Drawer-operating Mechanism Patents (Class 235/22)
  • Patent number: 10185109
    Abstract: Networking systems and methods of assembly are described that provide a modular system that includes a main networking box and a detachable module. The main networking box and the detachable module are configured to be connected to each other on a datacenter rack via board-to-board connectors to provide the desired connections to the network, but can also be unlocked and detached from each other, such as to allow the main networking box to be replaced. In this way, the main networking box can be replaced in the field to provide a repair, or the detachable module can be replaced to provide a different connection type, without requiring the other component and/or its connections to be disturbed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: MELLANOX TECHNOLOGIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Yoram Zer, Pierre Avner Badehi, Avi Gibbs, Marc Dahan
  • Patent number: 9594938
    Abstract: An accuracy-enhanced scanner provides (in response to a first user input) illumination of potential scan targets and scans (in response to a second user input) a selected scan target. The user uses the illumination to aim the scanner at the selected scan target in between providing the first and the second user inputs. The scanner has switches to communicate the user inputs, to specify an operating mode for the scanner, and/or to communicate information codes to a computing device. The scanner has one or more scan engines (such as a barcode reader or an RFID tag reader), and optionally communicates wirelessly with the computing device. A scanning system including the scanner optionally provides feedback to the user based on feedback from a host processor. The scanner is any of a Multi-Mode Ring Scanner (MMRS), a cordless hand scanner, or a Personal Digital Assistant (PDA) with an add-on scanner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2017
    Assignee: Socket Mobile, Inc.
    Inventors: Timothy Miller, Bobby Dale Gifford, Leonard Ott, John E. Brandon
  • Patent number: 9508232
    Abstract: Embodiments described herein pertain to checkout stands and related components. Checkout stands illustratively include scanners and cash drawers. In some embodiments, cash drawers are located downstream from scanners. In some embodiments, checkout stands include item entering and exiting sides. Scanners are illustratively positioned between an entering side and a cash drawer, and cash drawers are illustratively positioned between a scanner and an exiting side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2016
    Assignee: APG Cash Drawer, LLC
    Inventors: Jack Brown, Mark Stulz, Dan Adair
  • Patent number: 8502690
    Abstract: A printer, a printer control method and control program, a POS terminal device, and a cash drawer drive device detect when a non-standard cash drawer is connected, and prevents a non-recoverable overcurrent protection device from operating (such as a fuse blowing) by preventing an overcurrent from flowing to the cash drawer. A printer 10 that can be connected to and drive a cash drawer 20 has a cash drawer drive circuit unit 12 that supplies drive current for driving a lock release coil 21 to open/close the cash drawer 20, a coil resistance detection unit 14 that detects the resistance of the lock release coil 21, and a drive switching unit 15 that connects the cash drawer drive circuit unit 12 or connects the coil resistance detection unit 14 to the lock release coil 21.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2013
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventor: Jinichi Takizawa
  • Patent number: 8141772
    Abstract: A cash recycler or other currency handling device includes a system and method for counting and/or reconciling cash, including currency and/or coin, in a cash drawer or till. The cash drawer may be inserted into a cash handling device and the amount of cash in the drawer may be determined, i.e., using scales to weigh the cash. In some arrangements, the cash may be removed from the cash drawer. In other arrangements, some or all of the cash (i.e., the coin or the currency) may remain in the cash drawer for use in a subsequent shift, workday, etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2012
    Assignee: Bank of America Corporation
    Inventors: Amy Baker Folk, William Thomas Sanders, Daniel Christopher Bohen, Shane Anthony Johnson
  • Patent number: 8061599
    Abstract: A structural system for optimizing the performance of a millimeter wave concealed object detection system is disclosed. In a particular embodiment, a shell is provided to house and protect the millimeter wave concealed object detection system so that the detection system can operate optimally in a controlled and managed environment by eliminating or mitigating spurious millimeter wave emissions or reflections from outside or inside the shell. The shell can be free-standing or attached to a parent structure. The entry and exit to the system is controlled by entry and exit barriers. In addition, an inspection lane is configured according to each particular application to guide a subject through the detection system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2011
    Assignee: Microsemi Corporation
    Inventors: Robert Patrick Daly, Willem H. Reinpoldt, Michael F. Strong, Jonathon Y. Tarr
  • Publication number: 20090179070
    Abstract: Embodiments described herein pertain to checkout stands and related components. Checkout stands illustratively include scanners and cash drawers. In some embodiments, cash drawers are located downstream from scanners. In some embodiments, checkout stands include item entering and exiting sides. Scanners are illustratively positioned between an entering side and a cash drawer, and cash drawers are illustratively positioned between a scanner and an exiting side.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 9, 2009
    Publication date: July 16, 2009
    Applicant: APG Cash Drawer
    Inventors: Jack Brown, Mark Stulz, Dan Adair
  • Patent number: 7533797
    Abstract: A cash drawer housing holding a cash drawer for use in a check stand and placed over a scanner is disclosed. The cash drawer housing has a moveable base member that is located above the scanner. The moveable base member allows the scanner to be moved without moving the cash drawer housing. The base member rotates or moves in response to contact from the scanner below during removal. The moveable base member can be scanned during removal by a latch to hold the base member out of the way to permit easier scanner removal and reinstallation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2009
    Assignee: APG Cash Drawer
    Inventors: Mark Stulz, Robert P. Daugs, John Meilahn, Jack Brown
  • Patent number: 7059513
    Abstract: A short depth cash drawer including, a cash drawer and an opening device. The cash drawer includes an open top side, a till holding portion, a front portion, a rear portion, and an opening device interface region. The opening device opens the cash drawer when an input is received. The rear portion of the opening device does not extend beyond the rear portion of the cash drawer when the cash drawer is closed, and is located to one side of the cash drawer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2006
    Assignee: APG Cash Drawer
    Inventors: Robert Daugs, Mark Stulz, Duane Putnam
  • Patent number: 7004386
    Abstract: A cash drawer comprises a casing, a drawer with a lock head and a connecting rod, a shift plate, a locking device, an opening device, a guiding device and a transmitting device, wherein the drawer is closed by being pushed rearward and opened by turning the lock head, so that the locking device becomes disengaged from a locked state, or by being pushed further rearward, so that, driven by the guiding device, the locking device is lifted and thus disengaged from the locked state, without any need for electric power.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2006
    Inventor: Te-Hsin Chien
  • Patent number: 6981633
    Abstract: Cash received from a customer is placed by cashier into a change device, which is connected to a point of sales terminal. The change device counts an amount of cash by its type, and stores a counted amount into a memory unit. Further the change device stores an amount of change that discharged from the change device. The amount of cash stored in the memory unit is sent to the point of sales terminal and to a server. The server contains cash-on-hand table, and by receiving the amount of cash from the point of sales terminal, the server updates the cash-on-hand table. The cash-on-hand table is used to determine whether any of the point of sales terminal needs cash to be supplemented or not.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2001
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2006
    Assignee: Fujitsu Limited
    Inventors: Kaoru Inoue, Shigeki Enoki
  • Patent number: 6814281
    Abstract: In one embodiment of the present invention, a cash drawer is provided which can have its drawer latch solenoid actuated by one of a plurality of different voltages. The plurality of different voltages can include at least three different voltages. In another illustrative embodiment, the cash drawer of the present invention provides a multi-voltage cash drawer with fly-back protection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2001
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2004
    Assignee: APG Cash Drawer, a division of Upper Midwest Industires
    Inventors: Eric L. Anderson, Paul St. George, Bob P. Daugs
  • Patent number: 6772941
    Abstract: A revenue balancing method and computer program that more quickly, accurately, and easily reconciles or balances revenue contained in a first cash drawer while at the same time building or filling a second cash drawer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2000
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2004
    Inventor: Odie Kenneth Carter
  • Patent number: 6739501
    Abstract: A cash drawer device includes a command receiving and outputting circuit for receiving a plurality of open commands and outputs the open commands, and a simultaneous open inhibiting circuit for inhibiting the command receiving and outputting circuit from simultaneously outputting more than one of the open commands when more than one of the open commands are simultaneously received by the command receiving and outputting circuit. A first simultaneous open inhibiting circuits includes an exclusive OR gate. A second simultaneous open inhibiting circuit includes first and second D flip-flops. The cash drawer device may further include a concurrent open inhibiting circuit having a timer responsive to one of the open commands for inhibiting the command receiving and outputting circuit from outputting another of the open commands for a predetermined interval. Thus, power consumption of driving a plurality of drawers can be suppressed. The invention also includes a method of controlling cash drawers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2001
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2004
    Assignee: Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kazuya Murakami, Masafumi Furui, Hidenori Endo, Yoshihiro Nakamura
  • Patent number: 6719196
    Abstract: A banknote holder is installed to a cash casing in a cantilever fashion. Some banknotes are stored on the banknote holder while other banknotes are stored beneath the banknote holder. A banknote depressor of the banknote holder depresses the banknotes stacked on the banknote holder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2001
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2004
    Assignee: Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Shigemitsu Fukuyama
  • Publication number: 20030116618
    Abstract: In a cash storage apparatus having plural drawers, operation of these drawers is improved. A first and a second drawer, one being stacked on other, are received in a body casing of the cash storage apparatus. The apparatus is provided with a cylinder-lock for locking the first drawer to the body casing and a locking member for locking the second drawer to the body casing when the first drawer is pulled out from the body casing. There is no need to install cylinder-locks to the first and the second drawer respectively. When the cylinder-lock installed on the first drawer is unlocked, the locking member installed on the second drawer may be operated, whereby locking and unlocking operation of the drawers is simplified and improved, and the cash storage apparatus of user friendliness is available.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2002
    Publication date: June 26, 2003
    Applicant: Casio Computer Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Masatoshi Moriya, Yoshihiko Iwata
  • Publication number: 20030075595
    Abstract: In one embodiment of the present invention, a cash drawer is provided which can have its drawer latch solenoid actuated by one of a plurality of different voltages. The plurality of different voltages can include at least three different voltages. In another illustrative embodiment, the cash drawer of the present invention provides a multi-voltage cash drawer with fly-back protection.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 19, 2001
    Publication date: April 24, 2003
    Inventors: Eric L. Anderson, Paul St. George, Bob P. Daugs
  • Patent number: 6390361
    Abstract: A method of protecting an active cash drawer from robbery comprising the following steps: housing the active cash drawer together with an emergency cash drawer in a housing having a frontal opening to accommodate the opening of a cash drawer; arranging for the active cash drawer to open through the frontal opening in the housing to facilitate routine cash transactions; generating an alarm signal in the event of a robbery and arranging for the emergency cash drawer to open instead of the active cash drawer subsequent to the alarm signal. In a preferred embodiment of the invention the frontal opening is generally the height of a cash drawer and the cash drawers vertically shift upwards within the housing subsequent to the alarm signal so that the active cash drawer is aligned behind the frontal opening prior to the alarm signal and the emergency cash drawer is in alignment with the frontal opening subsequent thereto.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 1999
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2002
    Inventor: Sonja S. Gund
  • Patent number: 6152366
    Abstract: A bill dispenser includes a cantilever and traction wheel attached thereto. The wheel includes a traction surface around a perimeter thereof for frictionally engaging a currency bill. Movement of the traction surface atop the bill is used for dispensing the bill from its bin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 1998
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2000
    Assignee: NCR Corporation
    Inventors: Craig E. Maddox, Daniel F. White
  • Patent number: 6116504
    Abstract: An opening/closing mechanism for a drawer member includes a stopper member for stopping movement of the drawer member, where the position of a stopper member is variable, in the direction of movement of the drawer member, so as to adjust the degree of opening of the drawer member. Rotatable rollers are preferably provided on one of the drawer member and a housing therefore, and a stopper member provided on the other, engagable with the rollers for stopping movement of the drawer. The stopper member enables resumption of movement of the of the drawer after being stopped by the stopper member. If desired, a plurality of stopper members may be provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 1997
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2000
    Assignee: Fujitsu Limited
    Inventor: Isao Ariga
  • Patent number: 6105858
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an inner case with lid for a cash box, comprising: a casing, formed as a rectangular box, which is open on the upper side, with some insertion openings on the back side, a horizontal groove above the insertion holes, and at least one hole in the front side; several bill holders, placed in the casing and having extensions that are insered into the insertion holes; a lid for covering the casing with the back edge of the lid being inserted in the groove of the casing; and at least one lock, attached on the lid, facing one of the holes on the front side of the casing and used to fix the lid on the casing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 1996
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2000
    Inventor: Te-Hsin Chien
  • Patent number: 6098877
    Abstract: An electrical interface for a scan engine includes a plurality of control pins including a range limiter mode pin, laser enable and scan enable pins, a signal output pin and a start-of scan indicator pin. Operation of the scan engine can thus be controlled to reduce power consumption and laser on-time as desired.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 1997
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2000
    Assignee: Symbol Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Ed Barkan, Philip Swift, Paul Dvorkis, John Lert, Margaret Hetfield, Patrick J. Salatto
  • Patent number: 6027025
    Abstract: A currency storage and dispensing apparatus (20) includes a top member (22) defining an upper interior cavity (34), a bottom member (36) defining a lower interior cavity (48), and a slider (64). The top member and the bottom member can be connected to define a storage cavity (49) for the secure storage of a quantity of currency (58). A display notch (80) is formed through a corner of the top member allowing a corner of the currency stored within the apparatus to be exposed. An angled dispensing slot (82) is formed through the upper wall of the top member and intersects with the display notch such that single currency bills can be dispensed through the slot. A currency storage drawer (100) is also provided in which a plurality of bill dispensing units (102) can be secured by a rod (106).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 1998
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2000
    Assignee: Skyteller, L.L.C.
    Inventors: Richard D. Postrel, Steven J. Shiozaki, Edward H. Empson, Kenneth R. Haven
  • Patent number: 5756977
    Abstract: A money drawer of a cash register has a frame which supports a number of individual coin cups and note cups. A respective weighing device, supported on a base of the register, is provided for each cup. A positioning mechanism, for example, comprised of cam followers and cam surfaces is arranged to determine the position of the frame. The arrangement is such that on closing the money drawer, the frame is lowered to release each cup such that it is engaged with as associated weighing device whereby the weight of the cash or bills in each cup may be calculated. The weight signals may be used to determine the number of cash or bills in the cups and/or their value. A simple record of each determination may be kept so that if there are errors in the cash register at the end of a period the record can be scrutinized for irregularities. The information may also be provided to processing means for storage and/or processing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 1996
    Date of Patent: May 26, 1998
    Assignees: Tellermate Cashroom Systems Limited, Cash Bases GB Limited
    Inventor: Edgar L. Biss
  • Patent number: 5723850
    Abstract: A cash drawer assembly includes a housing having an interior region and a drawer received in the interior region for sliding movement between closed and open positions. The housing has a symmetrical construction so that the drawer can be received by the interior region of the housing when the housing is in an over-table position on a top surface of a counter or when the housing is inverted and mounted beneath the counter in an under-table position. The housing includes a rear wall formed to include a slot that is centered relative to the sides and relative to the top and bottom of the housing. A tongue extends rearwardly from a rear panel of the drawer. The tongue extends through the slot when the drawer is in the closed position independent of whether the housing is in the over-table or under-table position. A latching assembly catches the tongue when the drawer is in the closed position to lock the drawer in the closed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 1996
    Date of Patent: March 3, 1998
    Assignee: Loyal Manufacturing Corporation
    Inventor: Ronald D. Lambert
  • Patent number: 5520286
    Abstract: An open-top case is provided wherein an inside portion of the open-top case is separated by partition plates in a lateral manner, whereby several bank note storage portions are provided in the open-top case. Several openings are provided in an upper region of the partition plates. Accordingly, money handling for bank notes can be done easily even if the bank notes are small sized. Because an upper region of each of the bank notes are exposed at the openings regardless of the size thereof, it is easy to touch the bank notes at the openings even for small sized bank notes. Also the bank notes are reliably supported by the partition plates since it is not necessary to provide a wide opening in the partition plates for easy access to bank notes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 1994
    Date of Patent: May 28, 1996
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha TEC
    Inventors: Akinobu Murakoshi, Mitsugu Okawa
  • Patent number: 5451753
    Abstract: A money shield for insertion into a cash drawer or cash drawer insert of a cash register to overlie paper currency in one or more paper currency compartments to prevent visual inspection of currency under the shield, wherein the shield covers the area defined by a compartment and is associated with a conventional bail of the currency compartment, and the shield includes means to allow it to swing open for access to the currency yet yieldable to an at rest closed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 1994
    Date of Patent: September 19, 1995
    Assignee: Lumar's Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventors: Louis W. Leatherwood, Marion H. Leatherwood, Henry C. Keck, Roy K. Fujitaki, Darcy E. Staggs
  • Patent number: 5380990
    Abstract: The money drawer (3) has a lid (14), which is connected to the drawer housing (2) by the money drawer (3) being slid into the drawer housing and is detachable from the drawer housing (2) through the creation of the locking attachment between the lid and the money drawer. In a preferred refinement, the lid (14) contains a receiving tray (50) for an integrated circuit card, preferably for one conforming to ISO Standard 7816.2.3. A till drawer of this kind is suitable for all cash registers and, due to the possible allocation of a money drawer to a specific member of the till staff, can preferably be used in respect of cash registers where there is a frequent changeover of staff. The cards can be used as a company identity card enabling a cashier to clock on at the cash register.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 1993
    Date of Patent: January 10, 1995
    Assignee: Siemens Nixdorf Informationssysteme Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Gunter Baitz, Joachim Burchart, Hartmut Kamin
  • Patent number: 5371344
    Abstract: Cash drawer system for a point-of-sale terminal having a housing, a latchable drawer, and a mechanism for forcing the drawer outward. The drawer slides on a pair of slides positioned beneath the drawer, and the drawer is latchable to the slides by latches located in the front of the drawer. Orienting features of the slide and drawer cooperate to orient the drawer for latching during drawer insertion. The drawer is also laterally movable on the slides, which prevents jamming, binding and racking of the drawer if the slides are in a non-parallel position. A central portion of the drawer may be lower than the edges to provide increased media space below a cash till.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 1993
    Date of Patent: December 6, 1994
    Assignee: Indiana Cash Drawer Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Robin S. Buie, Bruce L. Mann, Philip E. Stephens
  • Patent number: 5111394
    Abstract: An electronic business machine having a cash drawer therein, the electronic business machine including a circuit which operatively couples the microprocessor to a driver which energizes a device, such as a solenoid, for a predetermined period of time, which can be altered by programming, in order to open the cash drawer. An alternative embodiment discloses a multivibrator being used in place of the circuit for energizing the driver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 1989
    Date of Patent: May 5, 1992
    Assignee: NCR Corporation
    Inventors: Wilbur I. Hilles, David A. Rieker
  • Patent number: 4937744
    Abstract: A point of sale cash register having multiple drawers. The drawers are opened on a selected basis to prevent employee theft. One procedure would be for the drawers to open randomly so that the employee could not in advance know which drawer was opening. A second procedure would be a random lockout wherein any or all drawers of the cash register are locked until a management employee comes to conduct an audit of cash register receipts. The management employee obtains access to the cash register drawers by means of a key or code word known only to the management employee.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 1988
    Date of Patent: June 26, 1990
    Inventor: Joseph F. Ball
  • Patent number: 4829429
    Abstract: Disclosed is an electronic cash register comprising an input unit including numeric keys to enter the numerical information such as price and function keys to enter a variety of transaction information, an internal processing circuit to process the numerical information entered by the input unit, an output unit to deliver numerical information entered by the input unit or numerical information processed by the internal processing circuit, a first memory to store the cumulative total values of the numerical information occurring from various transactions, a drawer to keep and store the cash, which is opened by an open command signal sent from the internal processing circuit at the end of various transactions, a timer to start timing in response to the open command signal of the drawer and to stop the timing action in relation to the closing action of the drawer, and a second memory to store a time information corresponding to the measured period by the timer according to the timing action of the timer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 1988
    Date of Patent: May 9, 1989
    Assignee: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Kensaku Komai, Yoshiaki Imanishi
  • Patent number: 4803346
    Abstract: A business machine assembly such as a cash register includes a plurality of hook members secured to the lower surface of the cash register positioned within corresponding slots in a support member. A cash drawer is slidably mounted within the support member between a open and closed position. The cash register further includes a pair of depending stop members secured to the lower surface of the cash register and positioned adjacent the rear edge of the cash drawer when the cash drawer is in a closed position blocking movement of the cash register on the support member thereby preventing the hook members from being disengaged from the slots when the cash drawer is in a closed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 1988
    Date of Patent: February 7, 1989
    Assignee: NCR Corporation
    Inventors: Dale R. Lyons, David C. Wills, George Heys, Jr.
  • Patent number: 4766292
    Abstract: A remotely operated cash box assembly comprises a box-like structure having a front wall portion, a rear wall portion and two side wall portions. Rotatably mounted between the front wall portion and the rear wall portion is a spring urged cover member. A solenoid actuated latch mechanism mounted to the front wall portion engages a latching surface on the cover member latching the cover member upon movement of the cover member to a position engaging the front wall portion. Energizing of the solenoid releases the cover member for movement to a position adjacent the rear wall portion opening the cash box assembly. Located within the cash box assembly is a cash tray having separate compartments for coins and bills in which the bill compartments are orientated in an upward direction to facilitate the removal and depositing of bills in the tray.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 1987
    Date of Patent: August 23, 1988
    Assignee: NCR Corporation
    Inventor: Richard E. Cone
  • Patent number: 4720611
    Abstract: An electro-manual drawer latch for a drawer which in a manual mode locks the drawer when the drawer is pushed into a housing and unlocks the drawer when the drawer is again pushed into the housing and which in an electrical mode prevents the drawer from being manually unlocked by pushing in on the drawer but which unlocks the drawer in response to an electrical signal, the latch including a housing, a drawer slidably mounted in the housing, the drawer having a latch for locking the drawer in housing, a spring disposed between the housing and the drawer for biasing the drawer out of the housing, a locking mechanism disposed in the housing for engaging the latch when the drawer is pushed into the housing to thereby lock the drawer in the housing, the locking mechanism being operable to disengage the latch in either a manual mode in response to a manual push on the drawer or an electrical mode in which manual unlocking of the drawer is prevented and instead the drawer is unlocked in response to an electrical sig
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 1986
    Date of Patent: January 19, 1988
    Assignee: M-S Corp.
    Inventor: Shiro Ishii
  • Patent number: 4642449
    Abstract: The invention relates to a cashbox for a cash register, with a money drawer mounted in a cash case so as to be slidable in a moving-in and a moving-out direction, a sliding drive for the money drawer with spring means which act on the money drawer, are stressed when the latter moves in, and supply the force for moving the money drawer when it has moved in and also a lid operationally connected with the money drawer which lid swings open when the latter is moved out and swings shut when it moves in.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 1985
    Date of Patent: February 10, 1987
    Assignee: Nixdorf Computer AG
    Inventors: Guenter Baitz, Wilfried Dobring
  • Patent number: 4638908
    Abstract: An insert for a money drawer for receiving coins, currency, bills and the like including a relatively large area lower tray defining a plurality of relatively long and relatively deep compartments running from front to rear of the lower tray and sized to accommodate paper currency, a relatively small area upper tray defining a plurality of relatively short and relatively shallow compartments running from front to rear of the upper tray and sized to receive metal currency, and coacting means on the lower tray and on the upper tray for removably mounting the upper tray in the upper rear region of the lower tray so that the upper tray overlies the rear portions of the relatively long currency compartments defined by the lower tray.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 1985
    Date of Patent: January 27, 1987
    Assignee: Nixdorf Computer AG
    Inventors: Guenter Baitz, Wilfried Dobring
  • Patent number: 4603239
    Abstract: A compulsory switch activating latch for being fixed to the casing of a cash drawer. The latch includes a pivotable latch member for engaging a latch bar on the drawer. The pivotable latch member is also capable of limited reciprocal movement in the direction of movement of the drawer in and out of the casing. A spring between the drawer and casing urges the drawer, latch bar and pivotable latch member in the outward direction of the drawer when the latch bar is locked in the pivotable latch member. A detector is provided for detecting such movement of the movable latch member, whereby the locked condition of the pivotable latch member is detected with certainty. In the preferred embodiment, the detector includes a slidable switch member in contact with the lever of a lever microswitch, and is positioned so as to be moved by the pivotable latch member to close the microswitch when the pivotable latch member is moved outward by the spring between the drawer and casing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 1985
    Date of Patent: July 29, 1986
    Assignee: M-S Cash Drawer
    Inventor: Shiro Ishii
  • Patent number: 4595985
    Abstract: This disclosure is directed to an improved electronic cash register which includes a detecting device for detecting that a cash drawer of the cash register is opened, a warning device for effecting processings of warning, and a control circuitry which performs the warning processings by the warning device when the detecting device does not detect the opening of the cash drawer within a predetermined period of time after output of an open instruction for the cash drawer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 1983
    Date of Patent: June 17, 1986
    Assignee: Omron Tateisi Electronics Co.
    Inventor: Yoshifumi Sakakiya
  • Patent number: 4436989
    Abstract: Cash drawer for cash registers in tellers' stations, sales counters or the like, including a slide-in unit and a drawer tray being movable into and out of the slide-in unit in given directions; the slide-in unit having vertical side plates at opposite sides thereof, a rib being integral with each of the side plates extended along the given directions and projecting toward each other, a rack integral with the top of each of the ribs, and a roller disposed in vicinity of the front of each of the side plates; a guide shaft being rotatably supported at the back of the drawer tray, a pinion being fastened to each end of the guide shaft and being in engagement with one of the racks of the side plates; and the drawer tray having sides and a longitudinal flange integral with each of the sides of the drawer tray being extended along the given directions and supported on the rollers when the drawer is opened and closed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 1981
    Date of Patent: March 13, 1984
    Assignee: ADS - Anker GmbH
    Inventor: Gerhardt Schuldt
  • Patent number: 4424426
    Abstract: A battery driven cash drawer provided with a latching arrangement in which a solenoid energizable by a battery operates to rotate a latch lever release arm pivotally mounted to the cash drawer casing, out of engagement with an extended portion of a latch lever. The latch lever is also pivotally mounted to the casing. The release arm is connected to the latch lever through a latching spring which biases the lever and release arm into engagement. The latch lever also includes a hook shaped portion which is pivotally engageable with a drawer latch member fixed to the rear of the drawer tray. A remote switch operates to couple the solenoid to the battery. When the latch lever is engaging the latch member to hold the drawer tray in its casing, energization of the solenoid causes the release arm to rotate so as to disengage the latch lever and rotate the hook portion of the latch lever out of engagement with the drawer latch member. A drawer pushing spring then pushes the drawer tray out of the casing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 1982
    Date of Patent: January 3, 1984
    Assignee: M-S Corporation
    Inventor: Shiro Ishii
  • Patent number: 4412709
    Abstract: A cash drawer includes a separate compartmented money tray which is removable therefrom. The removable money tray is compartmented both for bills and coins. The drawer includes a number of compartments in the bottom thereof and slots in the front wall of the drawer which correspond to each of the compartments. When the money tray is received in the drawer, different kinds of media such as checks, slips, or coupons can be stored in the drawer by inserting the appropriate media through a corresponding slot so that it is guided by the bottom face of the money tray into a corresponding compartment in the bottom of the drawer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 1980
    Date of Patent: November 1, 1983
    Assignee: M-S Corporation
    Inventor: Shiro Ishii
  • Patent number: 4280034
    Abstract: A compact cash register comprises a first member for freely adjusting the visual angle of the same. The first member is connected to a second member of a casing of the compact cash register so as to provide in order to adjust the visual angle of the cash register. The first member comprises a ball biased continuously by a spring. The second member includes a cavity formed on the surface of a cover of the casing. The connection between the first member and the second member allows the compact cash register to be supported obliquely. The connection may be formed as a ratchet mechanism, a pivotal mechanism and the like. The casing comprises at least two compartments each containing the compact cash register and cash, the two compartments being adjacent to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 1979
    Date of Patent: July 21, 1981
    Assignee: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Akira Ezaki, Yoshiaki Kobayashi, Sigeaki Hayashi
  • Patent number: 4182539
    Abstract: A cash register drawer releasing device wherein the drawer latch is pivotally supported for movement to unlatching position, but normally blocked from such movement by a toggle device which may be released by a relatively weak electromagnet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 1978
    Date of Patent: January 8, 1980
    Assignee: Addmaster Corporation
    Inventor: Richard E. Busch
  • Patent number: 4101745
    Abstract: A latch mechanism is disclosed for latching a cash drawer of a data terminal device in a closed position and for generating an electrical signal indicating the position of the drawer within the terminal device. The latching mechanism includes a rotatable latch member having a latching portion normally positioned out of the line of movement of a drawer catch member. Movement of the drawer to a closed position results in the catch member engaging and rotating the latch member wherein the latching portion is moved into a latching position with the catch member allowing a blocking member to hold the latch member in the latched position, the blocking member operating a switch for generating an electrical signal indicating the latching of the cash drawer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 1977
    Date of Patent: July 18, 1978
    Assignee: NCR Corporation
    Inventor: Gerald P. Smith
  • Patent number: 4093848
    Abstract: A toy cash register including, in one embodiment, a plastic case having a drawer compartment at the bottom and main mechanism and target display compartments above the drawer compartment. A horizontal metal frame plate defines the top of the drawer compartment and the bottom of the main mechanism compartment. The targets and their operating and release mechanism are supported on the top of the metal frame plate by a plastic target frame carried thereby. In one embodiment a bell and clapper are supported by the target frame below the metal plate and above a cash drawer slidable in the bottom compartment. In another embodiment the bell and clapper are located under the drawer. The means for opening the drawer consists of a wire spring formed as a simple loop of generally circular form which reacts outwardly against the drawer and inwardly against the case. In one embodiment the spring is carried by the case, and in another embodiment by the drawer. The drawer is guided by a portion of its operating mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 1976
    Date of Patent: June 6, 1978
    Assignee: Western Stamping Corporation
    Inventor: James E. Thomson
  • Patent number: 4035792
    Abstract: A cash register security system has a first latch normally adapted to engage and securely hold within a cash register a false drawer, a release device connected to the first latch for releasing the first latch from engaging and holding the false drawer within the cash register, a second latch adapted to engage and hold within the cash register a cash drawer, the second latch normally being in disengagement with the cash drawer, a locking device connected to the second latch for locking the second latch in engagement with the cash drawer and holding the cash drawer within the cash register, an alarm circuit connected to the release device and the locking device and an alarm switch connected to the alarm circuit for operating the alarm circuit and activating the release device and the locking device whereby the cash drawer is locked within the cash register and only the false drawer may be ejected from the cash register after the alarm switch is operated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 1976
    Date of Patent: July 12, 1977
    Inventors: Robert L. Price, Edward R. Davenport, Jr.
  • Patent number: 4031357
    Abstract: A receptacle is mounted on the front plate of a cash register to hold and receive paper money bills. A slidable arm extends through a slot in the vertical wall of the receptacle and cash register to contact a bill placed on the bottom shelf of the receptacle. After a transaction is completed, the "sale" button on the register is pressed to actuate a motor driven cam and linkage which draw the arm and bill through the slot to deposit the bill in the cash register. The receptacle may include a tray for holding various items such as pens and pencils. Display of the bill submitted by a customer during a transaction avoids errors and disputes concerning the denomination of the bill.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 1976
    Date of Patent: June 21, 1977
    Inventor: Wayne R. Brand
  • Patent number: RE32456
    Abstract: A battery driven cash drawer provided with a latching arrangement in which a solenoid energizable by a battery operates to rotate a latch lever release arm pivotally mounted to the cash drawer casing, out of engagement with an extended portion of a latch lever. The latch lever is also pivotally mounted to the casing. The release arm is connected to the latch lever through a latching spring which biases the lever and release arm into engagement. The latch lever also includes a hook shaped portion which is pivotally engageable with a drawer latch member fixed to the rear of the drawer tray. A remote switch operates to couple the solenoid to the battery. When the latch lever is engaging the latch member to hold the drawer tray in its casing, energization of the solenoid causes the release arm to rotate so as to disengage the latch lever and rotate the hook portion of the latch lever out of engagement with the drawer latch member. A drawer pushing spring then pushes the drawer tray out of the casing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 1986
    Date of Patent: July 7, 1987
    Assignee: M-S Corporation
    Inventor: Shiro Ishii