Rectilinearly Reciprocating Patents (Class 453/21)
  • Patent number: 6896114
    Abstract: A coin dispensing apparatus which is simple in structure and can prevents rise in cost and money exchange fraud. The apparatus comprises an inserting aperture 2 which is provided at the upper part of the body 1 and into which coins 3 are put, a sorting unit 4 which comprises a coin discriminating device 40 discriminating genuineness of coins 3 put into it through the inserting aperture 2, and sorts the coins so discriminated, a coin storing unit 6 which is located under the sorting unit 4 and stores coins 3 sorted every coin kind, a holding unit 5 which is provided between the coin storing unit 6 and the sorting unit 4, and holds temporally coins 3 sorted by the sorting unit 4 every coin kind, and a coin repayment unit 7 which is provided at the lower part of the body 1 and returns coins 3.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2000
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2005
    Assignee: Fuji Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takashi Matsumoto, Toshikatsu Kamoda
  • Patent number: 6641476
    Abstract: A coin (or banknote) dispenser has a plurality of cash stores, a common actuator and a clutch for each store selectively transmitting a driving force to cause dispensing of a currency unit. The clutch has a driving member which is driven by the actuator, a driven member which can move to cause a currency unit to be dispensed from the cash store, a coupling member which can cause a driving force to be transmitted from the driving member to the driven member depending upon whether the coupling member is in an engaged state or a disengaged state, and an electromagnet for moving the coupling member from one of the states to the other state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2001
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2003
    Inventor: Colin Richard French
  • Patent number: 6565427
    Abstract: In a coin pay-out device to which the present invention is applied, the rotary arm of the second change slide is extended to a space between adjacent first change slides and the rear end side of the rotary arm is used as a stopper for disabling the rotation of the rotary arm. Consequently, it is possible to dispose the solenoids of the second change slide and the solenoids of the first change slides side by side. As a result, the disposition space of each solenoid can be reduced both in the transverse direction, as well as in the front-rear direction, thereby the whole size of the coin pay-out device can be reduced. Furthermore, because the second change slide is the rotary arm that turns around the fixed supporting member having a movable supporting member at its tip, which is to be fit in the guide groove of the pay-out link, the second change slide is simplified in structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2001
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2003
    Assignee: Sanden Corporation
    Inventors: Toshitomo Kuwabara, Tetsuya Mashimo, Hideaki Yanagisawa
  • Publication number: 20020115403
    Abstract: A coin dispenser includes a rotatable magazine and a stationary actuator. The rotatable magazine rotates about a rotation axis and includes a plurality of coin receptacles extending substantially parallel to the rotation axis. Each coin receptacle holds a stack of coins therein. The stationary actuator includes a coin-ejection member that moves linearly in a direction substantially parallel to the rotation axis of the rotatable magazine. When in an extended position, the coin-ejection member will contact an edge of at least a lowermost coin in a specified one of the coin receptacles as the magazine rotates to move that coin receptacle into alignment with the coin-ejection member, thereby ejecting that coin from the coin dispenser. When the coin-ejection member is in its retracted position, the coin receptacles will travel past the coin ejection member without any engagement occurring between the coin-ejection member and the coins within the receptacles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 20, 2001
    Publication date: August 22, 2002
    Applicant: De La Rue Cash Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas P. Adams, Robert Zwieg, Joseph Hanus
  • Publication number: 20020115404
    Abstract: A coin dispenser (20) has a base (25) for supporting an integrally formed coin magazine (23) with coin channels (24) rotating along a coin path (49). A coin ejector (80) is located at a single coin ejection location and proximate to said coin path (49) to eject coins from the bottom of the coin channels (24) into a change cup (28). Electronic sensors (45, 46) are provided for anticipating the approach of the coin channels to the coin ejector (80) and to a low coin sensing station (50). An electronic control (90) is responsive to position signals from the position monitors (45, 46) for coordinating operation of the coin ejector (80) and the low coin sensor (51). A coin exit sensor (48) is positioned in a coin exit channel (27) just before the change cup (28) to send a signal to the electronic control (90) to confirm the ejection of each coin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 27, 2001
    Publication date: August 22, 2002
    Inventors: Thomas P. Adams, Robert L. Zwieg, Jon R. Stieber, Richard P. Uecker, Daniel J. Folger
  • Patent number: 6280314
    Abstract: A cam groove in a shuttling mechanism for shuttling a slide piece is formed into a generally S-shape, in order to provide a long shuttling distance of the slide piece which dispenses one by one coins stacked and stored in a coin tube, without sizable design changes of component parts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2000
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2001
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Nippon Conlux
    Inventors: Ryoji Yamagishi, Nobuyuki Iida, Yasushi Onodera
  • Patent number: 6176773
    Abstract: Coin dispenser, wherein a change slide (31) for controlling the dispensation and non-dispensation of coins is turned when the coins are dispensed, and then stored in a change slide storage hole (4f) formed inside a payout link (4), whereby depthwise length of the coin dispenser is reduced to the smallest possible level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 1999
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2001
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Nippon Conlux
    Inventors: Mitsugu Mikami, Kenji Nakajima, Takahiro Hayashi
  • Patent number: 6068550
    Abstract: A coin packaging device has a table, to which a mass of coins of identical denomination may be supplied, and a plurality of cylinders, each cylinder being arranged to receive coins one by one through an open end, thereby stacking a predetermined number of coins thus received into a pile of coins. Furthermore, the device has means for distributing the coins across the table. The table is provided with a plurality of openings large enough for allowing the coins to pass therethrough. The open end of each respective cylinder is arranged to receive coins from a respective one of the openings in the table.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 1997
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2000
    Assignee: Scan Coin AB
    Inventors: Claes Breitholtz, Jerry Karlsson, Ulf Mossberg
  • Patent number: 6039165
    Abstract: A public telephone that has the ability to return change to a user is described. A coin changer that is advantageously sized to fit within the space available in a public telephone built to BellCore standards advantageously replaces the coin collect/reject equipment located after a "coin-discrimination" portion of conventional coin mechanisms found in such telephones. Existing public telephones may be readily retrofitted with the present coin changer. A three-position "trigate" is advantageously used to direct a coin to a return chute, or to one of two mechanical coin sorters within the coin changer. In one embodiment, each sorter is operable to sort three different coin denominations. Escrow capacity is included to temporarily store sorted coins. The sorters/escrow are advantageously readily-removable so that a first sorter may be removed and another inserted to provide sorting and escrow for other coins from other coin sets, including those from other countries.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 1998
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2000
    Assignee: Lucent Technologies Inc.
    Inventor: Ronald Lee Wild
  • Patent number: 5538469
    Abstract: A coin treatment apparatus is disclosed that includes structure for selecting the inserted coins based upon their size, in accordance with their specific currency units, and transferring the coins to a receiving space. Once in the receiving space, coins of the correct currency unit are moved to their respective receiving containers within a receiving box. Coins that are not of the correct currency unit are transferred to a separate receiving space and discharged from the apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 1994
    Date of Patent: July 23, 1996
    Assignee: Korea Telecommunication Authority
    Inventors: Soon H. Kwon, Eun H. Kim, Byung W. Jin, Woon Y. Joo
  • Patent number: 4834689
    Abstract: The payout mechanism is for use with a relatively large number of coin changer storage tubes of the type having a reciprocating payout slide for dispensing coins from the tube. The payout mechanism includes a plurality of connection members each connected between an associated payout slide and a rotatable drive shaft. In one embodiment the connection members include first latch portions which are longitudinally spaced relative to the drive shaft and angularly spaced relative to each other and second latch portions which are engageable with the payout slides and are selectively connectible to associated first latch portions. A reversible electric motor is used to rotate the first latch portions on the drive shaft into alignment with the second latch portion and to oscillate the drive shaft and thereby reciprocate the payout slide when the selected latch portions are moved into connected engagmeent by a solenoid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 1987
    Date of Patent: May 30, 1989
    Assignee: Coin Acceptors, Inc.
    Inventor: Joseph L. Levasseur