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Coin Stack Follower

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000039416D
Original Publication Date: 1987-Jun-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-01
Document File: 2 page(s) / 50K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Rowden, JC: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

In automatic teller machines which dispense coins, as well as paper currency, there is a need for coin cartridges which can be handled without concern for causing coins to jam in the coin stacks. Jams occur when the coins get out of alignment with each other when the coin cartridge is inverted or jostled. Alignment is maintained by providing (Image Omitted) (Image Omitted) Fig. 3 shows an expanded side view of the coin stack follower 17 in normal operation. Fig. 4 shows a top view of the stack follower with a better view of the T-shaped guide 23 which coax with slot 21 to hold the follower in place. Fig. 5 shows the coin cartridge inverted with the stack follower pawl 25 engaging one of the ratchet teeth 27 to prevent the coin stack follower 17 from dropping.

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Coin Stack Follower

In automatic teller machines which dispense coins, as well as paper currency, there is a need for coin cartridges which can be handled without concern for causing coins to jam in the coin stacks. Jams occur when the coins get out of alignment with each other when the coin cartridge is inverted or jostled. Alignment is maintained by providing

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Fig. 3 shows an expanded side view of the coin stack follower 17 in normal operation. Fig. 4 shows a top view of the stack follower with a better view of the T-shaped guide 23 which coax with slot 21 to hold the follower in place. Fig. 5 shows the coin cartridge inverted with the stack follower pawl 25 engaging one of the ratchet teeth 27 to prevent the coin stack follower 17 from dropping. Coin stack follower 17 is thereby able to hold the coins 15 up against belt 13 regardless of the orientation of the coin cartridge.

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