US 10,888,483 B2
Systems, devices, and methods for position monitoring and motion compensation
Mark Ostyn, Henrico, VA (US); Siyong Kim, Richmond, VA (US); Woon-Hong Yeo, Richmond, VA (US); Thomas Dwyer, Richmond, VA (US); Melvin Rosario, Richmond, VA (US); Ross Cruikshank, Mechanicsville, VA (US); Daniel Martinez, Ashland, VA (US); and Charles Cartin, Richmond, VA (US)
Assigned to VIRGINIA COMMONWEALTH UNIVERSITY, Richmond, VA (US)
Appl. No. 16/69,235
Filed by VIRGINIA COMMONWEALTH UNIVERSITY, Richmond, VA (US)
PCT Filed Jan. 12, 2017, PCT No. PCT/US2017/013156
§ 371(c)(1), (2) Date Jul. 11, 2018,
PCT Pub. No. WO2017/123731, PCT Pub. Date Jul. 20, 2017.
Claims priority of provisional application 62/277,678, filed on Jan. 12, 2016.
Prior Publication US 2019/0015685 A1, Jan. 17, 2019
Int. Cl. A61G 13/12 (2006.01); A61G 13/02 (2006.01); A61B 6/00 (2006.01)
CPC A61G 13/121 (2013.01) [A61G 13/02 (2013.01); A61G 13/12 (2013.01); A61B 6/501 (2013.01)] 6 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A positioning table for use during a medical procedure, comprising:
a plate for providing a support surface for a specific part of a patient's body;
a plurality of sliding blocks mounted in linear tracks separated into parallel pairs;
a plurality of linkages that connect the plate to the sliding blocks, wherein the linkages connect to the plate and the sliding blocks with joints having at least two degrees of rotational freedom; and
a powertrain connecting external motors with the sliding blocks such that rotational motion of a motor causes a sliding block mounted in the linear track to translate along the track, thereby changing a position of one or more of the linkages,
wherein the plate, sliding blocks, linear tracks, linkages, and joints are metal-less.