Patents by Inventor Jeffrey Louis Johanning

Jeffrey Louis Johanning 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: 20200292089
    Abstract: A valve control is configured for use with control valves and other flow controls. The valve control leverages a simplified structure to avoid problems with manufacture and reduce costs. This structure includes a support unit that compresses parts of a valve housing together. Inside of the valve housing, the structure incorporates diaphragms that cause a pair of balanced valves to move in response to changes in pressure of fluid in a conduit. For industrial application, the valve control finds use to maintain pressure of natural gas in pipelines downstream from a control valve.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 1, 2019
    Publication date: September 17, 2020
    Inventors: Jeffrey Louis Johanning, Kyle McKinley Bryan, Gheorghe Dodan, Mark David Kaczmarek, James Alex Markert, Abdul Raoof Mohamed, Jayesh K Shah, Orie Woodman Van Doran, Jonathan Clyde Whitten
  • Publication number: 20200292098
    Abstract: An actuator for use in a control valve assembly that has a structure amenable to manufacture. The actuator may comprise a housing comprising a plurality of walls secured to one another with fasteners to form an interior cavity, a torque hub disposed in the interior cavity, the torque hub comprising a torque body and a torque arm that are releasably engaged with one another via fasteners, each of the torque body and the torque arm having interfacing geometry that defines surfaces that engage with opposing surfaces on the other; and a load generator coupled with the torque hub.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 2, 2020
    Publication date: September 17, 2020
    Inventors: Jeffrey Louis Johanning, Mark David Kaczmarek, Abdul Raoof Mohamed, Jayesh K. Shah, Casey Michael Stockbridge, Orie Woodman Van Doran
  • Patent number: 10704707
    Abstract: An actuator for use in a control valve assembly that has a structure amenable to manufacture. The actuator may comprise a housing comprising a plurality of walls secured to one another with fasteners to form an interior cavity, a torque hub disposed in the interior cavity, the torque hub comprising a torque body and a torque arm that are releasably engaged with one another via fasteners, each of the torque body and the torque arm having interfacing geometry that defines surfaces that engage with opposing surfaces on the other; and a load generator coupled with the torque hub.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: Dresser, LLC
    Inventors: Jeffrey Louis Johanning, Mark David Kaczmarek, Abdul Raoof Mohamed, Jayesh K. Shah, Casey Michael Stockbridge, Orie Woodman Van Doran
  • Publication number: 20190032810
    Abstract: A control assembly that is configured to operate large, heavy duty flow controls. The control assembly may include a main support and a thin plate disposed on the main support, the thin plate having four sides forming a mounting surface, the thin plate also having lateral slots that extend lengthwise in a first direction between two of the sides and are arranged so adjacent lateral slots are spaced apart from one another in a second direction perpendicular to the first direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 19, 2018
    Publication date: January 31, 2019
    Inventors: Jeffrey Louis Johanning, Kyle McKinley Bryan, Mark David Kaczmarek, Abdul Raoof Mohamed, Jayesh K. Shah
  • Publication number: 20180080574
    Abstract: An actuator for use in a control valve assembly that has a structure amenable to manufacture. The actuator may comprise a housing comprising a plurality of walls secured to one another with fasteners to form an interior cavity, a torque hub disposed in the interior cavity, the torque hub comprising a torque body and a torque arm that are releasably engaged with one another via fasteners, each of the torque body and the torque arm having interfacing geometry that defines surfaces that engage with opposing surfaces on the other; and a load generator coupled with the torque hub.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2017
    Publication date: March 22, 2018
    Inventors: Jeffrey Louis Johanning, Mark David Kaczmarek, Abdul Raoof Mohamed, Jayesh K. Shah, Casey Michael Stockbridge, Orie Woodman Van Doran
  • Patent number: 9863813
    Abstract: A flame sensor apparatus is provided including a sensor for sensing specific characteristics of a flame within a combustion chamber. The sensor includes a silicon carbide photodiode, and the sensor is spaced a distance from the combustion chamber. In addition, a fiber optic cable assembly extends between the sensor and the combustion chamber. The fiber optic cable can convey the specific characteristics of the flame from the combustion chamber to the sensor. The fiber optic cable assembly is included as part of a sealed array filled with an inert gas. In addition, a method of sensing specific characteristics of a flame is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: Michael Charles Spalding, Donald Albert Schneider, Jiyuan Liu, Frederick Louis Glesius, Jeffrey Louis Johanning, Leo Raymond Lombardo, Fred Yu-Feng Chou
  • Publication number: 20150166354
    Abstract: A method of removing a hydrocarbon compound from boron powder for a physical intermixture. A boron powder and hydrocarbon compound physical intermixture is provided. The physical intermixture is placed onto an inert container of one of quartz or ceramic, and placing such into an enclosed space. The environment of the space is altered to create an oxygen-lessened atmosphere and then heated to an elevated temperature of between 350° C. and 600° C. The method includes vaporizing at least some the hydrocarbon compound as a physical removal of the hydrocarbon compound from the boron powder at the elevated temperature and within the oxygen-lessened atmosphere. In one example, the remaining hydrocarbon compound is not more than about 0.1 weight percent of soluble residue.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2015
    Publication date: June 18, 2015
    Inventors: James Michael Lustig, Jeffrey Louis Johanning
  • Publication number: 20130273483
    Abstract: A flame sensor apparatus is provided including a sensor for sensing specific characteristics of a flame within a combustion chamber. The sensor includes a silicon carbide photodiode, and the sensor is spaced a distance from the combustion chamber. In addition, a fiber optic cable assembly extends between the sensor and the combustion chamber. The fiber optic cable can convey the specific characteristics of the flame from the combustion chamber to the sensor. The fiber optic cable assembly is included as part of a sealed array filled with an inert gas. In addition, a method of sensing specific characteristics of a flame is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 13, 2012
    Publication date: October 17, 2013
    Applicant: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Michael Charles Spalding, Donald Albert Schneider, Jiyuan Liu, Frederick Louis Glesius, Jeffrey Louis Johanning, Leo Raymond Lombardo, Fred Yu-Feng Chou
  • Publication number: 20130189633
    Abstract: Methods for removing an organic contaminant from contaminated boron powder include providing a contaminated boron powder, the boron powder being comingled with an organic contaminant. The method also includes placing the contaminated boron powder onto an inert container and placing the inert container and the contaminated boron powder into an enclosed space. The enclosed space environment is altered to create an oxygen deficient atmosphere. A heat source is provided to heat the contaminated boron powder to an elevated temperature. The method includes vaporizing the organic contaminant so as to reduce the amount of the organic contaminant comingled with the boron powder. Another method includes reducing the amount of the organic contaminant comingled with the boron powder to not more than about 0.1 weight percent of soluble residue.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 19, 2012
    Publication date: July 25, 2013
    Applicant: General Electric Company
    Inventors: James Michael Lustig, Jeffrey Louis Johanning
  • Patent number: 7170061
    Abstract: A radiation detector includes a housing, a crystal and a photomultiplier tube supported in the housing. A plurality of elongated, flat plastic or ceramic springs are located radially between the crystal and photomultiplier tube and the housing, and at least one additional spring is located at one end of the crystal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2007
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Lucas Lemar Clarke, James R. Williams, Brian M Palmer, Jeffrey Louis Johanning, Keith David Jones, Andrew E Shalhoub
  • Patent number: 7154098
    Abstract: A radiation detector includes a housing, an elongated, rectangular crystal having four longitudinally extending corners, and a photomultiplier tube both supported in the housing, with a light pipe located axially between respective facing ends of the photomultiplier tube and the crystal; and a plurality of elongated rails extending along respective ones of the longitudinally extending corners of the rectangular crystal, establishing an air gap between the crystal and the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2006
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Lucas Lemar Clarke, Brian Marshall Palmer, Jeffrey Louis Johanning, Keith David Jones, James R. Williams, Andrew Emanuel Shalhoub
  • Publication number: 20040178346
    Abstract: A scintillator for a radiation detector includes a substantially cylindrical scintillating element mounted in a substantially cylindrical housing; and a gamma ray source substantially enclosed within the scintillating element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2003
    Publication date: September 16, 2004
    Inventors: James R. Williams, Jeffrey Louis Johanning
  • Patent number: D836754
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: Dresser, LLC
    Inventors: Jeffrey Louis Johanning, Abdul Raoof Mohamed, Jayesh K Shah
  • Patent number: D846225
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Dresser, LLC
    Inventors: Jeffrey Louis Johanning, Mark David Kaczmarek, Abdul Raoof Mohamed, Jayesh K. Shah, Casey Michael Stockbridge, Orie Woodman Van Doran