05771657 is referenced by 181 patents and cites 20 patents.

In an automated prescription dispensing and packing system, empty prescription bottles are labeled and loaded in assigned locations in carriers. Pills are automatically dispensed into the prescription bottles in the carriers. Ranks of carriers containing filled prescription bottles are assembled at stations where the bottles are unloaded and packed into shipping containers with literature printed by the system. Multiple bottles of an order are automatically packed in the same shipping container.

Title
Automatic prescription filling, sorting and packaging system
Application Number
8/646016
Publication Number
5771657
Application Date
May 7, 1996
Publication Date
June 30, 1998
Inventor
Paul Thomas Shupert
Parkton
MD, US
Michael Kennedy
Doylestown
PA, US
James McErlean
Allendale
NJ, US
Frank Modrowsky
Branchburg
NJ, US
Michael Joseph Szesko
Freehold
NJ, US
Dennis Wayne Rice
Union
NJ, US
Christopher J Lasher
Ridgewood
NJ, US
Agent
Lane Aitken & McCann
Assignee
Merck Medco Managed Care
NJ, US
IPC
B65G 59/00
B65G 37/00
B65B 61/20
B65B 57/20
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