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08/18/16
20160235930 
 Blister track inhaler device having a separate end path and methods of use thereof patent thumbnailBlister track inhaler device having a separate end path and methods of use thereof
Embodiments of an inhaler device include a housing, a withdrawing assembly disposed within the housing for facilitating withdrawal of medicament from a target blister of a blister strip, the withdrawing assembly including an opening element adapted for opening the target blister of the blister strip while the target blister is positioned in the withdrawing assembly, and a dispensing element adapted for directing the withdrawn medicament toward the exterior of the inhaler device. A blister track is disposed within the housing for guiding each blister of the blister strip to the withdrawing assembly in succession, an advancing mechanism for advancing the blister strip by a predetermined distance each time the advancing mechanism is engaged, and an engaging element for engaging the advancing mechanism to advance the blister strip.
Novartis Ag


08/11/16
20160228670 
 System for nitric oxide inhalation patent thumbnailSystem for nitric oxide inhalation
A system for inhalation, comprising gas supply apparatus configured to separately supply at least no, and a carrier gas mixture which contains o2; a mixer apparatus configured for receiving gases from the supply apparatus and mixing the no with the carrier gas mixture to provide a therapeutic mixture; an inhaler device configured for receiving the therapeutic mixture and releasing the therapeutic mixture in an enclosed space of the inhaler device; a chemical sensing assembly configured for providing data pertaining to a concentration of at least no2 in the inhaler device; and a controller configured for controlling flow of the therapeutic mixture responsively to the data.. .
Advanced Inhalation Therapies (ait) Ltd.


08/11/16
20160228659 
 Dry powder inhaler and system for drug delivery patent thumbnailDry powder inhaler and system for drug delivery
A breath-powered, dry powder inhaler, a cartridge, and a pulmonary drug delivery system are provided. The dry powder inhaler can be provided with or without a unit dose cartridge for using with the inhaler.
Mannkind Corporation


08/11/16
20160228657 
 A compliance monitor for a medicament inhaler patent thumbnailA compliance monitor for a medicament inhaler
This invention relates to a compliance monitor for monitoring patient usage of a medicament inhaler. The medicament inhaler includes a store of medicament, a first housing for housing the store of medicament, a medicament dispensing means for delivering a dose of medicament, a mouthpiece for directing the dose of medicament into the mouth of a user, and a removable and replaceable cap for the mouthpiece.
Adherium (nz) Limited


08/04/16
20160220771 
 Inhalation device and method patent thumbnailInhalation device and method
The present disclosure provides a method and device for delivering a pharmaceutical to the airway of a human or animal patient. In one aspect, the device includes a dose drum formed into a cylinder and including a plurality of dose compartments for containing individual doses.
Microdose Therapeutx, Inc.


07/28/16
20160217709 
 Respiratory system simulator patent thumbnailRespiratory system simulator
An apparatus that simulates a respiratory system for characterizing particle delivery within lungs by an inhaler within lungs is shown and described. The respiratory system simulator comprises a simulated oral cavity to receive an aerosol, a simulated oropharynx cavity, a simulated lung airway system and a breath simulator.
Innovosciences, Llc


07/28/16
20160213864 
 Metered dose inhaler and methods thereof patent thumbnailMetered dose inhaler and methods thereof
A process and a metered dose inhaler, comprising: an air actuator comprising at least one inlet of liquefied gas (lg), at least one air outlet, at least one first lg-expanding volume and at least one second air-containing volume, the first and second volumes are effectively separated by means of a lg-blocking member; a container with an lg source; said container is in a fluid connection with said lg-expanding volume via the at least one lg inlet; the air actuator is facilitating a metered dose airflow by allowing the expansion of said lg in said at least one lg-expanding volume from its condensed liquid phase to its expanded gas phase. The expansion of said lg facilitates the compression of the air within said at least one air-containing volume, such that a metered dose lg-free air flow is inhalable via at least one air outlet..
Meway Pharma Ltd


07/28/16
20160213617 
 Dry powder inhalers comprising a carrier other than lactose and a ternary component patent thumbnailDry powder inhalers comprising a carrier other than lactose and a ternary component
This invention relates to novel pharmaceutical compositions for inhalation comprising separately, sequentially or together, drugs having amine in the form of a dry powder in admixture with a pharmaceutically acceptable carrier, other than lactose, and its use in the treatment of respiratory condition selected from asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (copd) and other obstructive airways diseases. More particulary, the invention relates to pharmaceutical composition for inhalation further comprising a ternary component.
Arven Ilac Sanayi Ve Ticaret Anonim Sirketi


07/21/16
20160206559 
 Dry powder inhaler patent thumbnailDry powder inhaler
This invention provides a dry powder inhaler comprising: a dry powder medicament comprising fluticasone propionate, salmeterol xinafoate and a lactose carrier; wherein, the delivered dose of fluticasone propionate per actuation is less than 100 μg; and wherein the dose provides a baseline-adjusted fev1 in a patient of more than 150 ml within 30 minutes of receiving the dose. A method of treating a patient includes administering to a patient a dry powder medicament having fluticasone propionate, salmeterol xinafoate and a lactose carrier; wherein, the delivered dose of fluticasone propionate per actuation is less than 100 μg; and wherein the dose provides a baseline-adjusted fev1 in a patient of more than 150 ml within 30 minutes of receiving the dose..
Teva Branded Pharmaceutical Products R&d, Inc.


07/21/16
20160206005 
 Non-burning type flavor inhaler patent thumbnailNon-burning type flavor inhaler
A non-burning type flavor inhaler includes: an aerosol source that generates an aerosol; an atomizer that atomizes the aerosol source without burning; a power source that supplies power to the atomizer; and a control unit that controls a power amount supplied from the power source to the atomizer. The control unit increases the power amount supplied to the atomizer stepwise from a reference power amount along with an increase in the number of puff actions for inhaling the aerosol..
Japan Tobacco Inc.


07/21/16
20160206004 

Non-burning type flavor inhaler and capsule unit


A non-burning type flavor inhaler includes a main body unit having the non-inhalation end; and a capsule unit configured to be attachable/detachable to/from the main body unit. The main body unit includes an aerosol source, an atomizer, and a power source.
Japan Tobacco Inc.


07/21/16
20160206003 

Non-burning type flavor inhaler


A non-burning type flavor inhaler includes a control unit that controls power supplied from a power source to an atomizer. The control unit controls, in one puff action in a standard mode, controls the power source to supply standard power amount to the atomizer in a duration before a first duration elapses.
Japan Tobacco Inc.


07/21/16
20160205998 

Non-burning type flavor inhaler


A non-burning type flavor inhaler includes an aerosol source that generates an aerosol; an atomizer that atomizes the aerosol source without burning; a power source that supplies power to the atomizer; a light-emitting element; and a control unit that controls the light-emitting element. The control unit controls the light-emitting element in a first light-emitting mode in a puff state inhaling the aerosol, and controls the light-emitting element in a second light-emitting mode different from the first light-emitting mode in a non-puff state not inhaling the aerosol.
Japan Tobacco Inc.


07/14/16
20160199598 

Powder dispersion methods and devices


A dry powder inhaler includes a powder storage element configured to hold a powdered medicament and an inlet channel receives powdered medicament from the powder storage element that is entrained in an airflow. The inlet channel has a first diameter and defines an opening.
Respira Therapeutics, Inc.


07/14/16
20160199596 

Dry-powder inhaler and method


A dry-powder inhaler comprising a housing comprising at least one air inlet to a first air passage and a second air passage extending from the first air passage and terminating in a mouthpiece; the housing thereby providing a continuous air passage through the at least one air inlet, the first and second air passages, and the mouth piece; a rigid, fixed, powdered-medicament reservoir comprising a base, the reservoir being associated with the first air passage, and together with the first air passage forming a powder chamber; wherein air passing through the powder chamber travels substantially parallel to an upper surface of the reservoir and powdered-medicament positioned on the base in the reservoir, the upper surface of the reservoir having a surface area, and the reservoir having a volume.. .
3m Innovative Properties Company


07/07/16
20160193433 

Inhaler


An inhaler for delivering a preferably powdered formulation from a blister strip having a plurality of blister pouches. In order to achieve a compact simple construction for the inhaler and an easy action for the blister strip, the carrier extends over a circumferential angle of the inhaler of less than 360°.
Boehringer Ingelheim International Gmbh


07/07/16
20160193432 

Drug delivery device


Drug delivery devices are described that include sensors and processing circuitry that can detect operating events, such as flow rates and drug delivery, in various types of inhalers, such as dry powder inhalers, metered dose inhalers, nasal inhalers and nebulisers. The information determined by the processing circuitry can be used to provide feedback to the user or can be stored or transmitted for subsequent analysis.
Sagentia Limited


06/30/16
20160184536 

Aerosol medication inhalation system


An apparatus for use in conjunction with a metered dose inhaler which includes a novel valve system to aid in the delivery of aerosolized medicament to a subject. The apparatus also includes a novel rotational flow generator to aid in the useable delivery of said medication and avoid its loss either in the apparatus or by non-useful delivery to said subject..

06/23/16
20160175547 

Inhaler


An outer body (5) including a mouth portion (11) through which a drug (100) is inhaled, a cartridge portion (6) in a disc shape rotatably supported inside the outer body (5), arranged at equiangular intervals and spirally, and including a plurality of housing portions (26) that seals and houses the drug (10); and a nozzle portion (7) provided inside the outer body (5), formed so as to be able to open the housing portion (26) by being driven and fluidly connects an inside of the housing portion (26) and the mouth portion (11) by opening the housing portion are included.. .

06/16/16
20160166786 

Systems, devices, and methods including personal vaporizing inhalers having cartridges configured to hold multiple unit doses


Systems, devices, and methods are described that enable users to manage, receive, utilize, and the like cannabis related services and products. Also described are systems, devices, and methods including an electronic vaporizer device having a cartridge assembly including one or more cartridges, each cartridge configured to hold multiple unit doses of an active agent; a cannabinoid activation component; and at least one of a terpenoid activation component or a flavonoid activation component.

06/09/16
20160158470 

Powder inhaler


Powder inhaler, consisting of a base housing (1), snap-in capsule receptacle (2a) mounted together with a lid (2b); a moveable mouthpiece (4) with cap (5) and guided by lateral stems (6) and vertical guide (7); a perforation device (10) for opening the capsule; a flow guide tube, centralized and housed in the mouthpiece and on the guide; a de-agglomeration chamber formed above the housing of the capsule; a vertical passage formed between said de-agglomeration chamber and the upper edge of the mouthpiece; a secondary air intake point positioned between the walls of the capsule receptacle and the base housing which in turn has one or two air intake points with a pocket and include one or more secondary air flow passages.. .

06/09/16
20160158469 

Inhalation monitoring system and method


An inhalation monitoring system includes an inhaler having a medicament delivery apparatus configured to deliver medicament to a user during an inhalation of the user; inhalation monitoring apparatus, configured to, during the inhalation, gather data for determining a measure of the user's lung function and/or lung health; and a processor configured to receive the data from the inhalation monitoring apparatus and, using the data, determine a measure of the user's lung function and/or lung health.. .
Teva Uk Limited


06/09/16
20160158149 

Inhalable pharmaceutical compositions and the inhaler devices containing them


A pharmaceutical composition suitable for use in a dry powder inhaler comprising 70 mass %-99.5 mass % of pharmaceutically acceptable carrier suitable for use in dry powder inhalation formulation and 0.1 mass %-12.5 mass % of salmeterol xinafoate and 0.4 mass %-17.5 mass % of fluticasone propionate.. .
Sanofi Sa


06/02/16
20160151589 

Inhaler


Provided is an inhaler for halotherapy having in an axial direction a proximal end for insertion into the mouth of a user, and a distal end opposite to the proximal end, wherein the inhaler comprises an inlet, an outlet arranged at the proximal end, an air passage extending from the inlet to the outlet, and a reservoir communicating with the air passage through a release orifice, the reservoir containing a dispersible substance.. .
Litta Holdings Ltd.


06/02/16
20160151588 

Pharmaceutical metered dose inhaler and methods relating thereto


Metering valves for use in a metered dose inhaler that include a valve body, a first stem seal including a first elastomeric material, a second stem seal including a second elastomeric material different from the first elastomeric material, and a valve stem slidably engaged with at least one of the first stem seal and the second stem seal as well as sealed containers configured to contain an aerosol pharmaceutical formulation that include a container having an opening therein, a cap covering the opening in the container, a metering valve adjacent the cap, and a cap seal positioned between the cap and the container to provide a sealed container where the metering valve include at least one stem seal that includes a first elastomeric material, and the cap seal includes a second elastomeric material different from the first elastomeric material are described.. .
Glaxo Group Limited


06/02/16
20160151275 

Method and devices for manufacturing and delivering of aerosolized formulations


An aerosolized formulation for use in a metered dose inhaler is disclosed which includes at least one active ingredient, at least one solvent, and at least one propellant. None of the at least one active ingredient, the at least one solvent and the at least one propellant include water..

05/26/16
20160148539 

Dry powder inhaler respiratory training device and system


Embodiments of a respiratory inhaler training device to provide stepwise instructions for using the device to a user in a sequence of steps are provided herein. The respiratory inhaler training device may include a housing defining a channel with an inlet and an outlet, at least one actuation mechanism simulating provision of medicament, at least one fluid flow rate sensor positioned so as to detect fluid flow in the channel, a signal output component for providing an output to the user, a microprocessor comprising a timekeeping component, a storage medium component associated with the microprocessor comprising a database of instructions pertaining to the sequence and/or timing of steps for using the device stored thereon, one or more program code modules stored on the microprocessor or the storage medium component, or a combination thereof, wherein the one or more program code modules include a first program code module for causing the microprocessor to provide a first instruction, and a second program code module for causing the microprocessor to provide a subsequent instruction based on a current register..

05/26/16
20160144142 

Metered dose respiratory training device and system


In an embodiment, a respiratory inhaler training device configured to provide stepwise instructions for using the device to a user in a sequence of steps is provided. The respiratory inhaler training device includes a housing defining a channel with an inlet and an outlet, at least one actuation mechanism simulating provision of medicament, at least one fluid flow rate sensor positioned so as to detect a rate of fluid flow through the channel to determine a fluid flow rate, a signal output component for providing an output, a microprocessor and a timekeeping component, a storage medium component associated with the microprocessor comprising a database of instructions pertaining to the sequence and/or timing of steps for using the device stored thereon..

05/26/16
20160144141 

Method and apparatus to measure, aid and correct the use of inhalers


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.
Cognita Labs, Llc


05/26/16
20160144140 

Disposable-inhaler for substances in powder form


The invention relates to a disposable inhaler intended for single use and for substances in powder form which comprises a preferably elongated shape body arranged to, at least partially be inserted in the user's mouth, including one or more air channels arranged in the shape of the body, that a foil is arranged with inlet holes and an outlet holes in connection with the air channels, that a substance in powder form is placed in the air channels, that the foil is arranged to, in the inhaler storage mode, cover the inlet and outlet holes and thus prevent the substance in powder form to fall out of the inhaler air channels, and that tape is removable to be able to use the inhaler and when it is removed exposes the inhaler in-and outlet holes and thus facilitates that the substance in powder form, which is placed in the air channel, can leave the air channel using the airflow that occurs when the user inhales, through the inhaler. The invention is achieved through that the air channel is arranged with a canted end-wall near the outlet hole, the canted end-wall is helping to angle the airstream out of the air channel obliquely upward at its outlet..
Simplified Solutions Sweden Ab


05/26/16
20160144139 

Mouthpiece for inhalers


A mouthpiece (10) for an inhaler or inhalation device (100) includes an elongated body (12) having a substantially oval opening (14) at a first end and a substantially round opening (18) at a second end opposite from the first end, a plurality of depending arms (24), extending from the elongated body forming at least one air passageway (26) between two depending arms (24), and at least one flexible gripping finger (32) coupled to an inner surface of each depending arm (24), extending inwardly into the medicament delivery passageway of the mouthpiece at or near the substantially round opening (18) at the opposite end. Once coupled with an inhaler or inhalation device, the mouthpiece functions as a “pass through” mouthpiece to improve the consistency of inhaled medicament/drug delivery..

05/26/16
20160143868 

Treprostinil administration by inhalation


Treprostinil can be administered using a metered dose inhaler. Such administration provides a greater degree of autonomy to patients.
United Therapeutics Corporation


05/19/16
20160136379 

Aerosol delivery system


Ventilator circuit aerosol delivery systems used to administer medication to a patient are disclosed. In one implementation, a metered dose inhaler (“mdi”) ventilator assembly may include a housing that defines an interior space, an inhalation port that defines an inhalation passageway in communication with the interior space, an exhalation port that defines an exhalation passageway in communication with the interior space, a patient port that defines a patient passageway in communication with the interior space, and a mdi receptacle positioned on the housing and in communication with the interior space.
Trudell Medical International


05/12/16
20160129206 

Metered dose inhaler applicator


A metered dose inhaler (“mdi”) applicator is disclosed that includes a carrier, a housing, an adjuster and a lever. The carrier defines an aperture configured to receive a boot of a mdi.
Trudell Medical International


05/12/16
20160129182 

Vibration sensor based drug delivery monitor


A monitoring system comprising a monitor is disclosed that utilizes a vibration sensor to monitor the occurrence and properties of an event. The monitor does not require disassembly of the device to be monitored, or interfere with the operation of the device to be monitored, because the monitor is affixed to the exterior of a device to be monitored or a component thereof, or is integrated into the design of the device to be monitored.
Oscillari Llc


05/05/16
20160121060 

Actuator for an inhaler


An actuator for an inhaler, in particular a nasal actuator, is disclosed, the actuator comprising a body, a stem post and fixing means for fixing the stem post in the body. The body comprises a delivery passage for delivery of a medicament and a canister opening for insertion of a canister having a metering valve with a valve stem.
3m Innovative Properties Company


05/05/16
20160121058 

Atomizer, atomizing assembly and inhaler


An atomizer for an inhaler includes a housing, a gasket, a liquid absorbing sheet, a wick, and an atomizing element. The housing includes a first housing and a second housing, the first housing and the second housing form a liquid reservoir therebetween for storing liquid.
Shenzhen Smoore Technology Limited


04/21/16
20160106935 

Breathprint sensor systems, smart inhalers and methods for personal identification


Breathprint sensor systems for verifying the identity of a person using gases produced by the person are disclosed. The breathprint sensor systems include one or more sensors having first response characteristics to compounds in gases and one or more processors being configured to receive a set of test data provided by the one or more first sensors based on an exposure of the one or more first sensors to gases produced by a person and determine whether or not the set of test data verifies the identity of the person.

04/21/16
20160106669 

Method of therapeutic administration of dhe to enable rapid relief of migraine while minimizing side effect profile


Pharmaceutical compositions containing dihydroergotamine (dhe) and methods in which dhe is administered to patients for treatment of migraine without side effects or adverse effects are disclosed. Methods for rapid treatment of migraine with dhe are disclosed comprising: dampening the peak plasma concentration (cmax) and slightly delaying the peak such as to avoid activating the dopaminergic and adrenergic receptors, while achieving sufficient active binding to the serotonin receptors to provide relief from migraine symptoms within a timeframe that permits rapid resolution of migraine symptoms.

04/14/16
20160101248 

Wearable wrist inhaler


A wearable wrist inhaler includes a wristband having a first end and a second end configured for wear about a user's wrist. An inhaler unit is coupled to the wristband displaced from the first end and the second end, the inhaler unit including a housing having a plurality of walls defining an interior area and an outlet port in communication with the interior area.

04/14/16
20160101244 

Inhaler for a metered dose aerosol


An inhaler for delivering a metered dose aerosol, in which a permeable sheet is positioned directly in front of a narrow channel.. .

04/07/16
20160095991 

Dose counter for a metered-dose inhaler


A dose counter for counting doses of medicament dispensed by or remaining in a metered-dose inhaler. The dose counter includes: a rotatably mounted gear wheel having a circular arrangement of ratchet teeth; a display coupled to the gear wheel, the display having a visible array of dose counting indicia indexable in response to rotary motion of the gear wheel; and an actuator mechanism having a driver for rotatably driving the gear wheel in response to the dispensation of a medicament dose, the driver being arranged to engage the ratchet teeth of the gear wheel.
Ivax International B.v.


04/07/16
20160095990 

Mouthpiece cover for an inhaler


A mouthpiece cover for an inhaler is disclosed. The mouthpiece cover is designed for use with a dry powder inhaler and is provided with structural features to prevent a patient from inhaling the cover..
Mannkind Corporation


03/24/16
20160082208 

Inhaler with orientation sensor


Various embodiments include an inhaler for oral delivery of medication that includes an actuation detector configured to provide an actuation signal in response to release of the medication from the inhaler, and an accelerometer configured to measure an orientation of the inhaler. The inhaler may include a processor, coupled to the actuation detector and the accelerometer, configured with processor-executable instructions to perform operations to determine a quality of use of the inhaler based on the actuation signal provided by the actuation detector and the orientation of the inhaler measured by the accelerometer..
Qualcomm Incorporated


03/24/16
20160082205 

Dose counter for a metered-dose inhaler


A dose counter for counting doses of medicament dispensed by or remaining in a metered-dose inhaler. The dose counter includes a rotatably mounted first gear wheel having ratchet teeth and a display coupled to the first gear wheel, the display having a visible array of dose counting indicia indexable in response to rotary motion of the first gear wheel.
Ivax International B.v.


03/24/16
20160081874 

Therapeutic device for lung cancer metastasis


A lung cancer metastasis therapeutic equipment consists of a local therapeutic equipment, a bed body of vibration caused by the massotheraphy with injections, an adjustable-speed motor, a motion bar, an oxygen inhaler, and a respiration administration device. The device provides controlling and eliminating the lung cancer metastasis by means of the treatment of the whole generated from the combination of the treatment recovering the function of the respiration system and anti-damage treatment on the structure of the respiration system by means of killing the cancer cells caused by the surgical chemoradiotherapy in the symmetric and equivalent mutual promotion..

03/17/16
20160074318 

Inhalable pharmaceutical compositions and the inhaler devices containing them


An inhalable pharmaceutical composition suitable for giving improved feedback to the patient about the inhalation of the metered doses in a range between 5 miligram and 10 miligram and suitable for use in a dry powder inhaler comprises 70 mass %-99.5 mass % of pharmaceutically acceptable carrier suitable for use in dry powder inhalation formulation and 0.5 mass %-30 mass % of one or two pharmaceutically active ingredient(s).. .
Sanofi Sa


03/10/16
20160067438 

Multifunction oxygen mask


A multifunction oxygen mask comprises a mask body and a gas delivery adapter. A nasal chamber is formed in the upper portion of the mask body.
Rollins Medical Solutions, Inc.


03/03/16
20160058959 

An inhaler


An inhaler comprising a reservoir of inhalable composition, an outlet valve to control the flow of composition from the reservoir, the valve outlet orifice having a maximum dimension h, measured in the direction of opening when fully opened; an expansion chamber downstream of the valve having a length l and diameter d measured half way along the expansion chamber; and an exit orifice at the downstream end of the expansion chamber, the orifice having a length l and a diameter d; wherein 0.1<h/d<1.0; 0.05<h/d<0.25; 1<d/d<10; 5<l/d<15; 0.1<l/d<5.. .
Kind Consumer Limited


03/03/16
20160058714 

Composition comprising salbutamol sulphate


A pharmaceutical composition is described that is suitable for delivery from a pressurised container. The composition is preferably free of polar excipients and comprises: (a) a propellant component that consists essentially of 1,1-difluoroethane (r-152a); (b) a surfactant component that comprises at least one surfactant compound other than oleic acid; and (c) a drug component that consists of salbutamol sulphate.
Mexichem Amanco Holding S.a. De C.v.


02/18/16
20160049096 

Training device


The present invention provides a training device for training a user to use a pressurised metered dose inhaler (pmdi). The device comprises a body, air expulsion means (e.g.
Clement Clarke International Limited


02/18/16
20160045685 

Methods, systems, and devices related to a supplemental inhaler


The present disclosure relates to devices, systems, and methods that may be used to supplement inhaler use.. .
Elwha Llc


02/18/16
20160045684 

Inhaler for powdered medicaments


One object of the present invention is to provide an inhaler which is able to stand by itself with a simple composition. The present invention is directed to an inhaler (1) for powdered medicaments.
Nippharma Co., Ltd.


02/18/16
20160045683 

Systems, methods, and devices to incentivize inhaler use


The present disclosure relates to systems, methods, and devices that may be used to incentivize inhaler use.. .
Elwha Llc


02/18/16
20160045682 

Methods, systems, and devices related to delivery of alcohol with an inhaler


The present disclosure relates to devices, systems, and methods that may be used to controllably deliver alcohol to a subject using an inhaler.. .
Elwha Llc


02/18/16
20160045681 

Systems, methods, and devices to incentivize inhaler use


The present disclosure relates to systems, methods, and devices that may be used to incentivize inhaler use.. .
Elwha Llc


02/18/16
20160045435 

Use of stearate in an inhalable formulation


The present invention concerns a method for making an inhaled pharmaceutical composition with improved powder handling properties comprising a stearate, a method of preparing such a composition, and the use of such a stearate in a composition when dispensed into a receptacle for use in a dry powder inhaler receptacle.. .
Vectura Limited


02/18/16
20160045434 

Composition comprising at least two dry powders obtained by spray drying to increase the stability of the formulation


The present invention relates to inhalation formulations of drugs in the form of dry powder for inhalation administration deliverable as such with an inhaler and provided with high deliverability, respirability and stability. In particular, the invention relates to a pharmaceutical composition for inhalation in the form of powder comprising at least a first and a second powder, in which at least said first powder contains an active agent in an amount greater than 1% by weight with respect to the weight of said first powder.
Eratech S.r.l.


02/18/16
20160045157 

Systems, methods, and devices to incentivize inhaler use


The present disclosure relates to systems, methods, and devices that may be used to incentivize inhaler use.. .
Elwha Llc


02/04/16
20160030688 

Spacer chamber comprising an operating means for an inhaler


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.
Pari Gmbh


01/28/16
20160022933 

Inhaler spacer and storage apparatus


A spacer may improve the effectiveness of medication delivery by an inhaler. The spacer may be configured to store the inhaler to improve compactness and/or portability of the spacer and inhaler.
Ciancone ,christopher V.


01/28/16
20160022931 

Inhaler


There is disclosed an inhaler, such as a dry powder inhaler, comprising a shell having an upper shell part and a lower shell part, and an inhalation piece, such as a mouthpiece or nosepiece, through which a user can inhale medicament. The inhalation piece is coupled to the lower shell part and the upper shell part is moveable between a closed configuration in which it is coupled to the lower shell part and covers the inhalation piece, and an open configuration in which the inhalation piece is exposed.
Interquim, S.a.


01/21/16
20160015915 

Element for inhaling medicinal substances


The invention relates to an inhaler element, to be inserted inside a nasal cavity for inhaling medicinal substances, characterized in that it comprises, inside, a dispensing device, said dispensing device providing a convergent conduct for inlet of respiration flow and a divergent conduct for exit of respiration flow, and storage means for the substance to be inhaled, said storage means being provided in flow communication substantially in correspondence of the transition zone between said convergent conduct and said divergent conduct of said dispensing device.. .
Hsd Holding Smart Device S.r.l.


01/14/16
20160008557 

Dry powder inhalation system


Dry powder inhaler systems for pulmonary delivery of pharmaceuticals are disclosed.. .
Mannkind Corporation


01/07/16
20160001021 

Directional flow sensor inhaler


An fluid sensor to activate and control various components of an inhalation device. The fluid sensor includes an acoustic element, such as a microphone, positioned within said inhalation device to detect fluid within the device and output signals representative of the frequency, direction and/or amplitude of the fluid.
Microdose Therapeutx, Inc.


01/07/16
20160000709 

Dry powder inhaler formulations comprising surface-modified particles with anti-adherent additives


The present invention is concerned with a refinement of the processing of particles that are to form a dry powder formulation which is to be administered to the lung using a dry powder inhaler (dpi) device. In particular, the present invention provides the processing of particles of active material and particles of carrier material in the presence of additive material to provide a powder composition which exhibits excellent powder properties and which is economical to produce..
Vectura Limited


12/31/15
20150374937 

Dry powder inhaler and inhalation actuated mechanism thereof


A flap (20) for an inhalation actuated mechanism (18) of a powder inhaler (1) comprises a base member (29), a skirt structure (24) projecting from a surface of the base member (29), and a coupling portion (21) to be coupled to a resilient member (40′) of the inhalation actuated mechanism (18).. .
Chiesi Farmaceutici S.p.a.


12/31/15
20150374041 

Burning type heat source and flavor inhaler


A burning type heat source (50) includes: a single longitudinal hollow (51) extending along the first direction (d1); and a lateral hollow (52) extending along a second direction (d2) crossing the first direction (d1), the lateral hollow (52) communicating with the longitudinal hollow (51). The ignition end (50ae) is provided at the ignition end (50ae) side in the first direction relative to a burning position at an end of a second inhalation..
Japan Tobacco Inc.


12/31/15
20150374037 

Burning type heat source, flavor inhaler, and manufacturing burning type heat source


A burning type heat source (50) has a single longitudinal hollow (51) extending along the first direction (d1). The longitudinal hollow (51) includes: a first hollow (51a) having a first cross section area; and a second hollow (51b) having a second cross section area smaller than the first cross section area.
Japan Tobacco Inc.


12/31/15
20150374036 

Non-burning type flavor inhaler


The non-combustion-type flavor inhaler (100) is provided with a heat source (50) and a holding member (30) for detachably holding the heat source (50). The heat source (50) comprises a latent heat storage material containing a sugar alcohol of four or more carbons..
Japan Tobacco Inc.


12/24/15
20150366950 

Pretreatment or post exposure treatment for exposure to a toxic substance by pulmonary delivery (inhaler) of a bioscavenger


The present invention relates to a treatment by pulmonary delivery of bioscavengers to animals as an effective antidote to prevent toxicity produced by exposure of an animal to nerve agents and other toxic substances.. .

12/10/15
20150352301 

Self-puncturing liquid drug cartridges and associated dispenser


Self-puncturing liquid drug cartridges and an associated inhaler are used to deliver one more separate doses of an aerosolized liquid drug. A cartridge includes a needle assembly coupled to a drug container.
Dance Biopharm Inc.


12/10/15
20150352297 

Liquid drug cartridges and associated dispenser


Liquid drug cartridges and an associated inhaler are used to deliver one more separate doses of an aerosolized liquid drug. A cartridge includes a container for storing the liquid drug, an end cap having an ejection opening, a filter element, and a piston that is repositionable relative to the container to selectively eject a volume of liquid drug from the ejection opening.
Dance Biopharm Inc.


12/10/15
20150352077 

Multi-component crystalline particles for inhalation therapy


Pharmaceutical preparations multi-component crystalline particles and compositions, methods for their preparation, their uses in inhalation therapy and inhaler devices containing said particles are provided, in particular particles comprising glycopyrrolate. The particles can be prepared substantially free of excipients and agents other than active agents or their precursors in the presence of ultrasonic irradiation in a process comprising contacting a solution in a first flowing stream with an anti-solvent in a re-circulating second flowing stream, causing the mixing thereof and collecting crystals that are generated..
Prosonix Limited


12/03/15
20150347894 

Counter


This invention generally relates to counters and in particular to counters for use with dispensers and to dispensers comprising said counters. More particularly the present invention relates to counters for use with metered-dose dispensers, such as metered-dose inhalers (mdis).
Euro-celtique S.a.


12/03/15
20150343159 

Inhaler device


There is provided an inhaler device comprising a housing, a mouthpiece, a seat for receiving a unit dose blister and a punch for piercing a lid of the unit dose blister. The housing comprises a base and a lid pivotally joined by a hinge, such that the lid is pivotable from a first ‘closed’ position in which it abuts the base to define a cavity, to a second ‘open’ position in which the cavity can be accessed.
Glaxo Group Limited


11/26/15
20150339953 

Guidance/self-learning process for using inhalers


A self-learning system of providing guidance on using inhaler devices, provided using a portable or mobile computing device. Guidance comprises of multiple stages(modes), and provides a unique feature of real-time learning using a camera device.

11/26/15
20150335836 

Dry powder inhaler dose counters


Dry powder inhaler dose counters capable of making a display move swiftly between digits, in contrast to the progressive movement that occurs in simple gearing mechanisms.. .
Adamis Pharmaceuticals Corporation


11/26/15
20150335834 

Intelligent inhaler holster with a system and method to sense, track properties of inhaled air and medication, alert in hostile environments, map medication with personal dynamics, inhaled air and environment for better health


The invention discloses an intelligent inhaler holster with a system and method to sense, track properties of inhaled air and medication, alert in hostile environments, map medication with personal dynamics, inhaled air and environment for better health, along with predictive and prognostic analytics. The system includes a sensor module to sense various environmental parameters of the personal environment envelope surrounding the individual.

11/26/15
20150335833 

A blister piercing element for a dry powder inhaler


A blister piercing element for puncturing the lid of a blister containing a dose of medicament for inhalation by a user is disclosed. It comprises a body having a surface and an opening in the surface for the passage of air, or for the passage of medicament entrained in air, through the body.
Vectura Delivery Devices Limited


11/19/15
20150330964 

Novel approach to asthma inhaler compliance using breath measurement of tetrafluoroethane


The invention relates to measuring the effectiveness and an compliance of inhaler medication, such as for asthma treatment. In one embodiment, the invention provides a method of determining the effectiveness of an inhaler medication, comprising taking a measurement of hfa-134(a) from an exhaled breath of an individual after the individual has inhaled a medication, and determining an effective administration of the medication based on the presence of a high level of hfa-134(a)..
The Regents Of The University Of California


11/12/15
20150320945 

Canister for a metered dose inhaler and producing such canister


The invention relates to a canister for a metered dose inhaler for storing a propellant and a medicament under pressure and dispensing said medicament and to a method of producing such a canister. The canister (1) comprises an interior cavity (5) defined by a tubular sidewall (2) defining a longitudinal axis (4) of the canister (1), and a bottom wall (3) and a top cover (15) closing opposite longitudinal ends of the sidewall (2) such that the sidewall (2) extends along the longitudinal axis (4) between the bottom wall (3) and the top cover (15).
Presspart Gmbh & Co., Kg


11/05/15
20150314086 

Powder inhaler, system and methods


A dry powder inhaler includes a powder storage element configured to hold a powdered medicament and an inlet channel receives powdered medicament from the powder storage element that is entrained in an airflow. The inlet channel has a first diameter and defines an opening.
Respira Therapeutics, Inc.


10/29/15
20150306320 

Method and device for directing beehive air, and use as inhaler


A device and method for directing beehive air, in particular from at least one beehive, the beehive air is sucked up via at least one suction device, is conducted through at least one through flow device and is dispensed via at least one dispensing device. Further the beehive air is directed via at least one backflow check valve..

10/22/15
20150297844 

An inhaler


An inhaler comprising a source of inhalable composition. An outlet flow path is provided for the composition from the source to a composition outlet at an outlet end of the inhaler.
Kind Consumer Limited


10/08/15
20150283341 

Method, electronic device, inhalation training system and information storage medium for practicing and/or controlling an inhalation process of a patient


A method, an electronic device, a system and an information storage medium for practicing and/or controlling an inhalation process of a patient. The method involves quantifying an airflow in a mouthpiece of an inhaler during an inhalation process of the patient using an inhalation training device, evaluating an airflow signal received from the inhalation training device via an electronic device and providing visual feedback to the patient with the electronic device, the visual feedback varying with one or more time-variant characteristics of the evaluated airflow signal.

10/08/15
20150283338 

Inhaler device


An inhaler device of a powdered substance contained in a capsule comprises a capsule seat suitable for receiving the capsule, said capsule seat being made in two parts which can be reciprocally distanced, each capsule seat part being suitable for retaining a respective capsule part. Means of separation are operable to cause the distancing of said two capsule seat parts..

10/08/15
20150283337 

Inhalation training device and system for practicing of an inhalation process of a patient


An inhalation training device and inhalation training system for practicing of an inhalation process of a patient. The inhalation training device has a that is housing attachable to and detachable from a mouthpiece of an inhaler designed to provide a drug to the patient and a microphone adapted to measure the airflow occurring in the mouthpiece of the inhaler during an inhalation process of the patient.



Inhaler topics: Metered Dose Inhaler, Centimeter, Aerosolization, Pressure Sensor, Prophylaxis, Respiratory, Carbon Dioxide, Data Logging, Levalbuterol, Feedback Control, Degrees Of Freedom

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