Safety Receptacles Patents (Class 232/15)
  • Patent number: 10565815
    Abstract: A cashbox includes a box body with a first opening, an anti-theft plate with a second opening, and an anti-theft plate locking mechanism mounted to the box body and including a first latch member that includes a first main body pivotally connected to the box body and a latch portion extending from the first main body. The anti-theft plate is movable to an opening position, where the second opening communicates with the first opening. The anti-theft plate locking mechanism is switchable between a locking state, where the latch portion prevents the first opening from moving to the opening position, and an unlocking state, where the latch portion allows the anti-theft plate to move to the opening position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: MASTERWORK AUTOMODULES TECH CORP. LTD.
    Inventors: Hung-Hsun Chou, Wen-Hsien Tsai
  • Patent number: 10121303
    Abstract: A cashbox having a rectangular cuboid structure, wherein external walls of the cashbox comprise a left box wall (21) and a right box wall (22) arranged oppositely, a front box wall (24) and a rear box wall arranged oppositely, and a top wall (23) and a bottom wall arranged oppositely, wherein slots (26; 27) are respectively provided on two box walls which are of the external walls, arranged oppositely and parallel to an inserting direction of the cashbox, and both ends of each of the slots (26; 27) in the inserting direction are inserting openings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: Shandong New Beiyang Information Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Fang Xu, Tao Gao, Shishui Zhang, Fengbo Xu
  • Patent number: 9741195
    Abstract: Implementations described and claimed herein involve systems and methods for facilitating coin hopper maintenance. In one implementation, a top plate is received in a bucket assembly of the coin hopper at a proximal end. The top plate seals one or more coins in an interior of the bucket assembly. The coin hopper is positioned in an inverted orientation by meeting a target surface with the top plate. The inverted orientation positions the bucket assembly at a distal end near the target surface and a base assembly at the proximal end. A hopper dispenser is disengaged from the base assembly of the coin hopper.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignee: TIDEL ENGINEERING, L.P.
    Inventors: Flynt Moreland, Doug Powers, Troy Richard, Monte Needham
  • Patent number: 9630757
    Abstract: Self-locking parcel delivery box is a container with a special locking mechanism that allows a hinged lid to remain unlocked and openable while the container is empty but then automatically lock shut after a package or parcel has been placed inside and the hinged lid is closed. Special locking mechanism comprises, among other things, a rotating striker plate that remains in a closed position while container is empty but then rotates to an open position when a package or parcel is placed inside container. With rotating striker plate in the closed position, a latch cannot extend outward to latch or lock into a latch window when the hinged lid is closed, thereby keeping hinged lid unlocked and openable. With rotating striker plate in the open position, the latch will latch or lock into the latch window when the hinged lid is closed, thereby allowing hinged lid to lock shut.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Inventor: Nicholas George Capous
  • Patent number: 9558602
    Abstract: A system, apparatus, and method for a smart switch are provided. The smart switch may be integrated into various types of security devices and intelligently protect the devices from unwanted manipulation. In one particular embodiment, the smart switch may use location information from a GPS receiver to determine whether the device is in a safe zone, and the smart switch may intelligently enable or disable certain changes of the current operational status of the security device. Alternatively, pre-set time period, RFID authorization, environmental factors, or a combination of several factors may be used by the smart switch to determine whether users may change the operational status of the security device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2017
    Assignee: GlobalTrak, LLC
    Inventor: Ronald Straz
  • Patent number: 9309700
    Abstract: A glove compartment device having a lock body being mounted directly on a lid and a latch urging spring provided between a pivoting latch and the lock body with a spring force urging the pivoting latch to the side where engagement with a striker is released. A plate spring that is mounted on the lock body so as to urge the striker to the side to disengage from the pivoting latch when the plate spring has one end thereof engaged with the lock body before mounting of the plate spring onto the lock body is completed. A latch urging spring is a torsion spring and has one end engaged with the lock body opposing the plate spring from the side that prevents disengagement of the one end of the plate spring from the lock body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2016
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Honda Lock
    Inventors: Takuya Miyagawa, Kazuki Moro
  • Patent number: 8887986
    Abstract: The invention relates to a container (10) for holding notes of value, which comprises a housing part (12) and a cover (14) for closing an opening of the housing part (12). The cover (14) has a closing element (34) which is movable in at least one unlocking direction (P1) and which in a locked state is engaged with an engagement area (48) of the housing part (12) that is complementary to the closing element (34). The closing element (34) is movable in unlocking direction (P1) into an unlocked state for unlocking. Further, the container (10) comprises a rotatably mounted retaining element (58) which, in a first position of the container (10), is arranged such that the closing element (34) is movable in unlocking direction (P1) from the locked state into the unlocked state for unlocking.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: Wincor Nixdorf International GmbH
    Inventor: Elmar Berendes
  • Patent number: 8844705
    Abstract: A cash box system with a cash container for receiving cash is described. The cash container has an inlet opening which can be closed by a cover and a locking mechanism having a locked state in which the cover is locked in a position closing the inlet opening, and a release state in which the cover is unlocked and can be brought in a position to release the inlet opening. The locking mechanism is configured such that it is forcibly transferred from the locked state to the release state when the cash container is emptied. The cash box system is preferably for a vending machine in which the cash container is inserted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: RTB GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Èrwin Braukmann, Sime Jovic
  • Patent number: 8820622
    Abstract: A cash box (1) used for storing cashes and provided with a self-locking mechanism comprises a box body (11), a box door (12) and a box door self-locking mechanism. The cashbox (1) is arranged on a cashbox bracket (3). The box door self-locking mechanism comprises a lock (21) for locking the box door (12) and a door switch structure (22) which is fixed on the cashbox bracket (3) and used for opening or closing the box door (12). The lock (21) comprises a movable lock tongue (211) connected with the box door (12) and a lock cylinder (212) which is fixed on one wall of the box body (11) and movably buckled with the movable lock tongue (211). A triggering element which acts on the door switch structure is arranged on the box door (12) which is opened by the door switch structure when the box body (11) is pushed into the cashbox bracket (3) and which is locked by the door switch structure when the box body (11) is drawn out of the cashbox bracket (3).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: GRG Banking Equipment Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Xiaodian Chen, Yuqing Ye
  • Patent number: 8783552
    Abstract: A cashbox comprises: a left shell, comprising first, second and third side walls; a right shell, being symmetric with the left shell, and comprising fourth, fifth and sixth side walls; a first fixing panel, fixedly connected to the second side wall and the fifth side wall through screws; a second fixing panel, fixedly connected to the third side wall and the sixth side wall through screws; an upper cover, which comprises a money entrance and is inserted with the left shell and the right shell, so as to form the top surface of the cashbox; a box door fixing panel and a box door pivotally connected to the box door fixing panel through a pivot shaft, forming the back surface of the cashbox together, and all the screws are provided in the cashbox.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Assignee: Shandong New Beiyang Information Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Fang Xu, Jigang Zhang, Kelin Guo, Zhenhua Song
  • 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: 8584603
    Abstract: A device for receiving banknotes with a frame which provides a banknote opening, and has a banknote bag connected to the frame using a bag opening so that banknotes are introducible through the banknote opening and the bag opening into the banknote bag. The device has a sliding bolt. The frame has an upper frame and a lower frame being separable from each other, and the banknote opening extends through both frames when the upper frame is connected to the lower frame. The frame has a guide for inserting the sliding bolt which is designed so that in the inserted state, the sliding bolt is locked with the frame and completely covers the banknote opening of the two frames.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2013
    Inventor: Peter Villiger
  • Patent number: 8500000
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device for locking and unlocking the roller shutter (12, 15) of a container (10) that can be inserted into a rack (11) and removed therefrom. The roller shutter (12, 15) is pulled open by a stationary pin engaging therewith during insertion of the container (10), it is pulled shut by the same engagement of the pin (14) when the container (10) is pulled out of the rack (11). In the closed position, the roller shutter (12, 15) shall be locked reliably and accurately. Two locking pins (21, 22) that can be actuated by cam tracks (35, 36) extending in longitudinal direction of the rack (11) and provided at the rack (11) serve for this purpose. The first locking pin (21) serves to lock the roller shutter (12, 15), the second locking pin (22) keeps the roller shutter (12, 15) in its exactly defined closed position during the locking by the first locking pin (21). As a result thereof, position errors of the roller shutter (12, 15) during locking and unlocking are prevented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2013
    Assignee: Wincor Nixdorf International GmbH
    Inventor: Elmar Berendes
  • Patent number: 8434673
    Abstract: An apparatus for storage and transport of documents such as bank notes, visa slips, gift tokens, checks and the like is disclosed. The apparatus comprises a frame spanned by flexible material and a cover plate slideable therealong to close the frame, the cover plate having a leading edge comprising a first member shaped to form an irreversible lock with a correspondingly shaped second member on the frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2013
    Assignee: Volumatic Limited
    Inventor: Duncan Johnson
  • Patent number: 8308055
    Abstract: A container for receiving coins and/or documents of value having a container housing with at least one feed opening, a sealing element which is movable between a sealing position to block the feed opening and an open position in which the feed opening is opened to allow the feeding of coins or documents of value, and a biasing element which biases the sealing element in the direction of the sealing position in the open position. The container also includes an actuating opening that receives an actuating element to move the sealing element out of the sealing position into the open position, a catch device which has a catch element, and a closing device that enables the catch device to be displaced out of the catch state into the ready state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Assignee: Giesecke & Devrient GmbH
    Inventor: Rupert Wallmann
  • 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: 8109434
    Abstract: A side open-and-close type cash transaction machine is provided. A cash transaction machine includes: a body including an opening on a side of the body; a door being mounted on the body to open and close the opening; a first financial module being integrally formed with the door in the door to be externally exposed when the door is opened; and a second financial module being provided in the body, separate from the door to move toward the opening when the door is opened. Since the second financial module may be provided and be exposed separate from the first financial module, it is possible to easily manage the financial modules and also reduce the size of the side open-and-close type cash transaction machine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2012
    Assignee: Nautilus Hyosung Inc.
    Inventor: Youn Jong Kim
  • Patent number: 8096465
    Abstract: The invention relates to a safe device for collecting coins. It comprises a support receiving a coin box comprising a hatch controlled by an internal mechanism. The coin box comprises includes a locking means making it possible to authorize its introduction and its extraction in the support. The locking means making it possible to authorize the internal mechanism to open the hatch. The internal mechanism acts on the hatch by opening it when the locking means authorizes it and the coin box is introduced into the support; and by holding it closed otherwise. The subject of the invention is also a safe method for emptying coin boxes. The invention is applied to the transfer of coins without contact.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2012
    Assignee: Thales
    Inventor: Christophe Lebeau
  • Publication number: 20110186622
    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: Application
    Filed: February 4, 2010
    Publication date: August 4, 2011
    Inventor: Alexander Nikon
  • Patent number: 7971775
    Abstract: A cost effective latch and alignment mechanism for a banknote cassette and a cassette receiving frame uses a magnetic latch providing a magnetic force cooperating with the cassette to move it to and be releasably maintained in a final aligned position. Preferably a permanent magnet attached to the cassette receiving frame cooperates with the metal of the cassette to provide the magnetic bias and locking force.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2011
    Assignee: Crane Canada Co.
    Inventors: Leon Saltsov, Mykhaylo Kucherenko, Pavel Rabinovich, Andriy Kyselov, Oleksandr Onipchenko
  • Patent number: 7694872
    Abstract: An apparatus for emptying a cashbox, fare-box or the like, wherein the apparatus includes a right-parallelepiped-shaped casing and a cashbox including at least one slidable wall, wherein the casing has a container for inserting the cashbox so that this is positioned with the slidable wall facing downwards on a slider located in the casing of the apparatus, wherein the slider includes: a handle, a connecting apparatus for connection with the wall of the cashbox, and a blocking apparatus which allows the slider to be withdrawn from the casing into a withdrawn end position and then pushed in into a fully inserted end position but prevents any pushing in of the slider from any withdrawn position which does not correspond to the end position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2002
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2010
    Assignee: Scheidt & Bachmann, GmbH
    Inventors: Elmar Noll, Bernd Voeller
  • Patent number: 7654442
    Abstract: A device for the intake and output of paper currencies comprises an arrangement for examining the value and authenticity of the currency, which thereafter is fed to a transport system of a currency stacking bank via a currency storage module, wherein the storage module, which is exchangeable located below the currency stacking bank is constructed as a revolving magazine and comprises a series of roller magazines, whereby the intake and output opening of each of the roller magazines is pivoted by means of an actuator into a d position of the transport system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2010
    Assignee: adp Gauselmann GmbH
    Inventor: Paul Gauselmann
  • Patent number: 7624914
    Abstract: A low cost fare collection system includes a removable farebox having an integral collection box. The farebox can be installed in a temporary installation at a fare collection location for the collection of fares and can be removed to a secure location for emptying and reconciliation. The farebox can include an integral collection box for receiving fares deposited in the farebox. The farebox can be configured such that the collected fares can be emptied only when the farebox is removed from the temporary installation to reduce tampering and theft. A fare validator can be used to verify the amount and value of a fare deposited in the farebox to eliminate human validation of fares. Electronic monitors can collect data relating to fares deposited, total revenue collected, time of fare collection, and other data items that can be retrieved when the farebox is removed and emptied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2009
    Assignee: Cubic Corporation
    Inventors: Jeffrey S. Brumfield, David Lapczynski
  • Patent number: 7614544
    Abstract: An intermediate cash box includes a flap assembly that is pivotally mounted in a housing, said assembly forming a receptacle for coins in its resting position. When the flap assembly is pivoted in a controlled manner, this releases the coins into a return channel or a cash box. The flap assembly comprises two V-shaped flaps, each flap being assigned to a pivotally mounted gate lever with a slide-gate track that guides the displacement of the flap. A rotatably mounted displacement transfer element, which is driven by a drive, is in contact with the gate levers and transfers the displacement of the drive to one of the respective gate levers in order to pivot the latter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2009
    Assignee: Walter Hanke Mechanische Werkstatten GmbH & Co., KG
    Inventors: Dietmar Trenner, Roland Griese
  • Patent number: 7604107
    Abstract: The invention concerns a service and/or product dispensing apparatus comprising a coin-receiving device, a coin-storage box (5) and said chute (7) transferring coins from the receiving device to the box (5). The invention is characterised in that said chute (7) co-operates with a closing device (8) comprising a trap (82) mobile between a position closing and a position opening said chute (7), said device (8) co-operating with control means (40) adapted to trigger the displacement of the trap (82) into its closing position when at least part of the coin-receiving device (4) is being dismantled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2001
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2009
    Assignee: Parkeon
    Inventors: Thierry Richard, Jean Escalier
  • Patent number: 7431205
    Abstract: A banknote receipt and payout apparatus including: a receipt and pay-out opening for carrying out either or both of payout and stacking of charged banknotes: a banknote determining part for determining denominations of banknotes, a plurality of banknote storage and discharge bins arranged to store therein and discharge therefrom, different denominations of banknotes, respectively, a transfer path connecting among the receipt and payout opening, the banknote determining part, the banknote storage and discharge bins and a receipt bin, for transferring the banknotes, and a loading and collecting bin arranged to load and collect the banknotes into and from the banknotes storage and discharge bin, for accommodating therein different denominations of banknotes, wherein the banknotes are stacked in the storage and discharge bins in a vertical direction, and are stacked in a horizontal direction in the receipt bin and the loading and colleting bin with a standing posture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2008
    Assignee: Hitachi-Omron Terminal Solutions Corp.
    Inventors: Akira Nomiyama, Riichi Katou
  • Patent number: 7428873
    Abstract: A security apparatus is provided for use in an automatic teller machine. The security apparatus (100) has a coupling arrangement (110, 150) for engaging the unit with a cash cassette used to hold money within an automatic teller machine and a spoiling system (130, 132) for delivering a spoiling agent for spoiling the contents of the cassette in response to a control signal issued by a controller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 1998
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2008
    Assignee: Oberthur Cash PRotection
    Inventors: Andrew Robin Searle, Geoffrey Keith Hill
  • Patent number: 7428983
    Abstract: Provided is a banknote receipt and payout apparatus which handles several denominations, having a banknote loading and collecting function, and which is capable of handling several denominations. A banknote receipt and payout apparatus comprising a receipt and payout opening for paying out banknotes introduced thereinto by a user, and for stacking therein banknotes to be delivered to a user, a banknote checking part for checking banknotes, a banknote storage and discharge bin for carrying one or both of storing and discharging of banknote notes, a loading and collecting bin 8 for loading and collecting banknotes, and a transfer path for transferring banknotes, wherein the banknote storage and discharge bin is of a vertical type in which banknotes are stacked in a horizontal posture, and the loading and collecting bin is of a horizontal type in which banknotes are stacked in a standing posture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2008
    Assignee: Hitachi-Omron Terminal Solutions Corp.
    Inventors: Akira Nomiyama, Riichi Katou
  • Patent number: 7267216
    Abstract: A coin-operated vending machine includes fastening elements adapted to be reached to fasten a lower base to an upper body by inserting a tool through openings in the lower base bottom once a coin box is removed from the lower base whereas the elements cannot be reached and unfastened when the openings are blocked by the coin box in the lower base, a transverse wall attached to an outer wall of the upper body and disposed across the upper body so as to block off access to the coin box by reaching through the upper body with a head of the machine removed, a central rod adapted to assemble the upper body to the head being fixedly attached upon the transverse wall, and a motion-responsive device operable in conjunction with a coin chute to permit coins only to pass through it from a coin-actuated mechanism to the coin box.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2007
    Inventor: Kil Jae Chang
  • Patent number: 7175067
    Abstract: The application is directed to a safety device for a bank note storage apparatus. If banknotes are not place properly in the compartment of the tray but overlie a flange of the safety device as the tray is pushed into the slot and flange will jam between pegs and, causing a body to move back against a spring and a latch to extend downward from the tray. The latch will prevent movement of the tray fully into the enclosure. The user must remove the obstruction before the tray can be moved fully into the enclosure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2007
    Assignee: Volumatic Limited
    Inventor: Philip Roberts
  • Patent number: 7172111
    Abstract: A connecting/holding machine 30 of a cash container according to the present invention holds a cash container 15 having a bottom portion 15a and a back face side portion 15d and provided with first terminal portions 22 and 23 and a fitting-in hole 47 in its back face side portion 15d. This connecting/holding machine 30 includes a holding base 70 in which a mounting portion 40 capable of mounting the cash container 15 and a back face portion 42 standing from the mounting portion 40 are constituted in conformity with an external shape of the cash container 15. The back face portion 42 includes second terminal portions 37 and 38 capable of being connected to the first terminal portions 22 and 23 at positions corresponding to the first terminal portions 22 and 23. The back face portion 42 also includes an engaging protrusion 45 capable of fitting in the fitting-in hole 47 at a position corresponding to the fitting-in hole 47.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2007
    Assignee: Aruze Corp.
    Inventors: Kazuei Yoshioka, Jun Fujimoto
  • Patent number: 7165767
    Abstract: Dispenser modules include structure permitting their securement in stacked and aligned relation. The dispenser modules can contain sheet media such as notes and other items. The dispenser modules can be used in an automated banking machine operative to dispense multiple types of sheet media. Modules include a projection plate and a biasing latch arm on side walls thereof. The projection plate includes a pin adapted to be received in a side wall slot. A first module is locked to a second module through a first module latch preventing movement of a second module pin from a first module slot. Disassembly of the locked modules can occur with compressing of the latch to release the modules relative to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2003
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2007
    Assignee: Diebold Self-Service Systems a division of Diebold, Incorporated
    Inventors: H. Thomas Graef, Michael S. Johnson, Michael Harty, Jonathan M. Peritt, Ken Kontor
  • Patent number: 7059599
    Abstract: Bank notes placed in a tray (13) are slid into an enclosure (10), whereupon a lever (15) is operated to drive down a plunger (17) which opens flaps (21,22) in the bottom of the tray to displace the notes into a carrier (12) in a lower part of the enclosure. The carrier (12) has snap-fitted into its top a frame (107) which also has flaps (21A,22A) which deflect downward as the money enters a bag (108) provided by elasticated material which spans the frame (107). Thereafter a cover plate (111) seals the frame (107) which can then be removed from the carrier (12) to be transported e.g. to a bank.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2001
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2006
    Assignee: Volumatic Limited
    Inventor: Robert Anthony Wilbert Lewis
  • Patent number: 6920835
    Abstract: A collection safe is provided, especially for charitable donations, for installation in a wall of a building. The collection safe has a rectangular box formation and includes a first door on one side of the box for receiving donations and a second door on the opposing side of the box to provide access to the interior. The first door is connected to a pair of side walls which extend into the interior of the box. A baffle extends and is connected to the side walls so that the baffle is oriented 90° relative to the first door. The baffle has a free end with a jagged edge such as sharp teeth that terminates less than one inch from the first door to deter the retrieval of the donations from the first door. The space between the jagged edge of the baffle and the first door provides a slot for receiving the donation past the baffle to the floor of the collection safe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2005
    Assignee: Perma-Vault Safe Co.
    Inventor: Robert Johnson
  • Patent number: 6854640
    Abstract: Briefly, in accordance with the foregoing, the invention is related to a removable coin storage apparatus being used in a coin processing device, which comprises a bin, a cover, a gate, and a sloped floor. The bin comprises a first opening and a second opening, wherein a cover is used for the first opening. To allow the placement of coins inside the bin, the cover is movable between a closed position wherein the cover substantially covers the first opening, and an open position wherein the cover at least partially uncovers the first opening. The gate is proximate the second opening, and is movable between an up position and a down position, the up position at least partially uncovering the second opening to allow the coins to be discharged from the bin, the down position substantially covering the second opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2002
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2005
    Assignee: Cummins-Allison Corp.
    Inventor: John C. Peklo
  • Patent number: 6843409
    Abstract: A media container module includes; a casing having an internal storage space and a media insertion hole formed at one side thereof for inserting a media, and being opened and closed by a door; and a shutter fixing unit having a shutter installed inside the casing and opening and closing the media insertion hole, a second locking unit moved by interacting with an operation key installed at a mounting unit of a mounting device, a first locking unit unlocked by the second locking unit and at the same time moved by the operation key for unlocking to enable the shutter to be moved, a shutter opening unit for opening the shutter when being mounted at the mounting unit of the mounting device; and a shutter fixing member to maintain opening state of the shutter after the shutter is opened.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2002
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2005
    Assignee: LG N-SYS Inc.
    Inventor: Eung-Min Park
  • Publication number: 20040195302
    Abstract: An ATM media cassette includes a self-locking arrangement for a media directing guide. The guide is automatically placed in a locked condition during removal of the cassette from an ATM. The guide is automatically unlocked during reinsertion of the cassette into the ATM. The self-locking arrangement enables the guide to be locked during transport.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2004
    Publication date: October 7, 2004
    Applicant: Diebold Self-Service Systems Division of Diebold, Incorporated
    Inventors: Jon Washington, Eric VanKeulen, Gregory Spicer
  • Patent number: 6719121
    Abstract: A coin collecting cart for collecting coins from parking meters. A plurality of bins are used, each bin being limited to a certain quantity of coins which quantity of coins is electronically sensed. When the first of the bins is full of coins, the coins pass to the second of the bins and so on. When the bins are full, they are individually removable from the cart and mountable within a frame located remotely from the cart. The bins are unloaded by manually rotating the frame together with the bin about an axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2001
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2004
    Assignee: City of Vancouver and Cypress Solutions Inc.
    Inventors: Dennis Alexander, Gil Somerville, Bruce Larsen, Matthew Murnaghan
  • Patent number: 6712352
    Abstract: A lockable, removable cassette is described. In an implementation, the cassette includes a plastic shell and a currency access door. The cassette may also include a flexible handle and/or an integrated grip. In addition, the cassette may include at least one of an aperture and a transparent window positioned to reveal the contents of the cassette. In an implementation, the cassette includes a stacking mechanism which may include a drive means having non-circular drive gears.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2001
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2004
    Assignee: Mars Incorporated
    Inventors: Alfred F. Bergeron, Robert Clauser, Christopher L. Crawford, David C. Deaville, Michael D. Nunn, Jeffrey T. Thawley, Kenneth B. Wood, Stephen R. Watrous
  • Publication number: 20040007615
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an apparatus for emptying a cashbox as well as a cashbox with an apparatus according to the invention.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 15, 2002
    Publication date: January 15, 2004
    Inventors: Elmar Noll, Bernd Voeller
  • Patent number: 6598787
    Abstract: A coin receptacle assembly for vending machines. A funnel unit is positioned in the machine and a coin receptacle unit is adapted to be removably mounted on the funnel unit. The coin receptacle unit includes a secure door which is movable between an open position when the coin receptacle unit is mounted on the funnel unit, and a closed position when the units are separated. A lock arm engages against the secure door when the units are separated to prevent the secure door from being opened by an unauthorized person.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2002
    Date of Patent: July 29, 2003
    Assignee: Glenview Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: James J. Grinsteiner
  • Publication number: 20030132278
    Abstract: A coin receptacle assembly for vending machines. A funnel unit is positioned in the machine and a coin receptacle unit is adapted to be removably mounted on the funnel unit. The coin receptacle unit includes a secure door which is movable between an open position when the coin receptacle unit is mounted on the funnel unit, and a closed position when the units are separated. A lock arm engages against the secure door when the units are separated to prevent the secure door from being opened by an unauthorized person.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 17, 2002
    Publication date: July 17, 2003
    Inventor: James J. Grinsteiner
  • Patent number: 6546881
    Abstract: An expandable cash box system for storing bills including a chassis housing attachable to a bill validator and having an open end adapted to receive bills from the validator and a sliding enclosure housing disposed in telescopic relation to the chassis housing. A spring-loaded compressor plate is provided within the two housings and a control system between the two telescoping housing determines the expansion as bills are received by the cash box. The control system may include interengaging resilient members and a set of grooves receiving the resilient members and a guidance system facilitates the alignment of the two housings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2001
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2003
    Assignee: Coin Acceptors, Inc.
    Inventor: Joel Wiesner
  • Publication number: 20020063035
    Abstract: The present invention features a tracking system for currency containers in a gaming casino. Currency is received in removable containers having a memory chip for storing information such as the container ID, the ID of the gaming machine, the date and time the container was placed in a gaming machine. A mobile cart or a hand-carried unit is provided to store and transport the containers to a counting room. Data in each container's memory is verified and continuously monitored by the cart. A docking station verifies, reads, and transmits data to a remote computer and also provides a printout. All temporary data is erased from memory, and the containers are ready for reuse. Each time a container is inserted into a machine or other apparatus, a date and time is written to memory so that a complete adit trail is available.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2001
    Publication date: May 30, 2002
    Inventors: Steven J. Blad, Kenneth R. Dickinson
  • Patent number: 6336544
    Abstract: A mobile inventorying and collection apparatus includes a mobile cart for immediate inventorying of moneys collected in a coin collection box at an area adjacent to a host machine such as a gaming machine, and collecting in a secured receptacle of the mobile cart inventoried coins and tokens in a secured manner, and transmitting this data as well as identification data of the coin box to either a CPU provided on-board the mobile cart for later downloading to a remote data management control system, or directly to the remote data system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 1999
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2002
    Assignee: Casinovations Incorporated
    Inventors: Steven J. Blad, Kenneth R. Dickinson
  • Patent number: 6279823
    Abstract: A shutter plate for a self-locking cover for a telephone paystation coin receptacle includes a coupler for joining a shutter control arm to the shutter plate that deforms when a force having a predetermined magnitude is applied to the control arm. The deformation of the coupler provides an indicator that an attempt to move the shutter plate to expose an aperture in the self-locking cover has occurred. The coupler may be one or more holes in a portion of the shutter control arm that is external of the self-locking cover. The coupler may take the form of a weld that joins the shutter control arm and the shutter plate. Frangible material may also be used to fill openings in the control arm to provide a tamper indicator. The tamper indicator facilitates detection of tamper attempts by visual inspection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 1999
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2001
    Assignee: OTC Telecom Corporation
    Inventor: Simon W. Chou
  • Patent number: 6244504
    Abstract: In a bill container capable of being pushed into a receiving module and with a front panel actuable by an actuating lever and a detent lever which can be adjusted between a release position, a first intermediate position, which the detent lever assumes as a function of the opening movement of the actuating lever, and a detaining position, in which the detent lever retains the actuating lever in its closing position, the detent lever is coupled to an electromechanical setting device, by means of which, when the bill container is pushed in, the detent lever can be adjusted into a mechanically secured second intermediate position, out of which the detent lever can be adjusted into its release position as a function of the closing movement of the actuating lever.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 1999
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2001
    Assignee: Siemens Nixdorf Informationssysteme Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventor: Günter Holland-Letz
  • Patent number: 6213277
    Abstract: A coin operated machine having a removably insertable coin box for receiving and storing coins inserted into the coin operated machine. The coin operated machine includes a coin accepting apparatus, a first memory device and first circuitry for transmitting communication signals from the first memory device and receiving structure for removably receiving a coin box within the coin operated machine. The coin box has a receptacle partially defined by opposed side walls for receiving and storing coins inserted into the coin operated machine and guiding structure for guiding the coin box into a predetermined position within the receiving structure of the coin operated machine. The coin box also includes a second memory device and second circuitry for transmitting communication signals between the second memory device and the first circuitry.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 1999
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2001
    Inventors: Steven J. Blad, Kenneth R. Dickinson
  • Patent number: 6145737
    Abstract: A check is fed to a storage mechanism through a check carrier path. The storage mechanism carries the check to a check carrier unit by an operation of a gate mechanism. The check carrier unit carries the check as far as a storage box with carrier rollers. The check is discharged from the check carrier unit and stored in the storage box. The storage box is provided outside a safe. The storage box is detachably provided and has a cylinder lock provided on the door thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 1998
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2000
    Assignee: Fujitsu Limited
    Inventors: Masayuki Imai, Kenichi Nashirozawa, Kazuto Kitano, Naomi Hori
  • Patent number: 6125988
    Abstract: A system and method are shown for providing accounting for the collection of monies in a plurality of independently operated transaction stations. Each transaction station is provided with a uniquely identifiable secure cashbox or vault in which to store monies received in a transaction. The transaction stations include electronics sufficient to validate, verify, and tally received monies. The transaction stations record information with respect to the received monies as well as the identification of the cashbox into which it is stored. The transaction stations are probed upon removal of the cashbox in order to download the recorded information into a control system. The removed cashboxes securely contain the received monies until opened in a secure environment for emptying. When emptied, the money contents are independently verified and matched with the unique identification of the cashbox from which it came.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 1998
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2000
    Assignee: Agent Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: Brian G. Waters