Abstract: A peristaltic pump includes a conduit having a first end for receiving a fluid from a reservoir and a second end for delivering the fluid. A plurality of fingers are disposed at respective locations along a segment of the conduit and are configured to alternately compress and release the conduit at the locations. A cyclical pump mechanism is coupled to move the fingers between respective compressed and released positions in a spatio-temporal pattern so as to drive a predetermined quantity of the fluid through the segment of the conduit in each pump cycle. A motor is coupled to drive the pump mechanism. A controller is coupled to activate and deactivate the motor in alternation during each pump cycle with a duty cycle that varies within the pump cycle.
Abstract: Fluid delivery apparatus includes a peristaltic pump having an upstream end for receiving a fluid from a fluid source and a downstream end for delivering the fluid to a fluid target. A single pressure sensor is configured to measure, in alternation, an input pressure of the pump at the upstream end and an output pressure of the pump at the downstream end.
December 22, 2009
June 23, 2011
Q-CORE MEDICAL LTD
Shachar Rotem, Ori Goldhor, Omer Havron, Meged Offer
Abstract: A pump for generating fluid flow in an elastic tubular conduit. The pump comprises a plurality of electrically operated valves, each valve being positionable adjacent to the conduit. Each valve has a valve head configured to alternate from a first position in which the lumen of the conduit adjacent to the valve head is unobstructed and a second position in which the lumen of the conduit adjacent to the valve head is obstructed. The pump also comprises a driver configured to control the positions of the valve heads, so as to execute a predetermined temporo-spatial array of valve head positions.
November 12, 2003
Date of Patent:
April 13, 2010
Q-Core Medical Ltd
Zvi Ben-Shalom, Ori Goldor, Roni Shabat, Shaul Ozeri
Abstract: The invention discloses an anti-free flow mechanism for a finger-type peristaltic infusion pump (DDS) comprising: a passive mechanical interface (MS) which integrally accommodates a portion of a flexible infusion-tube, and an anti-free flow valve (AFFV) which is a spring-activated latch incorporated with the (MS). The maneuverable latch is secured in the (MS) either in a closed or opened configuration: in its closed configuration no flow is provided and in its opened configuration, a free flow is facilitated. The anti-free flow is configured in a manner that when the (MS) is not properly mounted in the (DDS), the (AFFV) is automatically actuated to its closed configuration, and vice versa that when the (MS) is properly mounted in the (DDS), the latch is adapted to be automatically switched to the opened configuration The invention also presents methods for avoiding anti-free flow in finger-type peristaltic infusion pumps.
Abstract: The present invention discloses a finer-type peristaltic infusion pump comprising a ribbed anvil. More specifically, a finger-type peristaltic pump, comprising a plurality of pressing-fingers, infusion-tube, and a passive interfacing mechanism is disclosed. The passive interfacing mechanism comprises of means for accommodating said flexible infusion tube and mounting the tube in a location suitable for the pressing-fingers to apply an approximated perpendicular force on said tube to squeeze it; a ribbed anvil rigidly supporting the tube on opposite side to the pressing fingers when it is pressed by said finger; said anvil comprising a plurality of ribs selected from one or more ribs of a group including a plurality of ribs oriented to face said fingers' tip, a plurality of ribs located in between said fingers, or any combination thereof.
Abstract: A peristaltic pump includes a plurality of effecters, actuated in a periodic manner upon by obstructive forces of a flexible infusion tube so as flow of infusion fluid is provided along said infusion tube, the magnitude of the obstructive forces being dependent upon the displacement of said moving effecters; and a plurality of balancing magnets providing balancing forces upon one or all the moving effecters, the balancing forces at each point along the path of motion of the moving effecters being of approximately equal magnitude to that of the obstructive forces at the point; such that the parasitic output due to work performed against the obstructive forces is approximately zero and yield is maximized.
Abstract: A medical device includes an interface unit body, which is configured to hold a portion of a flexible infusion tube. A hinge insert is fixed to the interface unit body and is configured to engage a hinge receptacle, which defines a hinge axis, on an infusion pump. A catch insert is fixed to the interface unit body and is configured to lock onto a catch receptacle on the infusion pump upon rotation of the mechanical interface unit about the hinge axis while the hinge insert engages the hinge receptacle, so as to bring the tube into engagement with a peristaltic mechanism of the infusion pump in order to enable the peristaltic mechanism to propel a fluid through the tube.