Compartmented Patents (Class 206/538)
  • Patent number: 10702451
    Abstract: Pharmaceutical compliance systems for improving patient compliance in taking a plurality of pharmaceutical medications. The pharmaceutical compliance systems include a plurality of compliance holders each having a plurality of retainers. Each of the plurality of retainers are configured for securing an individualized pharmaceutical container to the compliance holder for grouping the plurality of plurality of medications according to one or more preferred grouping preferences.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Inventor: Samuel Lum
  • Patent number: 10611549
    Abstract: A sandwich container has an upper shell and a lower shell connected by a hinge so that the upper shell can pivot with respect to the lower shell between an open configuration and a closed configuration. The sandwich container further includes an elongate hinge flap that connects the lower shell and a divider panel, the elongate flap having a length that is great enough so that the divider panel can pivot between a raised configuration wherein the divider panel is outside of the lower shell, and a lowered configuration wherein a divider perimeter is seated against the lower shell beneath of the lower perimeter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Inventor: Joseph Mahon
  • Patent number: 10391027
    Abstract: A pill organizer and dispenser or pill loader is provided and includes a housing having a plurality of openings formed through a top surface thereof. The openings are organized into a matrix of rows corresponding, for instance, to various times of an individual day and columns corresponding, for instance, to the seven days of the week. The pill loader further includes slides movably mounted within the housing and positioned beneath each of the rows. Each slide includes a segment having a solid portion blocking the opening in the housing and an open portion allowing a pill placed in the opening to fall through the opening and into a pill storage container. The slides are moveable in a lateral direction to present indicia within the openings and in a transverse direction to either block or allow a pill to pass through the openings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Inventor: James R. Pande
  • Patent number: 10088146
    Abstract: The motion light-up pill box is a medication container that further comprises a motion-sensing device. When the motion-sensing device detects motion near the location of the medication container the motion-sensing device illuminates an indicating light that signals the location of the medication container. The motion light-up pill box comprises a medication container and a motion-sensing device. The medication container further comprises one or more chambers and one or more lids. The motion-sensing device mounts in a lid selected from the one or more lids.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Inventor: Suzanne Winton
  • Patent number: 10070708
    Abstract: Combination beverage containers and storage vessels. Various embodiments are configured to store a consumable beverage or otherwise consumable liquid as well as at least one second item which may comprise an edible foodstuff, toy, novelty, etc. all in one convenient container. In some embodiments, the second items may be stored directly in the vessel separated from the liquid or the second items may be stored in a second container that may be removably seated in a portion of the vessel. The vessels may or may not be hand-held.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: Jordan CreativeWorks, LLC
    Inventor: Jordan S. Bernhard
  • Patent number: 10010378
    Abstract: The subject invention provides a rapid sequence intubation tray that enables fast and accurate medication dosing of patients under emergency conditions. By “automating” medication dosing, the subject invention reduces delays in medication administration and reduces the risk of medication errors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: Variety Children's Hospital
    Inventor: Jefry Biehler
  • Patent number: 9988185
    Abstract: A container is provided. The container has a lid and a tray. The lid has a contiguous array of walls extending therefrom. The tray has a recess for receiving soft food material. The recess is sized to receive the array of walls of the lid. The tray has a contiguous array of ridges corresponding to the array of walls of the lid. A top surface of the ridges of the tray contact a bottom surface of the walls of the lid when mated to form sealed compartments. A sealing mechanism is provided along a perimeter of at least one of the lid and the tray sealing the lid and the tray along perimeters thereof, and restricting separation of the bottom surface of the walls of the lid from the top surface of the ridges of the tray when mated. At least one of the lid and the tray is formed from a flexible material so that the lid and the tray can be partially separated to remove a food portion formed in one of the compartments without breaking all of the seals of the compartments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: SMART COOKIE HOME ESSENTIALS INC.
    Inventors: Maya Barbara Liberman, Gregory Daniel Liberman
  • Patent number: 9937101
    Abstract: A portable medicine feeder includes at least two medicine boxes placed in juxtaposition to be integrally arranged. Each medicine box has an accommodation portion and block walls perpendicularly extending upwards from a bottom of the accommodation portion wherein at least one block wall is shared. A gradually-reduced guide channel extends forwards and upwards from the bottom of the accommodation portion. An included angle of at least 120 degrees is defined between the slope of the gradually-reduced guide channel and the bottom of the accommodation portion so that an outlet formed at a front end of the gradually-reduced guide channel has a width much smaller than that of the accommodation portion. A gap is formed between the adjacent outlets of the adjacent medicine boxes. The gap and the gradually-reduced guide channel can go into the corner of the mouth and the lower lip of the taker.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Inventor: Miin-Tsang Sheu
  • Patent number: 9889034
    Abstract: An Achilles heel wedge can include a single member having an anterior portion and a plurality of layers integrally connected at the anterior portion. A plurality of slits can differentiate the layers. Each slit can include a terminal end in the anterior portion having a perforation with a dimension greater than a width of the slit. The layers of the heel wedge can be selectively cut, ripped, or torn from the anterior portion of the heel wedge along the perforations to achieve incremental height adjustment of the heel wedge and stretching of the Achilles tendon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: OSSUR HF
    Inventor: Larus Gunnsteinsson
  • Patent number: 9884710
    Abstract: A lid member for a press-through package, and a press-through package packing body using the same, includes a lid member which is not to be inadvertently torn, while tablets or capsules as its contents can be removed under a uniform opening strength by a predetermined force or more using fingers. The lid member of the packing body includes a resin film, an adhesive, an aluminum foil, and a thermal adhesive layer, in which tapered through holes are formed in the resin film. The resin film is laminated to the aluminum foil to reinforce the lid member so that the lid member is not to be inadvertently torn. When contents of a container are pushed out using fingers, the lid member is broken starting from the tapered through holes provided in the resin film, and so the contents can be easily taken out.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Assignee: TOYO ALUMINIUM KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Nishikawa, Tomonobu Sekiguchi, Kazunori Yamada, Hiroshi Kubo, Masahiro Sato, Shuichi Chiba
  • Patent number: 9834336
    Abstract: A divider for dividing a hollow interior of a pan into first and second sections includes a main body that has a bottom face, first and second end faces and a top face. The main body is configured to stand upright in the hollow interior of the pan with the bottom face for seating against a floor of the pan and first and second end faces for sealing against opposing side walls of the pan. The divider includes first and second foldable covers for covering the first and second sections. The first cover is coupled to the top face along an inner edge thereof and the second cover is coupled to the top face along an inner edge thereof. First and second coupling tabs protrude outwardly from the main body and are configured to engage top edges of the opposing side walls of the pan.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Inventor: Marvin Bowen
  • Patent number: 9823261
    Abstract: A multi-well fluid container that includes a container body is provided for use in an in vitro diagnostics automation system. The container body includes a first well having a first well size configured to hold a first fluid and an openable first well closure that covers a first well opening. The first well opening provides access to the first fluid in the first well when the openable first well closure is opened. The container body also includes a second well having a second well size configured to hold a second fluid and having an openable second well closure that covers a second well opening. The second well opening provides access to the second fluid in the second well when the openable second well closure is opened. The first well size of the first well is different than the second well size of the second well.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph Brennan, James Kegelman
  • Patent number: 9730544
    Abstract: A capsule to form a closed interior filled with an extraction product or extract can be perforated in a known manner by perforation elements of an injection device or a discharge device in order to introduce an extraction liquid and to discharge an extraction product produced in the interior of the capsule following an extraction process. The capsule has the shape of a cuboid or a die.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: QBO COFFEE GMBH
    Inventor: Louis Deuber
  • Patent number: 9295785
    Abstract: The invention relates to a front end for an auto-injector, the front end comprising a syringe with an injection needle and a stopper, wherein the syringe is slidably arranged within a syringe retainer, wherein an outer sleeve for preventing access to the needle is removably arrangeable over the syringe retainer, wherein the syringe retainer comprises a screw thread for connecting it to a correspondent screw thread of a mounting of a re-usable auto-injector back end comprising a drive means for advancing the syringe and needle in a proximal direction for needle insertion and for advancing the stopper within the syringe for injection, wherein a resilient locking barb is arranged to rotationally lock the syringe retainer to the mounting in an unscrewing direction when the front end is screwed to the re-usable back end and when the outer sleeve is removed, wherein the outer sleeve is arranged to unlock the resilient locking barb when arranged over the syringe retainer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2016
    Assignee: Sanofi-Aventis Deutschland GMBH
    Inventors: Matthew Ekman, Thomas Kemp, Douglas A. Jennings
  • Publication number: 20150114854
    Abstract: A pill containment device comprising a housing, where the housing includes an inner cavity to receive a plurality of pills; a lid attached to an edge of the housing, where the lid covers the inner cavity; a secure combination locking system on the lid, where the secure combination locking system fastens the lid to the housing; and a plurality of pellets within the inner cavity of the housing, where the plurality of pellets wick moisture from the plurality of pills. The pill containment device may store the pills until a user disposes of the pills at a proper waste facility.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2013
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Inventor: Anne Jenks
  • 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: 8991605
    Abstract: A packaging unit (13) comprises a blister unit (1) with cavities (5) forming receiving chambers (6) accommodating a fill material, particularly a pharmaceutical active substance formulation, and a support unit (7) that supports the blister unit (1) and is releasably attached thereto, of a size corresponding to the blister unit (1). The blister unit (1) has at least one locking opening (3) and the support unit (7) forms a support shell (12) that surrounds the blister unit (1) with a raised edge (8), at least one fastening element (10a, 10b) of said support shell (12) protruding from the base surface (9) thereof and engaging into the locking opening (3) and holding the blister unit (1) removably clamped in the support shell (12).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: Boehringer Ingelheim International GmbH
    Inventor: Petra Busch
  • Patent number: 8991607
    Abstract: The invention relates to a system for opening a medical blister package which is easy and convenient to open for people of all level of ability and dexterity. Its design allows for selective access to the blisters by following a predetermined opening sequence, therefore minimizing involuntary wrong up taking of medicine due to patient errors as wrong sequential opening is not achievable by involuntary mistakes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: MedComb Holding ApS
    Inventors: John Wagner, Flemming Wagner
  • Patent number: 8991606
    Abstract: A pharmaceutical product supply in the form of a container (e.g., secondary packaging) and a pharmaceutical product receiver (e.g., primary packaging) is disclosed. The pharmaceutical product receiver may include a plurality of pockets or receptacles, and may be disposed within the container. Pharmaceutical product may be enclosed within one or more of these receptacles. The pharmaceutical product receiver may be locked to at least some degree within the container to facilitate disposal of the pharmaceutical product supply, for instance at a time when some of the pharmaceutical product may have been removed from the pharmaceutical product receiver but prior to utilizing all of the pharmaceutical product originally provided with the pharmaceutical product receiver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: Mallinckrodt LLC
    Inventors: Vernon D. Ortenzi, Robert J. Ziemba
  • Patent number: 8990018
    Abstract: A kit includes a swallowable capsule (1, 45) with a potentiometric sensor (3), such as a pH sensor, with an unfilled electrolyte cell (31). The kit further includes a separate container (46) containing a liquid electrolyte. The kit can, e.g., be packed in a blister package. After unpacking the capsule the electrolyte cell (31) is filled with the electrolyte.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Medimetrics Personalized Drug Delivery B.V.
    Inventors: Johan Frederik Dijksman, Anke Pierik, Judith Margreet Rensen, Jeff Shimizu, Petrus Leonardus Adrianus Van Der Made, Michel Gerardus Pardoel, Frits Tobi De Jongh, Johan Gerard Kleibeuker
  • Publication number: 20150041357
    Abstract: The pillbox comprises a pill receptacle comprising a number of pill compartments; and a cover sheet attached to the pill receptacle. The cover sheet has a sealing sheet with cells defining borders above each pill compartment. The cover sheet also has a protective sheet removably attached to the bottom surface of the sealing sheet. Protective tab tearing lines are provided on the protective sheet that allow portions of the protective sheet to be removed from the sealing sheet while other portions of the protective sheet remain attached to the sealing sheet in the form of protective tabs. Tearable tab tearing lines are provided on the sealing sheet that are disposed to form tearable tabs on the sealing sheet, the protective tabs corresponding to respective the tearable tabs. The tearable tab tearing lines define, for each the tearable tab, a tearable tab main portion and a tearable tab tongue portion linking the tearable tab main portion to one of the cell borders.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2013
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Applicant: Richards Packaging Inc. -Emballages Richards Inc.
    Inventors: Alain Proulx, Mario Therrien
  • Publication number: 20150034524
    Abstract: Disclosed is an improved sealing sheet for use to close 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 thus defining a container that is surrounded by a flange that is part of the top surface of the container-defining sheet. In a first configuration, the number of cavities made in the container-defining sheet is thirty-two, positioned in order to define eight rows and four columns. A row of containers is removable from the container-defining sheet towards a second configuration in which the number of cavities made in the container-defining sheet is twenty-eight. The set of containers can more efficiently cover a prescription that has to be administered over a monthly period, under different dosage schedule scenarios, while reducing unused sections of the resulting blister packs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2014
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Inventors: Michel BOUTHIETTE, Etienne BOUTHIETTE
  • Patent number: 8939281
    Abstract: A package includes an outer container and an inner receptacle. The outer container forming a cavity for the inner receptacle having an open or openable end through which the inner receptacle can be inserted. The package includes a two-part locking mechanism for locking the inner receptacle within the cavity of the outer container. The outer container includes a first part of the two-part locking mechanism and the inner receptacle includes a second part of the two-part locking mechanism. The outer container includes at least one demarcated pressing zone, wherein the at least one demarcated pressing zone is configured and/or stylised and/or shaped and/or arranged to encourage a user to apply a force directed inwardly of the outer container toward the cavity for deactivating the locking mechanism to thereby release the inner receptacle for its withdrawal at least partially from the outer container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Assignee: MeadWestvaco Corporation
    Inventors: Yoko Matsuba, Steve P. Jones, John A. Gelardi, Marty Jones, Rodney D. Dixon
  • Publication number: 20150014210
    Abstract: Medicine storage arrangement methods of assembly and use are described. The arrangements include a multi-chamber pill dispensing arrangement; and, a holder arrangement for an alternate medical dispenser, such a medicine dispensing pen or a syringe. Methods of assembly and use are described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 14, 2014
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Inventors: Robert N. Priebe, Terrance O. Noble
  • Publication number: 20150008153
    Abstract: The locking medicine containers with separations are formed in such a manner as to secure medications when an insert is locked in position. The locking apparatus is unique and the materials used are applied in such a way as to benefit the units. The manufacture and assembly of the invention makes it a simple, low cost, quality product that is easy to use. The inserts with three containers, providing two storage areas as well as the separation areas, may all be locked together. Additional storage areas allow the addition of electrical equipment without reducing the locking or storage functions. The opening difficulty raises this invention above the childproof products on the market and is produced with the intent to hinder anyone attempting to take prescription drugs that have not been prescribed to them.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 3, 2013
    Publication date: January 8, 2015
    Inventor: Brent Bradley Ackerman
  • Publication number: 20150008152
    Abstract: An indexing cap assembly indexes visual cues or indicia during an open and close cycle so as to help users more easily track container entry as for example with regard to medications so as to ensure proper dosage. The indexing cap assembly basically incorporates six components, including a cover construction, an indexing plate or wheel, a compression coil or spring, a push plate construction, a gear tray or swing plate construction, and an assembly ring. The cover construction and assembly ring are joined together to essentially form or close the cap assembly with the other parts coaxially aligned and operable therebetween. The indexing wheel is rotatively received within the cover construction such that axial displacements of the push plate advance the indexing wheel and indicia upon its upper surface are sequentially revealed by way of the window formed in the cover construction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 3, 2013
    Publication date: January 8, 2015
    Inventors: Tao Xu, Xiaojun Zhang, Linzhi Fang
  • Patent number: 8915371
    Abstract: A dual compartment dispenser for pill or other item storage includes a larger outer compartment container and an auxiliary smaller pocket container configured to accommodate a predetermined daily dosage of items, which the user can carry in a clothing pocket, backpack or handbag, without having to carry the entire bottle container of items. The smaller auxiliary pocket container compartment nests on an interior collar ledge within the outer compartment container It is loosely supported by a ledge within the neck of a bottle neck container. The daily dose container gyrates and pivots upward when pushed against on one side of a top edge thereof, so that the daily dose container is up-ended and provides a portion extending upward above a top of the neck of the main housing container housing, for manual grasping without the need to invert the main housing container to release the smaller auxiliary pocket container therefrom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2014
    Inventor: James Giocastro
  • Publication number: 20140346068
    Abstract: A management tray unit in which an image that allows reliable detection for each individual containing region may be obtained even with an imaging system and a degree of freedom of dividing a tray into individual containing regions is high. A composite partition member includes a base portion and a plurality of partition portions arranged in parallel with a predetermined interval. A connecting wall portion configured to connect one end of each of the partition portions is provided at the composite partition member. A space formed among the partition portion, the partition portion, and the connecting wall portion constitutes one individual containing region. A space formed by the partition portion and the connecting wall portion on the side of a second side of the base portion constitutes one individual containing region together with the partition portion of another composite partition member or a side wall of a tray.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 4, 2012
    Publication date: November 27, 2014
    Applicant: TOSHO INC.
    Inventors: Yoshihito Omura, Eiichiro Indei
  • Publication number: 20140326636
    Abstract: A portable smart pillbox is disclosed in the present invention. Said portable smart pillbox comprises of a plurality of medication compartments and a mobile phone stand with a charger groove to receive mobile phone chargers. Said smart pillboxes can used in combination of mobile phones. The smart pillboxes can hold and charge mobile phones and users of smart pillbox can use their mobile phones and apps in their mobile phones to remind them the right time and kind of medications they should take.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 1, 2013
    Publication date: November 6, 2014
    Inventor: Robert Baschnagel
  • Patent number: 8869984
    Abstract: A packaging structure for receiving at least one blister pack. The packaging structure includes at least one blister pack retainer for receiving and enclosing the blister pack, the blister pack retainer having a first side member, a second side member, a first end and a second end, the second end having at least one tab portion extending therefrom, and a slidable cover for enclosing the at least one blister pack retainer, the cover having a first end and a second end, the first end having at least one tab stop member extending therefrom, whereby when the at least one blister pack retainer is withdrawn from the slidable cover, the at least one tab stop member of the slidable cover and the at least one tab portion of the at least one blister pack retainer cooperate to restrain the at least one blister pack retainer from being fully withdrawn from the slidable cover. A method of making a packaging structure is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Assignee: Philip Morris USA Inc.
    Inventor: Stephen J. Bellamah
  • Patent number: 8869794
    Abstract: An aerosolization apparatus comprises a housing defining a chamber having one or more air inlets. The chamber is sized to receive a capsule which contains an aerosolizable pharmaceutical formulation. A puncturing mechanism is provided within the housing and comprising a puncture member. The puncture member comprises a forward end shaped to form a cutting edge that is effective in cutting the wall of the capsule to create an opening into the capsule. The puncture member also comprises a trailing end shaped so that it has a non-cutting surface that does not cut the wall of the capsule when the trailing end is inserted into the opening created by the forward end. An end section is associated with the housing. The end section is sized and shaped to be received in a user's mouth or nose so that the user may inhale through the end section to inhale aerosolized pharmaceutical formulation that has exited the capsule through the opening created in the capsule.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Assignee: Novartis Pharma AG
    Inventors: Jon David Tuckwell, Thomas Christopher St. Quintin
  • Publication number: 20140311942
    Abstract: A device is provided for storing, organizing, and dispensing prescription pills that comprises a clamshell container configured to house a pill tray, pill tray lid, and sliding card. The pill tray contains an array of pill chambers that are covered by the pill tray lid, or alternatively, by an adhesive foil seal. The clamshell container comprises a top portion and a bottom portion, the top portion having an array of pill holes that correspond with the chambers of the pill tray. The top of the sliding card has markings corresponding to the pill chambers beneath it and slides over the pill tray and beneath the top portion of the claim shell. Pills are placed within the pill holes on top of the sliding card. When the sliding card is removed, the pills fall through the pill holes and into the pill chambers of the pill tray.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 17, 2013
    Publication date: October 23, 2014
    Inventor: Michael Patrick Flynn
  • Patent number: 8858063
    Abstract: A dilution kit for and a method of diluting concentrated solutions used to treat allergic symptoms are disclosed. The dilution kit may comprise a case comprising: a base; and a cover hingedly coupled to the base. A foam pad may be removably coupled within the base, the foam pad defining a plurality of vial apertures. A plurality of vials may be removably positionable within the plurality of vial apertures. The method may comprise: removably positioning at least one of a plurality of vials in an upwardly facing position within at least one of a plurality of apertures defined in a layer of foam padding in a base of a case of a dilution kit; and placing a predetermined amount of one of a diluent, a concentrated solution, and a combination thereof into at least one empty vial of the plurality of vials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: SAPA-IP, LLC
    Inventor: Stuart H. Agren
  • Publication number: 20140262884
    Abstract: Medicine storage arrangement methods of assembly and use are described. The arrangements include a multi-chamber pill dispensing arrangement; and, a holder arrangement for an alternate medical dispenser, such a medicine dispensing pen or a syringe. Methods of assembly and use are described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: Apothecary Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert N. Priebe, Terrance O. Noble
  • Publication number: 20140251862
    Abstract: A multiple compartment container includes a base having at least first and second rows of compartments and a plurality of lids. A cover is movably attached to the base and is adjacent to and spaced from a bottom wall of the base to define a register holder therebetween. A method of using a multiple compartment container includes moving the cover relative to the base to provide access to the register holder.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2013
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Applicant: Apothecary Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert N. Priebe, Terrance O. Noble
  • Publication number: 20140251863
    Abstract: A multiple compartment container includes a base having a plurality of compartments, each having a moveable lid. A cover is slidably attached to the base and spaced from the bottom wall of the base to define a register holder therebetween. The cover can slidably move relative to the base and along the bottom wall to provide access to the register holder. A method of using a multiple compartment container includes sliding the cover to move relative to the base and along the bottom wall to provide access to the register holder.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2013
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Applicant: APOTHECARY PRODUCTS, INC.
    Inventor: APOTHECARY PRODUCTS, INC.
  • Publication number: 20140251861
    Abstract: A multiple compartment container includes a self-contained register unit removably attached to the bottom wall of the base of the container. A method of using the container includes removably attaching the self-contained register unit to the bottom wall of the base of the container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2013
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Applicant: Apothecary Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert N. Priebe, Terrance O. Noble
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8746454
    Abstract: A secure package (1) for drugs, blocks access to the drugs such that, to gain access to the drugs, the user must execute two simultaneous actions. When one of the actions is interrupted, access is rendered impossible. The secure package includes a case (2), a blister (3), and an elastic biasing system (4). The blister (3) is a cellular card pack for dispensing pills. The blister (3) is mobile and can be moved in translation in the case (2) by being slid on its base wall (16). Thus, the blister can take up two positions, namely an initial rest position, wherein the position of the cells (10) does not correspond to holes (19) formed in the base wall (16) and a so-called active position, wherein the cells (10) are in a position corresponding to the holes (19) in the base wall (16).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignee: A.C.D.
    Inventors: Eric Doucet, Corinne Doucet
  • Patent number: 8740003
    Abstract: A dual-purpose seal is provided that forms part of a container for storing and dispensing consumer products. The container can be used in place of conventional blister packs for the packaging of pills, tablets, or capsules or in place of conventional multi-cavity containers for organizing and storing mixed medication for subsequent dispensing according to a predefined dosage regimen. The container includes a tray having a generally planar top surface into which has been formed one or more discrete cavities. The seal includes a cover film having pre-formed lines of separation defining a removable portion, and a barrier film that is secured to the cover film by a layer of peelable adhesive. The barrier film has pre-formed lines of separation defining a barrier patch. The barrier film also includes a heat-sealing adhesive such that the dual-purpose seal can be adhered to the tray in two different ways.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Assignee: Future Technology (UK) Ltd
    Inventor: Howard Elliott
  • Patent number: 8700212
    Abstract: A medication dispenser assembly provides access to medication to promote compliance with a prescribed medication schedule. The assembly includes a housing having a bottom, a top, and a perimeter wall extending from the bottom to the top. Apertures extend through the top. A plurality of vertically aligned bays is positioned in the housing with each bay having an associated access opening extending through the perimeter wall. A plurality of trays each have a plurality of compartments. An interior space of each compartment is accessible through a top of each compartment. Each tray is insertable into a selectable one of the bays through the associated access opening. The compartments of an uppermost one of the trays are accessible through the apertures in the top of the housing. A plurality of doors is coupled to the top of the housing with each door covering an associated one of the apertures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Inventors: Dawn Bruno, Diane Ives
  • Patent number: 8640917
    Abstract: A multiple-use dispenser (1) for articles contained in blister-type packages (100), in particular for pharmaceutical products such as pills, tablets, capsules and like articles, comprising a housing (2) with at least one opening for dispensing an article from a blister-type package contained therein, The housing (2) comprises a front and a rear sheet (3,4) which are interconnected with each other along their longitudinal edges and have a closed end (5) and an open end (6) on opposite longitudinal ends thereof. The front and rear sheets (3, 4) each are provided with at least one opening (30,40) which are in permanent registry with one another. A shutter sheet (9) is provided within the housing (2) and adapted to be moved longitudinally from a first end position, in which the openings (30, 40) are closed by the shutter (9) to a second end position, in which an aperture (90) of the shutter sheet (9) is in registry with the openings (30, 40) in the front and rear sheets (3, 4).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2014
    Assignee: Novartis AG
    Inventor: Andreas W Kracke
  • Publication number: 20140001078
    Abstract: A device having a compartment with cavities disposed on opposite sides, each cavity disposed for receiving at least one pill case. The pill cases are disposed on mounts in the cavity using pressure to hold in place. A drawer is disposed in a cavity opening on a top surface. The device is held upright by a support structure to allow a user to access pill cases from each side of the device. The pill cases may be disposed between rails. An indicator may be attached to the rails thus allowing a user to indicate which pill cases, or compartments in pill cases do not have an adequate supply of medicine. An indicator may be stored in the drawer when not in use in the pill cases.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 4, 2013
    Publication date: January 2, 2014
    Inventors: Mary Ann Andrews, Charles Andrews
  • Patent number: 8607983
    Abstract: A system for discretely packaging liquid or solid medication, or other substances, comprising a tray (10) with individual compartments (12) each containing a removable pot (17) and a perforated sealed sheet (21) enabling individual pots to be removed from the tray (10) for dispensing of its contents. The system also includes a computer and printer with software to create printed matter for the sheet (21) representative of the contents of the individual pots (17). An outer container (24) may receive several such filled and sealed trays (10) and an information sheet (28). One or more windows (30) in the container (24) provide a visual display of the contents. The system enables safe, accurate and easy packaging and dispensing of medication or other substances.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2013
    Assignee: Protomed Limited
    Inventors: Norman Niven, John Niven
  • Patent number: 8602024
    Abstract: The invention relates to a medicament magazine with a plurality of doses of medicament, wherein the magazine is formed from a single foil strip in which pouches (2) for holding a medicament are formed as depicted in exemplary FIG. 1. The foil strip comprises for transporting the strip openings (4) on at least one side for the engagement of transporting pins. The foil strip has a certain width in the region of the pouches, which is less than the width of the foil in other regions, and the openings are arranged in this broader part of the foil strip. The invention also relates to a method and a device for opening a medicament magazine of this kind, the device preferably being constructed as a segmented wheel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2013
    Assignee: Boehringer Ingelheim International GmbH
    Inventors: Herbert Wachtel, Johannes Geser, Burkhard Metzger, Michael Spallek, Michael Krueger, Herbert Kunze, Achim Moser, Elmar Mock, Antonino Lanci, Andre Klopfenstein
  • Patent number: 8602246
    Abstract: A dual-chamber container with independent or combined access includes two individual chambers made of a breach-able material such as, but not limited to, a paper product. The container can be made from a unitary blank that is foldable to create a substantially triangular body. The triangular body includes a first and a second superimposed triangular chamber, each chamber having a distinct interior space for holding a dispensable substance. A first and a second access fin are positioned at each of a respective first and a second corner of the body, each access fin contiguous with a respective one of the first and the second chamber. The interior space of each chamber is individually accessible by removing a respective one of the access fins, thereby breaching it's respective chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2013
    Inventor: Daniel M. Frohwein
  • Patent number: 8579116
    Abstract: Tamper evident devices and methods including devices that can be used with pill bottles and other packages to provide evidence of tampering by an unauthorized user are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2013
    Assignee: Oneworld Design and Manufacturing Group, Ltd.
    Inventors: Fred Pether, Rich Costa
  • Patent number: 8581709
    Abstract: A modular pillbox that includes a base unit and a plurality of modules that can be interchangeably coupled to the base unit. The base unit includes a plurality of interior compartments defined by a top, a bottom and at least one side wall, openable doors that close the tops of the plurality of interior compartments, one-way passages in one of the bottoms or the at least one side wall of each interior compartment through which pills can be pushed into the interior compartments, and an opening in a front portion of the base unit. The plurality of modules includes a cover plate that couples to the base unit and covers the opening, and various electronic packages that removable couple to the base unit and cover the opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2013
    Inventor: Robert G. Mazur
  • Patent number: 8573403
    Abstract: A blister sheet (1) has a generally rectangular blister (2) formed with one pair of longer side walls (7) having parallel steps (8) and a second pair of shorter side wall (9) devoid of steps. The side walls serve to space a front face (5) of the blister from the plane of a rupturable foil backing sheet (4) which retains medication doses (nor shown) inside the blister until they are to be taken. The medication doses are ejected from the cavity of the blister (2) by depressing its front face with finger pressure so that they are forced against the backing sheet (4) with sufficient force to rupture it. During the application of finger pressure to the front face (5) it bows downwardly in its central region as indicated by the broken outline. Simultaneously the end walls (9) tilt inwardly towards one another so that any medication doses lying against them are forced into the central region of the blister from which they can be ejected more easily by the descending front face (5).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2013
    Assignee: Manrex Pty Ltd
    Inventors: Gerard Stevens, Ian Stevens
  • 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