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Details for Patent: 8,978,966

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Patent 8,978,966 protects PROAIR RESPICLICK and is included in one NDA.

This patent has one hundred and five patent family members in nineteen countries.

Summary for Patent: 8,978,966

Title:Dose counters for inhalers, inhalers and methods of assembly thereof
Abstract: A manually operated metered dose inhaler includes a dose counter chamber including a dose display tape driven by a ratchet wheel which is driven in turn by an actuator pawl actuated by movement of a canister, the tape unwinding from a stock bobbin during use of the inhaler, a rotation regulator being provided for the stock bobbin and including a wavelike engagement surface with concavities which engage against control elements in the form of protrusions on resilient forks of a split pin thereby permitting incremental unwinding of the stock bobbin yet resisting excessive rotation if the inhaler is dropped onto a hard surface.
Inventor(s): Walsh; Declan (Co. Kilkenny, IE), Fenlon; Derek (Co. Wexford, IE), Kaar; Simon (Co. Cork, IE), Hazenberg; Jan Geert (Co. Kilkenny, IE), Buck; Dan (Co. Waterford, IE), Clancy; Paul (Waterford City, IE), Uschold; Robert Charles (Leominster, MA), Karg; Jeffrey A. (Hopkinton, MA)
Assignee: Teva Pharmaceuticals Ireland (Utrecht, NL) Norton Waterford (Utrecht, NL) IVAX Pharmaceuticals Ireland (Utrecht, NL)
Application Number:13/110,532
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Field: Computer technology
Back Citations: 9th percentile
Forward Citations: 1st percentile

Applicant Tradename Generic Name Dosage NDA Approval Date Type RLD Patent No. Patent Expiration Product Substance Delist Req. Patented / Exclusive Use
Teva Branded Pharm
PROAIR RESPICLICK
albuterol sulfate
POWDER, METERED;INHALATION205636-001Mar 31, 2015RXYes8,978,966► subscribeY
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Non-Orange Book Patents for Patent: 8,978,966

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Patent No. Title Estimated Patent Expiration
9,216,260Dose counters for inhalers, inhalers and methods of assembly thereof► subscribe
9,108,010Dose counters for inhalers, inhalers and methods of assembly thereof► subscribe
9,174,013Dose counters for inhalers, inhalers and methods of assembly thereof► subscribe
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International Patent Family for Patent: 8,978,966

Country Document Number Estimated Expiration Supplementary Protection Certificate SPC Country SPC Expiration
South Korea20130103823► subscribe
South Korea101618931► subscribe
South Korea20130103820► subscribe
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