07722338 is referenced by 13 patents and cites 26 patents.

A peristaltic pump is provided that simplifies the loading of tubing and automatically self-centers the tubing relative to the pump wheel, wherein the pump includes an elongated arm having slotted pinch forks for engaging the tubing. The pinch forks are arranged substantially tangential to the pump wheel to reduce tubing kinking. The pump further includes a spring-loaded clamp that moves the elongated arm between engaged and disengaged positions, the clamp optionally including a sensor element used to detect when the pump is ready for operation.

Title
Peristaltic pump providing simplified loading and improved tubing kink resistance
Application Number
11/56086
Publication Number
7722338 (B2)
Application Date
February 10, 2005
Publication Date
May 25, 2010
Inventor
Simon W H Thomas
Danville
CA, US
Peter S Edelstein
Menlo Park
CA, US
Benjamin T Nordell
San Mateo
CA, US
Agent
Jaime D Choi
Nicola A Pisano
Jones Day
Assignee
Novasys Medical
CA, US
IPC
F04B 43/08
F04B 43/12
F04B 45/06
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