09372486 is referenced by 39 patents and cites 355 patents.

A flow meter, and related system and method are provided. The flow meter includes a coupler, a support member, an image sensor, a valve, and one or more processors. The coupler is adapted to couple to a drip chamber. The support member is operatively coupled to the coupler. The image sensor has a field of view and is operatively coupled to the support member. The image sensor is positioned to view the drip chamber within the field of view. The one or more processors are operatively coupled to the image sensor to receive image data therefrom and to the actuator to actuate the valve. The one or more processors are configured to estimate a flow of fluid through the drip chamber and to actuate the valve to control the flow of fluid through the drip chamber to achieve a target flow rate.

Title
System, method, and apparatus for monitoring, regulating, or controlling fluid flow
Application Number
13/834030
Publication Number
9372486 (B2)
Application Date
March 15, 2013
Publication Date
June 21, 2016
Inventor
John M Kerwin
Manchester
NH, US
Colin H Murphy
Cambridge
MA, US
Dean Kamen
Bedford
NH, US
Derek G Kane
Manchester
NH, US
Brian H Yoo
Cambridge
MA, US
Bob David Peret
Bedford
NH, US
Agent
James D Wyninegar Jr
Assignee
DEKA Products Partnership
NH, US
IPC
G06F 19/00
F16M 13/02
F16M 13/00
F16M 11/04
F16K 7/06
F16K 7/04
A61M 39/28
A61M 5/168
G05D 7/06
G05D 7/00
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