Accession Number : ADD015384

Title :   Improved Head Support Stand Adjustable by Compound Turnbuckle.

Descriptive Note : Patent Application, Filed 22 Jun 92,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Amrein, Bruce E ; Nickel, Jeffery D

Report Date : 22 Jun 1992

Pagination or Media Count : 18

Abstract : The invention is an improved head support stand used to smoothly and accurately position a patient's head when imaging the patient's upper spinal area. The improved stand includes a compound turnbuckle mounted between a base of the stand and a head cradle or face plate mounted to the base. The compound turnbuckle includes two rods threadingly engaged to a turnbuckle body so that the rods translate with respect to the body when it rotates. When the compound turnbuckle is in a fully retracted position, the rods are in a telescoped configuration within the turnbuckle body. When the compound turnbuckle is in a fully extended position', the rods are axially remote from each other and project substantially all the way out of the turnbuckle body.

Descriptors :   *BODIES, *HEAD(ANATOMY), *FACEPLATES, *SUPPORTS, CONFIGURATIONS, INVENTIONS, PLATES, RODS, HUMAN BODY, MEDICAL EXAMINATION, INJECTIONS(MEDICINE), MEDICAL EQUIPMENT, FACE(ANATOMY), SPINAL CORD

Subject Categories : Medical Facilities, Equipment and Supplies
      Anatomy and Physiology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE