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7740529 Coin dispenser with auto-latching coin canister  
A coin dispenser includes a coin canister that automatically locks into the dispenser. A remotely operated mechanism may unlock the canister from the dispenser. The dispenser may serve as a...
7735622 Coin machine with self-cleaning intake hopper and related method  
A hopper for a coin processing machine has a turntable that receives coins and rotates in a first direction to discharge coins from the hopper. A circumferential wall surrounds the turntable, and...
7713113 Coin counter that stops operating automatically when overload of the coins happens  
A coin counter includes a base frame including a support board, a rotation unit including a rotation disk, a connecting unit including a mounting bracket, and a receiving unit including a...
7704133 Method and apparatus for offsorting coins in a coin handling machine  
A two disk coin handling machine and method for offsorting with a feeding disk (11) for feeding coins to a sorting disk (62) having at least one opening (15-20) for receiving valid coins of...
7704118 Device for collecting and playing with circular and spherical objects with launching ramps thereon  
Disclosed is a device for collecting and/or playing with circular and spherical objects. The device comprises: a base comprising an open top portion and a closed bottom portion; an open top main...
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...
7699155 Apparatus for receiving and distributing cash  
The present invention relates to methods and systems for receiving and distributing currency. In particular, the present invention provides a novel apparatus for the inflow and outflow of a...
7682228 Coin intake mechanism for self-service cash redemption machine and method  
A self-service change redemption machine (10) has a coin hopper area (41) for receiving batches of mixed coinage and a powered mechanism (43) for transporting them to an intake opening (44) into...
7682230 Coin hopper  
A coin hopper includes a rotating disk provided obliquely upward at a predetermined angle; an outer covering unit covering at least a lower outer circumference of the rotating disk; a holding bowl...
7682229 Coin insertion device  
A coin insertion device with a shutter, where the device has a simple structure, can be produced at low cost, and does not require the use of electricity. A coin insertion device (1) is provided...
7681707 Drawerless point of sale system and associated methods  
A drawerless point of sale system includes a point of sale terminal and a currency changer device in communication with the point of sale terminal. The currency changer device is adapted to accept...
7666076 Coin feeding apparatus and method for biasing a release of coins  
A pressing member having a body member with a first downwardly inclined plate and a second downwardly inclined plate is configured for mounting on a coin feeding apparatus to control the...
7658668 Coin handling equipment  
A hopper coin feeder (1) comprises upper and lower hopper discs (18, 25). A flexible hopper wall (17) of diabolo shape cooperates with the upper disc (18) to control the feeding of coins by a coin...
7654891 Coin feeding device for adjusting to different size coins  
The present invention provides a coin feeding device that can separate coins of multiple denominations that are different in diameter. A rotary disk has a circular base plate and a pushing out...
7635295 Coin replenishing apparatus for a coin receiving and dispensing machine  
A coin replenishing apparatus, such as a detachable safe, can be securely mounted on a coin receiving and dispensing machine. The safe can have an interior cavity with an opening that can be...
7632177 Coin dispenser and kit  
Disclosed herein is a chute for dispensing coins comprising a lower wall having a proximal end and a distal end. The proximal end comprises a longitudinally extending bottom layer having a first...
7625272 Coin recycling device  
A coin recycling device for receiving a batch of mixed denomination coins, for sorting the mixed denomination coins into a plurality of sorted denomination coins and for dispensing the sorted...
7599516 Machine vision counting system apparatus and method  
A machine-vision-based counter includes an image acquisition component (imager), wherein light provides discrimination between a background field and imageable units located away from the imager....
7591361 Horizontal coin dispenser  
A coin dispensing system comprises a drawer including a bottom wall connected to opposite sidewalls, and a plurality of spaced dividers between the opposite sidewalls defining a plurality of...
7588491 Coin processing device  
A coin processing device includes: a passage along which a coin is transferred from an upstream-end toward a downstream-end thereof; an opening formed on the passage; a gate including a guide...
7572177 Adjustable apparatus for dispensing disc shaped objects  
In a device for dispensing disc shaped objects having a rotating member for moving the disc shaped objects in an annular path, a guide module is constructed to support guide elements that extend...
7568972 Coin counter  
A coin counter includes a receptacle disposed on a stand and defining a space for coins. A rotary plate assembly is disposed in the space, and is driven by a drive assembly to eject the coins out...
7559831 Belt-driven coin separating apparatus  
A coin separating unit of a compact configuration for separating coins of different thicknesses from a bulk supply includes a coin transporting unit such as a rotating belt having a support...
7553224 Coin sorting apparatus and operation method of the same  
A coin sorting apparatus is provided. The coin sorting apparatus includes a coin separating unit for separating coins depending on kinds of the coins, and a coin receiving unit. The coin receiving...
7553223 Coin sorter with external strip separator  
A coin sorter has a separator strip disposed outside of an exit area of a stationary plate in which a line of coins of mixed denominations are indexed against a spirally extending ridge in a...
7547248 Disk dispensing apparatus with ejector unit  
A disk dispensing apparatus has an ejector unit that can be reversibly mounted at the end of a guide path so that tokens or disks can be both adjusted for different sizes while permitting the...
7537516 Coin receptacle apparatus and method  
A coin receptacle includes a cup, a slot within the cup, a channel within the cup having one or more sides to direct coins placed in the cup into the slot, and one or more ledges located on 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...
7516830 Coin distributor  
The invention relates to a coin distributor, containing a deflection unit comprising a displaceable deflection member for sorting coins into different coin slots. The distributor is provided with...
7503841 Parallelogram counter  
Provided is a parallelogram counter for counting pills swiftly and conveniently in a drugstore. The parallelogram counter includes: a parallelogram counting plate on which a transverse flange, a...
7503840 Coin arranging/conveying apparatus  
The present invention provides a coin arranging/conveying apparatus that is capable of reliably conveying coins one at a time into a coin passage unit even if there is such a great difference in...
7497769 Coin hopper  
The invention promotes a smooth agitation and efficient transport of coins by setting the rotation direction of the agitator in the same direction as the rotary disc to move a center of rotation...
7481702 Using coin dimensions and coin storage bin volume to estimate when bin is full  
As disclosed herein, a method for determining when a coin storage bin having a bottom and sides is filled to a predetermined percentage of the volume of the coin storage bin comprises: determining...
7470174 Compact distribution device for separating a plurality of coin denominations  
A compact coin distribution device is capable of separating a plurality of coin denominations that are stored in bulk. A separator feeding device removes the coins in a one-by-one manner to a...
7470175 Coin stacking apparatus  
A top end portion of an outer peripheral surface of a coin feeding roller protrudes in a stacking section as a rotating friction surface so as to correspond to an end portion of a coin passage. A...
7458887 Remaining coin amount detecting apparatus for coin hopper  
A remaining coin amount detecting apparatus is provided for a coin hopper, disposed on a lower portion of a cylindrical storing bowl. The coin hopper dispenses coins one by one using a rotary disk...
7455579 Overflow chute apparatus for coin storing  
A coin storing apparatus with overflow chute apparatus is supplied with coins from a slot-shaped replenishing port to a coin storing portion and stores the coins in piles in the coin storing...
7445545 Coin dispensing apparatus  
A coin dispensing apparatus is provided that has features to easily adjust the distance between the base plate and the rotating disk and to adapt to the thickness of the coins. The coin dispensing...
7429213 Automatic coin aligning apparatus and method  
An automatic coin aligning apparatus including a coin storing unit, a chute section, and a dispensing control unit. The chute section is disposed above the coin storing unit and has an upper...
7427230 Resilient pad for disc-type coin processing device  
A resilient pad for a disc-type coin processing machine is provided with a first portion with a property having a first value and a second portion with the property having a second value, wherein...
7422518 Coin receiving and dispensing device  
To ease a load to drive power for rotationally driving a coin dispensing belt even if the number of coins on the coin dispensing belt which carries the coin increases, a belt guide mechanism is...
7407047 Disk-shaped object sorter  
Disk-shaped object thickness-restricting means is provided in a disk-shaped object guiding path for transferring a disk-shaped object, inserted through a disk-shaped object slot, in an inclined...
7396277 Coin counter having improved adjusting mechanisms  
A coin counter includes a chassis supporting a rotary disk and a chute extending from the disk. An operation device is arranged below one side of the chute and includes first and second plates...
7383934 Apparatus for supporting objects to identify  
An apparatus for supporting objects to identify is manufacturable at low cost and is capable of providing correct images of the objects. The apparatus has belts (19, 21) to transport the objects...
7381126 Coin payout device  
A device for dispensing bulk-loaded coins including a transport unit having a transport unit frame, an electric motor driving a drive gear, a rotor and a transport slide. The drive gear further...
7377846 Coin receiving and disbursing apparatus with storage devices capable of propelling coins  
A coin receiving and disbursing apparatus aligns coins to travel along a curved path. The coins can be verified and appropriately sorted by denomination and dropped into a plurality of hopper...
7377847 Coin receiving and disbursing apparatus  
The coin hopper has a rotational disc that is attached to a rotational axis protruding from a base that incorporates a drive unit. A retaining bowl is attached to the base to allow coins to be...
7350668 Disc dispensing apparatus  
A disc dispensing apparatus operatively mounts to a disc passageway and includes a moveable guide hole member having a guide hole of an elongated shape and a guiding unit operatively mounted in...
7341508 Configurable coin dispenser  
A configurable coin dispenser includes a box-like structure, which has a storage container, situated thereinside for storing coins of a certain value, and which has a coin outlet passage leading...
7329176 Movable disc guiding device for a hopper  
The present invention provides a guiding device for dispensing discs from a storage hopper and includes a disc guiding unit attached to the storage hopper to extend operatively for conveying discs...