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1. WO2000025720 - MULTI-VIAL MEDICATION ORGANIZER AND DISPENSER

Publication Number WO/2000/025720
Publication Date 11.05.2000
International Application No. PCT/US1999/025875
International Filing Date 02.11.1999
Chapter 2 Demand Filed 04.05.2000
IPC
A61J 1/03 2006.01
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
JCONTAINERS SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR MEDICAL OR PHARMACEUTICAL PURPOSES; DEVICES OR METHODS SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR BRINGING PHARMACEUTICAL PRODUCTS INTO PARTICULAR PHYSICAL OR ADMINISTERING FORMS; DEVICES FOR ADMINISTERING FOOD OR MEDICINES ORALLY; BABY COMFORTERS; DEVICES FOR RECEIVING SPITTLE
1Containers specially adapted for medical or pharmaceutical purposes
03for pills or tablets
A61J 7/04 2006.01
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
JCONTAINERS SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR MEDICAL OR PHARMACEUTICAL PURPOSES; DEVICES OR METHODS SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR BRINGING PHARMACEUTICAL PRODUCTS INTO PARTICULAR PHYSICAL OR ADMINISTERING FORMS; DEVICES FOR ADMINISTERING FOOD OR MEDICINES ORALLY; BABY COMFORTERS; DEVICES FOR RECEIVING SPITTLE
7Devices for administering medicines orally, e.g. spoons; Pill counting devices; Arrangements for time indication or reminder for taking medicine
04Arrangements for time indication or reminder for taking medicine, e.g. programmed dispensers
CPC
A61J 1/03
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
JCONTAINERS SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR MEDICAL OR PHARMACEUTICAL PURPOSES; DEVICES OR METHODS SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR BRINGING PHARMACEUTICAL PRODUCTS INTO PARTICULAR PHYSICAL OR ADMINISTERING FORMS; DEVICES FOR ADMINISTERING FOOD OR MEDICINES ORALLY; BABY COMFORTERS; DEVICES FOR RECEIVING SPITTLE
1Containers specially adapted for medical or pharmaceutical purposes
03for pills or tablets
A61J 1/035
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
JCONTAINERS SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR MEDICAL OR PHARMACEUTICAL PURPOSES; DEVICES OR METHODS SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR BRINGING PHARMACEUTICAL PRODUCTS INTO PARTICULAR PHYSICAL OR ADMINISTERING FORMS; DEVICES FOR ADMINISTERING FOOD OR MEDICINES ORALLY; BABY COMFORTERS; DEVICES FOR RECEIVING SPITTLE
1Containers specially adapted for medical or pharmaceutical purposes
03for pills or tablets
035Blister-type containers
A61J 1/1437
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
JCONTAINERS SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR MEDICAL OR PHARMACEUTICAL PURPOSES; DEVICES OR METHODS SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR BRINGING PHARMACEUTICAL PRODUCTS INTO PARTICULAR PHYSICAL OR ADMINISTERING FORMS; DEVICES FOR ADMINISTERING FOOD OR MEDICINES ORALLY; BABY COMFORTERS; DEVICES FOR RECEIVING SPITTLE
1Containers specially adapted for medical or pharmaceutical purposes
05for collecting, storing or administering blood, plasma or medical fluids
14Details ; , e.g. provisions for hanging or shape retaining means; Accessories therefor ; , e.g. inlet or outlet ports, filters or caps
1437Locking means requiring key or combination to open the container
A61J 2200/30
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
JCONTAINERS SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR MEDICAL OR PHARMACEUTICAL PURPOSES; DEVICES OR METHODS SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR BRINGING PHARMACEUTICAL PRODUCTS INTO PARTICULAR PHYSICAL OR ADMINISTERING FORMS; DEVICES FOR ADMINISTERING FOOD OR MEDICINES ORALLY; BABY COMFORTERS; DEVICES FOR RECEIVING SPITTLE
2200General characteristics or adaptations
30Compliance analysis for taking medication
A61J 2205/10
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
JCONTAINERS SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR MEDICAL OR PHARMACEUTICAL PURPOSES; DEVICES OR METHODS SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR BRINGING PHARMACEUTICAL PRODUCTS INTO PARTICULAR PHYSICAL OR ADMINISTERING FORMS; DEVICES FOR ADMINISTERING FOOD OR MEDICINES ORALLY; BABY COMFORTERS; DEVICES FOR RECEIVING SPITTLE
2205General identification or selection means
10Bar codes
A61J 2205/30
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
JCONTAINERS SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR MEDICAL OR PHARMACEUTICAL PURPOSES; DEVICES OR METHODS SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR BRINGING PHARMACEUTICAL PRODUCTS INTO PARTICULAR PHYSICAL OR ADMINISTERING FORMS; DEVICES FOR ADMINISTERING FOOD OR MEDICINES ORALLY; BABY COMFORTERS; DEVICES FOR RECEIVING SPITTLE
2205General identification or selection means
30Printed labels
Applicants
  • DE LA HUERGA, Carlos [US]/[US]
Inventors
  • DE LA HUERGA, Carlos
Agents
  • SOKOL, Jeffrey, S.
Priority Data
09/185,13703.11.1998US
Publication Language English (EN)
Filing Language English (EN)
Designated States
Title
(EN) MULTI-VIAL MEDICATION ORGANIZER AND DISPENSER
(FR) DISTRIBUTEUR ET DISPOSITIF DE RANGEMENT POUR PLUSIEURS FLACONS
Abstract
(EN)
This invention relates to a medication container that organizes several vials (20) or cassettes of different types of medication by securing the vials (20) to a unitary lid (810). A machine readable memory strip is affixed to each vial. Each memory strip (60) contains prescription information and medication information pertaining to the medication in the vial. The unitary lid (810) is equipped with sensors that read each memory strip (60) and transmit the information to the computer processor and its associated memory device. The processor determines when each medication is to be taken and signals the patient to take the appropriate medication from the appropriate vial at the appropriate time. Indicator lights and a display are provided for this purpose. The vials (20) are standard or slightly modified childproof pill containers, but can take the form of a blister pack dispenser or other containers as well. The lid (810) provided with a mechanism for dispensing or allowing the removal of medication from the vials, and obtaining actual medication consumption information is used to keep inventory information regarding the number of each type of medication doses remaining in the container. The memory strips (60) can be machine readable and writable so that they can be altered to include actual consumption information and inventory information. The automated lid (810) contains a receiver for obtaining updated medication dosing information based on current laboratory tests or physical observations of the physician regarding the patient.
(FR)
L'invention concerne un récipient pour médicaments, permettant de ranger plusieurs flacons ou cassettes de différents types de médicaments, par fixation desdits flacons à un couvercle monobloc. Une bande à mémoire lisible par une machine est fixée sur chaque flacon. Chaque bande à mémoire comprend des informations de prescription, et des informations de médication concernant les médicaments contenus dans le flacon. Le couvercle monobloc est équipé de capteurs qui lisent chaque bande à mémoire, et transmettent les informations au processeur informatique et à son dispositif de mémoire associé. Le processeur détermine quand l'utilisateur doit prendre les médicaments, et lui indique quels médicaments prendre dans le flacon approprié, au moment approprié. Un indicateur lumineux et un affichage sont prévus à cet effet. Les flacons sont des flacons standards, des récipients à pilules légèrement modifiés ne présentant aucun danger pour les enfants, et peuvent prendre la forme d'un distributeur de blister ou d'autres récipients. Le couvercle est pourvu d'un mécanisme permettant de distribuer les médicaments ou de les retirer des flacons, et d'obtenir des informations sur la consommation réelle de médicaments, indiquant le moment où la pilule doit être prise ou le moment où le couvercle est ouvert. Ces informations sont utilisées pour conserver des informations d'inventaire concernant le nombre de chaque type de dose de médicament restant dans le récipient. Une machine peut lire les bandes à mémoire ou écrire sur celles-ci, de sorte qu'elles peuvent être modifiées pour inclure les informations de consommation réelle et les informations d'inventaire. Le couvercle automatique contient un récepteur permettant d'obtenir des informations de dosage de médicament, mises à jour en fonction des tests réels de laboratoire ou des observations physiques effectuées par le médecin sur le patient.
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