Resources Contact Us Home
Automatic coin input tray for a self-service coin-counting machine

Image Number 13 for United States Patent #6602125.

An automatic coin input tray is disclosed. In one embodiment, the automatic coin input tray includes a coin-staging section, a delivery disk section and a ramp section. A user pours coins onto the coin-staging section, which are then delivered to the delivery, disk section under the force of gravity. The delivery disk section automatically meters the coins provided to the ramp section by providing a rotatable disk that sinks into a coin-input buffer, based upon the weight of coins placed thereupon. Accordingly, instead of all coins being fed to the ramp section at once, a more limited number of coins are provided to the ramp section. In addition, a controller circuit is provided to stop rotation of the rotatable disk and, hence, delivery of further coins, upon sensing various conditions including, for example, a coin jam.

  Recently Added Patents
Dye sensitised solar cell
Spreading technique applied to broadband mobile communications by satelite relying on DVB-RCS
Cardiopulmonary resuscitation monitoring apparatus
Wire guide
Method and apparatus for reducing cost of optical amplification in a network
Landscape post for solar and other light fixtures
Early kill removal graphics processing system and method
  Randomly Featured Patents
Treatment of halogen-containing waste and other waste materials
Riding toy mechanism
Fluorescent nitrogenous base and nucleosides incorporating same
Very thin achromatic quarter wave film laminate for transflective LCD and method for producing the same
Method for real-time color masking
Drain cover
Grooming comb for pets
Piezoelectric actuator
Moisture-curable silicone composition