Pre-pressurized Container Holding Medicament Patents (Class 128/200.23)
  • Patent number: 11318271
    Abstract: A tub is configured to contain a supply of water and is configured to be inserted into a chamber of a humidifier. The tub includes a tub base configured to contain the supply of water. The tub also includes a tub lid and a flow plate provided between the tub base and the tub lid. The flow plate includes a water level indicator configured to indicate a level of the supply of water in the tub base. In addition, the water level indicator includes a generally rectangular portion and a generally triangular portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: ResMed Pty Ltd
    Inventors: Alexander Virr, Andrew Roderick Bath, Nathan John Row, Dan Kao, Phoebe Katherine Hill, Nicholas Andrew Earl, Hargopal Verma, Junning Chen
  • Patent number: 11311696
    Abstract: A water reservoir for an apparatus for humidifying a flow of air for delivery to an entrance of the airways of a patient for respiratory therapy includes a reservoir base configured to hold a volume of water, a reservoir lid comprising an inlet and an outlet, a hinge joint to pivotally couple the reservoir lid to the reservoir base for pivotal movement between an open position and a closed position, wherein the reservoir lid and the reservoir base cooperate to form a sealed internal volume at the closed position, and a rotation stop, wherein the rotation stop is arranged between the reservoir lid and the reservoir base at the open position, and wherein the rotation stop is configured and arranged to disconnect the reservoir lid from the reservoir base at the hinge joint when the reservoir lid is over-pivoted beyond the open position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: ResMed Pty Ltd
    Inventors: Andrew Roderick Bath, Mark Bertinetti, Justin John Formica, Matthew Rolf Harrington, Saad Nasr, Joseph Samuel Ormrod, Jose Ignacio Romagnoli, Nathan John Row, Luke Andrew Stanislas, Hargopal Verma
  • Patent number: 11304450
    Abstract: A device for storing and vaporizing liquid media can comprise an annular liquid media storage tank and a heater configured to vaporize liquid stored in the annular liquid media storage tank.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: FONTEM HOLDINGS 4 B.V.
    Inventors: Ramon Alarcon, Dennis Rasmussen, Alex Tittiger
  • Patent number: 11298478
    Abstract: A valved-container inhaler (150) has a mechanical return assembly with a spring (214) and a transfer (212) configured to transfer stored potential energy from the spring to a canister (51) and a clutch (208, 210) in a load path of the force between the spring and the transfer, the clutch being rotatable between a first condition in which load is transferred from the spring to the transfer, and a second condition in which the spring and the transfer can move relative to one another to interrupt the load path and thereby allow the canister to resile after actuation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: Kindeva Drug Delivery L.P.
    Inventors: Adam J. Stuart, Hannah J. S. Allan
  • Patent number: 11291082
    Abstract: An electric cigarette including a detachable cover for enclosing the battery. The cigarette allows for replacing the battery. In addition, the cigarette includes an indicating light for reflecting the state of the battery. In addition, the cigarette includes an atomizing assembly that includes detachable components for maintenance or replacement. In addition, the cigarette includes a transparent casing disposed in atomizing assembly. The cigarette of the invention allows for saving materials and reducing cost burden on a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Inventor: Tuanfang Liu
  • Patent number: 11278700
    Abstract: An apparatus for delivering a flow of gas, has a housing 3202? with a recess, and an outlet port 3210? for a flow of gas. The recess is defined by at least one wall 3256, 3262 that is substantially continuous, gas impermeable, and unbroken, other than a gasflow passage from the recess to the outlet port of the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: Fisher & Paykel Healthcare Limited
    Inventors: Andre Van Schalkwyk, Andrew Paul Maxwell Salmon, Joel Michael Lawson, Russel William Burgess, Cameron Alexander Lawrence, Rachel Adeline Miller, Dean Antony Barker, Peter Geoffrey Hawkins, Ella Marie Meisel, Eamonn Bernard McKnight, Kevin Peter O'Donnell, Jae Chui Han
  • Patent number: 11273272
    Abstract: A breath-responsive inhaler having a trigger mechanism for triggering delivery of a medicament to a user, the trigger mechanism including a medicament source, having a primed position in which the inhaler is primed for use and an actuated position in which the medicament source is actuated to dispense a dose of medicament, a toggle mechanism for selectively permitting movement of the source from its primed position to its actuated position, the toggle mechanism comprising a vane positioned in the air flow path, the vane being pivoted about a vane pivot, and wherein the trigger mechanism is triggered by movement of the vane upon inhalation of the user to move the toggle mechanism between a primed condition in which the medicament source is maintained in its primed position by cooperation with the toggle mechanism and an actuated condition in which the toggle mechanism is disengaged from cooperation with the medicament source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2022
    Assignee: Kindeva Drug Delivery L.P.
    Inventors: Adam J. Stuart, Peter D. Hodson
  • Patent number: 11266623
    Abstract: Pharmaceutical compositions in which isolated cannabinoid receptor modulators are optionally combined with terpene blends in a pharmaceutically acceptable carrier. Methods for treating or preventing a disease, disorder, dysfunction or condition caused by exposure to an organophosphate or carbamate acetylcholinesterase inhibitor with the inventive compositions are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Assignee: Kotzker Consulting LLC
    Inventor: Joseph Morgan
  • Patent number: 11266800
    Abstract: The present invention provides a drug delivery system that includes a housing configured to contain one or more dispensers. Each dispenser includes an activation mechanism, a nozzle configured to direct the medicament to a predetermined area in the nasal passageway. The nozzles may be configured to create a spray pattern that is about 50-degrees to direct the delivery of a medicament to the sphenopalatine ganglion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Inventor: Bruce H. Levin
  • Patent number: 11253001
    Abstract: A cartridge may include a cartridge housing, a reservoir and a wick housing disposed inside the cartridge housing, a heating element, and a wicking element. The cartridge housing may be configured to extend below an open top of a receptacle in the vaporizer device when the cartridge is coupled with the vaporizer device. The reservoir may be configured to contain a vaporizable material. The heating element may include a heating portion disposed at least partially inside the wick housing and a contact portion disposed at least partially outside the wick housing. The contact portion may include cartridge contacts that form an electric coupling with receptacle contacts in the receptacle. The wicking element may be disposed within the wick housing and proximate to the heating portion of the heating element. The wicking element may be configured to draw the vaporizable material to the wick housing for vaporization by the heating element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Assignee: JUUL Labs, Inc.
    Inventors: Ariel Atkins, Christopher L. Belisle, Brandon Cheung, Steven Christensen, Dylan E. Entelis, Alexander M. Hoopai, Eric Joseph Johnson, Jason King, Esteban Leon Duque, Matthew J. Malone, James Monsees, Nathan N. Ng, Claire O'Malley, Matthew Rios, Christopher James Rosser, Zachary T. Scott, Andrew J. Stratton, Alim Thawer, Norbert Wesely, James P. Westley
  • Patent number: 11219725
    Abstract: A modular electronic inhaler having an embedded system and a method for precise and repeatable delivery of multiple types of medications in different forms to the pulmonary system of a human user. The inhaler can include a first MDI housing defining an internal chamber for accommodating a MDI medication cartridge and a second DPI housing defining an internal chamber for accommodating a DPI medication cartridge. Meter reservoir compartments in each housing can automatically provide precise doses of medicine using vacuum pressure sensors. The sensors can be in communication with the internal embedded system/electronics (microcontroller) of the inhaler and the electronics/microcontroller can be in permanent communication with a software application running on the user's smart phone or other electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2022
    Inventor: Bahram Kam Habibi
  • Patent number: 11213637
    Abstract: A device including a body with a mouthpiece, a fluid reservoir mounted to slide relative to the body, a valve, a blocking element movable and/or deformable between a blocking position in which the metering valve cannot be actuated, and an actuation position in which the metering valve can be actuated; a trigger element movable and/or deformable between a locking position and a release position; and an inhalation-controlled trigger system. The blocking element including a projection that, in the locking position, co-operates with a shoulder of the trigger element to define a latch that prevents the blocking element from moving and/or deforming. The blocking element includes a lateral projection that, in the locking position of the trigger element, co-operates with a bearing surface of the trigger element to form, in the locking position of the trigger element, a second contact point between the blocking element and said trigger element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Assignee: APTAR FRANCE SAS
    Inventor: David Fabien
  • Patent number: 11207474
    Abstract: A drug delivery device, in particular a nebulizer or inhaler, for dispensing a fluid includes a cartridge having a collapsible container within which the fluid is disposed, a mechanism to help the collapsing process and to prevent the collapsed container from expanding again, hence preventing the forming of vapor and gas bubbles within, where the mechanism is adapted to pressurize the fluid within the container during withdrawal of the fluid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Assignee: Boehringer Ingelheim International GmbH
    Inventor: Stephen Terence Dunne
  • Patent number: 11195622
    Abstract: This description provides asthma risk notifications in advance of predicted rescue usage events in order to help effect behavior changes in a patient to prevent those events from occurring. Rescue medication events, changes in environmental conditions, and other contextually relevant information are detected by sensors associated with the patient's medicament device/s and are collected from other sources, respectively, to provide a basis to determine a patient's risk score. This data is analyzed to determine the severity of the patient's risk for an asthma event and is used to send notifications accordingly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2021
    Assignee: Reciprocal Labs Corporation
    Inventors: Meredith A. Barrett, Mike Lohmeier, Shannon M. Hamilton, Michael J. Tuffli, Dmitry Stupakov, Christopher Hogg, John David Van Sickle
  • Patent number: 11185645
    Abstract: A breath-powered, dry powder inhaler, a cartridge, and a pulmonary drug delivery system are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: MannKind Corporation
    Inventors: Chad C. Smutney, P. Spencer Kinsey, Carl R. Sahi, Benoit Adamo, John M. Polidoro
  • Patent number: 11178912
    Abstract: A device capable of automatically igniting or heating a cigarette includes a heat source system, a control system, and the openable and closeable top cover. The heat source system includes the electric heating chamber and the igniter. The igniter includes the electric heating element. The electric heating chamber includes at least one pair of light passing holes of the electric heating chamber. The control system includes the control circuit board, the mechanical switch, the mode switching switch, the infrared light source, the light sensing switch, and the device main circuit switch. The mechanical switch controls the top cover to be opened or closed and controls the device main circuit switch to be turned on or off. The mode switching switch is used for switching between an operation of the igniter and an operation of the electric heating chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: CHINA TOBACCO YUNNAN INDUSTRIAL CO., LTD
    Inventors: Xu Zeng, Jianguo Tang, Ping Lei, Shanzhai Shang, Dalin Yuan, Xudong Zheng, Jingmei Han, Zhiqiang Li, Chengya Wang, Ru Wang, Yupeng Gong, Weimin Gong, Kunrong Shi, Zhihong Tan, Yongkuan Chen
  • Patent number: 11155399
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a dual-pump outflowing liquid container, comprising an outer tube, an inner tube and a pump core mechanism, wherein the pump core mechanism includes a pump core mounting seat, the first vacuum pump, the second vacuum pump and a pressing head, the embedding connector is connected to the inner tube embedding mounting hole in a sealing manner, the pump core mounting seat is detachably connected to the top end of the outer tube, the first pump core mounting hole corresponds to the first pump core intercommunication hole, the second pump core mounting hole corresponds to the second pump core intercommunication hole, the pressing head is slidably connected to the pump core mounting seat, a passage inlet of the first outflowing liquid passage is abutting with a pump outlet of the first vacuum pump in a sealing manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Assignee: SHENZHEN BEAUTY STAR CO., LTD
    Inventors: Debin Yan, Shenzhou Li
  • Patent number: 11129945
    Abstract: An auto-injector device comprising an injector body having a proximal end and a distal end; a syringe received in the injector body; a needle disposed in a first end of the syringe to extend toward an opening in the distal end of the injector body; and a sealing element disposed at the distal end of the injector body for making a seal against a patient's skin. The auto-injector is configured to generate a reduced pressure to draw the auto-injector device against the patient's skin. The auto-injector device comprises a pressure-reducing mechanism configured to generate the reduced pressure within the injector body during an injection process. The pressure reducing mechanism comprises a moveable member configured such that movement of the moveable member from a first position to a second position enlarges a closed volume within the injector body to generate the reduced pressure within the closed volume.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignee: Sanofi-Aventis Deutschland GMBH
    Inventors: Daniel Kerkow, Florian Schauderna
  • Patent number: 11122837
    Abstract: A power supply unit for an aerosol suction device includes: a power supply capable of discharging to a load for generating an aerosol from an aerosol generation source; and a controller capable of controlling charging and discharging of the power supply. The controller is capable of operating in a charging mode for controlling charging of the power supply, a first mode different from the charging mode, and a second mode different from the charging mode and the first mode, and is capable of executing diagnosis processes of the power supply in each of the first mode and the second mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: JAPAN TOBACCO INC.
    Inventors: Kazuma Mizuguchi, Manabu Yamada, Ryoji Fujita, Hajime Fujita
  • Patent number: 11096587
    Abstract: An intra-oral scanning device includes a main part having a first mount structure, a scanning arm having at least one signal collector, a drive mechanism connected to the scanning arm to move a head portion of the scanning arm, and a mouthpiece positionable in an oral cavity. The mouthpiece has a hollow interior, an opening to access the hollow interior and a second mount structure. The scanning arm extends into the hollow interior when the first mount structure is connected to the second mount structure. The scanning arm is mounted to a pivot manipulator of the drive mechanism such that an axis of rotation of the pivot manipulator is essentially perpendicular to a longitudinal axis of the scanning arm. The scanning arm is mounted to a linear manipulator of the drive mechanism such that a distance between the pivot manipulator and the head portion of the scanning arm is modifiable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: DEVENTIV SP. Z O.O.
    Inventor: Marcin Binkowski
  • Patent number: 11090448
    Abstract: A device for accessing dry powder within a sealed chamber is described. The device includes a hollow housing having a proximal end opening, a primary distal end opening and a secondary distal end opening, at least one wing structure extending from the outer surface of the housing that is positioned distally from the primary distal opening. Also described is a dry powder inhaler having a housing, a penetrating component for accessing dry powder within a sealed chamber, and a mouthpiece, where the mouthpiece is connected to the proximal end opening of the penetrating component, and wherein the at least a portion of the distal end of the penetrating component is positioned within the inhaler housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: Philip Morris Products S.A.
    Inventors: Alex Stenzler, Steve Han, Arthur Slutsky, Steven Ellis, Noe Zamel, William Alston
  • Patent number: 11083856
    Abstract: An apparatus for an electronic aerosol provision system may include a replaceable cartridge for the electronic aerosol provision system or a fixed component of a re-fillable or disposable electronic aerosol provision system. The apparatus includes a reservoir for a source liquid and a carrier module supported within the reservoir. The carrier module defines an airflow path within the reservoir and includes a heating element supported in the airflow path for generating an aerosol from the source liquid and first and second mounting parts which cooperatively engage to support the heating element. The first and second mounting parts cooperatively engage at an interface which extends in a direction substantially parallel to a direction along which air flows in the airflow path when the apparatus is in normal use. A gap between the first and second mounting parts may provide a capillary channel for drawing source liquid to the heating element from the reservoir heating during use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: NICOVENTURES TRADING LIMITED
    Inventors: Helmut Buchberger, David Leadley
  • Patent number: 11071836
    Abstract: A medicament device sensor (Sensor) comprises a body, a front wall, a back wall, an audio sensor, and a plurality of pressure sensors. The body includes a bottom surface on which the various sensors are coupled. The front wall and the back wall provide mirror symmetry in at most one plane, thereby defining a single orientation in which the Sensor attaches to the medicament device. The front wall includes a securement clip that attaches to a ledge on the medicament device. To detect secure attachment of the Sensor to the medicament device, one pressure sensor detects pressure when the Sensor is secured to the medicament device. Another one or more pressure sensors detect depression of one or more dosing buttons confirming priming of the medicament device. The audio sensor detects an inhalation confirming dispensing of medicament. In effect, the Sensor determines a dispensing event has occurred.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: Reciprocal Labs Corporation
    Inventors: Samuel A. Koblenski, Gregory F. Tracy, David Hubanks, Amber Michelle Markey, Benjamin J. Kopp, Justin Conrad Krosschell, Leah J. Morrell
  • Patent number: 11033696
    Abstract: A nasal delivery device for and method of delivering substance to a nasal airway of a subject, the delivery device comprising: a nosepiece (117) for fitting to a nasal cavity of a subject; a mouthpiece (119) into which the subject in use exhales; a delivery unit, which comprises an actuation part which is manually displaceable to actuate the delivery unit to deliver substance from the nosepiece; and a valve assembly (127) which is fluidly connected to the nosepiece and the mouthpiece, wherein the valve assembly comprises a body element (128) and a valve element (131) which is movably disposed to the body element between closed and open configurations by manual displacement of the actuation part of the delivery unit to provide for an air flow through the nosepiece simultaneously with delivery of substance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: OptiNose AS
    Inventors: Per Gisle Djupesland, Michael Leclerc, Ramy A Mahmoud, Shane Siwinski, Joseph Gordon, Justin Fisk
  • Patent number: 11000653
    Abstract: The introduction of electronics into a drug delivery device may introduce certain technical challenges, such as durability, electro-mechanical integration, and drug delivery performance. The present disclosure provides solutions for inclusion of an electronics module with an inhaler. For example, heat stakes may be used to secure a printed circuit board (PCB) to an electronics module's housing. Also for example, a slider may be used to transfer vertical movement of an inhaler's yoke to an electronics module's switch. Also for example, certain seals may be used when interfacing the electronics module to other portions of the device's housing to achieve a desired performance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: Norton (Waterford) Limited
    Inventors: Enrique Calderon Oliveras, Daniel Buck, Erica Jamie Kantor, Ross William Weir, James Roche, Steven David Gardner, Robert Owen Kivlin
  • Patent number: 10994083
    Abstract: An electronic inhaler having an embedded system and a method for precise and repeatable delivery of multiple types of medications in different forms to the pulmonary system of a human user. The inhaler can include a housing defining an internal chamber for accommodating at least two cartridges (reservoirs) containing multiple medicines in different states, and a meter reservoir compartments that can automatically provide precise doses of medicine using vacuum pressure sensors. The sensors can be in communication with the internal embedded system/electronics (microcontroller) of the inhaler and the electronics/microcontroller can be in permanent communication with a software application running on the user's smart phone or other electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Inventor: Bahram Kam Habibi
  • Patent number: 10967140
    Abstract: An inhalation-synchronized fluid dispenser device having a body provided with a mouthpiece, a fluid reservoir containing a fluid and a propellant gas mounted to slide axially, a metering valve including a valve member assembled on the reservoir for selectively dispensing the fluid. The device also includes an actuator element movable and/or deformable between a non-actuation position and an actuation position; and an inhalation-controlled trigger system including an inhalation-sensitive member deformable and/or movable under the effect of inhaling so as to move and/or deform the actuator element from its non-actuation position towards its actuation position. The actuator element is a locking element that, in its non-actuation position, enables the valve member of the metering valve to move axially in the body together with the reservoir, preventing said metering valve from being actuated when the reservoir is moved axially in the body without inhaling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: APTAR FRANCE SAS
    Inventor: Ludovic Petit
  • Patent number: 10960154
    Abstract: The present invention provides an aerosol device for delivering a pharmaceutical formulation by inhalation via the mouth to the lungs or to the nostril in metered doses comprising: a pressurised aerosol canister including a vial containing a pharmaceutical formulation comprising an active ingredient, a propellant and, optionally, a co-solvent, the aerosol canister further comprising a metering valve having a valve stem; and an actuator for the aerosol canister, the actuator including a delivery outlet and a stem block, the stem block having a receptacle into which the valve stem of the metering valve of the aerosol canister is received and axially located and being displaceable relative to the vial of the aerosol canister to actuate the metering valve of the aerosol canister, a sump extending below the receptacle, the stem block further defining a discharge orifice arranged to direct the pharmaceutical formulation through the delivery outlet, a transfer tunnel having an input opening and an output opening thr
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Inventors: James Noel Power, Simon Kaar, Andrew Gibbs
  • Patent number: 10953168
    Abstract: A detachable cap for measuring usage of an inhaler includes a hollow receiving portion adapted to removably receive the inhaler. A vent is formed in a roof portion of the cap to allow airflow through the cap to the inhaler. An extension portion is provided for containing electronic components, including an electronic circuit provided in the extension portion, the electronic circuit including a controller coupled to a storage device and a power source. A pressure sensor is provided adjacent to the vent, the pressure sensor communicatively coupled to the controller and adapted to detect an air pressure within the cap. The controller is programmed to calculate an air flow rate through the cap based on the detected air pressure and to store the calculated air flow rate in the storage device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: Cognita Labs, LLC
    Inventors: Rajoshi Biswas, Gaurav P. Patel, Ashutosh Sabharwal
  • Patent number: 10913077
    Abstract: A dispensing device includes a nozzle, two containers and a regulation device. The containers each include a bottle and a pump unit. The bottle has a regulated unit. The regulated unit is disposed at the bottom of the bottle. The pump unit linearly, movably connects to the bottle. The pump unit is in communication with the nozzle. The pump unit provides a substance in the bottle to the nozzle. The regulation device rotatably connects to the regulated units of the two bottles or is positioned proximate to the regulated units of the two bottles. The regulation device is rotated such that the bottles vary in height relative to the regulation device. Therefore, the dispensing device provides two types of substances simultaneously and regulates a proportion of the provided substances.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: VESCIR LTD.
    Inventor: Wei-Yu Chen
  • Patent number: 10905167
    Abstract: On-demand, hand-held vaporizer that operates primarily by convection. The vaporizer is configured to permit very rapid (e.g., within a few seconds) heating of air drawn through an oven chamber to a predetermined or selectable vaporizing temperature to vaporize a material (e.g., loose leaf plant material, etc.) that is held in the oven chamber. The vaporizer provides efficient transfer of air being heated as well as rapid delivery of vaporizable material to a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: JUUL Labs, Inc.
    Inventors: Ariel Atkins, Adam Bowen, Steven Christensen, Esteban Leon Duque, Alexander J. Gould, Nicholas J. Hatton, Kevin Lomeli, James Monsees, Matthew J. Taschner
  • Patent number: 10905160
    Abstract: An electronic smoking device, comprising a capillary buffer having a first end, a second end, a capillary buffer portion between the first end and a second end, and an vapor channel and a liquid conduit formed between first end and the second end and through the capillary buffer portion; the capillary buffer portion is operable to receive under capillary effect excessive liquid from the liquid supply.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Inventor: Xinliang Tong
  • Patent number: 10863769
    Abstract: A mouthpiece device is provided for interconnection with a personal vaporizer device. The mouthpiece is connectable to a cartridge and comprises connection members to securely interconnect the mouthpiece and the cartridge. In some embodiments, at least one connection member is provided that is detachable from a remainder of the mouthpiece to prevent tampering with a mouthpiece or a cartridge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: National Concessions Group Inc.
    Inventors: Mike Eckles, Chris McElvany, Andrew Rexroad
  • Patent number: 10864344
    Abstract: A ventilator circuit for use in administering medication to a patient includes a housing, a one-way inhalation valve and a one-way exhalation valve. A metered does inhaler receptacle is in fluid flow communication with an interior space of the housing holding chamber. An exhaust conduit communicates between input and output passageways disposed on opposite sides of the interior space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: Trudell Medical International
    Inventors: Jerry R. Grychowski, Martin P. Foley
  • Patent number: 10857310
    Abstract: The invention relates to a mixing channel for an inhalation device, and in particular to a mixing channel with improved injection and mixing properties for injecting and mixing a liquid drug into an air flow streaming in the mixing channel, thereby producing an aerosol to be inhaled by a patient. One aspect of the invention relates to a mixing channel for an inhalation device, comprising an inlet opening, an outlet opening, and an injection zone located between the inlet opening and the outlet opening, wherein the injection zone has a longitudinal center axis, wherein the injection zone comprises (a) a built-in nebulizer, or (b) a detachable nebulizer, or (c) a member adapted to receive a detachable nebulizer, wherein the effective cross sectional area of the mixing channel in a plane perpendicular to the longitudinal center axis is smaller in the injection zone than upstream of the injection zone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: VECTURA GMBH
    Inventors: Bernhard Muellinger, Martin Huber, Tobias Kolb, Monika Hartmann
  • Patent number: 10814080
    Abstract: A respiratory treatment device includes a housing enclosing a chamber, a chamber inlet configured to receive a flow of air into the chamber, a first chamber outlet configured to permit the flow of air to exit the chamber, and a second chamber outlet configured to permit the flow of air to exit the chamber. A vane mounted within the chamber is configured to rotate between a first position where the flow of air is directed to exit the chamber through the first chamber outlet, and a second position where the flow of air is directed to exit the chamber through the second chamber outlet. A blocking member disposed on the vane is moveable relative to the chamber inlet between a closed position where the flow of air through the chamber inlet is restricted, and an open position where the flow of air through the chamber inlet is less restricted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: Trudell Medical International
    Inventors: Adam Meyer, Dan Engelbreth
  • Patent number: 10792447
    Abstract: A breath actuated metered dose inhaler may include a canister fire system configured to fire a medicament containing canister in response to patient inhalation. The canister fire system may include a pneumatic force holding unit and having a rest configuration in which a metering valve of the canister is in a refill configuration; a prepared configuration in which a canister actuation force is retained by the pneumatic force holding unit and the canister fire system is actuatable by patient inhalation induced airflow; and a fire configuration in which the metering valve is in a dose delivery position. When in the prepared configuration, the force retained by the so pneumatic force holding unit may be reduced by less than about 6% over a period of 5 minutes, preferably less than about 3% over a period of 5 minutes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: NORTON (WATERFORD) LIMITED
    Inventors: Declan Walsh, Paul Prendergast, Daniel Buck, Trevor Kent, Niall Thompson
  • Patent number: 10792445
    Abstract: A spacer chamber for an inhaler includes a housing chamber, a mouthpiece arranged on a side of the housing chamber, and a connecting means arranged on the housing chamber opposite to the mouthpiece to connect the inhaler. A lever means is held on the housing chamber which is movable to two positions and has an active surface that is arranged in such a manner that the active surface can act on an activation element of the inhaler in any one of the positions, if the inhaler is connected to the connecting means. The lever means includes a lever element and a lever carrier for carrying the lever element, which is fastened to the housing chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: Pari GmbH Spezialisten fuer effektive Inhalation
    Inventors: Ulf Krueger, Emir Jelovac, Birgit Lohre
  • Patent number: 10792446
    Abstract: A spacer device for use with a metered dose inhaler (MDI). The spacer device comprises an aerosol chamber for holding the aerosolized medication sprayed from the MDI. According to one particular design, the aerosol chamber has a forward shell, a rear shell, and an extendable barrel in between. The extendable barrel comprises a flexible plastic sheath that is supported by a coiled wire spring. The spacer device further comprises a mounting bracket to hold the MDI. The mounting bracket holds the MDI such that the spray outlet of the MDI is mated with the aerosol chamber. Also, the assembly is configured such that the aerosol chamber is aligned substantially parallel to the actuator boot of the MDI. During use, the aerosol chamber is folded downward away from the MDI. The aerosol chamber is then extended outward to increase its volume.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: Blue Ocean Group, LLC
    Inventors: Simon Baek, Cindy Baek, Andrew March
  • Patent number: 10765817
    Abstract: Devices, systems, and methods that may be used to controllably deliver alcohol to a subject using an inhaler, wherein the inhaler may include a housing having a flow channel coupled to an ethanol-containing inhalant reservoir, an actuator configured to facilitate release of the inhalant, a constituent sensor, and a control unit. The control unit may accept parameters associated with the subject, create an inhalant delivery regime, and control operation of the actuator based at least partially on a sensed constituent level to facilitate release of an ethanol-containing inhalant from the reservoir into the flow channel in accordance with the regimen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: Elwha, LLC
    Inventors: Edward S. Boyden, Roderick A. Hyde, Jordin T. Kare, Tony S. Pan, Robert C. Petroski, Elizabeth A. Sweeney, Lowell L. Wood, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10765820
    Abstract: A dry powder inhalation apparatus includes a housing, a reservoir for medicament located within the housing, a mouthpiece disposed on the housing for insertion in the mouth of a user for inhalation of a predetermined dose of medicament, a delivery channel between a discharge outlet of the reservoir and the mouthpiece for delivering the predetermined dose of medicament, a device positioned within the housing and normally held adjacent the reservoir for receiving the predetermined dose of medicament from the discharge outlet and transferring it to the delivery channel, and a release mechanism adapted to release the device and permit controlled movement thereof to the delivery channel for the delivery, the release mechanism being located at least partially outside of the housing for manual operation by the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: NORTON HEALTHCARE LTD.
    Inventors: Brian Barney, David O'Leary, Rachel Striebig
  • Patent number: 10750790
    Abstract: An atomizing element for an electronic cigarette is provide, which includes: a porous body comprising an atomizing surface and a liquid absorbing surface; and a porous heating film formed on the atomizing surface. An electronic cigarette and an atomizing assembly including the same are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: Shenzhen Smoore Technology Limited
    Inventor: Zhiping Chen
  • Patent number: 10737046
    Abstract: An inhaler with a respiration indicator, whereby the inhaler has a chamber wall forming a chamber and a dispensing device for fluidic connection of the chamber to a bodily opening, preferably a nostril, whereby the respiration indicator has a wall section of the chamber wall or is formed in this way, whereby the wall section is designed to indicate a respiratory activity by deformation and/or movement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: BOEHRINGER INGELHEIM VETMEDICA GMBH
    Inventors: Marcus Knell, Guido Endert, Horst Wergen
  • Patent number: 10729861
    Abstract: A metered dose inhaler (1) for dispensing aerosol doses comprises an actuation housing (2) adapted to receive a canister (4). The canister (4) is configured to move from a rest position to an activation position in which a valve (7) of the canister (4), positioned at a valve end (8) of the canister (4), is depressed against a bottom portion of the actuation housing such that an aerosol dose is released. The inhaler (1) further comprises a mechanical dose (10) counter comprising an indicator member which is constructed and arrangement to undergo a predetermined count-indicating motion when an aerosol dose is released. Moreover, the inhaler (1) comprises a triggering unit (11) for triggering at least one electrical switch (12) when the canister (4) is moved from the rest position to the activation position whereby an electrical signal is generated. Also part of the inhaler (1) is a processing unit for processing the signal generated by the switch (12) upon being triggered.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Presspart GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Richard Turner, Benjamin Jung, Dana Shears, Hans-Peter Schmelzer, David Hibbard, Dean H. Owens, Joseph St Onge, Hannah Bond, Benjamin Glace, Douglas Browne, Karl Edward Robinson
  • Patent number: 10694781
    Abstract: The present invention is an electronic pipe vaporizer having the configuration of a conventional pipe with a bowl and a stem. The bowl further comprises an insert configured to receive four color coded atomizers. A control panel in electronic communication with the four color coded atomizers that allow the user to customize the vapor to taste. The upper portion of the insert engages with a tamper ring segment that illuminates when the user takes a puff from the stem.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Inventor: James Ronald Martin
  • Patent number: 10695495
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a housing, an actuator, a lock mechanism, and a medicament container. The lock mechanism selectively engages a portion of the housing such that (1) the lock mechanism is maintained in a substantially fixed position when the housing is in a first orientation and (2) the lock mechanism is removable from the housing when the housing is in a second orientation. The medicament container is moved in a proximal direction when the lock mechanism is removed from the housing to mix a first medicament portion contained within the medicament container with a second medicament portion contained within the medicament container. The actuator can be moved from a first position to a second position when the lock mechanism is removed from the housing to release energy stored within an energy storage member such that the medicament container is moved in a distal direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: kaleo, Inc.
    Inventors: Frank E. Blondino, Eric S. Edwards, Evan T. Edwards, Paul F. Meyers
  • Patent number: 10617833
    Abstract: According to one non-limiting example of the disclosure, a system, a method, a device and a computer program are provided for the automated manufacture of electronic cigarettes. The apparatus comprises an electronic smoking device for delivering a vaporized liquid comprising a frame (200), an air flow path (122), an air inlet, a container (140) for storing a smoking liquid, and a circuit. At least a part of the circuit comprising traces printed on the frame (1306). The method comprises a frame, that can include slots configured for mating with and containing various components of the electronic smoking device. The computer readable medium comprises sections or segments of code that, when executed on a computer, cause the processes described herein to be carried, such as, for example, the process of assembling the electronic smoking device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: Fontem Holdings 4 B.V.
    Inventor: Ramon Alarcon
  • Patent number: 10610129
    Abstract: A portable incentive spirometry monitoring device and method of use. The device connected to the base of an incentive spirometer and is capable of monitoring inspiration within the incentive spirometer. The portable incentive spirometry monitoring device has a user interface for inputting a variety of different parameters, including a desired air volume, as well as attempt thresholds. Results can be stored such that medical personnel can review attempts by a patient to monitor therapeutic use, as well as encouraging patient use. The portable incentive spirometry monitoring device may be reused with different incentive spirometers without the need for extensive sterilization.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: FOAD FARAHMAND MD PLLC
    Inventors: Farid Farahmand, Foad Farahmand
  • Patent number: 10595564
    Abstract: An electronic smoking device includes a battery portion including an electric power supply, an atomizer/liquid reservoir portion having a mouthpiece opening in an end, and a liquid reservoir adapted for accommodating a liquid. The electronic smoking device further includes an atomizer arranged at a first end face of the liquid reservoir and operable when connected to the power supply to atomize liquid to create an aerosol, wherein the atomizer comprises a plurality of openings adapted for providing the aerosol, and an actuator movable inside the liquid reservoir towards the first end face and adapted for supplying liquid to the plurality of openings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: Fontem Holdings 1 B.V.
    Inventors: Stefan Biel, Diego Gonzalez
  • Patent number: RE48427
    Abstract: A discharge device having an actuating handle, a first pump system for conveying a first medium and a second pump system for conveying a second medium. The actuating handle can be moved between an initial position and an end position. The first pump system includes a first pump chamber and a first piston arranged in a displaceable manner in the first pump chamber. The second pump system includes a second pump chamber and a second piston arranged in a displaceable manner in the second pump chamber. The first piston and the second piston can be displaced via the actuating handle in the direction of actuation, and the actuating handle and the first piston are coupled to each other such that the actuating handle and the first piston can be displaced relative to each other in a direction of actuation via a free travel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: APTAR RADOLFZELL GMBH
    Inventor: Thomas Bruder