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1. (WO2015048170) PORTABLE THERMOELECTRIC COOLING DEVICE FOR THERAPEUTIC CRANIOCERVICAL HYPOTHERMIA

Pub. No.:    WO/2015/048170    International Application No.:    PCT/US2014/057276
Publication Date: Fri Apr 03 01:59:59 CEST 2015 International Filing Date: Thu Sep 25 01:59:59 CEST 2014
IPC: A61M 19/00
A61F 7/00
A61N 1/28
Applicants: THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA
Inventors: VERGARA, Julio L.
SERRANO CARMONA, Raul
RESTREPO, Lucas
Title: PORTABLE THERMOELECTRIC COOLING DEVICE FOR THERAPEUTIC CRANIOCERVICAL HYPOTHERMIA
Abstract:
A therapeutic craniocervical hypothermia device which provides controlled cooling (heating) through a helmet and collar. The helmet and collar contain a plurality of distributed thermoelectric cooling devices (TECs) distributed on a helmet structure and a liquid coolant system for exchanging heat external to the helmet and collar to keep the TECs operating efficiently. A control circuit drives the TECs in response to measurements from a plurality of temperature sensors held adjacent the patient wearing the helmet and collar. In at least one embodiment, the TECs are grouped within interconnected flexible modules which each contain internal cooling passageways adjacent the TECs.