Heat transfer blanket
Fluid circulating pad
Convection blanket warmer
Convective warming of intravenously-administered fluids Patent #: 5106373
AbstractA thermal pad for use with a portable body heating/cooling system and method of use wherein the system includes a reservoir for hot/cold fluid, supply and return tubes for connecting the reservoir with the pad, pump means for continually circulating fluid between the reservoir and the pad and suitable controls, the thermal pad comprising a single corrugated tube including connectors for connection with the supply and return tubes, the single corrugated tube being folded on itself to form at least parallel passes providing a treatment surface for the pad, a cover extending transversely of the tube passes opposite the treatment surface, strips for securing the ends of the tube passes to the cover and straps for securing the pad in place on the treatment area. Preferably, controls for the thermal pad in combination with the other components of the heating/cooling system include a power supply, a time delay control for selectively establishing respective on and off cycle times and more preferably a battery for portable operation of the system.