US 11,051,775 B2
Collapsible column movement apparatus for mobile x-ray device
Anthony Dirisio, Rochester, NY (US)
Assigned to Carestream Health, Inc., Rochester, NY (US)
Filed by CARESTREAM HEALTH, INC., Rochester, NY (US)
Filed on May 13, 2019, as Appl. No. 16/409,982.
Claims priority of provisional application 62/674,745, filed on May 22, 2018.
Prior Publication US 2019/0357863 A1, Nov. 28, 2019
Int. Cl. A61B 6/00 (2006.01)
CPC A61B 6/4405 (2013.01) [A61B 6/447 (2013.01); A61B 6/4452 (2013.01)] 17 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A mobile radiography system comprising:
a transport frame having wheels attached thereto for rollably transporting the system, the transport frame having a housing to enclose at least a portion of the system;
a sectioned vertical column mounted on the transport frame about a vertical axis, the sectioned vertical column comprising:
a base section supported by and attached to the transport frame, the base section remaining vertically stationary with respect to the vertical axis; and
a movable upper section, coupled to the base section, that is movable parallel to the vertical axis relative to the base section;
a boom having a first end movably attached to the movable upper section and extending transversely therefrom, the boom further having an x-ray source attached to a second end thereof opposite the first end, the boom configured to move parallel to the vertical axis and relative to the movable upper section; and
a column cable and pulley system comprising:
a column cable having a first end attached to the boom and a second end attached to the base section;
a floating column pulley within the base section around which the column cable is looped; and
a frame cable and pulley system comprising a frame cable having a first end attached to the floating column pulley and a second end attached to the transport frame.