With Means For Feeding Web For Dispensing Patents (Class 221/71)
  • Patent number: 9591702
    Abstract: LED drivers and lighting systems having a dynamically reconfigurable switching network is disclosed. The lighting system comprises a switching network which provides interconnections between LEDs or LED lamps that can dynamically reconfigure between largely parallel circuits and largely serial circuits as the instantaneous voltage of a power supply varies. When the instantaneous voltage of the power source is low, the switching network interconnects the LED lamps in a largely parallel configuration. As the instantaneous voltage increases, the switching network reconfigures and interconnects the LED lamps with increasing serial configurations. As the instantaneous voltage begins to decrease, the switching network reconfigures and interconnects the LED lamps back to a largely parallel configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2017
    Assignee: AMERICAN BRIGHT LIGHTING, INC.
    Inventors: George Lee, Arthur Young, Stanley Chen
  • Publication number: 20150020480
    Abstract: A method and system for automatic filling are provided. The system includes a drive assembly and a source of bladders to be filled wherein the bladders are joined in serial arrangement to a feeding web. The web is configured to be moved through the system using the drive assembly. The system further includes a nozzle configured to receive a flow of filling fluid and direct the flow of fluid into each bladder in turn and a closure device positioned proximate the nozzle wherein the closure device is configured to secure each bladder when filled such that each bladder remains filled after discharge from the system. The system also includes a trigger assembly configured to activate the closure device at a predetermined level of filling of each bladder.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2013
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Inventors: Jerome Anzio HARRIS, Suzanne Marie MILLS-WINKLER, Maureen Ann MCHALE
  • Publication number: 20150001239
    Abstract: A medium processing device includes: a cylindrical drum; an inner tape that is withdrawn from an inner reel and are wound onto the drum; an outer tape that is withdrawn from an outer reel and are wound onto the drum together with the inner tape with a paper medium interposed therebetween; a contrasting region that has contrasting physical properties, and that is formed at a terminal-end portion of at least one of the tapes; a detection section that detects the physical properties on a contrasting tape that is one of the tapes formed with the contrasting region; and a controller that controls rotation of the drum based on a detection result of the detection section, wherein a normal tape that is one of the tapes not formed with the contrasting region, has a length that is longer than that of the contrasting tape by an additional length.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2012
    Publication date: January 1, 2015
    Applicant: OKI ELECTRIC INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Kei Iwatsuki
  • Patent number: 8893921
    Abstract: The present invention provides a banknote storing/feeding device 23 that can increase a storing amount of banknotes while the device is made compact as a whole. The banknote storing/feeding device includes a winding roller 38 that winds and unwinds banknotes together with a tape 37, and a reel 40 that winds and unwinds the tape 37 with respect to the winding roller 38. The banknote storing/feeding device includes a motor 55 including a motor main body 56 disposed inside the winding roller 38, and a first drive axis 58 and a second drive axis 59 projecting from a first end portion side and a second end portion side of the motor main body 56. The banknote storing/feeding device includes a transmission mechanism 70 that transmits a drive force from the second drive axis 59 of the motor 55 to the reel 40. A drive force from the first drive axis 58 of the motor 55 is transmitted to the winding roller 38 to rotate the winding roller 38.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: Glory Ltd.
    Inventors: Isao Miki, Yoshikazu Mitsusada, Takeshi Kirihara, Takashi Ando
  • Publication number: 20140312050
    Abstract: A medical dispenser for storing and dispensing electrodes includes a housing having a front member and a back member, at least one electrode strip disposed between the front member and the back member of the housing and an actuator mounted to the front member of the housing and adapted to engage the at least one electrode strip. The electrode strip includes a strip member and a plurality of electrodes mounted to the strip member. The actuator is movable relative to the front member such that movement of the actuator results in corresponding movement of the at least one electrode strip to dispense an electrode from the housing. The actuator may be adapted to engage an electrode of the at least one electrode strip. In one embodiment, the actuator is adapted to engage a male terminal of the electrode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 18, 2014
    Publication date: October 23, 2014
    Applicant: Covidien LP
    Inventors: Scott R. Coggins, Rachel Starr, Scott Holmes, Steve R. Wilson, David R. Swisher, David T. Middleton, JR., Michael W. Konieczny, Robert L. Naas, Paul Eric Carlson
  • Publication number: 20140311854
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for determining the stock of notes of value of a drum storage (22). For at least a part of the notes of value, the current motor position is determined after winding up the note of value and stored such that it is unambiguously assigned to the respective note of value. For determining the stock of the drum storage (22), the current motor position is determined and compared with the stored motor positions. Dependent on the result of this comparison, the stock is determined. Further, the invention relates to a device (10, 22, 30) for receiving notes of value, which comprises a drum storage (22), a memory element and a control unit (26), the control unit (26) implementing the above-described method steps.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 18, 2014
    Publication date: October 23, 2014
    Applicant: Wincor Nixdorf International GmbH
    Inventors: Michael Kremer, Thomas Kemmerling
  • Publication number: 20140263392
    Abstract: An applicator for dispensing false eyelashes includes a supply wheel and a take-up wheel, the supply wheel comprising a tape having a plurality of pockets, where the pockets secure individual or clusters of false eyelashes until they are dispensed from a dispensing pivot. The spent tape is returned to the take-up wheel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: ELC Management LLC
    Inventors: Agostinho Martins, Charles Aaron Curtiss
  • Patent number: 8833537
    Abstract: A medium stocking apparatus includes a housing having an open area, reels on which tapes are wound, a diverting unit for turning backward the tapes, a cylindrical drum on which a medium is wound with the tapes overlaid, and an openable unit for closing and opening an internal space from and to outside. During an operation, a closed state can be retained, and, during a maintenance work, an open state can be achieved, in which the openable unit is rotated in an upward direction for displacing upper tapes. The medium stocking apparatus can thus be offered which allows a maintenance work with high workability without impairing the tapes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: Oki Electric Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Masashi Kashiwabuchi, Kei Iwatsuki, Michio Suetaka, Naoki Hata
  • Patent number: 8764934
    Abstract: A container or array of containers that is are sealed with a peelable seal is transported via a conveyor along a processing path toward a desealing station at which an adhesive surface having a width substantially the same as or greater than the width of the seal is pressed against the upper surface of the peelable seal. A collection rod applies a downward pressure on the adhesive surface, pressing it against the seal and keeping the container or container array in position on the conveyor as the plate moves with the conveyor. As the leading edge of the seal passes the collection rod, the adhesive surface is rolled upward, away from the plane of the seal, pulling up on the leading edge of the seal to separate it from the container or container array while the container or container array is held down by the roller. The removed seal is then discarded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Assignee: Brooks Automation, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert K. Neeper, Rhett L. Affleck, Roger Howard
  • Patent number: 8757435
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method, system and dispensing device for assisting a patient in complying with a medical regimen. The system includes an electronic dispensing device to be used by the patient which comprises a device to obtain information about the regimen. A device registers operation of the dispensing device by the patient taking the medicines. A warning device reminds a patient of the regimen. A medicine packing station packs the medicine within a package in portions to be taken according to the regimen. A database stores information about the regimen. A service center is provided to assist when necessary. A communication network is provided for communication between the dispensing device and the service center and/or between the service center and the patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignee: Vitaphone Nederland B.V.
    Inventors: Andreas Bernardus Petrus Van Oort, Marlies Van Dullemen, Noor Doucet-Liem, Annemieke Westerink, Erwin Christiaan Alexander Van Der Star
  • Patent number: 8714452
    Abstract: A locker system includes one or more banks of electronic lockers. Each locker has a door lock that releasably retains the door in the closed position. The locker system also includes at least one barcode scanner selectively unlocks the door of at least one of the lockers. A locker manager is coupled to each of the electronic lockers via an electronic network. The locker manager stores a list of unique barcodes that are each associated with a locker rental plan including at least one locker account. Each locker account includes an activation indication, a use indication, a locker type indication, and a duration. The unique barcodes are printed or otherwise included on wristbands, which may be scanned at the barcode scanner to gain access to one or more of the lockers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Assignee: Smarte Carte, Inc.
    Inventors: Keith Louis Amdahl, Kong Meng Vang, Matthew Charles Burk
  • Patent number: 8662347
    Abstract: A medical dispenser for storing and dispensing electrodes includes a housing having a front member and a back member, at least one electrode strip disposed between the front member and the back member of the housing and an actuator mounted to the front member of the housing and adapted to engage the at least one electrode strip. The electrode strip includes a strip member and a plurality of electrodes mounted to the strip member. The actuator is movable relative to the front member such that movement of the actuator results in corresponding movement of the at least one electrode strip to dispense an electrode from the housing. The actuator may be adapted to engage an electrode of the at least one electrode strip. In one embodiment, the actuator is adapted to engage a male terminal of the electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2014
    Assignee: Covidien LP
    Inventors: Scott Coggins, Rachel Starr, Scott Holmes, Steve T. Wilson, David R. Swisher, David T. Middleton, Jr., Michael W. Konieczny, Robert L. Naas, Paul Eric Carlson
  • Patent number: 8528780
    Abstract: A dispenser comprises a housing defining a chamber to receive a charge of smoking articles coupled by a belt and such that the longitudinal axis of each smoking article extends between first and second ends of die housing. The dispenser includes a mechanism to advance the belt in a lateral direction so as to move a smoking article of the belt into alignment with an aperture in said first end of the housing. The mechanism is also operable to push said aligned smoking article from the belt and eject it in a longitudinal direction from the housing through said aperture. A belt for use in such a dispense!, and a method of filling such a dispenser.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2013
    Assignee: British American Tobacco (Investments) Limited
    Inventors: Chris Houghton, Ian Mckinnon
  • Patent number: 8528779
    Abstract: Herein are disclosed methods for liberating one or more packaged devices from a packaging web, and a dispenser for performing such methods. The packaging web is separated into first and second waste webs which are co-wound onto a common collection spool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2013
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Jeffrey L. Hamer, Ken F. Teeters, Ravi Thomas, Andrew Linton, Tim Stern, Mark White
  • Patent number: 8511304
    Abstract: There is provided a medicament dispenser for use with plural elongate form medicament carriers, each having multiple distinct medicament dose portions carried thereby, the dispenser having a dispensing mechanism for dispensing the distinct medicament dose portions carried by each of the plural medicament carriers. The mechanism comprises a receiving station for receiving each of the plural medicament carriers; a release for releasing a distinct medicament dose portion from each of the plural medicament carriers on receipt thereof by the receiving station; an outlet, positioned to be in communication with the distinct medicament dose portions releasable by said a release; and an indexer for individually indexing the distinct medicament dose portions of each of the plural medicament carriers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2013
    Assignee: Glaxo Group Limited
    Inventors: Gregor John McLennan Anderson, Stanley George Bonney, Michael Birsha Davies, Daniel Thomas De Sansmarez Lintell, Alan Anthony Wilson
  • Patent number: 8453874
    Abstract: A dispenser (200) and method for dispensing pills to patients from cartridges (224) featuring downloadable remotely programmable timer (1B) and network communications links (504), alerting timer, databasing, printer, and battery (60).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2013
    Inventors: Edwin C. Simpson, Mary Carson
  • Publication number: 20130134179
    Abstract: An apparatus and method are disclosed for temporarily storing at least one item of media. The apparatus includes a rotatable item support member arranged to rotate about a support member axis of rotation and comprising an outer support surface. The apparatus also includes a pair of drive tape members, each arranged along a respective tape pathway, each tape pathway comprising a pathway portion in which the tape members extend in a co-operating relationship supported by said outer support surface. The outer support surface includes at least one support region that supports the tape members and an item located therebetween in a flat orientation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2011
    Publication date: May 30, 2013
    Inventors: Nicholas Cooke, Steven Carnegie
  • Publication number: 20130036951
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device (20) for transport and/or storage of notes of value. The device (20) comprises a roller storage (20) having a winding drum (1, 30). Further, the device (20) comprises a sensor (26, 34) for detecting a rotary motion of the winding drum (1, 30).
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 5, 2011
    Publication date: February 14, 2013
    Applicant: WINCOR NIXDORF INTERNATIONAL GMBH
    Inventors: Oliver Dietz, Andre Michels, Sascha Ringel
  • Publication number: 20120273516
    Abstract: A rotary storage device is described. The device comprises a rotatable drum around which media items may be stored, and a tape reel rotatably mounted on a tape reel shaft and partially wound with tape extending from the tape reel to the rotatable drum. The device further comprises a motor coupled to both the rotatable drum and the tape reel shaft. The motor is operable to rotate in a deposit direction and in a dispense direction. The device comprises a friction clutch coupled to both the tape reel shaft and the tape reel to provide some resistance to rotation of the tape reel relative to the tape reel shaft so that the tape reel cannot rotate freely about the tape reel shaft. The device also comprises a one-way clutch coupled to the tape reel shaft to allow the tape reel shaft to rotate in the dispense direction and to prevent the tape reel shaft from rotating in the deposit direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2011
    Publication date: November 1, 2012
    Applicant: NCR Corporation
    Inventors: Nicholas Cooke, David A. Inglis
  • Publication number: 20120181298
    Abstract: The present invention provides a banknote storing/feeding device 23 that can increase a storing amount of banknotes while the device is made compact as a whole. The banknote storing/feeding device includes a winding roller 38 that winds and unwinds banknotes together with a tape 37, and a reel 40 that winds and unwinds the tape 37 with respect to the winding roller 38. The banknote storing/feeding device includes a motor 55 including a motor main body 56 disposed inside the winding roller 38, and a first drive axis 58 and a second drive axis 59 projecting from a first end portion side and a second end portion side of the motor main body 56. The banknote storing/feeding device includes a transmission mechanism 70 that transmits a drive force from the second drive axis 59 of the motor 55 to the reel 40. A drive force from the first drive axis 58 of the motor 55 is transmitted to the winding roller 38 to rotate the winding roller 38.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2009
    Publication date: July 19, 2012
    Inventors: Isao Miki, Yoshikazu Mitsusada, Takeshi Kirihara, Takashi Ando
  • Patent number: 8196773
    Abstract: A component suction method including feeding components accommodated in component storage spaces of a tape base to a predetermined position, lowering a nozzle capable of sucking the components supplied to the predetermined position, stopping the nozzle at a predetermined distance from an upper surface of the tape base, pushing an undersurface of the component up when the nozzle is at a bottom dead center position or a position adjacent to the center, vacuum-sucking the component by the nozzle at the bottom dead center position or at the position adjacent to the center, and moving the component sucked by the nozzle to a predetermined position of a board after the vacuum-sucking.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2002
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2012
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Hideo Suzuki, Mamoru Inoue, Takashi Ando
  • Patent number: 8157125
    Abstract: Improved solid pharmaceutical dispensing systems and methods provide direct transfer of doses from bulk blister packaging material. In a preferred embodiment, the invention comprises a positioning mechanism that alters the spacing between portions of a de-blister apparatus. The de-blister apparatus comprises a de-blister roller, cylinder or elongated cylindrical toothed gear which pushes against a first side of packaging material to remove individual doses from a conventional blister package. The apparatus may operate under manual or automatic control and preferably includes adjustable or movable package holding rollers which are preferably aligned with portions of packaging material between the rows of blister cavities at a side of the packaging material opposite the side at which the roller or cylinder is located.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2012
    Assignee: MTS Medication Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: David Schiff
  • Publication number: 20110168734
    Abstract: A banknote store comprises a banknote storage roller (17), two banknote conveyor belts (26, 27) and two collection sprockets (18, 19) of said belts, each belt (26, 27) being wound on one side to the storage roller (17) and on the other to one of the collection sprockets (18, 19), the two belts being arranged to come into contact with the banknotes respectively on opposite faces, handling means being present to move the roller, the sprockets and the belts so as to alternatively realize the storage of the banknotes on the roller or their release from the store. Said collection sprockets (18, 19) are mounted on a same shaft (20).
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 5, 2009
    Publication date: July 14, 2011
    Applicant: CIMA S.P.A. DI RAZZABONI & C.
    Inventors: Nicoletta Razzaboni, Vittorio Razzaboni
  • Patent number: 7975876
    Abstract: A system for dispensing tabs from a carrier substrate, each of the tabs having an adhesive backing for securing the tabs in spaced-apart relation to the carrier substrate. The system includes an input mechanism operative to supply an input stream of the tab stock and an output mechanism operative to accept and take away an output stream of carrier substrate from the tab stock supplied by the input mechanism. The system further includes a peeler bar having first and second surfaces disposed on the periphery of the peeler bar. The peeler bar, furthermore is interposed between the input and output streams such that the underside surface of the carrier substrate slideably engages the first and second peripheral surfaces. The first peripheral surface has an arcuate shape along an elongate axis of the peeler bar and is oriented relative to the second peripheral surface so as to effect an abrupt directional change with respect to the input and output streams.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2011
    Assignee: Pitney Bowes Ltd.
    Inventors: Geoffrey A. Farmer, Peter J. Watson
  • Patent number: 7971749
    Abstract: Apparatus for releasing tablets from a blister pack (3) having a plurality of tablets (41) contained in corresponding blisters (40), the apparatus comprising abutment means (30), receiving means (10, 26) for receiving a blister pack with any selected one of a plurality of blisters of the pack in registry with the abutment means, either one of the abutment means (30) and the receiving means (10, 26) being moveable to cause a collapsing force to be exerted on a selecting blister thereby to release a tablet from the blister, wherein the apparatus includes biasing means (14, 20) for urging the receiving means into engagement with the blister pack, and that the receiving means is so arranged that said engagement releasably retains, and locates, the blister pack in position relative to the abutment means prior to the release of the tablet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2003
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2011
    Assignee: Gruenenthal GmbH
    Inventors: Nicholas Andrew Murray Drought, Stephen Blatcher, Michael Daines Gaylor, Mark Stacey Rowbotham
  • Patent number: 7934355
    Abstract: An apparatus for automatically mounting substrates with medical and/or pharmaceutical and/or food-supplementing products, including at least one magazine to store blister strips rolled up on rolls or the like, each magazine having at least one holding position for the rolls, a delivery device to unroll the blister strips and deliver the unrolled blister strips to a supply position for the products provided by each roll in the magazine to be mounted, a separating device for separating product-filled blister sections from the blister strip, and a mounting head to receive, rotate and dispense the separated blister sections with the products sealed therein, the mounting head controlled by a control system to transport the separated blister sections from the supply position to a mounting position over the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2011
    Assignee: AvidiaMed GmbH
    Inventors: Nikolai Strub, Gottfried Von Bismarck, Gerhard Breu, Christoph Hammer, Roman Traber, Erich Specker
  • Publication number: 20110073611
    Abstract: To provide a medium storing and advancing apparatus for inhibiting rotation of a drum when tapes are completely rewound from the drum. The apparatus includes reels supplying and winding up the tapes, a drum winding up the tapes supplied from the reels or rewinding wound-up tapes to supply the tapes to the reels, and an inhibiting mechanism inhibiting further rotation of the drum in a direction of rewinding the tapes when the drum completely rewinds the tapes, whereby the inhibiting mechanism inhibits the rotation of the drum.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2009
    Publication date: March 31, 2011
    Applicant: OKI ELECTRIC INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshiyuki Tosaka, Kentaro Kamagata
  • Patent number: 7905371
    Abstract: A label dispenser for storing adhesive labels provided in a roll on a backing strip, and for applying such labels to a substrate, includes a spool wherein the roll may be fit, with the label-bearing strip being fed out of a feed opening in the spool and onto a feeding surface on the outside of the spool. The label-bearing strip is then directed onto and about a peeling lip, causing the strip to shed its label(s) as it traverses the lip. The label is then applied to any adjacent substrate, while the label-less backing strip is directed between a roller (which rolls on the substrate) and a receiving surface on the outside of the spool. As the roller rolls on the substrate, it serves to grasp the label-less backing strip and pull the label-bearing strip out of the spool interior, where it then deposits labels on the substrate as it traverses the lip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2011
    Inventor: Victor Mohoney
  • Publication number: 20110017767
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an apparatus for the storage of sheet material, in particular documents of value such as bank notes and the like, for example for the use in a bank note processing apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2009
    Publication date: January 27, 2011
    Inventor: Markus Sperl
  • Publication number: 20110017766
    Abstract: A roller storage system (1) for sheet-type media has at least one film drum (5) driveable by a motor with at least one strip-type film (5) and at least one winding drum (4) with a central drive spindle (8) driveable by a motor, wherein the strip-type film (5) can be wound onto the winding drum (4), where the winding drum (4) is carried floating on the drive spindle (8).
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2009
    Publication date: January 27, 2011
    Applicant: WINCOR NIXDORF INTERNATIONAL GMBH
    Inventors: Andrè MICHELS, Heinz SAATHOFF
  • Patent number: 7819239
    Abstract: An feeder for an auto mounting device includes a main frame, a blocking mean, an intake assembly, a transmission assembly, an input assembly and a sensor. By the sensor detecting the movement of the auto mounting device and transmitting a signal to activate the transmission assembly, the feeder could be in a normal operation without having an intimate contacting with the auto mounting device. Therefore, the feeder can favorably prevent from tremor and attrition while operating in response to the auto mounting device, conducing to a prompt and regular action of the auto mounting device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2010
    Assignee: Schenson Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Qi-Hong Wu
  • Patent number: 7775205
    Abstract: There is provided a medicament dispenser for use with a medicament carrier having a plurality of pockets for containing medicament wherein said pockets are spaced along the length of and defined between two peelable sheets secured to each other, said dispenser having an internal mechanism for accessing said medicament contained within said medicament carrier. The internal mechanism comprises a carrier drive means; indexing means and clutch means, in communication therebetween. The clutch means comprises a gearing surface defining plural gear engagement positions; and plural gear teeth for engaging said plural gear engagement positions. The plural gear teeth are arranged such that at any one time only a single gear tooth engages a single gear engagement position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2002
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2010
    Assignee: Glaxo Group Limited
    Inventor: David Anthony Edgerley
  • Publication number: 20100176144
    Abstract: A series of animal waste pads connected together where the separation between animal waste pads is defined by a perforation and the animal waste pads are wound around a roll that is adapted to fit an animal waste pad dispenser.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 20, 2009
    Publication date: July 15, 2010
    Applicant: Four Paws Products, Ltd.
    Inventor: Barry Askinasi
  • Publication number: 20100163571
    Abstract: The present invention is to provide a banknote storing and feeding unit 19 capable of increasing the maximum storage quantity of banknote 45 and stably storing and feeding banknote 45. A first tape 36 and a second tape 37 are pressed by a tape pressing body 87 between first and second winding reels 38 and 39 and a winding drum 40 so as to come into contact with each other. Even the banknote 45 having a short length in a transporting direction is held between the first tape 36 and second tape 37 at a position of the tape pressing body 87 for transportation. An outer diameter of the winding drum 40 is detected by an outer diameter detecting unit 85, and the tape pressing body 87 is moved by a moving unit 92 in accordance with the detected outer diameter of the winding drum 40, and the tape pressing body 87 is moved to an appropriate position following a change in the outer diameter of the winding drum 40.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2010
    Publication date: July 1, 2010
    Inventor: Tsuguo Mizoro
  • Publication number: 20100133289
    Abstract: A roller storage system is proposed for storing sheet-like items, especially bank notes, comprising at least one film drum (3, 4) that can be driven rotatably by a motor having at least one strip-type film (7, 11), a winding drum (1) that can be driven rotatably by a motor and a hysteresis coupling (21) on the film drum (3, 4) and/or on the winding drum for transmitting torque from a motor to the film drum (3, 4) and/or the winding drum (1). The film (7, 11) is wound from the film drum (3, 4) onto the winding drum (1) for the reception of the sheet-type items (20) and wound from the winding drum (1) onto the two film drums (3, 4) for the delivery of the sheet-type items (20).
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 11, 2008
    Publication date: June 3, 2010
    Applicant: WINCOR NIXDORF INTERNATIONAL GMBH
    Inventor: Andre Michels
  • Publication number: 20100116839
    Abstract: A roller storage system is described consisting of a storage roller (200) for storing banknotes, where the storage roller (200) is operated in a money processing system. The roller storage system is characterized in that the system comprises a container (100) in which the storage roller (200) is disposed, the container (100) has at least one means that enables the guided insertion of the container (100) into the money processing system and/or the guided removal of the container (100) from the money processing system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 28, 2009
    Publication date: May 13, 2010
    Applicant: WINCOR NIXDORF INTERNATIONAL GMBH
    Inventor: André MICHELS
  • Publication number: 20100072220
    Abstract: A roller storage system for storing sheet-type objects, in particular bank notes, is proposed, comprising a first film drum (3), which can be rotatably driven by a motor, with a first strip-shaped film (7) as a storage strip, comprising a second film drum (4), which can be rotatably driven by a motor, with a second strip-shaped film (11) as a cover strip, and comprising a winding drum (1), which can be rotatably driven by a motor. The films (7, 11), for the reception of the sheet-type objects (20), can be wound from the two film drums (3, 4) onto the winding drum (1) and, for the dispensing of the sheet-type objects (20), can be wound from the winding drum (1) onto the two film drums (3, 4). A first deviating roller (9) between the first film drum (3) and the winding drum (1) serves for the diversion of the first film (7). A second deviating roller (13) between the second film drum (4) and the winding drum (1) serves for the diversion of the second film (11).
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 11, 2008
    Publication date: March 25, 2010
    Applicant: WINCOR NIXDORF INTERNATIONAL
    Inventor: Andre Michels
  • Patent number: 7594592
    Abstract: A feeder for the surface mounting device is disclosed. The feeder includes a feeding unit being installed at one side of a main frame, having a plurality of armature coils and a circular permanent magnetic unit facing the plurality of armature coils to generate a rotation/reverse rotation force and carry a tape at a pitch interval and having a position sensing unit and a position detecting disk capable of sensing the position of the circular permanent magnetic unit, a vinyl separation unit carrying the vinyl removed from the tape by the rotation force or re-carrying the vinyl by the reverse rotation force, and a vinyl recovery unit recovering the vinyl by winding the same by the rotation force or discharging the vinyl by the reverse rotation force.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2004
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2009
    Assignee: Mirae Corporation
    Inventors: Ji Hyun Hwang, Do Hyun Kim, Sang Yeon Hwang
  • Patent number: 7568580
    Abstract: Dilator dispensers and mounting apparatus and methods of dispensing and mounting nasal dilators to enable dilation to external tissue are provided. An apparatus may be used with a variety of types and sizes of dilator devices, including traditional elongate dilator devices for humans and animals such as horses, dogs and the like. A compact, portable, protective dilator dispenser is provided so that a user may readily access and apply a dilator device at any time. A combined apparatus including a dilator dispenser and a mounting aid is provided for a dilator device so that a dilator device may be quickly, easily and accurately applied by a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2009
    Assignee: CNS, Inc.
    Inventor: Gustav R. Fenton
  • Patent number: 7527168
    Abstract: A manually operated dispenser for medicated or non-medicated orally dissolving strips provided in roll form cuts portions of the roll to a predetermined size in the manner of the strips currently available in single sheets and housed in the vial shown in patent Des. 423,302. The roll of orally dissolving strips is stored in one portion of a disposable cassette. Manually operable spring loaded means causes the roll in the cassette to advance thereby peeling the medicated or non-medicated portion of the strip form a carrier layer and presenting the portion of predetermined strip length to a cutting blade, then slicing the strip from the roll. The waste carrier layer is stored in another portion of the disposable cassette.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2009
    Inventors: Richard A. Leichter, William S. Blake
  • Patent number: 7513389
    Abstract: The invention provides an electronic component feeding device which can stably feed electronic components, and an electronic component mounting apparatus having the electronic component feeding device. In a component feeding unit, an opening provided in a suppressor for picking electronic components is formed in a size corresponding to electronic components stored in a storage tape of 16 mm pitch so as to employ storage tapes of four types, i.e., 4 mm pitch, 8 mm pitch, 12 mm pitch, and 16 mm pitch. When the storage tape of 4 mm pitch is employed, a component pickup position of a suction nozzle and a feed stop position of a head electronic component have been conventionally in a center of the opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2009
    Assignee: Hitachi High-Tech Instruments Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takahiro Kitajima, Masahiro Sugita
  • Publication number: 20090084811
    Abstract: A drive for drawing an absorbent web of dry wipes from a supply and an application applying moisture to a selected width of the webs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2007
    Publication date: April 2, 2009
    Inventors: Steven D. Nelson, Bruce Carey
  • Publication number: 20080308102
    Abstract: A manifold for use in a medicament dispenser device for the delivery of medicament powder from an open blister pocket of a blister pack comprises a body, the body defining a chimney having a chimney inlet and a chimney exit for directing airflow from said chimney inlet to the chimney exit; the body further defining a chamber having a chamber inlet and a chamber exit, wherein the chimney exit and the chamber inlet lie side-by-side each other such that when the open blister pocket of the blister pack is positioned adjacent thereto the airflow is directed from the chimney exit to the chamber inlet via the open blister pocket to entrain the medicament powder and enable transport thereof in the airflow from the chamber inlet to the chamber exit, and wherein one or more bleed holes are provided between the chimney and the chamber such that bleed airflow is able to be directed into the chamber to disruptively impact the airflow that transports the entrained medicament powder.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2006
    Publication date: December 18, 2008
    Inventors: Michael Birsha Davies, Mark Andrew Hailey, Mark Gregory Palmer, Richard Ian Walker
  • Publication number: 20080302811
    Abstract: The invention relates to an apparatus for automatically mounting substrates with medical and/or pharmaceutical and/or food-supplementing products, including at least one magazine for storing blister strips rolled up on rolls or the like, each magazine having at least one holding position for the rolls, and a delivery device for unrolling the blister strips and delivering the unrolled blister strips to a supply position for the products to be mounted being provided for each roll in the magazine, and a mounting head which can be controlled by a control system for transporting the products from the supply position to a dispensing position on the substrate, which is distinguished in that the apparatus has separating means for separating product-filled blister sections from the blister strip, and the mounting head is designed to receive, rotate and dispense the separated blister sections with the products sealed therein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2006
    Publication date: December 11, 2008
    Applicant: Kober AG
    Inventors: Nikolai Strub, Gottfried Von Bismarck, Gerhard Breu, Christoph Hammer, Roman Traber, Erich Specker
  • Publication number: 20080264966
    Abstract: A strip containing a prescription of individual dosages of medicine includes a plurality of packets connected in a series. The plurality of packets includes at least one filled packet that includes a plurality of medications. The strip has a first end, a second end, and an ending group. The ending group includes a subset of the plurality of packets and is adjacent the second end. An indicator is associated with the ending group, wherein the indicator can inform a user that the ending group is adjacent the second end of the strip.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2007
    Publication date: October 30, 2008
    Applicant: WALGREEN CO.
    Inventors: Francis C. Kowalik, Christina M. Palazzolo
  • Patent number: 7264137
    Abstract: Apparatus for releasing tablets from a blister pack (34) containing a plurality of tablets, each held in a respective blister, the apparatus comprising receiving means (1) for receiving the blister pack so that the pack is moveable on the receiving means (1), and an abutment member (32) moveable into engagement with the blister in registry therewith so as to eject the tablet from that blister, wherein the apparatus includes indexing means (28, 30) for moving a blister pack (34) on the receiving means (1) to bring each of a succession of blisters in turn into registry with the abutment member (32).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2003
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2007
    Assignee: Gruenenthal GmbH
    Inventors: Nicholas Andrew Murray Drought, Stephen Blatcher, Ian Michael Daines Gaylor, Mark Stacey Rowbotham
  • Patent number: 7128236
    Abstract: A label sheet assembly is provided with bar code information thereon defining the layout of the labels on the backing sheet. A versatile label dispenser apparatus advances the label sheets and deflects them over a peeling bar in one direction to partially separate the labels from the backing sheet; with the advancing action being determined by the bar code information. The label sheet assemblies are then deflected in the opposite direction, and are routed in a substantially flat condition to the output of the dispenser apparatus. The labels are partially dispensed, substantially vertically from the dispenser, and a substantial number of sensors are provided to sense when all of the labels have been removed; and then the dispenser advances the label sheet assembly to partially dispense the next row of labels. The bar code reader may also sense the leading edge of the label sheet assembly to accurately control the incremental advancing of the label sheet assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2002
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2006
    Assignee: Avery Dennison Corporation
    Inventors: Stephen Presutti, Wallace R. Fischer, Bryan Pittman, Bradley Borne, Douglas W. Wilson, Anahit Tataryan
  • Patent number: 7040503
    Abstract: A manually operated dispenser for medicated or non-medicated orally dissolving strips provided in roll form cuts portions of the roll to a predetermined size in the manner of the strips currently available in single sheets and housed in the vial shown in patent Des. 423,302. The dispenser includes spring-loaded structure rotating the roll and presenting material of a predetermined strip length to a cutting blade, then slicing the strip from the roll.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2006
    Inventors: Richard A. Leichter, William S. Blake
  • Patent number: 6994229
    Abstract: A device for dispensing labels of value comprises a lockable housing for containing a roll of transport medium having a plurality of labels releasably adhered thereto successively along its length. The housing has a slot through which the transport medium can be discharged from the housing, and pinch rollers for engaging the medium outside the housing adjacent to the slot and, upon actuation, for drawing the medium through the slot. Upon command the pinch rollers are actuated to draw only sufficient medium through the slot to expose a single label for removal from the medium. The pinch rollers engage the medium with sufficient frictional force to rupture the medium if an attempt is made to manually pull the transport medium out of the slot when the rollers are not actuated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2003
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2006
    Assignee: Dell Products I.P.
    Inventors: Michael McTague, Irene C. Power
  • Patent number: 6880722
    Abstract: There is provided a medicament dispenser for dispensing medicament comprising: a body; a holder, shaped to fit within the body and movable relative to the body; and receivable by said holder, a cassette containing a medicament carrier, wherein movement of the holder relative to the body results in movement of the cassette between a first position and a second position such that the cassette is reversibly removable from the holder when the cassette is in the second position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2001
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2005
    Assignee: Glaxo Group Limited
    Inventors: Gregor John McLennan Anderson, Philip William Farr, Paul Kenneth Rand, Stephen James Harvey