US Patent No: 6,953,039

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Medicament dispensing device

ALSO PUBLISHED AS: 20030188741

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A medicament dispensing device for dispensing metered dosages of medicaments from a container. The device includes a container and an indicating device. The container has a first end and an opposite second end spaced from the first end along a longitudinal axis. The first end includes a valve stem extending longitudinally therefrom and moveable between a closed position and an open position. The container contains a plurality of metered dosages of medicaments, with the valve stem dispensing one of the plurality of metered dosages when the valve stem is moved to the open position. The second end has an end surface. The indicating device includes a housing and an indicator member disposed in the housing. The housing is mounted to the second end of the container with a bottom surface thereof disposed adjacent the end surface of the second end of the container. The housing and the second end of the container have substantially the same shape.

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Patent Owner(s)

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TRUDELL MEDICAL INTERNATIONALLONDON ONTARIO101

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Foley, Martin P London, CA 93 1316
Grychowski, Jerry R Lake Zurich, IL 63 691
Scarrott, Peter Mycola London, CA 21 186
Schmidt, James Nick London, CA 27 359

Cited Art Landscape

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6,082,358 Indicating device for aerosol container 61 1998
6,161,724 Indicating device 60 1998
6,283,365 Indicator device 61 1999
6,336,453 Indicating device for aerosol container 54 1999
6,328,037 Indicating device for aerosol container 48 2000
6,435,372 Delivery system for a medicament and method for the assembly thereof 52 2001
6,761,161 Indicating device 48 2001
6,729,330 Indicating device for aerosol container 42 2002
6,561,384 Medicament dispensing device and method for the use thereof 42 2002
 
ACCUHALE LLC (8)
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5,421,482 Indicator device responsive to axial force 73 1993
5,732,836 Indicator closure for closing a container 69 1993
5,611,444 Indicator device responsive to axial force 59 1995
5,718,355 Indicator device responsive to axial force for use with inhaler 78 1995
5,803,283 Snap-on indicator cap 50 1995
5,799,651 Indicator device responsive to axial force 70 1997
 
ARADIGM CORPORATION (6)
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BESPAK PLC (2)
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Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (31)
4,188,984 Baby-milk powder dispenser 57 1978
4,220,247 Closure members 65 1979
4,436,223 Device for recording the dispensing of fluids 66 1981
4,405,045 Automatic two-component medication time-interval reminder cap and container 96 1981
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4,365,722 Reminder closure 84 1981
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4,528,933 Container with indicating closure 89 1983
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4,489,834 Counting cap for medicine bottles 67 1984
4,666,051 In cap medication reminder 67 1985
4,634,012 Safety bottle closure having a time indicator 49 1985
4,662,520 Lid construction for bowls and the like 55 1986
4,641,759 Safety bottle closure having a time indicator 56 1986
4,749,093 Child-resistant medication reminder 96 1987
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5,356,012 Container with counter 65 1993
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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
GLAXO GROUP LIMITED (3)
7,107,986 Dispenser with doses' counter 23 2003
8,397,714 Dispensing device 0 2005
8,245,704 Dispenser with doses' counter 0 2006
 
APTAR FRANCE SAS (2)
7,637,227 Indicator for a powder or fluid dispenser device 5 2005
7,766,188 Dose indicator device for a fluid or powdery product dispenser 5 2006
 
CONSORT MEDICAL PLC (2)
7,195,134 Dosage counting devices 23 2002
7,191,918 Dosage counting devices 19 2002
 
STRATAMED LABS, INC. (2)
7,295,890 Prescription drug compliance monitoring system 26 2003
7,844,361 Prescription drug compliance monitoring system 12 2007
 
3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY (1)
8,517,019 Method and apparatus for metered dose dispensing 0 2007
 
ASTRAZENECA AB (1)
8,528,545 Inhaler device that reduces the risk for miscounting a dosage 0 2005
 
BOEHRINGER INGELHEIM INTERNATIONAL GMBH (1)
8,387,614 Atomizer 0 2010
 
HILL-ROM SERVICES PTE. LTD (1)
8,251,876 Breathing exercise apparatus 0 2008
 
POWDERJECT RESEARCH LIMITED (1)
8,061,006 Particle cassette, method and kit therefor 3 2002
 
TRUDELL MEDICAL INTERNATIONAL (1)
8,141,550 Dispensing device 1 2007
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (2)
7,775,211 Snoring treatment and associated apparatus, system and method 1 2006
7,418,962 Inhaler for aerosol medication 2 2007

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