ApplicationNo. 06/128931 filed on 03/10/1980
US Classes:221/2, WITH RECORDER, REGISTER, INDICATOR, SIGNAL OR EXHIBITOR221/15, WITH TIMING OR DELAY MECHANISM700/236, Data collection or reporting (e.g., sales, inventory)700/244, Monitoring or inspection702/177Due time monitoring (e.g., medication clock, maintenance interval)
ExaminersPrimary: Spar, Robert J.
Assistant: Wacyra, Edward M.
Attorney, Agent or Firm
International ClassesA61J 7/04 (20060101)
A61J 7/00 (20060101)
AbstractA medication dispenser in which medication to be dispensed is housed, including a member operable to allow medication access. The dispenser provides a medication alert signal at preselected times in accordance with a desired medication regimen. A medication access signal is provided when medication access is obtained. Data representative of the relative timing between a medication alert signal and a medication access signal is written into a readable memory whereby that data is available to a physician for evaluation. In a preferred embodiment, the data is representative of the time of occurrence of each medication alert signal and medication access signal. The interval between medication alert signals is selectively alterable.