Nitric Oxide Delivery Device

  • US 20130074838A1
  • Filed: 11/15/2012
  • Published: 03/28/2013
  • Est. Priority Date: 01/06/2011
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A nitric oxide delivery device comprising:

  • a control module to deliver a gas comprising NO to a patient in an amount effective to treat or prevent hypoxic respiratory failure; and

    a valve assembly to deliver the gas comprising NO from a gas container containing the gas comprising NO to the control module, the valve assembly comprising;

    a valve attachable to the gas container containing the gas comprising NO, the valve including an inlet and an outlet in fluid communication and a valve actuator to open or close the valve to allow the gas comprising NO through the valve to the control module; and

    a circuit supported within the valve assembly and disposed between the actuator and a cap, the circuit including;

    a valve memory to store gas data comprising gas concentration in the gas container anda valve processor and a valve transceiver in communication with the valve memory to send wireless optical line-of-sight signals to communicate the gas data to the control module.

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