Patents by Inventor Robert A. Cunningham

Robert A. Cunningham 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: 20190331694
    Abstract: The present invention provides antibodies, or antigen-binding fragment thereof, which specifically bind to TL1A. The invention further provides a method of obtaining such antibodies and nucleic acids encoding the same. The invention further relates to compositions and therapeutic methods for use of these antibodies for the treatment and/or prevention of TL1A mediated diseases, disorders or conditions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2019
    Publication date: October 31, 2019
    Applicants: Pfizer Inc., Bristol-Myers Squibb Company
    Inventors: Robert Arch, Jun Zhang, Michelle Mader, Tetsuya Ishino, Joel Bard, William Finlay, Orla Cunningham, Ciara Reilly, Peter Brams, Brigitte Devaux, Haichun Huang, Karla Henning
  • Patent number: 10333160
    Abstract: A fuel cell system having a cathode, anode and auxiliary loop is provided. The anode loop may be configured to deliver reformed and unreformed fuel to the fuel cells. Unreformed fuel may be provided to the fuel cells by bypassing a portion of the fuel around a reformer. The unreformed fuel may be reformed in the fuel cell block. The cathode loop may direct a portion of oxidant exhausted from said fuel cells back to the fuel cell through a cathode ejector. The ejector may be supplied with pressurized oxidant that may be heated prior to entering the cathode ejector. The auxiliary loop may combust unused fuel and oxidant to provide the heat transferred to the oxidant prior to the oxidant entering the cathode loop.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: LG FUELL CELL SYSTEMS INC.
    Inventors: Robert Cunningham, Eric Dean, Gerry Agnew, Michele Bozzolo
  • Publication number: 20190172339
    Abstract: Various implementations include approaches for controlling content via a playback device. In a particular implementation, a remote control device includes: a keypad having a set of actuatable buttons for controlling a playback device; and a control module, where the remote control device is operable in a plurality of different operating states, and where the control module is configured to highlight one or more distinct subsets of the set of actuatable buttons at the keypad based upon a current operating state of the remote control device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2017
    Publication date: June 6, 2019
    Inventors: Lino Antony Pucci, Douglas Jeans Cunningham, II, John D. Joyce, Brian Robert White, Paul William Larsen
  • Publication number: 20190106665
    Abstract: The invention provides integrated Organ-on-Chip microphysiological systems representations of living Organs and support structures for such microphysiological systems.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 18, 2018
    Publication date: April 11, 2019
    Inventors: Donald E. Ingber, Anthony Bahinski, Robert Cunningham, Josue A. Goss, Geraldine A. Hamilton, Christopher David Hinojosa, Daniel Levner, Kevin Kit Parker
  • Publication number: 20190072565
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to the field of protein preparation and mass spectrometry analysis. In some embodiments, the disclosure relates to compositions and methods for simplifying mass spectrometry analysis by reducing methionine oxidation of protein samples.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 4, 2017
    Publication date: March 7, 2019
    Inventors: John Rogers, Robert Cunningham, Juozas Siurkus, Bhavinkumar Patel
  • Publication number: 20180123151
    Abstract: A fuel cell system having a cathode, anode and auxiliary loop is provided. The anode loop may be configured to deliver reformed and unreformed fuel to the fuel cells. Unreformed fuel may be provided to the fuel cells by bypassing a portion of the fuel around a reformer. The unreformed fuel may be reformed in the fuel cell block. The cathode loop may direct a portion of oxidant exhausted from said fuel cells back to the fuel cell through a cathode ejector. The ejector may be supplied with pressurized oxidant that may be heated prior to entering the cathode ejector. The auxiliary loop may combust unused fuel and oxidant to provide the heat transferred to the oxidant prior to the oxidant entering the cathode loop.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 1, 2017
    Publication date: May 3, 2018
    Applicant: LG Fuel Cell Systems Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Cunningham, Eric Dean, Gerry Agnew, Michele Bozzolo
  • Publication number: 20180115002
    Abstract: A fuel cell system having a fuel cell stack, comprising an anode portion and a cathode portion, a source of hydrocarbon fuel, and a reformer unit having one or more cold-side, reforming passages, a fuel supply conduit, a reformate exhaust conduit, one or more hot-side channels, a cathode exhaust conduit, a cathode inlet conduit, one or more bypass channels having non-reforming passages for fuel to bypass the cold-side channels, and a flow controller for controlling the flowrate in the bypass channels, and methods for operating the same, is provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2016
    Publication date: April 26, 2018
    Applicant: LG Fuel Cell Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Cunningham, Eric Dean, Michael Jennings
  • Publication number: 20180034093
    Abstract: A fuel cell unit with a plurality of fuel cells defining a longitudinal axis and a main flow direction coaxial to the longitudinal axis. Fuel cell inlets and fuel cell outlets are arranged at opposite ends of the fuel cell unit and in line with the main flow direction. Also, a component comprising first fluid conduits arranged parallel to the main flow direction, the first fluid conduits comprising first fluid inlets and first fluid outlets arranged at opposite ends of the component and in line with the main flow direction. The component is arranged adjacent the fuel cell unit such that at least one of the first fluid inlets and the first fluid outlets of the component are arranged adjacent at least one of the fuel cell outlets and the fuel cell inlets such that a fluid flow may flow substantially parallel to the longitudinal axis of the apparatus in the first fluid conduits of the component and in the fuel cell unit and when passing from the component to the fuel cell unit or vice versa.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 11, 2017
    Publication date: February 1, 2018
    Applicant: LG Fuel Cell Systems Inc.
    Inventors: Yves De Vos, Jean-Paul Hubert Janssens, Michele Bozzolo, Robert Cunningham, Eric Dean
  • Publication number: 20170226811
    Abstract: A rotary drill bit for directional drilling operations, in which a rotating bit with cutters advances a borehole in the earth invention, provides a smaller radius of curvature to increase drilling efficiency. The rotary drill bit comprises a box connection for connecting the bit to the drill string. The drill bit receives a pin connection that seats adjacent the plenum of the bit to shorten the distance between the bit face and steering tools behind the bit so the drill string can be steered more efficiently.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 8, 2017
    Publication date: August 10, 2017
    Inventors: Jason Robert Cunningham, Rachel Sarah Goodship, Blake Austin Byrnes, Carl Aron Deen
  • Patent number: 9725687
    Abstract: The invention provides integrated Organ-on-Chip microphysiological systems representations of living Organs and support structures for such microphysiological systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Assignees: PRESIDENT AND FELLOWS OF HARVARD COLLEGE, VANDERBILT UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: John P. Wikswo, Philip C. Samson, Frank Emmanuel Block, III, Ronald S. Reiserer, Kevin Kit Parker, John A. McLean, Lisa Joy McCawley, Dmitry Markov, Daniel Levner, Donald E. Ingber, Geraldine A. Hamilton, Josue A. Goss, Robert Cunningham, David E. Cliffel, Jennifer Robin McKenzie, Anthony Bahinski, Christopher David Hinojosa
  • Patent number: 9574454
    Abstract: The invention relates to a full arc admission steam turbine, which includes a plurality of nozzle boxes for inducing steam, and a plurality of nozzle plates for bearing nozzles, one nozzle plate corresponding to each nozzle box. The steam turbine 100 further includes a plurality of spacer plates corresponding to the plurality of nozzle boxes, wherein the spacer plate is disposed between the nozzle plate and the nozzle box, by which a flow path is formed between the plurality of nozzle boxes and the plurality of the nozzle plates through the plurality of spacer plates to achieve a full arc admission. With the solution according to embodiments of the present invention, existing partial arc steam turbine may be easily converted to be a full arc admission steam turbine. This will reduce cost of equipment upgrading. Outage due to onsite conversion may be significantly reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2017
    Assignee: General Electric Technology GmbH
    Inventors: Timothy George Shurrock, Robert Cunningham
  • Publication number: 20170025696
    Abstract: There is disclosed a high temperature fuel cell system incorporating off-gas anode loop recycling and reforming. The fuel cell system includes a fuel cell stack having an anode inlet for fuel and an anode outlet for off-gas. A recycling device is configured to receive at least a portion of the off-gas from the anode outlet and to mix the portion of the off-gas with hydrocarbon fuel from a primary hydrocarbon fuel stream so as to form a reformable mixture. A reformer is configured to receive the reformable mixture from the recycling device and to generate a reformed fuel stream by reforming the reformable mixture. The fuel cell system is provided with a secondary hydrocarbon fuel stream and the reformed fuel stream and the secondary hydrocarbon fuel stream are supplied to the anode inlet of the fuel cell stack.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 9, 2015
    Publication date: January 26, 2017
    Inventors: Michele Bozzolo, Gary J. Saunders, Gerard D. Agnew, Robert Cunningham
  • Publication number: 20160145554
    Abstract: The invention provides integrated Organ-on-Chip microphysiological systems representations of living Organs and support structures for such microphysiological systems.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2015
    Publication date: May 26, 2016
    Inventors: Donald E. INGBER, Anthony BAHINSKI, Robert CUNNINGHAM, Josue A. GOSS, Geraldine A. HAMILTON, Christopher David HINOJOSA, Daniel LEVNER, Kevin Kit PARKER
  • Patent number: 9051238
    Abstract: Recovery of ethanol from a crude ethanol product obtained from the hydrogenation of acetic acid. Separation and purification processes of the crude ethanol products are employed to allow recovery of ethanol and remove impurities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2015
    Assignee: Celanese International Corporation
    Inventors: Lincoln Sarager, R. Jay Warner, Heiko Weiner, Radmila Wollrab, Josefina T. Chapman, Robert Cunningham, Gerald Grusendorf, Trinity Horton Hale, Victor J. Johnston, Tianshu Pan
  • Publication number: 20150050134
    Abstract: The invention relates to a full arc admission steam turbine, which includes a plurality of nozzle boxes for inducing steam, and a plurality of nozzle plates for bearing nozzles, one nozzle plate corresponding to each nozzle box. The steam turbine 100 further includes a plurality of spacer plates corresponding to the plurality of nozzle boxes, wherein the spacer plate is disposed between the nozzle plate and the nozzle box, by which a flow path is formed between the plurality of nozzle boxes and the plurality of the nozzle plates through the plurality of spacer plates to achieve a full arc admission. With the solution according to embodiments of the present invention, existing partial arc steam turbine may be easily converted to be a full arc admission steam turbine. This will reduce cost of equipment upgrading. Outage due to onsite conversion may be significantly reduced.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 25, 2014
    Publication date: February 19, 2015
    Inventors: Timothy George SHURROCK, Robert CUNNINGHAM
  • Publication number: 20150004077
    Abstract: The invention provides integrated Organ-on-Chip microphysiological systems representations of living Organs and support structures for such microphysiological systems.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2012
    Publication date: January 1, 2015
    Inventors: John P. Wikswo, Philip C. Samson, Frank Emmanuel Block, III, Ronald S. Reiserer, Kevin Kit Parker, John A. McLean, Lisa Joy McCawley, Dmitry Markov, Daniel Levner, Donald E. Ingber, Geraldine A. Hamilton, Josue A. Goss, Robert Cunningham, David E. Cliffel, Jennifer Robin McKenzie, Anthony Bahinski, Christopher David Hinojosa
  • Patent number: 8911153
    Abstract: An elastomeric spherical bearing includes a multiple of shims, at least two of which have different thicknesses. In one exemplary embodiment, each of the shims has a different thickness with a generally equivalent stress on each shim.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Assignee: Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation
    Inventors: Robert Cunningham, Francis Edward Byrnes
  • Publication number: 20140128641
    Abstract: Recovery of ethanol from a crude ethanol product obtained from the hydrogenation of acetic acid. Separation and purification processes of the crude ethanol products are employed to allow recovery of ethanol and remove impurities.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 14, 2014
    Publication date: May 8, 2014
    Applicant: Celanese International Corporation
    Inventors: Lincoln Sarager, R. Jay Warner, Heiko Weiner, Radmila Wollrab, Josefina T. Chapman, Robert Cunningham, Gerald Grusendorf, Trinity Horton Hale, Victor J. Johnston, Tianshu Pan
  • Patent number: 8704015
    Abstract: Recovery of ethanol from a crude ethanol product obtained from the hydrogenation of acetic acid. Separation and purification processes of the crude ethanol products are employed to allow recovery of ethanol and remove impurities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2014
    Assignee: Celanese International Corporation
    Inventors: Lincoln Sarager, R. Jay Warner, Heiko Weiner, Radmila Wollrab, Josefina T. Chapman, Robert Cunningham, Gerald Grusendorf, Trinity Horton Hale, Victor J. Johnston, Tianshu Pan
  • Patent number: 8680343
    Abstract: In one embodiment, the invention is to a process for producing ethanol. The process comprises the step of hydrogenating an acetic acid feed stream in a first reactor to form a crude ethanol product. The crude ethanol product may comprise, among other components, ethanol, acetaldehyde, and residual acetic acid. The process further comprises the step of recovering acetaldehyde from the crude ethanol product. The process further comprises the steps of feeding a first portion of the recovered acetaldehyde to the first reactor and reacting the first portion of the recovered acetaldehyde in the first reactor to form additional ethanol. In addition, the inventive process may comprise the steps of feeding a second portion of the recovered acetaldehyde to a second reactor and reacting the second portion of the recovered acetaldehyde in the second reactor to form an additional product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2014
    Assignee: Celanese International Corporation
    Inventors: Victor J. Johnston, Tianshu Pan, Lincoln Sarager, R. Jay Warner, Heiko Weiner, Josefina Chapman, Robert Cunningham, Gerald Grusendorf, Trinity Horton, Radmila Jevtic