Bag Type Patents (Class 604/408)
  • Patent number: 10780244
    Abstract: A urinary catheter set includes a urine collection bag formed into an outer packaging for the urinary catheter set, and a urinary catheter positioned inside of the urine collection bag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: Rochester Medical Corporation, a subsidiary of C. R. Bard, Inc.
    Inventors: Anthony J. Conway, Sarah L. Grinde
  • Patent number: 10603878
    Abstract: An optical layered body including: a substrate layer formed of a resin containing a crystallizable polymer A; and a first surface layer formed of a resin containing an amorphous polymer B, wherein a glass transition temperature TgA of the crystallizable polymer A and a glass transition temperature TgB of the amorphous polymer B satisfy TgB>TgA, a crystallization temperature TcA of the crystallizable polymer A and the glass transition temperature TgB of the amorphous polymer B satisfy TcA?10° C.?TgB?TcA?60° C., the first surface layer has a plane orientation coefficient P that satisfies P?0.01, and a ratio of a thickness of the substrate layer relative to a total thickness of the optical layered body is 25% or more.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: ZEON CORPORATION
    Inventor: Kyosuke Inoue
  • Patent number: 10398625
    Abstract: Containers for the storage of red blood cell compositions are disclosed. The container walls are made of a plastic composition that includes a polymeric material and at least one extractable agent that includes a terephthalate ester in an amount effective to suppress hemolysis in red blood cells.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: FENWAL, INC.
    Inventors: Craig Sandford, Yoshikazu Mizobuchi, Daniel Lynn
  • Patent number: 10400212
    Abstract: This invention concerns methods of packaging and shipping stem cells. Also disclosed are related package products.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: Stemcyte Inc.
    Inventors: Wise Young, Dongming Sun, Robert Fleischaker, Kam Sze Kent Tsang
  • Patent number: 10399844
    Abstract: An insert for use with a flexible liquid bag, having upper and lower ends, with the upper end of the bag having a hollow support structure with open upper and lower ends, mounted in an opening formed in the bag adjacent the upper end of the bag. The insert has open upper and lower ends with the lower end of the insert being received by the open upper end of the hollow support structure. A normally closed valve structure is positioned in the insert to prevent liquid from flowing therethrough. An actuator cap is threadably mounted on the upper end of the insert. The actuator cap includes structure to open the normally closed valve so that liquid in the bag may flow through the insert. The bag with the insert secured thereto will be inverted in use so that the liquid will flow downwardly from the bag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Inventor: Rodney Laible
  • Patent number: 10293106
    Abstract: An intravenous tubing set is provided having a coupling component for accessing a source of flush solution; a flush chamber; a first IV tubing for delivering saline solution from the source of flush solution to the flush chamber; a first flow control device disposed in the tubing between the source of flush solution and the flush chamber to control the flow of flush solution into the flush chamber; a second IV tubing for delivering flush solution to a patient catheter; and a second flow control device disposed in the second tubing between the flush chamber and the patient catheter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Kathleen Wiest, Lindsay Miller, Jessica Williams, Rebecca Zaunbrecher, Ann Saterbak, Z. Maria Oden, Andrew Geiszler
  • Patent number: 10195113
    Abstract: A needle-free adaptor for removing liquid from a vial comprises a cannula adapted to piece a septum of a vial, a plurality of legs surrounding the cannula to secure the adaptor to the vial when the cannula has pieced the septum, an elastomeric membrane having a normally closed pinhole orifice, and a conforming surface having an orifice connected to the cannula. The elastomeric membrane has a stable convex shape and is adapted to receive a nozzle of a needle-free device. Pressed against the elastomeric membrane, the nozzle deflects the elastomeric membrane from the convex shape to an unstable or pseudo-stable inverted position against the conforming surface. Buckling of the elastomeric membrane opens the pinhole orifice and enables fluid communication between the vial and the nozzle by interfacing the pinhole orifice with the orifice on the conforming surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Ian W. Hunter, Ashin P. Modak, Nora Catherine Hogan
  • Patent number: 10159790
    Abstract: A fluid infusion system includes an air pump connected to an accumulator tank to produce pressurized air that is stored in the accumulator tank. The system can include one or more fluid bag chambers wherein each fluid bag chamber includes an inflatable bladder positioned inside the fluid bag chamber to apply pressure on the fluid bag supported inside the chamber. The fluid bag can be connected by a tube set to deliver fluid from the fluid bag to a surgical tool at a surgical site. The fluid can, for example, be irrigation fluid or distention fluid. The system can include a controller connected to the pump to control the pump to produce the pressurized air and an adjustable pressure regulator can be connected between the accumulator tank and the inflatable bladder to control the pressure of air delivered to the inflatable bladder and the pressure that the fluid is delivered to the surgical tool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: IBT INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Peter Boyle, Keith Isaacson, Seth Traub, Craig Traub
  • Patent number: 10023672
    Abstract: Provided is a process of making a polyphenylene oxide prepolymer, comprising a step of reacting a reactive cycloolefin and a vinyl-containing polyphenylene oxide in the presence of a ruthenium catalyst. The reactive cycloolefin may be selected from dicyclopentadiene monomer, dicyclopentadiene oligomer, dicyclopentadiene polymer, norbornene monomer, norbornene oligomer, norbornene polymer, and a combination thereof; the vinyl-containing polyphenylene oxide may be selected from divinylbenzyl polyphenylene oxide resin, vinylbenzyl-modified polyphenylene oxide resin, methacrylic polyphenylene oxide resin, and a combination thereof; the ruthenium catalyst may be a Grubbs catalyst. Also provided are a polyphenylene oxide prepolymer made by the process, a resin composition containing the polyphenylene oxide prepolymer, and a product made from the resin composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: ELITE MATERIAL CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Chen-Yu Hsieh
  • Patent number: 9999570
    Abstract: A fluid transfer system includes a container having a body having a sidewall extending between an open top end and a bottom end along a central axis to define an interior cavity, and at least one protrusion extending from an interior portion of the sidewall into the interior cavity. The system further including a connector configured for receipt within the interior cavity. The connector having a body having a distal end, a proximal end, and a sidewall extending between the distal end and the proximal end and defining a fluid passageway therethrough, and a locking arrangement provided on at least a portion of an inner member of the connector and accessible through at least a portion of an outer member of the connector. The locking arrangement is configured for cooperating with the at least one protrusion to prevent rotation of the inner member relative to the outer member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: Becton Dickinson and Company Limited
    Inventors: Laurie Sanders, Jayeon Kim
  • Patent number: 9907726
    Abstract: An injection bag is formed of a multilayer film, and includes an intermediate layer that includes a mixture of 60 to 90 mass % of a crystalline polyamide resin and 10 to 40 mass % of a noncrystalline polyamide resin. The crystalline polyamide resin has a combined content of a monomer and a low-molecular-weight polymer of 0.8 mass % or less. The noncrystalline polyamide resin includes a semi-aromatic polyamide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignees: Kewpie Kabushiki Kaisha, Baxter International Inc.
    Inventors: Yoshikazu Ishino, Zenichiro Kai, Koji Sueyoshi, Ken Watanabe
  • Patent number: 9833605
    Abstract: A fluid transfer system includes packaging having a body with a sidewall extending between an open top end and a bottom end and defining an interior cavity, and at least one protrusion extending radially inward from the sidewall into the interior cavity. The system also includes a fluid transfer device including an inner member and an outer member surrounding at least a portion of the inner member. The inner member having a first position where the inner member is configured to rotate freely relative to the outer member and a second position where rotation of the inner member relative to the outer member is restricted in a first rotational direction. The fluid transfer device also including a locking arrangement configured for cooperating with the at least one protrusion to prevent rotation of the inner member relative to the outer member upon an application of a compressive force on the packaging.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: Becton Dickinson and Company Limited
    Inventors: Laurie Sanders, Jayeon Kim
  • Patent number: 9833941
    Abstract: A mold (11) for manufacturing a container (2) having a body (4) and a bottom (6), including: an annular peripheral base (8) defining a positioning plane (9); an arch (10) which extends concavely toward the inside of the container (2) from the base (8), the mold (11) including: a wall (12) having an inner surface (13) forming the cavity of the body (4) of the container (2) and having an opening therethrough, the wall (12) having an edge (23) forming the cavity of the positioning plane (9); a mold bottom (14) which is moveably mounted relative to the wall (12), the mold bottom (14) having an upper surface (15) forming the cavity of the arch (10), and a skirt (19) having an outer radial extension that is strictly lower than an inner radial extension of the positioning plane (9).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: SIDEL PARTICIPATIONS
    Inventors: Laurent Penet, Pierrick Protais, Michel Boukobza
  • Patent number: 9828488
    Abstract: PURPOSE: The present invention provides a polyvinyl chloride resin composition which is superior in heat stability and processability and has less elution from the composition. CONSTITUTION: a polyvinyl chloride resin composition comprising 100 parts by weight of a polyvinyl chloride resin, 10 to 120 parts by weight of di(2-ethylhexyl)terephthalate, and 0.5 to 20 parts by weight of epoxidized vegetable oil having a peroxide number of 5 or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: RIKEN TECHNOS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Koji Sakai
  • Patent number: 9816901
    Abstract: The invention relates to a liquid sample preparation device such as a disposable, collapsible, flexible polymeric bag containing an adsorptive curtain of a functionalized shaped polymeric fiber bed for the direct capture of biomolecules from liquid samples. The functionalized shaped polymeric fiber bed includes fibrillated, ridged or winged-shaped fiber structures that significantly increases the surface area of the fiber resulting in enhanced separation, retention and/or purification of liquid samples containing biomolecules of interest as the liquid samples contact the adsorptive curtain of functionalized shaped fibers. Liquid samples include unclarified liquid feeds or other liquids containing one or more biomolecules of interest, including, but not limited to vaccines, recombinant proteins, cells, stem cells, monoclonal antibodies (mAbs), proteins, antibody, peptides, oligopeptides, nucleic acids, oligonucleotides, RNA, DNA, oligosaccharides and polysaccharides.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: EMD Millipore Corporation
    Inventor: Benjamin Cacace
  • Patent number: 9789301
    Abstract: A flow control clamp having a first member and a second member movable from a first open position to a second irreversibly closed position wherein flow through a tube associated with the clamp is irreversibly prevented and cannot be restored. Systems and methods using such clamps are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: Fenwal, Inc.
    Inventors: Jean-Marie Mathias, Gianni DiStefani
  • Patent number: 9603965
    Abstract: The disclosed invention provides a system and method of artificially retarding fibrin-based blood clot degradation via the sustained release of a protease inhibitor, such as, for example, aprotinin or tranexamic acid (“TA”). The sustained release of the protease inhibitor is accomplished through incorporation within a biodegradable polymer microsphere to produce a protease inhibitor formulation. Next, the formulation along with fibrinogen and thrombin is applied to a wound site where an outer surface of the polymer microsphere degrades in a proteolytic environment to expose and release the incorporated protease inhibitor to the surrounding hydrogel or sealant or clot matrix at the wound site.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2017
    Assignee: Bordoloi Biotech, LLC
    Inventors: Binoy K Bordoloi, Nayan J Sarma, Rodney L. Eisenberg
  • Patent number: 9199016
    Abstract: A system and methodology for the preservation of red blood cells is described in which red blood cells are oxygen or oxygen and carbon dioxide depleted, treated and are stored in an anaerobic environment to optimize preparation for transfusion. More particularly, a system and method for extended storage of red blood cells from collection to transfusion that optimizes red blood cells prior to transfusion is described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2015
    Assignee: New Health Sciences, Inc.
    Inventors: Tatsuro Yoshida, Paul Vernucci
  • Patent number: 9180246
    Abstract: The apparatus relates to a medicament container for a liquid medicament. The medicament container comprises a deformable bag with an outlet and at least one deformation member consisting of a shape memory alloy. The at least one deformation member is arranged to deform the deformable bag when the shape memory alloy passes from a first phase into a second phase by a phase transition, thereby changing the shape of the deformation member and squeezing a dose of the medicament through the outlet out of the bag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2015
    Assignee: SANOFI-AVENTIS DEUTSCHLAND GMBH
    Inventors: Thomas Nagel, René Richter, Robert Witt
  • Patent number: 9149258
    Abstract: A collection device with double outputs and a method of using the same are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2015
    Inventor: John Wan
  • Patent number: 9144958
    Abstract: Sheets for use with medical containers are described. An example sheet for use with medical containers includes a plurality of layers. At least one of the layers includes polyolefin and the plurality of the layers comprises approximately less than 15% of at least one of a plasticizer or a low molecular weight material that is to decrease a rate of hemolysis when exposed to a blood component. At least one of the plurality of layers being modified to enable autoclavability and radio frequency sealability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2015
    Assignee: Fenwal, Inc.
    Inventors: Craig Sandford, Mark Jones
  • Patent number: 9103114
    Abstract: A plurality of thin-wall parts (9a) of a sealant layer (7) are formed in a portion continuously changed in the interval of one sealing part (8) and a gas barrier layer (6) of other laminate film (4). At the inner circumferential side between the adjacent thin-wall parts (9a) and the thin-wall part (9a) at the innermost circumferential side and at the outer circumferential side of the thin-wall part (9a) of the outermost circumferential side, a thick-wall part (9b) of the sealant layer (7) is formed. All of the opposing sealant layers (7) between the two adjacent thin-wall parts (9a) are mutually heated and fused, so that an excellent adiabatic performance is maintained for a long period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2015
    Assignee: PANASONIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shinya Kojima, Fumie Horibata, Tomohisa Tenra, Toshio Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 9096040
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a plastic film (10) formed by a co-extrusion method, and an infusion bag formed thereof. The plastic film (10) includes at least three layers having: a first layer (1) constituted by a polyamide obtained by a ring-opening polymerization of a lactam having 11 or more carbon atoms or by polycondensing of an ?-amino acid having 11 or more carbon atoms, or a polyamide obtained by copolycondensing a dicarboxylic acid having 10 or more carbon atoms and a diamine having 6 or more carbon atoms; a second layer (2) containing a copolymer of an ?-olefin and an anhydride monomer of an unsaturated carboxylic acid or an unsaturated dicarboxylic acid as the major component; and a sealing layer (3) containing a polyethylene as the major component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2015
    Assignee: HOSOKAWA YOKO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yukio Kobayashi, Yohei Kageyama, Manabu Nakamura, Masataka Kotani, Toshiharu Iwasaki
  • Patent number: 9084715
    Abstract: A port device (10) for a fluid storage bag (46) comprises a housing (12) having a bottom wall (14) and opposing sidewalls (16, 18), and a connective opening (20) in said housing (12) opposite to said bottom wall (14). The connective opening (20) is adapted to be connected with said fluid storage bag (46) and has an elongate surface area shaped by a wide center portion (22) and peaked longitudinally opposing ends (24). A port device (10) further comprises at least one access port (26) in said bottom wall (14) adapted to communicate with the interior of said fluid storage bag (46) through said connective opening (20). In order to be fixable to the fluid storage bag (46) in a safe and easy manner, said port device (10) further comprises at least one bridge element (32) supporting said sidewalls (16, 18) and oriented transversely to the longitudinal direction (34).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2015
    Assignee: B. BRAUN MELSUNGEN AG
    Inventors: Michel Pittet, Caroline Ansermet, Bastien Ecabert, Alain Cozian
  • Patent number: 9080795
    Abstract: An air conditioning system includes a refrigerant evaporated in an outdoor heat exchanger. The refrigerant is drawn into a compressor in a state heated by a heater that includes a carbon nanotube heating element in a heating mode to more stably and efficiently perform heating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2015
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventor: Sanghun Lee
  • Patent number: 9033948
    Abstract: A blood or blood component collection and processing system, apparatus and method are disclosed. One embodiment includes a vascular access device and a blood collection container having a blood inlet and first and second blood component outlets. The outlets are located at opposite ends of the container, and a blood flow conduit extends between the vascular access device and collection container. The collection container is free of attachment to other blood collection containers when in an initial collection configuration at the time of collection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: Fenwel, Inc.
    Inventors: Jean-Marc Payrat, Serge Hugard, Christian Stonig, Boudewijn Erasmus, Emmanuel Mignon, Christopher D. Gassman, Clay Little, Bryan Blickhan
  • Patent number: 9023009
    Abstract: A flexible container for storing a liquid medicament and a device for the automated release of the liquid medicament from the flexible container are disclosed. The flexible container includes a wall and an access opening. The wall of the flexible container comprises two sheets of flexible material sealed together such that a storage volume intended to contain the liquid medicament is defined. The access opening provides a fluid connection to a conduit system in fluid connection with the storage volume via a fluid channel arranged between the storage volume and the access opening, wherein the fluid channel is formed by a cavity arranged on at least one of the two sheets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: Roche Diagnostics International AG
    Inventors: Martin Wyss, Florian Kühni, Ulrich Haueter
  • Patent number: 9011360
    Abstract: A liquid collection bag is used as a part of an extracorporeal circuit and is connected via a tube to a storage container containing a priming solution. The collection container collects the priming solution from the storage container by a pressure differential between the pressure inside the collection container and the pressure inside the storage container. The liquid collection container is a flexible bag body having a partition part dividing the inside of the bag body into a first space and a second space. In addition, a communication part communicates the first space with the second space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Terumo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Norikazu Ishida, Hidetaka Nakayama
  • Patent number: 8999471
    Abstract: A cylindrical stopper for closing a medical system and a method for closing a medical system, and to the medical system itself, closed with the stopper of the invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Inventors: Thomas Nicola, Martin Schmidtlein
  • Patent number: 8979817
    Abstract: A container having multiple compartments formed by frangible seals in the interior chamber of the container is disclosed. The container comprises an indicator adapted to provide an indication that a seal breach between the chambers has occurred. Methods of forming a container having a seal breach detection indicator are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Fenwal, Inc.
    Inventors: Terry Chung, William Cork, Kwang Suk Kim
  • Publication number: 20150045763
    Abstract: A self-warming peritoneal dialysis solution bag is provided that contains a peritoneal dialysis solution. The solution bag can have an outer surface and a non-electric, warming patch adhered or affixed to the outer surface. The non-electric, warming patch can include an activatable agent that undergoes an exothermic reaction when activated. The warming patch can retain a sufficient amount of activatable agent to generate enough heat, upon activation, to warm the contents of the bag to at least 95° F. Warming patches that are separate from a peritoneal dialysis solution bag are also provided, as are kits for warming a peritoneal dialysis solution bag. Methods of warming a peritoneal dialysis solution bag with a non-electric, warming patch, are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2013
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Applicant: FRESENIUS MEDICAL CARE HOLDINGS, INC.
    Inventors: Joseph D. Barone, JR., Andrea M. Conlon, John Albert Barron, III, Michael David Niesslein
  • Patent number: 8926923
    Abstract: The present invention relates to pharmaceutical fluids, and more particularly to a flexible container for aseptic transfer and/or mixing of pharmaceutical fluids. A biocontainer for the transfer of pharmaceutical fluids includes a flexible layer divided by a fold line into a front face and a rear face. The layer is folded about the fold line such that the front face and the rear face are facing each other to define an interior space between them. The biocontainer also includes a seam that connects the front and rear faces to each other to close the interior space. A fill port is also provided to communicate with the interior space. This fill port is intersected by the fold line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: Meissner Filtration Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Max D. Blomberg
  • Patent number: 8911421
    Abstract: A system for mixing the contents of a first container and a second container. The system includes the first container that has container body with an opening fluidly connected to a cavity defined by the container body, a first substance contained in the cavity, and a stopper sealing the opening. The second container includes a port assembly including a port housing connected to the second container and a retainer constructed to connect to the first container. The retainer is configured to rotate and move axially relative to the port housing, wherein relative rotation between the port housing and the retainer causes the retainer to move axially relative to the port housing. The port assembly further includes an axially fixed actuator constructed to force the stopper into the first container when the retainer is rotated relative to the port housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Assignee: Hospira, Inc.
    Inventors: John A. Domkowski, David L. Foshee, Theodore J. Mosler, Edward Browka
  • Patent number: 8905994
    Abstract: Valve assemblies for use with a liquid container and a drug vial for enabling an initial transfer of liquid contents from the liquid container to the drug vial for liquid drug formation purposes and subsequent transfer of liquid drug contents from the drug vial to the liquid container for administration purposes. Liquid drug transfer sets can include a valve assembly pre-attached to a liquid container. Alternatively, liquid drug transfer sets can include a valve assembly packaged in sterile blister packaging ready for attachment to a liquid container prior to use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: MEDIMOP Medical Projects, Ltd.
    Inventors: Nimrod Lev, Niv Ben Shalom
  • Patent number: 8894609
    Abstract: A flexible bag (1) that is partially filled with a basic liquid solution (21) has a first end closure (3) from which a mixing tube (7) extends that is provided with a frangible closure cap (8) and a terminal (9) that is suitable for the connection of a container (22) of active substance (23) to be mixed with the basic liquid solution (21) and a second end closure (5) from which two dispensing tubes (12, 13) extend that are provided with respective frangible closure caps (14, 15). A first dispensing tube (12) has a terminal (18) of the press type and a second dispensing tube (13) has a terminal (19) of the screw type (FIG. 1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: Ditta Paola Giuseppe Gobbi Frattini
    Inventor: Paolo Giuseppe Gobbi Frattini
  • Patent number: 8888755
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a disposable bag which comprises a multilayer film for accommodating a fluid, and a device which comprises a support holder for the disposable bag according to the invention in which the disposable bag is arranged. The present invention also relates to a process for the production of the disposable bag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: Fresenius Medical Care Deutschland GmbH
    Inventors: Michael Herrenbauer, Manfred Weis, Franz Kugelmann
  • Patent number: 8882737
    Abstract: A self standing bag having two side wall sheets and a bottom sheet. To flatten the bag, the bottom sheet is sandwiched between the two side wall sheets and symmetrically folded along a line parallel to its bottom edge, separating the bag into a four-layer part and a two-layer part. In the two-layer part, the bag includes first sloped sealing lines extending between a first two points on the top edges of the side wall sheets and spaced from the vertical side wall edges by a first distance, to a second two points spaced from the vertical edges of the side wall sheets by a second distance less than the first distance. The four-layer part includes second sloped sealing lines extending between the second two points and a third two points on the bottom edges of the side wall sheets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: Fresenius Medical Care Deutschland GmbH
    Inventors: Thomas Graf, Paul Gastauer, Philippe Laffay, Francois Dumont D'Ayot, Pascal Lengrand, Bertrand Thibault
  • Patent number: 8883762
    Abstract: The present invention provides a solution for peritoneal dialysis, consisting of at least two single solutions which are combined after a heat sterilization and are administered to a patient, the first single solution containing an osmotic and the second single solution containing a buffer, and one of these single solutions or another single solution containing electrolyte salts. Glucose-like degradation and hydrolysis is avoided during sterilization and storage, while maintenance of a neutral mixture pH is achieved by the osmotic comprising a glucose polymer and/or glucose polymer derivative, and the pH of the first single solution being between 3.5 and 5.0. The present invention further discloses a twin-chambered pouch consisting of a plastic pouch with at least one first chamber and a second chamber, the first single solution being included in the first chamber and the second single solution being included in the second chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: Fresenius Medical Care Deutschland GmbH
    Inventor: Thomas Zimmeck
  • Patent number: 8882696
    Abstract: The present invention consists of a venous blood reservoir that has a separate blood chamber to filter vent blood and a separate chamber to filter sucker blood. The two blood chambers are separated by a common wall and are in fluid communication along their top assuring that vacuum applied to the top of either is equally applied to the other. A mean to form communication across the wall allows the user to either accumulate sucker blood in its chamber while letting vent blood to flow freely to the venous blood chamber. Alternately, user can let the blood in the sucker chamber to combine with the venous blood freely too.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Inventor: Yehuda Tamari
  • Patent number: 8882739
    Abstract: A port assembly for establishing fluid communication between a first container and a second container. The port assembly includes a port housing for connection to a second container, and a retainer for connection to a first container, wherein the retainer rotates relative to the port housing and is constructed to move axially within the port housing. An actuator is axially fixed within the port housing and forces a stopper associated with a first container into a first container when the retainer moves axially within the port housing upon rotation of the retainer relative to the port housing. The assembly is configured to establish fluid communication between a first container and a second container upon rotation of the retainer relative to the port housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: Hospira, Inc.
    Inventors: John A. Domkowski, John Sundquist, Benjamin Leo Rush, David L. Foshee, Theodore J. Mosler, Edward Browka
  • Patent number: 8876790
    Abstract: A connector according to the invention includes a first connection region for connecting a first container, a piercing element and a break-open element, wherein the piercing element has a first end section and a second end section and a channel, running from the first end section to the second end section, for transporting a medicinal active substance, wherein the first end section is formed for piercing a membrane of the first container connected in the first connection region, and, at the second end section, the break-open element is attached such that it can be broken open and/or broken off, wherein, in the attached state, the break-open element seals the channel of the piercing element in liquid tight fashion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: Fresenius Kabi Deutschland GmbH
    Inventors: Ismael Rahimy, Torsten Brandenburger
  • Patent number: 8858485
    Abstract: The connector for a fluid line of an extracorporeal circuit comprises a tubular body which internally defines a fluid passage, a first connection port predisposed for coupling to the fluid line, a second connection port predisposed for coupling to a male Luer connector borne by an external element, and a closure element of the second connection port. The closure element is formed of a breakable membrane made in a single piece with the tubular body. On coupling, the membrane is broken by the truncoconical projection of the male Luer connector. The connector connects a service line of an extracorporeal circuit to a pressure sensor of a dialysis machine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: Gambro Lundia AB
    Inventors: Roberto Neri, Andrea Paltrinieri
  • Patent number: 8858493
    Abstract: A cap, especially a disinfectant cap, is for protecting and/or closing off the abdominal connector used in peritoneal dialysis, and to a detection device for peritoneal dialysis. There is a bag set for peritoneal dialysis and use thereof. In view of the sometimes serious consequences of an incorrect sequence of fluids in the patient's abdominal cavity, it is desirable to prevent an incorrect sequence of fluids during peritoneal dialysis. This is achieved by providing the cap, especially a disinfectant cap, with information about the medium contained at any one time in the patient's abdominal cavity. In this way it is always possible—even after the fluid has been dispensed into the abdominal cavity and the bag disposed of—to determine which medium is currently in the patient's abdominal cavity and/or to record other details, such as the amount, the concentration, the manufacturer, etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: Fresenius Medical Care Deutschland GmbH
    Inventor: Wolfgang Biesel
  • Patent number: 8852433
    Abstract: Device (5) for filtering blood including a filter unit (7) having a blood filter, an inlet (8) for blood to be filtered and being connectable to an artery of a patient and a blood outlet (9) for filtered blood and being connectable to a vein of the patient, and having a filtrate container (6,14), that encloses the filter unit (7), for receiving filtrate (12) passing through the blood filter during a filtering process and that the filtrate container (6,14) is a closed container, which in a filled state is arranged to establish a counter-pressure over the blood filter, whereby the filtering process is interrupted. The invention also concerns a system including the above device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: Gambro Lundia AB
    Inventor: Anders Nilsson
  • Publication number: 20140276527
    Abstract: Containers for the storage of red blood cell compositions are disclosed. The container walls are made of a plastic composition that includes a polymeric material and at least one extractable agent that includes a terephthalate ester in an amount effective to suppress hemolysis in red blood cells.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: Fenwal, Inc.
    Inventors: Craig Sandford, Yoshikazu Mizobuchi, Daniel Lynn
  • Publication number: 20140276528
    Abstract: A dialysis bag is provided, including a first layer of film and a second layer of film each having a closed end and an opposite outlet end, the layers sealed together about corresponding peripheral edges to define a bag chamber. An outlet assembly is sealingly disposed at the corresponding outlet ends and has a tubular administrative outlet with an inlet and is in fluid communication with the bag chamber. A dimple is formed in at least one of the layers adjacent to the inlet for preventing occlusion as a fluid level decreases in the bag.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicants: BAXTER HEALTHCARE S.A.,, BAXTER INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventors: Nicole Michaela Haupt Jabri, Robin Gail Pauley, Brian Richard Micheli, Lewis E. Daniels, JR., James Patrick Condon, Gert Najdeni, Mack David Elliott
  • Patent number: 8834444
    Abstract: A system for mixing contents of a first container with contents of a second container. The system includes a first container, a second container, a device for establishing fluid communication between the first container and the second container, and a hanger for hanging the system, wherein the hanger is operable only when fluid communication between the first container and the second container has been established. The system can be used in a method for preventing medication delivery errors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: Hospira, Inc.
    Inventor: John A. Domkowski
  • Publication number: 20140255909
    Abstract: One aspect of the present disclosure relates to a bag for storing blood previously withdrawn from a subject. The bag can comprise a flexible, closed container and at least one removable heat transfer member adhered to an outer surface portion of the container. The container can include an inlet therein that forms part of the container. The inlet can be adapted for fluid-tight connection to a tube member through which the blood is caused to flow.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2014
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Applicant: CyroMedic Technologies LLC
    Inventor: William Walter
  • Patent number: 8827976
    Abstract: An embodiment directed towards a system for ambulatory drug infusion over an extended time period from a flexible container is disclosed, and in which the system comprises a filling apparatus with a hollow support structure defining a container compartment, the container compartment being adapted to receive, fully or in part, the flexible container, and the support structure being adapted to limit the expansion of the flexible container by contacting the flexible container upon being filled, thus defining a maximum filling volume of the flexible container. In other embodiments, a container assembly is disclosed that comprises a flexible container and a support structure as well as use of a flexible container in or in combination with a system according to the invention or a container assembly according to the invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Assignee: Roche Diagnostics International AG
    Inventor: Gerald Studer
  • Patent number: 8821471
    Abstract: A drug bag is housed inside a container, which has two shells movable between an open position and a closed position; and a gripper fitted outside the shells and defined by two jaws movable between a grip position and a release position to grip and release at least one conduit allowing access to the content of the bag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: Health Robotics S.r.l.
    Inventors: Walter Bianco, Fabio Fioravanti