A coin apparatus includes a central housing with a coin holding interior. An upper funnel/distributor section facilitates removal of excess coins when said interior is being filled with a predetermined number of coins. The coin apparatus also includes coinage selectors, each having an allocation slot. Extending inwardly towards the center of the allocation slot is a resilient …

Legal parties

Inventors (applicants): Norman R. Byrne
Agents: Varnum, Riddering, Schmidt & Howlett LLP (attorney)

The application was examined by Jeffrey Shapiro (USPTO dept. 3653)


  • 1. A coin apparatus for counting, storing and distributing coins, said apparatus comprising: …
  • 2. A coin apparatus in accordance with claim 1 , characterized in that said apparatus …
  • 3. A coin apparatus in accordance with claim 2 , characterized in that said portion …

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Brief Description of the Drawings

The invention will now be described with respect to the drawings, in which: FIG. 1 is a plan view of a coin counter/distributor apparatus in accordance with the invention; FIG. …


Background of the Invention

1. Field of the Invention The invention relates to coinage storage apparatus and, more particularly, to apparatus for stacking and distributing predetermined number of coins. 2. Background Art Various types …

Cross-Reference to Related Applications

This application is based on and claims priority of U.S. Provisional Patent Application Ser. No. 61/146,836 filed Jan. 23, …

Detailed Description of the Invention

The principles of the invention are disclosed with respect to a coin counter/distributor apparatus 100 as illustrated in FIGS. 1-9 and described herein. For purposes of brevity, the coin counter/distributor …

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Miscellaneous patent data

The exemplary claims include number 1, the patent extension term is 381 days, 9 figures are supplied with the description, the inventor's state is MI, city - Ada, the published inventor's name is Byrne Norman R., particularly claims a coin apparatus for counting, storing and distributing coins, said apparatus…, the application number is 12/693,318 (U.S.), similar categories include Testing the dimensions, e.g. thickness, diameter, Testing the deformation, arranged on a helix, Stacker, Rectilinearly reciprocating, Testing the magnetic or electric properties, Rectilinearly reciprocating, hand actuated, Miscellaneous, Testing patterns thereon, Centrifugal device conveys coins through assorter, claims 1-8 comprise the invention scope, the application was examined by Jeffrey Shapiro (3653 USPTO department), the invention is titled Coin Counter and Distributor, the agent - Varnum, Riddering, Schmidt & Howlett LLP, includes the following drawings: Plan view of a coin, Front, elevation view of the coin, Upper, perspective view of the coin, Coin Counter and Distributor, categorized under Counter or Indicator as a primary classification, the grant number is 08597090, the applicant's state - MI, city - Ada, the applicant's first name is Norman R., and his last name is Byrne, the application publication date is Jan. 25, 2010, illustrated by 3 drawings, the grant publication date is Dec. 3, 2013, developed by Norman R. Byrne.

Invention classification information

The invention is classified under Counter or Indicator, Counting coins, Handling of coins not provided for in the other groups of this subclass, With tapered guide, Graduated markings, Stacker. The designated search classifications include Multiple, simultaneously acting and circumposed controllers, Dispensing plural articles.

Patent details
Publication number 08597090
Publication date Dec. 3, 2013
Kind code B2
Application number 12/693,318
Application date Jan. 25, 2010
Application type U
Application series code 12
Extension term 381
National classification 453/58
Total number of claims 8
Exemplary claims 1
Number of drawings 3
Number of figures 9
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