Recherche Images Maps Play YouTube Actualités Gmail Drive Plus »
Connexion
Les utilisateurs de lecteurs d'écran peuvent cliquer sur ce lien pour activer le mode d'accessibilité. Celui-ci propose les mêmes fonctionnalités principales, mais il est optimisé pour votre lecteur d'écran.

Brevets

  1. Recherche avancée dans les brevets
Numéro de publicationUS2865561 A
Type de publicationOctroi
Date de publication23 déc. 1958
Date de dépôt1 oct. 1956
Numéro de publicationUS 2865561 A, US 2865561A, US-A-2865561, US2865561 A, US2865561A
InventeursFrank P. Rosapepe
Exporter la citationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
Liens externes: USPTO, Cession USPTO, Espacenet
Fare collection box with water separator
US 2865561 A
Résumé  disponible en
Images(1)
Previous page
Next page
Revendications  disponible en
Description  (Le texte OCR peut contenir des erreurs.)

FARE COLLECTION BOX WITH WATE SEPARATOR Application october 1, 1956, serial N6. 613,043 1 claim. (cl. 232;-7)

This invention relates to fare or toll collection boxes especially such as would beV uncovered, that is, exposed to the elements, and has for its principal object to provide such collection boxes with means for disposing of rain and/or snow which gains access thereto through the hopper opening provided for deposit of coins therein. Another object is to provide means which will wipe water and/ orV snowfrom the coin surfaces as they descend alongthe coin support. Another object is to provide means which will minimize the retarding effect of a film of water clinging to the surface of the coins when sliding downwardly along the coin supporting surface. Another object is to minimize the surface film on the coins and the supporting surface as the coins slide down the coin supporting surface, thereby to minimize adherence of the coins to the surface and erratic descent of the coins. Another object is to provide means for collecting and disposing of the film wiped from the coins as they pass over the coin support. Other objects are to provide means, for disposing of water and/or snow which enters the collection box and clings to the coin supporting surfaces and/or the coins, which may be incorporated in coin collection boxes with very little change in their structure, which is of simple design, easy to install, inexpensive and yet effective.

As herein illustrated the collection box has an inclined support on which coins travel downwardly behind a transparent window to a place for discard of bent coins and registration of good coins, below which there are separate containers for receiving the bad and good coins, the latter passing through the registering means prior to deposit in thev container provided for them and the former passing through a scavenging door manually or automatically actuated to drop them into the container provided for them. Customarily there is a hopper at the top of the box'into which coins are dropped, which hopper has at itslower end a slot through which the coins fall onto the inclined support, a guide chute between the slot and the support for conducting the coins to the support and inclined guides on the support for retarding the descent of the coins. In accordance with the invention the lower wall of the guide chute has a plurality of perforations therethrough and behind the wall there is an enclosure providing a chamber for collecting water which runs through the perforations for disposal. The perforations are staggered so that there are substantially no continuous straight line paths for rivulets of water to descend with or without coins into the registering and/or storage portion of the box. In addition the coin support has a plurality of spaced parallel lands and grooves, the lands being narrow enough to minimize surface contact of the coins therewith, to assist in wiping the coins free of water and to minimize film formation, and the grooves being adapted to collect and conduct away the water wiped from the coins so as to prevent access to the coin registering mechanism and/or storage container.

United States Patent 2,865,561 Patented Dec. 23, 1958 The invention will now be described in greater detail with reference to the accompanying drawings wherein Fig. l is an elevation taken in the direction perpendicular to the surface of the coin support, as seen through the overlying window at the front of the collection box;

Fig. 2 is a vertical section through the trap taken on the line 2-2 of Fig. 1;-

Fig. 3 is a transverse Ysection taken on the line 3-3 of Fig. 1; and

Fig. 4 is a vertical section from front to back through the upper part of the box showing the trap in side elevation. i

Referring to the drawings, there is shown for the purpose of illustrating the present invention an apparatus of the kind shown in application Serial No. 216,703, led March 21, 1951, in which there is a supported casing 10 which may be of sheet metal having a front panel or window 12 of glass or other transparent material through which the component parts of a fare, for example a plurality of coins of diiferent denomination, while separated one from the other, are fully exposed to view prior and subsequent to the registration of the coins. A coin hopper 14 of transparent material is mounted at the top of the casing 10 and has a fare receiving cavity 16 into which a fare may be deposited for collection. The hopper has an elongate slot at its bottom of a length to permit coins, up to a predetermined diameter, to ypass downwardly therethrough. The fare is guided, after passing through the hopper, by a coin chute 18, which'may be of metal or transparent material, so as to drop into a fare receiving chamber 20 which is located in the front portion of the casing and behind the window 12. The chamber 20 is dened by transparent upper and lower front wall portions 22 and 24 and a coin supporting plate or rear wall 26. This plate or rear wall 26 is lixed to the supporting frame 10 and extends parallel to but spaced from the transparent front wall portions 22 and 24 and is inclined to the horizontal at a suitable angle to insure the downward sliding of the coins at a limited velocity. Thus, for example the plate may make an angle of 60 to the horizontal, thus substantially reducing the speed with which coins, lying against the plate, travel as they move down through the chamber 20. d

The fare to be collected which, as above-noted, may consist of one or several coins, drops from the chute 18 onto the rear wall or coin support 26 and in sliding down comes into contact with inclined tracks, of which there may be one or more, one of which is shown at 27 which has an upper arcuate portion 28 and a lower straight portion 29. Coins delivered from the lower end of the arcuate portion travel along the straight portion 29 onto an inclined sorting bar 31 and are sorted as to thickness by the bar 31 which is spaced forwardly from the rear wall 26 to form a slot of a Width just suicient to permit a coin of normal thickness to pass down between the bar and the rear wall but to prevent passage of bent coins or slugs of a thickness exceeding that of a normal coin. Coins which can pass down through the slot drop into the lower portion of the chamber and are guided to a rotor 33 which forms part of the registry mechanism.

The rear wall 26 has a discharge or scavenger opening 30 which is located partly above and partly below the sorting bar 31 where tokens or slugs, unable to pass through the slot would normally collect.V The opening 30 is normally closed by a plate or door 32 which is so supported as to be manually or automatically movable into and out of closing position to said opening 30. To this end the door 32 has hinges 34 secured to its rear face.

With the foregoing brief description of the part of the collection box with which the present invention is concerned and without going into further detail as to the final disposition ofthegood or bad coins and the coin registry mechanism the means forseparotins water snel/ory snow from the coins and of preventing water and/ or snow from running down the coin supporting surface to the meter resisterinsnneansbelow-.the,sortinglbar flmwilllnow be dese-,ribedvwithfreferencer@Fiss..1, 21a-nd., 3,;infnarteular. 1 ,lntheraforesaidmachine,thereoin .ehu.te.;1;8. isnt-substantially rectangular@ ossfsecton and-has. a `bottom lor lewe Qltned vcr/all-fri/hieltlies.inthe plane-of the. plate 2.6 In :accordance -rtith thisiinverttionA the.; chute 18 is designed to serve as a water separat s wellas a chute and accordingly its rear; onlower wall40, (Fig. 2)., over which the coins slide as they pass from the slot;at the .lower-:end of the hoppentosthefsurtace ;of..the.snpnort Plate-:2,1%` isrroviderl. with a pluralitylof perforattons ;42 (Figs. 1 and 2). These perforations are made bypunchins; through the metal-.of the twall All .so as to Vdisplace andpar-tially. detaehfportions.rearwardly. therefrom in the Vform of semicirlcularlouvi'es `44. *The yperforations are arransedin transversely extending, spaced parallel lines and thelouvres in adjCent lines are staggered so that kloljeis no continuous straight line course downwardly ,along tfheurface along which rivulets of water could possibly Aflow andthus reach ,the plate 26. Behind the loweror 'bottom wall 40there is a collection chamber A6,(Fig.,2)1deiinedby a substantiallyvertical Wall 48, aforwardlyinclined ywallvl) and end walls l52 which are suitablywelded togetherand to the back or lower side o f-thc wall 40to forman enclosure and to deline the chamber 46. A drain conduit 5 5 is connected to the lowermost-part ofthe enclosure` to carry otwater which accumulates therein.

-Infur ther accordance with the/ invention and for the purnoseof, wiping water andmoisture which clings to thesurfaees ofthe coins from their surfaces as .they slide down thesupport 2 6, the support is provided with a vs triated surfacewhich as shown in section in Fig. 3, is .constituted .by a plurality-of narrow/ spaced parallel lands .5.4 and .intermediate grooves 56- `The narrow surfaces of;t.l1,e1ands54rednoe the fretilonal contact ofthe Coins vviththe surface th er eby reducing the tendency of the '.Qills to, cling to the surface and to move erratically as `they-descend alongthesurface. The sharp edges of the lands-atthe same time tend to wipe the moisture from thefsnrfaees ofy the coins which travel along a devating course as -guided by the tracks 27 thereon and this moisture, which is scraped or wiped off, collects in the grooves between the lands and travelsdownwardly, draining from `thelovver'end of thesupport 26 to a suitable place apart from the registry mechanism or the coin container. The support seonstitntedln partby the scavenging door 32 Iand this is also striatedas is plain from Fig, 1.

'Iflius by providing aperturesiu the chute 18 and striations on the supporting surface 2 6 along which the coins travel free Water and/or snow is removed from both the `eonfpath .and the coins so that water running down the coin support or clinging to the coins themselves is drained away and shtllanno reach the operativ@ mlllim of the register.

While the separating and wiping means described above is shown in conjunction with the coin box which forms the subject matter of the pending application referred to above, it is to be understood that it is not limited in its application to this particular collection box b ut may be employed in any collection box where coins pass through a hopper andV along a supporting surface to registering means or to a storage vault without necessarily being registered.

I claim:

Coin collecting apparatus comprising a free standing cabinet mounting at its top a cap having an upwardly facing wide mouth coin passage which tapers downwardly toward the interior of the cabinet, and within its bottom part coin registering means, a coin guide extendins downwardly from the lower .end .oftheooin passage to the Coin registering means,` seid eoinanirle comprising an -upper tubular part lhaving a flat bottom rcontaining a plurality of transversely extending, spacedparallel stag- .gered `apertures,cachot which has an upwardlyconvex curved edge-and aV transversely extending st raightedge meeting the-lower` ends of the4 curved edge,said curved edge carrying a bafcintegral Atherewith which projects downwardly therefrom at aY steeper angle'than the `slope of the bottomin which'theopenings are formed, an e nclosure mounted on the undersideof the bottom beneath the perforated portion for receiving water `draining lthrough the apertureSHsaidbafBes preventing waterffrom bridgingtheapertures and being again entrapped `by the coins, a lowerparthaving spaced parallel lands transversely thereof, and extending ,continuouslyfromythe upper tubular partdownwardly to the lower-,extremity of thel guide,the edgesof thelands being of rightfsection, fand afpluralityof-augularly disposed tracks pro- .jecting from theface of the lower part beyond the plane of the lands tor-reseivne the Aedges ofy eoinsslidins atwise downwardly onthe lands-and'for causingthe coins to travel transversely bacl `and forth vacross thelands to wipe anyremaining water from the surfaces of -the coins before they reach the coin registering means, the grooves between the lands being openv at their lower ends to permit water collecting betweenV the landsA to; escape to the underside of the guide.

References Cited in the file-of this patent -UNITED STATES PATENTS

Référencé par
Brevet citant Date de dépôt Date de publication Déposant Titre
US4230213 *26 déc. 197828 oct. 1980La Crosse Cooler Company, Inc.Liquid rejecting coin chute
US4346798 *12 mars 198031 août 1982Agey Iii Davis MLiquid diverting coin hopper
US4553694 *29 oct. 198419 nov. 1985Autelca Ag.Coin collection box for automatic cashiers and coin changers
US5027937 *16 mars 19902 juil. 1991Mid-South EnterprisesLiquid diverting coin chute
US5226521 *1 juin 199213 juil. 1993Royal Vendors, Inc.Jacket for a coin changer
US5318164 *15 mai 19927 juin 1994Mars IncorporatedVending machine apparatus and method to prevent fraud and minimize damage from injected fluids
US5564546 *6 juin 199415 oct. 1996Coinstar, Inc.For allowing an untrained user to obtain a voucher for coins
US5601177 *17 juin 199411 févr. 1997Royal Vendors, Inc.Tamper-resistant vending machine
US5746299 *27 avr. 19955 mai 1998Coinstar, Inc.Coin counter dejamming method and apparatus
US5791450 *3 févr. 199711 août 1998Royal Vendors Inc.Tamper-resistant vending machine
US5799767 *7 avr. 19971 sept. 1998Coinstar, Inc.Cleaning apparatus and method for a coin counter and voucher dispenser
US5909794 *7 mai 19978 juin 1999Coinstar, Inc.Donation transaction method and apparatus
US5957262 *5 févr. 199828 sept. 1999Coinstar, Inc.Coin counter dejamming method and apparatus
US5988348 *27 juin 199723 nov. 1999Coinstar, Inc.Coin discrimination apparatus and method
US5993102 *30 mars 199830 nov. 1999Tsubakimoto Chain Co.Rotary body fixing device
US6047807 *5 sept. 199711 avr. 2000Coinstar, Inc.Restricted access coin counter
US6047808 *25 juin 199711 avr. 2000Coinstar, Inc.Coin sensing apparatus and method
US6056104 *25 juin 19972 mai 2000Coinstar, Inc.Coin sensing apparatus and method
US6095313 *8 juil. 19991 août 2000Coinstar, Inc.Coin counter dejamming method and apparatus
US6125989 *7 juil. 19983 oct. 2000Royal Vendors, Inc.Tamper-resistant vending machine
US62132766 oct. 199910 avr. 2001Royal Vendors, Inc.Tamper-resistant vending machine
US631853728 avr. 200020 nov. 2001Cummins-Allison Corp.Currency processing machine with multiple internal coin receptacles
US648486312 avr. 200026 nov. 2002Coinstar Inc.Coin counter/sorter and coupon/voucher dispensing machine and method
US649477629 nov. 199917 déc. 2002Coinstar, Inc.Coin counter/sorter and coupon/voucher dispensing machine and method
US657193129 mars 20013 juin 2003Royal Vendors, Inc.Tamper-resistant vending machine
US66021254 mai 20015 août 2003Coinstar, Inc.Automatic coin input tray for a self-service coin-counting machine
US663757616 oct. 200028 oct. 2003Cummins-Allison Corp.Currency processing machine with multiple internal coin receptacles
US6736251 *1 août 200218 mai 2004Coinstar, Inc.Coin counter and voucher dispensing machine and method
US67583167 mai 20036 juil. 2004Coinstar, Inc.Coin counter and voucher dispensing machine and method
US677869328 févr. 200217 août 2004Cummins-Allison Corp.Automatic currency processing system having ticket redemption module
US684341823 juil. 200218 janv. 2005Cummin-Allison Corp.System and method for processing currency bills and documents bearing barcodes in a document processing device
US68545819 avr. 200215 févr. 2005Coinstar, Inc.Coin counter and voucher dispensing machine and method
US697657010 déc. 200320 déc. 2005Coinstar, Inc.Coin counter and voucher dispensing machine and method
US702882712 août 199618 avr. 2006Coinstar, Inc.Coin counter/sorter and coupon/voucher dispensing machine and method
US713158013 sept. 20057 nov. 2006Coinstar, Inc.Coin counter and voucher dispensing machine and method
US71527275 oct. 200126 déc. 2006Coinstar, Inc.Method and apparatus for coin or object sensing using adaptive operating point control
US721369716 avr. 20048 mai 2007Coinstar, Inc.Coin discrimination apparatus and method
US730311921 sept. 20064 déc. 2007Coinstar, Inc.Coin counter and voucher dispensing machine and method
US74648021 févr. 200616 déc. 2008Coinstar, Inc.Method and apparatus for conditioning coins prior to discrimination
US752037412 avr. 200721 avr. 2009Coinstar, Inc.Coin discrimination apparatus and method
US752719324 oct. 20075 mai 2009Coinstar, Inc.Coin counter and voucher dispensing machine and method
US765359914 févr. 200326 janv. 2010Coinstar, Inc.Methods and systems for exchanging and/or transferring various forms of value
US777845615 mai 200617 août 2010Cummins-Allison, Corp.Automatic currency processing system having ticket redemption module
US786543214 févr. 20034 janv. 2011Coinstar, Inc.Methods and systems for exchanging and/or transferring various forms of value
US787447826 mars 200925 janv. 2011Coinstar, Inc.Coin counter and voucher dispensing machine and method
US792974925 sept. 200619 avr. 2011Cummins-Allison Corp.System and method for saving statistical data of currency bills in a currency processing device
US794640613 nov. 200624 mai 2011Cummins-Allison Corp.Coin processing device having a moveable coin receptacle station
US797169920 janv. 20065 juil. 2011Coinstar, Inc.Coin counter/sorter and coupon/voucher dispensing machine and method
US79803787 mai 200919 juil. 2011Cummins-Allison CorporationSystems, apparatus, and methods for currency processing control and redemption
US802371514 juil. 201020 sept. 2011Cummins-Allison CorporationAutomatic currency processing system having ticket redemption module
US802427212 avr. 201020 sept. 2011Coinstar, Inc.Methods and systems for exchanging/transferring gift cards
US803337514 févr. 200311 oct. 2011Coinstar, Inc.Methods and systems for exchanging and/or transferring various forms of value
US804273225 mars 200925 oct. 2011Cummins-Allison Corp.Self service coin redemption card printer-dispenser
US810358628 déc. 200924 janv. 2012Coinstar, Inc.Methods and systems for exchanging and/or transferring various forms of value
US822982129 oct. 201024 juil. 2012Cummins-Allison Corp.Self-service currency exchange machine
US822985119 août 201124 juil. 2012Coinstar, Inc.Methods and systems for exchanging/transferring gift cards
US833231322 juil. 200811 déc. 2012Coinstar, Inc.Methods and systems for exchanging and/or transferring various forms of value
US839345510 mars 200412 mars 2013Cummins-Allison Corp.Coin processing device having a moveable coin receptacle station
US844395830 déc. 200821 mai 2013Cummins-Allison Corp.Apparatus, system and method for coin exchange
US852364115 sept. 20053 sept. 2013Cummins-Allison Corp.System, method and apparatus for automatically filling a coin cassette
US854529516 déc. 20111 oct. 2013Cummins-Allison Corp.Coin processing systems, methods and devices
US855969427 juin 201115 oct. 2013Cummins-Allison Corp.Currency processing system with fitness detection
US860220010 févr. 200510 déc. 2013Cummins-Allison Corp.Method and apparatus for varying coin-processing machine receptacle limits
US86841598 mars 20131 avr. 2014Cummins-Allison Corp.Method and apparatus for varying coin-processing machine receptacle limits
US868416027 févr. 20131 avr. 2014Cummins-Allison Corp.System and method for processing coins
US870185729 oct. 200822 avr. 2014Cummins-Allison Corp.System and method for processing currency bills and tickets
US870186016 juil. 201322 avr. 2014Cummins-Allison Corp.Coin processing systems, methods and devices
USRE4425223 mai 20074 juin 2013Cummins-Allison Corp.Coin redemption system
USRE4468929 juin 20127 janv. 2014Cummins-Allison Corp.Optical coin discrimination sensor and coin processing system using the same
EP0688000A29 juin 199520 déc. 1995ROYAL VENDORS, Inc.Tamper-resistant vending machine
EP1014313A1 *17 mars 199928 juin 2000Kabushiki Kaisha Nippon ConluxCoin handling device
WO1995030215A1 *1 mai 19959 nov. 1995Coinstar IncCoupon/voucher dispensing machine and method