Patents by Inventor Paul Lubock

Paul Lubock 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: 20240207593
    Abstract: Devices, systems, and methods for sealing medical devices, particularly during intravascular access, are disclosed herein. Some aspects relate to a hemostatic valve for sealing a wide range of medical devices, such as catheters, wires, embolectomy systems. The valve can include an elongate member having a first end, a second end, and a central lumen extending therebetween. A reinforcement structure extends along at least a portion of the elongate member and is coupled to the elongate member. A shell defining a first aperture and a second aperture may be included, which first and second apertures can be fluidly coupled by the elongate member. A tensioning mechanism is coupled to the shell and to the elongate member, the tensioning mechanism can be moveable between a first configuration wherein the tensioning mechanism is collapsed and the central lumen is sealed and a second configuration wherein the central lumen is open.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2024
    Publication date: June 27, 2024
    Inventors: Benjamin E. Merritt, John C. Thress, Paul Lubock
  • Patent number: 12016580
    Abstract: Systems and methods for the intravascular treatment of clot material within a blood vessel of a human patient are disclosed herein. A method in accordance with embodiments of the present technology can include, for example, engaging an interventional device of a catheter system with clot material in a blood vessel and withdrawing the interventional device and the portion of the clot material through a guide catheter. In some embodiments, the catheter system can include an attachment/valve member coupled to a proximal portion of the guide catheter, and the method can include unsealing the attachment/valve member to facilitate withdrawing the interventional device through the attachment/valve member without significant retention of clot material within the attachment/valve member. The method can further include resealing and aspirating the guide catheter before advancing another interventional device to the clot material to again engage and remove clot material from the blood vessel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2024
    Assignee: Inari Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard Quick, Benjamin Edward Merritt, John Coleman Thress, Paul Lubock, Thomas M. Tu
  • Publication number: 20240198072
    Abstract: Devices, systems, and methods for sealing medical devices, particularly during intravascular access, are disclosed herein. Some aspects relate to a hemostatic valve for sealing a wide range of medical devices, such as catheters, wires, embolectomy systems. The valve can include an elongate member having a first end, a second end, and a central lumen extending therebetween. A reinforcement structure extends along at least a portion of the elongate member and is coupled to the elongate member. A shell defining a first aperture and a second aperture may be included, which first and second apertures can be fluidly coupled by the elongate member. A tensioning mechanism is coupled to the shell and to the elongate member, the tensioning mechanism can be moveable between a first configuration wherein the tensioning mechanism is collapsed and the central lumen is sealed and a second configuration wherein the central lumen is open.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2023
    Publication date: June 20, 2024
    Inventors: Benjamin E. Merritt, John C. Thress, Paul Lubock
  • Patent number: 11998436
    Abstract: Systems and methods for the intravascular treatment of clot material within a blood vessel of a human patient are disclosed herein. A method in accordance with embodiments of the present technology can include, for example, positioning a distal portion of a catheter proximate to the clot material within the blood vessel. The method can further include coupling a pressure source to the catheter via a tubing subsystem including a valve or other fluid control device and, while the valve is closed, activating the pressure source to charge a vacuum. The valve can then be opened to apply the vacuum to the catheter to thereby aspirate at least a portion of the clot material from the blood vessel and into the catheter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2023
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2024
    Assignee: Inari Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Ben Merritt, Jacqueline Macias, Brian Michael Strauss, Thomas Tu, John Coleman Thress, Paul Lubock
  • Patent number: 11980537
    Abstract: Systems and methods for the intravascular treatment of clot material within a blood vessel of a human patient are disclosed herein. A method in accordance with embodiments of the present technology can include, for example, positioning a distal portion of a catheter proximate to the clot material within the blood vessel. The method can further include coupling a pressure source to the catheter via a tubing subsystem including a valve or other fluid control device and, while the valve is closed, activating the pressure source to charge a vacuum. The valve can then be opened to apply the vacuum to the catheter to thereby aspirate at least a portion of the clot material from the blood vessel and into the catheter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2023
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2024
    Assignee: Inari Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Ben Merritt, Jacqueline Macias, Brian Michael Strauss, Thomas Tu, John Coleman Thress, Paul Lubock
  • Patent number: 11974909
    Abstract: Systems and methods for the intravascular treatment of clot material within a blood vessel of a human patient are disclosed herein. A method in accordance with embodiments of the present technology can include, for example, positioning a distal portion of a catheter proximate to the clot material within the blood vessel. The method can further include coupling a pressure source to the catheter via a tubing subsystem including a valve or other fluid control device and, while the valve is closed, activating the pressure source to charge a vacuum. The valve can then be opened to apply the vacuum to the catheter to thereby aspirate at least a portion of the clot material from the blood vessel and into the catheter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2023
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2024
    Assignee: Inari Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Ben Merritt, Jacqueline Macias, Brian Michael Strauss, Thomas Tu, John Coleman Thress, Paul Lubock
  • Patent number: 11974910
    Abstract: Systems and methods for the intravascular treatment of clot material within a blood vessel of a human patient are disclosed herein. A method in accordance with embodiments of the present technology can include, for example, positioning a distal portion of a catheter proximate to the clot material within the blood vessel. The method can further include coupling a pressure source to the catheter via a tubing subsystem including a valve or other fluid control device and, while the valve is closed, activating the pressure source to charge a vacuum. The valve can then be opened to apply the vacuum to the catheter to thereby aspirate at least a portion of the clot material from the blood vessel and into the catheter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2023
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2024
    Assignee: Inari Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Ben Merritt, Jacqueline Macias, Brian Michael Strauss, Thomas Tu, John Coleman Thress, Paul Lubock
  • Patent number: 11969333
    Abstract: Systems and methods for the intravascular treatment of clot material within a blood vessel of a human patient are disclosed herein. A method in accordance with embodiments of the present technology can include, for example, positioning a distal portion of a catheter proximate to the clot material within the blood vessel. The method can further include coupling a pressure source to the catheter via a tubing subsystem including a valve or other fluid control device and, while the valve is closed, activating the pressure source to charge a vacuum. The valve can then be opened to apply the vacuum to the catheter to thereby aspirate at least a portion of the clot material from the blood vessel and into the catheter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2023
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2024
    Assignee: Inari Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Ben Merritt, Jacqueline Macias, Brian Michael Strauss, Thomas Tu, John Coleman Thress, Paul Lubock
  • Patent number: 11969331
    Abstract: Systems and methods for the intravascular treatment of clot material within a blood vessel of a human patient are disclosed herein. A method in accordance with embodiments of the present technology can include, for example, positioning a distal portion of a catheter proximate to the clot material within the blood vessel. The method can further include coupling a pressure source to the catheter via a tubing subsystem including a valve or other fluid control device and, while the valve is closed, activating the pressure source to charge a vacuum. The valve can then be opened to apply the vacuum to the catheter to thereby aspirate at least a portion of the clot material from the blood vessel and into the catheter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2024
    Assignee: Inari Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Ben Merritt, Jacqueline Macias, Brian Michael Strauss, Thomas Tu, John Coleman Thress, Paul Lubock
  • Patent number: 11937838
    Abstract: A device and method for intravascular treatment of an embolism, and particularly a pulmonary embolism, is disclosed herein. One aspect of the present technology, for example, is directed toward a clot treatment device that includes a support member having a plurality of first clot engagement members and second clot engagement members positioned about the circumference of a distal portion of the support member. In an undeployed state, individual first clot engagement members can be linear and have a first length, and individual second clot engagement members can be linear and have a second length that is less than the first length. The clot engagement members can be configured to penetrate clot material along an arcuate path and hold clot material to the clot treatment device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2024
    Assignee: Inari Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian J. Cox, Paul Lubock, Robert Rosenbluth, Richard Quick, Philippe Marchand
  • Publication number: 20240074771
    Abstract: Systems and methods for the intravascular treatment of clot material within a blood vessel of a human patient are disclosed herein. A method in accordance with embodiments of the present technology can include, for example, engaging an interventional device of a catheter system with clot material in a blood vessel and withdrawing the interventional device and the portion of the clot material through a guide catheter. In some embodiments, the catheter system can include an attachment/valve member coupled to a proximal portion of the guide catheter, and the method can include unsealing the attachment/valve member to facilitate withdrawing the interventional device through the attachment/valve member without significant retention of clot material within the attachment/valve member. The method can further include resealing and aspirating the guide catheter before advancing another interventional device to the clot material to again engage and remove clot material from the blood vessel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2023
    Publication date: March 7, 2024
    Inventors: Richard Quick, Benjamin Edward Merritt, John Coleman Thress, Paul Lubock, Thomas M. Tu
  • Patent number: 11865291
    Abstract: Devices, systems, and methods for sealing medical devices, particularly during intravascular access, are disclosed herein. Some aspects relate to a hemostatic valve for sealing a wide range of medical devices, such as catheters, wires, embolectomy systems. The valve can include an elongate member having a first end, a second end, and a central lumen extending therebetween. A reinforcement structure extends along at least a portion of the elongate member and is coupled to the elongate member. A shell defining a first aperture and a second aperture may be included, which first and second apertures can be fluidly coupled by the elongate member. A tensioning mechanism is coupled to the shell and to the elongate member, the tensioning mechanism can be moveable between a first configuration wherein the tensioning mechanism is collapsed and the central lumen is sealed and a second configuration wherein the central lumen is open.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2023
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2024
    Assignee: Inari Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Benjamin E. Merritt, John C. Thress, Paul Lubock
  • Patent number: 11844921
    Abstract: Devices, systems, and methods for sealing medical devices, particularly during intravascular access, are disclosed herein. Some aspects relate to a hemostatic valve for sealing a wide range of medical devices, such as catheters, wires, embolectomy systems. The valve can include an elongate member having a first end, a second end, and a central lumen extending therebetween. A reinforcement structure extends along at least a portion of the elongate member and is coupled to the elongate member. A shell defining a first aperture and a second aperture may be included, which first and second apertures can be fluidly coupled by the elongate member. A tensioning mechanism is coupled to the shell and to the elongate member, the tensioning mechanism can be moveable between a first configuration wherein the tensioning mechanism is collapsed and the central lumen is sealed and a second configuration wherein the central lumen is open.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2023
    Assignee: Inari Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Benjamin E. Merritt, John C. Thress, Paul Lubock
  • Patent number: 11833275
    Abstract: A method for forming a porous implant suitable for a cavity from which tissue has been removed includes incorporating a gas or a pore forming agent into an alginate solution; transferring the alginate solution with the gas or the pore forming agent into a solidified body mold having a desired shape with an outer surface; removing the water from the solidified body; and subjecting the solidified body to a conversion solution to convert the outer surface to a less soluble alginate creating a composition comprising the outer surface having less soluble alginate and a core having more soluble alginate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2023
    Assignee: SenoRx, Inc.
    Inventors: Amit Govil, Michael L. Jones, Paul Lubock
  • Patent number: 11806033
    Abstract: Systems and methods for removal of thrombus from a blood vessel in a body of a patient are disclosed herein. The method can include: providing a thrombus extraction device including a proximal self-expanding member formed of a fenestrated structure, a substantially cylindrical portion formed of a net-like filament mesh structure having a proximal end coupled to a distal end of the fenestrated structure; advancing a catheter constraining the thrombus extraction device through a vascular thrombus, deploying the thrombus extraction device by stacking a portion of the net-like filament mesh structure outside of the catheter by distally advancing the self-expanding member until the self-expanding member is beyond a distal end of the catheter; retracting the self-expanding member to unstack the portion of the net-like filament mesh structure and to capture the portion of the thrombus; and withdrawing the thrombus extraction device from the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2023
    Assignee: Inari Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Phil Marchand, Benjamin E. Merritt, John C. Thress, Jacob F. Louw, Paul Lubock, Brian J. Cox
  • Publication number: 20230329734
    Abstract: Systems and methods for removal of thrombus from a blood vessel in a body of a patient are disclosed herein. The method can include: providing a thrombus extraction device including a proximal self-expanding member formed of a fenestrated structure, a substantially cylindrical portion formed of a net-like filament mesh structure having a proximal end coupled to a distal end of the fenestrated structure; advancing a catheter constraining the thrombus extraction device through a vascular thrombus, deploying the thrombus extraction device by stacking a portion of the net-like filament mesh structure outside of the catheter by distally advancing the self-expanding member until the self-expanding member is beyond a distal end of the catheter; retracting the self-expanding member to unstack the portion of the net-like filament mesh structure and to capture the portion of the thrombus; and withdrawing the thrombus extraction device from the body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 3, 2023
    Publication date: October 19, 2023
    Inventors: Phil Marchand, Benjamin E. Merritt, John C. Thress, Jacob F. Louw, Paul Lubock, Brian J. Cox
  • Publication number: 20230270991
    Abstract: Devices, systems, and methods for sealing medical devices, particularly during intravascular access, are disclosed herein. Some aspects relate to a hemostatic valve for sealing a wide range of medical devices, such as catheters, wires, embolectomy systems. The valve can include an elongate member having a first end, a second end, and a central lumen extending therebetween. A reinforcement structure extends along at least a portion of the elongate member and is coupled to the elongate member. A shell defining a first aperture and a second aperture may be included, which first and second apertures can be fluidly coupled by the elongate member. A tensioning mechanism is coupled to the shell and to the elongate member, the tensioning mechanism can be moveable between a first configuration wherein the tensioning mechanism is collapsed and the central lumen is sealed and a second configuration wherein the central lumen is open.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 2, 2023
    Publication date: August 31, 2023
    Inventors: Benjamin E. Merritt, John C. Thress, Paul Lubock
  • Publication number: 20230240706
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for treating a clot in the blood vessel of a patient, and particularly the treatment of a pulmonary embolism is disclosed. The treatment includes restoring flow through the clot followed by clot removal, either partially or substantially completely. The clot treatment device is expandable into the blood vessel and may contain radial extensions that assist in restoring flow as well as in removing clot material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2023
    Publication date: August 3, 2023
    Inventors: Robert F. Rosenbluth, Brian J. Cox, Paul Lubock, Richard Quick
  • Publication number: 20230240705
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for treating a clot in the blood vessel of a patient, and particularly the treatment of a pulmonary embolism is disclosed. The treatment includes restoring flow through the clot followed by clot removal, either partially or substantially completely. The clot treatment device is expandable into the blood vessel and may contain radial extensions that assist in restoring flow as well as in removing clot material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2023
    Publication date: August 3, 2023
    Inventors: Robert F. Rosenbluth, Brian J. Cox, Paul Lubock, Richard Quick
  • Publication number: 20230218313
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for treating a clot in the blood vessel of a patient, and particularly the treatment of a pulmonary embolism is disclosed. The treatment includes restoring flow through the clot followed by clot removal, either partially or substantially completely. The clot treatment device is expandable into the blood vessel and may contain radial extensions that assist in restoring flow as well as in removing clot material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2023
    Publication date: July 13, 2023
    Inventors: Robert F. Rosenbluth, Brian J. Cox, Paul Lubock, Richard Quick