US Patent Application No: 2002/0162,551

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Cymbal-shaped actuator for a nebulizing element

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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 AGBASEL181

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Litherland, Craig M Cupertino, CA 28 534

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NOVARTIS PHARMA AG (17)
7,066,398 Aperture plate and methods for its construction and use 28 2001
7,600,511 Apparatus and methods for delivery of medicament to a respiratory system 14 2002
7,360,536 Devices and methods for nebulizing fluids for inhalation 2 2003
7,040,549 Systems and methods for controlling fluid feed to an aerosol generator 8 2003
7,322,349 Apparatus and methods for the delivery of medicaments to the respiratory system 6 2003
7,174,888 Liquid dispensing apparatus and methods 5 2003
7,032,590 Fluid filled ampoules and methods for their use in aerosolizers 18 2004
6,978,941 Base isolated nebulizing device and methods 13 2004
7,290,541 Aerosol delivery apparatus and method for pressure-assisted breathing systems 6 2004
7,195,011 Convertible fluid feed system with comformable reservoir and methods 3 2004
7,267,121 Aerosol delivery apparatus and method for pressure-assisted breathing systems 10 2004
7,331,339 Methods and systems for operating an aerosol generator 15 2004
7,201,167 Method and composition for the treatment of lung surfactant deficiency or dysfunction 12 2005
7,677,467 Methods and devices for aerosolizing medicament 5 2005
7,104,463 Base isolated nebulizing device and methods 11 2005
7,628,339 Systems and methods for controlling fluid feed to an aerosol generator 6 2006
8,336,545 Methods and systems for operating an aerosol generator 6 2007
 
NOVARTIS AG (9)
7,946,291 Ventilation systems and methods employing aerosol generators 0 2004
8,616,195 Nebuliser for the production of aerosolized medication 0 2004
7,971,588 Methods and systems for operating an aerosol generator 12 2005
7,771,642 Methods of making an apparatus for providing aerosol for medical treatment 1 2005
8,398,001 Aperture plate and methods for its construction and use 0 2006
8,561,604 Liquid dispensing apparatus and methods 0 2007
7,748,377 Methods and systems for operating an aerosol generator 9 2007
8,196,573 Methods and systems for operating an aerosol generator 8 2008
8,539,944 Devices and methods for nebulizing fluids for inhalation 0 2008
 
PARI PHARMA GMBH (2)
7,931,212 Fluid droplet production apparatus and method 0 2003
8,511,581 Fluid droplet production apparatus and method 0 2011
 
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8,870,090 Volatile liquid droplet dispenser device 0 2008