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1. US20180185555 - Blood collection canister assembly

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Claims

1. An invertible blood collection canister assembly for (a) collecting and transferring blood in an upright, first configuration via externally imparted force and (b) transferring blood in an inverted, second configuration via gravitational force, the blood collection canister assembly comprising:
a liner assembly, the liner assembly comprising a flexible liner material defining an inner liner space an upper liner mouth;
a lid assembly, the lid assembly comprising a primary lid portion, the primary lid portion being attachable to the upper liner mouth and comprising a series of ports, the series of ports including a vacuum port, a patient port, and a transfer port, the vacuum port for communicating with a vacuum line and comprising a vacuum filter assembly on an interior side of the lid assembly, the vacuum filter assembly comprising an outer shroud element and an inner vacuum filter element, the vacuum line for directing blood transfer from a patient via the blood collection canister assembly, the patient port for receiving directed blood transfer from the patient, the inner vacuum filter element for absorbing blood and sealing the vacuum port when fully absorbed, the transfer port for transferring collected blood to a separate reservoir for further processing and comprising a blood inlet, the outer shroud element comprising at least one blood-letting slot, each blood-letting slot having an open first end and a terminal slot extent opposite the open first end, each terminal slot extent being differently elevated relative to the blood inlet for maximizing blood drainage from the shroud element when in the inverted, second configuration.
2. The blood collection canister assembly of claim 1 wherein the inner vacuum filter element of the vacuum port, when absorbed with blood, provides a hydrophobic barrier, the hydrophobic barrier for sealing canister contents from the external vacuum source and for preventing overfill of the liner assembly with canister contents.
3. The blood collection canister assembly of claim 1 wherein the vacuum port is outfitted with the vacuum line, the vacuum line being bendable into an arched configuration and connectable to an external vacuum source for providing a gravity-based mechanical barrier against contamination.
4. The blood collection canister assembly of claim 1 comprising a dip tube assembly, the dip tube assembly being connectable to the transfer port and comprising a dip tube element, the dip tube assembly and transfer port together for transferring collected blood via the dip tube element to a separate reservoir for further processing.
5. The blood collection canister assembly of claim 4 wherein the liner assembly comprises a liner bottom and a liner wall orthogonal to the liner bottom, the liner bottom having a radially outer annular depression and a radially inner kick-up, the radially outer annular depression having a liner bottom radius of curvature, the dip tube assembly comprising a transfer filter, the transfer filter having a filter arc length form, a filter upper portion, and a filter bottom portion, the filter arc length form having a filter radius of curvature equal to the liner bottom radius of curvature, the filter bottom portion thus being seatable in the radially outer annular depression in radially outer adjacency to the radially inner kick-up for (a) maintaining the dip tube element in parallel relation to the liner wall and (b) filtering blood collected in the radially outer annular depression and transferable via the dip tube assembly.
6. The blood collection canister assembly of claim 5 wherein the radially outer annular depression comprises an outer diameter, an inner diameter and an arc length segment, the filter bottom spanning the arc length segment intermediate the outer and inner diameters and comprising a planar, inner footprint portion and a radiused outer bottom portion extending outwardly and upwardly from the planar, inner footprint portion, the planar, inner footprint portion and the radiused outer bottom portion each comprising blood intake apertures for inletting blood.
7. The blood collection canister assembly of claim 6 wherein the radially inner kick-up of the liner bottom externally defines a dimple feature, the dimple feature providing an external hollow and comprising an inner dimple diameter at a planar upper dimple portion, a hanger element being externally and hingedly attached to the dimple feature within the external hollow.
8. The blood collection canister assembly of claim 7 wherein the hanger element comprises a hanger diameter cooperable with the inner dimple diameter for enabling a hanger element stowed position within the external hollow in adjacency to the planar upper dimple portion, the dimple feature and hanger element stowed position thus for enhancing functional and stowage characteristics of the blood collection canister assembly.
9. The blood collection canister assembly of claim 6 wherein the blood intake apertures formed in and coplanar with the planar, inner footprint portion define a first aperture shape and the blood intake apertures formed in the radiused outer bottom portion define a second aperture shape.
10. The blood collection canister assembly of claim 4 wherein the dip tube assembly is flexibly connected to the transfer port, the flexibly connected dip tube assembly and the flexible liner material for enabling collapsibility of the blood collection canister assembly for compact shipping, storage and disposal.
11. The blood collection canister assembly of claim 1 wherein the series of ports comprise at least one additive port, the at least one additive port for enabling the user to add material to the inner liner space.
12. The blood collection canister assembly of claim 1 wherein the primary lid portion comprises an inner mouth-receiving groove and an outer mouth-receiving groove, the inner mouth-receiving groove for receiving the upper liner mouth and attaching the primary lid portion to the liner assembly, the outer mouth-receiving groove for receiving an upper canister mouth of a hard shell canister for attaching the hard shell canister to the blood collection canister assembly, the blood collection canister assembly thereby being usable in combination with the hard shell canister.
13. The blood collection canister assembly of claim 12 wherein the patient port is outfitted with a patient port assembly, the patient port assembly comprising a patient port cap and a patient port elbow structure, the patent port cap being rotatable relative to the patient port elbow structure for simultaneously maintaining (a) air pressure between liner assembly and hard shell canister and (b) a sterile environment within the blood collection canister assembly.
14. The blood collection canister assembly of claim 1 usable in combination with at least one bio-coated single lumen line.
15. The blood collection canister assembly of claim 14 wherein that at least one bio-coated single lumen line is capable of being utilized as a suction line via the blood collection canister assembly.
16. The blood collection canister assembly of claim 1 wherein a select port is outfitted with a Luer lock assembly, the select port being selected from the group consisting of the patient port and the transfer port, the Luer lock assembly for enhancing functionality of the blood collection canister assembly.
17. The blood collection canister assembly of claim 1 wherein the transfer port is outfitted with a universal port, the universal port for coupling with male or female couplings.
18. The blood collection canister assembly of claim 17 wherein the universal port comprises an outer tapered surface and an inner tapered surface, the outer and inner tapered surfaces each comprising a tapered slope, the tapered slopes of the outer and inner tapered surfaces being uniformly angled and opposite relative to a central port axis of the universal port.
19. A blood collection canister assembly for collecting and transferring blood in an upright, first configuration via externally imparted force, the blood collection canister assembly comprising:
a liner assembly, the liner assembly comprising a flexible liner material, an upper liner mouth, a liner bottom, and liner wall, the flexible liner material defining an inner liner space, the liner bottom having a radially outer annular depression and a radially inner kick-up, the radially outer annular depression having a liner bottom radius of curvature, the liner wall extending upwardly orthogonally relative to the liner bottom;
a lid assembly, the lid assembly comprising a primary lid portion and a dip tube assembly, the primary lid portion being attachable to the upper liner mouth and comprising a rigid material construction and a series of ports, the series of ports including a vacuum port, a patient port, and a transfer port, the vacuum port for communicating with a vacuum line, the vacuum line for directing blood transfer from a patient via the blood collection canister assembly, the patient port for receiving directed blood transfer from the patient, the dip tube assembly being connectable to the transfer port, the transfer port and dip tube assembly together for transferring collected blood to a separate reservoir for further processing, the dip tube assembly comprising a transfer filter and dip tube element, the transfer filter having a filter arc length form, a filter upper portion, and a filter bottom portion, the filter arc length form having a filter radius of curvature equal to the liner bottom radius of curvature, the filter bottom portion being seatable in the radially outer annular depression in radially outer adjacency to the radially inner kick-up for maintaining the dip tube element in parallel relation to the liner wall and filtering blood collected in the radially outer annular depression and transferable via the dip tube assembly.
20. The blood collection canister assembly of claim 19 wherein the radially outer annular depression comprises an outer diameter, an inner diameter and an arc length segment, the filter bottom spanning the arc length segment intermediate the outer and inner diameters and comprising a planar, inner footprint portion and a radiused outer bottom portion extending outwardly and upwardly from the planar, inner footprint portion, the planar, inner footprint portion and the radiused outer bottom portion each comprising blood intake apertures for inletting blood.
21. The blood collection canister assembly of claim 20 wherein the radially inner kick-up of the liner bottom externally provides a dimple feature, the dimple feature providing an external hollow and comprising an inner dimple diameter at a planar upper dimple portion, a hanger element being externally and hingedly attached to the dimple feature within the external hollow.
22. The blood collection canister assembly of claim 21 wherein the hanger element comprises a hanger diameter cooperable with the inner dimple diameter for enabling a hanger element stowed position within the external hollow in adjacency to the planar upper dimple portion, the dimple feature and hanger element stowed position thus for enhancing functional and stowage characteristics of the blood collection canister assembly.
23. The blood collection canister assembly of claim 20 wherein the blood intake apertures formed in the planar, inner footprint portion define a first aperture shape and the blood intake apertures formed in the radiused outer bottom portion define a second aperture shape.
24. The blood collection canister assembly of claim 19 wherein the dip tube assembly is flexibly connected to the transfer port, the flexibly connected dip tube assembly and the flexible liner material for enabling collapsibility of the blood collection canister assembly for compact shipping, storage and disposal.
25. The blood collection canister assembly of claim 19 wherein the series of ports comprise at least one additive port, the at least one additive port for enabling the user to add material to the inner liner space.
26. The blood collection canister assembly of claim 19 wherein the primary lid portion comprises an inner mouth-receiving groove and an outer mouth-receiving groove, the inner mouth-receiving groove for receiving the upper liner mouth and attaching the primary lid portion to the liner assembly, the outer mouth-receiving groove for receiving an upper canister mouth of a hard shell canister for attaching the hard shell canister to the blood collection canister assembly, the blood collection canister assembly thereby being usable in combination with the hard shell canister.
27. The blood collection canister assembly of claim 26 wherein the patient port is outfitted with a patient port assembly, the patient port assembly comprising a patient port cap and a patient port elbow structure, the patent port cap being rotatable relative to the patient port elbow structure for simultaneously maintaining (a) air pressure between liner assembly and hard shell canister and (b) a sterile environment within the blood collection canister assembly.
28. The blood collection canister assembly of claim 19 usable in combination with at least one bio-coated single lumen line.
29. The blood collection canister assembly of claim 28 wherein that at least one bio-coated single lumen line is capable of being utilized as a suction line via the blood collection canister assembly.
30. The blood collection canister assembly of claim 19 wherein a select port is outfitted with a Luer lock assembly, the select port being selected from the group consisting of the patient port and the transfer port, the Luer lock assembly for enhancing functionality of the blood collection canister assembly.
31. The blood collection canister assembly of claim 19 wherein the transfer port is outfitted with a universal connection point, the universal connection point for coupling with male or female couplings.
32. The blood collection canister assembly of claim 31 wherein the universal port comprises an outer tapered surface and an inner tapered surface, the outer and inner tapered surfaces each comprising a tapered slope, the tapered slopes of the outer and inner tapered surfaces being uniformly angled and opposite relative to a central port axis of the universal port.
33. The blood collection canister assembly of claim 19 wherein the vacuum port is outfitted with the vacuum line, the vacuum line being bendable into an arched configuration and connectable to an external vacuum source for providing a gravity-based mechanical barrier against contamination.
34. The blood collection canister assembly of claim 19 being invertible into a second configuration for transferring blood via gravitational force, the vacuum port comprising a vacuum filter assembly on an interior side of the lid assembly, the vacuum filter assembly comprising a shroud element and a vacuum filter element, the vacuum filter element for absorbing blood and sealing the vacuum port when fully absorbed, the transfer port comprising a blood inlet, the shroud element comprising at least one blood-letting slot, each blood-letting slot having an open first end and a terminal slot extent opposite the open first end, each terminal slot extent being differently elevated relative to the blood inlet for maximizing blood drainage from the shroud element when inverted into the second configuration.