US20150374332A1 - Elevating and rotating ultrasound patient stand - Google Patents

Elevating and rotating ultrasound patient stand Download PDF

Info

Publication number
US20150374332A1
US20150374332A1 US14/794,128 US201514794128A US2015374332A1 US 20150374332 A1 US20150374332 A1 US 20150374332A1 US 201514794128 A US201514794128 A US 201514794128A US 2015374332 A1 US2015374332 A1 US 2015374332A1
Authority
US
United States
Prior art keywords
patient
platform
mounted
stand
elevation apparatus
Prior art date
Legal status (The legal status is an assumption and is not a legal conclusion. Google has not performed a legal analysis and makes no representation as to the accuracy of the status listed.)
Abandoned
Application number
US14/794,128
Inventor
Philomina Duesdieker
Current Assignee (The listed assignees may be inaccurate. Google has not performed a legal analysis and makes no representation or warranty as to the accuracy of the list.)
CREATIVE ULTRASOUND IMAGING Inc
Original Assignee
CREATIVE ULTRASOUND IMAGING Inc
Priority date (The priority date is an assumption and is not a legal conclusion. Google has not performed a legal analysis and makes no representation as to the accuracy of the date listed.)
Filing date
Publication date
Priority to US13/288,857 priority Critical patent/US9173622B2/en
Application filed by CREATIVE ULTRASOUND IMAGING Inc filed Critical CREATIVE ULTRASOUND IMAGING Inc
Priority to US14/794,128 priority patent/US20150374332A1/en
Assigned to CREATIVE ULTRASOUND IMAGING, INC. reassignment CREATIVE ULTRASOUND IMAGING, INC. ASSIGNMENT OF ASSIGNORS INTEREST (SEE DOCUMENT FOR DETAILS). Assignors: DUESDIEKER, PHILOMINA
Publication of US20150374332A1 publication Critical patent/US20150374332A1/en
Application status is Abandoned legal-status Critical

Links

Images

Classifications

    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
    • A61BDIAGNOSIS; SURGERY; IDENTIFICATION
    • A61B8/00Diagnosis using ultrasonic, sonic or infrasonic waves
    • A61B8/40Positioning of patients, e.g. means for holding or immobilising parts of the patient's body
    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
    • A61BDIAGNOSIS; SURGERY; IDENTIFICATION
    • A61B5/00Detecting, measuring or recording for diagnostic purposes; Identification of persons
    • A61B5/05Detecting, measuring or recording for diagnosis by means of electric currents or magnetic fields; Measuring using microwaves or radiowaves
    • A61B5/055Detecting, measuring or recording for diagnosis by means of electric currents or magnetic fields; Measuring using microwaves or radiowaves involving electronic [EMR] or nuclear [NMR] magnetic resonance, e.g. magnetic resonance imaging
    • A61B5/0555Means for positioning of patients
    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
    • A61BDIAGNOSIS; SURGERY; IDENTIFICATION
    • A61B5/00Detecting, measuring or recording for diagnostic purposes; Identification of persons
    • A61B5/70Means for positioning the patient in relation to the detecting, measuring or recording means
    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
    • A61BDIAGNOSIS; SURGERY; IDENTIFICATION
    • A61B6/00Apparatus for radiation diagnosis, e.g. combined with radiation therapy equipment
    • A61B6/04Positioning of patients; Tiltable beds or the like
    • A61B6/0478Patient positioning chairs
    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
    • A61BDIAGNOSIS; SURGERY; IDENTIFICATION
    • A61B8/00Diagnosis using ultrasonic, sonic or infrasonic waves
    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
    • A61BDIAGNOSIS; SURGERY; IDENTIFICATION
    • A61B8/00Diagnosis using ultrasonic, sonic or infrasonic waves
    • A61B8/08Detecting organic movements or changes, e.g. tumours, cysts, swellings
    • A61B8/0891Detecting organic movements or changes, e.g. tumours, cysts, swellings for diagnosis of blood vessels
    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
    • A61GTRANSPORT, PERSONAL CONVEYANCES, OR ACCOMMODATION SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR PATIENTS OR DISABLED PERSONS; OPERATING TABLES OR CHAIRS; CHAIRS FOR DENTISTRY; FUNERAL DEVICES
    • A61G13/00Operating tables; Auxiliary appliances therefor
    • A61G13/10Parts, details or accessories
    • A61G13/12Rests specially adapted therefor; Arrangements of patient-supporting surfaces
    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
    • A61GTRANSPORT, PERSONAL CONVEYANCES, OR ACCOMMODATION SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR PATIENTS OR DISABLED PERSONS; OPERATING TABLES OR CHAIRS; CHAIRS FOR DENTISTRY; FUNERAL DEVICES
    • A61G2210/00Devices for specific treatment or diagnosis
    • A61G2210/50Devices for specific treatment or diagnosis for radiography

Abstract

A patient stand for supporting a patient in a standing position on a platform during examination by an ultrasound technologist. The patient stand comprised of an elevation apparatus mounted on a base. The platform is mounted on the elevation apparatus which is configured to raise and lower the platform to an ergonomically convenient height to allow the technologist to accurately position the ultrasound probe during examination. An electric motor lifts and lowers the patient stand, and optionally rotates on a “lazy susan” style base. One embodiment of a lifting mechanism is a scissors style mechanism and another embodiment uses a hydraulic or pneumatic cylinder mechanism. The patient stand is also comprised of horizontally spaced apart left and right free-standing arm rest supports mounted vertically on the platform; and further having patient arm rests horizontally mounted on left and right arm rest supports respectively.

Description

    CROSS-REFERENCE TO RELATED APPLICATION
  • This non-provisional patent application is a continuation application, entitled to the benefit of, and claims priority to U.S. Utility patent application Ser. No. 13/288,857, filed on Nov. 3, 2011, which is hereby incorporated by reference.
  • BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION
  • The present invention relates to obtaining patient venous evaluation by ultrasound, and in particular, to an elevating and optional rotating stand facilitating ultrasound evaluation of a patient's lower extremity veins.
  • Ultrasound evaluation is often of a patient's legs. Known methods for taking such evaluation includes several repositioning steps and require the ultrasound technologist to kneel or otherwise position themselves below the patient's waist. Thorough evaluation benefits from the ultrasound probe being positioned perpendicular to the skin and a very steady hold. Awkward positions often result making it difficult to achieve the best positioning, hampers obtaining accurate evaluation, and causes damage to the ergonomic health of the technologist and patient.
  • BRIEF SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION
  • The present invention addresses the above and other needs by providing an elevating and optional rotating patient ultrasound stand which facilitates accurate evaluation of venous hemodynamics. A base provides both elevation changes and rotation. An electric motor lifts and lowers the stand, and optionally rotates on a “lazy susan” style base. One embodiment of a lifting mechanism is a scissors style mechanism and another embodiment is a hydraulic or pneumatic cylinder mechanism. The stand resides above the elevating and rotating mechanism and includes arm rests on each side and a seat to provide a patient with rest from standing long periods of time.
  • In accordance with one aspect of the invention, there is provided an elevating patient ultrasound stand. The height of the stand is controlled by electrical switches controlling an electrical drive. The height adjustment allows an ultrasound technologist to easily and accurately position an ultrasound probe for evaluation.
  • BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE SEVERAL VIEWS OF THE DRAWING
  • The above and other aspects, features and advantages of the present invention will be more apparent from the following more particular description thereof, presented in conjunction with the following drawings wherein:
  • FIG. 1A is a side view of an elevating and rotating ultrasound patient stand according to the present invention,
  • FIG. 1B is a front view of the elevating and rotating ultrasound patient stand according to the present invention.
  • FIG. 1C is a top view of the elevating and rotating ultrasound patient stand according to the present invention.
  • FIG. 2A is a detailed side view of a scissors type elevating and rotating mechanism of the elevating and rotating ultrasound patient stand according to the present invention in a raised position.
  • FIG. 2B is a detailed front view of the scissors type elevating and rotating mechanism according to the present invention in the raised position.
  • FIG. 3A is a detailed side view of the scissors type elevating and rotating mechanism according to the present invention in a lowered position.
  • FIG. 3B is a detailed front view of the scissors type elevating and rotating mechanism according to the present invention in the lowered position.
  • FIG. 4 is a detailed side view of a hydraulic or pneumatic type elevating and rotating mechanism of the elevating and rotating ultrasound patient stand according to the present invention in the raised position.
  • FIG. 5 is a detailed side view of a hydraulic or pneumatic type elevating and rotating mechanism according to the present invention in the lowered position.
  • FIG. 6 is a cross-sectional view of the elevating and rotating ultrasound patient stand according to the present invention in the raised position taken along line 6-6 of FIG. 1B.
  • FIG. 7 is a cross-sectional view of the elevating and rotating ultrasound patient stand according to the present invention in the raised position taken along line 7-7 of FIG. 1B.
  • FIG. 8 is a cross-sectional view of the elevating and rotating ultrasound patient stand according to the present invention in the raised position taken along line 8-8 of FIG. 1B.
  • FIG. 9 is a shelf under a left arm rest according to the present invention.
  • Corresponding reference characters indicate corresponding components throughout the several views of the drawings.
  • DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE INVENTION
  • The following description is of the best mode presently contemplated for carrying out the invention. This description is not to be taken in a limiting sense, but is made merely for the purpose of describing one or more preferred embodiments of the invention. The scope of the invention should be determined with reference to the claims.
  • A side view of an elevating and rotating ultrasound patient stand 10 according to the present invention is shown in FIG. 1A, a front view of the ultrasound patient stand 10 is shown in FIG. 1B, and a top view of the ultrasound patient stand 10 is shown in FIG. 1C. The ultrasound patient stand 10 includes a base 12 resting on a floor 13 or other horizontal surface. An elevation apparatus 14 is rotatably attached to the base 12, for example, by an optional lazy susan type apparatus. A platform 16 is attached to the elevation apparatus 14 and is preferably an open back 16 a box like structure, the open back 16 a providing a step for patients. A step extension 18 may extend to the front of the platform 16.
  • In one embodiment, a patient seat 28 may be provided to provide a patient with rest from standing for long periods of time. The patient seat 28 may be supported by a vertical column (or tube) reaching up from the platform 16 and a bracing structure 24 may be fixed to the platform 16 at the base of the column 26. A seat height adjuster 26 a may be attached proximal to the top of column 26 to allow adjustment of the seat height, for example, a bicycle style clamp. The patient seat 28 is preferably a bicycle style or triangular shaped seat. A nose 28 a of the seat 28 points forward and the seat 28 is horizontally spaced away from a vertical plane which a rear edge 16 b of the platform 16 resides in. The bicycle or triangular seat 28 allows free movement of patient legs.
  • Arm rests 30 are vertically supported from the platform 16 by horizontally spaced apart right and left arm rest supports. Preferable, each arm rest supports comprises a front vertical member 20 and a rear vertical member 22 supporting the arm rests 30. The front vertical members may comprise a pair of horizontally spaced apart vertical members 20 a and 20 b (see FIG. 6). First and second right horizontal members 19 and 21 connect the right vertical members 20 and 22. The first right horizontal member 19 is preferably a solid plate attached to the right vertical members 20, 22 about ¼ of the distance from the platform 16 to the right arm rest 30 and the second right horizontal member is preferably a pair of rods approximately aligned with ledges of the first right horizontal member 19 and connecting the right vertical members 20, 22 about mid way between the platform 16 to the right arm rest 30. First and second left horizontal members 23 and 25 connect the left vertical members 20, 22. The first horizontal member 23 is preferably a solid plate attached to the right vertical members 20, 22 about ¾ of the distance from the platform 16 to the left arm rest 30 and the second horizontal member 25 is preferably a pair of rods approximately aligned with ledges of the first left horizontal member 23 and connecting the left vertical members 20, 22 about ¼ of way between first left horizontal member 23 and the left arm rest 30. Gaps 11 reside on each side of the seat 28.
  • The base 12 is preferably round with a diameter D of about 24 inches. The bottom of the platform 16 is a height H1 from the floor 13, which height H1 is raised and lowered by the elevating and rotating mechanism 14 providing a height adjustment of about thirteen inches for the platform 16 allowing the bottom of the platform 16 to the adjusted from a height of approximately twelve inches from the floor to a height of approximately 25 inches from the floor. The height H2 of the platform 16 is about 11 inches, and the height H3 from the top of the platform 16 to the arm rests 30 is about 43 inches. The seat 28 is height adjustable to reside a height H4 between 39 and 37 inches above the top of the platform 16. The platform 16 has a width W2 of about 31 inches and a length L1 of about 19.5 inches. The column 26 is spaced a length L2 of between six and fourteen inches and preferably about ten inches from the rear of the platform 16 b. While these dimensions are preferred, those skilled in the art will recognize that the dimensions maybe varied and an ultrasound patient stand according to the present invention having altered dimensions is intended to come within the scope of the present invention.
  • A detailed side view of a scissors type elevating and rotating mechanism 14 according to the present invention is shown in a raised position in FIG. 2A, a detailed front view of the scissors type elevating and rotating mechanism 14 in the raise position is shown in FIG. 2B, a detailed side view of the scissors type elevating and rotating mechanism 14 is shown in a lowered position in FIG. 3A, and a detailed front view of the scissors type elevating and rotating mechanism 14 is shown in the lowered position in FIG. 3B. The scissors type elevating and rotating mechanism 14 is rotatably attached to the base 12 by a lower plate 40. The scissors type elevating and rotating mechanism 14 includes four pairs of links 50, 52, 54, and 56. The lower ends of the links 50 are pivotally attached to the lower plate 40 at pivots 42 a and lower ends of the links 52 are slidably attached to the plate 40 at slides 43 a. Upper ends of the links 50 are pivotally attached at pivots 45 to links 56 and upper ends of the links 52 are pivotally attached at pivots 45 to links 55. The upper ends of the links 56 are pivotally attached to the upper plate 40 at pivots 42 b and upper ends of the links 54 are slidably attached to the plate 48 at slides 43 b.
  • A screw 44 is threadedly attached to a cross bar 47 by a threaded collar 46. The screw 44 is rotated by a chain 62 driven by a motor 60. The screw 44 rotates but does not translate, thereby lifting and dropping the cross bar 47, The links 52 and 54 pivot about the axis of the cross bar 47 and lifting and dropping the cross bar 47 raises and lowers an upper plate 48 of the scissors type elevating and rotating mechanism 14, thereby raising and lowering the platform 16. A blower 64 resides under the platform 16 and provides a circulation of air.
  • A detailed side view of a hydraulic or pneumatic type elevating and rotating mechanism 14 a of the elevating and rotating ultrasound patient stand 10 according to the present invention in the raised position in FIG. 4 and a detailed side view of a hydraulic or pneumatic type elevating and rotating mechanism 14 a is shown in a lowered position in FIG. 5. A remote or attached pump 65 provides a pneumatic or hydraulic flow to raise the elevating and rotating ultrasound patient stand 10. The pump 65 is preferably an electric pump.
  • A cross-sectional view of the elevating and rotating ultrasound patient stand 10 taken along line 6-6 of FIG. 1B is shown in FIG. 6, a cross-sectional view of the elevating and rotating ultrasound patient stand 10 taken along line 7-7 of FIG. 1B is shown in FIG. 7, and a cross-sectional view of the elevating and rotating ultrasound patient stand 10 taken along line 8-8 of FIG. 1B is shown in FIG. 8. The bracing 15 and 17 residing on the top surface of the platform 16 braces the lower ends of the vertical supports 20 and 22. The first right horizontal member 19 connects the right vertical supports 20 and 22 providing additional bracing, and the second right horizontal support member 21 provides still more bracing for the right vertical supports 20 and 22. The horizontal support members 23 and 25 are similar to the horizontal members 19 and 21.
  • A shelf 70 under the left arm rest 30 is shown in FIG. 9. The shelf 70 comprises the horizontal members 19 and 21. The horizontal member 19 provides a floor and the horizontal member 21 provides an upper edge for the shelf 70. A shelf 70 residing on the technologist's left when facing the patient (i.e., the patient's right) is higher and is for patient's use to place a water bottle or book etc. A shelf 70 on the technologist's right when facing the patient (i.e., the patient's left) is lower in position is for technologist's needs for the ultrasound coupling gel, clip board, towel and the like. In other embodiments the shelf may have solid sides, basket like sides, or the like, and an ultra sound patient stand having shelves of any form is intended to come within the scope of the present invention.
  • While the invention herein disclosed has been described by means of specific embodiments and applications thereof, numerous modifications and variations could be made thereto by those skilled in the art without departing from the scope of the invention set forth in the claims.

Claims (12)

What is claimed is:
1. Ultrasound patient stand comprising:
an elevation apparatus mounted on a base;
a platform mounted on the elevation apparatus, the elevation apparatus configured to raise and lower the platform;
horizontally spaced apart right and left arm rest supports mounted vertically on the platform; and
patient arm rests horizontally mounted on the arm rest supports.
2. A patient stand for supporting a patient in a standing position on a platform during examination by an ultrasound technologist, the patient stand comprising:
an elevation apparatus mounted on a base;
the platform mounted on the elevation apparatus, the elevation apparatus configured to raise and lower the platform to an ergonomically convenient height to allow the technologist to accurately position the ultrasound probe during examination;
horizontally spaced apart left and right free-standing arm rest supports mounted vertically on the platform; and
patient arm rests horizontally mounted on left and right arm rest supports respectively.
3. A method for obtaining a patient venous evaluation by ultrasound, the method comprising the following steps:
mounting an elevation apparatus on a base;
mounting a platform to the elevation apparatus;
raising and lowering the patient standing on the platform to an ergonomically convenient height to allow a technologist to accurately position an ultrasound probe during examination; and
supporting the patient's arms using free-standing patient arm rests on left and right sides of the patient vertically mounted on the platform.
4. The method of claim 3, wherein the elevation apparatus is rotably mounted onto the base.
5. The patient stand according to claims 1 and 2, wherein the elevation apparatus is ratably mounted onto the base.
6. The patient stand of claim 2, wherein horizontal gaps reside between the arm rests.
7. The patient stand of claim 2, wherein the elevation apparatus comprises a scissor apparatus.
8. The patient stand of claim 2, wherein the elevation apparatus comprises a piston apparatus.
9. The patient stand of claim 2, further including a fan residing under the platform for providing a circulation of air.
10. The patient stand of claim 2, wherein the ultrasound probe allows the technologist to accurately evaluate a venous hemodynamics of the patient.
11. The patient stand of claim 2, further including a patient seat to allow the patient to rest from standing for a long period of time.
12. The patient stand of claim 2, wherein each of the arm rest supports include a front vertical member and a rear vertical member to support the arms rests.
US14/794,128 2011-11-03 2015-07-08 Elevating and rotating ultrasound patient stand Abandoned US20150374332A1 (en)

Priority Applications (2)

Application Number Priority Date Filing Date Title
US13/288,857 US9173622B2 (en) 2011-11-03 2011-11-03 Elevating and rotating ultrasound patient stand
US14/794,128 US20150374332A1 (en) 2011-11-03 2015-07-08 Elevating and rotating ultrasound patient stand

Applications Claiming Priority (1)

Application Number Priority Date Filing Date Title
US14/794,128 US20150374332A1 (en) 2011-11-03 2015-07-08 Elevating and rotating ultrasound patient stand

Related Parent Applications (1)

Application Number Title Priority Date Filing Date
US13/288,857 Continuation US9173622B2 (en) 2011-11-03 2011-11-03 Elevating and rotating ultrasound patient stand

Publications (1)

Publication Number Publication Date
US20150374332A1 true US20150374332A1 (en) 2015-12-31

Family

ID=48222684

Family Applications (2)

Application Number Title Priority Date Filing Date
US13/288,857 Active 2033-11-27 US9173622B2 (en) 2011-11-03 2011-11-03 Elevating and rotating ultrasound patient stand
US14/794,128 Abandoned US20150374332A1 (en) 2011-11-03 2015-07-08 Elevating and rotating ultrasound patient stand

Family Applications Before (1)

Application Number Title Priority Date Filing Date
US13/288,857 Active 2033-11-27 US9173622B2 (en) 2011-11-03 2011-11-03 Elevating and rotating ultrasound patient stand

Country Status (1)

Country Link
US (2) US9173622B2 (en)

Families Citing this family (1)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
CN107233183A (en) * 2017-08-08 2017-10-10 张洪伟 Multifunctional pediatric clinic diagnosis device

Citations (21)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
US1442027A (en) * 1921-07-28 1923-01-09 Morris Ecker Chair for x-ray work
US2552592A (en) * 1947-09-30 1951-05-15 Weaver A Rush Stand for posing subjects for x-ray pictures
US3585386A (en) * 1969-06-05 1971-06-15 Jerry L Horton Radiographic chair rotatable about two mutually perpendicular axes
US3655968A (en) * 1970-06-29 1972-04-11 Kermath Mfg Corp X-ray examination chair
US3851644A (en) * 1973-01-12 1974-12-03 Picker Corp Method and apparatus for rapidly immobilizing a patient
US4044265A (en) * 1976-03-05 1977-08-23 General Electric Company Mobile chair for panoramic dental x-ray machine
US4845747A (en) * 1985-11-08 1989-07-04 Hamamatsu Photonics Kabushiki Kaisha Apparatus for measuring density of vertebrae or the like
US4896917A (en) * 1988-10-07 1990-01-30 Rehab Tech., Inc. Chair for X-ray table
US5168514A (en) * 1991-09-27 1992-12-01 Board Of Regents, The University Of Texas System Modular radiotherapy treatment chair and methods of treatment
US5250019A (en) * 1990-06-01 1993-10-05 Emory University Apparatus for stereotactic radiosurgery
US5600702A (en) * 1995-10-25 1997-02-04 Pigg; Jimmy C. Positioner for a child being X-rayed
US5933887A (en) * 1998-01-27 1999-08-10 Strange; Paul S. Surgical support system including patient supporting seat
US20020014235A1 (en) * 2000-04-28 2002-02-07 Rogers Peter H. Apparatus and method for implementing hydro-acoustic therapy for the lungs
US6733175B1 (en) * 2002-01-02 2004-05-11 Jeffrey Pigg Child positioner for X-ray photography
US20080125641A1 (en) * 2006-08-08 2008-05-29 Intermagnetics General Corporation Seat, a chair including a seat, and a method of using a magnetic resonance imaging system including a seat
US7634057B2 (en) * 2007-09-18 2009-12-15 Moshe Ein-Gal Radiotherapy system with turntable
US7796730B2 (en) * 2007-05-24 2010-09-14 P-Cure, Ltd. Irradiation treatment apparatus and method
US8055325B1 (en) * 2006-01-10 2011-11-08 Fonar Corporation Seated patient support and use thereof in magnetic resonance imaging
US8083408B2 (en) * 2001-10-30 2011-12-27 Loma Linda University Medical Center Method and device for delivering radiotherapy
US8218723B2 (en) * 2009-07-12 2012-07-10 Moshe Ein-Gal Support system for breast irradiation
US20120324648A1 (en) * 2010-03-12 2012-12-27 Masaharu Amano Body section imaging apparatus

Patent Citations (21)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
US1442027A (en) * 1921-07-28 1923-01-09 Morris Ecker Chair for x-ray work
US2552592A (en) * 1947-09-30 1951-05-15 Weaver A Rush Stand for posing subjects for x-ray pictures
US3585386A (en) * 1969-06-05 1971-06-15 Jerry L Horton Radiographic chair rotatable about two mutually perpendicular axes
US3655968A (en) * 1970-06-29 1972-04-11 Kermath Mfg Corp X-ray examination chair
US3851644A (en) * 1973-01-12 1974-12-03 Picker Corp Method and apparatus for rapidly immobilizing a patient
US4044265A (en) * 1976-03-05 1977-08-23 General Electric Company Mobile chair for panoramic dental x-ray machine
US4845747A (en) * 1985-11-08 1989-07-04 Hamamatsu Photonics Kabushiki Kaisha Apparatus for measuring density of vertebrae or the like
US4896917A (en) * 1988-10-07 1990-01-30 Rehab Tech., Inc. Chair for X-ray table
US5250019A (en) * 1990-06-01 1993-10-05 Emory University Apparatus for stereotactic radiosurgery
US5168514A (en) * 1991-09-27 1992-12-01 Board Of Regents, The University Of Texas System Modular radiotherapy treatment chair and methods of treatment
US5600702A (en) * 1995-10-25 1997-02-04 Pigg; Jimmy C. Positioner for a child being X-rayed
US5933887A (en) * 1998-01-27 1999-08-10 Strange; Paul S. Surgical support system including patient supporting seat
US20020014235A1 (en) * 2000-04-28 2002-02-07 Rogers Peter H. Apparatus and method for implementing hydro-acoustic therapy for the lungs
US8083408B2 (en) * 2001-10-30 2011-12-27 Loma Linda University Medical Center Method and device for delivering radiotherapy
US6733175B1 (en) * 2002-01-02 2004-05-11 Jeffrey Pigg Child positioner for X-ray photography
US8055325B1 (en) * 2006-01-10 2011-11-08 Fonar Corporation Seated patient support and use thereof in magnetic resonance imaging
US20080125641A1 (en) * 2006-08-08 2008-05-29 Intermagnetics General Corporation Seat, a chair including a seat, and a method of using a magnetic resonance imaging system including a seat
US7796730B2 (en) * 2007-05-24 2010-09-14 P-Cure, Ltd. Irradiation treatment apparatus and method
US7634057B2 (en) * 2007-09-18 2009-12-15 Moshe Ein-Gal Radiotherapy system with turntable
US8218723B2 (en) * 2009-07-12 2012-07-10 Moshe Ein-Gal Support system for breast irradiation
US20120324648A1 (en) * 2010-03-12 2012-12-27 Masaharu Amano Body section imaging apparatus

Also Published As

Publication number Publication date
US20130111665A1 (en) 2013-05-09
US9173622B2 (en) 2015-11-03

Similar Documents

Publication Publication Date Title
US3606450A (en) Wheelchair table-desk
US7428760B2 (en) Lifting mechanism and health care equipment that incorporates the lifting mechanism
US8051782B2 (en) Desk and display stand with height and depth adjustment
US5157787A (en) Bed
US3038174A (en) Paraplegic hospital chair
CA2711897C (en) Adjustable desk and footrest assembly
US4192549A (en) Weeelchair tilt cradle
US9504316B1 (en) Height adjustable desktop assembly
JP2000501310A (en) Apparatus for handling a handicapped patient's body
US3311411A (en) Adjustable cervical tray and instrument console dental chair
EP2674143A3 (en) Modular multi-articulated patient support system
US20050017559A1 (en) Seat elevating mechanism for chair
US6935250B1 (en) Adjustable height table with multiple legs operable by a single crank
US9049923B1 (en) Powered height adjustable desktop
US4615524A (en) Adjustable barbell exercise rack
US7097628B1 (en) Traction chair system
US795524A (en) Invalid elevator and truck.
US2697475A (en) Bath lift
US7506385B2 (en) Submersing bathing and transfer chair
US5619762A (en) Apparatus for assisting a person in standing from a seated position
US2808303A (en) Movable pedestal invalid table with offset side standard
CN202895125U (en) Driving cabinet installing platform
US1076808A (en) Bath-room fixture.
US363751A (en) Surgical table
US20070151489A1 (en) Rotating over-bed computer desk

Legal Events

Date Code Title Description
AS Assignment

Owner name: CREATIVE ULTRASOUND IMAGING, INC., CALIFORNIA

Free format text: ASSIGNMENT OF ASSIGNORS INTEREST;ASSIGNOR:DUESDIEKER, PHILOMINA;REEL/FRAME:036559/0111

Effective date: 20111102

STCB Information on status: application discontinuation

Free format text: ABANDONED -- FAILURE TO RESPOND TO AN OFFICE ACTION