Patents by Inventor Tatuo Okita

Tatuo Okita has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 5114381
    Abstract: A coin feeding apparatus for a coin handling machine of the rotatable disk kind includes a guide extending along the coin flow path in the vicinity of an opening of a guide ring. The guide is swingable between a first position where its face is smoothly aligned with the inner circumference of the guide ring and a second position where the face is not smoothly aligned. The guide means, when disposed in its second position, acts to prevent the jamming of coins when the coins are driven in a reverse direction back through the opening onto the rotatable disk.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 1991
    Date of Patent: May 19, 1992
    Assignee: Laurel Bank Machines Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Nobuo Ueda, Tatuo Okita, Mikio Suzuki, Yasunori Ikemoto, Hiloyuki Shibao