US 7,236,563 C1 (120th)
Combined panoramic and computed tomography photographing apparatus
Yong-Jae Sa, Osan Si (KR); Jae-Yoon Park, Hwaseong Si (KR); Young-Gyun Jin, Suwon Si (KR); and Tae-Woo Kim, Hwaseong Si (KR)
Filed by Yong-Jae Sa, Osan Si (KR); Jae-Yoon Park, Hwaseong Si (KR); Young-Gyun Jin, Suwon Si (KR); and Tae-Woo Kim, Hwaseong Si (KR)
Assigned to VATECHEWOO HOLDINGS CO., LTD., Hwaseong-si, Gyeonggi-Do (KR)
Supplemental Examination Request No. 96/030,013, Jun. 4, 2015.
Reexamination Certificate for Patent 7,236,563, issued Jun. 26, 2007, Appl. No. 11/298,754, Dec. 9, 2005.
Claims priority of application No. 10-2005-0072177 (KR), filed on Aug. 8, 2005.
Ex Parte Reexamination Certificate from Reexamination Ordered under 35 U.S.C. 257 issued on May 7, 2018.
Int. Cl. A61B 6/14 (2006.01); A61B 6/03 (2006.01); A61B 6/00 (2006.01)
CPC A61B 6/035 (2013.01) [A61B 6/14 (2013.01); A61B 6/5247 (2013.01)]
OG exemplary drawing
AS A RESULT OF REEXAMINATION, IT HAS BEEN DETERMINED THAT:
Claims 1-12 are cancelled.
1. A combined panoramic and computed tomography photographing apparatus comprising:
an X-ray light source part for generating X-rays;
an X-ray sensor part having a panoramic sensor and/or a CT sensor for detecting X-rays which are generated from the X-ray light source part and pass through an object;
a rotary arm for arranging the X-ray light source part and the X-ray sensor part thereon in such a way as to be opposed to each other;
a rotary arm supporting member for supporting the rotary arm;
a rotary arm driving means interposed between the rotary arm and the rotary arm supporting member for driving the rotary arm; and
an X-ray light source part driving means mounted at a location where the rotary arm and the X-ray light source part are connected with each other,
wherein a distance between the X-ray light source part and the X-ray sensor part arranged opposed to each other with respect to the rotary arm is variable, wherein the X-ray sensor part is fixed on the rotary arm, and
wherein the X-ray light source part is configured for movement in a direction to get near to the X-ray sensor part or in a direction to get away from the X-ray sensor part without regard to the rotary arm, wherein the X-ray sensor part includes a first sensor mounting part for mounting the panoramic sensor and a second sensor mounting part for mounting the CT sensor.