Patents by Inventor Shoji Yuyama

Shoji Yuyama has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • 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
  • Publication number: 20190053984
    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: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2018
    Publication date: February 21, 2019
    Inventors: Shoji YUYAMA, Naoki KOIKE
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20170301087
    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: Application
    Filed: August 10, 2015
    Publication date: October 19, 2017
    Inventors: Shoji YUYAMA (Deceased), Naoki KOIKE, Masao FUKADA, Akira MAEDA
  • 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: 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: 20170135905
    Abstract: A medicine dispensing device includes: a plurality of medicine cassettes; a manual distribution medicine supply device; a printing means for printing a dosing information of included in a prescription data on a packing paper; a packing means for packing the medicine dispensed from the medicine cassette or the manual distribution medicine supply device one pack at a time based on the prescription data; a rotation means for rotating the medicine before the medicine is packed into the packing paper; an imaging means for imaging the medicine rotated by the rotation means together with an identification portion; and a control means for performing an inspection process by reading the identification portion from the medicine imaged by the imaging means, extracting a medicine information based on the read identification portion, and comparing the extracted medicine information with a medicine information included in the prescription data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2015
    Publication date: May 18, 2017
    Inventor: Shoji YUYAMA
  • Patent number: 9582956
    Abstract: A tablet division feeder includes a moving unit to move a tablet T, a fixing blade located in a movement path of the tablet T, and a support plate extending from the fixing blade such that divided tablets T2 on the fixing blade are transferred and kept onto the support plate. The fixing blade divides the tablet T into upper and lower divided tablets as the tablet T is moved in such a manner that the lower divided tablet T1 is discharged and the upper divided tablet T2 is transferred from the fixing blade to the support plate by the moving unit and kept on the support plate. The upper divided tablet T2 is discharged from the support plate as the upper divided tablet T2 is further moved by the moving unit in such a manner that the upper divided tablet T2 is discharged from the moving unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2017
    Assignee: YUYAMA MFG. CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shoji Yuyama, Naoki Koike, Mitsuhiro Mitani, Masao Fukada
  • Patent number: 9493290
    Abstract: A tablet dispenser includes a device body and a plurality of tablet cassettes disposed on one face of the device body. Each tablet cassette is capable of accommodating a plurality of types of tablets and of dispensing the tablets contained therein in a lateral direction. A plurality of chutes are in communication with the plurality of tablet cassettes. Each chute is disposed on the one face of the device body, adjacent to a corresponding tablet cassette. Each chute retains tablets dispensed from the corresponding tablet cassette and dispenses the tablets in a downward direction into a container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2016
    Assignee: YUYAMA MFG. CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shoji Yuyama, Naoki Koike, Takafumi Imai, Yoshinori Kumano, Akira Maeda, Mitsuhiro Mitani
  • Patent number: 9474691
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide a coinfusion apparatus capable of automatically performing parts or all of a coinfusion processing. The coinfusion apparatus includes a first robot arm which retains a medical agent container, a second robot arm which performs an operation of inserting a syringe needle of a syringe into a mouth of the medical agent container retained by the first robot arm, and an operation of inserting the syringe needle of the syringe into a coinfusion mouth of a transfusion bag. The coinfusion apparatus further includes a coinfusion processing room which shelters both robot arms and a transfusion bag elevation inclination section, which retains the transfusion bag outside of the coinfusion processing room and positions the coinfusion mouth of the transfusion bag in a coinfusion communication mouth formed in the coinfusion processing room. A trash storage room door is provided in a front surface of the coinfusion apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2016
    Assignee: YUYAMA MFG. CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shoji Yuyama, Naoki Koike, Akitomi Kohama, Akifumi Tanaka, Masatoshi Warashina, Kazuki Kawauchi, Takuya Tsugui, Sho Oya
  • Patent number: 9433555
    Abstract: The disclosed device increases the accommodation amount of blister packages and enables smooth dispensing even if a blister package is bent or similar. The device is provided with: a device body (1), a storage container (2) which accommodates blister packages (4) in a stacked state, and a dispensing member (3) which can dispense the accommodated blister package (4). The storage container (2) is provided with an outlet (13), which is formed on the base at one end side thereof, and which is for ejecting the blister package (4), and a biasing means (12) for biasing the accommodated blister packages (4) toward one end side. The dispensing member (3) is provided with a guide part (36) for guiding a side edge part of the blister packages (4), and biases the blister packages (4) toward one end side of the storage container (2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2016
    Assignee: YUYAMA MFG. CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shoji Yuyama, Itsuo Yasunaga, Masahiko Kasuya, Norifumi Oike
  • Patent number: 9387624
    Abstract: A device for individually packaging medication comprises: a conveyance member for conveying a long packaging sheet, the packaging sheet being folded in two along the longitudinal direction thereof with a fold line disposed on the lower side; and a sealing member for sealing the packaging sheet. The sealing member is configured by integrating longitudinal and lateral sealing units. The longitudinal sealing unit being adapted to seal the edge of the packaging sheet, located on an opposite side of the fold line, and the lateral sealing unit being adapted to seal the packaging sheet at predetermined intervals in the longitudinal direction. The device further comprises: a support member for supporting the sealing member; and a control unit causing the sealing member to rotate idle while separating the longitudinal sealing unit from the packaging sheet and thereafter causing the longitudinal sealing unit to come into contact again with the packaging sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2016
    Assignee: YUYAMA MFG. CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Shoji Yuyama
  • Patent number: 9370467
    Abstract: A tablet cassette is provided that can easily adjust the tablet separating position depending on the size of a table to be dispensed. The tablet cassette includes a plurality of tablet holding members that is rotatable together with the rotor and is elastically deformable so as to enter the table guide groove from an opening end thereof and to press a table in the table guide groove, the plurality of table holding members being provided corresponding to the plurality of tablet guide grooves; and a pressing member that is mounted on the cassette body and presses the table holding member toward the table guide groove when the table guide groove is located at a position corresponding to a tablet outlet provided in the cassette body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2016
    Assignee: YUYAMA MFG. CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shoji Yuyama, Naoki Koike
  • Patent number: 9299211
    Abstract: A tablet division feeder includes a moving unit to move a tablet T, a fixing blade located in a movement path of the tablet T, and a support plate extending from the fixing blade such that divided tablets T2 on the fixing blade are transferred and kept onto the support plate. The fixing blade divides the tablet T into upper and lower divided tablets as the tablet T is moved in such a manner that the lower divided tablet T1 is discharged and the upper divided tablet T2 is transferred from the fixing blade to the support plate by the moving unit and kept on the support plate. The upper divided tablet T2 is discharged from the support plate as the upper divided tablet T2 is further moved by the moving unit in such a manner that the upper divided tablet T2 is discharged from the moving unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2016
    Assignee: YUYAMA MFG. CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shoji Yuyama, Naoki Koike, Mitsuhiro Mitani, Masao Fukada
  • Patent number: 9240093
    Abstract: A tablet division feeder includes a moving unit to move a tablet T, a fixing blade located in a movement path of the tablet T, and a support plate extending from the fixing blade such that divided tablets T2 on the fixing blade are transferred and kept onto the support plate. The fixing blade divides the tablet T into upper and lower divided tablets as the tablet T is moved in such a manner that the lower divided tablet T1 is discharged and the upper divided tablet T2 is transferred from the fixing blade to the support plate by the moving unit and kept on the support plate. The upper divided tablet T2 is discharged from the support plate as the upper divided tablet T2 is further moved by the moving unit in such a manner that the upper divided tablet T2 is discharged from the moving unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2016
    Assignee: YUYAMA MFG. CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shoji Yuyama, Naoki Koike, Mitsuhiro Mitani, Masao Fukada
  • Publication number: 20150335531
    Abstract: OBJECT There is provided a coinfusion apparatus capable of automatically performing part or all of a coinfusion processing appropriately. MEANS FOR SOLUTION A coinfusion apparatus 1 includes: a first robot arm 21 which retains a medical agent container; a second robot arm 22 which performs an operation of inserting a syringe needle of a syringe into a mouth of the medical agent container retained by the first robot arm 21, and an operation of inserting the syringe needle of the syringe into a coinfusion mouth of a transfusion bag; a coinfusion processing room 104 which shelters the robot arms, etc.; and a transfusion bag elevation inclination section 113 which retains the transfusion bag outside of the coinfusion processing room 104 and positions the coinfusion mouth of the transfusion bag in a coinfusion communication mouth 37 formed in the coinfusion processing room 104. A trash storage room door 13 is provided in a front surface of the coinfusion apparatus 1.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2013
    Publication date: November 26, 2015
    Applicant: YUYAMA MFG. CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shoji YUYAMA, Naoki KOIKE, Akitomi KOHAMA, Akifumi TANAKA, Masatoshi WARASHINA, Kazuki KAWAUCHI, Takuya TSUGUI, Sho OYA
  • Patent number: RE45846
    Abstract: To prevent disalignment of the edges of a folded sheet by smoothly feeding the sheet to a packaging unit while keeping tension fluctuations to a minimum when the sheet is unwound from a paper roll set in a paper feed unit even though the paper roll diameter decreases gradually as the sheet is unwound. A sheet length measuring sensor or rotary encoder is provided in the paper feed path through which the packaging sheet is fed toward the packaging unit. An angle sensor is provided which includes Hall element sensors provided on a support shaft and magnets provided on a core pipe of the paper roll. Any change in the signals from one of these sensors relative to the signal from the other sensor is used to calculate the paper roll winding length, and the sheet tension is adjusted to an optimum, constant level by controlling the sheet braking force stepwise according to the roll diameter measured by the sensors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2016
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Yuyama Seisakusho
    Inventors: Shoji Yuyama, Hiroshi Nose, Itsuo Yasunaga, Naomichi Etou, Hirokazu Amano
  • Patent number: RE45949
    Abstract: To prevent disalignment of the edges of a folded sheet by smoothly feeding the sheet to a packaging unit while keeping tension fluctuations to a minimum when the sheet is unwound from a paper roll set in a paper feed unit even though the paper roll diameter decreases gradually as the sheet is unwound. A sheet length measuring sensor or rotary encoder is provided in the paper feed path through which the packaging sheet is fed toward the packaging unit. An angle sensor is provided which includes Hall element sensors provided on a support shaft and magnets provided on a core pipe of the paper roll. Any change in the signals from one of these sensors relative to the signal from the other sensor is used to calculate the paper roll winding length, and the sheet tension is adjusted to an optimum, constant level by controlling the sheet braking force stepwise according to the roll diameter measured by the sensors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2016
    Assignee: YUYAMA MFG. CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shoji Yuyama, Hiroshi Nose, Itsuo Yasunaga, Naomichi Etou, Hirokazu Amano