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Patent Title : INTRAVENOUS DRIPSET CONTROLLER WITH FLUSHER
Patent Registration No : US8568370B2
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It is a primary object of the present invention to provide for a built in device in the intravenous drip that can not only regulate the flow but also include a simple and efficient flushing mechanism for the intravenous line. This will facilitate an easy, efficient and regular flushing procedure to be carried out anytime, anywhere on every intravenous line.
By constantly flushing the intravenous line, it will extend and prolong the life span of any peripheral line and thus minimize the need for setting up another peripheral line. This will in turn help to minimize the extra risk of infection due to the setting up of the peripheral lines repeatedly. When an individual peripheral line's life span is prolonged, it is possible to obviate the need for a central line and venous cut down. which are more invasive and may put the patient's life at risk.
In short, this device will save time and cost by eliminating the use of syringes for flushing purposes and thereby decreasing the cost needed for setting up of repeated intravenous lines required in each particular case, as well as decreasing generally the rate of morbidity and mortality, which may arise as a complication of the more invasive use of venous cut downs and central lines. It is another object of the present invention to provide an intravenous set flow regulator cum flusher that is both simple to use, reliable and cheap to manufacture.
The present invention relates to a regulating device for an intravenous drip set which is attached on to the tubing of the intravenous drip line in between the bag and the cannula comprising of a main housing unit with the flexible tubing threaded through its entire length, wherein it comprises of two rollers:—
(a) a mobile roller which can rotate along a grove and rail within the body of the main housing, such that as it slides diagonally along the tubing, from one end to the other, it gradually compresses the flexible tubing until the tube is fully compressed and thereby functions as a regulator by adjusting the mobile roller at different positions on the main housing,
(b) a fixed roller which rotates on its own axis and together with the mobile roller, engaging the flexible tubing on either side, and squeezing the flexible tubing of the intravenous line into a totally closed position to act as a flusher for the intravenous line, whereby when by sliding the entire unit downwards along the tubing proximally pushing the fluid in the intravenous line towards the patient, the flushing of the fluid in the intravenous line is thereby achieved.
Other objects and advantages of the present invention will become apparent from the following description taken in connection with the accompanying drawings, wherein is set for the by way of illustration and example, the preferred embodiments of the present invention and the best mode currently known to the inventor for carrying out the present invention.
The present invention comprises of certain novel features and combination of parts hereinafter fully described and illustrated in the accompanying drawings describing, in detail, the methods of the present invention. The invention described and claimed herein is not limited in scope by the specific embodiments herein disclosed, since these embodiments are intended as illustrations of several aspects of the present invention.
Any equivalent embodiments are intended to be within the scope of this invention. Indeed, various modifications of the invention in addition to those shown and described herein will become apparent to those skilled in the art from the foregoing description. Such modifications are also intended to fall within the scope of the appended claims.
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A regulating device for an intravenous drip set comprising a main housing unit (1) which comprises a mobile roller (2) which can gradually compress a flexible tubing (4) until the tubing (4) is fully compressed and a fixed roller (3) which together with the mobile roller (2) squeeze the flexible tubing of an intravenous line into a totally closed position to act as a flusher for the intravenous line, whereby when by sliding the entire device downwards along the tubing (4) proximally towards a patient, flushing of fluid in the intravenous line is thereby achieved.