US Patent No: 7,131,441

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Inhaler for multiple dosed administration of a pharmacological dry powder

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An inhaler for multiple dosed administration of a pharmacological dry powder has a housing with a mouthpiece fitted thereon and a removable protective cap that covers the mouthpiece prior to removal. The mouthpiece may be fitted with or without lip grooves, which aid a user in the positioning and manipulation of the inhaler. The inhaler includes a dosing slide, a carriage, a dosing cavity and a valve shield, all of which are arranged within the housing. Removal of the protective cap initiates dosing, which consists of a dose of a pharmacological dry powder being received in the dosing cavity and then transported to the mouthpiece by means of the dosing slide. Only upon application of a defined minimum intensity of inhalation is the shutter moved by the suctioned valve shield, resulting in the release of the dose for inhalation.

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Patent Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
JAGOTEC AGMUTTENZ123
PAUL ROYALTY FUND, L.P.SAN FRANCISCO, CA66

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Eggimann, Thomas Pratteln, CH 6 128
Keller, Manfred Bad Krozingen, DE 48 621

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Mankind Corporation (1)
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FULLIPS, LLC (2)
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BOEHRINGER INGELHEIM INTERNATIONAL GMBH (3)
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North Carolina State University (1)
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SCHUCKMANN, ALFRED VON (1)
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JAGOTEC AG (2)
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KLEINSTREUER, CLEMENT (1)
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Otsuka Techno Corporation (2)
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HITACHI, LTD. (2)
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GLAXO GROUP LIMITED (1)
* 2013/0213,394 Dispensing Device 0 2013
 
VON SCHUCKMANN, ALFRED (3)
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