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A pill dispensing system includes a shelving unit in array form that holds a number of bulk containers, each holding a bulk amount of a pill to be dispensed. A computer controlled robot removes a selected bulk container and places it on a counter that also dispenses pills. The robot has an arm with a free end portion that can grip a bulk container or a single pill bottle to be filled. The robot is computer controlled to retrieve an empty pill bottle, place it on a label printing and applying unit, then place it next to the counter/dispenser to receive the selected number of selected prescription pills, then place the filled, labeled bottle on a conveyor.

Title
Pill dispensing system
Application Number
986247
Publication Number
6036812
Application Date
December 8, 1997
Publication Date
March 14, 2000
Inventor
Michael Bergeron
Pineville
LA, US
Allan T Dolores
Carrollton
GA, US
Galina Potepalov
Pineville
LA, US
Jeffrey P Williams
Dry Prong
LA, US
Agent
Garvey Smith Nehrbass & Doody
Assignee
Automated Prescription Systems
LA, US
IPC
G07F 11/00
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