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Title: Container with expiration date alarm

Abstract

A container assembly with an expiration date alarm that preserves its battery life by only triggering its alarm when needed. The container assembly includes a container for enclosing a food item, medication, or other product that should not be used after an expiration date; a sensor for sensing when the container has been opened; an alarm; and a timing circuit coupled with the sensor and the alarm for triggering the alarm only if the container is opened after the expiration date has been reached.

Inventors:
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Kansas City Plant (KCP), Kansas City, MO (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)
OSTI Identifier:
1637822
Patent Number(s):
10589910
Application Number:
14/963,024
Assignee:
Honeywell Federal Manufacturing & Technologies, LLC (Kansas City, MO)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
B - PERFORMING OPERATIONS B65 - CONVEYING B65D - CONTAINERS FOR STORAGE OR TRANSPORT OF ARTICLES OR MATERIALS, e.g. BAGS, BARRELS, BOTTLES, BOXES, CANS, CARTONS, CRATES, DRUMS, JARS, TANKS, HOPPERS, FORWARDING CONTAINERS
DOE Contract Number:  
NA0000622
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 12/08/2015
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English

Citation Formats

Lavelock, Rick L. Container with expiration date alarm. United States: N. p., 2020. Web.
Lavelock, Rick L. Container with expiration date alarm. United States.
Lavelock, Rick L. Tue . "Container with expiration date alarm". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1637822.
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place = {United States},
year = {2020},
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