Patents by Inventor Suzanne C Winter

Suzanne C 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).

  • 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
  • Patent number: 6589271
    Abstract: Catheters adapted to exchange heat with a body fluid flowing through a body conduit employ helical elongate lumens for heat transfer with the body fluid. The helical elongate lumen of a catheter forms multiple turns extending longitudinally of a portion of the catheter with the turns each being bonded to the catheter along a fraction of the length of the turn. The length of the lumen and its orientation in each turn has the lumen otherwise displaced over a major portion of its length from the elongate body. The turns of the helical lumen can be arranged in sets having different lengths to encounter all areas of the flow. One or more infusion lumens may also extend to an infusion port or ports. The helical elongate lumen is defined by an elongate, thin-walled element. This lumen is in fluid communication with a heater/chiller supplying a working fluid for heat transfer through the wall of the elongate element defining the helical elongate lumen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2001
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2003
    Assignee: Alsius Corporations
    Inventors: Elbert Tzeng, Vaso Adzich, Hortensia Pompa, Scott M. Evans, Peter Barker, William J. Worthen, Suzanne C. Winter, David P. Balding, Kenneth A. Collins
  • Patent number: 6581403
    Abstract: A cooling system for an indwelling heat exchange catheter includes a heat exchange bath that is configured to receive a conduit that carries saline to and from the catheter. A heating/cooling fluid is in the bath and exchanges heat with the saline. The heating/cooling fluid flows through a heat exchanger that includes a refrigerant and a variable speed DC compressor for removing heat from the refrigerant. A coolant pump circulates the heating/cooling fluid between the heat exchanger and the heat exchange bath.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2001
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2003
    Assignee: Alsius Corporation
    Inventors: Mark Whitebook, Wayne Arthur Noda, Suzanne C. Winter, Sean Nash, Dan Jenkins
  • Publication number: 20030060864
    Abstract: A cooling system for an indwelling heat exchange catheter includes a heat exchange bath that is configured to receive a conduit that carries saline to and from the catheter. A heating/cooling fluid is in the bath and exchanges heat with the saline. The heating/cooling fluid flows through a heat exchanger that includes a refrigerant and a variable speed DC compressor for removing heat from the refrigerant. A coolant pump circulates the heating/cooling fluid between the heat exchanger and the heat exchange bath.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2001
    Publication date: March 27, 2003
    Inventors: Mark Whitebook, Wayne Arthur Noda, Suzanne C. Winter, Sean Nash, Dan Jenkins
  • 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