Patents by Inventor Roy Lim

Roy Lim 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: 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: 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: 20170049653
    Abstract: An adjustable surgical frame for supporting a patient to facilitate different surgical approaches to the spine of the patient includes a first end, an opposite second end, and a length extending between the first and second ends thereof. The surgical frame has a longitudinal axis extending between the first and second ends along the length thereof, and includes a first support surface, a second support surface, and a third support surface. The surgical frame also includes an adjustable chest support, an adjustable hip and upper leg support, and an adjustable feet and lower leg support. The surgical frame is moveable between a first position, a second position, and a third position, and the chest support, the hip and upper leg support, and the feet and lower leg support are moveable to accommodate differently sized patients on the surgical frame.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 17, 2016
    Publication date: February 23, 2017
    Inventors: Roy Lim, Matthew Morrison, Richard Hynes
  • Publication number: 20170049651
    Abstract: A positioning frame for supporting a patient to facilitate different surgical approaches to the spine includes a main support beam, first and second support structures, a torso-lift support, and a pelvic-tilt support. The main support beam has a first end, a second end, and a length extending between the first and second ends. The main support beam defines an axis of rotation relative to at least a first support structure and a second support structure, and the axis of rotation substantially corresponds to a cranial-caudal axis of the patient when the patient is supported on the positioning frame. The first and second support structures support the main support beam, and space the main support beam from the ground. The torso-lift support is attached to the main support beam, and is configured to pivot a chest support plate between at least a first position and a second position to move the torso of the patient between an unlifted position and a lifted position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 17, 2016
    Publication date: February 23, 2017
    Inventors: Roy Lim, Matthew Morrison, Richard Hynes
  • 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: 20160338740
    Abstract: A spinal correction apparatus comprises a body. A ratchet is disposed with the body. A longitudinal element is connected to the ratchet. A force is applied to at least a portion of the apparatus that causes dynamic incremental movement of the longitudinal element relative to the body in at least one direction. Methods of use are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 1, 2016
    Publication date: November 24, 2016
    Inventors: Noriaki Kawakami, Geoffrey Askin, Haemish Crawford, Roy Lim, Adam D. Glaser
  • Patent number: 9427261
    Abstract: A spinal correction apparatus comprises a body. A ratchet is disposed with the body. A longitudinal element is connected to the ratchet. A force is applied to at least a portion of the apparatus that causes dynamic incremental movement of the longitudinal element relative to the body in at least one direction. Methods of use are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2016
    Assignee: Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc.
    Inventors: Noriaki Kawakami, Geoffrey Askin, Haemish Crawford, Roy Lim, Adam Glaser
  • Publication number: 20150342586
    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: Application
    Filed: May 29, 2014
    Publication date: December 3, 2015
    Applicant: Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc.
    Inventors: Roy Lim, Matthew M. Morrison, Kevin T. Foley
  • Publication number: 20150157362
    Abstract: A spinal construct includes a guide having a first member and a second member. The first member includes an inner surface defining a guide cavity. The second member extends in a transverse orientation relative to the first member. A first fastener includes a first end and a second end. The first end defines an implant cavity and a second end is configured for penetrating tissue. A second fastener is disposable in the guide cavity such that the inner surface aligns the second fastener for penetrating tissue. Systems and methods are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2013
    Publication date: June 11, 2015
    Applicant: Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin T. Foley, Roy Lim, Newton H. Metcalf
  • Publication number: 20140214043
    Abstract: A surgical instrument comprises a first member, an intermediate member and a second member. The intermediate member includes a first part and a second part. The second member includes a first arm and a second arm that extend from the first part. The arms are rotatable relative to the first part and engageable with the second part to axially translate the intermediate member for engagement with the first member to move the first member between a first orientation and a second orientation to space vertebral tissue. Systems and methods are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2013
    Publication date: July 31, 2014
    Applicant: WARSAW ORTHOPEDIC, INC.
    Inventor: Roy Lim
  • Publication number: 20130338713
    Abstract: A spinal correction apparatus comprises a body. A ratchet is disposed with the body. A longitudinal element is connected to the ratchet. A force is applied to at least a portion of the apparatus that causes dynamic incremental movement of the longitudinal element relative to the body in at least one direction. Methods of use are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2012
    Publication date: December 19, 2013
    Applicant: WARSAW ORTHOPEDIC, INC
    Inventors: Noriaki Kawakami, Geoffrey Askin, Haemish Crawford, Roy Lim, Adam Glaser
  • Patent number: 8579907
    Abstract: A device to space vertebral members that may include a deploying device with a first member with an elongated first shaft and a first body at an end of the first shaft, a second member with an elongated second shaft that extends around the first shaft and a second body at an end of the second shaft, and a third member with an elongated third shaft that extends around the second shaft and a third body at an end of the second shaft. The device may include a first plate positioned on a first side of the deploying device, and a second plate positioned on a second side of the deploying device. First, second, and third jointed linkages may be spaced apart along the deploying device and each having a pair of links and each having a first end attached to the first plate, a second end attached to the second plate, and an intermediate joint connecting the pair of links together and being attached to the deploying device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2013
    Assignee: Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc.
    Inventors: Roy Lim, Kevin Foley
  • Patent number: 8540725
    Abstract: Instruments, implants and methods are provided for positioning spinal implants in a spinal disc space between adjacent vertebrae. The instruments provide a low profile engagement with the implants and facilitate insertion while minimizing tissue retraction and exposure of the tissue and neural elements to the instrumentation in the approach to the disc space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2013
    Inventors: Roy Lim, Steven D. DeRiddar
  • Patent number: 8500813
    Abstract: Systems are provided for reducing the complexity and invasiveness of spinal stabilization procedures and provide an expandable device deliverable to a spinal implantation location. The expandable device can be delivered through a minimally invasive access portal and expanded at the implantation location to manipulate one or more bony structures or maintain a configuration of one or more bony structures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2013
    Assignee: Warsaw Othopedic, Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin T. Foley, Roy Lim
  • Patent number: 8460296
    Abstract: Instruments and methods for treating vertebral endplates are disclosed. The instrument includes one or more treatment members movable from a reduced profile position for insertion to the operative site to a deployed position for providing treatment to the vertebral endplates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2013
    Assignee: Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc.
    Inventors: Maurice M. Smith, Roy Lim, Thomas E. Roehm, III
  • Patent number: 8377071
    Abstract: A device to space vertebral members that may include a deploying device with a first member with an elongated first shaft and a first body at an end of the first shaft, a second member with an elongated second shaft that extends around the first shaft and a second body at an end of the second shaft, and a third member with an elongated third shaft that extends around the second shaft and a third body at an end of the second shaft. The device may include a first plate positioned on a first side of the deploying device, and a second plate positioned on a second side of the deploying device. First, second, and third jointed linkages may be spaced apart along the deploying device and each having a pair of links and each having a first end attached to the first plate, a second end attached to the second plate, and an intermediate joint connecting the pair of links together and being attached to the deploying device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2013
    Assignee: Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc.
    Inventors: Roy Lim, Kevin Foley
  • Patent number: 8348978
    Abstract: An implant is disclosed and can include a body and a plurality of pellets disposed within the body. The implant can be moved between an unmolded, relaxed configuration wherein the body is not conformed to a bone and a molded, relaxed configuration wherein the body is at least partially conformed to the bone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc.
    Inventors: Hai H. Trieu, Thomas Carls, Roy Lim, Eric C. Lange, Kent M. Anderson, Aurelien Bruneau
  • Patent number: RE46134
    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: September 6, 2016
    Assignee: Warsaw Othopedic, Inc.
    Inventors: Maurice M. Smith, Kevin T. Foley, Roy Lim, Thomas E. Roehm, Richard G. Fessler
  • Patent number: RE46148
    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: September 20, 2016
    Assignee: Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc.
    Inventors: Maurice M. Smith, Kevin T. Foley, Roy Lim, Thomas E. Roehm, Richard G Fessler
  • 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