Abstract: A mechanism for separating single coins from a plurality of coins provided within a coin dispensing apparatus. The mechanism comprises a housing defining a coin dispensing path, coin transport means for urging coins along the coin dispensing path; and first and second biased coin stripping members located adjacent each other and disposed successively in the coin dispensing path at an outlet of the coin dispensing mechanism. The first and second stripping members together comprise a double outlet gate and each member is movable independently of the other by each urged coin to effect, in use, alignment and stripping of coins being dispensed.
Abstract: A disk dispensing apparatus has an ejector unit that can be reversibly mounted at the end of a guide path so that tokens or disks can be both adjusted for different sizes while permitting the discharge of the disks in opposite directions. The guide path is also adjustable to accommodate different sized disks with a base member extending above support plates that define a transmit opening for the disk. The base member has an aperture that is operatively interfaced with a flipping roller that can propel disks at a discharge position.
Abstract: A disc dispensing apparatus operatively mounts to a disc passageway and includes a moveable guide hole member having a guide hole of an elongated shape and a guiding unit operatively mounted in the guide hole. A resilient unit biases the guiding unit against the movement of the discs and a moving unit is operatively attached to the moveable guide hole member for positioning the elongated guide hole at an angle to an axis of the disc passageway on one side of the disc passageway whereby a disc to be dispensed contacts the guiding unit and displaces the guiding unit along the elongated hole while receiving a counter force from the resilient unit to force the disc to be directed away from the guiding unit to one side of the disc passageway.
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.
September 20, 2005
Date of Patent:
September 18, 2007
International Currency Technologies Corporation
Abstract: A coin feeder (A) comprises a drum-shaped rotating body capable of feeding not only a single size of coins but also different sizes of coins within an allowable range. A coin receiving part (6) and a coin pressing projection (12) pressing a coin (CN) against the coin receiving part (6) are provided at the inner surface of the peripheral wall (2) of the drum-shaped rotating body (1) capable of rotating vertically with a number of coins (CN)(CN) . . . accommodated therein. A coin pressing projection (12) is operated according to the rotation of the dram-shaped rotating body (1) so as to press-hold the coin (CN) against the inner surface of the peripheral wall (2) and release the pressing of the coin at the upper position. Immediately before the coin press-hold state is released, a coin striking member strikes the coin (CN) and the coin pressing projection (12) urges the coin (CN) so as to eject the coin (CN) toward the side of the drum-shaped rotating body (1), i.e., the front of the coin feeder.
Abstract: A spring loaded coin dispensing apparatus 10 including an elongated housing member 20 having a top surface 21 provided with two rows 22 23 24 25 and 25′24′23′22′ of cylindrical recesses which are disposed adjacent the elongated sides 26 27 of the housing member 20 wherein each recess 22 etc., is provided with a spring member 30 and an appropriately sized pusher plate member 31 dimensioned to urge an appropriately sized coin 101 etc., against the underside of a cover member 40 and wherein the coins 101 etc., are arranged on the opposite sides of the apparatus 10 such that they are dispensed in the same sequence regardless of which side of the apparatus 10 is facing forward.
Abstract: A coin dispensing apparatus of a compact design for dispensing coins at high speed from a storage hopper includes a selection mechanism for selecting the coins from the hopper and passing the coins along a passageway to an exit opening. A coin ejection guide assembly is positioned adjacent the exit opening and includes a movable member that is spring biased to contact the coin. A contact member is positioned opposite the movable member at a pre-determined distance for forcing the coin to push against the movable member. A guide unit is located downstream of the movable member for changing the direction of movement of the coin after it is pushed against the movable member. The guide unit can include a rotatable guide roller and a sloping guide rail. The movable member can further exert the storage spring energy as an ejection force against the rear edge of the coin to propel it through the exit opening in the direction determined by the guide unit.
Abstract: A coin carrying device has a carrying structure defining a carrying passage (20) along which a plurality of coins are carried in a diametrical row. The coins fed by a rotary disk (4) onto the carrying passage (20) are carried along the carrying passage (20) by a carrying belt (8). A stopping member (43) stops the coins temporarily before the coins reach the exit of the carrying passage (20). The coin carrying device includes a coin separating lever (50). The coin separating lever (50) has a roller (51) capable of being laterally advanced into and retracted from the carrying passage (20) at a position downstream from the second coin from the head coin stopped in the carrying passage (20) by the stopping member (43). When advanced into the carrying passage (20), the roller (51) is shoved out of the carrying passage (20) against the resilience of a spring (52) by the coin that comes into contact with the roller (51).
Abstract: A coin holding apparatus includes a disk shaped casing and a locking ring. The casing defines three coin wells, each having upper and lower openings thereby having storage for six different coins in a compact casing. The locking ring rotates on the casing to open or close coin well openings to retain coins held within the casing or permit their removal.
Abstract: A device is set forth for dispensing circular plate bodies such as coins which has a channel to push the coins in an end-to-end relationship from to an outlet. A roller is biased to engage the coin emerging from the channel and to be pushed by the emerging coin as it exits. A gear on the shaft mounting the roller and a fixed rack rotates the roller to eject to coin.
Abstract: A coin holder for a radio pager and the like includes a generally rectangular body having a planar back surface supporting an adhesive layer for attaching the coin holder to a surface of a pager casing, for example. The coin holder body includes spaced apart flanges defining a coin receiving slot and leaving an open space for viewing the coin holder to determine if a coin is in the coin holder slot. The flanges each include a partial arcuate recess on an inner surface for registration with the coin to support the coin against unwanted dislodgement from the holder. A boss is formed on a surface of the body between the flanges, preferably disposed at the center of the coin, to position the coin in the coin receiving recesses of the flanges. Another portion of the body includes a surface on which suitable indicia may be printed or applied to the coin holder.
Abstract: An apparatus for dispensing disks comprising a disk passage having an outlet in which the disks are arranged edge-to-edge for storage and dispensing. A closure member, such as a rotatable spherical member, is provided for closing the outlet. The closure member is arranged to apply force to a face of a disk in the region of the outlet whereby the disk is dispensed from the outlet through a guide assembly. The closure member is opened by the camming action of the disk in the region of the outlet. A spring plate is provided to bias the closure member towards a closed position wherein the outlet is normally closed.
Abstract: In a coin conveying device, a second coin outlet is provided nearby a first coin outlet and an outlet switching mechanism is provided between the first and second coin outlets so that coins can be ejected from either of the coin outlets selected by the outlet switching mechanism.
Abstract: There is disclosed a one piece coin holder having a main flat body, a central obstruction and openings at both ends suitable for insertion or egress of a predetermined number of coins. The open ends define a cavity with a slightly larger diameter than said coin but flexible protrusions are configured at said open ends in such a manner so as to trap said coin per it's diameter. The afore mentioned cavities would also hold said coins in a flat manner employing tabs which extend inward from the upper edge of said cavity walls defining an aperture portion. Said cavities would have dimensions consistent with those needed to hold new coins or ones with worn diameters and/or thickness'. There are also alignment rails Incorporated along the under side to aid in the installation process.
Abstract: A coin storage and dispensing apparatus comprising a coin hopper assembly and a coin track assembly is disclosed for orienting coins in edge-to-edge relationship in the coin track assembly, and for dispensing coins from the coin track assembly at an elevation higher than that of the coin hopper. An impact drive assembly for preventing damage to the drive or gear box when a coin jam occurs or there is a malfunction in the coin hopper or coin track assembly is also disclosed. The coin storage and dispensing apparatus also incorporates an improved coin counter device, an anti-theft device, and a coin ejector for propelling coins from the exit slot.
Abstract: An outlet device for coin payout hoppers including an outlet chute having a curved coin guiding passage for receiving coins at a lower inlet in the horizontal direction form the coin payout hopper and guiding the coins in the vertical direction and an escalator connected to the outlet chute at the lower end. The outlet chute includes a back side plate and a pair of edge plates to drop a deformed coin out of the curved passage to prevent a coin from jamming in the passages of the outlet chute and the escalator. Further, the escalator includes a coin holding device on the front side plate having an opening for preventing a coin from descending by a wedge action to decrease the weight of upper coins subjected to lower coins, to thereby provide an outlet device having a high lift and high efficiency without coin jamming.
Abstract: A coin payout apparatus in a gaming device. The apparatus includes a coin hopper and a coin guide connected to the hopper for successively delivering coins in edge-to-edge relationship. A rotary arm is pivotally provided at the coin guide and has one end rotatably providing a coin ejector roller. The rotary arm is normally biased toward the coin in the coin guide by a biasing member. A supplemental coin ejecting member is provided at a position confronting the ejector roller. When the maximum diameter portion of the coin passes through the space defined between ejector roller and the supplemental coin ejecting member, the coin is urgedly discharged by the biasing force of the biasing member.
Abstract: A coin dispenser for coins, tokens and the like comprises a tube with a loading scoop at one end and a dispensing slot at the other with the floor of the tube becoming planar and inclining downwardly from adjacent the other end of the tube towards the dispensing slot. The top of the tubular portion over the planar floor is open so that individual coins on the floor can be engaged by the thumb of the user grasping the tube and urged out through the dispensing slot one at a time facilitated by the angle of inclination of the floor. These coins can be fitted directly into slot machines or any coin operated device, one at a time, with the operator ejecting the coins from the slot of the dispenser as desired.
May 6, 1988
Date of Patent:
October 17, 1989
Dennis R. LaFreniere
Dennis R. Lafreniere, Ronald E. McConnell
Abstract: A dispensing holder for discs (such as coins) comprises a middle plate and two face plates. Each middle plate and face plate define between them disc-receiving slots having mouths open to the edge of the holder. Each slot is bordered on one side by a finger spring on the middle plate, and on the other side by a face hole in the face plate. Manual depression of the finger spring by pressing on a disc through the appropriate face hole allows the disc to be slid out through the mouth of the slot.