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1. (WO2018089281) DOSING DEVICE FOR MEASURING AND DISPENSING MINI-TABLETS

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/089281    International Application No.:    PCT/US2017/060078
Publication Date: Fri May 18 01:59:59 CEST 2018 International Filing Date: Tue Nov 07 00:59:59 CET 2017
IPC: A61J 7/02
A47G 21/04
A47J 43/28
A61J 7/00
G01F 11/34
G01F 17/00
Applicants: MERCK SHARP & DOHME CORP.
BERENSHTEYN, Annaniy
GOTLIBOYM, Michael
GRANELLI, Christopher
Inventors: BERENSHTEYN, Annaniy
GOTLIBOYM, Michael
GRANELLI, Christopher
Title: DOSING DEVICE FOR MEASURING AND DISPENSING MINI-TABLETS
Abstract:
A multiple dose spoon device for scooping, retaining, and delivering to a patient a specific number of mini-tablets from a container, e.g., bottle, or bulk pile, of mini-tablets. The device comprises a top housing, a bottom housing, and one or two sliders movably positioned between top housing and bottom housing, said: a) top housing having a plurality of nests, and also having a handle with an open window and slider retention notches, and b) one or two sliders with slider tabs, having a plurality of sequential whole number markings equivalent to the plurality of nests, and a plurality minus 1 of tablet blocking ribs, wherein slider movement is regulated by the slider retention notches, and wherein the plurality of nests and the plurality of whole number markings are a same number. Alternatively, the top housing does not have slider retention notches, and the one or two sliders have slider retention notches.