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Bolivian creates a device that optimizes water consumption

By Orpan - 04/07/2018
Bolivian creates a device that optimizes water consumption

Heriberto Salazar Plata is a Bolivian inventor that patented at the Bolivian IP Office (Senapi) a device that optimizes the consumption of drinking water in homes and industries through the control of its consumption.

Salazar Plata needed nearly five years to develop its concept and create the original prototype ready for mass production. The invention, called DAP and patented in the field of electromechanics, is based on a digital system that transmits data of the water flow on a water device, controlling its consumption.

"The use of this water system constitutes a technological and innovative alternative, which aims to reduce water consumption and therefore help the economy of families and companies”, explained Salazar Plata. “Through it, users can regulate consumption and not be a victim of irregular charges or overpricing”, he added.

The invention can also optimize the performance of dams and massive storage tanks. 

By Orpan - 04/07/2018
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ORPAN was established in 1955 by brothers Joaquin Soruco (1908 – 1984) and Gonzalo Soruco (1910 – 1994). It was one of the first specialized law firms in patent and trademark matters in Bolivia.

The daughter of co-founder Joaquín Soruco, Mrs. Pilar Soruco, took over the direction of ORPAN in 1986.

At present, Mrs. Soruco is the main partner of ORPAN, working with a specialized team of more than 20 attorneys, assistants and paralegals. Among them is Mr. Wolfgang Ohnes, who previously was National Director of the Bolivian Patent and Trademarks Office and practitioner in the private sector since year 2000 in local and regional IP law firms.