Apparatus for electronic dosage counter

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United States of America Patent

APP PUB NO 20050028815A1
SERIAL NO

10625359

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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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Patent Owner(s)

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KOS LIFE SCIENCES, INC.WESTON, FL19

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Deaton, Daniel M Apex, NC 5 48
Genova, Perry Chapel Hill, NC 22 955
Jewett, Warren Cary, NC 17 1016
Ruckdeschel, Thomas W Apex, NC 23 788

Cited Art Landscape

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Norton Healthcare Ltd. (1)
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ARMSTRONG PHARMACEUTICALS, INC. (1)
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New-Med Corporation (1)
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Consort Medical PLC (1)
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GLAXO WELLCOME INC. (1)
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GLAXO GROUP LIMITED (1)
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Solar Shield Corporation (1)
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IEP GROUP, INC. (2)
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* Cited By Examiner

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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
BOEHRINGER INGELHEIM INTERNATIONAL GMBH (7)
* 2005/0183,718 Nebulizer 25 2005
7571722 Nebulizer 9 2006
* 2007/0062,519 NEBULIZER 7 2006
9724482 Nebulizer 0 2010
9545487 Dispenser with encoding means 0 2013
9744313 Nebulizer 0 2014
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GECKO HEALTH INNOVATIONS, INC. (2)
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Norton Waterford (4)
8978966 Dose counters for inhalers, inhalers and methods of assembly thereof 2 2011
9216260 Dose counters for inhalers, inhalers and methods of assembly thereof 0 2013
9174013 Dose counters for inhalers, inhalers and methods of assembly thereof 1 2013
9108010 Dose counters for inhalers, inhalers and methods of assembly thereof 0 2013
 
TEVA PHARMACEUTICALS IRELAND (5)
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GLAXO GROUP LIMITED (4)
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D653747 Inhaler 0 2011
D653326 Inhaler 0 2011
D653327 Inhaler 0 2011
 
INNOVATA BIOMED LIMITED (3)
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D582543 Inhaler 29 2005
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ADHERIUM (NZ) LIMITED (2)
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ABBOTT LABORATORIES (1)
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RESPIRI LIMITED (1)
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APTAR RADOLFZELL GMBH (2)
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NORTON (WATERFORD) LIMITED (1)
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RECIPROCAL LABS CORPORATION (D/B/A PROPELLER HEALTH) (2)
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NEXUS6 LIMITED (2)
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* 2010/0252,036 MEDICAMENT DELIVERY DEVICES 10 2009
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