Medicaments container with display component

Number of patents in Portfolio can not be more than 2000

United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 7949426
APP PUB NO 20080142534A1
SERIAL NO

11841900

Stats

ATTORNEY / AGENT: (SPONSORED)

Importance

Loading Importance Indicators... loading....

Abstract

See full text

Methods and apparatus are disclosed herein for a medicament container with a multi-colored, multi-functional display. In some embodiments, the display is adapted to output multiple colors and/or characters. In one embodiment, the display may change colors and/or blinking status in order to indicate the working status of the tray. For example, the display may show a green light to indicate that the medicament container is working properly, a yellow light to indicate that the tray needs to be replenished soon, or a blinking red light to indicate that the tray is empty.

Loading the Abstract Image... loading....

First Claim

See full text

Family

Loading Family data... loading....

Patent Owner(s)

  • Assignment data not available. Check PTO

International Classification(s)

  • [Classification Symbol]
  • [Patents Count]

Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Handfield, Michael Rochester Hills, US 36 982
Laliberte, Helene Rochester Hills, US 37 997

Cited Art Landscape

Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (29)
4437579 Drug dispensing apparatus and removal tool 75 1982
4674651 Pill dispenser 131 1985
4857713 Hospital error avoidance system 357 1986
4626105 Medication organizer 65 1986
4733797 Dosage sealing, monitoring and dispensing assembly 88 1986
4839806 Computerized dispensing of medication 155 1986
4967928 Inventory control including individual patient listing and medical chart record for medication cart 145 1988
5047948 Medication dispensing system 175 1989
5176285 Pill dispensing apparatus 78 1991
5347453 Portable programmable medication alarm device and method and apparatus for programming and using the same 91 1992
5313439 Timer device for medications 84 1992
5472113 Automatic pill dispensing apparatus 70 1994
5392952 Pill dispensisng device providing overdosage protection 84 1994
5609268 Automatic pill dispensing apparatus 78 1995
5826217 Programmable medicine dispenser and storage device 55 1997
5945651 Remotely programmable medication dispensing system 196 1997
6032155 System and apparatus for administering prescribed medication to a patient 125 1997
* 6611733 Interactive medication dispensing machine 117 1998
6169707 Medication storage and reminder device 71 1998
6335907 Package with integrated circuit chip embedded therein and system for using same 65 1999
6263259 Medication dispensing and monitoring system 86 1999
6317390 Time medication container 57 2000
6324123 Medication timer 61 2000
6652455 Method and apparatus for scanning of food and medicine to provide outputs relative to a user profile 47 2000
6616037 Inventory system 28 2001
6687190 Method and apparatus for clinical trials 57 2001
2003/0183,642 Pill dispensing apparatus 36 2002
6957126 Tablet cassette control method of medication dispensing and packaging system 19 2004
7440817 Method and control unit for medication administering devices 30 2005
 
MEDAVITE, LLC (1)
6696924 Hand-held apparatus for monitoring drug-nutrient-mineral interactions and method therefor 24 2000
 
SOUTHWEST TECHNOLOGY INNOVATIONS LLC (1)
2003/0099,158 Interactive medication container 95 2002
 
ESCO ELECTRONICS CORPORATION (1)
6535637 Pharmaceutical pill recognition and verification system 109 1998
 
PYXIS CORPORATION (2)
4953745 Medication dispensing apparatus 143 1986
4785969 Medication dispensing system 346 1986
 
GOLDASICH, DENNIS E, JR (1)
2002/0062,175 INTEGRATED SYSTEM AND METHOD OF VENDING PRESCRIPTION MEDICATIONS USING A NETWORK OF REMOTELY DISTRIBUTED, AUTOMATED DISPENSING UNITS 64 2001
 
INRANGE SYSTEMS, INC. (1)
6601729 Automated portable medication radial dispensing apparatus and method using a carrier tape 57 2000
 
AESYNT INCORPORATED (1)
5593267 Automated system for selecting and delivering packages from a storage area 206 1995
 
Yunitec Co., Ltd. (1)
6253953 Automatic high-speed pill counting apparatus 22 1998
 
DIEBOLD, INCORPORATED (3)
5912818 System for tracking and dispensing medical items 259 1997
6902083 Method for dispensing medical items 33 1999
6470234 Medical item dispensing system 69 2000
 
Primary Delivery Systems, Inc. (1)
4984709 Non-reversing tablet dispenser with counter 85 1990
 
BALL SEMICONDUCTOR, INC. (1)
6366206 Method and apparatus for attaching tags to medical and non-medical devices 362 2000
 
PEARSON VENTURES, L.L.C. (1)
RE35743 Patient medication dispensing and associated record keeping system 99 1996
 
PROFILE SYSTEMS, LLC (1)
5657236 Medication dispensing and timing system utilizing patient communicator with internal clock 66 1995
 
TELARIC, LLC (4)
5852590 Interactive label for medication containers and dispensers 217 1997
6259654 Multi-vial medication organizer and dispenser 176 1998
6529446 Interactive medication container 254 2000
7061831 Product labeling method and apparatus 84 2001
 
THE UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT AS REPRESENTED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS (1)
4616316 Medication compliance monitoring device having conductive traces upon a frangible backing of a medication compartment 108 1983
 
VITAFIT INTERNATIONAL, INC. (1)
5289157 Medicine reminder and storage device 65 1991
 
Medical Equipment Development Services (1)
6021918 Programmable dispenser for medication 37 1998
 
Parata Systems, Inc. (1)
7118006 System and method for dispensing prescriptions 31 2004
 
INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION (1)
6501390 Method and apparatus for securely determining aspects of the history of a good 78 1999
 
KIRBY LESTER, LLC (2)
5768327 Method and apparatus for optically counting discrete objects 40 1996
6554157 Cassette systems for feeding, counting and dispensing discrete objects 30 2001
 
PARATA SYSTEMS, LLC (1)
* 4869394 Article counting device 78 1988
 
MORRA, BRUCE S. (1)
2003/0036,683 Method, system and computer program product for internet-enabled, patient monitoring system 241 2001
 
ADDOZ OY (1)
6702146 System for dispensing pill- or capsule-form medications in desired doses 37 2003
 
ClinCom Incorporated (1)
4835372 Patient care system 637 1987
 
LEWIS, KERMIT E. R.R. 4 (1)
4573606 Automatic pill dispenser and method of administering medical pills 224 1983
 
TECH PHARMACY SERVICES, INC. (2)
5405048 Vacuum operated medicine dispenser 172 1993
5480062 Vacuum operated medicine dispenser 149 1995
 
ACCENTURE GLOBAL SERVICES LIMITED (1)
6539281 Online medicine cabinet 121 2001
 
MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY SYSTEMS, INC. (2)
4526474 Device for storing and dispensing drug doses 106 1984
4617557 Medication compliance aid for unit dose packaging 143 1984
 
Healtech S.A. (2)
5401059 Process and unit for univocal pairing of drugs corresponding to a prescribed treatment with a given patient 132 1992
5508499 Method and apparatus for the univocal and permanent connection of containers for medical use to a given patient 42 1992
 
INTEL CORPORATION (1)
6771174 Digital pillbox 43 2001
 
IDISPENSE, LLC (1)
6968876 Apparatus for dispensing a substance 47 2003
 
SIEGEL FAMILY REVOCABLE TRUST, HAROLD B. SIEGEL TRUSTEE, 1550 BELLEAIR LANE CLEARWATER FLORIDA (1)
4732411 Medication dispensing identifier system 104 1987
 
AUTOMED TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (2)
5208762 Automated prescription vial filling system 234 1990
5348061 Tablet accumulator for an automated prescription vial filling system 175 1992
 
MCKESSON AUTOMATION SYSTEMS INC. (1)
7228198 Prescription filling apparatus implementing a pick and place method 98 2003
 
McIntosh; Kenneth B. (1)
5088056 Medication clock 106 1990
 
RXEOB.COM, LLC (1)
2001/0037,216 Pharmacy benefits management method and apparatus 72 2001
 
SCRIPTRO, L.L.C. (1)
5337919 Automatic dispensing system for prescriptions and the like 259 1993
 
S&S X-RAY PRODUCTS, INC. (1)
7194333 Pharmacy envelope dispensing arrangement 48 2004
 
PANASONIC HEALTHCARE HOLDINGS CO., LTD. (2)
6349848 Medicine supply apparatus 54 2000
* 6471090 Medicine supply apparatus 37 2000
 
MCKESSON INFORMATION SOLUTIONS LLC (1)
4857716 Patient identification and verification system and method 371 1988
 
Innovation Associates, Inc. (2)
5884806 Device that counts and dispenses pills 112 1996
6722525 Pharmaceutical storage and retrieval device 17 2002
 
CAMPBELL SOUP COMPANY (1)
2004/0164,088 Dispensing and diversion systems and methods 20 2003
 
NCR CORPORATION (1)
6747560 System and method of detecting movement of an item 127 2002
 
Silberfeld; Michel (1)
4911327 Dispenser 95 1988
 
MEDVANTAGE INTERNATIONAL, INC. (1)
4695954 Modular medication dispensing system and apparatus utilizing portable memory device 488 1984
 
WIRTSCHAFTER, TRUSTEE OF THE WIRTSCHAFTER FAMILY TRUST, CAROL L. (1)
5233571 Medication timer 68 1992
 
PURDUE PHARMA L.P. (1)
6865444 Container and method for dispensing transdermal dosage forms 32 2003
 
MEDTRONIC, INC. (1)
4360125 Medication inventory device 122 1980
 
YUYAMA MFG. CO., LTD. (3)
5671592 Medicine packing apparatus 120 1995
6170230 Medication collecting system 153 1998
6073799 Tablet feeder 21 1998
 
LIFELINE SYSTEMS COMPANY (1)
6332100 Apparatus and method for medication dispensing and messaging 69 1999
 
Novatek Medical Inc. (1)
5272318 Electronically readable medical locking system 87 1991
 
3AM IP, LLC (1)
6636780 Medication dispensing system including medicine cabinet and tray therefor 93 2000
 
Medical Microsystems, Inc. (3)
4674652 Controlled dispensing device 337 1985
4823982 Multiple cartridge dispensing system 74 1987
5412372 Article dispenser for monitoring dispensing times 140 1992
 
BREWER, ANDREW E. (1)
5431299 Medication dispensing and storing system with dispensing modules 190 1994
 
NCKESSON AUTOMATION SYSTEMS, INC. (1)
7014063 Dispensing device having a storage chamber, dispensing chamber and a feed regulator there between 89 2003
 
HealthTech Services Corp. (1)
5755357 Compact medication delivery systems 39 1995
 
BECTON, DICKINSON AND COMPANY (1)
6380858 Systems and methods for monitoring patient compliance with medication regimens 184 2001
 
OWEN HEALTHCARE, INC. (1)
4847764 System for dispensing drugs in health care institutions 504 1987
 
ROBBINS ASSOCIATES, INC. (1)
4483626 Medication timing and dispensing apparatus 90 1982
 
OGDEN PROFESSIONAL SERVICES, CORP. (1)
5623242 Prescription reminder system and method 128 1996
 
MEDICATION MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS, LLC (1)
5099463 Portable electronic medication dosage instruction and alarm device 84 1991
 
ARXIUM, INC. (3)
6564121 Systems and methods for drug dispensing 214 1999
6625952 Medication collecting system 117 2000
7151982 Pharmaceutical dispensing system 137 2004
 
Polypharm Corp. (1)
5408443 Programmable medication dispensing system 249 1993
 
Seeman; R. Dean (1)
4504153 Pharmacist-programmable medication prompting system and method 133 1983
 
SANYO ELECTRIC CO., LTD. (3)
4664289 Drug dispensing apparatus 157 1985
4733362 Drug dispensing apparatus with a printer having programmable format 111 1985
5219095 Drug dispenser 31 1992
 
CAREFUSION 303, INC. (4)
5014875 Medication dispenser station 303 1989
5213232 Rotating apparatus for dispensing single homogeneous units 60 1992
5502944 Medication dispenser system 222 1993
5460294 Single dose pharmaceutical dispenser subassembly 208 1994
 
APREX CORPORATION (3)
4725997 Contingent dosing device 176 1986
4939705 Drug dispensing event detector 98 1988
4971221 Drug dispenser having means for detecting dispensing events 81 1988
 
Nu-Box, Inc. (2)
4811764 Medication dispenser station 137 1987
5522525 Medication dispenser station 77 1994
 
THERESA HAFNER AND MAGDALENA HAFNER (1)
5181189 Device for the storage and time-regulated dispensing of drugs 80 1987
 
OMNICELL, INC. (2)
5745366 Pharmaceutical dispensing device and methods 310 1995
6219587 Automated pharmaceutical management and dispensing system 273 1998
 
Bramlage GmbH (1)
6142337 Tablet dispenser 17 1996
 
BUTTARAZZI, PATRICK (1)
4546901 Apparatus for dispensing medication 232 1984
 
SCRIPTPRO LLC (4)
5897024 Medicament dispensing cell 71 1997
6085938 Medicament dispensing cell 58 1999
6343711 Medicament dispensing cell 76 2000
6592005 Pill count sensor for automatic medicament dispensing machine 62 2002
 
SMITHKLINE BEECHAM CORPORATION (1)
6839604 Compliance tracking method 48 2002
* Cited By Examiner

Patent Citation Ranking

Forward Cite Landscape

Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
OMNICARE INC. (1)
9443370 Method and apparatus for onsite distribution of medications and medical supplies 0 2013
 
VENDRX, INC. (2)
8977390 Systems and methods for dispensing beneficial products 1 2012
9489493 Systems and methods for dispensing beneficial products 0 2015
* Cited By Examiner

Maintenance Fees

Fee Large entity fee small entity fee micro entity fee due date
7.5 Year Payment $3600.00 $1800.00 $900.00 Nov 24, 2018
11.5 Year Payment $7400.00 $3700.00 $1850.00 Nov 24, 2022
Fee Large entity fee small entity fee micro entity fee
Surcharge - 7.5 year - Late payment within 6 months $160.00 $80.00 $40.00
Surcharge - 11.5 year - Late payment within 6 months $160.00 $80.00 $40.00
Surcharge after expiration - Late payment is unavoidable $700.00 $350.00 $175.00
Surcharge after expiration - Late payment is unintentional $1,640.00 $820.00 $410.00