08292594 is referenced by 78 patents and cites 420 patents.

Certain types of reciprocating positive-displacement pumps (which may be referred to hereinafter as “pods,” “pump pods,” or “pod pumps”) are used to pump fluids, such as a biological fluid (e.g., blood or peritoneal fluid), a therapeutic fluid (e.g., a medication solution), or a surfactant fluid. The pumps may be configured specifically to impart low shear forces and low turbulence on the fluid as the fluid is pumped from an inlet to an outlet. Such pumps may be particularly useful in pumping fluids that may be damaged by such shear forces (e.g., blood, and particularly heated blood, which is prone to hemolysis) or turbulence (e.g., surfactants or other fluids that may foam or otherwise be damaged or become unstable in the presence of turbulence).

Title
Fluid pumping systems, devices and methods
Application Number
11/787212
Publication Number
8292594 (B2)
Application Date
April 13, 2007
Publication Date
October 23, 2012
Inventor
Scott A Leonard
Bedford
NH, US
Michael J Wilt
Windham
NH, US
N Christopher Perry
Manchester
NH, US
James D Dale
Nashua
NH, US
Jason A Demers
Manchester
NH, US
Larry B Gray
Merrimack
NH, US
Brian Tracey
Litchfield
NH, US
Agent
Wolf Greenfield & Sacks P C
Assignee
DEKA Products Partnership
NH, US
IPC
F04B 43/10
F04B 45/00
F04B 49/00
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