US Patent No: 8,074,641 - Analytics, PDF, Full Text and PAIR Access

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Aerosol medication inhalation system

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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, VA12

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Gallem, Thomas Munich, DE 33 376
Gowanlock, Kevin Grant London, CA 7 72
Lynch, Robert Carlton Apex, US 13 115

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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (9)
5,193,529 Applicance for use in inspiration and expiration techniques and exercises 45 1990
5,178,138 Drug delivery device 228 1990
5,241,954 Nebulizer 56 1991
5,477,849 Spacer for medication inhaler 37 1994
5,755,221 Aerosol inhaler with piston dump 29 1994
5,647,345 Respiratory stimulator & methods of use 50 1995
5,617,844 Aerosol medication delivery system 157 1995
5,738,087 Aerosol medication delivery system 30 1996
6,240,917 Aerosol holding chamber for a metered-dose inhaler 35 1999
 
WELLS FARGO BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION (1)
5,479,920 Breath actuated medicinal aerosol delivery apparatus 295 1994
 
TYCO HEALTHCARE GROUP LP (2)
5,456,249 Resuscitator with carbon dioxide detector 39 1994
6,123,075 Resuscitator regulator with carbon dioxide detector 44 1996
 
NOVARTIS PHARMA AG (1)
5,775,320 Method and device for delivering aerosolized medicaments 137 1995
 
BAUWENS, JOSEPH A. (1)
4,852,561 Inhalation device 81 1988
 
RESMED LIMITED (1)
5,896,857 Valve for use in a gas delivery system 83 1996
 
DAIRY EQUIPMENT AND SERVICE CORP. (1)
5,629,032 Blow-molding apparatus 15 1996
 
ORION-YHTYMA OY (1)
5,724,962 Valve for use in connection with an inhaler apparatus 26 1995
 
MICRODOSE THERAPEUTX, INC. (1)
6,026,809 Inhalation device 117 1996
 
LOCKHEED MARTIN CORPORATION (1)
4,646,644 Pneumatic time delay valve 17 1984
 
MAP PHARMACEUTICALS, INC. (2)
6,026,808 Methods and apparatus for delivering aerosolized medication 60 1999
6,367,471 Internal vortex mechanism for inhaler device 36 1999
 
ASTRA AKTIEBOLAG (1)
5,881,718 Valve 29 1995
 
EVERETT D. HOUGEN IRREVOCABLE TRUST (3)
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WESTMED, INC. (1)
5,501,214 Non-rebreathing valve and valve element therefor 153 1994
 
MECT CORPORATION (1)
4,846,168 Inhaler 39 1987
 
LEIRAS OY (1)
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FISONS LIMITED (1)
6,138,673 Inhalation device and method 28 1997
 
Fisons plc (1)
4,509,515 Inhalation device 48 1983
 
WILLIAM, H. RORER, INC., (1)
4,637,528 Articulated joint in aerosol medicament dispenser 96 1984
 
DHD HEALTHCARE CORPORATION (3)
5,598,839 Positive expiratory pressure device 49 1994
5,765,553 Aerosol medication delivery facemask adapter 42 1996
6,026,807 Metered dose inhaler cloud chamber 70 1998
 
AEA TECHNOLOGY PLC (2)
5,048,729 Aerosol dispenser with flow diverter 19 1990
5,724,959 Powder inhaler with specific orifice and baffle arrangement 51 1994
 
VITAL SIGNS, INC. (1)
4,298,023 Spring loaded exhalation valve 85 1980
 
Techbase Pty. Ltd. (1)
5,816,240 Spacer 68 1997
 
Duphar International Research B.V. (1)
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RD-Chus Inc. (1)
5,497,765 Device for the simultaneous delivery of beta-2 agonists and oxygen to a patient 56 1995
 
PAUL RITZAU PARI-WERK GMBH (5)
5,309,900 Atomizer particularly for use in devices for inhalation therapy 100 1991
5,312,046 Liquid atomizer 48 1992
5,280,784 Device in particular and inhalating device for treating the lung and the respiratory tracts 186 1992
5,458,136 Assembly for producing aerosol pulses 35 1994
5,596,982 Apparatus for drying and buffering aerosols 45 1995
 
PARI GMBH - SPEZIALISTEN FUR (1)
6,513,519 Inhalation atomizer with a one-piece valve element 31 2000
 
CERTIFIED SAFETY MANUFACTURING, INC. (1)
5,562,093 Mouth-to-mouth resuscitation barrier 17 1995
 
VISIOMED GROUP LIMITED (1)
5,385,140 Aerosol inhalation device 75 1993
 
NSPIRE HEALTH, INC. (1)
6,257,231 Aerosol enhancement 17 1998
 
CardioPulmonary Technologies, Inc. (2)
5,925,831 Respiratory air flow sensor 32 1998
6,089,105 Tubing connector 44 1999
 
CANADIAN MONAGHAN, LTD. (1)
5,645,049 Exhalation valve for face mask with spacer chamber connection 99 1994
 
PARI Spezialisten fur effektive Inhalation (1)
2001/0054,421 Apparatus and method for generating an aerosol of an exact dose for inhalation purposes 9 2001
 
Miat S.p.A. (1)
5,250,287 Multi-dose insufflator for medicaments in powder form 37 1992
 
Andi-Ventis Limited (1)
5,033,463 Multi-dose inhaler for medicaments in powder form 164 1990
 
PRE HOLDING, INC. (1)
2006/0065,267 Breath enhanced nebulizer with interchangeable top portions 10 2005
 
CITY OF HOPE, A NOT-FOR-PROFIT CORP. OF CA (1)
4,981,295 Respiratory training using feedback 61 1987
 
Thayer Medical Corporation (2)
6,039,042 Portable chamber for metered dose inhaler dispensers 67 1998
6,679,252 Collapsible, disposable MDI spacer and method 18 2001
 
ASTRAZENECA AB (2)
4,907,583 Device in powder inhalators 167 1988
5,840,279 Pharmaceutical powder cartridge with integrated metering device and inhaler for powdered medicaments 60 1996
 
Aktiebolaget Draco (2)
4,292,966 Aerosol inhalation device 32 1980
4,641,644 Aerosol inhalation device 47 1985
 
SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA (1)
4,635,631 Artificial respiration ventilator of air constant flow 59 1984
 
O'ROURKE, SAM (1)
6,412,481 Sealed backpressure attachment device for nebulizer 43 1999
 
MERCURY ENTERPRISES, INC. (1)
5,357,951 Cardiac pulmonary resuscitator apparatus valve with integral air sampling port 136 1993
 
Healthscan Products, Inc. (2)
5,040,527 Metered dose inhalation unit with slide means 60 1990
5,297,543 Medication inhaler mixer 33 1992
 
BOEHRINGER INGELHIEM KG, A CORP. OF FED. REP. OF GERMANY (1)
5,676,130 Separator for powdered inhalers 57 1996
 
ABBVIE INC. (1)
5,505,194 Aerosol inhalation device having slideably and rotatably connected elliptical cylinder portions 52 1994
 
GLAXO GROUP LIMITED (1)
* 5,427,089 Valved auxiliary device for use with aerosol container 63 1993
 
Pari-Symac (1)
4,496,086 Devices which comprise a helical spring used as conveying, extracting, quantity-controlling or mixing means 18 1982
 
PARI PHARMA GMBH (15)
6,106,479 Breath simulator 14 1998
6,228,346 Propellant mixtures and aerosols for micronizing medicaments with compressed gas 33 1998
6,679,251 Actuating device for meters and metering aerosol dispensing device with an actuating device for meters 56 2001
6,481,438 Meter 49 2001
7,059,320 Inhalation therapy apparatus 18 2002
D483860 Electronic inhaler and control unit 29 2002
2006/0102,178 Device for recording the parameters of an aerosol in particular in inhalation therapy devices 9 2003
2006/0057,073 Wet granulation process 16 2003
2005/0224,076 Aerosol generation device and inhalation device therewith 28 2005
2005/0244,339 Pharmaceutical aerosol composition 49 2005
2006/0048,772 Inhalation therapy device 10 2005
2006/0054,166 Inhalation nebulizer 9 2005
2006/0207,591 Aerosol generating means for inhalation therapy devices 12 2006
2006/0213,503 Inhalation therapy device that can be actuated in different modes 27 2006
2006/0289,002 Inhalation therapy device 11 2006
 
Pari Industries (2)
5,497,872 Method and apparatus for cleaning conveyor belts 24 1994
5,657,853 Belt conveyors having cleaning rollers 21 1995
 
Trudell Medical International (7)
4,770,413 Breathing exercise device 40 1987
6,044,841 Breath actuated nebulizer with valve assembly having a relief piston 76 1997
6,345,617 Aerosol medication delivery apparatus and system 50 1997
6,293,279 Aerosol medication delivery apparatus and system 65 1999
6,557,549 Aerosol delivery apparatus with positive expiratory pressure capacity 84 2001
6,435,177 Aerosol medication delivery apparatus and system 48 2001
6,848,443 Aerosol delivery apparatus with positive expiratory pressure capacity 75 2003
 
Pari GmbH Spezialisten für effektive Inhalation (17)
5,549,102 Nebulizer, especially for application in devices for inhalation therapy 76 1994
5,575,282 Oxygen distributor with both mouth and nose delivery ports 40 1994
6,514,177 Inhaling apparatus compressor with improved diaphragm assembly 11 1996
5,740,966 Nebulizer nozzle 12 1996
5,957,389 Nebuliser 15 1997
6,085,741 Device for atomisation of fluids 26 1997
6,000,394 Generation of an aerosol of an exact dose 17 1997
6,176,237 Inhalation therapy unit with a valve for limiting the inspiration flow 27 1998
6,606,990 Mouth piece for inhalation therapy units 15 1998
6,513,727 Liquid atomizer device 13 1999
6,962,151 Inhalation nebulizer 53 2000
2002/0005,196 Portable inhalator compressor device 18 2001
6,983,747 Aerosol generator 16 2002
7,131,440 Inhalation therapy apparatus having a valve for limiting the inspiration flow 20 2002
2006/0162,723 Inhalation therapy device 12 2003
7,077,126 Inhalation therapy mask and device for animals 15 2004
2006/0254,578 Inhalation therapy device with a nebulising nozzle and a compressor 9 2006
 
PARI (1)
6,464,388 Mixer incorporating imbalance 8 2001
 
Trudell Medical Limited (6)
4,470,412 Inhalation valve 125 1982
4,796,614 Collapsible inhalation valve 64 1987
5,012,803 Modular medication inhaler 80 1989
5,012,804 Medication inhaler with adult mask 65 1990
5,042,467 Medication inhaler with fitting having a sonic signalling device 88 1990
5,848,588 Backpiece for receiving an MDI adapter in an aerosolization spacer 56 1996
 
PAU RITZAU PARI-WERK GMBH (1)
5,461,695 Nebulizing assembly with heating equipment 29 1993
 
Specialty Packaging Licensing Company (1)
5,109,840 Resuscitator having directional control valve with internal "PEEP" adjustment valve 203 1991
 
FACEBOOK, INC. (2)
2003/0126,250 Systems for communicating current and future activity information among mobile internet users and methods therefor 71 2002
2003/0126,250 Systems for communicating current and future activity information among mobile internet users and methods therefor 71 2002
 
SMITHKLINE BEECHAM CORPORATION (1)
* 2003/0089,368 Actuator nozzle for metered dose inhaler 25 2002
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Patent Citation Ranking

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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
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
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (2)
* D747548 Electronic cigarette tank 1 2013
* D760952 Electronic cigarette tank with fill port and plug 0 2014
 
PRE HOLDING, INC. (1)
9,308,335 Aerosol medication inhalation system 0 2015
 
CLEMENT CLARKE INTERNATIONAL LIMITED (1)
* D744636 Spacer for inhaler 0 2013
 
PRE HOLIDNG, INC. (1)
8,973,571 Aerosol medication inhalation system 1 2013
 
FSC LABORATORIES, INC. (5)
D717424 Inhalation spacer 5 2012
* D735316 Inhalation spacer 2 2013
9,364,622 Inhalation devices and systems and methods including the same 0 2013
D759806 Inhalation spacer 0 2015
D757246 Inhalation spacer 0 2015
* Cited By Examiner

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