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1. WO2005022323 - MEDICATION DISPENSING METHOD AND APPARATUS

Publication Number WO/2005/022323
Publication Date 10.03.2005
International Application No. PCT/US2004/027548
International Filing Date 25.08.2004
IPC
B65D 75/42 2006.1
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
65CONVEYING; PACKING; STORING; HANDLING THIN OR FILAMENTARY MATERIAL
DCONTAINERS FOR STORAGE OR TRANSPORT OF ARTICLES OR MATERIALS, e.g. BAGS, BARRELS, BOTTLES, BOXES, CANS, CARTONS, CRATES, DRUMS, JARS, TANKS, HOPPERS, FORWARDING CONTAINERS; ACCESSORIES, CLOSURES, OR FITTINGS THEREFOR; PACKAGING ELEMENTS; PACKAGES
75Packages comprising articles or materials partially or wholly enclosed in strips, sheets, blanks, tubes, or webs of flexible sheet material, e.g. in folded wrappers
40Packages formed by enclosing successive articles, or increments of material, in webs, e.g. folded or tubular webs, or by subdividing tubes filled with liquid, semi-liquid, or plastic materials
42Chains of interconnected packages
G07F 11/26 2006.1
GPHYSICS
07CHECKING-DEVICES
FCOIN-FREED OR LIKE APPARATUS
11Coin-freed apparatus for dispensing, or the like, discrete articles
02from non-movable magazines
04in which magazines the articles are stored one vertically above the other
16Delivery means
26Endless bands
G07F 11/68 2006.1
GPHYSICS
07CHECKING-DEVICES
FCOIN-FREED OR LIKE APPARATUS
11Coin-freed apparatus for dispensing, or the like, discrete articles
68in which the articles are torn or severed from strips or sheets
CPC
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
A61J 2205/40
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
40by shape or form, e.g. by using shape recognition
A61J 2205/50
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
50using icons or symbolic figures, e.g. by a graphical representation symbolising the type of pathology or the organ by an image
A61J 2205/70
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
70Audible labels, e.g. for pre-recorded info or messages
Applicants
  • CONCEPT MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIES, INC. [US]/[US] (AllExceptUS)
  • WILLOUGHBY, Christopher, W. [US]/[US] (UsOnly)
  • WRIGHT, David, W. [US]/[US] (UsOnly)
  • TRAVIS, Lee, W. [US]/[US] (UsOnly)
  • GARLAND, Jeffrey, C. [US]/[US] (UsOnly)
Inventors
  • WILLOUGHBY, Christopher, W.
  • WRIGHT, David, W.
  • TRAVIS, Lee, W.
  • GARLAND, Jeffrey, C.
Agents
  • WRIGHT, John, D.
Priority Data
10/696,69829.10.2003US
10/857,08828.05.2004US
60/497,84326.08.2003US
Publication Language English (en)
Filing Language English (EN)
Designated States
Title
(EN) MEDICATION DISPENSING METHOD AND APPARATUS
(FR) PROCEDE ET APPAREIL DE DISTRIBUTION DE MEDICAMENTS
Abstract
(EN) A method and apparatus for dispensing prepackaged medication packages includes an apparatus having a body with an internal cavity and an opening. A central processing unit operably communicates with an actuator within the cavity to regulate and monitor the dispensation of the packages, while the actuator operably communicates with a feed mechanism within the cavity to dispense the packages.
(FR) L'invention concerne un procédé et un appareil de distribution d'emballages de médicaments préconditionnés comprenant un appareil présentant un corps ayant une cavité intérieure ainsi qu'une ouverture. Une unité de traitement centrale communique fonctionnellement avec un actionneur à l'intérieur de la cavité afin de réguler et de contrôler la distribution des emballages, l'actionneur communiquant fonctionnellement avec un mécanisme d'alimentation à l'intérieur de la cavité afin de distribuer les emballages.
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