Resources Contact Us Home
Newspaper vending machine

Image Number 2 for United States Patent #7077288.

The present invention provides a vending machine of the single vend type for dispensing newspapers, magazines, or other items. The machine generally includes a housing having a discharge opening, and a storage area having an inclined surface upon which a plurality of articles are stacked. A movable gate adjacent the storage area retains the articles therewithin. Upon insertion of a proper coin total into the machine, a drive device moves the gate downwardly until an uppermost article in the stack passes through the gate and is dispensed. The dispensed article, upon passing through the gate, actuates a switch to cause the drive device to reverse and move the gate upwardly a distance above the uppermost article in the stack, such that even if the machine is shaken, jostled, or tilted, the uppermost article in the stack is retained by the gate. The machine is also automatically sensitive to variations in thickness of the articles, as the switch controls operation of the gate responsive to the actual dispensing of an article.

  Recently Added Patents
Milk frother
Resource capacity monitoring and reporting
Apparatus and method for scrolling a screen of a portable terminal having a touch screen
Method for processing power headroom and terminal thereof
Display unit and display method
Determining system for localization methods combination
Blended block copolymer composition
  Randomly Featured Patents
Adjustable spinous process spacer device and method of treating spinal stenosis
Dual bus access network having a pair of virtual circuits
Capacitive force load cell for weighing scale
Optical pickup apparatus and method to reproduce information onto and from discs having different thicknesses and storage capacities
Sink bowl
Boron oxide coated phosphor and method of making same
Baby changing apparatus
Coordinate positioning probe head
Ink set and ink-jet recording method using the same
Method for forming images and silver halide color photographic photosensitive material