06955464 is referenced by 35 patents and cites 26 patents.

A patient table including an elongated table assembly extending between opposing ends, an elongated pallet mounted on the table assembly for linear motion between the opposing ends of the table assembly, and an elongated horizontal drive apparatus including a rotary motor, and an elongated rotary-to-linear motion converting mechanism extending between the opposing ends of the table assembly and substantially positioned at a midpoint between opposing sides of the table assembly. The rotary-to-linear motion converting mechanism connects the rotary motor to the pallet such that operation of the motor causes linear motion of the pallet on the table assembly. Among other feature and advantages, the centrally located rotary-to-linear motion converting mechanism has been found to provide smooth movement of the pallet on the table assembly.

Title
Horizontal drive apparatus and method for patient table
Application Number
10/161810
Publication Number
6955464 (B1)
Application Date
June 3, 2002
Publication Date
October 18, 2005
Inventor
Robert M Williams
Wilmington
MA, US
Robert F Riemer
Andover
MA, US
Andrew P Tybinkowski
Boxford
MA, US
Agent
McDermott Will & Emery
Assignee
Analogic Corporation
MA, US
IPC
A47B 001/10
A61B 006/04
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