Patents by Inventor Timothy J. Cunningham

Timothy J. 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: 20160116319
    Abstract: A vibratory flowmeter (5) for meter verification is provided, including meter electronics (20) configured to vibrate the flowmeter assembly (10) in a primary vibration mode using the first and second drivers (180L, 180R), determine first and second primary mode currents (230) of the first and second drivers (180L, 180R) for the primary vibration mode and determining first and second primary mode response voltages (231) generated by the first and second pickoff sensors (170L, 170R) for the primary vibration mode, generate a meter stiffness value (216) using the first and second primary mode currents (230) and the first and second primary mode response voltages (231), and verify proper operation of the vibratory flowmeter (5) using the meter stiffness value (216).
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 20, 2014
    Publication date: April 28, 2016
    Applicant: Micro Motion, Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew Joseph Rensing, Christopher George Larsen, Timothy J Cunningham
  • Publication number: 20150253171
    Abstract: A Coriolis flowmeter (205) is provided. The Coriolis flowmeter (205) includes a flowmeter assembly (206) including one or more flowtubes (210), a driver (220) coupled to and configured to vibrate the flowmeter assembly (206), two or more pickoff sensors (230, 231) coupled to and configured to generate two or more vibration signals from the flowmeter assembly (206), and meter electronics (20) coupled to the driver (220) and the two or more pickoff sensors (230, 231), with the meter electronics (20) configured to provide a drive signal to the driver (220) and receive the resulting two or more vibration signals from the two or more pickoff sensors (230, 231), wherein the two or more pickoff sensors (230, 231) are affixed at two or more corresponding pickoff sensor locations that maximize a Coriolis vibration mode of the Coriolis flowmeter (205).
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 21, 2012
    Publication date: September 10, 2015
    Applicant: Micro Motion, Inc.
    Inventors: Manoj Rao, Anand Vidhate, Timothy J. Cunningham
  • Publication number: 20150079607
    Abstract: The present invention relates to methods useful to monitor central and peripheral nervous system neuron/axon destruction resulting from an increase in acute phase inflammatory enzymes. The methods have applicability to monitoring the progress of neurological diseases, including multiple sclerosis and Alzheimer's disease, as well as neuroinflammatory damage that results from sports injuries, vigorous physical activity or any form of physical abuse. The invention further relates to methods of treating multiple sclerosis or other diseases with an inflammatory component related to phospholipase A2.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 5, 2014
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Applicant: Philadelphia Health and Education Corporation, d/b/a Drexel University College of Medicine
    Inventors: Timothy J. Cunningham, Lihua Yao
  • Publication number: 20150044714
    Abstract: A device and method for determining the presence or absence, or the level of, sPLA2 activity in a fluid sample. The device includes an absorbent matrix that defines a flow path for a fluid sample, a first region of the absorbent matrix for applying a fluid sample, where one of the components selected from a bioactive sPLA2 substrate and a label is dried onto or within the first region of the absorbent matrix, a second region of the absorbent matrix downstream of, and in fluid communication with, the first region for detecting an aggregated reaction product, where the other component not present in the first region is dried onto or within the second region of the absorbent matrix.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 5, 2012
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Applicant: Philadelphia Health & Education Corporation d/b/a Drexel University College of Medicine
    Inventors: Timothy J. Cunningham, Katherine Marie Kollins Callaghan, Lihua Yao
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20140213526
    Abstract: A synthetic peptide sequence demonstrating neuroprotective and anti-inflammatory functions is disclosed. Methods of use for the synthetic peptide are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2014
    Publication date: July 31, 2014
    Applicant: Drexel University
    Inventors: Timothy J. Cunningham, Lihua Yao
  • Patent number: 8785401
    Abstract: The present invention relates to methods useful to monitor central and peripheral nervous system neuron/axon destruction resulting from an increase in acute phase inflammatory enzymes. The methods have applicability to monitoring the progress of neurological diseases, including multiple sclerosis and Alzheimer's disease, as well as neuroinflammatory damage that results from sports injuries, vigorous physical activity or any form of physical abuse. The invention further relates to methods of treating multiple sclerosis or other diseases with an inflammatory component related to phospholipase A2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Assignee: Philadelphia Health & Education Corporation
    Inventors: Timothy J. Cunningham, Lihua Yao
  • Patent number: 8716223
    Abstract: A synthetic peptide sequence demonstrating neuroprotective and anti-inflammatory functions is disclosed. Methods of use for the synthetic peptide are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Assignee: Drexel University
    Inventors: Timothy J. Cunningham, Lihua Yao
  • Publication number: 20130143792
    Abstract: The present invention describes compositions and methods for treating and preventing non-degenerative neurological diseases and disorders associated with elevated sPLA2 activity as well as cardiovascular diseases using a CHEC peptide to inhibit sPLA2 activity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2011
    Publication date: June 6, 2013
    Applicant: Philadelphia Health & Education Corporation d/b/a Drexel University College of Medicine
    Inventor: Timothy J. Cunningham
  • Patent number: 8280651
    Abstract: Meter electronics (20) for a flow meter (5) is provided according to an embodiment of the invention. The meter electronics (20) includes an interface (201) for receiving a vibrational response from the flow meter (5) and a processing system (203) in communication with the interface (201). The vibrational response is a response to a vibration of the flow meter (5) at a substantially resonant frequency. The processing system (203) is configured to receive the vibrational response from the interface (201), determine a frequency (?0) of the vibrational response, determine a response voltage (V) and a drive current (I) of the vibrational response, measure a decay characteristic (?) of the flow meter (5), and determine the stiffness parameter (K) from the frequency (?0), the response voltage (V), the drive current (I), and the decay characteristic (?).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2012
    Assignee: Micro Motion, Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew Joseph Rensing, Andrew Timothy Patten, Timothy J. Cunningham, Mark James Bell
  • Patent number: 8260562
    Abstract: A meter electronics (20) for generating a drive signal for a vibratory flowmeter (5) is provided according to an embodiment of the invention. The meter electronics includes an interface (201) and a processing system (203). The processing system is configured to receive the sensor signal (201) through the interface, phase-shift the sensor signal (210) substantially 90 degrees to create a phase-shifted sensor signal, determine a phase shift value from a frequency response of the vibratory flowmeter, and combine the phase shift value with the sensor signal (201) and the phase-shifted sensor signal in order to generate a drive signal phase (213). The processing system is further configured to determine a sensor signal amplitude (214) from the sensor signal (210) and the phase-shifted sensor signal, and generate a drive signal amplitude (215) based on the sensor signal amplitude (214), wherein the drive signal phase (213) is substantially identical to a sensor signal phase (212).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2012
    Assignee: Micro Motion, Inc.
    Inventors: Timothy J Cunningham, William M Mansfield, Craig B McAnally
  • Patent number: 8106019
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the discovery of a composition including a seven-amino acid peptide that promotes neuronal survival, inhibits inflammation, and is a potent inhibitor of sPL2A, and uses thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2012
    Assignee: Philadelphia Health & Education Corporation
    Inventors: Timothy J. Cunningham, Lihua Yao, Jeffrey I. Greenstein
  • Publication number: 20110178738
    Abstract: Meter electronics (20) for a flow meter (5) is provided according to an embodiment of the invention. The meter electronics (20) includes an interface (201) for receiving a vibrational response from the flow meter (5) and a processing system (203) in communication with the interface (201). The vibrational response is a response to a vibration of the flow meter (5) at a substantially resonant frequency. The processing system (203) is configured to receive the vibrational response from the interface (201), determine a frequency (?0) of the vibrational response, determine a response voltage (V) and a drive current (I) of the vibrational response, measure a decay characteristic (?) of the flow meter (5), and determine the stiffness parameter (K) from the frequency (?0), the response voltage (V), the drive current (I), and the decay characteristic (?).
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 17, 2010
    Publication date: July 21, 2011
    Applicant: Micro Motion, Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew Joseph RENSING, Andrew Timothy PATTEN, Timothy J. CUNNINGHAM, Mark James BELL
  • Patent number: 7983855
    Abstract: A meter electronics (20) for generating a drive signal for a vibratory flowmeter (5) is provided according to an embodiment of the invention. The meter electronics includes an interface (201) and a processing system (203). The processing system is configured to receive the sensor signal (201) through the interface, phase-shift the sensor signal (210) substantially 90 degrees to create a phase-shifted sensor signal, determine a phase shift value from a frequency response of the vibratory flowmeter, and combine the phase shift value with the sensor signal (201) and the phase-shifted sensor signal in order to generate a drive signal phase (213). The processing system is further configured to determine a sensor signal amplitude (214) from the sensor signal (210) and the phase-shifted sensor signal, and generate a drive signal amplitude (215) based on the sensor signal amplitude (214), wherein the drive signal phase (213) is substantially identical to a sensor signal phase (212).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2011
    Assignee: Micro Motion, Inc.
    Inventors: Timothy J. Cunningham, William M Mansfield, Craig B McAnally
  • Publication number: 20110166801
    Abstract: A meter electronics (20) for generating a drive signal for a vibratory flowmeter (5) is provided according to an embodiment of the invention. The meter electronics includes an interface (201) and a processing system (203). The processing system is configured to receive the sensor signal (201) through the interface, phase-shift the sensor signal (210) substantially 90 degrees to create a phase-shifted sensor signal, determine a phase shift value from a frequency response of the vibratory flowmeter, and combine the phase shift value with the sensor signal (201) and the phase-shifted sensor signal in order to generate a drive signal phase (213). The processing system is further configured to determine a sensor signal amplitude (214) from the sensor signal (210) and the phase-shifted sensor signal, and generate a drive signal amplitude (215) based on the sensor signal amplitude (214), wherein the drive signal phase (213) is substantially identical to a sensor signal phase (212).
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2011
    Publication date: July 7, 2011
    Applicant: Micro Motion, Inc.
    Inventors: Timothy J. CUNNINGHAM, William M. Mansfield, Craig B. McAnally
  • Publication number: 20110029259
    Abstract: A method for detecting a deviation in a flow meter parameter of a flow meter that is adapted to measure a fluid flow rate is provided. The method comprises measuring a differential pressure across at least a portion of the flow meter. The method further comprises comparing the measured differential pressure to an expected differential pressure; the expected differential pressure being based on the measured flow rate. The method further comprises detecting a deviation in the flow meter parameter if the difference between the measured differential pressure and the expected differential pressure exceeds a threshold limit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 1, 2008
    Publication date: February 3, 2011
    Applicant: MICRO MOTION INC.
    Inventors: Timothy J Cunningham, Andrew Timothy Patten
  • Patent number: 7865318
    Abstract: Meter electronics (20) for a flow meter (5) is provided according to an embodiment of the invention. The meter electronics (20) includes an interface (201) for receiving a vibrational response from the flow meter (5) and a processing system (203) in communication with the interface (201). The vibrational response is a response to a vibration of the flow meter (5) at a substantially resonant frequency. The processing system (203) is configured to receive the vibrational response from the interface (201), determine a frequency (?0) of the vibrational response, determine a response voltage (V) and a drive current (I) of the vibrational response, measure a decay characteristic (?) of the flow meter (5), and determine the stiffness parameter (K) from the frequency (?0), the response voltage (V), the drive current (I), and the decay characteristic (?).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2011
    Assignee: Micro Motion, Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew Joseph Rensing, Andrew Timothy Patten, Timothy J. Cunningham, Mark James Bell
  • Publication number: 20090286746
    Abstract: A synthetic peptide sequence demonstrating neuroprotective and anti-inflammatory functions is disclosed. Methods of use for the synthetic peptide are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 5, 2009
    Publication date: November 19, 2009
    Inventors: Timothy J. Cunningham, Lihua Yao
  • Publication number: 20090181879
    Abstract: The present invention relates to methods useful to monitor central and peripheral nervous system neuron/axon destruction resulting from an increase in acute phase inflammatory enzymes. The methods have applicability to monitoring the progress of neurological diseases, including multiple sclerosis and Alzheimer's disease, as well as neuroinflammatory damage that results from sports injuries, vigorous physical activity or any form of physical abuse. The invention further relates to methods of treating multiple sclerosis or other diseases with an inflammatory component related to phospholipase A2.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 10, 2006
    Publication date: July 16, 2009
    Applicant: Philadelphia Health & Education Corporation d/b/a Drexel University College of Medicine
    Inventors: Timothy J. Cunningham, Lihua Yao, Jeffrey I. Greenstein
  • Patent number: 7528112
    Abstract: A synthetic peptide sequence demonstrating neuroprotective and anti-inflammatory functions is disclosed. Methods of use for the synthetic peptide are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2009
    Assignee: Drexel University
    Inventors: Timothy J. Cunningham, Lihua Yao