Patents by Inventor Jeffrey F. Kane

Jeffrey F. Kane 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: 20180369562
    Abstract: An antiseptic cap and packaging for use with a connector are provided. The antiseptic cap includes a material containing an antiseptic solution. Upon application of the cap to the connector, the material compresses thereby releasing the antiseptic solution. Packaging of the antiseptic cap typically includes a cap holder and a lid. A user could remove the cap from the cap holder before applying it to a connector. Alternatively, the cap holder may be used to apply the cap to the connector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2018
    Publication date: December 27, 2018
    Inventors: Christopher E. Gardner, Chirag Sanjay Walawalkar, Larry Colquitt, Mark Wilson, William Anderson, Sofi Enroth, Jeffrey F. Kane, Joseph N. Logan, Deborah Laun, Robert Naas
  • Patent number: 10016587
    Abstract: An antiseptic cap and packaging for use with a connector are provided. The antiseptic cap includes a material containing an antiseptic solution. Upon application of the cap to the connector, the material compresses thereby releasing the antiseptic solution. Packaging of the antiseptic cap typically includes a cap holder and a lid. A user could remove the cap from the cap holder before applying it to a connector. Alternatively, the cap holder may be used to apply the cap to the connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: Excelsior Medical Corporation
    Inventors: Christopher E. Gardner, Chirag Sanjay Walawalker, Larry Colquitt, Mark Wilson, William Anderson, Sofi Enroth, Jeffrey F. Kane, Joseph N. Logan, Deborah Laun, Robert Naas
  • Patent number: 8968261
    Abstract: A medical valve has an open mode that permits fluid flow, and a closed mode that prevents fluid flow. To that end, the medical valve has a housing with an inlet portion and an outlet portion, a rotating member having a protruding member, and a resilient member with a complimentary surface that mates with the protruding member. The inlet portion and outlet portion of the housing compress the protruding member into the resilient member to bias the valve to the closed mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: NP Medical Inc.
    Inventors: Ian Kimball, Todd S. Vangsness, Jeffrey F. Kane
  • Patent number: 8480895
    Abstract: Liquid filter assemblies including an upper sample reservoir, a sample filter and a lower storage bottle are supported by a vacuum base. The base has a vacuum inlet port and, for connection to the liquid filter assembly, a vacuum outlet port. A vacuum is provided through the base to below the sample filter to draw sample liquid through the sample filter into the storage bottle. The base may include an auxiliary vacuum outlet port for connection with additional devices. The bases may be connected from one to another through auxiliary vacuum outlets and the vacuum inlets to make a chain of liquid filter assemblies supplied from one vacuum source. Alternatively, one base may include multiple vacuum outlet ports so that it may support and supply vacuum to a plurality of liquid filter assemblies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2013
    Assignee: Roush Life Sciences, LLC
    Inventors: Thomas Taylor, Jeffrey F. Kane, Vito Lore, Sean Landis Phillips
  • Publication number: 20130110087
    Abstract: An apparatus for clearing fluid from medical tubing includes a first arm having a first friction reducing member, a second arm having a second friction reducing member, and a hinge connecting the first and second arms to form a body. The body has a generally longitudinal axis, and the first arm may be movable relative to the second arm. The first and second friction reducing members may be normally adjacent to and spaced from each other. The hinge may form an opening sized and shaped to receive the medical tubing. The opening, first friction reducing member, and second friction reducing member may be aligned generally along the longitudinal axis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 17, 2011
    Publication date: May 2, 2013
    Inventor: Jeffrey F. Kane
  • Publication number: 20130030414
    Abstract: An antiseptic cap and packaging for use with a connector are provided. The antiseptic cap includes a material containing an antiseptic solution. Upon application of the cap to the connector, the material compresses thereby releasing the antiseptic solution. Packaging of the antiseptic cap typically includes a cap holder and a lid. A user could remove the cap from the cap holder before applying it to a connector. Alternatively, the cap holder may be used to apply the cap to the connector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2012
    Publication date: January 31, 2013
    Applicant: Excelsior Medical Corporation
    Inventors: Christopher E. Gardner, Chirag Sanjay Walawalker, Larry Colquitt, Mark Wilson, William Anderson, Sofi Enroth, Jeffrey F. Kane, Joseph N. Logan, Deborah Laun, Robert Naas
  • Publication number: 20120294781
    Abstract: Liquid filter assemblies including an upper sample reservoir, a sample filter and a lower storage bottle are supported by a vacuum base. The base has a vacuum inlet port and, for connection to the liquid filter assembly, a vacuum outlet port. A vacuum is provided through the base to below the sample filter to draw sample liquid through the sample filter into the storage bottle. The base may include an auxiliary vacuum outlet port for connection with additional devices. The bases may be connected from one to another through auxiliary vacuum outlets and the vacuum inlets to make a chain of liquid filter assemblies supplied from one vacuum source. Alternatively, one base may include multiple vacuum outlet ports so that it may support and supply vacuum to a plurality of liquid filter assemblies.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2012
    Publication date: November 22, 2012
    Applicant: ROUSH LIFE SCIENCES, LLC
    Inventors: Thomas Taylor, Jeffrey F. Kane, Vito Lore, Sean Landis Phillips
  • Publication number: 20120267301
    Abstract: A method of removing a filtrate storage bottle from a water bath includes inserting at least two finger underneath a radially protruding lip of a filtrate storage bottle sealing cap and raising the at least two fingers to lift the bottle from the water bath. A side wall portion of the filtrate storage bottle sealing cap is smaller in perimeter than a circle surrounding the radially protruding lip. The cap creates a liquid tight seal with the filtrate storage bottle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2012
    Publication date: October 25, 2012
    Applicant: ROUSH LIFE SCIENCES, LLC
    Inventors: Jeffrey F. Kane, Thomas Taylor, Vito Lore, Sean Landis Phillips
  • Patent number: 8235221
    Abstract: Liquid filter assemblies including an upper sample reservoir, a sample filter and a lower storage bottle are supported by a vacuum base. The base has a vacuum inlet port and, for connection to the liquid filter assembly, a vacuum outlet port. A vacuum is provided through the base to below the sample filter to draw sample liquid through the sample filter into the storage bottle. The base may include an auxiliary vacuum outlet port for connection with additional devices. The bases may be connected from one to another through auxiliary vacuum outlets and the vacuum inlets to make a chain of liquid filter assemblies supplied from one vacuum source. Alternatively, one base may include multiple vacuum outlet ports so that it may support and supply vacuum to a plurality of liquid filter assemblies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2012
    Assignee: Roush Life Sciences, LLC
    Inventors: Thomas Taylor, Jeffrey F. Kane, Vito Lore, Sean Landis Phillips
  • Patent number: 8231012
    Abstract: A method of removing a filtrate storage bottle from a water bath includes inserting at least two finger underneath a radially protruding lip of a filtrate storage bottle sealing cap and raising the at least two fingers to lift the bottle from the water bath. A side wall portion of the filtrate storage bottle sealing cap is smaller in perimeter than a circle surrounding the radially protruding lip. The cap creates a liquid tight seal with the filtrate storage bottle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2012
    Assignee: Roush Life Sciences, LLC
    Inventors: Jeffrey F. Kane, Thomas Taylor, Vito Lore, Sean Landis Phillips
  • Patent number: 8158009
    Abstract: A flow diverter, vacuum control and tilting of the liquid filtering system are used alternatively or in conjunction to reduce foam production in a filtered liquid sample. A liquid filtering system includes an upper sample reservoir, a filter and a lower storage bottle. A vacuum is applied below the sample filter to draw sample liquid through the sample filter into the storage bottle. A flow diverter may be used to direct flow of the filtered liquid sample onto a sidewall of the storage bottle or guide flow to a bottom of the storage bottle. The vacuum may be regulated to reduce foaming. The liquid filtering system may be tilted to direct fluid to the sidewall of the lower storage bottle and reduce foaming.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2012
    Assignee: Roush Life Sciences, LLC
    Inventors: Jeffrey F. Kane, Thomas Taylor, Peter Zuk, Jr., Sean Landis Phillips
  • Patent number: 8157104
    Abstract: A portable fixture for supporting a vacuum filtration device includes a cradle portion and a clamping portion. The cradle portion supports the vacuum filtration device. The clamping portion removeably attaches the portable fixture to a support in order to secure and support the filtration device above a workspace. The portable fixture may also provide a vacuum to the filtration device. To that end, the portable fixture may have a vacuum inlet port which may be connected to a vacuum source and a vacuum outlet port that is fluidly connected to the vacuum inlet port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2012
    Assignee: Roush Life Sciences, LLC
    Inventors: Jeffrey F. Kane, Thomas Taylor, Vito Lore, Sean Landis Phillips
  • Patent number: 8100869
    Abstract: A medical valve transitions between an open mode that permits fluid flow, and a closed mode that prevents fluid flow. To that end, the valve has a housing with an inlet and an outlet, and actuator moveable distally within the housing. The medical valve also has a resilient member with an aperture. The distal movement of the actuator opens the aperture within the resilient member, thereby transitioning the medical valve from the open to the closed mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2012
    Assignee: Nypro Inc.
    Inventors: Todd S. Vangsness, Jeffrey F. Kane, Ian Kimball
  • Patent number: 8002755
    Abstract: A medical valve has an open mode that permits fluid flow, and a closed mode that prevents fluid flow. The valve has a housing having an inlet and an outlet, and a valving mechanism within the housing to alternatively fluidly connect the inlet and the outlet. The valve is in the open mode when the inlet and outlet fluidly connect. Insertion of a medical implement into the inlet produces a positive fluid displacement at the outlet. In addition, withdrawal of the medical implement as the valve transitions from the open mode to the closed mode produces a substantially neutral fluid displacement at the outlet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2011
    Assignee: Nypro Inc.
    Inventors: Todd S. Vangsness, Jeffrey F. Kane, Ian Kimball
  • Patent number: 7879012
    Abstract: A medical valve transitions between an open mode that permits fluid flow, and a closed mode that prevents fluid flow. To that end, the valve has a housing with an inlet and an outlet, and a movable member with a member channel therethrough. The movable member is movable to cause the valve to transition from the closed mode to the open mode after insertion of a medical implement into the inlet. The member channel fluidly communicates the inlet and the outlet when in the open mode. The valve also has a resilient member with a member flow path in fluid communication with the outlet. The movable member slides along the resilient member when transitioning between the open mode and the closed mode. The resilient member normally has a flange (about the member flow path) that is compressed by the movable member. The flange fluidly disconnects the member flow path from the member channel when in the closed mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2011
    Assignee: Nypro Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey F. Kane, Ian Kimball, Todd S. Vangness
  • Patent number: 7857284
    Abstract: A medical valve has an open mode that permits fluid flow, and a closed mode that prevents fluid flow. To that end, the medical valve has a housing with an inlet and an outlet, and a movable member with a member channel therethrough. The member channel extends between a proximal opening and a distal opening of the movable member. The movable member is movable in a given direction to cause the valve to transition from the closed mode to the open mode. The distal opening of the member channel has a given dimension that is generally parallel with the given direction, and a second dimension that is generally orthogonal to the given dimension. The given dimension is smaller than the second dimension.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2010
    Assignee: Nypro Inc.
    Inventors: Ian Kimball, Todd S. Vangsness, Jeffrey F. Kane
  • Patent number: 7815168
    Abstract: A medical valve transitions between an open mode that permits fluid flow, and a closed mode that prevents fluid flow. To that end, the valve has a housing with an inlet and an outlet, and a rotating member with a member channel. The rotating member is rotatable to cause the valve to transition from the closed mode to the open mode after insertion of a medical implement into the inlet. The member channel fluidly communicates the inlet and the outlet when in the open mode. The medical valve also has a resilient member biasing the rotating member toward the closed mode. The rotating member slides along the resilient member when rotating between the open mode and closed mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2010
    Assignee: Nypro Inc.
    Inventors: Todd S. Vangsness, Jeffrey F. Kane, Ian Kimball
  • Publication number: 20090026126
    Abstract: Liquid filter assemblies including an upper sample reservoir, a sample filter and a lower storage bottle are supported by a vacuum base. The base has a vacuum inlet port and, for connection to the liquid filter assembly, a vacuum outlet port. A vacuum is provided through the base to below the sample filter to draw sample liquid through the sample filter into the storage bottle. The base may include an auxiliary vacuum outlet port for connection with additional devices. The bases may be connected from one to another through auxiliary vacuum outlets and the vacuum inlets to make a chain of liquid filter assemblies supplied from one vacuum source. Alternatively, one base may include multiple vacuum outlet ports so that it may support and supply vacuum to a plurality of liquid filter assemblies.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2008
    Publication date: January 29, 2009
    Applicant: NYPRO INC.
    Inventors: Thomas Taylor, Jeffrey F. Kane, Vito Lore, Sean Landis Phillips
  • Publication number: 20090026153
    Abstract: A method of removing a filtrate storage bottle from a water bath includes inserting at least two finger underneath a radially protruding lip of a filtrate storage bottle sealing cap and raising the at least two fingers to lift the bottle from the water bath. A side wall portion of the filtrate storage bottle sealing cap is smaller in perimeter than a circle surrounding the radially protruding lip. The cap creates a liquid tight seal with the filtrate storage bottle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2008
    Publication date: January 29, 2009
    Applicant: NYPRO INC.
    Inventors: Jeffrey F. Kane, Thomas Taylor
  • Patent number: D587580
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2009
    Inventors: Jeffrey F. Kane, Thomas Taylor, George W. Jordan