With Indicia Or Indicator Patents (Class 206/534)
  • Patent number: 12005031
    Abstract: The device is adapted to accommodate medication for different days or for different times of a single day such as morning, midday and evening. A pill box with sections may be used for partitioning the medication. The pill box is contemplated to have at least one see-through wall or lid such that one may see medication or a label in the pill box. Pairs of light emitters and light receivers are used to detect medication and a processing unit for receiving output signals of the light receivers is used together with a communications module for transmitting a status signal of the pill box.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2024
    Assignee: K1BODAN A/S
    Inventor: Klaus Qvortrup
  • Patent number: 11952202
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to the field of a pill dispenser. The pill dispenser with a pre-filled stackable cartridge comprises a top plate, fitted horizontally with an embedded machine device; a cartridge assembly, fitted horizontally and mounted vertically on top of each of the cartridge assembly, detachably supporting a set of the pre-filled stackable cartridge wherein each of the cartridge comprise a plurality of slots to place a pill and a pill dispensing slot for dispensing the pill; and a plurality of tabs attached externally to each of the cartridge wherein one of the tab remains intact and rest each of the tabs are broken to create at least one hole to denote a serial number of the cartridge to follow a sequence of mounting the cartridge, a base plate comprising a pill cup to be manually pulled by the consumer to extract the pill to be consumed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Inventor: Satya Venkat Rao Tadimeti
  • Patent number: 11911338
    Abstract: A personal Wallet and Purse Medication Card apparatus, which is, at most, the dimensions of a credit card, with a front surface and a back surface opposite the front surface. The card has at least one sealed cavity designed for securely housing generic, as-needed medication that does not more than marginally protrude beyond the front surface, is generally the dimensions of a credit card, and intended to fit within modern-day clothing, a personal wallet, or purse.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Inventor: Matthew William Wallace
  • Patent number: 11866239
    Abstract: A child safety lid is provided and used to close the opening of content containers including rigid and flexible containers/bags. The cover requires a multiple step process in order to be removed and helps to prevent inadvertent or accidental openings of the container. The lid/cover can comprise a top member, a locking member, a bottom member and a seal member. The top member can be secured to the bottom member with the locking member captured therebetween and the seal member can extend downward from the bottom member and contact an internal shelf/ledge disposed within the container near the container opening. In one embodiment, the seal member and bottom member can be bonded to each other through an overmolding process. In one embodiment, the seal can be constructed from an elastomer material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2024
    Assignee: BURST OUT INNOVATIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Gary K Goldfarb, Werner Blumenthal, Alexander Zuleta, Dwight D Brooks
  • Patent number: 11844745
    Abstract: A pill regulator apparatus is defined by a base. A number of side walls, including a rear wall, a front wall, and a pair of opposing side walls. The front wall, rear wall and opposing side walls define an interior volume. A number of dividing walls are installed within the interior volume so that a number of individual compartments are defined. A number of tabs are placed above the individual compartments on the rear wall. Each individual compartment includes a corresponding tab. Each tab is movable between an upward position and a downward position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2023
    Inventor: Arthur Smoke
  • Patent number: 11801275
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to pharmaceutical compositions for preventing, treating, reducing the duration, or reducing the severity of symptoms of the common cold. The pharmaceutical composition can comprise a probiotic formulation of non-pathogenic bacteria, vitamin C and vitamin D along with a pharmaceutically acceptable excipient or filler. A method of for preventing, treating, reducing the duration, or reducing the severity of symptoms of the common cold is also disclosed in which a patient in need of a treatment for preventing, treating, reducing the duration, or reducing the severity of symptoms of the common cold is identified. The pharmaceutical composition can then be administered orally to the patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2023
    Assignee: M. ALPHABET 3, LLC
    Inventors: Howard Fein, Joshua M. Berlin
  • Patent number: 11793717
    Abstract: Approaches for use in making a lid for a blister package include forming a continuous pattern of electrically conductive wire on an adhesive surface of a substrate. The continuous pattern has a plurality of detector segments, and each detector segment has an outer connector portion and an inner connector portion. The outer connector portion and the inner connector portion of each detector segment are adjacent to one another, and pairs of successive first and second detector segments of the plurality of detector segments are connected by the inner connector portion of the first detector segment and the outer connector portion of the second detector segment. The forming includes forming an arced segment between the inner connector portion of the first detector segment and the outer connector portion of the second detector segment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2022
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2023
    Assignee: AUTOMATED ASSEMBLY CORPORATION
    Inventor: David Neuman
  • Patent number: 11666711
    Abstract: A pen needle assembly apparatus (60) includes a housing (30), a movable support (40) for supporting a pen needle (18), an ejector (80) for ejecting a used pen needle from the support, and an actuator (56). The support (40) is rotated relative to the housing (30) to index the pen needles to a position where the pen needle can be accessed and coupled to a delivery device (10). The used pen needle (18) is returned to the well (42) in the support and the support rotated toward the ejector (80) where the used pen needle is ejected to a compartment (50) in the housing for disposal. A cover (60) on the housing includes at least one opening (65) for accessing the pen needle when the support is rotated to position a pen needle relative to the opening in the cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2023
    Assignee: Embecta Corp.
    Inventors: Xi Zeng, Huasheng Huang, Wei Hu, Junyu Zhou
  • Patent number: 11666512
    Abstract: A device including a portable frame, comprising a tray and a lid that closes upon the tray, and multiple cavities formed in the tray and configured to receive a container is provided. The cavities are arranged in a pattern according to a dosage dispense sequence for a medication from the container, and to a type of a medication to be dispensed from the container; and a marking along a side of the pattern, the marking indicative of the dosage dispense sequence corresponding to one or more cavities aligned with the marking in the pattern. A method for using the above device to dispense medication to a patient is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2023
    Inventor: Prentiss B. Taylor, Jr.
  • Patent number: 11511923
    Abstract: Cartridge packaging for nicotine delivery systems are provided. Various embodiments of cartridge packaging are described that include or use one or more perforations or perforating patterns separating the cartridges. In one embodiment, for example, a cartridge pack can include a plurality of cartridge pack cavities that are each configured to receive a vaporizer cartridge and separated by a vertical perforation region, and a void cavity separated from the plurality of cartridge pack cavities by a horizontal perforation region. Related systems, methods, and articles of manufacture are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2022
    Assignee: JUUL Labs, Inc.
    Inventors: Rajeev Bhalla, Jason C. Curtis, Peter C. De Alva, PyiPhyo Lwin, Kevin J. Myers, Alexander J. Parker, Vincent C. Phua, Alexandra N. Siano, Srinivasan Sundararajan, Jambunathan Vangal Ramamurthy, Thomas J. White
  • Patent number: 11504300
    Abstract: A pill box includes a box body. The box body includes an accommodating chamber defining an opening and receiving pills. A box closing the accommodating chamber is arranged on the accommodating chamber. A connecting end of the box cover is hinged to a rear end of the box body. An elastic piece and a limiting groove are disposed on the rear end of the box body. A clamping seat is arranged on the connecting end of the box cover. A bending portion is arranged on one end of the elastic piece. A fixing portion is arranged on another end of the elastic piece. The bending portion passes through the clamping seat and is exposed. When the box cover is buckled with the box body, the bending portion is deformed by being squeezed and tightly engages with the box cover, and the fixing portion extends downward into the limiting groove.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2022
    Assignee: ZHUHAI QUIN TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jinpeng Guo, Wei Du
  • Patent number: 11474883
    Abstract: A reminder method, system, and computer program product include collecting information and an activity of a user, determining an optimum time to send the reminder to the user based on the information and the activity of the user and an optimal platform to deliver the reminder to the user based on the information and the activity of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Casey Dugan, Michael Muller, Aabhas Sharma, James Johnson, Werner Geyer
  • Patent number: 11464709
    Abstract: A pill dispenser includes an outer Lazy Susan styled body that contains multiple single pill dispensing units within. The main body can freely rotate to allow the user to easily move to other medications as needed. The dispenser has top mounted pill bottles to allow refilling of pills. Each pill dispenser can dispense a single pill by simply pushing and releasing a spring loaded button. Each dispenser has an adjustment dial that can turned by a finger to adjust for release of different size pills. The dispenser includes a top cover to help keep the internal dispensing mechanisms free of dust and debris.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2022
    Inventor: Kristi Nixon Brown
  • Patent number: 11457711
    Abstract: Provided is a smart medicine case unit including: a main case having an accommodation space to store a component therein; a medicine case accommodated in the accommodation space of the main case, the medicine case including a plurality of medicine compartments that are partitioned to separately accommodate various types of medicine and respectively include light-transmitting holes through which light is transmitted; a circuit board arranged between the medicine case and the main case, wherein an optical sensor provided at a position corresponding to each of the light-transmitting holes and a communication device configured to transmit a signal sensed by the optical sensor to a mobile terminal such as a smartphone are mounted on the circuit board; and a top cover rotatably coupled to the main case to selectively open and close the medicine compartments of the medicine case by a rotational motion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2022
    Inventor: Do Yeon Kim
  • Patent number: 11419789
    Abstract: A blister package lid includes a substrate, a layer of adhesive, and a continuous pattern of electrically conductive wire disposed directly on the adhesive layer. The continuous pattern of wire has a plurality of detector segments, and the plurality of detector segments have respective destructible portions of wire at locations on the substrate corresponding to cavities of a blister sheet. Each detector segment has an outer connector portion and an inner connector portion. The outer connector portion and the inner connector portion of each detector segment are adjacent to one another, and pairs of successive first and second detector segments of the plurality of detector segments are connected by an arced segment between the inner connector portion of the first detector segment and the outer connector portion of the second detector segment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2022
    Assignee: AUTOMATED ASSEMBLY CORPORATION
    Inventor: David Neuman
  • Patent number: 11396401
    Abstract: A container to hold contents therein is described with a gauge to indicate the level of contents in the container. The container can be a prescription container to store capsules, tablets, pills and the like. A label is affixed outside the container and is substantially opaque such that the interior is not visible through the label. The label including a vertical, transparent viewing window to see past the label, through the container wall to view the contents therein. The label includes indicia and indicators adjacent the window to indicate a time remaining for the supply of contents in the container or other characteristics of the contents. The time remaining can be calculated by the container volume and characteristics of the contents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2022
    Assignee: Express Scripts Strategic Development, Inc.
    Inventors: Stanley Joe Johnson, Christopher M. Myers
  • Patent number: 11365037
    Abstract: Described is a multi-part device for keeping consumables such as dietary supplements in separate, non-contaminatable, individually accessible container compartments. The device of the invention can also be used for storage of other items, as well. The top of the device is removable, has several interconnected lids that are attached and retained to the container portion of the device by a rotable cap, the position of which selects which lid, if any, can be opened by a user. The compartment lids separate the contents stored in the various compartments so as to keep the contents of each compartment from being contaminated by items or materials placed in other compartments or from the environment. The safe can be locked shut by rotating the cap to predetermined positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: Store It Safe, LLC.
    Inventors: Patrick Simon Afif, Anthony Wayne Parrish
  • Patent number: 11364085
    Abstract: A system for dispensing sterile covers for a stethoscope or other medical device, including a container including elongated members positioned in the container, terminating at tips proximate one end of the container; one or more collapsed pouches positioned inside the container, each pouch having open and closed ends and retainers, each retainer adapted to receive a corresponding elongated member, the collapsed pouches being supported on the elongated members; each pouch comprising a tab positioned proximate the open end for being grasped and pulled in a direction away and downwards from the elongated members, the open end forming an open position defined by the retainers and the tab for receiving a head of the stethoscope inside the pouch while the retainers remain engaged with the elongated members; after use, the pouch is removable from the stethoscope without a user contacting a patient contacting region of the cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: BUNNYCAP, LLC
    Inventor: Alan Scott Perlman
  • Patent number: 11357700
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to wireless medication blister pack assembly and to a blister pack attachment to be secured to a blister pack assembly. The attachment an electronic card housing for receiving an electronic card which includes electronic components such as card connectors, and a locking system which is configurable between a locked configuration and a releasing configuration. In the locked configuration, the blister pack assembly and the electronic card are connected, with sheet connectors provided on the blister pack assembly and the card connectors being in electronic communication. Such electronic communication allows the electronic components to detect whether a given blister has been detached from the blister pack assembly. In the releasing configuration, the electronic card and the blister pack assembly can be removed from the blister pack attachment, so as to allow the electronic card to be reused with a replacement blister pack assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: 9155-0020 Quebec Inc.
    Inventor: Etienne Bouthiette
  • Patent number: 11225357
    Abstract: Described herein are multi-unit storage devices where two separate compartments are joined in a manner such that accessing one of the compartments does not compromise product held in the other compartment. The separate compartments may be vacuum or otherwise sealed such that when the seal is broken, access to the products contained therein is provided. Each of the compartments may be independently sealed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Inventor: Gerry Gersovitz
  • Patent number: 11161665
    Abstract: A child resistant container comprising a tray and a cover is provided. The tray comprises a plurality of tray compartments arranged radially around a centrally disposed tray hub. Each tray compartment defines a cavity for holding one or more articles. The container is a “dial pack” type container, meaning the tray can be rotated with respect to the cover to expose each cavity in turn.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Assignee: Sonoco Development, Inc.
    Inventor: Todd LaMont McDonald
  • Patent number: 11069433
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for delivering single-dose packages sequentially from a substantially continuous strip having a first dispensing end and a second end, e.g., contained within a cassette or other dispenser. The strip includes a cover layer attached to a base layer to define a plurality of blisters therebetween that have one or more medications therein. The blisters are aligned in single file generally along the longitudinal axis between the first and second ends and/or otherwise arranged in single-dose packages adjacent one another, e.g., at least some of the single-dose packages including a plurality of blisters having different types of medications therein. A first single-dose package at the first dispensing end may be separable from a second adjacent single-dose package such that individual single-dose packages may be removed successively from the first dispensing end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: ID-CON, LLC
    Inventors: Roy S. Luoma, Mark C. Doyle, Linda S. Luoma
  • Patent number: 11014723
    Abstract: A lid including one or more messages relating to a product is provided. The lid can store and play one or more audio messages on an audio device attached thereto. The audio messages can be recorded onto the audio device, loaded onto the audio device at a point of sale, and/or pre-loaded on the audio device at a factory. The lid can also include one or more visual and/or surface texture indicia corresponding to the product, such as the product name, color(s) uniquely corresponding to the product, and/or the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: NobleIQ LLC
    Inventors: Lynn P. Jacobs, Kurt L. Jacobs
  • Patent number: 11001466
    Abstract: Embodiments are directed to systems and apparatuses for tracking usage of a packetized item. In one scenario, an apparatus may be provided for tracking use of a packetized item. The apparatus may include a roll of packets where each packet is designed to contain packetized items such as pills. The packets may have an electrically conductive material applied to various parts thereof. The apparatus may also include an enclosure configured to track usage of the packets. The enclosure may include a power source, a display, a transceiver, and a microcontroller that is configured to control operation of the display and may also analyze signals from the electrically conductive material to determine the distribution status of the packets. In one example, as packets are removed from the roll of packets, the microcontroller can determine when, where and how many packets were removed from the roll.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: Counted, LLC
    Inventors: Michael Isom, Duane Michael Scott Johnson
  • Patent number: 10836197
    Abstract: A system for integrating and labeling a plurality of tablet orders is described. The system comprises a graphical user interface configured to receive one or more inputs for a plurality of tablets associated with a particular patient. A software module is configured to compile the inputs into an integrated order. The system further comprises an integrated label coupled to a package containing a dose comprised of the plurality of tablets input into the graphical user interface. The integrated label indicates information about the first dose and the second dose.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: EDGE MEDICAL PROPERTIES, LLC
    Inventor: Robert A. Luciano, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10828489
    Abstract: A wearable case for a hearing device includes a cradle member configured to receive the hearing device, and a cover member pivotally connected to the cradle member and configured to selectively pivot between an open position and a closed position. When the cover member is in the closed position, the cradle member and the cover member are configured to securely cradle the hearing device within a space defined by the cradle member and the cover member without fully enclosing an entire surface area of the hearing device. When the cover member is in the open position, the hearing device is removable from the cradle member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: Advanced Bionics AG
    Inventors: Mark Londborg, Mo C. Chan
  • Patent number: 10772805
    Abstract: A tablet and capsule dispensing assembly, comprising a case including an inner circumferential surface having a first plurality of teeth a tablet disc having a plurality of tablets disposed circumferentially thereon, the tablet disc arranged to rotate within the case, and a lock arranged to engage with the first plurality of teeth to prevent rotation of the tablet disc in a first rotational direction during a first predetermined time interval.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 15, 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: 10710783
    Abstract: Provided is a reusable container cap adapted to help identify a container belonging to a particular user or to help identify contents of a container when there are several containers similar in appearance. The cap comprises a cap housing that encases one or more rotating dials. The dials are stacked inside of the cap housing, forming a flat upper surface. A visible surface of each of the dials features letters, numbers, or symbols near its outer edge. The cap housing has a cutout that allows the user to rotate the dials using his or her fingers. When the dials are rotated, a combination of letters, numbers, or symbols are displayed, enabling the user identify his or her bottle or contents within the bottle. The present invention fits over standard size valves of various conventional bottles and containers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Inventor: Rennie West
  • Patent number: 10661013
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to an information transmitter having an electronics circuit, said electronics circuit has a transmitter; an antenna operably connected to said transmitter. Memory storage elements are also included having unique identification data with at least one activation element capable of activating said electronics circuit to transmit said unique identification data to external receivers. The present disclosure also relates to a medicament delivery device utilizing the information transmitter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: SHL MEDICAL AG
    Inventors: Markus Bauss, Per Lindstedt, Rasmus Renstad, Nikolaj Hautaviita, Daniel Säll
  • Patent number: 10607052
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method for providing the ability to store a message for later retrieval that includes the steps of preparing an object with a surface having a bar code and associating the bar code with a digital store on an Internet-accessible server. A first user scans the bar code to access the digital store and records a message into the digital store. The digital store can be scanned by either the same or another user to access the message in the digital store.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Inventor: James B. Broselow
  • Patent number: 10532861
    Abstract: A pill sorter with bag sealer designed for the dispensation and storage of easily transportable packages of medication. The pill sorter has one or more independent chambers that can store pills or other medication. The pill sorter dispenses medication through a funneled lid, allowing the user to dispense a single chamber's medication into a plastic bag. The plastic bag is placed into a bag sealer having an activation button, light-emitting diode (LED), battery, microprocessor, and sealing element. The activation time of the sealing element is adjusted by the microprocessor based upon the measured level of charge present in the battery, providing a one-touch sealing solution to the user. The sealing element seals the plastic bag, which has a perforated seal, allowing for easy opening of the plastic bag when the medication is needed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: Apothecary Products, LLC
    Inventors: Phil Kimmel, Wing Yen
  • Patent number: 10524986
    Abstract: A pill organizer includes a housing including a plurality of internal compartments and an external compartment, at least one pill holder for being received into one of the plurality of compartments, the at least one pill holder including a plurality of chambers, and a plurality of spaced apart ribs extending from an upper surface of the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: JOBAR INTERNATIONAL, INC.
    Inventor: Matthew Meritt
  • Patent number: 10479566
    Abstract: A container apparatus is disclosed. In at least one embodiment, a container provides a plurality of compartments radially arranged about the container, each of the compartments being sized and configured for removably receiving an at least one item. A cover is rotatably engagable with the container and configured for selectively covering and preventing access into at least one of the compartments. The cover defines an at least one cutout positioned and configured for selectively exposing at least one compartment of the container, thereby allowing access into said at least one compartment. In use, the apparatus is configured for allowing selective rotary motion of the container relative to the cover in a correct direction, while substantially preventing motion in an opposing incorrect direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: BeeHaven Tribe
    Inventors: Anesa Rebecca Doyle, Joseph Gordon Doyle
  • Patent number: 10460624
    Abstract: A system and method enables production of medicament containers with edible material at a site for dispensing medicaments. The containers are formed in shapes that indicate the contents of the containers and can be formed with indicia that indicate the times for taking the medicaments. Additionally, the containers can be formed with raised protuberances that provide information regarding the medicaments in the containers. In one embodiment, the raised protuberances are in Braille.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Michael J. Wilsher, Duncan I. Stevenson
  • Patent number: 10442592
    Abstract: Disclosed is a supplement safe for keeping powdered, liquid and pill form dietary supplements in separate non-contaminatable container compartments. The top of the safe has multiple pour spouts of each of the separate compartments. The compartment lids separate the contents so as to keep the contents of each container compartment from being contaminated by materials placed in each compartment. The safe can be locked shut by rotating the cap to predetermined positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: Store It Safe, LLC.
    Inventors: Patrick Simon Afif, Anthony Wayne Parrish
  • Patent number: 10420708
    Abstract: A medication management system, having a means for recording a medication regimen; and a medication dispenser having: a base having a sensor for detecting changes in the medication dispenser; a casing having: compartments; walls separating each compartment; and wires housed within the walls; a cap adapted to fit onto and rotate on the top end, the cap having: a door adapted to be in a closed state and in an open state; a first cap magnet; and a second cap magnet adapted to be aligned with and make a magnetic connection with the first cap magnet when the door is in the open state, creating a first electrical signal; wherein the first electrical signal is sent to the processor via the wires; such that a removal of the medication from the medication dispenser is detected by the sensor and generates a second electrical signal sent to the processor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Inventors: James Arric, Akira Mu
  • Patent number: 10350144
    Abstract: A medicine bottle timer lid. The medicine bottle timer lid includes a housing removably securable to a medicine bottle having a display operably connected to a timer. The housing further includes a battery and a sensor disposed therein. The sensor is configured to detect the position of the housing with respect to the medicine bottle. The timer is configured to begin counting when the housing is secured to the medicine bottle, and the display shows the amount of time that has elapsed since the housing was secured to the medicine bottle. The timer is further configured to reset upon removal of the housing from the medicine bottle. The medicine bottle timer lid allows individuals to automatically keep track of their medication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Inventor: John Bomhoff
  • Patent number: 10325529
    Abstract: An interactive, multi-message, multimedia hazard communication labeling and hazard control system which communicates critical consumer safety information, including: 1) the core or principal hazard (i.e., “FALL HAZARD”); 2) a core or principle signal word (i.e., “DANGER,” “CAUTION,” “WARNING,” etc.) which indicates the level of hazard; 3) the core or principal consequence(s) of interaction with that hazard (i.e.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Inventor: Todd Kuhn
  • Patent number: 10235500
    Abstract: A monitoring system for monitoring smart package content use, wherein the system comprises a smart package. The smart package in turn comprises removable content units, such as pill type or tablet type or other singly packed objects, as well as most preferably wireless communication elements. The system comprises also database elements with which the smart package can be in communication. In addition, the smart package is adapted to detect said removal of a content unit and to deliver information to said database elements by way of said communication elements, regarding a removal of said content unit. The smart package is identifiable by the database elements on the basis of information delivered by way of said communication elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: STORA ENSO OYJ
    Inventors: Juha Maijala, Raimo Mäkelä, Petri Ilkka
  • Patent number: 10219597
    Abstract: A carrying case for a portable electronic device is disclosed. Generally speaking, the protective case for a portable electronic device comprises a body section having a back surface and upturned sides, and a rim affixed to an edge of the upturned sides of the body sections, the rim defining an open area. Preferably, the body section is comprised of contrasting colors and forms a cavity defined by the back surface and the upturned sides. Further, the body section and the rim are preferably formed of the same material. A second protective section may be used to form a protective shell-like structure about the electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: Uncommon LLC
    Inventors: Scott Wilson, Dustin Brown, Jon Godston, William Welch, John Hong
  • Patent number: 10154943
    Abstract: A dispensing apparatus comprising a housing comprising a plurality of inner walls that define a plurality of cells, and a plurality of covers, each cover comprising a cover member and an extension member extending downwards from the cover member. Each cell may permit an object to be positioned there within. The plurality of inner walls may suspend the plurality of covers, thereby preventing access to a cell of the plurality of cells. The plurality of inner walls facilitates the transitioning of covers from one cell to an adjacent cell. The extension members interface with an object positioned a cell, such that the object prevents the transition of a cover from an adjacent cell to the cell and the absence of an object within the cell enables the transition of a cover of the plurality of covers from an adjacent cell to the cell, providing access to the adjacent cell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Inventors: Keith David Bernkrant, Paul Scott Richter
  • Patent number: 10002234
    Abstract: A method for packaging a medication including receiving a prescription for a patient including a name of the medication for the patient and a name of the patient, wherein the patient is one of a plurality of family members. The method further comprises receiving a family member listing from the patient identifying one or more other ones of the plurality of family members, assigning a color to the patient that differs from any of one or more colors assigned to any of the other ones of the plurality of family members identified in the family member listing, and packaging the medication for delivery to the patient including securing a color-coded member to the container for the medication. The color-coded member is the color assigned to the patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: CVS Pharmacy, Inc.
    Inventor: Deborah Adler
  • Patent number: 9934707
    Abstract: Provided is a reusable container cap adapted to help identify a container belonging to a particular user or to help identify contents of a container when there are several containers similar in appearance. The cap comprises a cap housing that encases one or more rotating dials. The dials are stacked inside of the cap housing, forming a flat upper surface. A visible surface of each of the dials features letters, numbers, or symbols near its outer edge. The cap housing has a cutout that allows the user to rotate the dials using his or her fingers. When the dials are rotated, a combination of letters, numbers, or symbols are displayed, enabling the user identify his or her bottle or contents within the bottle. The present invention fits over standard size valves of various conventional bottles and containers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Inventor: Rennie West
  • Patent number: 9918904
    Abstract: A system for administering a medicament includes a plurality of capsules, a capsule dispenser, and a capsule activator. Each of the capsules includes a reservoir containing a medicament and an outlet in communication with the reservoir through which the medicament exits the capsule. The capsule dispenser releasably contains the ingestible capsules and is adapted to dispense the capsules to a user in accordance with a predetermined schedule. The capsule activator activates the dispensed capsules prior to administration to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: Stoco 10 GmbH
    Inventors: Ventzeslav Petrov Iordanov, Hans Zou, Christoph Wanke, Klaas Kerkhop, Jeffrey A. Shimizu
  • Patent number: 9789269
    Abstract: A fluid dispenser device comprising: a dose counter for indicating the number of doses that have been dispensed or that remain to be dispensed, said counter comprising: at least one rotary counter element provided with indicator means, such as digits or numbers, and provided with a first set of teeth and with a second set of teeth; a movable actuator element adapted to co-operate with said first set of teeth of said counter element so as to turn it; and anti-return means adapted to co-operate with said second set of teeth so as to prevent said counter element from turning in the direction opposite to the direction that is imposed by said actuator element; said anti-return means comprising a tip that is substantially V-shaped, and that, after each actuation of the counter, co-operates with a respective tooth of said second set of teeth in a blocking position, said tip comprising a first branch that is adapted to co-operate in the blocking position with a blocking shoulder of said tooth, and a second branch tha
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: APTAR FRANCE SAS
    Inventors: Arnaud Colomb, Zakaria Sallak
  • Patent number: 9744703
    Abstract: Electrical plugs having single and double insulation as well as the method for manufacturing the double insulating electrical plugs are disclosed. The single insulated electrical plugs have internal walls which electrically isolate the electrical connectors. The single insulated electrical plug has a one-piece body with a central base which accepts the electrical connectors, as well as two covers hingably coupled to the base to secure the connectors in place. The double insulated electrical plugs are insulated by both an inner body as well as the overmold material. The inner body has vents which enable overmold material to be injected into the inner portions of the inner body as well as onto the outside of the inner body. During the manufacturing process, molten material flows over the outside of the inner body, and also flows into the interior of the inner body to provide two layers of electrical insulation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: STANDARD CABLE USA, INC.
    Inventors: Selvin Kao, Philip Carlo J. DeGuzman
  • Patent number: 9731882
    Abstract: An oral care kit (1000) including a package (100), a toothbrush (200) positioned within the package and a backer card (300) comprising a window aperture (30). The oral care kit provides the user with the ability to view a portion of the toothbrush, such as the head (210), from both the front and rear of the package while maintaining the package in an enclosed state. In one embodiment of the invention, the package comprises a front cover (101) comprising a substantially transparent window portion (130) and a rear cover (102) comprising a substantially transparent window portion (120), the rear cover coupled to the front cover to form a receiving cavity (115). The backer card is positioned within the receiving cavity between the toothbrush and the rear cover so that the window portion of the rear cover, the window aperture (301) of the backer card, a portion of the toothbrush, and the window portion of the front cover are transversely aligned.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: COLGATE-PALMOLIVE COMPANY
    Inventors: David K. Lee, Quang Nguyen
  • Patent number: 9680806
    Abstract: Systems and method for sending a first alphacode to a first participant over a secure channel. Sending a second alphacode to a second participant over a secure channel. Receiving a first encoded message, a second encoded message, and a plaintext message. The first encoded message is based on the first alphacode and the second encoded message is based on the second alphacode. Generating a first ciphertext based on the first alphacode and the plaintext message. Comparing the first ciphertext to the first encoded message and determining the authenticity of the first encoded message based at least on the comparing to the first ciphertext. Comparing the second ciphertext to the second encoded message and determining the authenticity of the second encoded message based at least on the comparing to the second ciphertext. Sending a first confirmation to the first participant and sending a second confirmation to the second participant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Assignee: NEW YORK UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Ashlesh Sharma, Lakshminarayanan Subramanian, Dennis Shasha
  • Patent number: 9643771
    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 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Assignee: Deborah Adler LLC
    Inventors: Deborah Adler, Duane Sawyer, Michael Wolf, Joshua Stewart, Yayun Huang
  • Patent number: 9630746
    Abstract: A time programmable container that includes a base for containing the object, a lid, a base, and a ring which is positioned intermediate the lid and the base. The ring is positionable in a select one of a plurality of positions on the base. The ring and the base contain time indicia such that each of the plurality of positions that the ring can be placed upon the base corresponds to a different of time indication. The base includes members to secure the ring in the select one position. The lid includes a cavity on the bottom surface of a lip which mates with a tab on the ring, such that when the ring 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: September 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Inventor: Tomasz Andrzej Kosierkiewicz