GB2455558A - Tamper evident enclosure for the storage and transport of documents - Google Patents

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GB2455558A
GB2455558A GB0724377A GB0724377A GB2455558A GB 2455558 A GB2455558 A GB 2455558A GB 0724377 A GB0724377 A GB 0724377A GB 0724377 A GB0724377 A GB 0724377A GB 2455558 A GB2455558 A GB 2455558A
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    • EFIXED CONSTRUCTIONS
    • E05LOCKS; KEYS; WINDOW OR DOOR FITTINGS; SAFES
    • E05GSAFES OR STRONG-ROOMS FOR VALUABLES; BANK PROTECTION DEVICES; SAFETY TRANSACTION PARTITIONS
    • E05G1/00Safes or strong-rooms for valuables
    • E05G1/14Safes or strong-rooms for valuables with means for masking or destroying the valuables, e.g. in case of theft
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    • G07CHECKING-DEVICES
    • G07DHANDLING OF COINS OR VALUABLE PAPERS, e.g. TESTING, SORTING BY DENOMINATIONS, COUNTING, DISPENSING, CHANGING OR DEPOSITING
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Abstract

Apparatus for storage and transport of documents, the apparatus comprises a frame 10 spanned by flexible material and a cover plate 20 slideable therealong to close the frame, the cover plate has a leading edge which comprises a first member shaped to form an irreversible lock with a correspondingly shaped second member 11 on the frame, wherein the cover plate comprises a plurality of holes, the holes being formed to allow some or all of the contents to be marked in the event of tampering and prevent withdrawal of the contents therethrough. The frame may comprise flaps which may be deflectable to allow the passage of bank notes to be stored within the flexible material. The frame may include channels for slidably receiving the covering plate and where the cover plate may comprise means to engage irreversibly with the frame wherein this may cause the removal of the cover plate to tear or visibly mark the flexible material. The frame may be adapted to be snap filled into the top of an open topped container which is locatable in a housing. The flexible material may be in the form of a bag for storing banknotes or documents for transport.

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TAMPER EVIDENT ENCLOSURE FOR THE STORAGE

AND TRANSPORT OF DOCUMENTS

This invention relates to a tamper-evident enclosure for the storage and transport of documents such as bank notes, visa slips, gift tokens, cheques and the like.

Typically, at a point of sale such as a cashier's desk in a supermarket, a container is io suspended beneath the desk for the intermittent reception of bank notes. It may be used to store notes as they are taken from customers, and/or as an overf low" for a till on or in the desk. When the pile of notes of a particular denomination in the till reaches a given level it may be transferred to the container, which offers better security than the till. Periodically the loaded containers are taken by security personnel to a bank, or more usually they are taken by the staff to a central counting room, where the money is counted and bagged for transport to the bank.

Some containers currently in use are rigid boxes which slide into and out of guides beneath a counter whereby they are supported. Provision is normally made for locking them in position. The front face of a container is upwardly inclined and has an exposed top opening through which one or more notes can be inserted. Behind the inclined front face is a barrier with a central, vertical slot. A plunger mechanism hinged near the bottom of the barrier can be manipulated, when notes have been inserted, to push them through the slot into the body of the container.

Containers of this kind have numerous drawbacks. They are expensive to produce and are not adequately tamper proof. Money behind the slotted barrier is still accessible through the opening and can be "fished" using, for example, adhesive tape. The relatively clumsy plunger mechanism can trap fingers and damage nails.

Another type of apparatus is a container as described in our patent application number PCT/GBO1/03831 (published as WO 02/19289). The application describes a rigid frame spanned by flexible material, the frame having parallel sides provided with channels which receive side edges of a cover plate. The cover plate is slideable along the channels to close the frame and has a leading edge comprising a tongue which enters a correspondingly shaped flexible hollow formation on the frame. The arrangement is such that when the cover plate fully closes the frame the tongue is locked in the formation. The plate can be removed only by breaking the tongue. This provides immediate evidence of tampering.

No container, however strong, will withstand a determined attempt to breach it. All that is in practice necessary is to be able to determine immediately and with certainty that a breach has occurred so that the culprit can be apprehended and identified and/or to ensure that appropriate accounting adjustments are made to compensate for the breach.

It is as a result of considering previous solutions to the problem that the present invention has been reached.

In a first aspect, the invention relates to an apparatus for storage and transport of documents, comprising a frame spanned by flexible material and a cover plate slideable therealong to close the frame, the cover plate having a leading edge comprising a first member shaped to form an irreversible lock with a correspondingly shaped second member on the frame, wherein one of the first member or second member is formed, at least in part, from a transparent material.

In a second aspect, the Invention relates to an apparatus for storage and transport of documents, comprising a frame spanned by flexible material and a cover plate slideable therealong to close the frame, the cover plate having a leading edge comprising a first member shaped to form an irreversible lock with a correspondingly shaped second member on the frame, wherein the cover plate comprises a plurality of holes, the holes being formed to allow some or all of the contents to be marked in the event of tampering and prevent withdrawal of the contents therethrough.

Preferably, the frame comprises one or more resilient flaps, biased to or towards a co-planar attitude, said flaps being deflectable to allow passage of one or more bank notes or documents to be stored within the flexible material.

In a third aspect, the invention relates to an apparatus for storage and transport of documents, comprising a frame spanned by flexible material and a cover plate slideable therealong to close the frame, the cover plate having a leading edge comprising a first member shaped to form an irreversible lock with a correspondingly shaped second member on the frame, wherein the frame comprises one or more resilient flaps, biased to or towards a co-planar attitude, said flaps being deflectable to allow passage of one or more bank notes to be stored in the flexible material.

Preferably, the resilient flaps are attached to the frame by means of two or more tabs, where at least one of the tabs effects the attachment in a direction at an angle to the direction of attachment of the one or more other tabs. Preferably, the angle is approximately 90°. It is also preferred that the flaps comprise one or more notches adjacent to at least one of the tabs.

Preferably, stop means are provided to prevent said flaps rising above the frame.

The known prior art permits removal of the cover plate after snapping the tamper-evident means. In this invention, by not permitting removal of the cover plate, to gain entry to the stored notes it is necessary to pierce the flexible material. This makes tampering immediately evident.

Preferably the non-leading end of the cover plate comprises engaging means to engage irreversibly with the frame and/or flexible material to lock the plate. It is preferable to engage the flexible material such that removal of the cover plate will tear or visibly mark the flexible matenal.

Such a mechanism is only possible when the removal of the cover plate is not required.

The advantage of such a mechanism is that it provides security against gaining access by simply lifting up one end of the cover plate.

Preferably, one, some or all of the cover plate, the flexible material and the resilient flaps comprise a plurality of holes formed to ensure that some or all of the contents of the flexible material may be marked with a dye in the event of tampering and to preclude removal of the contents therethrough. The holes must therefore be large enough and numerous enough to allow a suitable quantity of dye to pass through, but be small enough to not allow a rolled-up bank note to pass through in the event of "fishing".

Preferably, the holes in the cover plate are arranged in a regular pattern, for instance in alternating rows of three and six holes. Alternatively, the holes in the cover plate may be arranges in an entirely random fashion.

Preferably, at least a portion of the holes comprised in the resilient flaps are arranged in one or more straight lines parallel to the longest edge of the flaps. Alternatively, at least a portion of the holes comprised in the resilient flaps are arranged in a line oblique to the longest edge of the flap.

Preferably, the flexible material comprises a bag having a lower portion and side portions, wherein the holes, if present, are formed only in the lower portion. The lower portion may comprise a plurality of panels and the holes, if present, are comprised in one, some or all of the panels.

Preferably, the first or second member comprises a female portion and the second or first member comprises a male member.

One problem with placing the frame into a device designed to hold notes is that the frame is ideally held close to an adjacent surface with little space in which to insert fishing' means to remove notes. The dose fit ensures that it is difficult properly to insert the frame and it may not be evident that it has been incorrectly inserted.

Moulding the hollow formation thus provides a guide to permit correct insertion into a device. Preferably, the female portion is shaped so as to aid insertion of the frame into a housing.

Preferably, the female portion is formed, at least in part, from a transparent material.

Preferably, the male member is brightly coloured to provide a strong contrast to aid detection of tampering.

Preferably, the leading and, if present, non-leading ends of the cover plate are separate components attached to the cover plate.

Preferably, the leading and, if present, non-leading end components comprise frangible portions. The frangible portions will snap off if any attempt is made at removing the ends of the cover plate. The tampering (whether successful or not) is then immediately evident.

Preferably, the frame is adapted to be snap-fitted into the top of an open-topped container which is locatable in a housing.

Preferably, the flexible material is a plastics material, preferably recyclable plastics material.

It should be possible to separate, e.g. by grinding, and re-use all the components in a cost-effective environmentally friendly manner.

Preferably, one or more spigots are formed on the cover plate or the frame, the spigots for receiving washers to abut the frame or the cover to prevent the cover from engaging irreversibly with the frame.

Preferably, the frame comprises channels for slidably receiving the covering plate and the second member comprises covering tabs for covering some or all of the openings to the channels.

Preferably, the holes have a diameter of between 2mm and 10mm, say between 3mm and 5mm.

In a fourth aspect, the invention relates to a money storage apparatus comprising an aperture to receive apparatus as described above and means to insert documents into the apparatus received in the aperture.

Preferably, the money storage apparatus further comprises locking means, arranged to be engageable with the frame of the apparatus and to be disengageable therefrom upon insertion of a cover plate of the apparatus into said aperture.

In a preferred embodiment of the invention the frame is adapted to be snap-fitted into the lop of an open-topped container which is locatable in a housing, the container being held in the housing by a catch which is disengaged by the cover plate as the latter fully closes the frame.

Alternatively, the frame of may be adapted to be snugly received in a container and held securely in the container by, inter a/ia, a lid.

In a preferred embodiment the present invention will now be described by way of non-limitative example with reference to the accompanying drawings, in which: Figure 1 is a perspective view of the frame closed by the cover plate; Figure 2 is a plan view of the upper surfaces of the frame and the cover plate; Figure 3 is a plan view of the lower surfaces of the frame and the cover plate; Figure 4 is a perspective view of the frame and the cover plate, separated into component parts; Figure 5 shows an alternative arrangement of holes in the flaps; Figure 6 shows a lower portion of a bag according to an embodiment of the invention.

Figure 7 shows an inverted frame according to an embodiment of the invention, having a plastic bag for receiving documents attached.

Referring to Figure 1, the present invention comprises a frame 10 holding a cover plate 20. A shaped hollow formation 11 of the frame 10 retains the cover plate 20 such that it cannot be removed.

The frame 10 is designed to be used in conjunction with storage means such as a plastic bag 31. Figure 7 shows an inverted frame 10 having a plastic bag 31 attached, the bag having a lower portion 31 and an upper portion 38.

Figure 6 shows a plan view of the tower portion 32, which comprises a lower panel 37, flanked by opposing lower end panels 33,34 and lower side panels 35,36.

Referring again to Figure 7, the upper portion 38 comprises a pair of opposing upper end panels 39,40 and a pair of opposing upper side panels 4142. The upper end panels 39,40 are joined by seems along opposing edges to the upper side panels 41,42 and the lower end panels 33,34 are joined along opposing edges to the lower side panels 35,36. The lower portion 32 and the upper portion 38 are joined by seems along corresponding end and side panels and the upper portion 38 is joined to the frame 10.

The frame 10 and bag 31 are placed in a cash receiving machine (not shown).

Figures 2 and 3 respectively show upper and lower perspectives of the cover plate 20 and frame 10. Leading points 28 on the cover plate are received in channels 18 in the frame 10. The channels 18 cover the edges of the plate 20 such that the edges cannot be prised up and away from the frame 10. A tongue 21 of the plate 20 has teeth 22 which form a lock with the corresponding portion 11 of the frame 10. The tongue 21 has rounded leading edges to aid insertion into the hollow formation 11. Portion 11 is preferably transparent so that it can be visually inspected to determine whether the lock has been properly formed or tampered with. Correspondingly, at least the tongue 21, or preferably the entire leading edge is brightly coloured to enable a strong contrast, further highlighting any tampering.

Spigots 29 protrude from the leading edge of the cover plate 20 either side of the tongue 21. These spigots 29 are received in corresponding grooves (not shown) in the hollow formation 11 when the cover plate 20 is locked in position. Washers (not shown) may be threaded onto the spigots 29 such that they may abut the hollow portion 11 to prevent the cover plate 20 from locking into position when it is not desired, for example when the enclosure is in transit before use.

The shaped hollow formation 11 of the frame 10 has a protrusion 12. This is designed to aid location of the frame 10 and bag 31, 32 within a cash receiving machine (not shown). Ideally the frame 10 cannot then be removed from the machine until completely closed by the cover plate 20. To this end, the cover plate 20 has a leading end having tabs 23 which engage with the cash receMng machine (not shown) and permit removal of the frame 10 and bag 31, 32.

The hollow formation 11 also comprises covering tabs 15 which protrude from the side of the hollow formation 11 to cover the openings of channels 18.

S Once the cover plate 20 has closed the frame 10 it is not designed to be re-opened.

This lock is formed by teeth 22 and the hollow portion 11 as described further elsewhere. Instead the bag 31 must be cut open if the money is to be removed. This means that any tampering or removal of money is immediately evident. To prevent attempts at tampering with the cover plate 20, its end portions have frangible parts 24 which will break on the application of pressure. Any attempt to prise up either end of the cover plate 20 will cause the frangible portions 24 to break and make it obvious that tampering has occurred.

In cover plates as currently known, the cover plate is designed to be removable and held only such that any removal of the cover plate will be spotted. The aim of the present invention however is to lock the cover plate 20 irreversibly with the frame 10.

To this end, the leading edge of the cover plate 20 has a tongue 21 having projections 22. These are preferably in the form of teeth. The shaped hollow formation 11 of the frame 10 is designed to receive the tongue 21 and has corresponding projections (not shown) which are designed to mesh with projections 22 of the cover plate 20 and form an irreversible lock. In a preferred embodiment, the shaped hollow formation 11 is transparent so that all projections 22 may be clearly seen. Thus, any attempted tampering/breaking of the projections will be evident. It will be appreciated that although it is desirable for the tongue 21 to fully engage the hollow formation 11, partial engagement therewith will at least cause some of the projections 22 to engage the corresponding formations, and thereby provide an irreversible lock. Of course, the more projections 22 that engage, the more secure the lock. It may also be preferable to ensure that the cover plate can only disengage a lock or catch on the cash receiving machine (not shown) in which the frame is located, and thereby allow removal of the closed frame, if the lock is fully engaged.

The frame 10 comprises flaps 13. These flaps 13 are resiliently moveable to permit entry into the bag 31 of a bank note and act also to retain notes in said bag 31 once it is full. Each of the flaps 13 is attached to the frame 10 at either of its ends by means of end tabs 132 and in a central region by middle tab 134. The end tabs 132 and middle tab 134 effect the attachment in different directions, preferably at right-angles to each other, providing a strong yet resilient join. Notches 136 either side of middle tabs 134 provide additional flexibility to the flaps 13.

In some embodiments, the flaps 13 also comprise rounded protrusions 16 at one of its end edges. These protrusions usually rest in corresponding recesses 17. Optionally, the recesses 17 have chamfered sides (not shown), which allow the protrusions 16 to pass as the flaps 13 are pushed downwardly for the first time, but then abut the protrusions to prevent the flaps from returning to a position coplanar with the frame.

This arrangement prevents the flaps 13 from being pushed upwards by the contents of the bag 31, 32, whereby the insertion of the cover plate 20 could be prevented.

Alternatively1 the flaps may be prevented from returning to a position coplanar with the frame by a mechanism held within the cash receiving machine (not shown).

Referring to Figure 3 in particular, it can be seen that non-leading end 27 of the cover plate 20 comprises a further locking part 25. This is designed to lock the non-leading end 27 of the cover plate 20 to the frame 10 by means of teeth or other projections (not shown). The locking part 25 will also preferably trap a portion of the bag 31 material (riot shown) between it and the frame 10 such that any removal of the non-leading end 27 will tear the material of the bag 31, 32 and be obvious. This mechanism in conjunction with the frangible portions 24 ensures that any tampering (whether successful or otherwise) will be obvious.

Holes 26 in the cover plate 20 and the flaps 13 allow for the entry of marking dyes or smoke in the event of theft. Preferably, the holes 26 are large enough to ensure that most of the contents of the bag 31, 32 may be marked by dyes in the event of tampering, yet small enough to preclude the withdrawal of contents therethrough.

In certain preferred embodiments, holes are also provided in the bag 31, 32.

Moreover, it has been surprisingly found that it is necessary to provide holes only in the lower portion 31 to effect adequate exposure of the contents of the bag 31, 32 to marking dyes in the even of tampering. Accordingly, holes may need only be provided in one, some or all of the lower end panels 33,34, lower side panels 35,36, or lower panel 37.

In one embodiment, the holes 26 in the flaps 13 are arranged in one or more lines, where at least some of the holes 26 form a line at an angle to the longest edge of the flap 13, as is shown in Figures 2, 3 and 4. In another embodiment, the holes 26 in the flaps 13 are arranged in one or more straight lines parallel to the longest edge of the flap 13, as is shown in Figure 5.

In one embodiment, the holes 26 in the cover plate 20 form a regular pattern. Most preferably, the holes 26 form a pattern comprising alternating rows of three holes and six holes along the length of the cover plate 20. In alternative embodiments, the holes 26 may be arranged in the cover plate 20 in parallel or oblique lines. In further embodiments, the holes 26 may be arranged in the cover plate 20 in a random fashion.

In a preferred embodiment, and as shown in Figure 4, the leading end 30 and non leading end 27 of the cover plate and the shaped hollow formation 11 of the frame 10 may be moulded separately from the frame 10 and cover plate 20 and attached thereto during manufacture. This enables the frame 10 and cover plate 20 to be made from a simple moulding, with the more complex components moulded separately and then assembled later. Moreover, the combination of separate hollow portion 11, frame 10 and leading edge 30 makes the locked portion very difficult to snap off. In contrast.

apparatus according to the prior art are fabricated such that snapping off of the locking portion is easy. The separate components may be attached by any suitable means such as is known in the art.

All components including the bag 31, 32 may be made of plastics materials, preferably recyclable plastics materials. In some preferred embodiments, the components are made from different colour materials to promote ease of sorting before recycling.

Of course, the location of the hollow formation and tongue may be reversed. TAMPER EVIDENT ENCLOSURE FOR THE STORAGE

AND TRANSPORT OF DOCUMENTS

This invention relates to a tamper-evident enclosure for the storage and transport of documents such as bank notes, visa slips, gift tokens, cheques and the like.

Typically, at a point of sale such as a cashier's desk in a supermarket, a container is io suspended beneath the desk for the intermittent reception of bank notes. It may be used to store notes as they are taken from customers, and/or as an overf low" for a till on or in the desk. When the pile of notes of a particular denomination in the till reaches a given level it may be transferred to the container, which offers better security than the till. Periodically the loaded containers are taken by security personnel to a bank, or more usually they are taken by the staff to a central counting room, where the money is counted and bagged for transport to the bank.

Some containers currently in use are rigid boxes which slide into and out of guides beneath a counter whereby they are supported. Provision is normally made for locking them in position. The front face of a container is upwardly inclined and has an exposed top opening through which one or more notes can be inserted. Behind the inclined front face is a barrier with a central, vertical slot. A plunger mechanism hinged near the bottom of the barrier can be manipulated, when notes have been inserted, to push them through the slot into the body of the container.

Containers of this kind have numerous drawbacks. They are expensive to produce and are not adequately tamper proof. Money behind the slotted barrier is still accessible through the opening and can be "fished" using, for example, adhesive tape. The relatively clumsy plunger mechanism can trap fingers and damage nails.

Another type of apparatus is a container as described in our patent application number PCT/GBO1/03831 (published as WO 02/19289). The application describes a rigid frame spanned by flexible material, the frame having parallel sides provided with channels which receive side edges of a cover plate. The cover plate is slideable along the channels to close the frame and has a leading edge comprising a tongue which enters a correspondingly shaped flexible hollow formation on the frame. The arrangement is such that when the cover plate fully closes the frame the tongue is locked in the formation. The plate can be removed only by breaking the tongue. This provides immediate evidence of tampering.

No container, however strong, will withstand a determined attempt to breach it. All that is in practice necessary is to be able to determine immediately and with certainty that a breach has occurred so that the culprit can be apprehended and identified and/or to ensure that appropriate accounting adjustments are made to compensate for the breach.

It is as a result of considering previous solutions to the problem that the present invention has been reached.

In a first aspect, the invention relates to an apparatus for storage and transport of documents, comprising a frame spanned by flexible material and a cover plate slideable therealong to close the frame, the cover plate having a leading edge comprising a first member shaped to form an irreversible lock with a correspondingly shaped second member on the frame, wherein one of the first member or second member is formed, at least in part, from a transparent material.

In a second aspect, the Invention relates to an apparatus for storage and transport of documents, comprising a frame spanned by flexible material and a cover plate slideable therealong to close the frame, the cover plate having a leading edge comprising a first member shaped to form an irreversible lock with a correspondingly shaped second member on the frame, wherein the cover plate comprises a plurality of holes, the holes being formed to allow some or all of the contents to be marked in the event of tampering and prevent withdrawal of the contents therethrough.

Preferably, the frame comprises one or more resilient flaps, biased to or towards a co-planar attitude, said flaps being deflectable to allow passage of one or more bank notes or documents to be stored within the flexible material.

In a third aspect, the invention relates to an apparatus for storage and transport of documents, comprising a frame spanned by flexible material and a cover plate slideable therealong to close the frame, the cover plate having a leading edge comprising a first member shaped to form an irreversible lock with a correspondingly shaped second member on the frame, wherein the frame comprises one or more resilient flaps, biased to or towards a co-planar attitude, said flaps being deflectable to allow passage of one or more bank notes to be stored in the flexible material.

Preferably, the resilient flaps are attached to the frame by means of two or more tabs, where at least one of the tabs effects the attachment in a direction at an angle to the direction of attachment of the one or more other tabs. Preferably, the angle is approximately 90°. It is also preferred that the flaps comprise one or more notches adjacent to at least one of the tabs.

Preferably, stop means are provided to prevent said flaps rising above the frame.

The known prior art permits removal of the cover plate after snapping the tamper-evident means. In this invention, by not permitting removal of the cover plate, to gain entry to the stored notes it is necessary to pierce the flexible material. This makes tampering immediately evident.

Preferably the non-leading end of the cover plate comprises engaging means to engage irreversibly with the frame and/or flexible material to lock the plate. It is preferable to engage the flexible material such that removal of the cover plate will tear or visibly mark the flexible matenal.

Such a mechanism is only possible when the removal of the cover plate is not required.

The advantage of such a mechanism is that it provides security against gaining access by simply lifting up one end of the cover plate.

Preferably, one, some or all of the cover plate, the flexible material and the resilient flaps comprise a plurality of holes formed to ensure that some or all of the contents of the flexible material may be marked with a dye in the event of tampering and to preclude removal of the contents therethrough. The holes must therefore be large enough and numerous enough to allow a suitable quantity of dye to pass through, but be small enough to not allow a rolled-up bank note to pass through in the event of "fishing".

Preferably, the holes in the cover plate are arranged in a regular pattern, for instance in alternating rows of three and six holes. Alternatively, the holes in the cover plate may be arranges in an entirely random fashion.

Preferably, at least a portion of the holes comprised in the resilient flaps are arranged in one or more straight lines parallel to the longest edge of the flaps. Alternatively, at least a portion of the holes comprised in the resilient flaps are arranged in a line oblique to the longest edge of the flap.

Preferably, the flexible material comprises a bag having a lower portion and side portions, wherein the holes, if present, are formed only in the lower portion. The lower portion may comprise a plurality of panels and the holes, if present, are comprised in one, some or all of the panels.

Preferably, the first or second member comprises a female portion and the second or first member comprises a male member.

One problem with placing the frame into a device designed to hold notes is that the frame is ideally held close to an adjacent surface with little space in which to insert fishing' means to remove notes. The dose fit ensures that it is difficult properly to insert the frame and it may not be evident that it has been incorrectly inserted.

Moulding the hollow formation thus provides a guide to permit correct insertion into a device. Preferably, the female portion is shaped so as to aid insertion of the frame into a housing.

Preferably, the female portion is formed, at least in part, from a transparent material.

Preferably, the male member is brightly coloured to provide a strong contrast to aid detection of tampering.

Preferably, the leading and, if present, non-leading ends of the cover plate are separate components attached to the cover plate.

Preferably, the leading and, if present, non-leading end components comprise frangible portions. The frangible portions will snap off if any attempt is made at removing the ends of the cover plate. The tampering (whether successful or not) is then immediately evident.

Preferably, the frame is adapted to be snap-fitted into the top of an open-topped container which is locatable in a housing.

Preferably, the flexible material is a plastics material, preferably recyclable plastics material.

It should be possible to separate, e.g. by grinding, and re-use all the components in a cost-effective environmentally friendly manner.

Preferably, one or more spigots are formed on the cover plate or the frame, the spigots for receiving washers to abut the frame or the cover to prevent the cover from engaging irreversibly with the frame.

Preferably, the frame comprises channels for slidably receiving the covering plate and the second member comprises covering tabs for covering some or all of the openings to the channels.

Preferably, the holes have a diameter of between 2mm and 10mm, say between 3mm and 5mm.

In a fourth aspect, the invention relates to a money storage apparatus comprising an aperture to receive apparatus as described above and means to insert documents into the apparatus received in the aperture.

Preferably, the money storage apparatus further comprises locking means, arranged to be engageable with the frame of the apparatus and to be disengageable therefrom upon insertion of a cover plate of the apparatus into said aperture.

In a preferred embodiment of the invention the frame is adapted to be snap-fitted into the lop of an open-topped container which is locatable in a housing, the container being held in the housing by a catch which is disengaged by the cover plate as the latter fully closes the frame.

Alternatively, the frame of may be adapted to be snugly received in a container and held securely in the container by, inter a/ia, a lid.

In a preferred embodiment the present invention will now be described by way of non-limitative example with reference to the accompanying drawings, in which: Figure 1 is a perspective view of the frame closed by the cover plate; Figure 2 is a plan view of the upper surfaces of the frame and the cover plate; Figure 3 is a plan view of the lower surfaces of the frame and the cover plate; Figure 4 is a perspective view of the frame and the cover plate, separated into component parts; Figure 5 shows an alternative arrangement of holes in the flaps; Figure 6 shows a lower portion of a bag according to an embodiment of the invention.

Figure 7 shows an inverted frame according to an embodiment of the invention, having a plastic bag for receiving documents attached.

Referring to Figure 1, the present invention comprises a frame 10 holding a cover plate 20. A shaped hollow formation 11 of the frame 10 retains the cover plate 20 such that it cannot be removed.

The frame 10 is designed to be used in conjunction with storage means such as a plastic bag 31. Figure 7 shows an inverted frame 10 having a plastic bag 31 attached, the bag having a lower portion 31 and an upper portion 38.

Figure 6 shows a plan view of the tower portion 32, which comprises a lower panel 37, flanked by opposing lower end panels 33,34 and lower side panels 35,36.

Referring again to Figure 7, the upper portion 38 comprises a pair of opposing upper end panels 39,40 and a pair of opposing upper side panels 4142. The upper end panels 39,40 are joined by seems along opposing edges to the upper side panels 41,42 and the lower end panels 33,34 are joined along opposing edges to the lower side panels 35,36. The lower portion 32 and the upper portion 38 are joined by seems along corresponding end and side panels and the upper portion 38 is joined to the frame 10.

The frame 10 and bag 31 are placed in a cash receiving machine (not shown).

Figures 2 and 3 respectively show upper and lower perspectives of the cover plate 20 and frame 10. Leading points 28 on the cover plate are received in channels 18 in the frame 10. The channels 18 cover the edges of the plate 20 such that the edges cannot be prised up and away from the frame 10. A tongue 21 of the plate 20 has teeth 22 which form a lock with the corresponding portion 11 of the frame 10. The tongue 21 has rounded leading edges to aid insertion into the hollow formation 11. Portion 11 is preferably transparent so that it can be visually inspected to determine whether the lock has been properly formed or tampered with. Correspondingly, at least the tongue 21, or preferably the entire leading edge is brightly coloured to enable a strong contrast, further highlighting any tampering.

Spigots 29 protrude from the leading edge of the cover plate 20 either side of the tongue 21. These spigots 29 are received in corresponding grooves (not shown) in the hollow formation 11 when the cover plate 20 is locked in position. Washers (not shown) may be threaded onto the spigots 29 such that they may abut the hollow portion 11 to prevent the cover plate 20 from locking into position when it is not desired, for example when the enclosure is in transit before use.

The shaped hollow formation 11 of the frame 10 has a protrusion 12. This is designed to aid location of the frame 10 and bag 31, 32 within a cash receiving machine (not shown). Ideally the frame 10 cannot then be removed from the machine until completely closed by the cover plate 20. To this end, the cover plate 20 has a leading end having tabs 23 which engage with the cash receMng machine (not shown) and permit removal of the frame 10 and bag 31, 32.

The hollow formation 11 also comprises covering tabs 15 which protrude from the side of the hollow formation 11 to cover the openings of channels 18.

S Once the cover plate 20 has closed the frame 10 it is not designed to be re-opened.

This lock is formed by teeth 22 and the hollow portion 11 as described further elsewhere. Instead the bag 31 must be cut open if the money is to be removed. This means that any tampering or removal of money is immediately evident. To prevent attempts at tampering with the cover plate 20, its end portions have frangible parts 24 which will break on the application of pressure. Any attempt to prise up either end of the cover plate 20 will cause the frangible portions 24 to break and make it obvious that tampering has occurred.

In cover plates as currently known, the cover plate is designed to be removable and held only such that any removal of the cover plate will be spotted. The aim of the present invention however is to lock the cover plate 20 irreversibly with the frame 10.

To this end, the leading edge of the cover plate 20 has a tongue 21 having projections 22. These are preferably in the form of teeth. The shaped hollow formation 11 of the frame 10 is designed to receive the tongue 21 and has corresponding projections (not shown) which are designed to mesh with projections 22 of the cover plate 20 and form an irreversible lock. In a preferred embodiment, the shaped hollow formation 11 is transparent so that all projections 22 may be clearly seen. Thus, any attempted tampering/breaking of the projections will be evident. It will be appreciated that although it is desirable for the tongue 21 to fully engage the hollow formation 11, partial engagement therewith will at least cause some of the projections 22 to engage the corresponding formations, and thereby provide an irreversible lock. Of course, the more projections 22 that engage, the more secure the lock. It may also be preferable to ensure that the cover plate can only disengage a lock or catch on the cash receiving machine (not shown) in which the frame is located, and thereby allow removal of the closed frame, if the lock is fully engaged.

The frame 10 comprises flaps 13. These flaps 13 are resiliently moveable to permit entry into the bag 31 of a bank note and act also to retain notes in said bag 31 once it is full. Each of the flaps 13 is attached to the frame 10 at either of its ends by means of end tabs 132 and in a central region by middle tab 134. The end tabs 132 and middle tab 134 effect the attachment in different directions, preferably at right-angles to each other, providing a strong yet resilient join. Notches 136 either side of middle tabs 134 provide additional flexibility to the flaps 13.

In some embodiments, the flaps 13 also comprise rounded protrusions 16 at one of its end edges. These protrusions usually rest in corresponding recesses 17. Optionally, the recesses 17 have chamfered sides (not shown), which allow the protrusions 16 to pass as the flaps 13 are pushed downwardly for the first time, but then abut the protrusions to prevent the flaps from returning to a position coplanar with the frame.

This arrangement prevents the flaps 13 from being pushed upwards by the contents of the bag 31, 32, whereby the insertion of the cover plate 20 could be prevented.

Alternatively1 the flaps may be prevented from returning to a position coplanar with the frame by a mechanism held within the cash receiving machine (not shown).

Referring to Figure 3 in particular, it can be seen that non-leading end 27 of the cover plate 20 comprises a further locking part 25. This is designed to lock the non-leading end 27 of the cover plate 20 to the frame 10 by means of teeth or other projections (not shown). The locking part 25 will also preferably trap a portion of the bag 31 material (riot shown) between it and the frame 10 such that any removal of the non-leading end 27 will tear the material of the bag 31, 32 and be obvious. This mechanism in conjunction with the frangible portions 24 ensures that any tampering (whether successful or otherwise) will be obvious.

Holes 26 in the cover plate 20 and the flaps 13 allow for the entry of marking dyes or smoke in the event of theft. Preferably, the holes 26 are large enough to ensure that most of the contents of the bag 31, 32 may be marked by dyes in the event of tampering, yet small enough to preclude the withdrawal of contents therethrough.

In certain preferred embodiments, holes are also provided in the bag 31, 32.

Moreover, it has been surprisingly found that it is necessary to provide holes only in the lower portion 31 to effect adequate exposure of the contents of the bag 31, 32 to marking dyes in the even of tampering. Accordingly, holes may need only be provided in one, some or all of the lower end panels 33,34, lower side panels 35,36, or lower panel 37.

In one embodiment, the holes 26 in the flaps 13 are arranged in one or more lines, where at least some of the holes 26 form a line at an angle to the longest edge of the flap 13, as is shown in Figures 2, 3 and 4. In another embodiment, the holes 26 in the flaps 13 are arranged in one or more straight lines parallel to the longest edge of the flap 13, as is shown in Figure 5.

In one embodiment, the holes 26 in the cover plate 20 form a regular pattern. Most preferably, the holes 26 form a pattern comprising alternating rows of three holes and six holes along the length of the cover plate 20. In alternative embodiments, the holes 26 may be arranged in the cover plate 20 in parallel or oblique lines. In further embodiments, the holes 26 may be arranged in the cover plate 20 in a random fashion.

In a preferred embodiment, and as shown in Figure 4, the leading end 30 and non leading end 27 of the cover plate and the shaped hollow formation 11 of the frame 10 may be moulded separately from the frame 10 and cover plate 20 and attached thereto during manufacture. This enables the frame 10 and cover plate 20 to be made from a simple moulding, with the more complex components moulded separately and then assembled later. Moreover, the combination of separate hollow portion 11, frame 10 and leading edge 30 makes the locked portion very difficult to snap off. In contrast.

apparatus according to the prior art are fabricated such that snapping off of the locking portion is easy. The separate components may be attached by any suitable means such as is known in the art.

All components including the bag 31, 32 may be made of plastics materials, preferably recyclable plastics materials. In some preferred embodiments, the components are made from different colour materials to promote ease of sorting before recycling.

Of course, the location of the hollow formation and tongue may be reversed.

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1. Apparatus for storage and transport of documents, comprising a frame spanned by flexible material and a cover plate slideable therealong to close the frame, the cover plate having a leading edge comprising a first member shaped to form an irreversible lock with a correspondingly shaped second member on the frame, wherein the cover plate comprises a plurality of holes, the holes being formed to allow some or all of the contents to be marked in the event of tampering and prevent withdrawal of the contents therethrough.
2. Apparatus according to any preceding Claim, wherein the frame comprises one or more resilient flaps, biased to or towards a co-planar attitude, said flaps being deflectable to allow passage of one or more bank notes or documents to be stored within the flexible material.
3. Apparatus for storage and transport of documents, comprising a frame spanned by flexible material and a cover plate slideable therealong to close the frame, the cover plate having a leading edge comprising a first member shaped to form an irreversible lock with a correspondingly shaped second member on the frame, wherein the frame comprises one or more resilient flaps, biased to or towards a co-planar attitude, said flaps being deflectable to allow passage of one or more bank notes or documents to be stored within the flexible material.
4. Apparatus according to in Claim 3, wherein the cover plate comprises one or more holes.
5. Apparatus according to Claim 1, 2 or 4, wherein the holes comprised in the cover plate are arranged in a regular pattern.
6. Apparatus according to ClaIm 5 wherein the regular pattern comprises alternating rows of three and six holes.
7. Apparatus according to any of Claims 1, 2 or 4, wherein the holes comprised in the cover plate are arranged in a random fashion.
8. Apparatus according to any preceding Claim, wherein the flexible material comprises one or more holes.
9. Apparatus according to Claim 8, where the flexible material comprises a bag having a lower portion and a side portion and wherein the holes, if present, are comprised only in the lower portion.
10. Apparatus according to Claim 9, where the lower portion comprises a plurality of panels and the holes, if present, are comprised in one, some or all of the panels.
11. Apparatus according to any of Claims 2 to 10, where the resilient flaps comprise one or more holes.
12. Apparatus according to Claim 11, wherein at least a portion of the holes comprised in the resilient flaps are arranged in one or more straight lines parallel to the longest edge of the flaps.
13. Apparatus according to Claim 11, wherein at least a portion of the holes comprised in the resilient flaps are arranged in a line oblique to the longest edge of the flap.
14. Apparatus according to any of Claims 2 to 13, wherein the resilient flaps are attached to the frame by means of two or more tabs, where at least one of the tabs effects the attachment in a direction at an angle to the direction of attachment of the one or more other tabs.
15. Apparatus according to Claim 14, wherein the angle is approximately 900.
16. Apparatus according to Claim 14 or 15, wherein the flaps comprise one or more notches adjacent to at least one of the tabs.
17. Apparatus according to any of Claims 2 to 16 wherein the flaps comprise stop means for preventing the flaps from rising above the frame.
18. Apparatus as according to any preceding Claim, wherein the first or second member comprises a female portiOn and the second or first member comprises a male member.
19. Apparatus as claimed in Claim 18, wherein the female portion is shaped so as to aid insertion of the frame into a housing.
20. Apparatus as claimed in Claim 18 or 19, wherein the female portion is formed, at least in part, from a transparent material.
21. An apparatus according to Claim 20, wherein the male member is brightly coloured.
22. Apparatus as claimed in any preceding Claim, wherein the non-leading end of the cover plate comprises engaging means to engage irreversibly with the frame.
23. Apparatus as claimed in Claim 22, wherein said engaging means is able to engage the flexible material such that removal of the cover plate will tear or visibly mark the flexible material.
24. Apparatus as claimed in any preceding Claim, wherein the leading and, if present, non-leading ends of the cover plate are separate components attached to the cover plate.
25. Apparatus as claimed in Claim 24, wherein the leading and, if present, non-leading end components comprise frangible portions.
26. Apparatus as claimed in any preceding Claim, wherein the frame is adapted to be snap-fitted into the top of an open-topped container which is locatable in a housing.
27. Apparatus as claimed in any preceding Claim, wherein the flexible material is a plastics material, preferably recyclable plastics material.
28. Apparatus according to any preceding Claim wherein the frame comprises channels for slidably receiving the covering plate and the second member comprises covering tabs for covering some or all of the openings to the channels.
29. Apparatus according to any preceding Claim, wherein one or more spigots are formed on the cover plate or the frame, the spigots for receiving washers to abut the frame or the cover to prevent the cover from engaging irreversibly with the frame.
30. Apparatus according to any of Claims 1,2 or 4 to 29, wherein the holes have a diameter of between 2mm and 10mm, say between 3mm and 5mm.
31. Money storage apparatus comprising an aperture to receive apparatus according to any preceding Claim and means to insert documents into apparatus according to any preceding Claim received in the aperture.
32. Money storage apparatus according to Claim 31, further comprising locking means, arranged to be engageable with the frame of apparatus according to any of Claims 1 to 30 and to be disengageable therefrom upon insertion of a cover plate of the apparatus according to any of Claims 1 to 30 into said aperture.
32. Money storage apparatus according to Claim 31, further comprising locking means, arranged to be engageable with the frame of apparatus according to any of Claims 1 to 30 and to be disengageable therefrom upon insertion of a cover plate of the apparatus according to any of Claims 1 to 30 into said aperture.
1. Apparatus for storage and transport of documents, comprising a frame spanned by flexible material and a cover plate slideable therealong to close the frame, the cover plate having a leading edge comprising a first member shaped to form an irreversible lock with a correspondingly shaped second member on the frame, wherein the cover plate comprises a plurality of holes, the holes being formed to allow some or all of the contents to be marked in the event of tampering and prevent withdrawal of the contents therethrough.
2. Apparatus according to any preceding Claim, wherein the frame comprises one or more resilient flaps, biased to or towards a co-planar attitude, said flaps being deflectable to allow passage of one or more bank notes or documents to be stored within the flexible material.
3. Apparatus for storage and transport of documents, comprising a frame spanned by flexible material and a cover plate slideable therealong to close the frame, the cover plate having a leading edge comprising a first member shaped to form an irreversible lock with a correspondingly shaped second member on the frame, wherein the frame comprises one or more resilient flaps, biased to or towards a co-planar attitude, said flaps being deflectable to allow passage of one or more bank notes or documents to be stored within the flexible material.
4. Apparatus according to in Claim 3, wherein the cover plate comprises one or more holes.
5. Apparatus according to Claim 1, 2 or 4, wherein the holes comprised in the cover plate are arranged in a regular pattern.
6. Apparatus according to ClaIm 5 wherein the regular pattern comprises alternating rows of three and six holes.
7. Apparatus according to any of Claims 1, 2 or 4, wherein the holes comprised in the cover plate are arranged in a random fashion.
8. Apparatus according to any preceding Claim, wherein the flexible material comprises one or more holes.
9. Apparatus according to Claim 8, where the flexible material comprises a bag having a lower portion and a side portion and wherein the holes, if present, are comprised only in the lower portion.
10. Apparatus according to Claim 9, where the lower portion comprises a plurality of panels and the holes, if present, are comprised in one, some or all of the panels.
11. Apparatus according to any of Claims 2 to 10, where the resilient flaps comprise one or more holes.
12. Apparatus according to Claim 11, wherein at least a portion of the holes comprised in the resilient flaps are arranged in one or more straight lines parallel to the longest edge of the flaps.
13. Apparatus according to Claim 11, wherein at least a portion of the holes comprised in the resilient flaps are arranged in a line oblique to the longest edge of the flap.
14. Apparatus according to any of Claims 2 to 13, wherein the resilient flaps are attached to the frame by means of two or more tabs, where at least one of the tabs effects the attachment in a direction at an angle to the direction of attachment of the one or more other tabs.
15. Apparatus according to Claim 14, wherein the angle is approximately 900.
16. Apparatus according to Claim 14 or 15, wherein the flaps comprise one or more notches adjacent to at least one of the tabs.
17. Apparatus according to any of Claims 2 to 16 wherein the flaps comprise stop means for preventing the flaps from rising above the frame.
18. Apparatus as according to any preceding Claim, wherein the first or second member comprises a female portiOn and the second or first member comprises a male member.
19. Apparatus as claimed in Claim 18, wherein the female portion is shaped so as to aid insertion of the frame into a housing.
20. Apparatus as claimed in Claim 18 or 19, wherein the female portion is formed, at least in part, from a transparent material.
21. An apparatus according to Claim 20, wherein the male member is brightly coloured.
22. Apparatus as claimed in any preceding Claim, wherein the non-leading end of the cover plate comprises engaging means to engage irreversibly with the frame.
23. Apparatus as claimed in Claim 22, wherein said engaging means is able to engage the flexible material such that removal of the cover plate will tear or visibly mark the flexible material.
24. Apparatus as claimed in any preceding Claim, wherein the leading and, if present, non-leading ends of the cover plate are separate components attached to the cover plate.
25. Apparatus as claimed in Claim 24, wherein the leading and, if present, non-leading end components comprise frangible portions.
26. Apparatus as claimed in any preceding Claim, wherein the frame is adapted to be snap-fitted into the top of an open-topped container which is locatable in a housing.
27. Apparatus as claimed in any preceding Claim, wherein the flexible material is a plastics material, preferably recyclable plastics material.
28. Apparatus according to any preceding Claim wherein the frame comprises channels for slidably receiving the covering plate and the second member comprises covering tabs for covering some or all of the openings to the channels.
29. Apparatus according to any preceding Claim, wherein one or more spigots are formed on the cover plate or the frame, the spigots for receiving washers to abut the frame or the cover to prevent the cover from engaging irreversibly with the frame.
30. Apparatus according to any of Claims 1,2 or 4 to 29, wherein the holes have a diameter of between 2mm and 10mm, say between 3mm and 5mm.
31. Money storage apparatus comprising an aperture to receive apparatus according to any preceding Claim and means to insert documents into apparatus according to any preceding Claim received in the aperture.
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