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Aerosol medication inhalation system

ALSO PUBLISHED AS: 20090090355

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An apparatus for use in conjunction with a metered dose inhaler which includes a novel valve system to aid in the delivery of aerosolized medicament to a subject. The apparatus also includes a novel rotational flow generator to aid in the useable delivery of said medication and avoid its loss either in the apparatus or by non-useful delivery to said subject.

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PRE HOLDING, INC.MIDLOTHIAN, VA10

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Gallem, Thomas Munich, DE 36 208
Gowanlock, Kevin Grant London, CA 8 27
Lynch, Robert Carlton Cary, NC 13 39

Cited Art Landscape

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6,514,177 Inhaling apparatus compressor with improved diaphragm assembly 6 1996
5,740,966 Nebulizer nozzle 8 1996
5,957,389 Nebuliser 9 1997
6,085,741 Device for atomisation of fluids 17 1997
6,000,394 Generation of an aerosol of an exact dose 12 1997
6,176,237 Inhalation therapy unit with a valve for limiting the inspiration flow 18 1998
6,606,990 Mouth piece for inhalation therapy units 10 1998
6,513,727 Liquid atomizer device 9 1999
2002/0005,196 Portable inhalator compressor device 15 2001
7,131,440 Inhalation therapy apparatus having a valve for limiting the inspiration flow 13 2002
2006/0162,723 Inhalation therapy device 8 2003
7,077,126 Inhalation therapy mask and device for animals 6 2004
2006/0254,578 Inhalation therapy device with a nebulising nozzle and a compressor 6 2006
 
PARI PHARMA GMBH (15)
6,106,479 Breath simulator 10 1998
6,228,346 Propellant mixtures and aerosols for micronizing medicaments with compressed gas 29 1998
6,679,251 Actuating device for meters and metering aerosol dispensing device with an actuating device for meters 42 2001
6,481,438 Meter 37 2001
7,059,320 Inhalation therapy apparatus 12 2002
D483860 Electronic inhaler and control unit 13 2002
2006/0102,178 Device for recording the parameters of an aerosol in particular in inhalation therapy devices 5 2003
2006/0057,073 Wet granulation process 10 2003
2005/0224,076 Aerosol generation device and inhalation device therewith 19 2005
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2006/0048,772 Inhalation therapy device 5 2005
2006/0054,166 Inhalation nebulizer 6 2005
2006/0207,591 Aerosol generating means for inhalation therapy devices 5 2006
2006/0213,503 Inhalation therapy device that can be actuated in different modes 16 2006
2006/0289,002 Inhalation therapy device 7 2006
 
TRUDELL MEDICAL INTERNATIONAL (7)
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6,345,617 Aerosol medication delivery apparatus and system 32 1997
6,293,279 Aerosol medication delivery apparatus and system 46 1999
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6,435,177 Aerosol medication delivery apparatus and system 31 2001
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Trudell Medical Limited (6)
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PAUL RITZAU PARI-WERK GMBH (5)
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DHD HEALTHCARE CORPORATION (3)
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AEA TECHNOLOGY PLC (2)
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Aktiebolaget Draco (2)
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MAP PHARMACEUTICALS, INC. (2)
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PARI GmbH Spezialisten für effektive Inhalation (2)
6,962,151 Inhalation nebulizer 33 2000
6,983,747 Aerosol generator 10 2002
 
Pari Industries, Inc. (2)
5,497,872 Method and apparatus for cleaning conveyor belts 18 1994
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Thayer Medical Corporation (2)
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TYCO HEALTHCARE GROUP LP (2)
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ABBVIE INC. (1)
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ALMIRALL, S.A. (1)
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ANDI-VENTIS LIMITED (1)
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BAUWENS, JOSEPH A. (1)
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BOEHRINGER INGELHEIM KG, A CORP. OF GERMANY (1)
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CANADIAN MONAGHAN, LTD. (1)
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CERTIFIED SAFETY MANUFACTURING, INC. (1)
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CITY OF HOPE, A NOT-FOR-PROFIT CORP. OF CA (1)
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Duphar International Research B.V. (1)
4,344,573 Spray applicator 35 1980
 
Fisons Limited (1)
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FISONS PLC (1)
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GLAXO GROUP LIMITED (1)
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LEIRAS OY (1)
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LOCKHEED MARTIN CORPORATION (1)
4,646,644 Pneumatic time delay valve 14 1984
 
MECT CORPORATION (1)
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MERCURY ENTERPRISES, INC. (1)
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MIAT S.P.A. (1)
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MICRODOSE THERAPEUTX, INC. (1)
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NOVARTIS PHARMA AG (1)
5,775,320 Method and device for delivering aerosolized medicaments 114 1995
 
NSPIRE HEALTH, INC. (1)
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O'ROURKE, SAM (1)
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ORION-YHTYMA OY (1)
5,724,962 Valve for use in connection with an inhaler apparatus 15 1995
 
PARI (1)
6,464,388 Mixer incorporating imbalance 5 2001
 
PARI GMBH - SPEZIALISTEN FUR (1)
6,513,519 Inhalation atomizer with a one-piece valve element 20 2000
 
PARI Spezialisten fur effektive Inhalation (1)
2001/0054,421 Apparatus and method for generating an aerosol of an exact dose for inhalation purposes 6 2001
 
Pari-Symac (1)
4,496,086 Devices which comprise a helical spring used as conveying, extracting, quantity-controlling or mixing means 14 1982
 
PAU RITZAU PARI-WERK GMBH (1)
5,461,695 Nebulizing assembly with heating equipment 21 1993
 
PRE HOLDING, INC. (1)
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RD-CHUS INC. (1)
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RESMED LIMITED (1)
5,896,857 Valve for use in a gas delivery system 56 1996
 
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SMITHKLINE BEECHAM CORPORATION (1)
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Techbase Pty. Ltd. (1)
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VITAL SIGNS, INC. (1)
4,298,023 Spring loaded exhalation valve 66 1980
 
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5,479,920 Breath actuated medicinal aerosol delivery apparatus 247 1994
 
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5,501,214 Non-rebreathing valve and valve element therefor 120 1994
 
William H. Rorer, Inc. (1)
4,637,528 Articulated joint in aerosol medicament dispenser 83 1984
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (13)
4,182,366 Positive end expiratory pressure device 23 1976
4,231,375 Pulmonary exerciser 27 1977
4,267,832 Expiration valve apparatus for use with a respirator or like apparatus 18 1979
4,275,722 Respiratory exerciser and rebreathing device 35 1979
5,193,529 Applicance for use in inspiration and expiration techniques and exercises 31 1990
5,178,138 Drug delivery device 193 1990
5,241,954 Nebulizer 49 1991
5,477,849 Spacer for medication inhaler 24 1994
5,755,221 Aerosol inhaler with piston dump 26 1994
5,647,345 Respiratory stimulator & methods of use 36 1995
5,617,844 Aerosol medication delivery system 125 1995
5,738,087 Aerosol medication delivery system 24 1996
6,240,917 Aerosol holding chamber for a metered-dose inhaler 20 1999

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PARI INNOVATIVE MANUFACTURERS, INC. (1)
8,459,252 Aerosol medication inhalation system 1 2011
 
SOMNETICS GLOBAL PTE. LTD. (1)
8,602,025 Apparatus and methods for providing humidity in respiratory therapy 0 2011

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