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: 10434317
    Abstract: Systems, devices, and methods for pacing a heart of a patient are disclosed. An illustrative method may include determining a motion level of the patient using a motion sensor of an implantable medical device secured relative to a patient's heart, and setting a pacing rate based at least in part on the patient's motion level. The patient's motion level may be determined by, for example, comparing the motion level sensed by the motion sensor during a current heart beat to a motion level associated with one or more previous heart beats. Noise may occur in the motion level measurements during those heart beats that transition between an intrinsically initiated heart beat and pace initiated heart beat. Various techniques may be applied to the motion level measurements to help reduce the effect of such noise.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: CARDIAC PACEMAKERS, INC.
    Inventors: Paul Huelskamp, Michael J. Kane, Lance Eric Juffer
  • Patent number: 10426962
    Abstract: Methods, devices, and systems for performing pacing capture verification in implantable medical devices such as a leadless cardiac pacemakers using a pressure signal. An example medical device includes a pressure sensor and is configured to monitor for an evoked capture response using the pressure sensor following pace delivery. Various factors of the pressure waveform may be used including the use of threshold, templating, and slope, as well as comparing cross-domain sensed events including using a fiducial point from the pressure signal for comparison to an acoustic, electrical, or motion event, or the use of data obtained from a second device which may be implanted, wearable, or external to the patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: CARDIAC PACEMAKERS, INC.
    Inventors: Qi An, Jeffrey E. Stahmann, Pramodsingh Hirasingh Thakur, Yinghong Yu, Michael J. Kane
  • Patent number: 10413324
    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: October 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: Conmed Corporation
    Inventors: Gennady Kleyman, Michael J. Augelli, Michael J. Kane
  • Patent number: 10413733
    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: October 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    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: 20190274655
    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 6, 2019
    Publication date: September 12, 2019
    Inventors: Pramodsingh Hirasingh Thakur, Michael J. Kane, Jeffrey E. Stahmann, Keith R. Maile
  • Patent number: 10405884
    Abstract: An access device for surgical procedures includes a multiport end cap including a plurality of separate access ports for accommodating introduction of individual surgical instruments into the body of a patient. The access ports extend in a proximal direction. The end cap includes a distally extending seal ring. A bottom body has a distally extending tubular body with an access channel defined therethrough for accommodating surgical instruments from the access ports into the body of a patient. The bottom body includes a plurality of circumferentially spaced apart teeth, wherein the seal ring of the end cap is received inside and seals against a proximal rim of the bottom body. The end cap includes at least one flexible tab with distal teeth thereon configured to engage and disengage the teeth of the bottom body to selectively permit or prevent relative axial rotation of the multiport end cap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: Conmed Corporation
    Inventors: Michael J. Augelli, Gennady Kleyman, Michael J. Kane, Robert Pedros
  • Patent number: 10391317
    Abstract: Systems, devices, and methods for pacing a heart of a patient are disclosed. In some embodiments, a method for pacing a patient's heart may include determining a posture of the patient and determining if the determined posture corresponds to a predetermined sleep posture. If the determined posture correspond to the predetermined sleep posture, the method may further comprise determining a respiration phase of the patient and pacing the patient's heart at a pacing rate that is modulated based on the determined respiration phase of the patient. If the determined posture does not correspond to the predetermined sleep posture, the method may pace the patient's heart at a pacing rate that is not dependent on the respiration phase of the patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael J. Kane, Allan Charles Shuros, Paul Huelskamp, Benjamin J. Haasl, Keith R. Maile
  • Publication number: 20190232012
    Abstract: Disclosed is a nasal ventilation mask having separate ports to monitor end-tidal CO2 expulsion integrated into the mask in order to monitor end-tidal CO2 expelled nasally or orally. Also disclosed is a CPR mask for nose-to-mouth and/or mouth-to-mouth resuscitation, having a body shaped to cover the nose and/or mouth of a victim, the mask including a CO2 absorber for eliminating at least in part rescuer's exhaled CO2 delivered to the victim.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 4, 2019
    Publication date: August 1, 2019
    Inventors: Michael J. PEDRO, Steven H. CATALDO, David M. KANE, Thomas REILLY, Ryan REDFORD
  • Publication number: 20190223909
    Abstract: A drive assembly for use with a delivery catheter for delivering an implantable medical device includes a drive motor configured to be operably coupled to an inner shaft of the delivery catheter such that operation of the drive motor causes the inner shaft to translate relative to the outer shaft and a controller. The controller is configured to receive a position signal from a position sensor indicating a position of the implantable medical device relative to the outer shaft as well as a motor signal indicating a rotational position of an output shaft of the drive motor. The controller is configured to output a control signal instructing operation of the drive motor based upon the indicated rotational position of the output shaft of the drive motor and the indicated position of the implantable medical device relative to the outer shaft.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 21, 2019
    Publication date: July 25, 2019
    Applicant: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Michael J. Kane, Peter James Keogh, Kevin Robert Poppe, Daniel J. Foster, Stephen J. Burke
  • Publication number: 20190224010
    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: Application
    Filed: January 21, 2019
    Publication date: July 25, 2019
    Applicant: 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: 20190224004
    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: January 21, 2019
    Publication date: July 25, 2019
    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
  • Publication number: 20190224435
    Abstract: A nasal mask has exhalation scoop fixed adjacent a lower portion of mask, adapted to overlie an upper lip of a patient when the mask is worn. The mask includes ports for sampling flow of CO2 expelled from the mouth and nose of the patient to the end-port, and a pressure-based flow resistor for balancing flow of CO2 expelled from the mouth and the nose of the patient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 22, 2017
    Publication date: July 25, 2019
    Inventors: Michael J. PEDRO, Thomas M. REILLY, Ryan G. REDFORD, David M. KANE
  • Patent number: 10357159
    Abstract: Systems and methods for conducted communication are described. In one embodiment, a method for communicating with implantable medical devices may comprise sensing, by a first medical device, a noise signal delivered into a patient's body by a second medical device and delivering, by the first medical device, a cancelling signal into the patient's body. In at least some additional embodiments the method may further comprise, while delivering the cancelling signal into the patient's body, delivering a conducted communication signal into the patient's body for reception by a second medical device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc
    Inventors: Brian L. Schmidt, Lance Eric Juffer, Keith R. Maile, Michael J. Kane, Brendan Early Koop
  • Patent number: 10342899
    Abstract: A coating for an implantable medical device includes a poly(monochloro-p-xylylene) coating formed on at least a portion of the implantable medical device, and a layer including at least one of poly(ethylene glycol) and a poly(ethylene glycol) derivative linked to the poly(monochloro-p-xylylene) coating by covalent bonds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph T. Delaney, Jr., David R. Wulfman, Sarah M. Gruba, Michael J. Kane
  • Publication number: 20190199010
    Abstract: An electrical connector for detachably connecting an electrical lead to an implantable medical device includes a conductive housing and a plurality of spring contacts. The conductive housing extends from a proximal end to a distal end. The conductive housing has an interior surface forming a hollow cylinder. The plurality of spring contacts projects from the interior surface of the conductive housing and toward the proximal end. The plurality of spring contacts is at least partially contained within the conductive housing and configured to form an electrical connection to an electrical lead inserted within the conductive housing. The conductive housing and the plurality of spring contacts are integrally formed by an additive manufacturing process such that the electrical connector is a unitary structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2019
    Publication date: June 27, 2019
    Inventors: John O'Rourke, James Fouhy, Michael J. Kane, James Michael English, Arthur J. Foster
  • Patent number: 10328272
    Abstract: An implantable medical device (IMD) may include an outer housing having a titanium outer surface, the titanium outer surface including a plurality of titanium atoms. A tissue growth-inhibiting layer may extend over the titanium outer surface. In some cases, the tissue growth-inhibiting layer may include a plurality of polyethylene glycol molecules, at least some of the plurality of polyethylene glycol molecules covalently bonded via an ether bond to one of the plurality of titanium atoms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: CARDIAC PACEMAKERS, INC.
    Inventors: Joseph Thomas Delanely, Jr., Michael J. Kane, Benjamin J. Haasl, Danielle Frankson
  • Publication number: 20190167162
    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: Application
    Filed: September 20, 2018
    Publication date: June 6, 2019
    Inventors: Yingbo Li, Michael J. Kane, Keith R. Maile
  • Publication number: 20190168008
    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: Application
    Filed: November 29, 2018
    Publication date: June 6, 2019
    Applicant: 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
  • Publication number: 20190167972
    Abstract: A ventricularly implantable medical device that includes a sensing module that is configured to detect an artifact during ventricular filling and to identify an atrial event based at least on part on the detected artifact. Control circuitry of the 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 the identified atrial event.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 27, 2018
    Publication date: June 6, 2019
    Applicant: CARDIAC PACEMAKERS, INC.
    Inventors: Jeffrey E. Stahmann, Keith R. Maile, Krzysztof Z. Siejko, Allan Charles Shuros, William J. Linder, Benjamin J. Haasl, Michael J. Kane, Brendan Early Koop
  • Publication number: 20190167112
    Abstract: Embodiments herein relate to optoelectronic interfaces for multimode analyte sensors for use with implantable medical devices. In an embodiment, an implantable medical device is included. The implantable medical device can include a first chemical sensor including an optical excitation assembly comprising a first visible spectrum emitter, a second visible spectrum emitter, and at least one of a near-infrared (NIR) emitter and an ultraviolet emitter. The first chemical sensor can also include an optical detection assembly including a colorimetric response detector, and a photoluminescent response detector. The first chemical sensor can also include a multimode sensing element including a colorimetric response element specific for a first chemical analyte, a photoluminescent response element specific for a second chemical analyte. Other embodiments are also included herein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 20, 2018
    Publication date: June 6, 2019
    Inventors: Michael J. Kane, Keith R. Maile, Yingbo Li, Jean M. Bobgan