US20050098528A1 - Movable dosage indicator - Google Patents

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US20050098528A1
US20050098528A1 US10/980,349 US98034904A US2005098528A1 US 20050098528 A1 US20050098528 A1 US 20050098528A1 US 98034904 A US98034904 A US 98034904A US 2005098528 A1 US2005098528 A1 US 2005098528A1
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    • BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
    • B65CONVEYING; PACKING; STORING; HANDLING THIN OR FILAMENTARY MATERIAL
    • B65DCONTAINERS 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
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    • B65D51/24Closures not otherwise provided for combined or co-operating with auxiliary devices for non-closing purposes

Abstract

This device was invented as an aid to people who tend to forget if they have taken a medication as prescribed by their doctor or in the case of over-the-counter drugs, as recommended by the manufacturer. It very simply tracks the next dose to be taken.

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  • The Movable Dosage Indicator is a simple two-piece device consisting of a prescription bottle cap and a fitted sprung clip. It is made in various sizes to accommodate the different types of containers used to dispense prescription drugs.
  • The top of the cap is oversized and has edge grips to assist in releasing the child-proof lock from the prescription bottle.
  • The lower portion of the cap is sized to fit the top of the prescription bottle and securely houses the dose tracking mechanism to prevent accidental slippage. The days of the week are printed on the lower portion of the cap. Four grooves per day are molded into the cap to engage the ratchet.
  • The dose tracking mechanism is an opaque sprung clip with a clear window. The clear window is fitted inside with a raised plastic ratchet that clicks to the next dose due and allows the day and dose number to show through. On the end of the clip is a flange that facilitates easy adjustment to the next dose position. Up to four doses per day can be monitored.

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1. a) A medication bottle cap with a lower band that shows the days of the week divided into four equal sections. Each section is grooved to accept the ratchet on a sprung band. This ratcheted, opaque sprung band has a transparent window showing a red vertical line at its center to indicate when the last dose was taken. The band has a flange on one end. By using the flange on the band, the indicator is moved to the position the next dose is required.
b) A lipped band fitted to a medication bottle that shows the days of the week divided into four equal sections. Each section is grooved to accept the ratchet on a sprung band. This ratcheted, opaque sprung band has a transparent window showing a red vertical line at its center to indicate when the last dose was taken. The band has a flange on one end. By using the flange on the band, the indicator is moved to the position the next dose is required to the position the next dose is required.
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Citations (13)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
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US3818858A (en) * 1972-02-28 1974-06-25 H Kramer Datable food storage container
US3921568A (en) * 1973-07-25 1975-11-25 William Joseph Fish Self-adhering medication time reminder
US5577335A (en) * 1991-09-03 1996-11-26 Tucker; Annabelle D. Medication compliance system with med-dial, med-profile, easel and optional visual handicap aids
US5586087A (en) * 1994-09-29 1996-12-17 Silverson; Roy S. Container
US5678712A (en) * 1995-05-26 1997-10-21 Owens-Illnois Closure Inc. Child resistant reminder closure
US5803283A (en) * 1989-02-03 1998-09-08 Senetics, Inc. Snap-on indicator cap
US6059133A (en) * 1998-08-19 2000-05-09 Lai; Hung-Jen Container cap provided with identification mark
US6089180A (en) * 1998-02-17 2000-07-18 Nichols, Jr.; Ernest Multi-time indicating post manufacture container double closure and pill cup separator assembly
US20030222045A1 (en) * 2002-05-28 2003-12-04 Terry Shane Medication reminder system
US20040206295A1 (en) * 2001-06-25 2004-10-21 Zamjahn David B. Calculated dose medicine dispenser
US20050205512A1 (en) * 1998-05-05 2005-09-22 Trudell Medical International Indicating device
US7000791B2 (en) * 2002-11-18 2006-02-21 Miller Mark H Vial closure with indicator
US7252204B1 (en) * 2006-01-17 2007-08-07 Steven Douglas Small Combination lock container

Patent Citations (13)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
US3818858A (en) * 1972-02-28 1974-06-25 H Kramer Datable food storage container
US3921568A (en) * 1973-07-25 1975-11-25 William Joseph Fish Self-adhering medication time reminder
US5803283A (en) * 1989-02-03 1998-09-08 Senetics, Inc. Snap-on indicator cap
US5577335A (en) * 1991-09-03 1996-11-26 Tucker; Annabelle D. Medication compliance system with med-dial, med-profile, easel and optional visual handicap aids
US5586087A (en) * 1994-09-29 1996-12-17 Silverson; Roy S. Container
US5678712A (en) * 1995-05-26 1997-10-21 Owens-Illnois Closure Inc. Child resistant reminder closure
US6089180A (en) * 1998-02-17 2000-07-18 Nichols, Jr.; Ernest Multi-time indicating post manufacture container double closure and pill cup separator assembly
US20050205512A1 (en) * 1998-05-05 2005-09-22 Trudell Medical International Indicating device
US6059133A (en) * 1998-08-19 2000-05-09 Lai; Hung-Jen Container cap provided with identification mark
US20040206295A1 (en) * 2001-06-25 2004-10-21 Zamjahn David B. Calculated dose medicine dispenser
US20030222045A1 (en) * 2002-05-28 2003-12-04 Terry Shane Medication reminder system
US7000791B2 (en) * 2002-11-18 2006-02-21 Miller Mark H Vial closure with indicator
US7252204B1 (en) * 2006-01-17 2007-08-07 Steven Douglas Small Combination lock container

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