Patents by Inventor Landon Gilkey

Landon Gilkey 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: 20220175236
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention are directed to providing an effective and reliable approach for cleaning an exposed surface of an imaging element (e.g., a lens) of apparatuses including but not limited to medical imaging instruments such as endoscopes and laparoscopes and the like. In the case of medical imaging instruments, cleaning apparatuses configured in accordance with embodiments the present invention can be cleaned while the distal end portion of the endoscope is in vivo. Such apparatuses have a cleaning member incorporated therein (e.g., a resilient polymeric wiper, a sponge, an absorbent pad or the like) that is used for cleaning the exposed surface of the imaging element. The apparatus is preferably adapted for being mounted on imaging apparatus but can also be entirely or partially integral with one or more components of the imaging apparatus or system of which it is a component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 19, 2021
    Publication date: June 9, 2022
    Inventors: Christopher IDELSON, Christopher RYLANDER, Mitchell Ross GILKEY, James Landon GILKEY
  • Publication number: 20220142670
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are sealing devices configured for improving sealing functionality with an engaged extension member of an apparatus. More specifically, disclosed herein are trocar sealing devices configured for improving insufflation gas containment in relation to trocars (and/or other related type of devices) that are used for enabling a surgical instrument such, for example, a laparoscope, to gain access to an abdominal cavity (or other body cavity). By providing for such improved insufflation gas containment, sealing devices as disclosed herein are particularly advantageous, desirable and useful in view of long-standing reasons for limiting insufflation gas leakage and in view of newly recognized reasons stemming from outbreak of COVID-19 disease for limiting insufflation gas leakage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2020
    Publication date: May 12, 2022
    Applicant: ClearCam Inc.
    Inventors: James Landon Gilkey, Christopher Robert Idelson
  • Publication number: 20220142673
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are sealing devices configured for improving sealing functionality with an engaged extension member of an apparatus. More specifically, disclosed herein are trocar sealing devices configured for improving insufflation gas containment in relation to trocars (and/or other related type of devices) that are used for enabling a surgical instrument such, for example, a laparoscope, to gain access to an abdominal cavity (or other body cavity). By providing for such improved insufflation gas containment, sealing devices as disclosed herein are particularly advantageous, desirable and useful in view of long-standing reasons for limiting insufflation gas leakage and in view of newly recognized reasons stemming from outbreak of COVID-19 disease for limiting insufflation gas leakage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2020
    Publication date: May 12, 2022
    Applicant: ClearCam Inc.
    Inventors: James Landon Gilkey, Christopher Robert Idelson
  • Publication number: 20220142669
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are sealing devices configured for improving sealing functionality with an engaged extension member of an apparatus. More specifically, disclosed herein are trocar sealing devices configured for improving insufflation gas containment in relation to trocars (and/or other related type of devices) that are used for enabling a surgical instrument such, for example, a laparoscope, to gain access to an abdominal cavity (or other body cavity). By providing for such improved insufflation gas containment, sealing devices as disclosed herein are particularly advantageous, desirable and useful in view of long-standing reasons for limiting insufflation gas leakage and in view of newly recognized reasons stemming from outbreak of COVID-19 disease for limiting insufflation gas leakage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2020
    Publication date: May 12, 2022
    Applicant: ClearCam Inc.
    Inventors: James Landon Gilkey, Christopher Robert Idelson
  • Patent number: 11284789
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention are directed to providing an effective and reliable approach for cleaning an exposed surface of an imaging element (e.g., a lens) of apparatuses including but not limited to medical imaging instruments such as endoscopes and laparoscopes and the like. In the case of medical imaging instruments, cleaning apparatuses configured in accordance with embodiments the present invention can be cleaned while the distal end portion of the endoscope is in vivo. Such apparatuses have a cleaning member incorporated therein (e.g., a resilient polymeric wiper, a sponge, an absorbent pad or the like) that is used for cleaning the exposed surface of the imaging element. The apparatus is preferably adapted for being mounted on imaging apparatus but can also be entirely or partially integral with one or more components of the imaging apparatus or system of which it is a component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: ClearCam, Inc.
    Inventors: James Landon Gilkey, Mitchell Ross Gilkey
  • Publication number: 20220031305
    Abstract: A distal cap apparatus for use with an endoscope, having a proximal end and a distal end and a longitudinal axis extending therebetween, includes a mount configured for mounting to the distal end of the endoscope, and a strap connected to the mount and configured for banding about the distal end of the endoscope when the distal end of the endoscope is received in the mount. The mount defines a strap slot configured to receive an end of the strap to configure the strap in the banded configuration. The strap may be elastic. The strap may be a continuous band. In one embodiment, a distal cap apparatus includes a mount having a strap and a buckle for adjusting a size of a loop formed at least partially by the strap about the distal end of the endoscope.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 12, 2021
    Publication date: February 3, 2022
    Applicant: Apollo Endosurgery US, Inc.
    Inventors: Vladimir Mitelberg, John Mims, Ryan Gilkey, Landon Gilkey
  • Publication number: 20210353337
    Abstract: An embodiment includes a sacroiliac joint bone anchor system comprising: a bone anchor including an outer surface and an inner surface; wherein (a)(i) the outer surface includes a proximal third, a middle third, and a distal third, (a)(ii) the middle third of the outer surface includes at least one aperture that couples the outer surface to the inner surface; (a)(iii) the proximal third of the outer surface includes proximal threads, and (a)(iv) the distal third of the outer surface includes distal threads; wherein (b)(i) the bone anchor is cannulated, (b)(ii) a channel is located on the inner surface, (b)(iii) the channel extends from a proximal third of the inner surface to a distal third of the inner surface, and (b)(iv) the channel provides at least one half a rotation about a long axis of the bone anchor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2019
    Publication date: November 18, 2021
    Inventors: Josh Kaufmann, Landon Gilkey, Francois Follini, Greg Calbert, Sr., Scott Bryant, Brian Bergeron, Kaywan Gamadia, Maahir Haque
  • Patent number: 11172813
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention are directed to providing an effective and reliable approach for cleaning an exposed surface of an imaging element (e.g., a lens) of apparatuses including but not limited to medical imaging instruments such as endoscopes and laparoscopes and the like. In the case of medical imaging instruments, cleaning apparatuses configured in accordance with embodiments the present invention can be cleaned while the distal end portion of the endoscope is in vivo. Such apparatuses have a cleaning member incorporated therein (e.g., a resilient polymeric wiper, a sponge, an absorbent pad or the like) that is used for cleaning the exposed surface of the imaging element. The apparatus is preferably adapted for being mounted on imaging apparatus but can also be entirely or partially integral with one or more components of the imaging apparatus or system of which it is a component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignees: BOARD OF REGENTS, THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS SYSTEM, CLEARCAM INC.
    Inventors: Christopher Idelson, Christopher Rylander, Mitchell Ross Gilkey, James Landon Gilkey
  • Patent number: 11141147
    Abstract: A distal cap apparatus for use with an endoscope, having a proximal end and a distal end and a longitudinal axis extending therebetween, includes a mount configured for mounting to the distal end of the endoscope, and a strap connected to the mount and configured for banding about the distal end of the endoscope when the distal end of the endoscope is received in the mount. The mount defines a strap slot configured to receive an end of the strap to configure the strap in the banded configuration. The strap may be elastic. The strap may be a continuous band. In one embodiment, a distal cap apparatus includes a mount having a strap and a buckle for adjusting a size of a loop formed at least partially by the strap about the distal end of the endoscope.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: Apollo Endosurgery US, Inc.
    Inventors: Vladimir Mitelberg, John Mims, Ryan Gilkey, Landon Gilkey
  • Publication number: 20210267768
    Abstract: An embodiment includes an orthopedic fusion system comprising: a cage; a curved first channel coupling a lateral wall of the cage to a superior surface of the cage; a curved second channel coupling the lateral wall of the cage to an inferior surface of the cage; a third channel coupling the superior surface of the cage to the inferior surface of the cage; a curved first anchor configured to slide within the first channel; a curved second anchor configured to slide within the second channel; and a resilient member comprising a resilient first arm that projects across a portion of the first channel and a resilient second arm that projects across a portion of the second channel. Other embodiments are described herein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 17, 2021
    Publication date: September 2, 2021
    Inventors: Joshua Kaufmann, Greg Calbert, Scott Bryant, Brian Bergeron, Landon Gilkey, Ben Keller, Bernard H. Guiot, Aizik Wolf, Matthew Philips, John T. Friedland
  • Publication number: 20210228070
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention are directed to providing an effective and reliable approach for cleaning an exposed surface of an imaging element (e.g., a lens) of apparatuses including but not limited to medical imaging instruments such as endoscopes and laparoscopes and the like. In the case of medical imaging instruments, cleaning apparatuses configured in accordance with embodiments the present invention can be cleaned while the distal end portion of the endoscope is in vivo. Such apparatuses have a cleaning member incorporated therein (e.g., a resilient polymeric wiper, a sponge, an absorbent pad or the like) that is used for cleaning the exposed surface of the imaging element. The apparatus is preferably adapted for being mounted on imaging apparatus but can also be entirely or partially integral with one or more components of the imaging apparatus or system of which it is a component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2020
    Publication date: July 29, 2021
    Inventors: Christopher IDELSON, Christopher RYLANDER, Mitchell Ross GILKEY, James Landon GILKEY
  • Patent number: 11045220
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are sealing devices configured for improving sealing functionality with an engaged extension member of an apparatus. More specifically, disclosed herein are trocar sealing devices configured for improving insufflation gas containment in relation to trocars (and/or other related type of devices) that are used for enabling a surgical instrument such, for example, a laparoscope, to gain access to an abdominal cavity (or other body cavity). By providing for such improved insufflation gas containment, sealing devices as disclosed herein are particularly advantageous, desirable and useful in view of long-standing reasons for limiting insufflation gas leakage and in view of newly recognized reasons stemming from outbreak of COVID-19 disease for limiting insufflation gas leakage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: ClearCam Inc
    Inventors: James Landon Gilkey, Christopher Robert Idelson
  • Patent number: 11045222
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are sealing devices and methods configured for improving sealing functionality with an engaged extension member of an apparatus. More specifically, disclosed herein are methods configured for improving insufflation gas containment in relation to trocars (and/or other related type of devices) that are used for enabling a surgical instrument such, for example, a laparoscope, to gain access to an abdominal cavity (or other body cavity). By providing for such improved insufflation gas containment, sealing devices as disclosed herein are particularly advantageous, desirable and useful in view of long-standing reasons for limiting insufflation gas leakage and in view of newly recognized reasons stemming from outbreak of COVID-19 disease for limiting insufflation gas leakage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: ClearCam Inc.
    Inventors: James Landon Gilkey, Christopher Robert Idelson, Mitchell Ross Gilkey, Naser A Ahmad
  • Publication number: 20210177250
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention are directed to providing an effective and reliable approach for cleaning an exposed surface of an imaging element (e.g., a lens) of apparatuses including but not limited to medical imaging instruments such as endoscopes and laparoscopes and the like. In the case of medical imaging instruments, cleaning apparatuses configured in accordance with embodiments the present invention can be cleaned while the distal end portion of the endoscope is in vivo. Such apparatuses have a cleaning member incorporated therein (e.g., a resilient polymeric wiper, a sponge, an absorbent pad or the like) that is used for cleaning the exposed surface of the imaging element. The apparatus is preferably adapted for being mounted on the imaging apparatus but can also be entirely or partially integral with one or more components of the imaging apparatus or system of which it is a component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 18, 2021
    Publication date: June 17, 2021
    Applicant: ClearCam Inc.
    Inventors: James Landon Gilkey, Mitchell Ross Gilkey
  • Patent number: 11013399
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention are directed to providing an effective and reliable approach for cleaning an exposed surface of an imaging element (e.g., a lens) of apparatuses including but not limited to medical imaging instruments such as endoscopes and laparoscopes and the like. In the case of medical imaging instruments, cleaning apparatuses configured in accordance with embodiments the present invention can be cleaned while the distal end portion of the endoscope is in vivo. Such apparatuses have a cleaning member incorporated therein (e.g., a resilient polymeric wiper, a sponge, an absorbent pad or the like) that is used for cleaning the exposed surface of the imaging element. The apparatus is preferably adapted for being mounted on imaging apparatus but can also be entirely or partially integral with one or more components of the imaging apparatus or system of which it is a component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignees: BOARD OF REGENTS, THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS SYSTEM, CLEARCAM INC.
    Inventors: Christopher Idelson, Christopher Rylander, Mitchell Ross Gilkey, James Landon Gilkey
  • Publication number: 20210145491
    Abstract: An embodiment of the invention provides for a system, such as a cervical plate fusion system, that has mechanisms for preventing bone anchors (e.g., screws, pins, and the like) from backing out of the plate. The system prevents both counter-rotation of the screw and axial backing out of the screw. Other embodiments are described herein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 23, 2020
    Publication date: May 20, 2021
    Inventors: Joshua Kaufmann, Scott Bryant, Greg Calbert, Brian Bergeron, Landon Gilkey, John Stokes, Matthew Geck
  • Publication number: 20210145269
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention are directed to providing an effective and reliable approach for cleaning an exposed surface of an imaging element (e.g., a lens) of apparatuses including but not limited to medical imaging instruments such as endoscopes and laparoscopes and the like. In the case of medical imaging instruments, cleaning apparatuses configured in accordance with embodiments the present invention can be cleaned while the distal end portion of the endoscope is in vivo. Such apparatuses have a cleaning member incorporated therein (e.g., a resilient polymeric wiper, a sponge, an absorbent pad or the like) that is used for cleaning the exposed surface of the imaging element. The apparatus is preferably adapted for being mounted on imaging apparatus but can also be entirely or partially integral with one or more components of the imaging apparatus or system of which it is a component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 28, 2021
    Publication date: May 20, 2021
    Applicant: ClearCam Inc.
    Inventors: James Landon Gilkey, Mitchell Ross Gilkey, Christopher Robert Idelson
  • Patent number: 11007066
    Abstract: An embodiment includes an orthopedic fusion system comprising: a cage; a curved first channel coupling a lateral wall of the cage to a superior surface of the cage; a curved second channel coupling the lateral wall of the cage to an inferior surface of the cage; a third channel coupling the superior surface of the cage to the inferior surface of the cage; a curved first anchor configured to slide within the first channel; a curved second anchor configured to slide within the second channel; and a resilient member comprising a resilient first arm that projects across a portion of the first channel and a resilient second arm that projects across a portion of the second channel. Other embodiments are described herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: GENESYS SPINE
    Inventors: Joshua Kaufmann, Greg Calbert, Scott Bryant, Brian Bergeron, Landon Gilkey, Ben Keller, Bernard H. Guiot, Aizik Wolf, Matthew Philips, John T. Friedland
  • Patent number: 10993609
    Abstract: Cleaning devices disclosed herein provide, for example, an effective and reliable approach for cleaning an exposed surface of an imaging element (e.g., a lens) of an imaging device (e.g., an endoscope). Cleaning devices disclosed herein enable an imaging element to be cleaned while located within a concealed operation site (e.g., an in-vivo surgical site). To enhance imaging device compatibility, cleaning devices disclosed herein have integral therewith a seating adjustor that allows a user to selectively adjust the position of an imaging device seated thereon. Cleaning devices disclosed herein are thus able to accommodate imaging devices that would otherwise be incompatible due to a distance between the imaging element of the imaging device and a position of a cleaning member of the cleaning device being either too big or too small.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: ClearCam Inc.
    Inventors: James Landon Gilkey, Mitchell Ross Gilkey
  • Patent number: 10973546
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are sealing devices and methods configured for improving sealing functionality with an engaged extension member of an apparatus. More specifically, disclosed herein are methods configured for improving insufflation gas containment in relation to trocars (and/or other related type of devices) that are used for enabling a surgical instrument such, for example, a laparoscope, to gain access to an abdominal cavity (or other body cavity). By providing for such improved insufflation gas containment, sealing devices as disclosed herein are particularly advantageous, desirable and useful in view of long-standing reasons for limiting insufflation gas leakage and in view of newly recognized reasons stemming from outbreak of COVID-19 disease for limiting insufflation gas leakage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: Clearam Inc.
    Inventors: James Landon Gilkey, Christopher Robert Idelson, Mitchell Ross Gilkey, Naser A Ahmad