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Details for Patent: 7,587,988

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Patent 7,587,988 protects SYMBICORT and is included in one NDA.

This patent has forty-seven patent family members in thirty-one countries.

Summary for Patent: 7,587,988

Title:Inhaler device counter
Abstract:Inhaler counter (20) comprising a counter housing (390), a rocker arm (200) with a pawl (210), the rocker arm being pivotally supported by the housing and arranged to perform a rocker movement in response to a linear actuation motion, a return spring (220) for resetting the rocker arm, a ratchet wheel (230) engagable with the pawl to convert the movement of the rocker arm into an incremental rotational motion of an axle arrangement (240) advancing a display means (60), the axle arrangement further comprising a back rotation prevention means (280) in the form of a spring loaded friction brake and a worm gear, the display means comprising rotatable indicator means (120) with teeth that engage the worm-gear and a stationary scale.
Inventor(s): Bowman; Nic (Cambridge, GB), Bradshaw; Douglas (Royston Herts, GB), Sorby; Lennart (Uppsala, SE)
Assignee: AstraZeneca AB (Sodertalje, SE)
Application Number:11/570,747
Patent Claim Types:
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Delivery; Use; Device;
Patent Metrics:
Source: PatentQuant.com
Field: Medical technology
Back Citations: 21st 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
Astrazeneca
SYMBICORT
budesonide; formoterol fumarate dihydrate
AEROSOL, METERED;INHALATION021929-001Jul 21, 2006RXYes7,587,988► subscribeY
Astrazeneca
SYMBICORT
budesonide; formoterol fumarate dihydrate
AEROSOL, METERED;INHALATION021929-002Jul 21, 2006RXYes7,587,988► subscribeY
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Foreign Priority and PCT Information for Patent: 7,587,988

Foriegn Application Priority Data
Foreign Country Foreign Patent Number Foreign Patent Date
Sweden0500857Apr 14, 2005
PCT Information
PCT FiledApril 10, 2006PCT Application Number:PCT/SE2006/000423
PCT Publication Date:October 19, 2006PCT Publication Number: WO2006/110080

Non-Orange Book Patents for Patent: 7,587,988

For Orange Book-listed patents (shown in the main table above) generic applications must certify that the listed patents are expired, invalid, or will not be infringed by generic entry.

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
7,819,075Inhaler device counter► subscribe
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International Patent Family for Patent: 7,587,988

Country Document Number Estimated Expiration Supplementary Protection Certificate SPC Country SPC Expiration
Malaysia143551► subscribe
Malaysia140852► subscribe
Mexico2007012539► subscribe
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