Patent Number: 6,309,543

Title: Dialyzer coupling device

Abstract: A coupling device that reduces the risk of cross-contamination of dialyzers during reprocessing by providing a reusable, easily disinfected connector for coupling a dialyzer to, e.g., the blood line of a dialyzer reprocessing system. The coupling device is in the form of a one-piece adapter for being screwed to the luer connector of a dialyzer and then axially attached to a blood line of a dialyzer reprocessing device via a quick connect/disconnect coupling. The adapter is reusable and easily disinfected by soaking it in liquid disinfectant.

Inventors: Fenton; Thomas L. (St. Louis Park, MN), Wolbers; Scott D. (Eden Prairie, MN), Carlson; Wayne G. (St. Paul, MN), Grady; Shawn P. (Albertville, MN)

Assignee: Minntech Corporation

International Classification: B01D 61/24 (20060101); B01D 61/30 (20060101); B01D 065/00 ()

Expiration Date: 10/30/2018