Patent Number: 6,309,409

Title: Inflatable thermal blanket with provision for being secured during use

Abstract: An inflatable thermal blanket for thermal blanket and bathing a patient in a thermally-controlled inflating medium includes an inflatable thermal blanket with selectively activated ties to secure the thermal blanket to itself or hospital equipment. The inflatable thermal blanket has an outer edge and one or more substantially flat flexible flaps along the outer edge. Selected portions of the flaps include boundaries, such as perforations, defining corresponding ties. Selected ones of the ties are activated by detaching them along their respective boundaries. Then, the ties are attached to hospital equipment, or opposing ties may be attached to each other.

Inventors: Anderson; Thomas P. (Savage, MN), Brier; Mark F. (Daytona Beach, FL)

Assignee: Augustine Medical, Inc.

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

Expiration Date: 10/30/2018