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Media Redrive for Through the Wall or Drive-Up Automatic Teller Machine

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000034347D
Original Publication Date: 1989-Feb-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Jan-27
Document File: 2 page(s) / 62K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Harper, BM: AUTHOR [+4]

Abstract

This article describes a mechanism which can transfer paper currency of various sizes from a safe to a customer. It can be used in conjunction with a "through-the-wall" unit or a drive-up unit. Referring to the drawings, Fig. 1 is a top view of the mechanism disclosed herein and Fig. 2 is a side view. The mechanism is mounted on a base plate which in turn mounts on a safe. The base plate has a slot which aligns with the currency dispensing slot in the top of an automatic teller machine (ATM) safe. The currency is transferred from the safe, in a vertical position, into a redrive clamping device which consists of two sheet metal guides and four sets of belts and pulleys which secure the stack of currency. The clamping device can accommodate a stack of various size currency up to four millimeters thick.

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Media Redrive for Through the Wall or Drive-Up Automatic Teller Machine

This article describes a mechanism which can transfer paper currency of various sizes from a safe to a customer. It can be used in conjunction with a "through-the-wall" unit or a drive-up unit. Referring to the drawings, Fig. 1 is a top view of the mechanism disclosed herein and Fig. 2 is a side view. The mechanism is mounted on a base plate which in turn mounts on a safe. The base plate has a slot which aligns with the currency dispensing slot in the top of an automatic teller machine (ATM) safe. The currency is transferred from the safe, in a vertical position, into a redrive clamping device which consists of two sheet metal guides and four sets of belts and pulleys which secure the stack of currency. The clamping device can accommodate a stack of various size currency up to four millimeters thick. The stack is now ready for transferring and dispensing to a waiting customer.

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The clamping device is motivated through two ball screw assemblies attached to a timing belt pulley and DC motor drive. The DC motor is activated through sensors which sense when the currency is in position for clamping. The motor starts, secures the currency and rotates it 90 degrees into a horizontal position through a cam and rail guide. The currency travels along a horizontal path until the clamping device hits a predetermined stop. At this time the media gate opens and the currency is discharged to...