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Wrap Coin Opening Device Mechanism

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000113947D
Original Publication Date: 1994-Oct-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-27
Document File: 2 page(s) / 36K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Galinis, EI: AUTHOR

Abstract

Described is a hardware implementation that provides a device mechanism to enable rolled coins to be opened easily. The device eliminates the need for a user to bang wrapped coins on a register, or terminal. The device contains fine serrations and fits over a partition of a register drawer.

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Wrap Coin Opening Device Mechanism

      Described is a hardware implementation that provides a device
mechanism to enable rolled coins to be opened easily.  The device
eliminates the need for a user to bang wrapped coins on a register,
or terminal.  The device contains fine serrations and fits over a
partition of a register drawer.

      Typically, coin wrapping materials, used to wrap coins, are
made shrink wrapping materials to insure durability in break
prevention so as not to loose any coins.  As a result, the shrink
material is difficult to separate during unwrapping and traditionally
required the user to bang the wrapped coins on some sharp edge in
order to break the wrap.

      In order to aid the user in opening the rolled coins, the
concept described herein provides a means of easily separating the
wrapper from the held coins.   Fig. 1a shows an isometric view of the
wrap coin opening device mechanism.  Fig. 1b shows an end view of the
device and is designed to slide onto the edge of the partition of a
register, or point of sale terminal, used to separate the various
pieces of exchange.  A light spring action retains the device onto
the partition.  Fig. 1c shows a side view of the device and Fig. 1d
shows detailed section "A" with an exposed fine serrated edge that is
used to saw the shrink wrapping.  The serrations are of a fine pitch
so that there is no hazard to the user.