|국가/구분||United States(US) Patent 등록|
|발명자 / 주소|
|출원인 / 주소|
|대리인 / 주소||
|인용정보||피인용 횟수 : 4 인용 특허 : 45|
The present invention relates to an apparatus for producing sterile ice slurries for medical cooling applications. The apparatus is capable of producing highly loaded slurries suitable for delivery to targeted internal organs of a patient, such as the brain, heart, lungs, stomach, kidneys, pancreas, and others, through medical size diameter tubing. The ice slurry production apparatus includes a slurry production reservoir adapted to contain a volume of a saline solution. A flexible membrane crystallization surface is provided within the slurry production...
The invention claimed is: 1. A medical ice slurry production system comprising: a cooling tank; a refrigeration unit for cooling a refrigerant and circulating the refrigerant through the cooling tank; a cold transfer plate associated with the cooling tank; an ice slurry production reservoir including a deformable ice crystallization surface adjacent the cold transfer plate the reservoir adapted to contain a saline solution; and a deflector for distorting the crystallization surface to dislodge ice particles forming on the crystallization surface. 2. ...