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Summary for Patent: 7,396,361
|Title:||Light treatment head|
|Abstract:||A light treatment head which incorporates an array of light sources, a flexible power distribution panel, a plurality of heat sink bodies closely associated with the light sources, and a flexible housing enclosing the light sources, the distribution panel and the heat sink bodies.|
|Inventor(s):||Kahn; Fred (Toronto, Ontario, CA), Hacco; Eli (Toronto, Ontario, CA), Slonchka; Mark Anthony Peter (Brampton, Ontario, CA)|
1. A light treatment head for the application of light therapy to a living body, and comprising; a flexible power distribution board, a plurality of light sources connected
to said board; a plurality of individual separate heat sink bodies closely associated with the light sources; a flexible housing for enclosing the light sources, the distribution board and the plurality of individual separate heat sink bodies in turn
comprising: a flexible face panel formed with a plurality of holes for receiving said light sources; a flexible back panel overlying all said individual separate heat sink bodies; a plurality of heat sink body recesses formed in said back panel and
shaped to receive respective said individual separate heat sink bodies and forming an array of fin like bodies; and, free air spaces defined between said fin like bodies on the exterior of said back panel, to permit air circulation between and around
said fin like bodies thereby dissipating heat from said heat sink bodies.
2. A light treatment head for the application of light therapy to a living body, as claimed in claim 1, including edge flanges formed around the back panel of said flexible housing and the face panel of said flexible housing, said edge flanges being bonded together around said housing.
3. A light treatment head for the application of light therapy to a living body, as claimed in claim 1 wherein said heat sink bodies are secured in said recesses by adhesive.
4. A light treatment head for the application of light therapy to a living body, as claimed in claim 1 wherein said face panel and back panel are formed of synthetic flexible material, selected from the group of silicon type materials which can be moulded to the desired shape, and which can be subjected to heat, and which will remain flexible, said face panel and said back panel being bonded together around said board and said light sources and said heat sink bodies.
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