Patents by Inventor Krister Lindström

Krister Lindström 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: 6850591
    Abstract: An x-ray diagnostic device for mammogram examinations has an arm for an x-ray tube and a subject table as well as a compression plate arranged between the x-ray tube and the subject table that is connected to the arm and that is displaceable along this arm. The arm is rotatably mounted at a stand for an optimal compression of the breast with a simultaneous reduction of the pain cause by the compression, an arrangement for vibrating the compression plate during the compression procedure is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2003
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2005
    Assignee: Siemens Elema AB
    Inventor: Krister Lindström
  • Patent number: 6577703
    Abstract: An X-ray diagnostics apparatus for mammography examinations has an arm for an X-ray tube and a subject table and a compression plate arranged between the X-ray tube and the subject table. The compression plate is connected via a mount to the arm and is displaceable along the arm. The compression plate is connected to the mount so that the compression plate is rotatable relative to the subject table in the longitudinal and transverse directions of the plate. The examination apparatus generates a pressure against the breast under examination that is automatically uniformly distributed over the breast in an optimum way, by connecting the compression plate to the mount with at least one resilient connecting element in at least one connecting point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2001
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2003
    Assignee: Siemens Elema AB
    Inventors: Krister Lindström, Helena Sundkvist, Eva Modig