Rectilinearly Reciprocating Patents (Class 453/41)
  • Patent number: 7381126
    Abstract: A device for dispensing bulk-loaded coins including a transport unit having a transport unit frame, an electric motor driving a drive gear, a rotor and a transport slide. The drive gear further includes a drive pin. The rotor agitates coins located within a bin of a bulk-loaded coin hopper when rotated in a first direction and relaxes coins within the bin when rotated in a second direction. The rotor is rotatable by an associated drive gear. The transport slide includes a central bore and flexible member. The flexible member defines a home position deflection ramp and a home position clearance path. The home position deflection ramp and home position clearance path are located in a position such that the drive pin causes the transport slide to reciprocate when the drive gear is operated in a first direction and to remain stationary when the drive gear is operated in a second, different direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2008
    Assignee: COIN Acceptors, Inc.
    Inventor: Steven M. Zychinski
  • Patent number: 7156731
    Abstract: A chiral compound, particularly a chiral secondary alcohol, can be efficiently resolved under a mild condition by acylation with an alkenyl acetate in the presence of a novel aminocyclopentadienyl ruthenium complex, an enzyme catalyst, and a base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2002
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2007
    Assignee: Postech Foundation
    Inventors: Jaiwook Park, Mahn-Joo Kim, Jun Ho Choi, Yangsoo Ahn
  • 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: 6776702
    Abstract: A coin payout device has a slider with a coin receiving hole for receiving a coin. The slider is reciprocable between a first position whereat the hole is at a coin discharging station and a second position whereat the hole is at a coin receiving station. A rotary coin orienting device is located at the coin receiving station for orienting coins parallel to the hole by a rotary action. A motor drives the slider from the first position to the second position and simultaneously rotates the rotary coin orienting device. In order to prevent damage in the event of jams, the motor is not used to drive the slider from the second position to the first position and instead springs are used.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2004
    Assignee: Coin Acceptors, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Richard Ashford, Anthony Edward Morrison, Nicholas John Aspinall, Gary John Anderson
  • 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: 6564965
    Abstract: A coin dispenser includes coin storage tubes (4) each with a dispensing mechanism (10) located directly below each tubes (4). The dispensing mechanism (10) includes a motor (14), a planetary, planocentric or other compact reduction gear and a dispensing link arm (30) pivoted towards one side of the tube (4) and reciprocated by a drive pin (28) located in a slot (33). This arrangement allows a high packing density of tubes (4) and flexibility in their positioning. The tubes are arranged in an arc around a dispensing aperture (5). Multiple such dispensers may be stacked so that coins from an upper dispenser fall through the dispensing aperture in the lower dispenser.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2001
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2003
    Assignee: Mars, Incorporated
    Inventor: Evan John Cost
  • Publication number: 20020193062
    Abstract: A device guiding disc to direct discs to a desired location includes a guiding passageway for guiding and aligning the individual discs at an exit position. A pushing device can contact the discs at the exit position and move the disc out of the guiding passageway. A roller member can be positioned adjacent the bottom of the exit position to support and translate the disc as it is pushed by the pushing device. A support device, such as a tapered roller member, can be positioned above the exit position to receive an upper edge of the disc and to operatively position the disc for subsequent contact with the pushing device wherein the disc is positioned at an inclined angle to a longitudinal axis of the guiding passageway.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 11, 2002
    Publication date: December 19, 2002
    Inventors: Hiroshi Abe, Yasuo Irie
  • Publication number: 20020168932
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a coin separator which sorts and separates coins according to size, particularly to a withdrawal apparatus of a coin receipt tube for a coin separator, wherein a sloping structure having a rail is built on the rear part of a fallen-coin drawer, a roller at the lower part of a receipt vessel is laid on the rail of the above sloping structure, and the receipt vessel containing a coin receipt tubes is pushed upward by the slanting structure which slides toward the front when the fallen-coin drawer is opened, whereby the above receipt tube is protruded to the outside of the coin separator so that the withdrawal of a coin receipt tube from the receipt vessel is facilitated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 9, 2001
    Publication date: November 14, 2002
    Inventor: Jongsuk Lee
  • 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: 6193597
    Abstract: A coin discharged apparatus includes a pipe assembly for holding a plurality of coins, a base plate having a discharging chute for discharging the coins from the pipe assembly, a coin counter for counting coins being discharged through the discharging chute, a motor having an output shaft for providing rotating torque, a rotatable arm engaged with the output shaft for transferring the rotating torque, a first rod engaged with the rotatable arm for actuating the coin counter, a second rod engaged with the first rod for pushing the coins from the pipe assembly into the discharging chute, an engaging coupling for engaging the first rod with the second rod, the base plate having an elongate hole for converting a rotating motion of the engaging coupling into a reciprocating motion to cause the first rod and the second rod to reciprocate, a guide plate having an opening corresponding with the discharging chute for discharging coins and having a slit communicating with the opening for providing a guiding passage for
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 1999
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2001
    Assignee: LG Industrial Systems Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Sang Kyong Choi
  • Patent number: 5830055
    Abstract: A portable canister for holding coin-like objects for ejection from a dispenser has a lid and a substantially box-like base that are either attached pivotally at one or more hinges so that the canister may be opened in a clamshell fashion a full 180 degrees or that come together in a box-like fashion without the use of hinges, the cover being lifted entirely off the base for loading. Inside the canister base is a side-by-side array of columns, each column having sides encircling the column circumference by no more than 180 degrees in order to allow horizontal loading of stacks of coins. The lid operates to trap the coins into the columns of the base. The closed canister has slots in the plane of the lid to permit ejection of coins one at a time from each column. An ejection mechanism mounted in the dispenser chassis employs one solenoid subassembly per column of a removable canister.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 1996
    Date of Patent: November 3, 1998
    Assignee: Telequip Corporation
    Inventors: Michael F. Jones, Paul O. Stump
  • Patent number: 5679070
    Abstract: A coin payout device that has been improved such that a coin jam will be automatically dislodged in the event that a coin jam occurs, and there will be no problem of overpayment. When coin payout is performed by the forward rotation of a coin payout motor (40), a coin payout controller (80) detects the occurrence of a coin jam from the operational circumstances of a carrier switch (60) up to the time when a first timer (81) runs out, and determines whether the reverse rotation of the coin payout motor (40) would cause a problem based on the current state of the carrier switch (60), so that the coin payout motor (40) is reversed and the coin jam dislodged only when no problem will be caused.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 1995
    Date of Patent: October 21, 1997
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Nippon Conlux
    Inventors: Takeshi Ishida, Jun Yamada, Genzo Yoshizawa, Kenji Koyama
  • Patent number: 5645477
    Abstract: This invention is directed to a change returning device employed in a coin mechanism of a vending machine. The change returning device is associated with a lower end of a change stacking tube, and includes a ring-shaped member capable of containing the lowest coin stacked within the tube. A block member is connected to a lower end surface of one peripheral portion the ring-shaped member. The block member is disposed on a sliding plate and engageable therewith. The sliding plate is slidably reciprocatingly disposed on a stationary member. A first sloped surface is formed at a part of an upper end surface of the stationary member and a second sloped surface is formed at a part of an upper end surface of the block member. An inclined vertical groove extends from a lower edge of the first sloped surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 1996
    Date of Patent: July 8, 1997
    Assignee: Sanden Corporation
    Inventors: Naoto Satoh, Kazumi Ohsato
  • Patent number: 5616075
    Abstract: A coin dispensing apparatus has a single motor for causing coins to be dispensed selectively from either one or two stores. Rotation of the motor shaft in the first direction is transmitted via a one-way clutch to cause movement of a dispensing arm associated with the first store, and rotation of the shaft in the opposite direction is transmitted via a second one-way shaft to cause movement of the dispensing arm associated with the second store. If a jam is detected, the direction of rotation of the motor shaft is repeatedly reversed to clear the jam, the amount of reverse movement of the shaft being less than the lost motion in the associated one-way clutches so that the other motor dispensing arm is not substantially moved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 1995
    Date of Patent: April 1, 1997
    Assignee: Mars Inc.
    Inventors: Nigel A. Winstanley, John A. Weston, Colin A. G. Musto
  • Patent number: 5460568
    Abstract: A coin processor which includes a coin selecting section for discriminating whether inserted coins are genuine or false and denominations of genuine coins, and guiding false coins to a predetermined coin passageway and the genuine coins to respective predetermined coin passageways in accordance with their denominations, a coin accommodating section for accommodating the genuine coins in accordance with their denominations, a coin payment section for paying out from the coin accommodating section coins of denominations corresponding to an amount of change, a detection section for detecting a quantity of coins stored in the coin accommodating section and, a time control section for controlling an interval of time for payment of the stored coins in accordance with the stored quantity of coins detected by the detection section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 1993
    Date of Patent: October 24, 1995
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Nippon Conlux
    Inventors: Koji Yukimoto, Kenji Nishiumi, Yoshinori Maruyama
  • Patent number: 5299671
    Abstract: An electrically operated coin exchanger has a shallow slot into which a coin is inserted. A motor is actuated by the coin, the coin exchanger vibrates, a lid on the normally closed top of the device opens, and a simulated hand appears which grasps the coin and pulls it inside the box as the lid closes. A coin or token unlike that inserted into the slot then appears from an opening near the bottom of the coin exchanger.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 1991
    Date of Patent: April 5, 1994
    Inventor: Clifford Garland
  • 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