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1. WO1991016100 - SYSTEME FERME D'ECOULEMENT DE MEDICAMENT

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HE CLAIM
1. An apparatus for use in intermixing a first component contained within a container having an outlet with a second component to form a fluid and for then infusing the fluid into a patient at a controlled rate, said apparatus comprising a housing having first and second portions, said first portion including coupling means for coupling said container with said first portion of said housing, said coupling means having a fluid passageway, said second portion of said housing comprising:
(a) a base having a fluid outlet and at least
one fluid conduit formed therein, said fluid conduit
having a first end in communication with said fluid
passageway of said coupling means and having a
second end in communication with said fluid outlet
of said base; and
(b) a distendable membrane constructed of an
elastic material, said membrane being adapted to fit
over said base and cooperate therewith to define a
chamber, said membrane being distendable by fluid
introduced into said chamber under pressure and
having a tendency to return to a substantially less
distended configuration.
2. An apparatus as defined in Claim 1 in which said coupling means includes first flow control means for controlling the flow of fluid through said fluid passageway of said coupling means .
3. An apparatus as defined in Claim 2 in which said container includes second flow control means for controlling the flow of fluid through said outlet of said closed container.
4. An apparatus as defined in Claim 3 in which said coupling means further includes operating means for operating said first and second flow control means.
5. An apparatus as defined in Claim 3 in which said base further includes an inlet port in communication with said fluid conduit of said base and with said fluid

SUBSTITUTE SHEET outlet of said coupling means.
6. An apparatus as defined in Claim 3 in which said second portion of said housing further includes means disposed intermediate said distendable membrane and said base for creating an ullage within said chamber.
7. An apparatus as defined in Claim 3 in which said housing includes cover means for covering said coupling means and said base.
8. An apparatus for use in intermixing first and second components to form a flowable substance and for then infusing the substance into a patient at a controlled rate, said apparatus comprising:
(a) a container having walls defining an
internal chamber for containing the first component,
said container having an outlet passageway;
(b) an infusion device comprising a housing
having first and second portions, said first portion
including coupling means for coupling said container
with said first portion of said housing, said
coupling means having a passageway, said second
portion of said housing comprising;
(i) a generally planar base having an
outlet and at least one conduit formed therein,
said conduit having a first end in
communication with said passageway of said
coupling means and having a second end in
communication with said outlet of said base;
and
(ii). a thin, generally planar distendable
membrane constructed of an elastic material,
said membrane being adapted to overlay said
base and cooperate therewith to define a
chamber for containing the second medicant,
said membrane being distendable by fluid
introduced into said chamber under pressure and
having a tendency to return to a substantially
less distended deformed configuration.

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9. An apparatus as defined in Claim 8 in which said membrane is permeable to gas and in which said apparatus further includes venting means for venting gases from said chamber to atmosphere.
10. An apparatus as defined in Claim 8 in which said coupling means includes first flow control means for controlling the flow of said substances through said passageway of said coupling means.
11. An apparatus as defined in Claim 10 in which said container includes a plunger reciprocally movable within said internal chamber, said plunger having second flow control means for controlling the flow of said first component through said outlet of said container and further including interengagement means for interengagement with said coupling means.
12. An apparatus as defined in Claim 11 in which said first portion of said housing includes inwardly protruding, spaced-apart first and second locking members and in which said container includes a cover receivable over said walls of said container, said cover having outwardly protruding, spaced-apart first and second stop members adapted to releasibly engage said first and second locking means .
13. An apparatus as defined in Claim 11 in which said first portion of said housing is generally cylindrical in shape and is provided with internal threads; and in which said container includes a generally cylindrically shaped cover receivable over said walls of said container, said cover having external threads' adapted to mate with said internal threads of said first portion of said housing.
14. An apparatus as defined in Claim 13 in which said infusion device further includes means disposed within said chamber for creating an ullage therewithin.
15. An apparatus for use in intermixing first and second components to form a flowable substance and for then infusing the substance into a patient- at a controlled rate, said apparatus comprising:
SUBSTITUTE SHEET (a) a container assembly including a vial having an outlet passageway and walls defining an internal chamber for containing the first component, said container assembly including flow control means for controlling the flow of fluid through said outlet passageway of said vial;
(b) an infusion device comprising a housing having first and second portions, said first portion including coupling means for coupling said container with said first portion of said housing, said coupling means having a passageway, and flow control means for controlling the flow of fluid through said passageway, said second portion of said housing comprising;
(i) a generally planar base having an inlet port and an outlet port, said inlet port being in communication with said passageway of said coupling means, said base having an outlet flow control means for controlling the flow of fluid through said outlet port and including at least one conduit formed therein, said conduit having a first end in communication with said inlet port and having a second end in communication with said outlet port; and
(ii) a thin, generally planar distendable membrane constructed of an elastic material, said membrane being adapted to overlay said base and cooperate therewith to define a chamber for containing the second component, said membrane being distendable by fluid in said chamber under pressure and having a tendency to return to a substantially less distended configuration; and
(c) locking means for locking said container assembly to said first portion of said housing.
16. An apparatus as defined in Claim 15 in which said container flow control means comprises a plunger

SUBSTITU substantially sealably receivable within said vial, said vial assembly being movable relative to said plunger from a first position to a second position and from said second position to a third position, said plunger having a passageway therethrough in communication with said outlet passageway of said vial and having first connector means for interconnection with said coupling means, said plunger including plunger valve means for controlling fluid flow through said passageway of said plunger.
17. An apparatus as defined in Claim 16 in which said coupling means comprises a coupling member having a passageway therethrough and second connector means for interconnection with said first connector means of said plunger.
18. An apparatus as defined in Claim 17 in which said first flow control means comprises coupling valve means disposed within said coupling member for controlling the flow of fluid through said passageway of said coupling member.
19. An apparatus as defined in Claim 18 further includes operating means for opening said plunger valve means and said coupling valve means.
20. An apparatus as defined in Claim 19 in which said plunger valve means includes a plunger stem portion and in which said coupling valve means includes a coupling stem portion, said plunger stem portion and said coupling stem portions comprising said operating means.
21. An apparatus as defined in Claim 20 in which said container assembly includes a cover receivable over said vial and in which said locking means comprises:
(a) first and second stop members provided on said first portion of said housing; and
(b) first and second locking members provided on said cover for locking engagement with said stop members .
22. An apparatus as defined in Claim 20 in which, upon interconnecting said first connector means of said

SUBSTITUTE SH plunger with said second connector means of said coupling member, said coupling stem portion and said plunger stem portion will move into engagement, opening said coupling valve means and said plunger valve means.
23. An apparatus as defined in Claim 22 in which, upon opening said coupling valve means and said plunger valve means, said vial assembly will move from said first position to said second position and said first locking member on said cover will engage said first stop member on said first portion of said housing..
24. An apparatus as defined in Claim 23 in which, upon movement of said vial assembly from said second position to said third position, said first locking member on said cover assembly will engage said second stop member on said first portion of said housing and said second locking member on said cover assembly will engage said first stop member on said first portion of said housing.
25. An apparatus for use in intermixing first and second components to form a flowable substance and for then infusing the substance into a patient at a controlled rate, said apparatus comprising:
(a) a container having walls defining an internal chamber for containing the first component, said container having an outlet passageway;
(b) an infusion device comprising a housing having first and second portions, said first portion including coupling means for coupling said container with said first portion of said housing, said coupling means having a passageway, said second portion of said housing comprising;
(i) a base having a passageway formed therein, said passageway having a first port in communication with said passageway of said coupling means and having a second port in communication with said outlet of said base;
and
(ii) a thin, generally planar distendable

SUBSTITUTE SHEET membrane constructed of an elastic material, said membrane being adapted to overlay said base and cooperate therewith to define a chamber for containing the second component, said membrane being distendable by fluid introduced into said chamber under pressure and having a tendency to return to a substantially less distended configuration.
26. An apparatus as defined in Claim 25 in which said base has a first convex surface and a second concave surface, said second portion of said housing being connected to said second concave surface of said base.
27. An apparatus as defined in Claim 26 in which one surface of said base is provided with a multiplicity of crossing fluid channels in communication with said passageway of said base.
28. An apparatus as defined in Claim 27 in which said infusion device further includes filter means disposed internally of said chamber and adapted to overlay said first convex surface of said base for filtering fluid being urged toward said fluid channels by said distendable membrane.
29. An apparatus as defined in Claim 29 in which said infusion device further includes outlet flow control means for controlling the flow of fluid through said outlet of said base.
30. An apparatus as defined in Claim 28 in which said first portion of said housing includes cover means for covering said distendable membrane and said filter means.
31. An apparatus as defined in Claim 28 in which said second portion of said housing includes locking means for interlocking said container with said second portion of said housing.
32. An apparatus as defined in Claim 28 in which said base includes side portions having apertures therein for use in gripping said base.

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