Savings Boxes Patents (Class 232/4R)
  • Patent number: 5944254
    Abstract: A savings coin box with controllable music box which includes a body, a music box, a control device and other elements. The music box is transversely positioned on the supporting disk on the cylindrical body, and a control device is installed above the music box. According to this structure, when a coin is thrown from a guiding rail, the extending rod of the control device is driven so that the music box will not be confined and the potential power is released. When the control disk of the control device is rotated through a predetermined angle, the music box is again limited by the extending rod, and then it is stopped.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 1997
    Date of Patent: August 31, 1999
    Inventor: Jack Liu
  • Patent number: 5494210
    Abstract: A savings box comprises a main body and a control box. The main body is provided with a coin slot and shutter plate. A magnet is fixed on the shutter plate and another magnet is fixed on a control member (slider) provided inside the control box. The coin slot is closed by the shutter plate while the control member (T-bar) is placed at the first position due to the reaction between the two magnets. When the T-bar is moved to the second position with a coin placed on the shutter plate, that is, in the coin slot, the reaction between the two magnets will cause the shutter plate to turn and leave under the coin slot, thus the coin falls into the main body of the savings box. The coin is automatically accepted into the main body synchronously with the operation of the T-bar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 1994
    Date of Patent: February 27, 1996
    Assignee: Tenyo Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Tooru Suzuki
  • Patent number: 5437408
    Abstract: The present invention is for a bank which has a visible serpentine coin path through which coins are deposited into a coin reservoir. The serpentine coin path has a major slot for the transportation of the coins into the reservoir and at least one minor slot through which the coins can be viewed as they travel down the serpentine path to the reservoir. The slot and reservoir are particularly well suited for incorporation into an animal bank.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 1993
    Date of Patent: August 1, 1995
    Inventor: John M. Chesnut
  • Patent number: 5304084
    Abstract: An audible coin bank includes: a hollow container (1) having a dropping slot (11) formed in an upper portion of the container for dropping coins (3) into the container through the slot (11) and a bottom hole (12) formed in a bottom portion of the container, and a casing (20) having a battery-powered audio-actuating device (2) plugged in the bottom hole (12) of the container, which will receive a sound signal of an impacting sound caused by a coin (3) impacting upon a sensor (21) of the audio-actuating device or caused by a mutual impact of the dropping coin (3) with the other coins deposited in the container for producing a voice or music melody by a voice or music producing integrated circuit for entertaining purpose, and wherein the batteries (26) stored in the casing may be replaced or renewed directly from the casing (20) plugged in the bottom portion of the container for prolonging a service life of the coin bank.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 1992
    Date of Patent: April 19, 1994
    Inventor: Fu-Chiang Liao
  • Patent number: 5168987
    Abstract: A cash box has a loose coin tray which rests on a peripheral seal seated on a plain free edge defining a lip of a base of the cash box. The coin tray is supported by the seal and has a peripheral flange which rests on six inwardly directed tabs of the seal. The tray and the seal may be manufactured together as a one-piece plastics moulding and the moulding cut to separate the tray from the seal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 1992
    Date of Patent: December 8, 1992
    Assignee: Helix Group PLC
    Inventor: Clive W. Warwicker
  • Patent number: 5165594
    Abstract: A tithing bank is provided for religious training and personal association of an individual to a tithing situation. The bank structure includes a floor, with the bank defined by simulation of a bible book, including a slot arrangement to direct a percentage of money to a tithing portion and a remaining percentage to a savings portion relative to an individual. A modification of the invention includes an adjustable partition wall arranged to deflect in an adjustable manner various percentages of savings to tithing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 1991
    Date of Patent: November 24, 1992
    Inventor: Janet M. Kissinger
  • Patent number: 4871112
    Abstract: The present invention concerns a money saving box, wherein independently rotatable combination rings each marked with different colors, symbols etc., allow, when positioned in a predetermined arrangement, to open or lock the box.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 1988
    Date of Patent: October 3, 1989
    Inventor: Grant C. Emslie
  • Patent number: 4815998
    Abstract: A bank containing a coin receiving base portion and a detachable top portion containing a battery operated locking system. Such system contains an electromagnetic coil lock for locking together the two portions. A switch responsive to placement of the top portion on the base portion for opening a circuit to de-energize the coil lock so as to lock the portions together. A coin slot switch is also provided to temporarily light a lamp upon dropping of a coin. A mercury switch is also provided to prevent opening of the bank when inverted.A coin sensor is also provided on the top portion for allowing the coil lock to be activated to enable the removal of the top portion when the sensor senses the coin receiving base portion being sufficiently filled with coins.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 1988
    Date of Patent: March 28, 1989
    Inventor: Michael L. McGuire
  • Patent number: 4787873
    Abstract: A modular coin bank permits construction of a variety of different geometric patterns of coin guideways for feeding coins from a receiving member to a coin storage base. The base has at least two coin receiving slots in it, and different geometric shapes of hollow guideway members are releasably interconnected together to form intricate pathways from a single coin receiving slot to the coin entry slots in the base. A coin dropped in the coin receiving slot takes one or another of the various pathways to the base. The various members are made of transparent material to permit observation of the path taken by a coin in its fall from the opening in the coin receiving member to the coin storage base of the bank.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 1987
    Date of Patent: November 29, 1988
    Inventors: Lela R. Borrmann, Judson P. Borrmann
  • Patent number: 4756406
    Abstract: A container for money, tokens or savings stamps, which container comprises a body portion for retaining the money, tokens or savings stamps, and a feed member through which the money, tokens or savings stamps are fed to the body portion, the feed member having a funnel section which leads to a slot through which the money, tokens or savings stamps pass, and the feed member having a baffle positioned in spaced apart relationship to the slot and remote from the funnel section, the baffle being such that it allows money, tokens or savings stamps to pass through the slot and into the body portion whilst substantially preventing money, tokens or savings stamps from being taken from the body portion through the slot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 1987
    Date of Patent: July 12, 1988
    Inventor: Alan F. Grounds
  • Patent number: 4699313
    Abstract: A safe coin box is provided and consists of a conduit that has an elongated coin passage so constructed that the conduit cannot be removed from the coin box after it is inserted within a slot therein and removal of coins from the coin box is prevented through the conduit when a blade is inserted therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 1986
    Date of Patent: October 13, 1987
    Inventors: Floyd G. Sander, George Spector
  • Patent number: 4673368
    Abstract: A toy bank having a coin discriminating mechanism for discriminating between coins of varying diameters. The mechanism includes a housing having a coin slot, the slot having two generally flat, spaced walls and two relatively narrow spaced sides, the sides defining the breadth of a coin passageway. A movable slide is disposed within the passageway and normally biased toward a resting position at least partially obstructing the breadth of the passageway. The slide is movable in response to insertion of a coin. Electronic circuitry is provided to detect movement of the slide and translate that movement into information relating to the denomination of the coin. Preferably the slide is movable in a direction not parallel to a line defined by a first point of contact between a coin and the slide, and a second point of contact between the coin and the first side of the passageway, said points of contact being identified when the slide is maximally displaced by the coin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 1986
    Date of Patent: June 16, 1987
    Assignee: Playtronics Corporation
    Inventor: Vincent N. Bush
  • Patent number: 4671455
    Abstract: A donation box having a collection receptacle receiving chamber and a merchandise compartment, wherein the constituent panels are interengaged in assembled form in a manner which permits merchandise in its compartment to maintain the box parts interengaged.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 1985
    Date of Patent: June 9, 1987
    Assignee: W.A.S. Vending, Inc.
    Inventor: Wayne A. Stockman
  • Patent number: 4616776
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a receptacle for collection of monies on a mass location basis. Though use of the present invention, money can be safely collected on a mass location basis without the necessity of an individual attendant at each collection site.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 1985
    Date of Patent: October 14, 1986
    Inventors: Scott Blumenthal, George Beacon
  • Patent number: 4548353
    Abstract: A drum-shaped cash drop box rotatable about a pin coincident with its central axis includes a substantially U-shaped rotatable handle. The drum has a plurality of compartments. Insertion slots arranged at spaced intervals about the drum cylindrical periphery, each communicating with an associated compartment. Swingable doors arranged along one flat side wall of the drum respectively lockingly seal and unseal access openings, for gaining access to the compartments. The drop box is insertable into a parallelepiped shaped sleeve, having one vertical side opening. Guides in the sleeve interior limit the penetration depth of the drop box into the sleeve and align the handle for locking. The pin of a lockable detent moves into an opening in one arm of the handle to lock the drop box within the sleeve while permitting free rotation thereof. The top surface of the sleeve is provided with a common insertion opening and the drop box is rotatable to selectively align the drop box insertion openings therewith.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 1984
    Date of Patent: October 22, 1985
    Inventors: Robert Howard, Jerry Knoll
  • Patent number: 4542848
    Abstract: A strong box which is locked by rotating a threaded arm into a thread engaging member within the box, the threading being permitted only when a locking mechanism, from which the threaded arm depends, is released by a key which has access to the locking mechanism from outside the box.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 1984
    Date of Patent: September 24, 1985
    Inventor: Raymond A. Peters
  • Patent number: 4524904
    Abstract: The specification describes a paper-currency vault for use in a vehicle such as a taxi cab for storing paper-currency in excess of a predetermined amount during the normal shift of the taxi cab driver so as to discourage robbery attempts on taxi cab drivers, the vault being formed with a housing adapted to be rigidly secured to a support surface in the vehicle, the housing having a chamber adapted to slidably receive a paper-currency receptacle and a slot opening into the chamber and the receptacle when the receptacle is in a closed position, and a key operated lock for selectively locking the receptacle in its closed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 1982
    Date of Patent: June 25, 1985
    Inventors: Lionel Masse, Richard L. Boisvert
  • Patent number: 4462317
    Abstract: A lock box includes a pair of box-like base and cover structures having side and end walls configured to overlap when the base structure is nestingly received in the cover structure. A key-operated lock is carried on the cover structure and is engageable with a receiving formation provided on the base structure. Interfitting formations are provided on the base and cover structures to assist the key-operated lock in releasably retaining the cover structure in place on the base structure. The base structure has a back wall which may be fastened to a mounting surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 1982
    Date of Patent: July 31, 1984
    Inventors: Lloyd Franko, Lenard Lapchynski
  • Patent number: 4452390
    Abstract: A portable safe adapted to be disposed and locked within a housing located at a work station receives currency deposited directly into the safe without exposing the contents of the safe. The safe includes a currency transfer tray movable into and out of the container and a pivoting wiper element for sweeping or wiping the tray to discharge currency from the tray into the safe. The tray serves to block the opening through which currency is passed into the safe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 1982
    Date of Patent: June 5, 1984
    Assignee: Boxlox, Inc.
    Inventor: Robert A. West
  • Patent number: 4401259
    Abstract: A coin bank resembling a bird is disclosed. The bank includes a hollow, egg-shaped container (11) for receiving the deposited coins. A covering (12) having attachments (21-25) resembling the features of a bird encases the container (11). Coins are deposited in the bank (10) through aligned passageways (15, 16) in the covering (12) and container (11) respectively. The container (11) is inserted into and removed from the covering (12) through an adjustable opening (13) located in a bottom portion of the covering (12).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 1980
    Date of Patent: August 30, 1983
    Assignee: Toystalgia, Incorporated
    Inventor: Darryl C. Knutson
  • Patent number: 4260090
    Abstract: A holder for documents, such as traffic parking violation citations includes a hollow elongated housing having a small opening therein to permit a rolled-up or folded-over document to be inserted therethrough and thus into the interior of the housing away from the small opening to trap the document within the housing. A door is swingably mounted over a larger opening in the housing for permitting access to the interior thereof to facilitate the removal of the document therefrom. A lock is provided for maintaining the door in its closed position so that the document or documents confined in the housing may be removed by authorized personnel only. A mounting device connected to the housing enables the holder to be attached fixedly to a surface of a vehicle. At least one fastening device secures fixedly the mounting device in position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 1979
    Date of Patent: April 7, 1981
    Inventor: James R. Gross
  • Patent number: 4126267
    Abstract: A security container for storing paper currency comprises an elongated, tubular member, preferably fabricated from metal, and has its opposite ends sealingly enclosed such that the removal of the opposite ends of the container results in the destruction thereof. One of the container ends is in the form of a cap that is press fitted into the tubular end. The cap is provided with a central opening in the form of a cylindrical tube that extends inwardly from the cap into the interior of the tubular member. The cylindrical tube has a diameter which is sized to receive a rolled currency and has a length which is less than the length of the rolled currency such that once the currency is inserted through the tube into the interior of the container, it may not be withdrawn from the container via the tube. No access is provided to the interior of the container, and access to the currency therein is obtained by the destruction of the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 1977
    Date of Patent: November 21, 1978
    Inventor: George A. Emmie
  • Patent number: 4121826
    Abstract: A combination weight-type exercising device-savings bank wherein coins can be added to the device as desired to increase the weight of the same. There is an integral, unitary, removable assembly that is press fitted in the opening in the housing that receives the coins. The assembly guides the money through the interior of the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 1976
    Date of Patent: October 24, 1978
    Inventor: Victor Liberatore
  • Patent number: 4068797
    Abstract: A savings bank comprising molded upper and lower portions connectable to form a receptacle. The portions include engageable latch elements for securing the portions together so they may be disengaged upon insertion of a key.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 1976
    Date of Patent: January 17, 1978
    Assignee: Gerhard Riegraf KG
    Inventors: Gerhard Riegraf, Hans Rudolf
  • Patent number: 4023728
    Abstract: This is a coin slot adapted to be applied to a flip-top type of can after its pull-out tab has been removed leaving a tear drop shaped opening in the top of the can. The coin slot is formed with a cap member dimensioned to cover the opening and extend diametrically across the top of the can and provided with a wedge-shaped extension partially insertable into the opening in the can top provided with a fulcrum groove engaging the can top adjacent the rim of the can such that a lever action is afforded to the cap member upon depressing the latter onto the can top while fracturing part of the can top bordering the opening therein and effecting a locking action between such fractured parts and grooved sides in the wedge-shaped extension.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 1976
    Date of Patent: May 17, 1977
    Inventor: William Gamberg
  • Patent number: 4002335
    Abstract: A toy bank is disclosed for accumulating coins while providing the fascination of a spinning-reel mechanism that designates predetermined winning-position combinations which return coins. Coins are returned by a delivery unit incorporating a sliding leaf that is reciprocated under a coin stack by a rotary structure which is variously actuated in accordance with specific winning combinations indicated by the reels. As disclosed, feeler-gauge structures mate with indices on the reels to control switches that are associated with different winning combinations. Different switch members establish different angular displacement of a drive mechanism thereby acting through an electro-mechanical counter to control the number of reciprocal motions by the sliding leaf and accordingly determining the number of coins delivered.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 1975
    Date of Patent: January 11, 1977
    Inventor: Richard B. Bailey
  • Patent number: 3993242
    Abstract: There is disclosed a framed oil painting having concealed therein a coin bank in the form of a flexible coin bag wherein the painting canvas is provided with a slot forming a part of the painting subject and arranged to communicate with a corresponding slot in the coin bag; the slot is formed in the upper portion of the painting and the bag is connected to and supported out of contact with the painting canvas so that the painting canvas will not be distorted even when there is a substantial number and bulk of coins in the flexible bag; an access slot is provided at the top rear portion of the bag for removal of coins.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 1975
    Date of Patent: November 23, 1976
    Inventors: Cathy Guy, Judy Hicks
  • Patent number: D260318
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 1979
    Date of Patent: August 18, 1981
    Assignee: Tomy Kogyo Co., Inc.
    Inventor: Sadayasu Miyazaki
  • Patent number: D262749
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 1979
    Date of Patent: January 19, 1982
    Assignee: Oy Mk-Tuote AB
    Inventor: Auvo Taivalvuo
  • Patent number: D328399
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 1989
    Date of Patent: August 4, 1992
    Assignee: Secural Datashred Inc.
    Inventors: Charles McGrory, Wendy Banting