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: 20090026154
    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: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2008
    Publication date: January 29, 2009
    Applicant: NYPRO INC.
    Inventors: Jeffrey F. Kane, Thomas Taylor
  • Publication number: 20080290040
    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: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2008
    Publication date: November 27, 2008
    Applicant: NYPRO INC.
    Inventors: Jeffrey F. Kane, Thomas Taylor, Peter Zuk, JR., Sean Landis Phillips
  • Publication number: 20080039802
    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: Application
    Filed: August 10, 2007
    Publication date: February 14, 2008
    Applicant: NYPRO INC.
    Inventors: Todd S. Vangsness, Jeffrey F. Kane, Ian Kimball