Patents Examined by Joseph Rodriquez
  • Patent number: 6615107
    Abstract: A system and method of dispensing medications for low vision elderly and blind individuals. The system includes a storage assembly that contains a plurality of different compartments that are identified in Braille and with large raised letters. Each prescription of a person is placed in a separate compartment. A microprocessor is contained within the storage assembly. The microprocessor is programmed with the times that each of the medications in each of the compartments is to be taken. At the appropriate times, the microprocessor opens the compartment containing the medication that should be taken. A person, upon notification by a vibrating paging unit, then goes to the storage assembly and takes the medication contained within that compartment. A portable unit is carried by the person using the system. The portable unit interconnects with the main storage assembly when not in use. When connected to the storage assembly, data regarding the times of the prescription dosages is read to the portable unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2001
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2003
    Inventor: Joseph T. Hubicki