Patents by Inventor David Balding

David Balding has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Publication number: 20070293921
    Abstract: A patient control system uses a patient-implanted catheter in thermal communication with a fluid bath via a circulating fluid circuit. A controller automatically controls the temperature of the fluid bath as required for selectively cooling or heating the patient in accordance with patient temperature measurements. The controller thermally decouples the catheter and patient from the fluid bath during changes in fluid bath temperatures in order to overcome the effects of system thermal mass.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2007
    Publication date: December 20, 2007
    Applicant: Alsius Corporation
    Inventors: Wayne Noda, Scott Evans, Mark Whitebook, David Balding
  • Patent number: 7014651
    Abstract: A method for treating cardiac arrest includes defibrillating the patient and/or ventilating the patient and/or administering a cardiac arrest drug such as epinephrine to resuscitate the patient, and then cooling the patient using one or more cooling catheter positioned in the central venous system of the patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2002
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2006
    Assignee: Alsius Corporation
    Inventors: William J. Worthen, Scott M. Evans, Suzanne C Winter, David Balding
  • Patent number: 6726710
    Abstract: A method for treating cardiac arrest includes defibrillating the patient and/or ventilating the patient and/or administering a cardiac arrest drug such as epinephrine to resuscitate the patient, and then cooling the patient using one or more cooling catheter positioned in the central venous system of the patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2002
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2004
    Assignee: Alsius Corporation
    Inventors: William J. Worthen, Scott M. Evans, Suzanne C. Winter, David Balding
  • Patent number: 6682551
    Abstract: A method for treating cardiac arrest includes defibrillating the patient and/or ventilating the patient and/or administering a cardiac arrest drug such as epinephrine to resuscitate the patient, and then cooling the patient using one or more cooling catheter positioned in the central venous system of the patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2000
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2004
    Assignee: Alsius Corporation
    Inventors: William J. Worthen, Scott M. Evans, Suzanne C. Winter, David Balding
  • Publication number: 20030216799
    Abstract: A method for treating cardiac arrest includes defibrillating the patient and/or ventilating the patient and/or administering a cardiac arrest drug such as epinephrine to resuscitate the patient, and then cooling the patient using one or more cooling catheter positioned in the central venous system of the patient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2002
    Publication date: November 20, 2003
    Applicant: Alsius Corp.
    Inventors: William J. Worthen, Scott M. Evans, Suzanne C. Winter, David Balding
  • Publication number: 20030190367
    Abstract: For the repair of injured bone or cartilage, an oxygen enriched material is formed with a high-level (partial pressure) and amount (volume) of dissolved oxygen to support tissue healing. The oxygenated material can be placed in a container having an air valve and pressurized in the container with oxygen to supersaturate the material. The resulting container can be sterilized and transported for use. Immediately prior to use, the valve can be operated to vent the pressure in the container thereby facilitating access to the material. The material can then be applied directly to the hard tissue injury. Absorption of the oxygen to facilitate healing can be enhanced with the use of ultrasonic energy. An oxygen inhibiting film can be placed over the material to direct the oxygen toward the wound.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 7, 2003
    Publication date: October 9, 2003
    Inventor: David Balding
  • Patent number: 6516224
    Abstract: A method for treating cardiac arrest includes defibrillating the patient and/or ventilating the patient and/or administering a cardiac arrest drug such as epinephrine to resuscitate the patient, and then cooling the patient's body temperature using one or more cooling catheters positioned in the central venous system of the patient and/or particularly cooling the patient's brain temperature using a catheter advanced into the aortic arch or into the carotid artery whereby a bolus of cold saline solution is introduced into the blood supplied to the brain to lower the brain temperature quickly, and further cooling or maintaining the brain temperature at a desired level by pumping coolant in a closed circuit formation between the catheter and the coolant source to remove heat from the blood supplied to the patient's brain.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2001
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2003
    Assignee: Alsius Corporation
    Inventors: Jack W. Lasersohn, William J. Worthen, Scott M. Evans, Suzanne C. Winter, David Balding
  • Publication number: 20020193853
    Abstract: A method for treating cardiac arrest includes defibrillating the patient and/or ventilating the patient and/or administering a cardiac arrest drug such as epinephrine to resuscitate the patient, and then cooling the patient using one or more cooling catheter positioned in the central venous system of the patient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2002
    Publication date: December 19, 2002
    Applicant: Alsius Corp.
    Inventors: William J. Worthen, Scott M. Evans, Suzanne C. Winter, David Balding
  • Publication number: 20020138122
    Abstract: A method for treating cardiac arrest includes defibrillating the patient and/or ventilating the patient and/or administering a cardiac arrest drug such as epinephrine to resuscitate the patient, and then cooling the patient using one or more cooling catheter positioned in the central venous system of the patient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 20, 2002
    Publication date: September 26, 2002
    Applicant: Alsius Corp.
    Inventors: William J. Worthen, Scott M. Evans, Suzanne C. Winter, David Balding
  • Patent number: 6432124
    Abstract: A method for treating cardiac arrest includes defibrillating the patient and/or ventilating the patient and/or administering a cardiac arrest drug such as epinephrine to resuscitate the patient, and then cooling the patient using one or more cooling catheter positioned in the central venous system of the patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2000
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2002
    Assignee: Alsius Corporation
    Inventors: William J. Worthen, Scott M. Evans, Suzanne C. Winter, David Balding
  • Publication number: 20020095201
    Abstract: A method for treating cardiac arrest includes defibrillating the patient and/or ventilating the patient and/or administering a cardiac arrest drug such as epinephrine to resuscitate the patient, and then cooling the patient using one or more cooling catheter positioned in the central venous system of the patient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2002
    Publication date: July 18, 2002
    Inventors: William J. Worthen, Scott M. Evans, Suzanne C. Winter, David Balding
  • Patent number: 6405080
    Abstract: A method for treating cardiac arrest includes defibrillating the patient and/or ventilating the patient and/or administering a cardiac arrest drug such as epinephrine to resuscitate the patient, and then cooling the patient's body temperature using one or more cooling catheters positioned in the central venous system of the patient and/or particularly cooling the patient's brain temperature using a catheter advanced into the aortic arch or into the carotid artery whereby a bolus of cold saline solution is introduced into the blood supplied to the brain to lower the brain temperature quickly, and further cooling or maintaining the brain temperature at a desired level by pumping coolant in a closed circuit formation between the catheter and the coolant source to remove heat from the blood supplied to the patient's brain.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2000
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2002
    Assignee: Alsius Corporation
    Inventors: Jack W. Lasersohn, William J. Worthen, Scott M. Evans, Suzanne C. Winter, David Balding
  • Patent number: 6393320
    Abstract: A method for treating cardiac arrest includes defibrillating the patient and/or ventilating the patient and/or administering a cardiac arrest drug such as epinephrine to resuscitate the patient, and then cooling the patient's body temperature using one or more cooling catheters positioned in the central venous system of the patient and/or particularly cooling the patient's brain temperature using a catheter advanced into the aortic arch or into the carotid artery whereby a bolus of cold saline solution is introduced into the blood supplied to the brain to lower the brain temperature quickly, and further cooling or maintaining the brain temperature at a desired level by pumping coolant in a closed circuit formation between the catheter and the coolant source to remove heat from the blood supplied to the patient's brain.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2001
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2002
    Assignee: Alsius Corporation
    Inventors: Jack W. Lasersohn, William J. Worthen, Scott M. Evans, Suzanne C. Winter, David Balding
  • Publication number: 20010049545
    Abstract: A method for treating cardiac arrest includes defibrillating the patient and/or ventilating the patient and/or administering a cardiac arrest drug such as epinephrine to resuscitate the patient, and then cooling the patient's body temperature using one or more cooling catheters positioned in the central venous system of the patient and/or particularly cooling the patient's brain temperature using a catheter advanced into the aortic arch or into the carotid artery whereby a bolus of cold saline solution is introduced into the blood supplied to the brain to lower the brain temperature quickly, and further cooling or maintaining the brain temperature at a desired level by pumping coolant in a closed circuit formation between the catheter and the coolant source to remove heat from the blood supplied to the patient's brain.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2001
    Publication date: December 6, 2001
    Inventors: Jack W. Lasersohn, William J. Worthen, Scott M. Evans, Suzanne C. Winter, David Balding
  • Publication number: 20010047192
    Abstract: A method for treating cardiac arrest includes defibrillating the patient and/or ventilating the patient and/or administering a cardiac arrest drug such as epinephrine to resuscitate the patient, and then cooling the patient's body temperature using one or more cooling catheters positioned in the central venous system of the patient and/or particularly cooling the patient's brain temperature using a catheter advanced into the aortic arch or into the carotid artery whereby a bolus of cold saline solution is introduced into the blood supplied to the brain to lower the brain temperature quickly, and further cooling or maintaining the brain temperature at a desired level by pumping coolant in a closed circuit formation between the catheter and the coolant source to remove heat from the blood supplied to the patient's brain.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2001
    Publication date: November 29, 2001
    Inventors: Jack W. Lasersohn, William J. Worthen, Scott M. Evans, Suzanne C. Winter, David Balding
  • Publication number: 20010047191
    Abstract: A method for treating cardiac arrest includes defibrillating the patient and/or ventilating the patient and/or administering a cardiac arrest drug such as epinephrine to resuscitate the patient, and then cooling the patient's body temperature using one or more cooling catheters positioned in the central venous system of the patient and/or particularly cooling the patient's brain temperature using a catheter advanced into the aortic arch or into the carotid artery whereby a bolus of cold saline solution is introduced into the blood supplied to the brain to lower the brain temperature quickly, and further cooling or maintaining the brain temperature at a desired level by pumping coolant in a closed circuit formation between the catheter and the coolant source to remove heat from the blood supplied to the patient's brain.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2001
    Publication date: November 29, 2001
    Inventors: Jack W. Lasersohn, William J. Worthen, Scott M. Evans, Suzanne C. Winter, David Balding
  • Patent number: 6149670
    Abstract: A method for treating cardiac arrest includes defibrillating the patient and/or ventilating the patient and/or administering a cardiac arrest drug such as epinephrine to resuscitate the patient, and then cooling the patient using one or more cooling catheter positioned in the central venous system of the patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 1999
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2000
    Assignee: Alsius Corporation
    Inventors: William J. Worthen, Scott M. Evans, Suzanne C. Winter, David Balding