Member Rotatable Or Oscillatable About Inclined Axis Patents (Class 221/182)
  • Patent number: 10068404
    Abstract: A coin conveying device for a coin processing apparatus configured to store an input coin according to denomination, and dispense a coin stored therein in accordance with a payout instruction is provided. The coin conveying device includes: a rail portion configured to form a conveyance path to convey a coin; a conveying portion including holders connected endlessly, each holder being configured to hold one coin, the conveying portion being configured to convey the input coin from below to above by displacing the conveying portion in one direction along the rail portion; and a controller configured to, when the input coin is put in the conveying portion, displace the conveying portion in a reverse direction that is opposite to the one direction for a predetermined time, and displace the conveying portion in the one direction after the predetermined time has elapsed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: FUJI ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshito Shibata, Takuya Fukuura, Masao Nakayama, Shimoto Ichihara, Kazuhiro Tomita, Masashi Nagata
  • Publication number: 20120279982
    Abstract: An automatic teller machine (ATM) and a control method for the same are provided. According to the ATM and the control method, stacking of paper mediums being transferred to a stacking space of a carriage may be guided by a medium guide provided to the carriage. Position of the medium guide may be adjusted by a guide adjustment device corresponding to various types of the paper mediums.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 31, 2010
    Publication date: November 8, 2012
    Applicant: NAUTILUS HYOSUNG INC.
    Inventors: Jin Hwan Cha, Won Joon Lee, Dong-Sik Lee
  • Patent number: 8202144
    Abstract: The coin sorting system includes a feed unit, a sorting unit, and a passageway member. Each unit has a rotary disc and a stationary member opposed to the disc. Each disc has a rotating axis inclined relative to a horizontal plane. A guide passageway with an outlet thorough which coins are fed one by one as the disc rotates is formed on the stationary member of the feed unit. Provided on the stationary member of the sorting unit are a conveying passageway with an inlet thorough which the coins fed from the outlet are introduced one by one and multiple sorting devices each for selectively ejecting the coins. A rolling-coin passageway is formed on the passageway member extending aslope to cause the coins to roll from the outlet to the inlet under own weight thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2012
    Assignee: Glory Ltd.
    Inventors: Yushi Hino, Daisuke Hoshino
  • Patent number: 8191731
    Abstract: The present invention provides an apparatus for feeding screws. In the apparatus, screws are scooped up from the storage container by a scooping unit and put onto a carrying unit. The screws are arranged in line and carried by the carrying unit and discharged through a discharge unit. The scooping unit includes a rotating arm which rotates on the outer wall of the storage container, and a magnet which is fastened to the front end of the rotating arm. The carrying unit includes a screw receiving part. The rotating arm rotates on the outer wall of the storage container to scoop up the screws using magnetic force of the magnet and load the screws onto the screw receiving part. The scooping unit further includes a magnet spacing part which is provided on the outer wall of the storage container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2012
    Assignee: Ohtake Root Kogyo Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yoshitake Ota
  • Patent number: 8180015
    Abstract: A counting device for counting rimmed articles arranged in a nested configuration to define a series of stacked rims defining a stacked direction is disclosed. The counting device has a gear with a plurality of teeth adapted to engage the article rims such that advancement of the articles along the stacked direction adjacent the gear rotates the gear. An indicator wheel is provided configured to rotate with rotation of the gear. The indicator wheel has a plurality of indicia thereon for monitoring rotation of the gear. At least one sensor is positioned to detect the indicia and to generate an output signal as the indicator wheel rotates to bring the indicia into alignment with a detection axis. The sensor is in communication with a counter which produces in response to the output signal of the sensor a usable output representing a quantity of articles having engaged the gear.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2012
    Inventors: Thomas A. Nalle, III, Donathan Brown
  • Patent number: 6095053
    Abstract: A bulk loader conveys rigid, stick-like articles in bulk. The bulk loader has a bin for holding a plurality of the articles and a trough connected to a bin having an entrance portion for receiving the articles from the bin and a discharge portion for discharging the articles. An auger, with an inlet end and an outlet end, is rotatably positioned in the trough so that the inlet end is positioned near the entrance portion and the outlet end is positioned near the discharge portion. Upon rotation of the auger, the auger conveys the articles from the entrance portion to the discharge portion. The trough is constructed and arranged to prevent conveyed articles from becoming jammed between said auger and said trough.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 1998
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2000
    Assignee: Nordco Inc.
    Inventors: David S. Johnsen, Robert M. Weber, William D. Straub, Bruce M. Boczkiewicz
  • Patent number: 5254032
    Abstract: A coin sorting device comprises a hopper (4) for holding a supply of coins. Within the hopper (4), a coin feeding disc (2) is provided for feeding the coin to a coin outlet (26). A coin transporting piece carrier (5) is rotated in synchronism with the coin feeding disc (2). The coin transporting piece carrier (5) is inclined to the coin feeding disc (2) at a predetermined angle. A plurality of coin transporting pieces (8) are protruded from the coin transporting piece carrier (5) passing through coin transporting piece reception holes (9, 10). A coin feeding belt (28) extends from the upper portion of the coin feeding disc (2) to the coin outlet (26). The coin is delivered in contact relation with the coin feeding belt (28). A belt driving pulley (33) is rotated by means of the coin feeding disc (2) in a frictionally well-contact relation therewith.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 1992
    Date of Patent: October 19, 1993
    Assignee: Asahi Seiko Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Hiroshi Abe
  • Patent number: 5234127
    Abstract: An automatic fastener feeder is disclosed utilizing a rotating drum in combination with a pivoting track arrangement. Racheting apparatus is utilized to rotate the drum at intervals of time, which is initiated by an operator-generated demand for a single fastener. Gravity is utilized to drop individual fasteners onto and into the track arrangement. Up-and-down movement of the track arrangement provides for the axial movement of individual fasteners along the length of the track and into an escapement mechanism attached to the end thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 1991
    Date of Patent: August 10, 1993
    Assignee: Nasco Industries Inc.
    Inventors: Martin H. Singer, Nathan Singer, Russell L. Sedlack, II
  • Patent number: 5232399
    Abstract: Coins corresponding to a payment, thrown into a hopper, fall on a recessed disk and each lodge in one of the recesses. If two coins are superposed in one recess, the upper coin is deflected outwardly by a slot and then raised by the inclined bottom of this slot to finally be ejected from the recess. The coins are then, as a function of the result of a detection, oriented toward one or the other of two compartments of an annular display which surrounds the separation disk. At the end of each payment, the annular display turns a fraction of a turn to bring the two compartments into a presentation position, while two empty compartments are presented to receive the following payment, and the coins corresponding to the preceding payment arrive at a transmission position for example toward collection boxes. The drive of the movable portion of the display is effected by its radially outer edge. The central portion comprising the separator disk and its drive motor can swing downwardly to eject foreign bodies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 1992
    Date of Patent: August 3, 1993
    Assignee: Atoll Technology
    Inventors: Son Le Hong, Claude Rigolet
  • Patent number: 5066261
    Abstract: A coin hopper is provided with a rotary pin wheel for feeding coins to a pay out mechanism. A wiper member is mounted adjacent the rotary pin wheel slightly removed from the position at which the rotary pin wheel feeds coins to the pay out mechanism. The wiper member functions to wipe extra coins off the rotary pin wheel and return them to the hopper basket so that each location on the rotary pin wheel is occupied by only a single coin. A guide member is provided adjacent the position at which the rotary pin wheel feeds coins to the pay out mechanism. The guide member aligns the coins being fed into the pay out mechanism to ensure that the coins enter the pay out mechanism in a flat upright, on edge orientation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 1990
    Date of Patent: November 19, 1991
    Inventor: Michael O. Parham
  • Patent number: 5066262
    Abstract: A coin dispensing apparatus comprises a hopper mounted on a supporting plate inclined to the horizontal for holding a supply of coins, and a rotary disc rotatably supported on the supporting plate within the hopper, the rotary disc has at the central portion a central shelf of a diameter depending on a diameter of a coin to be dispensed and has at the peripheral portion a plurality of coin feeding pins spaced in the peripheral direction, the peripheral portion of the rotary disc is provided with a plurality of inclined grooves each extending substantially in a direction tangential to the periphery of the central shelf between the sequential feeding pins, and at least one of the grooves is embedded with friction material such as rubber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 1990
    Date of Patent: November 19, 1991
    Assignee: Asahi Seiko Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Hiroshi Abe
  • Patent number: 5017176
    Abstract: A bulk coin hopper and dispenser is provided with a pair of rotating discs at the bottom thereof. A baffle shields the discs from the weight of the coins within the hopper, while a flexible flap is maintained adjacent to the discs to urge coins into coin receiving bores within a top one of such discs. A stationary plate having a single bore therethrough is interposed between the two discs. Rotation of the two discs over the surfaces of the stationary plate allows for singular dispensing of coins from the bores through the plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 1990
    Date of Patent: May 21, 1991
    Assignee: Dixiw-Narco, Inc.
    Inventor: Remi D. Swierczek
  • Patent number: 4548220
    Abstract: A device for sorting and checking metal pieces such as coins, comprising: a first sloping rotary disk for operation as a separation disk, onto which coins are to be thrown in mixed types and random orientations and which is provided at its periphery with pockets, each pocket adapted to receive one and only one coin; a second sloping rotary disk for operation as a detection disk, also provided with pockets at its periphery and rotating in synchronism with the first disk but in reverse direction about a parallel axis, the second disk having an axis placed higher than the first disk, and the second disk occupying a plane slightly below the first disk with the disks partially overlapping, whereby a coin in a pocket of the first disk is transferred to a pocket of the second disk by action of gravity at a culminating point of its travel; and, a coin recognition device comprising a number of electromagnetic sensors disposed along a path of the pockets of the second disk.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 1983
    Date of Patent: October 22, 1985
    Assignee: Compagnie de Signaux et d'Enterprises Electriques
    Inventors: Son Le Hong, Henri Martin
  • Patent number: 4479424
    Abstract: A juicer for separating pulp and juice from fruit. The juicer comprises an indexing assembly for accepting fruit from a conveyor system and urging the fruit past a cutter to halve the fruit. The cut halves are arranged in opposition to a pair of reamers which remove juice and juice saturated pulp for passage to a pulper assembly. A piston system in the pulper assembly is adapted to compress the juice saturated pulp and contemporaneously discharge compressed pulp. Features include agitators in the conveyor system to facilitate movement of the fruit to the indexing assembly, flexible cups for receiving various sizes of fruit, and operation of the indexing assembly in timed relation to movement of the reamers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 1983
    Date of Patent: October 30, 1984
    Assignee: NCC Engineering, Inc.
    Inventor: William L. Carroll
  • Patent number: 4360034
    Abstract: A coin sorter-counter comprising a stack of plates mounted for rotation about an axis inclined to the horizontal with a housing therearound having coin openings therein, coin pockets arranged around each plate for catching coins, a resilient wheel for each of the plates to move coins from the pockets through the housing openings, and coin sensors associated with each of the coin openings for counting the coins passing therethrough; also provided is overload protection for each of the coin sorting plates, and a sensor for detecting jams and reversing the drive motor to clear the jam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 1980
    Date of Patent: November 23, 1982
    Assignee: Joseph C. Gianotti, Trustee
    Inventors: Jose E. Davila, Efrain A. Davila, Jim H. Gomez
  • Patent number: 4316553
    Abstract: Improvements in automatic lottery ticket vending machines adapted upon lottery ticket purchase to dispense one or a definite number of tickets at a time from an externally inaccessible portion of the interior of the vending machine.For the purpose of facilitating loading of the automatic lottery ticket vending machine so that the loading can be effected safer and at a more rapid rate, as well as to simplify the construction of the vending machines, the invention comprises at least one transport container for the tickets detachably connected to rotation means forming part of the automatic vending machine and adapted to rotate the container as a unit for mixing and dispensing the tickets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 1980
    Date of Patent: February 23, 1982
    Inventor: Frans-Erik Persson
  • Patent number: 4304247
    Abstract: By utilizing first and second spaced, joined, co-axial disks with coin-receiving peripheral openings, such disks being separated from each other in the region of said peripheral openings by a fixed ring member having an opening therethrough to permit the passage of coins from the peripheral openings in said first disk to the peripheral openings in said second disk, said first and second disks rotating in unison at a first speed, and a third co-axial disk rotating at a higher speed than said first and second disks and positioned parallel to and adjacent to the second disk whereby coins falling in the peripheral openings of said second disk are urged outwardly by the relative motion of said second and third disks, to contact a rim member having openings of graduated width therethrough corresponding to the diameters of different coins; those different coins may be effectively and accurately separated or sorted into respective types or denominations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 1980
    Date of Patent: December 8, 1981
    Assignee: Billcon Corporation of America
    Inventor: Kaiichi Hasegawa
  • Patent number: 4275751
    Abstract: A coin sorter has the capability to sort an additional size of coin by means of an exit chute which extends through a side of a coin hopper. A rotating pickup plate having notches for coins along its periphery rotates in an inclined plane within the hopper. Coins of certain denominations will fall through a coin opening at the apex of the rotating pickup plate and will fall into coin slots of diminishing width provided in a rotating core. The coins are held at a level peculiar to their size and are directed to discharge chutes and collection points for each denomination. Coins of the denomination which is larger than that which can pass through the coin opening are lifted from a notch by a plow positioned in front of the entrance to the exit chute and the coins travel through the chute outwardly of the hopper to a collection point. A switch actuator arm is positioned in the path of travel of the larger size coins prior to their entry into the exit chute.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 1979
    Date of Patent: June 30, 1981
    Assignee: Brandt, Inc.
    Inventor: Charles T. Bergman
  • Patent number: RE32799
    Abstract: A coin dispensing apparatus is disclosed having a hopper for storing coins, a rotary disc rotatably mounted within said hopper at an angle to the horizontal, a plurality of delivery pins spaced in the peripheral direction on said rotary disc, a delivery knife for guiding coins at the upper delivery portion to a discharge chute and a counter at the upper delivery portion. The rotary disc is rotatably supported on a supporting plate by means of a plurality of balls interposed between the bottom surface of the rotary disc and the upper surface of the supporting plate and the rotary disc is urged toward the supporting plate so as to obtain effective engagement therebetween through the balls. The counter has a removable and replaceable counter roller rotatably mounted on a rocker arm having an actuating arm adapted for moving into a slot between a pair of sensor coils of an electromagnetic sensor such as a proximity switch or a slot switch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 1986
    Date of Patent: December 13, 1988
    Assignee: Asahi Seiko Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Hiroshi Abe