Global Patent Index - EP 2142168 A1

EP 2142168 A1 20100113 - MEANS FOR THE APPLICATION OF ACTIVE SUBSTANCES IN THE EAR CANAL OF A PATIENT

Title (en)

MEANS FOR THE APPLICATION OF ACTIVE SUBSTANCES IN THE EAR CANAL OF A PATIENT

Title (de)

MITTEL ZUR APPLIKATION VON WIRKSTOFFEN IM GEHÖRGANG EINES PATIENTEN

Title (fr)

MOYEN D'APPLICATION DE PRINCIPES ACTIFS DANS LE CONDUIT AUDITIF D'UN PATIENT

Publication

EP 2142168 A1 20100113 (DE)

Application

EP 08748348 A 20080507

Priority

  • CH 2008000209 W 20080507
  • CH 7402007 A 20070507

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO2008134912A1] In order to apply medications in the form of active substances bound in a liquid or paste-like matrix in the ear canal, the invention proposes a novel means (1) able to absorb and locally deliver a medication. Said means comprises a sack-like receptacle part (2) in which a preferably textile tampon able to absorb the medication can be accommodated, and an elastic rubber retaining washer (3) serving to fix the receptacle part (2) in the outer ear. The receptacle part (2) is firmly connected to a pulling device (4), such as a string, via the retaining washer (3). The retaining washer (3) serves to fix the receptacle part (2) in the outer ear canal and is supported for that purpose on one side behind the anthelix (106) and on the other side behind the tragus (108). In a preferred embodiment, the retaining washer (3) is made from a flat material stamped from foam rubber. The applicator can be sold with a charge of medication.

IPC 8 full level

A61K 9/00 (2006.01); A61F 11/08 (2006.01); A61F 11/14 (2006.01); A61M 31/00 (2006.01)

CPC (source: EP)

A61F 11/00 (2013.01); A61F 13/2017 (2013.01); A61F 13/2022 (2013.01); A61F 13/2051 (2013.01); A61F 13/2074 (2013.01); A61K 9/0046 (2013.01); A61M 31/00 (2013.01); A61M 31/002 (2013.01)

Citation (examination)

Designated contracting state (EPC)

AT BE BG CH CY CZ DE DK EE ES FI FR GB GR HR HU IE IS IT LI LT LU LV MC MT NL NO PL PT RO SE SI SK TR

DOCDB simple family (publication)

WO 2008134912 A1 20081113; WO 2008134912 A4 20090115; EP 2142168 A1 20100113

DOCDB simple family (application)

CH 2008000209 W 20080507; EP 08748348 A 20080507