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: 10966892
    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: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: WARSAW ORTHOPEDIC, INC.
    Inventors: Roy Lim, Matthew Morrison, Richard Hynes
  • Publication number: 20210069047
    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: November 24, 2020
    Publication date: March 11, 2021
    Inventors: Roy Lim, Matthew Morrison, Richard Hynes
  • Patent number: 10849807
    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: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: WARSAW ORTHOPEDIC, INC.
    Inventors: Roy Lim, Matthew Morrison, Richard Hynes
  • Publication number: 20200337923
    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: July 9, 2020
    Publication date: October 29, 2020
    Inventors: Roy Lim, Matthew Morrison, Richard Hynes
  • Patent number: 10751240
    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: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: WARSAW ORTHOPEDIC, INC.
    Inventors: Roy Lim, Matthew Morrison, Richard Hynes
  • Publication number: 20200083856
    Abstract: The invention includes a system for classifying sounds using a microphone, microphone array and/or a camera. The system can classify sounds and respective levels at different zones in an area such as a room, hall or vehicle passenger compartment. The system can use Active Noise Cancellation (ANC) to reduce unwanted sound and Automatic Loudness Control (ALC) to adjust levels of audio output such as music. The system can maintain a loudness ratio in each zone to create an optimal environment for music listening and/or conversation. The system can also be used to optimize the sound levels of broadcasted messages such as service announcements and advertisements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 7, 2018
    Publication date: March 12, 2020
    Inventors: Phyo TIN THAN, Nino NOEL DOOC, Roy LIM ENG CHYE, Chandra SUWANDI WIJAYA
  • Patent number: 10548796
    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: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc.
    Inventors: Roy Lim, Matthew Morrison, Richard Hynes
  • Publication number: 20200000668
    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: September 11, 2019
    Publication date: January 2, 2020
    Inventors: Roy Lim, Matthew Morrison, Richard Hynes
  • Publication number: 20190374258
    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 22, 2019
    Publication date: December 12, 2019
    Applicant: WARSAW ORTHOPEDIC, INC.
    Inventors: Noriaki Kawakami, Geoffrey Askin, Haemish Crawford, Roy Lim, Adam D. Glaser
  • Patent number: 10456171
    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: August 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: WARSAW ORTHOPEDIC, INC.
    Inventors: Noriaki Kawakami, Geoffrey Askin, Haemish Crawford, Roy Lim, Adam D. Glaser
  • 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: 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: 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: 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
  • 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