US 10,376,626 B2
Dialyzer holder and improved airless bloodline priming method
Lynn E. Jensen, Syracuse, UT (US); DeLoy Lindley, Ogden, UT (US); and Troy Dayton, Syracuse, UT (US)
Assigned to Fresenius Medical Care Holdings, Inc., Waltham, MA (US)
Appl. No. 14/774,414
Filed by Fresenius Medical Care Holdings, Inc., Waltham, MA (US)
PCT Filed Mar. 13, 2014, PCT No. PCT/US2014/025876
§ 371(c)(1), (2) Date Sep. 10, 2015,
PCT Pub. No. WO2014/151508, PCT Pub. Date Sep. 25, 2014.
Claims priority of provisional application 61/798,273, filed on Mar. 15, 2013.
Prior Publication US 2016/0022894 A1, Jan. 28, 2016
Int. Cl. A61G 7/05 (2006.01); A61M 1/16 (2006.01); A61M 1/36 (2006.01); A61M 5/14 (2006.01)
CPC A61M 1/1652 (2014.02) [A61G 7/0503 (2013.01); A61M 1/3643 (2013.01); A61M 1/3644 (2014.02); A61M 1/3649 (2014.02); A61M 5/1415 (2013.01); A61M 2205/7536 (2013.01); A61M 2209/082 (2013.01)] 10 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A holder for a dialyzer having a blood side and a dialysate side both connected with tubing to a dialysis machine, the dialyzer having a length, said holder configured to allow priming of the blood side and the dialysate side of the dialyzer without disconnecting the blood side or dialysate side tubing from the dialysis machine, the holder comprising:
a dialyzer attachment member;
a first rotational assembly connected to the dialyzer attachment member and configured to allow the dialyzer to rotate from an upright position about a rotational axis perpendicular to the length of the dialyzer, the first rotational assembly comprising one or more limit mechanisms to limit angular rotation;
a second rotational assembly connected to the dialyzer attachment member and configured to allow the dialyzer to rotate about a second rotational axis perpendicular to the length of the dialyzer, the second rotational assembly comprising one or more limit mechanisms to limit angular rotation; and
a dialysis machine attachment member connected to the first rotational assembly, the dialysis machine attachment member securing the holder to the dialysis machine;
wherein the dialyzer can be rotated without disconnecting the blood side thereby allowing priming of the dialysate side of the dialyzer without disconnecting the blood side or dialysate side tubing from the dialysis machine.