|국가/구분||United States(US) Patent 등록|
|국제특허분류(IPC7판)||F27D-011/00 F24C-007/08 F24C-015/16 F24C-015/32|
|미국특허분류(USC)||219/400; 219/385; 219/405; 219/407; 219/417; 604/114; 604/291|
|발명자 / 주소|
|출원인 / 주소|
|대리인 / 주소||
|인용정보||피인용 횟수 : 0 인용 특허 : 7|
A device for preparing a thermoplastic material, with dry heat, for use in patient fixation. The device generates circulated heat to a threshold temperature. Once the thermoplastic material has become pliable, it is molded into a cast for fixation purposes. The circulated heat may be generated by a device having a housing and a support member movably attached to the housing. The device also includes a heating element and an array of circulation elements to push air centrally at the central region and drawing air from a periphery region concurrently.
1. A countertop apparatus for warming a thermoplastic material for use on a patient, comprising: a housing defining a warming chamber having a central region and a periphery region;a support member disposed in the warming chamber, the support member having a non-stick surface for supporting a thermoplastic material;a heating element for distributing heat uniformly over a planar surface area coincident with the support member;an array of fans disposed along one wall of the warming chamber, wherein fans positioned at outer ends of the array are oriented fo...