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Daniel W Viitala: Venous reservoir. Baxter Travenol Laboratories, Paul C Flattery, Kay H Pierce, February 17, 1987: US04643713 (126 worldwide citation)

A venous reservoir is provided in which a blood inlet (42) is located at an inlet end (70) of the container (48) which extends upwardly with a fast rise and for a sufficient distance to allow the blood entering the inlet to enter a large volume and to expand rapidly. The top (74) of the inlet end wa ...


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Ronald J Leonard, Erin J Lindsay, David B Maurer, Daniel W Viitala: Blood oxygenation system and reservoir and method of manufacture. Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company, Gary L Griswold, Walter N Kirn, Stephen W Bauer, December 3, 1996: US05580522 (22 worldwide citation)

A novel integral cardiotomy/venous blood reservoir, blood oxygenator and heat exchanging device, method of making a blood oxygenating and heat exchanging device and an extracorporeal circulatory support circuit. The reservoir includes a novel blood defoaming and filtering chamber closely receiving f ...


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Ronald J Leonard, Erin J Lindsay, David B Maurer, Daniel W Viitala: Blood oxygenation system and reservoir and method of manufacture. Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company, Gary L Griswold, Walter N Kirn, Stephen W Bauer, May 7, 1996: US05514335 (16 worldwide citation)

A novel integral cardiotomy/venous blood reservoir, blood oxygenator and heat exchanging device, method of making a blood oxygenating and heat exchanging device and an extracorporeal circulatory support circuit. The reservoir includes a novel blood defoaming and filtering chamber closely receiving f ...


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Erin J Lindsay, Daniel W Viitala: Reservoir mounting bracket. Terumo Cardiovascular Systems Corporation, Burns Doane Swecker & Mathis, August 22, 2000: US06105912 (12 worldwide citation)

A blood reservoir mounting bracket supports alternate sizes of blood reservoir assemblies. The reservoir mounting bracket has a reversible reservoir mounting frame, with mounting pins on one side thereof arranged in a first pattern for the mounting holes of one size of a blood reservoir assembly, an ...


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Ronald J Leonard, Erin J Lindsay, David B Maurer, Daniel W Viitala: Method of manufacturing a blood oxygenation system. Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company, Stephen W Bauer, May 19, 1998: US05753173 (9 worldwide citation)

A novel integral cardiotomy/venous blood reservoir, blood oxygenator and heat exchanging device, method of making a blood oxygenating and heat exchanging device and an extracorporeal circulatory support circuit. The reservoir includes a novel blood defoaming and filtering chamber closely receiving f ...


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Daniel W Viitala, Randal James Kadykowski: Blood vessel preparation and preservation kit. Terumo Cardiovascular Systems Corporation, Gael Diane Tisack Esq, Darryl Newell, MacMillan Sobanski & Todd, February 28, 2012: US08123672 (2 worldwide citation)

A vessel preparation and preservation kit supports a blood vessel during processing for use in bypass graft surgery. The device comprises a clamshell base having first and second trays latchable in a closed condition and pivotable to an open condition. The first tray has a series of open slots on an ...


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Daniel W Viitala: Reinforced venous drainage catheter. Terumo Cardiovascular Systems, August 30, 2005: US06936041 (2 worldwide citation)

A venous catheter comprises a flexible plastic tubular body having a center lumen. A plurality of drainage openings are formed in a reinforced opening-containing section of the body. Reinforcement is embedded in the body within the reinforced opening-containing section. The reinforcement includes a ...


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Daniel W Viitala, Erin J Lindsay: Volume control apparatus for a flexible venous reservoir. Terumo Cardiovascular Systems Corporation, Burns Doane Swecker & Mathis, September 5, 2000: US06113575 (1 worldwide citation)

A volume controlling support for a flexible venous reservoir that permits the reservoir to have a clear flow passage from its inlet to its outlet which is visible and accessible to the perfusionist. The portion of the reservoir through which the major part of the blood flow is occurring can be manip ...


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Randal J Kadykowski, Daniel W Viitala: Insufflation damper for endoscopic vessel dissector/harvester. Terumo Cardiovascular Systems, Gael Diane Tisack Esq, Daryl Newell, McMillan Sobanski & Todd, December 30, 2014: US08920456 (1 worldwide citation)

A vessel harvesting apparatus is provided for removing a vessel from a patient. An endoscopic instrument has a distal end with a vessel harvesting tip and has a proximal end with a handle. The endoscopic instrument has an insufflation channel adapted to receive an insufflation gas from a regulated s ...


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Daniel W Viitala: Reinforced venous drainage catheter. Platon N Mandros Esq, Burns Doane Swecker & Mathis, April 24, 2003: US20030078564-A1

A venous catheter comprises a flexible plastic tubular body having a center lumen. A plurality of drainage openings are formed in a reinforced opening-containing section of the body. Reinforcement is embedded in the body within the reinforced opening-containing section. The reinforcement includes a ...