US 2302933 A
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-Nov.24, 1942. A, 2,302,933
MEDICATION CONTAINER Filed March 28, 1941 Patented Nov. 24, 1942 UNITED STATE.
MEDICATIDN comma Alfred ami, lhiladelphfa, Pa., Wyeth & Brother, Incorpo assimor to John rated, lhilaflalphi,
Pa., a corporationof Delawa V Application Match 28, 1941, No. 385,167
' 1o Clalms. (CL 206'46) iorm finse.r grips to iaciiitate removal of the closures l tram the tube This invention relates to medication containers and more particularly to a container of such character essentially adapted to contain preweighed units of soluble niedication for dosage other than oral, the container being so designed.
to provide compact and conveixient packaging and to clearly indicate that the contained medicament is not for oral dosage.
Certain soluble medications, such as silver saits, are used in the treatment of 'diseases of the ear, nase, throat, vagina, urethra, etc., and must be pre-weighed in order to provide proper strength of solution beiore application. At the same time these medications are not suitable for oral administration and any package thereior must clearly indicate the non-suitability of its contents for oral use.
This invention contemplates, therefore, a package containing accurately' pre-weighed .ambunts o! a medication, saie ior transport, nvenient of use and andoi an appearance and construction clearly indicating that it is not intended for oral use.
Referringto the accompanying drawing formmg a portion of this specification and wherein similar reference numerals indicate the same parts throughout.
Fig. 1 is a aide elevation 01. the container.
Fig. 2 is a perspective showing the label in position to disclose directions for Use.
Fig. 3 is an enlarged horizontal section throush the device.
Fig. 4 is a section on line 4-! of Fig. 1.
Fig. 5 is a perspective of a unit ready for use, and
Fig. 6 is a view showing the method of use.
, l indicates the body portion comprising an open ended tube formed of glass or suitable plastic to which is secured, by a narrow strip of adhesiVe, a label l bearing on its outer surface contents indications 8 and on its inner surface directionai data 9. The label 1 is rolled about the tube 0 for shipment and is unrolled, as in Fig. 2, to disclose the directions for use, said label adhering to the tube 6, as shown. Steppers or closures I|ll0, one for each end of the tube 6 are provided and are formed of rubber or other suituable material. Each of these closures consists ci! 3. portion l I adapted to enter the tube c and having a series of longitudinal projecting ribs l2 and a portion l3 of larger diameter than the part Il and forming therewith an abutment l4 engaging the endof the tube 6 to completely close the' same. Ribs [5 are provided on the portion I3 to Each et the closures l0 has an internal cavity" il With a concave bottom Il to form a seat for the usual -form of two part capsule which comprises a longer portion I. and a shorter portion l9. Ihls internai cavity [Bis of such shape and size as to efledflvely grip and retain the shorter or closure portion of the two piece member ready for use inpreparatiod of solution, and obviously unsuited for administration by mouth. At this point, it should be explained that the usual iorm oi! capsuleand thefilling machines capsule, so that when the rubber member In is liited away tram the iilled part of capsule, it aiways carrle8 With it and rem'oves the closure" or shorter part of capsule, exposing the filled thereior, present the most satisfactory and accurate method oi pre-weislflng-and packaging the soluble medication which must be of certain strength in final solution. Suclr encapsulation, however, :presents no indication that the fliled capsule is not properfor oral use.
The fllled capsule, containing an exact preweighed amount of medication is inserted in the cavity I. and tightiy fits therein until it seats in the concave bottom Il thereot, the shorter part 19 of the capsule being innermost in the assembly. Closures are now pushed inwardly into tube 3 until the abutment Il rests against the' end 01 the tube. Ribs I: contact the. inner surface 01. tube 8 and. being of such a height as to forma drive fit With the tube interior, are slightly spilling.
compressed during the stoppering operation and transmit such compression, due tothe elastic construction of the closure, to the walls of cavity li to .prevent dislodgement 01 the seated capsuie luring shipment. Toiurther avoid spilling of the capsule contents should accidentel separation et the parts l.8 and 19 occur, the tube 8 is made of such length that the space 20 between the two capsules in assembled relation, is such that the longer portion II, 13 dislodged, will contact the opposite capsule and remain in. alignment With the embedded portion I9, preventing any diate indication is given that the capsule is not for oral dosage. To use the contained niedication the longer portion la 01. the capsule is removed containing the soluble material Which can desired to use one of the prethen be added to the proper amount of liquid in container 2l, as seen in Fig. 6. The short portion la 01 the capsule remains embedded in the cavity I8 of closure Il).
There is thus provided a medicament container carrying pre-weighed units of medication so assembled as to insure accuracy of amount, safety as to proper use and convenience in solution preparation.
What I claim la:
1. A container comprising a tube, a closure having a cavity xtending inwardly from one of its ing a cavity extending inwardly trom one of its ends, a hollow capsule comprising capsule sections one of which capsule sections is seated in said cavity, and forma a lining for said cavity and another of such capsule sections projects beyond said one end and removably fits within the said one capsule section, said closure being insertable with said end Ioremost into the tube and including a Portion surrounding the said one capsule section, and said portion being of a diameter and material to clamp said one capsule section and closure together through insertion oi said portion into and disposition within the tube.
3. A container comprising a tube, a closure having a cavity extending inwardly from one of its ends, a hollow capsule comprising capsule sections one of which capsule sections is seated in said cavity and another of which capsule sections is removable therefrom while so seated, said.
closure being insertable with said end i'oremost into the tube and including a portion surrounding the said one capsule section, external ribs on said portion, said portion being elastic, and said portion being or a diameter through the ribs to cause compression of said portion about said one capsule section to clamp the latter and closure together through insertion of said portion into and disposition within the tube.
4. A container comprising a. tube, a closure having a cavity extending inwardly irom oneof its ends, a hollow capsule comprisin'g capsule sections one of which capsule sections is seated in said cavity and another of which capsule sections 18 removable thereirom while so seated, said closure being insertable with said end foremost into the tube and including 9. portion surrounding the said one capsule section, said portion being elastic and of a diameter to cause compression of the same about said one capsule section to clamp the same and closure together through insertion of said portion into and disposition within the tube, said one capsule section constituting a lining for said cavity and the other capsule section projecting beyond the same and said one end, and the closure having a portion of larger diameter than the first mentioned portion providing a shoulder at the junction of the portions adapted to abut one end of the tube.
5. A container comprising a tube, closure means in the opposite ends thereof, each of said closure means being removable, a hollow capsul located within the tube carried by the removable closure means including a removable capsule section, the distance from said section to the other closure means being less than the distance necessary to move said section to separate same from its closure means whereby movement of the section will be limited by abutment with the opposite closure means to avoid danger of accidentel discharge of the contents of the capsule into the tube.
6. A container comprising a tube, removable closures in the opposite ends thereof, hollow capsules located within the tube carried one :by each removable closure including a removable capsule section, the distance between said sections bein'g less than the distance necessary to move either section to separate the same from its closure whereby movement of each section will be limited by abutment with the other section to avoid danger of external discharge 01 the contents of either capsule into the tube. r
7. A closure of the class described comprising a body having a cavity extending inwardly from one end thereof, a hollow capsule having a section seated in said cavity and a capsule section engaged with the flrst mentioned section for removal from the closure independently 01' the flrst section, and said body haVing means disposed about said first section l'or insertion into a container and through engagement with the wall of such container to clamp said means against the said flrst section.
8. A closure of the class described comprising a body having a cavity extending inwardly irom one end thereof, a hollow capsule having 8. section seated in and lining said cavity, and a capsule section engaged with the flrst mentioned section and extending beyond the same and body at said end l'or removal independently of the flrst section, and said body having an elastic portion disposed about said ilrst section for insertion into a container and through engagement with the wall of the latter to clamp said portion against the flrst section.
9. A closure of the class described comprising an elastic body having a caVity extending inwardly from one end thereof, a hollow capsule having 9. section seated in said cavity and a capsule section engaged with the flrst mentioned section for removal irom the closure independently oithe first section, said body having a portion'disposed about said first section, said pop tion having external ribs and being insertable into a container and through engagement with the walls of the container adapted to clamp said portion et said ribs against the flrst section ci. the capsule.
10. A closure of the class described comprising an elastic body having a cavity extending inwardly irom one end thereof, a hollow capsule having a section seated in said cavity and a capsule section engaged with the first mentioned section for removal from the closure independently of the first section, said body having a portion disposed about said flrst section, said portion having external ribs and being insertable into a container and through engagement with the walls of the container adapted to clamp said portion at said ribs against the first section of the capsule, said removable capsule section extending beyond the first section and the body at said end, and the closure having 9. portion of larger diameter than the flrst mentioned portion providing a shoulder at the Junction of the portions adapted to abut one end 01 the tube.