Patents by Inventor Kenneth M. Anderson

Kenneth M. Anderson 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: 20200122830
    Abstract: The present invention relates to systems and methods for powering and controlling flight of an unmanned aerial vehicle. The unmanned aerial vehicles can be used in a networked system under common control and operation and can be used for a variety of applications. Selected embodiments can operate while tethered to a portable control station. A high speed tether management system can be used to facilitate both mobile and static tethered operation. Modular components provide for both tethered and fully autonomous flight operations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 24, 2017
    Publication date: April 23, 2020
    Inventors: Bretton E. Anderson, Felipe Bohorquez, Misha Filippov, Helen Greiner, Jason Jeffords, Sam Johnson, Kevin Michael Mcclure, Kim Salazar, Kenneth D. Sebesta, Andrew M. Shein, Perry Stoll, Chikyung Won, Alexey Zaparovanny
  • Patent number: 10502459
    Abstract: Systems and methods that increase the residence time of particles falling through a solar receiver using an induced magnetic field to suspend or slow down and/or alter the flight path of the particles falling through the concentrated beam of sunlight are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignees: National Technology & Engineering Solutions of Sandia, LLC
    Inventors: Kenneth M. Armijo, Ryan R. Anderson, Sean Michael Babiniec, Clifford K. Ho, Malay Mazumder
  • Patent number: 10279168
    Abstract: In some examples, a system includes an implantable medical device configured for implantation in a chamber of the heart, an extension attached to the implantable medical device, the extension comprising a housing comprising at least one electrode, the housing defining a hole, and a tether comprising a first tether portion and a second tether portion and configured to be threaded through the hole. When the tether is threaded through the hole, the first tether portion and the second tether portion are on opposite sides of the hole. The tether may be used to implant the extension in a different chamber of the heart of the patient than the implantable medical device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventor: Kenneth M Anderson
  • Publication number: 20170189681
    Abstract: In some examples, a system includes an implantable medical device configured for implantation in a chamber of the heart, an extension attached to the implantable medical device, the extension comprising a housing comprising at least one electrode, the housing defining a hole, and a tether comprising a first tether portion and a second tether portion and configured to be threaded through the hole. When the tether is threaded through the hole, the first tether portion and the second tether portion are on opposite sides of the hole. The tether may be used to implant the extension in a different chamber of the heart of the patient than the implantable medical device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 23, 2017
    Publication date: July 6, 2017
    Inventor: Kenneth M. Anderson
  • Patent number: 9623234
    Abstract: In some examples, a system includes an implantable medical device configured for implantation in a chamber of the heart, an extension attached to the implantable medical device, the extension comprising a housing comprising at least one electrode, the housing defining a hole, and a tether comprising a first tether portion and a second tether portion and configured to be threaded through the hole. When the tether is threaded through the hole, the first tether portion and the second tether portion are on opposite sides of the hole. The tether may be used to implant the extension in a different chamber of the heart of the patient than the implantable medical device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventor: Kenneth M Anderson
  • Publication number: 20160129239
    Abstract: In some examples, a system includes an implantable medical device configured for implantation in a chamber of the heart, an extension attached to the implantable medical device, the extension comprising a housing comprising at least one electrode, the housing defining a hole, and a tether comprising a first tether portion and a second tether portion and configured to be threaded through the hole. When the tether is threaded through the hole, the first tether portion and the second tether portion are on opposite sides of the hole. The tether may be used to implant the extension in a different chamber of the heart of the patient than the implantable medical device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 11, 2014
    Publication date: May 12, 2016
    Inventor: Kenneth M. Anderson
  • Patent number: 9101772
    Abstract: A method of stimulation therapy and an apparatus for providing the therapy which addresses cardiac dysfunction including heart failure. The therapy employs atrial pacing pulses delivered to a heart after the atrial refractory period and timed so that they will not cause a ventricular contraction. These atrial pacing are timed to achieve beneficial effects on myocardial mechanics (efficacy) while maintaining an extremely low level of risk of arrhythmia induction. These methods may be employed individually or in combinations in an external or implantable ESS therapy delivery device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2015
    Assignee: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventors: Karen J. Kleckner, Kathleen A. Prieve, Jeffrey M. Gillberg, Ren Zhou, Kenneth M. Anderson, D. Curtis Deno, Glenn C. Zillmer, Ruth N. Klepfer, Vincent E. Splett, David E. Euler, Lawrence J. Mulligan, Edwin G. Duffin, David A. Igel, John E. Burnes
  • Patent number: 8938294
    Abstract: A single-pass pacing lead capable of sensing and pacing both the atria and the ventricles is described. In some examples, the single-pass pacing lead is connected to a DDD pacemaker. In some examples, the single-pass pacing lead comprises four electrodes. In some examples, the lead includes three electrodes configured to be positioned in or near an atrium, e.g., the right atrium, and one electrode configured to be positioned in or near a ventricle, e.g., the left ventricle, when the lead is implanted. In other examples, the lead includes two electrodes configured to be positioned in each of the atrium and ventricle when the lead is implanted. In some examples, one of the electrodes, which is configured to be positioned proximate the coronary sinus ostium when the lead is implanted, comprises a helical element for fixation of the lead to tissue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 20, 2015
    Assignee: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventors: Kenneth M Anderson, John L Sommer
  • Publication number: 20140180354
    Abstract: A single-pass pacing lead capable of sensing and pacing both the atria and the ventricles is described. In some examples, the single-pass pacing lead is connected to a DDD pacemaker. In some examples, the single-pass pacing lead comprises four electrodes. In some examples, the lead includes three electrodes configured to be positioned in or near an atrium, e.g., the right atrium, and one electrode configured to be positioned in or near a ventricle, e.g., the left ventricle, when the lead is implanted. In other examples, the lead includes two electrodes configured to be positioned in each of the atrium and ventricle when the lead is implanted. In some examples, one of the electrodes, which is configured to be positioned proximate the coronary sinus ostium when the lead is implanted, comprises a helical element for fixation of the lead to tissue.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 3, 2014
    Publication date: June 26, 2014
    Inventors: Kenneth M Anderson, John L Sommer
  • Patent number: 8670824
    Abstract: A single-pass pacing lead capable of sensing and pacing both the atria and the ventricles is described. In some examples, the single-pass pacing lead is connected to a DDD pacemaker. In some examples, the single-pass pacing lead comprises four electrodes. In some examples, the lead includes three electrodes configured to be positioned in or near an atrium, e.g., the right atrium, and one electrode configured to be positioned in or near a ventricle, e.g., the left ventricle, when the lead is implanted. In other examples, the lead includes two electrodes configured to be positioned in each of the atrium and ventricle when the lead is implanted. In some examples, one of the electrodes, which is configured to be positioned proximate the coronary sinus ostium when the lead is implanted, comprises a helical element for fixation of the lead to tissue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 11, 2014
    Assignee: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventors: Kenneth M. Anderson, John L. Sommer
  • Publication number: 20140046389
    Abstract: A single-pass pacing lead capable of sensing and pacing both the atria and the ventricles is described. In some examples, the single-pass pacing lead is connected to a DDD pacemaker. In some examples, the single-pass pacing lead comprises four electrodes. In some examples, the lead includes three electrodes configured to be positioned in or near an atrium, e.g., the right atrium, and one electrode configured to be positioned in or near a ventricle, e.g., the left ventricle, when the lead is implanted. In other examples, the lead includes two electrodes configured to be positioned in each of the atrium and ventricle when the lead is implanted. In some examples, one of the electrodes, which is configured to be positioned proximate the coronary sinus ostium when the lead is implanted, comprises a helical element for fixation of the lead to tissue.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 7, 2012
    Publication date: February 13, 2014
    Applicant: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventors: Kenneth M. Anderson, John L. Sommer
  • Patent number: 8359098
    Abstract: An implantable medical device includes an energy storage device with an internal component and an outer case that encloses the internal component. The outer case is electrically connected to the internal component. The energy storage device includes a first electrode that is electrically connected to the internal component. Furthermore, the device includes a control assembly with a control component and a control case that encloses the control component. The control case is coupled to and electrically connected to the outer case. The control component is electrically coupled to the first electrode and the outer case to be powered by the internal component of the energy storage device. The control component controls transmission of an electrical signal between the implantable medical device and biological tissue. Also, an outer surface of the outer case and the outer surface of the control case are exposed to the biological material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2013
    Assignee: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey S. Lund, Steven J. May, Donald R. Merritt, Hailiang Zhao, Kenneth M. Anderson, George Patras, Glenn Milton Roline
  • Publication number: 20120303084
    Abstract: The above-described methods and apparatus are believed to be of particular benefit for patients suffering heart failure including cardiac dysfunction, chronic HF, and the like and all variants as described herein and including those known to those of skill in the art to which the invention is directed. It will understood that the present invention offers the possibility of monitoring and therapy of a wide variety of acute and chronic cardiac dysfunctions. The current invention provides systems and methods for delivering therapy for cardiac hemodynamic dysfunction via the innervated myocardial substrate receives one or more discrete pulses of electrical stimulation during the refractory period of said innervated myocardial substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2012
    Publication date: November 29, 2012
    Applicant: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventors: Karen J. Kleckner, Kathleen A. Prieve, Jeffrey M. Gillberg, Ren Zhou, Kenneth M. Anderson, D. Curtis Deno, Glenn C. Zillmer, Ruth N. Klepfer, Vincent E. Splett, David E. Euler, Lawrence J. Mulligan, Edwin G. Duffin, David A. Igel, John E. Burnes
  • Patent number: 8078279
    Abstract: An implantable medical device is configured so that all of the major components including a housing and attached leads are disposed within the vasculature of a patient. A tether extends from the housing of the device to an implant location where the tether is secured to tissue outside of the vasculature. In this manner, an intravascular medical device may be implanted at a location remote from final placement, delivered via the vasculature and anchored at the initial entry point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2011
    Inventors: Charles L. Dennis, George J. Klein, Ursula Gebhardt, Kenneth M. Anderson, Glenn C. Zillmer
  • Publication number: 20100305627
    Abstract: A medical device that is implantable within a patient includes a generator. The generator has an internal component and a housing assembly that encloses the internal component. Furthermore, the device includes an aperture defined in the housing assembly. The aperture is operable for coupling the generator to the patient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 26, 2009
    Publication date: December 2, 2010
    Applicant: MEDTRONIC, INC.
    Inventor: Kenneth M. Anderson
  • Publication number: 20100305653
    Abstract: An implantable medical device includes an energy storage device with an internal component and an outer case that encloses the internal component. The outer case is electrically connected to the internal component. The energy storage device includes a first electrode that is electrically connected to the internal component. Furthermore, the device includes a control assembly with a control component and a control case that encloses the control component. The control case is coupled to and electrically connected to the outer case. The control component is electrically coupled to the first electrode and the outer case to be powered by the internal component of the energy storage device. The control component controls transmission of an electrical signal between the implantable medical device and biological tissue. Also, an outer surface of the outer case and the outer surface of the control case are exposed to the biological material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 26, 2009
    Publication date: December 2, 2010
    Applicant: MEDTRONIC, INC.
    Inventors: Jeffrey S. Lund, Steven J. May, Donald R. Merritt, Hailiang Zhao, Kenneth M. Anderson, George Patras, Glenn Milton Roline
  • Publication number: 20100152804
    Abstract: The above-described methods and apparatus are believed to be of particular benefit for patients suffering heart failure including cardiac dysfunction, chronic HF, and the like and all variants as described herein and including those known to those of skill in the art to which the invention is directed. It will understood that the present invention offers the possibility of monitoring and therapy of a wide variety of acute and chronic cardiac dysfunctions. The current invention provides systems and methods for delivering therapy for cardiac hemodynamic dysfunction via the innervated myocardial substrate receives one or more discrete pulses of electrical stimulation during the refractory period of said innervated myocardial substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 9, 2009
    Publication date: June 17, 2010
    Applicant: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventors: Karen J. Kleckner, Kathleen A. Prieve, Jeffrey M. Gillberg, Ren Zhou, Kenneth M. Anderson, D. Curtis Deno, Glenn C. Zillmer, Ruth N. Klepfer, Vincent E. Splett, David E. Euler, Lawrence J. Mulligan, Edwin G. Duffin, David A. Igel, John E. Burnes
  • Publication number: 20100137936
    Abstract: An implantable medical device is configured so that all of the major components including a housing and attached leads are disposed within the vasculature of a patient. A tether extends from the housing of the device to an implant location where the tether is secured to tissue outside of the vasculature. In this manner, an intravascular medical device may be implanted at a location remote from final placement, delivered via the vasculature and anchored at the initial entry point.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2009
    Publication date: June 3, 2010
    Applicant: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventors: Charles L. Dennis, George J. Klein, Ursula Gebhardt, Kenneth M. Anderson, Glenn C. Zillmer
  • Publication number: 20100114244
    Abstract: Electrical stimulation may be configured to decrease renal sympathetic activity by creating at least a partial functional conduction block in the efferent and/or afferent sympathetic nerve fibers that innervate the kidneys. An electrical stimulator may deliver a stimulation signal to a renal nerve of a patient. The stimulation signal may be a biphasic signal with a frequency of approximately 100 hertz to 20 kilohertz. In some examples, a sensor may sense a physiological parameter of the patient, and the stimulation generator may activate, deactivate, or adjust the stimulation signal based on the physiological parameter. The physiological parameter may be indicative of sympathetic activity within the patient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2008
    Publication date: May 6, 2010
    Inventors: Venkatesh Manda, Kenneth M. Anderson, David E. Euler, Avram Scheiner
  • Patent number: 7627376
    Abstract: An implantable medical device is configured so that all of the major components including a housing and attached leads are disposed within the vasculature of a patient. A tether extends from the housing of the device to an implant location where the tether is secured to tissue outside of the vasculature. In this manner, an intravascular medical device may be implanted at a location remote from final placement, delivered via the vasculature and anchored at the initial entry point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2009
    Assignee: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventors: Charles L. Dennis, George J. Klein, Ursula Gebhardt, Kenneth M. Anderson, Glenn C. Zillmer