08398577 is referenced by 20 patents and cites 108 patents.

A device for removing fluid from a first bodily cavity and for directing that fluid into a second bodily cavity while avoiding risks of infection and, in one embodiment, excessive dehydration of the first bodily cavity. The device includes an uptake tube having a proximal end in fluid communication with the first bodily cavity and a distal end in fluid communication with a pump, and an outflow tube having a proximal end in fluid communication with the pump and a distal end in fluid communication with the second bodily cavity. The distal end of the uptake tube may be coupled to a reservoir configured to expand upon ingression of fluid into the reservoir and to contract upon removal of fluid due to a negative pressure provided by the pump.

Title
Implantable fluid management device for the removal of excess fluid
Application Number
11/933214
Publication Number
8398577 (B2)
Application Date
October 31, 2007
Publication Date
March 19, 2013
Inventor
Daniel R Burnett
San Francisco
CA, US
Agent
Christopher C Bolten
Nicola A Pisano
Foley & Lardner
Assignee
Sequana Medical
CH
IPC
A61M 1/28
A61M 1/00
A61M 31/00
A61M 25/00
A61M 5/00
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