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Richard L Anderton, Steven E Curtis: Apparatus for cooling charge coupled device imaging systems. OEC Medical Systems, Thorpe North & Western L, January 21, 1997: US05596228 (142 worldwide citation)

Apparatus for cooling charge-coupled device (CCD) imaging systems. The apparatus comprises a thermoelectric cooler thermally coupled to the imaging system for transferring heat away from and cooling the imaging system portion of the imaging system. The thermoelectric cooler has a cold side and an op ...


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R Bruce Spratt: Automatic X-ray exposure control system and method of use. OEC Medical Systems, Thorpe North & Western L, April 1, 1997: US05617462 (132 worldwide citation)

An automatic X-ray exposure control system and method for adjusting the X-ray dose/technique of X-ray diagnostic equipment to ensure sufficient doses/techniques for proper imaging while minimizing levels of radiation contacting the patient. The system includes traditional X-ray sources to generate a ...


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Barry K Hanover: C-arm mounting structure for mobile X-ray imaging system. OEC Medical Systems, Thorpe North & Western L, December 10, 1996: US05583909 (130 worldwide citation)

A C-arm apparatus. A C-shaped member is slidably supported in a suspended position by a support arm. The support arm is rotatable about an axis of lateral rotation and is slidably mounted to an outer circumference of the arc-shaped member at a point of attachment coinciding with the axis of lateral ...


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Gary Aoki, Timothy D Bowman: Undercarriage for X-ray diagnostic equipment. OEC Medical Systems, Thorpe North & Western, April 2, 1996: US05503416 (123 worldwide citation)

An undercarriage for heavy diagnostic equipment having a selectably engageable swivel mechanism activated by the movement of a cam to allow the undercarriage to be turned when desired and rolled in a straight line when necessary, a selectably engageable braking mechanism to prevent movement of the u ...


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Barry K Hanover, David E Barker, Ross A Riches, Blain C Erickson, Lonnie B Weston: Mini C-arm assembly for mobile X-ray imaging system. OEC Medical Systems, Thorpe North & Western L, May 6, 1997: US05627873 (121 worldwide citation)

A C-arm apparatus. An X-ray imaging system is coupled to a C-arm, including an X-ray source and an image receptor mounted upon opposing locations, respectively on the C-arm. The C-arm is mass balanced about its axis of orbital rotation and is pivotally coupled to an articulating arm assembly support ...


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Frank B O Farrell Jr, Alfred P Tomasino, Roy J Orr, Robert G Buckingham, Barry K Hanover: One piece C-arm for X-ray diagnostic equipment. OEC Medical Systems, Thorpe North & Western, September 8, 1998: US05802719 (109 worldwide citation)

A one-piece C-arm for use with X-ray diagnostic equipment included in cross-section two generally vertical sidewalls extending generally parallel to one another, an inner support wall connecting the sidewalls, and an outer support wall spaced-apart from the inner support wall and connecting the side ...


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R Larry Anderton, Steven E Curtis, R Bruce Spratt: Imaging chain with miniaturized C-arm assembly for mobile X-ray imaging system. OEC Medical Systems, Thorpe North & Western, June 24, 1997: US05642395 (108 worldwide citation)

A miniaturized C-arm and imaging apparatus for use with X-ray diagnostic equipment and the like. An X-ray imaging system is coupled to a C-arm, including an X-ray source and an image receptor mounted upon opposing locations, respectively on the C-arm. The image receptor includes a vacuum bottle type ...


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Frank B O Farrell Jr, Alfred P Tomasino, Roy J Orr, Robert G Buckingham, Barry K Hanover: One piece C-arm for X-ray diagnostic equipment. OEC Medical Systems, Thorpe North & Western, June 20, 1995: US05426683 (108 worldwide citation)

A one-piece C-arm for use with X-ray diagnostic equipment included in cross-section two generally vertical sidewalls extending generally parallel to one another, an inner support wall connecting the sidewalls, and an outer support wall spaced-apart from the inner support wall and connecting the side ...


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Mark Fernandes, Chris R Soderstrom, Donley L Bush, DeeAnn Dorman: Time-based attenuation compensation. OEC Medical Systems, Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman, March 21, 1995: US05400384 (104 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus employed in an X-ray apparatus for compensating for attenuation caused by a subject to perform an improved X-ray exposure. A table is created comprising entries accessible via power and attenuation values. Each of the entries includes a first value T representing a time for ra ...


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Mark Fernandes, Chris R Soderstrom, Donley L Bush, DeeAnn Dorman: Time-based attenuation compensation. OEC Medical Systems, Blakely Sokoloff Taylor and Zafman, July 26, 1994: US05333168 (104 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus employed in an X-ray apparatus for compensating for attenuation caused by a subject to perform an improved X-ray exposure. A table is created comprising entries accessible via power and attenuation values. Each of the entries includes a first value T representing a time for ra ...



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