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1. (WO1997014104) PHARMACEUTICAL DISPENSING DEVICE AND METHODS

Pub. No.:    WO/1997/014104    International Application No.:    PCT/IB1995/001025
Publication Date: Apr 17, 1997 International Filing Date: Oct 10, 1995
IPC: A61J 7/00
G06Q 10/08
G06Q 50/22
Applicants: OMNICELL TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
Inventors: HIGHAM, John, D.
GODLEWSKI, Peter, P.
ARNOLD, Richard, C.
Title: PHARMACEUTICAL DISPENSING DEVICE AND METHODS
Abstract:
A dispensing unit (10) is provided having an enclosure (12) with an interior. A plurality of storage locations (18) are distributed over a surface of the enclosure (12). Sensors (20) associated with at least some of the individual storage locations (18) are provided. The unit further includes a multiplicity of receptacles disposed within at least some of the storage locations. Sensors associated with at least some of the individual receptacles are provided. A processor (22) is disposed on the enclosure (12) and connected to receive signals from the storage location-associated sensors (20) and the receptacle-associated sensors.