US Patent No: 7,751,933

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Smart tray for dispensing medicaments

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Abstract

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The invention relates to a medicament dispensing tray or container for dispensing medicaments contained therein and further including electronic circuitry for performing various functions such as, for example, determining an operating mode of the container, determining if the data stored in the memory device is up to date, determining if a new container needs to be ordered, determining if the medicament units have been recalled, determining if the container is to be returned for credit, determining if the medicament units may cause adverse side effects to a specified patient, and determining if the container is to be discarded.

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Patent Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
SILVER POINT FINANCE, LLCINDIANAPOLIS, IN65

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Handfield, Michael Rochester Hills, MI 54 688
Laliberte, Helene Rochester Hills, MI 56 695

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