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Thermal applicators

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607 - Surgery: light, thermal, and electrical application

607001000 - LIGHT, THERMAL, AND ELECTRICAL APPLICATION

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Class / Patent application numberDescriptionNumber of patent applications / Date published
607104000 With fluid supply 233
607108000 For specific external body area 98
607100000 Electromagnetic radiation (e.g., infrared) 76
607112000 With support or fastening means 50
607114000 Thermal material receptacle 39
607113000 Internal application 31
607098000 Electric current 29
607103000 Electromagnetic induction 6
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20120203311Helical air distribution system - A self-contained helical air distribution system for the body of an individual which can distribute air over both the chest and back of the individual, the system including a battery operated blower fan in communication with the plenum and manifold, the manifold having a plurality of tubular distribution conduits, each conduit having a capped end, the conduits extending over the chest and back of the body, the conduits formed with a spiral helix cut allowing the tubular conduits to react to the motion of the human body, the spiral helix cuts reacting to such movement, thereby allowing air to selectively escape from the expansion of these cuts providing a cooling and evaporate effect. With slight adaptation the air distribution system can distribute heated air and also be used to control the ambient temperature about inanimate objects, such as computers, electronic instruments, windshields, and car seats.08-09-2012
20130079851Steam-Generative Warming Device - A steam-generative warming device 03-28-2013
20130041435THERAPEUTIC DEVICE - A therapeutic device includes an elastomeric outer shell configured as a human hand and defining an interior area, the outer shell having a finger end opposite a wrist end. The device includes a pocket in the interior area, the pocket being defined by an inner wall. An endplate is coupled to the outer shell and coupled to the inner wall to define a closed area between the outer shell and pocket, the endplate having an opening for allowing access to the pocket. A fill material is positioned in the closed area. The device includes a vibrating unit removably positioned in the pocket through the endplate opening, the vibrating unit having a lock complementary to a catch to couple the vibrating unit to the endplate, the vibrating unit having a vibrating motor in electrical communication with a power source and a switch.02-14-2013
20090149927METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CONTROLLING A WARMING THERAPY DEVICE - An apparatus and method for controlling a warming therapy device (e.g., incubator, warmer, etc.) is described. In one exemplary embodiment, the apparatus includes a Graphical User Interlace (GUI) coupled to the warming therapy device for monitoring patient medical information, and for controlling various aspects of the warming therapy device accordingly.06-11-2009
20130073012Device and Method for Temperature Management of Heating Pad Systems - According to some embodiments, an apparatus for warming a patient on a thermal pad includes a heating element to heat a surface of the thermal pad. A power unit is operable to provide power to the heating element. Respective ones of a plurality of sensors are coupled to detect temperature at select portions of the surface of the thermal pad, while a heating element sensor is coupled to detect a temperature of the heating element. A temperature control circuit board is embedded within the thermal pad and is electrically coupled to the plurality of sensors and the heating element sensor. The temperature control circuit board is operable to limit a temperature at the surface of the thermal pad to a safe temperature based on the temperature detected by the plurality of sensors and the heating element sensor.03-21-2013
20130060308Device and Method for Temperature Management of Heating Pad Systems - According to some embodiments, an apparatus for warming a patient on a thermal pad includes a heating element to heat a surface of the thermal pad. A power unit is operable to provide power to the heating element. Respective ones of a plurality of sensors are coupled to detect temperature at select portions of the surface of the thermal pad, while a heating element sensor is coupled to detect a temperature of the heating element. A temperature control circuit board is embedded within the thermal pad and is electrically coupled to the plurality of sensors and the heating element sensor. The temperature control circuit board is operable to limit a temperature at the surface of the thermal pad to a safe temperature based on the temperature detected by the plurality of sensors and the heating element sensor.03-07-2013
20110022133METHOD FOR PROVIDING DIRECTIONAL THERAPY TO SKELETAL JOINTS - An ultrasound therapy system and method is provided that provides directional, focused ultrasound to localized regions of tissue within body joints, such as spinal joints. An ultrasound emitter or transducer is delivered to a location within the body associated with the joint and heats the target region of tissue associated with the joint from the location. Such locations for ultrasound transducer placement may include for example in or around the intervertebral discs, or the bony structures such as vertebral bodies or posterior vertebral elements such as facet joints. Various modes of operation provide for selective, controlled heating at different temperature ranges to provide different intended results in the target tissue, which ranges are significantly affected by pre-stressed tissues such as in-vivo intervertebral discs. In particular, treatments above 70 degrees C., and in particular 75 degrees C., are used for structural remodeling, whereas lower temperatures achieve other responses without appreciable remodeling.01-27-2011
20090149925Temperature Indicator for Warming Products - A warming product (e.g., mask, glove, sock, etc.) configured to provide heat to the body part of a user is provided. The warming product contains a thermochromic composition that undergoes a color change at a certain temperature. The color change may signal to a user that the warming product is hot, thus providing an indication that the desired treatment is still functioning. Likewise, the color change may signal that the product is cool, thus providing an indication that the treatment is complete.06-11-2009
20090149926System for thermal modulation of neural activity - Methods and related systems for modulating neural activity by blocking conduction in peripheral neural structures with thermal stimuli are disclosed. Methods and systems for reversing effects of thermal blocking stimuli and/or for producing substantially permanent conduction block are also disclosed.06-11-2009
20090149928Method of dynamic binary temperature therapy - In a dynamic contrast temperature system including a thermocycling block and an organism zone multi-modules temperature applicator a method of spatiotemporal temperature-physiological optimizing includes modules structure arranging and modulating a module temperature action with a law, a range and a frequency providing a cooling phase and a heating phase of a “drop-shaped” form law so, that each two side by side disposed the modules form a temperature pair with a modulated binary temperature action gradient, and a modulation comparative phase provides a phase shift to a comparative phase of an independent periodic additional action process; and gradient-wave therapeutically optimized changing the modulation parameters in dependence on the changes of the organism physiological characteristics.06-11-2009
20120109267HEATING SYSTEM FOR A HYPERTHERMIA APPARATUS - A heating system for a hyperthermia apparatus may include a heater having a plurality of independently controllable heater elements located on one or more surfaces of the heater, and a temperature sensor associated with one or more of the heater elements. Each of the surfaces may be proximate to a reservoir cartridge. The heating system may include a computing device in communication with the temperature sensor. The computing device may be configured to adjust an amount of electrical current to the one or more heater elements associated with the temperature sensor based on a temperature reading received from the temperature sensor.05-03-2012
20100100161COOLING OF LOCALIZED AREAS OF THE BODY FOR CEREBRAL BLOOD FLOW AUGMENTATION - Methods are described for augmenting cerebral blood flow and altering sympathetic nerve firing and catecholamine release by cooling a part of the body. In particular localized cooling of the nose or mouth is used to augment cerebral blood flow and alter sympathetic nerve firing. By cooling a localized area such as nose or mouth, release of norepinephrine after an ischemic event is inhibited. The methods described may be applied to augment cerebral blood flow and alter catecholamine release, particularly in treatment of stroke, heart attack and transient ischemic event.04-22-2010
20080312722HEAT STORAGE/RELEASE DEVICE - A heat storage/release device for hot/cold compress application is disclosed to include a bag, which defines therein a sealed accommodation chamber, a heat storage/release material, which is accommodated in the accommodation chamber of the bag and adapted for storing/releasing heat energy, and flexible members fastened to the bag at two opposite sides relative to the accommodation chamber and bendable to hold the bag in a predetermined shape and to secure the bag to a person's face.12-18-2008
20120197360SYSTEM FOR INNER EYELID HEAT AND PRESSURE TREATMENT FOR TREATING MEIBOMIAN GLAND DYSFUNCTION - A system for treating meibomian gland dysfunction comprising a heating element that applies heat to the inside of the eyelid to provide conductive heat transfer to the meibomian glands, which assists in the expression of obstructions or occlusions in the meibomian glands to restore sufficient sebum flow to the lipid layer to treat dry eye. Temperatures at the meibomian glands reach desired higher temperature levels more quickly and efficiently when heating the inside of the eyelid, which may assist in removing obstructions in the meibomian glands. Less time may also be required to reach desired temperature levels when applying heat to the inside of the eyelid. A force application device may also apply force to the patient's eyelid to express the obstruction from the meibomian gland, including from a channel of the meibomian gland, and to increase the temperature level and/or reduce the time to reach desired temperature levels.08-02-2012
20090177257Method and apparatus for performing warming therapy utilizing matrix heating - An apparatus and method for performing warming therapy is described. In one exemplary embodiment, the apparatus includes a warming platform, a heating source, a controller, and a plurality sensors. The heating source comprises a plurality of heating elements forming a matrix, wherein each heating element is operable to heat a corresponding region of the warming platform. The controller is operatively coupled to the heating source for controlling the temperature in each region of the warming platform. The plurality of sensors are operatively coupled to the controller for sensing a physiological parameter of a patient (e.g., body temperature) residing on the warming platform, and providing one or more control signals to the controller for selectively controlling the heating elements.07-09-2009
20090326619HOT/COLD REUSABLE THERAPUTIC PACK - A hot/cold reusable therapeutic pack is disclosed. The pack comprises a first pouch with salt and a second pouch with sand disposed on top of the first pouch. The pack provides good heat/cold retention and ability to evacuate fluids from the affected area.12-31-2009
20110230942HIGH-RESOLUTION INFRARED IMAGING FOR ENHANCED DETECTION, DIAGNOSIS, AND TREATMENT OF CUTANEOUS LESIONS - A medical diagnosis system, comprising: a thermal stimulator; an infrared detection system constructed and arranged to detect infrared radiation from at least a portion of a subject under observation to provide an output signal from the portion of the subject after undergoing thermal stimulation from said thermal stimulator; and a signal processor in communication with the infrared detection system to receive the output signal from the infrared detection system, wherein the signal processor determines a measured thermal response of the portion of the subject to the thermal stimulation and compares the measured thermal response to an expected thermal response to determine a presence of an abnormality.09-22-2011
20090099629SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PATIENT TEMPERATURE CONTROL - A patient temperature control system and method are provided for automated temperature control according to a programmed protocol. In one aspect, at least one programmed protocol may be established for each of a plurality of patient thermal therapy phases. In turn, the temperature of a thermal exchange medium may be controlled, based at least in part, upon the programmed protocol, during each of the phases. In another aspect, a plurality of programmed protocols may be established, wherein a selected one of the protocols (e.g. selected by a user at a user interface) may be utilized for automated temperature control during patient thermal therapy. The protocol(s) may include a target patient temperature and/or a set duration for one or more of the phase of thermal therapy. Further, the protocol(s) may be user-definable and modifiable during therapy. In a multi-phase configuration, automatic termination and initiation of successive phases may be selectively established by a user, based on target patient temperature data and/or set duration data on a phase-specific basis.04-16-2009
20090099630TUCKABLE ELECTRIC WARMING BLANKET FOR PATIENT WARMING - A tuckable electric warming blanket for patient warming and a method of using such a warming blanket. The blanket may be used to warm the lower body of the patient or other portion of the patient's body. The blanket may include one or more rigid stays that extend along the right and left sides of the blanket. The stays assist in fully tucking the blanket under the patient and reduce the potential for bunching up the heating element under the patient. The blanket may also include a flexible, unheated foot portion that is tuckable about the patient's feet.04-16-2009
20080288033Heat transfer pad having occlusion-resistant ports - A heat transfer pad includes a bladder and a pad port. The bladder has an outside perimeter, an inner face and an outer face enclosing a bladder interior. The pad port has a tubing segment with a proximal end which extends through the outside perimeter of the bladder into the bladder interior. A port seal is formed by bonding the inner and outer faces of the bladder to the proximal end of the tubing segment at a port bond point distal to the outside perimeter of the bladder in the bladder interior. The proximal end of the tubing segment is maintained unbonded to the inner and outer faces of the bladder between the port seal and the outside perimeter of the bladder, thereby defining a strain relief section of the bladder which resists occlusion of the pad port.11-20-2008
20100152821PORTABLE PATIENT TEMPERATURE ADJUSTMENT APPARATUS AND METHOD - Embodiments of the invention provide devices and methods for the in situ or in transit adjustment of the core body temperature of a patient. Devices according to some embodiments include a control unit and pressure chamber adapted to apply a pulsating negative pressure to a limb of the patient. An adjustment temperature applied during the application of the pulsating pressure can heat or cool the patient as necessary. Devices and methods disclosed herein can provide for efficient heating and/or cooling of a patient. In addition, devices and methods provide such functionality in a portable device that can be manually carried by an individual.06-17-2010
20100241199HEAT GENERATING DEVICE - A heat generating device includes a heat generating element enclosed in an air-permeable stretch bag. The heat generating element includes an air-permeable first side adapted to be located proximal to the skin of a wearer, a second side adapted to be located distal to the skin of a wearer, and a heat generating member interposed between the first side and the second side. It is preferred that a part of the heat generating element is fixed to a part of the inner side of the stretch bag in the overlap between the stretch bag and the heat generating element in a plan view of the heat generating device.09-23-2010
20120143292TREATMENT DEVICE - This invention relates to a treatment device that can be prevented from being displaced from a treatment site. The treatment device accommodates one or more heating elements that generate heat, and is attachable to a treatment site of a patient, the device comprising a body part formed of an inelastic and breathable material, and having one or more storage portions individually storing each heating element; one or more band parts formed of an elastic and breathable material, and attached to the body part; and a fastening means for fastening the one or more band parts wound around the treatment site.06-07-2012
20090319009DEVICE FOR PREDICTING A BODY TEMPERATURE OF A PATIENT12-24-2009
20110060389METHOD FOR CORRECTION OF FEMALE INCONTINENCE AND RECONSTRUCTION OF TISSUE - The method of the present invention is used for treating symptoms of Stress Urinary Incontinence by the collective reduction of six anatomical areas of the female external genitalia. The following six treatment areas are included in the procedure: the labia majora area, the labia minora area, the clitoral hood area, the periurethral area, the vaginal introitus area, and the perineal area. For each of the six anatomical areas treated in the method there is a standard procedure that is unique to that area.03-10-2011
20110029047HEATING ELEMENT - A heating element has an exothermic composition that generates heat by contact with air. The exothermic composition is sealed in an air-permeable bag that has an outer face made of a fibrous sheet. The air-permeable bag is formed of a laminate obtained by layering a resin film on the fibrous sheet. The laminate is formed by discontinuously bonding the fibrous sheet and the resin film. The filing rate of the exothermic composition ranges from 4 to 95%.02-03-2011
20090216303HINGED THERAPEUTIC MOUTHPIECE - This invention relates to devices for insertion into the mouth for the application of heat or cold to oral tissue to provide a therapeutic effect. The device 08-27-2009
20110152980METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR ACTIVATING PHYSIOLOGICAL FUNCTIONS - With a method and an apparatus for activating physiological functions, a thermal stimulus at 31° C. to 34° C. and a cold stimulus at 18° C. to 22° C. are alternately given to the human body to activate the human physiological functions, in particular, the motor functions of peripheral blood vessels. As a result, the blood pressure regulatory functions, the blood circulation regulatory functions, and the thermoregulatory functions are enhanced thereby to achieve the effects of preventing hypertension, preventing reduction in metabolism and repair functions, accelerating recovery from fatigue, and preventing heat strokes. The apparatus for activating physiological functions includes, for example, a heat pump type air conditioner that selectively generates hot air and cool air. The hot air blown out from the air conditioner into a room interior is utilized as the thermal stimulus, and the cool air also blown out from the air conditioner is utilized as the cold stimulus.06-23-2011
20110071603Cyclic Heat Therapy Device - The therapy device enables the automatic application of customized and well controlled contrast therapy to localized areas of human and animal bodies. An electronic control circuit is used in conjunction with heat dissipating and heat absorbing surfaces to control the operation of a thermoelectric cooling module (TEC) to enable the administering of localized contrast therapy on human and animal bodies. The use of temperature sensors, timing circuits, and microprocessors in connection with the TEC and heat absorbing and dissipating surfaces allows precise control of the applied temperature and the time duration for cooling and heating cycles. The device is programmable and is capable of automatic cycling between desired heating and cooling temperatures for variable lengths of time.03-24-2011
20090018627SECURE SYSTEMS FOR REMOVING HEAT FROM LIPID-RICH REGIONS - A secure system is described for removing heat from a subject's subcutaneous lipid-rich regions, such as tissues, organs, cells, and so forth. In various embodiments, the secure system includes a controller, a computing device, a data acquisition device, a chiller, and one or more applicators. The secure system can employ these components to receive a selection of a treatment profile and apply the selected treatment using an applicator. The secure system includes authentication and encryption.01-15-2009
20090018626USER INTERFACES FOR A SYSTEM THAT REMOVES HEAT FROM LIPID-RICH REGIONS - A system is described for removing heat from a subject's subcutaneous lipid-rich regions, such as tissues, organs, cells, and so forth. In various embodiments, the system includes a controller, a computing device, a data acquisition device, a chiller, and one or more applicators. The system can employ these components to receive a selection of a treatment profile and apply the selected treatment using an applicator. The system provides various user interfaces.01-15-2009
20090018625MANAGING SYSTEM TEMPERATURE TO REMOVE HEAT FROM LIPID-RICH REGIONS - A system is described for removing heat from a subject's subcutaneous lipid-rich regions, such as tissues, organs, cells, and so forth. In various embodiments, the system includes a controller, a computing device, a data acquisition device, a chiller, and one or more applicators. The system can employ these components to receive a selection of a treatment profile and apply the selected treatment using an applicator. The treatment profile may be received from a disposable patient protection device that connects to an applicator.01-15-2009
20100114268Compositions and methods for surface abrasion with frozen particles - Certain embodiments disclosed herein relate to compositions, methods, devices, systems, and products regarding frozen particles. In certain embodiments, the frozen particles include materials at low temperatures. In certain embodiments, the frozen particles provide vehicles for delivery of particular agents. In certain embodiments, the frozen particles are administered to at least one biological tissue.05-06-2010
20090018623SYSTEM FOR TREATING LIPID-RICH REGIONS - A system is described for removing heat from a subject's subcutaneous lipid-rich regions, such as tissues, organs, cells, and so forth. In various embodiments, the system includes a controller, a computing device, a data acquisition device, a chiller, and one or more applicators. The system can employ these components to receive a selection of a treatment profile and apply the selected treatment using an applicator. The treatment profile may be received from a patient protection device that connects to an applicator.01-15-2009
20080255641DEVICE AND METHOD FOR TEMPERATURE MANAGEMENT OF HEATING PAD SYSTEMS - According to some embodiments, an apparatus for warming a patient on a thermal pad includes a heating element to heat a surface of the thermal pad. A power unit is operable to provide power to the heating element. Respective ones of a plurality of sensors are coupled to detect temperature at select portions of the surface of the thermal pad, while a heating element sensor is coupled to detect a temperature of the heating element. A temperature control circuit board is embedded within the thermal pad and is electrically coupled to the plurality of sensors and the heating element sensor. The temperature control circuit board is operable to limit a temperature at the surface of the thermal pad to a safe temperature based on the temperature detected by the plurality of sensors and the heating element sensor.10-16-2008
20110137386METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR INVASIVE SKIN TREATMENT - A system and method for simultaneously heating a plurality of discrete skin volumes to a coagulation temperature. The system comprises an applicator containing an electrode having a plurality of spaced apart protruding conducting elements configured to contact the skin surface at a plurality of discrete locations. A controller applies a voltage to the electrode so as to simultaneously heat a plurality of skin volumes to a coagulation temperature when the applicator is applied to the skin surface.06-09-2011
20100179623HAND-HELD DEVICE AND METHOD FOR THERMAL TREATMENT OF AN AREA AFFECTED BY AN INSECT STING OR BITE - Different designs of hand-held devices for therapeutic skin treatment by application of heat are known. Inexpensive hand-held devices use heat radiation. In practice, however, there is no inexpensive hand-held device available that can be placed on the skin to be treated and that operates according to the principle of heat conduction and allows the skin to be treated within a defined temperature range without the use of a temperature sensor and control elements. To provide the user with an easy-to-use hand-held device that is inexpensive to produce and is based on the principle of heat conduction, the hand-held device according to the invention for thermal treatment of an area affected by an insect sting or bite comprises: a heat-conducting body (K) which is mounted in the housing (G) of the hand-held device and can be brought into contact with the skin (H) of the user, a temperature-dependent resistor which is arranged on or in the heat-conducting body (K) and is thermally coupled to the latter and has a positive characteristic curve (PTC), a keypad element (T) that can be manually actuated by the user, and a voltage source (B) arranged in the housing (G) of the hand-held device, such that, depending on the duration of actuation of the keypad element (T) and depending on the heat transfer resistances (R07-15-2010
20100030305High Viscosity Composition - A high viscosity composition which according to the invention comprises at least one polyoxyethylene-polyoxypropylene-block copolymer (poloxamer) having the structural formula HO(C02-04-2010
20090076572Method Of Using Cryogenic Compositions For Cooling Heated Skin - The present invention is directed to using cryogenic compositions, which are non-toxic, non-flammable, and have desirable ozone depletion and global warming potential, for cooling heated skin during skin treatments with a skin treatment apparatus.03-19-2009
20110307037THERMAL THERAPY FOR PREVENTION AND/OR TREATMENT OF CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASES AND OTHER AILMENTS - There is provided a method for treating an ailment in a patient comprising: raising a temperature of at least one portion of the patient's body by an unendangering pre-determined amount; holding an increased temperature for the at least one portion for an unendangering pre-determined time period; and repeating the raising and holding steps until a desired results is achieved.12-15-2011
20120065713THERMO-ELECTRIC DEVICE - A portable handheld thermo-electric device (03-15-2012
20100114267Compositions and methods for surface abrasion with frozen particles - Certain embodiments disclosed herein relate to compositions, methods, devices, systems, and products regarding frozen particles. In certain embodiments, the frozen particles include materials at low temperatures. In certain embodiments, the frozen particles provide vehicles for delivery of particular agents. In certain embodiments, the frozen particles are administered to at least one biological tissue.05-06-2010
20120016450APPARATUSES FOR TREATMENT OF MEIBOMIAN GLANDS - In one embodiment, an apparatus for treating mammalian meibomian glands involves clearing the meibomian glands. The apparatus comprises a heater configured to apply a regulated heat to an eyelid containing the meibomian glands to a temperature adequate to melt obstructions in the meibomian glands to put the obstructions in a fluid or suspension (melted) state, and a controller maintaining the heat for a time period adequate to melt the obstructions. The glands can then be mechanically treated by a mechanical treatment applicator to express fluid from the glands by using a compressive force, wherein the treating is carried out either during the time period or after the time period but while the obstruction remains in a fluid state. Subsequent pharmacological treatment of the glands by use a pharmacological agent (topical or systemic) can then be used to assist in maintaining proper flow of lipids from the glands. This abstract is not to be considered limiting, since other embodiments may deviate from the features described in this abstract.01-19-2012
20120022620WARMING THERAPY DEVICE INCLUDING HEATED MATTRESS ASSEMBLY - An apparatus and method for performing warming therapy is described. In one exemplary embodiment, the apparatus includes a patient support assembly and at least one heating element coupled to the patient support assembly, formed of a plurality of heating cells. In another exemplary embodiment, the heating element is formed of a plurality of separate heating segments which may be Individually controlled. In yet another exemplary embodiment, the heating element is coupled to at least one oxygen sensor and a control system for controlling the power applied to the heating element based on the oxygen level measured by the oxygen sensor. The heating element may be made of materials which are X-ray transparent, so that a patient disposed on a heated mattress will not need to be moved from the mattress to have effective X-ray diagnostics performed.01-26-2012
20080269850Flexible Heat Generating Body - To provide a flexible heat generating body which is simple in structure, has excellent adaptability to the body of a user, is able to be fixed to any portion of the body upon sticking or winding, does not cause separation or coming off even upon stretching in response to the movement of the body, reaches a temperature region of use relatively rapidly and is able to give controlled heat energy.10-30-2008
20090132014SELF FORMING TEMPERATURE TREATMENT PACK - A temperature pack adapted to enclose an appendage, and method of forming such a temperature pack is provided. The temperature pack is a tubular pouch with an inner wall spaced apart from an outer wall. An opening extending through the tubular pouch, and the inner wall is twisted relative to the outer wall. The temperature pack is formed by rolling a tube onto itself such that the distal ends of the tube are aligned to each other. One distal end is then twisted with respect to the other so as to form a temperature pack having a mobious strip and only one seal. The temperature pack may be filled with a gelatinous solution capable of retaining heat or cold. Alternatively the temperature pack may be filled with particulate material separated from a liquid solvent wherein when the two are mixed an exothermic or endothermic reaction occurs.05-21-2009
20090132013Cooling Medical Device - A medical device embodied as a stretcher, body bag, or mattress is disclosed. The device includes water and a selectively breakable package. The selectively breakable package includes a chemical, such as ammonium nitrate, which when mixed with water will cause an endothermic reaction. In use, the package is broken in order to cause the water to cool. The cooled water absorbs heat from an injured person placed on the device, thereby minimizing inflammation that may occur from injuries sustained by the person.05-21-2009
20100204763TEMPERATURE SENSOR ASSEMBLIES FOR ELECTRIC WARMING BLANKETS - An electric warming blanket for warming patients during surgery and other medical procedures includes a flexible heater and a temperature sensor assembly coupled thereto; a first layer of water resistant material coupled to a second layer of water resistant material, about a perimeter of the heater, forms a substantially hermetically sealed space for the heater and the temperature sensor assembly. The blanket may further include a thermal insulation layer disposed between the temperature sensor assembly and the first layer of water resistant material. The temperature sensor assembly may provide input of an average temperature over a portion of a surface area of the heater to a temperature controller, when the heater and sensor assembly are coupled to the controller.08-12-2010
20120215293HIGH COMFORT HOT OR COLD THERMAL THERAPY PAD - A comfortably, yet highly efficient therapy pad that is effective in delivering cold or hot thermal therapy for the relief of pain, inflammation, swelling, and muscle stiffness.08-23-2012
20130172964Heating system for patient thermal management - An electrifiable heating blanket for patients, particularly including small animals, undergoing surgery. Heating of the blanket is varied in accordance with patient body temperature changes. Control of the heating is provided by a control unit made accessible to a care giver (surgeon or assistant), and blanket temperature is varied by increasing/decreasing electrical current flow to the blanket via the control unit. A primary conductor path is provided from the electrical source to a base control unit and from the base control unit to the blanket covering the patient. The invention provides a secondary conductor path from a position along the primary conductor path and independently extended to a position of convenience to the surgeon or assistant. An electronic break out feature is provided at the point of diversion enabling electronics push button control from the hand control.07-04-2013
20090088825COOLING OR HEATING SHEET - A cooling or warming sheet includes a first fibrous layer; a first air-impermeable sheet layer; an aqueous gel layer; and a second air-impermeable sheet layer, wherein the first fibrous layer, the first air-impermeable sheet layer, the aqueous layer, and the second air-impermeable sheet layer are stacked in the order mentioned, wherein the aqueous gel layer is unexposed and has a jelly strength of 200 to 3,000 g when the jelly strength is determined under the following conditions: Measuring apparatus: Compression-type analyzer for determining physical properties; Atmospheric conditions for determination: 20 degrees Celsius, 65% Relative Humidity; Shape to be compressed and area: Circle having a diameter of 30 mm, 7.065 cm04-02-2009
20100010595APPARATUS FOR THERMAL TREATMENT OF TISSUE - An apparatus for thermal treatment of tissue comprises a compact manipulator (01-14-2010
20110106225Method For Surgically Treating A Patient By Deactivating A Portion Of The Digestive Enzymes - The present invention generally provides for correcting an imbalance between caloric intake and caloric expenditure in patients, as well as for treating co-morbidities often associated therewith, which is non-invasive or minimally invasive and which may be reversible. More specifically, the present invention provides systems which cause metabolic improvement in a patient by controlling the amount of bile available for food breakdown or by controlling the effective absorption time and area by delivering bile to selected locations in the intestinal tract. These methods and devices fall under three general categories: bile diversion systems, bile manipulation systems, and surgical methods.05-05-2011
20120191164Radiant heating apparatus and method for therapeutic heating - The present invention provides a method and apparatus for heating via infrared radiation. The invention may incorporate a heating pad, safe to the touch, for therapeutic treatment. A heating pad according to the present invention may comprise of layers, such as a heat generation layer, electrically insulating layers, radiation permeable layers, with a sealed cover enclosing the entire pad. This invention is especially useful for heat therapy when a heat pad is applied to the skin of a human or an animal.07-26-2012
20090018624LIMITING USE OF DISPOSABLE SYSTEM PATIENT PROTECTION DEVICES - A system is described for removing heat from a subject's subcutaneous lipid-rich regions, such as tissues, organs, cells, and so forth. In various embodiments, the system includes a controller, a computing device, a data acquisition device, a chiller, and one or more applicators. The system can employ these components to receive a selection of a treatment profile and apply the selected treatment using an applicator. The applicator can function with a disposable patient protection device. The disposable patient protection device can be limited in its use, such as based on a count, a time duration, or a date.01-15-2009
20110046702INFRARED THERAPY CHAMBER - A therapeutic chamber controls the targeted application of infrared radiation according to programs tailored to conditions or areas of the body in need of treatment. Programs are provided and may also be determined or designed by a treatment administrator or subject. An embodiment utilizes groups of carbon fiber impregnated infrared generating sheet to provided targeted radiation in an energy efficient fashion.02-24-2011
20100217360APPARATUS AND METHODS FOR DETERMINING A PROPERTY OF A TISSUE - An apparatus for determining a thermal property of tissue includes a base unit with one or more energy source and at least two, preferably detachable, leads. The distal end of each lead, which is introduced into the tissue to be treated, has at least two longitudinally spaced temperature measuring elements to measure surrounding tissue temperature and at least two longitudinally spaced electrode surfaces for applying current to the tissue. Each distal end is also provided with an element which uses energy emitted by the sources of energy to heat up the surrounding tissue. The base unit has computing elements, current generating elements for generating an alternating current, and conductance determining elements for determining the tissue conductance between pairs of electrode surfaces based on the alternating current applied by the current generating elements to the tissue. Methods for using the device and leads for use in the device are also described.08-26-2010
20090287280Portable moist heat system - A portable moist heat delivery system comprising a water vapor generating portion comprising a water vapor source and a heat source; a water vapor-air regulating portion, said water vapor-air regulating portion comprising a water vapor-air mixing layer, and a water vapor-air distribution layer; said water vapor generating portion and said water vapor-air regulating portion being in fluid communication; and said water vapor-air regulating portion having a latent heat delivery surface disposed adjacent said water vapor-air regulating portion which delivers moist heat at a preselected temperature range wherein about 15% to about 95% of the moist heat is latent heat of condensation. Methods include delivering improved pain relief, blood flow, relaxation, and reduced cardiac workload.11-19-2009
20130150928Litter with Integrated Power Supply - This invention is a portable collapsible field litter comprising: a frame for supporting a tent and having a plurality of frame sections hingeably attached wherein the frame and the tent have a collapsed position for storage and transportation and an extended position for supporting an individual; a cavity defined internal to one of the frame sections for receiving a power cell within the frame section; a medical device connector attached to the frame and in electrical communications with the power cell through a plurality of contacts disposed in the cavity providing an electrical connection between the power cell and the medical device connector; a heated wrap electrically connected to the medical device connector so that the heated wrap is heated using power delivered from the power cell, the heated wrap is disposed around the individual supported by the tent; and, a heat loss fabric disposed around the individual and the heated wrap to reduce heat radiating away from the individual to assist in preventing hypothermia.06-13-2013
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20130197613MANAGING RECHARGE POWER FOR IMPLANTABLE MEDICAL DEVICES - Devices, systems, and techniques for controlling charging power based on a cumulative thermal dose to a patient are disclosed. Implantable medical devices may include a rechargeable power source that can be transcutaneously charged. An external charging device may calculate an estimated cumulative thermal dose delivered to the patient during charging over a predetermined period of time. Based on the estimated cumulative thermal dose, the external charging device may select a power level for subsequent charging of the rechargeable power source. In one example, the charging device may select a high power level when the cumulative thermal dose has not exceeded a thermal dose threshold and select a low power level when the cumulative thermal dose has exceeded the thermal dose threshold.08-01-2013
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