Title:
Movable dosage indicator
Kind Code:
A1


Abstract:
This device was invented as an aid to people who tend to forget if they have taken a medication as prescribed by their doctor or in the case of over-the-counter drugs, as recommended by the manufacturer. It very simply tracks the next dose to be taken.



Inventors:
Sotnick, Christopher Robert (Palm Harbor, FL, US)
Application Number:
10/980349
Publication Date:
05/12/2005
Filing Date:
11/03/2004
Assignee:
SOTNICK CHRISTOPHER R.
Primary Class:
International Classes:
B65D51/24; (IPC1-7): B65D51/00
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Primary Examiner:
ELOSHWAY, NIKI MARINA
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
Christopher, Sotnick R. (1701 GROVE VALLEY AVENUE, PALM HARBOR, FL, 34683, US)
Claims:
1. a) A medication bottle cap with a lower band that shows the days of the week divided into four equal sections. Each section is grooved to accept the ratchet on a sprung band. This ratcheted, opaque sprung band has a transparent window showing a red vertical line at its center to indicate when the last dose was taken. The band has a flange on one end. By using the flange on the band, the indicator is moved to the position the next dose is required. b) A lipped band fitted to a medication bottle that shows the days of the week divided into four equal sections. Each section is grooved to accept the ratchet on a sprung band. This ratcheted, opaque sprung band has a transparent window showing a red vertical line at its center to indicate when the last dose was taken. The band has a flange on one end. By using the flange on the band, the indicator is moved to the position the next dose is required to the position the next dose is required.

Description:

The Movable Dosage Indicator is a simple two-piece device consisting of a prescription bottle cap and a fitted sprung clip. It is made in various sizes to accommodate the different types of containers used to dispense prescription drugs.

The top of the cap is oversized and has edge grips to assist in releasing the child-proof lock from the prescription bottle.

The lower portion of the cap is sized to fit the top of the prescription bottle and securely houses the dose tracking mechanism to prevent accidental slippage. The days of the week are printed on the lower portion of the cap. Four grooves per day are molded into the cap to engage the ratchet.

The dose tracking mechanism is an opaque sprung clip with a clear window. The clear window is fitted inside with a raised plastic ratchet that clicks to the next dose due and allows the day and dose number to show through. On the end of the clip is a flange that facilitates easy adjustment to the next dose position. Up to four doses per day can be monitored.