Dispensing device

  • US 8,662,075 B2
  • Filed: 12/07/2011
  • Issued: 03/04/2014
  • Est. Priority Date: 05/05/1998
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. A dispensing device for dispensing a medicament from a container, the dispensing device comprising:

  • a dispenser housing comprising a support block having a well, said support block defining a longitudinal axis; and

    an indicating device comprising;

    a housing comprising a first annular wall radially spaced around said longitudinal axis and defining an interior cavity, said first annular wall having a viewing window formed therein;

    a single indicator member rotatably mounted in said housing about said longitudinal axis, said single indicator member comprising a second annular wall radially spaced around said longitudinal axis wherein said single indicator member is nested in said interior cavity of said housing, said second annular wall having an outer circumferential surface visible through said viewing window and comprising dosage indicia adapted to indicate the number of dosages of medicament dispensed from or remaining in the container;

    an actuator reciprocally moveable relative to said housing along said longitudinal axis; and

    a drive mechanism intermittently engageable with said single indicator member, wherein said drive mechanism is operable to advance said single indicator member an incremental amount when said drive mechanism is engaged with said single indicator member, and wherein said single indicator member remains stationary and is free of engagement from said drive mechanism for at least some of said reciprocal movements of said actuator.

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