Patents by Inventor Michael J. Kane

Michael J. 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).

  • Patent number: 11864928
    Abstract: Systems and methods for monitoring patients with respiratory diseases are described. A system may include a sensor circuit configured to sense one or more physiological signals indicative of respiratory sounds, and a spectral analyzer to generate first and second spectral contents at respective first and second frequency bands. The system may produce a respiratory anomaly indicator using the first and second spectral contents, or additionally with other physiological parameters. The system may detect an onset or progression of a target respiratory condition such as asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease using the respiratory anomaly indicator, or to trigger or adjust a therapy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2024
    Assignee: Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc.
    Inventors: Keith R. Maile, Pramodsingh Hirasingh Thakur, Michael J. Kane, Bin Mi, Ron A. Balczewski, Jeffrey E. Stahmann
  • Publication number: 20230414161
    Abstract: Embodiments herein relate to interactive medical visualization systems for visualizing stimulation lead placements and related methods. In an embodiment, a medical visualization system can be included having a video processing circuit, a central processing circuit in communication with the video processing circuit, and a user interface. The user interface can be generated by the video processing circuit and can include a three-dimensional model. The three-dimensional model can include at least a portion of a subject's anatomy and a graphic representation including at least one cancer therapy stimulation lead, and a visual thermal heating zone associated with the graphic representation of the at least one cancer therapy stimulation lead and/or a visual electrical field strength zone associated with the graphic representation of the at least one cancer therapy stimulation lead. Other embodiments are also included herein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2023
    Publication date: December 28, 2023
    Applicant: MAYO FOUNDATION FOR MEDICAL EDUCATION AND RESEARCH
    Inventors: Devon N. Arnholt, Michael J. Kane, Brian L. Schmidt
  • Patent number: 11813463
    Abstract: A ventricularly implantable medical device that includes a sensing module that is configured to detect an atrial fiducial and identify an atrial contraction based at least on part on the detected atrial fiducial. Control circuitry in the implantable medical device is configured to deliver a ventricular pacing therapy to a patient's heart based at least in part on the identified atrial contraction, and can automatically switch or revert the ventricular pacing therapies on the fly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2023
    Assignee: CARDIAC PACEMAKERS, INC.
    Inventors: Jeffrey E. Stahmann, Keith R. Maile, Krzysztof Z. Siejko, Allan Charles Shuros, William J. Linder, Benjamin J. Haasl, Brendan Early Koop, Michael J. Kane
  • Publication number: 20230271020
    Abstract: Systems and methods for implantable medical devices and headers are described. In an example, an implantable medical device includes a device container including an electronic module within the device container. A modular header core includes a first core module including a first bore hole portion of a first bore hole, the first bore hole portion configured to couple a first electrical component with the electronic module. A second core module includes a second bore hole portion of a second bore hole different than the first bore hole, the second bore hole portion configured to couple a second electrical component with the electronic module. The first core module is detachably engaged with the second core module. A header shell is disposed around the modular header core and attached to the device container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 3, 2023
    Publication date: August 31, 2023
    Inventors: Michael J. Kane, John O'Rourke
  • Publication number: 20230218894
    Abstract: Embodiments herein relate to implantable cancer therapy electrodes with reduced magnetic resonance imaging artifacts. In an embodiment, a lead for a cancer treatment system can include a lead body with a proximal end and a distal end and defining a lumen, and one or more electric field generating electrodes, wherein the one or more electric field generating electrodes can be disposed along a length of the lead body. The one or more electric field generating electrodes include a ribbon wire with a thickness of the ribbon wire in a radial direction with respect to the lead body of less than 0.005 inches, or a walled tube with a thickness of the walled tube less than 0.005 inches, or a sputter coating with a thickness of the sputter coating in a radial direction with respect to a lead body of less than 0.005 inches. Other embodiments are also included herein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 9, 2023
    Publication date: July 13, 2023
    Applicant: MAYO FOUNDATION FOR MEDICAL EDUCATION AND RESEARCH
    Inventors: Devon N. Arnholt, Michael J. Kane
  • Patent number: 11660456
    Abstract: Systems and methods for implantable medical devices and headers are described. In an example, an implantable medical device includes a device container including an electronic module within the device container. A modular header core includes a first core module including a first bore hole portion of a first bore hole, the first bore hole portion configured to couple a first electrical component with the electronic module. A second core module includes a second bore hole portion of a second bore hole different than the first bore hole, the second bore hole portion configured to couple a second electrical component with the electronic module. The first core module is detachably engaged with the second core module. A header shell is disposed around the modular header core and attached to the device container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2023
    Assignee: Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael J. Kane, John O'Rourke
  • Patent number: 11633569
    Abstract: A system for delivering an implantable medical device includes a handle housing. An outer sheath is coupler secured to a proximal end of an outer sheath that is configured to cover at least a portion of the implantable medical device. An outer sheath drive assembly is operably coupled to the outer sheath coupler and is configured to translate the outer sheath relative to the handle housing. An actuation shaft coupler is secured to a proximal end of an activation shaft. An actuation shaft drive assembly is operably coupled to the actuation shaft coupler and is configured to cause the actuation shaft to translate relative to the handle housing and shift the implantable medical device from a first position and a second position in which the implantable medical device is radially expanded relative to the first position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2023
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin Robert Poppe, Daniel J. Foster, Christopher Jay Scheff, Bradley S. Swehla, Peter James Keogh, Stephen J. Burke, Michael J. Kane
  • Patent number: 11491338
    Abstract: A method of making a feed-thru connector assembly includes inserting a conductor within an opening within a housing of a pulse generator and dispensing a sealant in a gap between the conductor and portions of the housing adjacent to the conductor that define the opening of the housing and curing the sealant to form a seal comprising a polyisobutylene cross-linked network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2022
    Assignee: Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael J. Kane, Joseph T. Delaney, Jr., Kasyap Seethamraju
  • Patent number: 11476927
    Abstract: Systems and methods for managing communication strategies between implanted medical devices. Methods include temporal optimization relative to one or more identified conditions in the body. A selected characteristic, such as a signal representative or linked to a biological function, is assessed to determine its likely impact on communication capabilities, and one or more communication strategies may be developed to optimize intra-body communication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Assignee: CARDIAC PACEMAKERS, INC.
    Inventors: Jacob M. Ludwig, Michael J. Kane, Brendan E. Koop, William J. Linder, Keith R. Maile, Jeffrey E. Stahmann
  • Patent number: 11399868
    Abstract: A system and method is disclosed for controlling the performance of a pneumatically sealed trocar, wherein the system includes a controller for delivering variable DC voltage to a DC motor, a DC motor operatively connected to the controller for driving a pump operatively connected to a pneumatically sealed trocar, a pump driven by the DC motor for circulating pressurized gas through the pneumatically sealed trocar, and a sensor for sensing pressure and flow parameters between the pump and the pneumatically sealed trocar to provide a feedback control signal to the controller so that the controller can vary the voltage delivered to the DC motor to affect the output pressure and flow of the pump during a laparoscopic surgical procedure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: Conmed Corporation
    Inventors: Mikiya Silver, Michael J. Kane
  • Publication number: 20220192623
    Abstract: This document discusses, among other things, systems and methods to determine an indication of contractility of a heart of a patient using received physiologic information, and to determine blood pressure information of the patient using the heart sound information and the determined indication of contractility of the heart. The system can include an assessment circuit configured to determine an indication of contractility of a heart of the patient using first heart sound (S1) information of the patient, and to determine blood pressure information of the patient using second heart sound (S2) information of the patient and the determined indication of contractility of the heart.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 1, 2022
    Publication date: June 23, 2022
    Inventors: Pramodsingh Hirasingh Thakur, Michael J. Kane, Jeffrey E. Stahmann, Keith R. Maile
  • Patent number: 11338135
    Abstract: Embodiments herein relate to medical device systems including electric field shaping elements for use in treating cancerous tumors within a bodily tissue. In an embodiment, a medical device system for treating a cancerous tumor is described. The medical device system can include one or more electric field generating electrodes and an electric field shaping element configured to be implanted along with the one or more electric field generating electrodes. The electric field shaping element can be made from a material that alters the spatial area of tissue exposed to the electric field. Other embodiments are also included herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignee: Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian L. Schmidt, Jacob M. Ludwig, Benjamin J. Haasl, Michael J. Kane
  • Publication number: 20220133178
    Abstract: Embodiments herein relate to implantable medical devices including a fibrous cover layer. In an embodiment, an implantable medical device is included having a housing, an optical chemical sensing element disposed along the housing, and a fibrous electrospun cover layer, wherein the fibrous electrospun cover layer is disposed over the optical chemical sensing element. In another embodiment, a method of making an implantable medical device is included. The method can specifically include depositing an optical chemical sensing element into a sensor optical carrier attached to a housing and applying a fibrous electrospun cover layer over the optical chemical sensing element. Other embodiments are also included herein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 26, 2021
    Publication date: May 5, 2022
    Inventors: Yingbo Li, Michael J. Kane, David Robert Wulfman, Adeniyi O. Aremu
  • Publication number: 20220133177
    Abstract: Embodiments herein relate to chemical sensing elements including a rolled multilayer structure. In a first aspect, a method of making a chemical sensor element is included, the method including depositing a polymer layer onto a deposition substrate, infusing a chemical sensor composition into the polymer layer, applying a hydrogel layer over the polymer layer to form a multilayer film, rolling the multilayer film down the deposition substrate, and slicing the multilayer film to form the chemical sensor element. Other embodiments are also included herein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 26, 2021
    Publication date: May 5, 2022
    Inventors: Yingbo Li, Michael J. Kane, David Robert Wulfman, Adeniyi O. Aremu
  • Publication number: 20220133234
    Abstract: Embodiments herein relate to integrated thermo-photonic chemical sensors as part of an implantable sensing device. In a first aspect, an implantable sensing device is included having a sensing element, an optical excitation assembly configured to illuminate the sensing element, an optical detection assembly configured to receive optical signals from the sensing element, and a control circuit, wherein the control circuit is configured to receive signals from the optical detection assembly, receive signals reflecting temperature, and process signals from the optical detection assembly while adjusting for the signals reflecting temperature. Other embodiments are also included herein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 26, 2021
    Publication date: May 5, 2022
    Inventors: Yingbo Li, Michael J. Kane
  • Patent number: 11305125
    Abstract: An implantable medical device (IMD) that includes a housing, a first electrode secured relative to the housing, a second electrode secured relative to the housing, and a gyroscope secured relative to the housing. The IMD may include circuitry in the housing in communication with the first electrode, the second electrode, and the gyroscope. The circuitry may be configured to determine and store a plurality of torsion data measurements, from which a representation of a twist profile may be determined.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: CARDIAC PACEMAKERS, INC.
    Inventors: Bin Mi, Pramodsingh Hirasingh Thakur, Jeffrey E. Stahmann, Keith R. Maile, Qi An, Brendan Early Koop, Yinghong Yu, Viktoria A. Averina, Michael J. Kane, Krzysztof Z. Siejko
  • Publication number: 20220110741
    Abstract: A delivery system for an implantable medical device includes an outer shaft defining an outer shaft lumen and an inner shaft translatable within the outer shaft lumen, the inner shaft defining a lumen extending through the inner shaft. An actuation mechanism extends through the lumen and includes a coupler, a force translation rod that extends proximally from the coupler and a plurality of push pull rods that extend distally from the coupler and that releasably couple to the implantable medical device. The force translation rod includes a transition in electromagnetic permeability. The delivery system includes an inductive coil disposed relative to the force translation rod and positioned to detect a change in inductance resulting from the transition in electromagnetic permeability passing through the inductive coil.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 6, 2021
    Publication date: April 14, 2022
    Applicant: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Michael J. Kane, Kevin Robert Poppe, Stephen J. Burke, Daniel J. Foster, Peter James Keogh, Bradley S. Swehla, Christopher Jay Scheff, Laura Kathryn Irvine
  • Patent number: 11285326
    Abstract: Systems and methods for rate-adaptive pacing are disclosed. In one illustrative embodiment, a medical device for delivering electrical stimulation to a heart may include a housing configured to be implanted on the heart or within a chamber of the heart, one or more electrodes connected to the housing, and a controller disposed within the housing. The controller may be configured to sense a first signal and determine a respiration rate based at least in part on the sensed first signal. In at least some embodiments, the controller may be further configured to adjust a rate of delivery of electrical stimulation by the medical device based at least in part on the determined respiration rate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: CARDIAC PACEMAKERS, INC.
    Inventors: Allan C. Shuros, Rodney W. Salo, Michael J. Kane, Donald L. Hopper
  • Patent number: 11273037
    Abstract: A delivery system for an implantable medical device includes an outer shaft and an inner shaft translatable within the outer shaft. An internally exposed coil is disposed within the inner shaft and is electrically coupled to an externally exposed coil that can be used to inductively transmit a current flowing through the internally exposed coil. An actuation member extends within the inner shaft and includes a coupler, a force translation rod that extends proximally from the coupler and a plurality of push pull rods that extend distally from the coupler and that releasably couple to the implantable medical device. As the force translation rod moves relative to the internally exposed coil, an impedance varies in accordance with relative position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2022
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael J. Kane, Daniel J. Foster, Stephen J. Burke, Kevin Robert Poppe, Peter James Keogh, Christopher Jay Scheff, Bradley S. Swehla, Laura Kathryn Irvine
  • Publication number: 20220072242
    Abstract: A system for performing an endoscopic surgical procedure in a surgical cavity of a patient that includes a gas delivery device configured to deliver a flow of pressurized gas to a gas delivery lumen extending therefrom, a gaseous sealing module communicating with a distal end of the gas delivery lumen and configured to generate a gaseous seal within a gas sealed lumen extending therefrom, and an access port communicating with a distal end of the gas sealed lumen so as to provide sealed instrument access to the surgical cavity and maintain a stable pressure within the surgical cavity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2021
    Publication date: March 10, 2022
    Applicant: Conmed Corporation
    Inventors: Michael J. Augelli, Mikiya Silver, Michael J. Kane