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Matthew R Muller: Sensing systems and methods for differentiating between different cellular blood species during extracorporeal blood separation or processing. Baxter International, Baxter Healthcare Corporation, Bradford RL Price, February 7, 2002: US20020014462-A1 (1 worldwide citation)

Systems and related methods sense the presence of targeted cellular blood species during extracorporeal blood separation or processing. The systems and methods tailor the sensing parameters to the particular objectives of the blood processing procedure selected to be accomplished. Different cellular ...


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Matthew R Muller, Michel L F Joie, Mark R Vandlik: Systems and methods for sensing red blood cell hematocrit. Baxter International, Baxter Healthcare Corporation, January 31, 2002: US20020011449-A1 (1 worldwide citation)

Red blood cell sensing systems and methods rely upon straightforward measurement geometries. the systems and methods comprise an incident light source, an optical sensor, and a blood collection tube. The systems and methods hold the blood collection tube a predetermined radial distance from the inci ...


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Matthew Muller: Red blood cell processing systems and methods which control red blood cell hematocrit. Baxter International, Baxter Healthcare Corporation, December 4, 2003: US20030222029-A1 (1 worldwide citation)

Processing systems and methods comprise a separation device that, in use, performs a separation process including separation of red blood cells from blood or a suspension containing red blood cells. The systems and methods include an outlet line coupled to the separation device to remove red blood c ...


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Mark R Vandlik, Michael J Kast, Kelly B Smith: Blood processing systems and methods that employ an in-line leukofilter mounted in a restraining fixture. Baxter International, Baxter Healthcare Corporation, Bradford RL Price, July 11, 2002: US20020090319-A1 (1 worldwide citation)

Systems and methods separate blood cells from whole blood and pump the separated blood cells through an in-line leukofilter to a blood cell storage container. The leukofilter comprises a filtration medium enclosed within a flexile housing. The systems and methods include a fixture to restrain expans ...


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Tom Westberg, Kelly Smith, Sanjay V Odak, Michel L F Joie, Georges Rondeau: Blood separation chamber with preformed blood flow passages and centralized connection to external tubing. Baxter International, Baxter Healthcare Corporation, Bradford RL Price Ferwal Division RKP 30, July 11, 2002: US20020091057-A1 (1 worldwide citation)

A blood separation chamber comprises a base that includes formed walls that define a hub. A separation channel extends about the hub. A flow passage extends between the hub and the separation channel. The hub enables attachment of external tubing to convey blood to and from the separation channel th ...


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Wolfgang Schoenhofer, Hans Peter Schwarz, Oliver Zoechling, Yendra Linnau: Method for production of a C1 esterase inhibitor (C1-INH)-containing composition. Baxter Healthcare Corporation, September 6, 2001: US20010019839-A1

A method is described for production of a C1-INH esterase inhibitor (C1-INH)-containing composition, which includes the following steps: treating a C1-INH-containing starting material with an anion exchanger under acidic conditions and eluting the C1-INH from the anion exchanger, in which a C1-INH-c ...


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John C Woodard, Sheldon I Greenberg, Ronald A Ness, Richard M Romley, Than Nguyen, Herbert Chen: Ventricular assist device with valved blood conduit and method of making. Baxter Healthcare Corporation, June 21, 2001: US20010004675-A1

A ventricular assist device includes a pair of valved conduits and a pumping portion connected by these conduits into the circulatory system of a host patient. The pumping portion and valved conduits are constructed and configured to minimize the number of material-surface transitions which blood mu ...


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Daryl R Calhoun, Randy Murphey, Allen R Wons, Roberto E Perez: Filter assembly having a flexible housing and method of making same. Daryl R Calhoun, Bradford Rl Price, Baxter Healthcare Corporation, November 8, 2001: US20010037978-A1

A fluid filter assembly for filtering fluids such as blood. The assembly includes first and second filter housing elements formed by an injection molding process. Each element is flexible and includes a peripheral flange formed thereabout and a fluid communicating port formed therein. Filter media, ...


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Jean Marie Mathias, Michel Joie: Biological sample device receiver. Michael C Mayo Esq, Baxter Healthcare Corporation, April 29, 2004: US20040082898-A1

A blood collection tube holder assembly is disclosed that includes a needle assembly including a piercing end and a non-piercing end and a generally cylindrical housing including a distal end engageable with the needle assembly, a proximal end adapted to receive a blood collection tube, and a sidewa ...