Patents by Inventor Ryan Gilkey

Ryan 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: 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
  • 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: 20200178956
    Abstract: A deployment system includes a sheath, a torque able shaft having a handle positioned at its proximal end, a detachable helical first suture anchor positioned at the shafts distal end and an elongate suture fixedly coupled to the suture anchor. The deployment system can be positioned at a first tissue, and the shaft rotated to advance the helical first suture anchor into engagement with the first tissue. The shaft is detached from the first suture anchor thereby deploying it at the first tissue location. Then, the deployment system is removed from the patient, and a second suture anchor is coupled to the distal end of the shaft. The deployment system is re-inserted into the patient and the distal end of the system is moved adjacent a second tissue location, and the process is repeated for a second suture anchor at the second tissue location.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2019
    Publication date: June 11, 2020
    Applicant: Apollo Endosurgery US, Inc.
    Inventors: Vladimir Mitelberg, Thomas Neudeck, Ryan Gilkey, Naser Ahmad, Andrew Gant, Donald K. Jones
  • Publication number: 20180042603
    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: March 24, 2017
    Publication date: February 15, 2018
    Applicant: Apollo Endosurgery US, Inc.
    Inventors: Vladimir Mitelberg, John Mims, Ryan Gilkey, Landon Gilkey