US Patent No. 10,035,258

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR HIGH-VOLUME FILLING OF PHARMACEUTICAL PRESCRIPTIONS


Patent No. 10,035,258
Issue Date July 31, 2018
Title System And Method For High-volume Filling Of Pharmaceutical Prescriptions
Inventorship Craig Steven Davis, Morrisville, NC (US)
Bradley Kenneth Smith, Cary, NC (US)
Mark Alan Uebel, Morrisville, NC (US)
Michael Lee Jordan, Alpharetta, GA (US)
Merle Elmer Hertzler, West Chester, PA (US)
Tobias Heineck, Durham, NC (US)
Daryl Oshatz, Los Altos, CA (US)
Assignee Parata Systems, LLC, Durham, NC (US)

Claim of US Patent No. 10,035,258

1. An automated pharmacy machine, comprising:a frame defining a peripheral footprint;
a plurality of bins, each of the bins containing a bulk supply of a pharmaceutical;
a transition platform mounted to the frame and having at least one retrieval position configured to receive a vial for filling, the vials being received for filling from a source outside the footprint of the frame, the retrieval position being located within the footprint of the frame; and
a gripper assembly mounted within the frame and configured to grasp and convey a vial from the transition platform to one of the bins for dispensing and to return a filled vial from a dispensing bin to the transition platform.