Abstract: A coin sorting apparatus includes a coin receiving area, a coin sorting ramp, and a coin stripper. The coin stripper includes an inlet and a backing plate located adjacent said inlet to support a stack of associated unsorted coins received from the inlet with a face of a lowermost coin of the stack abutting the backing plate. The coin stripper further includes a pushing member located adjacent said backing plate and adapted for reciprocal sliding movement relative to said backing plate between an extended position and a retracted position. The pushing member, when moving from the retracted position to the extended position, engages the lowermost coin of the stack and moves the lowermost coin onto the coin sorting ramp.
February 9, 2001
Date of Patent:
July 1, 2003
John R. Nottingham, John W. Spirk, William J. Knox, Jr., Patrick W. Brown
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.
Abstract: A coin processing device has a coin storage system including a plurality of coin tubes, linking devices formed on each of the coin tubes that inter-link adjacent coin tubes. The coin tubes are separately formed and detachably inter-linked with one another by the linking devices formed on the coin tubes.
Abstract: A cash drawer coin counter is in combination with a cash drawer and has a width and a plurality of individual coin compartments spaced along the width. A frame of the counter has opposite side walls for being positioned on opposite sides of the cash drawer, and a body fixed between the side walls for being positioned above the cash drawer. Each side wall has a rail below the body, and a release platform is slidably engaged to the rail and moveable between a first position at least partially covering a lower surface of the body, and a second position exposing the lower surface of the body. The body including a plurality of spaced, open-ending cylindrical chambers each aligned with one of the coin compartments and each having a front access slot through a front wall of the body. Each chamber is of a diameter for receiving one denomination of coins to be stacked above the platform with the platform in its first position.
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.