Abstract: A sorting and storage unit includes a port panel with vertically arranged ports, wherein each port is horizontally offset from each of the adjacent ports. Bins, each having a top opening, fit into the ports of the port panel. Each bin is held within a port with at least a portion of the top opening of the bin horizontally offset from each bin in an adjacent port. A table top has a substantially flat upper surface and a lower surface. The table top is supported by the port panel. The table top includes apertures. Each aperture is aligned vertically above the offset portion of only one of the bins thereby creating a plurality of vertical, gravity-fed drop paths from the flat upper surface of the table top to the bins.
Abstract: A worktable apparatus includes a worktable, a washing unit and a supporting unit. The worktable includes a horizontal board supported on posts. The washing unit includes a sink and a valve. The sink includes an opening defined in an upper portion and a drain defined in a lower portion. The valve is connected to the sink so that the drain is in communication with and under control of the valve. The supporting unit includes two rails, a tray and casters. The rails are connected to the worktable under the sink. The tray is placed between the rails. The casters are divided into two groups each connected to a respective one of two lateral edges of the tray and movably supported on a respective one of the rails.
Abstract: A cassette having a plurality of coin stores for storing and dispensing coins in a coin changer, the coin stores arranged in a plurality of rows of coin stores, and a coin reject path for transporting coins that have been rejected by the coin changer, the coin reject path being disposed between rows of the coin stores.
July 16, 2007
Date of Patent:
March 25, 2014
Coin Acceptors, Inc.
Joseph L. Levasseur, Michael A. Nogin, Ian F. Murphy, Jack R. Hoffmann, Jr., Wayne T. Biermann, Chad P. Stuemke
Abstract: An automated banking machine operates responsive to data bearing records. The automated banking machine includes a card reader that reads card data from a user card. The read card data corresponds to a financial account and is used to authorize the machine user to carry out a transaction on the financial account. The automated banking machine includes a display and a printer to produce records of a financial transaction carried out with the card reader. The automated banking machine also includes a validator arrangement including a currency note validator which reads data from a currency note in determining validity of the note. The note validator, while remaining supported by the machine, is slidable to extend outside of the machine where it can be pivoted to an orientation at which it can be serviced.
October 22, 2013
February 20, 2014
Diebold Self-Service Systems, division of Diebold, Incorporated
Abstract: A drawer organizer for use in a drawer, the drawer organizer being installed in a drawer and receiving utensils for storage in the drawer. The drawer organizer includes a base liner having an upper surface and a bottom surface, and includes multiple separate retaining members that may be selectively positioned and affixed to the upper surface of the base liner. The bottom surface of the base liner is placed on a base surface of a drawer and the retaining members are selectively positioned on the upper surface to retain utensils in a desired position on the drawer organizer.
Abstract: Apparatus for use in a cabinet is disclosed. The cabinet has a front carrying a door. The apparatus comprises a shuttle that mounts to the cabinet. A bin, having an upper rim and an axis, moves with the shuttle, when said door is open, between a storage position inside the cabinet and an access position outside the cabinet. When the bin is in the storage position, the axis is parallel to the front and adjacent that part of rim that is furthest from the front. The lid has a closed position associated with the storage position whereat the lid occludes the bin and an open position associated with the access position whereat the lid projects upwardly from the axis to permit egress to the bin. The mechanism causes the lid to move between the closed and open positions as the bin is moved between the storage and access positions.
Abstract: In one embodiment, an assembly including a receptacle having a drawer slidable in the receptacle for receiving debris into a suction debris collection system; the drawer includes: a floor; walls extending up from the floor, the floor and the walls defining a chamber having a forward part and a rearward part; an outlet from the rearward part of the chamber; and a seal configured to prevent the passage of air through an opening to the suction system when the drawer is in a closed position and suction is supplied to the opening.
Abstract: In one embodiment, a debris receiving drawer is mounted in a receptacle bay slideable between a single closed position and an open position, wherein the drawer includes a basin, a channel from the basin, and an outlet from the channel. The basin is configured to guide debris entering the basin toward the channel and the channel is configured to channel debris to the outlet.
Abstract: In one embodiment, a drawer for receiving debris into a suction debris collection system includes: a floor; walls extending up from the floor, the floor and the walls defining a chamber having a forward part and a rearward part; an outlet from the rearward part of the chamber; and a seal configured to prevent the passage of air through an opening to the suction system when the drawer is in a closed position and suction is supplied to the opening.
Abstract: A material-receptacle hanger system includes a base frame and a channeling-panel support structure depending from the base frame and being adapted for reciprocation along a reciprocation axis between a rearwardmost retracted position and a forwardmost extended position with respect to the base frame. Pivotably attached to the channeling-panel support structure are front and rear material-channeling panels. Each channeling panel is pivotable about a panel pivot axis that extends along an axis extending orthogonal to the reciprocation axis. A set of receptacle-supporting linkage members depends from each panel for the selective support of a material receptacle such as a parcel or mail sack below the channeling-panel support structure.
Abstract: A clothes storing cabinet is adapted to hold soiled clothes preparatory to washing. The cabinet includes a body forming a plurality of chambers. The body forms a filling opening and a discharge opening for each chamber. The body is movable up and down between a lower clothes-loading position, and a raised clothes-discharging position. This movement can be achieved by sliding the body up and down along a vertical path, or, swinging the body by ninety degrees about a horizontal axis. When the body is in a raised clothes-discharging position, closures attached to the body can be swung open to enable clothes to gravitate from the respective chambers.
Abstract: An apparatus for mounting a magazine, containing multiple data cartridges, in a cartridge access port of an automated library. The magazine contains multiple cam followers that engage multiple cam profiles inside the cartridge access port. These cam followers and cam profiles allow the magazine to be positioned vertically for normal operation, and horizontally for installation and removal of individual cartridges. Each cam profile has an open end to allow the magazine to be completely removed from the cartridge access port. Cam profiles are established by grooves in the side walls of the cartridge access port, or by ridges protruding from those side walls. The cam followers are pins protruding from the sides of the magazine. In the alternative, the cam followers may be mounted inside the cartridge access port while the cam profiles are established on the magazine.
March 3, 1999
Date of Patent:
October 3, 2000
Storage Technology Corporation
Kipley T. Carpenter, Mike Alan Aschenbrenner, Daniel James Plutt
Abstract: Apparatus for dispensing discrete articles such as newspapers, magazines and other publications includes two housing members which are pivoted apart to obtain access to the interiors of the housing members. Covers on the housing members must be opened before the housing members can be swung apart. The housing members include a movable front panel having a plurality of front panel sections which abut against one another at shelf locations within the housing members.
Abstract: A holding device for sacks or the like includes an enclosed frame assembly with open top and retaining rods bridging the open top of the frame assembly and movably and detachably supported with its opposing ends by the frame assembly. Each retaining rod is provided for detachably holding one or two neighboring sacks along their facing upper edge via suitable mountings.
Abstract: A carousel for installation in an under-the-counter cabinet has a post to be rotatably supported by the base of the cabinet and the undersurface of the counter rearwardly of a door. An assembly of radial arms is secured to the upper part of the post. Each two adjacent arms are for use in holding the upper end of an appropriately dimensioned open container against lateral movement with the bottoms of the containers seated on supporting structure. Covers for the containers are pivotally connected to the assembly and each is dimensioned and disposed to close the open end of a subjacent container. The bottom ends of the containers are held by the structure against movements other than tilting movements. When the upper end of one of them is tilted forwardly towards the doorway to the extent permitted by a releasable connection between the cover and the container. The cover and the container are then so separated that the container is now open to receive designated waste material.
Abstract: A trash organizer for recycling of items makes trash sorting easy and encourages and reminds people to be environmentally concerned. The organizer includes a main frame container or housing having a plurality of individual containers carried in the main container with the individual containers being adapted to receive a particular category of refuse including glass, plastic, metal cans or paper. A paper storage drawer has a pivoted bottom portion so that when the drawer is pulled out a predetermined distance, the pivoted bottom portion serves as a delivery chute to aid in unloading the stored paper. Paper is introduced through a slot in the outer wall of the drawer.
Abstract: A support for garbage disposal bags to be mounted in a cupboard and designed as a frame (3) consisting of bars (4 to 7) hingedly interconnected at their ends, the support being intended to carry a garbage disposal bag by its open end and after the mounting on the cupboard or on two sections of the cupboard movable relative to each other to occupy, on one hand, an open position in which the bag is kept open and, on the other hand, a closed position in which the bag is kept flattened at its open end, characterized in that the frame is shaped as a deformable bar-parallelogram comprising four bars, that the bar-parallelogram includes a central bar which at its ends is articulated with two opposite parallelogram bars and which divides the bar-parallelogram into two, mainly equally large openings for the placing of two garbage disposal bags, and that the parallelogram-bars and the central bar are shaped so in relation to each other that the parallelogram-bars and the central bar in the closed position of the frame
Abstract: A plastic vault liner for use in paystations for the purpose of providing a spacer underneath the coin receptable. Two versions are shown: a standard one piece plastic version and a high security version which provides a stainless steel anti-drill plate as an integral part of the liner. The liner is designed as a bevel spring to insure positive upward pressure on various coin enclosures.
Abstract: A trash container adapted to be attached to an undersink cabinet door having a flexible wall which yields upon contacting a garbage disposal or other obstruction when the door is closed. The trash container includes a back wall or other means for connecting the container to the inside of the cabinet door. The trash container is intended to receive a conventional plastic trash can liner. The bottom of the trash can liner is supported by a bottom panel which interconnects the bottom edge of the base wall and the bottom edges of the flexible wall. The base wall, back wall and flexible wall can be molded in one piece or may be formed by assembling the flexible wall to the back wall and base wall which may then be formed of a rigid polymer. Alternatively, means for mounting the flexible wall and base wall to the cabinet door are provided.
Abstract: Garbage collection device for a built-in sink unit with a garbage discharge opening which is integrated into its top surface and below which a holder is arranged for several waste containers, one of which can be loaded with garbage through the discharge opening. To enable easy sorting of the garbage to be disposed of through the garbage discharge opening, the holder comprises a waste container support in the form of a merry-go-round and an actuating means for the support in order to selectively bring one of several waste containers into the position below the discharge opening.
Abstract: A lidless garbage bag holder for mounting on the inside vertical surfaces of cupboard doors is described. In a preferred embodiment, the bag holder has a frame portion fixed to the door and a movable portion coupled pivoted to the fixed portion, the movable portion automatically moving to the open position as the door opens and to the closed position as the cupboard door is closed by engagement between a leading portion of the movable portion such as a horizontal rod, and a ramp mounted on the cabinet floor. The closure ramp also provides means to keep the door firmly shut when it is in the closed position. The bag holder has handle receiving portions with friction fit caps and can accomodate bags with and without handles, the friction fit caps holding the bags without handles on the frame portions. In an alternative embodiment the ramp is part of the leading portion of the movable frame portion.
Abstract: An ATM enclosure comprising a hollow cabinet having front, back and first and second side walls. The back wall of the cabinet has an access door provided therein to enable the servicing the electronic components therein. The cabinet is supported on a supporting surface such as a floor and is adapted to be pivoted about one of its front corners so that the enclosure may be pivoted whereby the back wall and the access door therein is positioned in a convenient manner for servicing.
Abstract: A retractable basket carrier with chain and sprocket mechanism or travel bar mechanism. A mechanism is provided in the alcove of a desk or similar space in a cabinet to move a carrier from an inner hidden position to an extended position which accesses a wastepaper basket or similar item carried by or depending from the carrier. The mechanism may be installed on either side of the opening in the desk for left or right hand operation and is easily placed in position in the desk with a mounting bracket. An actuator mechanism is installed at the front of the desk for extending the carrier by swing arm movement and to provide a stop for the rearward movement of the carrier. Either a ball chain mechanism or a travel arm with hubs is used to move the carrier. A wastebasket or other item may be supported from the carrier by a universal joint and is moved between the extended and inward positions with only a slight amount of force upon the actuating mechanism.
Abstract: A retractable scissors slave tong mechanism supported within a cabinet or the like. A mechanism is used to support or carry a wastebasket or similar item such that it is movable between an inner first position and an outer extended position which accesses the wastebasket or similar item for the user. An actuating mechanism is provided in coordination with a novel support mechanism such that very little force is required to extend the carrier even with a fully loaded wastebasket, container, or similar item. The actuating mechanism moves a single section of the slave tong thereby forcing all sections of the slave tong to actuate and extend the carrier or support in multiples of the distance of the actuating mechanism movement.
Abstract: A precious metal filings collection box for use by jewelers or other tradesmen is disclosed which provides a pilfer-proof system for collection of precious metal filings which fall from jewelry or other articles as they are worked. The collection box is shown as being part of a jeweler's bench pan and is formed of a box-like unit having a screen mesh top through which the filings fall, but the openings of the screen are too small to permit the jeweler's hand or finger to pass therethrough. A locked bottom drawer which collects the filings is provided to prevent unauthorized removal of the precious metal filings.
Abstract: A sorting apparatus and method for sorting mail matter. The apparatus comprises a cabinet including a series of rows of pigeonholes, each pigeonhole having in registry therewith indicia provided on a shiftable support setting forth destination information, as well as related code information, for the mail matter to be placed therein. One indicia-bearing support is provided for each row of pigeonholes, and the indicia are arranged thereon in sets. The full complement of indicia-bearing supports are simultaneously shiftable between multiple given positions corresponding to the number of sets of indicia.The method is carried out by first positioning the full complement of supports to display a primary set of indicia. The destination of the uncoded mail matter to be sorted is matched with the indicia of the primary set and deposited in the appropriate pigeonhole.
Abstract: A passbox type dispensing system designed for food dispensing to motorists at drive-in type restaurants but usable in banks, liquor stores and similar applications, includes a fixed longitudinal way with a rectangular-shape tubular longitudinal housing on the dispensing end, a movable way adapted for passage along the fixed way and carrying with it on a transverse pivotal-axis a handle-equipped quarter-cylinder proportioned for near sliding fit within the tubular housing; a money clip, a change recess, a pin lock, weather seals and an end buffer are supplied; the housing and quarter cylinder are preferably transparent, and an exterior door may be provided.
Abstract: A rail is tiltably mounted on a crank arm at one end of the rail or the rail is hung at both ends on pivotal link hangers. In the case of the crank arm, the rail extends from the attached end over center to the opposite side of the crank arm so that when the crank rises or lowers with the attached end of the rail, the other cantilevered end of the rail lowers or rises in the opposite direction to tilt the rail. In the case of the pivotal link hangers, the distance between the pivot points at the hangers is greater than the distance between their connection to the rail so that when one link extends downwardly to lower that end of the rail, the other link extends outwardly to raise the other end of the rail to cause the rail to tilt. A trolley rolls on the rail and supports a container, such as a wastebasket. The apparatus may be mounted on a desk and a wastebasket may be carried by the trolley. By tilting the rail the trolley rolls to the lower end of the rail and carries the wastebasket with it.
Abstract: A cabinet employed in the kitchen, bathroom or the like, which comprises an upright enclosure having an access opening on an upper horizontal surface thereof, which access opening may be completely covered by means of a movable cover attached to said surface. Said cover is removed from covering said opening by movement in the general direction of a frontmost vertical wall of the cabinet, and is preferably recessed within said cabinet in parallel position adjacent said frontmost wall. The cabinet of the present invention is useful for the storage of dangerous household chemicals and the like and is designed to prevent the ready access of these materials to children.