05324320 is referenced by 109 patents and cites 9 patents.

A thermal blanket includes an inflatable covering with a head end, a foot end, two edges and an undersurface. The covering is inflated through an inlet at the foot end by a thermally-controlled inflating medium. An aperture array on the undersurface of the covering exhausts the thermally-controlled inflating medium from the covering. Exhaust port openings are provided at the edges of the covering to vent the inflating medium, which enhances circulation of the thermally-controlled medium through the cover. An uninflatable section is provided at the head end, together with an absorbent bib attached to the covering, adjacent the uninflatable section. When inflated, the thermal blanket self-erects and provides a bath of thermally-controlled inflating medium to the interior of the erected structure. The enhanced circulation of the medium through the covers maintains a relatively high average temperature under the blanket and a relatively uniform distribution of temperature in the inflating medium which is exhausted through the apertures into the structure's interior. When the structure covers a patient, the uninflatable section provides a relatively unobstructed view of the patient's face, while the absorbent bib maintains a relatively sanitary environment in the area beneath the patient's head.

Title
Thermal blanket
Application Number
104682
Publication Number
5324320
Application Date
May 20, 1991
Publication Date
June 28, 1994
Inventor
Douglas J Augustine
Blue Springs
MO, US
Scott D Augustine
Blue Springs
MO, US
Agent
Baker Maxham Jester & Meador
Assignee
Augustine Medical
MN, US
IPC
A61F 7/00
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