Patents by Inventor Leon W. Laub

Leon 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: 20200000556
    Abstract: An orthodontic appliance includes features for reducing friction between an interior of an archwire slot portion of the appliance and an archwire to be placed within the archwire slot. Other embodiments include a rounded exterior occlusal surface. Embodiments further include one or more receptacles for receiving an installation tool.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2019
    Publication date: January 2, 2020
    Applicant: RMO, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey Smith, Leon W. Laub
  • Patent number: 10405950
    Abstract: An orthodontic appliance includes features for reducing friction between an interior of an archwire slot portion of the appliance and an archwire to be placed within the archwire slot. Other embodiments include a rounded exterior occlusal surface. Embodiments further include one or more receptacles for receiving an installation tool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: RMO, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey Smith, Leon W. Laub
  • Publication number: 20170112597
    Abstract: An orthodontic appliance includes features for reducing friction between an interior of an archwire slot portion of the appliance and an archwire to be placed within the archwire slot. Other embodiments include a rounded exterior occlusal surface. Embodiments further include one or more receptacles for receiving an installation tool.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 9, 2017
    Publication date: April 27, 2017
    Inventors: Jeffrey Smith, Leon W. Laub
  • Patent number: 9561089
    Abstract: An orthodontic appliance includes features for reducing friction between an interior of an archwire slot portion of the appliance and an archwire to be placed within the archwire slot. Other embodiments include a rounded exterior occlusal surface. Embodiments further include one or more receptacles for receiving an installation tool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2017
    Assignee: RMO, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey Smith, Leon W. Laub
  • Patent number: 8979528
    Abstract: An orthodontic bracket is disclosed having three archwire retention channels in the mesial-distal directions, a central channel and two side channels. The two side channels each include a pair of spaced apart inverted archwire retaining regions having a recess that opens generally towards the bracket base. Each such recess is for grasping or holding an archwire therein. Other aspects are directed to a self ligating orthodontic bracket system that includes a rotatable member for securing an archwire within a slot of a bracket; embodiments that include an orthodontic appliance and method of producing and using the same, and preferably employed in a lingual orthodontic system, that includes friction reducing features between an interior of an archwire slot portion of the appliance and an archwire placed within the archwire slot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: RMO, Inc.
    Inventors: Aldo Macchi, Jeffrey Allen Smith, Nam Trinh, Dennis Dupray, Christophe Gualano, Leon W. Laub
  • Publication number: 20140356801
    Abstract: An orthodontic appliance includes features for reducing friction between an interior of an archwire slot portion of the appliance and an archwire to be placed within the archwire slot. Other embodiments include a rounded exterior occlusal surface. Embodiments further include one or more receptacles for receiving an installation tool.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 14, 2014
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Inventors: Jeffrey Smith, Leon W. Laub
  • Patent number: 8807997
    Abstract: An orthodontic appliance includes features for reducing friction between an interior of an archwire slot portion of the appliance and an archwire to be placed within the archwire slot. Other embodiments include a rounded exterior occlusal surface. Embodiments further include one or more receptacles for receiving an installation tool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: RMO, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey Smith, Leon W. Laub
  • Publication number: 20140038121
    Abstract: An orthodontic appliance includes features for reducing friction between an interior of an archwire slot portion of the appliance and an archwire to be placed within the archwire slot. Other embodiments include a rounded exterior occlusal surface. Embodiments further include one or more receptacles for receiving an installation tool.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 9, 2013
    Publication date: February 6, 2014
    Applicant: RMO, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey Smith, Leon W. Laub
  • Publication number: 20130309625
    Abstract: An orthodontic bracket is disclosed having three archwire retention channels in the mesial-distal directions, a central channel and two side channels. The two side channels each include a pair of spaced apart inverted archwire retaining regions having a recess that opens generally towards the bracket base. Each such recess is for grasping or holding an archwire therein. Other aspects are directed to a self ligating orthodontic bracket system that includes a rotatable member for securing an archwire within a slot of a bracket; embodiments that include an orthodontic appliance and method of producing and using the same, and preferably employed in a lingual orthodontic system, that includes friction reducing features between an interior of an archwire slot portion of the appliance and an archwire placed within the archwire slot.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 8, 2013
    Publication date: November 21, 2013
    Applicant: RMO, Inc.
    Inventors: Aldo Macchi, Jeffrey Allen Smith, Nam Trinh, Dennis Dupray, Christophe Gualano, Leon W. Laub
  • Publication number: 20130309624
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed, at least in part, to a self ligating orthodontic bracket system that includes a rotatable member for securing an archwire within a slot of a bracket. Embodiments of the orthodontic bracket system disclosed herein include a bracket body containing the archwire slot as well as tie wings for attaching various orthodontic devices (e.g., elastomeric bands) to the bracket. The rotatable member is rotatable in a first direction (e.g., counter clockwise) relative to a body of the bracket for securing or locking the archwire within the slot, and for rotating in an opposite direction (e.g., a clockwise direction) relative to the bracket body for unsecuring or unlocking the archwire so that it is substantially unrestrained from exiting the slot.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 8, 2013
    Publication date: November 21, 2013
    Applicant: RMO, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey Allen Smith, Nam Trinh, Dennis Dupray, Christophe Gualano, Leon W. Laub, Aldo Macchi
  • Publication number: 20120322020
    Abstract: An orthodontic appliance includes features for reducing friction between an interior of an archwire slot portion of the appliance and an archwire to be placed within the archwire slot. Other embodiments include a rounded exterior occlusal surface. Embodiments further include one or more receptacles for receiving an installation tool.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2012
    Publication date: December 20, 2012
    Applicant: RMO, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey Smith, Leon W. Laub
  • Patent number: 8251697
    Abstract: An orthodontic appliance includes features for reducing friction between an interior of an archwire slot portion of the appliance and an archwire to be placed within the archwire slot. Other embodiments include a rounded exterior occlusal surface. Embodiments further include one or more receptacles for receiving an installation tool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2012
    Assignee: RMO, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey Smith, Leon W. Laub
  • Publication number: 20080138759
    Abstract: An orthodontic appliance for orthodontic treatment includes first and second eyelets connected to coil spring at each end of the coil spring, thereby forming a double eyelet and spring unit. In one embodiment, a connector for detachably attaching a spring to an orthodontic appliance includes a means for engaging an appliance. In one embodiment the connector is an eyelet having an aperture in its central region for allowing the spring to be detachably attached to the orthodontic appliance. The aperture may have a variety of shapes. Alternatively, the connector may comprise a hook or equivalent structure for facilitating the spring to be attached to the orthodontic appliance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 19, 2007
    Publication date: June 12, 2008
    Inventors: Neal D. Kravitz, David Wolf, Leon W. Laub
  • Patent number: D721811
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Assignee: RMO, Inc.
    Inventors: Antoun Halim Zakhem, Leon W. Laub, Martin Randolph, Jeffrey Allen Smith, Nam Trinh