Delivery Of A Single Coin Patents (Class 453/39)
  • Publication number: 20130102236
    Abstract: Chip sorting devices and methods of ejecting chips from chip wells are disclosed. In some embodiments, chip sorting devices may include at least one chip ejection unit including at least one finger member selectively movable between a first position outside of at least one channel of a chip conveying unit and a second position within the at least one channel. In additional embodiments, a chip sorting device may include a separating wheel comprising a plurality of chip wells, each chip well configured to hold a plurality of chips. In yet additional embodiments, methods of ejecting a chip from a chip well may include urging a selected chip out of the chip well with the at least one finger member and at least one wall segment of a trailing segmented wall of the chip well.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2012
    Publication date: April 25, 2013
    Applicant: Shuffle Master GmbH & Co KG
    Inventor: Shuffle Master GmbH & Co KG
  • Patent number: 8272929
    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: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2012
    Inventor: James C. Best, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20110105002
    Abstract: Chip sorting devices and methods of ejecting chips from chip wells are disclosed. In some embodiments, chip sorting devices may include at least one chip ejection unit including at least one finger member selectively movable between a first position outside of at least one channel of a chip conveying unit and a second position within the at least one channel. In additional embodiments, a chip sorting device may include a separating wheel comprising a plurality of chip wells, each chip well configured to hold a plurality of chips. In yet additional embodiments, methods of ejecting a chip from a chip well may include urging a selected chip out of the chip well with the at least one finger member and at least one wall segment of a trailing segmented wall of the chip well.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 2, 2009
    Publication date: May 5, 2011
    Inventors: Ernst Blaha, Peter Krenn
  • Publication number: 20100042250
    Abstract: A cyclic transporting unit is provided. The transporting unit transports coins one by one in reverse directions in depositing and dispensing. A plurality of accommodating and dispensing portions are arranged along the transporting unit. Since coins enter and exit the transporting unit through a single coin inlet/outlet of the accommodating and dispensing portion, a depositing and transporting route and a dispensing and transporting route of the transporting unit can be made common to each other. The accommodating and dispensing portion accommodates coins with the coins not aligned, and dispenses accommodated coins one by one to the transporting unit by a rotary disc and a delivering disc.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2006
    Publication date: February 18, 2010
    Applicant: Glory Ltd.
    Inventor: Eisei Nishida
  • 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: 7083512
    Abstract: An improved coin and token organizing, holding and dispensing apparatus comprises a lower housing for organizing, holding and dispensing a pre-determined number of coins and tokens of varying sizes and denominations. The lower housing has a substantially rectangular shape having a taper along its length so that the apparatus fits conveniently in pocket or purse and is comfortable to hold. The apparatus is well suited for visually and physically impaired individuals as it permits the ready identification and handling of coins based on the tapered shape of the apparatus and the ability to distinguish by touch one coin from another. The lower housing has a substantially open top surface, a closed flat bottom surface; and, closed vertical sides. Within the lower housing is a plurality of linearly disposed cylindrical wells. Each well is adapted to receive a coin or token of a predetermined size.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2002
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2006
    Inventors: Marc Auguste, Jr., Marc B. Auguste, Sr., Jacqueline A Johnson-Auguste
  • Patent number: 7018285
    Abstract: A guiding structure for discs is disclosed. The guiding structure includes a hopper that dispenses discs one at a time, a guiding device that guides and aligns the dispensed discs, and a holding device for the discs that is located at the lower section of the guiding passageway. The guiding device may be detachably attached to the hopper.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2006
    Assignee: Asahi Seiko Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Minoru Enomoto
  • Patent number: 6793570
    Abstract: A device for depositing and retrieving coins comprises a generally conical-shaped, upstanding body having an exterior tapering to a larger diameter from top to bottom and a header portion at the lop of the body for depositing the objects. A downwardly and outwardly spiraling ramp, below the header portion, extends at least once around the exterior of the body. The ramp cooperates with the exterior of the body on the inside and a lip on the outside to guide the objects as they roll downwardly by gravity. The ramp may include an upwardly extending portion at the lower end of the generally conical-shaped body for launching the objects through the air into the open tray, and/or a staircase portion on the spiraling ramp. A tray adjacent the bottom of the body receives the coins from the ramp.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2002
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2004
    Inventor: Ted Wekstein