Deliverer Patents (Class 453/18)
  • Patent number: 10217309
    Abstract: A method and system for auditing money items within a secure housing, the monety items being collected from a multi-denomination money item storage unit and validated while being transported by a conveyor that deposits them back into the multi-denomination storage unit after they have been identified. The same process is done with the money items present in the at least one hopper.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: Crane Payment Innovations Limited
    Inventors: Robert James Blythin, Andrew Barson, Wesley Perry
  • Patent number: 9595151
    Abstract: It comprises reception means for enabling coins to access the coin mechanism; identification means for determining the acceptability, type and value of the accessing coins; a coin storage compartment for selectively housing and delivering the coins destined for being refunded to a user, where the coin storage compartment comprises a plurality of tubes, according to rows and columns; extraction means for selectively extracting the coins from the tubes; and raising means for selectively raising any of the tubes during extraction of the coins, in order to momentarily provide a space for each coin to exit without colliding with the adjacent tubes. It allows greater optimisation of the use of the space destined for the coin mechanism, particularly the coin storage compartment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2017
    Assignee: JOFEMAR, S.A.
    Inventor: Felix Guindulain Busto
  • Patent number: 9189907
    Abstract: An adjusting device for a coin counting machine contains: a base including a plate member, an orifice, an adjusting hole, and a positioning hole. The plate member has the orifice screwing with a screw rod of an elastic fitting set, the adjusting hole, and the positioning hole. The adjusting hole has an adjusting post engaging with an elongated aperture of an adjustment piece, the positioning hole has a fixing post engaging with a fix aperture. An adjustment piece includes a tab, an extension, an arcuate sliding aperture, the elongated aperture, and the fix aperture. The elastic fitting set includes the screw rod, a resilient element, and a driving block, wherein the screw rod is screwed with the orifice via the arcuate sliding aperture and has the resilient element, and the driving block is fitted between the resilient element and the tab and is screwed with the screw rod.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2015
    Inventor: Chiu-Ming Chen
  • Patent number: 8936505
    Abstract: A coin dispensing apparatus has a cabinet serving as an apparatus housing for the apparatus. The apparatus further has a module for receiving, optionally validating and optionally sorting coins of different types and at least one dispenser for coins to be dispensed. The apparatus is adapted to dispense a specific composition of coins from the at least one dispenser to a portable coin receptacle. Each dispenser comprises a spout and is shaped such that a plurality of dispensers can be placed in a pattern allowing the spouts to be placed in a row. An effect of this is that the sorted coins can be dispensed in a row above the row of spouts, thus there is no need for an additional complex channel system for leading the sorted coins into the correct dispenser.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 20, 2015
    Assignee: Scan Coin, AB
    Inventor: Kristian Bengtsson
  • Patent number: 8926412
    Abstract: The present invention provides a coin deposit and dispensing apparatus having a till filling distributor unit comprising a set of a plurality of releasably mounted till filling distributors, each till filling distributor comprising a wide upper opening, a narrow lower opening, and a pipe-like structure between these openings, where the till filling distributor unit is designed in such a way that in a dispensing operation a till filling distributor is located below each dispenser involved in the dispensing operation, whereby each till filling distributor is adapted for receiving coins from a dispenser located above said distributor into the wide upper opening of the distributor and to guide the coins through said narrow lower opening to a portable cash receptacle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: Scan Coin AB
    Inventors: Kristian Bengtsson, Ali Obeid Ali, Yazin Kamal Al-Khayyt, Daniel Kihlbaum
  • Patent number: 8795039
    Abstract: A troubleshooted coin output method used in a coin dispensing and outputting machine including a machine main unit formed of a coin dispensing unit, a coin hopper consisting of a driver circuit, motors, coin-pushing modules and sensors and a circuit module, and coin tubes for storing coins. When outputting coins, the circuit module counts the amount of coins to be outputted subject to the amount of money to be given, and then stops the coin output operation if the outputted amount of coins does not match the amount of money to be given due to failure or one motor or any other reasons, and then counts the rest amount to be given, and then drives the other motor to output coins till that the desired amount are outputted, thereby troubleshooting the problem.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: International Currency Technologies Corporation
    Inventor: Yuan-Chun Wang
  • Publication number: 20140120817
    Abstract: A troubleshooted coin output method used in a coin dispensing and outputting machine including a machine main unit formed of a coin dispensing unit, a coin hopper consisting of a driver circuit, motors, coin-pushing modules and sensors and a circuit module, and coin tubes for storing coins. When outputting coins, the circuit module counts the amount of coins to be outputted subject to the amount of money to be given, and then stops the coin output operation if the outputted amount of coins does not match the amount of money to be given due to failure or one motor or any other reasons, and then counts the rest amount to be given, and then drives the other motor to output coins till that the desired amount are outputted, thereby troubleshooting the problem.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2013
    Publication date: May 1, 2014
    Applicant: INTERNATIONAL CURRENCY TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION
    Inventor: INTERNATIONAL CURRENCY TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION
  • Patent number: 8678888
    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.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2014
    Assignee: Coin Acceptors, Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph L. Levasseur, Michael A. Nogin, Ian F. Murphy, Jack R. Hoffmann, Jr., Wayne T. Biermann, Chad P. Stuemke
  • Patent number: 8657655
    Abstract: A device for the delivery of coins from a coin dispensing station to a mobile supply device or from the mobile supply device to a coin receiving module. The coin reservoir of the mobile supply device is designed such that the coins collected in the coin reservoir are delivered in portions to the coin inlet of the coin receiving module, depending on a supply request. An inventory memory unit is assigned to a control unit. The particular advantage of the device consists in that only one mobile supply device is required for supplying and/or filling a number of coin receiving modules.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2014
    Assignees: Wincor Nixdorf International GmbH, Crane Payment Solutions GmbH
    Inventors: Christian Starke, Thorsten Neumann, Axel Grimm, Stig Goepel
  • Publication number: 20140030973
    Abstract: A coin dispensing apparatus has a cabinet serving as an apparatus housing for the apparatus. The apparatus further has a module for receiving, optionally validating and optionally sorting coins of different types and at least one dispenser for coins to be dispensed. The apparatus is adapted to dispense a specific composition of coins from the at least one dispenser to a portable coin receptacle. Each dispenser comprises a spout and is shaped such that a plurality of dispensers can be placed in a pattern allowing the spouts to be placed in a row. An effect of this is that the sorted coins can be dispensed in a row above the row of spouts, thus there is no need for an additional complex channel system for leading the sorted coins into the correct dispenser.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 3, 2013
    Publication date: January 30, 2014
    Inventor: Kristian Bengtsson
  • Patent number: 8535125
    Abstract: A feed unit for filling a coin module with coins improved in such a way that a plurality of coin modules can be filled or loaded with just one feed unit. The coin feed unit is a coin drum which is rotatable inside a shell. A coin stock compartment is provided into which coins can be filled via a charge aperture. A dispensing compartment is provided inside the coin drum from which coins can be taken out via the discharge aperture. A passage is arranged in such a way that coins get from the stock compartment into the dispensing compartment as the coin drum rotates around a pivot pin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2013
    Assignee: Wincor Nixdorf International GmbH
    Inventors: Christian Starke, Thorsten Neumann, Axel Grimm, Stig Goepel, Wilfried Meyer
  • Patent number: 8475243
    Abstract: A coin dispensing and storing device includes a body, coin collecting tubes, a left rotatable support, a pivotal plate and a right rotatable support. Coins are received in the coin collecting tubes. The left rotatable support is pivotally connected to one side of the body. The left rotatable support allows a portion of the coin collecting tubes to be disposed therein. The pivotal plate is pivotally connected to the other side of the body. The right rotatable support is connected to the pivotal plate. The right rotatable support allows the remaining portion of the coin collecting tubes to be disposed therein. The left and the right rotatable supports can be pivotally received in or rotated to the outside of the body. With this arrangement, the operation is labor-saving. Further, the force exerting on the respective rotatable supports can be distributed efficiently to reduce the generation of damage and deformation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2013
    Assignee: International Currency Technologies Corp.
    Inventor: Hung-Yi Chang
  • Publication number: 20130035024
    Abstract: A coin depositing and dispensing apparatus comprises a storing section configured to select and store a deposited coin according to a denomination, a coin conveying unit configured to convey the coin stored in the storing section, a switching member configured to switch a coin conveying route of the coin conveying unit to either a coin dispensing path for dispensing the coin from a coin dispensing port or a coin collecting path where a coin collecting bag is provided for collecting the coin and a regulating unit configured to restrict the switching to the coin collecting path by the switching member if the coin collecting bag is mounted but not located at a specified coin collecting position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2012
    Publication date: February 7, 2013
    Applicant: TOSHIBA TEC KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Kazuya Okawa
  • Publication number: 20120309280
    Abstract: A coin dispensing and storing device includes a body, coin collecting tubes, a left rotatable support, a pivotal plate and a right rotatable support. Coins are received in the coin collecting tubes. The left rotatable support is pivotally connected to one side of the body. The left rotatable support allows a portion of the coin collecting tubes to be disposed therein. The pivotal plate is pivotally connected to the other side of the body. The right rotatable support is connected to the pivotal plate. The right rotatable support allows the remaining portion of the coin collecting tubes to be disposed therein. The left and the right rotatable supports can be pivotally received in or rotated to the outside of the body. With this arrangement, the operation is labor-saving. Further, the force exerting on the respective rotatable supports can be distributed efficiently to reduce the generation of damage and deformation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 14, 2012
    Publication date: December 6, 2012
    Inventor: Hung-Yi CHANG
  • Publication number: 20120231720
    Abstract: A device for the delivery of coins from a coin dispensing station to a mobile supply device or from the mobile supply device to a coin receiving module. The coin reservoir of the mobile supply device is designed such that the coins collected in the coin reservoir are delivered in portions to the coin inlet of the coin receiving module, depending on a supply request. An inventory memory unit is assigned to a control unit. The particular advantage of the device consists in that only one mobile supply device is required for supplying and/or filling a number of coin receiving modules.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2012
    Publication date: September 13, 2012
    Applicants: CRANE PAYMENT SOLUTIONS GMBH, WINCOR NIXDORF INTERNATIONAL GMBH
    Inventors: Christian Starke, Thorsten Neumann, Axel Grimm, Stig Goepel
  • Patent number: 8262441
    Abstract: A coin dispensing and storing device includes a coin distributing body (10), coin collecting tubes (20), a left rotatable support (30), a pivotal plate (40) and a right rotatable support (50). Coins are received in the coin collecting tubes (20) respectively. The left rotatable support (30) is pivotally connected to one side of the coin distributing body (10). The left rotatable support (30) allows a portion of the coin collecting tubes (20) to be disposed therein. The pivotal plate (40) is pivotally connected to the other side of the coin distributing body (10). The right rotatable support (50) is connected to the pivotal plate (40). The right rotatable support (50) allows the remaining portion of the coin collecting tubes (20) to be disposed therein. The left rotatable support (30) and the right rotatable support (50) can be pivotally received in the coin distributing body (10) or rotated to the outside of the coin distributing body (10). With this arrangement, the operation is labor-saving.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2012
    Assignee: International Currency Technologies Corp.
    Inventor: Hung-Yi Chang
  • Publication number: 20120122385
    Abstract: A coin apparatus in which coin conveyors convey coins along substantially vertical and horizontal planes to coin hoppers. A coin sensing unit having a rotary sweeping arm is used to determine characteristics of the coins so that the coins can be deposited in a correct one of the hoppers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 11, 2011
    Publication date: May 17, 2012
    Inventors: Mark J. Watson, Kevin Mulvey, Graham R. Jones, Wayne Farrar
  • Patent number: 8162124
    Abstract: A currency changer device is adapted to be used with a point of sale terminal and includes a housing, a coin accepting tray carried by the housing for accepting a plurality of coins in bulk, and a bill accepter carried by the housing for accepting and sorting a plurality of bills in bulk. The currency changer device may also include a respective plurality of first and second currency changer device hardware components. The plurality of second currency changer device hardware components are identical to the respective plurality of first currency changer device hardware components. Both the first and second plurality of currency changer device hardware components include a first and a second coin sorter each in communication with the coin accepting tray, a first and a second plurality of respective coin bins in communication with the respective first and second coin sorters, and a first and a second plurality of bill cassettes in communication with the bill accepter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2012
    Inventor: Bruce M. Tabachnik
  • Publication number: 20110250829
    Abstract: Auto-Arranged Coin Stacker and Dispenser device that is capable of stacking and dispensing coins automatically in a row and columnar configuration inside chambers formed between a back panel and a front panel between which a space is created to accept coins to drop freely and sequentially from an opening at the top of the device. A spacer having substantially the thickness of the coins is configured to have guide posts wherein the dropping coins are directed automatically to advance downward and arrange themselves first horizontally then vertically in the space provided between the front and back panels. The subsequently falling coins form additional rows vertically above the previous rows in a well-ordered manner by gravity assist and judiciously spaced guides on the sides. The device presents the stacked coins through a translucent frontage to show an immediate accounting of what has been deposited with an aesthetic appearance to the viewer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 8, 2010
    Publication date: October 13, 2011
    Inventor: James C. Best, JR.
  • Publication number: 20110175731
    Abstract: A product vending machine having a casing housing products for dispensing; a pay unit having a pay interface; a product dispenser unit having a product pickup compartment formed in the casing; and an interactive light device having a first and a second light emitter located on the casing, adjacent to the pay interface and the product pickup compartment respectively, and an electronic control unit for selectively controlling the first and second light emitter in at least three different light signaling modes, each indicating a specific operation to be performed by the user regarding the pay interface and/or product pickup compartment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 12, 2009
    Publication date: July 21, 2011
    Applicant: N&W GLOBAL VENDING S.P.A.
    Inventor: Paolo Ghidotti
  • Publication number: 20110130083
    Abstract: A coin feeding device (70) includes: a rotary disc (72) that is inclined at a predetermined angle with respect to a vertical direction; a hopper member (74) configured to define a coin storage space (73) for storing coins between the hopper member (74) and a surface (72b) of the rotary disc (72); and a plurality of protruding members (78) disposed on the surface (72b) of the rotary disc (72). Coins in a lower area of the rotary disc (72) are transported by the respective protruding members (78) to an upper area of the rotary disc (72) along with a rotation of the rotary disc (72). A first guide member (80) is located nearer to a center of the rotary disc than the respective protruding members on the rotary disc (72), with a slight gap being defined between the first guide member and the surface (72b) of the rotary disc (72).
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 23, 2008
    Publication date: June 2, 2011
    Inventor: Mitsuo Tanaka
  • Publication number: 20110076930
    Abstract: A coin dispensing and storing device includes a coin distributing body (10), coin collecting tubes (20), a left rotatable support (30), a pivotal plate (40) and a right rotatable support (50). Coins are received in the coin collecting tubes (20) respectively. The left rotatable support (30) is pivotally connected to one side of the coin distributing body (10). The left rotatable support (30) allows a portion of the coin collecting tubes (20) to be disposed therein. The pivotal plate (40) is pivotally connected to the other side of the coin distributing body (10). The right rotatable support (50) is connected to the pivotal plate (40). The right rotatable support (50) allows the remaining portion of the coin collecting tubes (20) to be disposed therein. The left rotatable support (30) and the right rotatable support (50) can be pivotally received in the coin distributing body (10) or rotated to the outside of the coin distributing body (10). With this arrangement, the operation is labor-saving.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2009
    Publication date: March 31, 2011
    Inventor: Hung-Yi CHANG
  • Publication number: 20100311315
    Abstract: A coin handling machine 11 is provided in which when coins jam in a transport path 67 during coin transportation, coins jamming in the transport path 67 are automatically taken out and the state can be restored. Coins pooled in a feeding portion 31 are fed one by one to the transport path 67, and the coins in the transport path 67 are pushed and transported one by one by projections of the deposit transporting belt 70 of the transport path 67. When coins jam in the transport path 67 during coin transportation, driving of the feeding portion 31 is stopped, the discharge gate of the feeding portion 31 is opened, and the deposit transporting belt 70 is rotated in a direction opposite to a transporting direction. Coins jamming in the transport path 67 are returned to the feeding portion 31 by the deposit transporting belt 70, discharged downward from the discharge gate 62 of the feeding portion 31, and returned to a tray 20 of a dispensing outlet 19.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 28, 2008
    Publication date: December 9, 2010
    Inventor: Yugen Tsubota
  • Patent number: 7740529
    Abstract: A coin dispenser includes a coin canister that automatically locks into the dispenser. A remotely operated mechanism may unlock the canister from the dispenser. The dispenser may serve as a loading stand for the canister. The canister may be adapted for manual loading of coins into the canister without removing the canister from the dispenser. The canister may include a receptacle for coins and an aperture adapted to facilitate loading coins into the receptacle and to retain coins in the receptacle. The canister may include a repositionable handle that covers an aperture of the canister in one position and serves as a carrying handle in another position. A system for dispensing coins includes a controller electrically connected to a coin dispenser. The dispenser includes a coin canister and a latch that locks the canister to the dispenser. The controller can send an electrical signal that unlocks the canister.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2010
    Assignee: Telequip Corporation
    Inventors: Victor A. Quattrini, Robert Pitman, Jack J. Bisson, Hamlin Peterke
  • Patent number: 7704118
    Abstract: Disclosed is a device for collecting and/or playing with circular and spherical objects. The device comprises: a base comprising an open top portion and a closed bottom portion; an open top main body comprising a rim portion, and a circular portion extending downwardly and inwardly from the rim portion to an aperture concentric with the rim portion and coupling with the open top portion of the base; a flange extending horizontally and outwardly about the rim portion; and at least one launching ramp mounted on the flange. Due to the mounting of the launching ramps on the flange the device is capable of accommodating the launching ramps outside the rim portion, that is, outside the outer circumference of the circular portion. Such an accommodation of the launching ramps provides the entire surface of the circular portion as a rolling surface for the circular and spherical objects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2010
    Inventor: Stevan M. Divnick
  • Patent number: 7699155
    Abstract: The present invention relates to methods and systems for receiving and distributing currency. In particular, the present invention provides a novel apparatus for the inflow and outflow of a variety of currency. The systems of the present invention are capable of recycling a variety of currency from multiple countries and multiple denominations. The systems of the present invention have the added advantage of compact size.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2010
    Assignee: Scan Coin AB
    Inventors: Per Christian Aas, John Haakon Lippert
  • Patent number: 7682229
    Abstract: A coin insertion device with a shutter, where the device has a simple structure, can be produced at low cost, and does not require the use of electricity. A coin insertion device (1) is provided with a shutter member (30) for opening and closing a coin discharge opening (11) of a coin passage (12) and holding means (56) for holding the shutter member (30) in a non-rotatable state with the coin discharge opening (11) closed. The shutter member (30) comprises releasing means (40) with which a coin (C) inserted from a coin insertion opening (10) comes in contact. When the coin (C) is in contact with the releasing means (40), the shutter member (30) is released from the hold of the holding means (56) and becomes openable/closable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2010
    Assignee: Bandai Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Nobuo Kurokawa
  • Patent number: 7681707
    Abstract: A drawerless point of sale system includes a point of sale terminal and a currency changer device in communication with the point of sale terminal. The currency changer device is adapted to accept cash in bulk for a cash transaction and includes a housing, a coin accepting tray, a coin sorter, a plurality of respective coin bins, and a coin dispenser. The currency changer also includes a bill accepter/dispenser carried by the housing for accepting, sorting and dispensing bills, and a plurality of bill cassettes carried by the housing and in communication with the bill accepter/dispenser for receiving a respective plurality of similar bills from the bill accepter and for dispensing a respective plurality of bills responsive to said point of sale terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2010
    Inventor: Bruce M. Tabachnik
  • Publication number: 20100062701
    Abstract: A coin depositing and dispensing machine having an accommodating and dispensing portion enabling coins to enter/exit a transporting unit, and the transporting unit can be used for both a depositing and a dispensing system. This enables the coin dispensing port, collection coin dispensing port and replenishment coin input slots to be flexibly arranged in a front face, rear face, and upper face or rear face, of a machine body respectively. Coins to be dispensed and coins to be collected can be dispensed from the collection coin dispensing port in the rear face of the machine body. Additionally, coins for replenishment are put into the replenishment coin input slot, and the accommodating and dispensing portion can be directly replenished with coins through a replenishment chute portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2007
    Publication date: March 11, 2010
    Applicant: Glory Ltd.
    Inventor: Takushi Ohno
  • Publication number: 20100029188
    Abstract: A coin dispensing device having a mechanism to reliably dispensing a predetermined number of coins. Coins are accommodated on a surface side of a rotary disc rotating at a position tilted at a predetermined angle. A dispensing and transporting passage guides coins dispensed by rotation of the rotary disc to a coin inlet/outlet. A gate member for opening/closing the coin inlet/outlet is provided at the coin inlet/outlet. A projection is provided at the dispensing and transporting passage. When coins are dispensed, the projection retracts under the dispensing and transporting passage according to opening operation of the gate member, allowing the coins to be transported. When no coin is dispensed, the projection projects from the dispensing and transporting passage according with closing operation of the gate member to regulate transportation of coins.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2007
    Publication date: February 4, 2010
    Applicant: Glory Ltd.
    Inventor: Kazuhiro Komoto
  • Patent number: 7635295
    Abstract: A coin replenishing apparatus, such as a detachable safe, can be securely mounted on a coin receiving and dispensing machine. The safe can have an interior cavity with an opening that can be covered by a lid that is lockable. Coins can be deposited into the safe cavity in a bulk state. A shutter member is movable from an exterior of the safe body member to enable the opening and closing of access to the interior cavity. The safe body exterior can have guide rails, connectors and other features for both securing and determining the position of the safe above a coin receipt opening in the coin receiving and dispensing apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2009
    Assignee: Ashai Seiko Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Minoru Enomoto, Masayoshi Umeda
  • Publication number: 20090239459
    Abstract: A method of redeeming coins using a self-service coin redemption machine is provided and includes the act of printing on a blank substrate, using a self-service coin redemption machine printer, indicia associated with a coin processing transaction before the initiation of the coin processing transaction or prior to a completion of a processing of a batch of coins in the self-service coin redemption machine to determine a redemption value thereof. The method also includes the acts of dispensing the substrate, processing a batch of coins in the self-service coin redemption machine to determine a redemption value thereof, and transmitting the redemption value from the self-service coin redemption machine to an EPOS terminal using a communication device. The method further includes inputting the indicia printed on the substrate into the EPOS terminal using a data input device, verifying, using the EPOS terminal, that the indicia input into the EPOS terminal corresponds to an open transaction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2009
    Publication date: September 24, 2009
    Applicant: Cummins-Allison Corp.
    Inventors: Gary P. Watts, Curtis W. Hallowell, Marianne Krbec, William J. Jones, John R. Blake, Robert S. Tarragon
  • Publication number: 20090236201
    Abstract: A method for exchanging coins, the method including the acts of receiving in a self-service coin exchange machine a plurality of coins, processing the plurality of coins to determine a total value of the plurality of coins, and dispensing currency to the patron from a currency dispenser, the currency having a value related to the total value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2008
    Publication date: September 24, 2009
    Inventors: John R. Blake, Curtis W. Hallowell, William J. Jones
  • Publication number: 20090236200
    Abstract: A method for exchanging coins, the method including the acts of receiving in a self-service coin exchange machine a plurality of coins, processing the plurality of coins to determine a total value of the plurality of coins, and dispensing currency to the patron from a currency dispenser, the currency having a value related to the total value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2008
    Publication date: September 24, 2009
    Inventors: Curtis W. Hallowell, John R. Blake, William J. Jones
  • Publication number: 20090215374
    Abstract: A device for intermediate storage, collection and dispensing of coins contains at least one magazine for controlled reception, intermediate storage and controlled return of the coins and also an overflow for dispensing coins when the magazine is filled into a collection container. Furthermore, an additional storage space is provided for controlled reception of coins inserted during an insertion process, alternatively to reception in the magazine, and for controlled dispensing of the received coins of the one insertion process either to a return device or into the collection container. Preferably the coins are conducted, during disturbance-free operation, into the magazine and, upon a disruption in the magazine, into the storage space.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 11, 2006
    Publication date: August 27, 2009
    Inventor: Franz Wingerter
  • Patent number: 7572177
    Abstract: In a device for dispensing disc shaped objects having a rotating member for moving the disc shaped objects in an annular path, a guide module is constructed to support guide elements that extend into the annular path to urge the disc shaped objects towards the exit of the dispenser. The guide module is mounted on the dispenser for movement to enable adjustment of the position of the guide elements within the annular path to accommodate differently sized disc shaped objects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2009
    Assignee: Himecs Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Tadanori Maki
  • Publication number: 20090135426
    Abstract: A coin dispensing apparatus, which ejects coins by squeezing them substantially chordally between an element on a rotor and an ejector, has a variable height rotor (3), an improved two-part coin ejector (10a, 10b). A optical sensor for detecting coins being ejected positive detects both the presence and absence of coins in a coin path. Also, a payout device comprising a first coin dispensing device (61) including a dispensed coin type detector and a second coin dispensing device (62). The first coin dispensing device (61) is used to store coins of plurality of large denominations and is used initially for paying out an amount. The second coin dispensing device (62) is used for a single low denomination coin type and coins are dispensed from the second coin dispensing device (62) after the first coin dispensing device has been used as much as possible.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 13, 2006
    Publication date: May 28, 2009
    Inventors: Malcolm Reginald Hallas Bell, Phil Richardson, Peter Crossan, David F. Ellwood
  • Patent number: 7537516
    Abstract: A coin receptacle includes a cup, a slot within the cup, a channel within the cup having one or more sides to direct coins placed in the cup into the slot, and one or more ledges located on the one or more sides of the channel. A method for providing singularized coins into a slot including depositing coins into a cup, directing the coins toward a channel within the cup, singularizing the coins at the channel, and providing singularized coins from the channel to a slot located within the cup.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2009
    Assignee: SPX Corporation
    Inventor: Paul W. Jenrick
  • Patent number: 7455579
    Abstract: A coin storing apparatus with overflow chute apparatus is supplied with coins from a slot-shaped replenishing port to a coin storing portion and stores the coins in piles in the coin storing portion. The coins overflow via a downward overflow chute having a width equal to or larger than a diameter of a coin, when an amount of the coins in the coin storing portion reaches a predetermined amount. A downward slope wider than the diameter of the coin is disposed below the replenishing port. A guide rail is continuous with the downward slope and has a predetermined width narrower than a radius of the coin. A downward overflow chute extends at a predetermined angle to the guide rail and has a width equal to or larger than the diameter of the coin and is provided below the guide rail. The guide rail is disposed on the downward slope adjacent to a downstream side of the overflow chute.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2008
    Assignee: Asahi Seiko Company Ltd.
    Inventor: Toru Takeuchi
  • Publication number: 20080220708
    Abstract: In a device for dispensing disc shaped objects having a rotating member for moving the disc shaped objects in an annular path, a guide module is constructed to support guide elements that extend into the annular path to urge the disc shaped objects towards the exit of the dispenser. The guide module is mounted on the dispenser for movement to enable adjustment of the position of the guide elements within the annular path to accommodate differently sized disc shaped objects.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2007
    Publication date: September 11, 2008
    Applicant: Himecs Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Tadanori Maki
  • Publication number: 20080171508
    Abstract: A coin replenishing apparatus, such as a detachable safe, can be securely mounted on a coin receiving and dispensing machine. The safe can have an interior cavity with an opening that can be covered by a lid that is lockable. Coins can be deposited into the safe cavity in a bulk state. A shutter member is movable from an exterior of the safe body member to enable the opening and closing of access to the interior cavity. The safe body exterior can have guide rails, connectors and other features for both securing and determining the position of the safe above a coin receipt opening in the coin receiving and dispensing apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2007
    Publication date: July 17, 2008
    Inventors: Minoru Enomoto, Masayoshi Umeda
  • Publication number: 20080171507
    Abstract: A coin insertion device with a shutter, where the device has a simple structure, can be produced at low cost, and does not require the use of electricity. A coin insertion device (1) is provided with a shutter member (30) for opening and closing a coin discharge opening (11) of a coin passage (12) and holding means (56) for holding the shutter member (30) in a non-rotatable state with the coin discharge opening (11) closed. The shutter member (30) comprises releasing means (40) with which a coin (C) inserted from a coin insertion opening (10) comes in contact. When the coin (C) is in contact with the releasing means (40), the shutter member (30) is released from the hold of the holding means (56) and becomes openable/closable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2003
    Publication date: July 17, 2008
    Applicant: BANDAI CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Nobuo Kurokawa
  • Patent number: 7377847
    Abstract: The coin hopper has a rotational disc that is attached to a rotational axis protruding from a base that incorporates a drive unit. A retaining bowl is attached to the base to allow coins to be dispensed one by one by a rotational disc located in a circular cavity defined by a lower part of the retaining bowl. Slopes are formed in the base around the rotational disc so as to be point-symmetric about a rotational axis. A complementary slope corresponding to the base slopes is formed in at least a part of the retaining bowl, and the retaining bowl is attached to the base while these slopes are in contact with each other to enable alignment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2008
    Assignee: Asahi Seiko Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Yasuo Irie
  • Patent number: 7341508
    Abstract: A configurable coin dispenser includes a box-like structure, which has a storage container, situated thereinside for storing coins of a certain value, and which has a coin outlet passage leading to a chamber, open toward a front wall, so as to dispense the coins. The dispenser includes a first additional coin outlet slot, situated on a first lateral wall of the box-like structure and facing the chamber. Coin conveying means can be situated removably inside the chamber to join the outlet passage to the first additional slot, so as to guide the coins leaving the outlet passage to the first additional slot, in order to dispense the coins from the first lateral wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 11, 2008
    Assignee: Hopper S.r.L.
    Inventor: Fabrizio Rigo
  • Publication number: 20080014848
    Abstract: A method of operating a coin changer comprising the steps of activating a visual display to show recommended operating levels for a plurality of coin stores and manually positioning level indicators associated with each of the plurality of coin stores to suggested operating levels displayed on the visual display.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 16, 2007
    Publication date: January 17, 2008
    Applicant: COIN ACCEPTORS, INC.
    Inventors: Joseph L. Levasseur, Mark Leibu
  • Patent number: 7294051
    Abstract: A coin dispensing apparatus dispenses coins by squeezing them substantially chordally between first and second elements. The second element is carried on the underside of a disc-like portion of a rotor which rotates about or with a central shaft. The disc-like portion has an opening, allowing coins to move axially therethrough from a supply side to a position aligned with the second element. The opening has a diameter substantially equal to or greater than the radius of the rotor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2007
    Assignee: Money Controls Limited
    Inventor: Malcolm Reginald Hallas Bell
  • Patent number: 7270599
    Abstract: A coin outlet unit is disclosed to include a casing having a coin outlet, and an adjustment structure for adjusting the size of the coin outlet. The adjustment structure positioning spaces arranged in a line perpendicular to the extending direction of the coin outlet, locating holes arranged in parallel to the positioning spaces, an adjustment block, which has a bottom rod selectably inserted into one of the positioning spaces and a plurality of adjustment holes, and a locking member insertable through the adjustment holes into the locating holes to lock the adjustment block.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2007
    Assignee: International Currency Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Chia-Hung Hu, Ting-Kuo Lin
  • Patent number: 7255639
    Abstract: A compact coin delivery device includes a rotary disk with indented concave portions for receiving a coin from a hopper or a coin storage bowl. A movable member in the concave portion can have controlled movement for ejecting the coin at a desired location. An endless conveyer member with pins can receive the coin and transport it in an L-shaped path. The coins can be released to individual chutes for separating coins of different dimensions and denominations, both on a path away from the coin delivery device and on a return path to the coin delivery device. Solenoid activated members can assist in displacing certain coins from the conveyor path, including into a separate retention or storage box.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2007
    Assignee: Asahi Seiko Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Hiroshi Abe, Minoru Enomoto, Masayoshi Umeda
  • Patent number: 7244176
    Abstract: An outlet-adjusting device suitable for a coin dispenser is provided. The outlet adjusting device comprises a directing element, an ejecting element and an positioning member, wherein the positioning member and the directing element are adapted for adjusting a biasing angle of a directing flange of the directing element so as to lead and dispense the coin from said coin outlet. Thus, the outlet-adjusting device allows the coin dispenser to dispense coins of various sizes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2007
    Assignee: International Currency Technologies Corporation
    Inventor: Hung-Yi Chang
  • Patent number: 7244177
    Abstract: An improved coin hopper that can be provided as original equipment or as a conversion member for a coin dispensing apparatus is provided. The coin hopper includes a housing member having a cavity for storing coins when mounted in a coin dispensing apparatus and a movable member operatively connected to the cavity of the housing member for increasing and decreasing the storage volume available for coins in the housing member. One or more movable members can exist about a storage bowl. An actuator unit can be activated by a detector unit responsive to the number of coins in the bowl to move the auxiliary movable members into a coin release position. Alternatively, a spring-biased actuator unit can be used for automatically moving the movable member for storing and releasing coins.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2007
    Assignee: Asahi Seiko Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Hiroshi Abe