Patents Assigned to Yuyama Mfg. Co., Ltd.
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20180105300
    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: Application
    Filed: April 4, 2016
    Publication date: April 19, 2018
    Applicant: YUYAMA MFG. CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Mitsuhiro MITANI, Takanori YOROZU
  • Publication number: 20180065765
    Abstract: A medicine packaging apparatus 10 has a packaging paper supplying part 42; a sealing device 50 for forming a packaging bag; a medicine introducing part 80 for introducing the medicines M from an opening portion of the packaging bag P in an unsealed-state; a detecting part 90 for detecting presence of the medicines M in an introducing path for the medicines M by the medicine introducing part 80 and a determining part which can determine that a packaging failure occurs under a condition that the presence of the medicines M is detected by the detecting part 90 within a time period after a timing of starting to seal the packaging bag P in which the medicines M have been introduced and before a timing of introducing the medicines M to be packaged in a subsequent packaging bag P through the medicine introducing part 80.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2016
    Publication date: March 8, 2018
    Applicant: YUYAMA MFG. CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Naoki KOIKE
  • Patent number: 9877897
    Abstract: The invention addresses the problem of providing a medication cassette, which in addition to being capable of smooth automated dispensing despite being capable of storing large amounts of medication, allows accurate ascertainment of whether the medication has run out or is jammed. This medication cassette is provided with: a cylindrical body in which the medication is stored; a first rotating body capable of reciprocating movement inside the cylindrical body in the direction of the shaft center thereof; a second rotating body disposed on the outer circumference of the cylindrical body; a conveyed medication-detecting element for detecting medication that has been conveyed by the second rotating body; and a control for moving the first rotating body upward when a medication detection signal is not output from the conveyed medication-detecting element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: YUYAMA MFG. CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Naoki Koike
  • Patent number: 9877896
    Abstract: [Object] To achieve a compact construction while making it possible to dispense a medicine certainly one by one. [Solution] A medicine dispensing unit for dispensing a medicine retained is disposed. The medicine dispensing unit comprises a first rotator having a circular face rotatably disposed at a slant state to a horizontal plane; a second rotator having a ring face rotatably disposed over the horizontal plane at an outer peripheral side of the first rotator; and a guide member having a guide face, the guide face being disposed above the circular face of the first rotator while extending radially with respect to the circular face, being positioned at a downstream side in a rotational direction of the first rotator towards a periphery in a radial direction, and being capable of contacting with the medicine placed on the first rotator due to rotation of the first rotator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: YUYAMA MFG. CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Mitsuhiro Mitani
  • Patent number: 9870611
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide a high accuracy medicament inspection device and system to inspect medicaments enclosed in a package with a printing area. The medicament inspection device implements a medicament information detection process that includes: a medicament candidate area extraction step extracting a dark colored area in a back side illuminated image as a medicament candidate area A (assumed presence of medicament); a print candidate area extraction step extracting an area containing the print on the package based on a front side illuminated image as a print candidate area B; a print area identification step specifying an area corresponding to the print contained in the print candidate area B based on the brightness distribution of the back side illuminated image as a print area C; and a medicament area identification step identifying a medicament area X by subtracting the print area C from the medicament candidate area A.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: YUYAMA MFG. CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Koji Ito, Hiromichi Tsuda, Hirokazu Amano, Yasuyuki Yoshikawa, Mei Zhang
  • Patent number: 9833384
    Abstract: There is provided a medicine dispensing system configured such that a medicine dispensing device includes a sub unit having a function to dispense medicine that is connected to a medicine dispensing device that includes a main unit having a function of packing medicines. There is also provided a medicine dispensing device that can be appropriately integrated with such a medicine dispensing system. The medicine dispensing system includes, in some embodiments a main unit, a sub unit and a transfer device connecting the main unit and the sub unit. The medicine dispensing system transfers the medicine dispensed in the sub unit to the main unit by means of a transfer device and dispenses the medicine at a medicine packing part together with the medicine dispensed from a main storage part in the main unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: YUYAMA MFG. CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Itsuo Yasunaga, Chisei Asaoka, Norifumi Oike, Kensuke Kaminishi, Masahiko Kasuya, Nakaji Takeda, Hiromichi Tsuda, Yasuyuki Morita, Shinya Taira, Tomohiro Sugimoto, Naomichi Toyota
  • Publication number: 20170305589
    Abstract: An inspection assistance system includes an inspection display processing part which is configured to display, per unit of packing, a capture image of a tablet which is captured before the tablet dispensed from one or both of a tablet cassette and a manual distribution unit based on prescription data is packed into a packing material in a tablet packing device, and is configured to display a result of an inspection process which is executed based on the prescription data and identification information of the tablet included in the capture image of the tablet. Thus, it is possible to assist a pharmacist's inspection task carried out with respect to the tablets packed by the tablet packing device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2015
    Publication date: October 26, 2017
    Applicant: Yuyama MFG. Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shoji YUYAMA (Deceased), Naoki KOIKE, Tooru TANAKA, Tomohiro SUGIMOTO, Masao FUKADA, Masanao NISHIO
  • Patent number: 9792756
    Abstract: A medicine feeding apparatus includes a cylindrical body 8, a first rotating body 9, and a second rotating body 10. The first rotating body 9 is disposed on the inner side of the cylindrical body 8, and together with the cylindrical body 8, constitutes a medicine storage section 42 capable of storing medicine. The first rotating body 9 can reciprocate in the axial direction of the cylindrical body 8, and can rotate about a first rotary axis. The second rotating body 10 is disposed on the outer circumference of an opening of the cylindrical body 8, and can rotate about a second rotary axis. This configuration has a function of smoothly performing automatic dispensing depending on the remaining amount of stored medicine while storing a large amount of medicine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: YUYAMA MFG. CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Yuyama, Naoki Koike, Mitsuhiro Mitani, Masao Fukada
  • Patent number: 9790017
    Abstract: A tablet feeder comprises a device body, a plurality of tablet cassettes disposed on one face of the device body 1 in a vertical direction, each tablet cassette accommodating a plurality of tablets by kind, and a plurality of chutes disposed on one face of the device body 1 in a vertical direction and shifted in a horizontal direction, the chutes temporarily storing the tablets dispensed from the tablet cassette and having the dispensing portion at the downward portion thereof, the dispensing portion being capable of dispensing the tablets to a bottomed cylindrical tablet container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: YUYAMA MFG. CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shoji Yuyama, Naoki Koike, Takafumi Imai, Yoshinori Kumano, Akira Maeda, Mitsuhiro Mitani
  • Patent number: 9770388
    Abstract: The present application provides a co-infusion apparatus and a co-infusion method which can photograph an image suitable for inspecting whether or not a co-infusion process in the co-infusion apparatus is properly carried out.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2017
    Assignee: YUYAMA MFG. CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Naoki Koike, Akitomi Kohama, Masatoshi Warashina, Fumitaka Hino, Takuya Tsugui, Kazuki Kawauchi, Sho Oya
  • Patent number: 9770389
    Abstract: Systems and methods for preventing a container from being replenished with the wrong medicine are described. This is achieved by the following process: first, a user places a container on a placement unit and reads a symbol attached to a bottle. Then, a determination is made so as to whether the medicine in the bottle is the correct medicine. If the medicine is incorrect, a message indicating the medicine is incorrect is displayed. If the medicine is correct, a camera records video of the medicine replenishment operation. Once the medicine replenishment is completed, a photographed image of the medicine inside the container and an image of the correct medicine for replenishing the container are displayed. Then, the user views these images and confirms whether the medicine used to replenish the container was correct. If this confirmation is not completed, the medicine dispensing device will not dispense medicine from the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2017
    Assignee: YUYAMA MFG. CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Naoki Koike, Masao Fukada
  • Patent number: 9767635
    Abstract: The medicament dispensing machine enables to use vials having various sizes and shapes without changing a part in the machine or without performing a special operation. The medicament dispensing machine contains a discharging unit that receives a vial filled with a medicament from a medicament filling means and discharges out of a vial discharging window. The discharging unit contains a vial gripping means having a pair of gripping arms that grip a vial, a body of gripping means having the vial gripping means, a moving means that moves the vial gripping means from the medicament filling means to the vial discharging window, and an orientation changing mechanism that changes the orientation of the body of gripping means. With a coordination of the movement of the body of gripping means toward the vial discharging window, the orientation changing mechanism makes the gripping arms orient to the vial discharging window.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: YUYAMA MFG. CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shoji Yuyama, Naoki Koike, Takafumi Imai, Yoshinori Kumano, Akira Maeda, Mitsuhiro Mitani
  • Publication number: 20170264867
    Abstract: Provided is a medicine identifying system which enables automatization of medicine identification. A medicine identifying system is constituted of a medicine photographing device and a computer. Medicine identifying software is installed in the computer. At the time of performing medicine identification, a user first sets a medicine to be identified in the medicine photographing device. Next, the medicine photographing device starts to photograph the medicine by using an operation of the user with respect to the computer as a trigger. A photographed image of the medicine is transmitted to the computer as data. Then, the medicine identifying software refers to a database based on this image data to search the medicine.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2015
    Publication date: September 14, 2017
    Applicant: YUYAMA MFG. CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hirokazu AMANO, Koji ITO
  • Publication number: 20170252267
    Abstract: The invention addresses the problem of providing a medication cassette, which in addition to being capable of smooth automated dispensing despite being capable of storing large amounts of medication, allows accurate ascertainment of whether the medication has run out or is jammed. This medication cassette is provided with: a cylindrical body in which the medication is stored; a first rotating body capable of reciprocating movement inside the cylindrical body in the direction of the shaft center thereof; a second rotating body disposed on the outer circumference of the cylindrical body; a conveyed medication-detecting element for detecting medication that has been conveyed by the second rotating body; and a control for moving the first rotating body upward when a medication detection signal is not output from the conveyed medication-detecting element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 22, 2017
    Publication date: September 7, 2017
    Applicant: YUYAMA MFG. CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Naoki KOIKE
  • Publication number: 20170246083
    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: Application
    Filed: May 8, 2015
    Publication date: August 31, 2017
    Applicant: YUYAMA MFG. CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hirokazu AMANO, Akitomi KOHAMA, Masatoshi WARASHINA, Junichi IWAYA, Hiromichi TSUDA, Takashi UENO, Hidenori TSUJI, Keigo NAKAMURA, Mei ZHANG
  • Publication number: 20170224587
    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: Application
    Filed: February 21, 2017
    Publication date: August 10, 2017
    Applicant: YUYAMA MFG. CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Naoki KOIKE, Mitsuhiro MITANI, Masao FUKADA
  • Publication number: 20170216150
    Abstract: [Object] To achieve a compact construction while making it possible to dispense a medicine certainly one by one. [Solution] A medicine dispensing unit 7 for dispensing a medicine retained is disposed. The medicine dispensing unit comprises a first rotator 24 having a circular face rotatably disposed at a slant state to a horizontal plane; a second rotator 25 having a ring face rotatably disposed over the horizontal plane at an outer peripheral side of the first rotator 24; and a guide member 28 having a guide face, the guide face being disposed above the circular face of the first rotator 24 while extending radially with respect to the circular face, being positioned at a downstream side in a rotational direction of the first rotator 24 towards a periphery in a radial direction, and being capable of contacting with the medicine placed on the first rotator 24 due to rotation of the first rotator 24.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 21, 2015
    Publication date: August 3, 2017
    Applicant: YUYAMA MFG. CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Mitsuhiro MITANI
  • Publication number: 20170202987
    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: Application
    Filed: June 24, 2015
    Publication date: July 20, 2017
    Applicant: YUYAMA MFG. CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshitaka KISHISHITA, Hajime MISHIMA
  • Patent number: 9687418
    Abstract: The invention addresses the problem of providing a medication cassette, which in addition to being capable of smooth automated dispensing despite being capable of storing large amounts of medication, allows accurate ascertainment of whether the medication has run out or is jammed. This medication cassette is provided with: a cylindrical body in which the medication is stored; a first rotating body capable of reciprocating movement inside the cylindrical body in the direction of the shaft center thereof; a second rotating body disposed on the outer circumference of the cylindrical body; a conveyed medication-detecting element for detecting medication that has been conveyed by the second rotating body; and a control for moving the first rotating body upward when a medication detection signal is not output from the conveyed medication-detecting element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignee: YUYAMA MFG. CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Naoki Koike