Nitric oxide delivery device

  • US 8,573,210 B2
  • Filed: 11/15/2012
  • Issued: 11/05/2013
  • 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 one or more of gas identification, gas expiration date and gas concentration in the gas container anda valve processor and a valve transceiver in communication with the valve memory to send and receive wireless optical line-of-sight signals to communicate the gas data to the control module and to verify one or more of the correct gas, the correct gas concentration and that the gas is not expired.

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