Patent Number: 6,170,229

Title: Tablet cassette for automatic tablet sorting and counting machine

Abstract: A tablet cassette for an automatic tablet dispensing system is disclosed. The tablet cassette includes a cylindrical rotor received into a medicine case of the tablet cassette and engaged to a male gear fixed to a motor shaft located within a driving unit. The rotor has a waved guide formed along an conically tapered upper surface thereof and a protrusion formed on a central surface portion thereof so as to smoothly agitate the received tablets and preventing from tangling together with said waved guide. The cylindrical rotor has a plurality of guide teeth formed along an outer periphery of the rotor body and a plurality of insert openings regularly provided between said guide teeth to respectively receive one tablet therein. At least one auxiliary case has an upper and a lower engagement steps formed along the periphery thereof. The upper engagement step has thrust bumps along an upper periphery thereof to facilitate engagement onto an upper portion of the medicine case having a corresponding engagement step formed along an upper periphery thereof, and the lower engagement step of the said auxiliary case has thrust grooves formed in correspondence to the thrust bumps of the medicine case. A cover is provided onto an upper portion of the medicine case or said auxiliary case. The cover includes a porous compartment formed underneath a lower surface thereof, wherein preservatives or demoisturants can be placed.

Inventors: Kim; Jin Soo (Taegu, KR)


International Classification: A61J 7/00 (20060101); A61J 7/02 (20060101); B65B 35/00 (20060101); B65B 35/56 (20060101); B65B 038/06 (); B65H 003/00 ()

Expiration Date: 01/09/2018