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Adjustable Guide Rails for Cartridges

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000060190D
Original Publication Date: 1986-Mar-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-08
Document File: 2 page(s) / 43K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Droge, DA: AUTHOR [+3]

Abstract

In an automated teller machine installation, a customer, through the use of a magnetic card or other devices, withdraws from his account a certain amount of money or currency. The teller machine in order to perform its function contains a cartridge which is stacked with paper money or notes. Generally, the cartridge, which has rigidly mounted guide rails to retain the notes in a neat stack within the cartridge, must be re-designed to accommodate different size money that is used throughout the world. This results in the costly operation of manufacturing different size cartridges to accommodate the different size paper money. In Figs. 1 and 2, there is disclosed a universal adjustable guide rail to accommodate all sizes of paper money or notes to be dispensed from the cartridge.

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Adjustable Guide Rails for Cartridges

In an automated teller machine installation, a customer, through the use of a magnetic card or other devices, withdraws from his account a certain amount of money or currency. The teller machine in order to perform its function contains a cartridge which is stacked with paper money or notes. Generally, the cartridge, which has rigidly mounted guide rails to retain the notes in a neat stack within the cartridge, must be re-designed to accommodate different size money that is used throughout the world. This results in the costly operation of manufacturing different size cartridges to accommodate the different size paper money. In Figs. 1 and 2, there is disclosed a universal adjustable guide rail to accommodate all sizes of paper money or notes to be dispensed from the cartridge. The adjustable guide rail mechanism is designed to fit on each side of the cartridge. It consists of three concentric rings 1, 2 and 3 threaded in such a way that, when the timing belt 4 is moved from left to right, the rings will produce a linear as well as rotary motion. When the timing belt 4 is moved from left to right (Fig. 1), the outer ring 1, which is threaded on the inside circumference, will rotate clockwise. This, in turn, will cause the center ring 2, which is threaded on both sides, and the inner ring 3, which is threaded on the outside circumference, to extend toward the center of the cartridge. At a predetermined point, the center ring 2...