US Patent No: 5,247,434

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Method and apparatus for kidney dialysis

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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 confirm the absence of ultrafiltration during bypass; automatic testing of ultrafiltration function by removal of a discrete volume from a portion of the dialysate flow path coupled with a pressure test of that part of the flow path; using a touch screen user interface; bar graph profile programming of ultrafiltration, sodium, and bicarbonate parameters; using a RAM card to upload treatment instructions to, and to download treatment data from, the machine; automatic setting of proportioning mode (acetate or bicarbonate) based on connections of concentrate lines; predicting dialysate conductivity values based on brand and formulation of concentrates; minimizing no-flow dead time between dialysate pulses; initiating operation in a timed mode from a machine power-off condition; preserving machine mode during machine power-fail condition; calibration scheduling and reminding; automatic level adjusting; and blood leak flow rate detecting.

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BAXTER INTERNATIONAL INC.DEERFIELD, IL956

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Hogard, Michael E Oregon City, OR 29 1186
Johnson, Harley D Portland, OR 14 949
Kelly, Thomas D Portland, OR 56 1483
Long, Jean M Portland, OR 2 365
Peterson, Bruce A Milwaukie, OR 37 1458
Preston, Jr William G Portland, OR 9 760

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Fresenius AG (1)
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SMITHS MEDICAL ASD, INC. (13)
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FRESENIUS MEDICAL CARE DEUTSCHLAND GMBH (10)
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7,959,594 Access disconnection systems and methods 1 2006
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8,105,266 Mobile dialysis system having supply container detection 4 2007
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8,366,667 Flow pulsatility dampening devices 0 2010
8,137,300 Access disconnection systems and methods using conductive contacts 0 2010
8,529,496 Peritoneal dialysis machine touch screen user interface 0 2010
9,144,641 Dialysis system with balance chamber prime and rinseback 0 2010
9,050,411 Dialysis system including downloaded prescription entry 0 2010
9,039,648 Dialysis system with enhanced features 0 2010
9,005,152 Dialysis system with cassette based balance chambers and volumetric pumps 0 2010
8,894,600 Hemodialysis system including on-line dialysate generation 2 2010
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8,066,671 Automated dialysis system including a piston and stepper motor 23 2010
9,283,312 Dialysis system and method for cassette-based pumping and valving 0 2011
8,506,522 Peritoneal dialysis machine touch screen user interface 0 2011
8,992,462 Systems and methods for performing peritoneal dialysis 0 2011
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8,920,356 Conductive polymer materials and applications thereof including monitoring and providing effective therapy 0 2011
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8,313,642 Dialysis system including wireless patient data and trending and alert generation 6 2011
8,376,999 Automated dialysis system including touch screen controlled mechanically and pneumatically actuated pumping 0 2011
8,900,174 Peritoneal dialysis machine 1 2011
8,257,299 Dialysis methods and systems having autoconnection and autoidentification 2 2011
8,632,486 Electromagnetic induction access disconnect systems 0 2012
8,708,946 Access disconnection systems using conductive contacts 0 2012
9,149,570 Dialysis system having filtering method for determining therapy prescriptions 0 2012
8,932,032 Diaphragm pump and pumping systems 0 2012
8,512,554 Dialysis system and machine having therapy prescription recall 1 2012
8,871,095 Dialysis method including wireless patient data 0 2012
8,801,646 Access disconnection systems with arterial and venous line conductive pathway 0 2012
8,684,971 Automated dialysis system using piston and negative pressure 0 2013
9,141,760 System and method for selection of stored dialysis therapy prescriptions 0 2013
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8,292,594 Fluid pumping systems, devices and methods 32 2007
8,888,470 Pumping cassette 2 2007
8,366,655 Peritoneal dialysis sensor apparatus systems, devices and methods 10 2007
8,317,492 Pumping cassette 19 2007
8,273,049 Pumping cassette 27 2007
7,967,022 Cassette system integrated apparatus 45 2007
* 2008/0253,912 Pumping Cassette 45 2007
8,491,184 Sensor apparatus systems, devices and methods 17 2008
8,246,826 Hemodialysis systems and methods 23 2008
8,042,563 Cassette system integrated apparatus 33 2008
9,028,691 Blood circuit assembly for a hemodialysis system 2 2008
8,771,508 Dialyzer cartridge mounting arrangement for a hemodialysis system 5 2008
8,562,834 Modular assembly for a portable hemodialysis system 18 2008
8,425,471 Reagent supply for a hemodialysis system 15 2008
8,393,690 Enclosure for a portable hemodialysis system 15 2008
8,357,298 Hemodialysis systems and methods 17 2008
9,248,225 Medical treatment system and methods using a plurality of fluid lines 0 2009
9,028,440 Fluid flow occluder and methods of use for medical treatment systems 1 2009
9,022,969 Fluid line autoconnect apparatus and methods for medical treatment system 1 2009
8,840,581 Disposable components for fluid line autoconnect systems and methods 2 2009
8,409,441 Blood treatment systems and methods 23 2009
8,366,316 Sensor apparatus systems, devices and methods 12 2010
* 2010/0327,849 SENSOR APPARATUS SYSTEMS, DEVICES AND METHODS 35 2010
8,968,232 Heat exchange systems, devices and methods 2 2011
8,459,292 Cassette system integrated apparatus 20 2011
8,708,950 Medical treatment system and methods using a plurality of fluid lines 3 2011
8,499,780 Cassette system integrated apparatus 22 2011
8,721,884 Hemodialysis systems and methods 8 2012
8,545,698 Hemodialysis systems and methods 14 2012
8,992,075 Sensor apparatus systems, devices and methods 2 2012
8,992,189 Cassette system integrated apparatus 2 2012
9,272,082 Pumping cassette 0 2012
8,870,549 Fluid pumping systems, devices and methods 2 2012
9,078,971 Medical treatment system and methods using a plurality of fluid lines 0 2012
8,926,294 Pumping cassette 2 2012
8,721,879 Hemodialysis systems and methods 13 2013
8,985,133 Cassette system integrated apparatus 2 2013
9,302,037 Hemodialysis systems and methods 0 2013
9,115,709 Fluid pumping apparatus for use with a removable fluid pumping cartridge 0 2014
9,115,708 Fluid balancing systems and methods 1 2014
* Cited By Examiner