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Details for Patent: 6,729,786

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Patent 6,729,786 protects CHLORAPREP WITH TINT and is included in one NDA.

This patent has eight patent family members in seven countries.

Summary for Patent: 6,729,786

Title: Liquid applicator for coloring a liquid
Abstract:Applicators and a method of coloring a liquid. More specifically, the present invention relates to a liquid applicator having a flexible hollow body within which a liquid-filled, glass ampoule is received. The liquid applicator also has porous element containing colorant positioned such that when the ampoule is fractured, the liquid flows through the porous element containing colorant. Colorant is transferred to the liquid as it flows through the porous element. The resulting colored solution may be applied to the desired surface.
Inventor(s): Tufts; Scott A. (El Paso, TX), Flores; Jesus (El Paso, TX), Guzman; Manuel (El Paso, TX)
Assignee: Mediflex Hospital Products, Inc. (Overland Park, KS)
Application Number:10/388,826
Patent Claim Types:
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Delivery; Use;
Patent Metrics:
Source: PatentQuant.com
Field: Other consumer goods
Back Citations: 25th percentile
Forward Citations: 3rd percentile

Applicant Tradename Generic Name Dosage NDA Approval Date Type RLD Patent No. Patent Expiration Product Substance Delist Req. Patented / Exclusive Use
Becton Dickinson Co
CHLORAPREP WITH TINT
chlorhexidine gluconate; isopropyl alcohol
SPONGE;TOPICAL020832-002May 3, 2005OTCYes6,729,786► subscribeY
Becton Dickinson Co
CHLORAPREP WITH TINT
chlorhexidine gluconate; isopropyl alcohol
SPONGE;TOPICAL020832-005Apr 3, 2006OTCYes6,729,786► subscribeY
Becton Dickinson Co
CHLORAPREP WITH TINT
chlorhexidine gluconate; isopropyl alcohol
SPONGE;TOPICAL020832-007Oct 10, 2006OTCYes6,729,786► subscribeY
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Non-Orange Book Patents for Patent: 6,729,786

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Patent No. Title Estimated Patent Expiration
7,422,388Applicator for coloring antiseptic► subscribe
6,991,393Liquid applicator for coloring a liquid► subscribe
7,241,065Applicator for coloring antiseptic► subscribe
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International Patent Family for Patent: 6,729,786

Country Document Number Estimated Expiration Supplementary Protection Certificate SPC Country SPC Expiration
Australia2004220817► subscribe
BrazilPI0408318► subscribe
Canada2519176► subscribe
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