04747514 is referenced by 19 patents and cites 8 patents.

Mechanism for dispensing medication or other items in timed sequence over an extended period of time has a programmable, electronic, information storage and control system monitored by sensors associated with item delivery parts of the mechanism. The mechanism comprises individual cylinders provided with corresponding circles of item-receiving compartments and stacked on and keyed to a column of individual blocks that are affixed against relative axial movement but are independently rotatable on a shaft that is itself axially movable to determine from which cylinder dispensing shall take place. Through-openings in the respective cylinders are adapted to be aligned as a chute for compartment filling and dispensing purposes. The block and shaft arrangement is useful in other types of mechanism and is considered as a subcombination of the overall invention.

Title
Electronically controlled, programmable dispenser for medications
Application Number
6/831810
Publication Number
4747514
Application Date
February 21, 1986
Publication Date
May 31, 1988
Inventor
Forrest D Stone
Salt Lake City
UT, US
Agent
Mallinckrodt & Mallinckrodt
Assignee
John M Trondsen
WA, US
IPC
B65D 83/04
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