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Shutter Mechanism for Customer Operation Board of Cash-Issuing Machine

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000062452D
Original Publication Date: 1986-Nov-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-09
Document File: 2 page(s) / 62K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Kawai, S: AUTHOR

Abstract

In a cash-issuing machine such as cash dispenser (CD) or automatic teller machine (ATM) wherein a block of a cash-issuing unit is drawn out of the machine at the rear by a maintenance engineer on fixing a failed portion of the unit, a sheet or shutter, movable to cover an opening on the customer operation board brought by the unit being drawn out, is provided to protect the customer from injuring an arm or fingers when carelessly caught in the unit when it is moved back in position after fixing, as shown in Fig. 1. Referring to Fig. 2, two pairs of links 1, 2 are pivotally mounted on the machine frame 3 through shafts 4, 5 at one of their ends and linked to a roller 6 through members 7 and shafts 8, 9 at the other of their ends.

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Shutter Mechanism for Customer Operation Board of Cash-Issuing Machine

In a cash-issuing machine such as cash dispenser (CD) or automatic teller machine (ATM) wherein a block of a cash-issuing unit is drawn out of the machine at the rear by a maintenance engineer on fixing a failed portion of the unit, a sheet or shutter, movable to cover an opening on the customer operation board brought by the unit being drawn out, is provided to protect the customer from injuring an arm or fingers when carelessly caught in the unit when it is moved back in position after fixing, as shown in Fig. 1. Referring to Fig. 2, two pairs of links 1, 2 are pivotally mounted on the machine frame 3 through shafts 4, 5 at one of their ends and linked to a roller 6 through members 7 and shafts 8, 9 at the other of their ends. The links 1, 2 are biased upwards or in the directions A, B by springs 10, 11, and, also, the links 1 are biased in the direction C by springs 12. A flexible sheet 13 is attached to the shaft 8 at one edge and held against the under surface of the customer operation board 14 by a guide member 15, forcing the sheet 13 downwards at the other edge. When the cash-issuing unit 16 is withdrawn from the opening 17 of the boards 14, the opening 17 is covered by the sheet 13 as the shaft 8 is moved right with the unit 16 by the force of the springs 10, 11, 12, so that the customer can be blocked from entering an arm or fingers into the machine. When the unit 16 is moved back to...