US Patent No: 5,823,183

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Dry powder medicament inhalator having an inhalation-activated flow diverting means for triggering delivery of medicament

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Abstract

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An inhalation-activated inhalator having a primary inhalation passage and a secondary inhalation passage disposed in communication with the primary inhalation passage and a source of medicament. The primary inhalation passage has a flow inhibiting mechanism connected to a blocking plate positioned to selectively block fluid flow between the secondary and primary inhalation passage. As the user's inhalation reaches a defined rate, the flow inhibiting mechanism restricts flow through the primary inhalation passage and moves the blocking plate to enable airflow through the secondary passage. Thus, as the user achieves a desired inhalation rate, the medicament is provided through the secondary inhalation passage, thereby optimizing the delivery of medicament to the lungs.

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Patent Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
ZHEJIANG HISUN PHARMACEUTICAL CO., LTD.TAIZHOU, CN22

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Casper, Robert A Sanford, NC 29 1030
Gardner, David L Chapel Hill, NC 35 874
Leith, Frank A Chapel Hill, NC 13 375

Cited Art Landscape

Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
Aktiebolaget Draco (1)
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Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (1)
* 5,201,308 Powder inhaler 99 1992
 
VORHEES, VANCE K. (1)
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BYK GULDEN LOMBERG CHEMISCHE FABRIK GMBH (1)
* 5,320,714 Powder inhalator 84 1992
 
ZHEJIANG HISUN PHARMACEUTICAL CO., LTD. (1)
* 5,692,496 Dry powder medicament inhalator having an inhalation-activated flow diverting means for triggering delivery of medicament 21 1996
 
VALOIS (1)
* 5,447,151 Powder inhaler with suction actuated locking means 77 1993
 
ADVANCED DELIVERY SYSTEMS, INC. (1)
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GLAXO GROUP LIMITED (1)
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AKTIEBOLAGET DRACO, A COMPANY OF SWEDEN (1)
* 4,805,811 Dosage device 51 1988
 
Boehringer Ingelheim KG (1)
* 5,347,999 Inhalation device free from propellant gas having brush abrading powder from tablet 38 1993
 
ADAMIS PHARMACEUTICALS CORPORATION (1)
* 5,482,032 Dry powder inhalers 45 1994
 
ANDI-VENTIS LIMITED (1)
* 5,033,463 Multi-dose inhaler for medicaments in powder form 158 1990
 
Riker Laboratories, Inc. (1)
* 4,664,107 Inhalation activatable dispensers 128 1984
 
SNECMA (1)
* 5,388,572 Dry powder medicament inhalator having an inhalation-activated piston to aerosolize dose and deliver same 156 1993
* Cited By Examiner

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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (1)
* 6,149,914 Asthma treatment 0 1999
 
ASTRA AKTIEBOLAG (1)
* 6,286,506 Inhalation device 9 1997
 
NOVARTIS AG (1)
8,408,200 Flow resistance modulated aerosolized active agent delivery 1 1999
 
ALCHEMY HEALTHCARE LIMITED (1)
* 7,163,013 Apparatus for the nasal or oral delivery of a medicament 5 2002
 
ZHEJIANG HISUN PHARMACEUTICAL CO., LTD. (9)
* 6,209,538 Dry powder medicament inhalator having an inhalation-activated flow diverting means for triggering delivery of medicament 64 1998
* 5,988,163 Dry powder medicament inhalator having an inhalation-activated flow diverting means for triggering delivery of delivery of medicament 18 1998
6,550,477 Dry powder medicament inhalator having an inhalation-activated flow diverting means for triggering delivery of medicament 22 2000
6,672,304 Inhalation actuated device for use with metered dose inhalers (MDIs) 25 2000
6,948,494 Medicament container with same side airflow inlet and outlet and method of use 16 2000
* 6,561,186 Dry powder medicament inhalator having an inhalation-activated flow diverting means for triggering delivery of medicament 29 2001
6,729,324 Inhalation actuated device for use with metered dose inhalers (MDIs) 9 2002
6,923,178 Medicament container with same side airflow inlet and outlet 12 2002
7,318,436 Medicament container with same side airflow inlet and outlet and method of use 12 2004
 
NOVARTIS PHARMA AG (3)
6,655,379 Aerosolized active agent delivery 41 1999
6,606,992 Systems and methods for aerosolizing pharmaceutical formulations 38 2000
7,185,651 Flow regulator for aerosol drug delivery and methods 4 2003
 
KOS LIFE SCIENCES, INC. (1)
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Fisons Limited (1)
* 6,138,673 Inhalation device and method 24 1997
 
SHL GROUP AB (1)
* 6,880,555 Inhaler 41 2002
 
COSSI, GIAMPIERO (1)
* 8,794,232 Disposable monodose inhaler for powdered medicaments 0 2004
 
VECTURA LIMITED (1)
* 6,948,496 Inhalers 12 2001
 
BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC. (1)
* 8,771,257 Drug delivery sheath 0 2004
 
MICRODOSE THERAPEUTX, INC. (4)
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7,810,495 Packaging and delivery of pharmaceuticals and drugs 11 2006
7,950,390 Packaging and delivery of pharmaceuticals and drugs 8 2009
8,573,202 Packaging and delivery of pharmaceuticals and drugs 0 2010
* Cited By Examiner