3871156 is referenced by 62 patents and cites 2 patents.

A pelletized medicament dispensing system having a plurality of medicament pellet containing bowls mounted on a rotatable member in a helical array. A control system rotates the array to bring a selected bowl to a packaging station. At the packaging station, a varying magnetic field vibrates the selected bowl effecting movement of a selected number of pellets, one at a time, through a bowl outlet and into a packaging cup. Patient and medicament data is printed on a label that also serves as a package cover for the cup. The package of pellets is then dispensed from the system for use. An electronic control system for automatically dispensing the desired kind and number of pellets, and for printing the desired patient information on the label is also provided. The pellet-containing bowls are elliptical and are provided with a pair of storage bins which are selectively opened to replenish the bowls.

Pelletized medicament dispensing system
Application Number
Publication Number
Application Date
April 3, 1974
Publication Date
March 18, 1975
Russell Jack A
Bessinger Walter L
Conklin Robert M
Koenig Elmer A
O Meara William R
Garber Stanley N
Sherwood Medical
B65b 57/20
B65B 57/00
B65B 61/00
B65B 57/02
B65B 57/04
B65B 61/02
B65B 57/20
B65B 37/00
B65B 37/04
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