With Indicia Or Indicator Patents (Class 206/534)
  • 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
  • Patent number: 9622942
    Abstract: A smart package backing (100) for pills removable from the backing, wherein the backing is adapted to record a removal of said pills by means of detection elements (103, 401a, 501a). The detection elements comprise electrical components (401a, 501a), wherein said electrical components are pressed onto the backing (100) with methods of printing technology. The removal of a pill from the backing is adapted to bring about a structural change in at least one printed component, and the structural change of said component is adapted to bring about an electrically measurable change in an electric circuit comprising said component. In addition, at least one of said electrical components (401a, 501a) deviates in terms of its specific electrical value from the specific electrical value of at least one other electrical component (401a, 501a).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: STORA ENSO OYJ
    Inventors: Juha Maijala, Raimo Mäkelä, Petri Ilkka
  • Patent number: 9592500
    Abstract: Among other things, in general, a two-stage filtration and extraction assembly is described, as well as methods of use thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2017
    Inventors: Alan A. Doucette, Mark James Wall
  • Patent number: 9579263
    Abstract: A medication dispenser is described. A plurality of drawers capable of storing medications is arranged in an array. For personal use, each drawer has an illuminatable number thereon representing a date in a month. For institutional use, each drawer has an associated adjacent illuminatable patient identification section. Illuminatable numbers in a row above the drawers correspond to hours in a day wherein a current time is displayed by illuminating one of the numbers. Rechargeable batteries maintain a memory capable of storing information about when each of a plurality of medications is to be taken. When the current time matches a time when one of the medications is to be taken, a number on the drawer corresponding to a current date or the particular patient identification section is illuminated. A sensor senses when a particular drawer is opened and saves in memory the current time and drawer identification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2017
    Inventor: Juliet Bragu Ababio
  • Patent number: 9527643
    Abstract: A package includes a box and an insert. The box includes a front wall and defines a compartment therein. The front wall defines an open window between a top window edge and a bottom window edge of the front wall. The open window provides direct access to the compartment. The insert is maintained within the compartment and defines a top chamber panel adjacent the top window edge, a rear chamber panel, and a bottom chamber panel adjacent the bottom window edge. The insert is maintained within the compartment such that the bottom chamber panel divides the compartment into at least an open chamber and a closed chamber. The open chamber is defined immediately adjacent the open window between the top chamber panel and the bottom chamber panel. The closed chamber is defined on a side of the bottom chamber panel opposite the open chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2016
    Assignee: Target Brands, Inc.
    Inventors: Jacob Streich, Matthew M. Culver, Wade A. Ledin, Thomas G. Hill
  • Patent number: 9511924
    Abstract: Aspects of the disclosure involve a pill-filtering article that is located and secured inside a pill container. According to one example embodiment, an assembly of articles distributes one pill at a time in the form of a single-pill dispensing apparatus that includes a pill-storage container and such a pill-filtering article. The container has an inner wall, an upper portion with a rim region where a cap may be secured, and a lower portion for containing pills. The pill-filtering article has a size and a shape that facilitates securing the article inside the pill-storage container near the inner wall, above the lower portion, and below the upper rim region, and also configured with a plurality of channel-defining regions including a first channel-defining region through which one-pill at a time passes and including a second channel-defining region through which one pill at a time passes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2016
    Inventor: Robert J. Crawford
  • Patent number: 9428314
    Abstract: A pill assembly configured to receive the correct selection of medications in the correct dosages for a particular patient. The pill assembly comprises containers wherein at least one of the containers is configured to receive a plurality of different pills. The containers are adjacent to one another. The pill assembly also comprises a plurality of lids. Each of the lids is configured to seal a corresponding container. The containers have a top surface with a flange that is configured to receive the corresponding lid. Each lid has a surface that is configured to receive a printable indicia with patient specific information. The pill assembly may also comprise a sleeve that is configured to slidably interface with the containers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2016
    Assignee: Edge Medical Properties, LLC
    Inventors: Robert A. Luciano, Jr., Lawrence W. Luciano
  • Patent number: 9408777
    Abstract: This invention relates to a compliance blister package comprising a matrix of blisters arranged in a plurality of columns and plurality of rows which comprises a combination of one of the fixed dose combination dosage form comprising two or more therapeutically active ingredients loaded into blisters of one of the columns and the other dosage form which comprises one or more of therapeutically active ingredient form loaded into the successive column blisters for once a day administration or concurrent administration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2016
    Assignee: WOCKHARDT LIMITED
    Inventors: Pravir Choubey, Yogita Kodgule
  • Patent number: 9406245
    Abstract: A patient medication identity display is provided that a matrix of medication slides for displaying a patient's medications in a manner so as to eliminate confusion and avoid preventable prescription errors and consequent harm to patients.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2016
    Inventor: Michael Barbera
  • Patent number: 9380897
    Abstract: An activity and volume sensing beverage container cap system for a beverage container including a cap that couples with the beverage container, a processor, a timer and at least one activity level sensor, such as an inclinometer, coupled with the processor. The activity level sensor detects container orientation. When the container is tilted, the timer measures an amount of time in an orientation. Based on the current and previous orientation and the amount of time the container is in different orientations, the processor determines an amount of time of activity of the user, and a level of activity of the user, such as number of steps or moves per time. The inclinometer is also used to determine the amount of volume dispensed from the container when tilted over a threshold indicative of drinking. Thus one inclinometer may be utilized as both to determine activity level and volume of fluid dispensed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2016
    Assignee: IQHYDR8, LLC
    Inventors: James William Pfeiffer, Gerald Sweeney, Cory McCluskey
  • Patent number: 9382107
    Abstract: An activity and volume sensing beverage container cap system for a beverage container including a cap that couples with the beverage container, a processor, a timer and at least one activity level sensor, such as an inclinometer, coupled with the processor. The activity level sensor detects container orientation. When the container is tilted, the timer measures an amount of time in an orientation. Based on the current and previous orientation and the amount of time the container is in different orientations, the processor determines an amount of time of activity of the user, and a level of activity of the user, such as number of steps or moves per time. The inclinometer is also used to determine the amount of volume dispensed from the container when tilted over a threshold indicative of drinking. Thus one inclinometer may be utilized as both to determine activity level and volume of fluid dispensed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2016
    Assignee: IQHYDR8, LLC
    Inventors: James William Pfeiffer, Gerald Sweeney, Cory McCluskey
  • Patent number: 9345636
    Abstract: A system and processes for automating and verifying medication order fulfillment and medication administration compliance. A medication package is formed from a package back pane and blister housing, and filled in accordance to a prescription order. The package back pane has a medication housing color pattern that contrasts medication colorings of a prescribed medication, such that a number of empty medication blisters can be determined from a package image matrix generated by analyzing the medication housing color pattern, the medication colorings, and a plurality of reference marks on the package back pane from a captured image of the medication package. The package image matrix is compared to a previous package image matrix in order to determine if the prescribed medication has been administered properly. A unique prescription code of the medication package can program a processor with a scheduling profile, medication order information, and the package image matrix.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2016
    Assignee: DEA HEALTH SOLUTIONS, LLC
    Inventor: Ahmad H. Ahmadi
  • Patent number: 9320375
    Abstract: An activity and volume sensing beverage container cap system for a beverage container including a cap that couples with the beverage container, a processor, a timer and at least one activity level sensor, such as an inclinometer, coupled with the processor. The activity level sensor detects container orientation. When the container is tilted, the timer measures an amount of time in an orientation. Based on the current and previous orientation and the amount of time the container is in different orientations, the processor determines an amount of time of activity of the user, and a level of activity of the user, such as number of steps or moves per time. The inclinometer is also sued to determine the amount of volume dispensed from the container when tilted over a threshold indicative of drinking. Thus one inclinometer may be utilized as both to determine activity level and volume of fluid dispensed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2016
    Assignee: IQHYDR8, LLC
    Inventors: Gerald Sweeney, Cory McCluskey, James William Pfeiffer
  • Patent number: 9289354
    Abstract: A pill organizer having a plurality of storage compartments in which pills can be stored. The device includes a housing having recessed areas in which several elongated containers can be removably positioned. The elongated containers are separated into multiple compartments each having a hinged lid. The compartments are arranged in a grid so as to represent the days of the month. The compartments further include numbered indicia on the lid thereof. The housing further includes a digital display thereon for showing the day of the month, and optionally the full date and time. A notepad is provided on the housing for allowing the user to write notes and reminders regarding his or her medication. Thus, the present invention provides a device that allows a user to more easily store and organize his or her medications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2016
    Inventor: Francis Ryan
  • Patent number: 9278792
    Abstract: A package for products packed in blister packs comprises a housing, a tray-shaped slide which is slidably accommodated in the housing in a sliding direction as well as a number of blister packs stacked inside the tray-shaped slide. The tray-shaped slide comprises a bottom wall and side walls connected to the bottom wall. The tray-shaped slide is provided with a pen, while each blister pack is provided with an passage, wherein the pen of the tray-shaped slide extends through the passages of all blister packs stacked inside the tray-shaped slide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2016
    Assignee: ECOBLISS HOLDING B.V.
    Inventor: Ronaldus Josephus Marie Linssen
  • Patent number: 9119449
    Abstract: The cover body is an elastic member integrally formed of the upper side, the lower side, and the lateral side. The upper side preferably includes a display viewable window at a first end, and the lateral side preferably includes a sensor insertion opening at a second end opposite the first end with the display being viewable window on the upper side. The sensor insertion opening preferably includes a tubular protuberance configured to cover an outer circumference of the sensor insertion opening and protrudes outwardly from the sensor insertion opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2015
    Assignee: Panasonic Healthcare Holdings Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yoichi Tanizaki
  • Patent number: 9060950
    Abstract: This invention provides capsules containing an emetic, which capsules can encapsulate a drug, wherein the amount of emetic and the amount of drug is such that the number of capsules needed to be ingested to cause emesis is fewer than the number of capsules needed to be ingested to cause overdose of the drug, so that if a person takes an overdose of the emetic encapsulated drug, he or she will vomit before the drug is absorbed by the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2015
    Assignee: Paul H. Rosenberg, Proximate Concepts, LLC.
    Inventor: Paul Rosenberg
  • Publication number: 20150136641
    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: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2013
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventor: Mark H. Miller
  • 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: 20150118327
    Abstract: Compounds, e.g., of formula (I) and (Ia), pharmaceutical compositions comprising the compounds and methods of using the compounds and pharmaceutical compositions for treating pain disorders, e.g., disorders associated with cephalic pain, are provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 9, 2014
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Inventor: Richard Andrew Sewell
  • 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: 9005978
    Abstract: A pouch (2) includes: a first, inner, envelope (1) which is closed, delimiting a first space (6) forming a pouch stricto sensu (1) intended for receiving a biopharmaceutical product or device; a second, outer, envelope (8) which is closed, delimiting a second space (9) in which is located the first envelope/pouch stricto sensu (1); a spacer element (11); at least one tracer gas located in the first space (6) or in the intermediate space (14) at a partial pressure different from that of the intermediate space or of the first space; and at least one colorimetric detection layer (12), responding to the concentration of tracer gas which reaches it by changing from a first color to a second color, and being an integral part of a wall (3, 4) of the first envelope/defined pouch (1) and/or of a wall (13) of the second envelope and/or of the spacer element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: Sartorius Stedim FMT SAS
    Inventors: Lars Bottcher, Martin Dahlberg
  • Publication number: 20150099698
    Abstract: Nanoparticles having a core and a corona of ligands covalently linked to the core, wherein differing species of peptides are bound to the nanoparticles and incorporated into various dosage forms.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 8, 2013
    Publication date: April 9, 2015
    Inventors: Phillip Williams, Thomas Rademacher, Alexander Mark Schobel, Eric Dadey
  • Publication number: 20150095047
    Abstract: A data-enabled pharmaceutical container and methods for reminding at dose time, then tracking and communicating valid dose events and/or dose exception events are disclosed. Examples of dose exception events include, but are not limited to, missed doses, extra doses, early doses, and late doses. The data-enabled pharmaceutical container includes control electronics for processing and communicating information about valid dose events and/or dose exception events. For example, using a dose detection algorithm, a dose event is deemed valid based on (1) sensing the open state of the data-enabled pharmaceutical container (e.g., sensing that the closure is not present), (2) sensing a certain orientation or tilt of the data-enabled pharmaceutical container, and (3) sensing that the data-enabled pharmaceutical container is both opened and tilted simultaneously for a certain amount of time (e.g., a few seconds).
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 1, 2013
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Applicant: DoseCue, LLC
    Inventors: Mark Burrows, Neal Eckhaus, Donald Grubbe, George Christoffersen
  • Publication number: 20150083634
    Abstract: A calendar/dispenser apparatus comprises a tray and cover. The tray has a plurality of recesses and a sufficient thickness such that a pharmaceutical agent may be contained within a respective recess. The cover is arranged above the tray and has a top surface and a bottom surface. A plurality of polygonal die cuts within the cover defines a plurality of doors. Each door is moveable between a normally closed position which conceals the bottom surface of the cover as defined by the door and an opened position which reveals the bottom surface of the cover as defined by the door. The bottom surface of the cover includes a plurality of printed indicia providing health related information with each respective printed indicium printed within an area defined by a respective door. Opening of a respective door permits access to the pharmaceutical agent contained with its respective recess.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2013
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Inventor: Annmarie Delforte
  • Publication number: 20150080472
    Abstract: The invention provides methods of treating Friedreich's ataxia using histone deacetylase inhibitors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2014
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Inventors: JOEL M. GOTTESFELD, ANN-KRISTIN JENSSEN, DAVID M. HERMAN, RYAN BURNETT, C. JAMES CHOU
  • Publication number: 20150068947
    Abstract: The current disclosure is directed to a medicine dispenser with a dispensing schedule. In one implementation, the medicine dispenser includes a cylindrical container and a disk-shaped cap having a cylindrical rim and an inner schedule display. An indication on or within the inner schedule display is displayed to a medicine consumer through an aperture in the cylindrical rim of the cap. Features included in the cap, schedule display, and cylindrical container interoperate to ensure that the displayed indication is advanced when the cap is removed from, and subsequently replaced on, the container. The displayed 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 inner schedule display include features that allow the displayed indication to be set to a particular indication.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 12, 2014
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Applicant: RedCap, LLC
    Inventors: Alfred Richard Balakier, Daniel Albert Gosselin