Patents by Inventor Gary A. Mann

Gary A. Mann 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: 11878330
    Abstract: A device and assembly for a cleaning adapter to be placed in an air/water port of an endoscopic device is described. The device can have a button to control a valve stem with openings to permit the control of air and water flow, depending on the position of the cleaning adapter, which a user controls. A method and system are also described. A tag is also described, instructing the users of the proper use of the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2024
    Assignee: United States Endoscopy Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Raphael Still, Christopher J. Kaye, Gary Mann, Joseph Mrva, Matt Carroll
  • Publication number: 20230404595
    Abstract: An actuation assembly for a tissue recruiting device for recruiting tissue and closing a defect. The actuation assembly includes one or more control actuators operable to control the position and rotation of an actuation element coupled to a grasping device. The grasping device is configured to grasp tissue. The actuation assembly is operable by a user to deploy the grasping device via the actuation element to grasp tissue. The actuation assembly may independently deploy multiple grasping devices, such as on opposite sides of a defect. The actuation assembly may also deploy a closure mechanism configured to circumferentially surround the deployed grasping devices to close the defect.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 19, 2023
    Publication date: December 21, 2023
    Inventors: Reza Mohammadpour, Alex Uspenski, Keith Randall John, Seth Byers, Brittany Ochs, Michael C. Hauser, Gary Mann, Holden Szalek, Christopher J. Kaye, Darren C. Gregan, Meha Elango, Brett DuFour, Eugene Skelton, Anthony Wright
  • Patent number: 11715495
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method of processing video data comprising a sequence of image frames. The method includes isolating an instance of an object within the sequence of image frames, generating a modified instance of the object using a machine learning model, and modifying the video data to smoothly transition between at least part of the isolated instance of the object and a corresponding at least part of the modified instance of the object over a subsequence of the sequence of image frames.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2023
    Assignee: Flawless Holdings Limited
    Inventors: Scott Mann, Pablo Garrido, Hyeongwoo Kim, Sean Danischevsky, Robert Hall, Gary Myles Scullion
  • Patent number: 11699464
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method of processing video data comprising a first sequences of image frames containing a first instance of an object. The method includes isolating said first instance of the object within the first sequence of image frames, determining, using the isolated first instance of the object, first parameter values for a synthetic model of the object, modifying the first parameter values for the synthetic model of the object, rendering a modified first instance of the object using a trained machine learning model and the modified first parameter values for the synthetic model of the object, and replacing at least part of the first instance of the object within the first sequence of image frames with a corresponding at least part of the modified first instance of the object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2022
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2023
    Assignee: Flawless Holdings Limited
    Inventors: Scott Mann, Pablo Garrido, Hyeongwoo Kim, Sean Danischevsky, Rob Hall, Gary Myles Scullion
  • Publication number: 20220160213
    Abstract: An endoscopic device is described and includes at least an endoscope and one or more catheters, and a means for securing the endoscope to the catheter at a distal end of the endoscopic device. The means for securing the endoscope may be a sleeve or distal cap. The sleeve includes at least a first opening for securing the catheter therebetween and a second opening for securing the endoscope adjacent to the catheter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 23, 2021
    Publication date: May 26, 2022
    Inventors: Alex Uspenski, John P. Winstanley, Gary Mann, Scott Haack, Christopher J. Kaye, Paul Martino, Stephen T. Pastor, Reza Mohammadpour, Naji Chaar, Ryan Chambers, Tony Martella, Sven Huijs, Victor Meza Hernandez, Keith R. John, Darren Gregan, Kailey Vlack, Alison Streiff, Diego Jacho
  • Publication number: 20200121171
    Abstract: An adapter for coupling a water bottle to an endoscope including a cap manufactured from a thermoplastic elastomer material. The cap is removably secured to an associated water bottle. The cap includes a first port and a second port. The adapter further includes a scope connector manufactured from the thermoplastic elastomer and/or thermoset elastomer having a first scope connector port and second scope connector port, wherein the scope connector is configured to be frictionally coupled to an endoscope. A first supply tube couples to the first port of the cap and the first scope connector port and a second supply tube coupled to the second port of the cap and the second scope connector port.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2019
    Publication date: April 23, 2020
    Applicant: United States Endoscopy Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher J. Kaye, Alison Streiff, Gary Mann, Joseph Mrva
  • Publication number: 20200015662
    Abstract: A tip protector for attaching to a distal tip of an endoscope includes a cage and positional membrane. The cage has a proximal end, a distal end, and a plurality of holes disposed between the proximal end and distal end. The cage defines a channel that extends from the proximal end to the distal end. The positional membrane is attached to the cage, and the positional membrane includes a main opening and a plurality of air flow openings. The main opening is for receiving a distal tip of an endoscope, and the air flow openings are for allowing air flow through the positional membrane. The positional membrane is configured to attach the tip protector to the endoscope such that the endoscope is disposed within the channel between the proximal end and the distal end. When the tip protector is attached to the endoscope, the cage does not contact the endoscope.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 10, 2019
    Publication date: January 16, 2020
    Inventors: Christopher J. Kaye, Gary Mann, Craig Moore
  • Publication number: 20200016637
    Abstract: A device and assembly for a cleaning adapter to be placed in an air/water port of an endoscopic device is described. The device can have a button to control a valve stem with openings to permit the control of air and water flow, depending on the position of the cleaning adapter, which a user controls. A method and system are also described. A tag is also described, instructing the users of the proper use of the device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 10, 2019
    Publication date: January 16, 2020
    Inventors: Raphael Still, Christopher J. Kaye, Gary Mann, Joseph Mrva, Matt Carroll
  • Publication number: 20190110665
    Abstract: The present subject matter provides a water bottle cap assembly, a water bottle cap, and two adapters for endoscopic devices. The cap assembly includes a cap with an annular sealing platform and a sealing ring, a multi-channel passage member, and a channel connector. The adapter includes a molded retention. Another adapter includes a cage grip.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 1, 2017
    Publication date: April 18, 2019
    Applicant: UNITED STATES ENDOSCOPY GROUP, INC.
    Inventors: Gary MANN, Christopher KAYE, Joseph MRVA, Megan HIEBER
  • Publication number: 20170347860
    Abstract: A suction valve stem, a suction valve, an endoscopic valve kit, and a method for molding a stem are provided. The suction valve stem includes: a button head, and a stem body connecting to the button head. The stem body includes: an air passage through the center bore, a recessed slot, disposed on the stem body below the button head and above the side opening, a sealing area, disposed on the stem body below the side opening, and a flat, disposed on the stem body. The air passage includes a side opening disposed on side surface of the stem body and a bottom opening disposed at a bottom end of the stem body. The recessed slot is disposed 90 degrees from the side opening. The flat is disposed 90 degrees from the side opening and has a fluid communication to the bottom end of the stem body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 7, 2017
    Publication date: December 7, 2017
    Applicant: UNITED STATES ENDOSCOPY GROUP, INC.
    Inventors: Rapheal Still, Gary Mann, Christopher Kaye
  • Publication number: 20050208236
    Abstract: A method of making a printed identification card core, a printable sheet for manufacturing cores for laminated identification cards and a core for a laminated identification card. The method includes the steps of extruding polyethylene onto one side of a release film, laminating a porous, printable polyolefin film to the polyethylene side of the release film, die cutting the polyolefin film and the polyethylene film to form rectangular bodies each having a die cut transversely extending fold line dividing each of the rectangular bodies into two identically sized rectangular panels, printing on the porous, printable polyolefin film within said panels, removing a rectangular panel from the release sheet and folding the rectangular body about the fold line to locate the printed polyolefin surfaces on the exterior of the core. The core so manufactured can be inserted into a laminatable pouch and laminated to the core to form a tamper resistant identification card.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 13, 2005
    Publication date: September 22, 2005
    Inventor: Gary Mann
  • Publication number: 20040206763
    Abstract: A plurality of aluminum or steel walls readily assemblable on a pair of support legs, rotatable to close and lock as a container for storage, unlockable to open as a self-contained eating table, and easily disassemblable into its individual parts for transporting about.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 17, 2003
    Publication date: October 21, 2004
    Inventor: Gary A. Mann
  • Publication number: 20040074892
    Abstract: A corn popping apparatus including an electrically energized heat source contiguous along an underside of a tiltable corn popping kettle projecting into a cabinet enclosure for the kettle when its lid panel closes its open top.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 21, 2002
    Publication date: April 22, 2004
    Inventor: Gary A. Mann
  • Patent number: 6720532
    Abstract: A corn popping apparatus including an electrically energized heat source contiguous along an underside of a tiltable corn popping kettle projecting into a cabinet enclosure for the kettle when its lid panel closes its open top.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2002
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2004
    Inventor: Gary A. Mann
  • Publication number: 20040045444
    Abstract: An enclosed hopper receives popped kettle corn input when in a substantially horizontal position supported atop a frame and, once moved to a dispensing location, is rotated to a vertical position substantially perpendicular to the frame, where hingeably coupled spouts are openable to effectuate the dropping of the popped kettle corn into a dispensing bag by gravity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2002
    Publication date: March 11, 2004
    Inventor: Gary A. Mann
  • Patent number: 6612225
    Abstract: A self-contained structure for vending kettle corn popped by an electrically operated corn popper powered by a 220 volt electrical source coupled to an input receptacle on said structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2003
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2003
    Inventor: Gary A. Mann
  • Patent number: 6461525
    Abstract: A method for removal of solids in a water treatment system having multiple filters, each filter comprising an air backwash system and a water backwash system, comprising a series of steps to enable two filters to be in some stage of the backwash process at the same time thereby reducing the time the filter is out of service. The continuous cycling of the backwash method is characterized by a continuous cycle of backwashing that backwashes two filters simultaneously. The backwashing method requires three steps, an air-only backwash, an air/water bashwash and a water-only or rinse backwash. In this method, as one filter is at the water-only backwash stage, the backwash cycle of a second filter is started so that the second filter is air/water backwashed while the first filter is at the water-only backwashed stage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2001
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2002
    Assignee: Tetra Process Technologies
    Inventors: Greg Ellard, Gary Mann
  • Publication number: 20020036177
    Abstract: A method for removal of solids in a water treatment system having multiple filters, each filter comprising an air backwash system and a water backwash system, comprising a series of steps to enable two filters to be in some stage of the backwash process at the same time thereby reducing the time the filter is out of service. The continuous cycling of the backwash method is characterized by a continuous cycle of backwashing that backwashes two filters simultaneously. The backwashing method requires three steps, an air-only backwash, an air/water bashwash and a water-only or rinse backwash. In this method, as one filter is at the water-only backwash stage, the backwash cycle of a second filter is started so that the second filter is air/water backwashed while the first filter is at the water-only backwashed stage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 28, 2001
    Publication date: March 28, 2002
    Applicant: Tetra Process Technologies
    Inventors: Greg Ellard, Gary Mann
  • Patent number: D908214
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignee: UNITED STATES ENDOSCOPY GROUP, INC.
    Inventors: Christopher J. Kaye, Gary Mann
  • Patent number: D964560
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Assignee: UNITED STATES ENDOSCOPY GROUP, INC.
    Inventors: Christopher J. Kaye, Gary Mann