(19)
(11)EP 2 668 903 B1

(12)EUROPEAN PATENT SPECIFICATION

(45)Mention of the grant of the patent:
06.05.2020 Bulletin 2020/19

(21)Application number: 11856826.0

(22)Date of filing:  31.03.2011
(51)Int. Cl.: 
A61B 6/00  (2006.01)
A61B 6/03  (2006.01)
A61B 6/02  (2006.01)
A61B 6/04  (2006.01)
G03B 42/02  (2006.01)
(86)International application number:
PCT/KR2011/002248
(87)International publication number:
WO 2012/102435 (02.08.2012 Gazette  2012/31)

(54)

PHOTOGRAPHING DEVICE INCLUDING A POWER TRANSMISSION BODY SELECTIVELY COUPLED TO A ROTATING ARM AND TO A SUPPORT

FOTOAPPARAT MIT EINEM SELEKTIV AN EINEN ROTIERENDEN ARM UND EINEN TRÄGER GEKOPPELTEN LEISTUNGSÜBERTRAGUNGSKÖRPER

DISPOSITIF DE PHOTOGRAPHIE COMPRENANT UN CORPS DE TRANSMISSION D'ÉNERGIE COUPLÉ DE MANIÈRE SÉLECTIVE À UN BRAS ROTATIF ET À UN SUPPORT


(84)Designated Contracting States:
AL AT BE BG CH CY CZ DE DK EE ES FI FR GB GR HR HU IE IS IT LI LT LU LV MC MK MT NL NO PL PT RO RS SE SI SK SM TR

(30)Priority: 28.01.2011 KR 20110008802
30.03.2011 KR 20110029045

(43)Date of publication of application:
04.12.2013 Bulletin 2013/49

(73)Proprietor: Rayence Co., Ltd.
Gyeonggi-do (KR)

(72)Inventor:
  • KIM, Jae-Hong
    Hwaseong-si Gyeonggi-do 445-170 (KR)

(74)Representative: Markfort, Iris-Anne Lucie 
Lorenz & Kollegen Patentanwälte Partnerschaftsgesellschaft mbB Alte Ulmer Straße 2
89522 Heidenheim
89522 Heidenheim (DE)


(56)References cited: : 
JP-A- 2007 151 603
KR-A- 20080 104 722
US-A1- 2007 183 566
KR-A- 20070 004 190
KR-A- 20100 055 975
US-B2- 6 999 554
  
      
    Note: Within nine months from the publication of the mention of the grant of the European patent, any person may give notice to the European Patent Office of opposition to the European patent granted. Notice of opposition shall be filed in a written reasoned statement. It shall not be deemed to have been filed until the opposition fee has been paid. (Art. 99(1) European Patent Convention).


    Description

    Technical Field



    [0001] The present invention relates, in general, to photographing devices and, more particularly, to a photographing device which includes a power transmission unit that is selectively connected to a rotating arm or a support body.

    Background Art



    [0002] Generally, an X-ray mammography device, which is one example of photographing device, is a device used to perform the early diagnosis of a tumor which may occur in the breast of a patient. The X-ray mammography device transmits an appropriate quantity of X-rays through the breast of the patient and senses the transmitted X-rays to obtain an image.

    [0003] In such an X-ray mammography device, the breast of the patient is located between an X-ray source and an X-ray receiving unit. Thereafter, the breast is fixed by a separate pressing plate, and X-rays are applied to the breast that is in the pressed state.

    [0004] A representative example of an X-ray mammography device according to a conventional technique was proposed in US

    [0005] Patent No. 6,999,554 B2. Fig. 1 illustrates an X-ray mammography device introduced in this technique.

    [0006] As shown in the drawing, a support arm 3 is provided on an upper end of a support body 1 which functions as a basic support. A rotating arm 5 which rotates around a longitudinal axis of the support arm 3 is connected to the support arm 3.

    [0007] An X-ray source 7 which emits X-rays is provided on a front end of the rotating arm 5. An X-ray receiving unit 9 is provided on a front end of the support arm 3 and is oriented facing the X-ray source 7.

    [0008] Furthermore, a pressing plate 11 is provided on the support arm 3 between the X-ray source 7 and the X-ray receiving unit 9 so as to hold a breast B of a patient.

    [0009] The support arm 3 is rotated by a first electric motor 13, and the rotating arm 5 is rotated by a second electric motor 15. The X-ray receiving unit 9 is rotated by a third electric motor 17.

    [0010] The X-ray mammography device having the above-mentioned construction is configured such that not only typical mammography but also biopsy photography or tomography can be performed. Typically, in a mammography mode, after the breast of a patient has been held by the pressing plate 11, the X-ray receiving unit 9 and the X-ray source 7 rotate around the breast to photograph it while the relative positions between the X-ray receiving unit 9 and the X-ray source 7 are fixed.

    [0011] In the biopsy photography or tomography mode, while the pressing plate 11 and the X-ray receiving unit 9 are fixed in the position, only the X-ray source 7 is rotated to create two-dimensional images taken from a variety of angles.

    [0012] However, the X-ray mammography device requires three electric motors to respectively operate the support arm 3, the rotating arm 5 and the X-ray receiving unit 9. Furthermore, separate connectors for connecting the respective electric motors to the associated components are also required.

    [0013] In other words, the conventional X-ray mammography device must have both the photographing mode in which the X-ray receiving unit 9 and the X-ray source 7 are rotated in a state of being fixed with respect to each other, and the photographing mode in which the X-ray receiving unit 9 and the X-ray source 7 are independently rotated relative to each other. Therefore, at least two electric motors are required.

    [0014] The additional electric motor and associated connectors increase a load applied to the support arm 3 and the rotating arm 5. As a result, there is a problem in that the size of the entire device is increased.

    [0015] Furthermore, a separate mechanism and control system are required to control the electric motors and the connectors, thus increasing the production cost.

    [0016] In addition, an increase in the weight of the components increases the capacity of each motor. This increases vibrations and noise and reduces the durability of the components.

    [0017] The US 2007/0183566 A1 provides a mammographic apparatus for taking an image of a breast by detecting an X-ray radiated from an X-ray tube and transmitted a breast of a subject by means of an X-ray detector. The mammographic apparatus includes a column, a first support frame arranged, for rotation about a rotary axis, on the column and supporting the X-ray tube, a second support frame arranged, for rotation about the rotary axis, on the column and supporting the X-ray detector, and a mechanism for selectively switching over between a first mode that the second support frame is rotated by a rotation force of the first support frame and a second mode that the first support frame is rotated independently of the second support frame.

    Disclosure


    Technical Problem



    [0018] Accordingly, the present invention has been made keeping in mind the above problems occurring in the prior art, and an object of the present invention is to provide a photographing device which includes a power transmission unit that is configured such that rotation that is selectively dependent on a rotary body can be embodied.

    Technical Solution



    [0019] In order to accomplish the above object, in an aspect, the present invention provides A photographing device, including: a power source; a support body; a first drive body connected to the support body so as to be rotatable, the first drive body being rotated by power of the power source; a second drive body selectively connected to the first drive body so as to be rotatable; a power transmission unit selectively connecting the second drive body to the first drive body or the support body; a light source provided on one of the first drive body and the second drive body; and a light receiving unit provided on a remaining one of the first drive body or the second drive body.

    [0020] In another aspect, the present invention provides a photographing device, including: a support body provided with a power source; a first drive body provided with a light source for photographing and connected to the support body so as to be rotatable, the first drive body being rotated by power of the power source; a second drive body receiving light emitted from the light source of the first drive body, the second drive body being selectively connected to the first drive body so as to be rotatable; and a power transmission unit connected to the second drive body, the power transmission unit selectively connecting the second drive body to the first drive body or the support body.

    [0021] The photographing device may further include: a first connection unit provided between the support body and the first drive body, the first connection unit rotatably connecting the first drive body to the support body; and a second connection unit provided between the first drive body and the second drive body, the second connection unit rotatably connecting the second drive body to the first drive body.

    [0022] The first connection unit may rotate the first drive body depending on rotation of the power source, and the second connection unit may rotate the second drive body using power transmitted by the power transmission unit.

    [0023] The power transmission unit may connect the first drive body to the second drive body so that the first drive body and the second drive body are integrally rotated by rotation of the power source, or the power transmission unit may connect the second drive body to the support body so that only the first drive body is rotated.

    [0024] The power transmission unit may include an adaptor unit provided to be moved towards the first drive body or the support body by a power unit provided in the power transmission unit and to be selectively connected to the first drive body or the support body.

    [0025] The adaptor unit may include: a first adaptor inserted into a connection depression of the first drive body; and a second adaptor inserted into a connection depression of the support body.

    [0026] The power transmission unit may include: a frame unit connected to the second drive body; an adaptor unit connected to the frame unit, the adaptor unit being selectively connected to the first drive body or the support body by external power; and an actuating unit provided in the frame unit, the actuating unit operating the adaptor unit.

    [0027] The photographing device may further include a power unit providing power to the actuating unit.

    [0028] The adaptor unit may include: a plate connected to the actuating unit; a first adaptor provided on a first surface of the plate, the first adaptor being selectively connected to the first drive body; and a second adaptor provided on a second surface of the plate, the second adaptor being selectively connected to the support body.

    [0029] The first adaptor may have a cylindrical protrusion shape and be seated into a connection depression formed in the first drive body.

    [0030] The second adaptor may be a cylindrical protrusion shape and be seated into a connection depression formed in the support body.

    [0031] The actuating unit may include: a ball screw provided in the frame unit and connected at an end thereof to the power unit; and a spline threadedly coupled to the ball screw and connected at an end thereof to the adaptor unit.

    [0032] The frame unit may include: a first bracket connected to the second drive body; a second bracket connected to the first bracket; and a plurality of connection rods connecting the first bracket to the second bracket.

    [0033] The adaptor unit may include a guide unit assisting and guiding movement of the adaptor unit.

    [0034] The guide unit may include: a ball shaft connected to the adaptor unit; and a housing connected to the ball shaft.

    [0035] The first adaptor may include a magnet unit generating magnetic force along with the connection depression or an elastic member providing elastic force to the protrusion-shaped first adaptor.

    [0036] The second adaptor may include a magnet unit generating magnetic force along with the connection depression or an elastic member providing elastic force to the protrusion-shaped first adaptor.

    [0037] The power transmission unit may be configured such that the first drive body and the second drive body are manually connected to each other or manually disconnected from each other, and the second drive body and the support body are manually connected to each other or manually disconnected from each other.

    [0038] The power transmission unit may include: a frame unit connected to the second drive body; a movable adaptor connected to the frame unit, the movable adaptor being manually connected to the first drive body or the support body; and a conversion unit provided on the movable adaptor, the conversion unit manually converting a connection state of the movable adaptor.

    [0039] The movable adaptor may be provided in a plate of the frame unit and have a protrusion shape that is selectively protruded towards the first drive body or the support body and is inserted into a connection depression of the first drive body or a connection depression of the support body.

    [0040] The movable adaptor may include: a protrusion part sliding along a guide channel formed in the plate; and a removal prevention part preventing the protrusion part from being removed from the plate.

    [0041] The conversion unit may include: a rotary core provided in the frame unit; a handle connected to the rotary core; and a rotary block connected to the rotary core, the rotary block coming into contact with a support block provided on the movable adaptor.

    [0042] The photographing device may comprise an X-ray mammography device. When in a mammography mode, the first drive body and the second drive body may be connected to each other so that the first and second drive bodies are integrally rotated. When in a biopsy photography or tomography mode, the first drive body and the second drive body may be disconnected from each other, and the second drive body and the support body may be connected to each other.

    [0043] The X-ray mammography device may further include a pressing unit configured to press a breast of a patient.

    Advantageous Effects



    [0044] A power transmission unit of a photographing device according to the present invention can reduce the weight and size of a rotating arm and also reduce vibration and noise produced thereby. Furthermore, a light receiving unit is operated via a simple operating mechanism using rotating force of the rotating arm. Therefore, power loss may be reduced, and the durability of each component may be improved.

    Description of Drawings



    [0045] 

    Fig. 1 is a front view showing an X-ray mammography device which is an embodiment of a conventional photographing device;

    Fig. 2 is a front view illustrating the construction of an X-ray mammography device having a power transmission unit, according to an embodiment of the present invention;

    Fig. 3 is a schematic view showing the construction of the power transmission unit and a connection relationship among the power transmission unit, an X-ray sensing unit, a rotating arm and a support body according to the embodiment of the present invention;

    Fig. 4 is a perspective view illustrating a preferred example of the construction of the power transmission unit of the X-ray mammography device according to the embodiment of the present invention;

    Fig. 5 is an exploded perspective view of Fig. 4;

    Fig. 6 is a sectional view showing a first adaptor of the power transmission unit of the X-ray mammography device according to the embodiment of the present invention;

    Fig. 7 is a front view illustrating a power transmission unit of an X-ray mammography device, according to another embodiment of the present invention;

    Fig. 8 is a sectional view showing the construction of the power transmission unit of Fig. 7;

    Figs. 9 and 10 are views illustrating the assembly structure of components of the X-ray mammography device according to the present invention

    Figs. 11 through 13 are views showing the operation of the power transmission unit of the X-ray mammography device according to the present invention; and

    Fig. 14 is a flowchart showing a method of controlling the X-ray mammography device according to the present invention.


    Best Mode



    [0046] Hereinafter, a preferred embodiment of the present invention will be described in detail with reference to the attached drawings. Although, in the following description, an X-ray mammography device will be introduced as an example of a photographing device according to the present invention, light of a light source for providing an image is not limited to an X-ray, and use of the photographing device is also not limited to mammography. Depending on the kind of the photographing device, an X-ray source unit which will be described herein below may comprise a light source or a signal transmitter, and an X-ray receiving unit may comprise a light receiver or a signal receiver.

    [0047] Figs. 2 through 13 illustrate a preferred embodiment of a power transmission unit of an X-ray photographing device as an example of a photographing device according to the present invention.

    [0048] Referring to Figs. 2 and 3, the X-ray photographing device according to the present invention includes a support body 100, which is a stand of the photographing device of the present invention; a first drive body 200, which is rotatably connected to the support body 100; a second drive body 300, which is rotatably connected to the first drive body 200; and a power transmission unit 400, which is configured such that rotation of the second drive body 300 is selectively dependent on rotation of the first drive body 200.

    [0049] The support body 100 functions to support the photographing device according to the present invention. The first drive body 200 is connected to the support body 100 on an upper end of the support body 100 by a first connection unit 110. The first connection unit 110 is a general actuation assembly which is provided to rotate the first drive body 200. The first connection unit 110 may include different kinds of gear assemblies, a gear drum, a gear shaft, a ball bearing, etc.

    [0050] Furthermore, a power source 120 is provided on the support body 100 to supply power to the first drive body 200. Power generated by the power source 120 is transmitted to the first connection unit 110. The first connection unit 110 is disposed in a hole formed through the upper end of the support body 100. A first end of the first connection unit 110 is connected to the first drive body 200, and a second end thereof is connected to the power source 120.

    [0051] The power source 120 may be configured such that it is directly connected to the first connection unit 110 or is indirectly connected thereto. As shown in Fig. 2, in the case where the first connection unit 110 is directly connected to the power source 120, power can be transmitted from the power source 120 to the first connection unit 110 by a connector 130 such as a connection chain.

    [0052] The first drive body 200 is rotatably connected to the support body 100 and emits light such as X-rays. The first drive body 200 includes a rotating arm 210 which rotates around axis A. An X-ray source 220 which emits X-rays integrally extends from an end of the rotating arm 210 in a direction perpendicular to the longitudinal direction of the rotating arm 210.

    [0053] The second drive body 300 is rotatably connected to the first drive body 200 by a second connection unit 230. The second drive body 300 receives light emitted from the first drive body 200.

    [0054] The second connection unit 230 includes a general actuation assembly which is used to rotate the second drive body 300, in the same manner as that of the first connection unit 110.

    [0055] Furthermore, the second connection unit 230 is not dependent on the first connection unit 110. Therefore, the second connection unit 230 is independently operated without being interlocked with the rotation of the first connection unit 110. In other words, the second drive body 300 is selectively connected to and rotated subject to the first drive body 200 by the power transmission unit 400 rather than being rotated by interlock between the first connection unit 110 and the second connection unit 230.

    [0056] The second drive body 300 includes an X-ray receiving unit 310 which is disposed facing the X-ray source 220 to receive an X-ray emitted from the X-ray source 220. The X-ray receiving unit 310 is removably connected to the support unit 320. The support unit 320 is rotatably connected to an end of the rotating arm 210 by the second connection unit 230.

    [0057] In the case where the photographing device according to the present invention is used to embody mammography, the second drive body 300 may further include a pressing unit 330 which holds the human breast.

    [0058] The power transmission unit 400 according to a first embodiment of the present invention is connected to the second drive body 300. In detail, the power transmission unit 400 is preferably connected to the support unit 320 of the second drive body 300. The power transmission unit 400 is configured such that rotation of the second drive body 300 is selectively dependent on rotation of the first drive body 200. Various clutches or transmitters can be used to embody the power transmission unit 400.

    [0059] Fig. 3 schematically illustrates the construction of the photographing device which is operated by the power transmission unit 400 of the present invention. As shown in Fig. 3, the first drive body 200 is rotated by the power source 120 of the support body 100. The rotation of the second drive body 300 is selectively dependent on the rotation of the first drive body 200 depending on the operation of the power transmission unit 400.

    [0060] Figs. 4 and 5 schematically illustrate the construction of the power transmission unit 400 according to the first embodiment of the present invention. As shown in the drawings, the power transmission unit 400 includes a frame unit 410, which functions as a basic support; an adaptor unit 430, which is selectively connected to the rotating arm 210 or the support body (stand) 100 by external power to control the direction of power transmission; and an actuating unit 420, which is connected to the frame unit 410 and moves the adaptor unit 430.

    [0061] The actuating unit 420 is connected to a power unit 440. The power unit 440 is a small power source which is provided to operate components of the power transmission unit 400 of the present invention. The power unit 440 is a different kind of power source from the large capacity power source 120 that is provided in the photographing device

    [0062] As shown in Fig. 4, the frame unit 410 includes a first bracket 411 and a second bracket 413, which are provided facing each other.

    [0063] The first bracket 411 is fixed to the support unit 320. The second bracket 413 is connected to only the first bracket 411 by a plurality of connection rods 415 without being connected to the support unit 320.

    [0064] The actuating unit 420 includes a ball screw 421, and a spline 423 which is threadedly coupled to the ball screw 421 so as to be movable in the longitudinal direction of the ball screw 421.

    [0065] A plurality of connection holes 417, 417', 419 and 419' are formed in the first and second brackets 411 and 413. Among the connection holes, the actuating unit 420 that is provided to move the adaptor unit 430 is disposed in the first connection holes 417 and 417', which are formed in upper portions of the first and second brackets 411 and 413. The power unit 440 is connected to the second connection hole 419, which is formed in a lower portion of the first bracket 411. A guide unit 450 is connected to the second connection hole 419', which is formed in a lower portion of the second bracket 413.

    [0066] The ball screw 421 of the actuating unit 420 functions to move the adaptor unit 430 and is configured such that the distance that the spline 423 moves forwards or rearwards can be adjusted. The spline 423 functions to prevent a plate 431 provided with adaptors 433 and 435 on opposite sides thereof from being rotated to the left or the right and thus reduce the degree of freedom.

    [0067] Although the actuating unit 420 has been illustrated as including the ball screw 421 and the spline 423, the construction of the actuating unit 420 is not limited to this, and it can be embodied by a variety of ways, for example, using an LM guide, a linear motor, etc.

    [0068] A first end of the ball screw 421 is connected to the power unit 440. When the ball screw 421 is rotated by the power unit 440, the spline 423 can move along the longitudinal direction of the ball screw 421. In addition, the distance that the spline 423 moves can be adjusted by controlling the number of revolutions of the power unit 440.

    [0069] The adaptor unit 430 is connected to the spline 423. Therefore, as the spline 423 moves, the adaptor unit 430 can also move.

    [0070] As the ball screw 421 is rotated by the power unit 440, the spline 423 is moved. As the spline 423 is moved, the adaptor unit 430 can be selectively connected to the first drive body 200 or the support body 100.

    [0071] The adaptor unit 430 includes the plate 431, which is connected to the spline 423 in such a way that a first surface thereof faces the first drive body 200 while a second surface thereof faces the support body 100, the first adaptor 433, which is provided on the first surface of the plate 431, and the second adaptor 435, which is provided on the second surface of the plate 431.

    [0072] Referring to Fig. 5, the plate 431 can be moved towards the first drive body 200 or the support body 100 by the actuating unit 420. Thereby, the first adaptor 433 is connected to the first drive body 200, or the second adaptor 435 is connected to the support body 100.

    [0073] Each of the first and second adaptor 433 and 435 can have a variety of shapes. One embodiment of the shapes of the first and second adaptor 433 and 435 is a protrusion shape.

    [0074] As shown in Fig. 6, the first adaptor 433 has a cylindrical protrusion shape. The cylindrical protrusion is inserted into or removed from a connection depression 211 formed in the rotating arm 210 of the first drive body 200, whereby the first adaptor 433 can be selectively connected to the first drive body 200.

    [0075] A rounded surface part 433r having a predetermined curvature is formed on a corner of a front end of the cylindrical protrusion which forms the first adaptor 433. The rounded surface part 433r functions to make the first adaptor 433 having a cylindrical protrusion shape to be smoothly inserted into the connection depression 211 even when the first adaptor 433 is slightly misaligned from the connection depression 211 because of vibrations or the tolerance of the power transmission unit itself.

    [0076] Even if the first adaptor 433 is not correctly aligned with the connection depression 211, in other words, as shown in Fig. 6, even if the first adaptor 433 is not disposed at a position at which it is accurately inserted into the connection depression 211, the edge of a mouth of the connection depression 211 is brought into contact with the rounded surface part 433r, so that the first adaptor 433 slides towards position B designated by the dotted line of Fig. 6. Thereby, the first adaptor 433 can be smoothly inserted into the connection depression 211.

    [0077] Furthermore, to make insertion of the first adaptor 433 into the connection depression 211 more reliable, a magnet 433m may be provided in the first adaptor 433. Even if a predetermined extent of misalignment occurs, the first adaptor 433 can be smoothly inserted into the connection depression 211 by attractive force between the magnet 433m provided in the first adaptor 433 and a magnet 213 provided in a central portion of the connection depression 211.

    [0078] Further, a separate elastic member 433e may be provided in the first adaptor 433. The elastic member 433e can be embodied by a plate spring so that, when external force is applied to the first adaptor 433, the first adaptor 433 can be elastically compressed. The elastic member 433e can function to absorb shock generated when the first adaptor 433 is inserted into the connection depression 211.

    [0079] Therefore, even if the first adaptor 433 is not precisely aligned with the connection depression 211, because the first adaptor 433 can be elastically compressed by the elastic member 433e, the first adaptor 433 can be smoothly inserted into the connection depression 211.

    [0080] In addition, the first adaptor 433 may be formed of flexible plastic or stainless steel so that the first adaptor 433 can be elastically compressed by itself.

    [0081] The second adaptor 435 has the same shape as that of the first adaptor 433. A connection depression 103 into which the second adaptor 435 can be inserted is formed in the support body 100 in the same shape as that of the connection depression 211 formed in the rotating arm 210. A magnet is provided in the support body 100 at a position facing a magnet which is provided in the second adaptor 435.

    [0082] Each of the first and second adaptors 433 and 435 may have a polygonal protrusion shape as well as a cylindrical protrusion shape.

    [0083] Referring again to Fig. 4, the power unit 440 is formed of a rotary motor or the like which is connected to an end of the ball screw 421. The power unit 440 may be directly connected to the ball screw 421. Alternatively, as shown in Fig. 4, the power unit 440 may be indirectly connected to the ball screw 421 by a timing belt 441.

    [0084] The guide unit 450 is connected to the plate 431 of the adaptor unit 430. The guide unit 450 functions to guide the direction of movement of the adaptor unit 430. For this, the guide unit 450 includes at least one fixed member 451 which supports the adaptor unit 430 and is connected to the plate 431.

    [0085] The fixed member 451 passes through a central portion of the ball shaft 453 so that the ball shaft 453 can move horizontally in the direction in which the adaptor unit 430 moves. The ball shaft 453 includes a separate bearing (not shown) to make the movement of the ball shaft 453 smoother. A first side of the ball shaft 453 makes contact with the second bracket 413 while a second side thereof does not.

    [0086] Figs. 7 and 8 illustrate a power transmission unit 500 which is manually operated, according to a second embodiment of the present invention.

    [0087] As shown in Fig. 7, the power transmission unit 500 according to the second embodiment of the present invention includes a first bracket 511, which is connected to the support unit 320 of the second drive body 300, and a frame unit 510, which has a plurality of connection rods 515 that connect the first bracket 511 to the second bracket 513.

    [0088] The plate 531 is connected to a surface of the second bracket 513. A movable adaptor 540 which is moved towards the first drive body 200 or the support body 100 by a conversion unit 520 is provided in the plate 531.

    [0089] The movable adaptor 540 is a component, such as a protrusion described above, which is inserted into the connection depression 211 of the first drive body 200 or the connection depression 103 of the support body 100. The movable adaptor 540 is disposed in a hole formed through the movable adaptor 540.

    [0090] As shown in Fig. 8, the movable adaptor 540 has a cylindrical shape. A protrusion part 541 which has a diameter larger than that of the movable adaptor 540 and protrudes outwards from the surface of the movable adaptor 540 is provided around a circumferential outer surface of the cylindrical movable adaptor 540.

    [0091] The protrusion part 541 of the movable adaptor 540 is slidably disposed in a guide channel 531c formed in the plate 531. Removal prevention parts 531p are provided on respective opposite ends of the guide channel 531c of the plate 531 so as to prevent the protrusion part 541 from being removed from the guide channel 531c. Therefore, the movable adaptor 540 can slide along the guide channel 531c of the plate 531, but it is blocked by the removal prevention parts 531p so that the movable adaptor 540 can be prevented from being undesirably removed from the guide channel 531c.

    [0092] The conversion unit 520 which functions to move the movable adaptor 540 is provided on the plate 531. The conversion unit 520 moves the movable adaptor 540 by operating a handle 521, so that the movable adaptor 540 is selectively inserted into the connection depression 211 of the first drive body or the connection depression 103 of the support body 100.

    [0093] The conversion unit 520 includes the handle 521, which is held and turned by a user, a rotary core 523, which is provided on an end of the handle 521, and a rotary block 525, which protrudes outwards from the rotary core 523.

    [0094] The rotary block 525 includes two arc-shaped blocks which are spaced apart from each other by a predetermined distance. The rotary block 525 is configured such that it selectively comes into contact with a support block 543. Therefore, when the user holds the handle 521 and rotates it, the rotary block 525 is rotated by the rotation of the handle 521. Then, the support block 543 which is disposed at a side of the rotary blocks 525 is brought into contact with the rotary block 525 and is moved by it, whereby the movable adaptor 540 is moved in one direction.

    [0095] The power transmission unit, described above, which is manually operated, is not limited to the explanation of this specification. In other words, the power transmission unit can have any type structure, so long as the protrusion-shaped movable adaptor 540 can be selectively connected to the rotating arm 210 of the first drive body 200 or the support body 100 manually.

    [0096] Moreover, the shape of the adaptor of the power transmission unit that is automatically or manually operated is not limited to a protrusion shape. The adaptor can be embodied in a variety of shapes as long as it can selectively control the connection between the power transmission unit and the first drive body or the support body. Furthermore, the shape of each of the connection depressions that are formed in the rotating arm of the first drive body and the support body is determined depending on the shape of the adaptor.

    [0097] The X-ray photographing device including the power transmission unit according to the present invention further includes a control unit (not shown) which controls the operation of the X-ray photographing device or the power transmission unit. Furthermore, the X-ray photographing device may further include an angle measurement sensor (not shown) which measures an angle at which the rotating arm 210 or the X-ray receiving unit 310 is rotated. A zero-adjustment state of the X-ray receiving unit 310 can be checked by the angle measurement sensor.

    [0098] Hereinafter, the operation of the power transmission unit of the photographing device according to the present invention having the above-mentioned construction will be described in detail.

    [0099] The X-ray mammography device according to the present invention is configured such that it can carry out mammography, biopsy photography for obtaining tomography information about tissues of a target to be examined, or tomography for making three-dimensional images about the target.

    [0100] Typically, the mammography is performed in such a way that the X-ray source 220 provided on the first drive body 200 and the X-ray receiving unit 310 provided on the second drive body 300 are integrally rotated in the vertical direction. Another embodiment in which the X-ray receiving unit is provided on the first drive body 200 and the X-ray source is provided on the second drive body 300 also falls within the bounds of the present invention. Further, the biopsy photography or tomography is conducted in such a way that only the X-ray source 220 of the first drive body 200 is rotated while the X-ray receiving unit 310 provided on the second drive body 300 is connected to the support body 100.

    [0101] With regard to this, Figs. 9 and 10 schematically illustrate the operation of the device. Fig. 9 illustrates the operation of the device when in the mammography mode. In this case, the power transmission unit 400 of the present invention connects the first drive body 200 to the second drive body 300 so that the first drive body 200 and the second drive body 300 can be integrally rotated by the power source 120.

    [0102] Fig. 10 illustrates the operation of the device when in the biopsy photography or tomography mode. In this case, the power transmission unit 400 of the present invention connects the second drive body 300 to the support body 100 so that only the first drive body 200 is rotated while the second drive body 300 is fixed to the support body 100.

    [0103] Figs. 11 through 13 illustrate in more detail the conditions of the device when in the respective photographing modes.

    [0104] As shown in Fig. 11, in the mammography mode, the first adaptor 433 of the power transmission unit 400 is inserted into the connection depression 211 of the rotating arm 210 of the first drive body 200. The second adaptor 435 is removed from the connection depression 103 of the support body 100. In this way, the power transmission unit 400 integrally connects the rotating arm 210 of the first drive body 200 to the X-ray receiving unit 310 of the second drive body 300. Thereby, the rotating arm 210 and the X-ray receiving unit 310 are integrally rotated.

    [0105] Meanwhile, in the biopsy photography or tomography mode, zero adjustment of the rotating arm 210 or the X-ray receiving unit 310 is carried out such that the rotating arm 210 or the X-ray receiving unit 310 is set to the zero point that is the reference point.

    [0106] After the zero adjustment has been completed, the angle measurement sensor checks whether the rotating arm 210 or the X-ray receiving unit 310 has been set to the zero point. If the rotating arm 210 or the X-ray receiving unit 310 is not aligned with the zero point, the zero adjustment process is conducted again by rotating the rotating arm 210.

    [0107] After the zero adjusted state has been determined by the angle measurement sensor, the power transmission unit 400 is operated, whereby the X-ray receiving unit 310 of the second drive body 300 is connected to the support body 100.

    [0108] As shown in Figs. 11 through 13, when the power unit 440 of the power transmission unit 400 is rotated, the ball screw 421 is rotated. Then, the spline 423 and the adaptor unit 430 are moved towards the support body 100. Thereby, the first adaptor 433 is removed from the connection depression 211 of the rotating arm 210 of the first drive body 200, and the second adaptor 435 is inserted into the connection depression 103 of the support body 100.

    [0109] When the second adaptor 435 is inserted into the connection depression 103, the magnetic force of the magnet 433m, the elastic force of the elastic member 433e and the elasticity of the second adaptor 435 itself can make the insertion of the second adaptor 435 into the connection depression 103 of the support body 100 smoother.

    [0110] As such, the X-ray receiving unit 310 of the second drive body 300 is connected to the support body 100 by the operation of the power transmission unit 400 so that the X-ray receiving unit 310 is not subject to the rotation of the rotating arm 210 of the first drive body 200. In this state, while the rotating arm 210 is rotated, X-ray tomography of the human breast with respect to a predetermined direction can be conducted.

    [0111] Although the preferred embodiments of the present invention have been disclosed for illustrative purposes, those skilled in the art will appreciate that various modifications, additions and substitutions are possible, without departing from the scope of the invention as disclosed in the accompanying claims.


    Claims

    1. A photographing device, comprising:

    a power source (120);

    a support body (100);

    a first drive body (200) connected to the support body (100) so as to be rotatable, the first drive body (200) being rotated by power of the power source (120);

    a second drive body (300) selectively connected to the first drive body (200) so as to be rotatable;

    a power transmission unit (400) selectively connecting the second drive body (300) to the first drive body (200) or the support body (100);

    an X-ray source (220) provided on one of the first drive body (200) and the second drive body (300); and

    an X-ray receiving unit (310) provided on a remaining one of the first drive body (200) or the second drive body (300),

    wherein the power transmission unit (400) is fixed to the second drive body (300) and includes an adaptor unit (430) moving towards the first drive body (200) or the support body (100),

    wherein the adaptor unit (430) includes a plate (431, 531) with a first adaptor (433) for the first drive body (200) and a second adaptor (435) for the support body (100).


     
    2. The photographing device according to claim 1, further comprising:

    a first connection unit (130) provided between the support body (100) and the first drive body (200), the first connection unit (130) rotatably connecting the first drive body (200) to the support body (100); and

    a second connection unit (230) provided between the first drive body (200) and the second drive body (300), the second connection unit (230) rotatably connecting the second drive body (300) to the first drive body (200).


     
    3. The photographing device according to claim 2, wherein
    the first connection unit (130) rotates the first drive body (200) depending on rotation of the power source (120), and
    the second connection unit (230) rotates the second drive body (300) using power transmitted by the power transmission unit (400).
     
    4. The photographing device according to claim 1, wherein the power transmission unit (400) connects the first drive body (200) to the second drive body (300) so that the first drive body (200) and the second drive body (300) are integrally rotated by rotation of the power source (120), or the power transmission unit (400) connects the second drive body (300) to the support body (100) so that only the first drive body (200) is rotated.
     
    5. The photographing device according to claim 1, wherein:

    the first adaptor (433) is inserted into a connection depression of the first drive body (200); and

    the second adaptor (435) is inserted into a connection depression (211) of the support body (100).


     
    6. The photographing device according to claim 1, wherein the power transmission unit (400) further includes:

    a frame unit (410, 510) connected to the second drive body (300); and

    an actuating unit (420) provided in the frame unit (410, 510) for operating the adaptor unit (430).


     
    7. The photographing device according to claim 6, further comprising
    a power unit (440) providing power to the actuating unit (420) .
     
    8. The photographing device according to claim 6, wherein the adaptor unit (430) further includes:

    a plate (431, 531) connected to the actuating unit (420);

    the first adaptor (433) provided on a first surface of the plate (431, 531); and

    the second adaptor (435) provided on a second surface of the plate (431, 531).


     
    9. The photographing device according to claim 1, wherein the first adaptor (433) has a cylindrical protrusion shape and is selectively seated into a connection depression (211) formed in the first drive body (200).
     
    10. The photographing device according to claim 1, wherein the second adaptor (435) has a cylindrical protrusion shape and is selectively seated into a connection depression (103) formed in the support body (100).
     
    11. The photographing device according to claim 8, wherein the actuating unit (420) includes:

    a ball screw (421) provided in the frame unit (410, 510) and connected at an end thereof to the power unit (440); and

    a spline (423) threadedly coupled to the ball screw (421) and connected at an end thereof to the adaptor unit (420).


     
    12. The photographing device according to claim 8, wherein the frame unit (410, 510) includes:

    a first bracket (411) connected to the second drive body (300) ;

    a second bracket (413) connected to the first bracket; (413) and

    a plurality of connection rods (415) connecting the first bracket (411) to the second bracket (413).


     
    13. The photographing device according to claim 1, wherein the adaptor unit (430) further includes a guide unit (450) assisting and guiding movement of the adaptor unit (420) .
     
    14. The photographing device according to claim 13, wherein the guide unit (450) includes:

    a ball shaft (453) connected to the adaptor unit (430); and

    a housing connected to the ball shaft (453).


     
    15. The photographing device according to claim 9, wherein the first adaptor (433) or the second adaptor (435) includes a magnet unit generating magnetic force along with the connection depression (211).
     
    16. The photographing device according to claim 10, wherein the first adaptor (433) or the second adaptor (435) includes an elastic member (433e) providing elastic force to the first adaptor (433).
     
    17. The photographing device according to claim 1, wherein the power transmission unit (400) is configured such that the first drive body (200) and the second drive body (300) are manually connected to each other or manually disconnected from each other, and the second drive body (300) and the support body (100) are manually connected to each other or manually disconnected from each other.
     
    18. The photographing device according to claim 17, wherein the power transmission unit (400) further includes:

    a frame unit (410, 510) connected to the second drive body (300);

    the adaptor unit (430) being movable in the frame unit (410, 510); and

    a conversion unit (520) provided on the adaptor unit (430) for manually converting a connection state of the movable adaptor (540).


     
    19. The photographing device according to claim 18, wherein the adaptor unit (430) is provided in a plate (431) of the frame unit (410, 510) and the first adaptor (433) is inserted into a connection depression (211) of the first drive body (200) or a connection depression (103) of the support body (100) .
     
    20. The photographing device according to claim 1, wherein the movable adaptor (540) includes:

    a protrusion part (541) sliding along a guide channel (531c) formed in the plate (531); and

    a removal prevention part (531p) preventing the protrusion part (541) from being removed from the plate (531).


     
    21. The photographing device according to claim 18, wherein the conversion unit (520) includes:

    a rotary core (523) provided in the frame unit (410, 510) ;

    a handle (521) connected to the rotary core (523); and

    a rotary block (525) connected to the rotary core (523), the rotary block (525) coming into contact with a support block (543) provided on the adaptor unit (430).


     
    22. The photographing device according to claim 1 comprising an X-ray mammography device,
    wherein, when in a mammography mode, the first drive body (200) and the second drive body (300) are connected to each other so that the first and second drive bodies (200, 300) are integrally rotated, and
    when in a biopsy photography or tomography mode, the first drive body (200) and the second drive body (300) are disconnected from each other, and the second drive body (300) and the support body (100) are connected to each other.
     
    23. The photographing device comprising an X-ray mammography device according to claim 22, further comprising
    a pressing unit (330) configured to press a breast of a patient.
     


    Ansprüche

    1. Fotografiervorrichtung, umfassend:

    eine Stromquelle (120);

    einen Trägerkörper (100);

    einen ersten Antriebskörper (200), der mit dem Trägerkörper (100) so verbunden ist, dass er drehbar ist, wobei der erste Antriebskörper (200) durch die Kraft der Energiequelle (120) gedreht wird;

    einen zweiten Antriebskörper (300), der selektiv mit dem ersten Antriebskörper (200) verbunden ist, so dass er drehbar ist;

    eine Kraftübertragungseinheit (400), die wahlweise den zweiten Antriebskörper (300) mit dem ersten Antriebskörper (200) oder dem Stützkörper (100) verbindet;

    eine Röntgenquelle (220), die entweder auf dem ersten Antriebskörper (200) oder dem zweiten Antriebskörper (300) vorgesehen ist; und

    eine Röntgenempfangseinheit (310), die auf einem verbleibenden des ersten Antriebskörpers (200) oder des zweiten Antriebskörpers (300) vorgesehen ist,

    wobei die Kraftübertragungseinheit (400) an dem zweiten Antriebskörper (300) befestigt ist und eine Adaptereinheit (430) aufweist, die sich auf den ersten Antriebskörper (200) oder den Stützkörper (100) zubewegt,

    wobei die Adaptereinheit (430) eine Platte (431, 531) mit einem ersten Adapter (433) für den ersten Antriebskörper (200) und einem zweiten Adapter (435) für den Trägerkörper (100) aufweist.


     
    2. Fotografiervorrichtung nach Anspruch 1, weiter umfassend:

    eine erste Verbindungseinheit (130), die zwischen dem Trägerkörper (100) und dem ersten Antriebskörper (200) vorgesehen ist, wobei die erste Verbindungseinheit (130) den ersten Antriebskörper (200) drehbar mit dem Trägerkörper (100) verbindet; und

    eine zweite Verbindungseinheit (230), die zwischen dem ersten Antriebskörper (200) und dem zweiten Antriebskörper (300) vorgesehen ist, wobei die zweite Verbindungseinheit (230) den zweiten Antriebskörper (300) drehbar mit dem ersten Antriebskörper (200) verbindet.


     
    3. Fotografiervorrichtung nach Anspruch 2, wobei
    die erste Anschlusseinheit (130) den ersten Antriebskörper (200) in Abhängigkeit von der Drehung der Stromquelle (120) dreht, und
    die zweite Verbindungseinheit (230) den zweiten Antriebskörper (300) mit Hilfe der von der Kraftübertragungseinheit (400) übertragenen Leistung dreht.
     
    4. Fotografiervorrichtung nach Anspruch 1, wobei die Kraftübertragungseinheit (400) den ersten Antriebskörper (200) mit dem zweiten Antriebskörper (300) verbindet, so dass der erste Antriebskörper (200) und der zweite Antriebskörper (300) durch die Drehung der Kraftquelle (120) integral gedreht werden, oder die Kraftübertragungseinheit (400) den zweiten Antriebskörper (300) mit dem Trägerkörper (100) verbindet, so dass nur der erste Antriebskörper (200) gedreht wird.
     
    5. Fotografiervorrichtung nach Anspruch 1, wobei:

    der erste Adapter (433) in eine Verbindungsmulde des ersten Antriebskörpers (200) eingeführt wird; und

    der zweite Adapter (435) in eine Anschlussvertiefung (211) des Stützkörpers (100) eingesetzt wird.


     
    6. Fotografiervorrichtung nach Anspruch 1, in der die Kraftübertragungseinheit (400) weiterhin umfasst:

    eine Rahmeneinheit (410, 510), die mit dem zweiten Antriebskörper (300) verbunden ist; und

    eine in der Rahmeneinheit (410, 510) vorgesehene Betätigungseinheit (420) zum Betrieb der Adaptereinheit (430).


     
    7. Fotografiervorrichtung nach Anspruch 6, die ferner eine Leistungseinheit (440) umfasst, die die Betätigungseinheit (420) mit Strom versorgt.
     
    8. Fotografiervorrichtung nach Anspruch 6, wobei die Adaptereinheit (430) weiterhin umfasst:

    eine Platte (431, 531), die mit der Betätigungseinheit (420) verbunden ist;

    den ersten Adapter (433), der auf einer ersten Oberfläche der Platte (431, 531) vorgesehen ist; und

    den zweiten Adapter (435), der auf einer zweiten Oberfläche der Platte (431, 531) vorgesehen ist.


     
    9. Fotografiervorrichtung nach Anspruch 1, wobei der erste Adapter (433) eine zylindrische Vorsprungsform aufweist und selektiv in eine im ersten Antriebskörper (200) ausgebildete Verbindungsvertiefung (211) eingesetzt ist.
     
    10. Fotografiervorrichtung nach Anspruch 1, wobei der zweite Adapter (435) eine zylindrische Vorsprungsform aufweist und selektiv in eine in dem Trägerkörper (100) ausgebildete Verbindungsmulde (103) eingesetzt wird.
     
    11. Fotografiervorrichtung nach Anspruch 8, wobei die Betätigungseinheit (420) umfasst:

    eine Kugelumlaufspindel (421), die in der Rahmeneinheit (410, 510) vorgesehen und an einem Ende davon mit der Antriebseinheit (440) verbunden ist; und

    eine Keilnut (423), die mit der Kugelumlaufspindel (421) verschraubt und an einem Ende mit der Adaptereinheit (420) verbunden ist.


     
    12. Fotografiervorrichtung nach Anspruch 8, wobei die Rahmeneinheit (410, 510) umfasst:

    eine erste Halterung (411), die mit dem zweiten Antriebskörper (300) verbunden ist;

    eine zweite Halterung (413), die mit der ersten Halterung (413) verbunden ist; und

    eine Vielzahl von Verbindungsstangen (415), die die erste Halterung (411) mit der zweiten Halterung (413) verbinden.


     
    13. Fotografiervorrichtung nach Anspruch 1, wobei die Adaptereinheit (430) ferner eine Führungseinheit (450) aufweist, die die Bewegung der Adaptereinheit (420) unterstützt und führt.
     
    14. Fotografiervorrichtung nach Anspruch 13, wobei die Führungseinheit (450) umfasst:

    eine Kugelwelle (453), die mit der Adaptereinheit (430) verbunden ist; und

    ein mit der Kugelwelle (453) verbundenes Gehäuse.


     
    15. Fotografiervorrichtung nach Anspruch 9, wobei der erste Adapter (433) oder der zweite Adapter (435) eine Magneteinheit enthält, die zusammen mit der Verbindungsmulde (211) eine magnetische Kraft erzeugt.
     
    16. Fotografiervorrichtung nach Anspruch 10, wobei der erste Adapter (433) oder der zweite Adapter (435) ein elastisches Element (433e) aufweist, das eine elastische Kraft auf den ersten Adapter (433) ausübt.
     
    17. Fotografiervorrichtung nach Anspruch 1, wobei die Kraftübertragungseinheit (400) dazu eigerichtet ist, dass der erste Antriebskörper (200) und der zweite Antriebskörper (300) manuell miteinander verbunden oder manuell voneinander getrennt werden, und der zweite Antriebskörper (300) und der Stützkörper (100) manuell miteinander verbunden oder manuell voneinander getrennt werden.
     
    18. Fotografiervorrichtung nach Anspruch 17, wobei die Kraftübertragungseinheit (400) ferner umfasst:

    eine Rahmeneinheit (410, 510), die mit dem zweiten Antriebskörper (300) verbunden ist;

    die Adaptereinheit (430), die in der Rahmeneinheit (410, 510) beweglich ist; und

    eine Umwandlungseinheit (520), die an der Adaptereinheit (430) vorgesehen ist, um einen Verbindungszustand des beweglichen Adapters (540) manuell umzuwandeln.


     
    19. Fotografiervorrichtung nach Anspruch 18, wobei die Adaptereinheit (430) in einer Platte (431) der Rahmeneinheit (410, 510) vorgesehen ist und der erste Adapter (433) in eine Verbindungsmulde (211) des ersten Antriebskörpers (200) oder eine Verbindungsmulde (103) des Trägerkörpers (100) eingesetzt ist.
     
    20. Fotografiervorrichtung nach Anspruch 1, wobei der bewegliche Adapter (540) umfasst:

    ein Vorsprungsteil (541), das entlang eines in der Platte (531) ausgebildeten Führungskanals (531c) gleitet; und

    ein Entnahmeverhinderungsteil (531p), das verhindert, dass der vorstehende Teil (541) von der Platte (531) entfernt werden kann.


     
    21. Fotografiervorrichtung nach Anspruch 18, wobei die Umrechnungseinheit (520) umfasst:

    einen in der Rahmeneinheit (410, 510) vorgesehenen Drehkern (523);

    einen Griff (521), der mit dem Drehkern (523) verbunden ist; und

    einen Drehblock (525), der mit dem Drehkern (523) verbunden ist, wobei der Drehblock (525) mit einem an der Adaptereinheit (430) vorgesehenen Stützblock (543) in Kontakt kommt.


     
    22. Fotografiervorrichtung nach Anspruch 1, bestehend aus einem Röntgen-Mammographiegerät,
    wobei in einem Mammographie-Modus der erste Antriebskörper (200) und der zweite Antriebskörper (300) miteinander verbunden sind, so dass der erste und der zweite Antriebskörper (200, 300) integral gedreht werden, und
    wenn in einem Biopsie-Fotografie- oder Tomografie-Modus der erste Antriebskörper (200) und der zweite Antriebskörper (300) voneinander getrennt sind und der zweite Antriebskörper (300) und der Stützkörper (100) miteinander verbunden sind.
     
    23. Fotografiervorrichtung, die ein Röntgen-Mammographiegerät nach Anspruch 22 umfasst, umfasst ferner eine Drückeinheit (330), die zum Drücken einer Brust einer Patientin eingerichtet ist.
     


    Revendications

    1. Un dispositif photographique, comprenant :

    une source d'énergie (120) ;

    un corps de support (100) ;

    un premier corps d'entraînement (200) relié au corps de support (100) de manière à pouvoir tourner, le premier corps d'entraînement (200) étant mis en rotation par la puissance de la source d'énergie (120) ;

    un deuxième corps d'entraînement (300) relié sélectivement au premier corps d'entraînement (200) de manière à pouvoir tourner ;

    une unité de transmission de puissance (400) reliant sélectivement le second corps d'entraînement (300) au premier corps d'entraînement (200) ou au corps de support (100) ;

    une source de rayons X (220) prévue sur l'un des premier corps d'entraînement (200) et deuxième corps d'entraînement (300) ; et

    une unité de réception des rayons X (310) prévue sur l'un des deux autres corps d'entraînement (200) ou sur le deuxième corps d'entraînement (300),

    dans lequel l'unité de transmission de puissance (400) est fixée au deuxième corps d'entraînement (300) et comprend une unité d'adaptation (430) se déplaçant vers le premier corps d'entraînement (200) ou le corps de support (100),

    dans lequel l'unité d'adaptateur (430) comprend une plaque (431, 531) avec un premier adaptateur (433) pour le premier corps d'entraînement (200) et un second adaptateur (435) pour le corps de support (100).


     
    2. Dispositif photographique selon la revendication 1, comprenant en outre :

    une première unité de connexion (130) prévue entre le corps de support (100) et le premier corps d'entraînement (200), la première unité de connexion (130) reliant de manière rotative le premier corps d'entraînement (200) au corps de support (100) ; et

    une seconde unité de connexion (230) prévue entre le premier corps d'entraînement (200) et le second corps d'entraînement (300), la seconde unité de connexion (230) reliant de manière rotative le second corps d'entraînement (300) au premier corps d'entraînement (200).


     
    3. Dispositif photographique selon la revendication 2, dans lequel
    la première unité de connexion (130) fait tourner le premier corps d'entraînement (200) en fonction de la rotation de la source d'énergie (120), et
    la deuxième unité de connexion (230) fait tourner le deuxième corps d'entraînement (300) en utilisant la puissance transmise par l'unité de transmission de puissance (400).
     
    4. Dispositif photographique selon la revendication 1, dans lequel l'unité de transmission de puissance (400) relie le premier corps d'entraînement (200) au deuxième corps d'entraînement (300) de sorte que le premier corps d'entraînement (200) et le deuxième corps d'entraînement (300) sont intégralement mis en rotation par la rotation de la source d'énergie (120), ou l'unité de transmission de puissance (400) relie le deuxième corps d'entraînement (300) au corps de support (100) de sorte que seul le premier corps d'entraînement (200) est mis en rotation.
     
    5. Dispositif photographique selon la revendication 1, dans lequel :

    le premier adaptateur (433) est inséré dans une dépression de connexion du premier corps d'entraînement (200) ; et

    le deuxième adaptateur (435) est inséré dans une dépression de connexion (211) du corps de soutien (100).


     
    6. Dispositif photographique selon la revendication 1, dans lequel l'unité de transmission de puissance (400) comprend en outre :

    une unité de cadre (410, 510) reliée au deuxième corps de transmission (300)

    une unité d'actionnement (420) prévue dans l'unité du cadre (410, 510) pour faire fonctionner l'unité d'adaptation (430).


     
    7. Dispositif photographique selon la revendication 6, comprenant en outre une unité de puissance (440) fournissant l'énergie à l'unité d'actionnement (420).
     
    8. Dispositif photographique selon la revendication 6, dans lequel l'unité d'adaptation (430) comprend en outre :

    une plaque (431, 531) reliée à l'unité d'actionnement (420) ;

    le premier adaptateur (433) prévu sur une première surface de la plaque (431, 531) ; et

    le second adaptateur (435) prévu sur une seconde surface de la plaque (431, 531).


     
    9. Dispositif photographique selon la revendication 1, dans lequel le premier adaptateur (433) a une forme de saillie cylindrique et est sélectivement placé dans une dépression de connexion (211) formée dans le premier corps d'entraînement (200).
     
    10. Dispositif photographique selon la revendication 1, dans lequel le deuxième adaptateur (435) a une forme de saillie cylindrique et est sélectivement placé dans une dépression de connexion (103) formée dans le corps de support (100).
     
    11. Dispositif photographique selon la revendication 8, dans lequel l'unité d'actionnement (420) comprend :

    une vis à billes (421) prévue dans l'unité de cadre (410, 510) et reliée à une extrémité de celle-ci à l'unité d'alimentation (440) ; et

    une cannelure (423) couplée par filetage à la vis à billes (421) et reliée à une extrémité de celle-ci à l'unité d'adaptation (420).


     
    12. Dispositif photographique selon la revendication 8, dans lequel l'unité de cadre (410, 510) comprend :

    un premier support (411) relié au deuxième corps d'entraînement (300) ;

    un deuxième support (413) relié au premier support ; (413) et

    une pluralité de tiges de connexion (415) reliant le premier support (411) au second support (413).


     
    13. Dispositif photographique selon la revendication 1, dans lequel l'unité d'adaptation (430) comprend en outre une unité de guidage (450) qui assiste et guide le mouvement de l'unité d'adaptation (420).
     
    14. Dispositif photographique selon la revendication 13, dans lequel l'unité de guidage (450) comprend :

    un arbre à billes (453) relié à l'unité d'adaptation (430) ; et

    un boîtier relié à l'arbre à billes (453).


     
    15. Dispositif photographique selon la revendication 9, dans lequel le premier adaptateur (433) ou le second adaptateur (435) comprend une unité d'aimant générant une force magnétique avec la dépression de connexion (211).
     
    16. Dispositif photographique selon la revendication 10, dans lequel le premier adaptateur (433) ou le deuxième adaptateur (435) comprend un élément élastique (433e) fournissant une force élastique au premier adaptateur (433).
     
    17. Dispositif photographique selon la revendication 1, dans lequel l'unité de transmission de puissance (400) est configurée de telle sorte que le premier corps d'entraînement (200) et le deuxième corps d'entraînement (300) sont manuellement connectés l'un à l'autre ou manuellement déconnectés l'un de l'autre, et le deuxième corps d'entraînement (300) et le corps de support (100) sont manuellement connectés l'un à l'autre ou manuellement déconnectés l'un de l'autre.
     
    18. Dispositif photographique selon la revendication 17, dans lequel l'unité de transmission de puissance (400) comprend en outre :

    une unité de cadre (410, 510) connectée au deuxième corps d'entraînement (300) ;

    l'unité d'adaptation (430) étant mobile dans l'unité de cadre (410, 510) ; et

    une unité de conversion (520) prévue sur l'unité d'adaptation (430) pour convertir manuellement un état de connexion de l'adaptateur mobile (540).


     
    19. Dispositif photographique selon la revendication 18, dans lequel l'unité d'adaptateur (430) est prévue dans une plaque (431) de l'unité de cadre (410, 510) et le premier adaptateur (433) est inséré dans une dépression de connexion (211) du premier corps d'entraînement (200) ou une dépression de connexion (103) du corps de support (100).
     
    20. Dispositif photographique selon la revendication 1, dans lequel l'adaptateur mobile (540) comprend :

    une partie en saillie (541) coulissant le long d'un canal de guidage (531c) formé dans la plaque (531) ; et

    une partie empêchant le retrait (531p) de la partie saillante (541) de la plaque (531).


     
    21. Dispositif photographique selon la revendication 18, dans lequel l'unité de conversion (520) comprend :

    un noyau rotatif (523) prévu dans l'unité de cadre (410, 510) ;

    une poignée (521) reliée au noyau rotatif (523) ; et

    un bloc rotatif (525) relié au noyau rotatif (523), le bloc rotatif (525) entrant en contact avec un bloc de support (543) prévu sur l'unité d'adaptation (430).


     
    22. Dispositif photographique selon la revendication 1 comprenant un appareil de mammographie à rayons X,
    dans lequel, en mode mammographie, le premier corps d'entraînement (200) et le deuxième corps d'entraînement (300) sont reliés l'un à l'autre de sorte que les premier et deuxième corps d'entraînement (200, 300) sont intégralement tournés, et
    lorsqu'en mode de photographie par biopsie ou tomographie, le premier corps d'entraînement (200) et le second corps d'entraînement (300) sont déconnectés l'un de l'autre, et le second corps d'entraînement (300) et le corps de support (100) sont connectés l'un à l'autre.
     
    23. Dispositif photographique comprenant un appareil de mammographie à rayons X selon la revendication 22, comprenant en outre
    une unité de pressage (330) configurée pour presser le sein d'un patient.
     




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