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 ONTARIO99

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Foley, Martin P London, CA 98 1368
Grychowski, Jerry R Lake Zurich, IL 66 724
Scarrott, Peter Mycola London, CA 21 196
Schmidt, James Nick London, CA 27 377

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