And Guide Therefor (e.g., Track, Etc.) Patents (Class 5/511)
  • Patent number: 10126395
    Abstract: An MRI apparatus includes a reception gain storage part, a reception gain acquisition part, and a generation part. The reception gain storage part is configured to store reception gains of MR signals. The reception gains are related to at least one of pieces of patient information and imaging conditions. The reception gain acquisition part is configured to obtain a corresponding reception gain from the reception gain storage part, based on at least one of a piece of patient information and an imaging condition of an object. The piece of the patient information and the imaging condition have been specified for an imaging of the object. The generation part is configured to receive MR signals of the object with an amplification with the reception gain obtained by the reception gain acquisition part, and generate image data based on the received MR signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: TOSHIBA MEDICAL SYSTEMS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shinya Ozawa, Kazuya Tanoue, Naoyuki Takabayashi, Yoshimori Kassai, Yukihiko Tomoda
  • Patent number: 8863326
    Abstract: A device is disclosed for facilitating rotation of a mattress in a horizontal plane carried by a box spring or a platform. Slick surfaces are placed in contact between the mattress and the box spring or platform The slick surfaces may be provided by two (2) separate covers; one cover for the mattress and one cover for the box spring or platform. A first cover is provided with a slick and non-slick surface. A second cover includes a slick surface on one side and forms part of a levitation device. The other side of the second cover may be formed with a slick or a non-slick surface. The levitation device creates an air cushion between the mattress and the box spring under the influence of an air supply which lifts the mattress and allows the mattress to be rotated in a horizontal plane virtually effortlessly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Assignee: Levitation Sciences LLC
    Inventor: William John Scarleski
  • Patent number: 8549681
    Abstract: A device is disclosed for facilitating rotation of a mattress in a horizontal plane carried by a box spring. Slick surfaces between the mattress and the box spring are selectively placed in contact in order to reduce the normal friction therebetween. The slick surfaces may be provided by two separate covers; one cover for the mattress and one cover for the box spring. A first cover is provided with a slick and non-slick surface. A second cover includes a slick surface on one side and forms part of a levitation device. The other side of the second cover may be formed with a slick or a non-slick surface. A levitation device creates an air cushion between the mattress and the box spring under the influence of an air supply which lifts the mattress and allows the mattress to be rotated in a horizontal plane virtually effortlessly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2013
    Assignee: Levitation Sciences LLC
    Inventor: William John Scarleski
  • Patent number: 8246706
    Abstract: A device for facilitating rotation of a mattress in a plane formed by a box spring where slick surfaces between the mattress and the box spring are placed in contact to reduce the friction between. The slick surfaces are provided by a first cover for the top of a box spring and a second cover for the bottom of the mattress. The first cover is provided with a slick upper surface and non-slick bottom surface while the second cover includes a slick surface that faces downward. The first cover is attached to the box spring with its non-slick side is in contact with the box spring and its slick side is in contact with the slick side of the second cover of the first cover. A levitation device forms part of the second cover and includes an air supply that creates an air cushion between the mattress and the box spring which lifts the mattress and allows the mattress to be rotated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2012
    Assignee: Levitation Sciences LLC
    Inventor: William John Scarleski
  • Patent number: 8038159
    Abstract: A transport cart for attaching to a patient care apparatus having a locking system that converts the forward caster of the transport cart from an omni-directional pivotable caster to a fixed directional device by restraining its pivoting about a vertical axis. The forward caster is located at about the center of the footprint of the combined transport cart/patient care apparatus and the fixed directional movement of the forward caster provides stability in moving the combined apparatus. The locking mechanism may be internal to the caster or may have a pair of pivotable lock arms that contact the patient care apparatus as the two are brought together and the pivotable lock arms pivot to a locked position where they sandwich the caster therebetween to restrain its ability to pivot. The locking mechanism automatically or manually releases the forward caster to again freely pivot when the transport cart/patient care apparatus are separated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2011
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Steven M. Falk, Roopesh Edavana
  • Patent number: 8006331
    Abstract: A device is disclosed for facilitating rotation of a mattress in a horizontal plane carried by a box spring or a platform. In order to facilitate rotation, slick surfaces between the mattress and the box spring or platform are selectively placed in contact in order to reduce the normal friction therebetween. The slick surfaces may be provided by two (2) separate covers; one cover for the mattress and one cover for the box spring or platform. A first cover is provided with a slick and non-slick surface. In order to further facilitate rotation, a second cover includes a slick surface on one side and forms part of a levitation device. The other side of the second cover may be formed with a slick or a non-slick surface. A levitation device creates an air cushion between the mattress and the box spring under the influence of an air supply which lifts the mattress and allows the mattress to be rotated in a horizontal plane virtually effortlessly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2011
    Inventor: William John Scarleski
  • Patent number: 7954828
    Abstract: A transport cart for attaching to a patient care apparatus having a locking system that converts the forward caster of the transport cart from an omni-directional pivotable caster to a fixed directional device by restraining its pivoting about a vertical axis. The forward caster is located at about the center of the footprint of the combined transport cart/patient care apparatus and the fixed directional movement of the forward caster provides stability in moving the combined apparatus. The locking mechanism may be internal to the caster or may have a pair of pivotable lock arms that contact the patient care apparatus as the two are brought together and the pivotable lock arms pivot to a locked position where they sandwich the caster therebetween to restrain its ability to pivot. The locking mechanism automatically or manually releases the forward caster to again freely pivot when the transport cart/patient care apparatus are separated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2011
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Steven M. Falk, Roopesh Edavana
  • Patent number: 5913559
    Abstract: A fastening track, a cot transport vehicle adapted to securely receive the fastening track, and a cot fastening system incorporating the cot fastening track are provided. At least two track securing members extend from the lower surface of the fastening track and are received in a self-centering aperture of a mounting assembly provided within a support surface of a transport vehicle. The fastening track comprises a frame including a spanner which is resistant to thermal expansion. A locking mechanism is provided including a convenient a latch disengagement member. The fastening track also includes a track clamping mechanism comprising a safety flag movable between a secured position and an unsecured position. The safety flag prevents inadvertent disengagement of the track from the vehicle and improper loading of a cot onto the vehicle. A stop cam is provided on the track to prevent inadvertent unloading of the cot from the track.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 1997
    Date of Patent: June 22, 1999
    Assignee: Ferno-Washington, Inc.
    Inventors: Gregory J. Sexton, Jerry Taylor, Richard C. Habermehl, Jr.
  • Patent number: 5797152
    Abstract: A bedstead for single beds, which can be assembled pairwise, adjacent to one another, into a double bed, particularly hotel beds, with a peripheral bed frame, which surrounds the region for accommodating at least one mattress and encircles the mattress in a lower part, is configured in such a way that the bed frame consists of least one narrow-walled metal plate which, at least at the longitudinal sides of the bedstead, is set so far to the inside with respect to the outline of the mattress(es), that its external surfaces do not protrude beyond the outline of the mattress, in order to make it possible that the mattress is held securely and stably on the bedstead and that the transition between the two mattresses is almost gapless in the assembled position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 1996
    Date of Patent: August 25, 1998
    Inventor: Gerhard Wiesch
  • Patent number: 5528777
    Abstract: An improved sofa sleeper deck includes a number of pivotal transverse slats secured to a foldable frame. Each slat is pivotally coupled to a linkage so that the slats can pivot between vertical and horizontal orientations in the extended bed configuration or the collapsed sofa configuration, respectively. In the bed configuration, the vertical slats provide a stable rigid support deck for the mattress to avoid the problems of hammocking and the like associated with previous sofa sleeper decks. The slats in a horizontal configuration provide a comfortable cushion seating surface for the sofa in the collapsedapsed configuration and an enlarge cavity to accommodate a thicker or bigger mattress collapsed into the sofa.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 1995
    Date of Patent: June 25, 1996
    Assignee: L&P Property Management Company
    Inventor: Dennis E. Arft
  • Patent number: 5477575
    Abstract: The patient support mechanism has a stationary lower part having a first ramp that ascends toward an examination space of the examination apparatus, an essentially horizontal, first section, a second ramp that proceeds essentially parallel to the first ramp, and an essentially horizontal second section that lies in the region of the examination space. An upper part having a bearing surface for a patient is displaceable on the lower part in the longitudinal direction thereof, whereby the upper part is lifted via the two ramps into the level of the examination space upon displacement of the upper part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 1994
    Date of Patent: December 26, 1995
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Dietmar Lehne, Werner Rogalsky
  • Patent number: 5038422
    Abstract: Support structure for sofa beds, with pull-out, raisable auxiliary bed, which comprises an upper frame carrying support means for a mattress and connected, by means of rods linked as a parallelogram, to two lower bars transverse to the larger dimension of the frame, blocking means being present for the raised position and balancing means for the weight of the frame, the sofa bed being equipped with a seat-back adjustable in position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 1989
    Date of Patent: August 13, 1991
    Assignee: Flou S.p.A.
    Inventor: Rosario Messina
  • Patent number: 5031563
    Abstract: A system for optimal space utilization by using at least one raisable and lowerable berth. The at least one berth can be raised to a storage or day position and lowered to a service or night position by a driving motor operatively connected to the berth. The position of the berth is essentially horizontal in the storage as well as the service position. The berth is provided with guiding bodies for movable engagement along essentially vertical guide rails fastened adjacent to limiting walls of the compartment in question. The guide rails can also be a part of the bearing structure of the compartment. Below the berth there are arranged at least one permanently mounted, pivotable chair capable of being stowed and/or put down in a position to free the necessary space for lowering the berth to the night position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 1989
    Date of Patent: July 16, 1991
    Inventor: Vigbjorn Matre
  • Patent number: 4672697
    Abstract: A frame for holding a body which lies thereon is pivoted on a transverse horizontal axis supported by a couple of vertical parallel uprights, on one of which a fixed electrical device having a rectilinear vertical stroke is provided. The remote controlled driver causes its push rod to move up and down, said push rod being connected with a slider that moves along the uprights.A connection rod is hinged to the slider at one end, and to the frame at the other end, so as to cause the rotation of the frame through an arch in clockwise or counterclockwise direction, depending on slider motion direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 1985
    Date of Patent: June 16, 1987
    Inventor: Ernesto Schurch
  • Patent number: 4648141
    Abstract: A composite bedding unit comprised of adjoining single bed units adapted to be juxtaposed in the form of double bedding and separable along a median line dividing the sleeping areas of two retiring individuals having distinct sleeping requirements when lying together, the two bed units being carried by a platform to which the bed units are mechanized to be separated from said median line for single bed conditioning, provision being made for safety and for ease of assembly and disassembly within a minimum of space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 1985
    Date of Patent: March 10, 1987
    Inventors: Mansour N. Mansouris, Masoud N. Mansouri, Kambiz Imani
  • Patent number: 4524471
    Abstract: A composite bedding unit comprised of adjoining single bed units adapted to be juxtaposed in the form of double bedding and separable along a median line dividing the sleeping areas of two retiring individuals having distinct sleeping requirements when lying together, the two bed units being carried by a common support and mechanized to be separated from said median line adjacency in the form of single bedding.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 1984
    Date of Patent: June 25, 1985
    Inventors: Mansour N. Mansouri, Masoud N. Mansouri, Kambiz Imani