Multiple Pocket Or Compartment Patents (Class 206/.84)
  • Patent number: 10140798
    Abstract: A coin tube in which coins falling from an upper side are loaded and stored, the coin tube includes: a coin posture conversion unit, configured to convert a falling posture of a coin, at a coin entry port. The coin posture conversion unit has a shape asymmetric to a center line cl in a progressing direction of the coin on the coin posture conversion unit. The coin tube can suppress generation of coin erection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: NIPPON CONLUX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masashi Kondo, Fumio Yuzawa, Takahiro Hayashi
  • Patent number: 10051983
    Abstract: A cereal bowl according to the present invention includes a basin that may be attached to a base. A partition extends from a sloped floor of the basin to divide the basin into a front interior space and back interior space which can be used to separate a liquid from solid material. The cereal bowl is particularly useful for separating dry breakfast cereal from milk so that the dry breakfast cereal does not absorb milk and become soggy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Inventor: Bradley Peterson
  • Patent number: 9457510
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods of forming selected portions of integral sheets of material are disclosed. Unformed portions of the sheets may remain undistorted during the forming process, allowing them to contain text, art work, or other desired information without material risk of the information being degraded or becoming unintelligible during the forming process. This result may be accomplished, moreover, with less trim than usually occurs in conventional forming processes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2016
    Inventor: William C. Shanley, IV
  • Patent number: 9434523
    Abstract: The present invention is related to a reclosable flow pack comprising one or more fin seal(s) (30) and one or more cross-seal(s) (31), said flow pack comprising a cold-seal adhesive pattern (11, 301, 302, 401, 402) forming a seal between a first (3) and a second (4) sealing portion, the cold-seal adhesive pattern (301, 401) of the first portion being only partly in register with the cold-seal adhesive pattern (302, 402) of the second portion, the bonding force of the cold-seal adhesive to the first (3) and the second (4) sealing portions being lower than the bonding force within the cold-seal adhesive on the portions in register (7, 100, 101), so that the cold-seal adhesive on the portions of the cold-seal adhesive patterns in register is separated from the first or from the second sealing portion when the seal is opened.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2016
    Assignee: Amcor Flexibles
    Inventor: Jan Gicewicz
  • Patent number: 9272201
    Abstract: A sports novelty to help football fans increase their enjoyment of watching televised professional football games. The football fan officiating system is a hollow football containing football penalty flags and game instructions comprising football rules and regulations allow users to view a football game and use the penalty flags to call a penalty on one or more players during play of the game.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2016
    Inventor: Garry Ormsby
  • Patent number: 8550239
    Abstract: An interface apparatus for identical and non-compatible coin holders that enables them to be vertically stacked one atop another, with the interface therebetween, and oriented such that their certificates of authenticity face the same direction. The subject interface apparatus is comprised of a substantially rectangular planar plate having irregular contoured front and back surfaces designed for mating engagement with NGC and PCGS coin cases to facilitate stacking thereof. The apparatus optionally includes voids or “windows” sized, shaped and located to enable viewing of coins and certificates disposed within the cases when mounted thereon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2013
    Inventor: Stephen Nakonechny
  • Patent number: 8393455
    Abstract: A coin processing machine comprises a housing for containing the coin processing device, a coin processing unit disposed within the housing for processing received coins of a plurality of denominations and discharging processed coins into a plurality of coin receptacles, and a coin receptacle station disposed within the housing for holding a plurality of coin receptacles. The coin receptacle station includes a plurality of individually moveable platforms each having at least one coin receptacle disposed thereon. Each moveable platform is moveable between a first position and a second position. Each moveable platform is disposed entirely within the housing for receiving coins in the at least one coin receptacle disposed thereon when in the first position, and each moveable platform extends out of the housing when in the second position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2004
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2013
    Assignee: Cummins-Allison Corp.
    Inventors: John R. Blake, Gary W. Cooper, Patrick J. Finn, Mark C. Munro, Mark A. Fladeland
  • 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: 8298052
    Abstract: A device for sorting disks or disk-like members of different identities (e.g., roulette chips) that ejects the disks from a receptacle by means of a rotating wheel with numerous wells, such as multi-chip storage compartments. Ejection of an article from the numerous wells is achieved by an ejector lever making contact with an activated solenoid thus forcing the article at the bottom of the well, in conjunction with the momentum of the rotating wheel, into a receiving space. The disks in the receiving spaces are continually replaced by newly arriving disks, which force the previously positioned disks upward into a column.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Assignee: Shuffle Master GmbH & Co KG
    Inventors: Peter Wolfgang DeRaedt, Ludo DeMeutter
  • 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: 8123026
    Abstract: The present invention is a coin inventory storage apparatus which allows a coin collector to store and display multiple coins. The coin inventory storage apparatus contains a plurality of selectively removable tubular structures for storing and displaying coins.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2012
    Inventors: Derek DePuydt, Kelly DePuydt
  • 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: 7837031
    Abstract: A coin holder is provided that includes two covers and a flap to separate the interior surfaces of the covers. Coin containers are provided on the interior surfaces of the covers. In this manner, for example, the flap protects the surfaces of the coin containers from directly interfacing (e.g., scratching) one another. The coin containers lift a coin (or at least a portion of the rim of a coin) above the interior surface of a cover such that the rim of the coin may be viewed while the coin resides in the coin container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2010
    Assignee: Anderson Press, Inc.
    Inventor: Mary C. Counts
  • Patent number: 7834265
    Abstract: The invention relates to a photovoltaic insulating glazing comprising a multi-layer glazing with a photovoltaic module. The glazing is further characterized in that two contact strips for contacting the photovoltaic module are led out from an intermediate space between the glass layers and a spacer spaces the glass layers apart, thereby forming the intermediate space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2010
    Assignee: Glaswerke Arnold GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Christoph Schmidt
  • 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: 7731008
    Abstract: A cash drawer insert is disclosed which includes a paper currency receiving and storage area and a coin receiving and storage area, each of which can be selectively reconfigured to accommodate paper currencies and coins of a wide variety of sizes, shapes, dimension and denominations. Each of these areas is provided with opposed ribbed walls that are adapted to removably receive the ends of divider partitions having locking tabs and locking toggles that secure to such dividers at any desired transverse location. Bill weights having mounting flanges with locking tabs for selective placement along a rearwall of the till as well as a pivotable auxiliary paper currency tray that permits storage of two different paper currencies in a single paper currency compartment are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2010
    Assignee: Block and Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Roger Peart, Paul E. Specht
  • Patent number: 7500595
    Abstract: A compartmented bank for holding money to be used for saving, spending or other budgetary purposes. The bank has a hollow body having openings in its upper surface and notched, removable plugs that fit in the openings to help define elongated slots through which coins or paper money can be inserted into the bank.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2009
    Inventor: Michael L. Beacham
  • Patent number: 7418987
    Abstract: A plastic card-type coin holder folder device for carrying coins fits in a card-carrying section of a wallet. A rigid card the thickness of the coins has circular cut-outs in which to position the coins. Thin plastic strips across a lower portion of a front of the rigid card hold the coins from the front. A thin plastic backing has holes along the top of the coins for pushing the coins forward to retrieve them from the front. A thin plastic cover attaches to the top of the rigid card and folds down over the front of it and is secured by tucking the cover into one of the coin retaining strips.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2004
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2008
    Inventor: Eric W. Duffy
  • 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: 7383980
    Abstract: A compartmented bank for holding money to be used for saving, spending or other budgetary purposes. The bank has a hollow body having openings in its upper surface and notched, removable plugs that fit in the openings to help define elongated slots through which coins or paper money can be inserted into the bank.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2008
    Inventor: Michael L. Beacham
  • Patent number: 7356953
    Abstract: A display assembly is provided comprising; (a) an image insert, the image insert being bendable from a planar configuration to a non-planar display configuration, wherein the image insert comprises a plurality of first surfaces for displaying a first image, and a plurality of second surfaces for displaying a second image; and (b) a display frame for supporting the image insert in the non-planar display configuration. The display frame comprises an abutment structure for abutting the plurality of first surfaces and the plurality of second surfaces to secure the plurality of first surfaces at a non-zero angle relative to the plurality of second surfaces and to resist unbending of the image insert. Optionally, the display assembly may be part of a book.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2008
    Inventor: Samuel Davis
  • Patent number: 7299918
    Abstract: A coin storage and display assembly includes a panel that has a front side and a back side. The panel has a generally rectangular shape. United States flag indicia are positioned on the front side and consist of a canton and thirteen stripes. The canton has fifty star shaped depressions therein. Each of a plurality of inserts has a size and shape adapted for being removably positioned in and frictionally coupled to one of the depressions. Each of the inserts has a first side and a second side. Each of the first sides has a circular shaped indentation therein. The indentations each have a diameter equal to a coin, such as a quarter. Each of a plurality of quarters may be removably positioned in one of the indentations and each of the inserts may be removably positioned in one of the depressions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2007
    Inventor: Ronald R. Patrick
  • 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: 6976619
    Abstract: A compartmented bank for holding money to be used for saving, spending, donating, investing or other budgetary purposes. The bank is shaped like an animal and comprises a hollow body and four feet. Each compartment communicates with one of the feet so that money deposited into each compartment can be dispensed through an opening in a corresponding foot. The external surface of the body bears indicia indicating the budgetary purpose of the money placed in each compartment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2003
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2005
    Inventors: Susan P. Beacham, Michael L. Beacham
  • Patent number: 6929127
    Abstract: A kit for holding and displaying coins and paper money. Each sheet for holding coins has two overlying clear vinyl sheets and a third backing sheet. The front sheet has a slit used to insert or remove a coin and is formed in the cover sheet to retain a coin. Behind the clear cover sheet is a display page sheet with indicia thereon that when properly aligned with the cover sheet displays information relating to the coins. The display page for paper money has sheets for holding the paper money and flaps with snap fit seals to protect the paper money.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2005
    Inventor: Herman L. Delk, Sr.
  • Patent number: 6905014
    Abstract: A reusable coin holder, counter and sorter, known as COINSMETER™ utilizes inexpensive semi-disposable packaging technology. In each half of a semi-elastic plastic material, at least one grove is provided in the shape of half cylinder. When the two halves are closed, a cylinder or a number of cylinders are created. Each cylinder has a scaled line(s) for indicating the amount of coins vertically stacked in the cylindrical columns. Coins may be inserted through a slot at the top of each cylinder. The diameter of the cylindrical columns may be slightly bigger than the diameter of the coins. The two meeting sections may be connected from a solid base portion of the article. The present invention also includes a handle and stand for supporting the coin holder. In another embodiment, a carrying case for multiple coin holders may be provided to store and carry coins in a secure manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2002
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2005
    Inventor: Hatim Gamal Eldin
  • Patent number: 6851551
    Abstract: A coin container for receiving coins or tokens therein, comprising a receptacle having a longitudinal wall along a longitudinal axis and end faces at opposed ends of the longitudinal wall. The longitudinal wall has an inner surface defining a cavity portion with the end faces. The cavity portion is adapted to partially receive therein a predetermined number of coins. Grooves protrude radially in the inner surface of the longitudinal wall. The grooves are adapted to receive partially therein at least one coin of the predetermined number of coins thereby separating other ones of the predetermined number of coins in groups of the predetermined number of coins, such that the coins in the grooves are offset radially from the groups. Means are provide for forming a tubular container with the cavity portion of the receptacle to hold the coins captive in the tubular container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2002
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2005
    Assignee: Emballage Conseil 2000 Inc.
    Inventor: Réal Lemaire
  • Publication number: 20040094434
    Abstract: A reusable coin holder, counter and sorter, known as COINSMETER™ may inexpensive semi-disposable packaging technology. In each half of a semi-elastic plastic material, at least one grove is provided in the shape of half cylinder. When the two halves are closed, a cylinder or a number of cylinders are created. Each cylinder has a scaled line(s) for indicating the amount of coins vertically stacked in the cylindrical columns. Coins may be inserted through a slot at the top of each cylinder. The diameter of the cylindrical columns may be slightly bigger than the diameter of the coins. The two meeting sections may be connected from a solid base portion of the article. The present invention also includes a handle and stand for supporting the coin holder. In another embodiment, a carrying case for multiple coin holders may be provided to store and carry coins in a secure manner.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2002
    Publication date: May 20, 2004
    Inventor: Hatim Gamal Eldin Ahmed
  • 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
  • Patent number: 6679372
    Abstract: A quarter displaying and teaching device for displaying commemorative Unites States quarters that depict the seals of the individual states. The quarter displaying and teaching device includes a panel having a front side and a peripheral edge. A plurality of indentations extends into the front side. Each of the indentations has a circular shape and has a diameter equal to a diameter of a quarter and adapted for removable receiving one of a plurality of quarters. The quarters are frictionally held in their respective indentations. A flag indicia is positioned on the front side. The flag indicia comprises a United States flag having fifty stars thereon. Each of the stars has one of the indentations therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2002
    Date of Patent: January 20, 2004
    Inventor: Roger D. Shaffer
  • Patent number: 6644468
    Abstract: A kit for holding and displaying coins and paper money. Each sheet for holding coins has two overlying clear vinyl sheets and a third backing sheet. The front sheet has a slit used to insert or remove a coin and is formed in the cover sheet to retain a coin. Behind the clear cover sheet is a display page sheet with indicia thereon that when properly aligned with the cover sheet displays information relating to the coins. The display page for paper money has sheets for holding the paper money and flaps with snap fit seals to protect the paper money.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2001
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2003
    Inventor: Herman L. Delk, Sr.
  • Patent number: 6604627
    Abstract: A device is provided in the form of a map of the United States to display a set of commemorative coins in relation to state geographic regions associated with the coins. A color-coded indexing system is set forth in a chart which associates the date of issuance of the coins, the chronology of issuance according to order of statehood, and the geographic state region represented by the coin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2001
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2003
    Assignee: New York Mint, Ltd.
    Inventor: Karen Kennedy
  • Patent number: 6604626
    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 has a base with a storage drawer, with a sloped display area thereabove for the flat display of coins which do not fit the pivotally mounted holders of the rest of the case. A shelf mounting area at the back of the base provides for a series of coin display shelves to be stacked thereon. Each shelf comprises a rectangular frame with a series of opposed coin holder pivots extending inwardly from each major wall. The pivots enable coins held therebetween to be pivoted about their vertical axes, for viewing both sides of commemorative coins minted with both faces having the same orientation. Alternatively, the shelves may be placed with the pivots aligned horizontally, for viewing both sides of monetary coins having relatively inverted opposite faces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2002
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2003
    Inventor: Keith A. Hanshaw
  • Publication number: 20030146114
    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 has a base with a storage drawer, with a sloped display area thereabove for the flat display of coins which do not fit the pivotally mounted holders of the rest of the case. A shelf mounting area at the back of the base provides for a series of coin display shelves to be stacked thereon. Each shelf comprises a rectangular frame with a series of opposed coin holder pivots extending inwardly from each major wall. The pivots enable coins held therebetween to be pivoted about their vertical axes, for viewing both sides of commemorative coins minted with both faces having the same orientation. Alternatively, the shelves may be placed with the pivots aligned horizontally, for viewing both sides of monetary coins having relatively inverted opposite faces.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2002
    Publication date: August 7, 2003
    Inventor: Keith A. Hanshaw
  • 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
  • Patent number: 6510631
    Abstract: A picture frame assembly has a border with recesses for holding coins. The border consists of an internally mounted framing component having a plurality of circular recesses formed therein. The internal edges of the framing component are designed to slightly overlap the edges of the picture or photo to be framed, while the external edges are designed to fit under the external border of the frame. A backing member immediately adjacent the framing component cooperates with the apertures formed in the framing component to create recessed into which coins may be placed. The date of the coins coincides with the date of the photo or picture and thus provide an indication of the date of the photo or picture. The backing member is held in position relative to the framing component by a clamp, which also serves to bind the frontal border and glass plate in position thereby completing the frame assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2000
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2003
    Inventor: Patricia Baggarly
  • Patent number: 6510973
    Abstract: A coin case for an automobile includes: a casing to be attached to a vehicle end, the casing being formed with a plurality of independent cylindrical chambers to be sortingly loaded with a plural kind of coins; and a coin tray connected to a side end portion of the casing, the coin tray including a bottom wall having a curved surface in a direction toward the plurality of independent cylindrical chambers from a place where is far from the coin case.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 1999
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2003
    Assignee: Piolax, Inc.
    Inventor: Hiroaki Ichioka
  • Publication number: 20020195354
    Abstract: A spring loaded coin dispensing apparatus 10 including an elongated housing member 20 having a top surface 21 provided with two rows 22 23 24 25 and 25′24′23′22′ of cylindrical recesses which are disposed adjacent the elongated sides 26 27 of the housing member 20 wherein each recess 22 etc., is provided with a spring member 30 and an appropriately sized pusher plate member 31 dimensioned to urge an appropriately sized coin 101 etc., against the underside of a cover member 40 and wherein the coins 101 etc., are arranged on the opposite sides of the apparatus 10 such that they are dispensed in the same sequence regardless of which side of the apparatus 10 is facing forward.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2001
    Publication date: December 26, 2002
    Inventor: Elijah D. Davis, JR.
  • Patent number: 6490774
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for inexpensively retrofitting existing cash register tills with an insert comprising a coin cup holder designed to fit into an existing bill slot for stabilizing coin cups. The coin cup holder allows the coin cup to rest evenly without rocking, and the coin cup can be removed from the till for ease of counting coins. A special coin cup is provided designed to rest in the coin cup holder and comprising a notch in one of the walls to allow it to pass the attachment points of a bill weight typically provided in existing cash tills to hold down bills in the bill slots.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2001
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2002
    Inventor: Odie Kenneth Carter
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20020000387
    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: Application
    Filed: February 20, 2001
    Publication date: January 3, 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: 6318547
    Abstract: A pocket-size container for metal coins has a structure in the form and dimensions of a normal credit card, debit card and similar documents and has a plurality of recesses (2). A coin is inserted into each of the recesses according to measure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2000
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2001
    Inventor: Pierino Pianezzola
  • Publication number: 20010032790
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for inexpensively retrofitting existing cash register tills with an insert comprising a coin cup holder designed to fit into an existing bill slot for stabilizing coin cups. The coin cup holder allows the coin cup to rest evenly without rocking, and the coin cup can be removed from the till for ease of counting coins. A special coin cup is provided designed to rest in the coin cup holder and comprising a notch in one of the walls to allow it to pass the attachment points of a bill weight typically provided in existing cash tills to hold down bills in the bill slots.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2001
    Publication date: October 25, 2001
    Inventor: Odie Kenneth Carter
  • Publication number: 20010013475
    Abstract: An integrally-formed coin holder formed of plastic material has a generally V-shaped structure, in end view, and resiliently flexible arms to permit coins to be packaged in and removed from the coin holders. The coin holder has a series of open pockets, which provide a multiple-point support for the coins in the holder and a perfect coin count every time. The coin holder may also comprise a plurality of coin holders preformed or joined to form a composite unit. A coin collecting tray having a plurality of fins extending upwards from a trough spaced in correspondence with the pockets of the coin holder provides a fast efficient way to collect and sort coins for insertion into the coin holder.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 1, 1999
    Publication date: August 16, 2001
    Inventor: GORDON W HOLMES
  • Patent number: 6264025
    Abstract: A device is provided in the form of a map of the United States to display a set of commemorative coins in relation to state geographic regions associated with the coins. A color-coded indexing system is set forth in a chart which associates the date of issuance of the coins, the chronology of issuance according to order of statehood, and the geographic state region represented by the coin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2000
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2001
    Assignee: New York Mint, Ltd.
    Inventor: Karen Kennedy
  • 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
  • Patent number: 6202835
    Abstract: A change card includes a plurality of bays which is configured to hold a combination of coins that allows a user to make exact change for any purchase and/or to receive all of the change resulting from a purchase. The change card includes a body on which the plurality of bays is disposed. Each of the bays is adapted to releasably receive a coin. The change card may be configured to be about the same size as a credit card. A change card configured for use in the United States may include a predetermined number of bays consisting of four bays for receiving pennies, one bay for receiving a nickel, two bays for receiving dimes, and three bays for receiving quarters, which totals 10 coins. Accordingly, exact change may be made for a purchase of given dollar amount and any fractional amount in cents, ranging from 1¢ to 99¢ with only these 10 coins.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 1998
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2001
    Inventor: Owen Webber Morse