07540851 is referenced by 7 patents and cites 40 patents.

A method and apparatus are disclosed for controlling blood flow through an extracorporeal blood circuit having a controller comprising the steps of: withdrawing the blood from a withdrawal blood vessel in a patient into the extracorporeal circuit, treating the blood in the circuit and infusing the treated blood into the patient; detecting an occlusion which at least partially blocks the withdrawal or infusion of the blood; reducing the blood flow rate and the rate of filtration in response to the occlusion, and further prompting the patient to move his arm in an effort to alleviate the occlusion.

Title
Method to control blood and filtrate flowing through an extracorporeal device
Application Number
10/899079
Publication Number
7540851 (B2)
Application Date
July 27, 2004
Publication Date
June 2, 2009
Inventor
Mark Gelfand
New York
NY, US
Edward G Rychlick
Riverdale
NY, US
Andrew Halpert
New York
NY, US
John J O Mahony
Hackensack
NJ, US
Agent
Nixon & Vanderhye P C
Assignee
CHF Solutions
MN, US
IPC
C02F 1/44
A61M 37/00
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