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: 10806490
    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: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: Conmed Corporation
    Inventors: Mikiya Silver, Michael J. Kane, Michael J. Augelli
  • Patent number: 10799187
    Abstract: Systems and methods for monitoring patients with respiratory diseases are described. A system may include a sensor circuit to sense a respiration signal and at least one hemodynamic signal. The system may detect a specified respiratory phase from the respiration signal, and generate from the hemodynamic signal one or more signal metrics that are correlative to at least one of a systolic blood pressure, a blood volume, or a cardiac dimension. The system may detect a restrictive or obstructive respiratory condition when the hemodynamic signal metric indicates hemodynamic deterioration during a specified respiratory phase. The system may additionally classify the detected restrictive or obstructive respiratory condition into one of two or more categories, and deliver a therapy based on the detection or the classification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc.
    Inventors: Pramodsingh Hirasingh Thakur, Jeffrey E. Stahmann, Michael J. Kane, Bin Mi, Ron A. Balczewski, Keith R. Maile
  • Publication number: 20200289157
    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: Application
    Filed: June 4, 2020
    Publication date: September 17, 2020
    Applicant: Conmed Corporation
    Inventors: Mikiya Silver, Michael J. Kane
  • Patent number: 10765871
    Abstract: An implantable medical device (IMD) is configured with a pressure sensor. The IMD includes a housing, a pressure sensor and a fluid filled cavity. The housing has a diaphragm that is exposed to the environment outside of the housing. The pressure sensor has a pressure sensor diaphragm that is responsive to a pressure applied to the pressure sensor diaphragm and provides a pressure sensor output signal that is representative of the pressure applied to the pressure sensor diaphragm. The fluid filled cavity is in fluid communication with both the diaphragm of the housing and the pressure sensor diaphragm of the pressure sensor. The fluid filled cavity is configured to communicate a measure related to the pressure applied by the environment to the diaphragm of the housing to the pressure sensor diaphragm of the pressure sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: CARDIAC PACEMAKERS, INC.
    Inventors: Michael J. Kane, Benjamin J. Haasl, Keith R. Maile
  • Patent number: 10758737
    Abstract: A medical system for sensing and regulating cardiac activity of a patient may include a cardioverter that is configured to generate and deliver shocks to cardiac tissue and a leadless cardiac pacemaker (LCP) that is configured to sense cardiac activity and to communicate with the cardioverter. The cardioverter may be configured to detect a possible arrhythmia and, upon detecting the possible arrhythmia, may send a verification request to the LCP to help conform that the possible arrhythmia is occurring. The LCP, upon receiving the verification request from the cardioverter, may be configured to activate one or more of a plurality of sensors to attempt to help confirm that the possible arrhythmia is occurring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: CARDIAC PACEMAKERS, INC.
    Inventors: Qi An, Pramodsingh Hirasingh Thakur, Jeffrey E. Stahmann, Yinghong Yu, Michael J. Kane
  • Patent number: 10758724
    Abstract: A delivery and deployment device may include a handle assembly and a shaft extending distally from the handle assembly. A device containment housing may be coupled to a distal region of the shaft and may extend distally therefrom. The distal containment housing may be configured to accommodate at least a portion of the IMD therein. The IMD may, for example, be a leadless pacemaker, a lead, a neurostimulation device, a sensor or any other suitable IMD. A plurality of electrodes may be distributed about an exterior surface of the device containment housing such that at least some of the plurality of electrodes may be positioned to test a potential IMD deployment location before deploying the IMD.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: CARDIAC PACEMAKERS, INC.
    Inventors: Brendan Early Koop, Yinghong Yu, Qi An, Keith R. Maile, Pramodsingh Hirasingh Thakur, Bin Mi, Jeffrey E. Stahmann, Viktoria A. Averina, Krzysztof Z. Siejko, Michael J. Kane, Allan Charles Shuros, Arjun D. Sharma, Brian Soltis
  • Patent number: 10736657
    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: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: Conmed Corporation
    Inventors: Mikiya Silver, Michael J. Kane, Michael J. Augelli
  • Patent number: 10729898
    Abstract: An apparatus comprises a cardiac signal sensing circuit configured for coupling electrically to a plurality of electrodes and to sense intrinsic cardiac activation at three or more locations within a subject's body using the electrodes; a stimulus circuit configured for coupling to the plurality of electrodes; a signal processing circuit electrically coupled to the cardiac signal sensing circuit and configured to determine a baseline intrinsic activation vector according to the sensed intrinsic cardiac activation; and a control circuit electrically coupled to the cardiac signal sensing circuit and stimulus circuit and configured to: initiate delivery of electrical pacing therapy using initial pacing parameters determined according to the baseline intrinsic activation vector; initiate sensing of a paced activation vector; and adjust one or more pacing therapy parameters according to the paced activation vector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc.
    Inventors: Allan Charles Shuros, Yinghong Yu, David J. Ternes, Michael J. Kane, William J. Linder
  • Patent number: 10709892
    Abstract: Methods and devices for configuring the use of a motion sensor in an implantable cardiac device. The electrical signals of the patient's heart are observed and may be correlated to the physical motion of the heart as detected by the motion sensor of the implantable cardiac device in order to facilitate temporal configuration of motion sensor data collection that avoids detecting cardiac motion in favor of overall motion of the patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: CARDIAC PACEMAKERS, INC.
    Inventors: Michael J. Kane, William J. Linder, Benjamin J. Haasl, Paul Huelskamp, Keith R. Maile, Ron A. Balczewski, Bin Mi, John D. Hatlestad, Allan Charles Shuros
  • Publication number: 20200215266
    Abstract: A system may include an input device configured to receive a signal indicative of elevated glucose in a patient, and an electrical stimulator configured to electrically stimulate at least one skeletal muscle. The system may further include a controller operably connected to the electrical stimulator. The controller may be configured for delivering a glucose therapy in response to the signal by controlling the electrical stimulator. The system may be configured to deliver the therapy in combination with other glucose therapies, and the therapy may be titrated based on a sensed parameter or patient feedback.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 2, 2020
    Publication date: July 9, 2020
    Inventors: Vijay Koya, Bryan Allen Clark, Keith R. Maile, Michael J. Kane, Jeffrey E. Stahmann, Elizabeth Mary Annoni
  • Patent number: 10702306
    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: November 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: Conmed Corporation
    Inventors: Mikiya Silver, Michael J. Kane
  • Publication number: 20200197700
    Abstract: Cardiac activity of the heart can be sensed using, for example, one or more leadless cardiac pacemakers (LCPs) that are implanted in a close proximity to the heart. Sensing cardiac activity by the one or more leadless cardiac pacemakers (LCPs) can help the system in determining an occurrence of cardiac arrhythmia. For treatment purposes, electrical stimulation therapy, for example anti-tachyarrhythmia pacing (ATP) therapy, can be delivered by at least one of the devices of the system. Such therapy can help treat the detected cardiac arrhythmia. In some instances, one of the leadless cardiac pacemakers can instruct one or more of the other devices to assist in providing pacing therapy. In some instances, one of the leadless cardiac pacemakers can instruct one or more of the other devices to temporarily stop providing therapy or to simply shut down while another device provides therapy.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2020
    Publication date: June 25, 2020
    Applicant: Cardiac Packemakers, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey E. Stahmann, William J. Linder, Howard D. Simms, JR., Keith R. Maile, Michael J. Kane
  • Patent number: 10688304
    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 an atrial contraction timing fiducial based at least in part upon two or more of a signal from the pressure sensor, a signal from the accelerometer representing, and an electrical cardiac signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: CARDIAC PACEMAKERS, INC.
    Inventors: Qi An, Pramodsingh Hirasingh Thakur, Yinghong Yu, Michael J. Kane, Jeffrey E. Stahmann, Keith R. Maile
  • Publication number: 20200187984
    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: December 14, 2018
    Publication date: June 18, 2020
    Inventors: Mikiya Silver, Michael J. Kane, Michael J. Augelli
  • Patent number: 10639486
    Abstract: Implantable medical device (IMD) such as leadless cardiac pacemakers may include a rechargeable power source. In some cases, the IMD may include a plurality of receiving coils that may capture a non-radiative near-field energy and then convert the near-field energy into electrical energy that may be used to recharge the rechargeable power source. Accordingly, since the rechargeable power source does not have to maintain sufficient energy stores in a single charge for the entire expected life of the IMD, the power source itself and thus the IMD, may be made smaller while still meeting device longevity expectations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: CARDIAC PACEMAKERS, INC.
    Inventors: William J. Linder, Michael J. Kane, Jeffrey E. Stahmann, Jacob M. Ludwig, Brendan Early Koop, Daniel Joseph Landherr, Greg Paul Carpenter, Keith R. Maile
  • Publication number: 20200134709
    Abstract: A method for auctioning vehicles online where bids are evaluated against auction conditions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2019
    Publication date: April 30, 2020
    Inventors: Michael D. Lewison, Michael J. Kane, Gerald D. Peck, Robert Thordarson
  • Publication number: 20200121933
    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: December 18, 2019
    Publication date: April 23, 2020
    Inventors: Michael J. Kane, John O'Rourke
  • Patent number: 10617873
    Abstract: Cardiac activity of the heart can be sensed using, for example, one or more leadless cardiac pacemakers (LCPs) that are implanted in a close proximity to the heart. Sensing cardiac activity by the one or more leadless cardiac pacemakers (LCPs) can help the system in determining an occurrence of cardiac arrhythmia. For treatment purposes, electrical stimulation therapy, for example anti-tachyarrhythmia pacing (ATP) therapy, can be delivered by at least one of the devices of the system. Such therapy can help treat the detected cardiac arrhythmia. In some instances, one of the leadless cardiac pacemakers can instruct one or more of the other devices to assist in providing pacing therapy. In some instances, one of the leadless cardiac pacemakers can instruct one or more of the other devices to temporarily stop providing therapy or to simply shut down while another device provides therapy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: Cardiac Packemakers, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey E. Stahmann, William J. Linder, Howard D. Simms, Jr., Keith R. Maile, Michael J. Kane
  • Patent number: D892306
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Revolutionary Medical Devices, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas M. Reilly, Michael J. Pedro, Steven H. Cataldo, Ryan G. Redford, David M. Kane
  • Patent number: D898188
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: Revolutionary Medical Devices, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael J. Pedro, Ryan G. Redford, David M. Kane