07871391 is referenced by 9 patents and cites 55 patents.

A chamber is described for use in an extracorporeal fluid system. The chamber has a bottom entry port and a bottom exit port. A microporous filter at the top of the chamber allows air in the fluid to vent from the chamber. In use, the chamber is filled with saline. Blood is then introduced into the chamber. A layer of saline is above a layer of blood in the chamber. The saline stagnates as the blood flows through the chamber. The saline keeps the blood from contacting the filter and depositing protein on the filter.

Title
Extracorporeal fluid circuit
Application Number
11/256627
Publication Number
7871391 (B2)
Application Date
October 21, 2005
Publication Date
January 18, 2011
Inventor
Mohsen Reihanifam
Rancho Santa Fe
CA, US
Lynn Jensen
Syracuse
UT, US
Christian Schlaeper
Concord
CA, US
Martin Joseph Crnkovich
Walnut Creek
CA, US
Thomas Irvin Folden
Alamo
CA, US
Agent
Fish & Richardson P C
Assignee
Fresenius Medical Care Holdings
MA, US
IPC
A61M 37/00
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