US Patent No: 7,886,934

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Dispensing device

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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)

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TRUDELL MEDICAL INTERNATIONALLONDON ONTARIO99

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Balles, Joaquim London, CA 3 6
Lu, Winston Kitchener, CA 5 10
Morton, Robert Nepean, CA 39 377

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* Cited By Examiner

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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
TRUDELL MEDICAL INTERNATIONAL (2)
* 8,505,773 Indicating device 1 2012
8,944,285 Indicating device 0 2013
 
APTAR FRANCE SAS (1)
8,430,271 Fluid product dispenser 0 2011
* Cited By Examiner

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