06974463 is referenced by 83 patents and cites 65 patents.

Embodiments of the invention provide a system for temperature control of the human body. The system includes an indwelling catheter with a tip-mounted heat transfer element. The catheter is fluidically coupled to a console that provides a heated or cooled heat transfer working fluid to exchange heat with the heat transfer element, thereby heating or cooling blood. The heated or cooled blood then heats or cools the patient's body or a selected portion thereof. In particular, methods and devices, including software, are provided for administering cooling or rewarming and controlling the same based on a projected control temperature measured by a temperature sensor within the catheter.

Title
System and method for patient temperature control employing temperature projection algorithm
Application Number
10/219874
Publication Number
6974463 (B2)
Application Date
August 14, 2002
Publication Date
December 13, 2005
Inventor
Steve Yon
San Diego
CA, US
Michael Magers
Encinitas
CA, US
Agent
Karin L Willliams Esq
Mark D Wieczorek Esq
Mayer Fortkort & Williams PC
Assignee
Innercool Therapies
CA, US
IPC
A61F 007/00
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