Patents by Inventor Terry Glenn Young

Terry Glenn Young 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: 9395015
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are apparatuses and methods of preventing rotational stress on the top shaft of valve actuators. Certain methods and apparatuses include a bifurcated top shaft. Other apparatuses and methods include a method of preventing rotational stress at the distal end on the top shaft of an actuator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2016
    Assignee: Safoco, Inc.
    Inventor: Terry Glenn Young
  • Patent number: 9353775
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are new types of hydraulic piston valve actuators wherein the piston is replaceable with different sized pistons. Further disclosed are parts of the piston interchange system resulting in the fewest number of parts changed between one piston diameter and another piston diameter. Methods of changing from one piston diameter to another piston diameter are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2016
    Assignee: Safoco, Inc.
    Inventor: Terry Glenn Young
  • Patent number: 9353882
    Abstract: Hydraulic valve apparatuses with a low profile and without a top shaft are disclosed. Additionally, hydraulic valve apparatuses with indicator markers and side windows are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2016
    Assignee: Safoco, Inc.
    Inventor: Terry Glenn Young
  • Patent number: 8777178
    Abstract: A valve actuator apparatus and method for adjusting for valve bore drift using an adjustable downstop is disclosed. The adjustable downstop comprises a downstop and a drift adjuster. The drift adjuster can me moved in an upwards or downwards direction to increase or decrease the stroke length of the operator shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignee: Array Holdings, Inc.
    Inventor: Terry Glenn Young
  • Publication number: 20140097365
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are apparatuses and methods of preventing rotational stress on the top shaft of valve actuators. Certain methods and apparatuses include a bifurcated top shaft. Other apparatuses and methods include a method of preventing rotational stress at the distal end on the top shaft of an actuator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 10, 2012
    Publication date: April 10, 2014
    Applicant: Array Holdings, Inc.
    Inventor: Terry Glenn Young
  • Publication number: 20140097363
    Abstract: Configurations of piston actuators having seal retainers doubly acting as pressure chambers are disclosed. Further disclosed are methods of installing pressure chambers in piston actuators.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 5, 2012
    Publication date: April 10, 2014
    Applicant: Array Holdings, Inc.
    Inventor: Terry Glenn Young
  • Publication number: 20140097364
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are improved diaphragm actuators capable of preventing the inhibition of movement of a diaphragm retainer plate when a stretched or improperly sized diaphragm is used. Such diaphragm retainer plates may be adjustable such that the thickness from the distal side to the proximal side is increased. Methods of preventing such inhibition of movement are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 10, 2012
    Publication date: April 10, 2014
    Applicant: Array Holdings, Inc.
    Inventor: Terry Glenn Young
  • Publication number: 20140096676
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are new types of hydraulic piston valve actuators wherein the piston is replaceable with different sized pistons. Further disclosed are parts of the piston interchange system resulting in the fewest number of parts changed between one piston diameter and another piston diameter. Methods of changing from one piston diameter to another piston diameter are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 10, 2012
    Publication date: April 10, 2014
    Applicant: Array Holdings, Inc.
    Inventor: Terry Glenn Young
  • Publication number: 20130313451
    Abstract: A valve actuator apparatus having improved diaphragm retention to protect against tensile loading and ability to adjust the top shaft diameter within said actuator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2012
    Publication date: November 28, 2013
    Applicant: Array Holdings, Inc.
    Inventor: Terry Glenn Young
  • Publication number: 20130312840
    Abstract: A valve actuator apparatus and method for preventing latitudinal movement of a diaphragm actuator spring. The downstop is fitted with spring retainers to prevent latitudinal movement of the spring upon compression.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2012
    Publication date: November 28, 2013
    Applicant: Array Holdings, Inc.
    Inventor: Terry Glenn Young
  • Publication number: 20130291946
    Abstract: The current invention relates generally to valves and actuators. This invention further relates to valves where the phenomenon known as “slamming” is completely mitigated and/or eliminated through self-damped valve assemblies. Additionally, this invention relates to valves having an actuator assembly capable of self-damping. Further, this invention also relates to valves that are capable of being externally adjusted without disassembling or removing any of the valve structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 7, 2012
    Publication date: November 7, 2013
    Inventor: Terry Glenn Young
  • Publication number: 20130291954
    Abstract: A valve actuator apparatus and method for adjusting for valve bore drift using an adjustable downstop is disclosed. The adjustable downstop comprises a downstop and a drift adjuster. The drift adjuster can me moved in an upwards or downwards direction to increase or decrease the stroke length of the operator shaft.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 7, 2012
    Publication date: November 7, 2013
    Inventor: Terry Glenn Young
  • Publication number: 20130248001
    Abstract: Hydraulic valve apparatuses with a low profile and without a top shaft are disclosed. Additionally, hydraulic valve apparatuses with indicator markers and side windows are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 5, 2012
    Publication date: September 26, 2013
    Applicant: Array Holdings, Inc.
    Inventor: Terry Glenn Young
  • Publication number: 20130233389
    Abstract: Hydraulic valve apparatuses employing the use of multiple pistons for opening and closing gate valves are disclosed. Additionally, hydraulic valve apparatuses with a low profile and without a top shaft are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 18, 2012
    Publication date: September 12, 2013
    Applicant: ARRAY HOLDINGS, INC.
    Inventor: Terry Glenn Young
  • Publication number: 20130234055
    Abstract: Dual piston pneumatic actuators used in opening and closing gate valves are disclosed. The actuators allow for pressure to vary based on opening or closing a gate valve versus keeping the gate valve open or closed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2013
    Publication date: September 12, 2013
    Applicant: ARRAY HOLDINGS, INC.
    Inventor: Terry Glenn Young
  • Publication number: 20130214188
    Abstract: A valve actuator apparatus and method for adjusting for valve bore drift using an adjustable downstop is disclosed. The adjustable downstop comprises a downstop and a drift adjuster. The drift adjuster can me moved in an upwards or downwards direction to increase or decrease the stroke length of the operator shaft.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2013
    Publication date: August 22, 2013
    Applicant: ARRAY HOLDINGS, INC.
    Inventor: Terry Glenn Young