US Patent No: 5,483,954

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Inhaler and medicated package

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Abstract

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An improved inhaler and medicated packet which uses a patient's breath to send powdered medication into the oral cavity of the patient. The inhaler is reusable and controls both the rate of airflow inside the chamber and prevents the patient from blowing into the inhaler. Disposable medicated packets are inserted into the inhaler. These medicated packets have preformed holes which pass air through the packet and entrain the medication. One inhaler can be used numerous times for numerous different types of medication. These medicated packets have a removable, protective layer to maintain the sterility and dryness of the measured dose of medication. In operation, the medication is transported from the packet, through the inhaler, and into the patient. The medicated packets are transparent on one side to allow the patient to observe if the medication has been completely delivered.

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Patent Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
ADVANCED DELIVERY SYSTEMS, INC.RAMONA, CA1

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Mecikalski, Mark B Tucson, AZ 10 320

Cited Art Landscape

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FISONS PLC (1)
5,239,991 Disposable powder medicament inhalation device with peel-off cover 41 1992
 
MECT CORPORATION (1)
4,846,168 Inhaler 34 1987
 
MEDA PHARMA GMBH & CO. KG (1)
5,301,666 Powder inhaler 96 1992
 
MERCK & CO., INC. (1)
5,042,472 Powder inhaler device 67 1990
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (2)
5,035,237 Devices for administering medicaments to patients 149 1988
5,349,947 Dry powder inhaler and process that explosively discharges a dose of powder and gas from a soft plastic pillow 140 1993

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