05989285 is referenced by 108 patents and cites 48 patents.

A temperature controlled blanket and a temperature controlled bedding system have provision of both recirculating temperature controlled fluid and temperature controlled gas to enhance performance for convectively heating or cooling a patient. Counter flow or co-flow heat exchanging principles between the temperature controlled liquid and the temperature controlled gas achieves temperature uniformity across different sections of the blanket and the bedding system. Drapes in the temperature controlled bedding system provide a gas envelope around a person using the bedding system. In a further embodiment of the bedding system, the air portion of the bedding system is provided for use with a patient bed which supplies the fluid portion of the overall bedding system. In a further embodiment of the bedding system, the fluid portion of the bedding system is provided for use with a patient bed which supplies the air portion of the overall bedding system.

Title
Temperature controlled blankets and bedding assemblies
Application Number
8/695980
Publication Number
5989285
Application Date
August 15, 1996
Publication Date
November 23, 1999
Inventor
Sathya Rajasubramanian
Arlington
TX, US
Tony M Quisenberry
Highland Village
TX, US
Roger S DeVilbiss
Dallas
TX, US
Agent
Jenkens & Gilchrist P C
Assignee
Thermotek
TX, US
IPC
A61F 7/00
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