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Optical Coin Radius Measuring Device for Coin Selector

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000063670D
Original Publication Date: 1985-Apr-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-18

Publishing Venue

IBM

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Authors:
Ochiai, K Yamanoi, A [+details]

Abstract

As shown in Fig. 1, an array of CCD (charge-coupled device) sensors is provided perpendicularly to a coin movement direction for successively sensing the heights of the coin edges at the array position to calculate the radius of the coin from the sensed heights by a microprocessor and so on. Referring to Fig. 2, when any of the outer edges A1 and A2 are sensed, the coin radius Ro can be obtained as follows: (Image Omitted) As to a perforated coin in Fig. 3, the radius Ri of the perforation is as follows: (Image Omitted) The successive sense and calculation for a coin in the above manner enables the precise radius of the coin to be obtained for selection.