Patents by Inventor Dominick Danna

Dominick Danna 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: 20190357764
    Abstract: A vaginal speculum apparatus includes a portable illumination assembly that is releasably attached to one of the upper blade and lower blade of a disposable vaginal speculum. The portable illumination assembly is defined by a housing that retains at least one LED and a portable power supply. The portable illumination assembly can be energized by an externally accessible member after the illuminator has been attached to the speculum.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 12, 2019
    Publication date: November 28, 2019
    Inventors: Michael T. McMahon, Allan I. Krauter, Robert L. Vivenzio, Dale C. Saddlemire, Dominick Danna, Stephen W. Burnett, Daniel C. Briggs, Scott G. Spanfelner, Jon R. Salvati
  • Patent number: 10376138
    Abstract: A vaginal speculum apparatus includes a portable illumination assembly that is releasably attached to one of the upper blade and lower blade of a disposable vaginal speculum. The portable illumination assembly is defined by a housing that retains at least one LED and a portable power supply. The portable illumination assembly can be energized by an externally accessible member after the illuminator has been attached to the speculum.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Welch Allyn, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael T. McMahon, Allan I. Krauter, Robert L. Vivenzio, Dale C. Saddlemire, Dominick Danna, Stephen W. Burnett, Daniel C. Briggs, Scott G. Spanfelner, Jon R. Salvati
  • Publication number: 20180153391
    Abstract: A vaginal speculum apparatus includes a portable illumination assembly that is releasably attached to one of the upper blade and lower blade of a disposable vaginal speculum. The portable illumination assembly is defined by a housing that retains at least one LED and a portable power supply. The portable illumination assembly can be energized by an externally accessible member after the illuminator has been attached to the speculum.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 5, 2018
    Publication date: June 7, 2018
    Inventors: Michael T. McMahon, Allan I. Krauter, Robert L. Vivenzio, Dale C. Saddlemire, Dominick Danna, Stephen W. Burnett, Daniel C. Briggs, Scott G. Spanfelner, Jon R. Salvati
  • Patent number: 9949633
    Abstract: A vaginal speculum apparatus includes a portable illumination assembly that is releasably attached to one of the upper blade and lower blade of a disposable vaginal speculum. The portable illumination assembly is defined by a housing that retains at least one LED and a portable power supply. The portable illumination assembly can be energized by an externally accessible member after the illuminator has been attached to the speculum.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: WELCH ALLYN, INC.
    Inventors: Michael T. McMahon, Allan I. Krauter, Robert L. Vivenzio, Dale C. Saddlemire, Dominick Danna, Stephen W. Burnett, Daniel C. Briggs, Scott G. Spanfelner, Jon R. Salvati
  • Patent number: 9883792
    Abstract: A vaginal speculum apparatus includes a portable illumination assembly that is releasably attached to one of the upper blade and lower blade of a disposable vaginal speculum. The portable illumination assembly is defined by a housing that retains at least one LED and a portable power supply. The portable illumination assembly can be energized by an externally accessible member after the illuminator has been attached to the speculum.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Assignee: WELCH ALLYN, INC.
    Inventors: Michael T. McMahon, Allan I. Krauter, Robert L. Vivenzio, Dale C. Saddlemire, Dominick Danna, Stephen W. Burnett, Daniel C. Briggs, Scott G. Spanfelner, Jon R. Salvati
  • Publication number: 20170172404
    Abstract: A vaginal speculum apparatus includes a portable illumination assembly that is releasably attached to one of the upper blade and lower blade of a disposable vaginal speculum. The portable illumination assembly is defined by a housing that retains at least one LED and a portable power supply. The portable illumination assembly can be energized by an externally accessible member after the illuminator has been attached to the speculum.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2017
    Publication date: June 22, 2017
    Inventors: Michael T. McMahon, Allan I. Krauter, Robert L. Vivenzio, Dale C. Saddlemire, Dominick Danna, Stephen W. Burnett, Daniel C. Briggs, Scott G. Spanfelner, Jon R. Salvati
  • Publication number: 20160249797
    Abstract: A vaginal speculum apparatus includes a portable illumination assembly that is releasably attached to one of the upper blade and lower blade of a disposable vaginal speculum. The portable illumination assembly is defined by a housing that retains at least one LED and a portable power supply. The portable illumination assembly can be energized by an externally accessible member after the illuminator has been attached to the speculum.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 9, 2016
    Publication date: September 1, 2016
    Inventors: Michael T. McMahon, Allan I. Krauter, Robert L. Vivenzio, Dale C. Saddlemire, Dominick Danna, Stephen W. Burnett, Daniel C. Briggs, Scott G. Spanfelner, Jon R. Salvati
  • Patent number: 9332898
    Abstract: A vaginal speculum apparatus includes a portable illumination assembly that is releasably attached to one of the upper blade and lower blade of a disposable vaginal speculum. The portable illumination assembly is defined by a housing that retains at least one LED and a portable power supply. The portable illumination assembly can be energized by an externally accessible member after the illuminator has been attached to the speculum.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2016
    Assignee: Welch Allyn, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael T. McMahon, Allan I. Krauter, Robert L. Vivenzio, Dale C. Saddlemire, Dominick Danna, Stephen W. Burnett, Daniel C. Briggs, Scott G. Spanfelner, Jon E. Salvati
  • Patent number: 8821395
    Abstract: A vaginal speculum apparatus includes a disposable speculum and a releasably attachable illumination assembly. A handle portion of the disposable speculum includes a receiving cavity that is adapted to interchangeably receive either a first or a second illumination assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: Welch Allyn, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael T. McMahon, Allan I. Krauter, Robert L. Vivenzio, Dale C. Saddlemire, Dominick Danna, Stephen W. Burnett, Daniel C. Briggs, Scott G. Spanfelner, Jon R. Salvati
  • Publication number: 20140148653
    Abstract: A vaginal speculum apparatus includes a portable illumination assembly that is releasably attached to one of the upper blade and lower blade of a disposable vaginal speculum. The portable illumination assembly is defined by a housing that retains at least one LED and a portable power supply. The portable illumination assembly can be energized by an externally accessible member after the illuminator has been attached to the speculum.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2014
    Publication date: May 29, 2014
    Applicant: Welch Allyn, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael T. McMahon, Allan I. Krauter, Robert L. Vivenzio, Dale C. Saddlemire, Dominick Danna, Stephen W. Burnett, Daniel C. Briggs, Scott G. Spanfelner, Jon E. Salvati
  • Patent number: 8435175
    Abstract: A vaginal speculum apparatus includes a portable illumination assembly that is releasably attached to one of the upper blade and lower blade of a disposable vaginal speculum. The portable illumination assembly is defined by a housing that retains at least one LED and a portable power supply. The portable illumination assembly can be energized by an externally accessible member after the illuminator has been attached to the speculum.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2013
    Assignee: Welch Allyn, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael T. McMahon, Allan I. Krauter, Robert L. Vivenzio, Dale C. Saddlemire, Dominick Danna, Stephen W. Burnett, Daniel C. Briggs, Scott G. Spanfelner, Jon R. Salvati
  • Publication number: 20120209079
    Abstract: A vaginal speculum apparatus includes a portable illumination assembly that is releasably attached to one of the upper blade and lower blade of a disposable vaginal speculum. The portable illumination assembly is defined by a housing that retains at least one LED and a portable power supply. The portable illumination assembly can be energized by an externally accessible member after the illuminator has been attached to the speculum.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2012
    Publication date: August 16, 2012
    Applicant: Welch Allyn, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael T. McMahon, Allan I. Krauter, Robert L. Vivenzio, Dale C. Saddlemire, Dominick Danna, Stephen W. Burnett, Daniel C. Briggs, Scott G. Spanfelner, Jon R. Salvati
  • Patent number: 8157728
    Abstract: A vaginal speculum includes an upper blade member and a lower blade member that is movably connected with respect to the upper blade. The lower blade member includes an integrated handle portion having a receiving cavity configured for interchangeably receiving one of a first illumination assembly and a substantially different second illumination assembly. The first illumination assembly differs from the second illumination assembly by at least one structural and/or functional aspect, such as the form of power supply, the type of light source and physical size of the assembly housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2012
    Assignee: Welch Allyn, Inc.
    Inventors: Dominick Danna, Allan I. Krauter, Robert L. Vivenzio, Dale C. Saddlemire, Michael T. McMahon, Ervin Goldfain
  • Patent number: 8142352
    Abstract: A portable illuminator includes a contained power source and an integrally contained light source that is selectively inserted into the handle portion of a vaginal speculum. The portable illuminator includes at least one feature to protect the illuminator from contamination and to prevent users from pinching or snagging gloves or fingers during operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2012
    Assignee: Welch Allyn, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert L. Vivenzio, Michael T. McMahon, Steven R. Slawson, Dominick Danna, Allan I. Krauter, Dale C. Saddlemire
  • Patent number: 7722542
    Abstract: A blood pressure measuring apparatus includes an inflatable sleeve socket that is capable of receiving an engagement portion of a compact gage housing having either a contained mechanical or an electronic pressure gauge. This coupling permits direct attachment to the sleeve and permitting fluid interconnection between the interior of the sleeve and the contained pressure gauge without requiring any hoses or tubing therebetween. The electronic pressure gauge is responsive to changes in pressure within the inflatable sleeve. The pressure changes can be processed and output to an integral display or can be wirelessly transmitted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2010
    Assignee: Welch Allyn, Inc.
    Inventors: Raymond A. Lia, Kenneth J. Burdick, Robert L. Vivenzio, Dominick Danna, Raymond P. Dromms, Allan I. Krauter
  • Publication number: 20080269565
    Abstract: A vaginal speculum apparatus includes a disposable speculum and a releasably attachable illumination assembly. A handle portion of the disposable speculum includes a receiving cavity that is adapted to interchangeably receive either a first or a second illumination assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 3, 2006
    Publication date: October 30, 2008
    Applicant: Welch Allyn, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael T. McMahon, Allan I. Krauter, Robert L. Vivenzio, Dale C. Saddlemire, Dominick Danna, Stephen W. Burnett, Daniel C. Briggs, Scott G. Spanfelner, Jon R. Salvati
  • Publication number: 20080228038
    Abstract: An illumination assembly for use with a vaginal speculum includes an assembly housing containing a light source, such as at least one LED or incandescent lamp. The illumination assembly, which can be battery powered or powered by means of a dedicated power supply, such as an AC power supply, is configured to be fitted within a receiving cavity of a handle portion of a vaginal speculum.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 3, 2006
    Publication date: September 18, 2008
    Applicant: Welch Allyn, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael T. McMahon, Allan I. Krauter, Robert L. Vivenzio, Dale C. Saddlemire, Dominick Danna, Steven R. Slawson, Ervin R. Goldfain, Daniel C. Briggs, Scott G. Spanfelner, Jon R. Salvati
  • Publication number: 20070235673
    Abstract: The invention comprises a low cost method of sealing and resealing a microfluidic device before, during, and after communication of fluids into the microfluidic device. The invention includes a microfluidic device with fluid introduction ports substantially hermetically sealed with elastomeric plugs, wherein the plugs can be penetrated by hollow needles to introduce fluids such as air, water, ethanol, or other chemical or biological reagents into the device while maintaining a substantially hermetic seal. The invention includes a method for introducing fluids into a microfluidic device from an external source. The method comprises the steps of penetrating fluid introduction ports substantially hermetically sealed with elastomeric plugs with hollow needles connected to a fluid source, pumping fluid into the device, and removing the hollow needle from the plug, whereupon plug self-reseals to form a substantially hermetic seal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 11, 2006
    Publication date: October 11, 2007
    Inventor: Dominick Danna
  • Publication number: 20070230164
    Abstract: A portable illuminator includes a contained power source and an integrally contained light source that is selectively inserted into the handle portion of a vaginal speculum. The portable illuminator includes at least one feature to protect the illuminator from contamination and to prevent users from pinching or snagging gloves or fingers during operation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2007
    Publication date: October 4, 2007
    Applicant: WELCH ALLYN, INC.
    Inventors: Robert L. Vivenzio, Michael T. McMahon, Steven R. Slawson, Dominick Danna, Allan I. Krauter, Dale C. Saddlemire
  • Patent number: RE42754
    Abstract: A blood pressure measuring apparatus includes an inflatable sleeve adapted to be wrapped about a limb of a patient. The sleeve includes an interior and at least one socket provided on an exterior surface of the sleeve, the socket being fluidly connected to the interior of the sleeve. A gage is directly attached to the sleeve socket through attachment of a mating engagement portion. A pneumatic bulb is also attached fluidly to the sleeve through a receiving port which is provided on at least one of the socket and the gage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2011
    Assignee: Welch Allyn, Inc.
    Inventors: Raymond A. Lia, Robert L. Vivenzio, Dominick Danna, Raymond P. Dromms, Scott S. Stearns, James M. Baxter