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Jacques Chevallet, Paul Priest, Keith Manica: Integrated blood treatment fluid module. Cobe Laboratories, Sheridan Ross & McIntosh, August 15, 1995: US05441636 (166 worldwide citation)

An integrated blood treatment fluid module is provided having particular multi-function application in the treatment of renal failure. The module comprises a support member, a blood treatment device mounted to the support member, and multiple fluid circuits, wherein a plurality of the fluid circuits ...


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Lori A Truitt, Frank Corbin III, Donn D Lobdell, Douglas P Miller, Keith Manica, George J Eilers, Steven H Johnson, Lawrence L Leppert: Technique for extracorporeal treatment of blood. COBE Laboratories, Carol W Holland & Hart Burton, June 8, 1999: US05910252 (165 worldwide citation)

Blood from a patient is treated extracorporeally by any selected one of a plurality of predetermined treatments. Each of the treatments involves the flow of blood from the patient into a primary chamber of a filtration unit, past a semipermeable membrane located in the filtration unit which separate ...


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John R Prybella, Terry D Boucher: Condition responsive pump control utilizing integrated, commanded, and sensed flowrate signals. Cobe Laboratories, January 3, 1989: US04795314 (149 worldwide citation)

A pump control apparatus including a variable speed pump controllable in response to a pump drive signal, a signal generator generating a commanded flowrate signal indicating desired flowrate of the pump, a flowrate sensor providing a sensed flowrate signal indicating sensed flowrate of the pump, an ...


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Dennis Hlavinka: Tubing set apparatus and method for separation of fluid components. Cobe Laboratories, Finnegan Henderson Farrabow Garrett & Dunner L, April 25, 2000: US06053856 (134 worldwide citation)

An apparatus and method are provided for separating components of a fluid or particles. A separation vessel having a barrier dam is provided to initially separate an intermediate density components of a fluid, and a fluid chamber is provided to further separate these the intermediate density compone ...


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Alfred P Mulzet: Continuous-loop centrifugal separator. Cobe Laboratories, November 24, 1987: US04708712 (131 worldwide citation)

Centrifuge apparatus for use in separating a heavy phase from a light phase in a rotating bowl, the apparatus comprising means defining a channel forming a continuous loop and having an inlet, a first outlet, and a dam portion spaced along the channel from the inlet and having an inner wall radius t ...


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Gary B Heath, William G Palsulich, Keith J Manica, Jack C Swan Jr: Apparatus for use with fluid flow transfer device. Cobe Laboratories, May 19, 1987: US04666598 (130 worldwide citation)

A fluid flow chamber cassette that can be mounted with either its front wall or rear wall against a supporting machine and has a flexible tube that extends from a sidewall and forms a loop that is symmetrical about a loop axis that is transverse to the side wall so that the loop will be acted upon b ...


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Dennis Hlavinka, Robert Langley, Linda Taylor, John C Walker: Apparatus for separating particles. Cobe Laboratories, Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner L, October 7, 1997: US05674173 (117 worldwide citation)

A fluid chamber and method are disclosed for filtering or separating particles. The fluid chamber includes a wall extending between an inlet and outlet to form a fluid chamber interior. The interior converges from a position of maximum cross-sectional area toward the inlet. A groove or a step may be ...


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Lori A Truitt, Douglas P Miller, Keith Manica: Automatic priming technique. COBE Laboratories, Carol W Holland & Hart Burton Esq, July 7, 1998: US05776345 (111 worldwide citation)

Blood from a patient is treated extracorporeally by any selected one of a plurality of predetermined treatments. Each of the treatments involves the flow of blood from the patient into a primary chamber of a filtration unit, past a semipermeable membrane located in the filtration unit which separate ...


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Thomas K Tie, Mark A Holmes, Anne W Rank: Centrifugal separation of blood. Cobe Laboratories, July 25, 1989: US04850995 (103 worldwide citation)

Returning red blood cells to a patient after a centrifuge separation procedure by connecting an inflow line of a separation channel to an outflow line to provide a closed loop and recirculating liquid through it to remove blood cells. Also disclosed is pulling more liquid out of a flexible separatio ...


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Alfred P Mulzet, Robert M Kellogg: Centrifugal separator. Cobe Laboratories, March 3, 1987: US04647279 (103 worldwide citation)

A centrifugal separator comprising a circular centrifuge separation channel having an inlet for receiving a liquid to be separated and an outlet for providing components of the liquid in separated layers at different radial locations, a collection chamber for receiving the separated layers, the cham ...