Patent Number: 7,785,867

Title: Culture device and storage container

Abstract: The invention provides a culture apparatus or a reserving stock room which receives a lot of culture vessels without vibration. The culture apparatus or the reserving stock room is provided with storage shelves (12a, 12b, . . . ) for culture vessels arranged in a circular arc shape or an annular shape, and a carrying means (15) for taking in and out the culture vessels to an inner side of the circular arc shaped arrangement or the annular shaped arrangement from the storage shelves (12a, 12b, . . . ). Further, the culture apparatus or the reserving stock room is provided with storage shelves (12a, 12b, . . . ) for culture vessels arranged on a table (13) in a circular arc shape or an annular shape, an air distribution port (39) provided in the table (13) such that an air in an inner side of the circular arc shaped arrangement or the annular shaped arrangement flows from a lower side to an upper side, and a circulation passage (36) for returning the air sucked from an upper side within a stock room to the distribution port (39) via a lower side within the stock room.

Inventors: Tamaoki; Yuichi (Gunma, JP), Arai; Takashi (Gunma, JP), Saga; Tadahisa (Gunma, JP), Busujima; Hiroki (Ota, JP)

Assignee: Sanyo Electric Co., Ltd.

International Classification: C12M 1/36 (20060101); C12M 1/00 (20060101); C12M 3/00 (20060101); C12M 1/38 (20060101); C12M 1/34 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 8/31/12018