Patent Number: 6,254,626

Title: Articulation device for selective organ cooling apparatus

Abstract: A selective organ heat transfer device with deep irregularities in a turbulence-inducing exterior surface. The device can have a plurality of elongated, articulated segments, each having a turbulence-inducing exterior surface. A flexible joint connects adjacent elongated, articulated segments. The flexible joint may be a rubber tube or a metal tube of a predetermined thickness. An inner lumen is disposed within the heat transfer segments. The inner lumen is capable of transporting a pressurized working fluid to a distal end of the heat transfer element.

Inventors: Dobak, III; John D. (La Jolla, CA), Lasheras; Juan C. (La Jolla, CA)

Assignee: Innercool Therapies, Inc.

International Classification: A61M 25/00 (20060101); A61F 7/12 (20060101); A61F 7/00 (20060101); A61F 007/00 ()

Expiration Date: 07/03/2018