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Details for Patent: 8,544,645

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Details for Patent: 8,544,645

Title:Devices, systems and methods for medicament delivery
Abstract: An apparatus includes a container defining an internal region configured to contain multiple medicament delivery devices, such as, for example, pen injectors, auto-injectors, inhalers or the like. The container includes an electronic circuit system configured to output a first electronic output associated with a first medicament delivery device contained within the internal region when the first medicament delivery device is removed from the internal region of the container. The electronic circuit system is further configured to output a second electronic output associated with a second medicament delivery device contained within the internal region when the second medicament delivery device is removed from the internal region of the container. The second electronic output is different than the first electronic output. At least one of the first electronic output or the second electronic output is associated with a use instruction.
Inventor(s): Edwards; Eric Shawn (Midlothian, VA), Edwards; Evan Thomas (Fredericksburg, VA), Licata; Mark J. (Doswell, VA), Williamson; T. Spencer (Richmond, VA)
Assignee: Intelliject, Inc. (Richmond, VA)
Filing Date:May 04, 2012
Application Number:13/464,234
Claims:1. An apparatus, comprising: a container defining an internal region configured to contain at least a portion of a medicament delivery device, the container including an electronic circuit system including a switch, the electronic circuit system configured to receive an input from at least one of a microphone or an electronic visual display, the electronic circuit system configured to output a first electronic output associated with the input, the electronic circuit system configured to output a second electronic output associated with the medicament delivery device when the switch is moved from a first state to a second state, the container including a mounting portion configured to be coupled to a structure such that the electronic circuit system is operably coupled to a power source associated with the structure; and a movable member configured to be movably coupled to the container, the movable member configured to maintain the portion of the medicament delivery device within the internal region, a portion of the movable member configured to move the switch from the first state to the second state when the movable member is moved relative to the container.

2. The apparatus of claim 1, wherein at least one of the first electronic output or the second electronic output is associated with at least one of an identification of the medicament delivery device, an identification of a physical condition or an instruction for using the medicament delivery device.

3. The apparatus of claim 1, wherein at least one of the first electronic output or the second electronic output is a wireless communications signal.

4. The apparatus of claim 1, further comprising; the electronic visual display, at least one of the first electronic output or the second electronic output includes a visual output produced by the electronic visual display.

5. The apparatus of claim 1, wherein at least one of the first electronic output or the second electronic output includes a recorded speech output.

6. The apparatus of claim 1, wherein the switch is a first switch, the electronic circuit system includes a second switch, the apparatus further comprising: a retainer configured to retain the medicament delivery device within the internal region, the electronic circuit system includes a second switch associated with the retainer, a portion of the retainer configured to move the second switch between a first state and a second state when the retainer is moved relative to the container, the electronic circuit system configured to output a third electronic output when the second switch moves between its first state and its second state.

7. The apparatus of claim 1, wherein: the medicament delivery device includes a label configured to output a signal configured to be received by the electronic circuit system, the signal associated with at least one of a location of the medicament delivery device, a contents of the medicament delivery device, an expiration date of the medicament delivery device, a dosage of the medicament delivery device or a use instruction associated with the medicament delivery device; and at least one of the first electronic output or the second electronic output is associated with the signal received by the electronic circuit system.

8. The apparatus of claim 1, further comprising: the electronic visual display coupled to the movable member, at least one of the first electronic output or the second electronic output includes a visual output produced by the electronic visual display.

9. An apparatus, comprising: a container defining an internal region configured to contain at least a portion of a medicament delivery device, the container including a mounting portion; a movable member configured to be movably coupled to the container, the movable member configured to limit movement of the medicament delivery device; and an electronic circuit system coupled to the container, the mounting portion of the container configured to be coupled to a structure such that the electronic circuit system is operably coupled to a power source associated with the structure, the electronic circuit system including an electronic visual display and a speaker, the electronic circuit system configured to produce a first output via at least one of the electronic visual display or the speaker, the electronic circuit system configured to produce a second output in response to an input received from at least one of a microphone or the electronic visual display, the electronic circuit system configured to produce a third output when the movable member is moved.

10. The apparatus of claim 9, wherein the electronic visual display is coupled to the movable member.

11. The apparatus of claim 9, wherein at least one of the second output or the third output includes a wireless communications signal.

12. The apparatus of claim 9, wherein at least one of the first output, the second output or the third output includes a recorded speech output.

13. The apparatus of claim 9, wherein: the electronic circuit system including a switch disposed on a printed circuit board, the electronic circuit system configured to produce the third output when the switch is moved from a first state to a second state; and the movable member is configured to retain a portion of the medicament delivery device within the internal region, a portion of the movable member configured to engage a portion of the printed circuit board to move the switch from the first state to the second state when the movable member is moved relative to the container.

14. The apparatus of claim 9, further comprising: a battery disposed within the container, the battery configured to be operably coupled to the electronic circuit system.

15. An apparatus, comprising: a container defining an internal region configured to contain at least a portion of a medicament delivery device, the container including a mounting portion; a movable member configured to be movably coupled to the container, the movable member configured to limit movement of the medicament delivery device; and an electronic circuit system coupled to the container, the mounting portion of the container configured to be coupled to a structure such that the electronic circuit system is operably coupled to a power source associated with the structure, the electronic circuit system including a switch and an electronic visual display, the electronic circuit system configured to receive an input from at least one of a microphone or the electronic visual display, the electronic circuit system configured to produce a first electronic output associated with the input, the electronic circuit system configured to produce a second electronic output when the switch is moved from a first state to a second state, a portion of the movable member configured to move the switch from the first state to the second state when the movable member is moved relative to the container.

16. The apparatus of claim 15, wherein the electronic visual display is coupled to the movable member.

17. The apparatus of claim 15, further comprising: a battery disposed within the container, the battery configured to be operably coupled to the electronic circuit system.
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