Apparatus and method for preventing free flow in an infusion line

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 7815612
APP PUB NO 20060058740A1
SERIAL NO

11226856

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Abstract

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An apparatus and method for preventing free flow through an infusion set utilizes an occluder disposed within the infusion set to selectively prevent flow therethrough. The occluder may be responsive to a pressure differential within the infusion set or may respond to compression of the infusion set. The occluder may also be configured to allow flow when the infusion set adjacent the occluder is moved sideways relative to the occluder or maintained at an angle relative to the occluder. When a pair of occluders are used in sequence, an in-line pump may be formed.

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Patent Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
ZEVEX, INC.SALT LAKE CITY, UT64

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Allen, Blake Murray, US 10 170
Beck, Kent F Salt Lake City, US 40 1136
Cise, David Riverton, US 9 298
Dickey, John Bountiful, US 5 41
McNally, David J Salt Lake City, US 23 712

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ZEVEX, INC. (2)
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