Medicament dispensing device and method for the use thereof

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 6561384
APP PUB NO 20020170920A1
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10193508

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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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TRUDELL MEDICAL INTERNATIONALLONDON ONTARIO123

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Blacker, Richard London, CA 87 917
Engelbreth, Daniel K London, CA 18 610
Schmidt, James N London, CA 35 943

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* 2005/0087,191 Indicating device with warning dosage indicator 23 2004
 
TRUDELL MEDICAL INTERNATIONAL (43)
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7568481 Indicating device 4 2005
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7575130 Indicating device 14 2005
7341057 Indicating device 14 2005
7886934 Dispensing device 3 2006
7743945 Dispensing device 4 2006
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* 7143908 Indicating device 14 2006
7584712 Dose indicating device 18 2006
7757688 Dispensing device 6 2006
7650883 Dispensing device 11 2007
8141550 Dispensing device 2 2007
8973784 Dispensing device 0 2009
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8079362 Method for displaying dosage indicia 0 2009
7984826 Indicating device 10 2009
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8578934 Indicating device with warning dosage indicator 0 2009
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8074643 Dispensing device 6 2010
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8662075 Dispensing device 0 2011
9032953 Modular aerosol delivery system 0 2012
9265901 Dispensing device 0 2012
8505773 Indicating device 1 2012
8944285 Indicating device 0 2013
9242057 Modular aerosol delivery system 0 2013
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Hill-Rom Services Pte. Ltd. (1)
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