For Ampule, Capsule, Pellet, Or Granule Patents (Class 206/528)
  • Patent number: 10780022
    Abstract: A medicament dispensing container comprises a first wall and a second wall defining a cavity therebetween. At least one member is connected to at least one of the walls and is disposable in the cavity. The at least one member defines at least one dose receptacle configured for disposal of at least one dose of at least one medication. The at least one member includes indicia relating to a medication regimen comprising the at least one medication. The walls are movable between a medication accessible configuration and a tamper resistant configuration. Systems and methods of use are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: Mylan Inc.
    Inventors: Joanna Terhune, Jeffrey Warden, Chad Holland
  • Patent number: 10730671
    Abstract: Child resistant packaging for storing medicine or medicinal compositions that frustrates or prevents a child's attempts to access the contents while permitting an adult to easily open the packaging through a series of movements or steps in coordination or combination to readily access the contents. The child resistant packaging includes a housing component and an insert component that is configured to slideably interact with an interior space of the housing component between a locked configuration and an unlocked configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: JohnsByrne Company
    Inventors: Michael Drosos, John Cunningham
  • Patent number: 10678382
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for monitoring medication compliance to allow a doctor or medical care provider to determine whether a subject is ingesting a prescribed medication at the proper times. This can include the capability of remote access to remotely monitor compliance. A medication container includes at least one medication-containing cell, with a cover overlaying the cell. An electronic device including a capacitive touchscreen is electrically coupled to the medication container and programmed to detect whether the cell has been accessed through the cover. The base of the cell may be in capacitive contact with the capacitive touchscreen or there may be an insulator therebetween. An adaptor may be provided to electrically couple the medication container and the electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Inventor: Ian Forster
  • Patent number: 10618683
    Abstract: A package (90) includes an outer sleeve (60) and a drawer (50) that is slidably receivable in the outer sleeve (60). The package further includes a two-part locking mechanism for releasably locking the drawer within the outer sleeve. The first part is provided by the outer sleeve, and the second part by the drawer as a locking flap (52) hingedly connected to a rear end of a top panel (106) of the drawer (50). The locking flap is folded outwardly of the drawer toward a forward end of the top panel to be releasably engaged with the first part of the locking mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: WestRock MWV, LLC
    Inventor: Marty Jones
  • Patent number: 10386647
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are techniques for adjusting the interpupillary distance (IPD) of an optical device. A system for IPD adjustment includes a first nonmoving component, a sliding assembly comprising a button, and a pair of magnets, wherein a first magnet of the pair of magnets is coupled to the sliding assembly. The pair of magnets is configured to exert a magnetic force on the sliding assembly in a first direction to press the sliding assembly against the first nonmoving component to lock the sliding assembly to the first nonmoving component. The sliding assembly is configured to, when the button of the sliding assembly is pushed by a force in a second direction opposite the first direction of the magnetic force, disengage with the first nonmoving component and become slidable with respect to the first nonmoving component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Xingyi Yu, Mark Alan Tempel
  • Patent number: 10376471
    Abstract: Provided is a dual dosage form capsule, methods for producing and systems for making the same, which can provide dual release of the two dosages. The dual dosage form capsule has a first capsule member containing a first fill material and a second capsule member containing a second fill material. A band couples the first capsule member to the second capsule member and forms a third chamber defined by an inner surface of the band and each cap of the capsule members. An aperture allows fluid into the third chamber causing the band to at least partially dissolve so that the caps of the capsule members are exposed. The caps of the capsule members can dissolve at the same or different rates to control the timing of the release of the first and second fill materials and hence an active ingredient included within the fill material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Gel Cap Technologies, LLC
    Inventor: John Puckett
  • Patent number: 10285904
    Abstract: A medication guidance system and method that is employed for inventory management and to facilitate the proper administration of medication utilizes a medication blister cassette. A blister housing for receiving a medication package is positioned within a cassette case and is electronically connected to a cassette microcomputer. The blister housing has a plurality of blister housing compartments for receiving a plurality of blisters of the medication package. The cassette microcomputer logs user activities, displays medication information, alerts a user to administer medication, and activates a compartment light for each of the plurality of blister housing compartments. The cassette microcomputer can also communicate with a user computer and a database center through a transceiver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Inventor: Ahmad H. Ahmadi
  • Patent number: 10179090
    Abstract: A package includes a container made from a paperboard, cardboard or other foldable sheet material, and houses at least one blister pack. The blister pack is secured within an internal space of the container by means of a frangible connection, breakage of the frangible connection allowing complete removal of the blister pack from the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: Multi Packaging Solutions UK Limited
    Inventors: Carol Lynn Hammond, Nigel Davis
  • Patent number: 9988194
    Abstract: The present invention is related to a double-shell blister packaging (1) for medicinal contents comprising one or more cavityies of a similar shape to the medicinal content, said double-shell packaging (1) being the assembly of a first and second mutilayer structures sealed to each other, each multilayer structure comprising a seal layer (3), one or more aluminium layers (4) with a thickness of at least 20 ?m, preferably 30 ?m, and two or more support layers (2), wherein said two or more support layers (2) have a tensile strength at break in machine and transversal direction of 200 N/mm2 or more, and an elongation at break of 50% or more, preferably 70% or more, measured according to EN ISO 527-3, each of said multilayer structures comprising cavities which, arranged face to face, enclose in use said medicinal content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: Amcor Flexibles
    Inventor: Oliver Brandl
  • Patent number: 9974797
    Abstract: Embodiments provide apparatus and methods for delivering solid form medications such as pellets to various locations in the body. One embodiment provides an apparatus for in vivo delivery of medication pellets comprising a housing including a port, a pellet-containing belt disposed in the housing, and a mechanism for transferring the pellets from the belt to a delivery site (DS) outside the housing. Each pellet contains a dose of drug to treat a medical condition. An elongate member is coupled to the housing and includes a lumen for pellet delivery, a proximal end coupled to the port and a distal end positioned at the DS. The pellet can be delivered to the DS at regular intervals or responsive to a detected biological event. Embodiments of the invention are particularly useful for delivering medication to treat a medical condition over an extended period without requiring a patient to take external medication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: InCube Labs, LLC
    Inventor: Mir Imran
  • Patent number: 9976963
    Abstract: A microcuvette cartridge for optical measurement of a specimen includes: a substrate having a recess on an upper surface thereof to receive a fluid specimen therein, the substrate having a plurality of cavities therein to receive the fluid specimen transported from the recess, the substrate further defining a plurality of channels communicating with the recess and with the plurality of cavities, respectively, to transport the fluid specimen from the recess to the plurality of cavities, said substrate further having one or more of windows at positions corresponding to the plurality of cavities, the windows being transparent to wavelength of light with which the optical measurement is to be carried out so as to allow the light to interact with the fluid specimen in the cavities; and a transport mechanism to promote and complete flows of the fluid specimen from the recess to the plurality of cavities through the plurality of channels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Inventors: Nilesh Dinbandhu Shah, Albert Jerwen Mach
  • Patent number: 9953140
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and apparatuses for securely dispensing one or more prescribed substances at a given time and/or date are disclosed herein. In certain embodiments, a pill dispensing device may include a generally tamper-proof portable housing. A replaceable cartridge may be configured to be removably disposed within the portable housing. The replaceable cartridge also may be generally tamper-proof. The portable housing and/or the replaceable cartridge may be operable to dispense a predefined amount of a prescribed substance at a given time and/or date.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Inventors: Martin Lord McLean, Larry Van Thomas Crisco, Ashley Brian Hancock, Patrick William Strane, Mark Patrick McJunkin
  • Patent number: 9926125
    Abstract: A latchable package comprises: a support for supporting one or more items; a structure for selectively blocking access to the one or more items; and a latchable insert. The latchable insert comprises a substantially planar tab member that is coupled to the support such that the insert and support are movable together in an opening direction from a first position in which the structure blocks access to the one or more items to a second position in which the one or more items are accessibly clear of the structure. The structure and the latchable insert comprise co-operating latch features configured to engage when the insert and support are arranged in the first position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: Duff Design Limited
    Inventor: Dane Whitehurst
  • Patent number: 9918900
    Abstract: A method for blow-fill-seal (BFS) packaging of a product and a BFS package. The method forms a BFS package with a twist-off top, container body and information panel in a main mold. The container is filled via a fill opening located distal to the twist-off top and the fill opening is sealed with a base portion. This provides a container having a twist-off top that is more reliably secured to the container body. A plurality of containers may be attached to a single information panel. The BFS packaging system may employ a quick change insert to reduce lost production time when changing products or lots. The package includes an information panel integrally formed with a plurality of twist-off tops, each of which is removably attached to a container body whereby each container body can be removed from the package without removing the remaining container bodies from the information panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Inventor: Timothy S. Hansen
  • Patent number: 9918993
    Abstract: Pharmaceutical compositions and methods are described, the compositions comprising a benzodiazepine-based compound, a NMDA antagonist, a ?-blocker and antiemetic. Methods for fabricating the compositions and using them for anesthesiological applications are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Inventors: John Berdahl, William F. Wiley, Dennis Elias Saadeh
  • Patent number: 9664431
    Abstract: The present disclosure describes a cryogenic vessel or holder designed to retain biological specimens, such as embryos or unfertilized eggs. The holder is insulated to reduce the rate of warming of the biological specimens, can hold numerous biological specimens snuggly to alleviate damage by jarring, and has an inner cavity that receives cryogen to keep the biological specimens immersed in cryogen during shipping. The design allows for safer shipping and handling of the biological specimens with less risk of damage. The design can also be utilized as a long-term sample holding and storage device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2017
    Assignee: The World Egg Bank, Inc
    Inventors: Steven F. Mullen, Daniel Ling, Justin Carland
  • Patent number: 9655815
    Abstract: A DNA vaccine suitable for eliciting an immune response against cancer cells comprises a DNA construct operably encoding a cancer-associated Inhibitor of Apoptosis-family protein and an immunoactive gene product, such as a cytokine or a ligand for a natural killer cell surface receptor, in a pharmaceutically acceptable carrier. A preferred cytokine is CCL21. Preferred ligands for a natural killer cell surface receptor include human MICA, human MICB, human ULBP1, human ULBP2, and human ULBP3. The cancer-associated Inhibitor of Apoptosis (IAP)-family protein is preferably a survivin protein or livin protein. Method of inhibiting tumor growth by administering the vaccine of the invention to a mammal is also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2017
    Assignee: The Scripps Research Institute
    Inventors: Rong Xiang, He Zhou, Ralph A Reisfeld
  • Patent number: 9649454
    Abstract: A dose delivery device includes a mouthpiece having an inlet and an outlet, a dose to be delivered to a subject via the mouthpiece and a housing surrounding the mouthpiece and the dose. The mouthpiece or other portion of the device may be moveable to form an opening in the housing, open a dose chamber and/or to extend the mouthpiece from the housing for delivery of the dose. The mouthpiece and housing may be arranged so that the mouthpiece remains attached to the housing after the opening is formed and the mouthpiece is extended from the housing. The housing may include a layer of barrier material that interacts with the mouthpiece to form the opening, e.g., the mouthpiece and barrier material may be moved relative to each other so that the barrier material is pierced. A dose chamber may be formed by a portion of the housing, a portion of the mouthpiece, and/or by any other suitable component of the delivery device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Assignee: Manta Devices, LLC
    Inventors: Andrew Jones, Richard L. Miller
  • Patent number: 9649257
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a medicine bottle having a bottle body comprising a control module, a storage module and an information prompting module; wherein the storage module is configured to store administration information about a medicine contained inside the bottle body; the control module is configured to send a control signal to the information prompting module in accordance with the administration information stored in the storage module, thereby enabling the information prompting module to remind a user to take the medicine. With the above medicine bottle provided in the embodiment of the present invention for containing medicine, it is possible to effectively remind the user of dosage of the medicine to be taken and time to take the medicine at administration time, which is helpful for a patient to control the administration on time in a proper dosage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Assignee: Boe Technology Group Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Hui Li
  • Patent number: 9580231
    Abstract: There is provided a container having a bottom shell and a top cover configured for partial rotation with respect to each other. In its closed configuration the container maintains the items in an interior holding region, while in the open configuration the container exposes a section that opens to the interior holding region and which permits the items to be dispensed by the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2017
    Assignee: Berlin Packaging, LLC
    Inventors: Andrew Sanguinet, Brett Niggel
  • Patent number: 9463140
    Abstract: Embodiments generally relate to a pill box adapted for dispensing medication. In one embodiment, the pill box includes a base member, a carousel coupled to the base member and configured to rotate about the base member, one or more compartments, each compartment formed within the carousel and configured to store a single dose of medication with a lid configured to enclose the base and the carousel. The pill box ratchet advancement mechanism includes a resilient member and a stop member configured to facilitate motion of the carousel in a first direction and to restrict motion in a second direction, and a locking component configured to permit a pre-determined displacement of the carousel in the first direction and to limit further displacement in the first direction by locking the carousel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2016
    Assignee: Abiogenix Inc.
    Inventors: Goutam Reddy, Sara Cinnamon
  • Patent number: 9446409
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention provide an efficient and effective technique for storing and dispensing reagent beads. In some embodiments, an apparatus is provided for dispensing reagent beads contained in a bead storage device which includes a bead carrier having a plurality of wells; a plurality of reagent beads disposed in the wells; and a cover tape releasably attached to the bead carrier to cover the wells and retain the reagent beads in the wells. The apparatus comprises a channel in which to place the bead storage device with the bead carrier facing a support wall of the channel and the cover tape facing a stripping wall of the channel. The stripping wall includes a stripping gap disposed between a stripping edge and an opposite edge, and a dispense opening provided adjacent the opposite edge on a side of the stripping wall opposite from the stripping edge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2016
    Assignee: CEPHEID
    Inventors: Ronald Chang, Douglas B. Dority, Steven Montgomery
  • Patent number: 9440056
    Abstract: A device for dispensing a topically administered drug has a spreader which is used to actuate a pump to release the drug and then to spread the drug on the skin and. The spreader is coupled to a lock that prevents it from actuating the pump after a number of drug doses have been dispensed. The pump can be actuated to release no more than the selected quantity of drug per day or actuation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2016
    Assignee: Demira, Inc.
    Inventors: Hans Hofland, Delphine Caroline Imbert, Daniel O'Connell, Allen Pearson
  • Patent number: 9414993
    Abstract: A device is provided for storing, organizing, and dispensing prescription pills that comprises a clamshell container configured to house a sealable pill tray and sliding card. The pill tray contains an array of pill chambers that are covered by an adhesive seal composed of foil or paper. The clamshell container comprises 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 clam 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: December 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2016
    Inventor: Michael Flynn
  • Patent number: 9216850
    Abstract: The package supports a plurality of consumable products. The package is a blister package having a plurality of consumable products housed in a blister tray and covered with a rupturable sheet. The sheet overlies the open surfaces of the blister tray and includes rupturable locations formed thereon for permitting passage of the product therethrough.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2015
    Assignee: Intercontinental Great Brands LLC
    Inventors: Paul K. Bowers, Alejandra Buitrago
  • Patent number: 9186493
    Abstract: An aseptic connector assembly and a method of aseptically transferring fluid are provided. The aseptic connector assembly includes a body portion, the body portion having a receptacle configured to receive a corresponding fill connector; a pivot portion adjustably disposed within and extending partially from the body portion, the pivot portion having a channel formed therein; and a conduit portion axially slidably disposed within the channel formed in the pivot portion. The pivot portion comprises a ready position and an operative position, the pivot portion being adjustable from the ready position to the operative position via relative movement with respect to the body portion. The method includes providing an aseptic connector in a ready position, coupling a flexible tubing and a fill connector to the aseptic connector, moving a pivot portion to an operative position, axially sliding the conduit portion into the fill connector, and transferring a fluid through the connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2015
    Assignee: Advanced Scientific, Inc.
    Inventor: Rudolf Pavlik
  • Patent number: 9145254
    Abstract: A medicament dispenser comprises a housing having opposing first and second walls. A connecting assembly is associated with at least one of the first and second walls to facilitate connection of the first and second walls to one another. A blister pack containing the medicament is pivotally connected to the connecting assembly so as to be rotatable about the connecting assembly and about an axis of rotation substantially orthogonal to the first and second walls to facilitate movement of the blister pack from: i) a closed position in which the blister pack is substantially enclosed within the housing; and ii) an open position in which the blister pack is at least partially rotated from the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2015
    Assignee: Watson Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventor: John Bitner
  • Patent number: 9033153
    Abstract: Tamper-evident package comprises a container, a primary cap, and a secondary cap. The container comprises a sidewall defining a chamber and a rim defining a mouth to the chamber. The primary cap is removably-attachable to the rim of the container to selectively close the mouth of the container. The secondary cap is positioned over the primary cap to prevent removal of the primary cap when positioned thereover. The secondary cap includes a single-use lock, such as a cable tie, to secure the secondary cap in position over the primary cap. The package thus provides evidence that someone has tampered with or attempted to tamper with the container if the single-use lock is removed or damaged. Method of using the tamper-evident package is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: Abbvie Inc.
    Inventors: Ralph H. Lambalot, Arlene F. Limanek
  • Patent number: 9010570
    Abstract: A container adapted for dispensing a product is provided. The container includes an outer casing body for receiving a dispensing tray. The dispensing tray has an internal storage compartment for storage of a plurality of units of a product to be dispensed, and includes a cover plate defining at least one dispensing aperture through which a stored unit of product is accessible when the outer casing body is in a dispensing position. The container includes a locking mechanism that releasably locks the outer casing body in the closed and locked position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company
    Inventors: John A. Gelardi, Ryan A. Bailey
  • Patent number: 9004279
    Abstract: An apparatus for packaging medication including a plurality of containers having a generally rectangular cross-section, each container for holding medication and one or more flexible sleeves, each flexible sleeve for accommodating two containers arranged in transverse ranks. The resulting package may be arrayed in multiple rows and ranks of containers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Ludwig, Leslie S. Marco, Robert C. Olsen
  • Publication number: 20150056281
    Abstract: This invention provides a method of treating a patient afflicted with multiple sclerosis or presenting a clinically isolated syndrome comprising administering to the patient laquinimod as an add-on therapy to or in combination with interferon-?. This invention also provides a package and a pharmaceutical composition comprising laquinimod and interferon-? for treating a patient afflicted with multiple sclerosis or presenting a clinically isolated syndrome. This invention also provides laquinimod for use as an add-on therapy or in combination with interferon-? in treating a patient afflicted with multiple sclerosis or presenting a clinically isolated syndrome. This invention further provides use of laquinimod and interferon-? in the preparation of a combination for treating a patient afflicted with multiple sclerosis or presenting a clinically isolated syndrome.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2014
    Publication date: February 26, 2015
    Applicant: Teva Pharmaceutical Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yossi Gilgun, Nora Tarcic
  • Publication number: 20150048003
    Abstract: A cryo-storage device for biological samples provides a capillary holder, a capillary tube, and a container. A supporting body of the capillary holder has a bottom surface to which a plurality of legs are perimetrically connected, and a top surface to which a handle is connected. Traversing through the supporting body is a plurality of holes, designed to receive capillary tubes. The capillary holder can be placed in a sample tube, such that capillary tubes traverse through one of the plurality of holes and gather sample from the well of the sample tube through capillary action. By providing multiple capillary tubes, a sample can quickly be divided, aiding the storage, freezing, and thawing process. The container has a lateral surface which holds a plurality of supports. The capillary holders have two lips which are placed on the supports, allowing a number of capillary holders to be stored in the container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2013
    Publication date: February 19, 2015
    Inventor: Xiaomin CAI
  • Patent number: 8939281
    Abstract: A package includes an outer container and an inner receptacle. The outer container forming a cavity for the inner receptacle having an open or openable end through which the inner receptacle can be inserted. The package includes a two-part locking mechanism for locking the inner receptacle within the cavity of the outer container. The outer container includes a first part of the two-part locking mechanism and the inner receptacle includes a second part of the two-part locking mechanism. The outer container includes at least one demarcated pressing zone, wherein the at least one demarcated pressing zone is configured and/or stylised and/or shaped and/or arranged to encourage a user to apply a force directed inwardly of the outer container toward the cavity for deactivating the locking mechanism to thereby release the inner receptacle for its withdrawal at least partially from the outer container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Assignee: MeadWestvaco Corporation
    Inventors: Yoko Matsuba, Steve P. Jones, John A. Gelardi, Marty Jones, Rodney D. Dixon
  • Patent number: 8917100
    Abstract: A detecting/counting device for pharmaceutical/parapharmaceutical articles has a sliding support groove (15) having a first lateral wall (15A) and a second lateral wall (15B) and a bottom. A first capacitive sensor (C1) has a first armature (C1A) parallel to the first lateral wall (15A) and a second armature (C1B) parallel to the second lateral wall and connected to a first reference potential Vref1 by a first circuit (O1). A second capacitive sensor (C2) has a first armature (C2A) parallel to the first lateral wall and a second armature (C2B) parallel to the second lateral wall and connected to a second reference potential Vref2 by a second circuit (O2). A data processing unit (E) receives signals from the first circuit and the second circuit during transit of an article, indicating the shape of the articles, and compares them with reference ranges to determine whether the article is whole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2014
    Assignee: Marchesini Group S.p.A.
    Inventor: Giuseppe Monti
  • Patent number: 8889728
    Abstract: A stable solid oral pharmaceutical composition comprising carvedilol or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof, which is packed using a suitable packaging material along with a desiccant. A process for manufacturing a stable solid oral dosage form containing carvedilol or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof, which is packed in the packaging configuration comprising moisture permeation inhibitory packaging. A method of preparing a stable solid oral pharmaceutical dosage form, said method comprising, encasing a pharmaceutical dosage form comprising carvedilol or pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof in a container comprising a desiccant. A pharmaceutical kit comprising a container impervious to moisture, wherein said container comprises a desiccant; and a solid oral pharmaceutical dosage form comprising carvedilol or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof, wherein said pharmaceutical dosage form is encased in said container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: Lupin Limited
    Inventors: Ashish Guha, Bharat Metkar, Makrand Krishnakumar Avachat
  • Publication number: 20140332438
    Abstract: A method of treating animals includes administering water soluble granules to an animal, where the water soluble granules include meloxicam, salt forming agent operable to form a meloxicam salt, a binder, and a carrier.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 28, 2014
    Publication date: November 13, 2014
    Applicant: Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica GmbH
    Inventors: Stefan Henke, Martin A. Folger, Jens Lehmann, Diana C. Keilhofer, Hans-Juergen Kroff, Nina Herz
  • Patent number: 8881894
    Abstract: A multiple-compartment ascorbic acid delivery unit is provided. The first compartment is impermeable to oxygen and ultraviolet light and contains a solid vitamin-containing composition comprising ascorbic acid or its pharmaceutically acceptable salts and esters. The second compartment is liquid impermeable and contains a pharmaceutically acceptable carrier system. The first compartment is entirely enclosed within said second compartment or vice versa. An opening is formed in the inner compartment in order to combine the contents of the two compartments to form an ascorbic acid carrier composition prior to delivery to the patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: Sonovia Holdings LLC
    Inventors: John C. Castel, R. Patrick Abergel
  • Patent number: 8875891
    Abstract: A press-through package for articles such as medicines which can reliably prevent a recipient from accidentally swallowing the whole package without opening it, including solid medicines M stored in a plurality of pockets of a base sheet one by one and the pockets sealed by a cover film having attached to the rear surface of the base sheet, wherein the entire package of the press-through package is made in a cylindrical form which cannot allow a recipient from accidentally swallowing and from which the medicines can be taken out easily.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignees: Yamashita Works, Co., Ltd., Titan Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kenji Yamashita, Akiyoshi Yasusato, Tetsuya Yamashita, Kenji Hamada, Goro Kuratani, Masakazu Sugino, Yuko Hanazono, Yoshihiko Matsuoka
  • Publication number: 20140305831
    Abstract: A method for producing at least one structure (13) by way of laser action on at least one wall part (11) of a container wall (29) of a product, preferably a plastics container product (1) produced by a blow-moulding, filling and sealing method, is characterized in that the particular structure (13) is introduced by means of the laser action, at least with the laser power, the period of action of the laser, the type of plastics material and the type of desired structure being taken into account, as a linear depression (17) in the one wall part (11), such that said depression (17) is delimited at the edge and in a manner following the profile of the linear depression (17) by in each case one elevation (27) which is brought about under the influence of the intrinsic material stress of the plastics material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2012
    Publication date: October 16, 2014
    Inventor: Bernd Hansen
  • Publication number: 20140305832
    Abstract: A package (1) for containing loose items comprises at least one outer casing (2), at least one inner casing (3) accommodated slidably within the outer casing (2) and capable of motion between a closed configuration, in which an opening (4) presented by the inner casing (3) is concealed completely by the at least one outer casing (2), and an open configuration in which the opening (4) is exposed at least in part. The package (1) further comprises at least one connecting appendage (5) hinged along a first line to a side wall of the outer casing (2), and along a second line to a side wall of the inner casing (3) breasted in sliding contact with the side wall of the outer casing. The outer casing (2) comprises a locking part with a flap (6) folded to act against a corresponding locking part of the inner casing (3) also comprising a flap (7), both flaps (6, 7) in folded state being attached to the outer casing (2) and the inner casing (3), respectively.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 19, 2011
    Publication date: October 16, 2014
    Applicant: A & R CARTON OY
    Inventors: Peter Andersson, Johan Werme, Soheil Makdessi
  • Patent number: 8857617
    Abstract: One embodiment of the present invention is a medicine dispenser with a built-in dispensing schedule. In this embodiment, a cylindrical container with a close-fitting disk-shaped cap having a cylindrical rim includes an inner schedule display, one day-and-time indication of which is displayed to a medicine consumer through an aperture in the cap rim. Features included in the cap, schedule display, and cylindrical container interoperates to ensure that the displayed day-and-time indication is advanced when the cap is removed and replaced. The displayed day-and-time indication is relatively large and clear, to facilitate viewing by vision-impaired users, and the schedule-advancement mechanism is robust and reliable. In addition, the cap and built-in schedule display include features that allow the displayed day-and-time indication to be set to an initial day-and-time indication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: Red Cap LLC
    Inventors: Alfred Richard Balakier, Dan Gosselin
  • Publication number: 20140299490
    Abstract: An outer package for a medicament is provided. The outer package has a front face, a back face, a first side, a second side, a top, and a bottom. The outer package has an interior and an exterior, the interior containing an inner package containing a medicament. The top is provided at an angle with respect to the front face of the package when the package is sealed, and has an opening suitable for extending a portion of the inner package therethrough when the package is sealed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 4, 2013
    Publication date: October 9, 2014
    Applicant: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Frank Delmar Macaulay, Jason Michael Hargis, Nicholas August Vitucci
  • Publication number: 20140299503
    Abstract: The present invention relates to kit of monodose perfume capsules comprising two or more of said capsules, each capsule consisting of a material that is impermeable to the components of the perfume, having a region of weakness that breaks under pressure, and a non-permanent adhesion material, that may be removed form the kit of capsules (1) individually or in any quantity for immediate or later use.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 2, 2014
    Publication date: October 9, 2014
    Applicant: Natura Cosméticos S.A.
  • Patent number: 8844722
    Abstract: A medication container with a Fresnel lens formed on its surface is described. The Fresnel lens provides a magnified view of the medication content of the container so that a user such as a pharmacist or a patient can accurately determine the medication content without opening the container. In one embodiment, the medication container is generally cylindrical in shape and a Fresnel lens is formed on the bottom of the container. In other embodiments, the Fresnel lens is formed on the cap of a middle component located between the cap and the body of the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Inventors: Tom Y. Wang, Richard A. Young, David Truong
  • Patent number: 8844723
    Abstract: A multi-layered blister package includes a first panel having at least one blister pocket receiving aperture defined therein, wherein a blister pocket protrudes through the at least one blister pocket receiving aperture and retains an article therein. A second panel has at least one exit aperture defined therein, wherein the at least one exit aperture aligns with the at least one blister pocket receiving aperture when the first panel is disposed over the second panel. A third panel having at least one intermediate aperture defined therein, wherein the at least one intermediate aperture aligns with and is between the at least one exit aperture and the at least one blister pocket receiving aperture when the third panel is pivoted to a first position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: F.M. Howell & Company
    Inventors: Michael Paliotta, George Howell
  • Publication number: 20140284245
    Abstract: Pharmaceutical compositions and dosage forms of dimethyl fumarate containing low levels of certain impurities are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 24, 2014
    Publication date: September 25, 2014
    Applicant: XenoPort, Inc.
    Inventors: Sami Karaborni, Wei Chen, Suresh Kumar Manthati
  • Patent number: 8820529
    Abstract: A film container includes a bottom film and a top film connected thereto for forming at least one accommodating chamber for a filling, in particular a pharmaceutical active substance formulation. A detachably fastened sliding element which covers the accommodating chamber is assigned to the accommodating chamber as a safeguard.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: Boehringer Ingelheim International GmbH
    Inventors: Stephan Kurtze, Stefan Lustenberger, Rolf Kuhn
  • Publication number: 20140205545
    Abstract: The invention provides compositions and methods for therapeutic and diagnostic applications.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 19, 2013
    Publication date: July 24, 2014
    Applicants: Dyax Corp., Bracco Suisse S.A.
    Inventors: Hong FAN, Karen E. Linder, Edmund R. Marinelli, Palaniappa Nanjappan, Adrian D. Nunn, Radhakrishna K. Pillai, Kondareddiar Ramalingam, Ajay Shrivastava, Bo Song, Rolf E. Swenson, Mathew A. Von Wronski, Aaron K. Sato, Sharon Michele Walker, Daniel T. Dransfield
  • Patent number: 8777014
    Abstract: The invention relates to a contraception kit that includes at least one regular contraception for the female cycle as well as an emergency contraception. The invention is characterized in that both types of contraception are included in a common packaging.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Inventor: Mohammed Ridha Chakroun
  • Publication number: 20140183094
    Abstract: A medical container includes: a container body, a mouth section through which liquid can enter and exit, a proximal-end opening, and a proximal-end edge portion surrounding the proximal-end opening; a plug body that seals the mouth section; a bag body having a bag-like shape and including an edge portion that is tightly fixed to the proximal-end edge portion and seals the proximal-end opening, and a reversing part which is surrounded by the edge portion, has flexibility, and is reversed inside/outside; and a space surrounded by the container body, the plug body and the bag body. The reversing part is reversed inside/outside when the liquid enters and exits the space through the mouth section, whereby the reversing part can take a first state in which the reversing part expands toward a distal end side, and a second state in which the reversing part expands toward the proximal end side.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2014
    Publication date: July 3, 2014
    Inventors: Masaomi IMAI, Takaaki Hiranuma