US Patent No: 6,561,384

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Medicament dispensing device and method for the use thereof

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A device for dispensing metered dosages of a substance from a container includes a dispenser housing and an indicating device. The indicating device includes an indicator housing, at least one engagement member disposed in the indicator housing, a plurality of indicator members coaxially mounted in the indicator housing, and an actuator coupled to and moveable with the container relative to the plurality of indicator members and the dispenser housing. The actuator member is selectively engaged with at least one of indicator members and is operative to advance the at least one indicator member an incremental amount. The at least one engagement member is selectively engaged with an advancement member so as to bias the advancement member into operable engagement with at least one of the indicator members and move the at least one indicator member an incremental amount. A method for dispensing metered dosages of the substance is also provided.

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Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
TRUDELL MEDICAL INTERNATIONALLONDON ONTARIO117

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Blacker, Richard London, CA 84 808
Engelbreth, Daniel K London, CA 18 589
Schmidt, James N London, CA 35 888

Cited Art Landscape

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MINNESOTA MINING AND MANUFACTURING COMPANY (1)
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4,405,045 Automatic two-component medication time-interval reminder cap and container 109 1981
4,432,300 Pill dispenser with sequential dispensing and indicating cap 80 1981
4,365,722 Reminder closure 93 1981
4,538,744 Device for supplying material with unit doses of parasiticidal composition 53 1982
4,501,370 Medicine bottle closure having an indicator 72 1982
4,528,933 Container with indicating closure 104 1983
4,500,005 Tamper-evident cap assembly for a container 65 1984
4,489,834 Counting cap for medicine bottles 77 1984
4,666,051 In cap medication reminder 74 1985
4,634,012 Safety bottle closure having a time indicator 56 1985
4,662,520 Lid construction for bowls and the like 63 1986
4,641,759 Safety bottle closure having a time indicator 64 1986
4,749,093 Child-resistant medication reminder 103 1987
4,723,673 Tamper resistant cap with indicator 63 1987
4,782,966 Compliance-enhancing prescription vial 89 1987
4,890,572 Measurement indicating gauge 57 1988
5,011,032 Patient dosage regimen compliance bottle cap 145 1990
5,356,012 Container with counter 75 1993
5,382,243 Apparatus with indicator for administration of eye medication 71 1993
5,411,173 Counter attachment for product dispensers 74 1993
5,564,414 Pressurized and metered medication dose counter on removable sleeve 106 1994
* 5,482,030 Aerosol and non-aerosol spray counter 133 1994
5,397,028 Automatic fluid dispenser and method 127 1994
5,625,334 Indicating device for warning a user that a prescribed interval of the time after event has not elapsed 76 1995
5,694,882 Indicator 64 1995
5,617,844 Aerosol medication delivery system 160 1995
* 5,758,638 Indicator for a medicament inhaler 83 1996
* 6,082,359 Dual cylinder manifold 10 1997
 
NOVARTIS CORPORATION (1)
5,263,475 Inhaler 149 1992
 
ELETTRO PLASTICA S.P.A. (1)
5,174,473 Dose counting device for a distributor of doses of fluid products, especially for pharmaceutical use 69 1991
 
Weatherchem Corporation (1)
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KOS LIFE SCIENCES, INC. (1)
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Alpine Electronics, Inc. (1)
5,227,764 Electromagnetic proximity sensor 61 1991
 
HOECHST AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT (1)
4,722,729 Needleless injection instrument 53 1987
 
New-Med Corporation (1)
5,505,192 Dispenser monitoring system 110 1994
 
BAKER NORTON PHARMACEUTICALS, INC. (1)
4,955,371 Disposable inhalation activated, aerosol device for pulmonary medicine 93 1989
 
Wiley; Sheldon (1)
4,753,189 Medicine bottle cap having dosage means 86 1986
 
Primary Delivery Systems, Inc. (1)
5,082,130 Twist tube lift child proof cap and container 58 1990
 
SCOTT PAPER COMPANY (1)
4,523,933 Apparatus for conveying particulate material 53 1981
 
ZOLTAN BARD J. LEDERLE LABORATORIES MEDICAL RESEARCH DIVISION MIDDLETOWN ROAD PEARL RIVER, NY 10965 (1)
4,419,016 Device for indicating last medication usage 179 1982
 
IDEAL IDEAS, INC. (1)
5,020,527 Inhaler device with counter/timer means 149 1990
 
GLAXO WELLCOME INC. (2)
* 6,431,168 Dispenser with doses' counter 70 2000
* 6,360,739 Dispenser with doses counter 63 2000
 
HEALTH O METER, INC. (1)
5,190,643 Water treatment device having means to count times used and limit useage 126 1992
 
SNECMA (1)
5,388,572 Dry powder medicament inhalator having an inhalation-activated piston to aerosolize dose and deliver same 177 1993
 
MERCK SHARP & DOHME CORP. (2)
5,687,710 Inhaler for powdered medications having spiral deagglomeration chamber 122 1995
* 5,740,792 Inhaler for powdered medications with gear-teeth counter assembly 115 1995
 
Oneida Research Services, Inc. (1)
5,676,129 Dosage counter for metered dose inhaler (MDI) systems using a miniature pressure sensor 97 1996
 
NORTON HEALTHCARE LTD. (1)
6,446,627 Inhaler dose counter 97 1999
 
SIGNATURE MARKETING INT'L. (1)
* 5,871,007 Throat spray counting mechanism 63 1997
 
ASTRA AKTIEBOLAG (2)
5,549,101 Dosage inhalator with indicating/interrupting means 81 1994
* 6,076,521 Dose indicating device 78 1996
 
BOEHRINGER INGELHEIM INTERNATIONAL GMBH (1)
6,149,054 Mechanical counter for a metering apparatus 60 1998
 
The Clorox Company (2)
5,328,597 Electronic monitoring unit for monitoring number of uses of cartridge 127 1992
5,873,995 End-of-life indicator for water treatment device 84 1997
 
HELEN OF TROY LIMITED (1)
5,882,507 Water filter cartridge end-of-life mechanism 101 1996
 
AEROMAX TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (1)
* 5,794,612 MDI device with ultrasound sensor to detect aerosol dispensing 98 1997
 
WESTMED, INC. (3)
5,505,195 Dry powder inhalant device with dosage and air flow monitor 104 1993
5,809,997 Electronic medication chronolog device 213 1995
6,202,642 Electronic monitoring medication apparatus and method 181 1999
 
VALOIS (1)
6,234,168 Dosimeter 82 1999
 
KOLD BAN INTERANATIONAL (1)
5,301,873 Low fluid indicator for pressurized canister 62 1992
 
TECHNICAL CONCEPTS, LLC (2)
5,038,972 Metered aerosol fragrance dispensing mechanism 122 1989
RE34847 Metered aerosol fragrance dispensing mechanism 112 1993
 
SENETICS, INC. (2)
5,261,548 Indicator cap for use with threaded or bayonet lug container 77 1993
5,299,701 Indicator cap 87 1993
 
Senetics Corporation (1)
5,009,338 Indicator cap for a medicine bottle 86 1989
 
REXAM HEALTHCARE PACKAGING INC. (1)
5,188,251 Child resistant reminder closure 66 1992
 
WILLIAM, H. RORER, INC., (1)
4,637,528 Articulated joint in aerosol medicament dispenser 96 1984
 
ROBERT BOSCH GMBH (1)
4,357,192 Method for applying stickers to push-through containers 66 1981
 
BESPAK PLC (2)
4,969,578 Dispensing apparatus 78 1989
5,184,761 Dispensing apparatus 85 1991
 
UNDERSEA SENSOR SYSTEMS, INC. (1)
5,224,474 Retrofitting gas mask voice amplifier unit with easily actuated switch means 78 1991
 
Medimpex Ets. (1)
5,509,905 Injector display 71 1993
 
INFO TRUST, INC. (1)
2005/0197,169 Battery pack having a dual-type smart card interface 31 2005
 
INVENSENSE, INC. (1)
2005/0170,656 Vertical integration of a MEMS structure with electronics in a hermetically sealed cavity 35 2004
 
ARMSTRONG PHARMACEUTICALS, INC. (1)
5,284,133 Inhalation device with a dose-timer, an actuator mechanism, and patient compliance monitoring means 252 1992
 
SOCIETE NOUVELLE AUXIM (1)
4,511,150 Device providing an effective seal for a spherical rotary slide valve 61 1983
 
Chrisman; Timothy L. (1)
4,548,157 Sanitary scheduling device for dispenser closures 76 1984
 
Alternate Resources Limited (1)
4,705,182 Indicator device 71 1986
 
SVEN-ERIK NILSSON (1)
4,934,358 Device for self-administration of physiologically active substances, with prevention of overdosing 136 1988
 
GOJO INDUSTRIES, INC. (2)
5,370,267 Method and apparatus for measuring dispenser usage 108 1993
5,625,659 Method and apparatus for electronically measuring dispenser usage 119 1995
 
Voyska; Mark F. (1)
4,599,508 Calorie counter 52 1985
 
ZHEJIANG HISUN PHARMACEUTICAL CO., LTD. (1)
5,826,571 Device for use with metered dose inhalers (MDIS) 83 1996
 
SCHERING CORPORATION (1)
5,243,970 Dosing device for administering metered amounts of powdered medicaments to patients 89 1991
 
APTAR FRANCE SAS (1)
* 5,988,496 Dose counter for inhalers 86 1997
 
DESIGN STANDARDS CORPORATION (2)
5,448,042 Surgical device with counter for recording usage 53 1993
5,519,197 Medical surgical device with counter for recording usage 58 1995
 
TOP DEVELOPMENTS LIMITED (1)
4,562,933 Bottle having cap with safety feature and counter 60 1984
 
IEP GROUP, INC. (2)
5,544,647 Metered dose inhalator 133 1994
5,622,163 Counter for fluid dispensers 94 1995
 
Seaquist Valve Co., Div. of Pittway Corp. (1)
4,354,621 Child resistant assembly for aerosol dispensers 71 1980
 
Chibret Pharmazeutische GmbH (1)
4,792,664 Closure counter 52 1986
 
RYAN, WILLIAM A. (1)
4,736,871 Liquid measuring dispenser 97 1986
 
UNIVERSITY OF AUCKLAND (1)
4,677,975 Method of dispensing and/or a dispenser 374 1985
 
Solar Shield Corporation (1)
* 6,029,659 Inhalation device with counter 91 1995
 
BECTON, DICKINSON AND COMPANY (1)
5,957,896 Medication delivery pen 121 1997
 
ACCUHALE LLC (8)
5,242,067 Adaptor for indicator device 59 1991
5,638,970 Child-resistant indicator cap 78 1993
5,421,482 Indicator device responsive to axial force 82 1993
* 5,732,836 Indicator closure for closing a container 77 1993
5,611,444 Indicator device responsive to axial force 72 1995
5,718,355 Indicator device responsive to axial force for use with inhaler 90 1995
5,803,283 Snap-on indicator cap 58 1995
5,799,651 Indicator device responsive to axial force 77 1997
 
Aktiebolaget Draco (2)
4,534,345 Dosage inhalator 126 1982
5,331,953 Device in connection with an inhaler 165 1993
 
GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY (1)
4,727,886 Inhalation detection apparatus 59 1987
 
Gereg; Gordon A. (1)
4,347,853 Cycle counter for lung exerciser 56 1981
 
VORHEES, VANCE K. (1)
4,668,218 Indicating means for a dosage dispensing device 194 1986
 
Medi-Timer Corporation (2)
4,345,541 Mono-ringed rotatory medication reminder 96 1980
4,347,804 Mono-disc rotatory medication reminder 81 1980
 
Ortho Pharmaceutical Corporation (1)
4,646,936 Pill dispenser 73 1985
 
GLAXO GROUP LIMITED (1)
4,817,822 Indicating device 155 1987
 
AG (PATENTS) LIMITED (1)
4,350,265 Liquid dispenser meter 58 1980
 
ING. ERICH PFEIFFER GMBH (3)
5,228,586 Media dispenser with removable use index 77 1991
5,289,946 Dispenser for media 61 1991
5,335,823 Dispenser for media 65 1993
 
ING. ERICH PFEIFFER GMBH & CO. KG., A GERMAN CORP. (2)
4,565,302 Actuatable dosing mechanism 108 1984
5,209,375 Media dispenser with indexing cap 61 1991
 
Medcor, Inc. (1)
5,082,129 Snap-lock for screw-cap container 85 1990
 
Trudell Medical International (7)
* 6,142,339 Aerosol dispensing device 84 1998
6,082,358 Indicating device for aerosol container 74 1998
* 6,161,724 Indicating device 75 1998
6,283,365 Indicator device 76 1999
* 6,336,453 Indicating device for aerosol container 66 1999
* 6,328,037 Indicating device for aerosol container 60 2000
* 6,435,372 Delivery system for a medicament and method for the assembly thereof 64 2001
 
LANPHER DIAGNOSTIC WORKSTATIONS, INC. (1)
5,363,842 Intelligent inhaler providing feedback to both patient and medical professional 390 1991
 
Riker Laboratories, Inc. (2)
4,664,107 Inhalation activatable dispensers 138 1984
5,069,204 Inhaler 150 1990
 
ARADIGM CORPORATION (5)
5,392,768 Method and apparatus for releasing a controlled amount of aerosol medication over a selectable time interval 146 1993
5,394,866 Automatic aerosol medication delivery system and methods 159 1993
5,522,378 Automatic aerosol medication delivery system and methods 98 1994
5,520,166 Medication cassette for an automatic aerosol medication delivery system 157 1995
5,724,957 Intrapulmonary delivery of narcotics 185 1995
 
INNOVATA BIOMED LIMITED (2)
5,437,270 Powder inhaler having a multi-positioned metering cup 88 1993
5,657,748 Powder inhaler with frusto-conical metering surface having dose indentations 122 1995
 
SILVER INDUSTRIES, INC. (1)
4,440,306 Tamper-evident closure 62 1983
 
Van Blarcom Closures, Inc. (1)
5,115,929 Child-resistant closure with visual close/open indicator 88 1991
 
FACEBOOK, INC. (1)
2003/0126,250 Systems for communicating current and future activity information among mobile internet users and methods therefor 72 2002
 
R. J. REYNOLDS TOBACCO COMPANY (1)
4,947,875 Flavor delivery articles utilizing electrical energy 200 1988
 
Sierra Biotechnology Company LC (1)
4,984,158 Metered dose inhaler biofeedback training and evaluation system 334 1988
 
Kossoff-Sukel, Inc. (1)
5,300,042 Medication dispensing apparatus 63 1992
 
Holtsch Metallwarenherstellung (1)
4,756,423 Indicator for taking medication 67 1986
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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (1)
* 2005/0087,191 Indicating device with warning dosage indicator 17 2004
 
Trudell Medical International (43)
6,761,161 Indicating device 57 2001
* 7,004,164 Indicating device for aerosol container 30 2002
* 6,729,330 Indicating device for aerosol container 54 2002
6,745,760 Medicament applicator 30 2002
6,938,796 Indicating device 38 2003
* 6,953,039 Medicament dispensing device 23 2003
* 2003/0188,741 Indicating device for aerosol container 3 2003
6,997,349 Indicating device 38 2004
7,100,530 Dose indicating device 33 2004
6,926,002 Indicating device 46 2004
* 7,621,273 Indicating device with warning dosage indicator 16 2004
7,568,481 Indicating device 4 2005
7,597,102 Indicating device for aerosol container 0 2005
7,543,582 Dose indicating device with display elements attached to container 18 2005
7,575,130 Indicating device 14 2005
7,341,057 Indicating device 13 2005
7,886,934 Dispensing device 3 2006
7,743,945 Dispensing device 3 2006
7,516,738 Indicating device 4 2006
* 7,143,908 Indicating device 14 2006
7,584,712 Dose indicating device 17 2006
7,757,688 Dispensing device 5 2006
7,650,883 Dispensing device 10 2007
8,141,550 Dispensing device 2 2007
8,973,784 Dispensing device 0 2009
8,082,873 Drive mechanism for an indicating device 5 2009
8,079,362 Method for displaying dosage indicia 0 2009
7,984,826 Indicating device 10 2009
8,181,591 Domed actuator for indicating device 3 2009
8,074,594 Dose indicating device 2 2009
8,327,847 Indicating device for aerosol container 2 2009
8,578,934 Indicating device with warning dosage indicator 0 2009
8,596,265 Modular aerosol delivery system 1 2009
8,074,643 Dispensing device 6 2010
8,157,128 Indicating device 4 2011
8,869,735 Dose indicating device 0 2011
8,662,075 Dispensing device 0 2011
9,032,953 Modular aerosol delivery system 0 2012
9,265,901 Dispensing device 0 2012
8,505,773 Indicating device 1 2012
8,944,285 Indicating device 0 2013
9,242,057 Modular aerosol delivery system 0 2013
9,168,343 Dispensing device 0 2014
 
SMITHKLINE BEECHAM CORPORATION (1)
7,128,068 Device housing for an aerosol container 0 2003
 
HILL-ROM SERVICES PTE. LTD (2)
8,251,876 Breathing exercise apparatus 0 2008
9,180,271 Respiratory therapy device having standard and oscillatory PEP with nebulizer 0 2012
 
GLAXO GROUP LIMITED (14)
* 7,661,423 Device housing for an aerosol container 1 2003
* 2003/0136,800 Device housing for an aerosol container 1 2003
7,107,986 Dispenser with doses' counter 27 2003
* 2003/0209,239 Dispenser with doses' counter 16 2003
* 2004/0134,488 Medicament dispenser 16 2003
* 2006/0107,949 Holder for a dispensing container system 6 2003
* 2006/0082,039 Fixation device 1 2004
8,113,199 Counter for use with a medicament dispenser 11 2005
* 2009/0139,516 COUNTER FOR USE WITH A MEDICAMENT DISPENSER 31 2005
8,245,704 Dispenser with doses' counter 0 2006
* 2006/0289,008 DISPENSER WITH DOSES' COUNTER 8 2006
8,245,906 Counter for use with a medicament dispenser 4 2007
* 2009/0090,787 Counter for Use with a Medicament Dispenser 1 2007
* 2010/0180,888 Device Housing for an Aerosol Container 0 2010
* Cited By Examiner