TODAY’S PATENT – POSITIONER FOR A CHILD BEING X-RAYED
This invention “Positioner for a child being X-rayed” was invented by jimmy c. pigg assigned to Modern Way Immobilizers Inc. for commercial manufacturing was granted patent on 4th February 1997 by the USPTO bearing patent grant number. US5600702A to the patentee.
The invention is used to place still an active baby, or a child lower the age of 5 and below to conduct an X-Ray examination on him or her. The invention consists of latch for securing the carriage that supports the X-ray film cassette in an X-ray positioner after the carriage is adjusted upwards or downwards; and the addition of resilient pads for increasing friction between glide strips and foot members of an X-ray positioner so that the foot members are more effectively secured to the glide strips. Sliding elements mounted to the base of said arcuate shaped upstanding members, slidably mounted to said turntable, can comprise the positioner. This helps in firm holding of the baby or the kid in course of x-ray scanning