Patents by Inventor Michael J. Elvidge

Michael J. Elvidge 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: 20220370696
    Abstract: Sorbent cartridges having a flow control insert to improve the functional capacity of a sorbent cartridge is provided. Flow control inserts can include a plurality of flow channels filled with sorbent material through which fluid to be regenerated can travel in the sorbent cartridge.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 18, 2021
    Publication date: November 24, 2022
    Applicant: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventors: Bryant J. Pudil, Mark David Schneider, Michael J. Elvidge
  • Patent number: 8500499
    Abstract: A contact assembly, which may be included in a connector assembly for a connector module of a medical device, includes one or more resilient contact members; each contact member may comprise a coiled wire having a first stiffness and a second stiffness. The assembly may further include a plug member associated with each contact member. Each contact member may be mounted in the assembly via insertion into a corresponding channel of a mounting member, such that a first terminal end of the contact member abuts a terminal surface of the channel. If included, the plug member makes electrical contact with a second terminal end of the inserted contact member, and is coupled to the mounting member. A contact surface of the mounted contact member is exposed within a connector bore of the mounting member, through an opening in the channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2013
    Assignee: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael H. Z. Drew, Michael J. Elvidge
  • Patent number: 7515967
    Abstract: An external power system, system and method for transcutaneous energy transfer to an implantable medical device having componentry for providing a therapeutic output and a secondary coil operatively coupled to the componentry. The implantable medical device is adapted to implanted at a location in a patient. An external power source has a primary coil contained in a housing. The external power source is capable of providing energy to the implantable medical device when the primary coil of the external power source is placed in proximity of the secondary coil of the implantable medical device. A holder is adapted to be externally positioned with respect to the patient at a spot in proximity of the location of the implantable medical device and secured at the spot. The holder is attachable to the housing after the holder is secured to the patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2009
    Assignee: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventors: William C. Phillips, David P. Olson, Mark E. Schommer, Andrew L. Schmeling, Michael J. Elvidge
  • Patent number: 7286881
    Abstract: External power source, and system and method using such external power source, for an implantable medical device having therapeutic componentry and a secondary coil operatively coupled to the therapeutic componentry. A primary coil is capable of inductively energizing the secondary coil when externally placed in proximity of the secondary coil. A repositionable magnetic core associated with the primary coil is capable of being repositioned by a user of the external power source. An indicator is capable of providing the user with information relative to coupling between the primary coil and the secondary coil as a function of repositioning of the repositionable magnetic core.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2007
    Assignee: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark E. Schommer, William C. Phillips, David P. Olson, Andrew L. Schmeling, Charles E. Peters, Steven R. Ahcan, John W. Forsberg, Michael J. Elvidge, Michael J. McMullen
  • Patent number: D408381
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 1998
    Date of Patent: April 20, 1999
    Assignee: Imation Corp.
    Inventors: Bruce E. Nelson, Michael J. Elvidge, James R. Gilbertson