DeRoyal receives patent for automated system

Friday, August 29, 2014

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – DeRoyal Industries has received a patent for Continuum, an automated system for medical item dispensing, billing and inventory management. “Our Continuum system automatically reorders durable medical equipment when the product is removed from its storage bin and correctly associates the product with the fitter, the patient and the billing codes, while automatically replenishing inventory,” stated President and COO Bill Pittman in a release. The patent was issued Aug. 26. The inventors named in the patent are Pittman; Angie Sewell, vice president of information technology; Greg Hodge, vice president of marketing; Kevin Lynch, manager of advanced technologies; and John Jacobs, director of technical services.