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Details for Patent: 7,458,374

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Patent 7,458,374 protects ADASUVE and is included in one NDA.

This patent has one hundred and ninety-three patent family members in eighteen countries.

Summary for Patent: 7,458,374

Title:Method and apparatus for vaporizing a compound
Abstract: Disclosed is a method and device for rapid heating of a coated substance which preferably includes a drug to vaporized for inhalation therapy. A device in accordance with the present invention preferably includes a substrate which has an interior surface surrounding an interior region and an exterior surface upon which the coated substance is to be adhered. Though the substrate is preferably metallic, it does not need to be. A combustible element is placed in the interior region of the rigid substrate and an igniter is connected to the combustible element. The igniter is for initiating oxidation of the combustible element. Preferably, the coated substance is vaporized inside of a housing to allow the vaporized drug to aerosolize and be inhaled by a user.
Inventor(s): Hale; Ron L. (Woodside, CA), Song; Soonho (Hillsborough, CA), Quintana; Reynaldo J. (Redwood City, CA), Zaffaroni; Alejandro C. (Atherton, CA), Rabinowitz; Joshua D. (Princeton, NJ)
Assignee: Alexza Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Mountain View, CA)
Application Number:10/146,086
Patent Claim Types:
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Composition; Device; Use;
Patent Metrics:
Source: PatentQuant.com
Field: Medical technology
Back Citations: 583rd percentile
Forward Citations: 18th percentile

Applicant Tradename Generic Name Dosage NDA Approval Date Type RLD Patent No. Patent Expiration Product Substance Delist Req. Patented / Exclusive Use
Alexza Pharms
ADASUVE
loxapine
POWDER;INHALATION022549-001Dec 21, 2012RXYes7,458,374► subscribeY
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Non-Orange Book Patents for Patent: 7,458,374

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The non-Orange Book patents listed below do not require formal certifications, so they do not automatically impede generic entry. Instead, they represent potential opportunities for branded firms to block generic entry through patent infringment challenges.

Patent No. Title Estimated Patent Expiration
7,449,172Delivery of antiemetics through an inhalation route► subscribe
7,011,819Delivery of rizatriptan or zolmitriptan through an inhalation route► subscribe
7,468,179Delivery of opioids through an inhalation route► subscribe
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International Patent Family for Patent: 7,458,374

Country Document Number Estimated Expiration Supplementary Protection Certificate SPC Country SPC Expiration
Austria365548► subscribe
Austria401063► subscribe
Austria401064► subscribe
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