Patents by Inventor Clarence M. Oloff

Clarence M. Oloff 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: 5275132
    Abstract: A method, and apparatus, for rotating immobilized subhuman primate animal test subjects about one or more axes according to a preselected sequence to simulate weightlessness and to minimize trauma during simulated zero or micro-gravity studies is disclosed. The method includes intermittent rotation of the test subject ninety degrees every thirty minutes about an axis parallel to both the spine of the test animal and to the ground, and intermittent rotation of the test subject forty-five degrees every three to five minutes about each of two axes. The method is performed using a timed roto-positioning apparatus having a frame, a subframe rotatably attached to the frame, and a carrier for a primate restraint system rotatably attached to the subframe. Two motors, controlled by a programmable controller, individually rotate the subframe and the carrier according to a preselected sequence.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 1991
    Date of Patent: January 4, 1994
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Air Force
    Inventor: Clarence M. Oloff
  • Patent number: 4913143
    Abstract: A hollow trephine cutter unit capable of disassembly to provide damage-free access to the collected sample or to permit size changes of the cutting element. Disassembly by sliding movement of one element of the apparatus with respect to the other and multiple torque transmission paths between prime mover and cutting element are also disclosed. Multiple function use of the prime mover chuck and easy cutter unit disassembly despite the presence of organic fouling are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 1986
    Date of Patent: April 3, 1990
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Air Force
    Inventors: Clarence M. Oloff, Harry T. Moore
  • Patent number: 4890579
    Abstract: An apparatus for rotating subhuman primate animal test subjects about one or more axes to minimize trauma during simulated zero or micro-gravity studies. The timed roto-positioning apparatus has a frame, a subframe rotatably attached to the frame, and a carrier for a primate restraint system rotatably attached to the subframe. Two motors, controlled by a programmable controller, individually rotate the subframe and the carrier according to a preselected sequence. The preferred embodiment is a modified A-frame structure made from welded channel aluminum beams and equipped with casters and lifters to move and securely position the apparatus. A tube with rotatable fittings is used to supply drinking water to test animals and electrical slip rings are used for transmitting physiological sensor signals from the test animal through the rotating connections of the carrier, subframe and frame. Radio telemetry may be used in place of the electrical slip rings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 1985
    Date of Patent: January 2, 1990
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Air Force
    Inventors: Clarence M. Oloff, William G. Moss, Garry N. Holder, Linda M. Hermann
  • Patent number: 4686997
    Abstract: A bone biopsy arrangement especially suited for use in obtaining axial skeleton trephine samples from the spinal vertebra centrum of a living test specimen in a safe and rapid manner. The disclosed arrangement uses radiographic mapping, precise mechanical control of the trephine with an apparatus disclosed in detail, conventional trephine energizing and a test speciment such as a rhesus monkey. Improved quality plural samples from a single test subject that were heretofore considered too inaccessible and dangerous for practicality are achieved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 1986
    Date of Patent: August 18, 1987
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Air Force
    Inventors: Clarence M. Oloff, Linda M. Hermann, William G. Moss, Steven R. Sims
  • Patent number: 4653509
    Abstract: A bone biopsy arrangement especially suited for use in obtaining axial skeleton trephine samples from the spinal vertebra centrum of a living test specimen in a safe and rapid manner. The disclosed arrangement uses radiographic mapping, precise mechanical control of the trephine with an apparatus disclosed in detail, conventional trephine energizing and a test specimen such as a rhesus monkey. Improved quality plural samples from a single test subject that were heretofore considered too inaccessible and dangerous for practicality are achieved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 1985
    Date of Patent: March 31, 1987
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Air Force
    Inventors: Clarence M. Oloff, Linda M. Hermann, William G. Moss, Steven R. Sims
  • Patent number: 4207889
    Abstract: An injection system for suspensions and solutions having five cartridges supported on a cartridge support. The cartridges are connected to a coalescing disc with five inlet passages and a single output passage with a feed line connected to the single passage. Suspensions and solutions supplied to the cartridges are selectively injected into a test subject by supplying a saline solution to the cartridge from a syringe pump through a selector which selects the cartridge to which the saline solution is supplied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 1978
    Date of Patent: June 17, 1980
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Air Force
    Inventors: Clarence M. Oloff, Willi J. Buehring, Kevin J. Greenlees
  • Patent number: 4199079
    Abstract: A loading device for transferring radioactive microsphere suspensions from a storage container to test apparatus having a three way stopcock including three connectors. A 1 ml syringe is connected to one of the stopcock connectors with a 5 ml syringe being connected to a second stopcock connector. A two inch cannula hypodermic needle is connected to the third stopcock connector. The hypodermic needle has airflow passages cut in the connector portion adjacent the needle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 1978
    Date of Patent: April 22, 1980
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Air Force
    Inventors: Clarence M. Oloff, Willi J. Buehring, Kevin J. Greenlees
  • Patent number: 4120266
    Abstract: A subhuman primate restraint apparatus having a body support plate and adjustable seat and leg supports mounted on a frame which in turn is mounted on a pair of attachment plate members. The attachment plate members are for securing the restraint apparatus to a platform which may be secured to a centrifuge.The arms and legs of the animal are secured by U-shaped restraint members which are secured to standard over center toggle clamps. A lap strap and shoulder blocks prevent removal of the arms and legs from the U-shaped restraint members. Two body straps secure the animal to the body support plate. A slidable neck restraint holds the head and neck in place. An energy absorbing pad is placed over the body support plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 1976
    Date of Patent: October 17, 1978
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Air Force
    Inventors: Clarence M. Oloff, Alva A. Karl, Walter M. Wolff, Lloyd W. Halbrook, Ray D. Brown, Raymond G. Dickey