Abstract: The tablet cassette includes a division block installed to be rotated by a drive motor to discharge tablets introduced from above through transfer passages indented in an outer circumferential surface thereof. Each of the transfer passage includes a separation recess for downward transfer of the tablets, a lower end of which is blocked by a prop, and a supply recess along which the tablets having passed through the separation recess are moved on the outer circumferential surface of the division block to thereby be discharged downward via rotation of the division block. The tablet cassette further includes a bottom ring provided around a lower end of the division block to transfer the tablets located in the separation recess into the supply recess via rotation of the division block.
Abstract: A beverage container lid separator and dispenser is provided which allows individual beverage container lids to be dispensed in a neat and sanitary manner. The invention generally includes a vessel and an actuator, wherein a stack of lids is maintained in the vessel optionally within a housing. The vessel has an aperture at its lower end for dispensing the lids therefrom. The actuator is positioned below the vessel and extending up through a horizontal floor below the vessel, the floor supporting the lids thereon. In operation, the vessel preferably pivots to allow a bottom-most lid within the vessel to be pulled from underneath the vessel by the actuator. The vessel catches and maintains the remaining stack of lids for later dispensing by a subsequent user.
Abstract: A dispenser for dispensing granules from a container having a circular mouth, includes a body having first and second cylindrical components joined together by an axial spindle, a cylindrical roundel including a radial slit which is adapted to clip onto the axial spindle, and a receptacle. The first and second cylindrical components of the body have a plurality of circumferential notches adapted to receive granules from the container. The cylindrical roundel has a radial slit which receives a single granule from the first cylindrical component, for passage to the second cylindrical component. The receptacle includes driving means adapted to rotate the body for dispensing the granules.
Abstract: An apparatus for dispensing single ones of flat chips or discs from a multi-chip receptacle, and/or depositing them onto a surface at selected locations, is disclosed, as may be desireable, for example, when playing a game of bingo. In one preferred embodiment the chips are dispensed and deposited onto the surface in response to a downward motion or force on the apparatus against the surface after it is properly positioned at the selected location.
Abstract: A dispenser for articles such as pills or capsules is operative with a reciprocating motion for dispensing individual articles. The dispenser includes a base portion and a slide member on the base portion which is reciprocally movable with respect to the base portion between a lower first position and an upper second position for dispensing articles in succession.
Abstract: Apparatus is disclosed for dispensing elongated cylindrical objects, such as pencils, and includes a housing, a hopper enclosed within the housing, actuating structure extending through a wall of the housing and engaging the hopper, a slide plate operatively connected to the hopper and actuating apparatus for carrying a single object to be dispensed to a dispensing position, and blocking apparatus having structure for sensing the presence or absence of an object to be dispensed carried by the slide plate and blocking movement of the slide plate and manual actuating structure if there is no object to be dispensed carried by the slide plate.
Abstract: The distributor comprises a carriage (2) intended to contain a stack of sheets. This carriage (2) is mounted to slide between two stop positions on a support plate (7) thanks to ball bearings (6). The support plate (7) exhibits a slightly elevated rear portion (9) with a front step part (9a). By making a back and forth movement with the carriage (2), the bottom sheet of the stack is separated from the stack and held by the step (9a) on the front part of the plate (7) making it easy to take notes with but a single hand.
Abstract: A pill dispensing device comprising a case supportable on a wrist, in which a cartridge for dispensing pills is positioned, the pills are arranged to be delivered one at a time from the cartridge through openings in a pill container, a housing and a protective cover when in alignment and by pressure of a spring member which is tensioned by longitudinal movement of the pill container.
Abstract: Apparatus shown in FIG. 1a for distributing and placing pseudo-spherical objects i.e. cherries, nuts, pralines on i.e. cakes, sweets, ice creams, comprising a hopper (1) adapted to co-operate with an element imparting an oscillating movement thereto, the lower opening of the hopper being situated immediately above and opposite the calibrated opening (5) of a cylindrical tube (3) for receiving the objects from the hopper. The cylindrical tube (3) is rotatable about its longitudinal axis between two end positions symetrical to one another in relation to mean position. A cylindrical rod (7) slides axially in an alternating movement inside the cylindrical tube.
January 14, 1980
Date of Patent:
November 17, 1981
Societe d'Assistance Techinque pour Produits Nestle S.A.