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The base advantageously is an integral molded member of sufficient thickness to be relatively rigid. A flexible tube section 18 engages the pump rotor 12A and connects to output section 16 which connects to the patient feeding tube. Hygienic liquid dispensing system including feed tube or probe for opening and resealing coaxial cap. Please enter your email address. Injection system for suspension and solutions. Patent Info Count Cites Year.

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If the patient wishes to move about, the pole must be rolled or carried along with the patient. The present invention provides an integrated delivery system that makes it possible for the patient to move about without the inconvenience of having to move a mounting pole.

In particular, in an embodiment of the invention, the pump and the bottle are supported on a common base, the base including a first platform portion to which the pump may be firmly secured and a second platform portion recessed to receive the bottle, the bottle having tabs which fit into openings in the recessed portion for convenient secure locking. Tubing interconnects the bottle and pump and also includes a section for supplying the nutrient to the patient.

By carrying the base, there is carried the pump, bottle, and tubing. With reference now to the drawing, the assembly 10 seen in FIG. A tubing set includes the section 14 which extends, through a cap 15 closing the bottle opening, along section 14A to the bottom of bottle 13 and connects at its opposite end to a drip chamber 14B.

A flexible tube section 18 engages the pump rotor 12A and connects to output section 16 which connects to the patient feeding tube. A short tube section 17 is used to vent the bottle. Section 17 includes a valve to permit flow of air into the bottle but prevent flow of air or fluid out. The infusion pump 12 is secured to the first platform 11A of the base in the manner shown in FIG. A screw 19 threads through the platform into a fitting not shown in the bottom of the pump housing.

Tightening the screw secures the pump to the base. The bottle advantageously is designed to facilitate both securing to and removal from the base. To this end, as seen in FIG.

To complement this bottle, as seen in FIG. The tapers of the sidewalls of the bottle and of the base recess are matched to ensure a good fit of the bottle in the recess. The tabs and the openings are appropriately designed to facilitate easy insertion and withdrawal consistent with secure holding.

Preferably tabs 23, 24 do not extend beyond the vertical portions of the sidewalls to permit easy packing of bottles in close proximity. It is found advantageous to have one recess sidewall slightly higher than the other as seen in FIG.

In particular, as seen from FIG. Advantageously, the bottle and the base are of polystyrene for ease of manufacture and of cleaning consistent with good strength. A short tube section 17 is used to vent the bottle. Section 17 includes a valve to permit flow of air into the bottle but prevent flow of air or fluid out.

The infusion pump 12 is secured to the first platform 11A of the base in the manner shown in FIG. A screw 19 threads through the platform into a fitting not shown in the bottom of the pump housing.

Tightening the screw secures the pump to the base. The bottle advantageously is designed to facilitate both securing to and removal from the base. To this end, as seen in FIG. To complement this bottle, as seen in FIG. The tapers of the sidewalls of the bottle and of the base recess are matched to ensure a good fit of the bottle in the recess. The tabs and the openings are appropriately designed to facilitate easy insertion and withdrawal consistent with secure holding.

Preferably tabs 23, 24 do not extend beyond the vertical portions of the sidewalls to permit easy packing of bottles in close proximity. It is found advantageous to have one recess sidewall slightly higher than the other as seen in FIG. In particular, as seen from FIG.

Advantageously, the bottle and the base are of polystyrene for ease of manufacture and of cleaning consistent with good strength. Of course, other materials can be used.

The bottle advantageously is of a wall thickness to be relatively flexible. The use of flexible material for the bottle facilitates priming of the drive chamber 14B and pump tube 18 by squeezing the bottle. Since vent tube 17 includes a valve, fluid is thus forced through the tube to the drip chamber and pump tube by manually squeezing the bottle. The base advantageously is an integral molded member of sufficient thickness to be relatively rigid.

It is to be understood that variations may be made in the specific components described without departing from the spirit and scope of the invention.

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