Resources Contact Us Home
Browse by: INVENTOR PATENT HOLDER PATENT NUMBER DATE
 
 
Antitheft side mounted escrows for vending machine










Image Number 5 for United States Patent #4511060.

A vending or dispensing machine is operable in triple depth, double depth, and single depth operating modes. A cradle which is rotatable through 360.degree. is used to separate cylindrical articles from a number of tandem nonstaggered vertical columns. The rotatable cradle separates a single can or other cylindrical article from each of the columns disposed in a storage zone above the cylindrical cradle and drops the cans into an escrow zone. One of the cans in the escrow zone is immediately dispensed. If operating in a triple depth mode, the remaining two cans are held by side mounted pivotable escrow members which are controlled and movably operable by the cradle itself. Upon a second activation the cradle moves further in its sequence allowing one of the escrow members to release its hold on a second can such that that can drops into a dispensing zone accessable to a consumer. A further activation of the cradle causes it to release the second escrow member such that the third and last can in the escrow zone is released for gravity movement into the dispensing zone. The cradle then rotates around and segregates three more cans from the columns as the sequence starts over. The side mounted escrow members or gates have a camming surface to advance the point in the operating sequence at which the escrow members are moved to holding positions. A peg arrangement or mounting flange arrangement is used to lock the removable escrow members against removal by unauthorized persons.








 
 
  Recently Added Patents
Method of requesting CQI reports
Managing aging of silicon in an integrated circuit device
Integrated advance copper fuse combined with ESD/over-voltage/reverse polarity protection
Lens module and method for manufacturing thereof
Information processing apparatus and display control method
Squib control circuit
Method and system for remotely testing a wireless device
  Randomly Featured Patents
Communicating messages in a multiple communication protocol network
Optical device for biometric capture by contact and system using said device
High speed generation and checking of cyclic redundancy check values
Liquid crystal device
Floating point processor architecture which performs subtraction with reduced number of guard bits
Vibration/temperature sensitive valve operating apparatus
Automatic transmission
Modified black-level regulation based on warm up detection of CRT
Control device and use control method for control object apparatus
Method and apparatus for compressing mixed text and image data