US 10,376,444 B2
Secure medication delivery
Ira L. Allen, Dallas, TX (US); Gregory J. Boss, Saginaw, MI (US); Lawrence A. Clevenger, Rhinebeck, NY (US); Andrew R. Jones, Round Rock, TX (US); Kevin C. McConnell, Austin, TX (US); and John E. Moore, Jr., Brownsburg, IN (US)
Assigned to International Business Machines Corporation, Armonk, NY (US)
Filed by International Business Machines Corporation, Armonk, NY (US)
Filed on Mar. 22, 2016, as Appl. No. 15/76,941.
Prior Publication US 2017/0273867 A1, Sep. 28, 2017
Int. Cl. B65D 83/04 (2006.01); A61J 3/00 (2006.01); A61J 7/00 (2006.01); B65B 7/00 (2006.01); B65D 75/32 (2006.01)
CPC A61J 3/00 (2013.01) [A61J 7/0076 (2013.01); B65B 7/00 (2013.01); A61J 2200/70 (2013.01); A61J 2205/60 (2013.01); B65D 75/327 (2013.01); B65D 83/0463 (2013.01)] 12 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
8. An apparatus comprising:
a substrate having a cavity micro-machined therein;
a sealing layer formed over the cavity;
a medication disposed within the cavity;
a cantilevered beam comprising a sacrificial layer, wherein the sacrificial layer provides a tip for puncturing the sealing layer when removed; and
the cantilevered beam attached to the substrate and disposed to enable the tip to puncture the sealing layer when the cantilevered beam is moved towards the substrate.