Patent Number: 6,169,707

Title: Medication storage and reminder device

Abstract: A medication storage and reminder device including a generally flat housing defining a uniform upwardly facing array of medication holding cubicles each of which open upwardly for receiving, holding and removal of a dose of medication. The cubicles are arranged in rows and are sufficient in number for receiving individual periodic daily medication doses over a preselected number of days. An individually openable lid is positioned over each cubicle opening and has a separate lock for releasably retaining each lid in a closed position to retain each medication dose within each corresponding cubicle. Each lid bears viewable indicia advising of the proper sequence and timing of manually or automatically opening each lid one at a time to provide access to the corresponding dose of medication. A programmable microprocessor mounted in the housing includes a key control panel for inputting and storing input data of correct time, day, the preselected number of days, and daily medication times, for activating a viewable or audible signal connected to the housing at each said medication time of each day for the selected number of days and for controlling the automatic sequential unlocking of cubicle lids to prevent inadvertent medication errors. A transparent protective lockable cover encloses substantially all of a top of the housing including said array of cubicles and the key control panel, the cover having a lower surface adapted to insure full closing of all lids and, thereby, the securement of all locking means when the cover is properly locked in a closed position atop the housing.

Inventors: Newland; Douglas A. (Ft. Myers, FL)


International Classification: A61J 7/04 (20060101); A61J 7/00 (20060101); G09B 19/00 (20060101); G04B 047/00 ()

Expiration Date: 01/02/2018