Patent Number: 6,308,721

Title: Cartridge holder for a dialyser

Abstract: The cartridge holder comprises a lower jaw with a drain connector and an upper jaw with a supply connector. A cartridge may be placed between both jaws, the nipples of the cartridge being connected with the connectors. For flushing or disinfecting, the upper jaw is lowered to the lower jaw. An intermediate jaw, previously swivelled to the side, is automatically aligned with the lower jaw so that it interconnects the connectors of the outer jaws. The connectors of the outer jaws are alike. The intermediate jaw is provided with connection elements fitting into the connectors. Thus, it acts as an adapter.

Inventors: Bock; Gerhard (Friedewald, DE), Otto; Reinhold (Mosheim, DE), Mardorf; Robert (Melsungen, DE)

Assignee: B. Braun Melsungen AG

International Classification: A61M 1/16 (20060101); B08B 009/027 ()

Expiration Date: 10/30/2018