Issuance of U.S. Patent Number 9,352,282 to Fresenius Medical Care Holdings, Inc.
31 May, 2016

On May 31, 2016 , the USPTO issued U.S. Patent Number 9,352,282 to Fresenius Medical Care Holdings, Inc., which was successfully prosecuted by Novel IP.

The '282 patent  is directed towards a novel systems for conducting the filtration of blood using manifolds. The manifolds integrate various sensors and have fluid pathways formed therein to direct fluids from various sources through the requisite blood filtration or ultrafiltration system steps.

Independent Claim 1 describes " A disposable apparatus for use in filtering blood comprising: a molded plastic substrate having a first flow path and a second flow path formed therein, wherein said first flow path and second flow path are fluidically isolated from each other, wherein the molded plastic substrate comprises a plurality of concave spaces; a hemofilter cartridge positioned within a first of said plurality of concave spaces and in fluid communication with said first flow path and said second flow path; at least one sensor positioned within a second of said plurality of concave spaces; a plurality of ports integrated into said molded plastic substrate; a plurality of interfacing components, each of said interfacing components configured to have at least 5 pounds of strength and a seal up to 600 mmHg; and embedded data, wherein said embedded data uniquely identifies the disposable apparatus and wherein said disposable apparatus is caused to be unusable based on said embedded data. "