Apparatus and method for selectively controlling flow in an infusion line

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United States of America Patent

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7976513

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20040220542A1

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10818057

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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. 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 Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Beck, Kent F Layton, US 40 1098
Cise, David Riverton, US 9 281
McNally, David J Salt Lake City, US 23 691

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