Abstract

Apparatus for preventing unauthorized removal of currency items from a currency handling apparatus is provided. A removable security gate mechanism is provided that comprises a housing, a rotatable gate, a drive wheel and a positioning member. The positioning member is selectively engageable with the drive wheel for positioning the rotatable gate …

Legal parties

Party
Inventors (applicants): Robert J. Clauser, Karen Marvin, Michael D. Nunn
Assignees (initial): MEI, Inc. (Malvern, US)
Agents: Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. (attorney)

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

Claims

  • 1. A security gate mechanism for a currency handling apparatus having a currency passageway comprising …
  • 2. The security gate mechanism according to claim 1 wherein the drive wheel is a toothed …
  • 3. The security gate mechanism according to claim 1 wherein the positioning member is moved …

Cited documents

Patents

  • Yoshioka et al. US 6991083 B2 / 194/346, Jan. 1, 2006

Brief Description of the Drawings

FIG. 1 illustrates an example of a currency handling apparatus. FIG. 2 illustrates the interconnection of various components of a currency handling apparatus. …

Description

Field of Disclosure

The disclosure relates to a device for preventing unauthorized removal of currency items from a currency handling apparatus. More particularly, the disclosure relates to a removable security gate device to prevent …

Related Applications

This application claims priority to U.S. Provisional Application No. 61/586,100, filed Jan. 12, 2012, the content of which is hereby expressly incorporated by …

Detailed Description of the Disclosure

As illustrated in the example of FIGS. 1-3 , a currency handling apparatus 10 including a validation module 20, a removable storage unit 30, passageway 300, and a chassis 40. In some …

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Miscellaneous patent data

Invented by Karen Marvin et al., the assignee is a United States company, located in Malvern (US), the assignee company is MEI, Inc., similar categories include two or more magazines having a common delivery chute, wherein two or more coins of the same denomination are required for each transaction, Slot closure, Having means to hold check in contact with detent, Coaxial pivoted parts, in which magazines the articles are stored one vertically above the other, Coin-actuated mechanisms, Interlocks, Check-Operated Releaser for Automobile Service Equipment, Circuit includes movable contact, wherein two or more coins of the same denomination are required for each transaction, illustrated by 28 drawings, the patent particularly claims a security gate mechanism for a currency handling apparatus having a currency…, the inventor's name is Marvin Karen, the inventor's address - Pottstown, PA, the grant publication date is Apr. 15, 2014, the invention details are shown in 36 figures, the examination was conducted by Mark Beauchaine (3653 USPTO department), the grant number is 08695778 (publication number), the known agent's company is Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo, P.C., categorized under Slot closure as a primary classification, the exemplary claims include number 1, 19 claims comprise the protection scope, the application publication date is Jan. 9, 2013, numbered 13/737,343 (application), the invention is named Modular Security Gate, the exemplary patent drawings are example of the coupling of a validation, Modular Security Gate, various components of a currency, example of a currency handling.

Invention classification information

The invention is classified under Slot closure, Wire or filament diverter, Coin slots, Means preventing use of tethered check, Coin inlet arrangements, Coins specially adapted to operate coin-freed mechanisms. The designated search classifications include Sliding, rotary or oscillating movement, Slot closure, Revolving guide component; e.g., roller or gear, Deposit type, Closures, Shutters, Port type, Wall and Panel Structures, Closures and Closure Adjuncts, With Additional, Disparate Means Preventing Fraudulent Actuation, Check or Key Controlled, Means preventing use of tethered check, Wire or filament diverter, Including Specific Check Passageway.

Patent details
Publication number 08695778
Publication date Apr. 15, 2014
Kind code B2
Application number 13/737,343
Application date Jan. 9, 2013
Application type U
Application series code 13
National classification 194/351
Total number of claims 19
Exemplary claims 1
Number of drawings 28
Number of figures 36
Terminal disclaimer
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