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 AGMUTTENZ122
PAUL ROYALTY FUND, L.P.SAN FRANCISCO, CA70

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Eggimann, Thomas Pratteln, CH 5 97
Keller, Manfred Riegel, DE 48 495

Cited Art Landscape

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ASTRA AKTIEBOLAG (2)
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Boehringer Ingelheim KG (2)
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AEA TECHNOLOGY PLC (1)
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SOFAB (1)
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The Johns Hopkins University (1)
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Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (5)
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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
MANNKIND CORPORATION (5)
D629886 Dry powder inhaler 0 2008
D629887 Dry powder inhaler 3 2008
D629888 Dry powder inhaler 0 2008
D629505 Dry powder inhaler 0 2008
D629506 Dry powder inhaler 0 2008
 
ALMIRALL, S.A. (1)
8,567,394 Inhalation device for drugs in powder form 0 2007
 
BOEHRINGER INGELHEIM INTERNATIONAL GMBH (1)
7,571,722 Nebulizer 0 2006
 
CONSORT MEDICAL PLC (1)
7,726,304 Dispensing apparatus 0 2004
 
FULLIPS, LLC (1)
8,858,472 Lip suction device and related methods 0 2012
 
HITACHI, LTD. (1)
8,360,056 Medicine sprayer 0 2007
 
NORTH CAROLINA STATE UNIVERSITY (1)
7,900,625 Inhaler system for targeted maximum drug-aerosol delivery 2 2006
 
OTSUKA TECHNO CORPORATION (1)
8,251,059 Powder inhaler 0 2007
 
SCHUCKMANN, ALFRED VON (1)
8,132,565 Inhaler for powdery substances 1 2007
 
VON SCHUCKMANN, ALFRED (1)
8,261,737 Inhaler for powdery substances 0 2007

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