Patents by Inventor Jeffrey Burbank

Jeffrey Burbank has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Publication number: 20090012442
    Abstract: A first flow path is defined within a first panel that forms a part of an extracorporeal fluid circuit. A second flow path is defined within a second panel that also forms a part of the extracorporeal fluid circuit. The first and second panels are oriented in a fluid processing cartridge for mounting as an integrated unit on a fluid processing machine and for removal as an integrated unit from the fluid processing machine.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2004
    Publication date: January 8, 2009
    Inventors: James Brugger, Jeffrey Burbank, Dennis Treu
  • Publication number: 20080306426
    Abstract: A first flow path is defined within a first panel that forms a part of an extracorporeal fluid circuit. A second flow path is defined within a second panel that also forms a part of the extracorporeal fluid circuit. The first and second panels are oriented in a fluid processing cartridge for mounting as an integrated unit on a fluid processing machine and for removal as an integrated unit from the fluid processing machine.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2004
    Publication date: December 11, 2008
    Inventors: James Brugger, Jeffrey Burbank, Dennis Treu
  • Publication number: 20080210606
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and devices for preparation of water for various uses including blood treatment are described. In embodiments, fluid is passed either by pump or passively by gravity feed, through various filtration elements from a fluid source to a treatment fluid container. The latter forms a batch that may be used during treatment. The advantage of forming the batch before treatment is that the rate of filtering needn't match the rate of consumption during treatment which provides multiple benefits and liabilities to overcome, as discussed herein. Mechanisms for preparing pure water for infusion or medicaments are described such as elimination of chlorine and colloidal aluminum. Also various control mechanisms to help avoid contamination are describe.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 7, 2005
    Publication date: September 4, 2008
    Inventor: Jeffrey Burbank
  • Publication number: 20080053905
    Abstract: A method and device for blood treatments that use fluids such as dialysate and replacement fluid for renal replacement therapy. In an embodiment, fluid is passed either by pump or passively by gravity feed, through a microporous sterilization filter from a fluid source to a replacement fluid container. The latter forms a batch that may be used during treatment. The advantage of forming the batch before treatment is that the rate of filtering needn't match the rate of consumption during treatment. As a result, the sterilization filter can have a small capacity. In another embodiment, a filter is placed immediately prior to the point at which the sterile fluid is consumed by the treatment process. The latter may be used in combination with the former embodiment as a last-chance guarantee of sterility and/or that the fluid is free of air bubbles. It may also be used as the primary means of sterile-filtration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 7, 2005
    Publication date: March 6, 2008
    Applicant: NXSTAGE MEDICAL, INC.
    Inventors: James Brugger, Jeffrey Burbank, Brian Green
  • Publication number: 20070185430
    Abstract: A sterilized fluid management kit for use in renal replacement therapy isolates a replacement fluid container from touch contamination and provides for sterilization of replacement fluid by filtering using an installed filter that is hermetically connected to the replacement fluid container. A method is described where replacement fluid is automatically generated before treatment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 3, 2007
    Publication date: August 9, 2007
    Applicant: NXSTAGE MEDICAL, INC.
    Inventors: JAMES BRUGGER, Jeffrey Burbank, Dennis Treu
  • Publication number: 20070102340
    Abstract: A configuration of a blood microtubular filter/dializer used in many kinds of renal replacement therapy systems is disclosed which may allow a straight thin-walled tube to be used for a majority of the structure of the housing and other benefits disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 26, 2006
    Publication date: May 10, 2007
    Applicant: NXSTAGE MEDICAL, INC.
    Inventors: Martin Stillig, Jeffrey Burbank, Goetz Friederichs, James Brugger
  • Publication number: 20070038191
    Abstract: One or more waste balancing systems may be used in a fluid circulating system for medical use. The fluid circulating system may be part of a blood treatment system for a patient suffering renal failure. A waste balancing system may include a pressure element operable to maintain a constant fluid pressure created by the combined weight of waste removed from a patient and replacement fluid for providing to a patient. Multiple evaluation characteristics or control parameters may be evaluated or controlled for safety and accuracy. At least part of the waste balancing system may be incorporated into a disposable cartridge.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 14, 2004
    Publication date: February 15, 2007
    Inventors: Jeffrey Burbank, James Brugger
  • Publication number: 20070016162
    Abstract: Valved ports for accessing blood vessels and other body lumens include a lock mechanism which locks the valve fully open when a needle or other access tube is placed into the port. The lock mechanism includes a latch typically comprising one or more laterally deflectable elements, such as a pair of opposed balls. The deflected elements are pushed outwardly by the needle to engage a recess in the port which locks the valve open until the needle is removed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2006
    Publication date: January 18, 2007
    Applicant: VASCA, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey Burbank, James Brugger
  • Publication number: 20070007208
    Abstract: A method and device for blood treatments that use fluids such as dialysate and replacement fluid for renal replacement therapy. In an embodiment, fluid is passed either by pump or passively by gravity feed, through a microporous sterilization filter from a fluid source to a replacement fluid container. The latter forms a batch that may be used during treatment. The advantage of forming the batch before treatment is that the rate of filtering needn't match the rate of consumption during treatment. As a result, the sterilization filter can have a small capacity. In another embodiment, a filter is placed immediately prior to the point at which the sterile fluid is consumed by the treatment process. The latter may be used in combination with the former embodiment as a last-chance guarantee of sterility and/or that the fluid is free of air bubbles. It may also be used as the primary means of sterile-filtration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 7, 2005
    Publication date: January 11, 2007
    Applicant: NXSTAGE MEDICAL, INC.
    Inventors: James Brugger, Jeffrey Burbank, Brian Green
  • Publication number: 20060084906
    Abstract: A flow management system comprising a first panel having a fluid pathway and a second panel having a fluid pathway for passing a second fluid. The fluid pathway of the first panel passes a first fluid. The first panel includes a first compartment to receive a volume of the first fluid. The second panel includes a second compartment to receive a volume of the second fluid. The first and second panels are aligned so that the first compartment overlays the second compartment. The flow management system may be placed within a gap defined by a first surface and a second surface. The first and second compartments are disposed within the gap so that the second compartment bears against the second surface as the second fluid fills the second compartment and forces the first fluid out from the first compartment as the first compartment bears against the first surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2005
    Publication date: April 20, 2006
    Applicant: NXSTAGE MEDICAL, INC.
    Inventors: Jeffrey BURBANK, James BRUGGER, Dennis TREU, C. FINCH, Barry FULKERSON, Steven WHITE
  • Publication number: 20050209547
    Abstract: Blood treatment system and method for high rate hemofiltration ensures against pyrogenic patient reaction by providing various mechanisms for filtering replacement fluid to remove endotoxins and other safety features including detecting incorrect fluid administration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 5, 2003
    Publication date: September 22, 2005
    Inventors: Jeffrey Burbank, James Brugger
  • Publication number: 20050209573
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for percutaneously accessing an implanted port using an access tube which is periodically introduced to the implanted port. The apparatus is preferably an implantable port having a pressure-responsive valve element. It has been found that repeated passage of the access tube through the same tissue tract to the implantable port reduces patient trauma, with minimized bleeding and reduction in sensitivity. The tract may be initially formed by percutaneously placing a penetrating element through intact skin to the port and leaving the element in place for a time sufficient to created the tract.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2005
    Publication date: September 22, 2005
    Applicant: VascA, Inc.
    Inventors: James Brugger, Jeffrey Burbank, Charles Finch, Hendrik Kuiper
  • Publication number: 20050113734
    Abstract: A first flow path is defined within a first panel that forms a part of an extracorporeal fluid circuit. A second flow path is defined within a second panel that also forms a part of the extracorporeal fluid circuit. The first and second panels are oriented in a fluid processing cartridge for mounting as an integrated unit on a fluid processing machine and for removal as an integrated unit from the fluid processing machine.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2004
    Publication date: May 26, 2005
    Inventors: James Brugger, Jeffrey Burbank, Dennis Treu
  • Publication number: 20050113735
    Abstract: A first flow path is defined within a first panel that forms a part of an extracorporeal fluid circuit. A second flow path is defined within a second panel that also forms a part of the extracorporeal fluid circuit. The first and second panels are oriented in a fluid processing cartridge for mounting as an integrated unit on a fluid processing machine and for removal as an integrated unit from the fluid processing machine.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2004
    Publication date: May 26, 2005
    Inventors: James Brugger, Jeffrey Burbank, Dennis Treu
  • Publication number: 20050045548
    Abstract: A disposable fluid circuit kit for extracorporeal blood treatment systems that supply replacement fluid to a patient is described. The circuit has a blood portion that carries blood and subjects it to some treatment, such as dialysis or hemofiltration. A portion carries filtrate or dialysate. A replacement fluid portion that carries fluid used to compensate for fluid loss is connectable to a supply of replacement fluid. a sterilizing filter in the replacement fluid portion sterilizes the replacement fluid before introduction into the patient acting as a guard against touch contamination of the connected replacement fluid container. Preferably, the filter has a pore size effective to eliminate pyrogens.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2003
    Publication date: March 3, 2005
    Inventors: James Brugger, Jeffrey Burbank, Dennis Treu
  • Publication number: 20050020959
    Abstract: A first flow path is defined within a first panel that forms a part of an extracorporeal fluid circuit. A second flow path is defined within a second panel that also forms a part of the extracorporeal fluid circuit. The first and second panels are oriented in a fluid processing cartridge for mounting as an integrated unit on a fluid processing machine and for removal as an integrated unit from the fluid processing machine.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2004
    Publication date: January 27, 2005
    Inventors: James Brugger, Jeffrey Burbank, Dennis Treu
  • Publication number: 20050020961
    Abstract: A first flow path is defined within a first panel that forms a part of an extracorporeal fluid circuit. A second flow path is defined within a second panel that also forms a part of the extracorporeal fluid circuit. The first and second panels are oriented in a fluid processing cartridge for mounting as an integrated unit on a fluid processing machine and for removal as an integrated unit from the fluid processing machine.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 20, 2004
    Publication date: January 27, 2005
    Inventors: Jeffrey Burbank, Dennis Treu, James Brugger
  • Publication number: 20050020960
    Abstract: A first flow path is defined within a first panel that forms a part of an extracorporeal fluid circuit. A second flow path is defined within a second panel that also forms a part of the extracorporeal fluid circuit. The first and second panels are oriented in a fluid processing cartridge for mounting as an integrated unit on a fluid processing machine and for removal as an integrated unit from the fluid processing machine.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2004
    Publication date: January 27, 2005
    Inventors: James Brugger, Jeffrey Burbank, Dennis Treu
  • Publication number: 20050010158
    Abstract: A first flow path is defined within a first panel that forms a part of an extracorporeal fluid circuit. A second flow path is defined within a second panel that also forms a part of the extracorporeal fluid circuit. The first and second panels are oriented in a fluid processing cartridge for mounting as an integrated unit on a fluid processing machine and for removal as an integrated unit from the fluid processing machine.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2004
    Publication date: January 13, 2005
    Inventors: James Brugger, Jeffrey Burbank, Dennis Treu
  • Publication number: 20050000882
    Abstract: Devices and methods that prevent clotting of blood during blood-processing procedures such as hemofiltration, hemodialysis, hemodiafiltration, and peritoneal dialysis are described. The device comprises a cap and a housing that is shaped to receive a blood filter. The housing has an inlet for blood and may have an outlet for waste and ultrafiltrate. The cap is attached to the housing. The cap has an outlet for blood and a port adjacent the outlet for receiving dilution fluid. Methods of use during blood-processing procedures to provide immediate hemodilution to blood exiting a filter are also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 6, 2004
    Publication date: January 6, 2005
    Inventors: James Brugger, Jeffrey Burbank, Martin Stillig