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7311689 Method and apparatus for peripheral vein fluid removal in heart failure  
A method and apparatus for ultrafiltration of blood operating by removing blood from a peripheral blood vessel at a rate of less than two percent of total cardiac output of a patient, extracting...
7309323 Wearable continuous renal replacement therapy device  
A continuous renal replacement therapy (CRRT) device adapted to be worn on a portion of the body of a patient. The CRRT device is worn by the patient and operates on rechargeable batteries for...
7306736 Valve mechanism for infusion fluid systems  
A method and an apparatus are provided for preventing retrograde flow of fluid, e.g., blood products, into a source of sterile substitution fluid (50). The apparatus of the present invention...
7303680 Method and apparatus for kidney dialysis  
A number of improvements relating to methods and apparatuses for kidney dialysis are disclosed. These include checking of dialysate bypass status using flow measurement; using a flow sensor to...
7291269 Apparatus and process for extracorporeal treatment of blood with selective extraction of solutes  
A device and method for an extracorporeal blood treatment is described. The device comprising at least one exchanger equipped with at least one first inlet for the blood to be treated, a first...
7291122 Hemofiltration methods for treatment of diseases in a mammal  
A hemofiltration system and method to treat an Inflammatory Mediator Related Disease in a mammal, including chronic and acute diseases, include a hemofilter and an adsorptive device. The...
7276042 Low hydraulic resistance cartridge  
A cartridge for treating medical or biological fluid includes a first cap having an inlet for the fluid, a container including a plurality of compartments and a second cap including an outlet for...
7267771 Apparatus for therapeutic apheresis  
Apparatus for carrying out therapeutic apheresis includes a filter device for being implanted in a blood vessel for carrying out in-vivo plasma separation having one or more elongated hollow tubes...
7264730 Methods for kidney dialysis  
A number of improvements relating to methods and apparatuses for kidney dialysis are disclosed. These include methods such as supplying a dialysis machine including a touch screen interface to a...
7247146 Support element for an integrated blood treatment module, integrated blood treatment module and extracorporeal blood treatment apparatus equipped with said integrated module  
The invention relates to support element (4) comprising a main body (6) having a front wall (25) and a peripheral wall (32) projecting away from the front wall. The front wall and the peripheral...
7232418 Support element, an integrated module for extracorporeal blood treatment comprising the support element, an apparatus for extracorporeal blood treatment equipped with the integrated module, and an assembly process for an integrated module for extracorporeal blood treatment  
An integrated module for extracorporeal blood treatment has a flat-shaped support element which exhibits on an internal face thereof a complex of fluid distribution lines and on an external face...
7226538 Fluid processing apparatus  
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...
7226540 MEMS filter module  
Various MEMS filter elements or modules are disclosed. One such MEMS filter module (34) includes a first film (70) and a second film (46) that are spaced and interconnected by a plurality of...
7226429 Method for removal of viruses from blood by lectin affinity hemodialysis  
The present invention relates to a method for using lectins that bind to pathogens having high mannose surface glycoproteins or fragments thereof which contain high mannose glycoproteins, to...
7223336 Integrated blood treatment module and extracorporeal blood treatment apparatus  
The invention relates to an integrated blood treatment module (1) comprising a support element (4) and a fluid distribution circuitry associated thereto; the distribution circuitry comprises at...
7223338 Support element for an integrated module for blood treatment, an integrated module for blood treatment, and a manufacturing process for an integrated module for blood treatment  
The support element (4) is provided with a plurality of connectors (7), (8), (11) which receive corresponding counter-connectors of a blood treatment device. The support element is also...
7220354 Vortex-enhanced filtration devices  
Preferred aspects of the present invention relate to a device for filtration comprising at least one rotor configured to create Taylor vortices on at least one side of a filtration membrane,...
7214312 Fluid circuits, systems, and processes for extracorporeal blood processing  
A sterilized fluid management kit for use in renal replacement therapy isolates a replacement fluid container from touch contamination and provides for sterilization of replacement fluid by...
7204958 Extracorporeal blood circuit air removal system and method  
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...
7198751 Disposable, integrated, 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...
7195711 Specialized hollow fiber membranes for in-vivo plasmapheresis and ultrafiltration  
An in-vivo plasmapheresis and/or in-vivo ultrafiltration membrane comprises elongated hollow fibers each fiber having an interior lumen extending along the fiber length, the fiber wall having a...
7189352 Extracorporeal blood circuit priming system and method  
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...
7186231 Blood component collection method  
An object is to provide a blood component collection system capable of collecting a desired blood component of high quality. A blood component collection system 1 comprises a centrifugal separator...
7186342 Method for filling and washing a filter for a dialysis machine  
A dialysis machine is provided with a dialysate circuit, a blood circuit and a filter having a dialysate compartment connected to the dialysate circuit, a blood compartment connected to the blood...
7182865 Device for separating whole blood under gravitational force  
Method for separating whole blood into a leukocyte-depleted erythrocyte concentrate and thrombocyte-containing plasma, in which method whole blood is separated in a first step into an erythrocyte...
7175809 Feedback control of ultrafiltration to prevent hypotension  
A method and system for the extracorporeal treatment of blood to remove fluid from the fluid overloaded patient is disclosed that non-invasively measures an oxygen level in the venous blood. The...
7175606 Disposable medical fluid unit having rigid frame  
A method, system and apparatus for performing peritoneal dialysis are provided. To this end, in part, a frame of a disposable unit for a medical fluid system is provided. The frame includes a body...
7163520 Method and device for removal of radiocontrast media from blood  
An extracorpeal blood circuit for removal of contrast from human blood using a filter and withdrawal filter pump and a by-pass pump. The withdrawal filter blood pump operates when a contrast bolus...
7153473 Hemostatic system and components for extracorporeal circuit  
A method and system for use in the course of extracorporeal blood flow, e.g., cardiopulmonary bypass, dialysis, and angioplasty procedures, in order to reduce or minimize inflammation, excessive...
7147614 Combined device comprising a venous blood reservoir and a cordiotomy reservoir in an extracorporeal circuit  
A combined device having a reservoir for venous blood and a reservoir for cardiotomy blood is disclosed. The device is characterized in that the venous reservoir is separated from the cardiotomy...
7147616 Method for emptying a blood circuit of an apparatus for the extracorporeal treatment of blood  
A method for emptying a blood circuit of an apparatus for the extracorporeal treatment of blood after interrupting a treatment session. The apparatus has a blood treatment device with first and...
7147613 Measurement of fluid pressure in a blood treatment device  
A first flow path is defined within a first panel that forms a part of an extracorporeal fluid circuit. A second flow path is defined within a second panel that also forms a part of the...
7144382 Device for treating a fluid-like sample such as a whole blood, with treatment fluid, use of such a device and kit containing such a device  
A device for treating a fluid-like sample, in particular whole blood, with treatment fluid. The device comprises a tubular container with a first piston and a second piston, with a piston gap...
7135008 Method and apparatus for ultrafiltration utilizing a peripheral access dual lumen venous cannula  
Method and apparatus for the extracorporeal treatment of blood by utilizing a peripherally inserted dual lumen catheter assembly for the continuous removal and return of blood for renal...
7131957 Safety device for a blood treatment machine and a method of increasing the safety of a blood treatment machine  
A device and method for increasing the safety of an extracorporeal blood treatment machine are based on monitoring transmembrane pressure. The transmembrane pressure measured by a measuring device...
7131956 Dialysis machine and method of controlling it  
A dialysis machine comprises: means for calculating (60) a filtration factor (FF) as a function of the ultrafiltration rate (UFR) and of a plasma flow rate (Qp); first comparison means (65) for...
7122151 Membrane apparatus with enhanced mass transfer, heat transfer and pumping capabilities via active mixing  
A combination mass transfer and pump apparatus, which in a single step actively mixes a first mass and a second mass and simultaneously pumps one of the first mass and the second mass through the...
7097630 Method and apparatus for determining hemodialysis parameters  
This invention provides a method and apparatus for calculating a hemodialysis parameter, especially blood access flow rate, using multiple dialysance values. The dialysance values may be...
7077819 Method for determining the distribution volume of a blood component during an extracorporeal blood treatment and device for carrying out the method  
The invention relates to a method for determining the volume of distribution of a blood component in the body of a living organism, especially the volume of distribution of urea, during an...
7060047 Method and device for sensing the detachment of the venous needle from a patient during an extracorporeal blood treatment in a dialysis machine  
A method of sensing the detachment of the venous needle (13) from a patient (P) during an extracorporeal blood treatment in a dialysis machine (1) having an extracorporeal blood circuit (2), in...
7052606 Methods and apparatus for leukoreduction of red blood cells  
A method and apparatus for red blood collection and filtration is provided wherein a red blood cell collection assembly provides for leukoreduction filtration concurrent with or soon after the red...
7048709 Bag provided with means for the temporary association of a filter  
The disclosure includes a flexible bag (1) intended to receive a biological fluid with a view to its centrifugation. The bag includes an external enclosure (2) formed by two sheets of flexible...
7041076 Blood separation systems and methods using a multiple function pump station to perform different on-line processing tasks  
A multiple function pump station performs different on-line processing tasks. The pump station can be operated in one mode to draw blood from a donor can, in another mode, be operated to return...
7022099 Extracorporeal blood handling system with automatic flow control and methods of use  
Apparatus for processing blood in an extracorporeal circuit with automatic flow control is provided in which error conditions are sensed and system operation is modulated responsive to the error...
7008393 Blood processing system  
A blood processing system (2), includes a housing (4), to which a user control panel is mounted, having an access opening (47) therein. A cassette assembly (22), mounted to the housing for...
6994790 Whole blood collection and processing method  
A method is disclosed for collecting and processing whole blood. Whole blood is collected at several remote donor sites and transported to a central blood-processing center, where information...
6979308 Bioreactor design and process for engineering tissue from cells  
A scaled-up multi-coaxial fiber bioreactor, and variations of this bioreactor. The device is characterized by a hollow housing and an array of from about 20 to about 400 modules of hollow fibers,...
6966979 Device and method for controlling infusion of a liquid in an extracorporeal blood circuit  
An infusion control device controls infusion of a liquid in an extracorporeal blood circuit having an arterial pipe connected to an inlet of a blood compartment of a filter and a venous pipe...
6964646 Device and method for autologous blood transfusion  
A device for autologous blood transfusion includes a centrifuge unit with an autotransfusion set rotatably mounted thereto. The autotransfusion set includes a separation unit for concentrating a...
RE38869 Extracorporeal circuit for peripheral vein fluid removal  
An extracorporeal blood circuit is disclosed for withdrawing, filtering and returning blood from peripheral blood vessels. The blood passage in the circuit extends through a withdrawal tube...