US Patent No: 6,849,235

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Method of forming gas-enriched fluid

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A method for gas-supersaturating fluids, e.g., physiologic saline, includes providing a chamber having a first inlet to receive the fluid; a second inlet to receive a gas, e.g., oxygen, from a gas supply that maintains pressure within the chamber at a predetermined level, advantageously about 600 psi; and an outlet advantageously coupled to a capillary assembly. An atomizer nozzle coupled to the first inlet advantageously creates within the chamber fine droplets of fluid into which gas diffuses to create the gas-supersaturated fluid, which collects within the chamber below the atomizer nozzle for removal via the outlet.

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THEROX, INC.IRVINE, CA44

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Buhr, Mark S Huntington Beach, CA 21 368
Myrick, Stephen E Tustin, CA 24 261

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