Patents by Inventor Glenn W. Laub

Glenn W. Laub 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: 20210353542
    Abstract: A method for administering an active agent to a pleura of a patient includes preparing a composition including a foamable liquid and the active agent, incorporating a gas into the foamable liquid to create a foam containing the active agent, introducing the foam into a pleural cavity of the patient defined by the pleura, and contacting the pleura with the foam. A method of pleurodesis includes introducing a composition into a pleural cavity defined by pleurae of a patient, the composition including a foamable liquid and an active agent capable of causing inflammation and/or adhesion of the pleurae. A composition for treating a pleura of a patient includes a liquid component including a biocompatible composition having a viscosity which increases in response to an increase in temperature, and an active agent capable of causing inflammation and/or adhesion of the pleura.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2020
    Publication date: November 18, 2021
    Inventor: Glenn W. Laub
  • Publication number: 20210186474
    Abstract: A method for removing a tissue specimen from a patient includes introducing a bag at least partially into a cavity in the body of the patient, the bag comprising an open end and a port, positioning a tissue specimen to be removed from the patient into an interior of the bag by passing the tissue specimen through the open end of the bag, sealing the open end of the bag, removing gas from the interior of the bag through the port while the tissue specimen is contained in the interior of the bag, and entirely withdrawing the bag containing the tissue specimen from the cavity. The bag may include a closure device configured to hermetically seal the open end of the bag, and the port may include a one-way gas valve configured to prevent or retard gas from entering the interior of the bag through the port.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 3, 2020
    Publication date: June 24, 2021
    Applicant: TDL Innovations LLC
    Inventor: Glenn W. Laub
  • Patent number: 10918567
    Abstract: An autonomous mechanical CPR device is disclosed having a CPR unit attached to a free-standing support assembly. In operation, a victim is placed in the support assembly such that the CPR unit can compress the victim's chest. The CPR device is preferably portable, and it provides the recommended depth of chest compression at the recommended rate. The CPR unit has a quick disconnect locking system with an insert that fits into a lock.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: Defibtech, LLC
    Inventors: Giovanni C. Meier, Gintaras A. Vaisnys, Glenn W. Laub, Benny S. Chi
  • Patent number: 10857100
    Abstract: A method for administering an active agent to a pleura of a patient includes preparing a composition including a foamable liquid and the active agent, incorporating a gas into the foamable liquid to create a foam containing the active agent, introducing the foam into a pleural cavity of the patient defined by the pleura, and contacting the pleura with the foam. A method of pleurodesis includes introducing a composition into a pleural cavity defined by pleurae of a patient, the composition including a foamable liquid and an active agent capable of causing inflammation and/or adhesion of the pleurae. A composition for treating a pleura of a patient includes a liquid component including a biocompatible composition having a viscosity which increases in response to an increase in temperature, and an active agent capable of causing inflammation and/or adhesion of the pleura.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: TDL Innovations LLC
    Inventor: Glenn W. Laub
  • Patent number: 10729414
    Abstract: A method for removing a tissue specimen from a patient includes introducing a bag at least partially into a cavity in the body of the patient, the bag comprising an open end and a port, positioning a tissue specimen to be removed from the patient into an interior of the bag by passing the tissue specimen through the open end of the bag, sealing the open end of the bag, removing gas from the interior of the bag through the port while the tissue specimen is contained in the interior of the bag, and entirely withdrawing the bag containing the tissue specimen from the cavity. The bag may include a closure device configured to hermetically seal the open end of the bag, and the port may include a one-way gas valve configured to prevent or retard gas from entering the interior of the bag through the port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: TDL INNOVATIONS, LLC
    Inventor: Glenn W. Laub
  • Publication number: 20200129430
    Abstract: A method for administering an active agent to a pleura of a patient includes preparing a composition including a foamable liquid and the active agent, incorporating a gas into the foamable liquid to create a foam containing the active agent, introducing the foam into a pleural cavity of the patient defined by the pleura, and contacting the pleura with the foam. A method of pleurodesis includes introducing a composition into a pleural cavity defined by pleurae of a patient, the composition including a foamable liquid and an active agent capable of causing inflammation and/or adhesion of the pleurae. A composition for treating a pleura of a patient includes a liquid component including a biocompatible composition having a viscosity which increases in response to an increase in temperature, and an active agent capable of causing inflammation and/or adhesion of the pleura.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 26, 2018
    Publication date: April 30, 2020
    Applicant: TDL Innovations LLC
    Inventor: Glenn W. Laub
  • Patent number: 10111834
    Abstract: A method for administering an active agent to a pleura of a patient includes preparing a composition including a foamable liquid and the active agent, incorporating a gas into the foamable liquid to create a foam containing the active agent, introducing the foam into a pleural cavity of the patient defined by the pleura, and contacting the pleura with the foam. A method of pleurodesis includes introducing a composition into a pleural cavity defined by pleurae of a patient, the composition including a foamable liquid and an active agent capable of causing inflammation and/or adhesion of the pleurae. A composition for treating a pleura of a patient includes a liquid component including a biocompatible composition having a viscosity which increases in response to an increase in temperature, and an active agent capable of causing inflammation and/or adhesion of the pleura.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: TDL Innovations, LLC
    Inventor: Glenn W. Laub
  • Publication number: 20180289587
    Abstract: An autonomous mechanical CPR device is disclosed having a CPR unit attached to a free-standing support assembly. In operation, a victim is placed in the support assembly such that the CPR unit can compress the victim's chest. The CPR device is preferably portable, and it provides the recommended depth of chest compression at the recommended rate. The CPR unit has a quick disconnect locking system with an insert that fits into a lock.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 12, 2018
    Publication date: October 11, 2018
    Inventors: Giovanni C. Meier, Gintaras A. Vaisnys, Glenn W. Laub, Benny S. Chi
  • Patent number: 10022294
    Abstract: An autonomous mechanical CPR device is disclosed having a CPR unit attached to a free-standing support assembly. In operation, a victim is placed in the support assembly such that the CPR unit can compress the victim's chest. The CPR device is preferably portable, and it provides the recommended depth of chest compression at the recommended rate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: Defibtech, LLC
    Inventors: Giovanni C. Meier, Gintaras A. Vaisnys, Glenn W. Laub, Benny S. Chi
  • Publication number: 20180169012
    Abstract: A medical foam for delivering an active agent to a patient includes a biocompatible composition configured to form a foam, an active agent dissolved, dispersed, or suspended in the biocompatible composition, and a gas including nitrous oxide. The biocompatible composition may be configured to form a gel at a temperature of about 37° C. A method for administering an active agent to a patient includes preparing a mixture comprising a foamable liquid and the active agent, incorporating a gas comprising nitrous oxide into the mixture to create a foam containing the active agent, introducing the foam into a body cavity of the patient, and contacting the foam with a tissue surface in the body cavity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2016
    Publication date: June 21, 2018
    Applicant: TDL Innovations, LLC
    Inventor: Glenn W. Laub
  • Publication number: 20170281143
    Abstract: A method for removing a tissue specimen from a patient includes introducing a bag at least partially into a cavity in the body of the patient, the bag comprising an open end and a port, positioning a tissue specimen to be removed from the patient into an interior of the bag by passing the tissue specimen through the open end of the bag, sealing the open end of the bag, removing gas from the interior of the bag through the port while the tissue specimen is contained in the interior of the bag, and entirely withdrawing the bag containing the tissue specimen from the cavity. The bag may include a closure device configured to hermetically seal the open end of the bag, and the port may include a one-way gas valve configured to prevent or retard gas from entering the interior of the bag through the port.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2017
    Publication date: October 5, 2017
    Applicant: TDL Innovations, LLC
    Inventor: Glenn W. Laub
  • Publication number: 20170043066
    Abstract: A system for removing material from the body of a patient, the system including a aspiration catheter insertable into the patient having a distal end with a steerable tip configured to bend in one or more directions and a controller mechanically coupled to the aspiration catheter and operable by a user to bend the steerable tip in the one or more directions. The system may also include a pump having an inlet port in fluid communication with the aspiration catheter and a discharge port in fluid communication with a return catheter configured to be inserted into the patient to return aspirated blood to the patient. A filter device may be positioned between the aspiration catheter and the pump, the filter device configured to trap solid material received in the aspiration catheter from the body of the patient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 10, 2016
    Publication date: February 16, 2017
    Applicant: TDL Innovations, LLC
    Inventor: Glenn W. Laub
  • Publication number: 20150272883
    Abstract: A method for administering an active agent to a pleura of a patient includes preparing a composition including a foamable liquid and the active agent, incorporating a gas into the foamable liquid to create a foam containing the active agent, introducing the foam into a pleural cavity of the patient defined by the pleura, and contacting the pleura with the foam. A method of pleurodesis includes introducing a composition into a pleural cavity defined by pleurae of a patient, the composition including a foamable liquid and an active agent capable of causing inflammation and/or adhesion of the pleurae. A composition for treating a pleura of a patient includes a liquid component including a biocompatible composition having a viscosity which increases in response to an increase in temperature, and an active agent capable of causing inflammation and/or adhesion of the pleura.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2015
    Publication date: October 1, 2015
    Applicant: TDL INNOVATIONS, LLC
    Inventor: Glenn W. Laub
  • Publication number: 20150119768
    Abstract: An autonomous mechanical CPR device is disclosed having a CPR unit attached to a free-standing support assembly. In operation, a victim is placed in the support assembly such that the CPR unit can compress the victim's chest. The CPR device is preferably portable, and it provides the recommended depth of chest compression at the recommended rate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2014
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Applicant: DEFIBTECH, L.L.C.
    Inventors: Giovanni C. Meier, Gintaras A. Vaisnys, Glenn W. Laub, Benny S. Chi
  • Patent number: 8774916
    Abstract: The connector between the patient electrode pads and the base unit of an automatic external defibrillator (AED) system can be formed by capturing a printed circuit board (PCB) within a connector housing. The PCB can have conductive metal traces that serve as the contact points between the wires from the patient electrodes and the electronics within the AED base unit. The PCB in combination with the conductive metal traces can be shaped similar to a conventional two-prong or two-blade connector. Employing such a PCB-based connector may result in AED pads which are less complex and less costly to manufacture. The PCB can also support a configuration circuit that is positioned between the conductive metal traces and that allows the AED to read and store information about the attached pads. For example, the AED can use this data storage feature to check the expiration date of the pads.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2014
    Assignee: Defibtech, LLC
    Inventors: Gintaras A. Vaisnys, Giovanni C. Meier, Glenn W. Laub, Benny Chi
  • Publication number: 20140025130
    Abstract: A medical device having a unit in communication with ancillary components wherein the unit and the ancillary components each have a sensory output through which communication with a user of the medical device may be accomplished and the user's attention directed. In one aspect, the medical device is an AED unit with associated pads, which are an ancillary component electrically connected to the AED unit. In this illustrative example, the unit has a unit sensory output (e.g., a speaker or a display), and the pads, and/or their associated packaging, have an ancillary sensory output (e.g. a speaker or display). Programming in the AED unit controls output to the sensory outputs such that the user's attention is directed between the unit and the ancillary components.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 15, 2013
    Publication date: January 23, 2014
    Inventors: Gintaras A. Vaisnys, Glenn W. Laub, Giovanni C. Meier
  • Patent number: 8498701
    Abstract: An AED includes defibrillation circuitry housed within an enclosure, a first processor programmed to periodically test the operability of the defibrillation circuitry and a second processor in communication with the first processor. The AED further includes a visual indicator, such as a red/green LED, positioned at the exterior of the enclosure that is operatively connected to the second processor. The second processor is programmed to control the visual indicator in response to the periodic test results provided to it by the first processor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2013
    Assignee: Defibtech, LLP
    Inventors: Gintaras A. Vaisnys, Giovanni C. Meier, Glenn W. Laub
  • Patent number: 8494628
    Abstract: An AED includes defibrillation circuitry housed within an enclosure, a first processor programmed to periodically test the operability of the defibrillation circuitry and a second processor in communication with the first processor. The AED further includes a visual indicator, such as a red/green LED, positioned at the exterior of the enclosure that is operatively connected to the second processor. The second processor is programmed to control the visual indicator in response to the periodic test results provided to it by the first processor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2013
    Assignee: Defibtech, LLC
    Inventors: Gintaras A. Vaisnys, Giovanni C. Meier, Glenn W. Laub
  • Patent number: 8489207
    Abstract: A medical device having a unit in communication with ancillary components wherein the unit and the ancillary components each have a sensory output through which communication with a user of the medical device may be accomplished and to which the user's attention directed. In one aspect, the medical device is an AED unit with associated pads, which are an ancillary component electrically connected to the AED unit. In this illustrative example, the unit has a unit sensory output (e.g., a speaker or a display), and the pads, and/or their associated packaging, have an ancillary sensory output (e.g. a speaker or display). Programming in the AED unit controls output to the sensory outputs such that the user's attention is directed between the unit and the ancillary components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2013
    Inventors: Gintaras A Vaisnys, Glenn W. Laub, Giovanni C Meier
  • Publication number: 20130172952
    Abstract: A system and method provides a status indicator to a battery pack of a medical device. The battery pack includes a power supply capable of being connected to the medical device. The battery pack also includes an indicator to indicate a status of at least a portion of at least one of the battery pack and the medical device. For example, the indicator can indicate a status of the power supply.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2012
    Publication date: July 4, 2013
    Applicant: Defibtech, LLC
    Inventors: Gintaras A. Vaisnys, Giovanni C. Meier, Glenn W. Laub