US Patent No: 6,953,039

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Medicament dispensing device

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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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TRUDELL MEDICAL INTERNATIONALLONDON ONTARIO114

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Foley, Martin P London, CA 64 1777
Grychowski, Jerry R Lake Zurich, IL 40 963
Scarrott, Peter Mycola London, CA 12 263
Schmidt, James Nick London, CA 19 488

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ACCUHALE LLC (8)
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GLAXO GROUP LIMITED (3)
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Trudell Medical International (10)
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ARADIGM CORPORATION (6)
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Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (2)
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7,418,962 Inhaler for aerosol medication 6 2007
 
POWDER PHARMACEUTICALS INCORPORATED (1)
* 8,061,006 Particle cassette, method and kit therefor 4 2002
 
3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY (3)
8,517,019 Method and apparatus for metered dose dispensing 1 2007
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BOEHRINGER INGELHEIM INTERNATIONAL GMBH (2)
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* 2011/0011,393 ATOMIZER 1 2010
 
POWDERJECT RESEARCH LIMITED (1)
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APTAR FRANCE SAS (3)
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GLAXO GROUP LIMITED (7)
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* 2003/0209,239 Dispenser with doses' counter 16 2003
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* 2006/0289,008 DISPENSER WITH DOSES' COUNTER 7 2006
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TELEFLEX MEDICAL INCORPORATED (1)
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Trudell Medical International (4)
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9,168,343 Dispensing device 0 2014
 
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ASTRAZENECA AB (2)
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