US 10,888,662 B2
Apparatus for recording information concerning the use of an injection device
George Cave, Warwickshire (GB)
Assigned to Sanofi-Aventis Deutschland GMBH, Frankfurt am Main (DE)
Appl. No. 14/760,428
Filed by SANOFI-AVENTIS DEUTSCHLAND GMBH, Frankfurt am Main (DE)
PCT Filed Jan. 13, 2014, PCT No. PCT/EP2014/050464
§ 371(c)(1), (2) Date Jul. 10, 2015,
PCT Pub. No. WO2014/111337, PCT Pub. Date Jul. 24, 2014.
Claims priority of application No. 13151366 (EP), filed on Jan. 15, 2013.
Prior Publication US 2015/0356273 A1, Dec. 10, 2015
Int. Cl. A61M 5/315 (2006.01); A61M 5/24 (2006.01); G16H 20/17 (2018.01); G16H 30/20 (2018.01); A61M 5/31 (2006.01)
CPC A61M 5/24 (2013.01) [A61M 5/31525 (2013.01); A61M 5/31568 (2013.01); G16H 20/17 (2018.01); G16H 30/20 (2018.01); A61M 2005/3125 (2013.01); A61M 2005/3126 (2013.01); A61M 2205/14 (2013.01); A61M 2205/3306 (2013.01); A61M 2205/3375 (2013.01); A61M 2205/3561 (2013.01); A61M 2205/3584 (2013.01); A61M 2205/3592 (2013.01); A61M 2205/50 (2013.01); A61M 2205/502 (2013.01); A61M 2205/505 (2013.01); A61M 2205/6081 (2013.01)] 14 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. An apparatus for recording information concerning use of an injection device, the apparatus comprising:
a mating unit configured to releasably attach the apparatus to the injection device;
an optical sensor configured to capture an image of information displayed by the injection device indicating a dialed dose of medicament, wherein the apparatus is configured to be attached to the injection device such that the optical sensor is substantially aligned with the information displayed by the injection device;
a processor configured to:
receive the captured image from the optical sensor;
recognize one or more characters from the captured image to determine dose information; and
convert the determined dose information into an image file; and
a memory configured to store the image file of the determined dose information, such that the dose information can be retrieved from the memory and displayed as an image.