Deposit Type Patents (Class 109/66)
  • Patent number: 10410459
    Abstract: A banknote handling machine includes: a distinguishing unit that distinguishes a given classifying condition covering the type according to which banknotes from multiple types of banknotes that are put in are classified; a plurality of depositories in corresponding ones of which the banknotes whose type is distinguished by the distinguishing unit are classified and housed according to the classifying condition before a transaction relating to the put-in banknotes is determined; a plurality of housing units in corresponding ones of which the banknotes that are sent from the corresponding depositories are classified and housed according to the classifying condition after the transaction is determined; and a controller that controls the depositories according to the classifying condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: FUJITSU FRONTECH LIMITED
    Inventors: Mitsutaka Nishida, Hayato Minamishin, Naoto Ikeda
  • Patent number: 9471865
    Abstract: In an IC (integrated circuit) card, a selection signal is received from a user-actuatable switch to select between two different payment card accounts, each represented by a respective account indicator number stored in the IC component of the card. In response to the selection signal, a light-emitting diode indicator on the IC card is illuminated to indicate selection of a corresponding one of the payment card accounts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2016
    Assignee: MasterCard International Incorporated
    Inventor: Matthew Hanmer
  • Patent number: 8777098
    Abstract: A collection canister having a wall mounting plate having a baffle. The collection canister having a first half having a back component and a pair of side components. The first half being removably coupled to the wall mounting plate. There is a second half having a front component and a pair of side ends. The second half is removably coupled to the first half in a clam shell manner. There is a locking bar which secures the plate and halves together. There is a contents viewing window and a display window, for advertising.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Inventor: Wayne Spencer
  • Patent number: 8668134
    Abstract: Provided is a fare box which enables passengers to smoothly pay fares using bills without hesitation even when a bill transportation passage is disabled due to jamming of a bill or a breakdown. Two entrances, which are a bill normal receiving opening and a bill backup receiving opening, are provided as bill receiving openings of the fare box. Either of the bill normal receiving opening and the bill backup receiving opening is allowed to be selectively opened by a shutter member. At normal times, the bill normal receiving opening is put into operation with the shutter member positioned at a normal position. When a bill normal transportation passage has become jammed with a bill, the shutter member is shifted from the normal position to a bypass position on the basis of an operation performed on a bill receiving opening switch lever, whereby the bill backup receiving opening is opened instead of the bill normal receiving opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 11, 2014
    Assignee: Lecip Corporation
    Inventors: Kenji Kimoto, Yasuhiro Suzuki, Takashi Matsuno
  • Patent number: 8651367
    Abstract: A charitable collection canister comprising, in combination a container having a money recess therein. There is next a lid having an inside surface. The lid is removably coupled to the container. The lid has a money slot, with the money slot having an inwardly and rearwardly oriented tab. The canister has an internal light emitting diode, with a battery electronically coupled thereto. Lastly, there is a window panel, with the window panel being coupled to the inside surface of the lid. The light emitting diode is visible through the window panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2014
    Inventor: Wayne Spencer
  • Patent number: 8646682
    Abstract: A charitable collection canister comprising, in combination a container having a money recess therein. There is next a lid having an inside surface. The lid is removably coupled to the container. The lid has a money slot, with the money slot having an inwardly and rearwardly oriented tab. Lastly, there is a window panel, with the window panel being coupled to the inside surface of the lid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2014
    Inventor: Wayne Spencer
  • Patent number: 8474690
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a depository (10) that can receive deposit containers (20) from persons authorized to open a door lock (24). The depository includes a depository head (12) and a chest (14). A security curtain assembly (36) is movable by an actuator to block the deposit entry opening into the chest. The security curtain assembly comprises a plurality of movable plate members (52, 54, 56). At least one processor is in operative connection with sensors that can sense conditions which correspond to an attack on the depository. The at least one processor causes the actuator to close the security curtain assembly in response to a sensed attack. The processor can also cause alarms to be activated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2013
    Assignee: Diebold, Incorporated
    Inventors: Steven R. Davis, Virgil Barnes, Robert V. Artino, Gary Baker, Neil Gromley
  • Publication number: 20130081561
    Abstract: A unit of a media depository is described. The unit comprises: a body adapted to be supported by at least one support member of the depository in a working position and further adapted to be slidably moveable on the at least one supporting member between the working position and a pivot position; a first hinge member adapted to be movably mounted on the at least one support member; and, a second hinge member attached to or integral with the body. When the body is moved from the working position to the pivot position, the first and second hinge members engage such that the first hinge member is forced by the second hinge member to move with the body to the pivot position at which the first and second hinge members form a pivoting mechanism by which the body is pivotally attached to the at least one support member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2011
    Publication date: April 4, 2013
    Inventor: Thomas Peterek
  • Patent number: 8297494
    Abstract: Apparatus that includes alarms with indicators to prevent burglary and theft includes a depository (10) operative to receive deposit containers (20) from authorized persons who open a lock (24). The apparatus includes a depository head (12) and a chest (14). A security curtain assembly (36) comprising a plurality of movable plate members is operative to selectively block an opening in the top of the chest that communicates with the head in response to an actuator. The actuator operates responsive to at least one circuit to cause the security curtain to close responsive to sensing conditions that may correspond to an attack through one or more sensors. Alarms are given locally or remotely when the at least one circuit senses conditions that may correspond to an attack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Assignee: Diebold, Incorporated
    Inventors: Steven R. Davis, Virgil Barnes, Robert V. Artino, Gary Baker, Neil Gromley
  • Patent number: 8261965
    Abstract: An access door for a locking mailbox is provided having a mail slot configured for the receipt of items, such as letters, which can be covered by a rotatable mail slot door. The locking mailbox can also have a lock configured to selectively lock the access door to a housing of the pre-existing or new mailbox and, optionally, a theft deterrent device positioned adjacent the mail slot that projects inwardly into the housing of the mailbox when the door of the mailbox is positioned in a closed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2012
    Assignee: Addresses of Distinction
    Inventors: Thomas J. Cyphers, Reinhardt F. Cyphers
  • Publication number: 20120192770
    Abstract: A financial self-help service device for preventing plugging by foreign objects and damage by mucilage glue is provided. It has a panel, and a cash inlet-outlet (1) is set on the panel. The financial self-help service device further includes a gate (2) for opening or closing the cash inlet-outlet (1). POM (polyoxymethylene) plastic convex points (9) are provided at the edge of the gate (2) matched with the cash inlet-outlet (1), so as to form a flow guide gap between the gate (2) and the panel when the gate (2) closes the cash inlet-outlet (I).
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2010
    Publication date: August 2, 2012
    Applicant: GRG Banking Equipment Co., Ltd.,
    Inventors: Zeyan Guan, Xiaodian Chen, Dong Wei, Nian Wang
  • Publication number: 20120192771
    Abstract: A self-locking type shutter device is provided. The device is arranged in a financial self-service equipment, so as to open or close a cash depositing/withdrawing port (1) of the financial self-help service equipment. The device comprises a frame (3) integrally welded, a gate (2) and a power transmission mechanism. The gate (2) is arranged on the frame (3) by a first rotation shaft (4) and can rotate around the first rotation shaft (4). The power transmission mechanism is fixed on the frame (3), so as to provide the gate (2) with rotation power. The power transmission mechanism comprises a motor (5) and at least one unidirectional folding linkage mechanism (70). The device can be self-locked via the unidirectionally folding linkage mechanism (70).
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2010
    Publication date: August 2, 2012
    Applicant: GRG Banking Equipment Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Zeyan Guan, Xiaodian Chen, Dong Wei, Nian Wang
  • Patent number: 8136718
    Abstract: An after hour depository device, having a framework including a first sidewall and a second sidewall, and having a front opening, a hopper assembly including a door having a front face and bottom portion, a handle disposed on an upper end of the front face, and a deposit hopper on the inside of the door, and a horizontal shaft fixed to and extending from at least one side of the bottom portion of the hopper assembly, the horizontal shaft having an end portion extending through the first sidewall, the horizontal shaft and the hopper assembly being pivotable within the framework between a closed position in which the door covers the front opening of the framework, and a full open position in which the front opening is uncovered. A lever arm fixed to the end portion of the horizontal shaft at a rotary angle, the lever arm including a distal arm end extending radially, and a gas spring secured pivotably at a first end to the distal end of the lever arm, and secured pivotably at a second end to the sidewall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2012
    Assignee: Security Systems Equipment Corporation
    Inventors: Michael J. Snyder, Arthur D. Flint, Jr., Daniel P. Grabowski, Joshua G. Bollin
  • Patent number: 8123112
    Abstract: A self-locking security mechanism for coin-operated machines. This mechanism consists of two units. The first unit mounts inside a coin-operated machine in alignment with the coin chute for receiving coins passing through the first unit. A second unit has a flexible bag secured thereon into which the coins are stored after passing through the second unit. This second unit also includes a door, which slides to an open condition by two teeth from the first unit when the second unit is connected by sliding into the first unit. The door is pushing the pivoting arm, which passes the snap stops and stays in preset condition. A pivoting arm is attached to the pivoting stopper with a spring between them. When the second unit is removed from the first unit, the door slides to a closed condition and releases the stopper. The spring lifts the stopper and blocks the door from sliding to an open condition. Only an authorized person can unlock the locked coin receptacle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2012
    Inventor: Alexander Nikon
  • Patent number: 7931189
    Abstract: A retrofit mailbox security kit includes a binding strap conformable to an interior surface of a mailbox and a hingeably attached security door. A security tab is rigidly attached to the binding strap. The security door in the closed position and the security tab form a mail insertion aperture extending substantially a width of the mailbox. A lock assembly coupled to the security door can restrain the security door in a closed position. The binding strap may be adhered to the interior surface of the mailbox with rivets or with two-sided adhesive tape. The two-sided adhesive tape may be covered with a removably adhered protective film accessible through a clearance aperture in the binding strap to enable the binding strap to be rigidly attached to the interior surface of the mailbox.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2011
    Inventor: Harry Kalenburg
  • Patent number: 7721660
    Abstract: A deal drawer apparatus includes a mechanism coordinating movement of the drawer between retracted and extended positions with movement of a panel that controls access to a holding area of the drawer, between open and closed positions. The mechanism includes a clutch assembly that may be disengaged to allow independent movement of either the drawer or the access panel. Subsequent movement of the drawer or the access panel may re-engage the clutch assembly. The clutch assembly includes a housing, a detent plate rotatably mounted to the housing, and a detent mechanism. When the housing and the detent plate are in an aligned position, the clutch assembly is in an engaged configuration. When the housing and the detent plate are offset from the aligned position, the clutch assembly is disengaged.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2010
    Assignee: Diebold, Incorporated
    Inventor: Steven R. Davis
  • Patent number: 7669704
    Abstract: A device that holds money within a secure box which is constructed of a chute body of elongated shape having a sealed and an open end, the sealed end has a money drop aperture on a top surface while the open end body being sealed by a locked door, the chute body being fixedly installed in a wall with the sealed end exposed in an open-access space and the open and exposed in a restricted-access space; and a bottom wall of the chute body being sloped downwardly from the sealed end toward the open end by at least 30° to facilitate money dropped through money drop aperture to roll down the slope toward the open end of the chute body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2010
    Inventor: Harley Rayne
  • Patent number: 7182027
    Abstract: A deal drawer apparatus (16) is used in carrying out transactions by transporting items between a service provider and a customer. The deal drawer apparatus includes a movable drawer (92). Movement of the drawer is operative to open and close a door (22). When the drawer is extended, a customer is enabled to access the interior area of the drawer. When the drawer is retracted, a service provider accesses the interior area of the drawer through an opening (40). Access through the opening is controlled by at least one movable panel (42). A panel interlock (158) may enable movement of the panel to an access position responsive to movement of the drawer. A drawer interlock (226) may operate to prevent movement of the drawer when the movable panel is in the access position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2001
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2007
    Assignee: Diebold Incorporated
    Inventor: Mark DePietro
  • Patent number: 6749053
    Abstract: The invention includes a bill processing unit into which a bill is fed and in which the bill is examined. The bill that has been examined and approved by the bill processing unit is received and stored by a storage unit. The bill processing unit and the storage unit are separated by a partition. A passage opening is formed in the partition through which the bill passes. According to the invention, even if the bill processing unit is destroyed, the bills in the storage unit may not be stolen. That is, protection against theft may be improved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2001
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2004
    Assignee: Glory Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Yoshiaki Ikuta
  • Patent number: 5890440
    Abstract: A multiple compartment cash box assembly including an insert box defining a first compartment and a separate second compartment. A first slot extends into the first compartment and a second slot extends into the second compartment. An access template is included movably coupled to the insert box between a first position and a second position. In the first position, the access template cooperates with the first slot to enable access therethrough into the first compartment while simultaneously cooperatively blocking access to the second compartment through the second slot. In the second position, the access template cooperates with the second slot to enable access therethrough into the second compartment while cooperatively blocking access to the first compartment through the first slot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 1997
    Date of Patent: April 6, 1999
    Inventor: Mark Spur
  • Patent number: 5836510
    Abstract: A locking removable bill stacking cassette is disclosed. The cassette is used in conjunction with a plunger-type currency validator which introduces bills into the cassette housing where they are stacked. The cassette includes a slideplate which is used to cover the plunger or open end of the cassette housing before detaching the cassette from the validator. Within the cassette are movable rails which provide a path for the slideplate and also move when the slideplate is inserted to provide an offset between the slideplate and the bill stack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 1995
    Date of Patent: November 17, 1998
    Inventor: Roger Kirchner
  • Patent number: 5802991
    Abstract: An improved transactional drawer and method for reciprocating the drawer relative to its housing and opening the customer door in a sequential multi-stage manner. The drawer assembly preferably comprises a housing, a drawer and a customer door, wherein the drawer is free to reciprocate relative to the housing by interaction of a rail and corresponding slot guide track arrangement. A low powered reversible power source selectively reciprocates the drawer relative to the housing, a cam actuator, and the interaction of a cam actuator and follower arrangement mechanically moves the customer door between pre-determined opened and closed positions in a sequential multi-stage manner in response to the reciprocation of the drawer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 1997
    Date of Patent: September 8, 1998
    Assignee: E. F. Bavis & Associates, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael E. Brown, Michael J. Craven
  • Patent number: 5732878
    Abstract: A secure currency deposit system having a cabinet with one or more compartments, each for containing a cassette wherein each cassette has an openable front wall, a cavity, and a slotted upper panel for receiving currency therethrough. Each of the cassettes has a locking arrangement to selectively permit insertion access to its slotted upper panel. Associated with each of the compartments is another locking arrangement which, in conjunction with the cassette locking arrangement and an unlatching arrangement, selectively permits contents removal access to the cavity of the respective cavity and, in conjunction with a latching arrangement, selectively permits removal of the respective cassette from the respective compartment. Each cassette has dividers partitioning its cavity into a plurality of bins. Each cassette may be removable from, or semi-permanently installed in, the respective compartment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 1996
    Date of Patent: March 31, 1998
    Assignee: Lefebure Manufacturing Corporation
    Inventors: John Sherman Schroder, Daniel J. Banyas, Mark Hollinrake
  • Patent number: 5722332
    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).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 1995
    Date of Patent: March 3, 1998
    Assignee: M.I.B. Elettronica S.R.L.
    Inventor: Giuseppe Ezio Fumanelli
  • Patent number: 5628258
    Abstract: A cash vault (1) has vault control unit (7) to be operated alternately by two tellers (4a, 4b), with only a single banknote disbursement (11) and input unit (39). The disbursement opening of banknote disbursement unit (11) is closeable by a two-part cover (13a, 13b) with only that opening part which is adjacent to the pertinent teller (4a, 4b) being cleared at the time for currency disbursement. In this way, allocation of the amount of money made available to one of the two bank employees takes place without problems. The second bank employee cannot take the banknote bundle made available to the first bank employee even inadvertently. For path selection of banknotes from banknote input unit (39) to a banknote repository (35) or to banknote disbursement unit (11) or from the banknote repository to the banknote disbursement unit (11), a bar-shaped path selection element rotatable about its longitudinal axis is used. The path selection element is traversed by at least one longitudinal slot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 1994
    Date of Patent: May 13, 1997
    Assignee: Ascom Autelca AG.
    Inventors: Fritz Zwahlen, Robert Brugger
  • Patent number: 5615624
    Abstract: A pass-through transaction drawer with a hinged, moveable security flap is disclosed to permit the conveyance of articles, in a relatively secure manner, between an attendant or clerk within a building and a customer outside the building irrespective of the drawer size or depth. The hinged, moveable security flap is only moveable by the attendant to maximize security. The security flap can be adapted with a small contents tray to facilitate transactions involving the exchange of money or credit cards. To facilitate transactions which may require deeper transaction drawers, the transaction drawer may be adapted with an interior partition to compartmentalize a relatively deep drawer, whereby relatively larger, bulky items are conveyed in the deeper compartment and smaller articles are conveyed in the shallow compartment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 1993
    Date of Patent: April 1, 1997
    Assignee: MCE Systems Corp.
    Inventors: Dan L. Terry, Jackson G. Weaver
  • Patent number: 5607102
    Abstract: A tamper-resistant cash box combination including a cash box support structure defining a storage cavity accessible through a front opening, a closed cash box sized to fit snugly into the structure containing a front panel for fitting flush with the structure front opening, the front panel forming a first slot therethrough for passing currency and the like into the box, a bolt inside the cash box in slidable engagement with the front panel, the bolt defined by a top end and a bottom end, and a lock on the cash box front panel for moving the bolt upward to cover the first slot and downward through a second slot formed in the bottom of the cash box into a third slot formed in the bottom of the structure to lock the cash box in the structure where actuation of the lock in one direction locks the cash box in the structure and simultaneously opens the currency-passing first slot for access to the interior of the cash box and actuation of the lock in the other direction unlocks the cash box from the structure for r
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 1995
    Date of Patent: March 4, 1997
    Inventors: Michael J. Walsh, Gerald R. Gerent
  • Patent number: 5595129
    Abstract: A security box comprising a box which defines an enclosed chamber, a closure on a wall of the box to provide selective access to the chamber, a lock provided on the closure, a slot formed in a wall of the box and opening into the chamber, an elongate insert receivable in the slot, a movable platen supported within the chamber in substantially opposed relation to the slot and being movable within the chamber towards and away from the slot, and biassing means to bias the platen into face to face engagement with the internal face of the wall accommodating the slot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 1993
    Date of Patent: January 21, 1997
    Inventor: Philip R. Grobe
  • Patent number: 5590609
    Abstract: An envelope dispenser (50) for use in an automated teller machine includes a lockable access door (14). The door includes a slot (20), integral with its first face (16). The door is locked by the engagement of a first member (36) in a first notch portion (24) of the slot. The door is unlocked by an actuator (46) which upon the receipt of an electrical signal moves the first member into a central portion (28) of the slot. In this position the door may be manually moved to a fully open position by a user. In the open position the actuator urges the first member into a second notch portion (26), which releasably holds the door in the open position. In the open position envelopes stored in the machine may be accessed. From the open position the door can either be manually closed or automatically closed by the cessation of the electrical signal which enables a spring (44) to move the first member to the central portion of the slot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 1994
    Date of Patent: January 7, 1997
    Assignee: InterBold
    Inventors: Natarajan Ramachandran, Kim R. Lewis, Richard C. Lute, Jr.
  • Patent number: 5511494
    Abstract: A transaction drawer for efficiently converting the rotational motion of a carrier supporting structure into linear motion of the carrier. The carrier supporting mechanism has a first arm which is supported on a base of the drawer frame, and which pivots about the base. The first arm is pivotably connected to a second arm, which is in turn pivotably connected to the carrier. The second arm and the base are connected by a first transmission assembly, which rotates the second arm about the first arm in response to the first arm's rotation about the base. The first arm and the carrier are connected by a second transmission assembly, which rotates the carrier about the second arm in response to the second arm's rotation about the first arm. The first and second transmission assemblies cooperate to maintain the carrier at a constant angular position relative the drawer frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 1994
    Date of Patent: April 30, 1996
    Assignee: Hamilton Safe Company
    Inventor: Lowell Scott
  • Patent number: 5454332
    Abstract: A cash pocket for an automatic teller machine (ATM) comprises a housing having a rear wall with a slot for receiving banknotes from the dispensing mechanism of the ATM into the housing, and a base upon which the dispensed banknotes come to lie upon being dispensed into the housing. The housing also has a front panel having an opening for the withdrawal of notes by a user of the ATM, the opening having a door which pivots about an axis substantially parallel to the longitudinal axis of the slot from a first position in which the front opening is closed to a second position in which the front opening is open for the withdrawal of dispensed banknotes. The door includes a pair of flanges which block access to the slot from the front opening when the door is open or partially open.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 1993
    Date of Patent: October 3, 1995
    Assignee: Digital Equipment Corporation
    Inventors: John J. Fennelly, Bryan J. Rabbitte, Michael M. Heavey
  • Patent number: 5427036
    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.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 1994
    Date of Patent: June 27, 1995
    Assignee: Lefebure Manufacturing Corporation
    Inventors: Kevin A. Fee, Daniel J. Banyas
  • Patent number: 5379704
    Abstract: A system for allowing access to the automatic teller machine (ATM) in a kiosk for repair, replenishment of money, etc. The ATM is mounted on a top plate with the operating control panel extending slightly through an opening in the exterior surface of the kiosk during normal operation. The top plate is rotatably mounted on a mid-plate for rotation around a centrally located second pivot point. The mid-plate in turn is rotatably mounted on a base plate at a pivot point well separated from the second pivot point. A cam follower secured to the kiosk structure rides against a cam surface configured to cause the top plate to initially translate when rotated so that the control panel moves inwardly of the kiosk to allow the ATM to rotate 90.degree. without interference so that the side of the ATM is exposed through the kiosk opening for replenishment of money, repair, or other servicing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 1993
    Date of Patent: January 10, 1995
    Inventor: Edward F. Couvrette
  • Patent number: 5284101
    Abstract: An improved night depository for depositing an article through the wall of a building into a safe. The depository includes a casing that is mounted within an opening in the wall and a receptacle pivotally mounted about a horizontal axis within the casing. The receptacle includes a door, two vertical sides, and a floor. One end of a movable wall is pivotably mounted to the outboard end of the receptacle floor. When the receptacle is rotated about the horizontal axis to open the door the unattached end of the movable wall pivots towards the receptacle floor. The receptacle sides are separated from the edges of the movable wall by a clearance that is sufficiently small enough to impede the flow of air about the edges of the movable wall as the movable wall pivots. The air underneath the movable wall escapes through a gap between the unattached end of the movable wall and the door at a rate which cushions the impact of the unattached end against the receptacle floor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 1991
    Date of Patent: February 8, 1994
    Assignee: Mosler Incorporated, A Corp. of De
    Inventors: Charles D. Oder, Douglas W. Lohrey
  • Patent number: 5209395
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for a lockable, removable cassette for attachment to a bill validator is disclosed. The cassette is removed from a bill validator by service personnel and transported to a central office, where an authorized person unlocks a hinged door with a separate key to remove stored bills. A lever is turned to a predetermined position which unlocks the cassette from the bill validator, and locks a pusher plate to prevent unauthorized bill removal. The lever is prevented from being turned clockwise and from further rotation past the predetermined position. When the hinged door of the secured cassette is opened by authorized personnel, the lever is released from its locked position arming the cassette. The emptied cassette can now be returned to the service person who can now reconnect it to a bill validator by further rotating the lever, which locks the cassette in place and unlocks the pusher plate to prepare the cassette to receive bills accepted by the validator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 1991
    Date of Patent: May 11, 1993
    Assignee: Mars Incorporated
    Inventors: John Zouzoulas, Raymond D. Regan, Robert Clauser
  • Patent number: 5205224
    Abstract: A security drawer allowing articles to pass through an otherwise impervious wall, said drawer having operative doors limiting access to the inside operator as controlled by movement of the drawer. When the drawer access door is opened, an exterior delivery door is tightly closed. When the access door is placed in an intermediate position, the access door and exterior door are closed. When the access door is placed in a service position, the access door is placed into support structure chamber forming an absolute barrier between the inside operator and the outside public while opening the exterior door so as to allow the public access to articles such as fast food on the shelf of the drawer. The primary object of the invention is to protect the operator from robbery by strategic door placement in conjunction with drawer placement. The preferred embodiment of the device is constructed of scratch resistant ballistic acrylic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 1992
    Date of Patent: April 27, 1993
    Inventor: Sharon A. Durst
  • Patent number: 5193467
    Abstract: A valuables safe incorporates a money slot that is both inaccessible and out of sight during periods when it is not desired to use the money slot, for example during off-hours in a business. The money slot is quickly made both accessible and visible by opening the safe and repositioning one element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 1992
    Date of Patent: March 16, 1993
    Inventor: Robert J. Lichter
  • Patent number: 5172643
    Abstract: An apparatus for handling strips of paper removably incorporated in paper strip handling equipment. The apparatus has a box having a window for handling strips of paper, a shutter section for opening and closing the window, a drum section having therein a pooling section for temporarily accommodating strips of paper, and an anti-intrusion portion provided on either one of opposite edges of the shutter section with respect to the opening and closing direction of the shutter for preventing a strip of paper, trash or similar alien substance from being inserted in the apparatus through a clearance formed between the box and the shutter section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 1991
    Date of Patent: December 22, 1992
    Assignee: Oki Electric Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoshinori Koshida, Naohiro Yamada, Isao Miyake, Hiroyuki Tominaga
  • Patent number: 5137212
    Abstract: A cabinet and container assembly comprising an enclosed cabinet having an upper opening and a lower opening. The upper opening is equipped with a pivotal disposal door. The lower opening has a hinged door, and is dimensioned such that a wheeled container may be positioned inside and locked within the cabinet. The pivotal door can be pulled forward to an open position presenting a horizontal tray on which waste materials may be rested, with the waste materials sliding along a top chute surface of the pivotal door when it is pivoted upwardly to a closed position, the waste materials sliding rearwardly and downwardly along the chute surface and across the rear edge of the pivotal door, thereby falling downwardly into the center of the open topped container. An curved upper partition positioned within the interior of the cabinet above the pivotal door and closely adjacent the read edge thereof prevents a person from reaching inside the cabinet and accessing the container when the door is paritally opened.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 1991
    Date of Patent: August 11, 1992
    Assignee: Liberty Diversified Industries
    Inventors: Benjamin Fiterman, Rebecca L. Waterston, Mark A. Feucht, Stanley R. Thorud
  • Patent number: 5131797
    Abstract: The swipe transfer assembly is a mechanical assembly which is used in conjunction with glove boxes and other sealed containments. It is used to pass small samples into or out of glove boxes without an open breach of the containment, and includes a rotational cylinder inside a fixed cylinder, the inside cylinder being rotatable through an arc of approximately 240.degree. relative to the outer cylinder. An offset of 120.degree. from end to end allows only one port to be opened at a time. The assembly is made of stainless steel or aluminum and clear acrylic plastic to enable visual observation. The assembly allows transfer of swipes and smears from radiological and other specially controlled environments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 1991
    Date of Patent: July 21, 1992
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the United States Department of Energy
    Inventors: Robert M. Christiansen, William C. Mills
  • Patent number: 5016546
    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).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 1989
    Date of Patent: May 21, 1991
    Assignee: Ascom Autelca AG
    Inventor: Ernst Haueter
  • Patent number: 4989520
    Abstract: A container (24) for holding a stack of envelopes (122) includes pusher means (146) for pushing envelopes from a receiving zone (A) into a storage zone (B) past resiliently mounted flaps (132). The stack is supported on a support member (130) which is slidably and resiliently mounted in the container (24). A shaft (184) to which gear means (186, 188) are secured is rotatably mounted on the support member (130), the gear means (186,188) engaging with fixed rack means (180). A ratchet wheel (194) engageable by a pawl (200) is freely mounted on the shaft (184) which passes through a torsion spring the ends of which are respectively attached to the shaft (184) and the ratchet wheel (194). When the support member (130) is moved away from the flaps (132) torsion is built up in the spring since rotation of the ratchet wheel (194) is prevented, this torsion serving to urge the support member (130) back towards the flaps (132). The support member (130) is removable from the container (24) together with the stack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 1989
    Date of Patent: February 5, 1991
    Assignee: NCR Corporation
    Inventor: David A. Hain
  • Patent number: 4972784
    Abstract: An intellectronic safe deposit box which is generally comprised of a housing and an electronic security control portion and characterized in that any wrong numerical code input made by burglar will be immediately detected by means of electronic control and the processing of a central processor to drive a handcuff mechanism, which is set in the electronic security control portion, to manacle burglar's hand.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 1989
    Date of Patent: November 27, 1990
    Inventor: Lee Ing-Hsiang
  • Patent number: 4949651
    Abstract: A closure locking means for the opening of a self-service device, in particular an automatic teller machine includes a locking flap, the outside of which is indented. The locking flap, pivotable about an axis, is positioned behind a projecting upper wall panel and in front of a recessed wall panel. A gap is created when the locking flap is pivoted, and as the flap opens the width of the gap increases, so that any ice formed is broken up or jammed objects are released. A self-locking latch and actuator means for the locking flap uses an actuating lever which is pivotable about an axis. The actuating lever includes a shaped guide slot which is engaged by the actuator means. In a first part of the guide slot, no displacement work is performed by the actuator means, whereas in a second part, which is positioned at an angle to the first part, displacement work is performed to move the lever and locking flap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 1988
    Date of Patent: August 21, 1990
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Bruno Frank, Ulrich Hengstler
  • Patent number: 4942954
    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.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 1989
    Date of Patent: July 24, 1990
    Assignee: G. T. Norton, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas A. Nesser, Deborah L. Nesser, Herbert Luckower, John P. Barczak, Edward P. Joslyn, Bernard J. Rick
  • Patent number: 4919058
    Abstract: An opening in a front panel of an automated teller machine (ATM) normally permits a portion of an internal mechanism to protrude therethrough to receive customer cards or for similar purposes. When the internal mechanism of the ATM is withdrawn for servicing, the protruding portion of the mechanism is withdrawn from the opening. A vertically slidable door is provided to close said opening whenever said protruding portion is withdrawn, in order to prevent access to the interior of the ATM by unauthorized persons. The door is operated by mechanism responsive to the movement of the internal mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 1989
    Date of Patent: April 24, 1990
    Assignee: NCR Corporation
    Inventors: Hiromi Isozaki, Masakazu Ito
  • Patent number: 4884514
    Abstract: An automatic teller machine housing includes a conventional automatic teller machine having a money cassette portion, a display panel and internal mechanical and electrical components. The ATM is mounted in the housing with the display panel exposed along one longitudinal side of the housing, the housing being a width slightly greater than the depth of the money cassette, and large enough to allow rotational movement of the money cassette. The money cassette is rotatably and slidably mounted within a vault within the housing so as to be moveable between an operable position in engagement with the display panel and transversely oriented to the longitudinal walls of the housing, and a loading position generally parallel with the longitudinal walls of the housing. A turntable having a slidable platform mounted thereon is utilized to support the money cassette within a vault, so as to permit the appropriate movement of the money cassette from the operable position to the loading position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 1988
    Date of Patent: December 5, 1989
    Assignee: Heritage Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Brent J. Shockey, Rodney R. Tompkins
  • Patent number: 4856437
    Abstract: An automatic teller machine (ATM) is provided with apparatus for turning it betweeen its normal-operating position and its service-access position. Turning occurs about a vertical axis that is moved transversely of itself during turning so that the ATM can be used in an enclosure of minimum dimensions. The turning apparatus comprises: (a) a jackscrew mechanism mounted on a base and coupled to a carrier for the ATM and (b) two cam connections between the base and the carrier for controlling during turning the paths of the carrier and said vertical axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 1987
    Date of Patent: August 15, 1989
    Inventor: A. William Trucksess
  • Patent number: 4747354
    Abstract: An envelope depository includes an envelope conveyor having return belting traveling in a downward direction at the rear end of the conveyor. To prevent "fishing" and "trapping" of an envelope an envelope receiver is disposed at the rear of the conveyor above the return belting and directs an envelope discharged from the conveyor in an upward direction. The envelope then slides forwardly from the receiver and downwardly from the receiver against the return belting, the belting directing the envelope downwardly into a narrow chute disposed between the rear of the conveyor and the receiver and leading to a collector bin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 1987
    Date of Patent: May 31, 1988
    Assignee: LeFebure Corporation
    Inventors: Kevin A. Fee, Mark W. Ellis
  • Patent number: 4696239
    Abstract: An automatic teller machine is provided with apparatus for turning it around a moving axis to turn between its operating user-access position and its service and maintenance position so that the machine can be used in an enclosure of minimum dimensions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 1985
    Date of Patent: September 29, 1987
    Inventor: A. William Trucksess