06175688 is referenced by 87 patents and cites 47 patents.

An intravenous fluid heater is provided that is dimensioned so as to be wearable adjacent a patient's intravenous fluid infusion situs. In one embodiment, the heater includes a heat exchanger for defining a flow path through the heater for fluid to be infused via the infusion situs. At least one controllable heating element is provided for heating the fluid in the flow path by heat conduction thereto through the heat exchanger. Sensors are included for sensing respective temperatures of entering and exiting fluids of the flow path. A controller controls, based upon the temperatures of the exiting fluids, heating of the fluid in the flow path by the heating element so as to cause the fluid in the flow path to be substantially uniformly heated to a desired infusion temperature prior to exiting the heater.

Title
Wearable intravenous fluid heater
Application Number
9/113255
Publication Number
6175688 (B1)
Application Date
July 10, 1998
Publication Date
January 16, 2001
Inventor
Russell Hart
North Attleboro
MA, US
David Cassidy
Chelmsford
MA, US
Agent
Cesari and McKenna
US
Assignee
Belmont Instrument Corporation
MA, US
IPC
A61F 7/00
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