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Details for Patent: 6,536,975

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Patent 6,536,975 protects CHLORAPREP ONE-STEP and CHLORAPREP WITH TINT and is included in one NDA.

This patent has eleven patent family members in nine countries.

Summary for Patent: 6,536,975

Title: Liquid applicator with opposed wings
Abstract:A liquid applicator for applying a desired liquid to a surface includes an elongated closed ampule formed of a frangible material containing the desired liquid; a flexible elongated hollow body having axially opposed open and closed ends and presenting a central longitudinal axis, the body defining an internal chamber which is adapted to receive the ampule; and a porous element sealed to the body and closing off the open end thereof so that liquid flows through the element when the ampule is fractured. The body includes a pair of diametrically opposed wings projecting therefrom which form gripping members that are spaced from the body and supported for pivoting movement relative thereto. The body also may include structure for fracturing the ampule, the structure being interposed between the body and the gripping members. Upon squeezing the gripping members toward one another, the structure flexes the body inwardly to exert a fracturing force against the ampule. The body also includes a flange protruding from the body at the open end thereof upon which the porous element is supported.
Inventor(s): Tufts; Scott A. (Pittsburg, PA)
Assignee: Mediflex Hospital Products, Inc. (Overland Park, KS)
Application Number:09/710,157
Patent Claim Types:
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Delivery; Use;
Patent Metrics:
Source: PatentQuant.com
Field: Other consumer goods
Back Citations: 59th percentile
Forward Citations: 3rd percentile

Applicant Tradename Generic Name Dosage NDA Approval Date Type RLD RS Patent No. Patent Expiration Product Substance Delist Req. Patented / Exclusive Use
Becton Dickinson Co
chlorhexidine gluconate; isopropyl alcohol
SPONGE;TOPICAL020832-001Jul 14, 2000OTCYesYes6,536,975► subscribeY
Becton Dickinson Co
chlorhexidine gluconate; isopropyl alcohol
SPONGE;TOPICAL020832-004Aug 20, 2003OTCYesYes6,536,975► subscribeY
Becton Dickinson Co
chlorhexidine gluconate; isopropyl alcohol
SPONGE;TOPICAL020832-005Apr 3, 2006OTCYesYes6,536,975► subscribeY
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International Patent Family for Patent: 6,536,975

Country Document Number Estimated Expiration Supplementary Protection Certificate SPC Country SPC Expiration
Australia2002243289► subscribe
Australia4328902► subscribe
Canada2428099► subscribe
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