Abstract: A hands-free measuring by an operator a temperature of a subject is carried out by arranging a remote temperature measuring module including a contactless infrared thermometer with a laser providing a pointer spot, on an operator's head, positioning the operator with the applied temperature measuring module at a safe distance from the subject, moving the operator's body and/or head so as to point the contactless infrared thermometer and the laser pointer spot at the subject hands-free, activating the temperature measuring module and thereby measuring a temperature of the subject by the contactless infrared thermometer hands-free, and displaying the measured temperature of the subject on a digital display.
Abstract: The lighting system 1 includes a light emitting unit 4 including light emitting diodes, and a securing member 5 for securing the light emitting unit 4 to a head of a healthcare worker. The radiation of light from the light emitting unit 4 eliminates the need for a shadowless lamp. When the light emitting unit 4 is fixed to the head, the light emitting unit 4 moves with the movement of the healthcare worker, and furthermore, when the healthcare worker moves his or her head, the direction of light radiation can be changed as desired. The use of an auxiliary lighting unit 6 and a camera 22 can provide safe surgery.
July 15, 2009
Date of Patent:
June 14, 2016
LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY JAPAN MEDICAL CREATIVE
Abstract: A medical light source device worn on the body of an operator enables the application range to be set at a state displaced from the direction in which the body currently faces. An acceleration sensor 106 is attached to a holder 7 to put an illumination section 1 on the body of the operator, and detects a motion of the body of the operator. When an application-range center position setting switch 107b is operated, a position detecting section 108 detects a center position based on the acceleration information detected by the acceleration sensor 106, and an optical axis adjusting section 108 fixes the optical axis of the illumination section 1 to the detected center position. Then, the application angle of application light from the illumination section 1 is capable of being adjusted in a plurality of stages by an application control section 110.
Abstract: The invention relates to a radiation device that includes a housing, a light-emitting unit and a light-absorbing unit which is provided with an inlet opening and a reflector element. The reflector element extends across the entire distance between the light-emitting unit and the inlet opening of the light-absorbing unit.
Abstract: A multipurpose, lower extremity, examination stool, has at least one light set in integral cooperation with at least one mirror to facilitate an examination of a foot by a person, a clinician, or a doctor. The foot examination stool preferably has a top mirror and a slide mirror. The slide mirror is slidably mounted below the top mirror and has a set of lights, to illuminate both the slide mirror and the lower extremity being tested or examined. The top mirror is illuminated by two sets of lights hingedly or rotatably mounted adjacently thereto and perpendicular to the slide mirror.
Abstract: A plurality of individual tools is provided where each tool is uniquely configured to perform a step or a portion of a step in a novel procedure associated with the implantation of a stabilizing device (e.g., an interspinous spacer) for stabilizing at least one spinal motion segment. The tools are usable individually, or more preferably as a tooling system in which the tools are collectively employed to implant an interspinous spacer, generally in a minimally invasive manner. For example, each of the tools is arranged with coordinated markings and/or other features to ensure consistent depths of insertion, proper orientation of the tools with respect to each other or an anatomical feature of the patient, and precise delivery of the spacer to maintain safe positioning throughout the implantation procedure.
October 18, 2006
Date of Patent:
March 6, 2012
Moti Altarac, Shawn Tebbe, Robert Gutierrez, Daniel H. Kim, J. Christopher Flaherty
Abstract: An electronic endoscope has a video-scope with an image sensor, a light source, a signal reading processor, a shading member, a driver, and a driving controller. The signal reading processor alternately reads odd-line image-pixel signals and even-line image-pixel signals over one-frame reading interval, when forming a still image on the basis of one frame worth of image-pixel signals generated by a one-time exposure. The shading member blocks the illuminating light. The driver selectively arranges the shading member at a non-shading position that enable the illuminating light to pass and at a shading position that blocks the light. The driving controller controls the driver by a sequence of pulse signals so as to position the shading member at the shading position for a shading-interval in the one-frame reading interval, and so as to position the shading member at the non-shading position for a remaining reading-interval.
Abstract: An articulating dental operatory light having an electrically powered light source and a mounting assembly with at least a ball and socket joint, and optionally an additional joint, for multi-axial and multi-directional positioning and adjusting of the lamp head assembly, and a rotational stop for preventing damage to electrical wires passing through the joints. The rotational stop comprises a keyed shaft containing the electrical wires, that cooperates with the ball portion of the joint, and a first stop member connected to a remote end of the keyed shaft that interferes with a second stop member, thereby preventing a full 360 degree rotation of the ball portion relative to the socket member of the joint and minimizing twisting damage to the electrical wires.
Abstract: An operating lamp includes a center optical system, and a plurality of side optical systems. Each of the optical systems includes a plurality of light sources. Each of the light sources includes a condensing lens and an LED. When the positions of the condensing lens with respect to the LEDs are adjusted, the operating lamp is still able to generate a light field of a substantial Gaussian distribution. Thus the light intensity corresponding to the center of the operating lamp can still be optimized even when the light field is increased or decreased.
Abstract: A dental mirror includes a mirror assembly and a handle having an interior cavity. The handle further includes a non-circular aperture proximate one end, which communicates with the interior cavity. A push-arm extends through the aperture toward the mirror assembly and has a non-circular shape. The push-arm also has a wiper support, and a sponge is secured within the wiper support. The push-arm is selectively movable to carry the sponge over the mirror assembly, and the aperture prevents relative rotation of the push-arm.
Abstract: An endoscope system includes a light source, a scope, a detector, an adjuster, and a tool. The light source emits illuminating light to illuminate a subject. The scope transmits the illuminating light for emission from the end of the scope. The detector detects the luminance and/or chromaticity of an entering light that enters the scope. The adjuster adjusts the light amount and/or white balance of the illuminating light, based on the luminance and/or chromaticity of the entering light. The end of the scope is inserted into the tool. The tool includes a reflecting member that reflects the illuminating light emitted from the end of the scope so as to become the entering light. The distance between the end of the scope that is inserted into the tool and the reflecting member is adjustable.
Abstract: A surgical light system (10) includes a lighthead (44) coupled to a suspension arm (41?) adapted for mounting to a surface (14) of a surgical room. A bulb (130) is disposed in the lighthead. A processor (120) in the lighthead is operatively coupled with the bulb for controlling an intensity of light of the bulb and is adapted to generate a lighthead status signal representative of a first status of the lighthead. A control apparatus (32, 34) is in operative communication with the processor (120) in the lighthead. The control apparatus receives the lighthead status signal and selects a set of control algorithms from among a group of algorithms based on the lighthead status signal for controlling the lighthead.
January 15, 2003
Date of Patent:
January 22, 2008
Steven H. Rus, Terry A. Drabinski, James A. Petrucci, David Jesurun, Alan J. Greszler, Yury Keselman
Abstract: A temperature measure device having a light source to provide the user an effective and efficient means to take temperatures in a low-lighted area. A temperature measure device having a cartridge to store, dispense and discard the covers. The covers made of a thin narrow flexible material that is housed by a body and conveniently stored inside or in the proximity of the temperature-measuring device.
Abstract: An apparatus for conveying information and a method of using said apparatus during a medical emergency. The apparatus consists of a perforated adhesive tape with a front side and a back side. The back side includes an adhesive applied thereto to enable the tape to be affixed to a secondary surface. The front side includes borders on each side thereof. The borders are comprised of a reflective material. A middle section between the two borders includes a material with a surface adapted to receive indicia from a writing utensil. Adjacent segments of the tape are separated by perforations. During use, a writing utensil may be used to apply indicia to the middle section of a segment of the tape. The segment may be removed from an adjacent segment along the perforations, and the tape may be applied to a secondary surface.
Abstract: An anoscope for surgery and/or inspection comprising:
a tubular body (2) having a distal blind end and a proximal open end;
an inner light reflecting surface (7) located at said distal blind end;
at least one slot (3) formed in said tubular body;
a light source (6) placed in light reflection relationship with said inner reflecting surface (7), and
a maneuvering handle (5) arranged to act on said proximal end of said tubular body (2).
Abstract: A lightweight, portable foot inspection mirror, and method for its manufacture, with magnification and high intensity lighting sufficient for detailed viewing by a human adult of his or her own foot surfaces from a standing position. The present invention also has an illuminated activation switch configured for easy operation by a toe or other portion of a human foot, timed operation that allows for automatic deactivation of the high intensity lighting at a pre-set time after being switched on, and an optional elongated handle. Although not limited thereto, use of the present invention is particularly suited for foot inspection by diabetics and others interested in frequently monitoring foot health.
Abstract: A laryngeal mirror arrangement comprises a palm-grippable housing that supports a thin elongate shank. A mirror is pivotably mounted at the end of the shank and controlled to pivot by movement of a finger trigger. A hand torch slidably fits into a cylindrical hollow formed in the housing to focus a beam of light onto the mirror for use in a larynx inspection.
Abstract: A hand-held diagnostic unit simplifies the process of monitoring the teeth for the presence of plaque, or other foreign matter, in the oral cavity. The unit includes a source of filtered light and a mirror, both contained within the same housing. The mirror is inclined relative to the front vertical wall of the housing, and a spring-loaded switch on the housing activates the light. The user coats the teeth with a substance which fluoresces when illuminated with light of the proper frequency, and which therefore enhances the visibility of plaque. The user holds the diagnostic unit opposite the teeth, activates the light, and points the unit so as to direct light towards the area of interest, while monitoring the teeth by looking at the mirror of the diagnostic unit. The inclination of the mirror makes it easy to view most areas of the mouth and to determine whether plaque is present. The diagnostic unit can therefore be operated with one hand, and can be easily transported from one location to another.
Abstract: The incandescent bulb and reflector system, and method of making, of the present invention includes a small incandescent lamp which is incorporated into one of several embodiments of a reflector base. In a first embodiment, the reflector base is formed as a single piece, in a second embodiment, the reflector base is formed as a base with a separately formed and overlying reflector, in a third embodiment, the reflector base is formed as a base with a separately formed and overlying reflector having an extended axial length land, and in a fourth embodiment, the reflector base is formed as a base with a separately formed reflector which fits within the base. The method of making involves the automated processing of a length of bar stock material, and the subsequent assembly of the component parts to form a lamp system.
Abstract: A self-examination otoscope for allowing a user to examine an eardrum and external canal of one of his own ears comprising an elongated bored housing having an eyepiece end positionable near a user's eye for viewing and a speculum end simultaneously positionable within the user's ear; a lamp mechanism coupled to the housing for transmitting light towards the user's ear when the speculum end of the housing is positioned therein; a power source mechanism for supplying electrical energy to the lamp mechanism; a light direction mechanism secured within the housing for directing light entering the speculum end towards the eyepiece end; and a lens mechanism secured within the housing for allowing light transmitted towards the eyepiece end to be focused for allowing the user a clear view of his ear.