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Bill-Arrangement Mechanism for Bill-Handling Machine

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000041542D
Original Publication Date: 1984-Feb-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-02
Document File: 2 page(s) / 58K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Satoh, S: AUTHOR

Abstract

In a bill-handling machine such as an automatic teller machine wherein a plurality of bills entered by a customer into the machine for depositing are sorted by denominations and stacked in boxes and subsequently dispensed therefrom to any other customer as he draws out his deposit, a mechanism is provided for arranging the bills face up while they are fed into the boxes upon depositing. Referring to Fig. 1, the bills inserted into the machine by a customer for depositing are passed through a bill-recognition device one by one for examining genuineness and distinguishing the face. When the bill is not recognized as a valid one by device 1, it is diverted to a return exit (not shown) through a path R by the actuation of a switching lever 2.

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Bill-Arrangement Mechanism for Bill-Handling Machine

In a bill-handling machine such as an automatic teller machine wherein a plurality of bills entered by a customer into the machine for depositing are sorted by denominations and stacked in boxes and subsequently dispensed therefrom to any other customer as he draws out his deposit, a mechanism is provided for arranging the bills face up while they are fed into the boxes upon depositing. Referring to Fig. 1, the bills inserted into the machine by a customer for depositing are passed through a bill-recognition device one by one for examining genuineness and distinguishing the face. When the bill is not recognized as a valid one by device 1, it is diverted to a return exit (not shown) through a path R by the actuation of a switching lever 2. The valid bill is fed into the box (not shown) through path A for a bill with the obverse side up or through path B for a bill with the reverse side up upon switching of a lever 3. The bill directed to path B is received by a paddle-wheel 4, continuously rotatable clockwise, and turned upside down with a small paddle-wheel 5 rotating clockwise to push it onto the feed belt 6. Then, the bill is fed to a junction plate 7 to be merged with the bills passed through path A. Meantime, the bill directed to path A by the lever 3 is fed by belts 8 and received by a belt 9 which moves slower than the belts 8 so that it ensures the bill on path A to be merged with the bill on path B whic...