Oregon Patent of the Month – May 2023

Access to medications and adherence to dispensing schedules can be challenging, especially in healthcare institutions. Curadite Inc., a pioneering inventor in the medical industry, has developed an innovative solution aimed at improving medication storage, access, and supervision.

Their medical cabinet system offers a secure enclosure with an electronic door lock. By using an electronic lock, the cabinet ensures access is controlled and limited to authorized personnel. To monitor the cabinet’s status, a sensor subsystem detects the door state (locked, unlocked, opened, or closed) and relays the information to a cabinet-based computing subsystem.

Wireless communication plays a vital role in this system. A wireless receiver within the cabinet supports communication with packs of medication stored inside. As the medication package is opened, or medication is dispensed, a wireless transmitter sends out data packets to the receiver. A logic protocol processes this information with a presence identifier, tracking the medication pack’s presence in the storage region.

The system can manage multiple medication packs. Through a wide-area communications network, a medication dispensing schedule is received, specifying the target medication pack and the dispensing time. The system identifies the corresponding cabinet enclosure and electronically unlocks its door at the scheduled time. Subsequently, the enclosure state is updated and relayed to the remote computing system, along with the door state and relevant identifiers.

Curadite’s medical cabinet system supports patients and caregivers as they aim to stick to their medication routine and adherence. A good routine means taking your medication in the right dose at the right time, in the right way and frequency. 

By combining advanced technologies like wireless communication, sensor subsystems, and intelligent computing, Curadite has created a game-changing solution. This invention enhances medication adherence, reduces errors, and improves overall patient care, making it an indispensable tool in healthcare facilities.

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