Patents by Inventor David Driscoll

David Driscoll 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: 20190172971
    Abstract: Group III nitride based light emitting diode (LED) structures include multiple quantum wells with barrier-well units that include III nitride interface layers. Each interface layer may have a thickness of no greater than about 30% of an adjacent well layer, and a comparatively low concentration of indium or aluminum. One or more interface layers may be present in a barrier-well unit. Multiple barrier-well units having different properties may be provided in a single active region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 5, 2019
    Publication date: June 6, 2019
    Inventors: Thomas A. Kuhr, Robert David Schmidt, Daniel Carleton Driscoll, Brian T. Collins
  • Publication number: 20190135274
    Abstract: A vehicle includes an occupant monitoring system configured to acquire occupant data regarding an occupant of the vehicle; a robotic driving system configured to provide robotic control of the vehicle during a robotic driving mode; and a processing circuit coupled to the occupant monitoring system and the robotic driving system. The processing circuit is configured to: receive the occupant data; determine a vehicle operation command based on the occupant data, the vehicle operation command configured to affect operation of the vehicle while the vehicle is in the robotic driving mode; and provide the vehicle operation command to a vehicle system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 4, 2019
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Applicant: Elwha LLC
    Inventors: Alistair K. Chan, Tom Driscoll, Roderick A. Hyde, Jordin T. Kare, David R. Smith, Clarence T. Tegreene
  • Publication number: 20180189574
    Abstract: An image capture device can include one or more image sensors and one or more image processors. The image sensor(s) can be configured to detect incoming light provided incident to a surface of each image sensor, each image sensor configured to provide full image frames of image capture data at a first resolution. The image processor(s) can be coupled to the image sensor(s) and configured to receive the image capture data at the first resolution, downsample the image capture data outside one or more regions of interest, and provide a digital image output having a second resolution within the one or more regions of interest and a third resolution outside the one or more regions of interest, wherein the third resolution is less than the second resolution.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 29, 2016
    Publication date: July 5, 2018
    Inventors: Peter Brueckner, Carl Wellington, David Driscoll
  • Patent number: 8671950
    Abstract: A method of performing a medical procedure (e.g., a cardiac bypass procedure) on a patient comprises introducing at least one medical instrument into a patient (e.g., percutaneously), conveying control signals from a remote controller to a drive unit, and operating the drive unit in accordance with the control signals to actuate at least one tool respectively located on the medical instrument(s) to transversely secure a first anatomical vessel (e.g., a blood vessel) to a sidewall of a second anatomical vessel (e.g., another blood vessel). In one method, the control signals are conveyed from the remote controller to the drive unit in response to user commands. The user commands may be movements made at a user interface that correspond to movements of the medical instrument(s).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2014
    Assignee: Hansen Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Barry D. Weitzner, Gary S. Rogers, Albert Solbjor, Dwight Meglan, Robert Ailinger, David L. Brock, Woojin Lee, David Driscoll
  • Patent number: 7959557
    Abstract: A method of performing a medical procedure on a patient comprises introducing a medical instrument into a patient (e.g., percutaneously), conveying control signals from a remote controller to a drive unit, and operating the drive unit in accordance with the control signals to actuate the tool located on the medical instrument to secure a stent to an anatomical vessel (e.g., a blood vessel, such as an abdominal aorta). The tool may be a sewing tool that is controlled to stitch the stent to the anatomical vessel. In one method, the control signals are conveyed from the remote controller to the drive unit in response to user commands. The user commands may be movements made at a user interface that correspond to movements of the medical instrument.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2011
    Assignee: Hansen Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Barry D. Weitzner, Gary S. Rogers, Albert Solbjor, Dwight Meglan, Robert Ailinger, David L. Brock, Woojin Lee, David Driscoll
  • Publication number: 20080177281
    Abstract: A method of performing a medical procedure (e.g., a suturing procedure or sewing procedure) on a patient is provided. The method comprises introducing a first medical instrument within the patient external to an anatomical vessel, introducing a second medical instrument within the patient internal to the anatomical vessel, conveying control signals from a remote controller to a drive unit, and operating the drive unit in accordance with the control signals to actuate a first tool (e.g., a surgical tool) on the first medical instrument and a second tool (e.g., a surgical tool) on the second medical instrument, in unison, to perform the medical procedure at a target region on the anatomical vessel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2008
    Publication date: July 24, 2008
    Applicant: HANSEN MEDICAL, INC.
    Inventors: Barry D. Weitzner, Gary S. Rogers, Albert Solbjor, Dwight Meglan, Robert Ailinger, David L. Brock, Woojin Lee, David Driscoll
  • Patent number: 7323206
    Abstract: Materials and methods for preparing and using All-in-One (“AIO”) formulations suitable for administration to infants and neonates for total parenteral nutrition are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2008
    Assignee: B. Braun Medical Inc.
    Inventors: David Driscoll, Bruce Bistrian
  • Publication number: 20070250072
    Abstract: A method of performing a medical procedure on a patient comprises introducing a medical instrument into the patient via a natural body orifice, conveying control signals from a remote controller to a drive unit, and operating the drive unit in accordance with the control signals to advance the medical instrument to a target region via the natural body orifice, and to actuate a tool on the medical instrument to perform the medical procedure at the target region. In one method, the control signals are conveyed from the remote controller to the drive unit in response to user commands. The user commands may be movements made at a user interface that correspond to movements of the medical instrument.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2007
    Publication date: October 25, 2007
    Applicant: HANSEN MEDICAL, INC.
    Inventors: Barry Weitzner, Gary Rogers, Albert Solbjor, Dwight Meglan, Robert Ailinger, David Brock, Woojin Lee, David Driscoll
  • Publication number: 20070250097
    Abstract: A robotic medical system and method of performing a medical procedure on a patient are provided. Control signals are conveyed from a remote controller to a drive unit, and a drive unit is operated in accordance with the control signals to advance a first medical instrument within an anatomical vessel (e.g., a blood vessel) of the patient, to advance a second medical instrument outside of the anatomical vessel, and to respectively actuate first and second tools located on the first and second medical instruments, in unison, to perform at least one of a suturing procedure and a sewing procedure on the anatomical vessel. The control signals may be conveyed from the remote controller to the drive unit in response to user commands. The user commands may be movements made at a user interface that correspond to movements of the first and second medical instruments.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2007
    Publication date: October 25, 2007
    Applicant: HANSEN MEDICAL, INC.
    Inventors: Barry Weitzner, Gary Rogers, Albert Solbjor, Dwight Meglan, Robert Ailinger, David Brock, Woojin Lee, David Driscoll
  • Publication number: 20070239178
    Abstract: A medical system and method of performing a medical procedure on a patient are provided. An electrical controller directs an electromechanical driver to bend an elongated member back upon itself to place a active work element in a working relationship with an intermediate work element, and to respectively control the active work element and intermediate work element, in unison, to perform a medical procedure. The electrical controller may be remote from the electromechanical driver, and may be coupled to the electromechanical driver via external cabling. The electrical controller may have a user interface for receiving commands from a user. In this case, the movements made at the user interface correspond to movements of the medical instrument.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2007
    Publication date: October 11, 2007
    Applicant: HANSEN MEDICAL, INC.
    Inventors: Barry Weitzner, Gary Rogers, Albert Solbjor, Dwight Meglan, Robert Ailinger, David Brock, Woojin Lee, David Driscoll
  • Publication number: 20070238924
    Abstract: A method of performing a medical procedure on a patient comprises introducing a medical instrument into a patient (e.g., percutaneously), conveying control signals from a remote controller to a drive unit, and operating the drive unit in accordance with the control signals to actuate the tool located on the medical instrument to secure a stent to an anatomical vessel (e.g., a blood vessel, such as an abdominal aorta). The tool may be a sewing tool that is controlled to stitch the stent to the anatomical vessel. In one method, the control signals are conveyed from the remote controller to the drive unit in response to user commands. The user commands may be movements made at a user interface that correspond to movements of the medical instrument.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2007
    Publication date: October 11, 2007
    Applicant: HANSEN MEDICAL, INC.
    Inventors: Barry Weitzner, Gary Rogers, Albert Solbjor, Dwight Meglan, Robert Ailinger, David Brock, Woojin Lee, David Driscoll
  • Publication number: 20070239186
    Abstract: A method of performing a medical procedure (e.g., a cardiac bypass procedure) on a patient comprises introducing at least one medical instrument into a patient (e.g., percutaneously), conveying control signals from a remote controller to a drive unit, and operating the drive unit in accordance with the control signals to actuate at least one tool respectively located on the medical instrument(s) to transversely secure a first anatomical vessel (e.g., a blood vessel) to a sidewall of a second anatomical vessel (e.g., another blood vessel). In one method, the control signals are conveyed from the remote controller to the drive unit in response to user commands. The user commands may be movements made at a user interface that correspond to movements of the medical instrument(s).
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2007
    Publication date: October 11, 2007
    Applicant: HANSEN MEDICAL, INC.
    Inventors: Barry Weitzner, Gary Rogers, Albert Solbjor, Dwight Meglan, Robert Ailinger, David Brock, Woojin Lee, David Driscoll
  • Publication number: 20070232855
    Abstract: A method of performing a medical procedure on a patient comprises conveying control signals from a remote controller to a drive unit, intraluminally introducing a first medical instrument within the patient, extraluminally introducing a second medical instrument within the patient, and operating the drive unit in accordance with the control signals to actuate a first tool on the first medical instrument and a second tool on the second medical instrument, in unison, to perform the medical procedure at a target region within an anatomical vessel. In one method, the control signals are conveyed from the remote controller to the drive unit in response to user commands, which may be movements made at a user interface that correspond to movements of the medical instrument.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2007
    Publication date: October 4, 2007
    Applicant: Hansen Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Barry Weitzner, Gary Rogers, Albert Solbjor, Dwight Meglan, Robert Ailinger, David Brock, Woojin Lee, David Driscoll
  • Publication number: 20070227350
    Abstract: A piston for an internal combustion engine, the engine having a connecting rod coupled to a wristpin, the wristpin being connected to the piston for pivotal movement about an axis, the piston comprising: a top portion and a generally cylindrically-shaped wall portion extending from the top portion, the top and wall portions defining a skirt cavity, the top portion having thereon a downwardly extending projection with a downwardly facing bearing surface for the wristpin, the bearing surface extending in the direction of the axis and defining a portion of a cylinder centered on the axis, and the projection having opposite sides facing the skirt cavity; at least one lubricant passage extending through the projection from one of the opposite sides and over the bearing surface to the other of the opposite sides; and a lubricant opening communicating between the lubricant passage and the bearing surface to supply lubricant to the bearing surface and to the wristpin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2007
    Publication date: October 4, 2007
    Inventors: Douglas Doers, David Driscoll
  • Publication number: 20060126325
    Abstract: A lighting assembly has an elongated housing which contains a plurality of light emitting diodes that send light from one side of the housing. Connectors at the ends of the housing are provided to connect the lighting assembly into standard sockets of a fluorescent light fixture that has been modified to power the light emitting diodes. At least one of the connectors has a releasable holding mechanism that allows the housing to be rotated with respect to the sockets to aim the light is a desired direction and then hold the housing in that orientation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2004
    Publication date: June 15, 2006
    Inventors: Phillip Lefebvre, David Driscoll
  • Publication number: 20060066157
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, the present invention provides a rotor assembly. The exemplary rotor assembly includes a plurality of rotor laminations, which cooperate to form a rotor core, capped at each end by end members. Extending through the rotor core and the end members, a plurality of rotor channels is configured to receive electrically conductive members therethrough. Each of the electrically conductive members has external portions, which extend beyond the rotor channel, and an interior portion that is housed within the rotor channel. By flexing the external portions, a compression force that secures the laminations and the end members with respect to one another may be provided. Advantageously, the external portions may be fused to one another and/or to the end members. As one example, the external portions may be fused through the introduction of a molten metal into the end member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2004
    Publication date: March 30, 2006
    Inventors: Rajmohan Narayanan, Boris Shoykhet, David Driscoll
  • Patent number: 6901220
    Abstract: A wireless atmospheric site-to-site full-duplex (i.e., simultaneous transmit and receive) laser communication system, typically for wideband (high-speed) data, voice, and/or video transmission. The system includes at least one laser communication transceiver each having an electro-optical transmitter that includes a laser source for generating laser light to be transmitted site-to-site and at high speed, an electro-optical receiver that includes a baffle assembly for receiving light directly onto a detector, without an intermediate field stop and re-imaging relay optics to reject off-axis light sources. Wideband data are transmitted and received through the atmosphere by the electro-optical transmitter and the electro-optical receiver. The data to be transmitted through each laser communication transceiver is inputted through a fiber-optic receiver and outputted by a fiber-optic transmitter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2000
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2005
    Assignee: LSA, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert T. Carlson, Jesse W. Booker, Alvin Cabato, David Driscoll
  • Publication number: 20040176751
    Abstract: A robotic medical apparatus for performing a medical procedure or application on an anatomy, said apparatus comprising: a first medical instrument member having a working end adapted to be disposed at an internal target area at which the medical procedure or application is to be performed; and a second medical instrument member having a working end adapted to be disposed at an internal target area at which the medical procedure or application is to be performed. The first medical instrument member is disposed so as to extend into the anatomy at a first ingress location and passing intraluminally; and the second medical instrument member is disposed so as to extend into the anatomy at a second ingress location different than said first ingress location and passing extraluminally.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 12, 2003
    Publication date: September 9, 2004
    Applicant: endoVia Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Barry D. Weitzner, Gary S. Rogers, Albert Solbjor, Dwight Meglan, Robert Ailinger, David L. Brock, Woojin Lee, David Driscoll
  • Patent number: 6285476
    Abstract: A laser communication system for full duplex wideband data transmission includes first and second terminals having dichroic wavelength-multiplexed optical systems wherein transmitted and received light are multiplexed along a path through the same aperture. The optical systems each preferably comprise a cassegrain receiver having primary and secondary mirrors for directing both transmitted and received laser light. Modulated laser light is generated by a high-power laser diode which is actively cooled by a thermoelectric cooler. A window in the housing, through which the modulated laser light travels, includes a transparent resistive coating to which electrical current is applied to control the temperature of the window. The aspheric primary mirror has a highly reflective surface, preferably a single-point diamond-turned mirror surface, formed on an aluminum substrate as a single piece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 1999
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2001
    Assignee: LSA, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert T. Carlson, Jesse W. Booker, Alvin Cabato, David Driscoll, Scott Hamilton
  • Patent number: 6054788
    Abstract: A magnetic coupling is provided having a first shaft and a second shaft. A plurality of first magnets is in rotationally driving engagement with the first shaft and defines alternating polarity magnetic surfaces. A plurality of second magnets is in rotationally driving engagement with the second shaft and defines alternating polarity magnetic surfaces. The first and second magnet surfaces are separated by a gap so that rotation of one of the first magnets and second magnets urges synchronous rotation of the other. An electrically conductive member is in rotationally driving engagement with the second shaft and is disposed proximate to the first magnet surfaces so that rotation of the conductive member or the first magnets relative to the other induces electric current in the conductive member and urges asynchronous rotation of the other of the conductive member and the first magnets in the same rotational direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 1998
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2000
    Assignee: Reliance Electric Industrial Company
    Inventors: Viatcheslav Dombrovski, Suresh Tirumalai, Ira Goldberg, David Driscoll