05593267 is referenced by 212 patents and cites 16 patents.

A system for filling orders, such as prescriptions for patients, comprising a device for holding packages. Each package has the same type of contents being held in a predetermined location by the holding device. Each package has an identity which defines the contents therein. The holding device has a plurality of predetermined locations corresponding to a plurality of different types of contents. Additionally, the system is comprised of a device for supplying packages to the holding device. Also, there is a device for picking a package from the holding device that is identified in the order for the purpose of restocking the holding device. The picking device is in communication with the holding device and supplying device. In a preferred embodiment, the contents of each package is a single dosage of medicine.

Title
Automated system for selecting and delivering packages from a storage area
Application Number
469217
Publication Number
5593267
Application Date
May 25, 1995
Publication Date
January 14, 1997
Inventor
Gregory Toto
Santa Cruz
CA, US
James A Smith
Allison Park
PA, US
Ellen J Hertz
Clemmons
NC, US
Sean C McDonald
Pittsburgh
PA, US
Agent
Lynn J Alstadt
Buchanan Ingersoll P C
Assignee
Automated Healthcare
PA, US
IPC
B65G 1/04
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