Patents by Inventor David M. Crowley

David M. Crowley 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: 10426555
    Abstract: A medical instrument includes a printed sensor, a surface, at least one non-conductive material, and at least one pair of contacts. The sensor has at least one coil formed on a conductive material. The surface is suitable for receiving the printed sensor and can be placed in an EM field. The at least one non-conductive material covers the at least one coil of the sensor. The medical instrument contains multiple conductive and nonconductive layers. The at least one pair of contacts are electrically connected to the at least one coil and connectable to the conductive layer, the conductive layer coupled to a measurement device, which senses an induced electrical signal based on a magnetic flux change of the EM field. The location of the medical instrument in a coordinate system of the EM filed is identified based on the induced electrical signal in the sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: COVIDIEN LP
    Inventors: Thomas P. Crowley, David J. Miel, David J. Serdar, Joshua B. Stopek, David M. Costello, Lev A. Koyrakh, Keith E. Jasperson, Jon D. Schell
  • Publication number: 20190175157
    Abstract: A system for performing a surgical procedure includes a bronchoscope, monitoring equipment coupled to the bronchoscope, a tracking system, a positioning assembly, and a biopsy tool. The biopsy tool includes an elongated flexible body extending from a proximal end to a distal end and a biopsy member formed on the distal end of the elongated flexible body. The biopsy member includes a tissue-receiving portion defining an opening including sharpened edges. The sharpened edges are disposed on the interior perimeter of the opening and are capable of cutting tissue. A biopsy tool is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 21, 2019
    Publication date: June 13, 2019
    Inventors: DAVID M. COSTELLO, THOMAS P. CROWLEY, THOMAS D. MAGNUSON
  • Patent number: 8724336
    Abstract: A cardguide to be disposed in a computer chassis during use. The cardguide includes a track to accept an edge of a printed circuit board of a modular computer device to be disposed in the computer chassis during use. The cardguide further comprises an integral clip configured to retain at least a portion of a temperature sensing device during use. The clip provides for positioning the temperature sensing device within the computer chassis during use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Assignee: National Instruments Corporation
    Inventors: John N. Hanna, David M. Crowley
  • Publication number: 20120002385
    Abstract: A cardguide to be disposed in a computer chassis during use. The cardguide includes a track to accept an edge of a printed circuit board of a modular computer device to be disposed in the computer chassis during use. The cardguide further comprises an integral clip configured to retain at least a portion of a temperature sensing device during use. The clip provides for positioning the temperature sensing device within the computer chassis during use.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 2, 2010
    Publication date: January 5, 2012
    Inventors: John N. Hanna, David M. Crowley
  • Patent number: D863193
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: IDSC Holdings, LLC
    Inventors: Jeffrey M. Bidigare, Todd W. Crowley, Christian P. Greene, David F. Skladanowski, David P. Shock
  • Patent number: D863194
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: IDSC Holdings, LLC
    Inventors: Jeffrey M. Bidigare, Todd W. Crowley, Christian P. Greene, David F. Skladanowski, David P. Shock
  • Patent number: D863195
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: IDSC Holdings, LLC
    Inventors: Jeffrey M. Bidigare, Todd W. Crowley, Christian P. Greene, David F. Skladanowski, David P. Shock