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6582385 Hemofiltration system including ultrafiltrate purification and re-infusion system  
A hemofiltration system is provided in which ultrafiltrate is purified by reverse osmosis for reinfusion. Non-sterile infusate concentrate is dialyzed into the purified ultrafiltrate and combined...
6561996 Apparatus and method for in vivo hemodialysis  
A method of removing toxins from a patient's blood comprises implanting a filter device having a dialysis membrane with an exterior surface exposed to the patient's blood and a dialysate cavity...
6558341 Continuous autotransfusion filtration system  
A progressive filtration system for a chest drainage unit during continuous autrotransfusion comprising a gross filter for filtering incoming blood at the inlet portion of a collection chamber of...
6558340 Dialysis machine, in particular for home use  
The invention concerns a dialysis machine (10) comprising a dialyzer (20) having a first inlet (21) and a first outlet (22) for the bloodstream, dialysate supply mechanism (25), an arterial line...
6554819 Method and device for preventing contrast associated nephropathy  
A method and device for preventing contrast associated nephropathy are disclosed. When contrast solution is injected into the coronary artery of a patient, blood is prevented from flowing through...
6551266 Rheological treatment methods and related apheresis systems  
Therapeutic apheresis treatments and diagnostic monitoring methods are described, specifically relating to the depletion and/or removal of a broad bandwidth of certain rheologically active...
6544727 Methods and devices for the removal of psoralens from blood products  
Methods and devices for the removal of psoralens and psoralen photoproducts from blood products are described. The methods include contacting a psoralen- and irradiation-treated blood product with...
6537240 Method for determining the recirculation of blood in a vascular access and a system for implementing same  
In an extracorporeal blood treatment system, non-treated blood may be withdrawn from a patient through an arterial line connected to a first compartment of a blood treatment apparatus. The blood...
6527735 Method of peritoneal dialysis  
A method of peritoneal dialysis includes introducing a dialysis solution into a peritoneal cavity; allowing the dialysis solution to dwell in the peritoneal cavity for a period of time to provide...
6517508 Set for blood processing  
A combined arterial and venous blood tubing set is provided for transport of blood between a patient and a blood processing unit. The set comprises an arterial set component comprising arterial...
6503219 Cardiac recovery  
The apparatus includes a flow control conduit (2) connectable with an output portion of the heart, preferably a bypassed portion of the aorta, and includes a means of feeding heart fluid (R/O),...
6497675 Device for extracorporeal treatment of physiological fluids of organism  
A device for extracorporeal treatment of physiological fluids of organism has means forming a filtration membrane for filtering smaller-size components of a physiological fluid withdrawn from a...
6491656 Integrated cassette for controlling fluid having an integral filter  
An apparatus controls movement of fluids during an extracorporeal blood treatment session. A hollow cassette enclosure has a plurality of fluid input ports for receiving fluids into the enclosure...
6461517 Bacterial-derived component removal material  
A material having affinity for LTA and/or PrA and/or aHL and/or proteinase is prepared by introducing functional groups capable of hydrogen bond formation into a substrate. Using this material,...
6423024 Device for removing toxins from blood or plasma  
A device for removing toxins from blood or plasma comprising a cartridge containing a polymeric resin having a coating thereon which renders the resin blood compatible. The resin comprises...
6423023 Method and apparatus for enhanced plasmapheresis  
An apparatus and methods for enhanced plasmapheresis comprising a filter membrane under an orbital motion or movement that has optimal local shear forces and maximum plasma flow output. The...
6398955 Blood filter  
A blood filter (1) has a small priming volume and a high ability of trapping and removing the air bubbles. The blood filter (1) according to the present invention includes a housing (5)...
6395226 Alkoxysilane/alkysilane copolymer coating of medical devices  
A coating for microporous hollow fiber membrane blood oxygenators increases the resistance of the fibers to passage of blood plasma through the micropores. The coating comprises...
6379619 Artificial gut  
An artificial gut (100) comprises a first hollow fiber (203) having an inner surface (215) that is lined with at least a portion of a layer of one or more of a plurality of biological components...
6344139 Arterial and venous blood tubing set  
A blood processing system for transport of blood between a patient and a blood processing unit includes (i) an arterial set 10 having a patient connector 15 at one end and a dialyzer connector 32...
6336910 Extracorporeal circulation apparatus for selective cooling method  
An extracorporeal circulation apparatus capable of maintaining hypothermia for a prolonged period when used in the selective cooling method. The extracorporeal circulation apparatus used in the...
6315895 Dual-stage hemodiafiltration cartridge  
A dual-stage hemodiafiltration cartridge is presented and includes a first hemodiafiltration stage including a first housing with first filtering elements disposed therein. The first housing has a...
6267926 Device for removing entrained gases from liquids  
An apparatus and method for removing entrained gases from a liquid by directing a liquid flow adjacent a substantially hydrophobic microporous membrane material and providing a negative pressure...
6258321 Apparatus and method for cardioplegia delivery  
An apparatus and a method for making a transfer device comprising a tube bundle. The transfer device is suitable for use as a heat exchanger in a blood cardioplegia circuit, for example. The...
6241945 Modular combined pump, filtration, oxygenation and/or debubbler apparatus  
A customized pump, filtration, oxygenation and/or debubbler apparatus includes a first pump module, a filtration module, an oxygenation module, a debubbler module and/or a second pump module. Each...
6217540 Blood filter cartridge  
The invention provides a blood filter cartridge which is made so that the filtrate discharged from the filtrate outlet is not drawn back to the inside of the filtering chamber. The blood filter...
6197289 Removal of biologically active agents  
An apparatus for removing a biologically active agent from body fluid that includes an inlet for receiving body fluid, a substrate that includes the reaction product of a substantially water...
6186146 Cancer treatment method  
An in situ treatment of an organ, such as a kidney, of a living body, having a disease or tumor. The method includes: subjecting a diseased or tumorous organ, such as a kidney, to an effective...
6180058 Blood treatment system  
A blood treatment system has a housing formed of transparent plastic material configured so that substantially the entire blood flow path is visible. A generally planar blood filtration media...
6099492 Electronic apparatus for blood transfusion  
A blood transfusion device has at least one blood accelerating pump, a variable volume reservoir, at least one single-use blood supply bag, a platen, a blood reheater, a single-use blood reheater...
6059745 Thrombectomy device and associated method  
A thrombectomy device includes a tubular shunt generally connected at an upstream end to a relatively high-pressure blood vessel such as an artery and at a downstream end to a relatively...
6053885 Closed system and methods for mixing additive solutions while removing undesired matter from blood cells  
A blood processing system and associated method include a first variable volume chamber to hold blood and a second variable volume chamber to hold additive solution for blood. The system and...
6042784 Method and apparatus for ultrafiltration in hemodialysis  
A method and device for accurately determining the volume of and replacing ultrafiltrate in hemodiafiltration using an ultrafiltrate balance chamber that is subdivided by a movable partition into...
6010475 Apparatus for the treatment of blood by extracorporeal circulation and process of manufacture  
An apparatus for the treatment of blood or plasma by extracorporeal circulation includes a compartment for the circulation of blood. The compartment is provided with two accesses and has at least...
5980478 Apparatus and method for the treatment of acute and chronic renal disease by continuous passive plasma ultrafiltration  
An apparatus for treatment of acute and chronic renal disease by continuous passive plasma ultrafiltration includes a plasmapheresis element comprising a catheter and a plasmapheresis filter...
5944684 Wearable peritoneum-based system for continuous renal function replacement and other biomedical applications  
A wearable peritoneal dialysis device providing continuous removal of waste metabolites from the blood using a small volume (250-1000 mls) of protein-containing dialysate having an overall flow...
5928180 Method and apparatus for real time monitoring of blood volume in a filter  
A method and apparatus for monitoring and measuring the filter blood volume by dilution techniques in real time, wherein the filter may be in use or off line during the measurements. The system...
5902336 Implantable device and method for removing fluids from the blood of a patient method for implanting such a device and method for treating a patient experiencing renal failure  
An implantable ultrafiltration device for removing low to medium molecular weight solutes and fluids from the blood of a patient experiencing renal failure, the device including: a pump having an...
5876611 Intraoperative blood salvaging system and method  
An apparatus is disclosed for salvaging a patient's own blood during intraoperative surgical procedures and reinfusing the blood, washed and filtered, to the patient substantially continuously,...
5851486 Spray spun filter cartridges for cardiotomy filter/defoamer  
A simple, self-supporting cardiotomy filter/defoamer is formed by a 20 μm cylindrical spray spun hollow plastic filter cartridge impregnated with an anti-foaming agent.
5849186 Integrated cardiotomy and venous blood reservoir  
A blood reservoir for the treatment and collection of blood from two different sources. The blood reservoir has a filter/defoamer core assembly comprised of a support structure disposed within an...
5830365 Means for determining hemodynamic parameters during extracorporeal blood treatment  
The invention relates to a means for determining hemodynamic parameters, such as cardiopulmonary recirculation, fistula flow and cardiac minute output during an extracorporeal blood treatment, in...
5823986 Perfusion system  
A perfusion system incorporating a sealed reservoir in communication with a pump which allows any negative pressure at the suction inlet of the pump to be communicated into the reservoir and...
5810758 Purge solution circulating apparatus for artificial organ  
An apparatus for circulating a purge solution in an artificial organ has an ultrafiltration filter or reverse osmosis filter in a purge solution circulation route to inhibit passage of substances...
5807353 Aspiration device with separating element  
An aspiration device for separating liquid content of a body fluid and irrigation fluid if any, from solid matters, includes an integrally formed housing, and an integrally formed separating...
5808181 Method for testing a filter in a dialysis system  
A method for testing filters arranged in the dialysis solution system of an extracorporeal blood treatment apparatus is described, in which the filter membrane being tested is fully wetted with an...
5804079 Systems and methods for reducing the number of leukocytes in cellular products like platelets harvested for therapeutic purposes  
Systems and methods separate whole blood containing leukocytes in a first separation chamber into a first layer comprising red blood cells, a second layer comprising a suspension of platelets, and...
5800721 Combined cardiotomy fluid and venous blood reservoir  
A combined cardiotomy and venous blood reservoir according to a preferred embodiment of the invention provides a separate in-flow path for both cardiotomy fluid and for venous blood, and includes...
5788661 Blood filtering containing  
A device (10) for receiving, storing, filtering and reinfusing a patient's blood is described. The device is a flexible container that has two unique-features in the preferred embodiment. One...
5783085 Blood fractionation method  
A system for separating at least one constituent from a liquid suspension such as blood induces high velocity flow by viscous drag about the circumference of a spinner having a filtration membrane...