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Coin Cash Box for Coin Input/Output Unit

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000116396D
Original Publication Date: 1995-Sep-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-30
Document File: 2 page(s) / 32K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Ogawa, M: AUTHOR

Abstract

This article describes a Coin Input/Output (I/O) unit which has a Cash Box and re-circulation function; that is, deposited coins are used to dispense. Mixed coins stored in this Cash Box are transported to Dispense unit one by one.

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Coin Cash Box for Coin Input/Output Unit

      This article describes a Coin Input/Output (I/O) unit which has
a Cash Box and re-circulation function; that is, deposited coins are
used to dispense.  Mixed coins stored in this Cash Box are
transported to Dispense unit one by one.

      The Figure shows an example of this device.  A disk (1) is
located on bottom of the Cash Box (2), and has a gear (3) outside.
This Cash Box (2) is detachable, so when it pulls out from the Coin
I/O unit, the shutter (4) is closed automatically to prevent the coin
from dropping from the gate (5).  Deposited Coins that are stored and
mixed in the Cash Box are transported to the Dispense unit as
follows:  Open the shutter (4) that covers the gate (5), the disk is
rotated by gear drive.  Coins on the disk (1) are fed from the gate
(4) one by one.

      This Cash Box separates the coin from mixed ones itself.
Therefore, it is not necessary to add a singling mechanism, it is
simpler for the feed mechanism to feed one coin.  Height of the cash
box lowers to drive disk directly.