Patents by Inventor Kevin T. Foley

Kevin T. Foley 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).

  • Patent number: 10265191
    Abstract: A device to space vertebral members with first and second members that may have at least one ramped section. The first and second members may be positioned in a vertically overlapping arrangement with interior sides of the members facing together. The device may be positionable between a first orientation with the ramped section of the first member positioned away from the ramped section of the second member, and a second orientation with the ramped section of the first member positioned against the ramped section of the second member. The device may include a greater height measured between the exterior sides in the second orientation than in the first orientation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc.
    Inventors: Roy K. Lim, Kevin T. Foley
  • Patent number: 10123882
    Abstract: A spinal implant includes an implant body including a first endplate and a second endplate. A plurality of electrodes include at least one electrode disposed with the first endplate and at least one electrode disposed with the second endplate such that the electrodes conduct an electric current to stimulate tissue growth adjacent the implant body. Systems, surgical instruments and methods are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc.
    Inventors: Tyler S. Stevenson, Nicholas M. Benson, Richard L. Brown, Calvert S. Bontemps, Newton H. Metcalf, Larry Tyler, Kevin T. Foley, Mark E. Henschel, Michael W. Barror
  • Patent number: 10111755
    Abstract: A device includes an upper endplate having an engagement surface, an inner surface and first projections extending from the inner surface. The first projections each include a first inclined surface. A lower endplate includes an engagement surface, an inner surface and second projections extending from the inner surface. The second projections each include a second inclined surface. A wedge is positioned between the endplates. The wedge includes first mating parts that engage the first inclined surfaces and second mating parts that engage the second inclined surfaces. The wedge is movable relative to the endplates to move the device between a first configuration having a first height between the engagement surfaces and a second configuration having an increased second height between the engagement surfaces. Methods of use are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: Warsaw, Orthopedic, Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin T. Foley, Roy K. Lim, Matthew M. Morrison, Jonathan M. Dewey
  • Publication number: 20180289505
    Abstract: A device includes a first endplate having an engagement surface and first and second extensions. The first extension has a first ramp and the second extension has a first slot. A second endplate includes a second engagement surface and third and fourth extensions. The third extension has a second ramp and the fourth extension has a second slot. A wedge is positioned between the endplates and includes a first inclined portion that engages the first ramp and a second inclined portion that engages the second ramp. The wedge has first and second apertures. A first pin extends through the first aperture and the first slot. A second pin extends through the second aperture and the second slot. The wedge is movable relative to the endplates to move the device from a first height to an increased second height. Methods of use are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 6, 2017
    Publication date: October 11, 2018
    Inventors: Kevin T. Foley, Roy K. Lim, Matthew M. Morrison, Jonathan M. Dewey
  • Publication number: 20180243107
    Abstract: A device includes an upper endplate having an engagement surface, an inner surface and first projections extending from the inner surface. The first projections each include a first inclined surface. A lower endplate includes an engagement surface, an inner surface and second projections extending from the inner surface. The second projections each include a second inclined surface. A wedge is positioned between the endplates. The wedge includes first mating parts that engage the first inclined surfaces and second mating parts that engage the second inclined surfaces. The wedge is movable relative to the endplates to move the device between a first configuration having a first height between the engagement surfaces and a second configuration having an increased second height between the engagement surfaces. Methods of use are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2017
    Publication date: August 30, 2018
    Inventors: Kevin T. Foley, Roy K. Lim, Matthew M. Morrison, Jonathan M. Dewey
  • Patent number: 9918754
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a brace installation instrument placement that is mounted to anchors secured in an animal subject. The installation instrument includes anchor extensions coupled to the anchors. The instrument is movable with respect to the anchors to position a brace in a position more proximate the anchors. The brace can be indexed for insertion at a predetermined orientation with respect to the installation instrument. Methods and techniques for using the installation instrument are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeff R. Justis, Michael C. Sherman, Kevin T. Foley
  • Publication number: 20170333206
    Abstract: A device to space vertebral members with first and second members that may have at least one ramped section. The first and second members may be positioned in a vertically overlapping arrangement with interior sides of the members facing together. The device may be positionable between a first orientation with the ramped section of the first member positioned away from the ramped section of the second member, and a second orientation with the ramped section of the first member positioned against the ramped section of the second member. The device may include a greater height measured between the exterior sides in the second orientation than in the first orientation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 7, 2017
    Publication date: November 23, 2017
    Applicant: WARSAW ORTHOPEDIC, INC.
    Inventors: Roy K. Lim, Kevin T. Foley
  • Publication number: 20170312093
    Abstract: Techniques and systems for distracting a spinal disc space and supporting adjacent vertebrae are provided. Trial instruments are insertable into the disc space to determine a desired disc space height and to select a corresponding implant. Implants can be also be self-distracting and the implant providing the desired disc space height can be implanted in the spinal disc space.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 18, 2017
    Publication date: November 2, 2017
    Inventor: Kevin T. Foley
  • Patent number: 9750617
    Abstract: A device to space vertebral members with first and second members that may have at least one ramped section. The first and second members may be positioned in a vertically overlapping arrangement with interior sides of the members facing together. The device may be positionable between a first orientation with the ramped section of the first member positioned away from the ramped section of the second member, and a second orientation with the ramped section of the first member positioned against the ramped section of the second member. The device may include a greater height measured between the exterior sides in the second orientation than in the first orientation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc.
    Inventors: Roy K. Lim, Kevin T. Foley
  • Patent number: 9737415
    Abstract: Techniques and systems for distracting a spinal disc space and supporting adjacent vertebrae are provided. Trial instruments are insertable into the disc space to determine a desired disc space height and to select a corresponding implant. Implants can be also be self-distracting and the implant providing the desired disc space height can be implanted in the spinal disc space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignee: Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc.
    Inventor: Kevin T Foley
  • Patent number: 9713536
    Abstract: An expandable spinal implant for insertion in a disc space between two adjacent vertebrae. The expandable spinal implant is moveable from an unexpanded configuration to an expanded configuration. The expandable spinal implant includes a first plate having plastically deformable links, a second plate, two transverse members, and a screw. The screw forces apart the transverse members which causes rotational deformation of the links and separation of the plates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 25, 2017
    Assignee: Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin T. Foley, Roy Lim, Matthew M. Morrison
  • Patent number: 9622811
    Abstract: An electro-surgical instrument includes a first member extending to an end having a first electrode. A second member extends to an end having a second return electrode. The ends define a spinal tissue cavity and are relatively translatable to selectively adjust the cavity such that the electrodes are oriented to ablate, cut and/or coagulate spinal tissue. Systems and methods are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc.
    Inventors: Newton H. Metcalf, Kevin T. Foley
  • Patent number: 9597127
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a brace installation instrument placement that is mounted to anchors secured in an animal subject. The installation instrument includes anchor extensions coupled to the anchors. The instrument is movable with respect to the anchors to position a brace in a position more proximate the anchors. The brace can be indexed for insertion at a predetermined orientation with respect to the installation instrument. Methods and techniques for using the installation instrument are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2017
    Assignee: Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeff R. Justis, Michael C. Sherman, Kevin T. Foley
  • Patent number: 9585650
    Abstract: A surgical instrument comprises a first member defining a longitudinal axis. A second member is connected with a pivot. A third member defines a first axis disposed at an angular orientation relative to the longitudinal axis and is connected with the pivot. The second member is translatable relative to the first member to rotate the pivot to move the third member between a first orientation and a second orientation to space vertebral tissue. Systems and methods are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2017
    Assignee: Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc.
    Inventors: Roy Lim, Matthew M. Morrison, Kevin T. Foley
  • Publication number: 20170042695
    Abstract: An expandable spinal implant for insertion in a disc space between two adjacent vertebrae. The expandable spinal implant is moveable from an unexpanded configuration to an expanded configuration. The expandable spinal implant includes a first plate having plastically deformable links, a second plate, two transverse members, and a screw. The screw forces apart the transverse members which causes rotational deformation of the links and separation of the plates.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 12, 2015
    Publication date: February 16, 2017
    Inventors: Kevin T. Foley, Roy Lim, Matthew M. Morrison
  • Publication number: 20170007420
    Abstract: A spinal implant includes an implant body including a first endplate and a second endplate. A plurality of electrodes include at least one electrode disposed with the first endplate and at least one electrode disposed with the second endplate such that the electrodes conduct an electric current to stimulate tissue growth adjacent the implant body. Systems, surgical instruments and methods are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 6, 2015
    Publication date: January 12, 2017
    Inventors: Tyler S. Stevenson, Nicholas M. Benson, Richard L. Brown, Calvert S. Bontemps, Newton H. Metcalf, Larry Tyler, Kevin T. Foley, Mark E. Henschel, Michael W. Barror
  • Patent number: 9474538
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods for spinal surgery include a retractor with an elongated body extending along a longitudinal axis between a distal end and an opposite proximal end. The retractor defines a passage between the distal and proximal ends and a window opening into the passage adjacent to the distal end. The apparatus also includes a guide member extending laterally from the proximal end of the retractor and the guide member includes a body extending along an arc. The body defines a number of trajectories each intersecting the window of the retractor. The apparatus further includes an instrument removably mounted to the guide member and the instrument is movable along the guide member and securable to the guide member in any one of the number of trajectories so that the instrument can be moved along the selected trajectory through the window.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2016
    Assignee: Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin T. Foley, Gregory C. Marik, Newton H. Metcalf, Jr., Danish Siddiqui
  • Patent number: RE46403
    Abstract: Methods and devices for performing percutaneous surgery in a patient are provided. A retractor includes a working channel formed by a first portion coupled to a second portion. The first and second portions are movable relative to one another from an unexpanded configuration to an expanded configuration to increase the size of the working channel along the length of the working channel while minimizing trauma to skin and tissue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Assignee: Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc.
    Inventors: Maurice M. Smith, Kevin T. Foley, Roy Lim, Thomas E. Roehm, Richard G. Fessler
  • Patent number: RE46409
    Abstract: A trackable medical instrument for use in a computer assisted image guided medical and surgical navigation systems that generate images during medical and surgical procedures, includes a guide member having an emitter array for being tracked by the system and a drive shaft contained within the guide member having a proximal and a distal end, the drive shaft being rotatable within the guide member while being fixable axially inside the guide member, the proximal end of the drive shaft having a first connector for interchangeably receiving at least one drive source, and the distal end having a second connector for interchangeably receiving at least one instrument tip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2017
    Assignee: Medtronic Navigation, Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin T. Foley, Anthony J. Melkent, Catalina J. Carroll
  • Patent number: RE46422
    Abstract: A trackable medical instrument for use in a computer assisted image guided medical and surgical navigation systems that generate images during medical and surgical procedures, includes a guide member having an emitter array for being tracked by the system and a drive shaft contained within the guide member having a proximal and a distal end, the drive shaft being rotatable within the guide member while being fixable axially inside the guide member, the proximal end of the drive shaft having a first connector for interchangeably receiving at least one drive source, and the distal end having a second connector for interchangeably receiving at least one instrument tip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2017
    Assignee: Medtronic Navigation, Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin T. Foley, Anthony J. Melkent, Catalina J. Carroll