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1. WO2000032477 - MEDICATION COLLECTING SYSTEM

Publication Number WO/2000/032477
Publication Date 08.06.2000
International Application No. PCT/US1999/028829
International Filing Date 02.12.1999
Chapter 2 Demand Filed 30.06.2000
IPC
A61J 7/00 2006.1
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
B65B 5/10 2006.1
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
65CONVEYING; PACKING; STORING; HANDLING THIN OR FILAMENTARY MATERIAL
BMACHINES, APPARATUS OR DEVICES FOR, OR METHODS OF, PACKAGING ARTICLES OR MATERIALS; UNPACKING
5Packaging individual articles in containers or receptacles, e.g. bags, sacks, boxes, cartons, cans, jars
10Filling containers or receptacles progressively or in stages by introducing successive articles, or layers of articles
G07F 11/54 2006.1
GPHYSICS
07CHECKING-DEVICES
FCOIN-FREED OR LIKE APPARATUS
11Coin-freed apparatus for dispensing, or the like, discrete articles
46from movable storage containers or supports
50the storage containers or supports being rotatably mounted
54about vertical axes
CPC
B65B 19/18
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
65CONVEYING; PACKING; STORING; HANDLING THIN OR FILAMENTARY MATERIAL
BMACHINES, APPARATUS OR DEVICES FOR, OR METHODS OF, PACKAGING ARTICLES OR MATERIALS; UNPACKING
19Packaging rod-shaped or tubular articles susceptible to damage by abrasion or pressure, e.g. cigarettes, cigars, macaroni, spaghetti, drinking straws or welding electrodes
02Packaging cigarettes
12Inserting the cigarettes, or wrapped groups thereof, into preformed containers
18into drawer-and-shell type boxes or cartons
B65B 5/103
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
65CONVEYING; PACKING; STORING; HANDLING THIN OR FILAMENTARY MATERIAL
BMACHINES, APPARATUS OR DEVICES FOR, OR METHODS OF, PACKAGING ARTICLES OR MATERIALS; UNPACKING
5Packaging individual articles in containers or receptacles, e.g. bags, sacks, boxes, cartons, cans, jars
10Filling containers or receptacles progressively or in stages by introducing successive articles, or layers of articles
101by gravity
103for packaging pills or tablets
G07F 11/54
GPHYSICS
07CHECKING-DEVICES
FCOIN-FREED OR LIKE APPARATUS
11Coin-freed apparatus for dispensing, or the like, discrete articles
46from movable storage containers or supports
50the storage containers or supports being rotatably mounted
54about vertical axes
G07F 17/0092
GPHYSICS
07CHECKING-DEVICES
FCOIN-FREED OR LIKE APPARATUS
17Coin-freed apparatus for hiring articles; Coin-freed facilities or services
0092for assembling and dispensing of pharmaceutical articles
Applicants
  • AUTOMED TECHNOLOGIES, INC. [US]/[US] (AllExceptUS)
  • YUYAMA MFG. CO., LTD. [JP]/[JP] (AllExceptUS)
  • CHUDY, Duane, S. [US]/[US] (UsOnly)
  • YUYAMA, Shoji [JP]/[JP] (UsOnly)
  • SUGIMOTO, Shigeru [JP]/[JP] (UsOnly)
Inventors
  • CHUDY, Duane, S.
  • YUYAMA, Shoji
  • SUGIMOTO, Shigeru
Agents
  • MUNGER, John, E.
Priority Data
09/205,86104.12.1998US
Publication Language English (en)
Filing Language English (EN)
Designated States
Title
(EN) MEDICATION COLLECTING SYSTEM
(FR) SYSTEME DE COLLECTE DE MEDICAMENT
Abstract
(EN) A medication dispensing apparatus of the present invention contains a plurality of different kinds of medication (23) separately, dispenses the medicament to pack them intopackage belt (13), and discharges the package belt (13). The medication dispensing apparatus comprises a cutting device (27) for cutting the package belt (13) into short package belt including at least one medication package (13a) for specified period in accordance with prescription data, a stacking device (44) for stacking the short package belts and a bundling device (47) for bundling the stacked short package belts. According to the medication dispensing apparatus, it is possible to cut off medication packages (13a) and empty packages(13c) from the package belt (13) automatically and rapidly, reducing medication distributing job in a hospital. The medication dispensing apparatus is applicable to a medicament collecting system comprising a tray feed station (1), a medication dispensing station (4, 5, 6) and a tray recovering station (2).
(FR) La présente invention concerne un distributeur de médicaments contenant une pluralité de médicaments distincts (23) de genres différents, qui distribue les médicaments de façon qu'ils soient emballés dans une bande d'emballage (13), et qui délivre ladite bande d'emballage(13.). Le distributeur comprend un dispositif de coupe (27) destiné à découper la bande d'emballage (13) en petites bandes contenant au moins un paquet de médicament (13a) pour une période donnée conformément à l'ordonnance, un dispositif d'empilage (44) destiné à empiler les petites bandes d'emballage, et un dispositif de fardelage (47) destiné à fardeler les petites bandes empilées. Avec ce distributeur de médicaments, il est possible de couper les paquets de médicament (13a) et de vider rapidement et automatiquement les paquets (13c) de la bande d'emballage(13),allégeant ainsi le travail de distribution des médicaments dans un hôpital. Le distributeur de médicament peut s'appliquer à un système de collecte de médicament comprenant un poste de remplissage de barquette (1), un poste de distribution de médicaments (4, 5, 6) et un poste de récupération de barquette (2).
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