With Follower Patents (Class 453/51)
  • Patent number: 7407047
    Abstract: Disk-shaped object thickness-restricting means is provided in a disk-shaped object guiding path for transferring a disk-shaped object, inserted through a disk-shaped object slot, in an inclined direction. The disk-shaped object thickness-restricting means comes into contact with the inserted disk-shaped object and changes its position depending on the thickness of the disk-shaped object in the contact, restricting the thickness of the inserted disk-shaped object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2008
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Nippon Conlux
    Inventors: Ryoji Yamagishi, Yukio Ito, Yasuyuki Furusawa
  • Patent number: 7270599
    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.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2007
    Assignee: International Currency Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Chia-Hung Hu, Ting-Kuo Lin
  • Patent number: 7144319
    Abstract: A coin dispensing unit includes rotating disk assembly having a plurality of apertures therein of the size to pass coins stored in a storage bowl. A guide plate below and offset from the rotable disk provides a sliding support surface for coins. A rotable roller unit is positioned at the bottom of the rotable disk adjacent a downstream edge of the aperture for relative rotation with a respective coin sliding on the guide plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2006
    Assignee: Asahi Seiko Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Hiroshi Abe, Motoharu Kurosawa
  • Patent number: 6350192
    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).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2000
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2002
    Assignee: Glory Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Fumio Kibihara
  • Patent number: 6302777
    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.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2000
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2001
    Assignee: Unitylab Inc.
    Inventor: Romeo Zoldan