WO1998024068A1 - Monney refund device for payment mechanisms - Google Patents

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WO1998024068A1
WO1998024068A1 PCT/ES1997/000278 ES9700278W WO9824068A1 WO 1998024068 A1 WO1998024068 A1 WO 1998024068A1 ES 9700278 W ES9700278 W ES 9700278W WO 9824068 A1 WO9824068 A1 WO 9824068A1
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coins
blades
arm
disc
retracted position
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Francisco Ibañez Palomeque
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Azkoyen Industrial, S.A.
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    • GPHYSICS
    • G07CHECKING-DEVICES
    • G07DHANDLING OF COINS OR VALUABLE PAPERS, e.g. TESTING, SORTING BY DENOMINATIONS, COUNTING, DISPENSING, CHANGING OR DEPOSITING
    • G07D9/00Counting coins; Handling of coins not provided for in the other groups of this subclass
    • G07D9/008Feeding coins from bulk

Abstract

The money refund device of the invention comprises a coin receiving chamber of which the bottom or part of its wall is comprised of a rotating disk (1) which is traversed by retractable blades (7) capable of entraining the coins (3) during the rotation of the disk. Said blades are displaceable between an extracted position wherein they project partially from the disk surface to entrain the coins (3) and a retracted position wherein they do not project with respect to said surface. The blades (7) are elastically impulsed towards the extracted position and are displaced towards the retracted position when reaching the position of an arm or needle (5) which restricts the outlet opening for coins (3).

Description

Returner coins for payment mechanisms.

The present invention relates to a returner of coins for payment mechanisms, installed in machines or apparatus operable by coins, such as vending ma- chines, gaming machines, etc.

Throughout herein under the heading of "coins" shall mean both legal tender coins and tokens.

The coin hoppers for exposed to comprise a chamber or container Cuba coins equipped with a coin extractor mechanism and a counting system supplied coins.

coin hoppers in which said mechanism is constituted of dentes amounted chains, whose links are configured to drag each and supplying a coin coming from the holding chamber are known. Hoppers are also known which include disks with through holes, running mode payers tubes. Each other hoppers are excessively voluminous, so their installation presents problems of space.

The oldest traditional hoppers and used as coin extractor mechanism, a rotary disk which constitutes the bottom or side of the chamber or container tray coin, which disc has on its inner surface distributed circumferentially pivots concentrically with the disc. The pivots constitute the elements responsible for dragging the coins towards the outlet during rotation of the disc. This mechanism presents jamming problems and is very little multicurrency, ie can support a very limited variety of coins of different sizes. Instead of pivots, the rotary disk can have recesses or conformations capable of acting as support for driving coins.

The object of the invention to solve the aforementioned problems, through a hopper including a coin extractor mechanism relatively reduced volume, which admits a wide variety of coins of different sizes and not present jamming problems. The returner of the invention is of the traditional type, ie consisting of a camera or Cuba with a solution composed of a provided turntable drive means of the coins and is characterized in that said driving means area consist of preferably radial retractable blades protruding from the inner surface of the disk, contact the coins to drag, and are movable between an extracted position, in which partially protrude from the surface of the disc and are able to drag coins and a retracted position, in which no protrude from the surface of the disc. The blades are driven elastically towards the extracted position and are displaced towards the retracted position to reach the arm which intercepts the circular disc or arm proximate said path. The blades can be pushed towards the retracted position by different systems, for example by the arm itself which intercepts the circular path of the coins or by an actuator acting on the blades to achieve this the vicinity of the arm which intercepts the circular path coins.

In essence, the invention is based on the existence of retractile blades, which in their extracted position drag the coins to the arm which intercepts the circular thereof path, at which happen to occupy the retracted position to move under said arm not constituting this obstacle mode for continued rotation of the disc.

Circumferentially spaced blades are each slightly larger than the diameter of the coin maximum size magnitude. With this constitution, the blades can drag any size of currency without also jamming problems occur because each blade may act only on the edge of a coin, attached on the surface of the disc.

The characteristics and advantages of the invention returner be better understood with the following description made with reference to the accompanying drawings, in which a nonlimiting embodiment is shown.

In the drawings: Figure 1 is a top plan rotating disc defining a zone of the chamber or receiving Cuba coin, including the drive means of the coins of the invention.

Figure 2 is a section of the disc taken along the line II-II of Figure 1, on a larger scale.

Figure 3 is a bottom view of one of the blades of Figure 1, taken along the direction A of Figure 2. Figure 4 is a side view of the same blade, according to direction B of figure 3.

Figure 5 is a view similar to Figure 1 showing an alternative embodiment in the retraction mechanism of the blades. Figure 6 is a section of the disc taken along line VI-VI of Figure 5 on a larger scale.

7 is a partial perspective view of the disc of Figure 5.

In Figures 1 to 4 a rotary disk 1 which defines a zone of the surface of a chamber or Cuba receiving coins, of constitution known per se is shown. In the example shown in the disk 1 will draw it toothing on its periphery 2 to mesh with a drive pinion but other systems or could drive means used. On the internal surface of disk 1 coins 3 support housed in the chamber or receiving Cuba. Disc 1 is mounted on a holder 4 in which is fixed a flat arm or sprat 5 resting on the inner surface of the disc. Also on support 4 is mounted a rocking lever 6 between which and the adjacent edge of the arm or sprat the outlet 5 for coins is defined.

The disc 1 has means to drag coins 3 to rotate in the direction of arrow F. The arm or circular sprat 5 intercepts coins 3, displacing them towards the mouth limited between said rapier output and the rocking lever 6 the trajectory, which is pushed a retracted position by the coins themselves, recovering its original position after the exit of said coin. The devolverdor of the invention is characterized by the special constitution of the dragging means of the coins in disk 1.

According to the invention, these dragging means are constituted by radial vanes retractable 7 partially projecting from the surface in contact with the coins, and preferably run in radial direction, as shown in Figure 2. The blades 7 are movable between an extracted position shown in Figures 2 and 4, wherein partially protrude from the surface of disk 1 and a retracted position, in which not project over the inner surface of the disc. The blades are driven elastically towards the extracted position and are displaced towards the retracted position to reach the arm or sprat 5 or the vicinity thereof. In the embodiment shown in Figures 1 to 4 blades 7 form part of a plate 8 angled profile has, in the section that runs below disk 1, of a transversal core 9 which is placed between parallel lugs 10 of a bridge 11 attached and fixed to the rotary disk 1. core 9 articulates between lugs 10 by the pin 12. since the hinge region, the

SUBSTITUTE SHEET (RULE 26) plate 8 and bridge 11 extend in portions 13 and 14 between which a coil spring 15 to push charge blades 7 towards the extracted position shown in Figures 2 and 4. The support 4 is mounted in which it is mounted the disk 1 forms, in the vicinity of the arm or sprat 5, a ramp 16, figure 2 on which support the extension 13 of the plate 8 of the blades to achieve these near sprat 5, causing tilting of the plate 8 in the direction of arrow G of figure 2, producing the retraction of blade 7, thus avoiding collision with the edge of the arm or sprat 5, so that is not an obstacle to continue the rotation of the disc 1. the ramp 16, which acts as a cam for driving the blades 7 is positioned so that the retraction or concealment of the blades 7 takes place once the coin 3 entrained by said blade has displaced the swing arm 6 , figure 1 ", to carry out its output in the traditional way. With the above, blades 7 shall drag coins 3 to until they exit through the mouth limited between 5 and sprat arm 6, occupying the retraction position before reaching the edge 5. sprat once beyond the arm or sprat five blades 7 are pushed towards the extracted position by the spring 15.

The retraction of blades 7 can be achieved by any other system or mechanism. For example, the blades 7 could be articulated under disk 1 according to an axis perpendicular to said blade, being driven outwardly by a spring and going to occupy the retracted position to support a profile or the like cam to referenced with number 16 in figure 2.

In Figures 5 to 7 another possible action on blades 7 to cause its retraction shown. As shown in Figure 6, blades 7 also form part of a bent plate at right angles and are pushed towards the extracted position by the 15th spring mounted between the section of the blade which runs below the rotary disk 1 and a disk or closure plate 17, both secured by screws 18. the blades 7 extend from its inner end on the 7th section that is adjacent to the central cone 18 of the hopper. This section is the 7th decreasing height, until it reaches the surface of the rotary disk 1. With this constitution, during rotation of the disc

1 in the direction of arrow F, finding 7a extension of each blade 7 with the inner end of the arm or sprat 5, the ramp shape of this the 7th extension is introduced gradually under the rapier and this causes retraction of the blade 7.

The returner of the invention has means of counting the coins supplied or paid. These means may consist of a detector mounted limited outlet, between 5 and sprat bascu- lante lever 6, or constituted by the same lever 6.

Claims

We claim: 1. Hopper coins for payment mechanisms, comprising a chamber or receiving Cuba coins, the bottom or part of its wall, is constituted by a rotatable disc (1) provided with drive means (7) of the coins (3) on a circular path which is intercepted by an arm or rapier (5) on which rests the edge of the coins (3) and leads to an outlet substantially radially, in which are disposed means (6) for counting the coins supplied or paid, characterized in that the drive means (7) of the coins (3) are constituted by retractile blades (7) projecting from the surface of the disc (1) in contact with the coins (3), in preferably radial direction and are displaced between an extracted position, in which they protrude partially from said surface of the disc (1) and a retracted position, in which they do not protrude with respect to said surface; blades (7) being driven elastically towards the extracted position and being displaced towards the retracted position upon reaching said blades (7) the arm (5) cited or its vicinity.
2. Hopper according to claim 1, characterized in that the blades (7) are driven to the retracted position by arm (5) that intersects circular coins (3) path.
3. Hopper according to claim 1, characterized in that the blades (7) are .impulsadas toward the retracted position by a driving device which is situated behind the disc (1) and acts on the blades when it reaches the vicinity of these arm (5 ) intersecting circular coins (3) the trajectory.
4. Hopper according to claim 3, characterized in that the drive of the blades (7) consists of a ramp or fixed cam (16) positioned behind the rotating disc (1), in the vicinity of the arm (5) which intercepts the circular path of the coins (3), against which support the blades (7) being driven to its position
SUBSTITUTE SHEET RULE 26 tion retraction.
PCT/ES1997/000278 1996-11-26 1997-11-17 Monney refund device for payment mechanisms WO1998024068A1 (en)

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ES9602491A ES2119709B1 (en) 1996-11-26 1996-11-26 Coin returner for payment mechanisms.
ESP9602491 1996-11-26

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AU49496/97A AU4949697A (en) 1996-11-26 1997-11-17 Monney refund device for payment mechanisms
JP52430898A JP2001504623A (en) 1996-11-26 1997-11-17 Coin return machine for payment mechanism
HU9903891A HU9903891A3 (en) 1996-11-26 1997-11-17 Monney refund device for payment mechanisms
CA 2272709 CA2272709A1 (en) 1996-11-26 1997-11-17 Money refund device for payment mechanisms
AT97912225T AT210326T (en) 1996-11-26 1997-11-17 Refunder for payment mechanisms
EP19970912225 EP0957456B1 (en) 1996-11-26 1997-11-17 Monney refund device for payment mechanisms
DE1997608921 DE69708921T2 (en) 1996-11-26 1997-11-17 Refunder for payment mechanisms
DE1997608921 DE69708921D1 (en) 1996-11-26 1997-11-17 Refunder for payment mechanisms
BR9713420-1A BR9713420A (en) 1996-11-26 1997-11-17 coin return equipment for electronic payment
NO992496A NO992496L (en) 1996-11-26 1999-05-25 Arrangement for repayment of coins from payment mechanisms

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