Time Scale Patents (Class 116/308)
  • Patent number: 10806590
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a system of gender specific pharmaceuticals. The system includes a first package of a pharmaceutical for use by a male and a second package of a pharmaceutical for use by a female. The first package includes a pharmaceutical for use by a male and a first label coupled to the first package, wherein at least one of the first package and first label includes a male specifier and a recommended male dosage. The second package includes a pharmaceutical for use by a female and a second label coupled to the second package, wherein at least one of the second package and second label includes a female specifier and a recommended female dosage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: P TECH, LLC
    Inventor: Peter M. Bonutti
  • Patent number: 10772794
    Abstract: A device for storing pharmaceuticals that includes a bottom portion having wells and a lid having correlating well covers. The wells and cover are manufactured from an insulating material which protects the medication from heat and moisture. The bottom portion and lid preferably includes matching tabs to assist the user in lining up the lid with the bottom. The device may include a child resistant rim on the bottom portion that “locks” the lid onto the device when it is closed. The lid of the device may include a protrusion which interlocks with a complimentary indentation in the bottom of an additional device to allow for easy transport of additional pharmaceuticals. The device may further include a hanger hole for easy transport of the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: MEDPHARM HOLDINGS, LLC
    Inventors: Thomas Swegle, Bounnak M. Thammavong
  • Patent number: 10706961
    Abstract: The present invention relates to systems, methods, and apparatuses for the management, distribution, dispensing, and administration of consumer products, including over-the-counter and prescription medications through use of a product container labeling system and an optional integrated computer-based or online management system. In certain aspects, the invention relates to a product container comprising a hollow body, a child-resistant cap, and a specialized information label affixed to the hollow body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: Deborah Adler LLC
    Inventors: Deborah Adler, Duane Sawyer, Michael Wolf, Joshua Stewart, Yayun Huang
  • Patent number: 10653584
    Abstract: A dispensing assembly which includes a case having a superior component and inferior component, the superior component and inferior component operatively arranged to form a first cavity therebetween. A tablet disc is arranged within the first cavity having a plurality of tablets disposed about a circumference of the tablet disc, where the tablet disc is arranged to rotate about a central axis and within the case. The assembly further includes a lock to prevent rotation of the tablet disc in a first rotational direction during a first predetermined time interval. The lock includes a first component and a second component. The first component includes a display and a first circuit connected to the display. The second component includes an actuator, a catch, a plurality of teeth on an outer circumferential surface of the second component, and a ratchet operatively arranged to engage with the plurality of teeth and the case.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Pill Development Group, LLC
    Inventors: Robert Owen Brady, Joseph B. Bujalski, Jeffery S. Heitzenrater, Matthew William Vergin, Jon Colin Leonard, Joel Raymond Chartier
  • Patent number: 10610456
    Abstract: The current disclosure is directed to a container with a dispensing schedule and, in various described implementations, to a container and a complementary cap that includes a dispensing schedule. During each dispensing cycle, which includes removing the cap from the container to allow access to the contents of the container and re-securing the cap to the container, the display schedule is automatically advanced to a next indication. In one implementation, the container is a bottle with a threaded neck and the cap is complementarily threaded and has a cylindrical rim and a schedule display. An indication on or within the schedule display is displayed through an aperture in the cap rim. Features included in the cap and the schedule display interoperate to ensure that the displayed indication is advanced to a next indication when the cap is unscrewed from, and subsequently threaded onto, the bottle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: Recap LLC
    Inventors: Daniel Albert Gosselin, Alfred Richard Balakier
  • Patent number: 10610062
    Abstract: A washcloth identification system including a first holder and a second holder, each comprising a fastener on a rear side thereof. A washcloth support hook extends downwardly from each of the first holder and the second holder. A first set of numbered indicia is disposed on a front side of the first holder, and a second set of numbered indicia is disposed on a front side of the second holder. Each of the first hook and the second hook is configured to support a washcloth thereon. The fasteners are configured to secure the first and second holders to a wall of a shower, such that users can hang multiple washcloths. Tactile indicators having raised perimeter edges, such as raised Braille patterns, are overlaid on top of the numbered indicia. The holders can thus be identified by either sight or touch in order to identify which washcloth the user is retrieving.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Inventors: Jeffery Alan Mieldon, Lela Banks Mieldon
  • Patent number: 10492996
    Abstract: A very simple, effective medication reminder used to designate the day of the week and the daily dosage number of the most recent medication dosage taken by the user (or alternatively the day of the week and the next dosage number to be taken). This invention can be used with medication containers of various sizes and shapes. It can be used over and over on the same pill bottle or it and be easily removed and placed on a new pill bottle. The device is placed on the exterior perimeter of the medication container and comprises a calendar and a marker assembly. The calendar shows the days of the week and is attached to the vertical side of the pill bottle using a weak adhesive. The marker assembly comprises an elastic band and a small tubular shaped sliding marker with the elastic band passing through an axial hole through the sliding marker.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Inventor: Lynn A. Winter
  • Patent number: 10478582
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a universal breathing tube adaptor that can accept or otherwise accommodate a metered dose canister (MDC) having a variety of shapes, structures, sizes, and/or configurations. The present breathing tube adaptor includes a sidewall which defines a chamber. A conduit extends from the chamber through a floor of the device for discharging aerosolized medicament from the MDC. The sidewall includes opposing exposed edges which define a channel. The sidewall supports the MDC when it is invertingly inserted into the chamber. The channel permits structure of an MDC to extend radially outward through the channel and outside the chamber thereby enabling the valve stem of the MDC to engage the conduit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: Barthel LLC
    Inventors: Mark E. Schroeder, Timothy Patrick Barry, Evan James Joyce, Ryan Ross Childs, Ozair Iqbal Chaudhry
  • Patent number: 10457452
    Abstract: A safety capsule for a container, comprising: a cap (2) for closing the container, said cap comprising a thread (20) for connection to the container; a cover (3) for said cap (2), said cover (3) comprising a base (30) and a lateral wall (31) that extends from said base (30); said base (30) and said lateral wall (31) overlying said cap (2), said base (30) being at the opposite end with respect to a zone (4) of the capsule that comprises an intactness band (8) designed to be connected with the container; a press-fit engagement means (5) that sets said cap (2) and said cover (3) into operative communication, enabling transmission of motion from the cover (3) to the cap (2) for the purpose of making it possible to unscrew said cap (2); means (6) for preventing extraction of the cover (3) from the cap (2), comprising a first connecting means (61) for connecting the cover (3) to the cap (2) and that extends along a first imaginary annular line; the engagement means (5) and said first connecting means (61) being at
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: BORMIOLI PHARMA S.P.A.
    Inventor: Valerio Paganuzzi
  • Patent number: 10441209
    Abstract: A method for administering tests using a regional antigen testing kit is provided. The method comprises providing the regional antigen testing kit, extracting a predetermined amount of concentrated antigen from one of a plurality of concentrated antigens, dispensing the predetermined amount of concentrated antigen into a corresponding one of a plurality of wells, as indicated by visual indicia, repeating the extracting and dispensing steps until a desired number of the plurality of wells contain concentrated antigen, providing a prick tester having a plurality of needles extending thereon, aligning the plurality of needles of the prick tester with the plurality of wells, inserting each of the plurality of needles of the prick tester into one of the plurality of wells, and applying the plurality of needles of the prick tester to the skin of a patient to elicit a potential response.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: ROCA Medical Ltd.
    Inventors: James Strader, Jovan Hutton Pulitzer
  • Patent number: 10426698
    Abstract: A pill container and cap for storing and dispensing medication is described. In various embodiments, the pill container comprises an outer shell having an angled corner section, a constriction within the outer shell configured to limit flow of the medication out of the container a cap to seal the container. Various additional features and component are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: Breeden Brothers, LLC
    Inventor: Jack Rodriguez
  • Patent number: 10403396
    Abstract: The present invention relates to systems, methods, and apparatuses for the management, distribution, dispensing, and administration of consumer products, including over-the-counter and prescription medications through use of a product container labeling system and an optional integrated computer-based or online management system. In certain aspects, the invention relates to a product container comprising a hollow body, a child-resistant cap, and a specialized information label affixed to the hollow body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: Deborah Adler LLC
    Inventors: Deborah Adler, Duane Sawyer, Michael Wolf, Joshua Stewart, Yayun Huang
  • Patent number: 10370149
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a bottle neck structure comprising an inner ring and an outer ring, a plurality of protrusions and a plurality of recesses; wherein the inner ring further comprising a plurality of display panels, an annular rim, a top facing surface; and wherein the outer ring further comprising a annular groove, a bottom facing surface and one through hole, and wherein each of the display panels can be viewed through the through hole when they are aligned.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Inventor: Pandian Peng
  • Patent number: 10335349
    Abstract: A container storing pills or other discrete objects and which provides restricted access to the pills. The container has a rotatable pill drum allowing selective access to pills when the drum is rotated to various dispensing positions. A rotatable combination disk or other component is provided that has a plurality of channels formed therein and which can be rotationally locked to the drum. Movable pegs engage the channels. Each dispensing position has an associated peg position combination. Rotation of the pill drum from one dispensing position to the next is blocked unless the pegs are moved into the appropriate peg position combination. The pill drum can be rotated from one dispensing position to the next using a handle or via an automatic spring loaded mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: Addinex Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Stanislav Roslyakov, Jay Howard Schiff
  • Patent number: 10322064
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for monitoring the content of a medicine bottle via electrical capacitive tomography (ECT) are presented in which the three-dimensional volume of the medicine bottle, and its content, are imaged by developing a map of its permittivity. The permittivity map is developed by applying a stimulus between two of a plurality of electrodes that are arranged about a chamber of the medicine bottle in which the content is contained, and measuring an electrical response at each of the remaining electrodes of the plurality. By repeating this process for every pair of electrodes within the plurality, a complete permittivity map of the three-dimensional volume is developed. Once the permittivity map is established, the number and type of tablets (or liquid) within the volume is determined.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: QuantaEd, LLC
    Inventor: Mehran Mehregany
  • Patent number: 10198975
    Abstract: Adjustable indicators for containers and methods for using and making the same are provided. In one embodiment, a method for changing the portion of indicia on a dial within a closure of a bottle cap that is visible to a user through a passageway in the bottle cap may include rotating the dial with respect to the closure by a first amount in a particular direction about a particular axis by forcing the dial towards a base for physically interacting with the base, and rotating the dial with respect to the closure by a second amount in the particular direction about the particular axis by forcing a button towards the dial for physically interacting with the dial. Additional embodiments are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Inventor: Arthur Nazginov
  • Patent number: 10131476
    Abstract: Various shaped packaging containers for storing liquids and/or solid contents. In one embodiment, the container can have a leaf shaped body member. The body member can be opaque or transparent. A base member can be secured to a bottom area of the container. The base can be solid or can be provided with a lid opening at the bottom to provide access to the contents contained within the leaf shaped body member. The lid can be pivotally secured to the base. In a preferred embodiment a novel child safety lid/cover is provided and used to close the opening for the container. The cover requires a multiple step process in order to be removed and helps to prevent inadvertent or accidental openings of the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: BURST OUT INNOVATIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Gary K. Goldfarb, Werner Blumenthal, Alexander Zuleta
  • Patent number: 10105284
    Abstract: The present invention relates generally to dispenser packs (10) and in particular rotating blister dispenser packaging structures. A dispenser pack (10) includes at least one circular blister pack (12) including blister cavities (14), wherein the blister cavities (14) are arranged along the circumference of the blister pack (12), and a casing (18) in the form of a closed box, wherein two of the opposite surfaces (A, B) of the casing (18) are square and a corner (C) of the casing (18) is removable for providing an opening (20) in the casing (10). The diameter D of the blister pack (12) is equal to the side lengths L of the two opposite surfaces (A, B) of the casing (18). The blister pack is rotatably mounted inside the casing (18) such that the axis of rotation passes through the center of the blister pack (12). The opening (20) provides access to at least one of the blister cavities (14).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: FONTEM HOLDINGS 3 B.V.
    Inventors: Fiona Collins, Günter Wissmann
  • Patent number: 10085918
    Abstract: Systems and methods for easily tracking medication usage. In one embodiment, a product comprises an adhesive-backed strip that has a set of tracking tabs. The strip is affixed to a medication container such as a pill bottle. The tabs have corresponding identifiers (e.g., days of the week) that are printed on them. When a dose of the medication is taken, the tab corresponding to that dose is torn off of the strip to provide an indication that the dose has been taken.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Inventors: Jennifer Jo Dartt, Kevin Roger Dartt
  • Patent number: 10065788
    Abstract: A dispenser for dispensing pills stored into any one of a plurality of individual containers of an array-type pill package is provided. The individual containers have a generally flexible common top surface and all extend on a same side. The 5 dispenser includes a cylindrical package holder having a cylindrical periphery configured for holding the array-type pill package thereon with the individual containers projecting radially away and is rotatably mounted on a chassis. A controller system controls the rotation of the cylindrical package holder to bring a selected one of the individual containers in alignment with a pill extracting 10 mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: MEDIPENSE INC.
    Inventors: Terry Fagen, Hesham El-Adly
  • Patent number: 10010486
    Abstract: Adjustable indicators for containers and methods for using and making the same are provided. In one example embodiment, a cap for a bottle includes a closure operative to be coupled to the bottle for closing the bottle, a base coupled to the closure, a dial positioned between a portion of the base and a portion of the closure, and a gear assembly positioned between a portion of the base and a portion of the dial. The gear assembly includes a dial gear subassembly coupled to the dial and a user gear subassembly, wherein the gear assembly is operative to translate movement of the user gear subassembly into movement of the dial gear subassembly for moving the dial with respect to the closure. Additional embodiments are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Inventor: Arthur Nazginov
  • Patent number: 10007602
    Abstract: For flash copy relationship management, a management module identifies a data unit in a flash copy relationship with an extent range using a flash copy table. A resolution module erases the flash copy relationship from the flash copy table in response to the flash copy relationship completing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Preston A. Carpenter, Dash D. Miller, David C. Reed, Max D. Smith
  • Patent number: 9963280
    Abstract: A time programmable container that includes a base for containing the object, a lid, a base, and a spacer which is positioned intermediate the lid and the base. The spacer is positionable in a select one of a plurality of positions on the base. The spacer and the base contain time indicia such that each of the plurality of positions that the spacer can be placed upon the base corresponds to a different of time indication. The base includes members to secure the spacer in the select one position. The lid includes a cavity on the bottom surface of a lip which mates with a tab on the spacer, such that when the spacer is placed upon the base and the lid is threaded onto the base, the tab secures prevents the removal of the lid from the base without first removing the tab from the cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Inventor: Tomasz Andrzej Kosierkiewicz
  • Patent number: 9919840
    Abstract: A container may include a wall and a medal retained to the wall by container material of integral one-piece construction with the wall and extending over at least a portion of the medal. The medal and one or more portions of the container adjacent the medal have a shared unique appearance. A package may include a flaccid loop coupled between a closure and a container to which the closure is coupled, and a medal coupled to the flaccid loop.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: Owens-Brockway Glass Container Inc.
    Inventors: Roger P. Smith, Jessica R. Bryant, Douglas Laib, Susan L. Smith
  • Patent number: 9867760
    Abstract: An overlay is provided for a medication card of the type having a plurality of pharmaceutical products arranged in at least one row. The overlay includes a planar body having a front surface, and a plurality of openings formed in the planar body, with locations of the plurality of openings substantially corresponding to locations of the plurality of products of the medication card. The overlay further includes instructions provided on the front surface of the body for ingesting the plurality of products of the medication card.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: CHIASMA INC.
    Inventor: Dana Gelbaum
  • Patent number: 9861554
    Abstract: A medication bottle includes: a bottle having a body and a neck; a set of indicia disposed on a surface of the body; a timing ring having detent features on an inner ring surface, the detent features configured to fit onto the neck; a time indicator manually positionable proximate a selected indicium by rotating the timing ring about the neck; and a cap removably attached to the neck.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Inventor: Karen S. Ammar
  • Patent number: 9856060
    Abstract: A time programmable container for timing an object, includes a base for containing the object, a lid for sealing the base, and a spacer which is positioned intermediate the lid and the base. The spacer is positionable in a select one of a plurality of positions on the base. The spacer and the base contain time indicia such that each of the plurality of positions that the spacer can be placed upon the base corresponds to a different of time indication. The base includes a device to secure the spacer in the select one position to inhibit the movement or rotation of the spacer with respect to the base. The securing device includes a finger on the base that cooperates with or mates with a corresponding depression of the spacer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Inventor: Tomasz Andrzej Kosierkiewicz
  • Patent number: 9855190
    Abstract: A package for containing tablets or like items is provided and has child-resistant and senior-friendly dispensing properties. The package includes an outer sleeve having opposed first and second wall panels. The first wall panel has a series of separate tear-away tabs. A separate card is contained within the sleeve and has a plurality of separate compartments and at least one reinforcement rib. A series of separate push-through chads is provided by the packaging and are directly opposed from and aligned with the tabs. The reinforcement rib provides a column support between the first and second wall panels and is of a height greater than that of the compartments. Each compartment is located directly between and aligned with one of the chads and one of the tabs, and the reinforcement rib provides a pre-determined amount of spacing between the tabs and the compartments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignee: AndersonBrecon Inc.
    Inventors: Curtis Knutson, Thomas Moyer, Tyler Prince
  • Patent number: 9827167
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are approaches for a precise medication, vitamin, and/or other medication substance organizer having a plurality of storage compartments that house and separate medications and vitamins by a specific time of day and a means for indicating whether a particular medication or vitamin has already been or needs to be taken. This organizer removes doubt associated with missed or duplicate drug dosages, interactions between medications and vitamins, as well as regulating daily medication and vitamin doses. Additionally, the organizer provides a location to indicate a name and a time a medication or vitamin should be ingested or otherwise taken and an indicator to show whether a medication or vitamin has already been removed from the organizer for ingestion. The medication, vitamin, and/or other medication substance organizer can also be used to prompt a user to take medications that will not fit into the organizer, such as an inhaler.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Inventor: Maryann Mueller
  • Patent number: 9815611
    Abstract: A device and a method for singularized dosing of solid portions F, in particular mini or micro tablets or globules, which solid portions are forming a bulk body S situated at least partially in the device. The device comprises at least two components, a first component of which is a segregating device and a second component of which is a singularizing device that can be twisted vis-à-vis the segregating device. The singularizing device comprises an interior area and on its inner side at least one chamber for accommodating one solid portion F at a time, so that the at least one chamber can be moved in a direction of motion D and on a motion path B through the bulk body S during twisting of the singularizing device vis-à-vis the segregating device. The segregating device further comprises a separating device to prevent solid portions F contained therein drop out.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: BALDA MEDICAL GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventors: Thomas Sowden Reinhold, Philipp Sawitzki
  • Patent number: 9808058
    Abstract: A contact lens package case includes a case frame having a case frame panel with a right panel edge, a left panel edge and first and second panel surfaces extending between the right panel edge and the left panel edge; a right contact lens compartment including a right compartment end cap carried by the first panel surface at the left panel edge of the case frame panel; and a right compartment cover carried by the case frame in sliding relation thereto. The right compartment cover is positional between a closed position engaging the right compartment end cap and an open position disengaging the right compartment end cap. A left contact lens compartment includes a left compartment end cap carried by the second panel surface at the right panel edge of the case frame panel and a left compartment cover carried by the case frame in sliding relation thereto.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Inventor: Andrew Jones
  • Patent number: 9791204
    Abstract: A refrigerator door and a manufacturing method of the same are disclosed. The refrigerator door includes a front panel that includes a first through hole and an input unit, a door liner, an upper cap decoration unit configured to seal an upper side of a first space defined between the front panel and the door liner, a frame attached to an inside of the front panel and defining a second space, a display assembly provided between the frame and the front panel and configured to emit light through the first through hole, and a touch sensor assembly provided between the frame and the front panel, the touch sensor assembly being fixed to a rear of the front panel at a position that corresponds to a location of the input unit. The upper cap decoration unit includes a communication hole for communicating with the second space and includes a cap cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Hyunki Kim, Minchel Kim, Seungje Park, Kihyun Park
  • Patent number: 9775779
    Abstract: Described herein is a 3-dimensional interchangeable icon bottle cap assembly, or cap with textured indicia, with top plates that interface with prescription bottle caps using icons, graphics and colors that help patients understand when to take their medication, what the medication is for, and provide the ability to keep track of medication compliance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: CARECAPS, LLC
    Inventor: Ahmed Ali
  • Patent number: 9659510
    Abstract: A bag clip comprises a pair of opposing jaws configured for resilient movement between an open position in which the jaws are apart from one another and a closed position in which the jaws are adjacent one another. An indicator wheel attached to the clip includes indicators that may correspond to dates on which the bag was opened and the clip was attached. A second indicator wheel may be included, in which the first wheel may correspond to months of the year and the second wheel may correspond to days of the month.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2017
    Assignee: Progressive International Corporation
    Inventor: Sul Gi Myoung
  • Patent number: 9639823
    Abstract: An electric product which includes a recognition device obtaining information about a food item to be added to a storage compartment, and a display unit displaying information about a food item stored in the storage compartment. The electric product further includes a memory unit storing the information about the food item stored in the storage compartment, and a control unit controlling the display unit. The recognition device obtains information about a food item to be added. The control unit stores the information about the food to be added in the memory unit and displays the information about the food added to the memory unit on the display unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Hyoungjun Park, Jongmi Choi, Museung Kim, Yanghwan Kim
  • Patent number: 9633578
    Abstract: Described in some aspects of the present invention are methods and systems that can be used to track occurrences and/or non-occurrences of medical-related events, for example, to record whether one or more medical-related events have occurred at a particular time or during a particular time interval. Any suitable number of events may be tracked using such methods and systems, and the types and varieties of events that can be tracked are diverse. Examples include but are not limited to vaccine or other drug administrations, physical therapies, tests, diagnoses and surgeries. In some preferred embodiments, these and/or other medical-related occurrences or events will be tracked using an article that can be worn about the body of a patient although a variety of non-wearable articles can be utilized as well.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Inventor: Lauren R. Braun
  • Patent number: 9517182
    Abstract: A multi flow multi venting nipple includes a teat having a flow aperture which allows for at least two different flow rates depending upon the operative radial orientation of the nipple. The nipple further includes a number of vent apertures, equal to the number of flow rates, formed by check valves extending through the nipple to reduce negative pressure during use. Each vent aperture is associated with a particular flow rate, and is radially oriented to be uppermost and vertically above the flow aperture during use at such flow rate. All vent apertures will be operable at once. The nipple further includes safety walls extending from the nipple and surrounding at least half the periphery of each check valve forming the vent apertures. The safety wall prevents unintentional and rough contact from damaging the check valves.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2016
    Assignee: Dart Industries Inc.
    Inventor: Maxime R. Richard
  • Patent number: 9492356
    Abstract: The current disclosure is directed to a container with a dispensing schedule. In one implementation, the container with a dispensing schedule comprises a bottle with a threaded neck and a complementarily threaded cap having a cylindrical rim and an internal schedule display. An indication on or within the internal schedule display is displayed through an aperture in the cap rim. Features included in the cap and schedule display interoperate to ensure that the displayed indication is advanced when the cap is removed from, and subsequently threaded onto, the bottle container. The displayed indication is relatively large and clear, to facilitate viewing by vision-impaired users, and the indication-advancement mechanism is robust and reliable. In addition, the cap and internal schedule display include features that allow the displayed indication to be set to a particular indication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2016
    Assignee: RedCap, LLC
    Inventors: Alfred Richard Balakier, Daniel Albert Gosselin
  • Patent number: 9406243
    Abstract: A device and method of tapering medication in a post-operative patient is provided. The system includes a stationary base having indicia thereon representative of a defined period of time; a first circular wheel concentrically positioned on the stationary base, the first circular wheel representative of a first medication being taken by a patient; and a pin coupling the substantially circular wheel to said stationary base to permit the wheel to rotate 360 degrees about said base. The method of tapering medication includes gradually increasing the time intervals that medication is administered to a post-operative patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2016
    Assignee: GILLETTE CHILDREN'S SPECIALTY HEALTHCARE
    Inventor: Celeste Rene Knoff
  • Patent number: 9387148
    Abstract: A frangible electrical circuit sheet for a dosage form package includes a first plurality of electrically conductive trace subnetworks interconnected with one another to form a network of electrically conductive traces and disposed on the sheet. The sheet further includes a second plurality of circuit elements connected to the network of electrically conductive traces such that each circuit element is associated with one of the subnetworks. At least some of the circuit elements have element values that differ from one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2016
    Assignee: MTS Medication Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Ronald Rosenbaum, Vincent G. D'Agostino, Robert J. Depke
  • Patent number: 9271898
    Abstract: A device is provided for storing, organizing, and dispensing prescription pills that includes a clamshell container configured to house a pill tray, pill tray lid, and sliding card. The pill tray contains an array of pill chambers that are covered by the pill tray lid, or alternatively, by an adhesive foil seal. The clamshell container includes a top portion and a bottom portion, the top portion having an array of pill holes that correspond with the chambers of the pill tray. The top of the sliding card has markings corresponding to the pill chambers beneath it and slides over the pill tray and beneath the top portion of the claim shell. Pills are placed within the pill holes on top of the sliding card. When the sliding card is removed, the pills fall through the pill holes and into the pill chambers of the pill tray.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2016
    Inventor: Michael Patrick Flynn
  • Patent number: 9259375
    Abstract: A prescription pill vial with dosage indexer is disclosed. The prescription pill vial includes a body having a sidewall and bottom forming an enclosure for prescription medications. The sidewall extends below the bottom forming a cavity beneath the enclosure. A rosette is on the bottom of the body. The rosette has a plurality of detents thereon. An indexer is configured to fit into the cavity and rotate therewithin. The indexer has a spring-biased pawl that engages the detents on the rosette, limiting the rotation of the indexer to a number of predefined positions corresponding to the detents on the rosette.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2016
    Inventor: Mark H. Miller
  • Patent number: 9186456
    Abstract: An alignment system for accurately setting the flow rate of a flow selector device, the system includes a flow selector device having a flow rate selection mechanism rotatable between a plurality of pre-selected positions; a knob providing a grip to rotate the flow rate selection mechanism, the knob having a distal portion, a proximal portion, and at least one registering element; and a cover movable between an open position providing access to the knob and a closed position restricting access to the knob, the cover further including at least one cover element that prevents closure when the registering element is misaligned with a pre-selected position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2015
    Assignee: AVENT, INC.
    Inventors: Christopher S. Nelson, Siddharth Desai
  • Patent number: 9181028
    Abstract: Waste treatment component includes a base having a lower wall and a peripheral wall extending from the lower wall and to one side of the lower wall around the periphery of the lower wall. The lower wall and peripheral wall define a compartment on an upper side of the lower wall that is receivable of waste treatment material. To allow for dispersal of this material, the base has apertures in communication with the first compartment. A movable member is arranged at the lower end of the base and has a portion spaced apart from the lower wall to define a second compartment between the member and the lower wall that is receivable of waste treatment material. To allow for dispersal of this material, the member includes apertures in communication with the second compartment. Thus, the waste treatment component includes two compartments, one on each side of the lower wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2015
    Inventor: David M Stravitz
  • Patent number: 9134288
    Abstract: A freshness system including an indicator disposed on a storage bottle. The indicator enables a caregiver to identify when a volume breast milk was pumped/expires when the storage bottle includes breast milk; and to identify when a certain amount of formula was prepared/expires when the storage bottle includes formula; and to distinguish between the breast milk container and the formula container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2015
    Inventor: Kerry R. Ettinger
  • Patent number: 9114061
    Abstract: A liquid medication reminder assembly stores liquid medication and provides a reminder when to take the medication. The assembly includes a container having a bottom portion and a cap. The bottom portion defines an interior space configured for holding a medication. A top edge of a perimeter wall of the bottom portion defines an opening into the interior space. The cap is coupled to the bottom portion of the container. Each of plurality of indicia is positioned on the container corresponding to a unique time period. A band is coupled to and extends around the container over the indicia. An opening extends through the band. The band is movably coupled to the container wherein the opening is alignable with a selectable one of the indicia on the container such that the selectable one of the indicia is visible through the opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2015
    Inventor: Burma Wooten-Sims
  • Patent number: 9089661
    Abstract: A dose counter for use in connection with a device adapted for metered dispensing of a medication is described. The dose counter has a first count indicator that has a first indicia bearing surface, with the first count indicator being rotatable about a first axis. The dose counter also has a second count indicator that has a second indicia bearing surface, with the second count indicator being rotatable about a second axis. The second axis is disposed at an obtuse angle with respect to the first axis, and the first and second indicia bearing surfaces align at a common viewing area to collectively present at least a portion of a medication dosage count.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2015
    Assignee: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY
    Inventors: Adam J. Stuart, Graham R. Purkins, Rachel V. Striebig, Stephen J. Howgill, Peter D. Hodson, Richard D. Brewer, Benjamin J. Holden
  • Patent number: 9021980
    Abstract: A dosage indicator assembly is presented which may be removably attached or fixedly attached to a pill bottle or other medication container, for instance, for disposition onto a top surface of a pill bottle cap, as a replacement cap for a pill bottle, or integral with a cap of a pill bottle. In particular, the dosage indicator assembly of the various embodiments of the present invention is cooperatively structured to track and/or indicate to a user the consumption of prescription pills or other medication in order to prevent inadvertent overdose, for instance, as a result of a lapse in memory as to whether a pill or medication has recently been consumed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Inventors: Joseph Vasta, Neal Rosenblum
  • Patent number: 9021981
    Abstract: A device to be mounted or adhere to a bottle cap, a box or other surface that easy and economically tracks when the last day and dose of a medicine or vitamin was taken or when the next is due The present invention comprises two disk and a dial. The base disk has indicia representing the days of the week, recessed teeth on the edge means to inhibit counterclockwise rotation of the cover disk and a central pin protruding from the center that clasp the three elements together at the same times that allows rotation of the cover disk over the base. The cover disk has indicia for the dose with a protruding wedge tooth means to inhibit counterclockwise rotation of the cover in relation to the base and a window to see the indicia of the base disk. The dial points to the dose indicia and holds the three parts together once the pin from the base disk clasp inside its aperture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Inventor: Daniela Raiti de Boyles
  • Publication number: 20140352603
    Abstract: The present invention is a medicine dosing indicator for use in dispensing medication from a container having a neck and a cap. In one embodiment, the indicator comprises a substantially flexible sheet made from heavy weight paper comprising outside and inside surfaces. The sheet further comprises a centrally disposed opening that is larger than the neck of the container and smaller than the cap of the container. The sheet further comprises a slit and first and second end portions disposed adjacent the slit. The outside surface of the sheet comprises a perimeter portion surrounding the central opening. The indicator further comprises a plurality of first indicia indicative of times disposed on the perimeter portion of the sheet. The indicator further comprises a plurality of second indicia indicative of doses disposed on the perimeter portion of the sheet. The first and second end portions are flexed or otherwise moved to mount the central opening of the sheet about the neck of the container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 2, 2013
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Applicant: QUANDAL INC.
    Inventors: Alexandrea Christine Gortot, LaQuita Michelle Barnhart