Patents by Inventor Geoff Lai

Geoff Lai 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: 20210393303
    Abstract: The invention relates to an orthopedic implant system comprising an implant including a threaded aperture which receives either a first non-locking bone fastener or a second threaded variable axis locking fastener. The threaded aperture includes interruptions to form sections having a thread segment. The variable axis locking fastener has a threaded head configured to cause the threads to wedge against the female threads of the aperture as the fastener is tightened into the aperture in an off-axis orientation. In a further embodiment, the aperture includes a concentric annular groove to form flexible threaded fines.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2019
    Publication date: December 23, 2021
    Inventors: Geoff LAI, Kevin STAMP, Dustin DUCHARME, Andrew LEITHER
  • Patent number: 11039889
    Abstract: A system and method for developing customized apparatus, such as guides, for use in one or more surgical procedures is disclosed. The system and method incorporates a patient's unique anatomical features or morphology, which may be derived from capturing MRI data or CT data, to fabricate at least one custom apparatus or guide. According to a preferred embodiment, the customized apparatus comprises at least one patient-specific surface and or contour, which may be derived from MRI or CT data. Apparatus may be matched in duplicate and oriented around the patient's own anatomy, and may further provide any desired axial alignments or surgical instrument insertional trajectories. In an alternate embodiment, the apparatus may further be aligned and/or matched and/or nested with at least one other apparatus during the surgical procedure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: Mighty Oak Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: George Frey, Geoff Lai, Caleb Voelkel
  • Patent number: 10839658
    Abstract: A system and method of protecting individuals from ionizing energy is provided. The system can determine a location of an individual with respect to a source of ionizing energy. Before the source emits ionizing energy, the system can determine patterns of ionizing energy expected to be generated by an expected emission from the source. The system can then determine if an individual is within a danger zone in which the individual is expected to receive a dose of ionizing energy above a predetermined amount. The system may also determine if an individual is outside of an optimal zone in which the individual is expected to receive less than a predetermined dose of ionizing energy without being unnecessarily distant from a working area. The system can provide a warning when an individual is within the danger or inefficient zones. Optionally, the system can prevent the source from emitting ionizing energy when an individual is within the danger zone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: MIGHTY OAK MEDICAL, INC.
    Inventors: George Frey, Geoff Lai, Caleb Voelkel
  • Patent number: 10743963
    Abstract: A system and method for cleaning instruments, which provides removal and collection of material from one or more surgical instruments. The cleaning apparatus may be a dry cleaning process or offered in conjunction with one or more fluids. In one embodiment, the cleaning apparatus continuously purges blood, bone and other debris quickly and may comprise a system for removing reusable material from the cleaning process for reuse.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Inventors: George Frey, Benjamin Majors, Charles O'Neil, Geoff Lai, Russ Rydin
  • Publication number: 20200202686
    Abstract: A system and method of protecting individuals from ionizing energy is provided. The system can determine a location of an individual with respect to a source of ionizing energy. Before the source emits ionizing energy, the system can determine patterns of ionizing energy expected to be generated by an expected emission from the source. The system can then determine if an individual is within a danger zone in which the individual is expected to receive a dose of ionizing energy above a predetermined amount. The system may also determine if an individual is outside of an optimal zone in which the individual is expected to receive less than a predetermined dose of ionizing energy without being unnecessarily distant from a working area. The system can provide a warning when an individual is within the danger or inefficient zones. Optionally, the system can prevent the source from emitting ionizing energy when an individual is within the danger zone.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 2, 2020
    Publication date: June 25, 2020
    Applicant: Mighty Oak Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: George Frey, Geoff Lai, Caleb Voelkel
  • Publication number: 20200138519
    Abstract: A system and method for developing customized apparatus, such as occipital guides, for use in one or more surgical procedures is disclosed. The system and method incorporates a patient's unique anatomical features or morphology, which may be derived from capturing MRI data or CT data, to fabricate at least one custom apparatus or guide. According to a preferred embodiment, the customized apparatus comprises at least one patient-specific surface and or contour. Apparatus, including one or more surgical guides, may be matched in duplicate and oriented around the patient's own anatomy, and may further provide any desired axial alignments or insertional trajectories. In an alternate embodiment, the apparatus may further be aligned and/or matched with at least one other apparatus during the surgical procedure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 10, 2019
    Publication date: May 7, 2020
    Inventors: George FREY, Geoff LAI, Caleb VOELKEL
  • Patent number: 10580268
    Abstract: A system and method of protecting individuals from ionizing energy is provided. The system can determine and monitor the location of an individual, relative to a source of ionizing energy. The system can determine patterns of ionizing energy expected to be generated by an expected emission from the source. The system can then determine if an individual is within a “danger” zone in which the individual is expected to receive a dose of ionizing energy above an acceptable or prescribed amount. The system may also determine if an individual is outside of an optimal zone in which the individual is expected to receive less than a predetermined dose of ionizing energy without being unnecessarily distant from a working area. The system can provide a warning or initiate other actions when an individual is within a danger zone or an inefficient zone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: MIGHTY OAK MEDICAL, INC.
    Inventors: George Frey, Geoff Lai, Caleb Voelkel
  • Publication number: 20190358039
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to improved plate and screw systems for use in fusion and other surgical procedures, which improve the ability to effectively affix adjacent bodies without gapping or experiencing loss of compression over time. The systems include plates having armatures configured to receive bushings, the bushings configured to pivot and rotate and thereby permit a greater degree of orientation of corresponding screws placed through the bushings. In embodiments, the bushings comprise anti-rotation elements which lock the bushings in a desired orientation. Methods for use of the components described herein are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 28, 2019
    Publication date: November 28, 2019
    Inventors: Dustin Ducharme, Kevin Stamp, Geoff Lai
  • Publication number: 20190125327
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a surgical device, such as a surgical implant, which may be used in several types of procedures. More specifically, the present disclosure relates to implants for use in an anterior, posterior, posterior lateral or direct lateral approach to the disc space. The surgical device may be manipulated in various manners to accommodate delivery through a minimally invasive portal in one configuration and adjusted to a second configuration once placed in the intervertebral space. A delivery system for placing the surgical device in a body is also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2018
    Publication date: May 2, 2019
    Inventors: George Frey, Caleb Voelkel, Greg Kana, Geoff Lai
  • Patent number: 10159475
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a surgical device, such as a surgical implant, which may be used in several types of procedures. More specifically, the present disclosure relates to implants for use in an anterior, posterior, posterior lateral or direct lateral approach to the disc space. The surgical device may be manipulated in various manners to accommodate delivery through a minimally invasive portal in one configuration and adjusted to a second configuration once placed in the intervertebral space. A delivery system for placing the surgical device in a body is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: MIGHTY OAK MEDICAL, INC.
    Inventors: George Frey, Caleb Voelkel, Greg Kana, Geoff Lai
  • Publication number: 20180271602
    Abstract: A system and method for developing customized apparatus, such as guides, for use in one or more surgical procedures is disclosed. The system and method incorporates a patient's unique anatomical features or morphology, which may be derived from capturing MRI data or CT data, to fabricate at least one custom apparatus or guide. According to a preferred embodiment, the customized apparatus comprises at least one patient-specific surface and or contour, which may be derived from MRI or CT data. Apparatus may be matched in duplicate and oriented around the patient's own anatomy, and may further provide any desired axial alignments or surgical instrument insertional trajectories. In an alternate embodiment, the apparatus may further be aligned and/or matched and/or nested with at least one other apparatus during the surgical procedure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 4, 2018
    Publication date: September 27, 2018
    Inventors: George Frey, Geoff Lai, Caleb Voelkel
  • Publication number: 20180256284
    Abstract: A system and method for cleaning instruments, which provides removal and collection of material from one or more surgical instruments. The cleaning apparatus may be a dry cleaning process or offered in conjunction with one or more fluids. In one embodiment, the cleaning apparatus continuously purges blood, bone and other debris quickly and may comprise a system for removing reusable material from the cleaning process for reuse.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 11, 2018
    Publication date: September 13, 2018
    Inventors: George Frey, Benjamin Majors, Charles O'Neil, Geoff Lai, Russ Rydin
  • Patent number: 9987024
    Abstract: A system and method for developing customized apparatus, such as guides, for use in one or more surgical procedures is disclosed. The system and method incorporates a patient's unique anatomical features or morphology, which may be derived from capturing MRI data or CT data, to fabricate at least one custom apparatus or guide. According to a preferred embodiment, the customized apparatus comprises at least one patient-specific surface and or contour, which may be derived from MRI or CT data. Apparatus may be matched in duplicate and oriented around the patient's own anatomy, and may further provide any desired axial alignments or insertional trajectories. In an alternate embodiment, the apparatus may further be aligned and/or matched with at least one other apparatus during the surgical procedure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: Mighty Oak Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: George Frey, Geoff Lai, Caleb Voelkel, Gregory Cooke Kana, Sean Starkman
  • Patent number: 9968407
    Abstract: A system and method for cleaning instruments, which provides removal and collection of material from one or more surgical instruments. The cleaning apparatus may be a dry cleaning process or offered in conjunction with one or more fluids. In one embodiment, the cleaning apparatus continuously purges blood, bone and other debris quickly and may comprise a system for removing reusable material from the cleaning process for reuse.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: Mighty Oak Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: George Frey, Benjamin Majors, Charles O'Neil, Geoff Lai, Russ Rydin
  • Publication number: 20170358183
    Abstract: A system and method of protecting individuals from ionizing energy is provided. The system can determine and monitor the location of an individual, relative to a source of ionizing energy. The system can determine patterns of ionizing energy expected to be generated by an expected emission from the source. The system can then determine if an individual is within a “danger” zone in which the individual is expected to receive a dose of ionizing energy above an acceptable or prescribed amount. The system may also determine if an individual is outside of an optimal zone in which the individual is expected to receive less than a predetermined dose of ionizing energy without being unnecessarily distant from a working area. The system can provide a warning or initiate other actions when an individual is within a danger zone or an inefficient zone.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2017
    Publication date: December 14, 2017
    Applicant: Mighty Oak Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: George Frey, Geoff Lai, Caleb Voelkel
  • Patent number: D857893
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: MIGHTY OAK MEDICAL, INC.
    Inventors: George A. Frey, Geoff Lai, Caleb Voelkel, Paul Ginzburg
  • Patent number: D858765
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: MIGHTY OAK MEDICAL, INC.
    Inventors: George A. Frey, Geoff Lai, Caleb Voelkel, Paul Ginzburg
  • Patent number: D895111
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Inventors: George A. Frey, Caleb Voelkel, Geoff Lai, Sean Starkman
  • Patent number: D895837
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: Mighty Oak Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: George A. Frey, Geoff Lai, Benjamin Majors
  • Patent number: D928322
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: ORTHO SOLUTIONS HOLDINGS LIMITED
    Inventors: Lyndon Mason, Andrew Molloy, Geoff Lai, Sam Adams, Pedro Cosculluela, Sean Grambart, David Thordarson, Dustin Ducharme, Kevin Stamp, Andrew Leither