US Patent No: 7,104,463

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Base isolated nebulizing device and methods

ALSO PUBLISHED AS: 20060086819

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An aerosol generator comprises a vibratable member having a front, a rear, an outer periphery and a plurality of apertures extending between the front and the rear. A support element is disposed about the outer periphery of the vibratable member, and a vibratable element is coupled to the support element. The vibratable element is configured to vibrate the vibratable member at ultrasonic frequencies. An isolating structure is coupled to the support element and is configured to couple the aerosol generator to a support structure. The isolating structure has a mechanical vibrational impedance that is sufficient to substantially vibrationally isolate the aerosol generator from the support structure.

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NOVARTIS PHARMA AGBASEL121

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Litherland, Craig M Cupertino, CA 17 232
Loeffler, Joseph Mountain View, CA 4 115
Maxwell, Joe Mountain View, CA 3 74

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Respirogenics Corporation (1)
5,666,946 Apparatus for delivering drugs to the lungs 199 1996
 
UNISIA JECS CORPORATION (2)
5,647,349 Medicine administering inhaling device 74 1996
5,810,004 Medicator for a capsule filled with a powdered drug 64 1996
 
BABAEV, EILAZ P. (1)
5,076,266 Device for ultrasonic atomizing of liquid medium 73 1990
 
GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY (1)
6,163,588 Core plate and reactor internal pump differential pressure lines for a boiling water reactor 29 1998
 
QDOSE LIMITED (1)
5,993,805 Spray-dried microparticles and their use as therapeutic vehicles 170 1995
 
GLAXO AUSTRALIA PTY., LTD., (1)
D369212 Ampoule 51 1995
 
YKK CORPORATION (1)
5,910,698 Method and apparatus for controlling piezoelectric vibration 33 1997
 
SEPRACOR INC. (1)
6,161,536 Dosage form for aerosol administration 57 1998
 
MSP Corporation (1)
5,609,798 High output PSL aerosol generator 62 1995
 
Hospira, Inc. (1)
5,775,506 Pharmaceutical ampul 28 1996
 
TRUDELL MEDICAL INTERNATIONAL (1)
5,823,179 Nebulizer apparatus and method 113 1996
 
PARI GMBH SPEZIALISTEN FUR EFFEKTIVE INHALATION (1)
5,549,102 Nebulizer, especially for application in devices for inhalation therapy 69 1994
 
EASTMAN KODAK COMPANY (1)
4,971,665 Method of fabricating orifice plates with reusable mandrel 34 1989
 
MAQUET CRITICAL CARE AB (2)
4,819,629 Method and apparatus for delivering aerosol to the airways and/or lungs of a patient 302 1987
6,032,665 Dosing device for adding an additive fluid to breathing gas in an anaesthesia machine or ventilator 35 1997
 
ULRICH BUCHHOLTZ (1)
5,435,297 Medical device for inhaling metered aerosols 55 1994
 
MATSUSHITA ELECTRIC WORKS, LTD. (1)
4,479,609 Liquid sprayer 74 1982
 
MERCK PATENT GMBH (1)
4,964,521 Ampuls and apparatus thereon for opening same 33 1989
 
MATSUSHITA ELECTRIC INDUSTRIAL CO., LTD. (5)
4,465,234 Liquid atomizer including vibrator 92 1981
4,533,082 Piezoelectric oscillated nozzle 123 1982
4,605,167 Ultrasonic liquid ejecting apparatus 110 1983
4,530,464 Ultrasonic liquid ejecting unit and method for making same 74 1983
4,632,311 Atomizing apparatus employing a capacitive piezoelectric transducer 77 1983
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GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY (2)
* 8,371,290 Device for delivery and regulation of volatile fluids into inspiratory gas 0 2008
* 2009/0095,288 DEVICE FOR DELIVERY AND REGULATION OF VOLATILE FLUIDS INTO INSPIRATORY GAS 1 2008
 
PARI INNOVATIVE MANUFACTURERS, INC. (1)
8,459,252 Aerosol medication inhalation system 1 2011
 
Monster Mosquito Systems, LLC (2)
7,712,249 Ultrasonic humidifier for repelling insects 2 2007
8,296,993 Ultrasonic humidifier for repelling insects 1 2010
 
PARI Pharma GmbH (3)
7,931,212 Fluid droplet production apparatus and method 0 2003
* 8,511,581 Fluid droplet production apparatus and method 1 2011
* 2011/0155,768 FLUID DROPLET PRODUCTION APPARATUS AND METHOD 0 2011
 
PRE HOLIDNG, INC. (1)
8,973,571 Aerosol medication inhalation system 0 2013
 
OPTIMYST SYSTEMS, INC. (4)
7,883,031 Ophthalmic drug delivery system 7 2004
8,545,463 Ophthalmic fluid reservoir assembly for use with an ophthalmic fluid delivery device 1 2007
8,012,136 Ophthalmic fluid delivery device and method of operation 6 2007
8,936,021 Ophthalmic fluid delivery system 0 2008
 
EYENOVIA, INC. (3)
9,087,145 Ophthalmic drug delivery 0 2011
8,733,935 Method and system for performing remote treatment and monitoring 0 2011
8,684,980 Drop generating device 0 2011
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