Patent Number: 6,168,578

Title: Portable kidney dialysis system

Abstract: A portable kidney dialysis system device is provided including a belt with a drain bag mounted thereon. A pump is also mounted on the belt and coupled between a user and the drain bag. The pump is adapted to pump fluid from the user to the drain bag upon the receipt of a drain signal. Further provided is a pressure switch for detecting when the drain bag is full. A control mechanism serves for transmitting the drain signal to the pump only when the means fails to detect that the drain bag is full.

Inventors: Diamond; Melvin (Ball Ground, GA)


International Classification: A61M 1/28 (20060101); A61M 001/00 (); A61M 037/00 (); A61M 005/32 (); B01D 061/00 (); C02F 001/44 ()

Expiration Date: 01/02/2018