A bulk coin dispenser bin holds nonaligned coin inventory even when removed from a base containing drive mechanisms and control electronics. A rotor assembly at the bin outlet retains coin inventory during separation, with a rotating disk dispensing coins through a discharge slot in a controlled manner. Optional adjustment of the rotor assembly's angular positioning …

Legal parties

Inventors (applicants): Michael Thibedeau, Paul O. Stump, Jeffrey M. Janway, Victor A. Quattrini
Assignees (initial): Telequip Corporation (Salem, US)

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


  • 1. A bulk coin dispenser, comprising: …
  • 2. The bulk coin dispenser of claim 1 , wherein the member within the rotor …
  • 3. The bulk coin dispenser of claim 2 , wherein the cutouts within the rotor …

Cited documents


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Brief Description of the Drawings

For a more complete understanding of the present disclosure and its advantages, reference is now made to the following description taken in conjunction with the accompanying drawings …


Technical Field

The present application relates generally to bulk coin handling mechanisms and, more specifically, to a modular bulk coin dispenser with a removable bin that retains inventory when removed …

Cross-Reference to Related Applications

This application claims priority to U.S. Provisional Patent Application Ser. No. 61/326,963 entitled MODULAR BULK COIN DISPENSER WITH HOPPER REMOVAL FROM DRIVE AND CONTROL MECHANISM and filed on Apr. 22, 2010. …

Detailed Description

FIGS. 1 through 4 , discussed below, and the various embodiments used to describe the principles of the present disclosure in this patent document are by way of illustration only …

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Miscellaneous patent data

The patent was granted on Dec. 31, 2013, developed by Victor A. Quattrini et al., the patent particularly claims a bulk coin dispenser, comprising…, the exemplary patent drawings are modular bulk coin dispenser system, Bottom perspective view of removable, Modular Bulk Coin Dispenser, bulk coin dispenser with a bin removable, the invention is titled Modular Bulk Coin Dispenser With Hopper Removal From Drive and Control Mechanism, the exemplary claims include number 1, the patent extension term is 131 days, the assignee classification - a United States company, illustrated by 5 drawings, the application publication date is Apr. 22, 2011, located in Salem (US), the assignee company is Telequip Corporation, categorized under Rotary as a primary classification, 6 figures are supplied with the description, the grant number is 08616942, the inventor's state is NH, city - Manchester, the published inventor's name is Jeffrey M. Janway, the protection scope is defined by 20 claims, the applicant's city - Londonderry, state - NH, the applicant's name is Michael Thibedeau, an application examiner - Mark Beauchaine (3653 USPTO department), the application number is 13/092,814 (U.S.), similar patents are classified under Belt or chain conveys coins through assorter, Rectilinearly reciprocating, dispensing the difference between a sum paid and a sum charged, Sorting coins by means of stepped deflectors, Graduated markings, Electric, Star wheel, Testing the hardness or elasticity, Change trays, Testing the dimensions, e.g. thickness, diameter, Testing the deformation.

Invention classification information

The invention is classified under Coin dispensers, Rotary. The designated search classifications include With counter, Delivery of a distinct number of plural coins from a single source, Delivery from plural sources by a single actuation, With size adjusting means, Assorter, Adjustable size, Deliverer.

Patent details
Publication number 08616942
Publication date Dec. 31, 2013
Kind code B2
Application number 13/092,814
Application date Apr. 22, 2011
Application type U
Application series code 13
Extension term 131
National classification 453/49
Total number of claims 20
Exemplary claims 1
Number of drawings 5
Number of figures 6
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