Cooling system

  • US 6,635,053 B1
  • Filed: 08/11/2000
  • Issued: 10/21/2003
  • Est. Priority Date: 01/25/1999
  • Status: Expired
First Claim
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1. A cryogenic medical system comprising:

  • a medical probe; and

    a console external to the medical probe, being connectable to the medical device at a connection point, the console controlling temperature of the medical device, and the console including a first cooling system comprising a substantially closed loop having a coolant supply line leading to the medical probe and a coolant return line leading from the medical probe, the first cooling system directing coolant to the medical probe at a first temperature along the coolant supply line;

    a first compressor in fluid communication with a first condenser outputting coolant into the coolant supply line; and

    a vacuum pump in fluid communication with the first compressor and the medical probe; and

    a second cooling system chilling the coolant within the coolant supply line to a temperature below the first temperature before the coolant reaches the connection point.

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