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Marshall S Kriesel, Farhad Kazemzadeh, Matthew B Kriesel, William W Feng, Steve C Barber, William J Kluck: Fluid delivery device with bolus injection site. Science Incorporated, James E Brunton, July 20, 1999: US05925017 (114 worldwide citation)

An apparatus for accurately infusing fluids into a patient at specific rates over an extended period of time. The apparatus is of a low profile, laminate or layered construction having a stored energy source in the form of a distendable membrane which, in cooperation with the base of the apparatus, ...


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Howard R Everhart: Multi-beam liquid-drop size/rate detector apparatus. Nydegger & Associates, February 16, 1993: US05186057 (75 worldwide citation)

An apparatus for liquid flow detection especially adapted for use with an IV administration set includes an energy beam emitter device and an energy beam detector device. A drip chamber is connected in flow communication with a fluid reservoir of the IV administration set. Fluid flow is directed thr ...


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Tien Shoe Wang, David W McGill, Dean Kamen: Fluid volume determination for medical treatment system. DEKA Products Partnership, Wolf Greenfield & Sacks P C, June 12, 2012: US08197439 (61 worldwide citation)

A volume of fluid moved by a pump, such as a pump in an APD system, may be determined without direct measurement of the fluid, such as by flow meter, weight, etc. For example, a volume of a pump chamber (181) (having a movable element that varies the volume of the pump chamber) may be determined by ...


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Dean Kamen, Larry B Gray, Jesse T Bodwell, John M Kerwin, Michael J Baier, Dirk A van der Merwe: Syringe pump. DEKA Products Partnership, James D Wyninegar Jr, March 29, 2016: US09295778 (48 worldwide citation)

A pump for administering an agent to a patient includes a housing, a motor, a gearbox, a sensor, and a controller. The motor may be coupled to housing. The gearbox is operatively connected to said motor. The sensor senses a rotation of said motor. The controller acts to control operation of said mot ...


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Dean Kamen, Bob D Peret, Derek G Kane, John M Kerwin, Colin H Murphy, Brian H Yoo, Brian D Tracey, Matthew J Johnson, Thomas S Schnellinger, Christopher C Langenfeld, Michael J Slate: System, method, and apparatus for monitoring, regulating, or controlling fluid flow. DEKA Products Partnership, James D Wyninegar Jr, October 6, 2015: US09151646 (47 worldwide citation)

An apparatus, system and method for regulating fluid flow are disclosed. The apparatus includes a curved, elongated support member elastically deformable and having first and second ends. The apparatus also include an opposing support member configured to position a tube against the curved, elongate ...


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Changlin Pang, Fukang Jiang, Jason Shih, Sean Caffey, Mark Humayun, Yu Chong Tai: Drug-delivery pumps and methods of manufacture. MiniPumps, Bingham McCutchen, September 10, 2013: US08529538 (40 worldwide citation)

Embodiments of an implantable electrolytic pump include a first expandable diaphragm and a second flexible diaphragm, and first and second chambers each for containing a fluid, wherein the first expandable diaphragm separates the first and second chambers and provides a fluid barrier therebetween, a ...


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Bob David Peret, Brian H Yoo, Derek G Kane, Dean Kamen, Colin H Murphy, John M Kerwin: System, method, and apparatus for monitoring, regulating, or controlling fluid flow. DEKA Products Partnership, James D Wyninegar Jr, June 21, 2016: US09372486 (39 worldwide citation)

A flow meter, and related system and method are provided. The flow meter includes a coupler, a support member, an image sensor, a valve, and one or more processors. The coupler is adapted to couple to a drip chamber. The support member is operatively coupled to the coupler. The image sensor has a fi ...


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Bob D Peret, Brian H Yoo, Derek G Kane, Dean Kamen, Colin H Murphy, John M Kerwin: System, method, and apparatus for monitoring, regulating, or controlling fluid flow. DEKA Products Partnership, James D Wyninegar Jr, September 6, 2016: US09435455 (34 worldwide citation)

An apparatus, system and method for regulating fluid flow are disclosed. The apparatus includes a flow rate sensor and a valve. The flow rate sensor uses images to estimate flow through a drip chamber and then controls the valve based on the estimated flow rate. The valve comprises a rigid housing d ...


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Julie Allen, Ben Alan Askem, Sarah Jenny Collinson, Richard Thomas Hughey, Derek Nicolini: Systems and methods for controlling operation of a reduced pressure therapy system. Smith & Nephew, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, December 9, 2014: US08905985 (32 worldwide citation)

Negative pressure wound therapy apparatuses and dressings, and systems and methods for operating such apparatuses for use with dressings are disclosed. In some embodiments, controlling the delivery of therapy can be based on monitoring and detecting various operating conditions. An apparatus can hav ...


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Ofer Yodfat, Danna Perlman: Detachable portable infusion device. Medingo, Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo P C, April 3, 2012: US08147446 (29 worldwide citation)

A portable therapeutic apparatus and a method for controlling the apparatus are provided. In one aspect the apparatus and the method can be implemented using a patch unit (100, 200) removably attachable to a cradle unit (20), said cradle unit removably attachable to the body of the patient; a positi ...