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9024746 Safety features for medical devices requiring assistance and supervision  
An automatic locking system for a medical treatment device helps to ensure that an assistant is present during treatment of a patient. Among the features disclosed biometric authentication to...
9011769 Dual chamber blood reservoir  
A blood reservoir may be used in combination with other elements such as a heart lung machine (HLM), oxygenator, heat exchanger, arterial filter and the like to form an extracorporeal blood...
9011768 Device for treating blood in an extracorporeal circulation  
A device for oxygenating blood during extracorporeal circulation includes a box-like body having a first end and a second end opposite thereto and defining therebetween a treatment chamber with an...
9011766 Method for enhancing the shelf life of donor blood by laser biostimulation  
A method for increasing the shelf life of donor blood contemplates the following steps. In the first step blood is transferred to a sterile container and mixed with an anticoagulant as indicated...
8980176 Blood processing unit with cross blood flow  
A blood processing apparatus may include a heat exchanger and a gas exchanger. The heat exchanger may be configured to provide a cross-flow or radially directed blood flow through the heat exchanger.
8968232 Heat exchange systems, devices and methods  
Embodiments of the present invention relate generally to heat-exchanger systems that can be used to heat or cool a fluid such as blood. Pod pumps that provide low shear and low turbulence may be...
8945037 Blood purification apparatus  
A blood purification apparatus has a dialyzer (1), an arterial blood circuit (2) with a blood pump 4, a venous blood circuit 3, a dialysate introduction line L1, a dialysate discharge line L2, a...
8921339 Device for bio-affinity material  
Apparatus for contacting body fluids with the bio-affinity material is disclosed. The apparatus includes a container having top and bottom lock covers that clip onto the container.
8915875 Adsorbents for the adsorption of hepcidin  
The invention relates to a device and a method for depletion of hepcidin from blood for treatment of iron deficiency, in particular in anemic patients suffering from chronic renal failure, with...
8906300 Even perfusion pump-integrated blood oxygenator  
A blood oxygenator includes an integral pneumatic pump disposed substantially within a housing thereof, an inlet blood flow redirector, and an outflow blood collector. An atrium provided at an...
8865003 Apparatus and method for separation of particles suspended in a liquid from the liquid in which they are suspended  
A method for separating, or removing, particulate material, e.g., blood cells, from a sample of fluid, e.g., whole blood of a patient, in which the particulate material is suspended. In the case...
8834402 System and method for the re-anticoagulation of platelet rich plasma  
A method for the re-anticoagulation of platelet rich plasma in a blood apheresis system includes priming the blood apheresis system with anticoagulant, such that a volume of anticoagulant is...
8815320 Process for producing a composition containing active follistatin  
A process for producing a composition containing biologically active follistatin from a biological source, which composition is preserved and, especially pathogen free and is storage stable,...
8795220 Blood processing unit with circumferential blood flow  
A blood processing apparatus may include a heat exchanger and a gas exchanger. At least one of the heat exchanger and the gas exchanger may be configured to provide a circumferential blood flow...
8778263 Irradiation apparatus for inactivating pathogens and/or leukocytes in a biological fluid and process  
The invention relates to an irradiation apparatus for inactivating pathogens and/or leukocytes in a biological fluid such as a platelet suspension and/or plasma comprising: a casing (2), a support...
8765055 Bubble trap systems for infusion pump devices  
Bubble traps for removing bubbles from a stream of liquid and flexible containers comprising such bubble traps are disclosed. The bubble trap includes a containment chamber fluidly coupled to an...
8747742 Heat exchanger and heat-exchanger-integrated oxygenator  
A heat exchanger includes a case, a bottom member and a plurality of heat transfer pipes (a pipe group) loaded in the heat exchanger case, in which blood flows from one end through the bottom...
8727133 Method for the preparation of at least one compound from blood, and extraction device for use in the execution of said method  
Method for the preparation of at least one compound with biological properties from blood, where said method is performed in sealed tubes at a pressure below atmospheric pressure, thereby reducing...
8685258 Systems and methods for conveying multiple blood components to a recipient  
Systems and methods are provided for conveying an amount of red blood cells and an amount of plasma to a blood source. Blood is conveyed from a blood source into a separation device and the...
8647290 Hemodialysis or hemo(dia)filtration apparatus and a method for controlling a hemodialysis or hemo(dia)filtration apparatus  
In a hemodiafiltration apparatus, a control and command unit (11) halts a replacement fluid supply pump (8) and contemporaneously modifies the control mode of a blood pump (1) passing from a...
8608953 Metabolic detoxification system and method  
An extracorporeal filtration and detoxification system and method generally comprise separating ultrafiltrate from cellular components of blood, treating the ultrafiltrate independently of the...
8603021 Method and apparatus for ultrafiltration of blood  
An ultrafiltration filter for an extracorporeal blood circuit having an input for blood withdrawn from a human patient and a blood output for filtered blood to be infused into the patient...
8568289 Apparatus and method for monitoring and controlling extracorporeal blood flow relative to patient fluid status  
A system and method for controlling extracorporeal blood flow in a patient. The system includes a blood pump having a rotor, a plurality of rollers carried by the rotor and a pump chamber extended...
8562908 Devices, systems, and methods for cleaning, disinfecting, rinsing, and priming blood separation devices and associated fluid lines  
Systems and methods for providing for the automatic instrument-based rapid reprocessing of an intact extracorporeal circuit for use in hemodialysis. The system includes a manifold with connectors...
8545754 Radial design oxygenator with heat exchanger  
Disclosed is an apparatus for oxygenating and controlling the temperature of blood in an extracorporeal circuit. The apparatus has an inlet and an outlet that is located radially outward from the...
8535258 Hemofiltration methods for treatment of diseases in a mammal  
Hemofiltration systems and methods to treat an Inflammatory Mediator Related Disease in a patients, including chronic and acute diseases, may include a hemofilter and an adsorptive device. The...
8529834 Blood/air mass exchange apparatus  
There is provided a mass exchange apparatus (114) for use in blood/air mass exchange comprising plural blood flow conduits for defining a blood flow from a blood flow inlet provided thereto; and...
8518259 De-airing oxygenator for treating blood in an extracorporeal blood circuit  
An apparatus for de-aering, oxygenating and controlling a temperature of blood in an extracorporeal blood circuit. The apparatus includes a housing, a manifold body, a heat exchanger, and an...
8517969 Liquid collection container and extracorporeal circuit  
A liquid collection bag is used as a part of an extracorporeal circuit and is connected via a tube to a storage container containing a priming solution. The collection container collects the...
8518326 Extra-corporeal membrane oxygenation control  
A method may include obtaining information representing at least one of a concentration of carbon dioxide in a patient's blood, a concentration of oxygen in the patient's blood or a pH value of...
8496874 Integrated centrifugal blood pump-oxygenator, an extracorporeal life support system and a method of de-bubbling and priming an extracorporeal life support system  
An integrated centrifugal blood pump-oxygenator (1) which has a housing (2) with a top (3) having a blood inlet (4), a blood outlet (5) and a gas inlet (6), and a bottom (7) having a rotational...
8491516 Systems and methods for membraneless dialysis  
Devices, systems and methods are disclosed for removing undesirable materials from a sample fluid by contact with a second fluid. The sample fluid flows as a thin layer adjacent to, or between,...
8480606 Method and apparatus for removal of gas bubbles from blood  
A system is disclosed for removing gas bubbles from blood during circulatory assist procedures. Such bubbles are generated, along with particulate matter, in an extracorporeal circulatory bypass...
8475398 Extracorporeal blood treatment and system having reversible blood pumps  
An extracorporeal blood processing method using a blood circuit comprising a pair of blood passages attached to opposite flow ends of a blood treatment device and said blood circuit is mounted on...
8465446 Noise-reducing dialysis systems and methods of reducing noise in dialysis systems  
A dialysis system includes at least one pneumatic valve, a pneumatic pump in fluid communication with the pneumatic valve, a pneumatic line communicating with an inlet and an outlet of the...
8445190 Method of inhibiting biomaterial-induced procoagulant activity using complement inhibitors  
Methods for reducing or eliminating biomaterial-induced procoagulant activity in blood subjected to extracorporeal treatment that exposes the blood to the biomaterial are disclosed. The methods...
8444586 Degassing device  
A device for degassing gas bubbles out of a liquid comprises a housing having a liquid inlet, a liquid outlet and a gas bubble outlet. The housing includes a spiral wall defining a spiral flow...
8439858 Arterial blood filter  
An arterial line blood filter for use in extracorporeal blood circuits during heart bypass surgery has, among other components, a housing with a cap portion, a base portion, and a generally...
8425838 Filter member and oxygenator using same  
A filter member used in an oxygenator is constructed to provide improved contact with a hollow fiber membrane bundle and to capture bubbles contained in blood. The filter member possesses...
8414515 Blood reservoir  
A conduit tube (90) that communicates with an intracardiac blood inflow port (50) and a liquid medicine injection port (72) and allows blood from the intracardiac blood inflow port and a liquid...
8414686 Carbon dioxide gas removal from a fluid circuit of a dialysis device  
The present invention is directed to degassing devices for dialysate circuits. One embodiment has a first housing and a second housing positioned within the first housing in an annular...
8394321 Medical fluid circuit comprising a low level detector 1  
In an infusion circuit (1), a peristaltic pump (7) displaced the infusion fluid along a line (3), sourcing it from a batch container (2). When a weight sensor (5) detects an emptying of the batch...
8388566 Oxygenator with integrated arterial filter including filter frame  
An oxygenator combines, in a single structure, a heat exchanger, a gas exchanger, an arterial filter, and a filter frame. Such an oxygenator permits fewer fluid connections and thus may simplify...
8349254 Circuit for collecting blood component and apparatus for collecting blood component  
A circuit for collecting a blood component includes a blood collection device provided with a blood collection needle through which blood is collected from a blood donor, a blood separator in...
8328749 Blood purification apparatus and method for calculating a recirculation rate for the blood purification apparatus  
A blood purification apparatus includes a blood circuit having arterial and venous blood circuits, a blood pump, a blood purifying device, an indicator applying device that applies a predetermined...
8318092 Oxygenator with integrated arterial filter  
An oxygenator combines, in a single structure, a heat exchanger, a gas exchanger and an arterial filter. Such an oxygenator permits fewer fluid connections and thus may simplify an extracorporeal...
8292839 Recirculation switch for blood cardioplegia  
A switch comprises a rotating switch member which provides fluid communication in three modes; infusion, recirculation and priming The switch is located between the oxygenator and drug bag and the...
8252227 Invention relates to a method of viral inactivation by dry heating  
The invention relates to a method of viral inactivation by dry heating of a virus present or potentially present in a biological product that has been dried according to the glass transition...
8246564 System for enriching a bodily fluid with a gas having automated priming capabilities  
This invention discloses a modular system having a base module, a mid-section control module, and a display module for preparing and administering a gas-enriched bodily fluid. Gas-enrichment is...
8241238 Cell selection apparatus  
A cell sorting apparatus includes an extracorporeal circulation system 10 for sampling blood from a subject and circulating the blood outside a body; a cell measuring section 20 for supplying...