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Number: 221/210
Name: Article dispensing > With discharge assistant > Article adhering or gripping type
Description: Devices in which the discharge assistant is provided with means or is of such form as to affirmatively hold articles during separation thereof from the supply as, for example, by gripping, piercing, adhesion, etc., as distinguished from structures which rely upon gravity or attitude or relatively stationary walls of the dispensing device to maintain the articles and discharge assistant in cooperative relationship.

Sub-classes under this class:

Class Number Class Name Patents
221/220 Having spring form, resilient gripper elements 42
221/213 Impaling 70
221/212 Magnetic 73
221/211 Suction carrier 321
221/217 With endless or rotary article gripper carrying means 34

Patents under this class:
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Patent Number Title Of Patent Date Issued
8706293 Vending machine with automated detection of product position Apr. 22, 2014
8678231 Medicine dispensing device Mar. 25, 2014
8651321 Gumball machine with lights and sound Feb. 18, 2014
8651322 Article dispensing apparatus Feb. 18, 2014
8651325 Tissue cassette dispensing apparatus Feb. 18, 2014
8646652 Card extracting device and control method for card extracting device Feb. 11, 2014
8608171 Game machine with tamper resistance function Dec. 17, 2013
8521327 Random access and random load dispensing unit Aug. 27, 2013
8418881 Tissue cassette dispensing apparatus Apr. 16, 2013
8409530 Apparatus for storing and dispensing reagent beads Apr. 2, 2013
8409531 Method and apparatus for storing and dispensing reagent beads Apr. 2, 2013
8186541 Tissue sheet dispenser and process for making same May. 29, 2012
8162174 Retrieval systems for vending machines Apr. 24, 2012
8121727 Article vending machine Feb. 21, 2012
8097210 Disposable test sensor cartridge Jan. 17, 2012
8083096 Automatic supply apparatus and automatic supply method Dec. 27, 2011
7992744 Tissue sheet dispenser and process for making same Aug. 9, 2011
7980420 Card dispensing apparatus Jul. 19, 2011
7934597 Tissue product with sacrificial top sheet for pop-up dispensing May. 3, 2011
7912582 Robotic prescription filling system Mar. 22, 2011
7904199 Calibration systems for machines Mar. 8, 2011
7850042 Air barrier Dec. 14, 2010
7837059 Product acquisition devices and methods for vending machines Nov. 23, 2010
7831334 Method of transporting vials and cassettes in an automated prescription filling apparatus Nov. 9, 2010
7823750 Product delivery systems for vending machines Nov. 2, 2010
7802698 Apparatus to insert articles into bags Sep. 28, 2010
7797078 Sticky note supply device and sticky note printer Sep. 14, 2010
7744297 Sticky note printer and method of controlling the same Jun. 29, 2010
7686184 Medicine dispensing device Mar. 30, 2010
7677410 Apparatus for discharging tissue Mar. 16, 2010
7661555 Single dispensing film strip container Feb. 16, 2010
7640851 Apparatus for storing separating and filtering coffee filters Jan. 5, 2010
7575721 Method and apparatus for storing and dispensing reagent beads Aug. 18, 2009
7552843 Cartridge with a wheel for sealing the opening Jun. 30, 2009
7537120 System for a hair colorist May. 26, 2009
7527764 Automatic system for conserving samples at a controlled temperature May. 5, 2009
7474938 Interactive automated article dispensing system Jan. 6, 2009
7451891 Vending machine and component parts Nov. 18, 2008
7407064 Floor gripping prevention device for a vending machine Aug. 5, 2008
7407629 Specimen orientation tags and dispenser Aug. 5, 2008
7287666 Device for packaging and dispensing stacked items, in particular cosmetics on a medium Oct. 30, 2007
7213723 Bulk vending machine May. 8, 2007
7156145 Apparatus and method for inserting parts into a mold Jan. 2, 2007
7156256 Item taking-out container Jan. 2, 2007
7121428 Supply apparatus for spouts and bags with spouts Oct. 17, 2006
7086560 Vending machine Aug. 8, 2006
7044306 Automated picking, weighing and sorting system for particulate matter May. 16, 2006
7036681 Article retrieving container May. 2, 2006
6845881 Device for handling, transporting and storing capillaries, method for the production thereof and individual capillary dispenser therefrom Jan. 25, 2005
6832697 Paper dispenser Dec. 21, 2004

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