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9011360 Liquid collection container and extracorporeal circuit  
A liquid collection bag is used as a part of an extracorporeal circuit and is connected via a tube to a storage container containing a priming solution. The collection container collects the...
9005153 Method and apparatus for monitoring a peristaltic hose pump for conducting a fluid in a tubing  
The invention further relates to an apparatus and method for monitoring a peristaltic hose pump, in particular a peristaltic hose pump of an extracorporeal blood treatment device. The power...
9005152 Dialysis system with cassette based balance chambers and volumetric pumps  
A dialysis system includes a fresh dialysis fluid membrane pump; a spent dialysis fluid membrane pump; a first balance chamber having a fresh dialysis fluid compartment connected fluidly to the...
8998836 Noise-reducing dialysis systems and methods of reducing noise in dialysis systems  
A method of pneumatically operating a dialysis system includes (i) pumping air in a first valve state from a pneumatic pump to operate a component of the dialysis system, and (ii) recirculating...
8989906 Method and device for regulating fluid pump pressures  
A method is provided for regulating fluid pump pressures by detecting an elevation differential between a fluid flow control device and the distal end of a fluid line in communication with the...
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...
8968232 Heat exchange systems, devices and methods  
Embodiments of the present invention relate generally to heat-exchanger systems that can be used to heat or cool a fluid such as blood. Pod pumps that provide low shear and low turbulence may be...
8961444 Pressure manifold system for dialysis  
A dialysis fluid pressure manifold system includes a plurality of pump and valve chambers controlling a flow of dialysis fluid; a header including a plurality of pneumatic passageways, each...
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...
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...
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...
8932032 Diaphragm pump and pumping systems  
A process fluid pump can include a pump chamber, an inlet valve, and an outlet valve. Diaphragm regions can define at least a portion of each of the pump chamber, the inlet valve, and the outlet...
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...
8926835 Dialysis systems and related methods  
A dialysis machine that includes a valve member having a deformable area configured to deform outwardly away when pressurized fluid is introduced into the valve member. The valve member is...
8926544 System and method for detecting access disconnection  
A dialysis system includes: a blood filter; a dialysate pump connected to a dialysate portion of the blood filter; a blood pump connected to a blood portion of the blood filter, the blood pump...
8926542 Monitoring fluid volume for patients with renal disease  
A method includes monitoring an indicator of fluid volume of a patient via a sensor device, and setting an initial fluid volume removal prescription for a blood fluid removal session based on the...
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...
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...
8911390 Multipart fluid system and a system for regional citrate anticoagulation in an extracorporeal blood circuit  
The present invention concerns a multipart fluid system for use in CRRT, wherein the multipart fluid system comprises an anticoagulation fluid and at least one fluid from the group consisting of a...
8906300 Even perfusion pump-integrated blood oxygenator  
A blood oxygenator includes an integral pneumatic pump disposed substantially within a housing thereof, an inlet blood flow redirector, and an outflow blood collector. An atrium provided at an...
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...
8900174 Peritoneal dialysis machine  
A method for operating a dialysis cassette including a flexible membrane that covers a pump chamber includes applying a vacuum about a piston head and sucking the flexible membrane of the dialysis...
8894600 Hemodialysis system including on-line dialysate generation  
A hemodialysis system includes an on-line dialysate generator; a dialysate pump actuator configured to pump dialysate generated by the generator to a dialyzer; a conductivity sensor located...
8894601 Catheter assembly including triple lumen tip  
A catheter assembly for use in accessing a vasculature of a patient during renal replacement or other therapies is disclosed. In one embodiment, the catheter assembly includes a catheter body that...
8889004 Dialysis systems and methods  
This disclosure generally relates to dialysis systems and related methods. In one aspect of the invention, a dialysis system includes a device configured so that a medical fluid can pass...
8888728 Guidable intravascular blood pump and related methods  
An improved intravascular blood pump and related methods involving the broad inventive concept of equipping the intravascular blood pump with guiding features such that the intravascular blood...
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...
8882692 Hemodialysis system with multiple cassette interference  
A hemodialysis system for operation with a blood source and a dialysate source, the system including: (i) a first machine portion including a blood pump; (ii) a blood cassette operatively...
8858488 Dialysis system including blood and dialysate cassette  
A dialysis system including a dialysis machine including a blood pump actuator, dialysate pump actuator, a blood valve actuator and a dialysate valve actuator; and a disposable cassette operable...
8852140 System and method for adjustment of blood separation procedure parameters  
Systems and methods are provided for automatically adjusting the operational parameters of a blood separation procedure. A blood separation device has an inlet for passing fluid thereinto and an...
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...
8834403 Fluid and air handling in blood and dialysis circuits  
An air purging method includes: (a) detecting a low fluid level in a blood circuit indicating a high amount of air in the blood circuit; (b) stopping a blood pump; (c) closing a venous patient...
8834402 System and method for the re-anticoagulation of platelet rich plasma  
A method for the re-anticoagulation of platelet rich plasma in a blood apheresis system includes priming the blood apheresis system with anticoagulant, such that a volume of anticoagulant is...
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...
8808217 System and method for plasma reduced platelet collection  
A method and apparatus for collecting plasma reduced platelets potentially suspended in a synthetic solution from a donor. Whole blood is drawn from the donor and introduced into a separation...
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...
8795218 Method of removing unwanted molecules from blood  
A method of removing unwanted molecules from blood includes (i) directing a flow of blood from a patient through a first hemofilter, (ii) removing a volume of fluid from the blood using the first...
8795517 Machine readable medium embodying instructions for citrate anticoagulation system for extracorporeal blood treatments  
A machine-readable medium with instructions for pumping blood from a patient's blood stream into an access line, introducing an anticoagulant solution into the pumped blood, filtering the pumped...
8771215 Machine 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)...
8758288 Gasket for use with fluid processing cassette  
A gasket member is provided for use with a fluid processing cassette having a plurality of valve stations and a fluid processing system having a valve assembly with a plurality of valve actuators....
8753515 Dialysis system with ultrafiltration control  
Systems and methods are disclosed for performing hemodialysis that include fluid handling systems that provide accurate control over the type and level of hemodialysis being performed. The system...
8734374 Systems and methods for removing undesirable material within a circulatory system during a surgical procedure  
A method for capturing dislodged vegetative growth during a surgical procedure is provided. The method includes maneuvering, into a circulatory system, a first cannula having a distal end and an...
8721579 Cardiopulmonary apparatus and methods for use during PCI and CABG  
Apparatus and methods for providing extracorporeal blood circulation and oxygenation control include multi-stage de-airing of blood to provide automated cardiopulmonary replacement to sustain...
8721879 Hemodialysis systems and methods  
Hemodialysis dialysis systems are disclosed. Hemodialysis systems of the invention may include a dialysate flow path including a balancing circuit, a mixing circuit, and/or a directing circuit....
8721884 Hemodialysis systems and methods  
Disclosed are hemodialysis and similar dialysis systems including fluid flow circuits. Hemodialysis systems may include a blood flow path, and a dialysate flow path including balancing, mixing,...
8715215 Method for verifying and/or monitoring the correct function of a supply device  
A method of checking and/or monitoring the correct operation of an adding device of a medical apparatus includes detecting a characteristic signal course being generated by the adding device. The...
8715216 Method and device for processing a time-dependent measurement signal  
A monitoring device is arranged to receive a time-dependent measurement signal from a pressure sensor in a fluid containing system, which is associated with a first pulse generator and a second...