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1. (WO2017062895) MANUFACTURE OF AN IMPROVED PERISTALTIC TRANSPORT DEVICE

Pub. No.:    WO/2017/062895    International Application No.:    PCT/US2016/056164
Publication Date: Fri Apr 14 01:59:59 CEST 2017 International Filing Date: Sat Oct 08 01:59:59 CEST 2016
IPC: F04B 43/14
A61F 2/04
C12M 1/113
C12M 1/36
F04B 43/10
F04B 43/12
Applicants: EIDON, LLC
Inventors: JOHNSON, Roger N.
Title: MANUFACTURE OF AN IMPROVED PERISTALTIC TRANSPORT DEVICE
Abstract:
A peristaltic transport device comprising a tube member having an inner space to receive material, the member includes a series of repeating sections wherein each of the sections includes a plurality of finger-bladders to selectively occlude portions of the inner space according to a defined peristaltic sequence to transport the material through the inner space. An actuator assembly is coupled to the tube member to control the selective occlusion of the inner space by selectively expanding and contracting ones of the plurality of finger-bladders according to the defined peristaltic sequence. The actuator assembly simultaneously controls corresponding ones of the plurality of finger-bladders across the series of repeating sections. The plurality of finger-bladders are arranged such that opposing ones of the plurality of finger-bladders expand to abut against the other and inflate across an opposite side of the inner space.