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7615158 Method and device for the removal of partially protein bound substances  
A method and a device to increase the efficiency of dialysis for the removal from blood of substances that are more or less tightly bound to carriers such as albumin. According to the invention...
7615028 Extracorporeal blood treatment and system having reversible blood pumps  
An extracorporeal blood treatment system including: a blood circuit having a first blood passage coupled at a first end to a first end of a blood treatment device and a second blood passage...
7608189 Device for removing bacterial lipopolysaccharides and/or lipoteichoic acids from protein-containing fluids and its use for the treatment of sepsis  
A device for removing bacterial lipopolysaccharides and lipoteichoic acids from blood or plasma in an extracorporeal perfusion system contains, in a housing that can be incorporated into the...
7601134 Separation  
The invention refers to method for selectively binding and separating at least one component from whole blood or a body fluid, whereby the blood or body fluid is allowed to pass through a rigid...
7601268 Continuous blood filtration and method of use  
The invention is directed to a system for continuously filtering a blood product including whole blood or any of its component(s), erythrocytes, leukocytes, platelets and plasma either alone or in...
7601133 System for correcting biological fluid  
Biology and medicine for cleaning biological fluids. A system for correcting a biological fluid includes a sealed container for a magnetically operated absorbent (MOA), a sealed chamber for mixing...
7588684 Systems and methods for handling air and/or flushing fluids in a fluid circuit  
Systems and methods handle air and rinsing fluid during fluid processing. The systems and methods eliminate air from a fluid processing system prior to, during, and after use. The systems and...
7585412 Specialized hollow fiber membranes for plasmapheresis and ultrafiltration  
A plasmapheresis and/or ultrafiltration membrane comprises elongated hollow fibers each fiber having an interior lumen extending along the fiber length, the fiber wall having a plurality of zones...
7572374 Anticoagulant and thrombo-resistant hollow fiber membranes for in-vivo plasmapheresis and ultrafiltration  
An in-vivo plasmapheresis or in-vivo ultrafiltration membrane comprises a plurality of elongated hollow microporous fibers each fiber having an outer wall, an inner wall and an interior lumen...
7569026 Method of producing blood processing circuits and filter unit  
A bag connection comprises a first bag, a tube having a blood-drawing needle at the front end, a plurality of second bags, tubes for connecting the first and second bags, and tubes and branch...
7544300 Batch filtration system for preparation of sterile fluid for renal replacement therapy  
A method and device for blood treatments that use fluids such as dialysate and replacement fluid for renal replacement therapy. In an embodiment, fluid is passed either by pump or passively by...
7541000 Micro-processor controlled active gas removal apparatus  
Apparatus and methods for pumping and oxygenating blood are provided that include a gas removal system. An integrated blood processing unit is provided in which a gas removal/blood filter, pump...
7540851 Method to control blood and filtrate flowing through an extracorporeal device  
A method and apparatus are disclosed for controlling blood flow through an extracorporeal blood circuit having a controller comprising the steps of: withdrawing the blood from a withdrawal blood...
7537578 ***WITHDRAWN PATENT AS PER THE LATEST USPTO WITHDRAWN LIST***
Process for controlling blood flow in an extracorporeal blood circuit
 
Equipment for controlling blood flow in an extracorporeal blood circuit, comprising at least a first sensor, designed to measure an arterial pressure upstream of a peristaltic pump, at least a...
7537687 Hemodialysis device  
A hemodialysis device includes a hemodialysis device main body including an arterial blood circuit, venous blood circuit, blood pump, dialyzer, dialysate inlet and outlet lines, voltage adding...
7537688 Blood purification device  
A blood purification device confirms whether a specific peak is provided by e.g. an ultrafiltration pump, to concentrate the blood or not and also accurately measures a blood re-circulation with a...
7531098 Integrated automatic blood processing unit  
A system for automatically processing blood components is described. The system includes a console, which contains all motors, pumps, sensors, valves and control circuitry, and a unique disposable...
7531094 Two stage hemofiltration that generates replacement fluid  
The present invention relates to a system for two-stage blood dialysis of a patient. In one embodiment, the system comprises a first filtration device for receiving the blood from the patient and...
7520919 Transducer-protector device for medical apparatus  
The transducer-protector device for medical apparatus comprises a housing formed by two half-shells, a membrane defining a gas-permeable anti-contamination barrier, a female Luer first connection...
7520992 Method and system for colloid exchange therapy  
The present invention relates to a method and system for using a hemofilter to treat IMRD, hepatic failure, exogenous intoxication and other conditions associated with toxins in a patient's blood....
7517333 Blood processing systems and methods that employ an in-line, flexible leukofilter  
Systems and methods separate pump the blood cells through an in-line leukofilter to a blood cell storage container. The leukofilter has a filtration medium enclosed within a flexile housing. The...
7507217 Device for exchanging and/or docking functional modules  
A device for exchanging and/or docking functional modules (1, 2), and used for the extracorporeal circulation of bodily fluids, is provided. Each functional module (1, 2) includes at least one...
7500958 Switch valve for an extracorporeal blood circuit and circuit including such a switch valve  
A switch valve for use in an extracorporeal blood flow circuit comprises a valve housing having a chamber, four openings communicating with the chamber, and a valve member located in the valve...
7494590 Method of controlling a dialysis apparatus  
The present invention relates to a method of controlling a dialysis apparatus, which can be used, e.g., for hemodialysis, hemodiafiltration, or hemofiltration. Numerous alarms occur during...
7488447 Method and an apparatus for determining the efficiency of dialysis  
The invention relates to characterization of a dialyzer's capacity to accomplish a dialysis clearance of a patient, and strategies for improving the efficiency of a dialysis treatment of the...
7488301 Method for returning blood from a blood treatment device, and device for carrying out this method  
A method for the return of blood from a blood treatment apparatus, preferably from a dialysis apparatus, uses a pumped substituate fluid to displace the blood. A substituate pump contained in the...
7488302 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...
7488448 Method and apparatus for removal of gas bubbles from blood  
A system 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 the blood...
7481931 Method of cleaning and qualifying a dialysis filter and machine for same  
The invention relates to a method and a machine for cleaning and qualifying a dialysis filter, which can be used to monitor changes in the filter over the course of the use life thereof while...
7481936 Method and apparatus for patient fluid management  
Patient fluid management is carried out by separating plasma from whole blood in vivo via an implantable filter device comprising one or more elongated hollow tubes and a plurality of elongated...
7476210 Apparatus and method for in-vivo plasmapheresis using periodic backflush containing anticoagulant  
Method for in-vivo plasmapheresis utilizing a plurality of elongated hollow microporous filter fibers periodically interrupt diffusion of blood plasma from a patient, and, for a selected time,...
7473395 Hypothermia induction device  
A system for rapid induction of indication of hypothermia especially of the heart and brain during cardiac arrest and normal circulation. The device recirculates blood through an extracorporeal...
7470245 Extracorporeal pathogen reduction system  
The invention relates to an apparatus system and methods for treatment of virus-infected or pathogen-loaded human blood components separated from normal components comprising a separation...
7462161 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...
7455771 Means for removing protein-bound substances  
The present invention relates to a means of dialysis for removing protein-bound substances from a biological fluid, especially blood or blood plasma, which contains at least one means for...
7442178 Automated system and method for blood components separation and processing  
A blood processing centrifuge comprising: a rotor having an axis of rotation and being controllably spun around the axis, a mechanism for processing whole blood within the rotor while spinning, a...
7435235 Blood treatment equipment, method, and software program for controlling infusion in blood treatment equipment  
A method and blood treatment equipment for controlling infusion are described. The equipment comprising: an extracorporeal blood circuit, a pre-infusion line connected to the blood circuit...
7425265 Vortex-enhanced reverse osmosis filtration device and methods  
Preferred aspects of the present invention relate to advances in rotating, vortex-enhanced reverse osmosis filtration. More particularly, the filtration device and methods incorporate a rotational...
7410473 Blood pump having a disposable blood filter with integrated pressure sensors  
An integrated disposable cartridge for dialysis or ultrafiltration treatment of blood includes integral pressure sensors. Sensors are embedded in the blood filter on the cartridge to measure the...
7402278 Method of recovering blood from an extracorporeal circuit  
The invention is directed to a blood bag system, comprising a closed, sterile bag of substantially transparent, bio-compatible material, defining upper and lower ends; an infusion port at the...
7399289 Controller for ultrafiltration blood circuit which prevents hypotension by monitoring osmotic pressure in blood  
A method and system for the extracorporeal treatment of blood to remove fluid from the fluid overloaded patient is disclosed that non-invasively measures osmotic pressure across a filter membrane...
7387734 Method of operating a dialysis machine  
A method and apparatus of priming or rinse back of an extracorporeal circuit using a dialysis machine comprising a dialysis liquid preparation system. The dialysis machine is used to prepare a...
7384550 Glaucoma implant having MEMS filter module  
Various MEMS filter elements or modules are disclosed, and which may be used in a glaucoma implant (490). One such MEMS filter module (34) includes a first film (70) and a second film (46) that...
7381195 Hematocrit sensor  
The present invention relates to a hematocrit sensor and a method for measuring hematocrit values using such a device, which comprises a hematocrit sensor in a blood circuit that measures...
7357897 Blood processing systems and methods that alternate flow of blood component and additive solution through an in-line leukofilter  
Blood processing systems and methods convey blood cells from a blood cell source into a blood component collection flow channel that includes a blood cell storage container and an in-line filter...
7354392 Structurally optimized hollow fiber membranes  
An elongated hollow microporous fiber comprises an inner wall surface defining an interior fiber lumen, an outer wall surface, and a microporous fiber wall therebetween, the fiber wall having one...
7335334 Active air removal from an extracorporeal blood circuit  
A disposable, integrated extracorporeal blood circuit employed during cardiopulmonary bypass surgery performs gas exchange, heat transfer, and microemboli filtering functions in a way as to...
7332125 System and method for processing blood  
A system for filtering and processing blood that is simple to implement and that reduces the need for human intervention. The system may be used to collect red blood cells (RBCs). For such a...
7316661 ***WITHDRAWN PATENT AS PER THE LATEST USPTO WITHDRAWN LIST***
Method and apparatus for emboli containment
 
Disclosed herein is a catheter for use in an emboli containment system. In one embodiment, the catheter includes a flexible elongate member having self-expanding sealing means mounted on its...
7314554 Extracorporeal blood treatment machine  
The invention relates to an extracorporeal blood treatment machine in which a blood circuit (3) is equipped with an inlet line leading to a filtration unit (2) and with an outlet line (3b) from...