Abstract: According to one embodiment, a security grate for limiting access to a coin bin is disclosed. The security grate comprises a plurality of generally parallel upper slats and a plurality of generally parallel slats disposed below the upper slats. The plurality of first slats receives coins and directs coins moving under the force of gravity in a first direction. The plurality of lower slats receive coins from the upper slats and direct the coins moving under the force of gravity in a second direction.
October 14, 2004
Date of Patent:
February 9, 2010
Steve Bochonok, Mark C. Munro, John R. Blake
Abstract: A bulk vending machine with a rigid base supporting a case with a merchandise storage container thereon, wherein the base, and any coin tray therein, incorporate a substantially maximized coin receiving footprint, with or without coin tray, while applying an assembly securing force at the center of a top cover on the container and rearwardly of the center of the base.
Abstract: A coin-emptying device for a column-shaped slot machine. A hopper (10) is provided for storing coins and having an outlet opening (11). A coin-discharge drawer (20) is movable between a “closed” first position in which the drawer closes the outlet opening (11) of the hopper (10), and an “open” second position in which the outlet opening (11) of the hopper is cleared so as to enable coins to be transferred from the machine to the outside.
Abstract: A coin container (12) for a coin-dispensing apparatus (10) comprises a portable enclosure (22) for enclosing a plurality of randomly-arranged loose coins. The enclosure includes a closeable coin input opening and a closeable coin output opening. The enclosure (22) is adapted to be releasably engaged with a coin-dispensing apparatus (10) with the coin output opening in communication with a coin input of the coin-dispensing apparatus.
Abstract: A receptacle for catching and containing coins being disgorged by a slot machine or similar gaming apparatus is disclosed. The receptacle eliminates the necessity of transferring coins from a disbursement pan into a container. The receptacle includes a bucket having a mouth and a lid having a flexible conduit extending therefrom. The conduit has an inner diameter suitable for the passage of gaming tokens or coinage upon the receptacle being positioned within the disbursement pan of the slot machine. The lid is secured to the bucket. The receptacle is optionally modified to include a handle or a strap to facilitate conveyance thereof.
Abstract: A savings coin box with controllable music box which includes a body, a music box, a control device and other elements. The music box is transversely positioned on the supporting disk on the cylindrical body, and a control device is installed above the music box. According to this structure, when a coin is thrown from a guiding rail, the extending rod of the control device is driven so that the music box will not be confined and the potential power is released. When the control disk of the control device is rotated through a predetermined angle, the music box is again limited by the extending rod, and then it is stopped.
Abstract: An improved anti-stuffing coin return for a telephone paystation, which is highly resistant to explosives due to front and rear openings, has a pair of diverging side walls and at least one internal movable plate, all made from a high strength material. The outer casing may include a push button that cooperates with the movable plate to help move any materials stuffed therein and allow coins to flow to a coin retrieval area adjacent an open front area. Additionally, a coin slide in the coin path may pivot to substantially block the force and gases of any explosive materials detonated therein.
Abstract: A jewelry box is provided for all kinds of jewelry, costume or otherwise, precious jems, etc., whereby all kinds may be kept in one place, segregated, easy of access, and occupying little space. It is of upright rectangular form slightly tapered, with two sides hinged forming doors with hooks on the inside to hold bracelets or watches for example, also rings or earrings. A short distance upward from the bottom of the box is a shelf, and axially between the shelf and the top is a rotatable hollow tube with an inside diameter about 11/16 inch so that a dime may be placed through a slot in the top and fall down into the tube. On this center tube are short fingers projecting radially therefrom to hold chains, watches or the like. Between the shelf and the bottom of the box is a transparent removable box in which overflow articles may be kept.