Patents by Inventor Scott Alexander Lewis

Scott Alexander Lewis 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: 8381721
    Abstract: A dry powder inhaler includes a dose container assembly having a dose container disk with opposing upper and lower surfaces, a first row of circumferentially spaced apart dose containers at a first radius and a second row of circumferentially spaced apart dose containers at a second radius. The dose containers have dry powder therein and are sealed via a first flexible sealant over apertures in the upper surface and a second flexible sealant over apertures in the lower surface. A piercing mechanism includes two reciprocating piercers that serially alternate between the two rows of dose containers in the dose container disk. A rotatable ramp disk includes first and second sets of circumferentially spaced-apart ramp elements in staggered, concentric relationship that are configured to move the first and second piercing members between retracted and extended positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2013
    Assignee: Oriel Therapeutics, Inc.
    Inventors: Gerald A. Thoe, James G. Skakoon, David A. Schuelke, Thomas W. Ruckdeschel, David Harris, Scott Alexander Lewis, Andrew Murray Gow, Jonathan David Tuckwell
  • Publication number: 20120330152
    Abstract: The fluid management system according to the invention is adapted to automatically supply fluid for injection into a patient. The fluid management system comprises a fluid management device, a fluid transfer system and a fluid injector. The fluid management device serves to store and administrate multi dose containers. The fluid transfer system connects the outlet of the containers stored within the fluid management device to the injector and the injector withdraws the fluid via fluid transfer system from the containers and injects the fluid to an administration device at the patient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 24, 2009
    Publication date: December 27, 2012
    Inventors: Claus-Peter Reisinger, Klaus Urich, Matthias Burg, Andreas Kalitzki, Samantha Anne Patterson, Kathryn Anne Louise Farrell, Andrew Murray Gow, Scott Alexander Lewis, Mark Jeffrey Edhouse
  • Publication number: 20110226244
    Abstract: Dry powder inhalers are described with an inhaler body defining an enclosed cavity space and at least one of (a) an endless strip having opposing primary surfaces, the strip comprising a plurality of spaced apart blisters or dose containers holding dry powder medicament. The inhaler also has an inhalation exit flow path in the inhaler body in communication with at least one blister or at least one dose container held by the strip in a dispensing position and a piercer configured to release dry powder medicament from the blister or dose container in the dispensing position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2009
    Publication date: September 22, 2011
    Inventors: George McGee Perkins, Scott Alexander Lewis, Andrew Murray Gow, David Harris
  • Publication number: 20110186047
    Abstract: Dry powder inhalers with rotatable piercing mechanisms facilitate the use of dose container assemblies having dose containers arranged in concentric rows. A piercing mechanism is operably associated with the dose container assembly and is configured to pierce sealants that seal a dose container. The piercing mechanism is rotatable such that it can serially alternate between the two rows of dose containers. The piercing mechanism includes a rotatable drum, an elongate piercing member, and a biasing member operably associated with the piercing member. The rotatable drum has an open end, an opposite closed end, and a cylindrical wall that extends from the closed end and terminates at the open end. The closed end includes an aperture formed therein in a location adjacent to the wall. The elongate piercing member is extended and retracted through the aperture to pierce the sealants of a dose container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2009
    Publication date: August 4, 2011
    Inventors: Scott Alexander Lewis, Andrew Murray Gow, Jonathan David Tuckwell, Greg Beard