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Title:
METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR ENHANCING VASCULAR ACCESS IN AN APPENDAGE TO ENHANCE THERAPEUTIC AND INTERVENTIONAL PROCEDURES
Document Type and Number:
WIPO Patent Application WO/2011/085268
Kind Code:
A3
Abstract:
Embodiments of the invention disclosed herein generally include methods and/or devices for increasing blood flow, controlling the vasodilatation of a patient's vascular structure, regulating the temperature of a portion of a mammal, and for improving various interventional procedures and/or therapeutic techniques. The device may also include one or more access ports, or apertures, that allow access to portions of the mammal's extremity to allow interventional type medical devices, therapeutic devices, surgical support equipment or patient monitoring devices to have access to the extremity on which a body element is disposed. The device may also be configured to allow other supporting components, which may include IV or other catheters, a means of accessing to a portion of the extremity positioned inside the temperature regulating device. In one configuration the device comprises flexible materials that are adapted to conform to the surface of the extremity disposed in the device when a vacuum pressure is applied to an internal region of the device.

Inventors:
CHRISTENSEN, Scott A. (5201 Blackhawk Drive, Danville, California, 94506, US)
KANE, John Roy (3064 Mockingbird Drive, Sierra Vista, Arizona, 85635, US)
HAMILTON, Nathan (P.O. Box 5759, Incline Village, Nevada, 89450, US)
Application Number:
US2011/020601
Publication Date:
November 24, 2011
Filing Date:
January 07, 2011
Export Citation:
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Assignee:
DYNATHERM MEDICAL INC. (42840 Christy St, Suite 108Fremont, California, 94538, US)
CHRISTENSEN, Scott A. (5201 Blackhawk Drive, Danville, California, 94506, US)
KANE, John Roy (3064 Mockingbird Drive, Sierra Vista, Arizona, 85635, US)
HAMILTON, Nathan (P.O. Box 5759, Incline Village, Nevada, 89450, US)
International Classes:
A61F7/00; A61F7/02; A61H39/06
Foreign References:
US20090177184A12009-07-09
EP1929980A12008-06-11
US20080021531A12008-01-24
US20030097163A12003-05-22
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
PATTERSON, B. Todd et al. (Patterson & Sheridan, L.L.P.3040 Post Oak Blvd., Suite 150, Houston Texas, 77056-6582, US)
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