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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TRUDELL MEDICAL INTERNATIONALLONDON ONTARIO101

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Foley, Martin P London, CA 94 1330
Grychowski, Jerry R Lake Zurich, IL 63 701
Scarrott, Peter Mycola London, CA 21 190
Schmidt, James Nick London, CA 27 366

Cited Art Landscape

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6,082,358 Indicating device for aerosol container 62 1998
6,161,724 Indicating device 61 1998
6,283,365 Indicator device 62 1999
6,336,453 Indicating device for aerosol container 55 1999
6,328,037 Indicating device for aerosol container 49 2000
6,435,372 Delivery system for a medicament and method for the assembly thereof 53 2001
6,761,161 Indicating device 49 2001
6,729,330 Indicating device for aerosol container 43 2002
6,561,384 Medicament dispensing device and method for the use thereof 43 2002
 
ACCUHALE LLC (8)
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5,638,970 Child-resistant indicator cap 68 1993
5,421,482 Indicator device responsive to axial force 74 1993
5,732,836 Indicator closure for closing a container 70 1993
5,611,444 Indicator device responsive to axial force 60 1995
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5,803,283 Snap-on indicator cap 51 1995
5,799,651 Indicator device responsive to axial force 71 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 58 1978
4,220,247 Closure members 66 1979
4,436,223 Device for recording the dispensing of fluids 67 1981
4,405,045 Automatic two-component medication time-interval reminder cap and container 97 1981
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4,365,722 Reminder closure 85 1981
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4,528,933 Container with indicating closure 90 1983
4,500,005 Tamper-evident cap assembly for a container 59 1984
4,489,834 Counting cap for medicine bottles 68 1984
4,666,051 In cap medication reminder 68 1985
4,634,012 Safety bottle closure having a time indicator 50 1985
4,662,520 Lid construction for bowls and the like 56 1986
4,641,759 Safety bottle closure having a time indicator 57 1986
4,749,093 Child-resistant medication reminder 97 1987
4,723,673 Tamper resistant cap with indicator 57 1987
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5,011,032 Patient dosage regimen compliance bottle cap 130 1990
5,356,012 Container with counter 66 1993
5,382,243 Apparatus with indicator for administration of eye medication 61 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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