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Stephen R Ash: Hemofiltration and plasmafiltration devices and methods. Hemocleanse, Woodard Emhardt Naughton Moriarty & McNett, July 6, 1999: US05919369 (185 worldwide citation)

Disclosed are preferred devices and methods which provide extracorporeal treatment of blood or other fluids for effective plasmafiltration or hemofiltration alone or in combination with dialysis. Preferred devices combine plasmafiltration and dialysis devices, and are designed to circulate separate ...


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Pierre L Cote, Bradley M Smith, Ake A Deutschmann, Carlos F F Rodrigues, Steven K Pedersen: Frameless array of hollow fiber membranes and method of maintaining clean fiber surfaces while filtering a substrate to withdraw a permeate. Zenon Environmental, Alfred D Lobo, September 28, 1993: US05248424 (159 worldwide citation)

A frameless array unconfined in a modular shell, proves to be a surprisingly effective membrane device for withdrawing permeate from a substrate, the flux through the membranes reaching an essentially constant relatively high value because of the critical deployment of fibers of the array as a skein ...


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Andrew G Hood III: Device for concentrating plasma. Quantic Biomedical Partners, Emily M Haliday, McCutchen Doyle Brown & Enersen, January 4, 2000: US06010627 (132 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides a device for concentrating a blood fraction. The device includes an ultrafiltration unit connected to a fluid delivery system for delivering the blood fraction to be concentrated into the ultrafiltration unit. The device also includes a purge fluid delivery system for ...


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Stephen R Ash: Hemofiltration and plasmafiltration devices and methods. HemoCleanse, Woodard Emhardt Naughton Moriarty & McNett, July 16, 1996: US05536412 (132 worldwide citation)

Disclosed are preferred devices and methods which provide extracorporeal treatment of blood or other fluids for effective plasmafiltration or hemofiltration alone or in combination with dialysis.


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Hisayoshi Yamamori, Akira Hoshide, Masumi Kobayashi: Hollow fiber membrane module. Mitsubishi Rayon, Oblon Spivak McClelland Maier & Neustadt, January 2, 1996: US05480553 (104 worldwide citation)

A hollow fiber membrane module comprising (a) hollow fibers, (b) a fastening member for fixing the ends of the hollow fibers while leaving them open, and (c) a structural member for enclosing and supporting the fastening member, the hollow fiber membrane module being useful in the filtration of wate ...


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Steven Pedersen, Pierre Cote: Immersed membrane element and module. Zenon Environmental, Bereskin & Parr, December 4, 2001: US06325928 (95 worldwide citation)

A filtering element has ultrafiltration or microfiltration hollow fibre membranes extending horizontally between a pair of opposed horizontally spaced, vertically extending headers. Side plates extending between the pair of vertically extending headers define a vertical flow channel through the elem ...


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Michael R L Selbie, Bruce G Biltoft, Philip Guilfoyle, Noel S D Wood: Modular microporous filter assemblies. Memtec, Waldron & Associates, April 11, 1995: US05405528 (94 worldwide citation)

An improved microporous, modular filter structure assembled from replaceable filter cartridges (25) housed within a filter cartridge assemby (10) connected at opposed ends by means of symmetrical headers (41). The headers include a tube within a tube structure whereby they are adapted to conduct fir ...


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Crowley Richard P: Hollow fiber membrane device and method of fabricating same. Abcor, January 2, 1973: US3708071 (93 worldwide citation)

A method for preparing one or more terminal headers containing capillary fibers encased therein for use in a membrane device. The ends or a loop portion of a plurality of capillary fibers are immersed in a foam material. The foam material sets, encasing the capillaries therein forming a header. The ...


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Elaine Whitmore: Single use system for preparation of autologous plasma. Johnson & Johnson Medical, Andrew C Farmer, October 7, 1997: US05674394 (91 worldwide citation)

A system for preparing autologous plasma comprises a single use filter unit having two inlets in fluid communication with each other, an outlet, and a filtration membrane selectively permeable to blood plasma separating the inlets from the outlet. Manually operable, single use pumps, preferably syri ...


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Amiot Bruce P: Cell culture apparatus.. Endotronics, March 17, 1993: EP0531631-A1 (88 worldwide citation)

A compact, easily assembled cell culturing device comprising at least one cell culturing envelope (1), the interior of which defines a cell culturing space. The cell culturing envelope is retained within a pair of rigid plates (80,80 min ) having various reliefs which, in turn, form cavities when th ...