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8684159 Method and apparatus for varying coin-processing machine receptacle limits  
In one aspect, a method for optimizing a usable volume of a coin receptacle associated with a coin-processing device includes receiving a plurality of coins in a coin input area of the...
8602200 Method and apparatus for varying coin-processing machine receptacle limits  
In one aspect, a method for optimizing a usable volume of a coin receptacle associated with a coin-processing device is provided. This method includes the steps of obtaining data from at least one...
7699689 Vending machines and coin handling apparatus  
An electrical discharge produces an acoustic impulse, and a reflection of the impulse from the upper coin in a coin stack is sensed so that the level of the coin stack can be determined from the...
7523073 Charging method and charging apparatus  
A method of charging for use of a facsimile apparatus, using an information processing unit provided therein, is disclosed that includes the steps of (a) the information processing unit obtaining...
6994202 Money acceptance method and apparatus  
A vending machine provides a warning indication that insufficient change may be available if the total amount of available change is less than the value of the highest-denomination monetary unit...
6626750 Token counting using scanner  
In one embodiment of the present invention, a technique is provided to count tokens on a gaming table. A sensor senses a characteristic of each token in a plurality of tokens in a token holder on...
6626749 Coin hopper status detection and reporting system  
An apparatus for detecting when a coin hopper in a gaming machine is low on coins and alerting the operator that service is required. An exemplary embodiment employs a system, which includes a...
6623349 Currency handling apparatus  
A currency handling apparatus is arranged to perform a float operation at the end of which a store holds coins of various denominations in appropriate quantities such that their collective value...
6409589 Coin retrieval system  
A coin retrieval system for coin operated machines, such as slot machines, which comprises a drop bucket containing a self closing lock which is held open while the drop bucket is in the machine...
6386964 Coin dispensing apparatus  
A changegiver having: an acceptor for accepting coins for payment; a number of coin stores each for storing coins; a control circuit; a dispense outlet; and a dispenser for dispensing coins from...
6371845 Coin processing method and apparatus  
The number of coins stored in a coin tube is retained in RAM 13 which is backed up by a battery, the states of empty switch 22 and full coin switch 23 and the type of cassette tube to be detected...
6328646 Coin hopper transportation with endless belt conveyor  
The large-capacity coin dispensing apparatus of the present invention is directed to increasing the coin storage capacity of a hopper-type coin dispensing apparatus using a rotary disc to dispense...
6296101 Token management system for amusement arcade  
A token management system for a amusement arcade is capable of always managing tokens even during the business hours of the amusement arcade and temporarily keeping tokens deposited by players.The...
6279718 Merchandising machine with bulk coin hopper  
A vending or merchandising machine is provided which includes a bulk-loaded coin hopper for providing change to a user of the machine. The vending machine may be operable in a change mode, wherein...
6267662 Measuring a stack of coins in a coin handling device  
A coin handling apparatus includes a coin storage container having conductive electrodes disposed along sides of the coin storage container. The coin handling apparatus also includes a voltage...
6264546 Coin discharge device  
A coin discharge device has a removable coin tube cassette and an empty sensor 5 for accurately detecting the presence of coins within the coin tubes. A sensor mounting 30 is designed to withdraw...
6261169 Coin processing device  
A coin processing device is capable of accommodating a maximum number of coin tubes within a predetermined width. The coin processing device includes a device body (2), a coin sorting mechanism...
6139419 High capacity dispenser for ejecting coins and tokens  
A coin storage and dispensing apparatus for storing and dispensing coins from a gaming machine includes a frame member for mounting in the gaming machine and for positioning a respective first...
6068550 Device and method for coin packaging  
A coin packaging device has a table, to which a mass of coins of identical denomination may be supplied, and a plurality of cylinders, each cylinder being arranged to receive coins one by one...
6066038 Automatic hopper fill system for coin dispensing machines  
An automatic hopper fill system for a coin dispensing machine. An auxiliary coin reservoir container is positioned entirely within the machine to perform the hopper fill function when the hopper...
6045443 Method and apparatus for controlling the dispensing of money  
A method of determining a combination of coins to be dispensed as change comprises determining a plurality of different possible combinations and selecting the most favorable one. For combinations...
5997396 System and method for managing quantity of stored coins  
A coin handling mechanism includes a counter for counting coins incoming and outgoing to and from a cassette-type coin storage tube. In response to detection of temporary detachment of the...
5984771 High capacity dispenser for coins and tokens  
A coin storage and dispensing apparatus for storing and dispensing coins from a gaming machine includes a frame member for mounting in the gaming machine and for positioning a respective first...
5954576 Coin hopper with preventive fill detector and automatic inventorying  
The present invention provides a weighing apparatus for weighing coins accumulated in a coin hopper using a load cell and automatically taking periodic readings of the number of coins accumulated...
5947257 Electronic coin counter for cashier station  
An electronic coin counter for use with cash register drawers. Coins are poured from the cash register drawer through openings in the top of a housing into sleeves that correspond to the...
5913399 Coin handling mechanism for supplying coins to coin game machines and collecting coins therefrom and gaming facility having the same  
A gaming facility having a plurality of coin game machines (100) and a coin handling mechanism (200) for supplying coins to the coin game machines and collecting coins therefrom is disclosed. The...
5810654 Coin supply and collection apparatus for gaming machines  
A coin supply and collection apparatus that is applied easily to an existing carousel of the type having a plurality of gaming machines, is readily installed without requiring significant...
5755618 Apparatus for storing coins or coin-like articles  
Apparatus for storing coins or coin-like articles, such as for example gaming chips, tokens or the like, wherein the coins or coin-like articles to be stored are arranged against one another or...
5735379 Money-operated entertainment device  
A computer-controlled entertainment device operated with at least one of money and money equivalents includes: a housing; a plurality of viewing windows disposed on the housing; a symbol game...
5722882 Automatic coin discharge apparatus  
An automatic coin discharge apparatus includes a housing which has a coin-receiving opening and a coin discharge opening, a coin-storing unit which extends in the horizontal direction in the...
5718625 Coin store  
A last-in-first-out coin store comprises a tubular housing (21) in which a coin stack support (22) is driven upwardly or downwardly by an endless belt (28) driven from a motor (23). A coin...
5688165 Means for producing enhanced coin payout capacity in vending machine  
A mechanism for mounting on a vending control device used for paying back change to a customer for a deposit in excess of the amount of a selected vend including a coin storage device located at a...
5607350 Global coin payout method and control apparatus  
A device and method for controlling change payout from a plurality of coin tubes of a vending machine, each of which plurality of coin tubes has a particular coin type stored therein, including a...
5577957 Coin payout method and control apparatus  
The present invention relates, in one form thereof, to making a coin payout from a vending machine having a processor for processing data and a plurality of coin tubes for storing coins, each coin...
5566807 Coin acceptance method and apparatus  
A method and apparatus for accepting coins of denominations that have and do not have coin tubes for making change in a coin mechanism is described. One aspect of the invention concerns a method...
5564978 Apparatus and method for terminating coin sorting using pressureless exit channels and immediate stopping  
The present invention is a coin sorter apparatus for sorting a group of mixed coins by denomination and immediately terminating the sorting process in response to a predetermined operating...
5531640 Coin dispenser  
An endless belt conveyor is disposed between a coin receptacle and a hopper. Coins stored in the coin receptacle fall from an outlet at the lower portion of the coin receptacle and are supported...
5501633 Coin mechanism having coin level sensor  
A coin mechanism having a coin storage tube and an optical sensor for sensing the level of coins in the tube, the sensor comprising a light source arranged to direct a light beam across the tube,...
5499944 Currency handling apparatus  
A coin handling apparatus can operate in either one of two modes. In a first mode, coins are delivered to containers unless a predetermined maximum level T has been reached. When a serviceman...
5474497 Method for terminating coin sorting using pressureless exit channels and immediate stopping  
The present invention is a coin sorter apparatus for sorting a group of mixed coins by denomination and immediately terminating the sorting process in response to a predetermined operating...
5468181 Coin processing apparatus  
The type of denomination of a coin inserted through a coin slot is discriminated by a coin discriminating section while the coin is being conveyed substantially horizontally by a mechanism for...
5467857 Slot machine having unitary coin restoration system  
A slot machine comprising a game execution system for executing a game, a coin dispensing/adjustment system for dispensing coins and making adjustment, and a coin handling system is disclosed. The...
5460568 Coin processor  
A coin processor which includes a coin selecting section for discriminating whether inserted coins are genuine or false and denominations of genuine coins, and guiding false coins to a...
5458536 Coin mechanisms  
A coin mechanism having a plurality of coin storage and dispensing assemblies (2, 4; 2', 4'), each one of the assemblies being provided with a plurality of detectors (6, 8; 10; 12, 14) each for...
5443419 Collector assembly for coin handling machine  
A coin handling machine such as a coin sorter has a plurality of collectors in the form of drawers or chutes arranged in a circular array and each adapted to receive coins of a particular...
5411436 Currency dispenser  
A currency dispenser which is installed in an automotive vehicle and which includes a plurality of switches that may be optionally set to dispense different amounts of coins. Each switch is...
5380242 Coin processor for use with automatic vending machines  
A coin processor is described in which coins deposited in a vending machine classified according to value in coin storage cylinders and wherein a coin recovery system includes a controller for...
5366407 Coin receiving and dispensing machine  
A coin receiving and dispensing machine having a replenishing coin storage box and a first transporting system for replenishing coins in coin storage cylinders by denomination when the coins in at...
5366110 Game token dispenser  
A game token dispenser is equipped with a token hopper for dispensing, to a token receiving port, a predetermined number of tokens supplied from a token reservoir. The token hopper is divided into...
5356332 Coin mechanism  
A coin mechanism comprising testing devices for testing coins as to their acceptability, a substantially upright coin store or tube adapted to contain a plurality of acceptable coins of a...

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