US Patent Application No: 2005/0028,815

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Apparatus for electronic dosage counter

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An apparatus for dispensing medication having a canister containing medication to be dispensed to a user. The canister is movable in both a first and a second direction. The apparatus also includes a mouthpiece that provides a point of egress for the medication. The medication is dispensed to the user when the canister is moved in the first direction. Also included in the apparatus is a switch for completing an electrical circuit. The switch is activated when the canister is moved in the first direction closing the electrical circuit. The electrical circuit is opened when the canister moves in the second direction. A counter module is disclosed for performing a count upon the closure of the electrical circuit. The counter module also and displays a dispensation history of the medication in the canister. The apparatus also includes a seal for isolating the counter module from the mouthpiece and the canister.

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KOS LIFE SCIENCES, INC.WESTON, FL34

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Deaton, Daniel M Apex, NC 5 29
Genova, Perry Chapel Hill, NC 22 312
Jewett, Warren Cary, NC 17 411
Ruckdeschel, Thomas W Apex, NC 22 414

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