Patents Assigned to Yuyama Mfg. Co., Ltd.
  • Patent number: 10373311
    Abstract: Inspection of a shape-fixed medicine is performed before packing. A medicine inspection assistance device includes: a medicine support part for rotatably supporting a shape-fixed medicine by a first rotating roller and a second rotating roller, and a medicine imaging part having an imaging means for imaging the shape-fixed medicine supported by the medicine support part from above. The medicine support part is configured such that a contact position between the first rotating roller and the shape-fixed medicine is located above the second rotating roller and the contact position is closer to an axis of the first rotating roller than a gravity center position of the shape-fixed medicine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: YUYAMA MFG. CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shoji Yuyama, Naoki Koike, Masao Fukada, Akira Maeda
  • Patent number: 10357581
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided to reduce noise generated by water and gas discharged after a sterilization treatment, and to prevent adhesion of condensation water on an object to be sterilized. The sterilizer according to the embodiments of the present invention may include a can body having a heater and capable of housing an object to be sterilized; a steam discharge pipe connected to the can body and having an opening and closing means for opening and closing a channel to enable discharging of steam; and a discharged steam tank provided partway along the steam discharge pipe and having a greater channel cross-sectional area than that of the steam discharge pipe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: YUYAMA MFG. CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshitaka Kishishita, Hajime Mishima
  • Publication number: 20190201284
    Abstract: A medicine dispensing apparatus comprises a medicine containing/dispensing unit (11) for supplying medicines of various kinds; a medicine wrapping part (45) for wrapping the medicine supplied from the medicine containing/dispensing unit (11) for every one dose package by a dispensing paper (S); a medicine wrapping hopper (73) for falling down the medicine for one dose package into a dispensing paper S in the medicine wrapping part (45) and a medicine check part (5) for determining depending on a photographed image of the medicine wrapping hopper (73) whether or not the medicine is adheres to the introduction part.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 1, 2017
    Publication date: July 4, 2019
    Applicant: Yuyama Mfg. Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Naoki KOIKE, Ryosuke FUKAMORI
  • Patent number: 10329040
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to allow a medicine dispensing cassette to be easily disassembled. The medicine dispensing cassette according to the embodiments of the present invention may include a main member, a first sub-member, a second sub-member and a third sub-member. The main member further includes an engagement release member so that when said engagement release member is moved to a first position (F), the engagement between the main member and the first sub-member is released, making it possible to separate the first sub-member from the main member. In the same manner, when the engagement release member is moved to a second position (S), the engagement between the main member and the second sub-member is released, making it possible to separate the second sub-member from the main member. The third sub-member can be removed from the main member independently from an operation of the engagement release member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: YUYAMA MFG. CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Mitsuhiro Mitani, Takanori Yorozu
  • Publication number: 20190161227
    Abstract: Medicine packaging apparatuses and methods for accurately determining a remaining sheet amount of a medicine packaging sheet are described. The apparatus includes: a roll support section to which a core tube of a medicine packaging sheet roll is attached; a sensor disposed in the roll support section for outputting a count value according to a rotation amount; a wireless reader-writer unit for writing information to a core tube IC tag and reading said information; an information generation section for generating information to be written to the core tube IC tag; a remaining sheet amount estimation section for estimating a current amount of remaining sheet based on the information and dimensional information of the core tube; and a controller which selectively performs an operation if a reference time-point count value is not yet written to the core tube IC tag and another operation if the count value is already written thereto.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2019
    Publication date: May 30, 2019
    Applicant: Yuyama Mfg. Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Katsunori YOSHINA, Tomohiro SUGIMOTO, Noriyoshi FUJII
  • Patent number: 10227153
    Abstract: Medicine packaging apparatuses and methods for accurately determining a remaining sheet amount of a medicine packaging sheet are described. The apparatus includes: a roll support section to which a core tube of a medicine packaging sheet roll is attached; a sensor disposed in the roll support section for outputting a count value according to a rotation amount; a wireless reader-writer unit for writing information to a core tube IC tag and reading said information; an information generation section for generating information to be written to the core tube IC tag; a remaining sheet amount estimation section for estimating a current amount of remaining sheet based on the information and dimensional information of the core tube; and a controller which selectively performs an operation if a reference time-point count value is not yet written to the core tube IC tag and another operation if the count value is already written thereto.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: YUYAMA MFG. CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Katsunori Yoshina, Tomohiro Sugimoto, Noriyoshi Fujii
  • Patent number: 10226399
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to automatically identify a direction, a posture and characteristics such as a shape, a size, a type and an expiration date of a medicine and store the medicine with ensuring a high degree of freedom. A medicine supplying apparatus 1 includes an identifying part and a storing part. A storing area is defined at the time of storing the medicine according to a size of a medicine contained in characteristics of the medicine identified by the identifying part. The medicine is stored in the storing part in a state that identification information of the medicine is associated with the storing area. Further, the medicine supplying apparatus has a determination processing part which can determine whether or not the medicine is a target to be treated based on the characteristics of the medicine identified by the identifying part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: YUYAMA MFG. CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hirokazu Amano, Akitomi Kohama, Masatoshi Warashina, Junichi Iwaya, Hiromichi Tsuda, Takashi Ueno, Hidenori Tsuji, Keigo Nakamura, Mei Zhang
  • Patent number: 10192322
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide a medicine photographing apparatus for reducing time and effort of a user operation at the time of measuring shapes of medicines, and a medicine shape measuring apparatus and a medicine dispensing apparatus which include the medicine photographing apparatus. A medicine photographing apparatus 7 includes a medicine holding part 81, a lighting part 82, a photographing part 83, a housing 71 and a pivotally supporting part. The medicine holding part 81, the lighting part 82 and the photographing part 83 are contained in the housing having light shielding property. The medicine holding part 81 is provided between the lighting part 82 and the photographing part 83. Further, the medicine holding part 81 can hold a medicine with a portion having translucency and pivotally move due to the pivotally supporting part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: YUYAMA MFG. CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Naoki Koike, Masao Fukada
  • Publication number: 20180369071
    Abstract: A medicine cassette 100 includes a side-wall constituent body 110, a first rotating body 120, a second rotating body 130 and a medicine discharging part 144c. The medicine cassette 100 can scrape up medicines prepared in a medicine containing part 182 along with a rotation of the first rotating body 120 to transfer and place the medicines onto the second rotating body 130 and transfer the medicines toward a downstream side of a rotational direction of the second rotating body 130 to discharge the medicines from the medicine discharging part 144c. An expanding portion 110a expanding toward an outer side of a radial direction of the second rotating body 130 is provided in the side-wall constituent body 110 on a lower side of the second rotating body 130.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 28, 2016
    Publication date: December 27, 2018
    Applicant: YUYAMA MFG. CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Naoki KOIKE, Takanori YOROZU, Shoichiro OKADA, Kenich TAKADA
  • Patent number: 10137057
    Abstract: A tablet cassette is provided that can easily adjust the width of a guide groove of a rotor depending on the size of a tablet to be dispensed. The tablet cassette includes a groove width adjustment mechanism that relatively moves both sides of each of the tablet guide grooves in a circumferential direction of the rotor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: YUYAMA MFG. CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shoji Yuyama, Naoki Koike
  • Publication number: 20180312285
    Abstract: To provide a medicine inspection system capable of appropriately outputting an inspection result while minimizing damage and the like to a packaging bag and a medicine. A medicine inspection system 10 includes an inspection device 20 which inspects a numerical quantity and/or a type of a medicine contained in a packaging bag p based on an image photographed of the packaging bag p to be inspected, and a marking device 50 which records an inspection result from the inspection device on the packaging bag p. After the packaging bag p, which has a seal section S formed by pressure bonding an overlapping portion of a packaging paper, is inspected at the inspection device 20, a stamp which indicates the inspection result thereof is output by a marking device 50 onto the seal section S.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 5, 2018
    Publication date: November 1, 2018
    Applicant: YUYAMA MFG. CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hirokazu Amano, Hiromichi Tsuda, Yasuyuki Yoshikawa, Hirokazu Chihara, Dai Shimizube
  • Patent number: 10099806
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide a drug cassette having a compact configuration which allows for drugs to be fed out one at a time using a first rotating body and a second rotating body, and also provide a drug packaging device. The following are arranged within a cassette main body of said drug cassette: a cylindrical body that accommodates the drugs; a first rotating body that is disposed on a bottom surface side of the cylindrical body, the first rotating body being rotatable around a first rotating shaft; and a second rotating body that is disposed on an outer periphery of an opening in the cylindrical body, the second rotating body being rotatable around a second rotating shaft. At least one drive unit, disposed in a remaining space within the cassette main body, to rotate and drive the first rotating body and the second rotating body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: YUYAMA MFG. CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Naoki Koike, Katsunori Yoshina
  • Publication number: 20180286031
    Abstract: Provided is an inspection apparatus, an inspection method and a computer program product which can easily remove an improper target object. An inspection apparatus (1000) includes a base (700) for placing target objects thereon, a photographing part (100) which can photograph the target objects placed on the base (700), an inspection part for performing an inspection for the target objects placed on the base (700) based on an image photographed by the photographing part (100), and a distinguishing process part for performing a process of making a specific target object placed on the base (700) visually distinguishable from other target objects placed on the base (700) based on a result of the inspection performed by the inspection part.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 23, 2016
    Publication date: October 4, 2018
    Applicant: YUYAMA MFG. CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroyuki YUYAMA, Hirokazu AMANO
  • Patent number: 10085917
    Abstract: A tablet cassette is provided that can easily adjust the depth etc. of a guide groove of a rotor depending on the size of a tablet to be dispensed. The tablet cassette includes movable pieces that are disposed movably in a radial direction of the rotor in the plurality of tablet guide grooves and form surfaces in the radial direction of the rotor in the tablet guide grooves, and a movable piece moving mechanism that moves the movable pieces in the radial direction of the rotor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: YUYAMA MFG. CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shoji Yuyama, Naoki Koike
  • Patent number: 10045914
    Abstract: Provided is a medicine dispensing apparatus including a plurality of medicine cassettes for respectively dispensing desired types of medicines. The medicine dispensing apparatus allocates medicine information on a medicine to be dispensed to one of the medicine cassettes when the medicine information is given. Then, the medicine dispensing apparatus drives the medicine cassette according to a predetermined driving condition corresponding to the medicine information allocated to the medicine cassette to dispense the medicine from the medicine cassette. By using the medicine dispensing apparatus, it is possible to reduce a user work for dispensing the desired types of medicines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: YUYAMA MFG. CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Yuyama, Tooru Tanaka, Tomohiro Sugimoto, Tetsuya Terada, Kento Miwa
  • Publication number: 20180177682
    Abstract: Providing an inspection support system, a tablet dispensing device, and a dispensing control program, being capable of supporting a pharmacist in an inspection operation of inspecting a result of a dispensing process performed by a tablet dispensing device, is a problem to be solved. The inspection support system includes: a first storage processing unit that stores a first photographed image of a tablet taken in a first dispensing process in which one or more tablets are packaged by a packaging material for each timing of dosage on the basis of prescription data, and a second photographed image of the tablet taken in one or more second dispensing processes that are re-performed for one or more timings of the dosage after the first dispensing process is performed, while associating the images with the prescription data; and a display processing unit capable of displaying the first photographed image and the second photographed image stored by the first storage processing unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2016
    Publication date: June 28, 2018
    Applicant: YUYAMA MFG. CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Toru TANAKA
  • Publication number: 20180170591
    Abstract: [Problem] It is an object of the present invention to provide a medicine packaging apparatus which has a high reading accuracy for identification information such as an engraved mark attached to a medicine and can provide a superior inspection performance. [Means for Solving the Problem] A medicine packaging apparatus 10 has a medicine preparing and dispensing portion 20, a packaging portion 150, a pre-packaging photographing portion 100 for reading identification information attached to a medicine in a phase before the medicines are packaged by the packaging portion 150, an individually supplying portion 60 which can individually supply the plurality of medicines received from the side of the medicine preparing and dispensing portion 20 to the side of the pre-packaging photographing portion 100 and a control part 200.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 24, 2016
    Publication date: June 21, 2018
    Applicant: YUYAMA MFG. CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Naoki KOIKE, Ryosuke FUKAMORI, Hikaru KATAYAMA, Takuma HIRAOKA
  • Publication number: 20180161247
    Abstract: It is an object of the present invention to provide a tablet cassette rotor whose number of components is small and which can treat tablets having more various shapes and sizes and is adaptable to an automatic adjustment for a depth, a width and a partitioning position of a tablet guide path. As solving means for achieving this object, a rotor (4) which is rotatably contained in a cassette main body (3) for containing tablets and has a plurality of tablet guide paths (4b) for guiding the tablets to a tablet discharging hole. The rotor includes an inclined outer surface provided in the tablet guide path so as to be inclined with respect to a rotational axis of the rotor and face an inverse conical-shaped inclined inner surface of the cassette main body. A distance between the inverse conical-shaped inclined inner surface of the cassette main body and the inclined outer surface of the tablet guide path can be adjusted by raising and lowering the rotor with respect to the cassette main body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2017
    Publication date: June 14, 2018
    Applicant: YUYAMA MFG. CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Naoki KOIKE, Ryosuke FUKAMORI
  • Patent number: 9994347
    Abstract: A system for individually packaging medicine is provided with a medicine inspection device that is capable of performing inspection of medicine that is individually packaged using a device for individually packaging medicine or the like. The control device of the medicine inspection device is provided with an inspection database in which images of medicine are stored as master images and is capable of carrying out an inspection task using image matching processing that involves an image acquired by imaging. The control is also capable of performing similarity determination for determining whether a medicine that is similar to a medicine that is packaged in an individual wrapper is present in the inspection database in a state in which the reference scope of the inspection database is restricted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: YUYAMA MFG. CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Yuyama, Hirokazu Amano, Hiromichi Tsuda, Dai Shimizube
  • Patent number: 9962317
    Abstract: This drug-supplying device is provided with: a rotator that discharges drugs towards the outer diameter by being rotated; a drug shape-specifying unit for specifying the shape of the drug; and a control unit that rotates the rotator at a rotational speed specified, on the basis of a speed table that correlates drug shape to rotator rotational speed, by the shape that has been specified by a drug-detecting unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: YUYAMA MFG. CO, LTD.
    Inventors: Naoki Koike, Mitsuhiro Mitani, Masao Fukada