Abstract: A disposal box for used playing cards has a cuboid shape provided with six surfaces, namely, front and back surfaces, left and right surfaces, and upper and lower surfaces in an assembled state. The disposal box includes a slit that is provided in at least one of the six surfaces and enables the used playing cards to be inserted into the disposal box. The disposal box further includes viewing windows that are provided with a plurality of holes having a size at which the playing card cannot be taken out, and can allow the used playing cards contained in the disposal box to be visually recognized. The disposal box is formed of a paper or plastic material, and can be discarded in a state in which the used playing cards are contained in the disposal box.
Abstract: A coin bin. The coin bin has a body defining a chamber to receive coins, the body further defining a receiving area to releasably receive part of a steering handle and being formed of a structurally strong plastic; a lid to close the chamber, the lid being lockable and removable when unlocked; and a plurality of wheels affixed to the body to support the body. The coin bin is suitable for positioning inside an automatic teller machine (ATM).
Abstract: To provide a banknote processing apparatus for reducing occurrence of part damage involved by movement of a unit. Provided is a banknote processing apparatus including: a first unit (10); a second unit (30); and a pair of transfer guides (20) configured to form a transfer conveyance path on which a banknote is conveyed between the first unit (10) and the second unit (30). The transfer conveyance path is formed between the pair of transfer guides (20). The transfer guide (20) has a first edge (26) at an opposite side to the transfer conveyance path and at the first unit (10) side, the first edge (26) coming closer to the transfer conveyance path as the first edge (26) nears an end at the first unit (10) side.
Abstract: A paper sheet handling apparatus includes a housing, a first unit, a second unit, and a joint module. At least one of the first and second units is a slidable paper sheet module slidably disposed at a rail on the housing and includes a module channel. The joint module is disposed in the housing and includes a main body, a moving shaft, a joint conveying channel, and a limiting member. The main body is located at a side of the rail. The moving shaft is slidably connected to the main body and configured to slide relative to the rail. The joint conveying channel is connected to the moving shaft. The limiting member is disposed on the main body and configured to limit the moving shaft to move between an outer point and an inner point. The outer point is located closer to the rail than the inner point.
Abstract: A safe unlocking machine is provided with: an operation direction switching mechanism for selectively switching between a first direction allowance state in which only the operation of an operation unit in the first direction is allowed, and a second direction allowance state in which only the operation of the operation unit in the second direction is allowed; detectors for detecting the action of the safe unlocking machine and generating a detection signal; and a switching controller for controlling an operation direction switching mechanism on the basis of the detection signal from the detectors and thereby selectively setting the direction of movement of the operation unit to the first direction or the second direction.
Abstract: A low profile depository cabinet-safe combination including a safe forming a hollow safe interior therein accessible through a lockable door, a depository cabinet set atop and locked to the safe, forming an enclosed cabinet interior accessible through a pivotally mounted lockable door by inputting an unlocking combination therein, an opening formed in the safe and an opening formed in the cabinet to place the respective interiors thereof in vertical communication with each other, deposit handling means in the depository cabinet including a deposit plate moveable from inside the cabinet interior, with the cabinet door, to outside the cabinet when the cabinet door is fully opened, on which to place a deposit and a deposit actuator for moving with the cabinet door to move the deposit plate and the deposit placed upon it from outside the cabinet into the cabinet interior, as the door is being closed, and off the deposit plate, over the communications opening, to allow the deposit to fall down into the safe interi
Abstract: A bulk vender having a lockable cash box which has a coin aperture into which coins fall as they are ejected from the coin mechanism. During removal of the cash box from the vender a blocking mechanism automatically blocks the coin aperture, rendering the contents of the cash box accessible only to someone who possesses the key for unlocking the cash box. In a preferred embodiment the blocking mechanism is actuated by rotation of the lock which locks the cash box into the vender.
Abstract: An improved safe deposit assembly including an outer housing, a removable inner container, and one or more lock devices which may be in signal communication with a time-delay device for securing valuables within. To unlock and remove the inner container from the outer housing, a separate cover is slid in to a slot on the outer housing. The cover locks a lock before releasing a latch, and neither the lock or latch are accessible until the container is removed from the housing. But a first lock must be unlocked before the cover may be slid in. The first lock may be in signal communication with a time delay to device to thwart robbery attempts. As the cover is slid in it first becomes trapped by a spring lock on the inner container and then it releases a second spring bolt lock that both seals the inner container and releases it from the outer housing. The sealed inner container may only be opened by unlocking the lock device.
Abstract: A coin vault assembly for a self service air machine for gasoline stations. The coin vault assembly is part of a vertical base of the air machine. There is a recess in the vertical base which houses the coin vault assembly at a depth which can not be actively tampered by hacksaw, chisel, etc. The coin vault assembly has a rectangular shape with an open end covered by a pivoted removable door that pivots in a slot in the coin vault. There is a lock extension which passes thorough a slot in the door to receive a padlock. A crescent shaped lock protector further protects the lock from tampering or forced action.
Abstract: A secured waste container assembly designed with the appearance of a standard four drawer file cabinet is provided with a slideable movable drawer at the location of the top most drawer and a pivotally attached three-sectional door therebeneath. The slideable drawer is provided with a bottom wall which acts like a tray when the drawer is pulled out of the container housing and the bottom wall pivots downwardly when the drawer is pushed back into the cabinet housing thereby allowing waste material on the bottom wall to fall into an open top container within the cabinet.
Abstract: An apparatus comprising a protective envelope (2) having one aperture (3), casings (4) for banknotes and valuables (5), support and movement members (6) engaging the casings (4) and adapted to impose a first movement along a selection path to said casings, and electronic control means (9), the casings (4) being movably in engagement with the support and movement members (6) in a direction transverse to the selection path, and translation members (10) being also arranged which are adapted to impose a second movement to the casings (4), which is transverse to the selection path and passes at least close to the aperture (3), to make the casings (4) accessible for deposit and drawing operations manually carried out through the aperture (3).
Abstract: Apparatus for automatically receiving and dispensing banknotes and valuables comprising a protection casing (2) provided with access openings (3, 4), compartments (7) adapted to contain banknotes and valuables and movable along a loop-shaped movement path (6) extending within the protection casing (2) and passing close to the access openings (3, 4), drive and guide means (9) for moving the compartments (7), and electronic means (35) acting on the drive and guide means (9) and designed to select the compartments (7) to be positioned close to the access openings (3, 4), based on predetermined procedures and commands.
Abstract: A cashier's console includes in a vertically stacked arrangement a safe or secure deposit base, a security box and a cash drawer. The security box includes a number of currency bill insertion slots which are arranged parallel to an upper front edge of the security box but are recessed inward from the upper front edge of the security box. A face plate of the cash drawer is sloped toward the currency insertion slots to function as a guide surface for inserted bills. The guide surface raises in effect the height from which bills may be conveniently inserted into the insertion slots. The effective upward positioning of the insertion heights makes it easier for a cashier to sort money into the slots on a daily basis, thereby raising the efficiency of the insertion operation. Vertical guides provide lateral guiding action to further increase the efficiency of the operation.
Abstract: A guide is shown for connecting two separately arranged transfer units, in particular currency transfer units in banking machines, which are shiftable relative to each other. The guide comprises a non-resilient and a resilient guide element, both of which form a guide channel between the transfer units. The guide channel is conically tapered both in and opposite to the transfer direction. This allows a transfer of sheet-shaped media both forward and backward. The resilient guide element's interaction with the non-resilient guide element, when engaged, leads to a self-alignment of the transfer units.
August 5, 1992
Date of Patent:
April 12, 1994
International Business Machines Corporation
Abstract: A relocatable storage magazine is provided for containing the shockwave, flagration and flying debris of an accidental explosion of stored explosives, ordnance or the like and includes a container; a debris trap attached to the container for receiving the pressure wave and for containing flying debris; an access hole communicating with the container and with the debris trap for venting the pressure wave of an explosion from the container into the debris trap and for providing access to the container; a lid cover and storage tray for storing and retrieving explosives; vent holes in the debris trap for venting the pressure wave to the atmosphere; a sliding door for providing access to the storage magazine; ears for lifting and relocating the storage magazine; hooks for retaining the lid cover and storage tray in an accessible position.
June 15, 1992
Date of Patent:
June 8, 1993
The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
Abstract: The device, fashioned, for example, as a cashier's safe (3), has two openings (12) for the issuance of paper currency (2) and valuable objects, stored in strongboxes (1), from the interior (4) of the safe. A pivotable member equipped with conveying means takes over the strongboxes (1) and, respectively, the bills (2) from respectively one conveyor arranged in the interior (4) of the safe and pushes them through one of the openings (12). After having been emptied or loaded, the strongboxes (1) are again retracted by the member and transferred to the conveyor (23).
Abstract: A vending machine has a carousel containing several rotatable trays stacked one above another. The trays carry and present for vending selected items, such as food and merchandise. The carousel is contained in a housing or canister and is part of an integrated assembly with a coin container. The carousel is filled at a central depot rather than at the site where the machine is installed for use by customers. The customer locations have the cabinet of the machine. Fixed in the cabinet is a drive mechanism for the carousel and locating and guide members which enable integrated assemblies to be removed from the cabinet and fresh assemblies, with the carousel trays loaded at the central depot, to be installed in place of the removed assemblies. The coin box when empty is equipped with a mechanism which is set to enable coins to drop into the container and is automatically reset so as to close the opening when the assembly is removed from the cabinet.
July 5, 1989
Date of Patent:
July 24, 1990
G. T. Norton, Inc.
Thomas A. Nesser, Deborah L. Nesser, Herbert Luckower, John P. Barczak, Edward P. Joslyn, Bernard J. Rick
Abstract: A depository for receiving under conditions of security bank transaction deposits in envelopes of carying thicknesses one at a time, wherein the envelopes may contain coin in different sizes and numbers. The depository has a transport mechanism including a fixed upper platen, an endless belt having a lower flight movable below and supported by the fixed upper platen, and a lower platen movable with respect to the fixed upper platen at an angle downward from the belt and in the direction of belt travel when the belt is driven. An envelope being conveyed is pinched between the belt and a narrow longitudinal central ribbed plastic rail projecting upward from the movable lower platen. The plastic rail ribs have slippery low friction surfaces and the belt engages a low friction slippery surface portion of the fixed upper platen.
Abstract: Disclosed is a depository wherein the deposit envelope is conveyed in an enclosed carrier from a deposit opening along an attack resistant passage to a remote opening to a vault. There a wall of the carrier moves, relative to the carrier, to displace the deposit from the carrier into the vault. External access to the vault is protected by both the walls of the passage and the carrier, as well as by the vault walls.
Abstract: A special door is added to the coin receiving mechanism of a pay telephone or other vending machine to discourage the practice of stuffing the mechanism with paper or other foreign matter to trap deposited coins. A slot in the door is normally aligned with the regular slot for coin deposit. If stuffing occurs, the door slides over, misaligning the two slots and preventing deposit of any further coins.
Abstract: A locking mechanism for a mobile safe having at least one loading door for depositing valuables such as cash within the safe and at least one unloading door for emptying the safe includes an actuating mechanism for moving the loading door between its open and closed positions. The actuating mechansim extends out of the safe for engagement with a vault door locking mechanism when the safe is placed within an outer vault for secure deposit of cash into the safe. The engagement is such that the actuating mechanism operates to open the loading door as the vault door is locked. A locking device associated with the actuating mechanism automatically locks the safe door in its closed position and can only be released by subsequent unlocking or opening of the unloading door by a person having the required key.
Abstract: A security transfer unit includes a hollow box-structure that has open ends on opposite sides of a security barrier and is supported from side-frames with a clearance underneath. A rolling shutter encircles the box-structure to block access to either end to the chamber through openings in the unit casing. The shutter is driven to bring an aperture therein into register with the openings in turn so that access to the chamber can be gained through only one of them at a time. Drive is in one direction only and is interrupted with the shutter blocking both openings when the aperture is located in register with an aperture in the box-structure, so as to enable viewing of the contents of the transfer chamber through a window above.