A coin hopper includes a coin pusher consisting of a container, a rotating disc and a power drive for dispensing coins, and a rack that defines therein a coin passage that extends upwardly from the coin pusher and consists of a bottom sloping segment, an intermediate arched segment and a top vertical segment for guiding …

Legal parties

Inventors (applicants): Chiao-Hao Chang, Sung-Ching Lin, Tzu-Feng Tseng
Assignees (initial): International Currency Technologies Corporation (Taipei, TW)
Agents: Muncy, Geissler, Olds & Lowe, PLLC (attorney)

The application was examined by Mark Beauchaine (USPTO dept. 3653)


  • 1. A coin hopper for dispensing coins, comprising: …
  • 2. The coin hopper as claimed in claim 1 , wherein said coin pusher further …
  • 3. The coin hopper as claimed in claim 2 , wherein said rack comprises a sloping …

International priority data

TW: 98139161 A / Nov. 18, 2009 (national)

Cited documents


  • Paulsen et al. US 4592377 A, Jun. 1, 1986
  • Chen US 5688166 A, Nov. 1, 1997
  • Abe US 7201649 B2 / 453/29, Apr. 1, 2007
  • Enomoto US 7018285 B2, Mar. 1, 2006

Brief Description of the Drawings

FIG. 1 is an elevational view of a coin hopper in accordance with the present invention. FIG. 2 is an exploded view of the coin hopper in accordance with the present …


Background of the Invention

1. Field of the Invention The present invention relates to coin dispensing technology and more particularly, to a coin hopper with an upward coin passage, which comprises a coin pusher …

Other Patent Relations

This application is a Continuation-In-Part of application Ser. No. 12/709,210, filed on Feb. 19, 2010, now abandoned, for which priority is claimed under 35 U.S.C. §120. The patent application identified …

Detailed Description of the Preferred Embodiment

Referring to FIGS. 1 , 2 and 3, a coin hopper for use in a coin dispenser in accordance with the present invention is shown. The coin hopper comprises a coin …

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Miscellaneous patent data

The invention description is illustrated by 9 drawings, the drawings include the following: Exploded view of the coin, Elevational view of a coin, Coin Hopper With an Upward, Exploded view of the track, the recorded agent's company is Muncy, Geissler, Olds & Lowe, PLLC, similar classification categories are Counting coins, Handling of coins not provided for in the other groups of this subclass, Integral, Testing specially adapted to determine the identity or genuineness of paper currency or similar valuable papers, e.g. for segregating those which are unacceptable or alien to a currency, Hand- or motor-driven devices for counting coins, Counter or Indicator, hand actuated, Centrifugal device conveys coins through assorter, Coin dispensers, Electric, Rotation device conveys coins through assorter, was examined by 3653 USPTO department, the examiner - Mark Beauchaine, the invention details are shown in 9 figures, the invention is titled Coin Hopper With an Upward Coin Passage, the grant number is 08517808, originally classified under Rotary, the application publication date is Feb. 28, 2012, the claim number 1 is selected as exemplary, the assignee is a foreign company or corporation, 9 claims comprise the protection scope, numbered 13/407,586 (application), the recorded applicant's name is Chang Chiao-Hao, the patent particularly claims a coin hopper for dispensing coins, comprising…, the assignee organization is International Currency Technologies Corporation, located in Taipei (TW), developed by Sung-Ching Lin et al., the recorded inventor's name is Tzu-Feng Tseng, the grant publication date is Aug. 27, 2013.

Invention classification information

The invention is classified under Rotary, Coin dispensers. The designated search classifications include Rotary, Ejector, Movable through hopper to separate and elevate articles, Rotary, With separate holdback means, Delivery of a distinct number of plural coins from a single source, Deliverer, Compound movement, Notched coin mover, Star wheel.

Patent details
Publication number 08517808
Publication date Aug. 27, 2013
Kind code B2
Application number 13/407,586
Application date Feb. 28, 2012
Application type U
Application series code 13
National classification 453/57
Total number of claims 9
Exemplary claims 1
Number of drawings 9
Number of figures 9
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