06048363 is referenced by 30 patents and cites 39 patents.

A centrifugal impeller-type pump for transporting blood has a new and improved design in the impeller, to allow for the elimination of stagnant flow areas, and a geometrical design that minimizes damage to the blood components. A system for controlling and stabilizing the speed of centrifugal-type pumps used in a human cardiovascular system is also provided. Further provided are methods of corrosion protection and enhancing thromboresistance, rejection of waste heat, and methods to connect the artificial heart to the cardiovascular system as a Left Ventricle Assist Device (LVAD) and as a Total Artificial Heart (TAH).

Title
Centrifugal blood pump apparatus
Application Number
8/854956
Publication Number
6048363
Application Date
May 13, 1997
Publication Date
April 11, 2000
Inventor
Jack Sternlieb
13 Clancy La., Rancho Mirage, 92270
CA, US
Norman E Spicer
77-570 Woodhaven Dr. North, Palm Desert, 92211
CA, US
Dan Lemay
2514 Wilt Rd., Fallbrook, 92028
CA, US
Kurt H Wieland
29811 Disney La., Vista, 92084-1225
CA, US
Lorant Nagyszalanczy
15004 Greenleaf St., Sherman Oaks, 91403
CA, US
Agent
Fulwider Patton Lee & Utecht
IPC
A61M 1/10
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