.

Pharmaceutical Business Intelligence

  • Anticipate P&T budget requirements
  • Evaluate market entry opportunities
  • Find generic sources and suppliers
  • Predict branded drug patent expiration

► Plans and Pricing

Upgrade to enjoy subscriber-only features like email alerts and data export. See the Plans and Pricing

DrugPatentWatch Database Preview

Claims for Patent: 8,875,699

« Back to Dashboard

Claims for Patent: 8,875,699

Title:Inhaler cap strap
Abstract: An inhaler (1) for dispensing doses of medicament from a container under user activation includes a body (7) which includes a mouthpiece (5) through which the medicament is dispensed and a cap (2) which can be place in a position to substantially occlude the mouthpiece (5). The cap (2) is attached to the body (7) by a strap (3) which pivots from the body (7), the cap (2) being arranged to slide on the strap (3) such that the cap (2) must translate away from the mouthpiece (5) prior to the pivoting of the strap (3).
Inventor(s): Bunce; Martin (Marlborough, GB)
Assignee: AstraZeneca AB (Sodertalje, SE)
Application Number:13/750,082
Patent Claims: 1. An inhaler comprising: a body including a mouthpiece and a base having a groove; and a cap coupled to the body by a strap, wherein the strap is positioned within the groove when the cap engages the mouthpiece, wherein the cap is configured to translate towards and away from the mouthpiece, wherein the strap includes a first section along which the cap configured to translate towards and away from the mouthpiece, a second section for positioning within the groove of base, and a third section between the first section and the second section, wherein, when the cap engages the mouthpiece, the third section of the strap extend at an angle from the first section to the second section, and wherein the cap includes an opening for receiving the strap as the cap translates towards the mouthpiece.

2. The inhaler of claim 1, wherein the cap is configured to slide along the first section of the strap.

3. The inhaler of claim 1, wherein the cap is configured to occlude the mouthpiece.

4. The inhaler of claim 1, wherein the second section of the strap is configured to pivot relative to the body.

5. The inhaler of claim 4, wherein the second section of the strap is configured to pivot away from the body after the cap translates away from the mouthpiece.

6. The inhaler of claim 1, wherein the cap includes a lug configured to couple the cap to the strap.

7. An inhaler comprising: a body including a mouthpiece and a base having a groove; and a cap coupled to the body by a strap, wherein the strap is positioned within the groove when the cap engages the mouthpiece, wherein the cap is configured to translate towards and away from the mouthpiece by sliding along the strap, wherein the strap includes a first section along which the cap is configured to slide, a second section for positioning within the groove of the base,and a third section between the first section and the second section, wherein when the cap engages the mouthpiece, the third section of the strap extends at an angle from the first section to the second section, and wherein the strap is formed of a non-elastic material.

8. The inhaler of claim 7, wherein the strap is formed of a rigid material.

9. The inhaler of claim 7, wherein the first section of the strap includes a channel, and the cap includes a lug, and wherein the lug is configured to slide along the channel.

10. The inhaler of claim 9, wherein the channel includes a first stop and a second stop, and wherein the lug is configured to slide along the channel between the first stop and the second stop.

11. The inhaler of claim 7, wherein the second section of the strap underlies the base of the body when the cap engages the mouthpiece.

12. An inhaler comprising: a body including a mouthpiece and a base; and a cap coupled to the body by a strap, wherein the strap underlies the base of the body, wherein the base of the body includes a groove, and the strap is positioned within the groove when underlying the base, wherein the strap is positioned outside the groove when the cap is disengaged from the mouthpiece, wherein the strap includes a first section along which the cap is configured to slide, a second section for positioning within the groove of the base,and a third section between the first section and the second section, wherein, when the cap engages the mouthpiece, the third section of the strap extends at an angle from the first section to the second section, and wherein the cap is configured to translate towards and away from the mouthpiece by sliding along the strap.

13. The inhaler of claim 12, wherein the mouthpiece is positioned on a first side of the body, and the strap is coupled to the body on a second side of the body opposite the first side.

14. The inhaler of claim 13, wherein the second section of the strap is configured to pivot relative to the body at the second side of the body.

15. The inhaler of claim 12, wherein, when the second section of the strap is positioned within the groove, the strap and the base form a substantially flat surface to allow the inhaler to stand upright when the base is placed on a support surface.

16. The inhaler of claim 12, wherein the cap includes at least one projection for gripping by a user.

17. The inhaler of claim 16, wherein the at least one projection extends laterally beyond the body.
« Back to Dashboard

For more information try a trial or see the database preview and plans and pricing

Drugs may be covered by multiple patents or regulatory protections. All trademarks and applicant names are the property of their respective owners or licensors. Although great care is taken in the proper and correct provision of this service, thinkBiotech LLC does not accept any responsibility for possible consequences of errors or omissions in the provided data. The data presented herein is for information purposes only. There is no warranty that the data contained herein is error free. thinkBiotech performs no independent verifification of facts as provided by public sources nor are attempts made to provide legal or investing advice. Any reliance on data provided herein is done solely at the discretion of the user. Users of this service are advised to seek professional advice and independent confirmation before considering acting on any of the provided information. thinkBiotech LLC reserves the right to amend, extend or withdraw any part or all of the offered service without notice.

`abc