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Donald A Raible: Extracorporeal blood oxygenation system incorporating integrated reservoir-membrane oxygenerator-heat exchanger and pump assembly. Baxter International, Raymond Sun, December 14, 1993: US05270005 (122 worldwide citation)

An extracorporeal blood oxygenation system comprising an integral blood processing unit having a blood reservoir/oxygenator/heat exchanger/pump and pump motor and a remote control console connectable to the integral blood processing unit by way of non-blood containing connections such as electrical ...


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Geoffrey R Ball, Bob H Katz, Bruce D Arthur: Disposable audio processor for use with implanted hearing devices. Symphonix Devices, Townsend and Townsend and Crew, September 7, 1999: US05949895 (65 worldwide citation)

A disposable audio processor for use with implanted hearing devices is provided. The audio processor may include a microphone, application specific integrated circuit performing both signal processing and signal modulation, a battery, and a coil. The audio processor is designed for specific types of ...


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Hiromichi Fukasawa: Blood circulating circuit for membrane-type artificial lung, and reservoir for use in blood circulating circuit. Terumo Kabushiki Kaisha, Frishauf Holtz Goodman & Woodward, August 23, 1988: US04765959 (63 worldwide citation)

A sealed-type flexible reservoir constituting part of the blood circulating circuit of a membrane-type artificial lung is regulated to a specified volume by a pair of opposing planar restricting members, thereby specifying the amount of blood circulating through the circuit. The reservoir comprises ...


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Steven R Bystrom, Darren R Sherman, Kenneth H Mollenauer: Resuscitation and alert system. Emergency Medical Systems, K David Crockett & Crockett Crockett Esq, July 18, 2000: US06090056 (45 worldwide citation)

A resuscitation device for automatic compression of victim's chest using a compression belt which exerts force evenly over the entire thoracic cavity. The belt is constricted and relaxed through a motorized spool assembly which repeatedly tightens the belt and relaxes the belt to provide repeated an ...


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Atsuhiko Nogawa, Osamu Nomura: Medical instrument and production thereof. Terumo Kabushiki Kaisha, Frishauf Holtz Goodman & Woodward, November 10, 1992: US05162102 (33 worldwide citation)

A medical instrument having a blood contact portion formed of a hydrophobic material, wherein a surface-active agent safe to a human body is deposited onto part or the entirety of the blood contact portion so that the medical instrument is fully primed by introducing liquid into the instrument witho ...


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Kazuhiko Hagiwara: Membrane type of oxygenator and method for production thereof. Terumo Kabushiki Kaisha, Burns Doane Swecker & Mathis, March 15, 1994: US05294401 (29 worldwide citation)

A membrane type oxygenator for effecting exchange of gases with a porous gas-exchange membrane possessing minute through pores forming a path for gas, which membrane type oxygenator is characterized by the fact that minute particles are retained in the minute pores of the porous gas-exchange membran ...


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Ronald J Leonard, Kenneth M Johnson, Thomas L Drehobl: Mass transfer device having a heat-exchanger. Baxter Travenol Laboratories, Kay H Pierce, Paul C Flattery, George H Gerstman, April 5, 1988: US04735775 (28 worldwide citation)

A heat exchanger (38) is provided which may be used in a mass transfer device (20), such asn an oxygenator or a dialyzer. The heat exchanger comprises a core (40) formed of a corrugated metal having a high thermal conductivity. Each of the corrugations of the core comprises substantially parallel si ...


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Jan Weber, Thomas Holman, Tracee E J Eidenschink, John J Chen: Nano-actuated medical device. Boston Scientific Scimed, Crompton Seager & Tufte, February 17, 2009: US07493160 (27 worldwide citation)

A medical device is disclosed which may include the use of nanopaper. The medical device may be provided in the form of a balloon catheter wherein the nanopaper is mounted about an electrode and into which an electrically conductive solution is dispersed. An elastomeric sheath may then be provided a ...


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Lloyd C Hubbard, Earl W Clausen: Pump/oxygenator with blood recirculation. Kinney & Lange, May 2, 1995: US05411706 (24 worldwide citation)

A system of processing blood during a surgical procedure includes a centrifugal blood pump with an inlet and an outlet, a means for oxygenating the blood and a means for recirculating a portion of the oxygenated blood to the inlet of the blood pump. The volume of blood recirculated through the syste ...


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Rena S Juliar, Jeanne S Pierson: Method of construction of a mass transfer device. Medtronic, Michael J Jaro, Harold R Patton, March 7, 1995: US05395468 (23 worldwide citation)

A mass transfer device and method of construction thereof. The mass transfer device may be an oxygenator having a fiber bundle comprised of hollow gas permeable fibers. The method of making the fiber bundle used in the mass transfer device includes winding one or more hollow fibers around a supporti ...