Patents by Inventor David McNally

David McNally 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: 10639089
    Abstract: An electrical conductor, such as a wire or catheter, which is coated circumferentially with a ferromagnetic material in a selected region, is fed from a high frequency alternating current source. The ferromagnetic material has a quick response in heating and cooling to the controllable power delivery. The ferromagnetic material can be used for separating tissue, coagulation, tissue destruction or achieving other desired tissue effects in numerous surgical procedures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Domain Surgical, Inc.
    Inventors: Kim Manwaring, David McNally
  • Publication number: 20190321118
    Abstract: Methods and systems for insertion of an instrument into a body cavity of an animal for performing a surgical procedure using a processor circuit controlled robotic surgery system are disclosed. In some embodiments, a method involves receiving body cavity image data representing an interior view of the body cavity captured by a camera inserted into the body cavity, determining, by the processor circuit, instrument parameters associated with physical extents of the instrument to be inserted, determining, by the processor circuit, an instrument envelope identifying a region through which the instrument is capable of moving in the body cavity, and generating, by the processor circuit, display signals operable to display a composite view of the interior of the body cavity on a display, the composite view being based on the body cavity image data and including an envelope overlay image generated to represent the instrument envelope.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 12, 2019
    Publication date: October 24, 2019
    Inventors: Perry A. Genova, David McNally
  • Patent number: 10441342
    Abstract: Thermal, electrosurgical and mechanical modalities may be combined in a surgical tool. Potentially damaging effects in a first modality may be minimized by using a secondary modality. In one example, thermal hemostasis may thus help electrosurgical applications avoid the adverse tissue effects associated with hemostatic monopolar electrosurgical waveforms while retaining the benefits of using monopolar incising waveforms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: Domain Surgical, Inc.
    Inventors: Kim Manwaring, David McNally
  • Patent number: 10405914
    Abstract: A power source delivers oscillating electrical energy to an electrical conductor, such as a wire or catheter, which is coated circumferentially with a ferromagnetic material in a selected region. With high frequency electrical energy, the ferromagnetic material has a quick response in heating and cooling adjustable by the controllable power delivery. The ferromagnetic material can be used for separating tissue, coagulation, tissue destruction or achieving other desired tissue effects in numerous surgical procedures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: Domain Surgical, Inc.
    Inventors: Kim Manwaring, David McNally
  • Patent number: 10328842
    Abstract: A cargo securing apparatus and a method of maintaining a user configured tension in a cargo securing element are disclosed. The apparatus includes at least one sensor arranged to measure a first and second tension in a tensile element (used to secure the cargo) at different times and a processor in data communication with the sensor. The processor is configured to receive the tension measurements from the sensor and to distinguish between acute and sustained deviations in tension based on the tension measurements. Conditionally, the processor may compare the first and second tension measurements to a user configured tension setting and determine tension correction parameters required to maintain the tension in the tensile element within a range of the user configured setting. The apparatus may include one or more manual or automated adjustment drives to adjust the tension in the tensile element in accordance with the tension correction parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: STELLENBOSCH UNIVERSITY
    Inventor: Leo David McNally
  • Patent number: 10245113
    Abstract: Methods and systems for insertion of an instrument into a body cavity of an animal for performing a surgical procedure using a processor circuit controlled robotic surgery system are disclosed. In some embodiments, a method involves receiving body cavity image data representing an interior view of the body cavity captured by a camera inserted into the body cavity, determining, by the processor circuit, instrument parameters associated with physical extents of the instrument to be inserted, determining, by the processor circuit, an instrument envelope identifying a region through which the instrument is capable of moving in the body cavity, and generating, by the processor circuit, display signals operable to display a composite view of the interior of the body cavity on a display, the composite view being based on the body cavity image data and including an envelope overlay image generated to represent the instrument envelope.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: Titan Medical Inc.
    Inventors: Perry A. Genova, David McNally
  • Patent number: 10213247
    Abstract: A thermal surgical instrument comprising a conductor having a ferromagnetic material in electrical communication with the conductor, such that passage of electrical energy through the conductor causes substantially uniform heating of the ferromagnetic material sufficient to produce a desired therapeutic tissue effect is provided. The conductor may be shaped to facilitate resection of tissue from a patient and include a support to provide increase rigidity to the loop so that the conductor better resists bending during use. The ferromagnetic material quickly heats and cools in response to a controllable power delivery source. The thermal surgical instrument can be used for substantially simultaneously resecting tissue with hemostasis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: Domain Surgical, Inc.
    Inventors: Kim Manwaring, David McNally
  • Patent number: 10058396
    Abstract: Methods and systems for insertion of an instrument into a body cavity of an animal for performing a surgical procedure using a processor circuit controlled robotic surgery system are disclosed. In some embodiments, a method involves receiving body cavity image data representing an interior view of the body cavity captured by a camera inserted into the body cavity, determining, by the processor circuit, instrument parameters associated with physical extents of the instrument to be inserted, determining, by the processor circuit, an instrument envelope identifying a region through which the instrument is capable of moving in the body cavity, and generating, by the processor circuit, display signals operable to display a composite view of the interior of the body cavity on a display, the composite view being based on the body cavity image data and including an envelope overlay image generated to represent the instrument envelope.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: Titan Medical Inc.
    Inventors: Perry A. Genova, David McNally
  • Publication number: 20170313233
    Abstract: A cargo securing apparatus and a method of maintaining a user configured tension in a cargo securing element are disclosed. The apparatus includes at least one sensor arranged to measure tension in a tensile element used to secure the cargo and a processor in data communication with the sensor. The processor is configured to receive tension measurements from the sensor, to compare the tension measurements to a user configured tension setting and to determine tension correction parameters required to maintain tension in the tensile element within a range of the user configured setting associated with the tensile element. The apparatus may include one or more manual or automated adjustment drives to adjust the tension in the tensile element in accordance with the tension correction parameters.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2015
    Publication date: November 2, 2017
    Inventor: Leo David MCNALLY
  • Patent number: 9730749
    Abstract: An electrical conductor, such as a wire or catheter, which is coated circumferentially with a ferromagnetic material in a selected region, is fed from a high frequency alternating current source. The ferromagnetic material has a quick response in heating and cooling to the controllable power delivery. The ferromagnetic material can be used for separating tissue, coagulation, tissue destruction or achieving other desired tissue effects in numerous surgical procedures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: DOMAIN SURGICAL, INC.
    Inventors: Kim Manwaring, David McNally
  • Publication number: 20170189094
    Abstract: A power source delivers oscillating electrical energy to an electrical conductor, such as a wire or catheter, which is coated circumferentially with a ferromagnetic material in a selected region. With high frequency electrical energy, the ferromagnetic material has a quick response in heating and cooling adjustable by the controllable power delivery. The ferromagnetic material can be used for separating tissue, coagulation, tissue destruction or achieving other desired tissue effects in numerous surgical procedures.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2016
    Publication date: July 6, 2017
    Inventors: Kim Manwaring, Mark Manwaring, David McNally
  • Patent number: 9558670
    Abstract: A dynamic constraint avoidance route system automatically analyzes routes of aircraft flying, or to be flown, in or near constraint regions and attempts to find more time and fuel efficient reroutes around current and predicted constraints. The dynamic constraint avoidance route system continuously analyzes all flight routes and provides reroute advisories that are dynamically updated in real time. The dynamic constraint avoidance route system includes a graphical user interface that allows users to visualize, evaluate, modify if necessary, and implement proposed reroutes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2017
    Assignee: The United States of America as Represented by the Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration
    Inventors: Kapil S. Sheth, B. David McNally, Heinz Erzberger, Alexander R. Morando, Alexis A. Clymer, Fu-tai Shih
  • Publication number: 20160249971
    Abstract: Thermal, electrosurgical and mechanical modalities may be combined in a surgical tool. Potentially damaging effects in a first modality may be minimized by using a secondary modality. In one example, thermal hemostasis may thus help electrosurgical applications avoid the adverse tissue effects associated with hemostatic monopolar electrosurgical waveforms while retaining the benefits of using monopolar incising waveforms.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2016
    Publication date: September 1, 2016
    Inventors: Kim Manwaring, David McNally
  • Publication number: 20160192977
    Abstract: An electrical conductor, such as a wire or catheter, which is coated circumferentially with a ferromagnetic material in a selected region, is fed from a high frequency alternating current source. The ferromagnetic material has a quick response in heating and cooling to the controllable power delivery. The ferromagnetic material can be used for separating tissue, coagulation, tissue destruction or achieving other desired tissue effects in numerous surgical procedures.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2015
    Publication date: July 7, 2016
    Inventors: Kim Manwaring, David McNally, William J. Biter
  • Publication number: 20160166308
    Abstract: A power source delivers oscillating electrical energy to an electrical conductor, such as a wire or catheter, which is coated circumferentially with a ferromagnetic material in a selected region. With high frequency electrical energy, the ferromagnetic material has a quick response in heating and cooling adjustable by the controllable power delivery. The ferromagnetic material can be used for separating tissue, coagulation, tissue destruction or achieving other desired tissue effects in numerous surgical procedures.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2016
    Publication date: June 16, 2016
    Inventors: Kim Manwaring, Mark Manwaring, David McNally
  • Patent number: 9320560
    Abstract: An electrical conductor, such as a wire or catheter, which is coated circumferentially with a ferromagnetic material in a selected region, is fed from a high frequency alternating current source. The ferromagnetic material has a quick response in heating and cooling to the controllable power delivery. The ferromagnetic material can be used for separating tissue, coagulation, tissue destruction or achieving other desired tissue effects in numerous surgical procedures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2016
    Assignee: Domain Surgical, Inc.
    Inventors: Kim Manwaring, David McNally
  • Patent number: 9265556
    Abstract: Thermally adjustable surgical tools include a conductor and a ferromagnetic material. The ferromagnetic material may be quickly heated when subjected to high frequency alternating current through the conductor. The ferromagnetic material may also cool rapidly because of its relatively low mass and the small thermal mass of the conductor. The thermally adjustable surgical tools may be used to sculpt, melt, break and/or remove biological material. The thermally adjustable surgical tools may also include balloon catheters which can heat fluid to thereby treat biological material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2016
    Assignee: Domain Surgical, Inc.
    Inventors: Kim Manwaring, David McNally
  • Patent number: 9265554
    Abstract: A power source delivers oscillating electrical energy to an electrical conductor, such as a wire or catheter, which is coated circumferentially with a ferromagnetic material in a selected region. With high frequency electrical energy, the ferromagnetic material has a quick response in heating and cooling adjustable by the controllable power delivery. The ferromagnetic material can be used for separating tissue, coagulation, tissue destruction or achieving other desired tissue effects in numerous surgical procedures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2016
    Assignee: Domain Surgical, Inc.
    Inventors: Kim Manwaring, David McNally
  • Patent number: 9265555
    Abstract: Thermal, electrosurgical and mechanical modalities may be combined in a surgical tool. Potentially damaging effects in a first modality may be minimized by using a secondary modality. In one example, thermal hemostasis may thus help electrosurgical applications avoid the adverse tissue effects associated with hemostatic monopolar electrosurgical waveforms while retaining the benefits of using monopolar incising waveforms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2016
    Assignee: Domain Surgical, Inc.
    Inventors: Kim Manwaring, David McNally
  • Patent number: 9265553
    Abstract: Thermal, Electrosurgical and Mechanical modalities may be combined in a surgical tool. Potentially damaging effects in a first modality may be minimized by using a secondary modality. In one example, thermal hemostasis may thus help electrosurgical applications avoid the adverse tissue effects associated with hemostatic monopolar electrosurgical waveforms while retaining the benefits of using incising waveforms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2016
    Assignee: Domain Surgical, Inc.
    Inventors: Kim Manwaring, David McNally