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: 20190054304
    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: August 17, 2018
    Publication date: February 21, 2019
    Applicant: Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc.
    Inventors: Keith R. Maile, William J. Linder, Moira B. Sweeney, Michael J. Kane, Brendan Early Koop
  • Patent number: 10183170
    Abstract: An implantable medical device for implantation into a patient may include a housing, a pulse generation circuit disposed at least partially within the housing, a plurality of electrodes electrically coupled to the pulse generation circuit, the plurality of electrodes being exposed external to the housing, and a controller operatively coupled to the pulse generation circuit. The controller may be configured to command the pulse generation circuit to deliver a phasic conducted communication pulse via at least two of the plurality of electrodes. Additionally, the phasic conducted communication pulse may comprise a first phase having a first polarity followed by a second phase having an opposite second polarity, wherein the second phase may have a duration of less than 60 microseconds, and wherein the first phase having may have a duration of between five percent and eighty percent of the duration of the second phase.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: CARDIAC PACEMAKERS, INC.
    Inventors: Michael J. Kane, Brian L. Schmidt, Brendan Early Koop
  • Patent number: 10179237
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and devices for detecting dislodgment of an implantable device are disclosed. In one example, a method for determining a dislodgement status may comprise collecting, by the implantable device operating in a first operating mode, a first number of accelerometer signal samples during a cardiac cycle of the heart and using the first number of accelerometer signal samples to determine a first patient parameter and collecting, by the implantable device operating in a second operating mode, a second number of accelerometer signal samples during a cardiac cycle of the heart and using the second number of accelerometer signal samples to determine a dislodgment status of the implantable device, wherein the first number is smaller than the second number. In some further embodiments, the method may further include providing a notification of the dislodgment status to a remote device that is remote from the implantable medical device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: CARDIAC PACEMAKERS, INC.
    Inventors: Michael J. Kane, Allan Charles Shuros, Brian L. Schmidt, Keith R. Maile, Benjamin J. Haasl
  • Publication number: 20190001078
    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: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2018
    Publication date: January 3, 2019
    Applicant: Conmed Corporation
    Inventors: Michael J. Kane, Michael J. Augelli, Mikiya Silver
  • Patent number: 10159842
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and devices for determining occurrences of a tamponade condition are disclosed. One exemplary method includes monitoring an accelerometer signal of a leadless cardiac pacemaker attached to a heart wall, determining if a tamponade condition of the patient's heart is indicated based at least in part on the monitored accelerometer signal, and in response to determining that the tamponade condition is indicated, providing a notification of the tamponade condition for use by a physician to take corrective action.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael J. Kane, Allan Charles Shuros, Brian L. Schmidt, Keith R. Maile, Benjamin J. Haasl
  • Patent number: 10137305
    Abstract: Systems, devices, and methods for adjusting functionality of an implantable medical device based on posture are disclosed. In some instances, a method for operating a leadless cardiac pacemaker implanted into a patient, where the patient has two or more predefined behavioral states, may include detecting a change in the behavioral state of the patient, and in response, changing a sampling rate of a sensor signal generated by a sensor of the leadless cardiac pacemaker. In some embodiments, the method may further include using the sampled sensor signal to determine an updated pacing rate of the leadless cardiac pacemaker and providing pacing to the patient at the updated pacing rate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael J. Kane, William J. Linder, Lance Eric Juffer, Benjamin J. Haasl, Brian L. Schmidt, Paul Huelskamp, Keith R. Maile
  • Publication number: 20180323865
    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: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2018
    Publication date: November 8, 2018
    Applicant: CARDIAC PACEMAKERS, INC.
    Inventors: Jacob M. Ludwig, Michael J. Kane, Brendan E. Koop, William J. Linder, Keith R. Maile, Jeffrey E. Stahmann
  • Publication number: 20180310958
    Abstract: A gas sealed access port is disclosed including a proximal housing having a central lumen providing gas sealed access to the surgical cavity, an inlet path for communicating with a source of pressurized gas, a tapered neck portion and an interior cavity accommodating an annular jet assembly for receiving pressurized gas from the inlet path to generate a gaseous seal within the tapered neck portion, and an elongated tubular body extending from the tapered neck portion in communication with the central lumen and including a flexible proximal body portion and a rigid distal body portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2018
    Publication date: November 1, 2018
    Inventors: Mikiya Silver, Michael J. Kane
  • Patent number: 10092763
    Abstract: Medical device systems and methods with multiple communication modes. An example medical device system may include a first medical device and a second medical device communicatively coupled to the first medical device. The first medical device may be configured to communicate information to the second medical device in a first communication mode. The first medical device may further be configured to communicate information to the second medical device in a second communication mode after determining that one or more of the communication pulses captured the heart of the patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: CARDIAC PACEMAKERS, INC.
    Inventors: Jeffrey E. Stahmann, Keith R. Maile, Brendan Early Koop, Michael J. Kane, Jacob M. Ludwig, Paul Huelskamp
  • Patent number: 10092765
    Abstract: In general, techniques are described for labeling an implantable medical device (IMD). In one example, an IMD can include a housing including electronic circuitry. The IMD can include a header coupled to the housing and includes a core. The core can define a bore and include a first metal label positioned adjacent to the at least one bore. The IMD includes a lead assembly including at least one lead having a distal end and a proximal end, the at least one lead including a second metal label, the distal end including at least one electrode and the proximal end received within the bore.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael J. Kane, Michael Keane, John O'Rourke
  • Patent number: 10092760
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and devices for detecting or confirming fibrillation are discussed. In one example, a method for detecting a cardiac arrhythmia of a patients' heart comprises receiving, by a leadless cardiac pacemaker fixed in the patients' heart, an indication from a remote device that a cardiac arrhythmia is detected, monitoring by the leadless cardiac pacemaker a signal generated by a sensor that is located within the patients' heart, and based at least in part on the monitored signal, confirming whether a cardiac arrhythmia is occurring or not. In some embodiments, the method may further comprise, if a cardiac arrhythmia is confirmed, delivering a therapy to treat the cardiac arrhythmia.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: CARDIAC PACEMAKERS, INC.
    Inventors: Michael J. Kane, Allan Charles Shuros, Brian L. Schmidt, Paul Huelskamp, Benjamin J. Haasl
  • Publication number: 20180256830
    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: February 14, 2018
    Publication date: September 13, 2018
    Inventors: Mikiya Silver, Michael J. Augelli, Michael J. Kane
  • Publication number: 20180256205
    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: February 14, 2018
    Publication date: September 13, 2018
    Inventors: Mikiya Silver, Michael J. Kane, Michael J. Augelli
  • Publication number: 20180256204
    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: February 14, 2018
    Publication date: September 13, 2018
    Inventors: Mikiya Silver, Michael J. Kane, Michael J. Augelli
  • Publication number: 20180256206
    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: February 14, 2018
    Publication date: September 13, 2018
    Inventors: Michael J. Kane, Gennady Kleyman, Michael J. Augelli, Mikiya Silver
  • Publication number: 20180256207
    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: February 14, 2018
    Publication date: September 13, 2018
    Inventors: Michael J. Augelli, Mikiya Silver, Michael J. Kane
  • Patent number: 10065041
    Abstract: Systems, devices, and methods are disclosed for limiting the duration of elevated pacing rates in an implantable medical device. An illustrative device may include a housing, a plurality of electrodes connected to the housing, and a controller within the housing and connected to the electrodes. The controller may deliver pacing pulses to the electrodes at a base pacing rate, detect a measure of elevated metabolic demand which may vary over time, deliver pacing pulses at an elevated pacing rate based on the measure of elevated metabolic demand. The controller may change a heart stress tracking value (HSTV) when the pacing rate is elevated and may be changed faster during times of relatively higher elevated pacing rates than times of relatively lower elevated pacing rates. The elevated pacing rate may be reduced back toward the base pacing rate after the HSTV crossed a predetermined heart stress threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Huelskamp, Michael J. Kane, Douglas J. Gifford
  • Publication number: 20180229043
    Abstract: Systems and methods for providing rate responsive pacing therapy to a heart of a patient. One example method for providing rate responsive pacing therapy includes sensing cardiac electrical data with a leadless cardiac pacemaker (LCP) that is implanted within or proximate the heart. From this location, the LCP may provide pacing therapy to the heart based at least in part on the sensed cardiac electrical data. An implantable medical device located remotely from the heart may sense patient activity, and may wirelessly communicate patient activity data from the implantable medical device to the LCP, sometimes using conducted communication. The LCP may be then determine an adjustment to the provided pacing therapy (e.g. adjust the pacing rate) based at least in part on the received patient activity data signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 12, 2018
    Publication date: August 16, 2018
    Applicant: CARDIAC PACEMAKERS, INC.
    Inventors: Michael J. Kane, Jeffrey E. Stahmann, Keith R. Maile
  • Patent number: 10050700
    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: March 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc.
    Inventors: Jacob M. Ludwig, Michael J. Kane, Brendan E. Koop, William J. Linder, Keith R. Maile, Jeffrey E. Stahmann
  • Publication number: 20180207426
    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: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2018
    Publication date: July 26, 2018
    Applicant: 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