Vibratory Patents (Class 453/55)
  • Patent number: 8986084
    Abstract: Device for receiving coins improved in such a way that large amounts of coins can be received as well as separated reliably and quickly and such that the adverse influence of foreign matters introduced along with the coins on the coin separating function and/or on the performance of the coin separating unit may be reduced. The device includes an aperture for charging coins, a unit for separating coins and a feed unit for feeding coins which is provided with a guide face giving support to the coins during the feeding process and which is an active type feeder having a feed module (5) that is operable with the aid of an actuator means to feed coins toward the coin separating unit and that is designed such that the coins are transported toward the coin separating unit along said guide face.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Wincor Nixdorf International GmbH
    Inventors: Christian Starke, Thorsten Neumann, Axel Grimm, Stig Goepel
  • Patent number: 7192341
    Abstract: A vibrating conveyor 1 for conveying coins using vibration, comprising: a conveyor plate 11 to be loaded with coins to convey the coins loaded thereon by relatively moving the coins; vibration generator means 20 for vibrating the conveyor plate 11; or the vibrating conveyor 1 further comprising a coin storage section 13 disposed around the conveyor plate 11 for storing the coins to be conveyed in conjunction with the conveyor plate 11, wherein the boundary between the conveyor plate 11 and the coin storage section 13 is formed in a wave shape of a specified period. The vibrating conveyor can handle a large amount of coins with a simple design.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2007
    Assignee: Takamisawa Cybernetics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kaihei Takamisawa, Katsuyuki Hinata
  • Patent number: 6758736
    Abstract: A coin or token sorting apparatus is disclosed. In this apparatus, a hopper within which coins are placed is provided with a floor, the floor also serving as a dispenser for spreading the coins out in generally across the floor. From one side of the floor the coins are provided to a plurality of V-shaped troughs being bisected longitudinally so as to create a coin path down each inner side of each trough. Coins are oriented in a single file as they move down each side of a respective trough. After being so oriented, the coins enter a region of a respective trough having a slot in a bottom thereof, with the coins riding along a narrow ridge of the slot. For each diameter of coin or token, a diverter is provided along the slot so that a coin to be sorted engages the diverter and is lifted off the ridge and directed through the slot. As such, larger coins are sorted first, with smaller coins moving unaffected past a diverter for a larger coin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2002
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2004
    Inventors: Victor G. Ristvedt, Mark E. Ristvedt
  • Publication number: 20040116063
    Abstract: A vibrating conveyor 1 for conveying coins using vibration, comprising: a conveyor plate 11 to be loaded with coins to convey the coins loaded thereon by relatively moving the coins; vibration generator means 20 for vibrating the conveyor plate 11; or the vibrating conveyor 1 further comprising a coin storage section 13 disposed around the conveyor plate 11 for storing the coins to be conveyed in conjunction with the conveyor plate 11, wherein the boundary between the conveyor plate 11 and the coin storage section 13 is formed in a wave shape of a specified period. The vibrating conveyor can handle a large amount of coins with a simple design.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 7, 2003
    Publication date: June 17, 2004
    Inventors: Kaihei Takamisawa, Katsuyuki Hinata
  • Patent number: 6086471
    Abstract: A cash register terminal and process for operating a cash register terminal especially for self-service in gaming casinos, with bill-accepting and coin-deposition as well as coin-dispensing structure and with at least one coin box. To design the cash register terminal for high speed of operation and a large storage capacity for coins, the coins (17) are conveyed upward from the bottom from the coin box (2), of which there is at least one, and the coins (17) are dispensed above the at least one coin box (2), to at least one outlet (19, 20, 21).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 1998
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2000
    Assignee: F. Zimmermann GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Thomas Zimmermann
  • Patent number: 6017270
    Abstract: A coin sorter wherein there area plurality of side-by-side V-shaped, elongated tracks. These tracks are on a slope and are fed from a common coin feeder and the tracks are terminated at lower ends by coin diverters varied in configuration to progressively divert, and thus sort coins in a descending order of diameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 1998
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2000
    Inventors: Victor G. Ristvedt, Mark E. Ristvedt
  • Patent number: 5957262
    Abstract: An automatic response to a detected jam or other slowing or stoppage in a coin handler, such as a coin counter and/or sorter, is provided. Such automatic dejamming is particularly useful for unattended operation of coin handlers. Preferably the response is substantially flexible, such as by providing different responses depending on the type of jam and/or the history of jamming. In one embodiment, potential responses include initiating a wait period, providing mechanical energy (such as causing vibration by controllably activating transducers, preferably addressable transducers which perform a second function in the apparatus), and/or impact. When the coin handler uses a rail mechanism, reliable, reduced-jam operation is enhanced by a ribbed rail structure that reduces or minimized the amount of surface area in contact with the coin face, consistent with providing the support desired for assuring accurate counting. Preferably the ribs are relatively deep, and have a rounded profile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 1998
    Date of Patent: September 28, 1999
    Assignee: Coinstar, Inc.
    Inventors: Jens H. Molbak, Dan Gerrity, Scott Scherer, Aaron R. Finch