Patents by Inventor Susan Andrews-Winter

Susan Andrews-Winter 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: 20060276781
    Abstract: A cooling device comprises a thermally conductive material preferably having a large surface area, such as a plurality of fins. The cooling device clamps or slides onto an energy-introducing cannula and can exchange heat with the surrounding air, or with a coolant enclosed in a camber or shroud around the cooling device. The coolant can be circulated via a pump connected to the shroud. The device and/or shroud can be stabilized and positioned by a positioning cone or spacer. The cooling device and method reduces, minimizes or eliminates thermal effects at critical points along the cannula, while enabling the distal end of the cannula, at which treatment is occurring, to reach a temperature sufficient to kill tumor cells.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2005
    Publication date: December 7, 2006
    Inventors: Daniel van der Weide, Susan Andrews-Winter, Fred Lee