Patents by Inventor Kenneth M. Martin

Kenneth M. Martin 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: 20180214266
    Abstract: Medical devices and delivery systems for delivering medical devices to a target location within a subject. In some embodiments the medical devices can be locked in a fully deployed and locked configuration. In some embodiments the delivery systems are configured with a single actuator to control the movement of multiple components of the delivery system. In some embodiments the actuator controls the independent and dependent movement of multiple components of the delivery system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2018
    Publication date: August 2, 2018
    Applicant: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: David J. Paul, Benjamin T. Sutton, Brian K. McCollum, Brian D. Brandt, Emma Leung, Kenneth M. Martin, Amr Salahieh, Daniel K. Hildebrand
  • Patent number: 9872768
    Abstract: Medical devices and delivery systems for delivering medical devices to a target location within a subject. In some embodiments the medical devices can be locked in a fully deployed and locked configuration. In some embodiments the delivery systems are configured with a single actuator to control the movement of multiple components of the delivery system. In some embodiments the actuator controls the independent and dependent movement of multiple components of the delivery system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: David J. Paul, Benjamin T. Sutton, Brian K. McCollum, Brian D. Brandt, Emma Leung, Kenneth M. Martin, Amr Salahieh, Daniel K. Hildebrand
  • Publication number: 20170215978
    Abstract: A robotic catheter system includes a controller with a master input device. An instrument driver is in communication with the controller and has a guide instrument interface including a plurality of guide instrument drive elements responsive to control signals generated, at least in part, by the master input device. An elongate guide instrument has a base, distal end, and a working lumen, wherein the guide instrument base is operatively coupled to the guide instrument interface. The guide instrument includes a plurality of guide instrument control elements operatively coupled to respective guide drive elements and secured to the distal end of the guide instrument. The guide instrument control elements are axially moveable relative to the guide instrument such that movement of the guide instrument distal end may be controlled by the master input device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 24, 2017
    Publication date: August 3, 2017
    Inventors: Daniel T. Wallace, Frederic H. Moll, Robert G. Younge, Kenneth M. Martin, Gregory J. Stahler, David F. Moore, Daniel T. Adams, Michael R. Zinn, Gunter D. Niemeyer
  • Patent number: 9629682
    Abstract: A robotic catheter system includes a controller with a master input device. An instrument driver is in communication with the controller and has a guide instrument interface including a plurality of guide instrument drive elements responsive to control signals generated, at least in part, by the master input device. An elongate guide instrument has a base, distal end, and a working lumen, wherein the guide instrument base is operatively coupled to the guide instrument interface. The guide instrument includes a plurality of guide instrument control elements operatively coupled to respective guide drive elements and secured to the distal end of the guide instrument. The guide instrument control elements are axially moveable relative to the guide instrument such that movement of the guide instrument distal end may be controlled by the master input device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Assignee: Hansen Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel T. Wallace, Frederic H. Moll, Robert G. Younge, Kenneth M. Martin, Gregory J. Stahler, David F. Moore, Daniel T. Adams, Michael R. Zinn, Gunter D. Niemeyer
  • Publication number: 20170086929
    Abstract: The apparatus of one embodiment of the present invention is comprised of a flexible sheath instrument, a flexible guide instrument, and a tool. The flexible sheath instrument comprises a first instrument base removably coupleable to an instrument driver and defines a sheath instrument working lumen. The flexible guide instrument comprises a second instrument base removably coupleable to the instrument driver and is threaded through the sheath instrument working lumen. The guide instrument also defines a guide instrument working lumen. The tool is threaded through the guide instrument working lumen. For this embodiment of the apparatus, the sheath instrument and guide instrument are independently controllable relative to each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 3, 2016
    Publication date: March 30, 2017
    Inventors: Frederic H. Moll, Daniel T. Wallace, Gregory J. Stahler, David F. Moore, Daniel T. Adams, Kenneth M. Martin, Robert G. Younge, Michael R. Zinn, Gunter D. Niemeyer, David Lundmark
  • Publication number: 20170065414
    Abstract: Medical devices and delivery systems for delivering medical devices to a target location within a subject. In some embodiments the medical devices can be locked in a fully deployed and locked configuration. In some embodiments the delivery systems are configured with a single actuator to control the movement of multiple components of the delivery system. In some embodiments the actuator controls the independent and dependent movement of multiple components of the delivery system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 11, 2016
    Publication date: March 9, 2017
    Applicant: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: David Paul, Benjamin Sutton, Brian McCollum, Brian D. Brandt, Emma Leung, Kenneth M. Martin, Amr Salahieh, Daniel Hildebrand
  • Publication number: 20170027693
    Abstract: Medical devices and delivery systems for delivering medical devices to a target location within a subject. In some embodiments the medical devices can be locked in a fully deployed and locked configuration. In some embodiments the delivery systems are configured with a single actuator to control the movement of multiple components of the delivery system. In some embodiments the actuator controls the independent and dependent movement of multiple components of the delivery system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 6, 2016
    Publication date: February 2, 2017
    Applicant: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: David J. Paul, Benjamin T. Sutton, Brian K. McCollum, Brian D. Brandt, Emma Leung, Kenneth M. Martin, Amr Salahieh, Daniel K. Hildebrand
  • Publication number: 20160374710
    Abstract: Methods and devices for assessing, and treating patients having sympathetically mediated disease, involving augmented peripheral chemoreflex and heightened sympathetic tone by reducing chemosensor input to the nervous system via carotid body ablation. The methods may be performed using an ultrasound ablation catheter. The methods may also include imaging using at least one ultrasound imaging catheter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2016
    Publication date: December 29, 2016
    Inventors: Yegor D. SINELNIKOV, Zoar Jacob ENGELMAN, Mark GELFAND, Martin M. GRASSE, Timothy A. KOSS, Michael Brick MARKHAM, Kenneth M. MARTIN, Veijo T. SUORSA, Miriam H. TAIMISTO, Xian WEI, Brice Arnault DE LA MENARDIERE, Clayton Miles BALDWIN, Jason MILLER
  • Publication number: 20160338724
    Abstract: Methods and devices for assessing, and treating patients having sympathetically mediated disease, involving augmented peripheral chemoreflex and heightened sympathetic tone by reducing chemosensor input to the nervous system via carotid body ablation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2016
    Publication date: November 24, 2016
    Inventors: Yegor D. SINELNIKOV, Zoar Jacob ENGELMAN, Mark GELFAND, Martin M. GRASSE, Timothy A. KOSS, Michael Brick MARKHAM, Kenneth M. MARTIN, Veijo T. SUORSA, Miriam H. TAIMISTO, Xian WEI
  • Publication number: 20160331446
    Abstract: Described herein are methods and endovascular catheters, configured for delivery to a carotid artery from a subclavian artery approach, for assessing, and treating patients having sympathetically mediated disease, involving augmented peripheral chemoreflex and heightened sympathetic tone by reducing chemosensor input to the nervous system via carotid body ablation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 5, 2015
    Publication date: November 17, 2016
    Inventors: Kenneth M. MARTIN, Mark GELFAND, Michael Brick MARKHAM
  • Patent number: 9465438
    Abstract: A low-cost tactile feedback mouse device for providing haptic feedback to a user for enhancing interactions and manipulations in a graphical environment provided by a computer. The mouse device includes a sensor device able to detect the movement of the mouse in the planar workspace. An actuator is coupled to the housing of the mouse and applies an inertial force in a particular degree of freedom, preferably along an axis perpendicular to the planar workspace, where the inertial force is transmitted through the housing to the user. The actuator outputs the inertial force preferably by linearly moving an inertial mass along the Z-axis. The output force is correlated with interaction of a controlled graphical object, such as a cursor, with other graphical objects in a graphical environment displayed by the host computer. The inertial force can be a pulse, vibration, texture force, or other type of force.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2016
    Assignee: Immersion Corporation
    Inventors: Louis B. Rosenberg, Kenneth M. Martin
  • Patent number: 9457168
    Abstract: The apparatus of one embodiment of the present invention is comprised of a flexible sheath instrument, a flexible guide instrument, and a tool. The flexible sheath instrument comprises a first instrument base removably coupleable to an instrument driver and defines a sheath instrument working lumen. The flexible guide instrument comprises a second instrument base removably coupleable to the instrument driver and is threaded through the sheath instrument working lumen. The guide instrument also defines a guide instrument working lumen. The tool is threaded through the guide instrument working lumen. For this embodiment of the apparatus, the sheath instrument and guide instrument are independently controllable relative to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2016
    Assignee: HANSEN MEDICAL, INC.
    Inventors: Frederic H. Moll, Daniel T. Wallace, Gregory J. Stahler, David F. Moore, Daniel T. Adams, Kenneth M. Martin, Robert G. Younge, Michael R. Zinn, Gunter D. Niemeyer, David Lundmark
  • Patent number: 9411420
    Abstract: Method and apparatus for increasing the transmissibility of forces produced by an actuator on a manipulandum. A haptic device, coupled to a host computer, outputs tactile sensations to a user based on interactions and events occurring in a displayed graphical environment. An actuator produces forces and a compliant suspension couples the actuator to the manipulandum. A compliance of the suspension is configured such that the suspension magnifies the forces for a particular frequency range of the forces. The magnified forces are transmitted to the manipulandum to be felt by the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2016
    Assignee: Immersion Corporation
    Inventors: Erik J. Shahoian, Kenneth M. Martin
  • Patent number: 9387076
    Abstract: Medical devices and delivery systems for delivering medical devices to a target location within a subject. In some embodiments the medical devices can be locked in a fully deployed and locked configuration. In some embodiments the delivery systems are configured with a single actuator to control the movement of multiple components of the delivery system. In some embodiments the actuator controls the independent and dependent movement of multiple components of the delivery system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2016
    Assignee: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED INC.
    Inventors: David Paul, Benjamin Sutton, Brian McCollum, Brian D. Brandt, Emma Leung, Kenneth M. Martin, Amr Salahieh, Daniel Hildebrand
  • Patent number: 9370421
    Abstract: A medical device handle may include an elongated handle housing, a rotatable collar disposed about the handle housing, a rotatable control knob disposed about the collar, and a slidable door disposed about the collar. The door may be rotatably locked to the collar to prevent relative rotation between the door and the collar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2016
    Assignee: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Crissly V. Crisostomo, Kenneth M. Martin, Takashi Ino
  • Patent number: 9358110
    Abstract: Medical devices and delivery systems for delivering medical devices to a target location within a subject. In some embodiments the medical devices can be locked in a fully deployed and locked configuration. In some embodiments the delivery systems are configured with a single actuator to control the movement of multiple components of the delivery system. In some embodiments the actuator controls the independent and dependent movement of multiple components of the delivery system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2016
    Assignee: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: David J. Paul, Benjamin T. Sutton, Brian K. McCollum, Brian D. Brandt, Emma Leung, Kenneth M. Martin, Amr Salahieh, Daniel K. Hildebrand
  • Patent number: 9283033
    Abstract: Methods and devices for assessing, and treating patients having sympathetically mediated disease, involving augmented peripheral chemoreflex and heightened sympathetic tone by reducing chemosensor input to the nervous system via carotid body ablation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2016
    Assignee: CIBIEM, INC.
    Inventors: Mark Gelfand, Charles Lennox, Ary Chernomorsky, Howard Levin, Veijo T. Suorsa, Kenneth M. Martin, Yegor D. Sinelnikov
  • Publication number: 20150257779
    Abstract: Methods and devices for assessing, and treating patients having sympathetically mediated disease, involving augmented peripheral chemoreflex and heightened sympathetic tone by reducing chemosensor input to the nervous system via carotid body ablation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2015
    Publication date: September 17, 2015
    Inventors: Yegor D. SINELNIKOV, Zoar Jacob ENGELMAN, Mark GELFAND, Martin M. GRASSE, Timothy A. KOSS, Michael Brick MARKHAM, Kenneth M. MARTIN, Veijo T. SUORSA, Miriam H. TAIMISTO, Xian WEI
  • Patent number: 9134795
    Abstract: Directional haptic feedback provided in a haptic feedback interface device. An interface device includes at least two actuator assemblies, which each include a moving inertial mass. A single control signal provided to the actuator assemblies at different magnitudes provides directional inertial sensations felt by the user. A greater magnitude waveform can be applied to one actuator to provide a sensation having a direction approximately corresponding to a position of that actuator in the housing. In another embodiment, the actuator assemblies each include a rotary inertial mass and the control signals have different duty cycles to provide directional sensations. For power-consumption efficiency, the control signals can be interlaced or pulsed at a different frequency and duty cycle to reduce average power requirements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2004
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2015
    Assignee: Immersion Corporation
    Inventors: Adam C. Braun, Louis B. Rosenberg, David F. Moore, Kenneth M. Martin, Alex S. Goldenberg
  • Publication number: 20150209142
    Abstract: Medical devices and delivery systems for delivering medical devices to a target location within a subject. In some embodiments the medical devices can be locked in a fully deployed and locked configuration. In some embodiments the delivery systems are configured with a single actuator to control the movement of multiple components of the delivery system. In some embodiments the actuator controls the independent and dependent movement of multiple components of the delivery system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2014
    Publication date: July 30, 2015
    Inventors: David Paul, Benjamin Sutton, Brian McCollum, Brian D. Brandt, Emma Leung, Kenneth M. Martin, Amr Salahieh, Daniel Hildebrand