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, IL966

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Hogard, Michael E Oregon City, OR 29 1270
Johnson, Harley D Portland, OR 14 1009
Kelly, Thomas D Portland, OR 56 1653
Long, Jean M Portland, OR 2 389
Peterson, Bruce A Milwaukie, OR 37 1523
Preston, Jr William G Portland, OR 9 806

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8,057,679 Dialysis system having trending and alert generation 12 2008
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* 2009/0113,335 DIALYSIS SYSTEM USER INTERFACE 64 2008
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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
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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 3 2010
8,172,789 Peritoneal dialysis system having cassette-based-pressure-controlled pumping 0 2010
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8,506,522 Peritoneal dialysis machine touch screen user interface 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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8,900,174 Peritoneal dialysis machine 2 2011
8,257,299 Dialysis methods and systems having autoconnection and autoidentification 2 2011
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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 3 2012
9,381,290 System and method for pairing a dialysis machine with peripheral devices 0 2012
8,871,095 Dialysis method including wireless patient data 0 2012
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8,317,492 Pumping cassette 20 2007
8,273,049 Pumping cassette 29 2007
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* 2008/0253,912 Pumping Cassette 49 2007
8,491,184 Sensor apparatus systems, devices and methods 23 2008
8,246,826 Hemodialysis systems and methods 24 2008
8,042,563 Cassette system integrated apparatus 34 2008
9,028,691 Blood circuit assembly for a hemodialysis system 4 2008
8,771,508 Dialyzer cartridge mounting arrangement for a hemodialysis system 6 2008
8,562,834 Modular assembly for a portable hemodialysis system 20 2008
8,425,471 Reagent supply for a hemodialysis system 16 2008
8,393,690 Enclosure for a portable hemodialysis system 16 2008
8,357,298 Hemodialysis systems and methods 18 2008
9,358,332 Pump cassette and methods for use in medical treatment system using a plurality of fluid lines 0 2009
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 4 2009
9,022,969 Fluid line autoconnect apparatus and methods for medical treatment system 3 2009
8,840,581 Disposable components for fluid line autoconnect systems and methods 4 2009
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8,366,316 Sensor apparatus systems, devices and methods 14 2010
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8,459,292 Cassette system integrated apparatus 22 2011
8,708,950 Medical treatment system and methods using a plurality of fluid lines 5 2011
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8,545,698 Hemodialysis systems and methods 15 2012
8,992,075 Sensor apparatus systems, devices and methods 3 2012
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8,985,133 Cassette system integrated apparatus 3 2013
9,302,037 Hemodialysis systems and methods 0 2013
9,115,709 Fluid pumping apparatus for use with a removable fluid pumping cartridge 1 2014
9,366,781 Medical treatment system and methods using a plurality of fluid lines 0 2014
9,115,708 Fluid balancing systems and methods 2 2014
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