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Number: 221/17
Name: Article dispensing > With empty supply source responsive means
Description: Article dispensers having means which senses depletion of the entire source of supply and in which the same means directly effects control of the actuation of an article segregating means or of a supply receptacle locking or unlocking function.

Sub-classes under this class:

Class Number Class Name Patents
221/18 Having motion inhibitor for discharge means 7

Patents under this class:

Patent Number Title Of Patent Date Issued
8626338 Public use pet tag marking kiosk Jan. 7, 2014
8600546 Public use pet tag marking kiosk Dec. 3, 2013
8235248 Automatic tablet packing apparatus having sliding rack Aug. 7, 2012
8061556 Automated freezer component Nov. 22, 2011
7954668 Low and empty product detection using load cell and load cell bracket Jun. 7, 2011
7922072 Self-service checkout system with cash not available mode Apr. 12, 2011
7793769 Automatic vending machine Sep. 14, 2010
7392111 Rotary desiccant feeder method and apparatus Jun. 24, 2008
7366586 System and method for communicating vending information Apr. 29, 2008
7289879 Pill dispensing system Oct. 30, 2007
7286901 Method and system for accomplishing product detection Oct. 23, 2007
6478185 Tablet vessel feed apparatus Nov. 12, 2002
6443451 Apparatus for randomly dispensing objects, kit, and method of playing a game Sep. 3, 2002
6415202 Tamper resistant programmable medicine dispenser Jul. 2, 2002
6199720 Vending machine Mar. 13, 2001
6189728 Ampule feeder Feb. 20, 2001
6163736 Tamper resistant programmable medicine dispenser Dec. 19, 2000
6152321 Identification system for articles in vending apparatus of hotel rooms Nov. 28, 2000
6089400 Toll-ticket issuing apparatus for continuous issuing of ticket Jul. 18, 2000
5964374 Method of supplying drug ampules to an ampule feeders of ampule dispenser Oct. 12, 1999
5947327 Power saving apparatus of an automatic vending machine and method thereof Sep. 7, 1999
5927542 Dispensing apparatus Jul. 27, 1999
5852911 Tablet dispenser Dec. 29, 1998
5832693 Apparatus for collecting ampules Nov. 10, 1998
5813568 Dispensing machine for newspapers and magazines Sep. 29, 1998
5805455 Methods for dispensing items Sep. 8, 1998
5791511 Dispensing machine for printed publication Aug. 11, 1998
5605249 Battery operated vending machine having a carousel stacking arrangement and plunger-type dispenser Feb. 25, 1997
5476362 Can lid downstacker mechanism Dec. 19, 1995
5405048 Vacuum operated medicine dispenser Apr. 11, 1995
5373963 Newspaper vending machine Dec. 20, 1994
5370265 Display device Dec. 6, 1994
5172828 Cup dispenser Dec. 22, 1992
5167345 Dual dispenser Dec. 1, 1992
5044517 Automatic vending machine having cup dispenser with auxiliary cup loading rack and control circuit therefor Sep. 3, 1991
4791411 Manual free-access vending machine Dec. 13, 1988
4653665 Connector cassette and feed system Mar. 31, 1987
4506800 Machine for vending articles such as newspapers, magazines and the like Mar. 26, 1985
4505091 Packing machine control Mar. 19, 1985
4448328 Machine for vending articles such as newspapers, magazines and the like May. 15, 1984
4342384 Medal reminant slot machine games Aug. 3, 1982
4221376 Document cartridge and mounting apparatus Sep. 9, 1980
4195751 Cup selection apparatus for beverage vending machine to the in-cup type Apr. 1, 1980
4037702 Coin operated dispensing machine Jul. 26, 1977

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