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 Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
TRUDELL MEDICAL INTERNATIONALLONDON ONTARIO100

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Blacker, Richard Farmington Hills, MI 91 392
Engelbreth, Daniel K - 27 421
Schmidt, James N London, CA 47 608

Cited Art Landscape

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5,803,283 Snap-on indicator cap 50 1995
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Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (31)
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Patent Citation Ranking

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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
TRUDELL MEDICAL INTERNATIONAL (35)
6,761,161 Indicating device 48 2001
7,004,164 Indicating device for aerosol container 23 2002
6,729,330 Indicating device for aerosol container 42 2002
6,745,760 Medicament applicator 23 2002
6,938,796 Indicating device 25 2003
6,953,039 Medicament dispensing device 17 2003
6,997,349 Indicating device 25 2004
7,100,530 Dose indicating device 23 2004
6,926,002 Indicating device 32 2004
7,621,273 Indicating device with warning dosage indicator 7 2004
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
7,575,130 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
7,143,908 Indicating device 8 2006
7,584,712 Dose indicating device 11 2006
7,757,688 Dispensing device 1 2006
7,650,883 Dispensing device 4 2007
8,141,550 Dispensing device 1 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
8,074,594 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 3 2010
8,157,128 Indicating device 3 2011
8,662,075 Dispensing device 0 2011
8,505,773 Indicating device 0 2012
 
GLAXO GROUP LIMITED (4)
7,107,986 Dispenser with doses' counter 23 2003
8,113,199 Counter for use with a medicament dispenser 6 2005
8,245,704 Dispenser with doses' counter 0 2006
8,245,906 Counter for use with a medicament dispenser 3 2007
 
GLAXOSMITHKLINE LLC (1)
7,661,423 Device housing for an aerosol container 0 2003
 
HILL-ROM SERVICES PTE. LTD (1)
8,251,876 Breathing exercise apparatus 0 2008
 
SMITHKLINE BEECHAM CORPORATION (1)
7,128,068 Device housing for an aerosol container 0 2003

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