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Compact Coin or Article Dispenser

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000060748D
Original Publication Date: 1986-May-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-09
Document File: 2 page(s) / 54K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Rowden, JC: AUTHOR [+3]

Abstract

The coin or article dispenser shown in the figure includes a cartridge 1 having one or more columns. The cartridge includes a manual jam clearance mechanism 2, a coin-restraining ratchet 3, a coin column insert 4, a transparent door and loading stand 5, and a linear belt tensioner 6, 7. Jam clearance knob 2 rotates knob gear 10, input gear 11, and belt gear 12, causing rotation of the belt 14. This enables the user to manually clear coin jams or to reposition the belt. The coin-restraining ratchet 3 cooperates with the insert 4 by holding the coins in place during handling. Ratchet teeth 13 are cast into the columns of the insert to eliminate springs, retractors, etc. Each ratchet is sized to the particular coin denomination, and each insert is marked to provide an accurate count of the coins in each column.

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Compact Coin or Article Dispenser

The coin or article dispenser shown in the figure includes a cartridge 1 having one or more columns. The cartridge includes a manual jam clearance mechanism 2, a coin-restraining ratchet 3, a coin column insert 4, a transparent door and loading stand 5, and a linear belt tensioner 6, 7. Jam clearance knob 2 rotates knob gear 10, input gear 11, and belt gear 12, causing rotation of the belt
14. This enables the user to manually clear coin jams or to reposition the belt. The coin-restraining ratchet 3 cooperates with the insert 4 by holding the coins in place during handling. Ratchet teeth 13 are cast into the columns of the insert to eliminate springs, retractors, etc. Each ratchet is sized to the particular coin denomination, and each insert is marked to provide an accurate count of the coins in each column. A transparent door 5 acts as a cover for the insert 4 and guide for the ratchet 3. When fully opened as illustrated in the figure, the door acts as a loading stand by elevating the top of the dispenser above its base to incline the coin columns and facilitate loading. The belt 14 is tensioned by yoke 6 and a spring 7. A linear tension is provided to facilitate feeding of the coins. Security is provided by placing a security wire or plastic tie on the door and drive gear to prevent removal of the coins.

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