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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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Arthur L Cummings, Robert W Childers: Optimum hydrogen peroxide vapor sterilization method. American Sterilizer Company, Kirkpatrick & Lockhart, September 11, 1990: US04956145 (88 worldwide citation)

A sterilization method including the steps of injecting a hydrogen peroxide and water vapor mixture into a closed sterilization chamber of a predetermined volume at a predetermined temperature in an initial amount up to the saturation limit of such vapor mixture and thereafter, injecting a plurality ...


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James R Rickloff, Donald C Upchurch, Robert W Childers: Optimum hydrogen peroxide vapor sterlization method. American Sterilizer Company, Jones Day Reavis & Pogue, August 29, 1995: US05445792 (81 worldwide citation)

A sterilization method is provided which includes the steps of measuring the pressure within a sterilization chamber injecting a sterilant vapor into a flow of carrier gas, introducing the sterilant vapor and carrier gas into and through a sterilization chamber, and adjusting the rate of sterilant v ...


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Arthur L Cummings, Robert W Childers: Hydrogen peroxide sterilization method. American Sterilizer Company, Kirkpatrick & Lockhart, August 28, 1990: US04952370 (75 worldwide citation)

This process sterilizes the surfaces within a chamber wherein a first portion of the surfaces is at a temperature below 10.degree. C. and a second portion of the surfaces is at a temperature greater than 20.degree. C. The process includes the steps of introducing vapor phase hydrogen peroxide to the ...


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Robert W Childers, David S Brown, Ramesh Wariar, Sujatha Karoor, Shahid Din, Leo Martis, Cody Buchmann, Paul Soltys: Systems and methods for performing peritoneal dialysis. Baxter International, Baxter Healthcare, K&L Gates, January 11, 2011: US07867214 (73 worldwide citation)

In a peritoneal dialysis embodiment of the present invention, spent dialysate from the patient's peritoneal cavity passes, along a patient loop, through a dialyzer having a membrane that separates waste components from the spent dialysate, wherein the patient loop returns fresh dialysate to the pati ...


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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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Robert W Childers: Recirculation, vapor and humidity control in a sealable enclosure. American Sterilizer Company, Kirkpatrick & Lockhart, December 22, 1992: US05173258 (66 worldwide citation)

A recirculation/drying unit is provided for connection to a sealable enclosure. The unit and the enclosure form a closed circuit through which the gaseous medium of the enclosure is circulated, filtered, dehumidified or optionally, humidified, and returned to the enclosure. A vapor decontaminant is ...


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Arthur L Cummings, Robert W Childers, Thaddeus J Mielnik Jr: Flow-through vapor phase sterilization system. American Sterilizer Company, Kirkpatrick & Lockhart, March 20, 1990: US04909999 (65 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides a flow-through system for use with at least one sealable pressure or nonpressure container. The system can be used to selectively sterilize, humidify and aerate the container and can be integrally or releasably attached to the container. The system includes at least on ...


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Thomas Kelly, Robert W Childers, Don Busby, Rodolfo Roger, Waleed Mutasem El Sayyid, Shahid Din: High convection home hemodialysis/hemofiltration and sorbent system. Baxter International, Baxter Healthcare, K&L Gates, October 4, 2011: US08029454 (62 worldwide citation)

A system, method and apparatus for performing a renal replacement therapy is provided. In one embodiment, two small high flux dialyzers are connected in series. A restriction is placed between the two dialyzers in the dialysate flow path. The restriction is variable and adjustable in one preferred e ...


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Joseph T Sestak, Robert W Childers: Liquid feed system using a non-reusable container. American Sterilizer Company, Kirkpatrick & Lockhart, July 17, 1990: US04941519 (62 worldwide citation)

Apparatus for dispensing a liquid into equipment having an inlet port includes a container for holding the liquid, a tube in the container through which the liquid can exit the container, a connection member for fluidly connecting the tube to the inlet port of the equipment and for venting the conta ...