WO2017144754A1 - Wholesale vending machine - Google Patents

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WO2017144754A1
WO2017144754A1 PCT/ES2017/070063 ES2017070063W WO2017144754A1 WO 2017144754 A1 WO2017144754 A1 WO 2017144754A1 ES 2017070063 W ES2017070063 W ES 2017070063W WO 2017144754 A1 WO2017144754 A1 WO 2017144754A1
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Francisco Joan Baptiste Rams
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    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A47FURNITURE; DOMESTIC ARTICLES OR APPLIANCES; COFFEE MILLS; SPICE MILLS; SUCTION CLEANERS IN GENERAL
    • A47FSPECIAL FURNITURE, FITTINGS, OR ACCESSORIES FOR SHOPS, STOREHOUSES, BARS, RESTAURANTS OR THE LIKE; PAYING COUNTERS
    • A47F3/00Show cases or show cabinets
    • A47F3/02Show cases or show cabinets with dispensing arrangements
    • BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
    • B65CONVEYING; PACKING; STORING; HANDLING THIN OR FILAMENTARY MATERIAL
    • B65DCONTAINERS FOR STORAGE OR TRANSPORT OF ARTICLES OR MATERIALS, e.g. BAGS, BARRELS, BOTTLES, BOXES, CANS, CARTONS, CRATES, DRUMS, JARS, TANKS, HOPPERS, FORWARDING CONTAINERS; ACCESSORIES, CLOSURES, OR FITTINGS THEREFOR; PACKAGING ELEMENTS; PACKAGES
    • B65D19/00Pallets or like platforms, with or without side walls, for supporting loads to be lifted or lowered
    • BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
    • B65CONVEYING; PACKING; STORING; HANDLING THIN OR FILAMENTARY MATERIAL
    • B65GTRANSPORT OR STORAGE DEVICES, e.g. CONVEYORS FOR LOADING OR TIPPING; SHOP CONVEYOR SYSTEMS; PNEUMATIC TUBE CONVEYORS
    • B65G59/00De-stacking of articles
    • GPHYSICS
    • G07CHECKING-DEVICES
    • G07FCOIN-FREED OR LIKE APPARATUS
    • G07F7/00Mechanisms actuated by objects other than coins to free or to actuate vending, hiring, coin or paper currency dispensing or refunding apparatus
    • G07F7/08Mechanisms actuated by objects other than coins to free or to actuate vending, hiring, coin or paper currency dispensing or refunding apparatus by coded identity card or credit card or other personal identification means

Abstract

The invention relates to a wholesale vending machine comprising a casing (2) defining at least one housing (3) for a product (4), provided with a door (5) that can opened in order to insert the product and an access opening through which the product is dispensed, said access opening being associated with a payment system using an electronic device (6) including an electronic circuit board that controls the electrical components and mechanisms. According to the invention, the housing(s) (3) can receive products (4) inserted directly on a pallet (7). The machine also includes a scale (8) connected to the electronics of the machine, such that the weight of the product (4) is checked and linked to the payment system, allowing a variable amount of product (4) to be removed.

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DESCRIPTION

VENDING MACHINE WHOLESALE OBJECT OF THE INVENTION

The invention as expressed in the title of this specification, refers to a vending machine wholesale contributes to the function to which advantages and features of novelty, which will be described in detail below, which account is intended one remarkable improvement of the current state of the art in its scope.

More particularly, the object of the invention focuses on a vending machine, of the type known as "vending" that allows a user served independently from a product contained therein, after payment of the amount, which has a structural configuration specially designed for that product to be dispensed in bulk, allowing dispensing the quantity of selected product, as desired, and in the same container packaging that is transported on pallets conventionally used in logistics, being prepared for such containers the product can be introduced into the machine directly with the pallet itself, and the machine for wholesalers to retail customers and retailers can provide the desired amount of product and thus fully automated and autonomous being.

SCOPE OF THE INVENTION The scope of the present invention falls within the sector of the industry dedicated to the manufacture of vending machines selling automated self similar.

BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION

Reference to the current state of the art, it should be noted that while different types of vending machines are well known, they are usually designed to dispense products to the final consumer unitarily. Thus, in most cases, these machines comprise a housing with one or more accommodation for products and a dispensing mechanism that operated through an electronic associated payment system or the currency either on board or combining both, gives access to one of these products, to be provided use by an end consumer, and in many cases possible to choose among different product types which can be stocked machine, but not more than one product is used each time, so that, if desired more than one, a repeated payment operation and actuation of the dispensing system.

Thus, the problem coming to solve or function provided by these machines is to provide a service fully automated product that does not require staff and therefore can work anywhere and anytime with lower economic costs, but only for the final consumer.

It would be desirable, therefore, and is the object of the present invention, extend the possibility of automated service that offer vending machines type vending the commercial sector at the wholesale level to save costs but, above all, to streamline operations and sales transactions retailers and retailers in supply stores and food markets, facilitating logistics for both suppliers and customers. However, at least by the applicant, the existence of any vending machine of the type that allows the user to use the amount of desired product is unknown, as is the case of the machine of the present invention, nor any that present a similar technical, structural and constitutive features that recommends said machine, as claimed.

EXPLANATION OF THE INVENTION

Thus, the vending the machine wholesale proposed by the invention is configured as a remarkable novelty in its application field, since, according to its implementation and exhaustively, are satisfactorily achieves the objectives previously mentioned as suitable, being the characteristic details that make this possible and that distinguish it from what is already known, conveniently included in the final claims that accompany the present description. Specifically, the machine proposed by the invention, as noted above, is a vending machine that, unlike those already known, is structured to be used by wholesale companies, providers of wholesale product and offer service vending or automated clients consist of retail and retail traders who, in turn, then sell the product to the consumer, self-service which the machine, in addition to the essential elements known automatic operation is equipped with means that on the one hand, allow product filling directly with a pallet and, on the other hand, dispensing the amount of product you want each client according to their needs.

Thus, the machine of the invention is configured, in a known manner from a housing with one or more housings for the product and a dispensing mechanism which gives access to it being driven via an electronic associated payment system, distinguished by the fact that the accommodation or accommodation for the product are eligible to receive it built on a pallet and the fact of having a scale that controls the weight of the existing product and is associated with the payment system, so this performs charging according to the amount of recalled product, detected by the weight difference to register the scale after given access to the product.

In addition and to prevent fraud or misuse of the machine, the system of payment of the proposed machine, preferably, is restricted to registered customers that will be provided an access code and / or type prepaid card system which will have a limit of certain credit after whose use they will be charged the amount in your account, for which the electron is associated with a card reader and / or a keyboard, and incorporates a programmable computer program that manages access and the amounts . Thus, for the supplier, the machine greatly facilitates the power to fill quickly and comfortably a lot of machines that can have in your store or meat market or facility where it is to install them because simply you must open the corresponding door of the machine housing and incorporating the pallet or pallets with boxes of product without disassembly. Only, if any, you must remove the protective wrapping pallets that can lead to avoid damage during transport.

And by the consumer, the machine has the advantage of being able to be supplied directly and autonomously, which streamlines efforts and may even allow such slaughter without being subject to schedules. It should be noted that the invention contemplates two preferred options embodiment a, in which the housing is a structure that is completely installed above the ground surface, having a height sufficient to fit the full pallet with boxes products and front access door that completely opens to allow such access, and a second option, in which the housing is partially buried under the ground, so that only protrudes above a portion thereof, resulting much less cumbersome and from which access consumer product boxes more comfortable way. In this second option, plus the corresponding recess to bury the bottom of the casing, the machine is equipped with a lifting mechanism that, according to consumption the machine detected to be doing by a sensor or other system for this gradually increases a platform on which the pallet is incorporated, so that the product always accessible at the top.

Also, and to place the entire pallet, in this case the housing has, on its outer part located on the ground surface, with a front door and a hinged lid opening together giving ability to deposit said pallet in the housing inside the bull that takes him from the transport vehicle.

Having regard to the foregoing, it appears that the described machine vending wholesale represents an innovative structure of structural and constitutive features unknown up until now for the purpose for which it is intended, which reasons, combined with its practical usefulness, provide sufficient grounds for obtaining the privilege of exclusivity requested.

DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS

To complement the description being made and in order to aid a better understanding of the characteristics of the invention, the present specification, as an integral part thereof, a set of drawings is attached in which with character illustrative and not limiting the following has been represented:

Figure 1 .- Shows a schematic perspective view of an embodiment of the vending machine wholesale, object of the invention in its variant surface, appreciating its general external configuration.

Figure 2 shows a perspective sectional view of the example of the machine of the invention shown in Figure 1, the main parts and appreciate comprising elements and their configuration and arrangement.

Figure 3 shows a lateral view and section of the same machine illustration elevational view according to the invention shown in Figures 1 and 2, showing in this case the open mode of access to the product.

The Figure 4 shows a perspective view of an example of grouping of several vending machines external variant according to the invention, showing the versatility presents.

The Figure 5 shows a perspective view of another example of the vending machine object of the invention, in this case in its partially underground variant, showing its general configuration and arrangement of the housing. And Figure 6 shows a view in elevation and section of the example of the machine of the invention shown in Figure 5, parts and elements appreciate comprising and disposal.

PREFERRED EMBODIMENT OF THE INVENTION

In view of the mentioned figures and according to the adopted numbering, we can see therein a preferred embodiment example, but not limiting, of the vending wholesale advocated machine, which comprises the parts and elements indicated and described in detail below.

Thus, as seen in said figures, the machine (1) in question is formed from a housing (2) defining at least a housing (3) for product (4), said at least one , housing (3) provided with at least one openable door (5) for the incorporation of the product (4) and access for dispensing, whose opening mechanism, at least for said dispensing, it is associated, through a electronic board and the corresponding electrical components (not shown), a payment system via an electronic device (6).

From this configuration, common to most known machines of the type here concerned, the machine (1) is distinguished by the fact that the housing or housings (3) and the clear opening of product introduction (4 ) are suitable for receiving said product (4) directly incorporated into the pallet (7) with which it is transported to its wholesale distribution, ie that the internal dimensions of at least one housing (3) of the machine ( 1) they are large enough so that it is said pallet (7) of product (4) incorporated in boxes or packages corresponding, and the opening allowing introduction is sufficiently broad to said pallet (7) of product (4) can be incorporated without disassembling inside the housing (3) of the machine (1).

Furthermore, the machine (1) also has a scale (8), preferably integrated in the housing base (3), in any case disposed and connected to the electronics of the machine so as to control the weight of the product (4) at all times, allowing to know the payment system the existing amount of product (4) prior to opening access dispensing and remaining after removal of a portion thereof to be made open access to the product for the user machine, that is, so as to control the weight of the product (4) and attaches the payment system, allowing withdrawal of the variable amount of product (4) to be acquired.

Also, preferably, the electronic device (6) the payment system of the machine (1) which is associated electronics which controls the opening of access to the product (4) comprises a card reader (9) and / or a keyboard (10) for insertion of codes, previously be provided to customers using the machine (1) and a programmable computer program that controls and manages the collection of the product's (4) removed directly holders code, according to the payment system previously agreed and / or assigned, for example charge card with a credit limit.

Preferably, the electronics and software of the payment system, by the reader (9) and keyboard (10) mentioned above, are housed in a terminal display (1 1) informational messages of interest on the content and transaction effected the machine (1), for example product type, weight, amount withdrawn, price confirmation code, credit used, etc. Meanwhile, in a first option preferred embodiment of the invention shown in Figures 1 to 4, the machine (1) has a housing (2) consists of a structure that is completely installed above the surface ground (S), with one or more housings (3) sufficient to fit the full pallet at ground height. In addition, in this option, the opening for introducing the product (4) incorporated in the pallet (7) is effected through an openable door (5) provided on its front that fully opens said front housing ( 2).

Furthermore, said openable door (5) for the incorporation of the product (4) incorporated in the pallet (7) is the same that determines access to the dispensing of the product (4) and preferably consists of a louvered sliding door perceptible in operation elevation in figure 3, which is provided with windows (12) to allow viewing the product (4) contained in the housing (3) inside the machine (1) and provided with the corresponding closing security associated drive electronics that controls its opening by the code system associated with the payment system, so that both the machine owner or responsible operator for incorporating the pallet (7) of product (4) as users customers to access product boxes (4) who wish to acquire must use the code system that powers its opening.

And in response to Figures 5 and 6, a second option preferred embodiment of the machine (1), wherein the housing (2) consists of a partially buried structure beneath the ground (S) so it observed comprising an upper part (2a) projecting above said level, from which the introduction of the pallet (7) and consumer access boxes product (4) is effected, and a lower part (2b) is below, making the assembly takes up less space superiorly.

Therefore, in this option, the machine (1) is provided with a lifting mechanism (13), which preferably consists of a hydraulic piston (14) driving an arm (15) on which a platform (16) forming the lower base of the housing (3) for the pallet of product (4) and wherein preferably the scale (8) is integrated, having foreseen also lies a sensor (17) detecting the existence of product boxes (4) in the housing (3) so that, through the electronics, controls the lifting mechanism (13) to progressively raising the platform (16) and keep it high enough to the product (4) is always accessible from the top (2a) of the housing. Further preferably, the platform (16) the existence of a partition is contemplated

(18) defining a perimeter wall on two or three sides, except the front, intended to prevent any obstruction between the product boxes (4) and the walls of the housing (2) by incorrect could cause a malfunction of the lift system (13) and consequently the dispensing of the product.

Also in this option, the product introduction opening (4) with the pallet (7) completely in the housing (3) forming a front door (5 ') with windows (12) and a hinged lid

(19) above, optionally being their joint or separate opening for access to the product boxes (4) by the client user.

Finally in any of both options, the machine (1) incorporates a ventilation system (20), preferably controlled temperature and humidity, located in the most appropriate area of ​​the housing (2), optionally, to keep the product (4) optimal conditions within the housing (3), as appropriate in each case, because, preferably, it will be fresh products. It sufficiently described the nature of the present invention, as well as how to implement it, it is not considered necessary to extend its explanation for any expert in the matter to understand its scope and the advantages derived therefrom,

It is also stated that, within its essence, the machine of the invention may be practiced in other embodiments that differ in detail from that indicated by way of example it is made, and which will also achieve the protection sought provided it is not altered, changed or modified fundamentally.

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1 . - VENDING MACHINE wholesale configured from a housing (2) defining at least a housing (3) for product (4) provided with an openable door (5) for incorporation and access for dispensing, wherein said access associated with a payment system by electronic device (6) with electronic board that controls the mechanisms and electrical components, is characterized by the fact that the housing or housings (3) are able to receive the product (4) directly incorporated in a pallet (7); and because it has a scale (8) arranged and connected to the electronics of the machine such that controls the weight of the product (4) and attaches the payment system, allowing the variable withdrawal of product quantity (4).
2. - WHOLESALE VENDING MACHINE, according to claim 1, characterized in that the rocker (8) is integrated in the housing base (3).
3. - WHOLESALE VENDING MACHINE, according to claim 1 or 2, wherein the electronic device (6) the payment system that is associated electronics which controls the opening of access to the product (4) comprises a card reader (9)
4. - WHOLESALE VENDING MACHINE, according to any of claims 1 to 3 wherein the electronic device (6) the payment system that is associated electronics which controls the opening of access to the product (4) comprises a keyboard ( 10) for insertion code and a programmable computer software which controls and manages the recovery of the amount of the product (4) removed.
5. - WHOLESALE VENDING MACHINE, according to any of claims 1 to 4, characterized in that the electronics and software of the electronic device (6) the payment system are housed in a terminal display (1 1) informational messages of interest on the content transaction and making the machine (1).
6. - WHOLESALE VENDING MACHINE, according to any of claims 1 to 5, characterized in that the housing (2) is completely arranged above the ground surface (S).
7. - WHOLESALE VENDING MACHINE, according to claim 6, wherein the openable door (5) for the incorporation of the product (4) incorporated in the pallet (7), is the same which determines access product dispensing (4).
8. - WHOLESALE VENDING MACHINE, according to claim 7, characterized in that the openable (5) and dispensing the product (4) is a louvered door sliding door with windows (12), to allow the product display (4) contained in the housing (3) inside the machine (1),
9. - VENDING MACHINE WHOLESALE according to any of claims 1 to 5, wherein the housing (2) consists of a partially buried structure beneath the ground (S), an upper part comprising (2a) projecting above that level, from which the introduction of the pallet (7) is effected and the consumer access product boxes (4), and a lower part (2b) remaining below.
10. - VENDING MACHINE WHOLESALE according to claim 9, characterized in that it is provided with a lifting mechanism (13) and a platform (16) forming the lower base of the housing (3) for the pallet of product (4) in which the scale (8) is integrated.
eleven . - VENDING MACHINE WHOLESALE according to claim 10, wherein the lifting mechanism (13) is constituted by a hydraulic piston (14) driving an arm (15) on the platform (16) stood forming the lower base of the housing (3).
12. - WHOLESALE VENDING MACHINE, according to claim 10 or 1 1, characterized in that it incorporates a sensor (17) detecting the existence of product boxes (4) in the housing (3), through the electronics, controls the lifting mechanism (13) to progressively raising the platform (16) and keep it at the required height for the product (4) is always accessible from the top (2a) of the housing.
13. - WHOLESALE VENDING MACHINE, according to any of claims 10 to 12, characterized in that on the platform (16) there is a partition (18) defining a perimeter wall on two or three sides, except the front, intended to prevent any obstruction between the product boxes (4) and the walls of the housing (2).
14. - WHOLESALE VENDING MACHINE, according to any of claims 9 to 13, wherein the product introduction opening (4) with the pallet (7) completely in the housing (3) forming a front door (5 ') and a folding lid (19) superior.
15. - WHOLESALE VENDING MACHINE, according to any of claims 1 to 14, characterized in that it incorporates a ventilation system (20) located in the most appropriate area of ​​the housing (2).
16. - WHOLESALE VENDING MACHINE, according to claim 15, characterized in that the ventilation system has controlled temperature and humidity of the housing (3).
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