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).

  • Publication number: 20210395672
    Abstract: A system and method for growing and maintaining biological material including producing a protein associated with the tissue, selecting cells associated with the tissue, expanding the cells, creating at least one tissue bio-ink including the expanded cells, printing the at least one tissue bio-ink in at least one tissue growth medium mixture, growing the tissue from the printed at least one tissue bio-ink, and maintaining viability of the tissue.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 2, 2021
    Publication date: December 23, 2021
    Inventors: Christopher C. Langenfeld, David D. B. Cannan, Dirk A. van der Merwe, Dean Kamen, Jason A. Demers, Frederick Morgan, Timothy D. Moreau, Brian D. Tracey, Matthew Ware, Richard J. Lanigan, Michael A. Baker, David Blumberg, JR., Richard E. Gautney, Derek G. Kane, Dane Fawkes, Thomas J. Bollenbach, Michael C. Tilley, Stuart A. Jacobson, John F. Mannisto
  • Publication number: 20210395671
    Abstract: A system and method for growing and maintaining biological material including producing a protein associated with the tissue, selecting cells associated with the tissue, expanding the cells, creating at least one tissue bio-ink including the expanded cells, printing the at least one tissue bio-ink in at least one tissue growth medium mixture, growing the tissue from the printed at least one tissue bio-ink, and maintaining viability of the tissue.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 2, 2021
    Publication date: December 23, 2021
    Inventors: Christopher C. Langenfeld, David D. B. Cannan, Dirk A. van der Merwe, Dean Kamen, Jason A. Demers, Frederick Morgan, Timothy D. Moreau, Brian D. Tracey, Matthew Ware, Richard J. Lanigan, Michael A. Baker, David Blumberg, JR., Richard E. Gautney, Derek G. Kane, Dane Fawkes, Thomas J. Bollenbach, Michael C. Tilley, Stuart A. Jacobson, John F. Mannisto
  • Patent number: 11197968
    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: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2021
    Assignee: Conmed Corporation
    Inventors: Mikiya Silver, Michael J. Augelli, Ralph Stearns, Michael J. Kane
  • Patent number: 11198013
    Abstract: Catheter and implantable leadless pacing devices, systems, and methods utilizing catheters and implantable leadless pacing devices are disclosed. An example catheter system may include a holding structure extending distally from a tubular member. An implantable device, such a leadless pacing device, may be located within a cavity of the holding structure and an electrical barrier may be located within the holding structure at a location between a proximal electrode and a distal electrode of the implantable device. The electrical barrier may inhibit electrical signals of the implantable device from traveling within the holding structure between the proximal electrode and the distal electrode of the implantable device. The holding structure may include one or more electrical ports adjacent the proximal end of the holding structure and adjacent or proximal of the proximal electrode of the implantable device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2021
    Assignee: CARDIAC PACEMAKERS, INC.
    Inventors: Michael J. Kane, Brian L. Schmidt, Kevin G. Wika
  • Patent number: 11191641
    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: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2021
    Assignee: 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: 11185644
    Abstract: A filter cartridge for surgical gas delivery systems includes a filter housing configured to be seated in a filter cartridge interface of a surgical gas delivery system. A first filter element is seated in a first end portion of the filter housing. A second filter element is seated in a second end portion of the filter housing opposite the first end portion. A third filter element is seated in the filter housing between the first and second filter elements. The third filter element can include an activated carbon material, such as an activated carbon disc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: Conmed Corporation
    Inventors: Michael J. Kane, Michael J. Augelli, Mikiya Silver
  • Publication number: 20210361887
    Abstract: A filter cartridge for surgical gas delivery systems includes a filter housing configured to be seated in a filter cartridge interface of a surgical gas delivery system, with a plurality of flow paths defined through the filter housing including at least one evacuation/return flow path and at least one insufflation/sensing flow path. A humidity filter element is included in the evacuation/return flow path for removing humidity from an evacuation/return lumen of a tube set. The humidity filter element can include a sintered polymer material configured to provide tortuous flow paths therethrough to condense humidity out of a flow through the humidity filter element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 9, 2021
    Publication date: November 25, 2021
    Applicant: Conmed Corporation
    Inventors: Mikiya Silver, Michael J. Kane
  • Publication number: 20210346057
    Abstract: A system for performing an endoscopic surgical procedure in a surgical cavity is disclosed which includes a primary gas circulation device housing a central processor and a primary pump, the primary pump controlled by the central processor and configured to deliver a flow of pressurized gas to a primary gas delivery lumen and to receive gas from a primary gas return lumen, and a plurality of subordinate gas circulation devices each housing a respective subordinate pump configured to deliver a flow of pressurized gas to a respective subordinate gas delivery lumen and to receive gas from a respective subordinate gas return lumen, wherein the subordinate pump in each subordinate gas circulation device is in networked communication with and controlled by the central processor of the primary gas circulation device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 16, 2021
    Publication date: November 11, 2021
    Applicant: Conmed Corporation
    Inventors: Mikiya Silver, Michael J. Kane, Michael J. Augelli
  • Patent number: 11167096
    Abstract: A filter cartridge for surgical gas delivery systems includes a filter housing configured to be seated in a filter cartridge interface of a surgical gas delivery system, with a plurality of flow paths defined through the filter housing including at least one evacuation/return flow path and at least one insufflation/sensing flow path. A humidity filter element is included in the evacuation/return flow path for removing humidity from an evacuation/return lumen of a tube set. The humidity filter element can include a sintered polymer material configured to provide tortuous flow paths therethrough to condense humidity out of a flow through the humidity filter element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignee: Conmed Corporation
    Inventors: Mikiya Silver, Michael J. Kane
  • Patent number: 11147585
    Abstract: An access device for surgical procedures includes an end cap having a rigid body with a flexible support sealingly mounted to the rigid body with at least one separate access port for accommodating introduction of individual surgical instruments into a body of a patient. The at least one access port is sealingly attached to the flexible support and extend in a proximal direction therefrom. The flexible support is of a material more flexible than those of the rigid body and the at least one access port to provide for relative angular movement of the at least one access port to provide flexibility for positioning surgical instruments introduced through the at least one access port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: Conmed Corporation
    Inventors: Gennady Kleyman, Michael J. Augelli, Michael J. Kane
  • Patent number: 11147965
    Abstract: A leadless cardiac pacemaker (LCP) is configured to sense cardiac activity and to pace a patient's heart and is disposable within a ventricle of the patient's heart. The LCP may include a housing, a first electrode and a second electrode that are secured relative to the housing and are spaced apart. A controller is disposed within the housing and is operably coupled to the first electrode and the second electrode such that the controller is capable of receiving, via the first electrode and the second electrode, electrical cardiac signals of the heart. The LCP may include a pressure sensor and/or an accelerometer. The controller may determine a pace time for a cardiac cycle based at least in part upon a signal from the pressure sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: CARDIAC PACEMAKERS, INC.
    Inventors: Qi An, Jeffrey E. Stahmann, Pramodsingh Hirasingh Thakur, Michael J. Kane, Yinghong Yu, Keith R. Maile
  • Publication number: 20210308467
    Abstract: An implantable medical device (IMD) is configured with a pressure sensor. The IMD includes a housing and a diaphragm that is exposed to the environment outside of the housing. The diaphragm is configured to transmit a pressure from the environment outside of the housing to a piezoelectric membrane. In response, the piezoelectric membrane generates a voltage and/or a current, which is representative of a pressure change applied to the housing diaphragm. In some cases, only changes in pressure over time are used, not absolute or gauge pressures.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 16, 2021
    Publication date: October 7, 2021
    Applicant: CARDIAC PACEMAKERS, INC.
    Inventors: Keith R. Maile, William J. Linder, Moira B. Sweeney, Michael J. Kane, Brendan Early Koop
  • Patent number: 11116988
    Abstract: Implantable medical devices such as leadless cardiac pacemakers may include a rechargeable power source. In some cases, a system may include an implanted device including a receiving antenna and an external transmitter that transmits radiofrequency energy that may be captured by the receiving antenna and then be converted into electrical energy that may be used to recharge a rechargeable power source. Accordingly, since the rechargeable power source does not have to maintain sufficient energy stores for the expected life of the implanted device, the power source itself and thus the implanted device, may be made smaller while still meeting device longevity expectations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: CARDIAC PACEMAKERS, INC.
    Inventors: Keith R. Maile, Michael J. Kane, William J. Linder
  • Publication number: 20210275217
    Abstract: A system for performing an endoscopic surgical procedure in a surgical cavity of a patient that includes a multi-lumen tube set including a dual lumen portion having a pressurized gas line and a return gas line for facilitating gas recirculation relative to the surgical cavity of the patient, and a single lumen portion having a gas supply and sensing line for delivering insufflation gas to the surgical cavity of the patient and for periodically sensing pressure within the surgical cavity of the patient, a first gas sealed single lumen access port communicating with the dual lumen portion of the tube set and a second valve sealed single lumen access port communicating with the single lumen portion of the tube set.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 26, 2021
    Publication date: September 9, 2021
    Applicant: Conmed Corporation
    Inventors: Michael J. Augelli, Mikiya Silver, Michael J. Kane
  • Publication number: 20210267633
    Abstract: A system for performing an endoscopic surgical procedure in a surgical cavity of a patient that includes a multi-lumen tube set including a dual lumen portion having a pressurized gas line and a return gas line for facilitating gas recirculation relative to the surgical cavity of the patient, and a single lumen portion having a gas supply and sensing line for delivering insufflation gas to the surgical cavity of the patient and for periodically sensing pressure within the surgical cavity of the patient, a first gas sealed single lumen access port communicating with the dual lumen portion of the tube set and a second valve sealed single lumen access port communicating with the single lumen portion of the tube set.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 18, 2021
    Publication date: September 2, 2021
    Applicant: Conmed Corporation
    Inventors: Michael J. Augelli, Mikiya Silver, Michael J. Kane
  • Publication number: 20210268211
    Abstract: A system is disclosed for performing an endoscopic surgical procedure in a surgical cavity, which includes a multi-modal gas delivery device including a primary gas circulation pump, a secondary gas circulation pump and an insufflation subunit, and an interface plate adapted and configured to engage with the multi-modal gas delivery device and including a connector and a filter seat corresponding to five different lumens, each of which provides a different functionality.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 18, 2021
    Publication date: September 2, 2021
    Applicant: Conmed Corporation
    Inventors: Mikiya Silver, Michael J. Kane, Michael J. Augelli
  • Patent number: 11089983
    Abstract: Embodiments herein relate to implantable multimode analyte sensors and medical devices including the same. In an embodiment, an implantable medical device is included having an optical excitation assembly, an optical detection assembly and a multimode sensing element. The multimode sensing element can include a colorimetric response element specific for a first chemical analyte and a photoluminescent response element specific for a second chemical analyte. Other embodiments are also included herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc.
    Inventors: Yingbo Li, Michael J. Kane, Keith R. Maile
  • Patent number: 11065035
    Abstract: A system for performing an endoscopic surgical procedure in a surgical cavity is disclosed which includes a primary gas circulation device housing a central processor and a primary pump, the primary pump controlled by the central processor and configured to deliver a flow of pressurized gas to a primary gas delivery lumen and to receive gas from a primary gas return lumen, and a plurality of subordinate gas circulation devices each housing a respective subordinate pump configured to deliver a flow of pressurized gas to a respective subordinate gas delivery lumen and to receive gas from a respective subordinate gas return lumen, wherein the subordinate pump in each subordinate gas circulation device is in networked communication with and controlled by the central processor of the primary gas circulation device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: Conmed Corporation
    Inventors: Mikiya Silver, Michael J. Kane, Michael J. Augelli
  • Patent number: 11065459
    Abstract: An implantable medical device (IMD) is configured with a pressure sensor. The IMD includes a housing and a diaphragm that is exposed to the environment outside of the housing. The diaphragm is configured to transmit a pressure from the environment outside of the housing to a piezoelectric membrane. In response, the piezoelectric membrane generates a voltage and/or a current, which is representative of a pressure change applied to the housing diaphragm. In some cases, only changes in pressure over time are used, not absolute or gauge pressures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: CARDIAC PACEMAKERS, INC.
    Inventors: Keith R. Maile, William J. Linder, Moira B. Sweeney, Michael J. Kane, Brendan Early Koop
  • Patent number: 11052258
    Abstract: A ventricularly implantable medical device that includes a sensing module that is configured to identify a search window of time within a cardiac cycle to search for an atrial artifact. Control circuitry in the ventricular implantable medical device is configured to deliver a ventricular pacing therapy to a patient's heart, wherein the ventricular pacing therapy is time dependent, at least in part, on an atrial event identified in the search window of time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: CARDIAC PACEMAKERS, INC.
    Inventors: Keith R. Maile, Jeffrey E. Stahmann, Michael J. Kane, Benjamin J. Haasl, Krzysztof Z. Siejko, Allan Charles Shuros, William J. Linder, Brendan Early Koop