Patents by Inventor Christopher M. Relyea

Christopher M. Relyea has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 5377839
    Abstract: There is provided an improved exchangeable medicament dosing system and method which includes a reuseable integral patient dispensing frame which supports a plurality of reuseable cartridges. Replaceable blister packages having a plurality of individually sealed spaced pockets are slidably inserted into the reuseable cartridge and aligned with a predetermined number of dispensing openings therewithin. The blister packages are specifically designed to mechanically interact with the cartridge as they are slidably inserted to properly align the spaced pockets with corresponding dispensing openings of the cartridge. One or more cartridges are releasably locked at least partially within the dispensing frame, and a plurality of dispensing frames can be placed in a frame container for convenient exchange and use with medication carts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 1993
    Date of Patent: January 3, 1995
    Assignee: Drustar, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher M. Relyea, Mark A. Relyea, Michael S. Relyea
  • Patent number: 5251757
    Abstract: There is provided an improved exchangeable medicament dosing system and method which includes a reuseable integral patient dispensing frame which supports a plurality of reuseable cartridges. Replaceable blister packages having a plurality of individually sealed spaced pockets are slidably inserted into the reuseable cartridge and aligned with a predetermined number of dispensing openings therewithin. The blister packages are specifically designed to mechanically interact with the cartridge as they are slidably inserted to properly align the spaced pockets with corresponding dispensing openings of the cartridge. One or more cartridges are releasably locked at least partially within the dispensing frame, and a plurality of dispensing frames can be placed in a frame container for convenient exchange and use with medication carts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 1992
    Date of Patent: October 12, 1993
    Assignee: Drustar, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher M. Relyea, Mark A. Relyea, Michael S. Relyea
  • Patent number: 4822116
    Abstract: A drawer assembly for use in a unit having a transverse opening therethrough with two sets of drawers mounted in the opening in back-to-back relationship, the sets of drawers being openable from opposite sides of the unit. The assembly comprises a pair of identical panels defining the sides of the unit opening. Each panel provides a plurality of horizontal, evenly spaced drawer guides, corresponding guides on the panels having coplanar guide surfaces. The drawers of both sets are identical, except for vertical depth, and are interchangeable within each set and from set-to-set. Each drawer comprises an open rectangular frame having front and rear panels joined by first and second side panels. First and second mirror image drawer slides are affixed to the first and second side panels, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 1988
    Date of Patent: April 18, 1989
    Assignee: Drustar Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher M. Relyea, Michael S. Relyea
  • Patent number: 4813753
    Abstract: A drug control and dispensing assembly for use alone or with the drawers of a medicine dispensing cabinet or cart. The assembly comprises at least one carton containing medicines and an open top tray to receive the at least one carton. The tray comprises a pair of side walls, a pair of end walls, and a bottom. The carton is generally rectangular having first and second side walls, end walls, a bottom and a flap-like planar top. When received within the tray, the carton extends slightly above the upper edge of the tray walls. The tray has at least one individual lid corresponding to and overlying the top of the at least one carton. The tray lid is pivotally mounted in a pair of upstanding hinge elements located on the upper edges of the tray side walls. At least one of the carton top and the tray lid is provided with attachment devices to releasably attach the carton top to the tray lid such that opening and closing of the tray lid will simultaneously open and close the carton top.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 1987
    Date of Patent: March 21, 1989
    Assignee: Drustar Inc.
    Inventor: Christopher M. Relyea
  • Patent number: D403570
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 1996
    Date of Patent: January 5, 1999
    Inventors: Christopher M. Relyea, Frank R. Wilgus, Donald J. Staufenberg
  • Patent number: D434507
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 1998
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2000
    Assignee: Drustar, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher M. Relyea, Michael S. Relyea, Douglas G. Schaefer, Terry M. Birchler, Kristen K. Hedstrom