Gelatin coated caplets and process for making same
Patent 4966771 Issued on October 30, 1990. Estimated Expiration Date: May 5, 2008. Estimated Expiration Date is calculated based on simple USPTO term provisions. It does not account for terminal disclaimers, term adjustments, failure to pay maintenance fees, or other factors which might affect the term of a patent.
424/478, Gelatin containing118/16, Plural coating devices118/20, With work drying, cooling, heating or noncoating gas contact118/26, Immersion118/416, Rotating work about an axis through itself during coating427/2.22, Gelatin matrix layer produced427/2.23Significant color or other intended appearance altering layer formed (e.g., shining, indicia)
A capsule-like medicament, method for producing such medicaments and apparatus. Such medicaments are achieved by individually dipping and drying first one end, and then the other end, of each caplet to provide a coating which is smoother and easier to swallow than an uncoated caplet. The production of these capsule-like medicaments is readily facilitated by simple and inexpensive modifications which can be made to existing empty gelatin capsule making equipment.
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Cherry-Burrell Trade Literature for 950 Hard Gelatin Capsule Machine, Cedar Rapids, IA
Vector/Freund Trade Literature for Hi-Coaters System, Marion, IA
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Glatt Air Techniques Trade Literature for GC-1000, Ramsey, N.J
C. G. Richardson, Franciscus Pill Coater, Int'l. Pharm. Abs., 28:90-91, pp. 70-86 (Oct. 1986