Patents by Inventor Mark James Bell

Mark James Bell 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: 10895483
    Abstract: Vibratory meters (5), and methods for their use measuring a fluid are provided. Each vibratory meter includes a multichannel flow tube (300) comprising two or more fluid channels (302), a pickoff (170), a driver (180), and meter electronics (20) configured to apply a drive signal to the driver at a drive frequency ?, and measure a deflection of the multichannel flow tube with the pickoff. In examples, at least one fluid channel has an effective diameter that is related to kinematic viscosity, inverse Stokes number, and drive frequency. In further examples, the driver may apply a drive signal to the driver having a drive frequency proportional to the kinematic viscosity, inverse Stokes number, and effective diameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignee: Micro Motion, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark James Bell, Joel Weinstein, Mitalee Nayan Desai, Clinton R. Griffin
  • Patent number: 10866178
    Abstract: A vibratory cavity density meter (100-300) is provided. The vibratory cavity density meter (100-300) includes a pipe (110-310) extending from a first end (110a-310a) to a second end (110b-310b). The first end (110a-310a) includes an aperture (114-314) configured to receive a material from a container (10) and the second end (110b-310b) is self-enclosed so as to contain the material in the pipe (110-310). The vibratory cavity density meter (100-300) also includes at least one transducer (118, 218) coupled to the pipe (110-310), the at least one transducer (118, 218) configured to one of induce and sense a vibration in the pipe (110-310) to measure a property of the material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: Micro Motion, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew S. Kravitz, Martin Andrew Schlosser, Mark James Bell
  • Publication number: 20200355542
    Abstract: A meter electronics (20) and a method for detecting and identifying a change in a vibratory meter (5) is provided. The meter electronics (20) includes an interface (201) configured to receive sensor signals (100) from a meter assembly (10) and provide information based on the sensor signals (100) and a processing system (202) communicatively coupled to the interface (201). The processing system (202) is configured to use the information to determine a first stiffness change (244) associated with a first location of a conduit (130, 130?) of the vibratory meter (5), determine a second stiffness change (254) associated with a second location of the conduit (130, 130?) of the vibratory meter (5), and determine a condition of the conduit (130, 130?) based on the first stiffness change and the second stiffness change.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2017
    Publication date: November 12, 2020
    Applicant: Micro Motion, Inc.
    Inventors: Timothy J. CUNNINGHAM, Andrew Timothy PATTEN, Mark James BELL
  • Patent number: 10801871
    Abstract: A flow conduit assembly (300), a method for making the same, a brace bar (304), and a vibrating flowmeter including the flow conduit assembly are provided. The flow conduit assembly includes a first flow tube (302), a second flow tube (303), and a first brace bar (304) coupled to the first flow tube, wherein the first brace bar does not enclose the first flow tube and the second flow tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: Micro Motion, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark James Bell, Joel Weinstein, Mitalee Nayan Desai, Clinton R. Griffin
  • Patent number: 10794745
    Abstract: A vibratory meter (5), and methods of manufacturing the same are provided. The vibratory meter includes a pickoff (170l), a driver (180), and a flow tube (400) comprising a tube perimeter wall with: a first substantially planar section (406a), a second substantially planar section (406b) coupled to the first substantially planar section to form a first angle ?1 (404), and a first curved section (406c).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: Micro Motion, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark James Bell, Joel Weinstein, Mitalee Nayan Desai, Clinton R. Griffin
  • Publication number: 20200249061
    Abstract: A multichannel flow tube (300) for a vibratory meter (5), and a method of manufacturing the multichannel flow tube are provided. The multichannel flow tube comprises a tube perimeter wall (304), a first channel division (302b), and a first support structure (308a). The first channel division is enclosed within and coupled to the tube perimeter wall, forming a first channel (306b) and a second channel (306c). The first support structure is coupled to the tube perimeter wall and the first channel division.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 23, 2017
    Publication date: August 6, 2020
    Applicant: Micro Motion, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark James BELL, Joel WEINSTEIN, Mitalee Nayan DESAI, Clinton R. GRIFFIN
  • Publication number: 20200240823
    Abstract: Vibratory meters (5), and methods for their use measuring a fluid are provided. Each vibratory meter includes a multichannel flow tube (300) comprising two or more fluid channels (302), a pickoff (170), a driver (180), and meter electronics (20) configured to apply a drive signal to the driver at a drive frequency, and measure a deflection of the multichannel flow tube with the pickoff. In examples, at least one fluid channel has an effective diameter that is related to kinematic viscosity, inverse Stokes number, and drive frequency; velocity of sound and drive velocity; or the length of the flow tube. In further examples, the driver may apply a drive signal to the driver having a drive frequency proportional to the kinematic viscosity, inverse Stokes number, and effective diameter; or velocity of sound and effective diameter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 23, 2017
    Publication date: July 30, 2020
    Applicant: Micro Motion, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark James BELL, Joel WEINSTEIN, Mitalee Nayan DESAI, Clinton R. GRIFFIN
  • Patent number: 10718649
    Abstract: A vibratory meter (5) including a multi-channel flow tube (130) is provided. The vibratory meter (5) includes a meter electronics (20) and a meter assembly (10) communicatively coupled to the meter electronics (20). The meter assembly (10) includes the multi-channel flow tube (130, 330, 430, 530) comprising two or more fluid channels (132, 332, 432, 532) surrounded by a tube wall (134, 334, 434, 534). The two or more fluid channels (132, 332, 432, 532) and tube wall (134, 334, 434, 534) comprise a single integral structure. A driver (180) is coupled to the multi-channel flow tube (130, 330, 430, 530). The driver (180) is configured to vibrate the multi-channel flow tube (130, 330, 430, 530). The two or more fluid channels (132, 332, 432, 532) and tube wall (134, 334, 434, 534) are configured to deform in the same direction as the single integral structure in response to a drive signal applied to the driver (180).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: Micro Motion, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark James Bell, Joel Weinstein, Martin Andrew Schlosser, Frederick Scott Schollenberger
  • Publication number: 20200191631
    Abstract: A first and second vibratory meter (5), and methods of manufacturing the same are provided. The first vibratory meter includes a pickoff (170l), a driver (180), and a flow tube (400) comprising a tube perimeter wall with: a first substantially planar section (406a), a second substantially planar section (406b) coupled to the first substantially planar section to form a first angle ??1#191 (404), and a first curved section (406c). The second vibratory meter includes a pickoff, a driver, and a flow tube (700) comprising a tube perimeter wall with: a first substantially planar section (706a), a second substantially planar section (706b) coupled to the first substantially planar section to form a first angle ??1#191 (704), a third substantially planar section (706c), a fourth substantially planar section (706d), and a fifth substantially planar section (706e).
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 23, 2017
    Publication date: June 18, 2020
    Applicant: Micro Motion, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark James BELL, Joel WEINSTEIN, Mitalee Nayan DESAI, Clinton R. GRIFFIN
  • Publication number: 20200173829
    Abstract: Vibratory meters (5), and methods for their use measuring a fluid are provided. Each vibratory meter includes a multichannel flow tube (300) comprising two or more fluid channels (302), a pickoff (170), a driver (180), and meter electronics (20) configured to apply a drive signal to the driver at a drive frequency ?, and measure a deflection of the multichannel flow tube with the pickoff. In examples, at least one fluid channel has an effective diameter that is related to velocity of sound and drive velocity. In further examples, the driver may apply a drive signal to the driver having a drive frequency proportional to the velocity of sound and effective diameter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 6, 2020
    Publication date: June 4, 2020
    Applicant: Micro Motion, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark James BELL, Joel Weinstein, Mitalee Nayan Desai, Clinton R. Griffin
  • Publication number: 20200173827
    Abstract: A flow conduit assembly (300), a method for making the same, a brace bar (304), and a vibrating flowmeter including the flow conduit assembly are provided. The flow conduit assembly includes a first flow tube (302), a second flow tube (303), and a first brace bar (304) coupled to the first flow tube, wherein the first brace bar does not enclose the first flow tube and the second flow tube.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2017
    Publication date: June 4, 2020
    Applicant: Micro Motion, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark James BELL, Joel WEINSTEIN, Mitalee Nayan DESAI, Clinton R. GRIFFIN
  • Publication number: 20200173830
    Abstract: A vibratory meter (5), and methods of manufacturing the same are provided. The vibratory meter includes a pickoff, a driver, and a flow tube (700) comprising a tube perimeter wall with: a first substantially planar section (706a), a second substantially planar section (706b) coupled to the first substantially planar section to form a first angle ?1 (704), a third substantially planar section (706c), a fourth substantially planar section (706d), and a fifth substantially planar section (706e).
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 10, 2020
    Publication date: June 4, 2020
    Applicant: Micro Motion, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark James BELL, Joel WEINSTEIN, Mitalee Nayan DESAI, Clinton R. GRIFFIN
  • Publication number: 20200173828
    Abstract: Vibratory meters (5), and methods for their use measuring a fluid are provided. Each vibratory meter includes a multichannel flow tube (300) comprising two or more fluid channels (302), a pickoff (170), a driver (180), and meter electronics (20) configured to apply a drive signal to the driver at a drive frequency ?, and measure a deflection of the multichannel flow tube with the pickoff. In examples, at least one fluid channel has an effective diameter that is related to kinematic viscosity, inverse Stokes number, and drive frequency. In further examples, the driver may apply a drive signal to the driver having a drive frequency proportional to the kinematic viscosity, inverse Stokes number, and effective diameter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 6, 2020
    Publication date: June 4, 2020
    Applicant: Micro Motion, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark James BELL, Joel WEINSTEIN, Mitalee Nayan DESAI, Clinton R. GRIFFIN
  • Publication number: 20200166395
    Abstract: A system (800) for minimizing a crest in a multi-tone drive signal in a vibratory meter (5) is provided. The system (800) includes a drive signal generator (810) configured to generate the multi-tone drive signal for the vibratory meter (5) and a drive signal detector (820). The drive signal detector (820) is configured to receive the multi-tone drive signal, determine a first maximum amplitude of the multi-tone drive signal having a component at a first phase, determine a second maximum amplitude of the multi-tone drive signal having the component at a second phase, and compare the first maximum amplitude and the second maximum amplitude.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2017
    Publication date: May 28, 2020
    Applicant: Micro Motion, Inc.
    Inventors: Timothy J. CUNNINGHAM, Matthew Joseph RENSING, Mark James BELL
  • Publication number: 20200140411
    Abstract: Novel compounds of the structural formula (I), and the pharmaceutically acceptable salts thereof, are inhibitors of Nav1.8 channel activity and may be useful in the treatment, prevention, management, amelioration, control and suppression of diseases mediated by Nav1.8 channel activity. The compounds of the present invention may be useful in the treatment, prevention or management of pain disorders, cough disorders, acute itch disorders, and chronic itch disorders.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2019
    Publication date: May 7, 2020
    Applicant: Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.
    Inventors: Ashok Arasappan, Ian M. Bell, Michael J. Breslin, Christopher James Bungard, Christopher S. Burgey, Harry R. Chobanian, Jason M. Cox, Anthony T. Ginnetti, Deodial Guy Guiadeen, Kristen L. G. Jones, Mark E. Layton, Hong Liu, Jian Liu, James J. Perkins, Shawn J. Stachel, Linda M. Suen-Lai, Zhe Wu
  • Publication number: 20200064244
    Abstract: A vibratory cavity density meter (100-300) is provided. The vibratory cavity density meter (100-300) includes a pipe (110-310) extending from a first end (110a-310a) to a second end (110b-310b). The first end (110a-310a) includes an aperture (114-314) configured to receive a material from a container (10) and the second end (110b-310b) is self-enclosed so as to contain the material in the pipe (110-310). The vibratory cavity density meter (100-300) also includes at least one transducer (118, 218) coupled to the pipe (110-310), the at least one transducer (118, 218) configured to one of induce and sense a vibration in the pipe (110-310) to measure a property of the material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2016
    Publication date: February 27, 2020
    Applicant: Micro Motion, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew S. KRAVITZ, Martin Schlosser, Mark James Bell
  • Patent number: 10466087
    Abstract: A method for calculating a fluid parameter of a fluid flowing through a vibratory flow meter is provided. The method comprises vibrating the flow meter at one or more frequencies and receiving a vibrational response. The method further comprises generating a first fluid property and generating at least a second fluid property. The method further comprises calculating a fluid parameter based on the first fluid property and the at least second fluid property.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: Micron Motion, Inc.
    Inventors: Joel Weinstein, Mark James Bell, Andrew Timothy Patten
  • Patent number: 10335357
    Abstract: A water-in-oil emulsion comprising less than 60% water, and wherein said emulsion comprises an oil phase and a water phase, and wherein the water phase comprises a dipeptide selected from the group consisting of acetyl dipeptide (1) cetyl ester, acetyl dipeptide (3) aminohexanoate, azelaoyl bisdipeptide (10), coumaroyl dipeptide (3), dicetyl dipeptide (9), dipeptide diamino butyroyl benzylamide diacetate, dipeptide (1), dipeptide (10), dipeptide (11), dipeptide (12), dipeptide (15), dipeptide (16), dipeptide (17), dipeptide (18), dipeptide (19), dipeptide (2), dipeptide (20), dipeptide (3), dipeptide (4), dipeptide (5), dipeptide (6), dipeptide (7), dipeptide (8), dipeptide (8) HCL, dipeptide (9), hexanoyl dipeptide (3) norleucine acetate, methyl undecylenoyl dipeptide (16), nicotinoyl dipeptide (22), nicotinoyl dipeptide (23), nicotinoyl dipeptide (24), nicotinoyl dipeptide (26), oleoyl dipeptide (15), palmitoyl dipeptide (10), palmitoyl dipeptide (13), palmitoyl dipeptidel (7), palmitoyl dipeptide (5) diami
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: THE BOOTS COMPANY PLC
    Inventors: Paul James Tomlinson, Mark Johnson, Michael David Bell
  • Publication number: 20190128719
    Abstract: A vibratory meter (5) including a multi-channel flow tube (130) is provided. The vibratory meter (5) includes a meter electronics (20) and a meter assembly (10) communicatively coupled to the meter electronics (20). The meter assembly (10) includes the multi-channel flow tube (130, 330, 430, 530) comprising two or more fluid channels (132, 332, 432, 532) surrounded by a tube wall (134, 334, 434, 534). The two or more fluid channels (132, 332, 432, 532) and tube wall (134, 334, 434, 534) comprise a single integral structure. A driver (180) is coupled to the multi-channel flow tube (130, 330, 430, 530). The driver (180) is configured to vibrate the multi-channel flow tube (130, 330, 430, 530). The two or more fluid channels (132, 332, 432, 532) and tube wall (134, 334, 434, 534) are configured to deform in the same direction as the single integral structure in response to a drive signal applied to the driver (180).
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2016
    Publication date: May 2, 2019
    Applicant: Micro Motion, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark James BELL, Joel WEINSTEIN, Martin Andrew SCHLOSSER, Frederick Scott SCHOLLENBERGER
  • Patent number: 9719838
    Abstract: A method for calibrating a multiple flow conduit flow meter (200) is provided according to an embodiment of the invention. The multiple flow conduit flow meter (200) includes a first flow conduit (201) conducting a first flow stream and a pair of first pickoff sensors (215, 215?) affixed to the first flow conduit (201). The multiple flow conduit flow meter (200) further includes at least one additional flow conduit (202) conducting at least one additional flow stream and at least one pair of additional pickoff sensors (216, 216?) affixed to the at least one additional flow conduit (202).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignee: Micro Motion, Inc.
    Inventors: Charles Paul Stack, Andrew Timothy Patten, Gregory Treat Lanham, Mark James Bell