Liquid Medicament Atomizer Or Sprayer Patents (Class 128/200.14)
  • Patent number: 10729858
    Abstract: A magazine (18) that stores a plurality of needles (56) configured to engage a medication pen (2) for medication delivery, the magazine (18) comprising a magazine housing (20) enclosing a removable array (26) having a plurality of hub chambers (22) each enclosing one of a plurality of needle hubs (50), a connector (28) in each of the plurality of hub chambers (22), each connector (28) engages one of the plurality of needle hubs (50), a plurality of peel tabs (30) each sealing one of the plurality of hub chambers (22), and an electronic indicator (62) to identify a status of the plurality of needle hubs (50), wherein the electronic indicator (62) identifies how many of the plurality of needle hubs (50) are unused.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Sudarsan Srinivasan, David Schiff, Stephan Lawson, Nicholas Hugh McGill
  • Patent number: 10722667
    Abstract: A delivery device for and method of delivering a powdered substance, in particular a triptan, such as sumatriptan, to the posterior region of a nasal cavity of a subject, in particular for the treatment of headaches, for example, cluster headaches and migraine, and neuropathic pain, the delivery device comprising: a nosepiece for insertion into a nasal cavity of a subject through which the powdered substance is delivered to the posterior region of the nasal cavity of the subject, in particular the upper posterior two thirds of the nasal cavity; and a substance supply unit which is operable to deliver the powdered substance through the nosepiece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: OptiNose AS
    Inventors: Per Gisle Djupesland, Roderick Peter Hafner
  • Patent number: 10722665
    Abstract: The invention relates to a handset (1) for delivering a pharmaceutical substance, with a housing (2) that exhibits a mouthpiece (8), wherein the mouthpiece (8) can be sealed with a cap (9), and the cap (9) is attached to the housing (2) by means of a spring (16), and can be swiveled around a swivel axis (x) to release the mouthpiece (8). In order to further improve a handset of the kind in question, in particular as relates to attaching the cap to the handset, it is proposed that the spring (16) have an angled progression in a top view, in which the swivel axis (x) is imaged as a line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Inventor: Alfred Von Schuckmann
  • Patent number: 10716907
    Abstract: A nebulizer is proposed which receives a container with a fluid and an indicator device. The indicator device stops further use of the container in a locked state when a predetermined number of uses has been reached or exceeded. In the locked state, a locking device locks the nebulizer against rotation in a partially tensioned state and, thus, against further use. After replacement of the container including the indicator device, the nebulizer can be used again.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: Boehringer Ingelheim International GmbH
    Inventors: Joachim Eicher, Josef Gatz, Markus Mueller, Herbert Wachtel
  • Patent number: 10709171
    Abstract: A container for an aerosol generating device comprises receiving means for receiving the aerosol generating device. One or more tanks are each arranged to retain a substance in use. For each tank, there is dispensing means for controllably transferring the substance from the tank to the aerosol generating device while the aerosol generating device is in the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: JT International S.A.
    Inventors: Aki Laakso, Kyle Adair, Andrew Rogan
  • Patent number: 10702665
    Abstract: A bi-functional intubating and ventilating supraglottic airway includes a supraglottic bowl defining a distal end, a neck extending outward of the supraglottic bowl and defining a proximal end, and a longitudinally extending intubation conduit formed therethrough. The supraglottic bowl includes a cuff and defines a bowl surface, wherein the intubation conduit extends from the proximal end of the neck to an opening in the bowl surface, and wherein the intubation conduit is configured to have an endotracheal tube inserted therethrough. At least one fluid flow channel is formed longitudinally through a wall of the supraglottic airway, collaterally to the intubation conduit, from the proximal end to the bowl surface within the supraglottic bowl.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Inventor: Glenn P. Gardner
  • Patent number: 10695787
    Abstract: An aerosol generator (100) has a vibratable plate (1) with apertures therein and an annular piezo (2) which causes movement of the vibratable plate (1). An annular support member (3) supports the piezo (2) and the vibratable plate (1). A first electrical power conducting pin (10) engages directly with a first, top, surface of the piezo (2). A second electrical power conducting pin (11) indirectly conducts electrical power to a second surface of the piezo (2), by contacting an extension tab (103) of the support member (20), also on its top side. There is a film of cured epoxy adhesive on the tab (103), providing excellent gripping force between the pin (11) and the support (3). The aerosol generator (100) avoids need for soldered joints for electrical contact, and the pins are conveniently mounted parallel to each on the on the same lateral and top side of the piezo and support member. The pins may have multi-point tips (50) for particularly effective electrical contact.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: STAMFORD DEVICES LIMITED
    Inventors: Brendan Hogan, Kieran Hyland, Anthony Redmond
  • Patent number: 10695523
    Abstract: Systems and methods for nitric oxide generation are provided. In an embodiment, an NO generation system can include a controller and disposable cartridge that can provide nitric oxide to two different treatments simultaneously. The disposable cartridge has multiple purposes including preparing incoming gases for exposure to the NO generation process, scrubbing exhaust gases for unwanted materials, characterizing the patient inspiratory flow, and removing moisture from sample gases collected. Plasma generation can be done within the cartridge or within the controller. The system has the capability of calibrating NO and NO2 gas analysis sensors without the use of a calibration gas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: Third Pole, Inc.
    Inventors: David G. Zapol, Gregory W. Hall, Wolfgang Scholz, Ian J. Gillerman
  • Patent number: 10695524
    Abstract: Nebulizer systems, apparatus, and methods are disclosed. The apparatus includes a body, a breathing gas inlet and outlet, and a barrier. The body is sized to be positioned within an adaptor of the nebulizer system. The breathing gas inlet and the breathing gas outlet are at opposite ends of the body. The barrier is coupled to the body. A plurality of holes are formed in the barrier. The plurality of holes open in a direction orthogonal to the breathing gas inlet. The system employs the apparatus in conjunction with a nebulizer and an adaptor. The method includes generating an aerosolized medicament, providing the aerosolized medicament to the adaptor, passing the aerosolized medicament through the barrier of the apparatus, providing a breathing gas to the apparatus, and flowing the aerosolized medicament and the breathing gas through the breathing gas outlet of the apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: VAPOTHERM, INC.
    Inventors: Felino V. Cortez, Jr., William F. Niland
  • Patent number: 10674764
    Abstract: In a method of manufacturing a cartridge of an electronic vaping device, wherein the cartridge includes a pre-vapor formulation storage element, an electrical inductor is formed from an electrical component, wherein the electrical inductor has an inductance indicative of a pre-vapor formulation substrate contained in the pre-vapor formulation storage element. The electrical inductor is then mounted to the cartridge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Altria Client Services LLC
    Inventor: Tony Reevell
  • Patent number: 10675595
    Abstract: A device for generating a scented mist of an atomized liquid fragrance oil includes an atomizer complex, a reservoir assembly, a drainage tube, and a vacuum tube. The atomizer complex can atomize the liquid fragrance oil into a scented mist and deliver the scented mist to air outside of the atomizer complex, where the liquid fragrance oil the fragrance oil that is not atomized into the scented mist delivered to the air outside of the atomizer complex includes collected oil that is collected and drained to a reservoir assembly. A drainage tube extends from a bottom area of the atomizer complex into the liquid fragrance oil. The device can filter the liquid fragrance oil in the reservoir assembly and the collected oil from the atomizer complex that drained down the drainage tube. The vacuum tube can suction the filtered liquid fragrance oil and the collected oil into the atomizer complex for atomization.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: ScentAir Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Martin John Rosener, Robert David Blaylock, John Thurston Chandler, Garrett Michael Sherman
  • Patent number: 10661283
    Abstract: A system can include a nebulizer having a tip and a spray chamber configured to be in fluid communication with the nebulizer. The tip of the nebulizer and/or an interior of the spray chamber can have a treated surface. The nebulizer and/or the spray chamber can be treated using a physical abrasion technique, chemically etched, and so forth. In some embodiments, treated surfaces of the nebulizer and the spray chamber can be proximate to one another. The spray chamber can include a drain ridge, which can project into an interior of the spray chamber, be depressed away from an interior of the spray chamber, and/or include a treated surface. The spray chamber can also include an output port having a treated surface. In some embodiments, the output port can include an additional port so that rinse liquid can flow through the spray chamber (e.g., continuously and/or intermittently).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: ELEMENTAL SCIENTIFIC, INC.
    Inventor: Daniel R. Wiederin
  • Patent number: 10661015
    Abstract: A wearable drug delivery device has a needle assembly and a drug vial arranged side-by-side. This arrangement makes the device compact so that it can be easily worn around a user's wrist, for example. When the user triggers the device to inject a dose of medication like epinephrine, in an orchestrated sequence, a first spring drives the needle assembly downward and inserts a needle into the user while connecting the needle assembly to the drug vial. A second spring then delivers the dose from the drug vial through the needle and into the user. Advantageously, the small form factor encourages the user to wear the device and have lifesaving medication at the ready.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Summit Street Medical LLC
    Inventors: Robert F. Rioux, Matthew Laplaca, Brian Grasso, Matt Bomes
  • Patent number: 10660849
    Abstract: Formulation comprising buprenorphine or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof as the sole active ingredient, a viscosity enhancer, and a buffering agent in an amount to provide a pH of from 5.0 to 7.0 are useful for treating opioid withdrawal syndrome.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: CHIESI FARMACEUTICI S.p.A.
    Inventors: Grazia Caivano, Ana Filipa Silva Borges
  • Patent number: 10661036
    Abstract: A method of purifying herbal extract(s) from an herbaceous plant composition includes heating the herbal extracts-containing composition to volatilize at least one of herbal extract(s) into a vapor and condensing the vapor on a substrate or wet extracting the herbal extract(s) by treatment of the herbaceous plant composition or a derivative thereof with a solvent for the herbal extract(s), separating the solution of herbal extract(s), forming a concentrate and casting the concentrate on the substrate to form a coating of the herbal extract(s) on the substrate. A corresponding delivery cartridge and delivery system can include a controllable heating element and the substrate coated with at least one of herbal extract(s). These are configured to allow passage of air over the substrate to volatilize or entrain the herbal extract(s) as a vapor, gas or aerosol for administration to a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Inventor: Timothy McCullough
  • Patent number: 10653185
    Abstract: An aerosol-generating system may include a liquid storage portion, a vaporizer, and a pump. The liquid storage portion may be configured to store a liquid aerosol-forming substrate. The vaporizer may be configured to volatilize the liquid aerosol-forming substrate. The pump may be configured to pump air into the liquid storage portion so as to push out a volume of the liquid aerosol-forming substrate from the liquid storage portion and to supply the volume of the liquid aerosol-forming substrate to the vaporizer. A method for generating an aerosol may be performed with the system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Altria Client Services LLC
    Inventors: Ben Mazur, Eva Saade Latorre, Alain Tabasso
  • Patent number: 10638795
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to systems and methods for controlling disabling of an electronic smoking device. An electronic smoking device includes a body through which a flow path at least partially extends, an air inlet in the body that is fluidly connected to the flow path, a liquid compartment for storing a liquid within the body, a vaporizer positioned in the body and configured to receive liquid from the liquid compartment and air from the flow path to generate vaporized liquid, an outlet in the body configured to receive vaporized liquid from the vaporizer, and circuitry connected to the vaporizer. In one embodiment, the circuitry is configured to shut off the electronic smoking device based on activation time of the vaporizer. In another embodiment, the circuitry is configured to shut off the electronic smoking device after a determined amount of usage has occurred.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: FONTEM HOLDINGS 4 B.V.
    Inventors: Ramon Alarcon, Jason Healy
  • Patent number: 10632276
    Abstract: Several embodiments of exhalation ports for use respiratory systems are described. Some of the embodiments provide an elongate body defining a lumen through which gases may flow. A plurality of tapered openings is arranged on a portion of the elongate body and configured to vent gases. A shroud extends from the elongate body and surrounds one or more of the plurality of tapered openings. The exhalation port is arranged to removably connect in-line with a circuit for delivering gases to a patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: Fisher & Paykel Healthcare Limited
    Inventors: Katie Fyfe, Kevin Blake Powell
  • Patent number: 10632267
    Abstract: An inhaler housing is described having a body for receiving an inhaler canister and a mouthpiece through which a dose from the inhaler canister is to be delivered. The body and the mouthpiece are rotatably coupled so that by turning the mouthpiece relative to the body the inhaler housing is converted between a carry configuration in which the mouthpiece and body are mutually aligned, and a use configuration in which the mouthpiece projects laterally from the body. The inhaler housing has a member which is variably elastically deformed as the mouthpiece is turned, investing the member with elastic potential energy minima corresponding to the carry configuration and the use configuration. Rotation of the mouthpiece relative to the body tends to stop when either of these configurations is reached.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: MIRROR 5 LTD
    Inventor: Michael Howell
  • Patent number: 10632269
    Abstract: An apparatus for metering the delivery of an aerosol. The apparatus has a variable acoustic source and a microphone, both acoustically coupled to a volume having a fluid region and an air region. The apparatus may also include a processor to determine a volume of the air region based on signals received from the microphone and the variable acoustic source. A fluid valve is coupled to the processor, and is configured to allow an amount of fluid to exit the fluid region associated with the volume of the air region. An atomizer, coupled to the fluid region, is configured to aerosolize at least a portion of the fluid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: DEKA Products Limited Partnership
    Inventors: David E. Altobelli, Russell H. Beavis, Larry B. Gray, Derek G. Kane
  • Patent number: 10632270
    Abstract: A method of treating a subject suffering from, or susceptible to, a condition that can be ameliorated by inhalation of gaseous nitrite comprises the use of an apparatus comprising an activating unit that includes a photosensitiser excitable by absorption of light to excite oxygen to a singlet state, and a light source arranged to illuminate the photosensitiser. Air is caused to flow through the activating unit while the photosensitiser is illuminated by the light source, and after passing through the activating unit, is directed to the respiratory tract of the subject.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: SOE Health Limited
    Inventor: Neil Stentiford
  • Patent number: 10617669
    Abstract: Aerosol solution compositions intended for use with a pressurized metered dose inhaler, comprising glycopyrronium bromide and formoterol, or a salt thereof, optionally in combination with one or more additional active ingredients, and stabilized by a selected amount of a mineral acid, exhibit improved stability when contained in an aerosol can provided with a metering valve having at least a butyl rubber gasket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: CHIESI FARMACEUTICI S.P.A.
    Inventors: Sauro Bonelli, Diego Copelli, Massimiliano Dagli Alberi, Francesca Usberti, Enrico Zambelli
  • Patent number: 10617638
    Abstract: Aerosol solution compositions intended for use with a pressurized metered dose inhaler, comprising glycopyrronium bromide and formoterol, or a salt thereof or a solvate of said salt, optionally in combination with one or more additional active ingredients, and stabilized by a selected amount of a mineral acid, exhibit improved stability when contained in a can internally coated by a resin comprising a fluorinated ethylene propylene (FEP) polymer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: CHIESI FARMACEUTICI S.P.A.
    Inventors: Sauro Bonelli, Diego Copelli, Massimiliano Dagli Alberi, Francesca Usberti, Enrico Zambelli
  • Patent number: 10619882
    Abstract: A building management system includes building equipment, a metric generation system, and a visualization engine. The building equipment is configured to generate data samples. The metric generation system is configured to collect the data samples and generate key performance indicators. The visualization engine is configured to create a scorecard that displays the key performance indicators. The scorecard comprises a building energy overview widget that displays total consumption of a building, a consumption by space widget that displays consumption of a plurality of subspaces of the building, and a consumption by commodity widget that displays consumption of the building categorized by commodity. In some embodiments, the scorecard also includes an energy density by space widget that displays consumption per unit area per day for the subspaces of the building.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: Johnson Controls Technology Company
    Inventors: Abhigyan Chatterjee, Braja Behari Mitra Majumdar, Dhanesh Deshmukh, Tushar Shripad Joshi
  • Patent number: 10618067
    Abstract: An electrostatic spray device includes a liquid sprayer including a nozzle that spouts a liquid; a voltage applicator that applies a voltage between the liquid sprayer and a heteropolar portion functioning as a pole opposite a pole of the liquid sprayer to generate an electrostatic force for causing the liquid to separate from a distal end of the nozzle in a charging state; and a stabilization electrode that maintains a stable spraying state of the liquid even when a pressure is applied to the liquid to supply the nozzle with the liquid. The stabilization electrode has an electric potential identical to an electric potential of the liquid sprayer, and is disposed near the nozzle such that a jet portion formed at a front of the nozzle by a linear extension of the liquid has a length longer than a length of the jet portion before the stabilization electrode is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: ANEST IWATA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kazuaki Sato, Shoji Kakizaki
  • Patent number: 10610483
    Abstract: A method and formulation for delivering an active analgesic compound, such as an opiate, in a vaporized state using low temperatures to vaporize the formulation. The formulation contains an inert non-reactive compound that lowers the heat of vaporization of the formulation, and the active compound. The formulation may optionally contain glycerin, alcohol, and/or water. Examples of inert non-reactive compounds that can sufficiently lower the heat of vaporization of the formulation include propylene glycol, vegetable glycerin and polysorbate. The formulation can be vaporized using a hand-held low temperature vaporizer or atomizer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: CHONG CORPORATION
    Inventors: Alexander ChinHak Chong, William P Bartkowski, Marshall A Thompson
  • 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
  • Patent number: 10603450
    Abstract: Some embodiments are directed to a compliance monitor for monitoring patient usage of a dry powder medicament delivery device. The medicament delivery device includes a store of medicament housed within a main body portion, and a base portion which is rotatable with respect to the main body portion. The medicament delivery device also includes a medicament dispenser for dispensing a dose of medicament into an inhalation chamber, a mouthpiece through which the dose of medicament may be inhaled by a user, and a replaceable cap. The compliance monitor includes a first portion for receiving and/or retaining the base portion of the medicament delivery device, and a second portion for releasably securing the medicament delivery device to the first portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: ADHERIUM (NZ) LIMITED
    Inventor: Garth Campbell Sutherland
  • Patent number: 10596334
    Abstract: A nasal delivery device can include a nasal prong and an activation member. The nasal prong can have an opening at a top and bottom portion of the prong to allow for the passage of an aerosolized treatment agent through the nasal prong. The activation member can be positioned on the nasal delivery device at a location that is spaced apart from the subject's oral cavity when the nasal prong is received into the nostril of the subject. The activation member can detect a desired exhalation state of the subject and upon detection of the desired exhalation state, the activation member activates the delivery of the aerosolized treatment agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignees: The United States of America, as represented by the Secretary, Department of Health and Human Services, Creare, Incorporated
    Inventors: Mark J. Papania, James J. Barry, Mark C. Bagley, James Norris, Darin A. Knaus, Eric M. Friets
  • Patent number: 10595562
    Abstract: An inhalation device for inhaling a vaporized substance that includes metering capabilities to inform a user when a particular amount of substance has been consumed. The inhalation device can include a sensor that senses the vaporized substance and a processor that utilizes data from the sensor to meter the amount consumed. The inhalation device can also define a session, which is a time in which a user can consume a particular amount. During the session, a user can start and stop inhaling and resume inhaling. When the user stops inhaling the inhalation device will halt vapor production and will resume production when the user resumes inhaling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: INDOSE INC
    Inventors: Daniel Freeman, Ari Freeman, Jacqueline Freeman
  • Patent number: 10588351
    Abstract: There is provided a cartridge for an aerosol-generating system, the cartridge including: a liquid storage container containing a liquid aerosol-forming substrate including at least one flavor object; an outlet; a filter disposed between the outlet and a portion of the liquid storage container including the at least one flavor object; and a liquid transport element, having a first part and a second part, movable from a first position to a second position, wherein in the first position the first part of the liquid transport element is external to the cartridge and adjacent the outlet, and in the second position the first part of the liquid transport element is internal to the cartridge and remote from the outlet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: Philip Morris Products S.A.
    Inventor: Nikolaus Martin Ernest Wilhelm Ricketts
  • Patent number: 10589298
    Abstract: An electrostatic fluid delivery system is configured to deliver fluid, such as a disinfectant fluid, onto a surface by electrically charging the fluid and forming the fluid into a mist, fog, plume, or spray that can be directed onto a surface, such as a surface to be cleaned. The system atomizes the fluid using a high-pressure fluid stream and passes the fluid through an electrode of a nozzle assembly to charge droplets of the atomized fluid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: Victory Innovations Company
    Inventor: Clifford Wright
  • Patent number: 10583264
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the administration of warm humidified oxygen to patients suffering with breathing problems. The present invention more specifically relates to the high flow of warm humidified oxygen to patients suffering with breathing problems or suffering with asthma.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Inventor: Kumara Venkatanarayana Nibhanipudi
  • Patent number: 10582729
    Abstract: An electronic vapor provision device comprising a power cell and a vaporizer, wherein the vaporizer comprises a heater and a heater support, wherein the heater is one the inside of the heater support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: Nicoventures Holdings, Limited
    Inventor: Christopher Lord
  • Patent number: 10576239
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for portable and compact nitric oxide (NO) generation that can be embedded into other therapeutic devices or used alone. In some embodiments, an ambulatory NO generation system can be comprised of a controller and disposable cartridge. The cartridge can contain filters and scavengers for preparing the gas used for NO generation and for scrubbing output gases prior to patient inhalation. The system can utilize an oxygen concentrator to increase nitric oxide production and compliment oxygen generator activity as an independent device. The system can also include a high voltage electrode assembly that is easily assembled and installed. Various nitric oxide delivery methods are provided, including the use of a nasal cannula.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: Third Pole, Inc.
    Inventors: David G. Zapol, Gregory W. Hall, Wolfgang Scholz, Benjamin Apollonio, Frank Heirtzler, Andrew Ferencz
  • Patent number: 10575561
    Abstract: In a method of manufacturing a cartridge of an electronic vaping device, wherein the cartridge includes a pre-vapor formulation storage element, an electrical resistor is physically manipulated to change a resistance of the electrical resistor from a first resistance value to a second resistance value, the second resistance value indicative of a pre-vapor formulation substrate contained in the pre-vapor formulation storage element. The electrical resistor is then mounted to a portion of the cartridge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: Altria Client Services LLC
    Inventor: Tony Reevell
  • Patent number: 10576222
    Abstract: A nebulizer as well as a container and an indicator device for such a nebulizer are proposed. The indicator device is fixedly mounted from the bottom of the container and comprises a piercing element for opening an aeration of the container. The indicator device and its piercing part are preferably actuated by axial movement of the indicator device and container within the nebulizer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: Boehringer Ingelheim International GmbH
    Inventors: Joachim Eicher, Gilbert Wuttke, Alfred Von Schuckmann
  • Patent number: 10568361
    Abstract: A press-type and nasal-inhaling-type smoking paraphernalia for heating cigarettes includes a roasting-type heating device and a press puffing device, wherein the roasting-type heating device heats the cigarette in the radiated manner; and the press puffing device drives the relevant mechanism to compress the smoke by the user pressing the piston support, and the compressed smoke spurts out from the air outlet for snorting by the user, which avoids the design of the complicated gas channel in the traditional electric heating smoking paraphernalia, the local overheating of the cigarette, and the direct contact of the mouth with the cigarette filter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: CHINA TOBACCO YUNNAN INDUSTRIAL CO., LTD
    Inventors: Jianguo Tang, Xudong Zheng, Xu Zeng, Ru Wang, Chengya Wang, Tao Wang, Zhiqiang Li, Ping Lei, Shanzhai Shang, Jingmei Han, Dalin Yuan, Shunliang Tang, Yongkuan Chen, Hongyong Luo
  • Patent number: 10569028
    Abstract: A drug dispensing-tracking device configured in the form of at least one of a cover, a sleeve, and a cap, and configured to connect with a drug-injection or storage device. The tracking device may comprise at least one or more of: an acoustic sensor, a vibration sensor, an optical sensor, an optical-navigation sensor, and a magnetic sensor, and any combination thereof. At least one sensor may be configured to produce at least one respective signal in response to sensing a vibration, a sound, light, movement, and a magnetic field, respectively, produced by the drug-injection device due to an activity of the drug-injection device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Inventors: Gabriel Bitton, Gal Ben-David
  • Patent number: 10569034
    Abstract: A compliance monitoring module for a breath-actuated inhaler comprising: a miniature pressure sensor, a sensor port of said sensor being pneumatically coupled to a flow channel through which a user can inhale; a processor configured to: receive a signal originating from a dosing mechanism of the inhaler indicating that medication has been released; receive data from a sensing element of the sensor; and based on said signal from said dosing mechanism and said data from said sensing element, make a determination that inhalation of a breath containing medication through said flow channel complies with one or more predetermined requirements for successful dosing; and a transmitter configured to, responsive to said determination, issue a dosing report.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: Norton (Waterford) Limited
    Inventors: Mark Steven Morrison, Douglas E. Weitzel, Enrique Calderon Oliveras, Daniel Buck
  • Patent number: 10561758
    Abstract: A volatile substance delivery system includes a volatile substance container to contain a volatile substance, an optional absorbent and collapsible element disposed within the container to reduce presence of undesired air during manufacture of the device, an outlet to deliver a volume of the volatile substance from the volatile substance container toward an ambient environment, and a manual screw pump to reduce volume (or sometimes, just increase pressure) within the volatile substance container and promote the delivery of the volatile substance from the volatile substance container. A safety chamber is sometimes provided to resist unintended escape of volatile substance in liquid phase to the environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: Microlin LLC
    Inventors: Ashok V Joshi, David J Erekson
  • Patent number: 10561807
    Abstract: An inhaler device configured to consume an accumulated capacity to contribute to generation of aerosol or aerosol imparted with flavor, a sensor configured to detect a predefined variable, an interface configured to make a notification to an inhaler of the aerosol, and a controller configured to cause the interface to function in a first mode when a detected or estimated capacity is smaller than a threshold and the variable satisfies a predefined condition for requesting the generation of the aerosol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: JAPAN TOBACCO INC.
    Inventors: Manabu Yamada, Manabu Takeuchi, Hirofumi Matsumoto
  • Patent number: 10561759
    Abstract: A long-acting ultrasonic dispenser that effuses a water-based deodorizer solution into ambient air as a dry fog in a closed environment, and a method for deodorizing noxious odors in that closed environment by the dry fog. The dry fog, containing the deodorizer, chemically reacts with materials producing the odors, thereby neutralizing them. The dispenser contains an electronic ultrasonic wave generator comprising a piezoelectric crystal and an ultrasonic membrane, which is always submerged under liquid. As the liquid evaporates, droplets larger than five microns are filtered out, and the remaining dry fog is emitted into the air. The dispenser is connected to a large reservoir. When the liquid level reaches a minimum permissible height, additional deodorizer solution is pumped into the dispenser. This system is ideal for use with central air conditioners in large office buildings to eliminate odors over a long period of time with minimum maintenance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: APPTEC, Inc.
    Inventors: Vilambi N R K Reddy, Anil Torgalkar
  • Patent number: 10556072
    Abstract: An improved aerosol dispensing apparatus includes an aerosol container, a discharge piece, an actuator, a flow control canister valve assembly attached to the aerosol container, a battery, and an electronically controlled flow control valve electronically connected to the battery and in fluid communication with the flow control canister valve assembly. The aerosol container and the attached flow control canister valve assembly are further attached to the actuator and the actuator is mounted for slidable movement within the discharge piece. The flow control canister valve assembly is movable between an open position wherein a volume of an aerosol formulation is directed from the aerosol container through the flow control canister valve assembly to the electronically controlled flow control valve, and a closed position wherein the aerosol formulation is not permitted to flow through the flow control canister valve assembly to the electronically controlled flow control valve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: DunAn Microstaq, Inc.
    Inventors: E. Nelson Fuller, Parthiban Arunasalam, Joseph L. Nguyen, Joe A. Ojeda, Wayne C. Long
  • Patent number: 10537719
    Abstract: Methods and devices for providing liquids to nasal and/or paranasal cavities are disclosed. Probe portions of a first and of a second probe are introduced to a user's first and second nostril, respectively. Each probe has a primary channel and a secondary channel. Fluid is provided to the secondary channels to expand the expandable portions of the secondary channels, seal the nostril openings and expand alar sidewalls of the nostrils. This may reveal ducts that lead to the paranasal cavities. The liquid is provided through the primary channels to the nasal cavity, the liquid being disposed to reach and stimulate the soft palate, and may trigger a swallow reflex to raise the soft palate and exert pressure to the liquid, the liquid may find an escape route through the ducts and into the paranasal cavities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Inventor: George Naoum
  • Patent number: 10532176
    Abstract: Systems and methods for nitric oxide generation are provided. In an embodiment, an NO generation system can include a controller and disposable cartridge that can provide nitric oxide to two different treatments simultaneously. The disposable cartridge has multiple purposes including preparing incoming gases for exposure to the NO generation process, scrubbing exhaust gases for unwanted materials, characterizing the patient inspiratory flow, and removing moisture from sample gases collected. Plasma generation can be done within the cartridge or within the controller. The system has the capability of calibrating NO and NO2 gas analysis sensors without the use of a calibration gas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: Third Pole, Inc.
    Inventors: David G. Zapol, Gregory W. Hall, Wolfgang Scholz
  • Patent number: 10531691
    Abstract: Smoking articles, and methods for forming such smoking articles, such as an electronic smoking article, are provided. An exemplary smoking article comprises a control body portion having a control body engagement end, and having a first control component therein. A cartridge body portion includes a cartridge body engagement end configured to removably engage the control body engagement end of the control body portion. The cartridge body portion further includes a consumable arrangement comprising at least an aerosol precursor composition and at least one heating element operably engaged therewith, and a second control component. At least the consumable arrangement is configured to be in communication with the first control component upon engagement between the cartridge body and control body portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: RAI Strategic Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen Benson Sears, Timothy Brian Nestor, Charles Jacob Novak, III, Steven Lee Alderman, Michael Ryan Galloway, Quentin Paul Guenther, Jr., Frederic Philippe Ampolini, Raymond C. Henry, Jr., Allen Michael East
  • Patent number: 10524516
    Abstract: A smoke inhalation apparatus may include a cartridge including a release device configured to release a substance, a controller configured to control the operation of the release device, and a communication device configured to allow a user to change and monitor settings of the smoke inhalation apparatus and/or a state of the smoke inhalation apparatus. The communication device may include a sensor configured to be activated by tapping a predetermined number of times at a minimum frequency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: Logic Technology Development, LLC
    Inventor: Eli Alelov
  • Patent number: 10525220
    Abstract: A droplet delivery device and related methods for delivering precise and repeatable dosages to a subject for pulmonary use is disclosed. The droplet delivery device includes a housing, a reservoir, and ejector mechanism, and at least one differential pressure sensor. The droplet delivery device is automatically breath actuated by the user when the differential pressure sensor senses a predetermined pressure change within housing. The droplet delivery device is then actuated to generate a stream of droplets having an average ejected droplet diameter within the respirable size range, e.g, less than about 5 ?m, so as to target the pulmonary system of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: PNEUMA RESPIRATORY, INC.
    Inventors: Charles Eric Hunter, Jack C. Hunter, Chengjie Li, Christopher W. Maurer, Louis Thomas Germinario, John H. Hebrank
  • Patent number: 10524517
    Abstract: An atomizer includes a storage member and a cigarette holder. An inductive chamber and an airflow passage are positioned in the storage member. An air suction port is defined on the cigarette holder. The cigarette holder is movably sleeved on an end of the storage member. The cigarette holder can be in a locked state or in an unlocked state with respect to the storage member by moving the cigarette holder. When the cigarette holder is in the locked state, at least one of the inductive chamber and the airflow passage is closed by the cigarette holder. When the cigarette holder is in the unlocked state, the air suction port communicates with both the inductive chamber and the airflow passage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: JOYETECH EUROPE HOLDING GMBH
    Inventor: Wei-Hua Qiu