07238164 is referenced by 160 patents and cites 445 patents.

The present invention provides systems, methods and apparatuses for medical fluid delivery systems that employ a pumping cassette. In particular, the present invention provides systems, methods and apparatuses for cassette-based dialysis therapies including hemodialysis, hemofiltration, APD (including tidal modalities) and CFPD. The embodiments described include a combined pump/valve housing, a fail safe pump/valve arrangement, a cassette auto-alignment feature, a pumping membrane material, a multiplexing valve arrangement, an expert fluid pumping management system, an integral port vent and an in-line air separation chamber and combinations of each of these.

Title
Systems, methods and apparatuses for pumping cassette-based therapies
Application Number
10/335646
Publication Number
7238164 (B2)
Application Date
December 31, 2002
Publication Date
July 3, 2007
Inventor
Alex Yu
Safety Harbor
FL, US
Tahua Yang
Woodridge
IL, US
David Vescovi
Pinellas Park
FL, US
Sherwin Shang
Vernon Hills
IL, US
Brian Lauman
Clearwater
FL, US
Benjamin Kellam
Clearwater
FL, US
Jeffrey W Jerrell
Clearwater
FL, US
David Howard
Crystal Lake
IL, US
Andrew D Hopping
Largo
FL, US
Paul Grippo
Palm Harbor
FL, US
Joseph H Bowman Jr
Lake Villa
IL, US
John Booras
Wildwood
IL, US
Richard Avoy
Palm Harbor
FL, US
Robert W Childers
New Port Richey
FL, US
Agent
Bell Boyd & Lloyd
Joseph P Reagen
Assignee
Baxter Healthcare
CH
Baxter International
IL, US
IPC
C02F 9/00
F04B 45/04
C02F 1/44
A61M 37/00
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