Patents by Inventor Lisa A. Fink

Lisa A. Fink 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).

  • Publication number: 20200197631
    Abstract: Self-puncturing liquid drug cartridges and an associated inhaler are used to deliver one or more separate doses of an aerosolized liquid drug. A cartridge includes a needle assembly coupled to a drug container. The needle assembly includes a hollow needle and is reconfigurable from a first configuration to a second configuration upon insertion of the cartridge into the inhaler. In the first configuration, the hollow needle does not extend into the container. In the second configuration, the hollow needle extends into the container. The inhaler includes an aerosol generator that includes a vibratable membrane that aerosolizes liquid drug ejected from the cartridge for inhalation by a patient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2020
    Publication date: June 25, 2020
    Inventors: Benjamin Stedman, Jim Fink, Lisa Molloy
  • Patent number: 10610651
    Abstract: Self-puncturing liquid drug cartridges and an associated inhaler are used to deliver one or more separate doses of an aerosolized liquid drug. A cartridge includes a needle assembly coupled to a drug container. The needle assembly includes a hollow needle and is reconfigurable from a first configuration to a second configuration upon insertion of the cartridge into the inhaler. In the first configuration, the hollow needle does not extend into the container. In the second configuration, the hollow needle extends into the container. The inhaler includes an aerosol generator that includes a vibratable membrane that aerosolizes liquid drug ejected from the cartridge for inhalation by a patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: Aerami Therapeutics, Inc.
    Inventors: Benjamin Stedman, Jim Fink, Lisa Molloy
  • Publication number: 20200078540
    Abstract: A dispenser for supplying a metered volume of a liquid medicament to an aerosolizing device. The dispenser may include a container having a proximal end and a distal end, wherein the container is configured to store a volume of liquid medicament. The dispenser may also include a dispensing mechanism coupled to the distal end of the container. The dispensing mechanism may have a distal end terminating in a tip through which the liquid medicament is dispensed. The dispensing mechanism operates to dispense a metered volume of the liquid medicament from the tip each time the dispensing mechanism is operated. The distal end of the dispensing mechanism includes an interface that interacts with a housing of an inhaler to limit an insertion depth of the tip into an opening the housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2019
    Publication date: March 12, 2020
    Inventors: John S. Patton, Ryan S. Patton, Lisa Molloy, Jim Fink
  • Patent number: 10569033
    Abstract: A dispenser for supplying a metered volume of a liquid medicament to an aerosolizing device. The dispenser may include a container having a proximal end and a distal end, wherein the container is configured to store a volume of liquid medicament. The dispenser may also include a dispensing mechanism coupled to the distal end of the container. The dispensing mechanism may have a distal end terminating in a tip through which the liquid medicament is dispensed. The dispensing mechanism operates to dispense a metered volume of the liquid medicament from the tip each time the dispensing mechanism is operated. The distal end of the dispensing mechanism includes an interface that interacts with a housing of an inhaler to limit an insertion depth of the tip into an opening the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: Dance Biopharm Inc.
    Inventors: John S. Patton, Ryan S. Patton, Lisa Molloy, Jim Fink
  • Patent number: 10471222
    Abstract: In one aspect, embodiments of the present invention provide an aerosolization device for ensuring proper delivery of an aerosolized medication to a user's respiratory system. The aerosolization device may include a conduit, an aerosol generator, a restrictor disposed within the conduit, and an indicator mechanism. The conduit may include a mouthpiece end by which a user may cause inspiratory flow through the conduit. The aerosol generator may include a vibratable mesh. The restrictor may define a plurality of apertures disposed along an outer periphery of the restrictor configured to provide an increase in pressure differential that varies with an inspiratory flow rate within the conduit and to provide a relatively laminar flow downstream of the restrictor compared to upstream of the restrictor. The indicator mechanism may indicate to a user a state of a parameter of the inspiratory flow relative to a predefined desired range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: Dance Biopharm Inc.
    Inventors: Jim Fink, Lisa Molloy, Ronan MacLoughlin, Claire Lillis, Michael Casey, John Mullins, Kieran Hyland, Joe Grehan
  • Publication number: 20190321568
    Abstract: Liquid drug cartridges and an associated inhaler are used to deliver one more separate doses of an aerosolized liquid drug. A cartridge includes a container for storing the liquid drug, an end cap having an ejection opening, a filter element, and a piston that is repositionable relative to the container to selectively eject a volume of liquid drug from the ejection opening. The filter element filters the liquid drug prior to ejection from the ejection opening. The liquid drug cartridge can be coupled with an inhaler that includes an aerosol generator. The aerosol generator includes a vibratable membrane onto which the liquid drug is ejected. The liquid drug is aerosolized by the vibration of the membrane for inhalation by a user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2019
    Publication date: October 24, 2019
    Inventors: Benjamin Stedman, Jim Fink, Lisa Molloy, Matt Sander
  • Patent number: 10307550
    Abstract: Liquid drug cartridges and an associated inhaler are used to deliver one more separate doses of an aerosolized liquid drug. A cartridge includes a container for storing the liquid drug, an end cap having an ejection opening, a filter element, and a piston that is repositionable relative to the container to selectively eject a volume of liquid drug from the ejection opening. The filter element filters the liquid drug prior to ejection from the ejection opening. The liquid drug cartridge can be coupled with an inhaler that includes an aerosol generator. The aerosol generator includes a vibratable membrane onto which the liquid drug is ejected. The liquid drug is aerosolized by the vibration of the membrane for inhalation by a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: Dance Biopharm Inc.
    Inventors: Benjamin Stedman, Jim Fink, Lisa Molloy, Matt Sander
  • Patent number: 5653490
    Abstract: A visor includes a guide channel which receives an elongated pivot rod and combined torque control and slide. The slide comprises a lubricous polymeric member which surrounds the torque control to present a sliding interface between the visor rod and channel within the visor body while the torque control allows the visor to be raised to desired adjusted positions between a raised storage position adjacent the vehicle roof and lowered use positions. In one embodiment, at least one bias spring extends between the slide and channel for providing the desired sliding action and permitting tolerance variations in the manufacture of the visor control.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 1996
    Date of Patent: August 5, 1997
    Assignee: Prince Corporation
    Inventors: Lisa A. Fink, Stuart Orrell, Michael R. Yandell, Robert J. Stenman, S. John Bentley
  • Patent number: 5645308
    Abstract: A visor rod assembly includes a polymeric torque device having an elongated bore which includes at least one detent formed on the inner radius thereof and which receives an elongated visor pivot rod having a noncircular cross section. A visor with such an assembly can slide along the pivot rod to a variety of selected use positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 1995
    Date of Patent: July 8, 1997
    Assignee: Prince Corporation
    Inventor: Lisa A. Fink