Patents by Inventor Per B. Fog

Per B. Fog 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: 20180003545
    Abstract: Powder dispensing and sensing apparatus and methods are provided. The powder dispensing and sensing apparatus includes a tray support structure to receive a cartridge tray holding cartridges, a powder dispenser assembly including powder dispenser modules to dispense powder into respective cartridges of a batch of cartridges in the cartridge tray, a powder transport system to deliver powder to the powder dispenser modules, a sensor module including sensor cells to sense respective fill states, such as the weights, of each of the cartridges in the batch of cartridges, and a control system to control the powder dispenser modules in response to the respective sensed fill states of each of the cartridges of the batch of cartridges.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2017
    Publication date: January 4, 2018
    Applicant: MannKind Corporation
    Inventors: Trent A. Poole, David F. Bonneau, Per B. Fog
  • Patent number: 9772216
    Abstract: Powder dispensing and sensing apparatus and methods are provided. The powder dispensing and sensing apparatus includes a tray support structure to receive a cartridge tray holding cartridges, a powder dispenser assembly including powder dispenser modules to dispense powder into respective cartridges of a batch of cartridges in the cartridge tray, a powder transport system to deliver powder to the powder dispenser modules, a sensor module including sensor cells to sense respective fill states, such as the weights, of each of the cartridges in the batch of cartridges, and a control system to control the powder dispenser modules in response to the respective sensed fill states of each of the cartridges of the batch of cartridges.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2017
    Assignee: MannKind Corporation
    Inventors: Trent A. Poole, David F. Bonneau, Per B. Fog
  • Patent number: 9221561
    Abstract: A powder dispenser module (54) includes a housing (150) that defines a conduit connecting a powder inlet and a powder outlet, a feed wand (160) to move powder through the conduit from the powder inlet to the powder outlet, the feed wand (200) including a lower feed element (230) coupled to a first drive shaft and an upper feed element (220) coupled to a second drive shaft, a first actuator coupled to the first drive shaft to rotate the lower feed element (230), and a second actuator coupled to the second drive shaft to rotate the upper feed element (220). In other embodiments, the feed wand (200) includes a shaft having a fluidizing element and an actuator produces oscillatory movement of the feed wand during dispensing of powder. Dispenser module arrays include one or a few rows of dispenser modules.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2015
    Assignee: MannKind Corporation
    Inventors: Rajesh Maheshwari, Rolf Scharger, Trent A. Poole, Per B. Fog
  • Publication number: 20150246188
    Abstract: Described is a dry powder inhaler comprising an intake section; a mixing section, and a mouthpiece.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2015
    Publication date: September 3, 2015
    Inventors: Solomon S. Steiner, Robert Feldstein, Per B. Fog, Trent A. Poole
  • Patent number: 9061111
    Abstract: Described is a dry powder inhaler comprising an intake section; a mixing section, and a mouthpiece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2015
    Assignee: MannKind Corporation
    Inventors: Solomon S. Steiner, Robert Feldstein, Per B. Fog, Trent A. Poole
  • Publication number: 20150122258
    Abstract: A dry powder inhaler having improved aerodynamic properties for diluting, dispersing, and metering drug particles for increasing the efficiency of pulmonary drug delivery to a patient is described. The inhaler comprises, in general, a housing having an air intake, an airflow-control/check-valve, a mixing section and a mouthpiece. A cartridge loaded with a single dose of medicament can be installed in the mixing section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 8, 2015
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Inventors: Solomon S. Steiner, Trent A. Poole, Per B. Fog, Roderike Pohl, Michael Crick, Robert Feldstein
  • Patent number: 8950397
    Abstract: A dry powder inhaler having improved aerodynamic properties for diluting, dispersing, and metering drug particles for increasing the efficiency of pulmonary drug delivery to a patient is described. The inhaler comprises, in general, a housing having an air intake, an air flow-control/check-valve, a mixing section and a mouthpiece. A cartridge loaded with a single dose of medicament can be installed in the mixing section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: MannKind Corporation
    Inventors: Solomon S. Steiner, Trent A. Poole, Per B. Fog, Roderike Pohl, Michael Crick, Robert Feldstein
  • Publication number: 20140318875
    Abstract: Powder dispensing and sensing apparatus and methods are provided. The powder dispensing and sensing apparatus includes a tray support structure to receive a cartridge tray holding cartridges, a powder dispenser assembly including powder dispenser modules to dispense powder into respective cartridges of a batch of cartridges in the cartridge tray, a powder transport system to deliver powder to the powder dispenser modules, a sensor module including sensor cells to sense respective fill states, such as the weights, of each of the cartridges in the batch of cartridges, and a control system to control the powder dispenser modules in response to the respective sensed fill states of each of the cartridges of the batch of cartridges.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 15, 2014
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Applicant: MannKind Corporation
    Inventors: Trent A. Poole, David F. Bonneau, Per B. Fog
  • Patent number: 8803009
    Abstract: Powder dispensing and sensing apparatus and methods are provided. The powder dispensing and sensing apparatus includes a tray support structure to receive a cartridge tray holding cartridges, a powder dispenser assembly including powder dispenser modules to dispense powder into respective cartridges of a batch of cartridges in the cartridge tray, a powder transport system to deliver powder to the powder dispenser modules, a sensor module including sensor cells to sense respective fill states, such as the weights, of each of the cartridges in the batch of cartridges, and a control system to control the powder dispenser modules in response to the respective sensed fill states of each of the cartridges of the batch of cartridges.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: MannKind Corporation
    Inventors: Trent A. Poole, David F. Bonneau, Per B. Fog
  • Patent number: 8671937
    Abstract: Described is a dry powder inhaler comprising an intake section; a mixing section, and a mouthpiece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2014
    Assignee: Mannkind Corporation
    Inventors: Solomon S. Steiner, Per B. Fog, Trent Poole, Robert Feldstein
  • Publication number: 20120255645
    Abstract: Powder dispensing and sensing apparatus and methods are provided. The powder dispensing and sensing apparatus includes a tray support structure to receive a cartridge tray holding cartridges, a powder dispenser assembly including powder dispenser modules to dispense powder into respective cartridges of a batch of cartridges in the cartridge tray, a powder transport system to deliver powder to the powder dispenser modules, a sensor module including sensor cells to sense respective fill states, such as the weights, of each of the cartridges in the batch of cartridges, and a control system to control the powder dispenser modules in response to the respective sensed fill states of each of the cartridges of the batch of cartridges.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2012
    Publication date: October 11, 2012
    Applicant: MannKind Corporation
    Inventors: Trent A. Poole, David F. Bonneau, Per B. Fog
  • Publication number: 20120240929
    Abstract: A dry powder inhaler having improved aerodynamic properties for diluting, dispersing, and metering drug particles for increasing the efficiency of pulmonary drug delivery to a patient is described. The inhaler comprises, in general, a housing having an air intake, an air flow-control/check-valve, a mixing section and a mouthpiece. A cartridge loaded with a single dose of medicament can be installed in the mixing section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 6, 2012
    Publication date: September 27, 2012
    Applicant: MANNKIND CORPORATION
    Inventors: Solomon S. Steiner, Trent A. Poole, Per B. Fog, Roderike Pohl, Michael Crick, Robert Feldstein
  • Publication number: 20120192865
    Abstract: Described is a dry powder inhaler comprising an intake section; a mixing section, and a mouthpiece.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 29, 2012
    Publication date: August 2, 2012
    Applicant: MANNKIND CORPORATION
    Inventors: Solomon S. Steiner, Robert Feldstein, Per B. Fog, Trent Poole
  • Patent number: 8230887
    Abstract: Powder dispensing and sensing apparatus and methods are provided. The powder dispensing and sensing apparatus includes a tray support structure to receive a cartridge tray holding cartridges, a powder dispenser assembly including powder dispenser modules to dispense powder into respective cartridges of a batch of cartridges in the cartridge tray, a powder transport system to deliver powder to the powder dispenser modules, a sensor module including sensor cells to sense respective fill states, such as the weights, of each of the cartridges in the batch of cartridges, and a control system to control the powder dispenser modules in response to the respective sensed fill states of each of the cartridges of the batch of cartridges.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2012
    Assignee: MannKind Corporation
    Inventors: Trent A. Poole, David F. Bonneau, Per B. Fog
  • Patent number: 8220505
    Abstract: Powder dispensing and sensing apparatus and methods are provided. The powder dispensing and sensing apparatus includes a tray support structure to receive a cartridge tray holding cartridges, a powder dispenser assembly including powder dispenser modules to dispense powder into respective cartridges of a batch of cartridges in the cartridge tray, a powder transport system to deliver powder to the powder dispenser modules, a sensor module including sensor cells to sense respective fill states, such as the weights, of each of the cartridges in the batch of cartridges, and a control system to control the powder dispenser modules in response to the respective sensed fill states of each of the cartridges of the batch of cartridges.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2012
    Assignee: MannKind Corporation
    Inventors: Trent A. Poole, David F. Bonneau, Per B. Fog
  • Publication number: 20120174923
    Abstract: Described is a dry powder inhaler comprising an intake section; a mixing section, and a mouthpiece.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2012
    Publication date: July 12, 2012
    Applicant: Mannkind Corporation
    Inventors: Solomon S. Steiner, Robert Feldstein, Per B. Fog, Trent Poole
  • Patent number: 8215300
    Abstract: A dry powder inhaler having improved aerodynamic properties for diluting, dispersing, and metering drug particles for increasing the efficiency of pulmonary drug delivery to a patient is described. The inhaler comprises, in general, a housing having an air intake, an air flow-control/check-valve, a mixing section and a mouthpiece. A cartridge loaded with a single dose of medicament can be installed in the mixing section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2012
    Assignee: MannKind Corporation
    Inventors: Solomon S. Steiner, Trent A. Poole, Per B. Fog, Roderike Pohl, Michael Crick, Robert Feldstein
  • Patent number: 8156936
    Abstract: Described are dry powder inhalers comprising an intake section, a mixing section and a mouthpiece. The mixing section can accommodate a capsule having a top keying portion and containing a dry powder medicament. The top keying portion of the capsules may fit within complementary keying structures in inhaler mixing sections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2012
    Assignee: MannKind Corporation
    Inventors: Solomon S. Steiner, Per B. Fog, Trent Poole, Robert Feldstein
  • Patent number: 8146588
    Abstract: Described are dry powder inhalers composing an intake section, a mixing section and a mouthpiece. The mixing section can accommodate a capsule having a top keying portion and containing a dry powder medicament. The top keying portion of the capsules may fit within complementary keying structures in inhaler mixing sections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2012
    Assignee: MannKind Corporation
    Inventors: Solomon S. Steiner, Robert Feldstein, Per B. Fog, Trent A. Poole
  • Patent number: 8025082
    Abstract: Powder dispensing and sensing apparatus and methods are provided. The powder dispensing and sensing apparatus includes a tray support structure to receive a cartridge tray holding cartridges, a powder dispenser assembly including powder dispenser modules to dispense powder into respective cartridges of a batch of cartridges in the cartridge tray, a powder transport system to deliver powder to the powder dispenser modules, a sensor module including sensor cells to sense respective fill states, such as the weights, of each of the cartridges in the batch of cartridges, and a control system to control the powder dispenser modules in response to the respective sensed fill states of each of the cartridges of the batch of cartridges.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2011
    Assignee: MannKind Corporation
    Inventors: Trent A. Poole, David F. Bonneau, Per B. Fog