US Patent No: 7,160,087

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Pump tube set handling system

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Abstract

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A medical pump for use with a tube set having a slack portion includes a pump housing and a pumping mechanism to meter fluid into the outlet line from the inlet line. A tube snap or a tube snap set is located on the pump housing remote from the pumping mechanism to gather and hold a slack portion between first and second tube snaps. In addition or alternatively, a tube hanger can be attached to the pump housing to allow insertion of a slack portion between the tube hanger and the pump housing.

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Patent Owner(s)

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HOSPIRA, INC.LAKE FOREST, IL350

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Fathallah, Marwan A Mundelein, IL 62 603
Lindeman, William C Marshall, WI 17 137
Verhalen, Ami Marie Sun Prairie, WI 10 45

Cited Art Landscape

Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
BAXTER INTERNATIONAL INC. (1)
5,782,805 Medical infusion pump 99 1996
 
Cedarberg Industries, Inc. (1)
2002/0096,608 IV stand cord/tube holder 21 2001
 
GAMBRO LUNDIA AB (1)
7,044,002 Method and device for monitoring the flow speed of an infusion solution 11 2001
 
GRASEBY MEDICAL LIMITED (1)
5,401,256 Flexible clamp for use in IV tubing set 22 1994
 
INSTRUMENTARIUM CORP. (1)
6,109,460 Suspension rack 14 1998
 
MCGAW, INC., MORAINE, MONTGOMERY COUNTY, A CORP. OF OH (1)
4,406,042 Tubing clip 50 1981
 
MERIT MEDICAL SYSTEMS, INC. (1)
5,309,604 Coiling/uncoiling device for tubing 34 1993
 
Miles Laboratories, Inc. (1)
4,589,171 Device for holding and positioning tubing of I.V. administration set 7 1984

Patent Citation Ranking

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COVIDIEN LP (6)
8,246,028 Telescopingly adjustable clamp 0 2007
8,133,039 Mount for a compression control unit 1 2009
D675741 Pneumatic compression controller 2 2010
D659839 Support for a pneumatic compression controller 2 2010
8,357,136 Enteral feeding set 0 2010
8,414,272 Mount for a compression control unit 0 2012
 
FRESENIUS MEDICAL CARE DEUTSCHLAND GMBH (5)
8,142,653 Medical fluid cassettes and related systems 0 2009
8,377,293 Dialysis fluid cassettes and related systems and methods 0 2011
8,692,167 Medical device heaters and methods 0 2011
8,435,408 Medical fluid cassettes and related systems 0 2012
8,366,921 Dialysis systems and related methods 0 2012
 
FRESENIUS MEDICAL CARE HOLDINGS, INC. (2)
7,935,074 Cassette system for peritoneal dialysis machine 20 2006
8,192,401 Medical fluid pump systems and related components and methods 0 2010
 
BECTON, DICKINSON AND COMPANY (1)
8,282,046 Systems and methods for organizing and priming an IV administration set 0 2009
 
NESTEC S.A. (1)
8,597,247 Tube bracket for fluid apparatus 0 2008

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