Patent Number: 6,251,098

Title: Fluid container for use with platen pump

Abstract: Disclosed is an infusion pump and a fluid container for expelling a fluid from the fluid container to a patient. The pump comprises a housing having a chamber therein for receiving the fluid reservoir. A first wall is provided on the housing for contacting the fluid reservoir, and a second wall is movable from a first position distanced from the first wall to form the chamber therebetween, and a second position relatively closer to the first wall. Advancing the movable wall from the first position to the second position expels fluid from the collapsible reservoir. Preferably, the first and second walls are provided with non-planar complementary surface configurations for contacting the collapsible reservoir. Retraction mechanisms for retracting the movable wall from the second position to the first position, and user readable indicium of the status of the dispensation cycle are also disclosed.

Inventors: Rake; Kenneth W. (Laguna Niguel, CA), Judge; Orvil L. (Orange, CA), Earhart; Donald M. (Irvine, CA), McPhee; Charles J. (Huntington Beach, CA)

Assignee: I-Flow, Corp.

International Classification: A61M 5/145 (20060101); A61M 5/148 (20060101); A61B 019/00 (); A61K 009/22 (); A61M 001/00 (); A61M 005/20 ()

Expiration Date: 06/26/2018