With Follower Patents (Class 453/53)
  • 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: 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: 6817938
    Abstract: A coin holder and dispenser holds coins for use with a slot machine and is used to easily and efficiently dispense coins directly into the coin slot of the slot machine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2004
    Inventors: Jon J. Sorensen, George S. Withrow
  • 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
  • Patent number: 5379673
    Abstract: A composition and method for treating reeds to prolong their useful life containing an oxidizing agent, such as hydrogen peroxide, a humectant, such as glycerol and water. Reeds are preferably routinely treated with the composition after each use or on a weekly basis by submerging the reeds in the composition at least up to the end of their playing surfaces until the bubbling action ceases. They are then removed from the solution, wiped off and stored.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 1994
    Date of Patent: January 10, 1995
    Assignee: Carvo Musical Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Robert F. Vogt
  • Patent number: 4902263
    Abstract: A rotating disk is rotated about an upright axis to feed coins placed thereon toward a rotating body. The rotating body is formed with a spiral groove in which the periphery of each coin is inserted and a guide barrel is disposed in such a manner as to maintain the rising coins in the groove in the rotating body. The coin, the periphery of which are engaged in the spiral groove, are received by the guide barrel and lifted in a generally horizontal posture by the rotation of the rotating body and then discharged outside from a discharge port formed at an upper portion of the guide barrel. A rubber-surfaced roller is disposed opposite the rotating body. The roller is adapted to press against the periphery of coins thereby to ensure the insertion of the coins into the spiral grooves.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 1988
    Date of Patent: February 20, 1990
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Universal
    Inventors: Tsuyoshi Ito, Masaharu Shirasawa
  • Patent number: 4687089
    Abstract: In the stacking chamber (9) of a stacking box (50) for superimposed coins (2, 3), a stack carrier (11) supporting the stacked coins is arranged, the top surface (18) of which is inclined with respect to the horizontal (c). For the stacking of coins, the stack carrier (11) is lowered so that the uppermost (3) of the stacked coins (2, 3) is in each case closely below the upper stacking box rim (19). For issuing coins, the stack carrier (11) is lifted, during which step respectively the uppermost (3) of the coins (2, 3) stacked in an oblique position slides along the coin lying therebelow and downwards over the upper stacking box rim once this uppermost coin has been lifted above this rim.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 1985
    Date of Patent: August 18, 1987
    Assignee: Autelca AG.
    Inventor: Werner Wuethrich