US Patent No: 4,677,975

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Method of dispensing and/or a dispenser

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A method and apparatus for dispensing inhalable material includes the steps of indicating to a patient that a breath should be taken, detecting the start of inhalation, causing inhalable material to be supplied to the air passages of the patient during a preselected part of the period of inhalation, then after a predetermined inhalation period substantially preventing further inhalation, indicating to the patient that exhalation should begin, detecting the start of exhalation, and after a predetermined exhalation period again indicating that a breath should be taken. The dispenser includes a supply of inhalable material, a mouthpiece, and a control device for selectively controlling the flow between the supply and the mouthpiece, as well as between the supply and the atmosphere. The device also includes a signalling means for indicating to the user when to inhale and subsequently when to exhale. Also included is a detection device to detect commencement of inhalation and to start a timer, as well as a second detection device to detect commencement of exhalation and to cause a second timer to start, to time a predetermined exhalation period.

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UNIVERSITY OF AUCKLANDAUCKLAND0

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Edgar, Brian W Auckland, NZ 1 344
Elliott, Robert B Auckland, NZ 24 433

Cited Art Landscape

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BEAR MEDICAL SYSTEMS, INC. (1)
* 4,357,936 Directional thermistor assist sensing 30 1980
 
PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION OF AMERICA (1)
* 2003/0193,657 Range finder device and camera 4 2003
 
Tritec Industries, Inc. (1)
* 4,462,398 Respirating gas supply method and apparatus therefor 83 1982
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RESMED LIMITED (114)
* 6,123,071 Facial masks for assisted respiration or CPAP 117 1996
* 6,112,746 Nasal mask and mask cushion therefor 260 1997
6,240,921 Automated stop/start control in the administration of CPAP treatment 26 1997
6,253,764 Control of delivery pressure in CPAP treatment or assisted respiration 26 1997
* 6,152,129 Determination of leak and respiratory airflow 82 1997
D428987 Nasal mask shell 53 1997
D423096 Nasal mask cushion 62 1997
* 6,138,675 Determination of the occurrence of an apnea 70 1997
6,635,021 Method and apparatus useful in the diagnosis of obstructive sleep apnea of a patient 38 1997
6,532,957 Assisted ventilation to match patient respiratory need 59 1997
* 6,123,082 Device for preventing or reducing the passage of air through the mouth 51 1997
* 6,029,665 Determination of patency of airway 59 1997
6,332,463 Flow estimation and compensation of flow-induced pressure swings in CPAP treatment and assisted respiration 42 1997
6,494,207 Harness assembly for a nasal mask 74 1997
* 6,044,844 Mask and harness assembly 154 1997
6,213,119 Inspiratory duration in CPAP or assisted respiration treatment 68 1997
* 6,029,660 Substance delivery apparatus 69 1997
* 6,091,973 Monitoring the occurrence of apneic and hypopneic arousals 114 1997
* 6,119,693 Forehead support for facial mask 249 1998
6,367,474 Administration of CPAP treatment pressure in presence of APNEA 64 1998
6,237,592 Auto-calibration of pressure transducer offset 25 1998
6,561,190 Mask and a vent assembly therefor 97 1998
* 6,119,723 Apparatus for varying the flow area of a conduit 9 1998
6,237,593 Estimation of flow and detection of breathing CPAP treatment 15 1998
6,182,657 Pressure control in CPAP treatment or assisted respiration 15 1998
D421298 Flow generator 71 1998
6,336,454 Nasal ventilation as a treatment for stroke 13 1998
6,397,841 Apparatus for supplying breathable gas 44 1998
6,216,691 Mounting body 20 1998
6,513,526 Full-face mask and mask cushion therefor 126 1999
6,357,441 Nasal mask and mask cushion therefor 163 1999
6,561,191 Mask and a vent assembly therefor 46 1999
6,363,270 Monitoring the occurrence of apneic and hypopneic arousals 84 1999
6,279,569 Determination of leak and respiratory airflow 35 2000
6,634,358 Nasal mask cushion assembly 59 2000
6,463,931 Forehead support for facial mask 78 2000
6,526,974 Pressure control in CPAP treatment or assisted respiration 12 2000
6,776,155 Nasal ventilation as a treatment for stroke 5 2001
6,871,649 Nasal mask cushion assembly 30 2001
7,004,908 Method and apparatus useful in the diagnosis of obstructive sleep apnea of a patient 16 2002
6,581,602 Nasal mask and mask cushion therefor 95 2002
7,178,527 Nasal mask and mask cushion therefor 12 2002
6,688,307 Methods and apparatus for determining instantaneous elastic recoil and assistance pressure during ventilatory support 34 2002
7,036,508 Harness assembly for a nasal mask 25 2002
6,557,556 Forehead support for facial mask 37 2002
6,701,927 Full-face mask and mask cushion therefor 83 2002
6,810,876 Assisted ventilation to match patient respiratory need 62 2002
6,691,708 Forehead support for facial mask 64 2002
6,860,269 Forehead support for facial mask 64 2002
7,845,354 Mask and vent assembly therefor 5 2002
6,973,929 Forehead support for a facial mask 13 2002
D498529 Portion of a cushion for use with a mask assembly in the application of continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) 6 2003
7,207,335 Mask and vent assembly therefor 26 2003
7,302,950 Patient interface for respiratory apparatus 35 2003
8,522,785 Inextensible headgear and CPAP or ventilator mask assembly with the same 0 2003
6,997,188 Forehead support for facial mask 9 2003
7,234,466 Forehead support for facial mask 16 2003
7,069,933 Breathing mask and mask cushion therefor 11 2003
7,320,320 Determination of patency of the airway 3 2003
D550351 Elastic gas washout vent for a respiratory mask 2 2004
7,137,389 Method and apparatus for determining instantaneous inspired volume of a subject during ventilatory assistance 29 2004
7,503,327 Mask with integral cushion and forehead piece 21 2004
7,406,965 Forehead support for facial mask 8 2004
7,243,651 Cushion and mask therefor 7 2004
7,942,150 Nasal assembly 15 2005
7,141,021 Method and apparatus useful in the diagnosis of obstructive sleep apnea of a patient 2 2005
7,882,837 Forehead support for facial mask 6 2005
7,644,713 Method and apparatus for determining instantaneous leak during ventilatory assistance 22 2006
7,926,487 Respiratory mask having gas washout vent and gas washout vent assembly for a respiratory mask 9 2006
8,056,561 Full-face mask and mask cushion therefor 1 2006
7,610,916 Forehead support for facial mask 12 2006
8,122,886 Respiratory mask assembly with vent 0 2006
8,636,006 Mask 0 2007
7,931,023 Patient interface assembly for CPAP respiratory apparatus 10 2007
7,950,392 Cushion and mask therefor 1 2007
7,730,886 Determination of patency of the airway 0 2007
7,762,259 Mask with integral cushion and forehead piece 14 2007
8,517,023 Mask system with interchangeable headgear connectors 1 2008
8,869,797 Cushion and cushion to frame assembly mechanism for patient interface 0 2008
7,942,149 Forehead support for a facial mask 7 2009
8,550,084 Mask system 2 2009
8,186,348 Forehead support for facial mask 7 2009
8,051,853 Method and apparatus for providing ventilatory assistance 7 2009
8,505,535 Mask system 2 2009
8,360,060 Distinguishing between closed and open airway apneas and treating patients accordingly 0 2010
8,210,180 Mask with integral cushion and forehead piece 29 2010
8,381,722 Distinguishing between closed and open airway apneas and treating patients accordingly 1 2010
8,757,162 Nasal assembly 3 2010
8,833,371 Mask and vent assembly therefor 0 2010
8,528,558 Respiratory mask having washout vent and gas washout vent assembly for a respiratory mask 0 2011
8,353,294 Respiratory mask assembly 4 2011
8,646,450 Forehead support for a facial mask 0 2011
8,522,783 Cushion and mask therefor 1 2011
8,733,351 Method and apparatus for providing ventilatory assistance 0 2011
8,813,748 Full-face mask and mask cushion therefor 0 2011
8,684,000 Administration of CPAP treatment pressure in presence of apnea 0 2012
8,794,239 Mask with integral cushion and forehead piece 0 2012
8,485,192 Cushion for patient interface 1 2012
8,613,280 Cushion for patient interface 0 2012
8,573,213 Cushion for patient interface 0 2012
8,567,404 Cushion for patient interface 0 2012
8,573,214 Cushion for patient interface 1 2012
8,616,211 Cushion for patient interface 0 2012
8,613,281 Cushion for patient interface 0 2012
8,578,935 Cushion for patient interface 0 2012
8,573,215 Cushion for patient interface 0 2012
8,555,885 Cushion for patient interface 0 2012
8,550,081 Cushion for patient interface 0 2012
8,550,082 Cushion for patient interface 0 2012
8,550,083 Cushion for patient interface 0 2012
8,752,547 Distinguishing between closed and open airway apneas and treating patients accordingly 0 2012
8,528,561 Mask system 2 2013
8,522,784 Mask system 8 2013
8,826,910 Mask and vent assembly therefor 0 2013
 
TRUDELL MEDICAL INTERNATIONAL (61)
* 6,142,339 Aerosol dispensing device 70 1998
* 6,082,358 Indicating device for aerosol container 62 1998
* 6,161,724 Indicating device 62 1998
* 6,612,303 Nebulizer apparatus and method 37 1998
6,336,453 Indicating device for aerosol container 55 1999
D439534 Indicating device 16 2000
6,328,037 Indicating device for aerosol container 49 2000
D456292 Indicating device 6 2001
6,435,372 Delivery system for a medicament and method for the assembly thereof 53 2001
6,761,161 Indicating device 49 2001
6,929,003 Nebulizer apparatus and method 31 2002
7,004,164 Indicating device for aerosol container 24 2002
6,729,330 Indicating device for aerosol container 43 2002
6,745,760 Medicament applicator 23 2002
6,561,384 Medicament dispensing device and method for the use thereof 43 2002
6,748,945 Nebulizer apparatus and method 25 2002
6,994,083 Nebulizer apparatus and method 29 2002
6,938,796 Indicating device 26 2003
6,953,039 Medicament dispensing device 17 2003
7,080,643 Nebulizer apparatus and method 23 2004
6,997,349 Indicating device 26 2004
7,100,530 Dose indicating device 24 2004
6,926,002 Indicating device 34 2004
7,270,123 Nebulizer apparatus and method 16 2004
7,621,273 Indicating device with warning dosage indicator 8 2004
7,131,439 Nebulizer apparatus and method 16 2005
7,568,481 Indicating device 3 2005
7,597,102 Indicating device for aerosol container 0 2005
7,543,582 Dose indicating device with display elements attached to container 13 2005
7,559,322 Nebulizer apparatus and method 14 2005
7,575,130 Indicating device 8 2005
7,341,057 Indicating device 7 2005
7,886,934 Dispensing device 2 2006
7,743,945 Dispensing device 1 2006
7,516,738 Indicating device 0 2006
7,568,480 Nebulizer apparatus and method 10 2006
7,634,995 Nebulizer apparatus and method 6 2006
7,584,712 Dose indicating device 13 2006
7,905,228 Nebulizer apparatus and method 0 2006
7,757,688 Dispensing device 1 2006
8,074,642 Visual indicator for an aerosol medication delivery apparatus and system 1 2007
7,650,883 Dispensing device 5 2007
8,061,352 Aerosol delivery apparatus and method 1 2007
8,141,550 Dispensing device 1 2007
7,954,487 Nebulizer apparatus and method 2 2007
8,082,873 Drive mechanism for an indicating device 3 2009
8,079,362 Method for displaying dosage indicia 0 2009
7,984,826 Indicating device 5 2009
8,181,591 Domed actuator for indicating device 2 2009
8,397,712 Nebulizer apparatus and method 1 2009
8,074,594 Dose indicating device 2 2009
8,327,847 Indicating device for aerosol container 1 2009
8,578,934 Indicating device with warning dosage indicator 0 2009
8,596,265 Modular aerosol delivery system 0 2009
8,074,643 Dispensing device 4 2010
8,157,128 Indicating device 3 2011
8,869,735 Dose indicating device 0 2011
8,662,075 Dispensing device 0 2011
8,550,067 Visual indicator for an aerosol medication delivery apparatus and system 0 2011
8,505,773 Indicating device 0 2012
8,844,520 Nebulizer apparatus and method 0 2013
 
ARADIGM CORPORATION (55)
* 5,450,336 Method for correcting the drift offset of a transducer 67 1993
* 5,394,866 Automatic aerosol medication delivery system and methods 132 1993
* 5,392,768 Method and apparatus for releasing a controlled amount of aerosol medication over a selectable time interval 124 1993
* 5,709,202 Intrapulmonary delivery of aerosolized formulations 92 1993
* 5,497,763 Disposable package for intrapulmonary delivery of aerosolized formulations 44 1993
* 5,544,646 Systems for the intrapulmonary delivery of aerosolized aqueous formulations 196 1994
* 5,509,404 Intrapulmonary drug delivery within therapeutically relevant inspiratory flow/volume values 184 1994
* 5,419,315 Intrapulmonary delivery of hormones 64 1994
* 5,672,581 Method of administration of insulin 60 1994
* 5,558,085 Intrapulmonary delivery of peptide drugs 31 1994
* 5,542,410 Delivery of aeerosol medications for inspiration 66 1994
* 5,622,162 Method and apparatus for releasing a controlled amount of aerosol medication over a selectable time interval 69 1995
* 5,497,764 Medication cassette for an automatic aerosol medication delivery 48 1995
* 5,520,166 Medication cassette for an automatic aerosol medication delivery system 145 1995
* 5,718,222 Disposable package for use in aerosolized delivery of drugs 107 1995
* 5,608,647 Method for releasing controlled amount of aerosol medication 169 1995
* 5,960,792 Device for aerosolized delivery of peptide drugs 176 1995
* 5,915,378 Creating an aerosolized formulation of insulin 135 1995
* 5,655,516 Delivery of aerosol medications for inspiration 32 1996
* 6,012,450 Intrapulmonary delivery of hematopoietic drug 135 1996
* 5,823,178 Disposable package for use in aerosolized delivery of drugs 79 1996
* 5,906,202 Device and method for directing aerosolized mist to a specific area of the respiratory tract 98 1996
* 5,743,250 Insulin delivery enhanced by coached breathing 127 1996
* 5,755,218 Method and apparatus for releasing a controlled amount of aerosol medication over a selectable time interval 128 1996
* 5,743,252 Method for releasing controlled amount of aerosol medication 69 1996
* 5,888,477 Use of monomeric insulin as a means for improving the bioavailability of inhaled insulin 37 1997
* 5,829,435 Prefilter for prevention of clogging of a nozzle in the generation of an aerosol and prevention of administration of undesirable particles 48 1997
* 5,826,570 Delivery of aerosol medications for inspiration 51 1997
* 5,884,620 Inhaled insulin dosage control delivery enhanced by controlling total inhaled volume 49 1997
* 6,131,567 Method of use of monomeric insulin as a means for improving the reproducibility of inhaled insulin 43 1998
* 6,085,753 Insulin delivery enhanced by coached breathing 37 1998
* 6,123,068 Systems for the intrapulmonary delivery of aerosolized aqueous formulations 52 1998
* 6,098,615 Method of reproducibly effecting a patient's glucose level 37 1998
* 5,970,973 Method of delivering insulin lispro 51 1998
* 5,873,358 Method of maintaining a diabetic patient's blood glucose level in a desired range 16 1998
* 6,024,090 Method of treating a diabetic patient by aerosolized administration of insulin lispro 16 1998
* 5,941,240 Inhaled insulin dosage control delivery enhanced by controlling total inhaled volume 44 1998
* 6,014,969 Disposable package for use in aerosolized delivery of antibiotics 33 1998
* 6,070,575 Aerosol-forming porous membrane with certain pore structure 49 1998
6,167,880 Inhaled insulin dosage control delivery enhanced by controlling total inhaled volume 62 1999
6,408,854 Insulin delivery enhanced by coached breathing 25 2000
6,230,706 Method and device for creating aerosol with porous membrane with certain pore structure 41 2000
6,250,298 Method of use of monomeric insulin as a means for improving the reproducibility of inhaled insulin 38 2000
6,551,542 Method of fabricating porous membrane with unique pore structure for aerosolized delivery of drugs 1 2000
6,431,166 Method of use of monomeric insulin as a means for improving the reproducibility of inhaled insulin 20 2001
6,543,442 Aerosol-forming porous membrane with certain pore structure 13 2001
6,427,681 Method of use of monomeric insulin as a means for improving the reproducibility of inhaled insulin 5 2001
6,688,304 Inhaled insulin dosage control delivery enhanced by controlling total inhaled volume 11 2001
6,431,167 Method of use of monomeric insulin as a means for improving the reproducibility of inhaled insulin 9 2001
6,647,987 Insulin delivery enhanced by coached breathing 3 2002
* 7,021,309 Method of use of monomeric insulin as a means for improving the reproducibility of inhaled insulin 3 2003
7,028,686 Inhaled insulin dosage control delivery enhanced by controlling total inhaled volume 13 2003
7,278,419 Method for treating diabetes mellitus in a patient 5 2004
7,448,375 Method of treating diabetes mellitus in a patient 5 2005
* 7,490,603 Method of use of monomeric insulin as a means for improving the reproducibility of inhaled insulin 1 2005
 
NOVARTIS PHARMA AG (40)
* 5,458,135 Method and device for delivering aerosolized medicaments 232 1992
6,582,728 Spray drying of macromolecules to produce inhaleable dry powders 82 1995
* 5,775,320 Method and device for delivering aerosolized medicaments 116 1995
* 5,780,014 Method and apparatus for pulmonary administration of dry powder alpha 1-antitrypsin 58 1996
* 6,051,256 Dispersible macromolecule compositions and methods for their preparation and use 96 1996
6,685,967 Methods and compositions for pulmonary delivery of insulin 29 1996
* 5,997,848 Methods and compositions for pulmonary delivery of insulin 131 1997
* 6,138,668 Method and device for delivering aerosolized medicaments 67 1997
* 5,993,783 Method and apparatus for pulmonary administration of dry powder .alpha.1-antitrypsin 49 1998
6,655,379 Aerosolized active agent delivery 38 1999
6,509,006 Devices compositions and methods for the pulmonary delivery of aerosolized medicaments 29 1999
6,423,344 Dispersible macromolecule compositions and methods for their preparation and use 58 2000
6,681,767 Method and device for delivering aerosolized medicaments 33 2000
6,606,992 Systems and methods for aerosolizing pharmaceutical formulations 37 2000
6,543,448 Apparatus and methods for dispersing dry powder medicaments 50 2000
7,066,398 Aperture plate and methods for its construction and use 28 2001
6,546,929 Dry powder dispersing apparatus and methods for their use 18 2001
6,592,904 Dispersible macromolecule compositions and methods for their preparation and use 46 2001
6,797,258 Compositions and methods for the pulmonary delivery of aerosolized macromolecules 24 2002
6,737,045 Methods and compositions for the pulmonary delivery insulin 26 2002
7,600,511 Apparatus and methods for delivery of medicament to a respiratory system 14 2002
6,901,929 Dry powder dispersing apparatus and methods for their use 6 2002
6,921,527 Composition for pulmonary administration comprising a drug and a hydrophobic amino acid 36 2003
7,040,549 Systems and methods for controlling fluid feed to an aerosol generator 8 2003
7,185,651 Flow regulator for aerosol drug delivery and methods 4 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
7,422,013 Dry powder dispersing apparatus and methods for their use 6 2005
7,201,167 Method and composition for the treatment of lung surfactant deficiency or dysfunction 14 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 8 2006
8,173,168 Dispersible macromolecule compositions and methods for their preparation and use 0 2006
8,336,545 Methods and systems for operating an aerosol generator 6 2007
 
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8,408,200 Flow resistance modulated aerosolized active agent delivery 1 1999
7,097,827 Devices, compositions and methods for the pulmonary delivery of aerosolized medicaments 8 2002
7,138,141 Dispersible macromolecule compositions and methods for their preparation and use 10 2003
7,521,069 Methods and compositions for pulmonary delivery of insulin 14 2003
7,905,230 Metered dose inhaler with lockout 7 2003
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
8,161,969 Dry powder dispersing apparatus and methods for their use 0 2008
8,539,944 Devices and methods for nebulizing fluids for inhalation 0 2008
 
RESMED R&D GERMANY GMBH (8)
7,100,610 Breathing mask for feeding a breathing gas to a mask user and discharge device for discharging breathing gas 30 2001
7,000,614 Breathing mask arrangement and a forehead support device for same 46 2002
7,320,323 Breathing mask device and application device and frontal support device thereof 21 2002
7,967,014 Application device for breathing mask arrangement 9 2006
8,402,972 Breathing mask arrangement and a forehead support device for same 2 2009
8,371,301 Breathing mask for feeding a breathing gas to a mask user and discharge device for discharging breathing gas 2 2010
8,875,710 Application device for a breathing mask arrangement 0 2011
8,479,738 Breathing mask arrangement as well as an application device and a forehead support device for same 1 2011
 
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7,290,546 Nasal mask 16 2003
7,621,274 Nasal mask 34 2003
D507831 Nasal mask 7 2004
D583931 Nasal mask 0 2004
8,028,698 Breathing mask 0 2007
 
QUADRANT DRUG DELIVERY LIMITED (3)
7,785,631 Solid dose delivery vehicle and methods of making same 1 2005
7,780,991 Solid dose delivery vehicle and methods of making same 2 2005
7,744,925 Solid dose delivery vehicle and methods of making same 2 2005
 
Ethex International, Inc. (2)
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IEP GROUP, INC. (2)
* 5,544,647 Metered dose inhalator 116 1994
* 5,622,163 Counter for fluid dispensers 83 1995
 
INO THERAPEUTICS LLC (2)
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MAP MEDIZIN-TECHNOLOGIE GMBH (2)
7,654,263 Breathing mask arrangement and a forehead support device for same 15 2005
7,992,559 Breathing mask arrangement as well as an application device and a forehead support device for same 13 2007
 
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7,775,209 Breathing mask for feeding a breathing gas to a mask user and discharge device for discharging breathing gas 26 2006
8,746,250 Breathing mask for feeding a breathing gas to a mask user and discharge device for discharging breathing gas 0 2013
 
RESPIRONICS (UK) LTD. (2)
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SCIOS INC. (2)
6,475,796 Vascular endothelial growth factor variants 11 2000
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AirMatrix Technologies, Inc. (1)
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Aktiebolaget Draco (1)
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ARMSTRONG PHARMACEUTICALS, INC. (1)
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BABY'S BREATH LTD. (1)
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BOEHRINGER INGELHEIM INTERNATIONAL GMBH (1)
7,571,722 Nebulizer 0 2006
 
CAREFUSION 205, INC. (1)
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Hoechst Aktiengesellschaft (1)
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IDEAL IDEAS, INC. (1)
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MAQUET CRITICAL CARE AB (1)
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MIRIS MEDICAL INCORPORATED, A CORP. OF CA (1)
* 5,404,871 Delivery of aerosol medications for inspiration 313 1991
 
NEKTAR THERAPEUTICS (1)
8,273,330 Particulate materials 0 2003
 
NELLCOR PURITAN BENNETT INCORPORATED (1)
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PARI INNOVATIVE MANUFACTURERS, INC. (1)
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PAUL RITZAU PARI-WERK GMBH (1)
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PROFILE DRUG DELIVERY LIMITED (1)
* 6,116,233 Drug delivery arrangement 45 1995
 
PURITAN-BENNETT CORPORATION (1)
* 5,660,171 System and method for flow triggering of pressure supported ventilation by comparison of inhalation and exhalation flow rates 177 1996
 
Salvia-Werk Gesellschaft zur Herstellung chemischer and pharmazeutischer Erzeuginisse mbH (1)
* 4,928,684 Apparatus for assisting the spontaneous respiration of a patient 49 1989
 
The Johns Hopkins University (1)
* 5,320,094 Method of administering insulin 107 1992
 
THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA (1)
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VENTAIRA PHARMACEUTICALS, INC. (1)
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WELLS FARGO BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION (1)
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Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (5)
* 5,048,515 Respiratory gas supply apparatus and method 82 1988
* 5,758,638 Indicator for a medicament inhaler 60 1996
* 5,911,219 Therapeutic gas flow meter and monitor 39 1997
6,644,304 Nebulizer apparatus and method 37 2002
8,844,537 System and method for alleviating sleep apnea 0 2010
* Cited By Examiner