With Annular Outlet Patents (Class 222/172)
  • Patent number: 8535125
    Abstract: A feed unit for filling a coin module with coins improved in such a way that a plurality of coin modules can be filled or loaded with just one feed unit. The coin feed unit is a coin drum which is rotatable inside a shell. A coin stock compartment is provided into which coins can be filled via a charge aperture. A dispensing compartment is provided inside the coin drum from which coins can be taken out via the discharge aperture. A passage is arranged in such a way that coins get from the stock compartment into the dispensing compartment as the coin drum rotates around a pivot pin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2013
    Assignee: Wincor Nixdorf International GmbH
    Inventors: Christian Starke, Thorsten Neumann, Axel Grimm, Stig Goepel, Wilfried Meyer
  • Patent number: 6935537
    Abstract: A salt dispenser for a beverage bottle includes a rotatable member defining a cavity and including a top surface having an aperture formed therein and for receiving salt therethrough to be disposed within the cavity. The rotatable member includes a bottom surface oppositely spaced from the top surface and having a plurality of apertures for allowing salt to pass therethrough. A stationary member is removably attachable to a top opening of a beverage bottle and is slidably receives the rotatable member about a perimeter thereof. The stationary member has a top surface provided with a channel substantially aligned beneath the plurality of apertures for communicating therewith to allow salt to pass downwardly from the cavity to a perimeter of a beverage bottle. The device further includes a plug attached to the top surface of the stationary member for preventing salt from passing beyond the top opening of a beverage bottle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2005
    Inventor: Jose H. Tellez
  • Patent number: 5360138
    Abstract: A dispensing system of the type including an essentially horizontally oriented plate and an essentially vertically oriented hollow storage cylinder is disclosed. A distinguishing spindle and disc system is present inside said essentially vertically oriented hollow storage cylinder. The disc can serve to form chambers thereabove and therebelow within the essentially vertically oriented hollow storage cylinder. The dispensing system is easy to use, requiring only that a user lift the essentially vertically oriented hollow storage cylinder to dispense dispensable items contained therein onto the upper surface of the essentially horizontally oriented plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 1993
    Date of Patent: November 1, 1994
    Inventor: Charles W. Zeller
  • Patent number: 4798707
    Abstract: A sailboat chlorine dispenser is provided which will dispense chlorine more evenly due to its shape as a sailboat wherein wind will help move the dispenser around water in a pool. In a modification a sleeve containing the chlorine is rotated and activated by water movement in the pool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 1987
    Date of Patent: January 17, 1989
    Inventors: Barry G. Thomas, George Spector