Alaska Patent of the Month – February 2024

Mobile IV Systems, LLC (MIVS) is set on building the technology needed to save lives. Their core priority is the tools needed to accelerate infusion of intravenous fluids to bring lifesaving care to those who need it, where they need it.

Recently, the company has been granted a patent for their gas pressure-regulating device which promises to redefine efficiency and precision in various applications. This invention introduces a novel approach to gas pressure regulation, offering a versatile and sophisticated solution.

At its core, the pressure-regulating device features an expansion body with a hollow protrusion, creating an expansion chamber that communicates with the gas inlet. The device comprises a first pressure regulation stage, including a valve within the expansion chamber, and an intermediate regulator body that allows for adjustable pressure control. This innovative design enables precise adjustments to the amount of pressure decrease produced by the first pressure regulation stage, offering flexibility and adaptability.

One key feature of MIVS’ invention is the incorporation of a second pressure regulation stage, including a second valve arranged in series with the first valve. This coaxial arrangement of valves allows for a streamlined gas flow path along the longitudinal direction of the device, optimizing the overall efficiency of the pressure-regulating process.

The first pressure regulation stage comprises a piston, a biasing member, and an adjustment mechanism, creating a dynamic system for controlling gas pressure. The interaction between these components ensures reliable and accurate pressure regulation. The invention further introduces an intermediate regulator body, threadedly connected to the expansion body, providing a mechanism for fine-tuning the pressure settings according to specific requirements.

The device’s versatility extends to its application in various systems, including those requiring pressure cuffs. This adaptability makes it a valuable asset in medical, industrial, and other settings where precise gas pressure control is essential.

MIVS has set a new standard in pressure regulation technology, offering a device that addresses the challenges associated with compressed gas storage, transportation, and application. This invention’s potential to enhance convenience, optimize efficiency, and provide adaptability across different industries positions it as a game-changer in the world of gas pressure regulation. MIVS continues to push the boundaries of innovation, bringing forth solutions that make a meaningful impact on diverse sectors.

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