Patents by Inventor Justin Lane Masias

Justin Lane Masias 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: 10678274
    Abstract: Control systems include various combinations of pressure regulators, pilots, and pressure stabilizers to provide systems with adjustable deadbands for over pressure protection, adjustable deadbands for under pressure protection, adjustable deadbands for both over pressure and under pressure protection, pressure assisted closure for over pressure protection, pressure assisted closure for under pressure protection, pressure assisted closure for both over pressure and under pressure protection, or spring assisted closure for over pressure and under pressure protection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: EMERSON PROCESS MANAGEMENT REGULATOR TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Justin Lane Masias, Douglas James Scheffler, Tung K. Nguyen, James Curtis Bagby
  • Patent number: 10634003
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus to control the actuation of regulators including a loading chamber are disclosed. An example apparatus includes a first pneumatic regulator including a loading chamber, the first pneumatic regulator to flow fluid toward a downstream process; a second pneumatic regulator coupled between the loading chamber and the downstream process, the second pneumatic regulator to control an actuation of the first pneumatic regulator during normal operation based on a pressure difference between a first pressure downstream of the first pneumatic regulator and a second pressure within the loading chamber; and a valve coupled between the loading chamber and the downstream process, the valve to control the actuation of the first pneumatic regulator during a shut-down event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: Emerson Process Management Regulator Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Justin Lane Masias, William Kevin Burke, Paul Richard Anderson
  • Publication number: 20190145566
    Abstract: Example noise attenuators for use with process control devices are described herein. An example apparatus includes a first plate and a second plate disposed in a fluid passageway of a noise attenuator. The second plate is spaced apart from the first plate. The example apparatus also includes a first support rod extending along a central axis of the fluid passageway. The first support rod is coupled to the first plate and to the second plate. The example apparatus further includes a second support rod extending along an axis parallel to and offset from the central axis. The second support rod is coupled to the first plate and the second plate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 11, 2019
    Publication date: May 16, 2019
    Inventor: Justin Lane Masias
  • Patent number: 10208880
    Abstract: Example noise attenuators for use with process control devices are described herein. An example apparatus includes a first plate and a second plate disposed in a fluid passageway of a noise attenuator. The second plate is spaced apart from the first plate. The example apparatus also includes a first support rod extending along a central axis of the fluid passageway. The first support rod is coupled to the first plate and to the second plate. The example apparatus further includes a second support rod extending along an axis parallel to and offset from the central axis. The second support rod is coupled to the first plate and the second plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: Emerson Process Management Regulator Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Justin Lane Masias
  • Publication number: 20180209297
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus to control the actuation of regulators including a loading chamber are disclosed. An example apparatus includes a first pneumatic regulator including a loading chamber, the first pneumatic regulator to flow fluid toward a downstream process; a second pneumatic regulator coupled between the loading chamber and the downstream process, the second pneumatic regulator to control an actuation of the first pneumatic regulator during normal operation based on a pressure difference between a first pressure downstream of the first pneumatic regulator and a second pressure within the loading chamber; and a valve coupled between the loading chamber and the downstream process, the valve to control the actuation of the first pneumatic regulator during a shut-down event.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 20, 2017
    Publication date: July 26, 2018
    Inventors: Justin Lane Masias, William Kevin Burke, Paul Richard Anderson
  • Publication number: 20180187816
    Abstract: Example noise attenuators for use with process control devices are described herein. An example apparatus includes a first plate and a second plate disposed in a fluid passageway of a noise attenuator. The second plate is spaced apart from the first plate. The example apparatus also includes a first support rod extending along a central axis of the fluid passageway. The first support rod is coupled to the first plate and to the second plate. The example apparatus further includes a second support rod extending along an axis parallel to and offset from the central axis. The second support rod is coupled to the first plate and the second plate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2016
    Publication date: July 5, 2018
    Inventor: Justin Lane Masias
  • Publication number: 20170335982
    Abstract: Control systems include various combinations of pressure regulators, pilots, and pressure stabilizers to provide systems with adjustable deadbands for over pressure protection, adjustable deadbands for under pressure protection, adjustable deadbands for both over pressure and under pressure protection, pressure assisted closure for over pressure protection, pressure assisted closure for under pressure protection, pressure assisted closure for both over pressure and under pressure protection, or spring assisted closure for over pressure and under pressure protection.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 9, 2017
    Publication date: November 23, 2017
    Inventors: Justin Lane Masias, Douglas James Scheffler, Tung K. Nguyen, James Curtis Bagby
  • Patent number: 9760097
    Abstract: Control systems include various combinations of pressure regulators, pilots, and pressure stabilizers to provide systems with adjustable deadbands for over pressure protection, adjustable deadbands for under pressure protection, adjustable deadbands for both over pressure and under pressure protection, pressure assisted closure for over pressure protection, pressure assisted closure for under pressure protection, pressure assisted closure for both over pressure and under pressure protection, or spring assisted closure for over pressure and under pressure protection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: EMERSON PROCESS MANAGEMENT REGULATOR TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Justin Lane Masias, Douglas James Scheffler, Tung K. Nguyen, James Curtis Bagby
  • Publication number: 20160356389
    Abstract: Control systems include various combinations of pressure regulators, pilots, and pressure stabilizers to provide systems with adjustable deadbands for over pressure protection, adjustable deadbands for under pressure protection, adjustable deadbands for both over pressure and under pressure protection, pressure assisted closure for over pressure protection, pressure assisted closure for under pressure protection, pressure assisted closure for both over pressure and under pressure protection, or spring assisted closure for over pressure and under pressure protection.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 13, 2015
    Publication date: December 8, 2016
    Inventors: Justin Lane Masias, Douglas James Scheffler, Tung K. Nguyen, James Curtis Bagby
  • Patent number: 9229458
    Abstract: A fluid regulating device includes a regulator valve having an inlet, an outlet, and a valve port disposed between the inlet and the outlet. An actuator is coupled to the regulator valve and includes a valve disc that displaces between a closed position and an open position. The device also includes an overpressure protection device adapted to stop flow from the inlet to the outlet when pressure in a control cavity reaches a predetermined level. The overpressure protection device includes a sensing tube having a first end in fluid communication with the control cavity and a second end in fluid communication with the outlet. The sensing tube has a first portion extending parallel to the flow axis. One or more apertures are disposed in the sensing tube adjacent to the second end, and each of the apertures has a centerline that is perpendicular to the flow axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2016
    Assignee: EMERSON PROCESS MANAGEMENT REGULATOR TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: James Chester Hawkins, David Blair Davis, Justin Lane Masias
  • Publication number: 20140090726
    Abstract: A fluid regulating device includes a regulator valve having an inlet, an outlet, and a valve port disposed between the inlet and the outlet. An actuator is coupled to the regulator valve and includes a valve disc that displaces between a closed position and an open position. The device also includes an overpressure protection device adapted to stop flow from the inlet to the outlet when pressure in a control cavity reaches a predetermined level. The overpressure protection device includes a sensing tube having a first end in fluid communication with the control cavity and a second end in fluid communication with the outlet. The sensing tube has a first portion extending parallel to the flow axis. One or more apertures are disposed in the sensing tube adjacent to the second end, and each of the apertures has a centerline that is perpendicular to the flow axis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2013
    Publication date: April 3, 2014
    Applicant: EMERSON PROCESS MANAGEMENT REGULATOR TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: James Chester Hawkins, David Blair Davis, Justin Lane Masias