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Lou/5AM PHELA/Y BY Ili'i v ATTOPIYY Patented Sept. 25, 1545 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE 2,385,465 PACKAGE VENDING MACHINE Louis A. M. Pheian, Beloit, Wis. Application June 2'2, 1942, Serial No. 447,964
The present invention relates to coin con trolled vending machines particularly adapted to vend packaged goods, more particularly frozen products such as ice cream and th like when packaged in five or ten cent containers.
The principal object of the present invention is to provide a machine having preferably two separate vending magazines and a manually controlled lcver which may be optionally operatively connected to the magazines by means of a coin.
A further object of my invention is to provide two magazines and a single chamber therefor and means whereby the magazine sections may be readily lifted from the chamber for cleaning the magazines and the magazine chamber.
One of the objects of my invention is to provide a simple easily manufactured operating connection between the magazines and the manually operated means with means whereby only the magazine and spoon dispenser adjacent the side where the coin has been deposited will be operated by the hand lever.
A still further object of the present invention is to provide positive locking means for the magazines and novel means whereby this locking means is disengaged by the operating means.
Another object of the present invention is to provide means whereby the package about to be released is moved or tilted sidewise relative to the next above package to thereby break the two packages apart in case they are frozen together.
A further object of my invention is to provide simple and efficient means for holding the remaining packages from falling when the bottom package is dispensed.
A still further object of the present invention is to provide an insulating partition below the magazine chamber having ducts through which the packages are permitted to fall by gravity each having a sealing valve at its bottom which is heat insulating and controlled by the manually operated means but having a spring actuated device which yieldingly holds this valve against its seat.
An important object of the present invention is to provide a cabinet having a lid and supplemental sealing and insulating means for the magazine compartment when the lid is lifted and means whereby the sealing means is divided so it is only necessary to uncover the magazine tube being filled.
A further object of the present invention is toprovide a chamber projection on the front side of the cabinet adapted to be readily removed or replaced and providing space for the coin controlling mechanism, spoon holding chambers and operating shafts which are operatively connected to the magazines and valves.
It is an object of my invention to provide spoon holding and dispensing means, one for each magazine and being operatively connected to the individual magazine operating means whereby a spoon is released on the side adjacent the magazine operated.
- A still further object of the present invention is to provide a translucent cover for the upper end of the projection and a mirror directly above and about the width of the projection and a light bulb in the chamber formed by the translucent member whereby light is reflected on the mirror and reading matter on the translucent member is made attractive and easily discernible.
A very important object of this invention is to provide two magazines in a single cabinet each comprising preferably six tubes into which the containers may be stacked, the arrangement making it possible to greatly increase the container holding capacity of the cabinet above that of former cabinets of the class.
An important object of my invention is to provide means whereby the hand operating lever is controlled as to speed of movements in either direction.
To these and other useful ends, my invention consists of parts, combinations of parts, or their equivalents, and mode of operation, as hereinafter set forth and claimed and shown in the accompanying drawings in which:
Fig, 1 is a perspective view of the preferred form of my complete cabinet.
Fig. 2 is a transverse sectional view taken on line 2--2 of Figure 4.
Fig. 3 is a sectional view taken on line 3-3 of Figure 4.
Fig. 4 is a sectional view taken on line 4--4 of Figure 3.
Fig, 5 is a fractional top view of the cabinet with the lid removed illustrating the supplemental cover for the magazine chamber.
Fig. 6 is a sectional view of the cover shown in Figure 5 and taken on line 6-6 of this figure.
Fig. '7 is a partially sectioned enlarged fractional view similar to that shown in Figure 3, illustrating the release valve and fractionally the mechanism for operating the same and a fraction of a magazine tube.
Fig. 8 is a fractional partially sectioned view of the manually operated lever showing the controlling dash pot in section.
' magazine chamberand showing the Fig. 11 is a section taken on line H-li of Figure 10.
Fig. 12 is a section taken on line i2-l2 of Figure 10.
Fig. 13 is a partially sectioned fractional view of the dispensing valve showing a fraction of a magazine tube with two containers therein, a fraction of the insulatedbottom closure for the dispensin valve in an open position.
Fig. 14 is a top view of the magazine shaft operating disc shown at the bottom of Figure 13 and its connection leading from the operating shaft.
Fig. 15 illustrates in partial section the locking device for the operating disc. v
Fig. 16 is somewhat similar to Figure 15 illustrating the disc in a locked position and showing the operating dog just before releasing the disc.
Figures 17, 18 and 19 illustrate in detail operating members which are secured to the release valve.
Figures 20 and 21 illustrate the means forming a connection from the operating shaft to the valve for opening and closing the valve.
Fig. 22 is a top view of the device shown in Figure 9.
Fig. 23 is a transverse fractional sectional view of the coin controlling connections between the hand operated means and the operating shaft taken on lines 23-23 of Figure 22 showing the coin in position to form an operating connection between the two units of the device.
Fig. 24 is a view similar to Figure 23 without the coin.
Fig. 25 is an enlarged detail top view of the means provided for breaking the packages loose one from another and for permitting the bottom package only to be dispensed.
I have, for convenience, divided the invention into ten units and identified each by means of an upper case letter. A designates the main cabinet in its entirety. B designates the lid for the cabinet in its entirety. C designates the front chamber projection in its entirety. D designates the compressor chamber in its entirety. E designates the compressor unit in its entirety. F designates the magazine chamber in its entirety. G
designates in'their entireties the magazines. H
designates the release valves in their entireties. J designates the spoon magazines in their entireties and K designates the manually operated device in its entirety.
The front panel of the cabinet is designated by reference numeral 30 having preferably rearwardly extending flanges 3 i3l. The rear panel of the cabinet is designated by reference character 32 having preferably forwardly extending flanges 33-33. The adjacent edges of members 3| and 33 are connected preferably by means of synthetic rubber strips 34-34. Members 3i and 33 are cut-away at their bottoms forming openings into which grilles 35--35 are positioned.
I provide a partition 31 forming compressor chamber D (see Figure 2) which cooperates with floor panel 38 of chamber F and the side and front panels 39 of chamber F to form spaces into which insulating material 40 may be packed; thus the bottom and sides of chamber F are surrounded by the insulating material. Lid B is filled with insulating material 4| and is suitably hinged at its rear to member 32 as at i2 (see Figure 3) providing convenient means for lifting the lid and access to the supplemental cover for chamber F.
I provide supplemental means for covering chamber F as follows:
A plate 43 (see Figure 6) is provided'having edge flanges 44 adapted to fit freely into chamber F, the flanges having outwardly extending flanges 45 adapted to rest on the to of the cabinet. Member 43 is provided with openings 46 each opening being of about the diameter of the magazine tubes and positioned so they register with the tubes whenthe magazines are at rest.
In order to keep chamber F insulated from the exterior when lid B is open, I supply preferably a rubber mat 41. Member 4'! is slit free as at 48 radially and in line with the space between the magazine tubes when at rest. These slits terminate into small openings 50.
The sectors 5! formed by slits it may be individually lifted as illustrated at the right of Figure 5 for filling a tube; thus one tube only is exposed to the atmosphere during this process. I provide a disc 52 and bolts 53-53 by means of which the rubber mats may be securely fastened to member at as illustrated.
I may elect to provide a dispensing device having but one magazine G, the operating connections to the other magazine being dispensed with and the width of the cabinet and members B and F changed accordingly. I prefer however to shape chamber F as shown in Figure 4 and position therein two magazines G. In this design, the entire space between the outside walls of the cabinet and the walls of chamber F may be filled with insulating material or chambenF may be surrounded by a rectangular box frame as at 62 and the space between this box frame and the walls of the cabinet filled by insulating material 33. In. any event, I preferably supply a frame organization at the top of the cabinet and chamber F for stiffening the structure somewhat as shown in Figure 4. In this latter design, the top of chamber F will be held in its proper position while the space is being filled with insulating material. This insulating material filling is usually ground cork, the filling extending to within a few inches of the top of the cabinet and chamber F and then the remainder of the space beingfilled with an asphaltum product 63 so as to seal against the entrance of moisture into the cork insulating material. The board strip 62 shown in Figure 4 is preferably somewhat deeper than this asphaltum filling. In any event, the space below and around chamber F must be adequately insulated against heat exchange. Members G each comprise preferably six tubes 65 (see Figure 4) each being secured together at their tops by means of brackets 66 and central discs 61 (see Figure 3). Members 66 and 61 are preferably shaped as illustrated and bonded or welded to the tubes. Members 61 are provided with openings as at 69 for the free reception of a carrying and driving shaft ill.
Tubes 65 are secured together at their bottoms by means of brackets 66 and a central disc H, the central disc having preferably a central hexof these tubes are positioned a short distance below member 43. Chamber F, it will be noted,
\ is adapted to provide room for the two magazines G with a minimum size space, thus to provide large capacity with a minimum sized cabinet.
It will be noted by observing Figures 2 and 3 that when lid B is lifted and the supplemental cover removed the magazines may be removed so they may be conveniently cleaned and so chamber F may also be conveniently cleaned.
I provide suitable sleeves (it-$ through which shafts Ill rotatably extend (see Figures 2 and 3) the bottom ends of the shafts being rotatably mounted on cross brackets ill-8i. I secure brackets 82 on the upper side of cross brackets 8i (see Figure 3), these brackets extending forwardly and upwardly and having at their upper ends an apertured collar 83 through which shaft I0 extends and acting as a bearing for shaft W.
I rigidly mount discs lid on shafts ID (see Figure 2) directly above members 8i, each disc having six peripherally spaced openings as at 85 (see Figures 14 and 16). Members 8i are each provided with an opening 86 into which a plunger M is slidably mounted, the shaft having a projection 86 adapted to fit snugly into openlugs 85.
A spring 89 is adapted to press member M into openings 85, the openings being positioned in the discs so the magazine tubes will be held in the position shown in the various figures. Each disc is provided with as many openings as there are tubes on the magazine and means are provided for unlocking the disc and moving it around one sixth turn so member 88 will act to loci: the disc in the next opening. The manof moving the discs is as follows:
fin arm EIII is rigidly secured to each of a pair of vertically positioned operating shafts ill (see Figures 14 and 20), so when either of shafts 9i are turned the adjacent disc Ml will be turned as will hereinafter appear. I provide a dog 92 which is rotatably mounted on whaft til (see Figures 3', i4 and 16) and having a weighted extension Qil. In forming opening 85 in member lit, the material is turned up into the shape shown in Figure 16 forming an angled lip M.
It will be seen that when the free end of shaft 90 is moved in the direction indicated by arrow in Figure 16, member 92 will contact member at and will press member 88 downwardly far enough so member fi l is released. Shaft 9| can then be turned until projection 88 moves and engages the next opening 85 in the disc.
Shaft 99 is adapted to be returned because of spring I56, far enough to allow dog 92 to ride over and drop behind member M so that the mechanism is ready for another one sixth turn of the disc.
I rotatably mounta bracket 95 on shaft Ill (see Figures 20 and 21) having a shaft 96 that extends freely through a loop 91 on the top of a collar 98 which is adjacent member 92 and rigidly mounted on member 90; thus when shaft BI is operated, bracket 95 will be turned in the direction indicated by curvilinear arrow in Figure 20 and a rod 98 on bracket will be moved in the direction shown by arrow in Figure 13.
I provide ducts Hit-III) that are positioned directly under a tube 65 when at rest. The tube forming duct I I0 extends slightly below partition 81 and is insulated from member 31 by means of a special insulating ring III (see Figure 7). Ducts H0 are sealed against the inlet of outside air except when the package is being dispensed through the duct. For this purpose I provide valves H, one for each duct comprising a cup H2 which is filled to within a short distance from the top of the cup with insulating material H3, the remainder of the cup being filled with a rubber mat Ild so when the valve is held in its upper position, duct H0 will be sealed at its lower end by the valve.
Valve H is provided with a downwardly extending member II5 having a rearwardly extending flange lit with a shape as illustrated in Figures 7 and 13. Valve H is pivoted to brackets III as at M8 by means of brackets Ill! and IE0. Brackets I20 have rearwardly extending spaced curved surfaces as at I2I. Brackets II 'I are provided with downwardly extending rear arms I99 each having forwardly extending arms I.'l2-I22 pivoted to thebrackets as at I23.
A rod, I24 forms a connection between the front ends of members I 22 and has rollers I-25 at opposite end (see Figure 7) adapted to contact curved surfaces iii. A pull spring I26 is adapted to cause rollers I25 to firmly contact surfaces I2I. It will be seen that when the valve is in its closed position, the pressure of the rollers against the surfaces I2I will yieldingly hold valve H in its closed position (see Figure 7).
Valves H are provided with depending flanges I21 having secured to the inner flanges thereof depending arms I28 (see Figures 17, 18 and 19). Arms I30 fit loosely under the heads of bolts IN and are held against members I29 by means of springs It. A bolt I32 is secured to members ESIl and slidably extends through an enlarged opening in member I28 so push spring I til will act to normally hold member Iii) as shown in Figure 19.
The lower ends of members I30 are provided with L-shaped extensions I33. Members I33 are provided with short forwardly and upwardly extending flanges I M. Discs 8d are provided with spaced pins I35, there being as many pins as there are tubes in the magazine and the pins bein positioned so when shaft 9I is turned for operating the discs, pins I35 will contact member I33 and overcome the pressure of rollers Iilt against members, iii.
A full movement of the operating shaft and the connecting parts is adapted to open the valve to the position shown in Figure 13 at which time it will be noted that the spring will not act to close the valve, and the valve will therefore remain open while the package is falling from the magazine tube to the outlet I36, Member I36 is preferably made from sheet metal and projects through cabinet wall 30 (see Figure 3) and is preferably secured to the front wall of member C, so when member C is removed, member I36 is removed, leaving a large access opening exposing the working mechanism for inspection or repairs. Clearly the package which is designated by numeral I31 will have time to fall to the floor of this outlet and the valve will remain open until shaft 9| is permitted to return to its normal osition and when it returns to its normal position, it will turn rod 89 toward the front of the machine contacting the lower surface of member I I6 and moving the valve to a partially closed position, after which rollers I25 will pass the high points of members I2I and then exert pressure against these surfaces to close the valve and hold it in a closed position as illustrated in Figure '1.
In Figures 17 and 18 the positions of the pin I35 are shown when the disc first starts to turn and after it has moved to near the end of the stroke. In Figure 19 pin I35 has moved past member I38 so member I38 can and does return to the position shown in this figure; thus when the operating means is returned to normal, the valve will be closed and the device is ready for another movement of the operating parts.
It will be seen that when the left hand shaft 9| when facing the front of the cabinet is operated, the left hand valve and magazin will be operated. By scrutinizing Figure 20, it will be seen that when the right hand shaft Si is operated, the right hand valve and magazine will be operated as next above described.
I provide manually operated means for dispensing the packages as follows (note Figures 8, 22, 23 and 24) I provide an arm I45 which extends-through a slot I46 in the front panel of member C and is hingedly mounted on panel 30 as at I41 in the position shown in Figure 8. I provide a mat I48 suitable for exerting manual down pressure on the free end of member I45. A dash pot I49 is pivotally mounted on member I45 as at I56 and a short distance from hinge I41. A bracket I! supports a piston I52 through a piston rod I53, member I49 having a cap I54 through which rod I53 is slidably mounted. Rod I53 is provided with an adjusting nut I55.
Spring I56 acts to lift lever I45 to its highest position. I provide a check valve I51 in piston I52 and a small aperture I58 in the piston. I also provide a port I59 in the bore of member I49 A quantity of oil or glycerine is placed in member I48.
By scrutinizing Figure 8 it will be seen that lever I45 may be moved downwardly against the vacuum caused by piston I52, the piston being somewhat controlled by aperture I58, port I59 and check valve I51; but a fairly rapid movement is permitted. When lever I45 is pressed downwardly, shafts III will be turned by a coin controlling device as will hereinafter appear and when lever I45 is released, spring I56 will act to move this lever to its normal position as shown in Figure 8 but th action will be slow until port. I59 is uncovered and then it will be somewhat faster but the movement will be limited to a practical speed. The downward movement of lever I45 is adapted to move the dispensing device as already described through shafts iii in the following manner (note Figures 9, 22, 23 and 24):
Shafts 9| have secured thereto inwardly extending arms I65I65 and rotatably mounted above these members are arms I66--I66 which lie on the top of members I65, forming manually engageable elements. Arms I66 are, at their inner ends, provided with round projections I61.
Coin receiving devices are provided having outlets as at I68 (see Figure 23). Members" I65 and I66 are provided with registering slots I69l69 which are, when the machine is at rest, in alignment with members I68. When, for example, a nickel is dropped into the left hand slot and it passes the detector, it will drop into slots I 69 as illustrated in Figure'23. The nickel is designated by reference numeral I18. When the nickel or dime is in the position shown, clearly members-I65 and I66 will be locked together and when member I48 is pressed downwardly, these members will move in unison in the following manner:
Member I45 is provided with lateral extensions on the end of each of which is an element I1I. This element is provided with an opening I12. Plungers I13 (see Figure 9) are rotatably and slidably mounted in orifices I12, the upper ends of these members being provided with slots I14 (see Figure 8) into which members I51 fit for free vertical and turning movement. It will be seen that when mat I48 is moved downwardly,
if there are no coins in either of slots I69, no movement will be transmitted to shafts 91 but if there is a coin in the left hand controlling device, for example, then the left hand shaft III will be turned to operate the magazine and valve as previously explained. Clearly in whichever side the proper coin is placed, the adjacent magazine and valve will be operated; thus one magazine may contain, for example, ice cream and the tubes of the other magazine contain frozen malteds. At the coin inlet a sign will be provided to indicate the article to be dispensed.
By scrutinizing Figures 3 and 4 it will be seen that the packages in the magazine tubes will normally rest on partition 38. Clearly it is de-- sired to dispense only one package when each magazine is turned one sixth revolution. I control this individual dispensing as follows:
On opposite sides of outlet I III and in the position shown in Figure 4, I provide Z-brackets I15 and I16 (see Figure 25) each being secured to partition 38 and each having inwardly turned flanges I11 and I18. Tubes 65 are cut-away as at I18I18 (see Figures 3 and 25) so these flanges extend into tube 65 for a short distance. Flanges I11 and I18 are positioned so as to embrace the next to the bottom package (see Fig- -ure 3).
In Figure 25 it will be noted that a tube of one of the magazines is approaching outlet III]. Member I11 is provided with an advance projection I88 which will act to tilt the package and break it loose from the next below package, after which the tube will move directly over outlet III] and at which time the package will be embraced from the opposite sides equally by flanges I11 and I18; thus but one package will be allowed to escape and then when the magazine is turned, in the same direction for dispensing another package, the package being held will drop to and rest on plate 38 and the next approaching tube will move over the outlet and dispense a package; thus it will be seen that one package only will be delivered from each tube consecutively.
Chamber F is preferably surrounded by evaporator tubes I8I having a connection to the inlet of compressor E at one end as at I82 and a connection to the outlet of condenser I83 as at I84 (see Figure 2). The other side of the condenser is connected to the other side of the compressor as at I85. It will be understood that suitable thermally controlled means may be provided whereby the temperature in chamber F may be automatically controlled.
It will be noted by referring to Figures 1, 3 and 4 that member C is provided with a translucent cover I88, this section extending to within a short distance of panel 88. A mirror I8I is positioned on panel 80 directly above the top of member. C.
I preferably place an electric light bulb I82 within the chamber formed by member I 80; thus it will be seen that light from bulb I82 will reflect into mirror IilI and that printed matter or decorative figures may be placed on preferably the rear surface of member I80 so the light will make it conspicuous for advertising purposes.
I provide spoon magazines J (see Figures 3, 10, 11 and 12) each being of a size suitable for stacking spoons I84 therein, the spoons lying on the oottom ledges I85 and I88 of the containers. on members 8i I secure inwardly extending arms i91-I91 each having a forwardly extending flange I88 having a cut-away portion as at I88 at their forward upper corners so when shaft 8| is at rest, members I88 will be in the position shown in Figure 11. I
It will be seen that when either of shafts 8| is turned, it will move member I88 in the direction indicated by arrow in Figure 11, forcing the lower spoon out a cut-away opening as at 208. Clearly if a coin is placed in the left slot, a package will be vended from the left magazine and a spoon will be vended from the adjacent spoon magazine. It will be understood that the coin controlling means between member I48 and members 8I may form subject matter for another application for patent.
Member C comprises a front panel 2M having side flanges 202 and 288 and a bottom flange 284 which cooperates with member I80 to'form an inclosure through which outlet I 88 extends and into which certain of the various members, as already described, are positioned. It will be un derstood that the cover forming member is removably secured to panel 80 in any suitable manner; thus this member may be removed for exposing the coin controlled shafts 8| and their connections and the spoon magazines and their connections.
Having thus shown and described my invention, I claim:
l. A package vendor of the class described comprising: an elongated vertically positioned cabinet having a width considerably greater than its thickness, a horizontal partition in said cabinet forming bottom and top compartments, transversely spaced vertically arranged rotatably mounted shafts in said top compartment, their lower ends protruding through. said partition, a magazine mounted on each said shafts and within the upper compartment, said magazines each having a number of circumferentially arranged tubes each tube being open at its ends and adapted to slidably hold a number of packages to be vended,- said partition being adapted to act as a rest for said sliding packages, openings in said partition, one for each magazine and having an enlarged common outlet through the front of the cabinet and each being in alignment with a tube when the associated magazine is at rest, means for supporting all except the bottom package in a tube when the tube is over an opening, a single manually controlled lever hingedly mounted on the exterior of the cabinet and having a separate optionably operating connection to each of said protruding ends whereby a movement of said lever will turn and deliver a package from one of the tubes of a magazine.
2. A device as recited in claim 1, including; a supplemental lid on the top of said upper compartment, valves closing said openings each having an operative connection with the associated first operating connection, and means whereby when said lever is operated to deliver a package the ad- Jacent valve will be opened and means whereby when said lever is returned to its normal position said valve will be closed, said lid comprising a supporting sheet of material with openings which register with said tubes when the magazines are at rest, rubber discs secured at their centers to said sheet and concentrically with the associated magazines, said discs being divided into sectors, each sector covering an opening and with their inner ends integrally formed with the center of the discs.
3. A packageyendor of the class described, comprising an elongated vertically positioned cabinet. a horizontal partition in said cabinet forming bottom and top compartments, a vertically positioned shaft rotatably mounted in said top compartment, its lower end protruding through said partition, a magazine mounted on said shaft having a number of circumferentially arranged tubes, their ends being open and being adapted to slidably hold a number of package to be vended, said partition being adapted to act as a sliding rest for the packages, an opening in said partition having an enlarged outlet which extends through the front wall of the cabinet, said opening being positioned in alignment with a tube when the magazine is at rest, means in said upper chamber adapted to support all but the bottom package in a tube when the tube is over said opening, a manually operated lever hingedly mounted on the front of said cabinet, a vertically positioned shaft rotatably mounted on the front of said cabinet and having at its bottom an operating connection with said protruding shaft and, concentric turning elements associated with said shaft and lever having means for optionally engaging the elements for simultaneous movement, and a downward movement of the lever will move the magazine 'far enough to deliver a package, a cover member secured to the front of said cabinet and extending a distance below said enlarged outlet, said enlarged outlet being removably attached and extending through said cover member, and being adapted to act as a receptacle for the dispensed packages, said cover member being adapted to enclose said clutch and shaft, the free end of said lever extending freely through the cover member whereby when the cover member and enlarged outlet are removed all of said operating connections are exposed to view and whereby the device may be operated, inspected and repaired with the cover member removed.
4. A device as recited in claim 1 including: said separate optionable operating connection comprising normally free concentric turning parts and means whereby the concentric turning parts may be optionally engaged for simultaneous movement.
LOUIS A. M. PHELAN.