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ATM Document Input Drive Mechanism

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000037803D
Original Publication Date: 1989-Jul-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Jan-30
Document File: 1 page(s) / 11K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Rowden, JC: AUTHOR [+3]

Abstract

Disclosed is a document drive mechanism suitable for document input in such applications as an outdoor ATM. A document, inserted downward with its face toward the user to facilitate proper orientation, is guided by an open vertical input gate to feed rollers which drive it into the ATM mechanism. The gate, which readily sheds rain when closed, is behind a fixed shield which deters vandalism without interfering with operation.

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ATM Document Input Drive Mechanism

Disclosed is a document drive mechanism suitable for document input in such applications as an outdoor ATM. A document, inserted downward with its face toward the user to facilitate proper orientation, is guided by an open vertical input gate to feed rollers which drive it into the ATM mechanism. The gate, which readily sheds rain when closed, is behind a fixed shield which deters vandalism without interfering with operation.

The Figure shows Gate 1 in its open position, rotated clockwise on Pivot 2, bringing Roller 3 into contact with Roller 4. Roller 4, driven by Motor 5 through Belt 6, in turn, drives Roller 7. It is seen that these rollers drive Document 8 into the ATM where its presence is recognized by Sensor 9. It is apparent that by reversing Motor 5, it is possible to return a document to the user. It is apparent that when Gate 1 is closed, rotated counter-clockwise, rain entering the feed slot rolls down its back and does not enter the ATM. It is also seen that Shield 10 provides a degree of vandalism deterrence.

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