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Class / Patent application numberDescriptionNumber of patent applications / Date published
221001000 PROCESSES 253
221033000 CONCURRENT SEPARATION AND DISTORTION OF FLEXIBLE ARTICLE (E.G., NAPKIN HOLDERS) 181
221208000 WITH DISCHARGE ASSISTANT 113
221092000 PLURAL SOURCES, STACKS OR COMPARTMENTS 97
221002000 WITH RECORDER, REGISTER, INDICATOR, SIGNAL OR EXHIBITOR 71
221069000 CELLULAR MAGAZINE TYPE 42
221282000 WITH CASING OR SUPPORT 30
221009000 AUTOMATIC CONTROL 28
221030000 WITH CUTTER OR PUNCH 27
221154000 WITH LOCK, LATCH, OR SEAL FOR CONTAINER AND/OR SUPPORT 19
221199000 COMBINED OR CONVERTIBLE 18
221155000 WITH TRANSPARENT INSPECTING OR VIEWING MEANS 15
221135000 WITH ARTICLE TREATMENT 13
221303000 WITH DISPENSING-TYPE OUTLET 12
221197000 WITH SUPPLY CARTRIDGE OR CONTAINER REMOVABLE FROM ENCLOSING CASING 10
221025000 PROGRESSIVELY DESTROYED CELLULAR MAGAZINE-TYPE SUPPLY SOURCE 10
221191000 DISPENSER DELIVERING TO STATIONARY ARTICLE SUPPORT FOR MANUAL REMOVAL 8
221026000 WITH ARTICLE TEARING OR DEFORMING SUPPLY RETAINING MEANS 8
221289000 MECHANICAL RELEASE OR SEPARATION OF ARTICLES 6
221022000 SUBSEQUENT ARTICLE SEPARATING MEANS ACTUATED BY ARTICLE REMOVAL 6
221015000 WITH TIMING OR DELAY MECHANISM 5
20090308884Method and Apparatus for Dispensing Treats - A dispensing device that can store a plurality of treats and sequentially release a singe treat is provided. The dispensing device includes a housing and a reservoir in the housing for holding treats to be dispensed. A dispenser is moveable from a first position to a second position to sequentially release treats from the reservoir. An actuating mechanism is provided for actuating the dispenser. The dispensing device also includes a receptacle that is accessible from the exterior of the housing. A passageway is provided for treats to travel from the reservoir to the receptacle.12-17-2009
20090184129THEFT DETERRENT SYSTEM HOOK - There is provided an apparatus for dispensing products that includes a theft deterrent retail product dispensing hook. In certain embodiments, the hook prevents product “sweeping” (where a thief quickly empties a conventional retail hook of product) and also delivers a time-delayed delivery of product per hook. A specific embodiment of a time-delay display hook system comprises a two-prong system having an upper member and a lower member, with the upper member supporting a dispensing system and the lower member supporting a product to be dispensed. Upon triggering of an activation member, the dispensing system releases a single product and provides a time-delay between dispensing of further product.07-23-2009
20090050645MEDICATION DISPENSER RESPECTING THE PHYSIOLOGICAL CLOCK OF PATIENTS - A medication dispensing system for use with a medication dispenser, includes a physiological module and an ingestion module. The physiological module receives information regarding time-based medication intake, information regarding event-based medication prescription, and sensory input indicating occurrences of events indicative of a patient's physiological condition and/or the patient's physiological clock. The physiological module then determines physiological event-based medication intake based on the information regarding the event-based medication prescription and physiological rules regarding the patient's physiological condition and/or the patient's physiological clock. The ingestion module merges event-based medication intake and time-based medication intake by delaying or accelerating dispensing of a time-based medication. The delay or acceleration can be applied to ensure that the time-based medication is dispensed at the same time as an event-based medication, and/or in order to increase a time difference between ingestion of the time-based medication and the event-based medication.02-26-2009
20080217350Sheet material dispenser - Apparatus for dispensing sheet material from a sheet material dispenser are described. Dispenser embodiments include drive and tension rollers supported within a housing forming a nip therebetween. Pulling of sheet material through the nip and against the drive roller rotates the drive roller. Dispenser embodiments may include a cutting mechanism powered by drive roller rotation with an improved carrier-supported blade permitting highly-efficient dispenser operation. Dispenser embodiments may include a sheet material tail length adjuster which permits the attendant to shorten or lengthen the tail length extending away from the dispenser. Dispenser embodiments may further include a sheet material conservation feature which imposes a delay between dispense cycles encouraging use of a single sheet of material and discouraging sheet material waste.09-11-2008
20080197142Apparatus and Method for Dispensing and Folding of Sheets From a Stack - A removing mechanism is disclosed for removing the bottom or top sheet from a stack of sheets; a delaying member for a delay of a predetermined time between the dispensing of two successive sheets; and an actuating mechanism for driving the removing mechanism, wherein the actuating mechanism is driven via a physically supplied mechanical drive force of an operator of the dispensing apparatus.08-21-2008
221186000 SUPPLY CONTAINER MOVABLY MOUNTED FOR DISPENSING 5
20090071973WORK PIECE PRESENTMENT - An apparatus and associated method are provided for an automated presentment assembly that sequentially feeds fasteners to an outlet and an escapement apparatus comprising a chuck that has a transport feature for selectively removing a fastener from the outlet and transporting the fastener to a tool station, the chuck being moveable between a first position and a second position, wherein at the first position the transport feature is operably aligned with the outlet and at the second position the transport feature is displaced both linearly and rotationally from the first position.03-19-2009
20100140287"Dispenser, system and method for dispensing pills" - A dispenser, a system and a method dispense pills from a funnel via a notch on a top side of a first disk. The first disk has ridges on a top side of the first disk for transferring the pills from the funnel to a top side of a second disk. The first disk and/or second disk rotate in a first rotational direction to transfer the pills to the second ring via an opening in a ridge of the first disk. A ring located adjacent to the opening of the first disk rotates in a second rotational direction for transferring the pills to a passage which is located adjacent to the ring. A gate and/or a pocket is located between the ring and an interior of the passage which is sized to receive the pills from the funnel. The pocket is sized to receive a pill from the ring of the dispenser. The dispenser has a configuration mechanism for determining and/or for identifying a configuration the pills. One of the pills is inserted between arms of the configuration mechanism to determine the configuration of the pills. A pin is connected to the configuration mechanism for positioning the pin within an interior of the passage based on the configuration of the pills. The pin prevents more than one of the pills from entering the pocket and/or the interior of the passage.06-10-2010
20090272757DEVICE FOR SELECTIVELY PRESENTING OBJECTS - An assembly for selectively presenting objects includes: a frame; a carousel rotatably mounted to the frame for rotation about a generally vertical axis of rotation, the carousel including a plurality of object compartments arranged about the axis of rotation; a servomotor operably connected with the carousel, the servomotor being configured to rotate the carousel about the axis of rotation; and a controller. The controller is configured to actuate the servomotor to rotate the carousel when torque applied to the servomotor exceeds a predetermined magnitude. Such an assembly can serve as a presentation device that enables an operator to remove objects therefrom at his/her convenience.11-05-2009
20090084812Package Advancement System - Systems and methods of a package advance system for moving a package on a shelf of a vending machine which may include an end plate positioned on the shelf, a dispensing door positioned near a dispensing end of the shelf that opens to dispense the package, and a spring system affixed to the end plate that applies a force on the end plate towards the dispensing door.04-02-2009
20120104018SUPPORT GROUP OF PRODUCTS DISTRIBUTABLE BY MEANS OF VENDING MACHINES AND SUPPLY DEVICE OF PRODUCTS USING SUCH A SUPPORT GROUP - A support group (05-03-2012
221151000 WITH MEANS FOR BLOCKING OR DISABLING EJECTOR OR RELEASER 5
20080251530Method and Device for Pill Dispensing - A pill dispenser and a related method of pill dispensing including a container having a holder, a gate, a controller, a sensor, and a neutralizing device. The dispenser releases pills at a prescribed release rate. The sensor detects tampering with the container. Upon detection of tampering, the neutralizing device renders the contents of the pill dispenser impotent.10-16-2008
20110284571PRODUCT DISPENSING SYSTEM - Dispensing systems and methods are disclosed that provide controlled advancement of product and provide controlled access to product stored within the system. Embodiments include a product pushing device having a track and a pusher that urges product stored on the track forward. Certain embodiments include mechanisms to limit the forward progression of the pusher along the track, such as a brake mechanism, and certain embodiments include mechanisms to block access to product located on the track. Some embodiments include mechanisms for providing a time delay in between the vending of products.11-24-2011
20100025423LOTTERY TICKET MACHINE HAVING FUNCTION OF PREVENTING TICKETS FROM BEING ILLEGALLY DRAWN OUT - A lottery ticket machine having function of preventing tickets from being illegally drawn out includes a machine base provided thereon with a driving device, two press rollers and a control device. One of the two press rollers is disposed with a shaft extending out of the machine base for assembling the control device, which consists of a rotary gear with engage holes, a bushing and a control wheel bored with a bushing hole to be fitted on the bushing and provided with engage teeth and projecting bars to be respectively engaged with the engage holes of the rotary gear. An outer cover covered on the control device is disposed inside with engage teeth to be correspondingly engaged with the engage teeth of the control wheel, and a spring has its opposite ends respectively pushing against the control wheel and the inner wall of a bushing cover.02-04-2010
20110121014METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DOSING PRODUCTS - Disclosed are a method and an apparatus for dosing products, a predefined amount of which is fed to a package. The dosed amount is defined by opening and closing at least one valve (05-26-2011
20130168405MEDICAMENT DISPENSING MACHINE - The disclosed device increases the accommodation amount of blister packages and enables smooth dispensing even if a blister package is bent or similar. The device is provided with: a device body (07-04-2013
221200000 WITH MEANS TO AGITATE, VIBRATE OR JAR ARTICLES IN SUPPLY CONTAINER 4
20100282770DISPENSING APPARATUS - A dispensing apparatus for gravity feeding of a dispensable product includes containing means and dispensing means. The containing means is adapted to contain the dispensable product and is operatively connected to the dispensing means whereby the dispensing means includes a chute means. Rotation of the chute means can cause the dispensable product to be able to be dispensed.11-11-2010
20120181299PIN DISPENSING SYSTEM AND METHOD - A pin dispensing apparatus including a dispenser configured to present a pin to a user, a transfer member configured to convey the pin to the dispenser, and a delivery mechanism configured to provide the pin to the transfer member.07-19-2012
20100006588DEVICE AND METHOD FOR DISCHARGING ELONGATE, COARSE BULK PRODUCTS AND FOR THEIR FURTHER TRANSPORT - A device is disclosed for discharging elongate, coarse bulk products—such as bottle preforms—from a product hopper. The device includes a product hopper with a discharge opening and a rotating disc that is configured to receive bulk products passing through the discharge opening.01-14-2010
20110011882PRODUCT FEEDING APPARATUS - Automatic feeding machines are commonly used for filling blister packs with items of product such as pharmaceutical dosage forms. These machines are usually designed for the handling of a specific shape and sized product item. Handling of different shaped items requires expensive re-tooling of all the product item contact components. The invention allows a single feeding machine to be quickly configured for use to handling a wide variety of item sizes/shapes. A machine (01-20-2011
221185000 AMBULANT OR BODY SUPPORTED 4
20090014462NEEDLE DISPENSER SYSTEM AND HAND TOOL FOR SAME - A needle dispensing system including a pen-type hypodermic syringe having a threaded end that is suitable for mating with a needle assembly having a threaded portion that is complementary to the threaded end of the syringe and located within a closed pod. A hand tool is provided for controlling the pod that includes a collet sized so as to releasably grip a portion of the closed pod for opening. The hand tool also includes a radiused guard that helps to prevent inadvertent needle sticks during use, and a biased release button the actuation of which causes the opened pod to be released from the collet. A hand tool is also provided for controlling a container holding a disposable needle assembly that includes a housing that supports a collet that is sized so as to releasably grip a portion of the container for opening, and a biased release button the actuation of which causes the opened pod to be released from the collet.01-15-2009
20090261119SHOTGUN SHELL STORING AND DISPENSING DEVICE - A shotgun shell storage and dispenser device in the form of a hollow elongated housing to hold the shotgun shells in vertical array, the housing adjusted for loading and dispensing shotgun shells through a loading end of the housing. Shotgun shells are positioned by structural elements on a rear wall of the housing and constant force springs in conjunction with a follower to urge the shotgun shells toward a loading and discharge end of the housing.10-22-2009
20120037656ADHERENT COVER AND DISPENSER - A dispenser for sticky articles and a sticky article, A sticky article comprising: a skin-adherent cover, a first and a second handle and a first and a second protective element, the cover comprising: a side comprising skin-adhesive material, an opposite side and edges; the protective elements protective of the cover, each protective element extending to or beyond all edges of the cover, the first said protective element adhering to the cover opposite side and the second said protective element coupled to the cover side comprising skin-adhesive material, said first handle coupled to the first protective element and said second handle coupled to the second protective element, said first protective element configured to adhere to the cover less than the cover adheres to skin, wherein the article is configured to allow detachment of said second element and second handle from said cover when said first and second handles are pulled apart.02-16-2012
20100327006Magazine dispensing and housing apparatus for firearms - A magazine dispensing and housing apparatus for firearms incorporates a housing and a biasing apparatus. The housing comprises a first side wall, a second side wall, a front wall, a rear wall, a top wall, and a bottom wall. The biasing apparatus is disposed at the rear wall of the housing. The biasing apparatus is comprised of a biasing member and a biasing element. The biasing member is affixed with the biasing element.12-30-2010
221024000 SIMULATIONS 3
20100025418VENDING MACHINE WITH VIDEO DISPLAY - Methods and apparatus are disclosed relating to the provision of a video display device within an article vending machine, such video display being used to provide one or more of an “entertainment”, “advertising” and/or an “interactive product selection” enhancement to the vending machine.02-04-2010
20100012676DISPENSER ASSEMBLY - A dispenser (01-21-2010
20130206786Confectioneries Dispenser - A confectioneries dispenser including a magazine for carrying a number of the confectioneries for dispensing and a head mounted for movement from a closed position to a dispensing position dispensing the outermost of the confectioneries from the magazine. For returning the head from the dispensing position to the closed position a spring is integrally formed as part of the magazine. To carry spherical confectioneries the magazine is integrally molded with a partially cylindrical enclosure of greater than one hundred and eighty degrees having a semi-cylindrical portion with a pair of straight tangential edge extensions, and a wedge shaped track inside of each extension. An outer case which receives a lower portion of the magazine has an upper projection corresponding and cooperating with a projection on a lower part of the head to simulate the lower and upper parts of a character's mouth.08-15-2013
221288000 TILTABLE CONTAINER WITH TRAP 3
20090014463Dispensing package and fitment - A dispensing package includes a container having a cylindrical neck finish with an open end and at least one internal bead spaced from the open end. A dispensing fitment has a conical inner portion and an outer portion with spaced external beads received by snap fit over the internal bead so that the dispensing fitment is spaced from the open end of the neck finish. The dispensing fitment preferably has an annular V-shaped cross section opening toward the open end of the neck finish, with an outer leg forming the outer portion of the fitment and an inner leg forming the inner portion of the fitment.01-15-2009
20080217355Small item dispenser - A dispenser for dispensing small items such as pieces of candy is disclosed herein. The dispenser includes a base and a cover rotatably coupled to the base, the base and the cover defining a main cavity thereinbetween. The dispenser includes a pocket within the base that can be separated from the main cavity by rotatable movement of the cover. The cover includes a divider for at least substantially blocking off the pocket from the main cavity when the cover moves from a closed position to an open position such that small items cannot enter the pocket. When the cover is in the closed position, a small item can enter the pocket but cannot be accessed from outside the small item dispenser, and, when the cover is in the open position, the pocket can be accessed from outside the small item dispenser without small items being able to enter the pocket from the main cavity.09-11-2008
20110155757PACKAGES AND INSERTS THEREOF WITH GUIDE WALL FOR DISPENSING MEDICINAL UNITS - The present invention provides packages for holding medicinal units and dispensing a single medicinal unit at one 06-30-2011
221156000 WITH ORIENTING 2
20090014461Pharmaceutical Product Cassette, Pharmaceutical Product Dispensing Apparatus And Pharmaceutical Product Dispensing System - A sliding surface having a gentle slope for carrying pharmaceutical products such as infusion bottles (01-15-2009
20090108018Automated Dispenser for Radiopharmaceuticals - An automated dispenser for radiopharmaceuticals is mainly for a platform to have a moving mechanism being able to move three-dimensionally back and forth, a syringe holder and a bottle holder. The syringe holder is for holding a plural number of syringes. The bottle holder has a reverse drug bottle. The moving mechanism has a syringe clamp rotatable around a horizontal axis and a syringe driving mechanism. The syringe clamp is activated to hold a syringe and move it to where the syringe needle is inserted to the drug bottle. The syringe driving mechanism and the syringe clamp are simultaneously associated with the syringe for drug-withdrawing action.04-30-2009
221174000 SUPPLY FEED MEANS TO DISPENSING HOPPER 2
20080283549METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR DISPENSING SOLID PHARMACEUTICAL ARTICLES - An apparatus for dispensing pharmaceutical articles includes a housing and a gas source to provide a positive pressure supply gas flow. The housing defines a hopper chamber to hold the articles, a dispensing channel fluidly connected to the hopper chamber, a drive jet outlet, and an agitation outlet. The dispensing channel has an inlet and an outlet and defines a flow path therebetween. The gas source is fluidly connected to each of the drive jet outlet and the agitation outlet to provide: a pressurized drive jet gas flow through the drive jet outlet to convey articles through the dispensing channel along the flow path; and a pressurized agitation gas flow through the agitation outlet to agitate articles in the hopper chamber.11-20-2008
20130008918Tablet Dispenser - A dispensing container is provided. The dispensing container includes an actuation cover; a dispensing cartridge and an outer shell. The dispensing cartridge includes a storage hopper. The storage hopper includes a first outlet. The storage hopper is configured for gravity feeding product adjacent the first outlet. The outer shell includes a central cavity and a second outlet. The dispensing cartridge is positioned within the central cavity. The dispensing cartridge is transitionable between an open orientation in which the first and second outlets are aligned providing a pathway through both the first and second outlets and a closed orientation wherein the first and second outlets are offset decreasing the size of the pathway.01-10-2013
221068000 PLURAL DISPENSING STACKS FORMED FROM SINGLE SOURCE 2
20110011880Blister Pack Dispensing Machine - The invention relates to a machine for dispensing blister packs that are used to supply tablets, comprising: a storage enclosure (01-20-2011
20090206103Dispenser - A device in an automatic facility for storing golf balls and, dispensing a number of golf balls, includes a magazine with a number of mutually laterally disposed and substantially parallel golf ball paths, in which the golf balls rest and which slope down towards a discharge chute leading to a delivery point, the golf ball paths discharging at a cradle which is in the form of a rail with a first shank which is provided with stub shafts and extends substantially at right angles to the golf ball paths, and a second shank which extends substantially in the same direction as the golf ball paths, the stub shafts being disposed at the ends of the rail and being journal led at the ends of the rail in order for the rail to be switchable between a reception position and a delivery position.08-20-2009
221175000 WITH STACK FORMING MEANS 2
20100025424Automatic screw feeder - An automatic screw feeder serves to automatically align a plurality screws laying in disarray and feed the aligned screws one by one to a power screwdriver so as to avoid screw clogging.02-04-2010
20090140002Passive Device for Staging and Dispensing Objects - A passive chute assembly includes: a chute configured to receive objects to be dispensed, the chute having an outlet; and a passive dispensing unit attached to the chute outlet. The passive dispensing unit has a staging portion, wherein objects are captured prior to dispensing. The staging portion is movable between a staging position, in which objects may be captured within the staging portion, and a dispensing position, in which the objects may be fed gravimetrically into a receptacle positioned below the dispensing unit. The staging portion includes an adaptive opening that, when the staging portion moves to the dispensing position, opens adaptively corresponding to a diameter of the receptacle.06-04-2009
221064000 WITH FLEXIBLE SUPPLY CONTAINER WALLS 2
20120211510Product Dispensing System with Directional Flexing Container - A product dispensing system including a container having multiple walls that define an internal volume, at least one of the walls including a pre-formed flex line, and a dispenser including a frame having a front end and a rear end, the frame including a stop positioned proximate the rear end and a support deck extending between the front end and the rear end, and an opening tool positioned to open the container as the container is moved along the support deck into engagement with the stop, wherein the engagement between the stop and the container effects a flexing of the container along the pre-formed flex line.08-23-2012
20130193159ARTICLES DISPENSER - A dispenser includes a housing; and an adapter within the housing and configured to be removably coupled to a container, the adapter having a base having a substantially planar surface and an arm extending from the surface; a collar on the aim and movable with respect to the arm; and a sleeve on the arm and contacting the collar, wherein the adapter can be moved between an insertion orientation in which the sleeve has a first outer diameter and a coupling orientation in which the sleeve has a second outer diameter that is greater than the first outer diameter.08-01-2013
221281000 WITH SEPARATE INLET FOR REPLENISHMENT OR ACCESS 2
20090212066PRODUCT DISPENSER ASSEMBLY AND CARTRIDGE FOR HOLDING PRODUCT - A product holding, displaying and dispensing assembly includes a dispenser housing having a feed channel and a dispensing location together with a pre-packed, shipping cartridge holding a plurality of product units. The cartridge is inserted and held within the dispenser housing as the product units move within the cartridge to the dispensing location where a consumer can access and remove one or more product units. Unlike more conventional dispensers, the assembly of the present invention is configured so that the pre-packed cartridge is loaded into and remains within the housing as the product units are dispensed and advance forward within the dispenser. After insertion, the cartridge is locked in place by an arrangement of the feed track when one or more cans remain in the cartridge, but can be removed easily when the cartridge is empty. A forward facing surface also provides an additional advertising medium.08-27-2009
20100230432FORWARD LEANING STORAGE AND DISPENSING BOX - A forward leaning, hinged-lid storage and dispensing box is described, suitable for use with flat, stacked articles such as index or playing cards, dry stiff articles and pads such as cleaning or burnishing pads, or the like. Minimally the box of the present invention comprises in combination; a back panel; side panels; a bottom panel; a front panel; a top panel; and, a lid hinged to the front panel that forms at least a portion of both the front and top panels of the closed box, and wherein the lid drops and opens forward on at least one hinged connection, and wherein the front panel is angled forward from vertical at least a few degrees. In this way, stacked flat articles loaded into the box will necessarily lean against and parallel to the inside surface of the front wall, ready for easy reach and removal one-at-a-time by the consumer.09-16-2010
221206000 WITH QUANTITY PRESELECTION MEANS 1
20110011883Single pill distributing cap for use on pill bottles - A single pill distributing cap has a movable part and a fixed part The fixed part is releasably attached onto a bottle and the movable part is rotationally attached to the fixed part. The fixed part consists in a pill sorting chamber, and an exit chamber. The pill sorting chamber allows only one pill at a time to egress from the pill sorting chamber by way of a pill sorting chamber hole. Once a pill is out of the pill sorting chamber, upon continued rotation of the movable part, it aligns itself with the exit chamber. Once thus aligned, the pill drops into the exit chamber.01-20-2011
221312000 MISCELLANEOUS (E.G., INTERIOR ARTICLE GUIDING MEANS) 1
20090188937TABLET DISTRIBUTION APPARATUS FOR AUXILIARY TRAYS AND DRIVING METHOD THEREOF - The tablet distribution apparatus includes an apparatus body having a pass-through channel through which an auxiliary tray is inserted into the pass-through channel, a distribution board mounted at the top of the apparatus body such that the distribution board vertically communicates with the pass-through channel, the distribution board having distribution through-holes of the same size and number as tablet receiving grooves of the auxiliary tray, each distribution through-hole being provided at the inside thereof with a lamp mounted therein, a display window mounted at the top of the apparatus body, and a control unit mounted at the apparatus body for selectively lighting the lamps depending upon the number of medicine packs to be prepared by patients according to the information of preparation inputted to a server computer.07-30-2009
20090188937TABLET DISTRIBUTION APPARATUS FOR AUXILIARY TRAYS AND DRIVING METHOD THEREOF - The tablet distribution apparatus includes an apparatus body having a pass-through channel through which an auxiliary tray is inserted into the pass-through channel, a distribution board mounted at the top of the apparatus body such that the distribution board vertically communicates with the pass-through channel, the distribution board having distribution through-holes of the same size and number as tablet receiving grooves of the auxiliary tray, each distribution through-hole being provided at the inside thereof with a lamp mounted therein, a display window mounted at the top of the apparatus body, and a control unit mounted at the apparatus body for selectively lighting the lamps depending upon the number of medicine packs to be prepared by patients according to the information of preparation inputted to a server computer.07-30-2009
221066000 ARTICLE DELIVERY DEPENDENT UPON INSERTION OF REPLACEMENT ARTICLE 1
20090084810Mechanical gas bottle dispensing machine - An entirely mechanical gas bottle dispensing machine that allows to either only dispense by gravity a filled bottle upon insertion of a first token or dispense a filled bottle with return of an empty bottle upon insertion of a second token.04-02-2009
221311000 WITH DEFLECTOR FOR PARTIALLY SEPARATING ARTICLE 1
20110163113DISPENSER FOR ROUND AND RECTANGULAR CANS - A theft deterrent dispensing unit particularly for use with cans includes a conveyor section that leads to a dispensing head. The dispensing head pivots downwardly allowing the leading can to be grasped. As the dispensing head pivots downwardly, rear tabs of the dispensing head pivots upwardly, preventing the next adjacent can from moving immediately into the dispensing head until the dispensing head rotates back to a closed position. The tabs also act to center smaller cans as they move down the dispenser. Further, when the dispensing head is pivoted to an open position, a barrier is pulled down from the top of the shroud, preventing an individual from reaching in and grabbing the next adjacent can. The dispensing head includes recessed guide members which are raised when smaller round cans are dispensed, centering the cans in the front of the dispenser.07-07-2011
221065000 WITH COLLAPSIBLE OR TELESCOPING SUPPLY CONTAINER WALLS 1
20130175288Method For Providing A Tablet Supply Channel For A Unit For Releasing Tablets, A Tablet Releasing Unit, And Use Of A Slot Miller For Providing The Tablet Supply Channel For The Tablet Releasing Unit - A method is described for providing a tablet supply channel in a support (07-11-2013
221027000 CAPTIVE ARTICLE TYPE 1
20090108016SECURE MEDICATION TRANSPORT AND ADMINISTRATION SYSTEM - A portable medication dispensing system is described. In some embodiments, the system includes a portable medication tote comprising a securable compartment configured to hold medication, and a controller, responsive to access information, configured to assign a patient to the securable compartment such that medications for the patient are authorized for placement into the securable compartment. The controller is also configured to selectively permit a user access to the medications for the patient in the securable compartment when the access information indicates the user has access to the securable compartment, and restrict access to retrieval of the medications for the patient in the securable compartment when the access information indicates the user does not have access to the securable compartment. The system also includes an information output module configured to output usage information regarding access to the securable compartment.04-30-2009

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