Patent Number: 6,305,526

Title: Ampule transfer unit

Abstract: An ampule transfer device for receiving ampules from a first conveyor andtransferring them to a second conveyor. The device includes a stocker thatis vertically movably mounted and a guide that is pivotally mounted. Thestocker has a base member, an end member and a lid plate for closing theopening between the base member and the end member. The lid plate isbiassed to its closed position. When the lid plate is disengaged from thebase member due to movement of the member, the lid plate is fully openedunder the weight of ampules. As the end member is moved in an openingdirection, the ampules are gradually discharged toward the secondconveyor.

Inventors: Kodama; Tsuyoshi (Osaka, JP), Amatsu; Toshihiro (Osaka, JP)

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Expiration Date: 10/23/2013