For Coin (e.g., Mat) Patents (Class 206/.8)
  • Patent number: 10025703
    Abstract: Provided is a collectable display device, including at least one display panel having at least one user accessible opening for housing and displaying at least one collectable object. The display panel is configured to be connected or connectable to at least one auxiliary panel having visual markings relating to at least one collectable. The collectable display device also includes an electronic solid-state flash memory data storage device that is non-detachably secured to the auxiliary panel, and the solid-state flash memory device is having sufficient storage capacity to record and store at least one digital picture image associated with at least one appearance characteristic of at least one collectable object. In operation, the solid-state flash memory device is readable by an electronic device physically and electronically connected to the solid-state flash memory device. In some embodiments, the collectable object is a coin, a stamp, or a sports card, or the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: Goldfinch Design Studio, LLC
    Inventor: James J. Macor
  • Patent number: 9805535
    Abstract: A coin holder device 12 that includes a transparent front sheet 20 that contains receptacles 18 and first and second major surfaces 28 and 30. The receptacles 18 are recessed into the sheet 20 to project out from the second major surface 30. A backer sheet 22 has first and second major surfaces 32 and 34 and openings 36 that extend through the sheet 22. The openings 36 correspond in location to the receptacles 18 in the front sheet 20. The backer sheet 22 is removeably positioned over the receptacles 18, enabling the second major surface 30 to be juxtapositioned against the first major surface 32. The first major surface 32 has coin indicia 38 proximate the openings 36 indicative of the coin to be placed in the respective receptacle 18. The coin holding device is beneficial in that it allows custom-tailored coin holders to be supplied easily over the internet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Inventor: Craig M. Johnson
  • Patent number: 9424706
    Abstract: A controlled coin inlet or portal is described that allows for improved alignment of a coin with the coin entry slot of a coin acceptor mechanism. A coin entry slot having at least an upper or lower edge is dimensioned to allow entry of a coin of a desired maximum width in a substantially on-edge orientation. The coin portal may include at least one outwardly extending coin guide slot of substantially corresponding maximum width as the coin entry slot and positioned adjacent to the upper or lower edge of the coin entry slot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2016
    Assignee: Imonex Services Inc.
    Inventors: Philemon Louis Bruner, Kurt Douglas Regenbrecht
  • Patent number: 8746260
    Abstract: A system and method for securing tokens to be cleaned includes a tray with a curved surface defining a channel extending along a first direction and spacers projecting from the curved surface into the channel. The spacers are disposed at regular intervals along the first direction. The curved surface also has at least one opening. The tokens may be inserted into the channel between adjacent spacers and the tray holding the tokens can be submerged into a cleaning liquid. Identical trays containing tokens can also be stacked and together submerged into the cleaning liquid. The tray holding the tokens can be placed on a drying surface that has a drainage hole, and wetness remaining on the tokens can be sucked through the hole in the channel and the drainage hole by a vacuum or blown through the hole in the channel and drainage hole by an air blower.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Inventor: Phillip Alston Hewitt
  • Patent number: 8376133
    Abstract: A protection, authentication, identification device for a collectable object is described. The device comprises a holder formed for assembly with at least one collectable object to provide protection and preservation of said collectable object. The holder is further formed to resist disassembly and separation with the collectable object, once it is assembled. The protection, authentication, identification device also comprises a data storage device which comprises data of at least one stored digital image of the collectable object. The data storage device is nondetachably secured to the protection, authentication, identification device. And, the data storage device is compatible with a standard computer system for display and inspection of the digital image of the collectable object by a user to aid the user in the authentication of the collectable object. In some embodiments, for example, the collectable object is a coin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2013
    Assignee: Goldfinch Design Studio LLC
    Inventor: James J. Macor
  • Patent number: 8215479
    Abstract: A display for display articles such as coins or medallions including a generally planar plastic sheet having one or more retaining structures for capturing one or more display articles. The plastic sheet has opposite first and second generally planar sides. A first paper board sheet is bonded to the first side of the plastic sheet, and a second paper board sheet is bonded to the second side of the plastic sheet. The plastic sheet can have the same dimensions of at least one of the paper board sheets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2012
    Assignee: Unicover Corporation
    Inventors: James A. Willms, Eric Delaplaine, Cheryl Mefford
  • Patent number: 8177057
    Abstract: A set of coins is arranged relative to a display having discrete regions associated with discrete coins within the set. In a preferred embodiment, the display is a map, and an opening is provided within the borders of or proximate to each state on the map in order to receive a respective coin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2012
    Inventors: Mark A. Krull, Gregory A. Welte
  • 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: 8079470
    Abstract: A themolaminating film for receiving a blister portion in the construction of a reusable package is described. A base blister portion configured to receive some form of media or material is molded from a formable heat sealable polymer such as PETG. A film consisting of a first layer of an amorphous polyester such as APET for heat sealing to the PETG, a second layer of a polyester such as PET, and an adhesive layer is used to laminate a graphical paper based cover thereby allowing the laminated cover to be heat sealed to the blister portion. In a preferred embodiment, the PET and APET are preferably coextruded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2011
    Inventor: Anthony Trajkovich
  • Patent number: 8069978
    Abstract: A coin holder having edge view optics. The coin holder includes a coin having an obverse side, a reverse side and a coin edge having features on the coin edge. The features can include lettering, decorative patterns or other features of interest. An optical frame is configured to surround the coin edge and includes reflective surfaces that project an image of the coin edge to a viewing side of the optical frame, where the features of the coin edge can be viewed in a desired orientation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2011
    Assignee: Muroc Masters Research and Development, LLC
    Inventors: Robert A. Haire, Joseph Jarski
  • Patent number: 8061512
    Abstract: A coin holding apparatus includes a first plate and a second plate. The first and second plates are transparent and each of the first and second plates has a first side and a second side. The first sides of each of the first and second plates has a semi-cylindrical indentation therein and forms a bulbous portion extending outwardly from a plane of associated ones of the second sides. The semi-cylindrical indentation in the first plate is alignable with the semi-cylindrical indentation in the second plate to form a cylinder. A plurality of couplers releasably couples the first sides of the first and second plates together to releasably secure coins within the cylinders. Coins are removably positionable in the cylinders to store and display the coins in collectible condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2011
    Inventor: Tony Thomas
  • Patent number: 7845488
    Abstract: A coin holder with a plurality of coin accommodation openings is disclosed. Each coin opening comprises a clamp spring pair formed by two opposing sidewalls acting as clamp springs. Each clamp spring pair comprises at least two clamp regions with differently spaced clamp surfaces each for the clamping accommodation of coins having different thickness. Coins of different thicknesses are held in their respective clamp region, whereby thicker coins are held in the upper portion of the coin accommodation opening, while thinner coins are inserted more deeply and thus held in the lower portion of the coin accommodation opening. The coin holder can be used for various currencies, without the need for country-specific variations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2010
    Assignee: Lisa Draexlmaier GmbH
    Inventors: Max Bubenhofer, Robert Pusl, Michael Windl
  • Patent number: 7784607
    Abstract: A coin holding apparatus includes a first plate and a second plate. The first and second plates are transparent and each of the first and second plates has a first side and a second side. The first sides of each of the first and second plates has a semi-cylindrical indentation therein and forms a bulbous portion extending outwardly from a plane of associated ones of the second sides. The semi-cylindrical indentation in the first plate is alignable with the semi-cylindrical indentation in the second plate to form a cylinder. A plurality of couplers releasably couples the first sides of the first and second plates together to releasably secure coins within the cylinders. Coins are removably positionable in the cylinders to store and display the coins in collectible condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2010
    Inventor: Tony Thomas
  • Patent number: 7490716
    Abstract: The invention is composed of a base structure (2) with first and second annular symmetric parts linked by a connecting element with a space to introduce a suspension system, the structure (2) can be folded thanks to the connecting element so that the first and second parts face one another. An independent coin support system is disposed in the structure (2) and is made of two identical superimposed internal rings (5) which define an opening that houses a coin or an adaptive structure (9) for a coin with a smaller diameter. Each ring defines on first or second parts of the structure (2) an outer support lip (7) to hold independent protection interfaces (11) on each side of the coin. Closing systems are curved with a U-shaped section and placed in periphery of the device (1). Interposition rings (13) (14) can be placed inside.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2003
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2009
    Inventor: Ludovic Joel Georges Pleven
  • Patent number: 7437840
    Abstract: The Invention is a memorabilia apparatus. Indicia are imprinted on a medallion using convention minting technology. An ice hockey puck or a model of a tire has a cavity adapted to receive and to support the medallion for display. The cavity of the puck or model of a tire exerts a pre-selected force upon the medallion over a pre-selected area, holding the medallion in place during handling while allowing a collector to release the medallion from the puck or model of the tire. Alternatively, resilient or spring retaining members releasably engage the puck or model of the tire and the medallion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2008
    Inventors: Paul Phillip Ratmansky, Joel David Ratmansky
  • Patent number: 7395921
    Abstract: The invention relates to a reusable packaging for tokens or coins, comprising an essentially semi-cylindrical trough (2), for retaining the coins or tokens, formed by alternating a first series of semi-cylindrical sections (8) with a common axis perpendicular to the plane of the coins or tokens and a second series of semi-cylindrical sections (10) with a common axis, vertically recessed with relation the first series (8), the axes of the first and second series begin parallel to each other. Two folding wings (4) are arranged longitudinally to both sides of the trough (2). Each of said wings (4) is connected with articulation to a cover (6) of cylindrical segment, formed, as for the trough, by the alternation of a first series (12) of cylindrical segments with a common axis, perpendicular to the plane of the coins or tokens and a second series of cylindrical segment sections (14) with a common axis, the covers (6,6), corresponding to each of the wings (4), being mutually interlocking.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2008
    Assignee: NHE SPRL
    Inventor: David Errera
  • Patent number: 7322512
    Abstract: The present invention is an apparatus for holding a coin, wherein the apparatus comprises a plurality of scored concentric circular regions that may be removed as needed to accommodate the diameter of different size coins.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2008
    Inventor: Adam M. Higer
  • Patent number: 7134546
    Abstract: A freestanding coin holder capable of displaying a coin such that all sides, namely the front, back, and circumferential edge are viewable. First and second panel members are connected in opposing face-to-face relation such that a coin may be received in a generally cylindrical and laterally projecting coin-receiving chamber defined by optically transparent portions so that the front and back of the coin (e.g. heads side and tails side) as well as the circumferential edge of the coin are clearly visible. A base functions as a stand thereby allowing the coin holder to be disposed in a vertically free-standing manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2006
    Inventors: Tom Seligman, Janette Seligman
  • Patent number: 7100761
    Abstract: A display for a collectible item, such as a coin, in which the collectible item may be rotated relative to the display. In one embodiment, the display comprises a bubble, which can be a semi-rigid transparent material, supported between at least two layers of support material, which can be a rigid material such as card-stock, which are adhered together. The bubble includes a capsule for encapsulating the collectible item, and a flange extending from an outer perimeter of the capsule. The capsule of the bubble is aligned within an opening in the support material so that the collectible item may be viewed. The flange contacts the support layers, and permits the bubble to be rotated within the display. The display also includes an apparatus for rotatably securing the flange between the support layers, which can be a high-gloss heat-resistant coating applied to the support layers over the areas in which the support layers contact the flange.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2003
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2006
    Assignee: Unicover Corporation
    Inventors: James A. Helzer, Max A. DeHerrera
  • Patent number: 7083512
    Abstract: An improved coin and token organizing, holding and dispensing apparatus comprises a lower housing for organizing, holding and dispensing a pre-determined number of coins and tokens of varying sizes and denominations. The lower housing has a substantially rectangular shape having a taper along its length so that the apparatus fits conveniently in pocket or purse and is comfortable to hold. The apparatus is well suited for visually and physically impaired individuals as it permits the ready identification and handling of coins based on the tapered shape of the apparatus and the ability to distinguish by touch one coin from another. The lower housing has a substantially open top surface, a closed flat bottom surface; and, closed vertical sides. Within the lower housing is a plurality of linearly disposed cylindrical wells. Each well is adapted to receive a coin or token of a predetermined size.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2002
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2006
    Inventors: Marc Auguste, Jr., Marc B. Auguste, Sr., Jacqueline A Johnson-Auguste
  • Patent number: 6966828
    Abstract: A first embodiment of a money tube includes a centrally divided tube body having a first end, a second end, and a central portion. The tube body is composed of a first body portion and a second body portion. The first body portion includes the first end and defines a first central connector. The second body portion includes a second end and defines a second central connector. The first and second central connectors engage each other at the tube body central portion when connected to each other to hold the first body portion and the second body portion together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2001
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2005
    Assignee: Fire King International, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael J. Smith, Richard Thurman, Richard R. Cornell, Jr.
  • Patent number: 6896127
    Abstract: The coin display apparatus and method described herein includes rotatable hangers suspended from a trackway for displaying and positioning coins. In general, the coin display apparatus includes a rotatable hanger, a tab for attaching a coin to the rotatable hanger, and a trackway for suspending the hanger/coin arrangement. The coin is positionable along the trackway by sliding the rotatable hanger up and down the trackway to a desired location. In addition, the rotatable hanger includes a swivel arrangement such that the coin may be rotated individually around a longitudinal axis of the rotatable hanger so that the front or back of the coin may be displayed. This allows great flexibility in arranging the coins within the coin display apparatus such that symmetrical spacing is preserved, regardless of the number of coin in the collection. The coin display method includes using the coin display apparatus to display and position coins.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2002
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2005
    Inventor: Sandra Ragley
  • Publication number: 20040245122
    Abstract: A coin holder (1) for carrying in a pocket or handbag comprises a base member (4), a pair of opposed plates (2,3) mounted one on either side of the base member in spaced apart relationship therefrom, recessed so as to define, in combination with one side of said base member, a plurality of coin-receiving pockets (6) about the periphery of the holder accessible by slits (9). Through holes (7), each communicating with a respective one of the pockets (6) allow finger access to a coin (10) when stored therein, to push and slide the coin outwards from the pocket through the slit (9) for dispensing. Spring means (8a,8b) press against the coin from below and/or from its side edges to retain the coin within the pocket when not required for dispensing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 2, 2004
    Publication date: December 9, 2004
    Inventor: Robin E.W. Newenham
  • Publication number: 20040084329
    Abstract: The coin display apparatus and method described herein includes rotatable hangers suspended from a trackway for displaying and positioning coins. In general, the coin display apparatus includes a rotatable hanger, a tab for attaching a coin to the rotatable hanger, and a trackway for suspending the hanger/coin arrangement. The coin is positionable along the trackway by sliding the rotatable hanger up and down the trackway to a desired location. In addition, the rotatable hanger includes a swivel arrangement such that the coin may be rotated individually around a longitudinal axis of the rotatable hanger so that the front or back of the coin may be displayed. This allows great flexibility in arranging the coins within the coin display apparatus such that symmetrical spacing is preserved, regardless of the number of coin in the collection. The coin display method includes using the coin display apparatus to display and position coins.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 4, 2002
    Publication date: May 6, 2004
    Inventor: Sandra Ragley
  • Patent number: 6709325
    Abstract: A tube for holding coins wrapped in a paper wrapping in a tight close-fitting relationship. The tube is square shaped having a main body portion with an inner chamber for holding the wrapped coins and a removable cap tightly fitting to the main body portion. The chamber extends upwardly from the main body portion terminating in an annular lip which engages an inner annular ridge on the cap. Both the cap and the main body portion having longitudinally extending ribs at the corners, the ribs of the main body portion having depressions at top receiving nubs on the ribs of the cap thereon to prevent the cap from turning with respect to the main body portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2002
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2004
    Inventor: Jack Korsen
  • Publication number: 20040040869
    Abstract: A flexible purse or case for holding small objects within a user's pocket or handbag includes a flexible skin which forms a shaped body having enclosed space and a slot extending between the ends of the body for accessing the interior of the purse. A semi-rigid frame is engaged to the body and includes a downwardly curved bar extending between the ends of the body. Opposed rigid end caps cover the body ends and are engaged to opposed ends of the frame. Squeezing the first and second opposed ends together by squeezing the end caps flexes the frame and urges the slot open to allow access to the interior of the body. The skin and end caps form a visually unitary structure with a continuously curving exterior surface which may be in the shape of an ellipsoid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2002
    Publication date: March 4, 2004
    Inventor: Andrew Menceles
  • Publication number: 20040031700
    Abstract: A coin display case provides for the selective viewing of each face of each coin displayed, independently of other coins displayed therein. The case may be mounted on a base unit, on a plurality of feet or support brackets, or may have a wall mounting flange for mounting the case to a wall. The case has stackable, rectangular shelves, each shelf having a row of independently and pivotally mounted coin holders supported therein, so that each coin holder may be independently rotated 180 degrees to view the opposite face of a coin disposed in the coin holder.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 11, 2003
    Publication date: February 19, 2004
    Inventor: Keith A. Hanshaw
  • Publication number: 20030201273
    Abstract: Apparatus for use with a coin bucket is disclosed and includes a string and a flexible body defining a tubular sleeve. The sleeve can be manipulated so as to define a passage having an inlet and an outlet and which is shaped and dimensioned to permit travel of the bucket, bottom-first, through the inlet to an operative position whereat the top of the bucket is disposed within the passage, spaced from the inlet. A channel is formed in the sleeve which encircles the bucket when same is disposed at the operative position, and at least one opening is formed on the sleeve exterior leading into the channel. The string is positioned within the channel with its ends each emerging from the at least one opening so that same can be drawn to form, in the passage, a constriction which grips around and retains the bucket at the operative position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2002
    Publication date: October 30, 2003
    Inventor: Terri J. Reid
  • Patent number: 6554130
    Abstract: A set of coins is arranged relative to a display having discrete regions associated with discrete coins within the set. In a preferred embodiment, the display is a map, and an opening is provided within the borders of or proximate to each state on the map in order to receive a respective coin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 1999
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2003
    Inventors: Mark A. Krull, Gregory A. Welte
  • Publication number: 20020162756
    Abstract: A freestanding coin holder capable of displaying a coin such that all sides, namely the front, back, and circumferential edge are viewable. First and second panel members are connected in opposing face-to-face relation such that a coin may be received in a generally cylindrical and laterally projecting coin-receiving chamber defined by optically transparent portions so that the front and back of the coin (e.g. heads side and tails side) as well as the circumferential edge of the coin are clearly visible. A base functions as a stand thereby allowing the coin holder to be disposed in a vertically free-standing manner.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 21, 2002
    Publication date: November 7, 2002
    Inventors: Tom Seligman, Janette Seligman
  • Publication number: 20020148740
    Abstract: The device comprises a card (10) for storage of coins (12), characterised by that the storage card (10) is shaped with at least one hole (12) or area to receive and fasten at least a coin (12) in a way that the coin (12) can be repeatedly taken out and fixed in the hole.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2002
    Publication date: October 17, 2002
    Inventor: Jack Sorland
  • Patent number: 6412626
    Abstract: A set of coins is arranged relative to a display having discrete regions associated with discrete coins within the set. In a preferred embodiment, the display is a map, and an opening is provided within the borders of or proximate to each state on the map in order to receive a respective coin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2001
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2002
    Inventors: Mark A. Krull, Gregory A. Welte
  • Patent number: 6330942
    Abstract: A coin collecting card and information relating thereto for removably holding a coin and relating information pertinent to that coin. The coin collecting card and information relating thereto includes a front side, a back side and a peripheral edge. First indicia are located on the front side of the plate. The first indicia indicate a map of a region representing the coin, or a place of origin of the coin. A well, or slot, extends into the front side of the plate. The well has a shape adapted for receiving a respective coin from the region represented by the first indicia.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2000
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2001
    Inventor: June K. Raymond
  • Patent number: 6264024
    Abstract: An arrangement for retaining a plurality of coins includes a main body portion constructed of a resilient material. The main body portion defines a coin receiving opening for at least partially receiving a plurality of coins. The opening has a length and width. The width has a variable dimension for frictioning receiving the plurality of coins. In a preferred embodiment, the main body portion partially defines a generally cylindrical channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2000
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2001
    Assignee: DaimlerChrysler Corporation
    Inventors: L. John Ozark, Jeffery Godshall