05423738 is referenced by 161 patents and cites 78 patents.

A blood processing system is described in which blood pressure readings obtained before and after passage of blood aspirated from an operative site through a membrane separator is used by a programmed controller to determine the hematocrit level of the blood and to add saline solution to adjust the hematocrit level to a desired level. The blood processing system contains a distributor cap to distribute wash solution to the inside of a filter to wash out additional blood cellular material within the filter. A precollector may be used remotely from the site of the blood processing system and later joined with the system to withdraw blood contained in the precollector for processing by the blood processing system.

Title
Blood pumping and processing system
Application Number
852940
Publication Number
5423738
Application Date
September 7, 1993
Publication Date
June 13, 1995
Inventor
Craig Nevers
37 Harold St., Warwick, 02888
RI, US
Klaus J Cross
8 Annisquam Heights, Gloucester, 01930
MA, US
Augustus Felix
242 Roger Williams Ave., Providence, 02907
RI, US
Thomas P Sahines
2023 Wellington Dr., Milpitas, 95035
CA, US
Timothy Appleby
105 Willesden Dr., Cary, 27513
NC, US
Sotiris Kitrilakis
1520 Grand Ave., Piedmont, 94611
CA, US
Thomas C Robinson
1040 Mariposa Ave., Berkeley, 94707
CA, US
Agent
Wolf Greenfield & Sacks
IPC
A61M 1/34
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