Abstract: A system for performing diagnostic needle arthroscopy and lavage through a single port of entry into the joint compartment. The system is comprised of a handpiece having valves for irrigation and suctioning, a diagnostic cannula attached to the handpiece. The system includes a mobile cart, camera, a high-resolution monitor and an air compressor to power individually controlled irrigation pumps to deliver irrigation fluid to a handpiece and a vacuum suction console to collect fluid. The system also includes a biopsy cannula that can be exchanged for the diagnostic cannula using an exchange rod. The biopsy cannula is comprised of a pair of piggyback cannulas, one for visualization, diagnosis, irrigation and suction while the other is for insertion of a biopsy instrument or surgical devices. The biopsy instrument is comprised of a thin shaft connected to forceps at a distal end for performing surgical procedures.
Abstract: An exchangeable connecting device between a video camera and an automatic iris lens in which one common connector (k) makes it possible to connect different kinds of lenses, and use any kind of a lens, L1 or L2 without first confirming the kind of lens to be used. In the video camera (M5) one of video control signals (1), amplified by the output of a light sensor is directly connected to an analogue switch (t), while the other is connected through a galvanometer control circuit (p) to the analogue switch (t) by common connector (k). When a video signal control type automatic iris lens (L1) is connected, a video control signal (1) amplified by the output of light sensor is directly connected to the analogue switch (t) and the common connector (k). When a DC control type automatic iris lens (L2) is connected, analogue switch (t) selects a video control signal (1) amplified by the galvanometer control circuit p.
Abstract: An illuminated image night light comprised of a frame for mounting an image such as a picture or a photograph and a receptacle attached to the back of the frame for installing a high-intensity, low heat light source. The light source is preferably a rope light mounted in a serpentine fashion in the receptacle and spaced a short distance in the receptacle behind the image. The image is produced on a heat-resistant material such as cotton canvas or a polyester film. In an optional embodiment, illumination is provided by a plurality of LEDs in series mounted on a board attached to the inside back wall of the receptacle mounted on the back of the frame. The advantages of this illuminated image night light is that any picture, photograph or other type of image can be mounted in the frame and illuminated to provide an attractive display in a night light without fear of damage to the image.
Abstract: A modular stocker for storage and retrieval of semi-conductor wafer cassettes that minimizes system down time for repair of replacement of components. The modular stocker is comprised of a rectangular or half cylindrical enclosure formed by vertical beams secured by a plurality of horizontal joists. A pick up and transfer device for storing and retrieving semi-conductor wafer cassettes in the stocker has a linear arm and a paddle or gripper for picking up the cassettes. The linear arm and paddle or gripper are driven vertically, horizontally, and rotationally by a plurality of servo motors which are mounted on a detachable chassis that forms one side of the stocker. Quick disconnect fasteners at the corners of the chassis and bottom mounted casters allow the entire chassis with the pick up and transfer device to be disconnected and rolled out of the stocker for repair or replacement. The stocker electronics are mounted on removable panels that slide in or out of the stocker on rails.
Abstract: A method of making a chair component by forming a hollow enclosure in a blow mold, cutting an aperture in a recess on one side of the hollow enclosure just big enough to receive a rigid bracket adapter insert, then filling the hollow interior with a resilient foam behind the rigid bracket adapter insert. The hollow enclosure is in the shape of an armrest and has a recess shaped to fit an arm bracket or substrate of a chair. Three apertures are cut in the recess leaving some material to retain structural integrity of the hollow enclosure skin. The rigid bracket adapter insert is installed through one of the apertures and has a rectangular peripheral ridge to fit around the interior wall of the rectangular recess. The hollow enclosure is then backfilled with a foam behind the rigid bracket adapter insert forming an integral resilient low-cost armrest.
Abstract: Object: provide an accurate monitor of light of even intensity light. Construction: A beam splitter (4) being fixed on a base (1) in the path of a main beam (2) of a light system, a reflecting mirror (5) being fixed on a side of the beam splitter (4), an inlet 6a of an integrating sphere (6) is provided at an opposite side of the beam splitter (4), and a light sensor (8) is provided at a reflecting surface of the integrating sphere (6).
Abstract: A method and apparatus for mounting auxiliary eyeglasses on conventional eyeglasses in which magnets are attached to appendages on the auxiliary eyeglasses mating with magnets mounted on the temple extensions of conventional eyeglasses. The magnets on the auxiliary eyeglasses are mounted in sockets formed on the appendages of the auxiliary eyeglasses such that their maximum magnetic force is oriented vertically or parallel to the plane of the conventional eyeglass frame. The appendages on the auxiliary eyeglass frame fit beneath the temple extensions on the conventional eyeglasses frame to hold the auxiliary frames in place solely by the magnetic attractive force. The orientation of the magnets is such that the maximum magnetic force resists any downward movement of the auxiliary eyeglasses on the conventional eyeglasses when installed. In a modification of the embodiment, a clip is attached to or formed on the bridge of the auxiliary eyeglasses for fitting over the bridge of the conventional eyeglasses.
Abstract: A small portable steam generating system comprised of an elongate cylindrical cylinder having a turbulent baffle circulation system. The steam generator includes a plurality of baffles, having alternating ports spaced along the length of the cylinder. The baffles have ports offset at 180° respectively to each other to provide turbulent flow that speeds up and slows down as it passes through the ports. The series of baffles in the elongate cylinder are mounted around a centrally located heater. The surfaces and ports in the baffles, positioned along the elongate cylinder and heater body, form a diffused turbulent flow of variable length and time as it passes from an input to an output. The steam generating system described herein is fitted with a steam water droplet separation system plus a high pressure steam superheater fitted to an exit tube and a non-conductive high temperature tube for transporting super-heated steam to a surface cleaning applicator.
Abstract: Object: To broaden the range of photographing of object, until illumination of 0.02 lux. Construction: In the case of sufficient bright object, photographing is performed by a conventional circuit at a high S/N ratio, at a high degree. In the case of an insufficient bright object, inserting auxiliary amplifying circuit m, m1, m2 or em and ignoring the S/N ratio, and raising the amplification degree. In the case of sufficient bright object, photographing is performed by high S/N ratio, and high degree, in the case of insufficient bright object, an auxiliary amplifying circuit m, m1, m2 or em is inserted ignoring the S/N ratio until utility noise composite of 20 dB (10%).
Abstract: A rugged, miniature, spectroscopic gas analyzer apparatus for rapid, non-invasive, multi-component breath monitoring and analysis and subsequent determination of Q or other medical diagnostic applications. The system is comprised of one or more IR emitters focussed by optical elements through a low volume sample cell receiving a sample input of a patient's breath for analysis. The patient either at rest or during exercise, inhales C2H2—SF6 mixtures (balance of oxygen and nitrogen) which is subsequently monitored upon exhalation for CO2, H2O, C2H2, and SF6 which can be employed to determine Q directly and accurately. Measurements are performed in real-time or via post-processing of stored original data. Due to its small size, ruggedness, and low power consumption, the monitor can conveniently be employed in the field or data can also be retrieved remotely using telemetry.
Abstract: A clip for stowing auxiliary eyeglasses comprised of a pair of clip bodies forming a jaw with a cylindrical socket formed on exterior surface of one of the bodies. The cylindrical socket is constructed to receive a cylinder held in place by a circumferential ridge engaging a circumferential groove in the cylinder that allows the cylinder to freely rotate in the socket. The cylinder also includes a rectangular slot having detents on either end for receiving a cylindrical end of appendages on auxiliary eyeglasses. The entire clip is simple in construction and easy to use and will securely and quickly stow away auxiliary eyeglasses when not in use.
Abstract: A semiconductor wafer cassette storage cabinet or stocker having a retrieval and transfer system constructed in the form of a kiosk encircling a pick-up and transfer apparatus. The structure is formed of a plurality of identical sections having wall panels and roof panels joined together to form a nearly semi-circular enclosure around the pick-up and transfer apparatus. Each section has multiple level input/output ports adjacent to each other with a shelf for supporting a semiconductor wafer cassette. Shelves at the input/output ports are constructed of rails supporting drive rollers and a photodetector to activate the drive rollers to fill an output port whenever a cassette has been retrieved and transferred. One embodiment with five identical sections can store and retrieving up to twenty semiconductor wafer cassettes while an optional embodiment with seven identical sections can store twenty-eight semiconductor wafer cassettes.