US Patent No: 4,847,764

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System for dispensing drugs in health care institutions

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A system for dispensing medications in a health care institution includes a computer system connected to control a plurality of remote medication dispensers. Pharmacy terminals are provided for entering medication orders and software in the computer system controls the dispensers to dispense medications according to the orders specified. The system includes support for dispensing medications from floor stocks. In either case, medications are administered in accordance with instructions from the computer system generated in accordance with said orders. The system further includes software for identifying medication duplications and potentially dangerous drug interactions based on orders entered into the system at the pharmacy. Inventory control and restocking features are also provided.

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Patent Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
OWEN HEALTHCARE, INC.SAN DIEGO, CA0

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Halvorson, Jerry L Rapid City, SD 1 446

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SANYO ELECTRIC CO., LTD. (1)
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Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (1)
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APREX CORPORATION (1)
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MEDVANTAGE INTERNATIONAL, INC. (1)
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Santa Barbara Research Center (1)
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Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (26)
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* 5,649,641 Cartridge for a dispensing system 18 1995
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* 5,945,651 Remotely programmable medication dispensing system 186 1997
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6,611,733 Interactive medication dispensing machine 97 1998
* 7,426,475 Secure electronic healthcare information management process and system 8 2001
7,178,688 Portable medication dispenser 17 2003
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7,654,261 Automated system and device for management and dispensation of respiratory therapy medications 11 2006
7,908,030 Smart tray for dispensing medicaments 9 2006
7,801,765 Prescription verification system 0 2007
8,112,175 Methods and apparatus for medicament tracking 9 2007
8,027,748 Medicament container 7 2007
7,996,105 Medicament dispensing authorization 1 2007
7,949,426 Medicaments container with display component 1 2007
7,917,246 Lockable medicament dispensing apparatus with authentication mechanism 1 2007
7,909,207 Smart tray for dispensing medicaments 1 2007
7,886,931 Medicament container system and method 5 2007
7,860,603 Medicaments container with medicament authentication mechanism 2 2007
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8,515,577 Medical tele-robotic system with a master remote station with an arbitrator 3 2007
9,123,195 Modular, multi-orientation conveyor 0 2012
 
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Herman Miller, Inc. (1)
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8,468,029 Subscriptions for assistance related to health 0 2005
8,793,141 Assistance related to health 0 2006
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8,297,028 Individualized pharmaceutical selection and packaging 0 2006
7,927,787 Methods and systems for analysis of nutraceutical associated components 0 2006
7,827,042 Methods and systems related to transmission of nutraceutical associated information 2 2007
7,974,856 Computational systems and methods related to nutraceuticals 1 2007
8,068,991 Systems and methods for transmitting pathogen related information and responding 0 2007
8,000,981 Methods and systems related to receiving nutraceutical associated information 2 2007
 
SOUTHWEST TECHNOLOGY INNOVATIONS LLC (1)
7,715,277 Interactive medication container 29 2002
 
JOHNS HOPKINS ARAMCO HEALTHCARE COMPANY (1)
7,706,915 System and software of enhanced pharmacy services and related methods 14 2005
 
GLAXOSMITHKLINE LLC (1)
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LDM GROUP, LLC (5)
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8,615,406 Systems and methods for content provision with a pharmacy transaction 1 2008
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7,645,258 Patient medication IV delivery pump with wireless communication to a hospital information management system 39 2004
8,229,885 System and method for pharmacy administration 0 2009
 
AESYNT INCORPORATED (47)
6,847,861 Carousel product for use in integrated restocking and dispensing system 108 2001
6,785,589 Dispensing cabinet with unit dose dispensing drawer 97 2001
6,996,455 Dispensing cabinet with unit dose dispensing drawer 58 2003
* 7,085,621 Method of operating a dispensing cabinet 39 2003
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7,766,242 Method of monitoring inventory on an open shelving system 5 2004
7,568,627 Restocking of open shelving with a hand held device 6 2004
7,072,737 Filling a restocking package using a carousel 52 2004
7,010,389 Restocking system using a carousel 54 2004
* 2004/0188,523 Method of monitoring inventory on an open shelving system 10 2004
* 2004/0193,316 Restocking of open shelving with a hand held device 14 2004
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* 2005/0113,969 Integrated suite of medical tools 10 2004
8,036,773 System, method and corresponding apparatus for storing, retrieving and delivering unit dose blisters 9 2006
8,571,701 Method of filling a restocking package 0 2006
8,009,913 System, method, apparatus and computer program product for capturing human-readable text displayed on a unit dose package 6 2007
8,738,383 Remotely and interactively controlling semi-automatic devices 0 2007
8,006,903 Proximity-based inventory management system using RFID tags to aid in dispensing and restocking inventory 3 2007
8,019,470 High capacity drawer with mechanical indicator for a dispensing device 8 2008
8,094,028 Radio frequency alignment object, carriage and associated method of storing a product associated therewith 0 2008
7,982,612 Methods, apparatuses, and computer program products for monitoring a volume of fluid in a flexible fluid bag 1 2009
8,929,641 System and method for determining the orientation of a unit dose package 0 2009
8,405,875 Visibly-coded medication label and associated method, apparatus and computer program product for providing same 0 2009
8,400,277 Methods, apparatuses, and computer program products for monitoring a transfer of fluid between a syringe and a fluid reservoir 0 2009
8,644,982 Unit dose packaging and associated robotic dispensing system and method 0 2009
8,869,667 System, method and corresponding apparatus for singulating a unit dose blister card 0 2009
8,640,586 Method and apparatus for facilitating cutting of a unit dose blister card 0 2010
8,453,548 Apparatuses for cutting a unit dose blister card 0 2010
8,593,278 Medication storage device usage status notifications 4 2010
8,660,687 Medication bin having an electronic display and an associated method and computer program product 0 2010
8,527,090 Method, computer program product and apparatus for facilitating storage and/or retrieval of unit dose medications 0 2010
8,474,691 System, apparatus, method and computer-readable storage medium for generating medication labels 0 2010
8,483,867 System, method and corresponding apparatus for storing, retrieving and delivering unit dose blisters 0 2010
8,170,714 Integrated suite of medical tools 0 2010
8,694,162 Methods, apparatuses and computer program products for utilizing near field communication to guide robots 0 2010
* 2012/0173,391 MEDICATION INVENTORY MANAGEMENT 0 2010
8,662,606 Drawer assembly and associated method for controllably limiting the slideable extension of a drawer 2 2011
8,701,931 Medication dispensing cabinet and associated drawer assembly having pockets with controllably openable lids 0 2011
8,588,964 Storage devices, systems, and methods for dispensing medications 0 2011
8,554,365 Storage devices, systems, and methods for facilitating medication dispensing and restocking 1 2011
8,700,210 Systems, methods and computer program products for visually emphasizing portions of a medication storage device 0 2011
8,650,042 Case and medication tracking 0 2011
8,983,655 Automated dispensing system and method 0 2012
8,807,389 Item dispensing unit 0 2012
8,755,930 Method, apparatus, and computer program product for optimization of item location in an automated storage system 0 2012
8,869,364 Material separating tool 0 2012
8,869,663 System, method and corresponding apparatus for detecting perforations on a unit dose blister card 0 2012
 
MERCHIA, PANKAJ, DR. (1)
* 5,884,273 Micro-computer and printer for printing a prescription slip 24 1996
 
Medication Management, Inc. (1)
* 5,963,453 System and method for processing prescription medications 99 1997
 
GLAXO WELLCOME INC. (1)
* 5,666,492 Flexible computer based pharmaceutical care cognitive services management system and method 79 1995
 
ANIMATRONICS, INC. (1)
7,440,818 Medicament tray inventory system and method 23 2005
 
TELARIC, LLC (5)
6,259,654 Multi-vial medication organizer and dispenser 157 1998
7,216,802 Method and apparatus for verifying information 15 1999
6,529,446 Interactive medication container 208 2000
7,978,564 Interactive medication container 17 2001
7,061,831 Product labeling method and apparatus 63 2001
 
GSL SOLUTIONS, INC. (1)
9,047,992 Suspended storage system for pharmacy 0 2013
 
KNAPP LOGISTICS AUTOMATION, INC. (2)
8,141,330 Systems and methods of automated tablet dispensing, prescription filling, and packaging 7 2005
8,601,776 Systems and methods of automated dispensing, prescription filling, and packaging 1 2012
 
ABBOTT LABORATORIES (1)
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Rahabilitation Institute of Michigan (1)
* 5,391,128 Object delivery exercise system and method 13 1993
 
AUTOMED TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (13)
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6,256,967 Integrated automated drug dispenser method and apparatus 111 1998
6,370,841 Automated method for dispensing bulk medications with a machine-readable code 153 1999
6,625,952 Medication collecting system 95 2000
6,449,927 Integrated automated drug dispenser method and apparatus 109 2001
* 6,776,306 Apparatus for dispensing medical items 11 2001
6,742,671 Integrated automated drug dispenser method and apparatus 71 2002
7,860,724 System and method for management of pharmacy workflow 9 2002
* 2004/0088,187 System and method for management of pharmacy workflow 50 2002
7,048,142 Apparatus for dispensing medical items 7 2004
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* 7,596,426 Method of monitoring medical item inventory 2 2006
8,571,886 System and method for management of pharmacy workflow 5 2010
 
INT (1)
7,427,002 Method for controlling a drug dispensing system 11 2002
 
INVENTIV HEALTH, INC. (3)
6,240,394 Method and apparatus for automatically generating advisory information for pharmacy patients 90 1996
* 6,067,524 Method and system for automatically generating advisory information for pharmacy patients along with normally transmitted data 226 1999
6,304,849 Method and system for printing a combination pharmaceutical label and directed newsletter 68 2000
 
DEKA PRODUCTS LIMITED PARTNERSHIP (1)
* 6,070,761 Vial loading method and apparatus for intelligent admixture and delivery of intravenous drugs 237 1997
 
Rx Excell Inc. (1)
* 5,838,575 System for dispensing drugs 85 1995
 
EXPRESS SCRIPTS, INC. (2)
7,313,898 Container carrying system and method for use in an automated filling process 5 2003
7,995,831 Prescription bottle imaging system and method 1 2006
 
Mumps AudioFAX, Inc. (3)
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* 6,088,429 Interactive telephony system 73 1998
6,680,999 Interactive telephony system 49 2000
 
Yuyama Mfg. Co., Ltd. (8)
* 5,604,692 Method of controlling drug conveyor system 21 1995
* 5,930,145 Method for medicament stock management by transponders and apparatus therefor 109 1996
* 5,988,858 Method and apparatus for delivering drugs 25 1998
* 6,364,517 Drug dispenser and quantity input device 53 1998
6,170,230 Medication collecting system 125 1998
* 6,308,109 Method and apparatus for delivering drugs 36 1999
* 7,155,396 Drug preparation instruction system 5 1999
6,181,982 Drug dispenser and quantity input device 40 1999
 
ADVANTAGE PHARMACY SERVICES LLC (1)
6,175,779 Computerized unit dose medication dispensing cart 103 1998
 
SEARETE LLC (2)
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* 2007/0112,591 Generating a request from a nutraceutical inventory 0 2005
 
MOBILE ASPECTS (1)
8,547,203 Dynamic control containment unit 0 2011
 
DFW ASSOCIATES III, LLC (1)
7,698,019 System and software of enhanced pharmaceutical operations in long-term care facilities and related methods 12 2004
 
GTECH CORPORATION (3)
* 5,943,241 Item dispensing system 77 1998
6,351,688 Item dispensing system 34 2000
6,356,794 Item dispensing system network 37 2000
 
CERNER INNOVATION, INC. (4)
6,542,902 Method and apparatus for displaying medication information 77 2001
* 6,714,913 System and user interface for processing task schedule information 50 2002
6,694,334 Method and apparatus for displaying medication information 19 2003
7,865,374 Computerized system and method for verifying authority to modify clinical orders 1 2006
 
SupplyPro, Inc. (1)
* 5,205,436 Maine tool dispensing device and system 84 1991
 
HealthTech Services Corp. (5)
* 5,084,828 Interactive medication delivery system 239 1989
* 5,126,957 Interactive medication delivery system 35 1991
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REMEDEV, INC. (1)
8,751,039 Remotely-executed medical therapy device 0 2013
 
TECH PHARMACY SERVICE, INC. (1)
* 8,260,632 System and software of enhanced pharmaceutical operations in long-term care facilities and related methods 5 2007
 
TELEPHARMACY SOLUTIONS, INC. (16)
* 5,713,485 Drug dispensing system 222 1995
* 5,797,515 Method for controlling a drug dispensing system 233 1996
* 6,068,156 Method for controlling a drug dispensing system 183 1998
6,564,121 Systems and methods for drug dispensing 190 1999
6,283,322 Method for controlling a drug dispensing system 110 2000
* 6,581,798 Method for controlling a drug dispensing system 130 2001
6,471,089 Method for controlling a drug dispensing system 143 2002
6,735,497 Systems and methods for dispensing medical products 110 2002
7,006,893 Systems for dispensing medical products 82 2002
* 6,776,304 Method for controlling a drug dispensing system 76 2002
7,991,507 Method for controlling a drug dispensing system 9 2002
6,814,254 Method for controlling a drug dispensing system 63 2003
6,814,255 Method for controlling a drug dispensing system 84 2003
7,151,982 Pharmaceutical dispensing system 104 2004
* 2005/0065,645 Method for controlling a drug dispensing system 21 2004
8,280,549 Method for controlling a drug dispensing system 0 2011
 
INTOUCH TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (17)
8,077,963 Mobile robot with a head-based movement mapping scheme 19 2004
8,209,051 Medical tele-robotic system 16 2006
8,996,165 Telepresence robot with a camera boom 0 2008
8,849,679 Remote controlled robot system that provides medical images 3 2008
8,463,435 Server connectivity control for tele-presence robot 14 2009
8,849,680 Documentation through a remote presence robot 2 2009
8,401,275 Mobile robot with a head-based movement mapping scheme 15 2009
8,897,920 Tele-presence robot system with software modularity, projector and laser pointer 2 2009
8,384,755 Portable remote presence robot 1 2009
8,340,819 Mobile videoconferencing robot system with network adaptive driving 13 2009
8,670,017 Remote presence system including a cart that supports a robot face and an overhead camera 4 2010
8,836,751 Tele-presence system with a user interface that displays different communication links 2 2011
8,861,750 Mobile tele-presence system with a microphone system 2 2012
8,902,278 Systems and methods for visualizing and managing telepresence devices in healthcare networks 2 2012
8,983,174 Mobile robot with a head-based movement mapping scheme 0 2013
9,098,611 Enhanced video interaction for a user interface of a telepresence network 0 2013
9,089,972 Remote presence system including a cart that supports a robot face and an overhead camera 0 2014
 
QMEDS, INC. (2)
7,930,222 Method and system for preparing a set of paired identification labels 0 2008
8,195,534 Method and system for preparing a set of paired identification labels 0 2011
 
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PDX, INC. (1)
* 2004/0122,712 System and method for prescription management 17 2002
 
CAREFUSION 303, INC. (40)
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* 5,392,951 Drawer operating system 88 1993
* 5,502,944 Medication dispenser system 203 1993
* 5,445,294 Method for automatic dispensing of articles stored in a cabinet 107 1994
* 5,781,442 System and method for collecting data and managing patient care 284 1995
* 5,940,306 Drawer operating system 131 1995
* 5,842,976 Dispensing, storage, control and inventory system with medication and treatment chart record 305 1996
* 5,883,806 Secure medication storage and retrieval system 149 1996
* 6,116,461 Method and apparatus for the dispensing of drugs 180 1998
6,671,563 System and method for collecting data and managing patient care 142 1998
6,339,732 Apparatus and method for storing, tracking and documenting usage of anesthesiology items 150 1998
7,074,205 Method and apparatus for power connection in a modular patient care system 11 1999
6,338,007 System and apparatus for the storage and dispensing of items 168 2000
7,384,410 System and method for managing patient care 24 2001
7,040,504 System and apparatus for the dispensing of drugs 88 2002
6,731,989 System and method for collecting data and managing patient care 85 2002
6,915,170 System and method for collecting data and managing patient care 90 2003
7,107,106 System and method for collecting data and managing patient care 32 2003
* 2004/0143,459 System and method for collecting data and managing patient care 5 2003
* 2005/0171,815 Centralized medication management system 29 2003
7,860,583 System and method for dynamically adjusting patient therapy 28 2004
8,038,593 System and method for network monitoring of multiple medical devices 2 2004
7,171,277 System and method for controlling the delivery of medication to a patient 54 2004
7,117,041 System and method for programming a clinical device 42 2004
7,103,419 System and method for monitoring medication delivery to a patient 66 2004
7,096,072 System and method for recording medication delivery to a patient 26 2004
7,630,789 System and apparatus for the dispensing of drugs 8 2005
7,630,791 System and method for storing items and tracking item usage 26 2005
8,645,154 Method for delivering a fluid to a patient 4 2005
8,639,521 Method for programming a patient care device 4 2005
7,771,385 Method of providing care to a patient 11 2005
7,771,386 Patient care system 6 2005
7,553,291 Modular patient care system with interchangeable modules 4 2006
7,483,756 System and method for controlling the delivery of medication to a patient 11 2007
* 2009/0108,016 SECURE MEDICATION TRANSPORT AND ADMINISTRATION SYSTEM 14 2007
8,195,328 Combination disposal and dispensing apparatus and method 5 2008
8,204,620 Method for combined disposal and dispensing of medical items 4 2008
8,340,792 System and method for dynamically adjusting patient therapy 1 2010
8,630,722 System and method for dynamically adjusting patient therapy 0 2012
9,069,887 Patient-specific medication management system 0 2013
 
MEDACIST SOLUTIONS GROUP, LLC (1)
* 6,842,736 Drug auditing method and system 12 1998
 
OMNICELL TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (3)
* 5,377,864 Drug dispensing apparatus 126 1992
6,609,047 Methods and apparatus for dispensing items 90 2000
* 6,640,159 Replacement liner and methods for a dispensing device 111 2001
 
Omnicell, Inc. (19)
6,272,394 Methods and apparatus for dispensing items 71 1994
* 5,805,456 Device and method for providing access to items to be dispensed 160 1994
6,385,505 Methods and apparatus for dispensing items 81 1994
* 5,745,366 Pharmaceutical dispensing device and methods 278 1995
* 5,805,455 Methods for dispensing items 104 1996
* 5,905,653 Methods and devices for dispensing pharmaceutical and medical supply items 218 1997
6,219,587 Automated pharmaceutical management and dispensing system 228 1998
* 6,151,536 Dispensing system and methods 143 1998
6,170,929 Automated medication-dispensing cart 82 1998
6,760,643 Methods and apparatus for dispensing items 87 2001
6,975,922 Secured dispensing cabinet and methods 68 2003
* 8,239,062 Removal or return of items associated with a patient-specific bin systems and methods 5 2008
8,155,786 Status designation for dispensing device systems and methods 1 2008
8,140,186 Bin allocation systems, methods, and devices 2 2008
8,126,590 Patient-specific bin systems, methods, and devices 2 2008
8,073,563 Handling of multi-use item systems, methods, and devices 4 2008
8,027,749 Handling of patient's own medicine systems, methods, and devices 3 2008
7,835,819 Secured dispensing cabinet and methods 6 2009
* 8,280,550 Cabinet with remote integration 2 2009
 
OMNICARE, INC. (1)
* 8,831,775 Method and system for electronic assistance in dispensing pharmaceuticals 0 2003
 
PHARMASAFE LLC (1)
* 2010/0010,666 System to secure, control, inventory and dispense items 4 2009
 
Power Med Incorporated (1)
* 6,000,828 Method of improving drug treatment 111 1997
 
PEARSON VENTURES, L.L.C. (3)
* 5,490,610 Semi-automated medication dispenser 43 1995
* 5,562,232 Semi-automated medication dispenser 58 1996
* RE35743 Patient medication dispensing and associated record keeping system 98 1996
 
PROMEGA CORPORATION (16)
7,258,276 Radio frequency identification method and system of distributing products 48 2001
7,165,720 Radio frequency identification method and system of distributing products 0 2001
7,293,705 Radio frequency identification method and system of distributing products 20 2004
7,942,321 Radio frequency identification method and system of disturbing products 4 2004
7,735,732 Radio frequency identification method and system of distributing products 4 2004
7,661,591 RF point of sale and delivery method and system using communication with remote computer and having features to read a large number of RF tags 8 2004
7,591,421 Radio frequency identification method and system of distributing products 12 2005
7,784,689 Radio frequency identification method and system of distributing products 5 2006
7,791,479 RFID point of sale and delivery method and system 8 2006
7,710,275 RFID reader enclosure and man-o-war RFID reader system 6 2007
8,025,228 RF point of sale and delivery method and system using communication with remote computer and having features to read a large number of RF tags 6 2007
7,967,199 Radio frequency identification method and system of distributing products 2 2009
8,031,072 RFID reader enclosure and man-o-war RFID reader system 1 2010
8,113,425 RF point of sale and delivery method and system using communication with remote computer and having features to read a large number of RF tags 0 2011
8,231,053 Radio frequency identification method and system of distributing products 1 2011
8,258,961 RFID reader enclosure and man-o-war RFID reader system 4 2011
 
WEBMD, LLC (4)
8,296,162 Systems, devices, and methods for providing healthcare information 1 2006
8,380,530 Personalized health records with associative relationships 0 2008
8,756,077 Personalized health records with associative relationships 0 2013
8,694,336 Systems, devices, and methods for providing healthcare information 0 2013
 
MEPS REAL TIME, INC. (3)
7,232,066 Systems and methods for tracking pharmaceuticals within a facility 20 2004
7,182,256 Systems and methods for tracking pharmaceuticals within a facility 7 2005
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Nevoca.Com, Inc. (1)
6,687,676 Prescription verification system 21 2002
 
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REDBOX AUTOMATED RETAIL, LLC (19)
7,797,077 System and method for managing vending inventory 17 2006
7,747,346 System and method for regulating vendible media products 18 2006
* 7,499,768 System and method for offline vending of a media product 23 2006
7,447,605 System and method for calibrating a vending apparatus 12 2006
* 7,366,586 System and method for communicating vending information 31 2006
7,584,869 Article dispensing system and method for same 19 2007
7,853,354 System and method for communicating vending information 12 2008
7,787,987 System and method for communicating vending information 14 2008
7,988,049 System and method for calibrating a vending apparatus 8 2008
8,060,247 System and method for communicating secondary vending options 4 2009
9,104,990 Article vending machine and method for exchanging an inoperable article for an operable article 0 2009
8,996,162 Article vending machine and method for exchanging an inoperable article for an operable article 0 2009
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* 2010/0318,219 System and Method for Communicating Vending Information 11 2010
8,155,784 System and method for regulating vendible media products 0 2010
8,538,581 Article vending machine and method for authenticating received articles 0 2010
8,417,380 System and method for communicating vending information 0 2010
8,768,789 System and method for optimizing utilization of inventory space for dispensable articles 0 2012
8,712,872 System and method for optimizing utilization of inventory space for dispensable articles 0 2012
 
INRANGE SYSTEMS, INC. (5)
6,601,729 Automated portable medication radial dispensing apparatus and method using a carrier tape 51 2000
8,019,471 Integrated, non-sequential, remote medication management and compliance system 20 2004
7,835,817 Integrated, non-sequential, remote medication management and compliance system 0 2004
7,451,876 Universal medication carrier 12 2004
7,828,147 Multi-layer medication carrier 10 2007
 
CYBEAR, LLC (7)
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7,072,840 Prescription management system 37 1998
7,574,370 Prescription management system 10 2001
7,519,540 Computerized prescription system for gathering and presenting information relating to pharmaceuticals 8 2001
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JOHNSON & JOHNSON VISION CARE, INC. (1)
8,392,018 Apparatus and method for distributing ophthalmic lenses 0 2009
 
OMNICELL.COM (1)
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DIEBOLD, INCORPORATED (8)
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* 5,993,046 System for dispensing medical items by brand or generic name 123 1996
* 6,019,249 Apparatus for dispensing medical items 24 1997
* 5,912,818 System for tracking and dispensing medical items 227 1997
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* 7,349,858 Method of dispensing and tracking the giving of medical items to patients 27 1999
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7,610,115 Automated pharmacy admixture system (APAS) 20 2005
7,783,383 Automated pharmacy admixture system (APAS) 26 2006
7,931,859 Ultraviolet sanitization in pharmacy environments 5 2008
8,271,138 Gripper device 4 2008
8,225,824 Method and apparatus for automated fluid transfer operations 5 2008
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* 2014/0049,795 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROCESSING MULTIPLE MAILING SERVICES ORDERS OF VARYING QUANTITIES AND ADDRESS LISTS 0 2012
 
IROBOT CORPORATION (4)
9,014,848 Mobile robot system 1 2011
8,935,005 Operating a mobile robot 0 2011
8,930,019 Mobile human interface robot 1 2011
8,892,260 Mobile robot for telecommunication 0 2013
 
KIRBY LESTER, LLC (2)
8,271,128 Pharmacy workflow management system including plural counters 9 2009
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Parata Systems, LLC (7)
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7,093,755 Automated will call system 53 2004
* 2005/0098,626 Automated will call system 4 2004
7,410,098 Automated will call system 8 2006
7,537,155 Automated will call system 11 2007
8,924,227 Automated will call system 0 2009
8,380,535 Automated will call system 2 2011
 
CHUDY GROUP, LLC (2)
8,306,651 Pharmacy will-call and prescription order article management system 0 2008
8,165,929 Adaptive pharmaceutical product management methods and system 4 2008
 
SMITHS MEDICAL ASD, INC. (12)
* 5,485,408 Pump simulation apparatus 192 1994
* 6,024,539 Systems and methods for communicating with ambulatory medical devices such as drug delivery devices 186 1997
8,504,179 Programmable medical infusion pump 0 2002
8,250,483 Programmable medical infusion pump displaying a banner 17 2002
* 2005/0177,395 Programming medical pumps with electronic standing order template 21 2004
8,954,336 Server for medical device 0 2005
8,858,526 Interface for medical infusion pump 0 2006
8,149,131 Interface for medical infusion pump 7 2006
8,435,206 Interface for medical infusion pump 5 2007
8,133,197 Display for pump 2 2008
8,952,794 Interface for medical infusion pump 0 2012
* 2013/0018,315 PROGRAMMING MEDICAL PUMPS WITH ELECTRONIC STANDING ORDER TEMPLATE 6 2012
 
Coin Acceptors, Inc. (1)
* 5,029,098 Vend space allocation monitor means and method 71 1989
 
TECH PHARMACY SERVICES, INC. (9)
7,685,004 System and software of enhanced pharmaceutical operations in long-term care facilities and related methods 10 2007
8,204,761 System and software of enhanced pharmaceutical operations in long-term care facilities and related methods 7 2010
8,209,193 System and software of enhanced pharmaceutical operations in long-term care facilities and related methods 4 2010
RE44127 System and software of enhanced pharmaceutical operations in long-term care facilities and related methods 0 2012
8,489,425 System and software of enhanced pharmaceutical operations in long-term care facilities and related methods 0 2012
8,554,574 System and software of enhanced pharmaceutical operations in long-term care facilities and related methods 0 2012
8,612,256 System and software of enhanced pharmaceutical operations in long-term care facilities and related methods 0 2013
* 8,954,338 System and method of enhanced distribution of pharmaceuticals in long-term care facilities 0 2013
* 2014/0059,980 SYSTEM AND METHOD OF ENHANCED DISTRIBUTION OF PHARMACEUTICALS IN LONG-TERM CARE FACILITIES 0 2013
 
MOTOROLA, INC. (1)
* 5,551,022 Nodal tree data structure for storing, consolidating, and displaying microbiological laboratory results 15 1994
 
Medi-Dose, Inc. (1)
* 2004/0215,486 Prescription labeling system and method of use 19 2003
 
Healtech S.A. (1)
* 5,401,059 Process and unit for univocal pairing of drugs corresponding to a prescribed treatment with a given patient 127 1992
 
OMNIICELL TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (1)
* 6,011,999 Apparatus for controlled dispensing of pharmaceutical and medical supplies 175 1997
 
McKesson Automation, Inc. (2)
* 5,314,243 Portable nursing center 144 1992
* 5,564,803 Portable nursing center 113 1994
 
MCKESSON AUTOMATED PRESCRIPTION SYSTEMS, INC. (1)
* 5,597,995 Automated medical prescription fulfillment system having work stations for imaging, filling, and checking the dispensed drug product 303 1995
 
MCKESSON AUTOMATION SYSTEMS INC. (1)
9,037,285 Automated apparatus and method for filling vials 0 2007
 
MCKESSON INFORMATION SOLUTIONS INC. (1)
8,478,604 Closed loop medication use system and method 0 2003
 
EMDEON CORPORATION (1)
7,069,226 Prescription data processing system for determining new therapy starts 7 1999
 
Innovation Associates, Inc. (1)
* 5,907,493 Pharmaceutical dispensing system 193 1997
 
InRange Systems (1)
7,933,682 Integrated, non-sequential, remote medication management and compliance system 0 2004
 
PRESQRIBER, LLC (1)
* 5,758,095 Interactive medication ordering system 244 1995
 
SILVER POINT FINANCE, LLC (6)
7,080,755 Smart tray for dispensing medicaments 61 2004
7,630,790 Medicament inventory system and method 6 2005
7,735,683 Smart tray for dispensing medicaments 3 2006
7,721,914 Container for dispensing medicaments having a compressible medium therein 7 2006
7,751,933 Smart tray for dispensing medicaments 2 2006
7,844,362 Method of intelligently dispensing medicaments 5 2006
 
INSTYMEDS CORPORATION (2)
* 6,152,364 Medicament distribution system and automatic dispenser for such system 83 1997
6,352,200 Medicament distribution system and automatic dispenser for such system 53 2000
 
Ramp Comsystems, Inc. (1)
* 4,899,839 Compliance and patient status monitoring system and method 226 1989
 
Ferag AG (1)
* 6,306,072 Method and system for production and decentralized delivery of printed products 13 1997
 
Biovend Limited (1)
* 6,393,339 Computerized stock control system 56 1999
 
SMITH MEDICAL MD, INC. (1)
8,965,707 Interface for medical infusion pump 0 2006
 
3AM IP, LLC (2)
6,636,780 Medication dispensing system including medicine cabinet and tray therefor 86 2000
7,155,306 Medication administration system 70 2002
 
BREWER, ANDREW E. (1)
* 5,431,299 Medication dispensing and storing system with dispensing modules 174 1994
 
Mobile Aspects, Inc. (3)
8,414,471 Endoscope storage cabinet, tracking system, and signal emitting member 1 2009
8,648,699 Item tracking system and arrangement 0 2010
8,992,416 Endoscope storage cabinet, tracking system, and signal emitting member 0 2013
 
BAXTER CORPORATION ENGLEWOOD (7)
9,053,218 Data transmission capture in support of medication preparation 0 2006
* 8,140,351 Centralized sterile drug products distribution and automated management of sterile compounding stations 2 2007
* 2008/0195,246 CENTRALIZED STERILE DRUG PRODUCTS DISTRIBUTION AND AUTOMATED MANAGEMENT OF STERILE COMPOUNDING STATIONS 6 2007
8,554,579 Management, reporting and benchmarking of medication preparation 20 2009
8,191,339 Automated drug preparation apparatus including automated drug reconstitution 1 2010
8,220,503 Automated drug preparation apparatus including drug reconstitution 2 2010
8,678,047 Automated drug preparation apparatus including automated drug reconstitution 0 2012
 
QUALCOMM INCORPORATED (1)
6,574,861 System and method for solder ball rework 3 2001
 
MASSEY UNIVERSITY (1)
7,762,181 Customised nutritional food and beverage dispensing system 15 2005
 
HALLMARK CARDS, INCORPORATED (5)
5,993,048 Personalized greeting card system 21 1990
5,561,604 Computer controlled system for vending personalized products 225 1990
5,513,116 Computer controlled machine for vending personalized products or the like 84 1991
5,546,316 Computer controlled system for vending personalized products 171 1992
5,559,714 Method and apparatus for display sequencing personalized social occasion products 182 1993
 
Inteligistics, Inc. (1)
7,978,060 Identification system 1 2006
 
HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC. (1)
7,720,568 System and method for monitored delivery of products 1 2003
 
Medherent, LLC (1)
* 9,117,010 Automated method of recording contents of medication packages vended from a plurality of vending machines in an electronic record that stores records for a plurality of patients associated with respective vending machines 0 2013
 
JAZZ PHARMACEUTICALS, INC. (8)
* 7,668,730 Sensitive drug distribution system and method 21 2002
7,765,106 Sensitive drug distribution system and method 10 2004
7,797,171 Sensitive drug distribution system and method 11 2005
7,765,107 Sensitive drug distribution system and method 11 2005
7,895,059 Sensitive drug distribution system and method 8 2010
8,731,963 Sensitive drug distribution system and method 0 2012
8,589,182 Sensitive drug distribution system and method 1 2012
8,457,988 Sensitive drug distribution system and method 2 2012
 
XRT LIMITED (1)
* 6,439,422 Automated portable medication radial dispensing apparatus and method 13 1999
 
INTOUCH TECHNOLOGIES (2)
8,965,579 Interfacing with a mobile telepresence robot 0 2012
8,718,837 Interfacing with a mobile telepresence robot 6 2012
 
DIAGNOSTICA E RICERCA SAN RAFFAELE S.P.A. (1)
6,769,568 Equipment for the management of hospital activities such as pharmaceutical treatment 5 2002
 
Nu-Box, Inc. (1)
* 5,522,525 Medication dispenser station 73 1994
 
Hospira, Inc. (2)
* 5,317,506 Infusion fluid management system 307 1992
* 5,643,212 Infusion pump management system for suggesting an adapted course of therapy 284 1994
 
BAXTER INTERNATIONAL INC. (5)
6,532,399 Dispensing method using indirect coupling 63 2001
6,985,870 Medication delivery system 165 2002
7,668,731 Medication delivery system 13 2003
8,775,196 System and method for notification and escalation of medical data 0 2003
8,234,128 System and method for verifying medical device operational parameters 12 2003
 
QUIQ, LLC (3)
* 7,483,766 System and method for prescribing and conveying pharmaceuticals within the premises of a healthcare provider 7 2006
7,860,604 Method for controlling access to and segregating dispensed items 2 2007
7,860,605 System for controlling access to and segregating dispensed items 2 2007
 
MEDCOHEALTH SOLUTIONS, INC. (8)
* 5,660,305 Automatic prescription dispensing system 72 1995
RE40510 Automatic prescription filling, sorting and packaging system 20 2000
* 7,490,047 Apparatus and method for constructing formularies 11 2003
RE42937 Automatic prescription filling, sorting and packaging system 0 2008
7,783,502 Apparatus and method for constructing formularies 2 2009
RE42730 Automatic prescription filling, sorting and packaging system 1 2009
RE42766 Automatic prescription filling, sorting and packaging system 0 2009
8,065,165 Apparatus and method for constructing formularies 1 2010
 
SHELL OIL COMPANY (1)
7,735,681 Medicament container locking system and method 5 2006
 
Scriptpro LLC (1)
* 5,713,487 Medicament verification in an automatic dispening system 90 1996
 
Merck Medco Managed Care, Inc. (2)
* 5,720,154 Enhanced drug dispensing system 122 1995
* RE40453 Enhanced drug dispensing system 37 2000
 
Medscreen, Inc. (1)
* 5,299,121 Non-prescription drug medication screening system 198 1992
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