With Tapered Guide Patents (Class 453/62)
  • Patent number: 8597090
    Abstract: A coin apparatus (100) includes a central housing (102) with a coin holding interior (104). An upper funnel/distributor section (114) facilitates removal of excess coins when said interior is being filled with a predetermined number of coins. The coin apparatus (100) also includes coinage selectors (121), each having an allocation slot (122). Extending inwardly towards the center of the allocation slot (122) is a resilient arm (124) having a button (126) at the end thereof. Each button (126) has an inner edge (127) which is capable of securely abutting edges (128) of one or more of the coins (126) when forces are exerted by the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2013
    Inventor: Norman R. Byrne
  • Patent number: 8523641
    Abstract: An automated coin tray refilling system includes a plurality of coin reservoirs and a plurality of coin dispensers for regulating the dispensing of coins from an associated one of the plurality of coin reservoirs. A collector point distribution member is adapted to receive coins from each of the plurality of coin dispensers at one portion thereof and to output the coins at another portion thereof. An interface module having an input end is disposed substantially adjacent the collector point distribution member output and includes an output end for dispensing coins. A coin interface tray is adapted to receive at least one coin tray and at least one processor is provided. The interface module and/or coin interface tray includes a drive system configured to move interface module and/or coin interface tray relative to one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2013
    Assignee: Cummins-Allison Corp.
    Inventors: Julie L. Kuykendall, Jeffrey G. Knoll, Arthur J. Long, John R. Blake
  • Publication number: 20090044730
    Abstract: A sorter device for sorting state quarters by State, year and mint location for each State quarter or for generally sorting pennies, nickels, dimes and quarters. It is in the form of a table with spaced-apart holes having depending funnel cones in which a coin wrapper is inserted. Identifying indicia that identifies desired information related to the coins to be sorted such as State, year, mint location, coin value or graphical images of the coins to be sorted is also included.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 27, 2007
    Publication date: February 19, 2009
    Inventor: Lamont Boegli
  • Patent number: 6830509
    Abstract: A coin bank includes a housing having a coin receiving area for receiving unsorted coins, a coin sorting area for sorting the unsorted coins and a coin storage area for storing sorted coins. The coin storage area includes a drawer slidably mounted in the housing and a coin tube support movably mounted in the drawer between a first position, when the drawer is fully retracted into the housing and a second position, when the drawer is fully extended from the housing. A plurality of coin tubes is mounted in the coin tube support for holding sorted coins. The plurality of coin tubes is inclined in relation to a vertical axis for receiving sorted coins when the drawer is in a retracted position. A reservoir is located directly above each of the coin tubes for holding at least one additional coin above a stack of coins completely filling the coin tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2003
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2004
    Assignee: Mag-Nif Incorporated
    Inventor: Jerzy Perkitny
  • Patent number: 6068550
    Abstract: A coin packaging device has a table, to which a mass of coins of identical denomination may be supplied, and a plurality of cylinders, each cylinder being arranged to receive coins one by one through an open end, thereby stacking a predetermined number of coins thus received into a pile of coins. Furthermore, the device has means for distributing the coins across the table. The table is provided with a plurality of openings large enough for allowing the coins to pass therethrough. The open end of each respective cylinder is arranged to receive coins from a respective one of the openings in the table.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 1997
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2000
    Assignee: Scan Coin AB
    Inventors: Claes Breitholtz, Jerry Karlsson, Ulf Mossberg
  • Patent number: 5441448
    Abstract: A device for counting, storing and stacking coins for filling standard coin wrappers is disclosed. A plurality of coin tubes is clustered in a parallel relationship. Each coin tube is a hollow cylindrical tube and receives and holds coins of a given denomination in a stack. Each tube has a bottom support surface and an open top. Each tube also includes a transverse slot perpendicular to the longitudinal axis of the coin tube. The transverse slot has a transverse bottom edge positioned so that a stack of coins between the bottom support surface of the tube and the transverse bottom edge of the transverse slot fills a standard coin wrapper for that denomination of coin. The transverse slot is dimensioned to allow extra coins stacked above the transverse bottom edge to slide out of the tube through the transverse slot. A plurality of coin keeper clips is insertable within the transverse slots to prevent coins from sliding out of the transverse slots.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 1993
    Date of Patent: August 15, 1995
    Assignee: Block and Company, Inc.
    Inventor: John S. Yang
  • Patent number: 5397264
    Abstract: A cash drawer coin counter is in combination with a cash drawer and has a width and a plurality of individual coin compartments spaced along the width. A frame of the counter has opposite side walls for being positioned on opposite sides of the cash drawer, and a body fixed between the side walls for being positioned above the cash drawer. Each side wall has a rail below the body, and a release platform is slidably engaged to the rail and moveable between a first position at least partially covering a lower surface of the body, and a second position exposing the lower surface of the body. The body including a plurality of spaced, open-ending cylindrical chambers each aligned with one of the coin compartments and each having a front access slot through a front wall of the body. Each chamber is of a diameter for receiving one denomination of coins to be stacked above the platform with the platform in its first position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 1993
    Date of Patent: March 14, 1995
    Inventor: Ira Gross
  • Patent number: 5360370
    Abstract: Coin management devices having a transparent tubular device for receiving and aligning coins flat surface to flat surface and a tray into which aligned coins are arranged and the accumulated value of such coins ascertained. The tubular device has a tube of a diameter greater than a coin, with a mouth arranged midway its length communicating therewith. The tray has a channel into which aligned coins may be placed and indicia associated with the channel for ascertaining the value of coins accumulated therein. The tray may also have legs for elevating one end. A coin management method is also taught which utilizes the coin management devices, and includes the step of rocking and jiggling the tubular device to align coins into a column of a given denomination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 1992
    Date of Patent: November 1, 1994
    Inventor: Peter Woolrich
  • Patent number: 4964495
    Abstract: In the field of coin handling, and particularly coin sorting, it is important to keep different batches of coins separated from one another. A problem arises during the transfer of a batch of coins from a coin tray through an opening and into the coin sorting mechanism, because different batches of coins can inadvertently be mixed if the opening is not adequately protected. To solve this problem, a coin tray is provided that includes a coin holding portion which is adapted to be pivotally mounted on the coin sorter. The coin tray pivots between a coin holding position and a coin transferring position, and has an opening therein which allows coins to pass through the coin holding portion to the coin sorting mechanism. A barrier portion prevents coins on the coin holding portion from entering the opening when the coin holding portion is in the coin holding position. The barrier portion borders the opening, and is preferably stationary with respect to the coin handling machine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 1989
    Date of Patent: October 23, 1990
    Assignee: Cummins-Allison Corporation
    Inventor: James M. Rasmussen
  • Patent number: 4722714
    Abstract: A coin counting and packaging device in which a coin counting tube is precisely dimensioned so that a specified standard paper coin wrapper will just fit inside and accept the proper number of coins to fill the wrapper, the coins being fed through a loading cap which acts to sweep away any extra coins over and above the proper number, thus determining the correct count. While the coins are being loaded and counted they rest on a support pedestal projecting up into the coin tube from a base; when the tube is full, and raised off the base, the coins rest on a rim at the bottom of the tube. The coin tube has on its bottom edge a cam surface which cooperates with a mating cam on the support base, to raise the coin tube a distance such that the upper end of the paper wrapper may be pinched shut at the top of the tube, preparatory to removing the coin-filled wrapper.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 1986
    Date of Patent: February 2, 1988
    Inventor: Edgar F. Marbourg, Jr.
  • Patent number: D301930
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 1986
    Date of Patent: June 27, 1989
    Inventor: Gloria L. Cantu