Patents by Inventor Brian Wayne Johnson

Brian Wayne Johnson 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: 11454464
    Abstract: A fan brake system for controlling an industrial fan system, the fan brake system including a fan brake having a brake pad movable on the fan brake to selectively engage the fan system. An actuator including a motor can be operable to cause the fan brake to perform a braking procedure on the fan system to resist rotational movement of the fan system. A controller can be communicated with the actuator, the controller operable to selectively cause the actuator and the fan brake to perform the braking procedure, wherein the controller is operable to monitor and control power being supplied to the motor of the actuator during the braking procedure to maintain a torque output of the motor according to a predetermined torque profile during the braking procedure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2022
    Assignee: Tex Tenn, LLC
    Inventors: Carl T. Johnson, Thomas K. Best, Brian Alexander Lesniak, Thomas Ray Hendrix, Michael Wayne Sprengel
  • Publication number: 20220127830
    Abstract: A faucet handle assembly includes a mounting shank configured to be mounted to a mounting deck. A valve assembly is received within an internal chamber of the mounting shank, and the valve assembly includes a valve stem that is rotatable about a rotation axis to facilitate water flow through the valve assembly. The valve assembly further includes a valve stem adapter that is operably coupled to the valve stem. The faucet handle assembly further includes an upper handle. The upper handle includes a lever that is coupled to the valve stem adapter and the valve stem, and the lever is disposed on a first side of the rotation axis. The upper handle further includes a cover that is coupled to the valve stem adapter and disposed on an opposite second side of the rotation axis. The cover and the lever together obscure the valve stem adapter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 12, 2021
    Publication date: April 28, 2022
    Inventors: Gerald Robert Hayes, Brian Wayne Johnson
  • Publication number: 20210062481
    Abstract: A faucet spout includes an arm extending from an upstream portion to a downstream portion. The arm defines a longitudinal axis extending between the upstream portion and the downstream portion. A passageway is disposed in the arm, and the passageway is configured to receive water from a water source. A plurality of baffles is disposed in the passageway. The plurality of baffles defines a tortuous flow path in the passageway. An outlet is disposed substantially perpendicularly to the longitudinal axis. The outlet is configured to receive water from the passageway and deliver water from the faucet spout.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 25, 2020
    Publication date: March 4, 2021
    Inventors: Alisha Nicole Buescher, Gerald Robert Hayes, Brian Wayne Johnson
  • Patent number: 10245610
    Abstract: An on-wall shower system that is configured to be retrofit to existing in-wall shower plumbing. To assist in installation, the on-wall shower system provides for adjustability of an upper amount, for adjustably of a lower mount, and/or for axial height adjustment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: Delta Faucet Company
    Inventor: Brian Wayne Johnson
  • Publication number: 20170157634
    Abstract: An on-wall shower system that is configured to be retrofit to existing in-wall shower plumbing. To assist in installation, the on-wall shower system provides for adjustability of an upper amount, for adjustably of a lower mount, and/or for axial height adjustment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 10, 2016
    Publication date: June 8, 2017
    Inventor: Brian Wayne Johnson
  • Patent number: 9650768
    Abstract: A valve assembly for a shower/tub system is provided. The assembly includes a valve body assembly having a molded base, a first inlet connection fitting configured to fluidly attach a first fluid source to the molded base, a second inlet connection fitting configured to fluidly attach a second fluid source to the molded base, a first outlet connection fitting configured to fluidly attach a shower fixture to the molded base, and a second outlet connection fitting configured to fluidly attach a tub nozzle to the molded base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Assignee: Delta Faucet Company
    Inventors: Brian Wayne Johnson, Todd Andrew Huffington, Paul Patton
  • Publication number: 20150191900
    Abstract: A valve assembly for a shower/tub system is provided. The assembly includes a valve body assembly having a molded base, a first inlet connection fitting configured to fluidly attach a first fluid source to the molded base, a second inlet connection fitting configured to fluidly attach a second fluid source to the molded base, a first outlet connection fitting configured to fluidly attach a shower fixture to the molded base, and a second outlet connection fitting configured to fluidly attach a tub nozzle to the molded base.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2013
    Publication date: July 9, 2015
    Inventors: Brian Wayne Johnson, Todd Andrew Huffington, Paul Patton
  • Publication number: 20150158047
    Abstract: An adjustable shower system including a support tube configured to be fluidly coupled to a shower arm, and a main body supported for sliding movement along the support tube. A shower head is supported by the main body and is fluidly coupled to the support tube. A brake is configured to releasably secure the main body at one of a plurality vertical positions along the support tube.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 6, 2013
    Publication date: June 11, 2015
    Applicant: MASCO CORPORATION OF INDIANA
    Inventors: Brian Wayne Johnson, Paul V. Patton, Anthony G. Spangler, Daniel S. Genord
  • Patent number: 8695625
    Abstract: A faucet assembly 10 including base 28 configured to be supported by a sink deck 12, a waterway 22 supported by the base 28, and a valve cartridge 18, 20 fluidly coupled to the waterway 112 way 22. A delivery spout 26 is illustratively supported by the base 28 and receives an outlet conduit 46 in fluid communication with the waterway 22.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Assignee: Masco Corporation of Indiana
    Inventors: Garry R. Marty, Kurt J. Thomas, Brian A. Enlow, Brian Wayne Johnson, Matthew Lee Kemp
  • Patent number: 8689818
    Abstract: A faucet assembly (10, 200, 300) including a waterway (28, 228, 328) fluidly coupled to a valve assembly (26). In one illustrative embodiment, a valve body (54, 206, 306) receives the waterway (28, 228, 328), and at least one retainer (64, 66, 216, 316, 318) restrains movement of the waterway (28, 228, 328).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2014
    Assignee: Masco Corporation of Indiana
    Inventors: Garry Robin Marty, Kurt Judson Thomas, Brian Wayne Johnson, Brian Alan Enlow, Derek Allen Brown
  • Publication number: 20130299608
    Abstract: A showerhead assembly including a first fluid dispensing unit including a plurality of first fluidic devices, and a second fluid dispensing unit removably coupled to the first fluid dispensing unit and including a plurality of second fluidic devices. The first fluidic devices and the second fluidic devices each provide a multi-dimensional spray pattern.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2011
    Publication date: November 14, 2013
    Applicant: Masco Corporation of Indiana
    Inventors: Anthony G. Spangler, Paul V. Patton, Garry Robin Marty, Brian Wayne Johnson
  • Publication number: 20110079307
    Abstract: A faucet assembly 10 including base 28 configured to be supported by a sink deck 12, a waterway 22 supported by the base 28, and a valve cartridge 18, 20 fluidly coupled to the waterway 112 way 22. A delivery spout 26 is illustratively supported by the base 28 and receives an outlet conduit 46 in fluid communication with the waterway 22.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2009
    Publication date: April 7, 2011
    Inventors: Garry R. Marty, Kurt J. Thomas, Brian A. Enlow, Brian Wayne Johnson, Matthew Lee Kemp
  • Publication number: 20110073205
    Abstract: A faucet assembly (10, 200, 300) including a waterway (28, 228, 328) fluidly coupled to a valve assembly (26). In one illustrative embodiment, a valve body (54, 206, 306) receives the waterway (28, 228, 328), and at least one retainer (64, 66, 216, 316, 318) restrains movement of the waterway (28, 228, 328).
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2009
    Publication date: March 31, 2011
    Inventors: Garry Robin Marty, Kurt Judson Thomas, Brian Wayne Johnson, Brian Alan Enlow, Derek Allen Brown