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Medication Adherence Device    

The patented device is an innovative reminding alarm that activates its speaker and flashing light at the time of a medication dosage.


The patented technology is a device that provides an audio and visual reminder of dosage time for a users medication and is uniquely designed to attach directly to the cap of medicine bottles. The medical dosage alarm assists medicine users and caregivers in preventing missed dosages and/or accidental overdose of medication. The device was developed by a registered pharmacist, assists patients and caregivers in preventing missed dosages of medication and accidental overdose, as well. The misuse of medicine is both costly and risky, with the desired effect from its use significantly lacking if not taken with regularity. This new medical dosage alarm can help by addressing and correcting these problems.

The device features easy to read and easy to use operational buttons to set required dosage times and a flashing light and speaker which activates at pre-set intervals. A downward projecting shaft with covering sheath is also featured which allows for the device to be easily secured to medicine bottle caps of all types.

The design of the device with its large yet protected buttons, easy to read LED screen and simple function ensures its set-up and use are simple and reliable. With the device, patients and caregivers can easily be reminded of proper dosage times without having to keep constant track of the time details associated with each dosage.

•Reminds patients, in a visual and audible format, to take medicine at dosage times.
•Alerts caregivers, in a visual and audible format, of dosage times.
•Can help reduce instances of under dose and overdose.
•Can help prevent missed dosages of medications.
•Can help ensure maximum benefit from medication regimens.
•Fits directly upon the cap of medicine bottles.
•Set-up and use is convenient, quick and simple to accomplish.
•Provides simple means to re-set dosage times to adhere to strict dosage schedules.
•Can aid patients and caregivers in medication compliance.
•Can aid patients and caregivers in maintaining strict diabetic testing schedules.
•Ideal for consumers on chronic medication regimens.
•Ideal for consumers just beginning a medication regimen.
•Ideal for consumers who suffer memory deficiencies.
•Can help prevent illnesses and mortalities that result from accidental under and overdose.
•Help caregivers reduce the risk of malpractice.
•Can appeal to a very large consumer group, especially seniors.
•Can appeal to the large number of consumers who acknowledge need for such assistance.
•Can help reduce various medical cost related to over and under dosage that is burdened by the patient and the taxpayer.

Primary Application of the Technology

All medication users with special reference to the elderly and those with memory problems.

The Problem Solved by the Technology

Accidental over-and under-dose circumstances are well documented. Furthermore, over 90 percent of U.S. consumers state a desire for assistance in taking medication, especially the desire to be reminded of what medicine to take and when to take it.

• The device can help overcome this growing problem effecting over 90 percent of the population. The device can help ensure medications are consumed in timely and proper dosages, preventing over-dosage as well as missed dosages.

• Medication users can be prone to under and overdose. An increasing rate of hospital visits reflects this concern as people seek assistance from hospitals, or are required to visit these hospitals due to overdose.

• Recent studies show that less than half of all users receive reminders of missed dosages and advice on avoiding over dosage.

• This is not just a problem for seniors, as only 25 percent of mis-administered drug hospitalizations are for seniors. Young adults aged 18 to 44 make up a large portion of accidental overdoses needing immediate care.

How the Technology Solves the Problem

It attaches DIRECTLY to medication container.

Competitive Advantage

No competition exists and current reminders do not ATTACH DIRECTLY TO MEDICATION CONTAINER, therefore one does not have to transfer medication to a new container,eliminating chance of errors.

Comments on Deal Structure, Potential Terms and Restrictions

Patent Buyer/Licensing Agreement

Patent Summary

U.S. Patent Classes & Classifications Covered in this listing:

Class 340: Communications: Electrical

Communications - the handling of information or intelligence, restricted to the conveying of said information or intelligence between geographically spaced points. Information or intelligence is defined as being, matter which is handled by signaling systems or signaling devices (such as telegraph systems) or by that portion of nonsignaling systems or nonsignaling devices (such as power supply systems) which is designated in the arts as having a control function (such as the supervisory circuits which control the circuit breakers of an electric power network). Handling, as used above, is defined as being the active coaction between the tangible communication system or device and the intangible information or intelligence, and such coaction may assume various forms, such as transmission, storage, exhibiting, etc.

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