Cymbal-shaped actuator for a nebulizing element

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PATENT NO 20020162551
APP PUB NO 20020162551A1
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09848088

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An aerosol generator comprises a vibratable element and a support member that is coupled to the vibratable element. The support member is cymbal-shaped and has a concave surface and a central opening, and the concave surface faces the vibratable element. A vibratable member is disposed across the central opening and has a plurality of apertures. In this way, liquid that is applied to a rear surface of the vibratable member is ejected from the front surface as an atomized spray upon vibration of the vibratable element.

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NOVARTIS PHARMA AGBASEL117

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Litherland, Craig M Cupertino, CA 19 754

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GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY (1)
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QUATEK CO., LTD. (3)
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NEKTAR THERAPEUTICS (2)
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NOVARTIS PHARMA AG (14)
7066398 Aperture plate and methods for its construction and use 37 2001
7360536 Devices and methods for nebulizing fluids for inhalation 4 2003
7040549 Systems and methods for controlling fluid feed to an aerosol generator 17 2003
7322349 Apparatus and methods for the delivery of medicaments to the respiratory system 14 2003
7174888 Liquid dispensing apparatus and methods 15 2003
7032590 Fluid filled ampoules and methods for their use in aerosolizers 31 2004
6978941 Base isolated nebulizing device and methods 21 2004
7290541 Aerosol delivery apparatus and method for pressure-assisted breathing systems 20 2004
7195011 Convertible fluid feed system with comformable reservoir and methods 10 2004
7331339 Methods and systems for operating an aerosol generator 32 2004
7677467 Methods and devices for aerosolizing medicament 12 2005
7104463 Base isolated nebulizing device and methods 16 2005
7628339 Systems and methods for controlling fluid feed to an aerosol generator 17 2006
8336545 Methods and systems for operating an aerosol generator 13 2007
 
APTAR FRANCE SAS (4)
8870090 Volatile liquid droplet dispenser device 1 2008
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AEROVECTRX CORPORATION (1)
* 2009/0301,472 AEROSOL DELIVERY SYSTEMS AND METHODS 10 2008
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