Single Layer In Edge-to-edge Array Patents (Class 206/534.1)
  • Patent number: 10248230
    Abstract: A window panel for a display apparatus is provided comprising a first reinforced layer formed at a first predetermined depth from entire upper and lower surfaces, a second reinforced layer formed at a second predetermined depth from a side surface connecting an edge of the upper surface and an edge of the lower surface, and a non-reinforced portion formed at at least a portion of the side surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: LG Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Sangdae Park
  • Patent number: 10039630
    Abstract: An implant container for accommodating one or more bone plate implants has a base having a receiving structure configured to receive at least one bone plate implant so that the bone plate implant is held in a defined relationship relative to the base. A lid of the implant container has an opening and is movable relative to the base from a first position to at least a second position. In the first position the lid covers the receiving structure at least partially so as to prevent implant removal, whereas in the second position the lid provides access to the receiving structure via the opening so as to permit implant removal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: Stryker European Holdings I, LLC
    Inventors: Peter Funk, Thilo Jendreck
  • Patent number: 9919861
    Abstract: A housing module (601) for use with a smart package (110) has a main body suitable for having an electronic device (605) affixed thereto. The main body includes one or more retention wings (603a, 603b) extending from the main body. The one or more retention wings are sized and configured for co-operation with a slot (88a, 88b) associated with the smart package (110) such that the housing module (601) is retainable substantially within the smart package (110). The one or more retention wings (603a, 603a) are shaped, sized and configured to co-operate with an end-stop of the slot (88a, 88b) for locating the housing module (601) within the smart package (110).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: WestRock MWV, LLC
    Inventors: David B. Bolognia, Steven P. Jones, Rodney D. Dixon
  • Patent number: 8891239
    Abstract: A slide-cover electronic device includes a main body, a moveable body and a supporting assembly. The moveable body is combined with the main body to move linearly and rotate with respect to the main body. The supporting assembly is configured as a supporting structure protruding out of a back side of the main body with an included angle formed between the main body and the moveable body. The supporting assembly includes a rotating member, a first sliding member and a second sliding member. The rotating member is rotatably connected with the back side to lean on the back side or form an included angle in between. The first sliding member is movably connected with the rotating member to move linearly with respect to the rotating member. The second sliding member is movably connected with the moveable body for being clasped with the first sliding member in a second status.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: Wistron Corporation
    Inventor: Ching-Jen Yu
  • Publication number: 20140305835
    Abstract: An oral dosage delivery vehicle comprising an edible film including a uniformly distributed active ingredient, wherein said film comprises dosage units releasably joined by one or more weakened sections, which permit said dosage units to be detached from said film.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 14, 2014
    Publication date: October 16, 2014
    Applicant: MONOSOL RX, LLC
    Inventors: Robert K. Yang, Richard C. Fuisz, Garry L. Myers
  • Patent number: 8777013
    Abstract: A package for pharmaceuticals such as contraceptives has a mold having a plurality of indentations arranged in a predetermined manner. The indentations are arranged in four circular patterns, each pattern being located in one of four quadrants defined by internal perforated boundaries. A lidding cover is adhered to the mold. The lidding cover has printed material that identifies the locations of the indentations and the internal perforated boundaries of the four quadrants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignee: The Challenge Printing Company
    Inventor: Swaraj Sunil Jalindre
  • Patent number: 8757381
    Abstract: A sealing sheet for closing a container-defining sheet having a top surface comprising a given number of spaced apart cavities embossed therein, each of the cavities being upwardly opened and defining a container surrounded by a flange. The sealing sheet includes a top layer having a lower surface covered with pressure sensitive adhesive glue, and a bottom layer having an upper surface detachably fixed to the lower surface of the top layer by pressure sensitive adhesive glue. The bottom layer being peelable from the lower surface of the top layer to allow fixation of the sealing sheet onto the top surface of the container-defining sheet in order to close the containers defined in the same. The sealing sheet also includes an additional layer that is tearable into additional elements that are foldably attached on top of each of the containers and on which additional information may be printed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignee: 9155-0020 Quebec Inc.
    Inventor: Chantel Hebert
  • Publication number: 20140014551
    Abstract: A holding device for one shape of medicine includes a bendable mat with an upper face and a lower face and a plurality of bendable grooves in the upper face having a length and a width substantially the same as a length and a width of one shape of medicine.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2013
    Publication date: January 16, 2014
    Inventor: Joseph Farco
  • Publication number: 20130292403
    Abstract: Among other things, we describe an apparatus that includes a tubular body elongated along a longitudinal axis and having an interior cavity and a first open end, the interior cavity extending along the longitudinal axis and sized to receive multiple pharmaceutical pills, the interior cavity having a largest cross-sectional dimension perpendicular to the longitudinal axis that is sized to fit a single pharmaceutical pill within the cavity, the first open end sized to admit a pharmaceutical pill into the interior cavity, and a device to selectively allow insertion and removal of pills from the interior cavity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 2, 2012
    Publication date: November 7, 2013
    Applicant: CapsulePen LLC
    Inventors: Joseph Cote, Minhao Shi
  • Publication number: 20130270148
    Abstract: A tray comprises a flexible floor comprising a first surface and a second surface, at least one pocket in the first surface dimensioned to hold a medicine and a flexible wall extending upward from the first surface and surrounding every at least one pocket most proximal to edges of the first surface, the flexible wall configured to deform elastically when the second surface of the flexible floor is bent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 11, 2012
    Publication date: October 17, 2013
    Inventor: Joseph Farco
  • Patent number: 8556078
    Abstract: A tray comprises a flexible floor comprising a first surface and a second surface, at least one pocket in the first surface dimensioned to hold a medicine and a flexible wall extending upward from the first surface and surrounding every at least one pocket most proximal to edges of the first surface, the flexible wall configured to deform elastically when the second surface of the flexible floor is bent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2013
    Inventor: Joseph Farco
  • Publication number: 20130193030
    Abstract: A multi-day pill container comprising a plurality of pill holding cases, each pill holding case having a top portion, an interior chamber, and an exterior surface. The top portion of each pill holding case is moveable between a first position closing access to the interior chamber and a second position providing access to that chamber. Each pill holding case has a first snap lock element on the exterior surface to removably fasten each pill holding case and a second snap lock element associated with a multiple pill case holder. Each pill holding case may include an attachment tab on the exterior surface adapted to removably attach the pill holding case to an item supported by a user of the pill holding case. In another embodiment, each pill holding case has mating snap lock elements that permit each pill holding case to be removably attached to another pill holding case.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2012
    Publication date: August 1, 2013
    Inventor: Robert Kroupa
  • Publication number: 20130056385
    Abstract: A pill container and method for staging and storing pills or other small objects includes a plurality of storage cells, where each cell defines a top opening and a bottom refill opening. Pills are staged in a sorting area disposed on a bottom side of the pill container, allowing verification by sight and feel of a correct number and type of pill before being dropped into the storage cells. A slide bar is moved to an open position to align holes in the slide bar with the refill openings in the bottom of the storage cells, thereby allowing the pills to be loaded into the storage cells. The slide bar is moved back to a closed position to seal the holes in the bottom of the storage cells. A locking mechanism is provided to provide protection again accidental against accidental movement of the slide bar.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 24, 2012
    Publication date: March 7, 2013
    Inventors: Michael C. Thompson, Yung Chung Chen
  • Patent number: 8382728
    Abstract: An emergency medication storage and integrated single use device for providing oral dissolving medications strips in a convenient transparent transfer environment. A thin card size dispenser holds a single medicated strip in user access orientation positioned for direct card insertion to the user's mouth assuring proper dispensing of the medication in an emergency situation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2013
    Inventor: Sam Gibson
  • Patent number: 8220635
    Abstract: A blister strip for receiving medical and/or pharmaceutical and/or food supplement products, includes a roll-up single-web product carrier that can be divided into individual blister sections. The single-web product carrier has individual nests, one behind the other in its direction of transport defining a division of the blister strip for receiving single products, as well as a film-like cover for closing the nests. Each product is arranged in sealed form within a nest. Each nest has a holding chamber formed with two steps and a depression independent of the product geometry and a depression dependent on the product geometry. The depth of the product-independent depression starting from the cover on the one hand being so great that the blister strip can be laterally guided mechanically along the product-independent depression, and on the other hand being less than the thickness of the smallest product to be received within the nest.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2012
    Assignee: AvidiaMed GmbH
    Inventors: Horst Kaplan, Stefan Kemner, Christoph Hammer
  • Patent number: 8191711
    Abstract: A blister package and method of removing a dosage form from a blister package are disclosed. In one embodiment, the blister package includes a unitary blister sheet and a unitary sheet of lidding material. The lidding sheet is peelably sealed to the blister sheet, and includes unsealed areas for facilitating the peeling of the lidding material from the blister sheet. The unsealed areas are preferably only accessible upon a bending of the blister package.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2012
    Assignee: Cima Labs Inc.
    Inventor: Michelle Nivala
  • Patent number: 8123036
    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: September 30, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2012
    Assignee: Edge Medical Properties, LLC
    Inventors: Robert A. Luciano, Jr., Lawrence W. Luciano
  • Patent number: 8118167
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a medical container useful upon transportation of plural syringe barrels. The medical container includes at least a container main body and a holding member arranged inside the container main body. The holding member is provided at least with a plurality of cylindrical holding portions for holding syringe barrels. The container main body has at least a peripheral rim arranged on and along an outer periphery of an opening and a shoulder-shaped portion arranged on an inner wall of the container to arrange the holding member. The shoulder-shaped portion has at least three ribs for supporting the holding member, and has a structure that enables to arrange via the ribs the holding member in a horizontal position relative to a bottom wall of the container main body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2012
    Assignees: Daikyo Seiko, Ltd., West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Togashi, Scott Young, Edward F. Vander Bush, Jr.
  • Patent number: 8062607
    Abstract: The present invention provides a lens care kit for disinfecting and cleaning contact lenses. The lens care kit of the invention allows customers to visually identify when their lenses are disinfected, clean, and ready to wear. The invention is relied on color change to indicate the readiness of disinfection and cleaning of contact lenses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2011
    Assignee: Novartis AG
    Inventors: Jennifer Dawn Lane, Stephen Raymond Perreault, Elizabeth Hickson Beaullieu
  • Patent number: 7924556
    Abstract: A mounting apparatus includes a receiving tray receiving a data storage device, a rack receiving the receiving tray, a rotatable shaft, two pivoting members fixed to the rotatable shaft, two resilient members, and a cover detachably mounted to the rack. The clamping protrusion protrudes out from the receiving tray. The rotatable shaft includes a latching portion. The resilient members are mounted to the corresponding pivoting members, and each resilient member resists against the rack and the corresponding pivoting member. When the cover is mounted to the rack, the pivoting members are rotated together with the rotatable shaft. Therefore, the latching portion rotates to engage with the clamping protrusion, and the resilient members are deformed. When the cover is removed from the rack, the resilient members are released to rotate the pivoting members together with the rotatable shaft. The latching portion rotates to disengage from the clamping protrusion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2011
    Assignees: Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (ShenZhen) Co., Ltd., Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Wen-Tang Peng, Guang-Yi Zhang, Jia-Qi Fu, Yue-Shu Lin
  • Patent number: 7866474
    Abstract: A film container (FIG. 4) comprises two rectangular films (5) joined together at their periphery to form a receiving chamber (6) for a filling (7), particularly a pharmaceutical formulation of an active substance, at least one of said films (5) being provided, for the purpose of tearing it open, with a marking (13) formed within the connecting region, which is exposed after the films (5) have been bent. The marking (13) extends centrally between two opposing outer edges (11) of the film container (1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2011
    Assignee: Boehringer Ingelheim International GmbH
    Inventors: Johannes Geser, Sebastian Beyer
  • Publication number: 20110000815
    Abstract: There is provided an ampule container, which can smoothly dispense an ampule without causing a breakage of the neck of the ampule and a change in orientation of the ampule. The ampule container 1 stacks a plurality of ampules 12 on a belt conveyor 13 transversely to a dispensing direction and dispenses the ampules 12 one by one. The ampule container 1 has an ampule holding member 26 including: a carriage 27 movable on the belt conveyor 13 as rolling along the dispensing direction; and a holding portion 28 contacting a rearmost ampule of the ampules 12 stacked on the belt conveyor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2008
    Publication date: January 6, 2011
    Inventor: Koji Yamashita
  • Patent number: 7845495
    Abstract: A child resistant, senior friendly packaging system is designed to securely hold multiple unit dose products and formed out of natural fiber or synthetic materials, or any combination thereof. The packaging system comprises a movable insert that can locked in an inaccessible position and comprises a physically detachable unlocking mechanism that can engage the locking mechanism of the movable insert in order to unlock the movable insert permitting movement into an accessible position. The unlocking mechanism can be in the form of an access card that is a part of the system or is user supplied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2010
    Assignee: NOSCO, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael A. Baker, Richard Schmerling, Leonard E. Ekdahl, Dawn M. Kempf, Gregory L. Davis, Kregg Albrecht
  • Patent number: 7828148
    Abstract: An improved medication organizing system for allowing patients to rapidly and easily prepare hermetically sealed dosage packages to set up their medication regime for a week, month, or longer period of time. The device includes seven hoppers to allow the patient to prepare a set of hermetically sealed medication packages for a given time for each day of the week. After being filled, each package in the set of seven packages is hermetically sealed simultaneously by simply loading the set into a sealing unit and pulling a lever. Sealing of the packages does not require manual manipulation of the individual packages by the user, such as would be required for medication organizers utilizing individual packages with zip-lock seals. The medication organizing system allows patients who lack manual dexterity, such as elderly patients, to easily prepare medication dosages for an extended period of time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2010
    Inventor: James B. Gibson
  • Patent number: 7770732
    Abstract: A packaging includes a tray and a sheet. The tray has a series of spaced apart sections. Each spaced apart section is generally rectangular in shape and has a recessed compartment and an upper surface. The sheet is fixed in part to the upper surface of the tray and has a plurality of tab portions that are not fixed to the tray thereby creating a tab. Each tab portion corresponds to one of the spaced apart sections and has first and second ends. Each tab portion can be graduated in width from the first end to the second end. The first end can be positioned in a corner of the corresponding spaced apart section. The tab portion has a length measured parallel to the length of the corresponding spaced apart section and the second end is adjacent to the sealed portion of the sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2010
    Assignee: Alpex Pharma SA
    Inventors: Federico Stroppolo, Sandro Lepori, Franco Ciccarello, Rita Milani, Lorenzo Bellorini, Davide Marchini
  • Patent number: 7743923
    Abstract: The medication delivery device provides patient access to medications prescribed to be available on an as-needed basis, but with a minimum time intervals between doses. The device permits access to a single dose of the medication after each minimum time interval has elapsed. When the drug dose is removed from the device, the medication tray locks until the next minimum dosage time interval has elapsed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2010
    Assignee: Avanced MOD Corporation
    Inventor: N. Sharon Conley
  • Patent number: 7735650
    Abstract: A unitary pharmaceutical package according to this invention includes two primary components: a tubular sleeve-like carton or housing, and a medication card typically in the form of a blister pack in which multiple pre-formed pockets each enclose a pill. The medication card or sleeve has at least one upturned lip or flange along a longitudinal end of the card. The end walls of the carton are composite end walls formed by flaps which extend from the top, bottom, front and back panels. The unitary package of this invention easily and conveniently secures the medication card to the surrounding carton. After the carton sleeve is erected but prior to closing at least one of the composite end walls, the medication card is inserted longitudinally through one of the open ends of the carton. Some of the end flaps are folded inwardly so that they are tucked inside the carton on the interior of the upturned flange on the medication card.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2010
    Assignee: The C.W. Zumbiel Company
    Inventor: Michael W. Zumbiel
  • Publication number: 20100012546
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a medical container useful upon transportation of plural syringe barrels. The medical container includes at least a container main body and a holding member arranged inside the container main body. The holding member is provided at least with a plurality of cylindrical holding portions for holding syringe barrels. The container main body has at least a peripheral rim arranged on and along an outer periphery of an opening and a shoulder-shaped portion arranged on an inner wall of the container to arrange the holding member. The shoulder-shaped portion has at least three ribs for supporting the holding member, and has a structure that enables to arrange via the ribs the holding member in a horizontal position relative to a bottom wall of the container main body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2007
    Publication date: January 21, 2010
    Inventors: Hiroshi Togashi, Scott Young, Edward F. Vander Bush, JR.
  • Patent number: 7623040
    Abstract: A blister pack having at least one security tag formed from the metal layer of the blister pack. In one embodiment, the security tag is a detached portion of the metal layer that is entrenched in a corresponding channel in the plastic layer of the blister pack and which is then completed by electrically coupling a capacitor strap or chip strap to a gapped portion of the entrenched aluminum layer. Another embodiment also forms the security tag from the metal layer but the coil or antenna of the security tag is formed as part of the process of sealing the metal layer to the plastic layer. A capacitor strap or chip strap is then electrically coupled to a gapped portion of the coil or antenna.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2009
    Assignee: Checkpoint Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: Andre Cote
  • Publication number: 20090283440
    Abstract: A packaging for active substance-containing films. The packaging comprises a carrier layer and a covering layer connected releasably to the latter, has in a paired arrangement two opposite surface regions which are separated from one another by a web and within which the covering layer is not connected to the carrier layer. Two spaces are formed, separate from one another and enclosed on all sides, for receiving the films in pairs. Within the web, a further surface region is present, in which the carrier layer is not connected to the covering layer, with the result that a cavity enclosed on all sides is formed. At least one perforation line is present within the web.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 6, 2007
    Publication date: November 19, 2009
    Inventor: Markus Krumme
  • Patent number: 7448184
    Abstract: A laminate assembly, comprising a base sheet having at least one blister formed therein, a pharmaceutical composition displaced in the blister, a lid sheet bonded to the base sheet to form a primary seal therebetween, thus forming a primarily sealed laminate assembly; the primary sealed laminate assembly having a secondary seal formed therein, and related manufacturing method and system of manufacture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2008
    Assignee: Glaxo Group Limited
    Inventors: Verna Lo Clark, Michael Mary Van Oort, Richard Ian Walker
  • Publication number: 20080245698
    Abstract: A blister package is provided in which the lidding component includes a tear-resistant nonwoven layer and a barrier layer wherein the controlled delamination of the nonwoven layer increases the puncture resistance, thereby improving the child-resistant properties of the package.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 9, 2007
    Publication date: October 9, 2008
    Inventor: Patrick Henry Young
  • Publication number: 20080123465
    Abstract: The invention relates to a multicomponent foil-type container comprising a first chamber (5) for accommodating a first component, at least one second chamber (5?) for accommodating a second component, a discharge duct (6) that can be connected to said chambers (5, 5?), deflection elements (11) for mixing the components within the discharge duct (6), and a seal (12; 12?; 21; 25, 25?; 36, 36?) which prevents the components from being mixed before being used and can be opened for discharging the components. The deflection elements (11) of the inventive multicomponent foil-type container are disposed on a separate mixing element (9) that is located in the discharge duct (6) such that the multicomponent foil-type container is easy to produce while allowing different components to be mixed in a particularly effectively manner. The invention further relates to a device for squeezing a multicomponent foil-type container in a particularly effective fashion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 24, 2005
    Publication date: May 29, 2008
    Inventors: Rolf Heusser, Markus Gasser, Andreas Staub
  • Patent number: 7293653
    Abstract: The invention relates to a primary package unit for a plurality of separated film laminas as administration forms, having a bottom layer and a top layer sealed thereto, between which layers individual compartments, surrounded by sealed areas, are formed for the administration forms in the region of which the top and bottom layers are unsealed. The invention achieves the object of configuring such a primary package unit in such a manner that the same makes possible a more densely packed package for, in particular round, film laminas as administration forms. To this end, the primary package unit is provided with at least two rows (I, II) of compartments (4, 8), and said compartments (4, 8) and the administration forms (1) of neighboring rows (I, II) are offset from one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2007
    Assignee: LTS Lohmann Therapie-Systeme AG
    Inventor: Christian Von Falkenhausen
  • Patent number: 7170823
    Abstract: A medical dispenser being adapted to hold a number of medical doses and being adapted to determine when a user or patient gains access to one or more of the medical doses, the dispenser comprising: means for determining each of a first plurality of points in time or time intervals at which the user or patient should take a medical dose, means for detecting each of a second plurality of points in time where the user or patient gained access to the medical doses, means for providing to the user or patient information relating to a relation between the first and second pluralities, and wherein the providing means are adapted to, if the user gains access to the medication multiple times per point in time or time interval in the first plurality of points in time or time intervals, provide information relating to a relation between the pairs of one of the firs plurality of points in time or time intervals and a first of the second plurality of points in time occurring after the pertaining point in time of the first
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2007
    Assignee: Bang & Olufsen Medicom A/S
    Inventors: Paul Erik Fabricius, Niels Toft Jørgensen
  • Patent number: 7121410
    Abstract: In a blister pack comprising a base foil with chambers formed therein for receiving a product sealed into the chambers, a rupture foil disposed on the base foil to close and seal the chambers and a plastic foil disposed on the rupture foil for the protection of the rupture foil, wherein the plastic foil is attached to the rupture foil with a retaining force which is lower than the force with which the rupture foil is attached to the base foil, except for a limited edge area of the rupture foil which is delimited by a seal edge and a perforation extending along the seal edge, so that, upon removal of the plastic foil and the rupture foil from the base foil in the limited edge area where the rupture foil is not attached to the base foil, the rupture foil breaks away from the plastic foil when reaching the perforated seal edge so that the chamber remains reliably covered by the rupture foil while the plastic foil is peeled off the rupture foil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2006
    Assignee: Romaco Pharmatechnik GmbH
    Inventors: Manfred Rohrmus, Günter Albrecht, Jörg-Uwe Bippus, Udo Guth
  • Patent number: 6974032
    Abstract: A bend and peel child resistant and senior friendly tamper evident package comprising a blister sheet having blister pockets projecting from a front side thereof, a rupturable foil layer being adhered to the blister layer and reinforcing the paperboard material adhered to the foil layer, the paperboard layer having a tear strip formed therein, the tear strip being defined by a cut into the paperboard layer from the side thereof adhered to the foil layer, the cut extending only a certain percentage of the total thickness of the paperboard such that a controlled delamination of the paperboard layer occurs when the tear strip is removed. This provides a precise reinforcement of the foil layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2003
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2005
    Inventor: Thomas D. Intini
  • Patent number: 6961285
    Abstract: The present invention relates to assisting patients in the taking of medication, and to assisting third parties in accumulating information regarding patient medication intake. The invention may be embodied a system including a portable medication monitor used in association with an instrumented medication package to provide intake data acquisition and patient support functions. The system may further be connected to a computer or computer network allowing information distribution between the medication monitor and third parties, such as physicians or pharmacists.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2005
    Assignee: DDMS Holdings L.L.C.
    Inventors: Mark A. Niemiec, Louis M. Heidelberger
  • Patent number: 6839304
    Abstract: A system for managing delivery of pharmaceutical drugs is formed of a blister package that includes a plurality of cells arranged in a grid. Each of the cells is sealed by a breakable wall and holds a unit-dose of medication. A user gains access to the medication in a given cell by puncturing the breakable wall associated with the given cell. A severable conductor is positioned proximate to each breakable wall. The severable conductor associated with a given cell ruptures upon puncturing of the breakable wall associated with the given cell. A computer chip is electrically connected to the severable conductors. The computer chip senses the puncturing of each cell in the grid by monitoring the rupturing of each of the severable conductors. An RF transmitter is coupled to the computer chip. The RF transmitter sends information corresponding to usage of each of medications stored in the blister package to a remote information transceiver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2002
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2005
    Inventors: Mark A. Niemiec, Louis M. Heidelberger, Daniel H. Golub
  • Patent number: 6802422
    Abstract: A sealed blister assembly is made up of a plastic sheet and a plastic lid. The plastic sheet and plastic lid are joined together to form a impermeable seal. The seal is formed by engagement of an undercut in the plastic sheet and a shoulder in the plastic lid. A plastic sheet and/or plastic lid are made from a polymer such as low density polyethylene to obtain the impermeable seal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2000
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2004
    Assignee: Multi-Comp, Inc.
    Inventors: John D Kalvelage, Ian E. Salditch, Galen Nickey, Jr., Toomas Ots
  • Publication number: 20040104142
    Abstract: The present invention provides a blister package for topiramate tablets comprising a pan sheet having preformed cavities containing topiramate tablets dried to a free water content of between about 0.4% to about 1.4% and a cover sheet sealed to the pan sheet. The present invention further provides a process for blister packaging dried topiramate tablets into a blister package with improved shelf-life and stability performance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2003
    Publication date: June 3, 2004
    Inventors: Monika Dobler, Stefan Merkle, Pedro Lorca, Dieter Bachmann
  • Publication number: 20040026293
    Abstract: A blister pack (20) folded wallet has a mounting card (12), with a [hinged] spine segment (15), and an adhesive edge strip (16). Overlaid by a pre-formed blister pack (11), for mutual (edge) entrainment; a dedicated assembly machine entrains mounting cards and blister packs stored in respective magazines. Child resistance is available through cover latching and/or paper reinforced foil laminate (161), with through apertures (166) and perforations (163, 165) for selective localised paper patch (169) removal, over individual blister pockets (168).
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 4, 2003
    Publication date: February 12, 2004
    Inventor: David Hughes
  • Patent number: 6662081
    Abstract: A personal medication in storage dispensing unit is provided for receiving and storing medication, vitamins, minerals, phytochemicals, pills capsules, gel tablets and the like in a manner which is easily accessible and which is conducive to inclusion within a medication regimen system. A medication regimen monitor can be included in this system in order to be programmed to signal proper medication dosage times. The monitor preferably provides non-compliance information, preferably information which persists and which designates which portion of the medication regimen was not complied with. The system also can include a holder for multiple storing and dispensing units in an ordered fashion consistent with daily requirements of the medication regimen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2000
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2003
    Assignee: MEDport LLC
    Inventors: Jeffrey M. Jacober, Patrick Fong Wing Hon
  • Publication number: 20030178339
    Abstract: A tray for packaging a plurality of individual servings. The tray has a plurality of cups arranged in a two-dimensional array of cups joined at their abutting rims. A cover sheet extends over and is sealed to the rims. Weakened lines of separation, such as a series of perforations, between the cups facilitate manual separation of individual cups from the remainder of the tray with the need for tools.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 21, 2003
    Publication date: September 25, 2003
    Inventor: Peter F. De Marco
  • Publication number: 20030111380
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a packaging system intended to simplify the usage of multiple medications stored separately and used together, thereby minimize the non-compliant use of the multiple medications. Generally, the separate medications are grouped together on a per dose basis in a plurality of blister pack recesses. A single cover sheet is used to commonly seal the related medications to be used together, such that when the corresponding cover sheet is removed the multiple medications are commonly accessed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2001
    Publication date: June 19, 2003
    Inventors: Rajneesh Taneja, Pramod Gupta
  • Patent number: 6574166
    Abstract: A system for managing delivery of medication is formed of a blister package that includes a plurality of cells wherein each cell is sealed by a breakable wall and holds a unit-dose of medication. A user gains access to the medication by puncturing the breakable wall. A severable conductor is positioned proximate to each breakable wall and ruptures upon puncturing. A monitoring circuit senses the puncturing of each of the severable conductors. An RF transmitter sends information corresponding to usage of each medication stored in the blister package to a remote information transceiver. The package may also be provided with environmental monitoring sensors to allow analytical determinations of medication expiration. The package may furthermore be provided with a power supply which conforms to the back side of the package and an antenna formed by a printing a conductive element on the back side of the package.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2001
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2003
    Assignee: DDMS Holdings, L.L.C.
    Inventor: Mark A. Niemiec
  • Patent number: 6568533
    Abstract: An object (7) to be packed is sandwiched between sheet-like package materials (2,2). A weakly-sealed portion (4) is formed so as to surround the packed object (7) while leaving a grip flap (3) for each of the package materials (2,2), thereby forming a bag portion (5) which accommodates the packed object (7) within the weakly-sealed portion (4). The grip flap (3) has a length (L) set to about 20 mm for easy handling. The weakly-sealed portion (4) can be peeled by grasping and pulling the grip flap (3) to take out the packed object (7) within the bag portion (5).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2000
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2003
    Assignee: Takeda Chemical Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Nobuyoshi Tanaka, Naoru Hamaguchi, Shuji Morimoto
  • Patent number: 6564945
    Abstract: A unified medication assemblage comprising a multiplicity of medications, functional indicia, and instructions for coordinating the medications together as a regimen. The medication dosages are retained in blister packs or pouches, are organized into event modules associated with particular daily events, and have corresponding event indicia. In one embodiment, the event modules are further organized into day modules having day indicia. In another embodiment, the event modules are organized into compartments of a box.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 1997
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2003
    Inventors: Robert E. Weinstein, Alan M. Weinstein
  • Publication number: 20020166790
    Abstract: A thermoformed package for a pill-like product is provided. Such a package comprises a first enclosure portion defining a plurality of receptacles, each receptacle being adapted to house the product therein. A sealing layer operably engages the first enclosure portion so as to seal each of the receptacles. A second enclosure portion operably engages the first enclosure portion so as to form a plurality of cells, wherein the second enclosure portion defines a plurality of caps corresponding to the plurality of receptacles. Each cell comprises one of the plurality of receptacles sealed by the sealing layer and the corresponding one of the plurality of caps operably engaged with the receptacle. The plurality of receptacles and/or the plurality of caps are separably engaged so as to allow the cells to be separated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2002
    Publication date: November 14, 2002
    Applicant: Aylward Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventor: John Thomas Aylward
  • Patent number: 6375225
    Abstract: The invention relates a combined sample dispenser and order form comprising a backing sheet that may be prepared from cardboard and a generally planar retaining member, such as a clear plastic sheet, attached to the backing sheet along at least a portion thereof. The retaining member or plastic sheet defines a distention or pocket along a portion of its broad surface, that may contain samples of the product being dispensed, such as sample medications provided to physicians by pharmaceutical manufacturers. The invention is also useful for the sale of certain consumable items, including hardware, where the order form may be used by the consumer to directly request additional quantities of the product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 1998
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2002
    Assignee: Promex Medical, Inc.
    Inventor: Joshua Lapsker