US Patent No: 5,360,395

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Pump conduit segment having connected, parallel branch line

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A set for conveying blood between a patient and blood treatment apparatus such as a dialyzer. The set comprises a blood flow conduit, connecting with a patient's vascular system, and means for connecting the conduit with the dialyzer. A portion of the conduit comprises an enlarged-diameter, tubular pump segment connected at each pump segment end with a connector. The connectors also are each connected in substantially straight-line relation to other portions of the blood flow conduit. Typically, both connectors also each connect to a branch line in a relation substantially parallel to the connection of the other blood flow conduit portion and the connected tubular pump segment. Thus, the set is more capable of being rolled up and packaged in an automated manner, since it can be free of branching connections which connect at a substantial angle to the overall axis of the set.

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Patent Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
NXSTAGE MEDICAL, INC.LAWRENCE, MA127
MEDISYSTEMS TECHNOLOGY CORPORATIONLAS VEGAS, NV7

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Utterberg, David S Seattle, WA 134 2165

Cited Art Landscape

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TERUMO CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEMS CORPORATION (1)
* 4,416,280 Cardioplegia delivery system 87 1981
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (1)
* 5,061,365 Medical fluid flow set 48 1991
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Patent Citation Ranking

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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
NXSTAGE MEDICAL, INC. (13)
* 5,772,624 Reusable blood lines 21 1995
6,440,095 Pump segment having connected parallel branch line 9 1997
* 6,165,149 Reusable blood lines 15 1997
* 6,290,665 Blood set priming method and apparatus 6 1998
6,387,069 Blood set priming method and apparatus 9 1999
6,620,119 Reusable blood lines 20 2000
* 6,979,309 Systems and methods for performing blood processing and/or fluid exchange procedures 42 2002
7,166,084 Blood set priming method and apparatus 5 2002
6,666,839 Method of using reusable blood lines 11 2002
7,776,001 Registration of fluid circuit components in a blood treatment device 1 2004
8,092,414 Diaphragm pressure pod for medical fluids 0 2005
7,780,619 Blood treatment apparatus 8 2008
8,491,518 Diaphragm pressure pod for medical fluids 0 2011
 
CORDIS CORPORATION (2)
* 5,507,731 Rapid exchange segmented catheter 37 1994
* 5,607,406 Rapid exchange segmented catheter 44 1995
 
THORATEC CORPORATION (2)
7,438,699 Quick priming connectors for blood circuit 2 2006
8,157,758 Quick priming connectors for blood circuit 0 2008
 
DSU MEDICAL CORPORATION (1)
* 6,514,225 Dialysis pressure monitoring with clot suppression 31 2000
 
GAMBRO LUNDIA AB (1)
8,021,319 Extracorporeal blood set 4 2005
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (1)
RE39668 Intravascular catheter with replaceable shaft section 2 1997
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