Including Superposed Sheets Respectively Depicting Different Body Parts Patents (Class 434/269)
  • Patent number: 9017080
    Abstract: An anatomical model assembly of the human head for use in teaching medical personnel. The anatomical model has an inner base that is shaped as part of the human skull. A first layer of material covers the base. The first layer of material provides a visual indication of at least some muscle groups contained within a human head. A second layer of material is provided that covers the first layer. The second layer of material has an exterior that is shaped with at least some human facial features. The second layer of material and the first layer of material are separate, unattached layers. The material selected for the first layer mimics the suppleness of muscle. The material selected for the top second layer mimics the feel and elasticity of skin. The result is an anatomical model that can be used to accurately teach, plan and practice medical procedures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Inventor: Otto J. Placik
  • Publication number: 20140342334
    Abstract: A model for practicing transabdominal pre-peritoneal (TAPP) and total extraperitoneal (TEP) approaches for laparoscopic hernia repairs is provided. The model simulates an insufflated space between the abdominal muscles and peritoneum. A spring layer may be incorporated to provide a realistic resiliency to the model while in the simulated insufflated configuration. At least one hole is provided in the model from which synthetic tissue protrudes to simulate a hernia. The model is used to selectively simulate direct, indirect and femoral inguinal hernias as well as incisional hernias by removably placing the protruding simulated tissue into any one of several openings. The model contains all important anatomical structures and sits on a base frame or is connected to a rigid simulated pelvis. When located inside a laparoscopic trainer with an angled top cover, the model provides an ideal simulation for teaching and practicing laparoscopic hernia repair.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2014
    Publication date: November 20, 2014
    Applicant: Applied Medical Resources Corporation
    Inventors: Katie Black, Tracy Breslin, Nikolai Poulsen
  • Patent number: 8020329
    Abstract: A versatile decorative object having a multidimensional visual effect with a first layer separated from a second layer. The first layer is opaque and has applied on it a decorative image having at least black and white and the second layer (s) is transparent and has applied on it the same decorative image with the white of the image being transparent on the second layer. A preferred embodiment includes the first layer and the second layer(s) to be digitally created to accomplish the removal of white space from the decorative image. During this digital creation, proportions, size, juxtaposition of layers and content of the image is critical in achieving the stated visual effect.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2004
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2011
    Inventor: Yvonne Marie Chavez
  • Patent number: 7500755
    Abstract: A display apparatus includes a half mirror for allowing light incident from the rear to pass through to the front and reflecting light incident from the front toward the front, a display section placed at the rear of the half mirror, an image pickup section for picking up an image of the user and generating user image data, an image data retention section for retaining a plurality of pieces of attachment member image data, an image combining section for combining the attachment member image data selectively read from the image data retention section and the user image data to generate combined image data, and an image display control section for displaying the combined image data on the display section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2004
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2009
    Assignees: Pioneer Corporation, Pioneer Design Corporation
    Inventors: Hideaki Ishizaki, Wataru Takahashi, Kuniko Ushiro, Yuki Nagai
  • Publication number: 20030022590
    Abstract: A three-dimensional interactive book includes a wheelfold sandwiched between front and rear covers. The front cover has illustrations on both the convex and concave surfaces of a three-dimensionally contoured element. The rear cover has a holographic element. The wheelfold has a wheel rotatably mounted between opposite front and rear panels. Primary pictorial elements on the wheel are selectively visible through a window on the front panel. A secondary pictorial element on the front panel is juxtaposed with the window. Selected surfaces, elements, and panels have text written thereon.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 26, 2001
    Publication date: January 30, 2003
    Inventor: Tim Peters
  • Patent number: 6508488
    Abstract: The invention provides a book containing a three dimensional model assembly made from a plurality of model components attached to respective pages in the book. The model can be a human body or anything desired. When the book is closed, the model components combine to form a completely assembled model assembly that is thinner than the book. Thus, the book can lie flat on either its front or back cover on a flat surface. When the book is open, and as a reader turns each page, the model components attached to the respective page separate from the model assembly revealing other components that remain combined to form a partially assembled model assembly. The components can be fixedly or hingedly attached to respective pages with bars, flaps or both. If hingedly attached, the model components can be separated from the model assembly without turning a respective page.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2001
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2003
    Assignee: becker & mayer!
    Inventor: James F. Becker
  • Patent number: 6224106
    Abstract: The invention is a book which comprises a series of sculpted figures which nest within each other. The sculpted figures are preferably made of vacuum formed plastic, in a manner similar to that used in making the plastic shells for a blister package. In preferred embodiment, the figures are affixed to the basic portion of the pages of the book, with the portion of the base which lies within the perimeter of the figures removed. The remainder of each page may have text or graphics disposed on it. The figures are formed so that the figures or the lower pages nest within the figures on the upper pages. The figures will usually have graphics printed on them. However, some or all of them may be at least partially clear, and some or all of them may have text disposed on them.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 1997
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2001
    Inventor: Charles Murphy
  • Patent number: 5915729
    Abstract: An instructional book for children which enables the reader to remove and play with a plurality of removable parts housed within recesses formed in the pages of the book. Two of the pages of the book have a half shell integrally formed therein in the shape of an object which is the subject of the text of the book. The half shells cooperate to form a hollow three-dimensional shell which is adapted to receive one or more of the removable parts stored within the book in order to aid in the learning process of the reader.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 1997
    Date of Patent: June 29, 1999
    Assignee: Vap Creative Limited
    Inventor: Rudolph D. Vap
  • Patent number: 5795157
    Abstract: A medical teaching aid comprises a primary overlay representing a portion of the human body, a fastener for releasably securing the primary overlay to a supporting structure, indicia on the primary overlay depicting human anatomical features, a secondary overlay formed of a transparent sheet material including tubes affixed thereto which cooperate graphically with the indicia on the primary overlay when the secondary overlay is superposed over the primary overlay, and a fastener for releasably securing the secondary overlay to the primary overlay.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 1997
    Date of Patent: August 18, 1998
    Inventors: Alice H. Weber, Katherine L. Miller
  • Patent number: 5743730
    Abstract: A color rendering system for obtaining accurate tooth color. The device has a base sheet, with various tooth outlines printed thereon. Above the base sheet are a number of clear sheets made of mylar, or similar type material. These sheets are then collected and formed into a pad. Three sheets can be used, thereby giving four layers of color, which is sufficient for most cases. Additional clear sheets can be added, however. The dentist can then mark each with the placement of color for a particular layer. When finished, the sheets overlap, providing a detailed picture of tooth color using the four factors discussed above, and the positions of those colors within the tooth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 1996
    Date of Patent: April 28, 1998
    Inventors: Kenneth E. Clester, Karen L. Clester
  • Patent number: 5494442
    Abstract: Information derived from breast self-examination is recorded using a system that includes a plurality of transparent overlays. Each overlay has a plurality of images depicting front and side views of right and left female breasts, with each image having a coordinate system. A writing board has a surface with a number of pegs extending therefrom. When an overlay is placed against the writing board surface the pegs extend through holes in the overlay. The pegs and holes provide a mechanism that registers the images on multiple overlays applied against the surface. An overlay is used to record information about the position and size of masses detected in a breast. Each overlay represents the condition of the breast at a different point in time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 1994
    Date of Patent: February 27, 1996
    Inventor: Marlene K. Hecht
  • Patent number: 5411437
    Abstract: A medical training aid having at least one portion thereof covered with a fastener-accepting fabric. Overlays or organ models having fasteners are provided for attachment to the training aid for teaching purposes. The overlays or organ models may cooperate with internal or external injection sites.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 1993
    Date of Patent: May 2, 1995
    Assignee: Legacy Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Alice H. Weber, Katherine L. Miller
  • Patent number: 4940412
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing three dimensional anatomic models wherein a series of tomographic hard copy images are obtained of a desired section of a patient's anatomy. The images are used as masks in a "photographic " process to produce layers which are attached together to form the model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 1988
    Date of Patent: July 10, 1990
    Assignee: Elscint Ltd.
    Inventor: Rafael Blumenthal
  • Patent number: 4768960
    Abstract: An apparatus in the shape of a transparent human doll having an opening at its top and an open-end box as its base. Several transparent slides, one with a stylized graph of a healthy person's insides with said person's beautiful red arteries, clear blue veins and undamaged internal organs; the rest transparent slides bearing stylized graphs of partially symbolically damaged internal organs depicted as black areas as a result of drug use are to be inserted into or removed from the said doll from its top. The integration or disintegration of the image of the black areas of the transparent slides depicts increasing or decreasing in damage by drug use and disuse. The picture of the transparencies inside said doll give kids strong and direct message of health effects of drug abuse. The doll can be personalized with the photography of the kid who plays with the doll. Two non-transparent slides are also included.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 1987
    Date of Patent: September 6, 1988
    Inventor: Chiou-Wen S. Pan
  • Patent number: 4371345
    Abstract: Display equipment gives a representation of a three-dimensional body. A series of spaced apart panels (28) are mounted to a support structure (30). Each panel (28) carries representations (40) of parts of the three-dimensional body which occur in the plane occupied by the panel. The panels are transparent or open to allow the representations carried by the different panels to be simultaneously viewed by light passing through the panels, thereby giving the effect of seeing the three-dimensional body. The equipment can be used to give a three-dimension view of the interior structure of human or animal bodies by providing cross-sectional representations of the body on the panels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 1980
    Date of Patent: February 1, 1983
    Assignee: National Research Development Corporation
    Inventors: John H. W. Palmer, Alexander J. R. MacDonald
  • Patent number: 4323350
    Abstract: An anatomical model comprises a plurality of molded sections of uniform thickness, each of which has a flesh appearance on one side and on the opposite side a colored photograph of an actual body specimen with the sections being adapted for serial assembly to provide a realistic appearing sectioned body model suitable for anatomical study.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 1980
    Date of Patent: April 6, 1982
    Inventor: Robert L. Bowden, Jr.