Patents by Inventor Walter J. Makiej, Jr.

Walter J. Makiej, Jr. 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: 5664557
    Abstract: A releasably engageable inhaler including a housing for holding medicine to be delivered to a patient through a discharge port. A connector allows the selective engagement of the inhaler to other inhalers which may contain the same or a different medication. An indicator on the surface of the housing allows the patient to distinguish the contents of the inhaler or the sequence in which the medicine in two or more engaged inhalers should be taken.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 1995
    Date of Patent: September 9, 1997
    Assignee: Respiratory Delivery Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: Walter J. Makiej, Jr.
  • Patent number: 5002048
    Abstract: The invention includes an inhalation device for delivering medication from two or more medicinal aerosol containers. An L-shaped housing includes a mouthpiece opening at one end and chambers at the other end for receiving the medicinal aerosol containers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 1989
    Date of Patent: March 26, 1991
    Inventor: Walter J. Makiej, Jr.
  • Patent number: 4936461
    Abstract: The present invention is a multidose capsule. The capsule consists of a longitudinally extending tube and caps for each end thereof. An intermediate section of the longitudinally extending tube is severable so that the capsule may be broken into two separately administrable components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 1989
    Date of Patent: June 26, 1990
    Inventor: Walter J. Makiej, Jr.
  • Patent number: 4793493
    Abstract: The present invention is a multidose capsule including a tube having a first end and a second end and a dividing wall, supported by the tube, which separates the tube into first and second chambers. First and second removably supportable caps are slidable along each tube end to the extent sufficient to securely seal the chamber thereunder. In alternative embodiments both the dividing wall and the capsule periphery with respect thereto are frangible such that the capsule may be broken in two under an applied stress.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 1987
    Date of Patent: December 27, 1988
    Inventor: Walter J. Makiej, Jr.