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Transport Mechanism for Cash Dispenser

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000084892D
Original Publication Date: 1976-Jan-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-02
Document File: 2 page(s) / 46K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Roach, CJ: AUTHOR

Abstract

Fig. 1 is a schematic of a transport mechanism for use in a cash dispenser. Banknotes 1 supported on hopper belt 2 are urged in the direction of arrow 3 towards banknote separator 4. Separator 4 includes friction belt 5 entrained on rotatable pulleys 6 and friction belt 7 carried on pulleys 8. When pulleys 6 are rotated in the direction shown, the end banknote in stack 1 is moved downwardly through throat 9. Belt 7 prevents the adjacent banknotes from adhering to the end banknote and entering throat 9 with it.

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Transport Mechanism for Cash Dispenser

Fig. 1 is a schematic of a transport mechanism for use in a cash dispenser. Banknotes 1 supported on hopper belt 2 are urged in the direction of arrow 3 towards banknote separator 4. Separator 4 includes friction belt 5 entrained on rotatable pulleys 6 and friction belt 7 carried on pulleys 8. When pulleys 6 are rotated in the direction shown, the end banknote in stack 1 is moved downwardly through throat 9. Belt 7 prevents the adjacent banknotes from adhering to the end banknote and entering throat 9 with it.

Entrained around pulleys 10 is a pair of toothed belts 11 each carrying a number of spring steel fingers 12. Although only one belt 11 is shown in Fig. 1, the side-by-side arrangement is apparent from Fig. 2 which is a view in direction II - II. Each pair of fingers 12 forms a pocket for receiving a banknote as it leaves throat 9.

In practice there will be many more fingers 12 on belts 11 than are shown and so even though banknotes 1 appear from throat 9 at indeterminate times, there will normally be no need to introduce any timing mechanism to control rotation of belts 11. However, if desired, a banknote detector, not shown, could be located at throat 9 to count banknotes and also to control the exact speed of belt 11. Compression plates 13 and 14 can be provided around belts 11 to compress fingers 12, thus ensuring the entrapment of banknotes within the pockets.

Light sources 15 and photocells 16 are arranged in the...