05729653 is referenced by 126 patents and cites 27 patents.

Devices and methods for heating a fluid to normothermic temperature prior to delivery of the fluid to a patient are disclosed. In one embodiment, a fluid to be warmed prior to delivery to a patient can be passed through a polymeric, flow-through chamber disposed in the fluid delivery line. An electrically resistive heating element for heating the fluid can be molded into the chamber to heat the fluid from room or ambient storage temperatures to a normothermic or body temperature of the patient. A probe of a temperature monitoring element can be used to monitor the temperature of the fluid exiting the chamber. In another embodiment, this information can be relayed back to a controller for controlling the power to the resistance element and hence, the temperature of the fluid. In still another embodiment, an infrared temperature sensor can be used for monitoring the temperature on the fluid exiting the chamber by scanning through a window in the outlet port of the chamber or elsewhere in the fluid line.

Title
Fluid warming system
Application Number
8/487852
Publication Number
5729653
Application Date
June 7, 1995
Publication Date
March 17, 1998
Inventor
Carolyn Pals
Iowa City
IA, US
Michael J Magliochetti
Iowa City
IA, US
Agent
Mark D Lahive & Cockfield Russett
Thomas J Engellenner
Assignee
Urosurge
IA, US
IPC
F24H 1/10
H05B 1/02
H05B 3/78
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