US Patent No: 8,192,397

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Medical fluid injection and inflation system

ALSO PUBLISHED AS: 20070197963

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A combined fluid injection and inflation system is disclosed and includes a fluid delivery system including at least one pressurizing device, a fluid path, and a control unit. The fluid path is adapted to connect the pressurizing device to a patient via a catheter including a balloon and inserted in the patient. The control unit is operable to control the fluid delivery system. In operation, the control unit selectively actuates the fluid delivery system to operate in a fluid injection mode or in a balloon inflation mode. In the fluid injection mode the pressurizing device delivers fluid to the fluid path for a fluid injection procedure. In the balloon inflation mode, the pressurizing device delivers fluid to the fluid path for inflating the balloon associated with the catheter. An operator control may be connected to the control unit for controlling the fluid delivery system and may be a handheld device.

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Patent Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
BAYER MEDICAL CARE INC.INDIANOLA, PA230

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Almon-Martin, Rosemary Saxonburg, PA 25 620
Griffiths, David M Pittsburgh, PA 76 981
Hirschman, Alan D Glenshaw, PA 100 2382
Jaecklein, William - 1 0
Reilly, David M Glenshaw, PA 129 3328
Trombley,, III Frederick W - 17 23
Uber,, III Arthur E - 39 72

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