Patents by Inventor Luiz F. Gutierrez

Luiz F. Gutierrez 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).

  • Patent number: 4316576
    Abstract: The method for separating whole blood into the components thereof is practiced with and within a separation chamber mounted in a centrifuge device during centrifugation of the chamber, the chamber having inner and outer wall surfaces and first and second side edges. The method comprises the steps of: arranging and configuring the chamber such that it has (a) an inlet on the first side thereof through which whole blood is received, (b) a first upper outlet at the top of the chamber from which plasma with particles therein is withdrawn, (c) a second lower outlet at the bottom corner of the chamber on the second side thereof from which red blood cells are withdrawn, and (d) the inner wall surface positioned in a plane including a tangent to a circle about the axis of rotation and the plane positioned about normal (in a vertical direction) to a radius extending from the axis of rotation of the centrifuge device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 1980
    Date of Patent: February 23, 1982
    Assignee: Baxter Travenol Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventors: Herbert M. Cullis, Luiz F. Gutierrez