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9039648 Dialysis system with enhanced features  
A dialysis system includes a dialysis fluid cassette-based membrane blood pump; a dialyzer in fluid communication with the blood pump: first and second dialysis fluid cassette-based balance...
9039647 Regional citrate anticoagulation  
A system or method automates and optimizes citrate anticoagulant supplementation in a blood filtration circuit during CRRT. A processor-based control system interfaces with a blood filtration...
9033908 Device for the removal of toxic substances from blood  
The present invention relates to a device for the removal of toxic substances from dialysate fluid, blood or blood plasma, said device comprising i) a sorption-filter (E) for removing toxins,...
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...
9011769 Dual chamber blood reservoir  
A blood reservoir may be used in combination with other elements such as a heart lung machine (HLM), oxygenator, heat exchanger, arterial filter and the like to form an extracorporeal blood...
9005440 Hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis systems having electrodialysis and electrodeionization capabilities  
Systems and methods for hemodialysis or peritoneal dialysis having integrated electrodialysis and electrodeionization capabilities are provided. In an embodiment, the dialysis system includes a...
8998837 Apparatus for extracorporeal blood treatment  
An apparatus (1) for extracorporeal blood treatment comprising a blood treatment device (2) having a semipermeable membrane (5) which separates a blood chamber (3) from a fluid chamber (4). A used...
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...
8986238 Systems and methods for salvaging red blood cells for autotransfusion  
Systems and methods for salvaging blood cells from an absorbent material are disclosed. In one exemplary aspect, such as system includes a rotatable basin having perforations to allow rinse...
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...
8974405 Extracorporeal fluid circuit  
A dialysis fluid cassette that includes a rigid body and a flexible backing covering a recessed portion of the rigid body to at least partially form a gas release chamber.
8961445 Blood separation and concentration system  
This invention provides an apparatus and methods to consistently separate and concentrate selected blood components. The system includes, e.g., a computerized fluid handling system to transfer...
8956317 Extracorporeal blood treatment apparatus  
In a single needle extracorporeal blood treatment apparatus, an ultrafiltration pump (10) performs a pure ultrafiltration of ultrafiltrate from an hemofilter (4). The blood may be continuously...
8951484 Circulating tumor cell capturing techniques and devices  
Candidate cells, such as circulating tumor cells (CTCs), present with blood are captured using a multiple stage device, having successive stages configured to deviate candidate cells out of the...
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,...
8945036 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...
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...
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...
8932469 Personal hemodialysis system including priming sequence and methods of same  
A dialysis machine includes a blood circuit, a dialysate circuit, and a dialyzer placed in communication with the blood circuit and the dialysate circuit. The dialysis machine includes a priming...
8926551 Peritoneal dialysis therapy with large dialysis solution volumes  
Patients suffering from acute renal failure must be diagnosed and treated quickly so that a physician can confidently prescribe either peritoneal dialysis or hemodialysis. In one way of quickly...
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...
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...
8924458 User interface processing device  
This patent application relates generally to processing devices in the medical device area.
8915876 Method for removing blood from an extracorporeal blood circuit as well as apparatuses  
The present invention relates to a method for removing blood from an extracorporeal blood circuit and/or a functional device, each connectable or connected with a blood treatment apparatus for the...
8911666 Filter member and oxygenator using same  
A filter member used in an oxygenator is constructed to provide improved contact with a hollow fiber membrane bundle and to capture bubbles contained in blood. The filter member possesses...
8905960 Device for the filtering a complex liquid such as blood, in particularly applicable to an autotransfuser  
A device for the filtration of a complex fluid composition such as blood, includes a base (12) with a bottom (18), a top (14) with a bottom (30), and a membrane (16) that is arranged between the...
8900462 Method for removing leukocyte and filter for use therein  
A leukocyte-removing filter, characterized in that it comprises a filter material having a vertical permeation coefficient (kx) of 0.5×10−12 to 2.0×10−12 m2 and a ratio (ky/kx) of a horizontal...
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...
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...
8877062 Antithrombogenic hollow fiber membranes and filters  
The invention relates to extracorporeal blood circuits, and components thereof (e.g., hollow fiber membranes, potted bundles, and blood tubing), including 0.005% to 10% (w/w) surface modifying...
8875748 Device for filling a filter, and method therefor  
An apparatus for the filling of a medical filter has at least one first space and one second space which are semipermeably separated by one or more membranes, with the spaces each having at least...
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...
8865067 Combination oxygenator and arterial filter device for treating blood in an extracorporeal blood circuit  
A combination oxygenator and arterial filter device for treating blood in an extracorporeal circuit includes a housing, an oxygenator, and a depth filter. The oxygenator includes a hollow fiber...
8858487 Blood purification apparatus and priming method thereof  
A blood purification apparatus, during priming, has one end of the fluid infusing line L3 connected at the same location as the connected location of the fluid infusing line L3 during the blood...
8858486 Method and arrangement for determining the recirculation in a fistula or the cardiopulmonary recirculation, and a blood treatment device comprising a device for determining the fistula recirculation or the cardiopulmonary recirculation part  
A method for determining the recirculation in a fistula and/or the cardiopulmonary recirculation part during an extracorporeal blood treatment is disclosed, where the blood to be treated flows in...
8858880 Extracorporeal photodynamic blood illumination (irradiation) for the treatment of carbon monoxide poisoning  
Treatment of carbon monoxide poisoning of a body by removal of a portion of the blood from the body, placing the portion in an exposure cell, exposing the portion in the cell to light of wave...
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,...
8852433 Device and system 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...
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...
8834720 Apparatus for the extracorporeal treatment of blood  
Apparatus and methods for the extracorporeal treatment of blood are described. The apparatus includes a dialyzer which is separated into a first and second chamber by a semipermeable membrane,...
8834719 Personal hemodialysis system  
A dialysis machine method includes in an embodiment applying a pneumatic closing pressure to a first valve chamber and arranging a compliance chamber to flex and absorb energy from the pneumatic...
8827942 Method for assessing a patients fluid status and/or sensitivity to fluid removal, controller, and devices  
The present invention relates to a method for assessing a patient's sensitivity to fluid removal from the patient's vascular system or to fluid replacement or addition with regard to the patient's...
8827943 Catheter  
In one aspect, the invention provides a device comprising a catheter. In another aspect, the invention provides a method of removing an agent from blood.
8815088 Dialysis fluid pump, and hemodialysis apparatus having same  
According to the present invention, a dialysis fluid pump comprises: a housing having an accommodating space formed therein; a dialysis fluid supply tube and a dialysis fluid recovery tube, at...
8815095 Peritoneal dialysis systems and methods that regenerate dialysate  
An artificial kidney that regenerates dialysate includes: a catheter having an inflow lumen and an outflow lumen for communication with a peritoneal cavity of a patient; a fluid circuit in fluid...
8808645 Molecular filters  
Molecular filters are disclosed herein. An example of the molecular filter includes a rolled substrate having an interior surface and opposed ends that are substantially orthogonal to the interior...
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...
8808551 Apparatus and method for separating and concentrating fluids containing multiple components  
An apparatus that allows for separating and collecting a fraction of a sample. The apparatus, when used with a centrifuge, allows for the creation of at least three fractions in the apparatus. It...
8801646 Access disconnection systems with arterial and venous line conductive pathway  
An extracorporeal blood system includes: an extracorporeal blood machine; an arterial line extending from the extracorporeal blood machine; a venous line extending from the extracorporeal blood...