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US3435833A
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1 April 1969 F K. TANAKA 3,435,833

COIN DISPENSER MAGAZINE Filed Sept. 22. 1967 Sheet of 2 K29 INVENTOR.

, [/6 FREBQER/CK K. 74 N4 M4 A TTOENE V5 April 1969 F. K. TANAKA 3,435,833

COIN DISPENSER MAGAZINE Filed Sept. 22, 1967 Sheet 3 of 2 INVENTOR.

FREDEfi/CK K MAM/(A W 7%! F I E' E ATTORNEYS United States Patent 3,435,833 COIN DISPENSER MAGAZINE Frederick K. Tanaka, Hayward, Califl, assiguor to Micro- Maguetic Industries, Inc., Palo Alto, Calif., a corporation of California Filed Sept. 22, 1967, Ser. No. 669,853 Int. Cl. G07d 1/06; B65h 3/44; G07f 11/00 US. Cl. 133-2 Claims ABSTRACT OF THE DISCLOSURE A coin dispenser magazine formed from an extruded ntegral body with removable transparent index windows in each coin receiving tube and integrally extruded ribs by which the magazines may be connected in multiple arrays.

Brief summary Coin dispensing magazines have been made heretofore employing a plurality of cylindrical tubes in which coins are stacked and removed from the tubes by a shuttle mechanism operated at the lower ends of the tubes. These mechanisms have been very expensive to manufacture because of the number of parts employed in the devices and the complexity of assembling the parts.

In accordance with this invention, I have provided a single extrusion with which coin dispenser magazines may be made much more economically and which may be used for dispensing coin change in a wide variety of monetary values.

The device provides a removable index window in each cylindrical coin receiving tube which may function to indicate the total value of money stored in the tube but which may be removed to facilitate loading of the tubes.

Additionally, the extrusion is provided with special integrally extruded lip swhich facilitate the connection together of the tubes in multiple tube arrays.

Other features and advantages of the invention will become apparent from the following description read in conjunction with the attached drawings in which:

FIG. 1 is a side elevational view of a coin dispenser employing a magazine of this invention with the magazine illustrated in phantom outline in the position to which it is removed during removal of the magazine from the dispenser;

FIG. 2 is a perspective view of the dispenser;

FIG. 3 is an exploded view of parts located at the lower end of a pair of tubes in the dispenser of FIG. 2;

FIG. 4 is a sectional view taken along the plane indicated at 44 in FIG. 2;

FIG. 5 is a sectional view taken along the plane indicated at 55 in FIG. 2;

FIG. 6 is a vertical sectional view taken along the plane indicated at 6--6 in FIG. 4;

FIG. 7 is a vertical sectional view taken along the plane indicated at 77 in FIG. 4; and

FIG. 8 is a detailed sectional view taken along the plane indicated at 88 in FIG. 4.

Referring now in detail to the drawings and particularly to FIG. 1, the preferred form of dispenser illustrated therein includes three extruded magazine modules 10, 12 and 14 which are adapted to be mounted in a coin dispensed having a farme 16, dispensing chute 18 and solenoid operated plunger 20.

The lower end of the magazine includes a plate 22 with a depending rear flange 24 and a pair of locking ears 26 by which the magazine is locked into the dispenser by a locking spring 28 after the rear flange 26 is engaged and the magazine tipped forward from the phantom position of FIG. 1 to the full-line position of FIG. 1.

"The solenoid plunger 20 includes three separate sole- IlOlCl operated 'plungers, one of which is illustrated at 29 in 6. The plunger 29 carries a bracket 30 having a slot 1n 1ts upper side to receive a depending flange 32 of a COlIl dispensing shuttle plate 34. There are three shuttle plates 34a, 34b, and 34c which are operated by the three separate solenoid plungers 29, and is explained in greater detail hereinafter, the shuttle plates 34 include apertures which operate to remove coins from the lower end of the 00111 dispenser tubes in known manner. With reference to FIG. 5, the tubular portions 10, 12 and 14 of the magazine are made from three separate extruded integral bodies preferably made of aluminum. The body 10 includes a central backbone portion 36 and a pair of cylindrical portions 38 integrally formed therewith and providing two coin receiving tubes. The cylindrical portions 38 have open sides 40 facing away from each other through which coins in the tube may be viewed and through which the coins in the tube may be manipulated when the tubes are filled. The cylindrical portions 38 also contain grooves in the opposite sides of the openings 40, and a transparent index strip 42 is slidably mounted in each of the openings 40. The index strip 42 is calibrated along its length to indicate the value of a particular denomination of coins stacked up in the tube to any indicated level on the index strip. The index strip may be slid out of the grooves in which it is mounted from the top of the body 10 to permit an instrument to be inserted in the tube to lower coins into the tube when the tubes are to be filled.

A second pair of cylindrical portions 44 are integrally formed on the backbone 36 and also carry open sides, grooves, and index strips 46 in the same manner as the cylindrical portions 38. A third pair of cylindrical portions 48 are integrally formed on the other side of the backbone 36 and also carry open sides, grooves and index strips 50 as illustrated in FIG. 5. The cylindrical portions 44 and 48 are of greater diameter than the cylindrical portions 38 so that the cylindrical portions 38 may be used for storing dimes and each one of the cylindrical portions 44 and 48 may be used for storing either nickels or quarters. In this manner, one dollars worth of change may be dispensed from the body 10 by reciprocating the shuttle plate 34b through one stroke. As indicated in FIG. 4, the shuttle plate 34b contains two openings 52 for receipt of coins from the cylindrical portions 38, a large double opening 54 for receiving coins from the cylindrical tubes 44 and a large double opening 56 for receiving coins from the cylindrical portions 48. When the solenoid engaging the shuttle plate 34b is operated, the shuttle plate 34b is moved to the right as illustrated in FIG. 4 to dispense one coin from the left-hand three cylindrical portions 38, 44 and 48, and when the solenoid is deenergized, a spring (not shown) returns the shuttle plate to the left to dispense one coin from each of the right-hand cylindrical members 38, 44 and 48. The two cylindrical portions 38 are filled with dimes, one of the cylindrical portions 44 is filled with nickels, and the other cylindrical portion 44 and both cylindrical portions 48 are filled with quarters so that the change dispensed by a single operation of the solenoid has a total value of one dollar.

In like manner, two additional modular extruded bodies 12 and 14 are provided in the dispenser for dispensing change for fifty cents and a quarter, respectively. The shuttle plates 34a and 340 are provided with double openings 58 and 60, respectively, for dispensing the coins from the bodies 14 and 12.

The body 12 includes a backbone 62 with two integrally formed cylindrical portions 64, open sides 66, grooves in those open sides, and index strips 68. The cylindrical portions 64 are of the larger diameter to accommodate quar- 3 ters so that two quarters are dispensed for each operation of the shuttle plate 340.

In like manner, the body 14 includes a backbone 70, cylindrical portions 72 and 74 with open sides, grooves and index strips 76. The cylindrical portions 72 and 74 are initially formed to the diameter of the cylindrical portions 38 for accommodation of dimes, but the cylindrical portion 74 has been bent outwardly to a larger diameter to accommodate nickels. As best seen in FIG. 6, the shuttle plate 34a is sufficiently thick, and the lower edge of the cylindrical portion 72 is sufficiently shaved that upon each cycle of the shuttle plate 34a, the dispenser drops one nickel from cylindrical member 74 and two dimes from cylindrical member 72.

As illustrated in FIG. 5, each of the bodies 10, 12 and 14 is provided with a pair of ribs 80 curled back upon themselves to provide interior channels parallel to the cylindrical members and adjacent to the open sides of the cylindrical members. The extruded bodies 10, 12 and 14 are connected together at their upper edges by spacers 82 and rivets '84 extending through the spacers 82 into the channels in the ribs 80. As illustrated in FIG. 4, the extruded bodies 10, 12 and 14 are rigidly mounted on the base plate 22 by means of screws 84 extending through the bottom plate 22 into the channels in the ribs 80. Spacers 86 are provided around the screws 84 for providing clearance for operation of the shuttle plates 34 and also to provide stops for limiting the travel of the shuttle plates 34 in both directions.

While certain features and advantages of the invention have been illustrated and described in detail herein, it is obvious that many modifications thereof may be made without departing from the spirit and scope of the invention.

I claim:

1. A coin dispenser magazine comprising an extruded integral body having a uniform cross-section along its length with said body having a central backbone portion extending along the length of said body, a pair of cylindrical shell portions integrally formed with said backbone portion and spaced apart from each other by said backbone portion by a distance greater than the largest radius of said cylindrical portions with each of said cylindrical portions having an open side extending along the length of said body and facing away from. the other cylindrical portion of said pair, and a pair of grooves in each of said cylindrical portion, and a transparent index strip slidably mounted in each pair of grooves.

2. A coin dispenser magazine comprising an extruded integral body having a uniform cross-section along its length with said body having a pair of generally parallel and cylindrical coin receiving channels extending along the length of said body and having open sides extending along opposite sides of said body facing away from each other, a pair of elongated ribs on said body at the adjacent edges of the open sides of said channels with each of said ribs extending from said edge of the open side of said channel outwardly from said edge and hence bent backward upon itself to define a second pair of channels open at their sides and substantially smaller in diameter than said coin receiving channels with the axes of said second pair of channels lying in a plane parallel to and laterally spaced from the plane in which the axes of said coin receiving channels lie whereby coins may be manipulated in said coin receiving channels through the open sides thereof and said body may be joined to other structure and other similar bodies by screws threaded into said second pair of channels and whereby said entire body can be extruded through a die which has a single continuous interior surface,

3. The coin dispenser magazine of claim 2 characterized further by the inclusion of a second extruded integral body similar to the first body and having a pair of coin receiving channels similar to the coin receiving channels of said first body and a pair of elongated ribs substantially identical to the elongated ribs of said first body and defining a second pair of channels substantially identical to the second pair of channels of said first body and the second pairs of channels of said first and second bodies positioned between the coin receiving channels of said first and second bodies, plate means extending between said first and second bodies across the ends of the second pairs of channels therein, and pin means extending through said plate means into said second pairs of channels of said first and second bodies for supporting said bodies together as a single unit with two pairs of side by side coin receiving channels which have open sides facing away from each other.

4. A coin dispenser magazine comprising an extruded integral body having a uniform cross-section along its length with said body having a central backbone portion extending along the length of said body, a first pair of cylindrical shell portions integrally formed with said backbone portion and spaced apart from each other by said backbone portion by a distance substantially greater than the sum of the diameters of said cylindrical portions with each of said cylindrical portions having an open side extending along the length of said body and facing away from the other cylindrical portion of said first pair, a second pair of cylindrical portions integrally formed with said backbone portion and spaced apart from each other by said backbone portion by a distance greater than the largest radius of said second cylindrical portions with said second cylindrical portions spaced at one side of the plane connecting the centers of said first cylindrical portions and with each of said cylindrical portions having an open side extending along the length of said body and facing away from the other cylindrical portion of said pair, a third pair of cylindrical portions integrally formed with said backbone portion and spaced apart from each other by said backbone portion by a distance greater than the largest radius of said third cylindrical portions with said third cylindrical portions spaced on the opposite side of said plane from said second cylindrical portions and with each of said third cylindrical portions having an open side extending along the length of said body and facing away from the other cylindrical portion of said pair whereby said body includes six cylindrical coin storage chambers with three of said chambers having an open side facing toward each end of said body.

5. The coin dispenser magazine of claim 4 characterized further by the inclusion of a pair of grooves in each of said cylindrical portions with the grooves of each pair mounted in opposite edges of the open side of said cylindrical portion, and a transparent index strip slidably mounted in each pair of grooves.

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