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Strap style handle for radiographic device

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000180161D
Publication Date: 2009-Mar-05
Document File: 6 page(s) / 4M

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Abstract

This invention provides at least one adjustable, strap style handle for a digital x-ray detector. One or more straps or handles are provided to be connected at various locations on the detector. Each strap handle is further capable of being adjusted or removed when desired. The X –ray detector using the handle provided in the invention is designed to allow the user to position the X-ray detector in different positions.

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STRAP STYLE HANDLE FOR RADIOGRAPHIC DEVICE

FIELD OF INVENTION

The invention generally relates to portable X-ray imaging device and more particularly to a handle for holding and positioning the X-ray detector in the portable X-ray imaging device.

BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION

One limitation associated with the prior art X-ray detectors is that the detector can only be positioned in a single location making it difficult to alter the position.

A user of the digital detector is provided with only fixed handles for use in the prior art X – ray detectors. This limits their use of the detector and also adds size to the detector on one or more sides. Further, the handle provided for positioning the X–ray detector takes up space outside the active area.

Hence there exists a need for providing a flexible and adjustable handle for a digital X-ray detector.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE INVENTION

This invention provides an adjustable strap style handle for a digital x-ray detector. One or more straps or handles are provided to be connected at various locations on the detector. Each strap handle is further capable of being removed when desired.

DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE INVENTION

The invention provides one or more strap style handles for an X-ray detector. The strap style handles are flexible and designed to be used in multiple orientations.

FIG. 1

• A belt is wrapped around the perimeter of the detector.

• Users can lift the detector from any side and the other sides retract when slack is taken up in the side being lifted.

• Belt loops are provided to hold the belt at corners, and may further serve as shock absorbers.

• Belt itself may serve as a shock absorber.

• Belt is removable and replaceable to allow cleaning or for applications not requiring the handle.

• Belt may be elastic so as to allow it to be clinging to the detector side.

• Belt may be continuous, or may be discontinuous to allow tether...