Plural Loose Content Patents (Class 206/540)
  • Patent number: 11938089
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a medication delivery system including a medication administration device, a medication within the medication administration device, a container defining a cavity receiving the medication administration device, and a cap attached to the container and sealing the medication administration device within the cavity. The medication administration device includes an actuator extending from a body and operable to expel the medication by depressing the actuator into the body. The cap includes hold down members positioned to bear against the body of the medication administration device to prevent movement of the medication administration device toward the cap beyond a predetermined distance. The medication administration device is thereby prevented, inter alia, from prematurely discharging the medication during storage and transport.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2024
    Assignee: Amphastar Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
    Inventors: Jaime Ray Arnett, Andrew Thomas Snow
  • Patent number: 11459165
    Abstract: Devices and methods for storing and transporting substances. Such a device includes a base having a compartment for containing the substance, a lid closing the compartment and coupled to the base to selectively permit access to the compartment within the base, a cavity defined by the lid, the base, or at least in part a combination thereof, and an unlocking mechanism that immobilizes the lid relative to the base when the compartment is closed by the lid and releases the lid to enable the lid to pivot relative to the base to open the compartment. The unlocking mechanism is recessed within the cavity a distance from an opening of the cavity at an exterior of the device, and the unlocking mechanism is sufficiently recessed to be accessible with an adult's finger but not a child's finger.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2022
    Assignee: Purdue Research Foundation
    Inventor: Jack W. Judge
  • Patent number: 11230422
    Abstract: A substantially moisture tight container and lid assembly for storing and packaging moisture-sensitive items comprising an assembly with a container and a lid, the lid is attached by a hinge to an upper housing portion of the container, the lid includes a lip seal member that depends downwardly from the lid, the lip seal member is configured to abut at least a portion of the interior side of the container when the lid is in the closed position resulting in a substantially moisture tight seal between the lid and the lid, and the container assembly further comprising a base portion and an upper housing portion, the upper housing portion is capable of being snap-fit into the base portion by employing a lip seal mechanism to form a substantially moisture-tight seal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2022
    Assignee: CSP Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Jean-Pierre Giraud
  • Patent number: 11141349
    Abstract: A structure with a lid includes a lid body, a cartridge main body, and an elastic member. A first end of the lid body is rotatably connected to the cartridge main body. A first engaging portion is arranged at the lid body, a second engaging portion is arranged at the cartridge main body, a pressing portion is connected to an outer side of the second engaging portion which is elastically deformed outwards when it's pressed. A first retaining slot is arranged at a bottom of the lid body, a second retaining slot is arranged at a top of the cartridge main body, and the elastic member are disposed in the retaining slots, the first engaging portion is detached from the second engaging portion and the elastic member is in an extended state when the lid body is in the opened state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Inventor: Junyuan Chen
  • Patent number: 11124336
    Abstract: A protective cap or container with a resilient opening is disclosed. The container generally includes top and bottom parts connected to each other via a film joint in a unilaterally pivotal fashion, and latched to each other in the closed state, with the top part being biased under the resilience of a repeatedly profiled resilient body in the opening direction in reference to the bottom part such that upon actuation of the latching device the top part pivots open from the bottom part under the force of resilience it is pivoted open and remains in the open position, with here the repeatedly profiled resilient body being made from a soft-elastic elastomer plastic material and fastened unilaterally at flaps connected thereto with the same material, at the two facial sides of the top part and the bottom part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: ROESLER IP GMBH
    Inventor: Thiemo Roesler
  • Patent number: 10653583
    Abstract: A programmable pill box assembly includes a pill box that has a plurality of compartments therein for containing pills. A plurality of doors is each hingedly coupled to the pill box. Each of the doors is aligned with a respective one of the compartments for opening and closing the compartments. A sensing unit is coupled to the pill box to sense when each of the doors is opened or closed. A transmission unit is removably coupled to the pill box and the transmission unit transmits an alert signal when the sensing unit senses that a respective one of the doors has not been opened at a predetermined time. A bracelet is worn on a wrist of the user and the bracelet is in wireless communication with the transmission unit. The bracelet vibrates to remind the user to take the pills in one of the compartments in the pill box.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Inventors: Gary Walker, Samuel Steigerwalt
  • Patent number: 10532878
    Abstract: A pill case (100) includes a pocket (9) which receives one pill (10) from an accommodation unit (8) in which a plurality of pills (10) are accommodated, and an extraction port (11) for ejecting the pill (10) in the pocket (9) to the outside. The pill case (100) includes a manipulation unit (for example, pill ejection button (4) and pill tray (5)) which converts a state in which the pill (10) in the pocket (9) cannot be ejected through the extraction port (11) to a state in which the pill (10) in the pocket (9) can be ejected through the extraction port (11) by being manipulated by a user. The pill case (100) includes a moving unit which is moved by indirectly or directly receiving a pressure from the pill (10) in the pocket (9) according to the moving manipulation to the manipulation unit, and a detection unit which detects that the moving unit is moved up to a position of the moving unit which corresponds to a state in which the pill (10) in the pocket (9) can be ejected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Inventors: Yasuyuki Homma, Yasushi Nakano
  • Patent number: 10479590
    Abstract: The container closure system, having a container for capsules, dragées, tablets, and the like, and a screw-on cap that can be screwed onto the container, is characterized in that a dispensing aid has a blocking element having a suspension device, and in that the suspension device is attached to the inner wall of the container and has holes for capsules, dragées, tablets, and the like, wherein the hole is smaller than the container opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: GAPLAST GMBH
    Inventors: Stephan Kneer, Roland Kneer
  • Patent number: 10457474
    Abstract: A pill dispenser that includes a container and a cap having a pill dispensing chamber that is configured to receive a single pill. The container has a neck extending from the upper segment of the container walls that has an aperture made therethrough. The cap, which also has an aperture in its annular edge is rotatably mounted to the neck of the container. Upon inverting the pill dispenser, a pill will be received in the dispensing chamber. Thereafter, the cap is rotated a sufficient distance to cause the aperture on the cap to align with the aperture in the neck—thereby forming a passage through which a single pill is dispensed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: T Graziano Product Development LLC
    Inventor: Thomas Graziano
  • Patent number: 10427861
    Abstract: A dispensing container for a medication blister pack is formed of a front holder portion having a plurality of openings aligned with the blisters and a rear catching container snap fastened to the holder portion to catch and hold medications which can be released by the user operating a flap. The catching container includes an integrally molded leg portion hinged thereon for movement to extend rearwardly to support the container in an upstanding position from a horizontal support surface. The holder portion is formed as a separate molded portion defining a front face of the dispensing container at which the blister pack is exposed with top and bottom edges each forming a slot defined between the panel and an overlying component so as to allow the blister pack slide along the panel to lie on the panel with the top and bottom edges trapped by the slots.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: Manrex Limited
    Inventor: John L. Webster
  • Patent number: 10004664
    Abstract: A pill dispenser is provided with a floor, a rotor rotatably coupled adjacent the floor, a base coupled to the rotor, and an indexing mechanism coupled to the rotor to index the rotor in a rotational direction relative to the base to a plurality of index positions. The floor is adapted to be coupled to a shell to define an inner cavity for receiving pills. The floor has a funneled opening extending therethrough. The rotor has a plurality of pill receptacles extending from a top surface to a bottom surface and a plurality of corresponding separation ramps. Each separation ramp extends from the top surface downward to connect with one side of the corresponding pill receptacle. In each of the index positions, one of the pill receptacles aligns with an exit of the funneled opening and another of the pill receptacles aligns with a pill-dispense opening of the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: SYMPILL, LLC
    Inventors: Bara Aldasouqi, Philip Skinkle, William Burek, Nickolas Santi
  • Patent number: 9870450
    Abstract: An apparatus for receiving, dispensing, and regulating controlled substances is provided. Furthermore the apparatus may comprise a portable, handheld container which is tamper-resistant and can withstand severe physical manipulation. The apparatus may only permit the dispensing of medication according to a prescribed schedule and dosage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: Zolo Solutions, Inc.
    Inventor: Christopher Blackburn
  • Patent number: 9849069
    Abstract: A push operated single pill, tablet, capsule, or other object dispenser that dispenses a single object at the push of a button.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Inventor: Jayesh Khatri
  • Patent number: 9688460
    Abstract: A dispensing apparatus having a lower housing having an opening, and a reservoir piece seated inside the lower housing and having a containing section that holds at least one item to be dispensed, the containing section having an enclosing wall, a base and an opening provided in the enclosing wall that communicates with the interior of the containing section. A biasing element is positioned between the base of the reservoir piece and the lower housing, with the biasing element normally biasing the reservoir piece to a non-dispensing position where the openings are not aligned. The apparatus also has an upper housing, and the upper housing and lower housing can be squeezed together to cause the reservoir piece to move downwardly against the normal bias of the biasing element, so as to align the openings to arrive at a dispensing position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignee: Sweet N Fun Ltd.
    Inventors: Tak Kin Yiu, Maggie Yin Ting Luk, Candona Yuet Sum Fung
  • Patent number: 9567141
    Abstract: A container having a container body (2) comprises a container wall (3) and forms a receiving space (4) for goods to be packaged (5). The container comprises a discharge opening (6) for discharging the goods to be packaged (5) and a container closure (10) for closing the discharge opening (6). The container closure (10) comprises a lid (12) which can assume a closed position for closing the discharge opening (6) and an open position for opening the discharge opening (6). The container further comprises a child-proof lock (30) including first and second locking elements (18, 19). The first and second locking elements (18, 19) can assume a mutual locked position in which the lid (12) is fixed in the closed position, and wherein the first and second locking elements (18, 19) can be moved to a release position in which the lid (12) can be moved to the open position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2017
    Assignee: Sanner GmbH
    Inventors: Matthias Schneider, Kai Tiesberger
  • Patent number: 9332827
    Abstract: An oral care kit comprising an oral care implement and a dispenser. In one aspect, the invention can be an oral care kit comprising at least one toothbrush and a dispenser. The dispenser (300) comprises a housing (309) having an internal chamber (321) containing a plurality of capsules (310) containing an oral care material; a dispensing conduit (322) extending from the internal chamber to an exterior of the dispenser; a valve (325) positioned in the dispensing conduit and biased into a sealed state that prevents moisture from entering the internal chamber; and a dispensing subassembly (302, 315, 316, 317) configured to dispense one of the capsules from the internal chamber through the valve. The valve is forced into an open state that allows the one capsule to pass therethrough when the one capsule is subjected to a dispensing force imparted by the dispensing subassembly and automatically returns to the sealed state after the one capsule passes therethrough.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2016
    Inventor: David K. Lee
  • Patent number: 9205032
    Abstract: A pressed sanitary tissue receptacle and dispenser comprised of a main body which defines nested inner and outer housing walls. The outer housing wall houses a quantity of liquid which is adapted to initially be isolated from a volume defined by the inner housing wall which houses the dry tissue. In one embodiment, the inner and outer housing walls are covered on their lower ends by a lower cover, and the upper ends of the inner and outer housing walls are covered on their upper ends by an upper cover. The upper cover may be a foil sheet. The liquid is permitted to enter the volume defined by the inner housing wall and become absorbed by the tissue upon the exertion of force on the upper cover, which causes the tissue to press against and deflect the lower cover in such a manner as to cause the lower cover to dislodge from sealing engagement with the inner cylinder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2015
    Assignee: Ozsoy Organik Ternizlik Urunler Pazarlama Sanayi Ve Ticaret Limited Sirketi
    Inventor: Hailil Aydeniz
  • Patent number: 9033153
    Abstract: Tamper-evident package comprises a container, a primary cap, and a secondary cap. The container comprises a sidewall defining a chamber and a rim defining a mouth to the chamber. The primary cap is removably-attachable to the rim of the container to selectively close the mouth of the container. The secondary cap is positioned over the primary cap to prevent removal of the primary cap when positioned thereover. The secondary cap includes a single-use lock, such as a cable tie, to secure the secondary cap in position over the primary cap. The package thus provides evidence that someone has tampered with or attempted to tamper with the container if the single-use lock is removed or damaged. Method of using the tamper-evident package is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: Abbvie Inc.
    Inventors: Ralph H. Lambalot, Arlene F. Limanek
  • Patent number: 9010535
    Abstract: A pillbox for a cellular phone having a port or socket is disclosed which includes a body portion for one or more pills, a closure portion for closing the body portion, and an attachment portion for insertion into the port or socket of the cellular phone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Walgreen Co.
    Inventors: Michael R. Wolf, Steven Gudenkauf
  • Patent number: 8991608
    Abstract: A lid for a pharmaceutical bottle that is configured to facilitate the withdrawal of goods present in the pharmaceutical bottle in the form of pieces, the lid including at least an inner layer and an outer layer. The inner layer, which may be a multilayer structure, is firmly sealed with and along the peripheral, circular edge of the pharmaceutical bottle and has a peripheral weakened line off-set from the center of the circle, where the peripheral weakened line of the opening has a concave section in the portion thereof that is next to the sealing edge. The outer layer, which may be a multilayer structure, is connected to the inner layer and can be peeled off such that the portion of the inner layer lying inside the peripheral weakened line remains on the outer layer, thereby forming an opening in the inner layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: Constantia Teich GmbH
    Inventors: Wilhelm Zuser, Robert Afflenzer, Günter Ziegelwanger
  • 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: 20140305836
    Abstract: A pill box of an automatic pill dispenser includes a box body receiving a plurality pills, a base, a tray, and a vibration member. The tray is secured to the base. The box body is secured to the tray. The vibration member is located under the tray. The vibration member is vibrated to vibrate the tray and the box body, to separate the plurality of pills.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2014
    Publication date: October 16, 2014
    Inventor: KUO-MING LAI
  • Patent number: 8857617
    Abstract: One embodiment of the present invention is a medicine dispenser with a built-in dispensing schedule. In this embodiment, a cylindrical container with a close-fitting disk-shaped cap having a cylindrical rim includes an inner schedule display, one day-and-time indication of which is displayed to a medicine consumer through an aperture in the cap rim. Features included in the cap, schedule display, and cylindrical container interoperates to ensure that the displayed day-and-time indication is advanced when the cap is removed and replaced. The displayed day-and-time indication is relatively large and clear, to facilitate viewing by vision-impaired users, and the schedule-advancement mechanism is robust and reliable. In addition, the cap and built-in schedule display include features that allow the displayed day-and-time indication to be set to an initial day-and-time indication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: Red Cap LLC
    Inventors: Alfred Richard Balakier, Dan Gosselin
  • Patent number: 8763797
    Abstract: A tubular container, closed at its top part by a closure means of the stopper type including with a hinge, for packaging unit products stacked axially or in bulk such as pallets, tablets, cachets or pills, and provided with a compensation device, positioned at the bottom of the container. The container optionally includes a desiccating means and the compensation device includes a compensation means and a fastening means. The fastening means is secured to the compensation means and has a shape memory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Assignee: Clariant Production (France) SAS
    Inventors: Bruno Guillon, Valere Logel
  • Patent number: 8757382
    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 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Inventor: Robert J. Crawford
  • Patent number: 8727122
    Abstract: The tablet package comprises a container (10) and a sealed primary package or pouch (42) which holds the tablets (40) within the container. The container will have one or more relatively small apertures (18, 28, 30, 32) on a wall of the container. The lid (14) is a wall of the container. The bag or pouch will be of a material and a material thickness so that some of the fragrance within the tablet can pass through the primary package or pouch and into the container. Such fragrance then can pass from the container through an aperture by the potential purchaser prior to a purchase.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Assignee: Colgate-Palmolive Company
    Inventors: Fabienne Jacquet, Caroline Fontana, Jacques LaLanne
  • Patent number: 8697718
    Abstract: A water- and oxygen-occlusive pack is described. The pack encloses an inert atmosphere containing medicinal tablets, wherein the tablets contain buprenorphine or a salt or ester thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Assignee: RB Pharmaceuticals Limited
    Inventors: Graham Cairns, John Alfred Davis, Neil Hyde
  • Patent number: 8635805
    Abstract: A single small elastic disk, which may or may not include a central perforation, is dispensed from the storage cavity of the device into a holding channel at the edge thereof so that it can be threaded onto a fishhook to serve as a bait retainer. The lateral movement of the hook from the edge of the dispenser removes the retainer from the channel, so that is placing firmly on the shaft of the fishhook. The central portion, being opened by the fishhook tip before removal from the dispenser, will exert a gripping force when disposed on the shaft or shank portion of a fish hook. Preferably, the disk portion of one such retainer when placed against adjacently threaded bait or lures will retain them on the hook during use until the bait or lure is intentionally removed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2014
    Inventor: William Henry Schmunk
  • Patent number: 8616376
    Abstract: A container of opening a container is provided. The container includes an outer shell slidably carrying a dispensing cartridge between open and closed states. A cooperating catch arrangement is operably interposed between the outer shell and the dispensing cartridge. The cooperating catch arrangement has a locked state that fixes the dispensing cartridge in the closed state relative to the outer shell and an unlocked state in which the dispensing cartridge is permitted to slide relative to the outer shell from the closed state to the open state. The cooperating catch arrangement is operable to be transitioned from the locked state to the unlocked state by resiliently reducing a width of the outer shell along a compression axis which resiliently expands a thickness of the outer shell along an expansion axis to disengage cooperating catch arrangement. A method of opening includes compressing the outer shell to disengage the cooperating catch arrangement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2013
    Assignee: J. L. Clark, Inc.
    Inventor: Edward P. Cronin
  • 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: 8579137
    Abstract: In the case of a packaging unit comprising a plastic bottle (2) with a flexible foil bag (3) arranged therein, wherein a hollow interspace (5) is formed at least in certain regions between the surface of the inner wall of the plastic bottle (2) and the outer surface of the foil bag (3), the foil bag (3) is designed such that it at least partially automatically elastically contracts and/or can be compressed at least in certain regions by a force effected by a means arranged in the interspace (5) and/or can be collapsed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2013
    Assignee: Boehringer Ingelheim International GmbH
    Inventors: Stefan Lustenberger, Stephan Kurtze
  • Patent number: 8528736
    Abstract: A frangible container having a body, a lid, and a cover together defining a cavity for storing dispensable contents so that the body and lid are openable by breaking a frangible connection which joins the lid and body about a hinge formed by the cover, thereby allowing the contents to be dispensed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2013
    Assignee: Sands Innovations Pty Ltd.
    Inventors: Bradley Donald Teys, Glenn Michael Bevan, Kevin James Mobbs
  • Publication number: 20130206639
    Abstract: A method of making a gelled composition that includes combining water and an effervescent tablet in a vessel, the effervescent tablet including at least 200 mg gelatin and an effervescent couple that includes an acid and a base, heating an aqueous composition (e.g., in a microwave oven), optionally adding cold water to the heated composition, and chilling the composition for a period sufficient for the composition to form a gel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: August 15, 2013
  • Patent number: 8474624
    Abstract: A container and method of opening a container are provided. The container includes a dispensing cartridge defining a storage cavity with an access opening. A blocking member is transitionable from a blocked state to an unblocked state relative to the access opening. The blocking member covers a greater portion of the access opening in the blocked state than in the unblocked state. The outer shell includes a piercing mechanism configured to transition the blocking member from the blocked state to the unblocked state. The method includes using the piercing mechanism to transition the blocking member from the blocked state to the unblocked state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2013
    Assignee: J.L. Clark, Inc.
    Inventors: Edward P. Cronin, Michael K. Basak
  • 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: 8377697
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides test strip carriers for insertion into test strip vials and methods of making the same. Also provided are test strip vials including test strip carriers, and systems including test strip vials, test strip carriers and analytical test strips. The test strip carriers of the present disclosure are capable of engaging with the caps of test strip vials and thereby facilitating the retrieval of one or more test strips from the test strip vials upon opening of the test strip vials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2013
    Assignee: Abbott Diabetes Care Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Myles, Cherie Bulala
  • Patent number: 8328031
    Abstract: Intended to prevent the contents of a bottle from being consumed by unauthorized people, both in the case of alcoholic beverages and other hazardous liquids, it consists of a cap itself (47), a sort of upside-down bowl, with a tubular axial prolongation and (46) to guide the joining of the base body onto the pouring neck (44). It attaches to the bottle, the said bowl (47) resting its mouth on a group of outer numbered wheels (50), which in turn rest below on a stopper-bearing (54) that is crossed by a hook (57) resting in turn on the inner sets of wheels (49), which can be moved against the hook (57) by a spring (61). These inner wheels (49) have notches for joining radial plugs (48), notches that are conveniently placed with respect to said plugs to allow the detaching of the cap itself and the consequent opening of the bottle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Inventors: Francisco Javier González Sánchez, Jesus Sánchez Diaz
  • Patent number: 8302793
    Abstract: A closure for a container having a support device for fillers, in particular a tablet tube, the support device providing an elastically deformable support element that is capable of being brought from a first position, in which the support element is undeformed, into a second position in which the support element is deformed. The support element has a contact area that, in the second position, transmits a supporting force to the fillers; in the second position the support element is situated closer to the container mid-axis than is the case in the first position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: Sanner GmbH
    Inventor: Horst Schorner
  • Patent number: 8281929
    Abstract: A label for a prescription pharmacy bottle includes a panel, a tab, and a flange. The panel defines a first side edge, a second side edge, and an aperture extending through the panel and positioned adjacent the second side edge. The tab extends from the first side edge away from the panel and rotates about the first side edge to selectively move between a first position, in which the tab substantially covers the panel, and a second position, in which the tab extends away from the panel. The flange is initially formed to extend from the second side edge away from the panel and defines a substantially planar surface coated with an adhesive. The flange is folded about the second side edge to extend behind the panel such that the adhesive on the flange extends across and is exposed through the aperture. Other labels, combinations, and methods are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2012
    Assignee: Target Brands, Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew P. Franks, James A. Wilson
  • Patent number: 8251218
    Abstract: Disclosed is a package for storing a product, such as smokeless tobacco, which includes, inter alia, a container that has opposing upper and lower surfaces, and a container sidewall that extends between the upper and lower surfaces to define an interior for storing a plurality of products. The upper surface of the container has an apex intermediate a first region and a second region and the container sidewall defines an opening sized and configured to release at least one of the products. The package also includes an outer cover having an upper section and a cover sidewall depending from the upper section. The outer cover is configured to retain the container and selectively seal the opening. The container pivots about the apex to transition between open and closed positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2012
    Assignee: MeadWestvaco Corporation
    Inventor: John Gelardi
  • Patent number: 8236254
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides test strip carriers for insertion into test strip vials and methods of making the same. Also provided are test strip vials including test strip carriers, and systems including test strip vials, test strip carriers and analytical test strips. The test strip carriers of the present disclosure are capable of engaging with the caps of test strip vials and thereby facilitating the retrieval of one or more test strips from the test strip vials upon opening of the test strip vials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2012
    Assignee: Abbott Diabetes Care Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Myles, Cherie Bulala
  • Publication number: 20120193267
    Abstract: An induction seal disc for a closure (4) of a bottle for storing medicaments comprises an elastic pressure inlay (9) and an, in particular, metallic sealing foil (8). Between the pressure inlay (9) and the sealing foil (8) is disposed a film (10) having low permeability.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 22, 2010
    Publication date: August 2, 2012
    Inventor: Eduard Balthes
  • Patent number: 8151991
    Abstract: A method and system provides a stored value token that includes a three dimensional, closed volume which can include a movable cover for allowing access to the closed volume. The closed volume can contain various movable objects such as consumer goods, like plant seeds, edible food stuffs like mints, and/or utilitarian objects that can be used by the consumer such as screws, nails, nuts, bolts, etc. The closed volume can comprise human readable printed media on one side that identifies the volume as a stored value card and that identifies the contents being contained within the closed volume.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2012
    Assignee: Home Depot U.S.A., Inc.
    Inventor: Nathan Ehrlich
  • Patent number: 8104618
    Abstract: Primary packages configured for display and sale without secondary packaging are stacked horizontally in a product display tray. The consumer-facing surface of the back panel of the product display tray may contain graphics including product information provided on the primary package's principal display panel (which is typically faced towards consumers). Thus, consumers may readily view the product information provided on the principal display panel as primary packages are removed from the product display tray and principal display panels of remaining primary packages are hidden from view by one or more walls of the product display tray. The individual primary packages may be contoured specifically to inhibit lateral relative shifting while in a horizontally stacked configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2012
    Assignee: McNeil-PPC, Inc.
    Inventors: Neil A. Sadler, Richard K. Tanaka
  • Patent number: 8066121
    Abstract: A package for containing tablets or like separate dispensable items is provided having so-called child-resistant and senior-friendly storage and dispensing properties. An elongate outer sleeve houses a separate blister card carrying tablets or like items. The card slides into the sleeve to a storage position in which the card is housed within the outer sleeve and slides in the reverse direction to a dispensing position in which the card at least partially extends from the open end of the sleeve. The sleeve includes an internal locking restriction secured to a wall thereof, and the card includes a tail end having an integral latch. The locking restriction and latch cooperate to form a locking engagement thereby locking the card within the sleeve when the card is in the storage position. The sleeve includes visually defined squeeze locations on opposite side edges thereof that correspond to a location of the internal locking restriction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2011
    Assignee: Anderson Packaging, Inc.
    Inventors: Ryen Sack, Curtis A. Knutson, Thomas Moyer
  • Patent number: 8066124
    Abstract: The disposable pill counting device is a tray formed of a disposable material and includes a sidewall to define areas for holding and dispensing pills. The disposable tray may be substantially U-shaped with a folding sidewall and can be used with a disposable spatula.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2011
    Inventor: Ming S. Koh
  • Patent number: 8025314
    Abstract: Method for generating a label for a medication in which information about the medication is obtained and printed on the label in a hierarchical manner with more important information in a more prominent location or more prominent type relative to other less important information. The information may be divided into primary information and secondary information with the primary information being placed on the label before the secondary information. The label may be used in a container having a curved front wall, a planar rear wall, a substantially planar bottom wall and a cap engaging with the front and rear walls to seal the container. The rear wall is constructed with a device for removably received an information card containing information relating to the medication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2003
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2011
    Assignee: Target Brands, Inc.
    Inventor: Deborah Adler
  • Publication number: 20110170655
    Abstract: A tablet T is divided without moving a cutter and divided tablets T1, T2 are fed one by one. A rotor 24 is installed in a container 21 receiving the tablets T. A rotor receiving part of the container has a barrel shape with a bottom section formed with a discharge port 27, and a fixing blade 33 is installed outside the rotor receiving part. Recesses 25 are formed on an entire lateral side of the rotor at a regular interval to receive a tablet. A peripheral groove is formed on the entire lateral side of the rotor and a fixing blade and a support plate are inserted into the peripheral groove. The fixing blade divides the tablet, which is accommodated in the recess and move while being guided along an inner wall of the rotor receiving part as the rotor rotates. A lower divided tablet T1 is discharged to the discharge port 27 and an upper divided tablet T2 is kept on the fixing blade. The upper divided tablet is discharged as the rotor further rotates.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2009
    Publication date: July 14, 2011
    Applicant: YUYAMA MFG. CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shoji Yuyama, Naoki Koike, Mitsuhiro Mitani, Masao Fukada
  • Publication number: 20110155626
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an improved process for the preparation of Rasagiline or pharmaceutically acceptable salts thereof. The present invention also relates to Rasagiline salts, polymorphs thereof and process for preparation thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 24, 2010
    Publication date: June 30, 2011
    Applicant: USV Limited
    Inventors: Dhananjay Govind Sathe, Subhash Vishwanath Damle, Kamlesh Digambar Sawant, Parag Sukumar Gatne, Tushar Anil Naik
  • Patent number: 7942451
    Abstract: Method for generating a label for a medication in which information about the medication is obtained and printed on the label in a hierarchical manner with more important information in a more prominent location or more prominent type relative to other less important information. The information may be divided into primary information and secondary information with the primary information being placed on the label before the secondary information. The label may be used in a container having a curved front wall, a planar rear wall, a substantially planar bottom wall and a cap engaging with the front and rear walls to seal the container. The rear wall is constructed with a device for removably received an information card containing information relating to the medication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2011
    Assignee: Target Brands, Inc.
    Inventor: Deborah Adler