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Karl M Sutherland, William R Patterson: Venous reservoir with improved inlet configuration and integral screen for bubble removal. Baxter International, Robert D Buyan, Bruce M Canter, October 29, 1991: US05061236 (131 worldwide citation)

A blood reservoir device comprising a generally flexible blood collection chamber having an inlet portion and a main portion. The inlet portion is preferably sized and configured such that blood entering the inlet portion will avoid turbulence and will undergo generally laminar flow through the inle ...


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Rolf W Clarke, David P Balding, Lucas S Gordon: Venous reservoir bag with integral high-efficiency bubble removal system. American Hospital Supply Corporation, Gordon L Peterson, March 29, 1988: US04734269 (130 worldwide citation)

A liquid-gas bubble separator comrising a container having an inlet for a fluid which includes liquid and gas bubbles, an outlet and upstream and downstream vents. A filter element is provided in the container between the inlet and the outlet. The filter element permits the passage of the liquid and ...


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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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Brian Strauss, Jack Brown: Combined cardiotomy/venous/pleural drainage autotransfusion unit with filter and integral manometer and water seal. Gish Biomedical, George F Bethel, Patience K Bethel, October 27, 1992: US05158533 (98 worldwide citation)

A combined cardiotomy and venous reservoir with filtration for autotransfusion of cardiotomy blood and venous blood during surgery and for postoperative wound site pleural drainage of shed blood for continued autotransfusion using the same unit. Vacuum regulation in the form of a manometer combined ...


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Yehuda Tamari: Soft shell venous reservoir. January 8, 2002: US06337049 (85 worldwide citation)

The venous reservoir accommodates variations in the total volume of blood circulating in the extracorporeal circuit during cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB). It is connected between the patient and the arterial pump and serves as a compliance chamber. Venous drainage by gravity alone provides an inadequa ...


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Robert F Steg Jr: Extracorporeal blood processing system. Gausewitz Carr Rothenberg & Edwards, December 25, 1984: US04490331 (69 worldwide citation)

A unitary system incorporates an upper reservoir container having a blood gas separator, a cardiotomy reservoir and a venous reservoir. The upper container is positioned directly above a lower mass transfer container coupled with the venous reservoir by means of a check valve and having a spirally w ...


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Burton Thomas A, Moberg Allen W: Renal preservation system. Waters Instruments, December 11, 1973: US3777507 (63 worldwide citation)

A cassette for use with a transport or an in-hospital support module to retain organs in viable condition that is generally boxed shaped and has side by side organ receiving chambers in fluid communication with venous reservoirs therebeneath, a flowmeter tank for each venous reservoir that is at a l ...


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Richard L Bringham, Lucas S Gordon, Karl E Mosch: Integrated membrane oxygenator, heat exchanger and reservoir. Baxter Travenol Laboratories, Bernard Rothwell & Brown, October 6, 1987: US04698207 (62 worldwide citation)

A membrane oxygenator includes an upper nested arrangement of a hard shell venous reservoir, a bowl-like defoamer within the reservoir and a heat exchanger coil vertically supported within the defoamer, and includes a membrane oxygenator unit mounted on the bottom of the upper arrangement. The oxyge ...


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Burton Thomas A, Moberg Allen W: Method of transporting and storing organs while retaining the organs in a viable condition. Waters Instruments, Dugger Johnson & Westman, May 6, 1975: US3881990 (56 worldwide citation)

In maintaining organs in a viable condition during transport and subsequently in a hospital, the organ is placed in a cassette of a transport module, the cassette having an organ receiving chamber, a venous reservoir, an oxygenator, a pulsatile pump head and a heat exchanger. After transport the cas ...


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Donald A Raible: Modular disposable blood oxygenator/heat exchanger with durable heat source component, selectively including rotary or ventricular blood pump, venous reservoir, and auxiliary heat exchange component. Baxter International, Kurt MacLean, Raymond Sun, November 30, 1993: US05266265 (54 worldwide citation)

A blood oxygenator/heat exchanger system includes disposable and durable components, the latter being possible of permanent installation to further reduce costs, inconvenience and risks of use. The system may selectively include a blood pump of axial, centrifugal, or ventricular type, along with an ...