Patents by Inventor Henri M. Akouka

Henri M. Akouka has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 10434267
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a method and device for delivering a pharmaceutical to the airway of a human or animal patient. In one aspect, the device includes a dose drum formed into a cylinder and including a plurality of dose compartments for containing individual doses. In another aspect, the device may include a reservoir containing a pharmaceutical material in bulk form and a metering recess for metering the pharmaceutical material to form a pharmaceutical dose. Another aspect provides an inhaler with a combined reservoir and dosing chamber configured to contain multiple doses of a pharmaceutical material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: MICRODOSE THERAPEUTX, INC.
    Inventors: Henri M. Akouka, Daniel P. Becker
  • Patent number: 9974909
    Abstract: A method and device for delivering a pharmaceutical to the airway of a human or animal patient, in one aspect, includes a dose drum formed into a cylinder and including a plurality of dose compartments for containing individual doses. In another aspect, the device may include a reservoir containing a pharmaceutical material in bulk form and a metering recess for metering the pharmaceutical material to form a pharmaceutical dose. Another aspect provides an inhaler with a combined reservoir and dosing chamber configured to contain multiple doses of a pharmaceutical material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: MICRODOSE THERAPEUTX, INC.
    Inventors: Henri M. Akouka, Daniel P. Becker
  • Publication number: 20160220771
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a method and device for delivering a pharmaceutical to the airway of a human or animal patient. In one aspect, the device includes a dose drum formed into a cylinder and including a plurality of dose compartments for containing individual doses. In another aspect, the device may include a reservoir containing a pharmaceutical material in bulk form and a metering recess for metering the pharmaceutical. material to form a pharmaceutical dose. Another aspect provides an inhaler with a combined reservoir and dosing chamber configured to contain multiple doses of a pharmaceutical material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 13, 2016
    Publication date: August 4, 2016
    Inventors: Henri M. Akouka, Daniel P. Becker
  • Patent number: 8991390
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a method and device for delivering a pharmaceutical to the airway of a human or animal patient. In one aspect, the device includes a dose drum formed into a cylinder and including a plurality of dose compartments for containing individual doses. In another aspect, the device may include a reservoir containing a pharmaceutical material in bulk form and a metering recess for metering the pharmaceutical material to form a pharmaceutical dose. Another aspect provides an inhaler with a combined reservoir and dosing chamber configured to contain multiple doses of a pharmaceutical material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: Microdose Therapeutx, Inc.
    Inventors: Henri M. Akouka, Daniel P. Becker
  • Publication number: 20140041659
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a method and device for delivering a pharmaceutical to the airway of a human or animal patient. In one aspect, the device includes a dose drum formed into a cylinder and including a plurality of dose compartments for containing individual doses. In another aspect, the device may include a reservoir containing a pharmaceutical material in bulk form and a metering recess for metering the pharmaceutical material to form a pharmaceutical dose. Another aspect provides an inhaler with a combined reservoir and dosing chamber configured to contain multiple doses of a pharmaceutical material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2013
    Publication date: February 13, 2014
    Applicant: MICRODOSE THERAPEUTX, INC.
    Inventors: Henri M. Akouka, Daniel P. Becker
  • Patent number: 8444107
    Abstract: An apparatus for supporting a load comprises a pivot apparatus coupled to the load and movable with the load; and a base stationary relative to the pivot apparatus. At least two areas of support are situated between the pivot apparatus and the base. Respectively opposite force components are at the two areas of support. The two areas of support move along a one curved path to tilt the load.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2013
    Assignee: inTEST Corporation
    Inventors: Henri M. Akouka, Christopher L. West, Charles Nappen
  • Publication number: 20110162642
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a method and device for delivering a pharmaceutical to the airway of a human or animal patient. In one aspect, the device includes a dose drum formed into a cylinder and including a plurality of dose compartments for containing individual doses. In another aspect, the device may include a reservoir containing a pharmaceutical material in bulk form and a metering recess for metering the pharmaceutical material to form a pharmaceutical dose. Another aspect provides an inhaler with a combined reservoir and dosing chamber configured to contain multiple doses of a pharmaceutical material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 5, 2011
    Publication date: July 7, 2011
    Inventors: Henri M. Akouka, Daniel P. Becker
  • Patent number: 7554321
    Abstract: A positioner, such as a test head carrier for a semiconductor wafer and device tester, includes a vertical support and a main arm for supporting a test head. The main arm is suspended for vernier movement by use of a counterbalancing force such as counterweights. The suspension of the main arm is performed at a mechanical advantage so that reduced counter-blancing force and correspondingly large movements on the counterblance side are used to effect the vernier movement. The vertical support may be adjusted with a non-compliant drive such as a ball screw mechanism. The vernier movement can also be used to sense collisions and other positioning errors and actuation of the drive for the vertical support can be controlled accordingly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2001
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2009
    Assignee: inTEST Corporation
    Inventors: Alyn R. Holt, Brian R. Moore, Henri M. Akouka
  • Patent number: 7340972
    Abstract: A load, such as an electronic test head, is supported. A force sensor detects a force received from the load, the force resulting from the load being imbalanced such that a torque is created about a rotational axis of the load. A source of force provides a counter force relative to the load in response to the force detected by the force sensor. A method of docking an electronic test head held in a test head manipulator to an electronic device handler is also provided. The method of docking includes measuring a magnitude of an imbalance force along or about at least one of a plurality of motion axes of the test head manipulator; and providing a counter force to the imbalance force.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 11, 2008
    Assignee: inTEST Corporation
    Inventors: Nil O. Ny, Henri M. Akouka, Alyn R. Holt
  • Patent number: 7084358
    Abstract: A load, such as an electronic test head, is supported. A force sensor detects a force received from the load, the force resulting from the load being imbalanced such that a torque is created about a rotational axis of the load. A source of force provides a counter force relative to the load in response to the force detected by the force sensor. A method of docking an electronic test head held in a test head manipulator to an electronic device handler is also provided. The method of docking includes measuring a magnitude of an imbalance force along or about at least one of a plruality of motion axes of the test head manipulator; and providing a counter force to the imbalance force.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2001
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2006
    Assignee: inTEST Corporation
    Inventors: Nil O. Ny, Henri M. Akouka, Alyn R. Holt
  • Publication number: 20040051517
    Abstract: A positioner, such as a test head carrier for a semiconductor wafer and device tester, includes a vertical support and a main arm for supporting a test head. The main arm is suspended for vernier movement by use of a counterbalancing force such as counterweights. The suspension of the main arm is performed at a mechanical advantage so that reduced counter-blancing force and correspondingly large movements on the counterblance side are used to effect the vernier movement. The vertical support may be adjusted with a non-compliant drive such as a ball screw mechanism. The vernier movement can also be used to sense collisions and other positioning errors and actuation of the drive for the vertical support can be controlled accordingly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 8, 2002
    Publication date: March 18, 2004
    Inventors: Alyn R. Holt, Brian R. Moore, Henri M. Akouka