US 10,376,471 B2
Dual release dosage form capsule and methods, devices and systems for making same
John Puckett, Custer, WA (US)
Assigned to Gel Cap Technologies, LLC, Ferndale, WA (US)
Filed by Gel Cap Technologies, LLC, Ferndale, WA (US)
Filed on Jul. 10, 2018, as Appl. No. 16/31,821.
Claims priority of provisional application 62/530,658, filed on Jul. 10, 2017.
Prior Publication US 2019/0008781 A1, Jan. 10, 2019
Int. Cl. A61J 3/07 (2006.01); A61K 9/48 (2006.01); A61K 31/00 (2006.01); A61K 45/06 (2006.01)
CPC A61K 9/4808 (2013.01) [A61J 3/07 (2013.01); A61J 3/074 (2013.01); A61K 9/4833 (2013.01); A61K 9/4858 (2013.01); A61K 9/4891 (2013.01); A61K 31/00 (2013.01); A61K 45/06 (2013.01); A61K 9/4816 (2013.01)] 19 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A dual dosage capsule, comprising:
a first capsule member comprising a first fill material and having a closed end and an open end sealed by a first cap;
a second capsule member comprising a second fill material and having a closed end and an open end sealed by a second cap; and
an annular band having a first end connected to the open end of the first capsule member to sealingly contain the first fill material in the first capsule member with the first cap and an opposing second end connected to the open end of the second capsule member to sealingly contain the second fill material in the second capsule member with the second cap, thereby defining an internal chamber between the first cap and the second cap within the annular band:
wherein the annular band comprises one or more apertures therethrough radially oriented relative to a longitudinal axis of the capsule, wherein the internal chamber is empty thereby placing the internal chamber, the first cap, and the second cap in fluid communication with the environment outside the capsule.