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9039646 Chronic access system for extracorporeal treatment of blood including a continuously wearable hemodialyzer  
A patient wearable, continuously operating extracorporeal pump apparatus which accesses the patient's arterial venous pressure differential by applying external pressure to a subcutaneous graft...
9028436 Hemodialysis system with cassette-based blood and dialyste pumping  
A hemodialysis system includes: (i) a dialyzer; (ii) a dialysate source; a dialysate pump; (iii) a dialysate cassette operatively connected to the dialysate pump such that the dialysate pump can...
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...
9011334 Access disconnect detection  
Techniques are disclosed for monitoring the flow of blood returning to a patient from an extracorporeal therapy machine, such as a hemodialysis machine or an apheresis machine. Blood returning...
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...
9005154 Valved hemodialysis catheter  
A dialysis catheter includes an elongate catheter member having an outer wall member defining proximal and distal end regions and first and second longitudinal lumens. The outer member includes...
9005343 Integrated leukocyte, oxygen and/or CO2 depletion, and plasma separation filter device  
A blood filter device comprising: a housing comprising an outer wall and a first inlet, a first outlet and a second outlet; a membrane which is capable of separating plasma from the blood, wherein...
8998836 Noise-reducing dialysis systems and methods of reducing noise in dialysis systems  
A method of pneumatically operating a dialysis system includes (i) pumping air in a first valve state from a pneumatic pump to operate a component of the dialysis system, and (ii) recirculating...
8992453 Vascular access preservation in hemodialysis patients  
The present invention relates generally to the field of hemodialysis, including methods and kits that can be employed to improve hemodialysis therapy. The present invention encompasses methods and...
8992454 Splitable tip catheter with bioresorbable adhesive  
Splitable-tip catheters are disclosed with bioresorbable adhesive to provide spatial separation of distal tip elements during use. The invention can be particularly useful in hemodialysis...
8992463 Balanced flow dialysis machine  
A system and method for balancing flows of renal replacement fluid is disclosed. The method uses pressure controls and pressure sensing devices to more precisely meter and balance the flow of...
8986239 Adaptable perioperative cell-salvage system and methods and disposable units for same  
A blood-collection system configured to permit selection of either collection and disposal of shed blood from a patient or collection and processing of shed blood for autologous transfusion back...
8979788 Systems, devices and methods for cardiopulmonary treatment and procedures  
A cardiopulmonary bypass system utilizing membrane-based reciprocating positive displacement blood pumps (“pod pumps”). In one aspect, the pod pumps are constructed to provide reduced shear forces...
8979786 Autoretroperfusion devices and systems  
Devices, systems, and methods for providing retroperfusion to at least one ischemic tissue in a minimally invasive manner are disclosed. At least some of the embodiments disclosed herein enable an...
8974394 Device and method for detecting irregular placement of an extracorporeal vascular access needle  
A device and method for determining intravascular pressure and irregular needle placement in a hemodialysis procedure include analyzing means for automatically deriving venous access pressure...
8968230 Coil occlusion devices and systems and methods of using the same  
Coil occluder devices and systems and methods of using the same. In an exemplary embodiment of an occluder system of the present disclosure, the occluder system comprises an occluder device...
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...
8961444 Pressure manifold system for dialysis  
A dialysis fluid pressure manifold system includes a plurality of pump and valve chambers controlling a flow of dialysis fluid; a header including a plurality of pneumatic passageways, each...
8951218 Multi-path catheter  
A multi-path catheter includes an elongate tubular member and a withdrawal pathway along which unfiltered fluid is withdrawn in a distal to proximal direction. The withdrawal pathway originates at...
8951219 Fluid volume monitoring for patients with renal disease  
A method includes initiating a blood fluid removal session of a patient; monitoring an indicator of tissue fluid volume of the patient, or a portion thereof, during the blood fluid removal...
8951220 Apparatus for making extracorporeal blood circulation available  
The present invention relates to an apparatus for making extracorporeal blood circulation available, in particular a heart-lung machine, comprising a venous connection and an arterial connection,...
8945039 Devices, systems, and methods for organ retroperfusion  
Devices, systems, and methods for organ retroperfusion. In at least one embodiment of a method of organ perfusion of the present disclosure, the method comprises the steps of positioning at least...
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...
8939882 Multi-lumen cannula  
This document relates to methods and materials for providing blood flow for a blood pump recipient. For example, cannulae that can be connected to the circulatory system of a mammal and can be...
8939926 Method and apparatus for removal of gas bubbles from blood  
A system and method for removing gas bubbles from blood during circulatory assist procedures. An active filter apparatus forces the bubbles to the center of the system where they are removed from...
8926543 Immunoactivation blood perfusion filter for the treatment of malignant tumors  
The invention provides a way of producing a natural immunologically active state in a person by subjecting him to an apheresis procedure with bioincompatible biomaterials for about one hour. To...
8926542 Monitoring fluid volume for patients with renal disease  
A method includes monitoring an indicator of fluid volume of a patient via a sensor device, and setting an initial fluid volume removal prescription for a blood fluid removal session based on the...
8926540 Hemodialysis system with separate dialysate cassette  
A hemodialysis system includes (i) a dialyzer; (ii) a blood pump; (iii) a blood cassette operatively connected to the dialyzer and the blood pump; (iv) a dialysate heater; (v) first and second...
8920356 Conductive polymer materials and applications thereof including monitoring and providing effective therapy  
A coupler includes a conductive polymer material that is so constructed and arranged to join tubing, wherein the conductive polymer material includes a conductive polymer component selected from...
8911390 Multipart fluid system and a system for regional citrate anticoagulation in an extracorporeal blood circuit  
The present invention concerns a multipart fluid system for use in CRRT, wherein the multipart fluid system comprises an anticoagulation fluid and at least one fluid from the group consisting of a...
8905959 Medical apparatus comprising a machine for treatment of fluids  
A medical apparatus comprises a machine for treatment of fluids provided with means (3) for treating a patient's blood which exhibit a control unit (4) for sending command signals and receiving...
8900173 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 dialysis fluid introduction line (L1), a dialysis fluid...
8900172 Method for controlling a blood treatment apparatus, control device, dispensing device and blood treatment apparatus  
The present invention relates to a method for controlling or regulating an apparatus for extracorporeally treating blood in an extracorporeal blood circuit while adding citrate and calcium for the...
8894601 Catheter assembly including triple lumen tip  
A catheter assembly for use in accessing a vasculature of a patient during renal replacement or other therapies is disclosed. In one embodiment, the catheter assembly includes a catheter body that...
8888730 Perfusion system with RFID feature activation  
The disclosure pertains to a perfusion system that is easy to set-up, use and monitor during a bypass procedure. In some embodiments, the disclosure pertains to a perfusion system in which at...
8882693 Cardiopulmonary apparatus and methods for preserving life  
Apparatus and methods for providing extracorporeal blood circulation and oxygenation control include seven-stage de-airing of blood to provide automated cardiopulmonary replacement to sustain...
8881600 Apparatus and process for testing filters  
In a process for testing filters (4) and (13) of treatment fluid of a hemodiafiltration apparatus (1), each filter has a wet semipermeable membrane (5, 14) which separates a gas-filled first...
8870805 Method and apparatus for treating a carotid artery  
One disclosed embodiment comprises a method for treating lesions in the carotid artery of a mammalian body. The method comprises transcervical access and blocking of blood flow through the common...
8870804 Blood treatment apparatus and method  
A proposed blood treatment apparatus includes a blood treatment unit, at least one fluid pump and at least one blood pump. The fluid pumps are configured to pass blood treatment fluid through the...
8864700 Heat exchanger and heat-exchanger-integrated oxygenator  
A plurality of heat transfer pipes have a circumferential portion arranged at a short distance from an inner surface of a heat exchanger case while they are bundled to form a pipe group and a...
8865172 Method for reducing the number of unwanted molecules in bodily fluids  
A method for reducing the number of selected antibodies in a subject's blood, the method comprising removing blood from the subject, passing the blood along an enclosed pathway, wherein the...
8858787 Dialysis system having non-invasive fluid velocity sensing  
A dialysis system includes a dialyzer; a blood pump coupled operably to a dialyzer; a dialysate inlet pump couple operably to a dialysate inlet of the dialyzer; a dialysate outlet pump coupled...
8858485 Connector for a fluid line in an extracorporeal circuit  
The connector for a fluid line of an extracorporeal circuit comprises a tubular body which internally defines a fluid passage, a first connection port predisposed for coupling to the fluid line, a...
8852135 Method and device for monitoring the introduction of substitution fluids upstream of downstream of a dialyzer of filter  
A method is provided for monitoring the introduction of substitution fluids for an extra-corporeal blood processing device with an extra-corporeal blood circuit, comprising an arterial blood line,...
8852140 System and method for adjustment of blood separation procedure parameters  
Systems and methods are provided for automatically adjusting the operational parameters of a blood separation procedure. A blood separation device has an inlet for passing fluid thereinto and an...
8845570 Therapy prediction and optimization for renal failure blood therapy, especially home hemodialysis  
A method of predicting serum phosphorus concentrations in a patient during hemodialysis includes measuring serum phosphorus concentrations of the patient over a hemodialysis treatment session time...
8834399 Cardiopulmonary apparatus and methods for preserving organ viability  
Apparatus and methods for providing extracorporeal blood circulation and oxygenation control include multi-stage de-airing of blood to provide automated cardiopulmonary replacement to preserve the...
8834404 Apparatus, system and methods for extracorporeal blood processing for selectively cooling the brain relative to the body during hyperthermic treatment or to induce hypothermia of the brain  
A system, apparatus and methods are provided for extra-corporeal blood treatment, and in particular for establishing and maintaining a neck down differential body temperature, while maintaining...
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...
8808977 Method of inactivating virus in circular blood and its applications in treating viral diseases  
The present invention relates to a method for illuminating the viruses in a circulatory blood, comprising the following steps of: 1) Adding an anticoagulant into a whole blood source and...