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Cash Drawer with Coin Sorter/Dispenser

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000113300D
Original Publication Date: 1994-Aug-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-27
Document File: 2 page(s) / 48K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Saito, B: AUTHOR

Abstract

Disclosed is a cash drawer with sorting and dispensing functions for coins used with a cash register or a Point-of-Sale (POS) terminal. There are two drawers in the device; the upper one is used for each transaction and works as a traditional cash drawer while the lower drawer is used for the coin sorter and storage and slides manually for maintenance purpose.

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Cash Drawer with Coin Sorter/Dispenser

      Disclosed is a cash drawer with sorting and dispensing
functions for coins used with a cash register or a Point-of-Sale
(POS) terminal.  There are two drawers in the device; the upper one
is used for each transaction and works as a traditional cash drawer
while the lower drawer is used for the coin sorter and storage and
slides manually for maintenance purpose.

      The Figure shows mechanism of the device.  In the upper drawer
(1), there are tills for notes and another two tills (2 and 3) for
coins.  Closer coin till (2) is used for inbound coins and the
further (3) for outbound.  The operating flow is as follows.  A) The
cashier verifies the received cash and keys in the amount.  B) POS
requests the device to issue coins for change through the
communication line.  C) Cashier puts all coins into the inbound coin
till (2) and notes into appropriate note tills.  D) The device
dispenses required coins from coin compartments (4) to the dispense
area (5).  E) Coins are stacked in the tray, lifted by the transfer
mechanism (6), and ejected into the outbound coin till (3).  F)
Cashier picks coins and closes the upper drawer (1).  G) Received
coin sorting begins when the upper drawer (1) is closed and the
bottom lit of the inbound till (2) opens.  H) Coins are transferred
one by one on the sorting plate (7) integrated in the lower drawer
(8).  I) Those coins are verified its' denominations by the sensor
(9) so tha...