US Patent No: 7,377,935

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Apparatus for altering the body temperature of a patient

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Abstract

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Apparatus for altering the body temperature of a patient comprises a cover for covering at least a portion of a patient's body and a compliant support adapted to underlie and generally conform to the shape of the portion of the patient's body to define a well adjacent to the patient's body portion for accumulating heat transfer liquid. The cover and compliant support cooperatively define an enclosure for receiving the portion of the patient's body and are constructed to conduct a heat transfer liquid into direct contact with the portion of the patient's body received in the enclosure to promote heat transfer between the patient's body and the heat transfer liquid.

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Patent Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
LIFE RECOVERY SYSTEMS HD, LLCALEXANDRIA, LA13

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Cote, Marc Cornwall, NY 18 118
Schock, Robert B Sparta, NJ 35 641

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MEDIVANCE INCORPORATED (11)
6,197,045 Cooling/heating pad and system 111 1999
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Patent Citation Ranking

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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
CINCINNATI SUB-ZERO PRODUCTS, INC. (2)
* 8,460,353 Fluid disinfection unit for patient temperature control system 0 2007
* 2010/0076,531 Fluid Disinfection Unit For Patient Temperature Control System 2 2007
 
BREG, INC. (1)
9,170,059 Heat transfer pad having localized treatment zones 0 2011
 
Brusaferri & C.S.R.L. (1)
D613409 Massage couch 0 2008
 
THE INVENTION SCIENCE FUND I, LLC (2)
* 8,073,535 Radiant energy derived temperature(s) 7 2006
* 2008/0021,344 Radiant kinetic energy derived temperature(s) 2 2006
 
MEDIVANCE INCORPORATED (1)
D685916 Medical cooling pad 3 2012
 
TRAILERLOGIC, LLC (2)
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MEDLINE INDUSTRIES, INC. (2)
* 9,351,795 Medical drape 0 2012
* 2012/0097,175 MEDICAL DRAPE 1 2012
* Cited By Examiner

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