Dispensing device

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 7886934
APP PUB NO 20060175345A1
SERIAL NO

11334940

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A dispenser includes a dispenser housing, an indicating device connected to the dispenser housing and a container removably engaged with the dispenser housing. A connector maintains a connection between the container and the dispenser housing as the container is moved between an engaged position and a disengaged position relative to the dispenser housing.

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Patent Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
TRUDELL MEDICAL INTERNATIONALLONDON ONTARIO127

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Balles, Joaquim London, CA 3 9
Lu, Winston Kitchener, CA 3 18
Morton, Robert London, CA 29 642

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5448042 Surgical device with counter for recording usage 54 1993
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5421482 Indicator device responsive to axial force 84 1993
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Boehringer Ingelheim KG (1)
6119684 Aerosol inhaler 170 1997
 
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5228586 Media dispenser with removable use index 78 1991
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6142339 Aerosol dispensing device 87 1998
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6161724 Indicating device 77 1998
6283365 Indicator device 80 1999
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6328037 Indicating device for aerosol container 61 2000
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6761161 Indicating device 59 2001
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* Cited By Examiner

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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
TRUDELL MEDICAL INTERNATIONAL (4)
* 8505773 Indicating device 2 2012
* 2012/0238,963 INDICATING DEVICE 0 2012
8944285 Indicating device 0 2013
9649455 Indicating device 0 2015
 
VALOIS (1)
* 2007/0241,136 Fluid Product Dispenser 9 2005
 
APTAR FRANCE SAS (1)
8430271 Fluid product dispenser 0 2011
* Cited By Examiner

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