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Crane Co. Patents
Assignee:
Crane Co.
Address:
Stamford, CT
No. of patents:
110
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Patent Number Title Of Patent Date Issued
D481418 Front panel for vending machine October 28, 2003
D448049 Beverage vending machine September 18, 2001
D443305 Beverage vending machine June 5, 2001
D432331 Cabinet October 24, 2000
D432330 Cabinet October 24, 2000
D428045 Change module July 11, 2000
D288355 Pedestal February 17, 1987
D288354 Lavatory February 17, 1987
D288353 Lavatory February 17, 1987
D288352 Lavatory February 17, 1987
D288351 Lavatory February 17, 1987
D288231 Lavatory February 10, 1987
D251383 Butterfly valve March 20, 1979
D251255 Butterfly valve March 6, 1979
7588165 Drum type vending machine September 15, 2009
Trays within a given level of a drum-type vending machine form individual zones, and may be further subdivided into additional individual zones, for which pricing may be separately specified. A vend door for the corresponding level is constrained to allow access to a given zone upon
7546215 Method for calibrating a powered seat June 9, 2009
A method of calibrating a powered seat includes storing a first position of at least one seat part in a memory, calculating a second position of the at least one seat part by adding to the first position a difference between a predetermined value of first position and a predetermined val
7519451 Apparatus and methodology of detecting fulfillment of customer vend request April 14, 2009
The present invention provides for a vending system wherein a monitoring system verifies that a beverage product ordered by a vending customer is actually delivered through a delivery area to the customer. If the beverage product ordered is unavailable either because of an out of stock
7298132 Current sensor November 20, 2007
A Hall effect generator chip is mounted between adjacent ends of an annular, horseshoe spacer of nonmagnetic material. The generator is sensitive to the flux density (B field) tangential to its top and bottom surfaces. The spacer and generator are sandwiched between ferromagnetic rin
7286901 Method and system for accomplishing product detection October 23, 2007
The present invention provides for a vending system wherein a monitoring system verifies that a product ordered by a vending customer is actually delivered through a delivery area to the customer. If the product ordered is unavailable either because of an out of stock situation or a bloc
7191034 Method and system for accomplishing product detection March 13, 2007
The present invention provides for a vending system wherein a monitoring system verifies that a product ordered by a vending customer is actually delivered through a delivery area to the customer. If the product ordered is unavailable either because of an out of stock situation or a bloc
7036688 System for whipping a fluid slurry and method therefore May 2, 2006
The present invention relates to the mixing of dry beverage mixes with water. It presents an apparatus for whipping a fluid slurry comprising of an inlet for receiving an unwhipped fluid slurry, a whipping chamber connected to the inlet for whipping the unwhipped fluid slurry, an imp
6732014 System for accomplishing product detection May 4, 2004
The present invention provides for a vending system wherein a monitoring system verifies that a product ordered by a vending customer is actually delivered through a delivery area to the customer. If the product ordered is unavailable either because of an out of stock situation or a bloc
6401597 Coffee vending machine filter paper support June 11, 2002
A filter paper roll support apparatus for a coffee vending machine, having a fixed arm and a pivotable arm spaced from the fixed arm for supporting opposite ends of a support roll on which the paper roll is mounted for rotation. The pivotable arm is hinged and spring biased towards the f
6391360 Table-top coffee vending machine and method May 21, 2002
A table-top coffee vending machine providing slide-out storage containers for easy filling and removal, a compact fast acting coffee brewing system and a filter paper cutting and storage system. A plurality of storage containers for ground coffee, hot chocolate ingredient and condiment a
6386389 Vending machine access panel and method of formation May 14, 2002
Access panel and method of manufacture. The access panel is mounted on a vending machine for movement between open and closed positions and normally closes the opening to a product retrieval area. Advertising indicia is provided behind a front face of the access panel to prevent dama
6378324 Thermally regulated storage container April 30, 2002
The thermally regulated storage container of the present invention comprises a cabinet housing with an one open face. A self-sealing and self aligning cover provides an environmental seal between an insulated storage area within the cabinet housing and an external environment. A modular
6367895 Enhancement to accommodate tall beverage containers in an automatic merchandiser April 9, 2002
A multiple product merchandising machine of the rotating drum type which is capable of vending large size bottles. It includes a cylindrical merchandise carrying drum mounted within the cabinet for rotation about its central longitudinal axis disposed vertically within the cabinet and
6328652 Internal torque limiter for a right angle indexer December 11, 2001
A right angle indexer includes an internal torque limiter. The indexer includes an input shaft with a cam, and an output shaft. The cam on the input shaft rotates a hub on the output shaft. The hub is rotatable relative to the output shaft. The output shaft has a driven surface, and
6318973 Fuel pump November 20, 2001
A fuel pump includes an O-ring seal to provide sealing contact with a diaphragm seal between a valve housing and associated valve cover interface despite some loss of clamping load between such mating parts. Also, a molded O-ring type ladder seal is used to maintain seal integrity be
6309304 Internal torque limiter for a parallel indexer October 30, 2001
A parallel indexer having a housing, an input shaft rotatably mounted in said housing, an output shaft rotatably mounted in said housing and extending exteriorly thereof, said input shaft and output shaft being arranged parallel to each other, said output shaft having a driven surface
6301908 Apparatus and method for making and dispensing ice October 16, 2001
An ice making device including a control system to regulate the dispensing of manufactured ice to a hopper for subsequent dispensing into a container such as a cup. The control system senses a low level of ice in the hopper and initiates a signal that is sent to a controller. The control
6298769 Table-top coffee vending machine and method October 9, 2001
A table-top coffee vending machine providing slide-out storage containers for easy filling and removal, a compact fast acting coffee brewing system and a filter paper cutting and storage system. A plurality of storage containers for ground coffee, hot chocolate ingredient and condiment a
6264060 Auxiliary article dispenser for vending machines July 24, 2001
An auxiliary dispenser for a merchandise vending machine of the type comprising a cabinet, a delivery bin at the front of the cabinet, near the bottom, and means in the cabinet above the bin for dispensing merchandise to the bin, the dispenser adapted to be mounted behind the bin, below
6228204 Method and apparatus for welding together fluoropolymer pipe liners May 8, 2001
An apparatus for welding fluoropolymeric pipe liners together comprising: a plate having first and second opposing surfaces, the first and second opposing surfaces facing away from each other; a temperature-resistant coating overlaying at least one of the opposing surfaces; and means for
6202823 Coin storage and changing mechanism March 20, 2001
A coin storage and changing mechanism having a front panel with a message screen thereon and coin changing mechanism mounted to telescoping supports that allow the coin changing mechanism and front panel to be moved out of the cabinet. The coin mechanism and front panel are connected by
6176172 Table-top coffee vending machine and method January 23, 2001
A table-top coffee vending machine providing slide-out storage containers for easy filling and removal, a compact fast acting coffee brewing system and a filter paper cutting and storage system. A plurality of storage containers for ground coffee, hot chocolate ingredient and condiment a
6170285 Vending machine January 9, 2001
A vending machine having a self-contained self-aligning refrigeration unit, a temperature sensing probe positioned in front of the machine behind a glass panel for sensing the temperatures in the machine near the product to be vended and having a monetary unit which slides in and out of
6107794 Monitoring system for detecting axial and radial movement of a rotating body independent of rota August 22, 2000
A system for sensing a position of a body rotating about an axis, the system including at least one inductive sensor positioned in proximity to the body, each of the at least one inductive sensor providing an output; material forming part of the body for effecting a variation in the outp
6098524 Hot beverage vending machine August 8, 2000
A hot beverage vending machine adapted for making coffee drinks from a freeze dried mixture by utilizing mixing bowls and delivery tubes surrounded by a heater shroud. A smooth edge whipper is utilized to whip the coffee mixture to the proper consistency after it leaves the mixing bo
5954371 Plastic lined fittings for use with flangeless piping systems September 21, 1999
Plastic-lined fittings and their method of manufacture. The fittings are capable of being joined without flanges to plastic-lined piping systems. The fittings feature a zero tolerance fit between the liner and the metal portion of the fitting, and an outward expansion of the portion of t
5944489 Rotary fluid pump August 31, 1999
A fluid pump includes main support bearings for supporting the impeller shaft and back-up bearings for supporting the shaft upon failure of the main support bearings. The back-up bearings are positioned between the main support bearings and shaft driver/motor, and have a radial clearance
5909823 Anti-pilferage door system for a vending machine June 8, 1999
A vending machine having an anti-pilferage door mechanism with a delivery door interconnected through linkage to an anti-pilferage door and a rear door which come together to close off the opening for the product storage area to the product dispensing chamber when the delivery door is op
5839610 Ingredient mixing bowl and moisture reduction system for a vending machine November 24, 1998
An ingredient mixing apparatus and moisture reduction system for a liquid vending machine which is capable of mixing a predetermined portion of dry ingredient with a liquid and vending the resultant mixture. The ingredient mixing apparatus includes a mixing bowl which has a cylindrical u
5806712 Vending machine for dispensing beverage containers September 15, 1998
A vending machine for dispensing beverage containers having a cylindrical side wall forming a body and a neck extending from the cylindrical body. The body has a groove formed therein and extending around the circumference of the body. The vending machine includes at least one chute
5794755 Coin chute for vending machine August 18, 1998
A coin chute for use with a vending machine for receiving coins and transferring the coins to an electrical coin mechanism and preventing liquid from entering and damaging the electrical coin mechanism. The coin chute includes an upper passage in a first vertical plane for entry of a
5718824 Collector hood for sedimentation tank February 17, 1998
An improved collector hood for a sedimentation tank. The collector hood is disposed within the tank and separates the tank into an upper reaction compartment and a lower settling compartment. The collector hood has the shape of an inverted funnel including a tubular upper portion connect
5696444 Monitoring system for detecting axial and radial movement of a rotating body independent of rota December 9, 1997
A system for sensing an axial and radial position of a body rotating about an axis independent of the rotational position of the body. The system includes at least one inductive sensor positioned in proximity to the body. A material forming part of the body effects a variation in the
5413459 Verticle turbine pump May 9, 1995
A vertical turbine pump is provided which includes a housing, a magnetic drive assembly attached to the housing, a vertical shaft assembly, an impeller assembly, and a thrust-compensating device. The vertical shaft assembly has an impeller-rotating section, a drive-interfacing section,
5068008 Forming security thread for currency and bank notes November 26, 1991
A metallized plastic strip containing security indicia is incorporated within currency paper to deter counterfeiting. The plastic strip is made difficult to detect under reflected light by selective pigmentation to match the currency inks. The presence of the security indicia is verified
5009578 Motor driven pumps April 23, 1991
Motor driven pumps are provided of the canned, or isolated stator type which include a center shaft, rotating shaft support bearings, controlled cooling, and automatic thrust balancing construction, utilizing fixed orifices. A snubber is carried on the shaft at the shaft end opposite to
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