Abstract

A coin sensor arrangement to sense the different diameters of coins in a singulated stream of coins moving along a coin path includes a movable member that is displaced from a first position to a second position by passage of the largest-diameter coins moving along the coin path. When the member reaches the second position …

Legal parties

Party
Inventors (applicants): Gregory F. String
Assignees (initial): GCCM, LLC (Harrisburg, US)
Agents: Hooker & Habib, P.C. (attorney)

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

Claims

  • 1. A coin processing machine for serially processing coins of various denominations, each denomination coin …
  • 2. The coin processing machine of claim 1 wherein the movable member is configured for pivotal …
  • 3. The coin processing machine of claim 1 including a support member having a flat …

Cited documents

Patents

  • String US 8172654 B2, May. 1, 2012
  • Sentoku US 4904223 A / 453/7, Feb. 1, 1990
  • String US 2013/0059515 A1, Mar. 1, 2013
  • String US 7243774 B2, Jul. 1, 2007
  • Shuie US 4998611 A / 194/337, Mar. 1, 1991

Drawings

Brief Summary of the Drawings

FIG. 1 is a perspective view of a prior art coin processing machine having a known coin sensor arrangement; and FIG. 2 is a perspective view of the coin processing …

Description

Field of the Disclosure

This disclosure relates to coin processing machines, and more specifically, to sensing the diameter of coins and determining the denomination of coins …

Description of One or More Embodiments

FIG. 2 illustrates the coin machine 10 modified to utilize an embodiment of a coin sensor arrangement in accordance with an embodiment of the present invention. To reduce drawing clutter …

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Miscellaneous patent data

The inventor's state is PA, city - Mechanicsburg, the inventor's last name is String, and his first name is Gregory F., the grant date is Sep. 9, 2014 (publication date), categorized under Assorter as a primary classification, particularly claims a coin processing machine for serially processing coins of various denominations…, invented by Gregory F. String, similar documents are classified under Sorting a mixed bulk of coins into denominations, Photoelectric, follower, Stacker, Delivery of a distinct number of plural coins from a single source, Microwaves, Testing the stiffness, hand actuated, Smallest first, Testing the dimensions, e.g. thickness, diameter, Testing the deformation, located in Harrisburg (US), the assignee organization is GCCM, LLC, illustrated by 2 drawings, the exemplary patent drawings are Coin Sensor Arrangement for Coin, Perspective view of a prior, Perspective view of the coin, the application publication date is Apr. 2, 2013, the examination was conducted by Mark Beauchaine, the main examiner (3653 USPTO department), claims 1-17 comprise the invention scope, explained by 2 figures, the invention is named Coin Sensor Arrangement for Coin Processing Machine, assigned to a United States company, the application number is 13/855,401 (U.S.), the grant number is 08827776 (publication number), the claim 1 is exemplary as chosen by the examiner, the recorded agent's company name - Hooker & Habib, P.C.

Invention classification information

The invention is classified under Sorting a mixed bulk of coins into denominations, By pivoted lever sensor, Apparatus driven under control of coin-sensing elements, Testing the dimensions, e.g. thickness, diameter, Testing the deformation, Assorter. The designated search classifications include Resilient, Assorter, Having means to test size, Including Noncontacting, Relatively Movable Parts Connected by Check, By pivoted lever sensor, With Dispensing-Type Outlet, Electric, Testing the dimensions, e.g. thickness, diameter, Testing the deformation, By cradle sensor, Apparatus driven under control of coin-sensing elements, Delivery of a distinct number of plural coins from a single source, Deliverer, Resilient outlet, With counter.

Patent details
Publication number 08827776
Publication date Sep. 9, 2014
Kind code B1
Application number 13/855,401
Application date Apr. 2, 2013
Application type U
Application series code 13
National classification 453/3
Total number of claims 17
Exemplary claims 1
Number of drawings 2
Number of figures 2
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