Patents by Inventor David J. Kapolnek

David J. Kapolnek 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: 10890479
    Abstract: A vibratory flowmeter (5) for meter verification is provided, including meter electronics (20) coupled to the first and second pickoff sensors (170L, 170R) and coupled to a driver (180), with the meter electronics (20) configured to: vibrate the flowmeter assembly (10) in a single mode using the driver (180), determine a single mode current (230) of the driver (180) and determine first and second response voltages (231) generated by the first and second pickoff sensors (170L, 170R), respectively, compute frequency response functions for the determined first and second response voltages (231) from the determined single mode current (230), fit the generated frequency response functions to a pole-residue model, and verify proper operation of the vibratory flowmeter (5) using the meter stiffness value (216), residual flexibility (218), and the meter mass (240) in embodiments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: Micro Motion, Inc.
    Inventors: Timothy J Cunningham, David J Kapolnek, Matthew J Rensing, Christopher George Larsen
  • Patent number: 10552589
    Abstract: A dongle (100) for controlling access to an interface (200) is provided. The dongle (100) includes a dongle memory (120) configured to communicatively couple to the interface (200), the dongle memory (120) comprising a program code (122) that includes authorized menus (122a), wherein the program code (122) is configured to authorize access to one or more menus on the interface (200).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: Micro Motion, Inc.
    Inventor: David J Kapolnek
  • Patent number: 10409294
    Abstract: A field service device (280) for facilitating a processing system replacement in a vibratory flowmeter is provided. The field service device (280) includes a field service device processor (282) configured to interface with one or more vibratory flowmeter processing systems and a storage system (285) configured to store pre-replacement operationally-derived values (252a), post-replacement operationally-derived values (252b), and one or more scaling factors (266). The field service device processor (282) is configured to obtain pre-replacement operationally-derived values (252a), obtain post-replacement operationally-derived values (252b) after an old processing system has been replaced with a replacement processing system, generate the one or more scaling factors (266) as a ratio of one or more pre-replacement operationally-derived values (252a) to one or more post-replacement operationally-derived values (252b), and download the one or more scaling factors (266).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: Micro Motion, Inc.
    Inventors: Timothy J. Cunningham, David J. Kapolnek
  • Publication number: 20180107810
    Abstract: A dongle (100) for controlling access to an interface (200) is provided. The dongle (100) includes a dongle memory (120) configured to communicatively couple to the interface (200), the dongle memory (120) comprising a program code (122) that includes authorized menus (122a), wherein the program code (122) is configured to authorize access to one or more menus on the C interface (200).
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2015
    Publication date: April 19, 2018
    Applicant: Micro Motion, Inc.
    Inventor: David J Kapolnek
  • Publication number: 20160320227
    Abstract: A vibratory flowmeter (5) for meter verification is provided, including meter electronics (20) coupled to the first and second pickoff sensors (170L, 170R) and coupled to a driver (180), with the meter electronics (20) configured to: vibrate the flowmeter assembly (10) in a single mode using the driver (180), determine a single mode current (230) of the driver (180) and determine first and second response voltages (231) generated by the first and second pickoff sensors (170L, 170R), respectively, compute frequency response functions for the determined first and second response voltages (231) from the determined single mode current (230), fit the generated frequency response functions to a pole-residue model, and verify proper operation of the vibratory flowmeter (5) using the meter stiffness value (216), residual flexibility (218), and the meter mass (240) in embodiments.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2014
    Publication date: November 3, 2016
    Applicant: Micro Motion, Inc.
    Inventors: Timothy J Cunningham, David J Kapolnek, Matthew J Rensing, Christopher George Larsen
  • Publication number: 20140330439
    Abstract: A field service device (280) for facilitating a processing system replacement in a vibratory flowmeter is provided. The field service device (280) includes a field service device processor (282) configured to interface with one or more vibratory flowmeter processing systems and a storage system (285) configured to store pre-replacement operationally-derived values (252a), post-replacement operationally-derived values (252b), and one or more scaling factors (266). The field service device processor (282) is configured to obtain pre-replacement operationally-derived values (252a), obtain post-replacement operationally-derived values (252b) after an old processing system has been replaced with a replacement processing system, generate the one or more scaling factors (266) as a ratio of one or more pre-replacement operationally-derived values (252a) to one or more post-replacement operationally-derived values (252b), and download the one or more scaling factors (266).
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 10, 2012
    Publication date: November 6, 2014
    Applicant: Micro Motion, Inc.
    Inventors: Timothy J. Cunningham, David J. Kapolnek
  • Patent number: 8015904
    Abstract: The present invention provides a die holder with one or more pre-located recessed areas or voids into which cutting dies can be quickly and easily inserted and secured. The die holder mounts quickly to the cylinder, and can be quickly removed for alternative operations. The die holder can be made according to the operator needs for different types, sizes and positions of dies. Unused voids can be filled with ‘blank’ blocks to achieve a consistent or uniform surface height for the full 360 degree area of the die cylinder. The present invention further provides a removable scrap control apparatus that is not attached permanently to the die cylinder on which it is used, which permits the use of a multiple blade die or a plurality of single blade dies on the same die cylinder without requiring permanent holes, slots or other means to accommodate the scrap control apparatus on the die cylinder or anvil cylinder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2011
    Assignee: Western Printing Machinery Company
    Inventors: Paul G. Kapolnek, Timothy G. Kapolnek, David J. Kapolnek, Michael K. Musgrave, Diane Peters, Kent M. Troxel
  • Patent number: 5856768
    Abstract: An electrical interconnect provides a path between cryogenic or cryocooled circuitry and ambient temperatures. As a system, a cryocable 10 is combined with a trough-line contact or transition 20. In the preferred embodiment, the cryocable 10 comprises a conductor 11 disposed adjacent an insulator 12 which is in turn disposed adjacent another conductor 13. The components are sized so as to balance heat load through the cryocable 10 with the insertion loss. In the most preferred embodiment, a coaxial cryocable 10 has a center conductor 11 surrounded by a dielectric 12 (e.g. Teflon.TM.) surrounded by an outer conductor 13 which has a thickness between about 6 and 20 microns. The heat load is preferably less than one Watt, and most preferably less than one tenth of a Watt, with an insertion loss less than one decibel. In another aspect of the invention, a trough-line contact or transition 20 is provided in which the center conductor 11 is partially enveloped by dielectric 12 to form a relatively flat portion 28.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 1996
    Date of Patent: January 5, 1999
    Assignee: Superconductor Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Gregory L. Hey-Shipton, Wallace Y. Kunimoto, Michael J. Scharen, Stephan M. Rohlfing, David J. Kapolnek