Patents by Inventor Michael Mulhall

Michael Mulhall 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: 10533700
    Abstract: A multi-functional handle system and method can include: providing a base component; rotateably affixing a middle component to the base component; and coupling a handle to the middle component, and the handle including: a closed configuration with the middle component within a recess of the handle, a handle magnet and a middle component magnet engaged, and the handle and the middle component secured in one position relative to the base component based on the base component being in contact with the handle within the recess, a semi-closed configuration with the handle rotateable with respect to the base component, and an open configuration with the handle freely moveable about a hinge pin based on the handle magnet and the middle component magnet not being engaged.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Inventor: Michael Mulhall
  • Patent number: 10321934
    Abstract: An instrument access device 1 comprises a proximal member 25 for location externally of an opening into a body cavity. A first connector 20 extends between the proximal member 25 and a first instrument receiver 2. A second connector 21 extends between the proximal member and a second instrument receiver 3. Instrument seals can be housed in relatively rigid housings for added strength.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: Atropos Limited
    Inventors: Frank Bonadio, Trevor Vaugh, Ronan B. McManus, Shane J. MacNally, Michael Mulhall
  • Publication number: 20160235438
    Abstract: An instrument access device 1 comprises a proximal member 25 for location externally of an opening into a body cavity. A first connector 20 extends between the proximal member 25 and a first instrument receiver 2. A second connector 21 extends between the proximal member and a second instrument receiver 3. Instrument seals can be housed in relatively rigid housings for added strength.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 22, 2016
    Publication date: August 18, 2016
    Applicant: Atropos Limited
    Inventors: Frank BONADIO, Trevor VAUGH, Ronan B. McMANUS, Shane J. MacNALLY, Michael MULHALL
  • Patent number: 9351759
    Abstract: An instrument access device 1 comprises a proximal member 25 for location externally of an opening into a body cavity. A first connector 20 extends between the proximal member 25 and a first instrument receiver 2. A second connector 21 extends between the proximal member and a second instrument receiver 3. Instrument seals can be housed in relatively rigid housings for added strength.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2016
    Assignee: Atropos Limited
    Inventors: Frank Bonadio, Trevor Vaugh, Ronan B. McManus, Shane J. MacNally, Michael Mulhall
  • Publication number: 20130041231
    Abstract: An instrument access device 1 comprises a proximal member 25 for location externally of an opening into a body cavity. A first connector 20 extends between the proximal member 25 and a first instrument receiver 2. A second connector 21 extends between the proximal member and a second instrument receiver 3. Instrument seals can be housed in relatively rigid housings for added strength.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 12, 2012
    Publication date: February 14, 2013
    Inventors: Frank Bonadio, Trevor Vaugh, Ronan B. McManus, Shane J. MacNally, Michael Mulhall
  • Publication number: 20110071359
    Abstract: An instrument access device 1 comprises a proximal member 25 for location externally of an opening into a body cavity. A first connector 20 extends between the proximal member 25 and a first instrument receiver 2. A second connector 21 extends between the proximal member and a second instrument receiver 3. Instrument seals can be housed in relatively rigid housings for added strength.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2010
    Publication date: March 24, 2011
    Inventors: Frank Bonadio, Trevor Vaugh, Ronan B. McManus, Shane J. Macnally, Michael Mulhall
  • Patent number: 7540839
    Abstract: A surgical wound retractor comprises a retracting member for insertion into a wound opening and a proximal member for location externally of a wound opening A clamp is used to clamp the retracting member to the proximal member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2009
    Assignee: Atropos Limited
    Inventors: John Butler, Frank Bonadio, Michael Mulhall, Ronan Bernard McManus
  • Publication number: 20040073090
    Abstract: A surgical wound retractor comprises a retracting member for insertion into a wound opening and a proximal member for location externally of a wound opening A clamp is used to clamp the retracting member to the proximal member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2003
    Publication date: April 15, 2004
    Inventors: John Butler, Frank Bonadio, Michael Mulhall, Ronan Bernard McManus
  • Patent number: 5867821
    Abstract: This new and unique method and apparatus is used for the distribution and administration of medical services, entertainment services, electronic medical records, educational information, etc. to a patient's individual electronic patient care station (PCS) interconnected to a master library (ML) which stores data in digital compressed format, through a local medical information network. The patient/medical personnel interact with this medical information network through the unique PCS and receives the requested service or data from the master library. The data is then displayed either on the associated television set or video monitor or through wireless/IR communications to a peripheral personal data assistant (pen based computer technology) The data for text, audio, and video information is all compressed digitally to facilitate distribution and only decompressed at the final stage before viewing/interaction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 1996
    Date of Patent: February 2, 1999
    Assignee: Paxton Developments Inc.
    Inventors: Douglas J. Ballantyne, Michael Mulhall
  • Patent number: 5133079
    Abstract: A new and useful method and apparatus for distribution of movies for viewing on a customer's television set. Digitized compressed signals containing audio and visual components of the movie selected by the customer are sent to the customer's receiver. The digital signals are converted to corresponding electronic signals; which are decompressed and converted to audio and video signals. These converted signals are passed to a conventional television set for viewing by the customer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 1990
    Date of Patent: July 21, 1992
    Inventors: Douglas J. Ballantyne, Michael Mulhall