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Robert W Childers, Richard Avoy, John Booras, Joseph H Bowman Jr, Paul Grippo, Andrew D Hopping, David Howard, Jeffrey W Jerrell, Benjamin Kellam, Brian Lauman, Sherwin Shang, David Vescovi, Tahua Yang, Alex Yu: Systems, methods and apparatuses for pumping cassette-based therapies. Baxter International, Baxter Healthcare, Joseph P Reagen, Bell Boyd & Lloyd, July 3, 2007: US07238164 (160 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides systems, methods and apparatuses for medical fluid delivery systems that employ a pumping cassette. In particular, the present invention provides systems, methods and apparatuses for cassette-based dialysis therapies including hemodialysis, hemofiltration, APD (includi ...


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Don Busby, Peter Hopping, Robert Childers, Shahid Din, Brian Lauman, Rick Kienman, Ian Richardson, Joseph H Bowman Jr, Loren M Lundtveit, Jose Alvaro, Bruce Ming Da Eu, Sherwin Shang: Automated dialysis system. Baxter International, Baxter Healthcare, Joseph P Reagen, Bell Boyd & Llyod, December 26, 2006: US07153286 (151 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides automated peritoneal dialysis systems, methods of operating the systems and devices for performing same. A typical therapy performed by the present invention begins by draining dialysis solution that is already in the patient's peritoneal cavity. The system pumps fresh ...


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Brian Lauman, Pete Hopping, Rick Kienman, Shahid Din, Robert W Childers: Capacitance fluid volume measurement. Baxter International, Baxter Healthcare, Joseph P Reagen, Bell Boyd & Lloyd, September 19, 2006: US07107837 (72 worldwide citation)

A fluid volumetric pumping system has a fluid pump and capacitor plates disposed around a pump chamber of the fluid pump. The capacitance between the capacitor plates changes as the volume of fluid in the pump chamber changes. An electrical circuit measures a change in the capacitance between the pl ...


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Don Busby, Peter Hopping, Robert Childers, Shahid Din, Brian Lauman, Rick Kienman, Ian Richardson, Joseph H Bowman Jr, Loren M Lundtveil, Jose Alvaro, Bruce Ming Da Eu, Sherwin Shang: Automated dialysis pumping system using stepper motor. Baxter International, Baxter Healthcare, K&L Gates, September 7, 2010: US07789849 (60 worldwide citation)

A peritoneal dialysis system includes: (i) an enclosure; (ii) a stepper motor housed by the enclosure; (iii) a pump head in operable communication with the stepper motor; and (iv) a disposable unit including at least one flexible membrane attached to a rigid piece, the enclosure configured to receiv ...


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Brian Lauman, John Parish: Medical fluid heater using radiant energy. Baxter International, Baxter Healthcare, Joseph P Reagen, Bell Boyd & Lloyd, December 26, 2006: US07153285 (37 worldwide citation)

An in-line fluid heater for heating fluid, such as dialysis fluid for use in dialysis therapy is provided. The fluid heater is a dual heater having a primary infrared heater and a secondary plate heater. A controller is operatively connected to the infrared heater and to the plate heater and operate ...


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Robert W Childers, Richard Avoy, John Booras, Joseph H Bowman Jr, Paul Grippo, Andrew D Hopping, David Howard, Jeffrey W Jerrell, Benjamin Kellam, Brian Lauman, Sherwin Shang, David Vescovi, Tahua Yang, Alex Yu: System including machine interface for pumping cassette-based therapies. Baxter International, Baxter Healthcare, K&L Gates, January 11, 2011: US07867189 (32 worldwide citation)

A dialysis machine includes: a hardware unit including at least one pump actuator, at least one valve actuator and a cassette interface, the cassette interface including: (i) a plate that abuts the cassette; (ii) at least one pump aperture defined by the plate; (iii) at least one pump head moveable ...


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Robert W Childers, Lee Pan, Brian Lauman: Systems and methods for performing peritoneal dialysis. Baxter International, Baxter Healthcare, K&L Gates, April 12, 2011: US07922686 (28 worldwide citation)

Systems and methods for providing multiple pass continuous flow dialysis therapy are provided. The present invention includes a fluid circuit connected to a patient via a catheter thereby defining a fluid loop along which a therapy fluid including a dialysate can be continuously circulated into, thr ...


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Robert W Childers, Brian Lauman: Pumping systems for cassette-based dialysis. Baxter International, Baxter Healthcare, K&L Gates, June 26, 2012: US08206338 (20 worldwide citation)

A peritoneal dialysis system includes a dialysis machine including a pump chamber and a pump actuator moveable within the pump chamber; a pumping cassette including a rigid portion defining a pump well and a flexible membrane covering the pump well; and wherein the dialysis machine is configured to ...


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Brian Lauman, John Parish: Method of structuring a machine to heat dialysis fluid using radiant energy. Baxter International, Baxter Healthcare, Joseph P Reagen, Bell Boyd & Lloyd, December 2, 2008: US07458951 (9 worldwide citation)

A method of structuring a machine to heat a dialysis fluid includes: (i) allowing flow of the dialysis fluid through a disposable fluid conduit; (ii) directing energy from a 2-dimensional energy source to apply energy to the dialysis fluid in the disposable fluid conduit; and (iii) directing energy ...


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John Bedingfield, Brian Lauman: Dialysis machine having multiple line voltage heater. Baxter International, Baxter Healthcare, K&L Gates, September 27, 2011: US08027572 (4 worldwide citation)

A dialysis machine having a multiple line voltage heater includes first and second heater elements, first and second switching devices connected electrically to the first and second heating elements, first and second power lines, and a control element configured to provide a first switching device s ...