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1. (WO2016053741) APPARATUS AND METHODS FOR TREATMENT OF OBSTRUCTIVE SLEEP APNEA UTILIZING CRYOLYSIS OF ADIPOSE TISSUES
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Pub. No.: WO/2016/053741 International Application No.: PCT/US2015/051903
Publication Date: 07.04.2016 International Filing Date: 24.09.2015
IPC:
A61F 7/12 (2006.01) ,A61B 18/02 (2006.01)
A HUMAN NECESSITIES
61
MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
F
FILTERS IMPLANTABLE INTO BLOOD VESSELS; PROSTHESES; DEVICES PROVIDING PATENCY TO, OR PREVENTING COLLAPSING OF, TUBULAR STRUCTURES OF THE BODY, E.G. STENTS; ORTHOPAEDIC, NURSING OR CONTRACEPTIVE DEVICES; FOMENTATION; TREATMENT OR PROTECTION OF EYES OR EARS; BANDAGES, DRESSINGS OR ABSORBENT PADS; FIRST-AID KITS
7
Heating or cooling appliances for medical or therapeutic treatment of the human body
12
Devices for heating or cooling internal body cavities
A HUMAN NECESSITIES
61
MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
B
DIAGNOSIS; SURGERY; IDENTIFICATION
18
Surgical instruments, devices or methods for transferring non-mechanical forms of energy to or from the body
02
by cooling, e.g. cryogenic techniques
Applicants:
CRYOSA, LLC [US/US]; 801 West 5th street, Suite 2208 Austin, Texas 78703, US
Inventors:
GONZALES, Donald A.; US
LEVINSON, Mitchell Elliott; US
Agent:
SHAY, James R.; US
Priority Data:
62/058,61601.10.2014US
Title (EN) APPARATUS AND METHODS FOR TREATMENT OF OBSTRUCTIVE SLEEP APNEA UTILIZING CRYOLYSIS OF ADIPOSE TISSUES
(FR) APPAREIL ET PROCÉDÉS DE TRAITEMENT DE L’APNÉE OBSTRUCTIVE DU SOMMEIL AU MOYEN DE LA CRYOLYSE DE TISSUS ADIPEUX
Abstract:
(EN) A heat exchanger is disclosed for causing cryolysis of adipose tissue of a human tongue. The heat exchanger includes a body having cooling channels for circulating fluids therein. The body forms a contact surface that contacts a portion of the dorsal surface of the tongue and a portion of the base of the tongue. The heat exchanger includes a pair of side walls extending from the body and forming a pair of side contact surfaces that are dimensioned so that they contact the dorsal and lateral surfaces of the tongue in a manner so as to constrict the tongue when the contact surface is in contact with the tongue. A method of treatment for apnea using the heat exchanger and/or administering a chemical adipolysis formulation/vasoconstriction agent is also disclosed.
(FR) La présente invention concerne un échangeur de chaleur pour causer la cryolyse de tissu adipeux dans une langue humaine. L’échangeur de chaleur comprend un corps ayant des canaux de refroidissement pour faire circuler des fluides à l’intérieur de ceux-ci. Le corps forme une surface de contact qui entre en contact avec une partie de la surface dorsale de la langue et une partie de la base de la langue. L’échangeur de chaleur comprend une paire de parois latérales s’étendant depuis le corps et formant une paire de surfaces de contact latérales qui sont dimensionnées de sorte qu’elle entre en contact avec les surfaces dorsales latérales de la langue de manière à serrer la langue lorsque la surface de contact est en contact avec la langue. L’invention concerne en outre un procédé de traitement de l’apnée utilisant l’échangeur de chaleur et/ou l’administration de formulation d’adipolyse chimique/agent de vasoconstriction.
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African Regional Intellectual Property Organization (ARIPO) (BW, GH, GM, KE, LR, LS, MW, MZ, NA, RW, SD, SL, ST, SZ, TZ, UG, ZM, ZW)
Eurasian Patent Office (AM, AZ, BY, KG, KZ, RU, TJ, TM)
European Patent Office (EPO) (AL, AT, BE, BG, CH, CY, CZ, DE, DK, EE, ES, FI, FR, GB, GR, HR, HU, IE, IS, IT, LT, LU, LV, MC, MK, MT, NL, NO, PL, PT, RO, RS, SE, SI, SK, SM, TR)
African Intellectual Property Organization (BF, BJ, CF, CG, CI, CM, GA, GN, GQ, GW, KM, ML, MR, NE, SN, TD, TG)
Publication Language: English (EN)
Filing Language: English (EN)