US 11,053,065 B2
Tablet and capsule dispensing assembly
Robert Owen Brady, Sarasota, FL (US); Joseph B. Bujalski, Advance, NC (US); Jeffery S. Heitzenrater, Spencerport, NY (US); Matthew William Vergin, St. Petersburg, FL (US); Jon Colin Leonard, Ave Maria, FL (US); and Joel Raymond Chartier, Bradenton, FL (US)
Assigned to Pill Development Group, LLC, Sarasota, FL (US)
Filed by Pill Development Group, LLC, Sarasota, FL (US)
Filed on Nov. 29, 2018, as Appl. No. 16/204,276.
Application 16/204,276 is a continuation in part of application No. 16/161,965, filed on Oct. 16, 2018, granted, now 10,772,805.
Application 16/161,965 is a continuation of application No. PCT/US2017/069049, filed on Dec. 29, 2017.
Claims priority of provisional application 62/440,569, filed on Dec. 30, 2016.
Prior Publication US 2019/0091107 A1, Mar. 28, 2019
Int. Cl. B65D 83/04 (2006.01); G16H 20/13 (2018.01); A61J 7/04 (2006.01); A61J 1/03 (2006.01); A61J 7/00 (2006.01)
CPC B65D 83/0409 (2013.01) [A61J 1/035 (2013.01); A61J 7/0481 (2013.01); G16H 20/13 (2018.01); A61J 7/0076 (2013.01); A61J 7/0418 (2015.05); A61J 7/0445 (2015.05); A61J 2200/30 (2013.01)] 18 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
1. A dispensing assembly, comprising:
a case including at least one aperture;
a superior component including the at least one aperture;
an inferior component non-rotatably connected to the superior component, the inferior component including:
a first surface;
a first plurality of teeth extending from the first surface; and,
a first hole; and,
a cavity formed between the superior component and inferior component;
a drive gear operatively arranged to engage the case, wherein the drive gear comprises a second plurality of teeth operatively arranged to engage the first plurality of teeth;
a tablet disc rotatably arranged in the case and including a plurality of compartments; and,
an electronics assembly, including:
a motor engaged with the drive gear; and,
a housing operatively arranged to engage the tablet disc;
the drive gear, the tablet disc, and the electronics assembly are arranged within the cavity; and,
the motor is arranged to rotate the electronics assembly and the tablet disc with respect to the case to align the plurality of compartments with the at least one aperture.