Patents by Inventor Ryan Cahill

Ryan Cahill 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: 20240156336
    Abstract: An endoscopic device has a handle including an adapter, a shaft connected to the handle, and one or more wires within the handle. The adapter defines one or more openings in a side or proximal end of the adapter. The shaft has a plurality of lumens extending from a proximal end of the shaft to a distal end of the shaft. A first lumen of the plurality of lumens is a working channel for receiving a medical instrument. Each of the one or more wires enter through the one or more openings in the adapter for guiding the one or more wires to a corresponding lumen other than the first lumen and to the distal end of the shaft.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2024
    Publication date: May 16, 2024
    Applicant: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Ryan CAHILL, Earl McALLISTER, Alexander Joseph BURNHAM
  • Patent number: 11918187
    Abstract: An endoscopic device has a handle including an adapter, a shaft connected to the handle, and one or more wires within the handle. The adapter defines one or more openings in a side or proximal end of the adapter. The shaft has a plurality of lumens extending from a proximal end of the shaft to a distal end of the shaft. A first lumen of the plurality of lumens is a working channel for receiving a medical instrument. Each of the one or more wires enter through the one or more openings in the adapter for guiding the one or more wires to a corresponding lumen other than the first lumen and to the distal end of the shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2024
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Ryan Cahill, Earl McAllister, Alexander Joseph Burnham
  • Publication number: 20230165621
    Abstract: Systems, devices and methods for performing medical procedures in the intestine of a patient are provided. A medical device for performing a treatment and/or a diagnostic procedure can include an elongate shaft assembly comprising at least a shaft assembly first section comprising a distal section of the shaft assembly, and a shaft assembly second section proximal to the first section, and a functional assembly positioned on the shaft assembly first section. Additional sections of the shaft assembly can be included, and each section can comprise a different construction, such as to achieve a different stiffness as described herein. Variable stiffness along the length of the shaft assembly can be provided to aid in translation of the device through the patient's GI tract (e.g. through the stomach and into the small intestine), as described herein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 7, 2022
    Publication date: June 1, 2023
    Applicant: Fractyl Health, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Biasella, Sara Morneau, Jay Caplan, Michelle Riches, Philip Levin, Ryan Cahill, Keith Boudreau, Harith Rajagopalan, Brendan Zarechian, Jeffrey Lesica, R. Maxwell Flaherty, J. Christopher Flaherty
  • Patent number: 11572023
    Abstract: A bike rack for a vehicle with a tailgate includes a major gate, a minor gate, and a hinge connecting the minor gate to the major gate. The minor gate includes a main body and a load stop configured to pivot relative to main body. The bike rack includes a load stop bracket and braces. The load stop bracket is configured to be placed onto the load stop when the load stop is in a vertical position such that the load stop bracket extends over a top surface of the load stop and is disposed on front and rear sides of the load stop. The braces are attached to the load stop bracket, configured to extend into holes in the hinge when the load stop bracket is placed onto the load stop, and configured to be disposed on opposite sides of a tire on a bike.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2023
    Assignee: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC
    Inventors: Derek L. Patterson, Ryan Cahill, William C. Bliss
  • Publication number: 20230033863
    Abstract: A bike rack for a vehicle with a tailgate includes a major gate, a minor gate, and a hinge connecting the minor gate to the major gate. The minor gate includes a main body and a load stop configured to pivot relative to main body. The bike rack includes a load stop bracket and braces. The load stop bracket is configured to be placed onto the load stop when the load stop is in a vertical position such that the load stop bracket extends over a top surface of the load stop and is disposed on front and rear sides of the load stop. The braces are attached to the load stop bracket, configured to extend into holes in the hinge when the load stop bracket is placed onto the load stop, and configured to be disposed on opposite sides of a tire on a bike.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 2, 2021
    Publication date: February 2, 2023
    Inventors: Derek L. PATTERSON, Ryan CAHILL, William C. BLISS
  • Patent number: 10934758
    Abstract: An adjustable bumper assembly includes a bumper assembly insert having a bumper head, a threaded portion connected to the bumper head and a ratchet portion extending from the threaded portion. A coupling ring is threadably connected to the threaded portion. The coupling ring has a ratchet device with a tooth biased into contact with the ratchet portion. A base member includes multiple retention arms homogeneously connected to the base member extending away from a face of the base member. The coupling ring when slidably received in a through passage created in the face of the base member contacts the retention arms. The coupling ring is non-rotatably engaged to the base member such that axial rotation of the bumper assembly insert with respect to the coupling ring axially extends or retracts the bumper assembly insert with respect to the base member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC
    Inventors: Ryan Cahill, Kyle C. Smith, Robert J. Hood
  • Publication number: 20200359879
    Abstract: An endoscopic device has a handle including an adapter, a shaft connected to the handle, and one or more wires within the handle. The adapter defines one or more openings in a side or proximal end of the adapter. The shaft has a plurality of lumens extending from a proximal end of the shaft to a distal end of the shaft. A first lumen of the plurality of lumens is a working channel for receiving a medical instrument. Each of the one or more wires enter through the one or more openings in the adapter for guiding the one or more wires to a corresponding lumen other than the first lumen and to the distal end of the shaft.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2020
    Publication date: November 19, 2020
    Applicant: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Ryan CAHILL, Earl McALLISTER, Alexander Joseph BURNHAM
  • Publication number: 20200163659
    Abstract: In one aspect, the present invention provides a device for occluding an aperture in a body, for example, a patent foramen ovale (PFO), including a first side adapted to be disposed on one side of the septum and a second side adapted to be disposed on the opposite side of the septum. The device has an elongated, low-profile delivery configuration and a shortened, radially expanded deployment configuration. The first and second sides are adapted to occlude the aperture upon deployment of the device at its intended delivery location. The device also includes a radially expandable center portion. In some embodiments, the center portion includes a plurality of ribs provided by slits in device. The ribs expand radially when the device is deployed. The expandable center portion facilitates the positioning of the device in the aperture. The device can be secured in the deployed configuration using a catch system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 25, 2019
    Publication date: May 28, 2020
    Inventor: Ryan Cahill
  • Publication number: 20200095817
    Abstract: An adjustable bumper assembly includes a bumper assembly insert having a bumper head, a threaded portion connected to the bumper head and a ratchet portion extending from the threaded portion. A coupling ring is threadably connected to the threaded portion. The coupling ring has a ratchet device with a tooth biased into contact with the ratchet portion. A base member includes multiple retention arms homogeneously connected to the base member extending away from a face of the base member. The coupling ring when slidably received in a through passage created in the face of the base member contacts the retention arms. The coupling ring is non-rotatably engaged to the base member such that axial rotation of the bumper assembly insert with respect to the coupling ring axially extends or retracts the bumper assembly insert with respect to the base member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2018
    Publication date: March 26, 2020
    Inventors: Ryan Cahill, Kyle C. Smith, Robert J. Hood
  • Patent number: 10485525
    Abstract: In one aspect, the present invention provides a device for occluding an aperture in a body, for example, a patent foramen ovale (PFO), including a first side adapted to be disposed on one side of the septum and a second side adapted to be disposed on the opposite side of the septum. The device has an elongated, low-profile delivery configuration and a shortened, radially expanded deployment configuration. The first and second sides are adapted to occlude the aperture upon deployment of the device at its intended delivery location. The device also includes a radially expandable center portion. In some embodiments, the center portion includes a plurality of ribs provided by slits in device. The ribs expand radially when the device is deployed. The expandable center portion facilitates the positioning of the device in the aperture. The device can be secured in the deployed configuration using a catch system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: W.L. Gore & Associates, Inc.
    Inventor: Ryan Cahill
  • Patent number: 10410309
    Abstract: The present disclosure describes a method to determine whether a physical identification document is authentic. An authentication manager receives an image of a physical identification document to be authenticated. The authentication manager extracts a set of characteristics of the document from the image. The authentication manager determines a class of the document based on the set of characteristics. The authentication manager applies a convolution kernel, convolving the image with the kernel to generate a feature map. The authentication manager determines a score based on the feature map, where the score identifies the likelihood that the document is valid. The authentication manager then provides an indication that the physical document is authentic based on the score.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Raphael A. Rodriguez, Michael Muesch, David Thor, Justin Boyd, Ryan Cahill, Xiaolu Xiong
  • Publication number: 20190197642
    Abstract: The present disclosure describes a method to determine whether a physical identification document is authentic. An authentication manager receives an image of a physical identification document to be authenticated. The authentication manager extracts a set of characteristics of the document from the image. The authentication manager determines a class of the document based on the set of characteristics. The authentication manager applies a convolution kernel, convolving the image with the kernel to generate a feature map. The authentication manager determines a score based on the feature map, where the score identifies the likelihood that the document is valid. The authentication manager then provides an indication that the physical document is authentic based on the score.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2019
    Publication date: June 27, 2019
    Inventors: Raphael A. Rodriguez, Michael Muesch, David Thor, Justin Boyd, Ryan Cahill, Xiaolu Xiong
  • Patent number: 10217179
    Abstract: The present disclosure describes systems and methods to classify and authenticate ID documents based on the information contained on the face of the ID document. This present system can automatically classify, authenticate, and extracting data from documents using artificial intelligence (AI) based machine learning for image recognition. In some implementations, the machine learning techniques include a convolutional neural network. The system can also determine the authenticity of other documents, such as currency, stamps, and invoices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: FACEBOOK, INC.
    Inventors: Raphael A. Rodriguez, Michael Muesch, David Thor, Justin Boyd, Ryan Cahill, Xiaolu Xiong
  • Patent number: 9949728
    Abstract: In one aspect, the present invention provides a device for occluding an aperture in a body, for example, a patent foramen ovale (PFO), including a first side adapted to be disposed on one side of the septum and a second side adapted to be disposed on the opposite side of the septum. The device has an elongated, low-profile delivery configuration and a shortened, radially expanded deployment configuration. The first and second sides are adapted to occlude the aperture upon deployment of the device at its intended delivery location. The device also includes a radially expandable center portion. In some embodiments, the center portion includes a plurality of ribs provided by slits in device. The ribs expand radially when the device is deployed. The expandable center portion facilitates the positioning of the device in the aperture. The device can be secured in the deployed configuration using a catch system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: W.L. Gore & Associates, Inc.
    Inventor: Ryan Cahill
  • Publication number: 20180108101
    Abstract: The present disclosure describes systems and methods to classify and authenticate ID documents based on the information contained on the face of the ID document. This present system can automatically classify, authenticate, and extracting data from documents using artificial intelligence (AI) based machine learning for image recognition. In some implementations, the machine learning techniques include a convolutional neural network. The system can also determine the authenticity of other documents, such as currency, stamps, and invoices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2017
    Publication date: April 19, 2018
    Inventors: Raphael A. Rodriguez, Michael Muesch, David Thor, Justin Boyd, Ryan Cahill, Xiaolu Xiong
  • Publication number: 20180033020
    Abstract: The present disclosure describes systems and methods to classify and authenticate ID documents based on the information contained within the ID documents' 2D barcode. Different classes of ID documents can have different optional information encoded into the 2D barcode. In many cases, the card issuer does not publically document the information contained within the optional portions. The present solution can classify the ID documents based on the information contained within the required and optional portions of the 2D barcode. For example, the system can classify and authenticate the ID document based on the data encoded into the 2D barcode, the encoded data design, formatting, extra or missing encoded data, or other errors in the coding and sequencing of data encoded into the 2D barcode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 28, 2017
    Publication date: February 1, 2018
    Inventors: Nicole Viens, Raphael A. Rodriguez, Michael R. Muesch, Ryan Cahill, Justin M. Boyd, David Thor
  • Publication number: 20160249899
    Abstract: In one aspect, the present invention provides a device for occluding an aperture in a body, for example, a patent foramen ovale (PFO), including a first side adapted to be disposed on one side of the septum and a second side adapted to be disposed on the opposite side of the septum. The device has an elongated, low-profile delivery configuration and a shortened, radially expanded deployment configuration. The first and second sides are adapted to occlude the aperture upon deployment of the device at its intended delivery location. The device also includes a radially expandable center portion. In some embodiments, the center portion includes a plurality of ribs provided by slits in device. The ribs expand radially when the device is deployed. The expandable center portion facilitates the positioning of the device in the aperture. The device can be secured in the deployed configuration using a catch system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 11, 2016
    Publication date: September 1, 2016
    Inventor: Ryan Cahill
  • Patent number: 9314268
    Abstract: The present invention provides a device for delivering and/or recovering an object, such as a patent foramen ovale (PFO) occluder. According to one embodiment of the invention, a device contains an outer sleeve and an inner sheath. The inner sheath has a proximal portion and a distal portion; the distal portion of the inner sheath is disposed inside the lumen of the outer sleeve. The distal portion of the inner sheath can expand radially to facilitate retrieval of an object. The distal portion of the inner sheath has a larger diametrical configuration than the proximal portion of the inner sheath. The distal portion of the inner sheath may be in the shape of a cone or similar shape. The distal portion of the inner sheath further includes slits that form flaps which collapse inward and overlap each other as the distal portion is in its unexpanded configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2016
    Assignee: W.L. Gore & Associates, Inc.
    Inventor: Ryan Cahill
  • Patent number: 9138562
    Abstract: A percutaneous delivery system with a high degree of flexibility is provided. In one embodiment, the system includes a catheter having a portion comprising multiple segments, linked in series by at least one connecting wire. Joints between the multiple segments provide a high degree of flexibility. In some embodiments, only a distal portion is made up of segments. In other embodiments, the whole length of the catheter is made up of segments. Manipulation of the at least one connecting wire enables manipulation of the segments to flex a portion of the catheter. In one aspect, the invention provides a delivery system that reduces the impact of the delivery system on the final release position of the implant delivered. The delivery system can be used to deploy and/or retrieve implantable medical devices, for example, patent foramen ovale (PFO) occluder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2015
    Assignee: W.L. Gore & Associates, Inc.
    Inventor: Ryan Cahill
  • Publication number: 20150182209
    Abstract: In one aspect, the present invention provides a device for occluding an aperture in a body, for example, a patent foramen ovale (PFO), including a first side adapted to be disposed on one side of the septum and a second side adapted to be disposed on the opposite side of the septum. The device has an elongated, low-profile delivery configuration and a shortened, radially expanded deployment configuration. The first and second sides are adapted to occlude the aperture upon deployment of the device at its intended delivery location. The device also includes a radially expandable center portion. In some embodiments, the center portion includes a plurality of ribs provided by slits in device. The ribs expand radially when the device is deployed. The expandable center portion facilitates the positioning of the device in the aperture. The device can be secured in the deployed configuration using a catch system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2015
    Publication date: July 2, 2015
    Inventor: Ryan Cahill