitate the mating of the ball with the tail piece, the seat ring having an angled wall having a first groove for accommodating a first seal and a second groove for accommodating a second seal, the first seal having a different Young's modulus from the second seal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: SPX Corporation
    Inventors: Mark Lewandowski, Glenn McClatchey, Phillip Treichel
  • Patent number: 8992049
    Abstract: A light and light control system includes a light configured to generate light from a power source. The system further includes a light collector configured to receive ambient light from any one of a plurality of directions, the light collector including an outer face to receive the ambient light, the light collector including an inclined surface arranged in the light collector, at least one photo detector configured to detect the light received by the light collector, and the inclined surface redirecting the light received from the outer face towards the at least one photo detector. Finally, the system includes a circuit configured to receive a signal from the at least one photo detector and control the light in response to the signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: SPX Corporation
    Inventors: Nimrod McDade, Russell Bruner, Handani Kam
  • Patent number: 8979507
    Abstract: An adjustable cooling mechanism is provided. The cooling mechanism may include: a hollow member surrounding, at least in part, a machine to be cooled; the hollow member having holes oriented at the machine; an outlet configured to outlet a compressed fluid from the machine; a conduit connecting the outlet to an interior of the hollow member; and a throttling mechanism configured to throttle a fluid moving through the holes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: SPX Corporation
    Inventors: Dwight Booth, Joseph Haynes
  • Publication number: 20150068037
    Abstract: A system is provided where the system includes a chamber, a first cooling system including a first cooling load evaporator, wherein the first cooling system is placed within the chamber, a second cooling system including a fluid coil, wherein the fluid coil is placed within the chamber, and a thermal storage for a second cooling fluid in the second cooling system, wherein the thermal storage is placed outside the chamber. In the system, the first cooling system further includes a first compressor and a first condenser and the second cooling system further includes a thermal storage chiller, wherein the thermal storage chiller is placed outside the chamber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 6, 2013
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Applicant: SPX Corporation
    Inventor: Richard M. Powell
  • Patent number: 8926148
    Abstract: A lens system includes multiple light emitting diode sources. The lens system further includes optics configured to capture and direct light from the multiple light emitting diode sources. The system generates a 360° horizontal beam pattern and a predetermined vertical beam pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: SPX Corporation
    Inventors: Christopher Shumate, David Duryea, Nimrod McDade, III, Russell Bruner, Handani Kam, Christopher Range
  • Publication number: 20140308066
    Abstract: An actuator is provided. The actuator includes a rod having a socket portion at one distal end of the rod and a swivel cap. The swivel cap includes a base portion having an inner surface and an outer surface and a raised domed portion disposed on the inner surface of the base portion. The outer surface has an origin of the radius at the center of the plane that defines the outer surface of the base portion. The raised domed portion is mounted on the socket portion of the rod and has an origin of the radius on the plane that defines the outer surface of the base portion. A raised region is located on at least one of the raised domed portion or the socket portion. The swivel cap tilts relative to the rod in response to angular misalignment with a load to a tilt angle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 11, 2014
    Publication date: October 16, 2014
    Applicant: SPX Corporation
    Inventor: James E. Cooper
  • Publication number: 20140247164
    Abstract: An obstruction light system includes a light and lens configured to output light. The system further includes a plurality of sensors associated with the light, a processor configured to receive outputs from the plurality of sensors and determine a status of the light based on the output from the plurality of sensors, and a wireless transmitter configured to transmit the status from the processor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2014
    Publication date: September 4, 2014
    Applicant: SPX Corporation
    Inventors: Mark Lane, Russell Bruner, Scott Fulton, David Duryea, Christopher Range
  • Patent number: 8733737
    Abstract: In accordance with one embodiment of the present invention, a seal for a surge relief valve includes a) a valve housing having a flow inlet and a flow outlet; b) an annular retainer for coupling a plug to an interior of the valve housing, the retainer having a first end oriented toward the flow inlet and a second end remote therefrom; c) the plug having a first end oriented toward the flow inlet and a second end remote therefrom, the plug having a mating junction for coupling with the second end of the retainer, the plug having a first countersink, a second countersink, a first lip defined between the first and second countersinks and a second lip adjacent the second countersink; and d) an annular plug seal having a first end oriented toward the flow inlet and a second end remote from the first end for mating with the second countersink and a lip that abuts the second end of the retainer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Assignee: SPX Corporation
    Inventors: Mark Lewandowski, Raj Shah, Phi Nguyen
  • Publication number: 20140102293
    Abstract: A piston assembly is provided. The piston assembly may include: a piston rod; a piston pivotally connected to the piston rod; and a rotatable rod bearing configured to allow the piston rod to pass therethough and rotate along with the piston rod as the piston rod pivots with respect to the piston. A method of making a piston assembly may be provided. The method may include: attaching a piston rod to a piston in a pivoting connection; providing a rotatable bearing for the piston rod; and supporting the piston rod with the rotatable bearing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 12, 2012
    Publication date: April 17, 2014
    Applicant: SPX Corporation
    Inventors: Douglas P. MILLER, Michael T. LANDRUM, James Ervin COOPER
  • Patent number: D724088
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignee: SPX Corporation
    Inventor: Tim Giometti
  • Patent number: D725340
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: SPX Corporation
    Inventor: Tim Giometti