Improve the design of a surge-protected flow valve to put into a medical fluid transport device, such as a needle-and-syringe. The fluid is required to leave the needle at the same speed whatever pressure is applied to the syringe.
What We Did
Used software to explore a set of feasible designs
Found the best feasible design
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Potential Benefits to Our Clients
An efficient way to get from a basic idea that does not yet work to one that does work
If the working design is novel, and not obvious to the “person skilled in the art” mentioned in patent law, it could even be patentable
Exclusive rights to the design improvement if patentable
The design is already a long way towards being proved before a prototype has been built
NB. This is a fictitious example in order to protect confidentiality of clients in the real cases that we have tackled.
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