ApplicationNo. 05/836960 filed on 09/27/1977
US Classes:417/477.8, Adjustable rollers or slides251/9Pivoting tube contacting element
ExaminersPrimary: Croyle, Carlton R.
Assistant: Ross, Thomas I.
Attorney, Agent or Firm
International ClassesF04B 43/12 (20060101)
A61M 1/30 (20060101)
AbstractA source of power rotates a drive shaft upon which a pair of rollers are mounted. The rollers rotate in a recess and collapse an undialysed blood carrying tube against a wall thus causing a pumping action. When used with a single needle dialysis system, an occluding pin assembly intermittently clamps off the dialysed blood carrying tube as said source of power is interrupted in rotation thus permitting the device to be used with a conventional single needle assembly. By rotating a cylindrical member upon the upper end of the drive shaft, the rollers can be retracted from adjacent the wall against which the undialysed blood carrying tube rests thus facilitating the engagement and disengagement of the undialysed blood carrying tube with the device. Inasmuch as the wall thickness of such tubes often varies, between tubing produced by different manufacturers, means are provided to adjust the spatial relationship of the pump rollers with the wall against which the tube is pressed during the pumping action. A hinged lid is provided which, when closed, enables power to flow to the motor. This lid also includes means to retain the tubes in position during the operation of the device. The speed of the pump can be varied within limits and the timing sequence of the pump can also be varied within limits. Means are provided to disable the occluding pin assembly when the device is used with a double needle dialysis system.
Field of SearchDeformation by rolling or sliding engagement member