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8287724 Dialysis fluid measurement systems using conductive contacts  
A dialysis system instrument includes a dialysis instrument, a disposable pumping and valving cassette apparatus operable with pumping and valving actuators of the dialysis instrument, the...
8277407 Artificial kidney  
Artificial kidney for gradual, and at least semi-continuous, blood treatment, wherein a blood stream is fed from a body of a living human or animal being into the artificial kidney, where...
8267881 Method and apparatus for blood withdrawal and infusion using a pressure controller  
A method and apparatus for controlling blood withdrawal and infusion flow rate with the use of a pressure controller. The pressure controller uses pressure targets based upon occlusion limits that...
8257593 Systems and methods of microfluidic membraneless exchange using filtration of extraction outlet streams  
A device, system and method for exchanging components between first and second fluids by direct contact in a microfluidic channel. The fluids flow as thin layers in the channel. One of the fluids...
8257582 Dialysis system and machine having therapy prescription recall  
In an embodiment, an automated peritoneal dialysis (“APD”) machine includes at least one pump, a logic implementer storing a plurality of therapy prescriptions by which to operate the at least one...
8251941 Selective cytopheresis devices and related methods thereof  
The present invention relates to systems and devices to treat and/or prevent inflammatory conditions within a subject and to related methods. More particularly, the invention relates to systems,...
8251942 System and method for removing blood containing contrast dye  
The system for removing blood containing contrast dye includes an inner catheter having a fixed proximal end and a distal free end, and an outer catheter coaxially disposed around a portion of the...
8246566 Total fluid loss control system  
A system or method controls total fluid loss (TFL) in a patient undergoing hemofiltration therapy administered through an extracorporeal circuit by frequently calculating and storing a retrievable...
8246563 Cardiac rhythm management device and sensor-suite for the optimal control of ultrafiltration and renal replacement therapies  
A cardiorenal patient monitoring system comprising, either implanted or non-implanted device(s), remote peripheral device(s), computer network(s), host, and communication means between the...
8246567 Method of monitoring hypertensive haemodialysis patients  
The invention relates to a calculation and control system for determining whether a patient intended to follow several sessions of hemodialysis treatment falls or not within one group among...
8241239 Device for removing fluid from blood in a patient  
An ultrafiltration device and method for the removal of excess fluid in hypervolemic patients and/or removal of toxins in the blood including for patients suffering from either renal or...
8241198 Ventricular assist device capable of implantation of stem cells  
A biologic ventricular assist device that also has the capability to capture, grow, and administer stem cells to regenerate and restore damaged myocardium in the heart. The device works in...
8235931 Waste balancing for extracorporeal blood treatment systems  
One or more waste balancing systems may be used in a fluid circulating system for medical use. The fluid circulating system may be part of a blood treatment system for a patient suffering renal...
8216172 Method of performing hemofiltration  
A multi-part substitution infusion fluid for an extracorporeal blood treatment and methods for using same are provided. Generally, the multi-part substitution fluid comprises a first solution...
8216478 Method and apparatus for monitoring the supply of replacement fluid during an extracorporeal treatment of blood  
An apparatus and a method for monitoring the supply of replacement fluid during an extracorporeal treatment of blood is disclosed. Detection of the supply of replacement fluid upstream or...
8211047 Blood filtering device  
Blood filtering device (1), comprising: * a filter body (3; 103), having an inlet port (4; 104) for blood to be filtered; * a delivery flexible hose (5; 105) of the blood to be filtered, apt to be...
8211362 Packaged blood purification device  
A packaged blood purification device including a hollow fiber blood-processing device having a bundle of hollow fibers and a cylindrical container holding the bundle of hollow fibers; and a...
8206594 Fluid management system for accurate continuous hemofiltration in extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO)  
A novel system and method for fluid management for accurate continuous venovenous hemofiltration (CWH) in extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO). The fluid management or CWH system is...
8206331 Wearable ultrafiltration device  
An ultrafiltration device adapted to be worn on a portion of the body of a patient includes a blood inlet tube leading from a first blood vessel, a blood pump, an anticoagulant reservoir for...
8206591 Method of removing protein-bound deleterious substances during extracorporeal renal replacement treatment  
The invention is directed to a method of removing a deleterious substance bound to a protein in blood of a patient by introducing a displacer substance into the blood under conditions in which the...
8206330 Device, system, and method for controllably reducing inflammatory mediators in a subject  
Devices, systems, and methods are provided for controlling an inflammatory response in a subject. Extracorporeal devices, systems, and methods are provided that alter the functional structure of...
8202240 System and method for collecting plasma protein fractions from separated blood components  
Method and apparatus for separating plasma from blood in a membrane separator and further separator the separated plasma into desired plasma proteins in a plasma separator fluidly connected to the...
8192385 Device, system, and method for controllably reducing inflammatory mediators in a subject  
Devices, systems, and methods are provided for controlling an inflammatory response in a subject. Devices, systems, and methods are provided that alter the functional structure of one or more...
8192387 Last-chance quality check and/or air/pathogen filter for infusion systems  
Blood treatment system and method for high rate hemofiltration ensures against pyrogenic patient reaction by providing various mechanisms for filtering replacement fluid to remove endotoxins and...
8187215 Device allowing serial use of clean and alternative blood filters during blood filtration  
A device that allows for serial (time) use of clean blood filters during the use of a heart lung machine. The device is comprised of a series of filters and a switching mechanism that allows the...
8187465 Blood recuperation device and method  
A blood filtering device for the recuperation of blood from wound drained blood, in particular for an autologous blood transfusion system, has a first filter arranged upstream of a second filter....
8187214 Apparatus for making extracorporeal blood circulation available  
The present invention relates to an apparatus for making extracorporeal blood circulation available, in a particular a heart-lung machine, comprising machine, comprising a venous connection and an...
8182440 Dialysis machine having combination display and handle  
The present invention provides a dialysis machine that is readily moved by a patient, nurse or other operator. A display is provided on the front of the machine, which displays and controls...
8182691 Apparatus for extracorporeal blood treatment with a device for checking a sterile filter, and method of checking a sterile filter of an extracorporeal blood treatment apparatus  
An apparatus for extracorporeal blood treatment has a dialysis fluid circuit and a blood circuit which are separated by a dialyzer. Arranged in the dialysis fluid circuit there is a sterile filter...
8177735 Cardiotomy and venous blood reservoir and method  
A cardiotomy and venous blood reservoir including a housing assembly, a downtube, and a bowl. The housing assembly forms a chamber. The downtube extends from an inlet port to a downstream end...
8178040 Software update for a medical fluid management device  
A medical fluid management apparatus which includes a plurality of processor systems with respectively associated software programs. The fluid management apparatus has a fluid treatment component...
8172784 Compositions, methods, and devices for treating liver disease  
Described are compositions and methods for treating liver disease, e.g., acute liver disease, using bone marrow-derived stem cells and bone marrow-derived stem cell conditioned media.
8162870 Blood filter device and method of producing the same  
A blood filter device has a housing that includes: a head portion (2) provided with a blood inlet (5) and forming an upper structure of the housing, a filtration portion (3) positioned below the...
8153008 Device and method for filtering blood  
Device (5) for filtering blood including a filter unit (7) having a blood filter, an inlet (8) for blood to be filtered and being connectable to an artery of a patient and a blood outlet (9) for...
8142383 Fluid distribution module and extracorporeal blood circuit including such a module  
A fluid distribution module (1) for causing and monitoring the circulation of fluids from and to a patient through an extracorporeal blood treatment device, comprises a degassing device (11)...
8142649 Method for optimizing tidal therapies employing ultrafiltrate trending  
A system and method for automatically adjusting a Continuous Cycling Peritoneal Dialysis (“CCPD”) therapy to minimize the potential for excess intra-peritoneal volume. The adjustments are made at...
8137553 Priming system and method for dialysis systems  
The application is directed to an extracorporeal blood processing system capable of using dialysate to prime the system. A plastic molded compact manifold supports molded blood and dialysate...
8137300 Access disconnection systems and methods using conductive contacts  
An extracorporeal blood system includes: an extracorporeal blood machine including an extracorporeal blood circuit; an access device enabling the extracorporeal blood circuit to be connected to a...
8137299 Wearable ultrafiltration device  
An ultrafiltration device adapted to be worn on a portion of the body of a patient includes a blood inlet tube leading from a first blood vessel, a blood pump, an anticoagulant reservoir for...
8133195 Device for handling blood in extracorporeal blood circulation  
In a device for handling blood in extracorporeal blood circulation that has at least one oxygenator, one heat exchanger, and one blood filter, the inlets and outlets in the oxygenator/heat...
8133194 System and method for delivery of regional citrate anticoagulation to extracorporeal blood circuits  
The present invention includes a comprehensive replacement fluid system and method for the delivery of regional citrate anticoagulation (RCA) to extracorporeal blood circuits, wherein the system...
8123947 Priming and air removal systems and methods for dialysis  
A renal treatment fluid priming method includes priming an extracorporeal circuit connected to a patient with a physiologically compatible fluid, the extracorporeal circuit including an arterial...
8123713 System and method for collecting plasma protein fractions from separated blood components  
Method and apparatus for separating plasma from blood in a separation vessel and further separator the separated plasma into desired plasma proteins in a plasma separator fluidly connected to the...
8114043 Electromagnetic induction access disconnect sensor  
A connection of a patient's vascular system to an extracorporeal blood treatment machine is monitored to ensure the patient's safety during a procedure. The procedure may be hemodialysis,...
8114276 Personal hemodialysis system  
A dialysis machine includes a dialysis instrument having a pump actuator and first and second valve actuators, and a disposable cassette operable with the dialysis instrument, the disposable...
8109893 Chronic access system for extracorporeal treatment of blood including a continously 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...
8105487 Manifolds for use in conducting dialysis  
The present invention is directed to novel systems for conducting the filtration of blood using manifolds. The manifolds integrate various sensors and have fluid pathways formed therein to direct...
8105266 Mobile dialysis system having supply container detection  
A dialysis system includes a dialysis instrument including at least one pump actuator; a disposable cassette operable with the at least one pump actuator; a plurality of supply containers...
8105260 Machine and procedure for extracorporeal treatment of blood  
A machine (1) for extracorporeal blood treatment comprises a device (2) for ultrafiltration of a liquid through a semi-permeable membrane (3) of a blood treatment device (4), a first sensor (11)...
8105261 Osmotic devices and methods for diuretic therapy  
Embodiments of the invention are related to devices and methods for modulating renal function, amongst other things. In an embodiment, the invention includes an implantable occlusive device...