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Publication numberUS3499455 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMar 10, 1970
Filing dateOct 25, 1967
Priority dateOct 27, 1966
Also published asDE1574161A1, DE1574161B2, DE1574161C3
Publication numberUS 3499455 A, US 3499455A, US-A-3499455, US3499455 A, US3499455A
InventorsKokubo Eiichi, Miyayama Shigeru, Osako Kyoichi, Uchida Isamu, Watanabe Kenkicki
Original AssigneeTenshin Mfg Machine Co
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Coin handling apparatus in which coins are selected,counted,stacked and wrapped
US 3499455 A
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March 10, 1970 1 MU UCHIDA El' 3,499,455 COIN HANDL APPARATUS IN WHICH COINS ARE SELECTED, COUNTED, STACKED AND WRAPPED 7 Sheets-Sheet 1 Filed Oct. 25, 1967 FIG.

March 10, 1970 MU ucHlD ETAL 3,499,455

com HANDLING APPARATUS IN wmcn COINS ARE SELECTED, COUNTED, STAGKED AND WRAPPED 7 Sheets-Sheet 2 Filed Oct. 25, 1967 FIG.2

March 10, 1970 ISAMU UCHIDA ETAL 3,499,455

COIN HANDLING APPARATUS IN WHICH COINS ARE SELECTED, COUNTED, STACKED AND WRAPPED '7 Sheets-Sheet 5 Filed on. 25, 1967 FIG.3

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March 10, 1970 COIN HANDLING APPARATUS IN WHICH COINS ARE Filed Oct. 25, 196? ISAMU UCHIDA T L SELECTED, COUNTED, STACKED AND WRAPPED 7 Sheets-Sheet 4 March 10, 1970 ISAMU UCHIDA ETAL 3,499,455

COIN HANDLING APPARATUS IN WHICH COINS ARE SELECTED, GOUNTED, STACKED AND WRAPPED 7 Sheets-Sheet 5 Filed Oct. 25, 1967 March 1970 ISAMU UCHIDA ETAL 3,

COIN HANDLING APPARATUS IN WHICH COINS ARE SELECTED, COUNTED, STACKED AND WRAPPED 7 Sheets-Sheet 6 Filed Oct. 2 5, 1967 March 10,1970 ISAMU UCHIDA ETAL 3,499,455

COIN HANDLING APPARATUS IN WHICH COINS ARE SELECTED, COUNTED, STACKED AND WRAPPED Filed Oct. 35, 19s? 7 Sheets-Sheet v FIG.9

United States Patent O US. Cl. 1338 17 Claims ABSTRACT OF THE DISCLOSURE A coin handling machine with a selecting section, a counting section and a wrapping section with a control for simutaneously and cooperatively adjusting all of the sections by the operation of a shaft system controlling various cams.

DRAWING FIGURE 1 is a perspective view of a coin counting and wrapping machine, with its cover removed, in which the control system of the invention is incorporated;

FIGURE 2 is an enlarged plan view, partly broken away, of the coin selecting mechanism, coin feed mechanism and coin counting mechanism of the machine shown in FIG. 1;

FIGURE 3 is a plan View of an adjusting device for the coin selecting mechanism shown with the coin feed mechanism removed;

FIGURE 4 is a cross-section of the sliding plate of the adjusting device shown in FIG. 3;

FIGURE 5 is a side elevation of a clutch plate of the coin feed machanism;

FIGURE 6 is a side elevational view, partly broken away, of the coin stacking section;

FIGURE 7 is a plan view of the coin stacking section shown in FIG. 6;

FIGURE 8 is a view of the coin stacking section as viewed from the left in FIG. 6; and

FIGURE 9 is a view, similar to FIG. 3, of another form of the adjusting device for the coin selecting mechanism.

DETAILED DESCRIPTION The present invention relates to a coin counting and wrapping machine. and more particularly to a system by means of which a coin selecting mechanism, a coin feed mechanism and a coin stacking mechanism in such a machine are simultaneously adjusted.

In recent years, a machine capable of automatically selecting coins, stacking the coins in a cylindrical column in a predetermined number and thereafter wrapping said coin stack with a web material, such as wrapping paper, has been Widely used in banks and stores where coins are handled in large quantities. Machines of the type described are particularly required to be easy in handling and positive in operation.

It is a primary object of the present invention to provide a coin counting and wrapping machine which can be operated very easily even by persons having little technical knowledge.

It is another object of the present invention to provide a very simple system by means of which the coin selecting mechanism, coin feed mechanism and coin stacking mechanism of a machine of the type described may be adjusted in accordance. with the type of coins to be counted and wrapped.

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It is still another object of this invention to provide a system which is capable of adjusting the coin selecting mechanism, coin feed mechanism and coin stacking mechanism of a machine of the type described by manipulating a single operating knob.

It is still another object of this invention to provide a control system by means of which the operational speed of the coin feed mechanism is shifted in two steps depending upon the size of a coin to be handled, and the coin selecting mechanism and coin stacking mechanism are adjusted in accordance with the type of a coin to be handled.

These and other objects and advantages of the present invention will become apparent from the following description when taken in conjunction with the accompanying drawing.

OUTLINE OF THE MACHINE Referring to FIG. 1, the coin counting and wrapping machine comprises a coin selecting section A, a coin counting section B, and a coin wrapping section C, said coin counting section B being arranged adjacent the coin discharge portion of said coin selecting section A, said coin wrapping section C being arranged below said coin counting section B, and said sections B and C being communicated with each other by a substantially vertical coin passage D.

COIN SELECTING SECTION Referring to FIGS. 2 and 3, it will be seen that the coin selecting section A includes a rotary disc 1 driven by suitable driving means, and a fixed plate 2 is provided adjacent the peripheral edge 1a of said rotary disc 1. A peripheral rim 3 is fixed to the machine frame so as to surround the peripheral edge of the disc 1 and defines a gate 4 of such a size as to permit the coins on the disc 1 to pass therethrough substantially one. after another. It will thus be seen that the coins, which are imparted with rotational movement by the disc 1, move from said disc 1 onto the fixed plate 2 through the gate 4 substantially one after another. Between the gate 4 and the coin discharge portion 5 of the coin selecting section A is formed a substantially arcuate coin passage extending along the exterior wall of the peripheral rim 3. The fixed plate 2 terminates at a point 2a adjacent the gate 4, so that a selecting slot 6 is formed in the arcuate coin passage substantially throughout the entire length thereof for dropping coins of smaller sizes therethrough. Both sides of the slot 6 are defined by the periphery 1a of the disc 1 and the arcuate edge 7a of a sliding plate 7.

The sliding plate 7, as clearly shown in FIGS. 3 and 4, has a guide rib 71) formed on the underside thereof for engagement with a guide groove 8 formed in the top surface of the machine frame M. The sliding plate 7 is also formed therein with a substantially square cam hole 9, in which a polygonal cam 10 is disposed with its one side in engagement with a side 9a of said cam hole. The sliding plate 7 is urged radially inwardly of the disc 1 by a compression spring 11, While the cam 10 blocks the radially inward movement of the sliding plate 7 against the bias of the compression spring 11 by the engagement with the side 9a of the cam hole 9, so that the position of the sliding plate 7 is determined by the rotational position of the cam 10.

A plate 12 having an arcuate edge 12a is fixedly mounted on the sliding plate 7 and the arcuate edge 12a is located slightly outwardly of the edge 7a of the sliding plate 7, whereby a shoulder 13 is formed between the edges 12a and 7a for supporting the peripheral edges of coins thereon. As is clearly seen in FIGS. 2 and 3, the coin passage extending from the gate 4 to the coin discharge portion 5 is defined by the exterior wall surface 3a of the peripheral rim 3 and the arcuate edge 12a of the plate 12, and the selecting slot 6 is defined by the peripheral edge 1a of the disc 1 and the edge 7a of the plate 7. For selecting a desired type of coin, the cam 10 is set in a desired position to thereby determine the positions of the plates 7 and 12 such that the width W1 of the selecting slot is slightly smaller than the diameter of the coin to be selected and the width W2 of the coin passages is slightly larger than the diameter of said coin. Upon acljusting the positions of the plates 7 and 12 in the manner described, coins of smaller diameters drop through the selecting slot 6 during their travelling on the coin passage from the gate 4 to the coin discharge portion 5, while coins of larger diameters are not allowed to enter the coin passage because of their diameters being larger than the width W2. Consequently, coins of a desired diameter only are allowed to pass through the coin passage.

COIN COUNTING SECTION A star wheel 14 having a plurality of arcuate notches formed in the periphery thereof is mounted on a vertical rotary shaft 15 on one side of a coin discharge passage at the coin discharge portion 5. The top end of the shaft 15 extending upwardly from the Wheel 14 is provided with a bevel gear 16 which is in engagement with a bevel gear 18 provided at one end of a horizontal shaft 17. Each coin passing through the coin discharge passage at the coin discharge portion fits in a notch 14a of the star wheel 14 causing the star wheel 14 to rotate, and the rotation of said star wheel is transmitted to the shaft 17 through the bevel gears 16 and 18. The other end of the shaft 17 is connected to a counter of a known construction. It will be understood that the number of coins having passed through the coin discharge passage is recorded in the counter as the rotation of the star wheel 14 caused by the coins is transmitted to said counter.

On the side of the coin discharge passage opposite to the star wheel 14 is provided a sliding plate 19 which is slidable in the direction of the arrow 19a. The plate 19 is formed at its right-hand end with a lobe 19b for engagement with a slanting edge 70 of a notch which is formed in one side of the aforementioned sliding plate 7 in the coin selecting section. The plate 19 is urged towards the right by a spring 20 to insure that the lobe 19b is positively held in'contact with the edge 7 b.

With the arrangement described, when the cam is rotated to change the positions of the plates 7 and 12 and thereby to adjust the width W2 of the coin passage, and the width W1 of the selecting slot, the plate 19 is moved to the left or right, whereby the distance between the left-hand edge 19c of the plate 19 and the star wheel 14 is adjusted. That is to say, the width of the coin discharge passage at the discharge portion 5 is adjusted simultaneously with the adjustment of the widths of the coin passage and selecting slot. As a result, there is no possibility of a coin passing through the coin discharge passage without turning the wheel 14 when the type of a coin to be selected is shifted to a smaller diameter, or of a coins stopping up the Wheel thereby causing malfunctioning of the machine when the type of a coin to be selected is shifted to a larger diameter.

COIN FEED MECHANISM The coin feed mechanism includes a power driven wheel 21 arranged at the coin discharge portion 5. The wheel 21 is composed of a rubber wheel 22 and a pair of metallic discs 23 and 24 attached to both sides thereof. Wheel 21 is fixed to one end of a drive shaft 25 by a nut 27. The shaft is rotatably supported by a metal bearing 28 and has a drive pulley 29 rotatably mounted at the other end.

A sun gear 30 is fixedly mounted on the shaft 25 in adjacent relation to the pulley 29 and meshes with a planetary gear 31 which is rotatably mounted on a pin (not shown) carried on the pulley 29. The planetary gear 31 has a second planetary gear 32 integrally formed therewith which meshes with a second sun gear 33 rotatably mounted on the shaft 25 in side-by-side relation to said gear 30. The sun gear 33 has a clutch plate 34 integrally formed therewith and a hook-shaped latch member 35 is pivoted on said clutch plate 34 by means of a pivot pin 36, with its tip or end 35a urged radially inwardly of the clutch plate by a spring 37. The shaft 25 is provided with an integral annular member 38 which has a notch 38a formed in the periphery thereof for engagement with the tip end 35a of the latch member 35. When the tip end 35a of the latch member 35 is in engagement with the notch 38a in the member 38, the clutch plate 34 and thus the gear 33 rotates integrally with the shaft 25. The gears 30 and 33, therefore, rotate at the same rotational speed. The planetary gears or pinions 31 and 32, which are in engagement with the gears 30 and 33 respectively, are formed integrally and have different numbers of teeth, so that, when the clutch plate 34 is in engagement With the shaft 25, the planetary gear mechanism is held in a locked condition and, as a result, the pulley 29 and the shank 25 rotate as a unit.

A sleeve-like clutch member 39 is axially slidably but non-rotatablymounted on the metal bearing 28 for the shaft 25. The clutch member 39 is operated by an operating lever 40 whose forked end is in engagement with a pin 39a projecting from the upper surface of said clutch member 39, said operating lever 49 being pivotally connected to the machine frame at the other end by a pin 110. The clutch member 39 is constantly urged towards the left under the influence of a spring 43. A cam 42 is fixed to a shaft 41 and when the lobe of the cam 42 comes into engagement with the lever 40, the lever is turned counterclockwise and accordingly the clutch member 39 is moved to the right against the bias of the spring 43. The right-hand end of the clutch member 39 is tapered so that, when it is moved to the right by the lever 40, the tapered end of the clutch member comes into engagement with the tip or end 35a of the latch member 35 disengagement said latch member from the member 38 on the shaft 25. The clutch member 39 is further formed with a recess 3% which is adapted to engage the end 35a of the latch member 35 when said member 39 is moved to the right.

The clutch plate 34 is secured when the clutch member 39 is moved to the right by the cam 42 and the recess 39b therein engages the tip 35a of the latch member 35. The rotating force imparted to the pulley or pinion carrier 39 is then transmitted to the shaft 25 through the pinion 31 and sun gear 30. In this case, the rotational speed of the shaft 25 is higher than in the case wherein the member 35 is in engagement with the member 38 on the shaft 25.

Thus, where the size of a coin to be handled is particularly small, the operational efiiciency of the machine can be enhanced by rotating the drive wheel 21 at a higher rate.

COIN STACKING SECTION The coin stacking section comprises a substantially vertical coin passage 50 provided in succession to the coin discharge passage at the coin discharge portion 5 and a coin stacking cylinder assembly 51 (FIG. 6) provided below said coin passage 50. The coin stacking cylinder assembly 51 is composed of a pair of cylinder halves 54 and 55 (FIG. 7) each of which defines a longitudinal semi-cylindrical cavity 52 or 53 and which are arranged with said semi-cylindrical cavities facing each other and hinged together by means of a hinge pin 56 extending substantially vertically. The cylinder assembly 51 is operable from the closed position indicated by the solid lines to the opened position indicated by the broken lines in FIG. 7. In the closed position, the semi-cylindrical cavities 52 and 53 together form a substantially cylindrical cavity for stacking coins therein.

The cylinder halves 54 and 55 respectively have operating arms 57 and 58 fixed to one side thereof and the free ends of the arms 57 and 58 are articulated to one end of a rocking lever 61 through connecting levers 59 and 60 respectively. The lever 61 is connected at its intermediate portion to an actuating rod of an electromagnetic solenoid assembly 64 by way of a link lever 63.

Such being the arrangement, when the solenoid is not excited and with the rod 65 located in the protruding position indicated by the solid lines in FIG. 7, the cylinder assembly 51 is held in its closed position as indicated by the solid lines, whereas, when the solenoid 64 is excited and the rod 65 is retracted to the position indicated by the broken lines in FIG. 7, the cylinder assembly 51 is opened as indicated by the broken lines enabling removal of the coins stacked within the assembly.

An arm 82 provided below the arm 57 carries a stopper 66 as shown in FIG. 6 and this stopper 66 is adapted to abut against a cam 68, securely mounted on a vertical shaft 67, when the cylinder assembly 51 is brought into the closed position (FIGS. 6 and 7). Therefore, by suitably positioning the cam 68 in accordance with the diameter of the coin to be selected by rotating the shaft 67, it is possible to adjust the diameter of the stacking cavity in the cylinder assembly 51 to a desired value corresponding to the diameter of the coin to be selected.

The shaft 67 also carries a gear 69 Which is in engagement with a gear 71 through an intermediate gear 70. The gear 711 is mounted on a shaft 72 which also has a gear 73 mounted thereon. The gear 73 meshes with a gear 74 mounted on a shaft 41' which is connected to a shaft 41. Thus, it will [be seen that the position of the cam 68 may be adjusted by rotating the shaft 41 through the gear train 74, 73, 71, and 69. Since the arrangement described above enables the diameter of the stacking cavity in the cylinder assembly 51 to be adjusted to a value optimum for the diameter of the coin to be selected, possibility of misalignment of the coins stacked in the cavity can be substantially reduced.

The coin stacking section includes a device for detecting when the coins have been stacked in the stacking cylinder assembly in a predetermined number. This device comprises a switch 75 adapted to be actuated by an actuating member 76 connected to an upper lever 77 provided for gripping the coin stack and transporting the same to the coin wrapping section to be described later. The switch is closed when the lever 77 is lowered to a position below a predetermined level for coin stack gripping operation, whereby either the machine operation is stopped or the coin stack is discharged into a discharge opening (not shown). Since the aforementioned coin feeding mechanism is so arranged as to cease its operation from the time when a predetermined number of coins have been fed into the cylinder assembly 51 to a time when the coin stack has been removed from said cylinder assembly, the

number of the coins in cylinder assembly 51 will in no case exceed the predetermined number.

The height of coin stack varies depending upon the type of a coin to be selected and packaged. The position of the switch 75 must, therefore, be adjusted in accordance with the type of coin to be selected. For this purpose, a gear 78 is provided on a shaft 79 to mesh with COIN WRAPPING SECTION This section comprises a pair of vertically arranged gripping levers 77 and 83 (FIG. 6) which are not only swingable but also movable vertically. These levers re spectively carry at their free ends gripping pins 77a and 83a and are swingable about a support shaft 116 (FIG. 7) clockwise from a gripping position indicated by the broken lines in FIG. 7 to a Wrapping position or vice versa. The levers 77 and 83 are driven by suitable means and are moved to the position indicated by the broken lines in FIG. 7 when a predetermined number of coins have been stacked in the stacking cylinder assembly 51, and then they are moved vertically to the position indicated by the broken lines in FIG. 6 to grip the coin stack between the pins 77a and 83a. At the same time, the cylinder assembly 51 is opened as indicated by the broken lines in FIG. 7 and the levers 77 and 83 swing clockwise carrying the coin stack towards a wrapping roller (not shown).

The structure and arrangement of the wrapping roller, wrapping paper feed means and the details of the wrapping mechanism to be used are known, for example, from US. Patent No. 3,037,336 and, therefore, will not be described herein in detail.

ADJUSTMENT SYSTEM The system for adjusting the machine in accordance with the type of a coin to be selected includes a knob 99 (FIG. 2) mounted on the top end of a vertical shaft 91. The shaft 91 has a gear 92 fixed thereto which is in engagement with a gear 94, fixed to the shaft 41, through the intermediary of an intermediate gear 93. Due to such arrangement, upon rotating the knob 90, the shaft 4 1 and therefore shaft 41' are rotated through the gears 92, 93 and 94 and thus the width of the coin selecting passage, rotational speed of the coin feed wheel, width of the coin discharge passage, diameter of the cavity in the coin stacking cylinder assembly 51 and the height of the switch 75 are adjusted all at once. The knob 9t) has numerals engraved in the top surface thereof representing the types of coins to be handled. By setting one of said numerals to a marking on the machine frame, a desired adjustment may be obtained.

OPERATIQN In operating the machine, the knob is first of all manipulated to effect necessary adjustments in accordance with the type of a coin desired to be selected and thereafter the machine is set in operation by starting a main motor (not shown). The disc 1 in the selecting mechanism and the coin feed wheel 21 are then rotated, and the coins placed on the disc 1 are given a rotational movement and are centrifugally forced outwardly and discharged through the gate 4. In this case, obviously, only coins of diameters smaller than the width W2 are allowed to proceed onto the coin selecting passage. During travelling in said passage, coins of diameters smaller than the width WI are dropped through the slot 6 and only coins of the diameter desired to be selected are delivered to the coin discharge portion 5.

At the coin discharge portion 5, the coins are fed into the vertical coin passage 59 by the coin feed wheel 21, drop through said passage and are stacked in the stacking cylinder assembly 51. Preferably, vibration is given to the stacking cylinder assembly 51 during the coin stack ing operation so that the coins may be unfailingly stacked.

The star wheel 14 in the coin counting section is driven by the coins to count the number of coins passing there through. When the counter has counted a predetermined number of coins, the operation of the coin feed wheel 21 is stopped, interrupting the coin feed temporarily. At the same time, the coin stack gripping levers 77 and 83 are shifted to the position indicated by the broken lines in FIG. 7 to grip the coin stack in the cylinder assembly 51, whereupon the cylinder assembly 51 is opened into the position indicated by the broken lines in FIG. 7. Then, the levers 77 and 83 swing clockwise as viewed in FIG. 7 and carry the coin stack into the coin wrapping mechanism.

In the coin wrapping mechanism, the coin stack is wrapped in a known manner and discharged from the machine. After the coin stack has been removed from the cylinder assembly, the assembly is closed and the coin feed wheel 21 starts its operation again for another cycle of operation.

ALTERNATIVE EMBODIMENT FIG. 9 shows another embodiment of the system to adjust the width of the coin selecting passage. In this embodiment, a sliding plate 100 has arcuate edges 101 and 102, corresponding to the edges 7a and 12a in the preceding embodiment, and is further provided with a rearwardly extending guide rod 103 as shown, which is in slidable engagement with a guide groove 104. The sliding plate 105 is formed therein with a pair of guide slots 105 which receive pins 106 fixed to the machine frame respectively. The guide rod 103 has an axial screw hole 107 formed therein in which a screw 109 having a knob 108 connected thereto is screwed. Since the screw 109 is rotatable but not movable axially, the width of the coin selecting passage is adjusted by turning the knob 108. The rotation of the screw 109 is transmitted to a shaft, corresponding to the shaft 41 and 41 in the preceding embodiment, through a suitable gear train to cause rotation of the same, where by all necessary adjustment may be accomplished by a single operation.

What is claimed is:

1. Coin handling apparatus comprising coin counting means, coin wrapping means, coin selecting means, said selecting means selecting one of a plurality of types of coins for forwarding to said counting means, coin stacking means to receive coins from the counting means for stacking and subsequent delivery to said wrapping means, control means for simultaneously and cooperatively adapting at least two of the aforesaid means to handle the type of coin to be selected, counted and wrapped, a source of coins of different types, each type having a different diameter, said selecting means being juxtaposed to said source and including spaced means defining a passage system through which one of said types can pass, and adjustment means to adjust the spaced means whereby to vary the size of the pasage system, the adjustment means being controlled by said control means; and wherein said stacking means includes detecting means to detect a selected level of coins in said stacking means, and means to adjust the detecting means for a given level and in turn controlled by said control means.

2. Coin handling apparatus comprising coin counting means, coin wrapping means, coin selecting means, said selecting means selecting one of a plurality of types of coins for forwarding to said counting means, coin stacking means to receive coins from the counting means for stacking and subsequent delivery to said wrapping means, control means for simultaneously and cooperatively adapting at least two of the aforesaid means to handle the type of coin to be selected, counted and wrapped, said counting means including a disc provided with peripheral notches through which the coins travel in driving relationship with said disc, a driving wheel to engage the latter said coins and drive the same past said disc to drive the latter, and multiple-speed drive means coupled to and driving said wheel and in turn controlled by said control means; and wherein said stacking means includes a cylinder including parts adjustably related to provide for receiving coins of different diameters, and means to adjust said parts and in turn controlled by said control means.

3. Coin handling apparatus comprising coin counting means, coin wrapping means, coin selecting means, said selecting means selecting one of a plurality of types of coins for forwarding to said counting means, coin stacking means to receive coins from the counting means for stacking and subsequent delivery to said wrapping means, control means for simultaneously and cooperatively adapting at least two of the aforesaid means to handle the type of coin to be selected, counted and wrapped, said counting means including a disc provided with peripheral notches through which the coins travel in driving relationship with said disc, a driving wheel to engage the latter said coins and drive the same past said disc to drive the latter, and multiple-speed drive means coupled to and driving said wheel and in turn controlled by said control means; and wherein said stacking means includes detecting means to detect a selected level of coins in said stacking means, and means to adjust the detecting means for a given level and in turn controlled by said control means.

4. Coin handling apparatus comprising coin counting means, coin wrapping means, coin selecting means, said selecting means selecting one of a plurality of types of coins for forwarding to said counting means, coin stacking means to receive coins from the counting means for stacking and subsequent delivery to said wrapping means, control means for simultaneously and cooperatively adapting at least two of the aforesaid means to handle the type of coin to be selected, counted and wrapped, said stacking means including a cylinder including parts adjustably related to provide for receiving coins of different diameters, and means to adjust said parts and in turn controlled by said control means; and wherein said stacking means includes detecting means to detect a selected level of coins in said stacking means, and means to adjust the detecting means for a given level and in turn con trolled by said control means.

5. Coin handling apparatus comprising coin counting means, coin wrapping means, coin selecting means, said selecting means selecting one of a plurality of types of coins for forwarding to said counting means, coin stacking means to receive coins from the counting means for stacking and subsequent delivery to said wrapping means, control means for simultaneously and cooperatively adapting at least two of the aforesaid means to handle the type of coin to be selected, counted and wrapped, a source of coins of different types, each type having a different diameter, said selecting means being juxtaposed to said source and including spaced means defining a passage system through which one of said types can pass, and adjustment means to adjust the spaced means whereby to vary the size of the passage system, the adjustment means being controlled by said control means; and wherein said counting means includes a disc provided with peripheral notches through which the coins travel in driving relationship with said disc, a driving wheel to engage the latter said coins and drive the same past said disc to drive the latter, and multiple-speed drive means coupled to and driving said wheel and in turn controlled by said control means; and wherein said stacking means includes a cylinder including parts adjustably related to provide for receiving coins of different diameters, means to adjust said parts and in turn controlled by said control means, detecting means to detect a selected level of coins in said stacking means, and means to adjust the detecting means for a given level and in turn controlled by said control means.

6. Coin handling apparatus comprising coin counting means, coin wrapping means, coin selecting means, said selecting means selecting one of a plurality of types of coins for forwarding to said counting means, coin stacking means to receive coins from the counting means for stacking and subsequent delivery to said wrapping means, control means for simultaneously and cooperatively adapting at least two of the aforesaid means to handle the type of coin to be selected, counted and wrapped, a source of coins of different diameters, said selecting means including first and second sets of members having juxtaposed arcuate sides of different diameters, all of the sides being concentric and being so arranged at two cooperating levels as to reject coins of greater than a first predetermined diameter and to permit the escape of coins of less than a second predetermined diameter, means fixedly supporting said first set of members, and a movable support connected to said second set and responsive to said control means to adjust the spacing of the second set from the first set.

7. Apparatus as claimed in claim 6, wherein the movable support is provided with an opening and the control means includes a cam engaged in the latter said opening to move said movable support.

8. Apparatus as claimed in claim 6, wherein said control means includes an adjustment screw coupled with said movable support.

9. Coin handling apparatus comprising coin counting means, coin wrapping means, coin selecting means, said selecting means selecting one of a plurality of types of coins for forwarding to said counting means, coin stacking means to receive coins from the counting means for stacking and subsequent delivery to said wrapping means, control means for simultaneously and cooperatively adapting at least two of the aforesaid means to handle the type of coin to be selected, counted and wrapped, said counting means including a disc provided with peripheral notches, a Wheel perpendicularly aligned relative to said disc and adapted to drive said disc through the intermediary of coins received in said notches, a shaft supporting said wheel, a driving pulley, a pulley shaft, a planetary gear arrangement associated with the pulley shaft, clutch means to selectively couple the first said shaft directly to the pulley via said pulley shaft or indirectly through said planetary gear arrangement, and selection means to operate said clutch means; said control means including a cam to operate said selection means.

10. Coin handling apparatus comprising coin counting means, coin wrapping means, coin selecting means, said selecting means selecting one of a plurality of types of coins for forwarding to said counting means, coin stacking means to receive coins from the counting means for stacking and subsequent delivery to said wrapping means, control means for simultaneously and cooperatively adapting at least two of the aforesaid means to handle the type of coin to be selected, counted and wrapped, said stacking means including two semi-cylindrical parts, a forked linkage system for adjustably mounting said parts to define a coin receptacle of adjustable diameter, a solenoid controlling said linkage system, and a stop mounted on said linkage system; said control means including a cam in intercepting relation with said stop to control the positioning of said parts.

11. Coin handling apparatus comprising coin counting means, coin wrapping means, coin selecting means, said selecting means selecting one of a plurality of types of coins for forwarding to said counting means, coin stacking means to receive coins from the counting means for stacking and subsequent delivery to said wrapping means, control means for simultaneously and cooperatively adapting at least two of the aforesaid means to handle the type of coin to be selected, counted and wrapped, said stacking means including a level detecting arm to detect when the coins stacked in said stacking means have accumulated to a selected level; said control means including a cam to adjust the level of said arm.

12. Coin handling apparatus comprising coin counting means, coin wrapping means, coin selecting means, said selecting means selecting one of a plurality of types of coins for forwarding to said counting means, coin stacking means to receive coins from the counting means for stacking and subsequent delivery to said wrapping means, control means for simultaneously and cooperatively adapting at least two of the aforesaid means to handle the type of coin to be selected, counted and wrapped, a source of coins of different diameters, said selecting means including first and second sets of members having juxtaposed arcuate sides of different diameters, all of the sides being concentric and being so arranged at two cooperating levels as to reject coins of greater than a first predetermined diameter and to permit the escape of coins of less than a second predetermined diameter, means fixedly supporting said first set of members, and a movable support connected to said second set and responsive to said control means to adjust the spacing of the second set from the first set; and wherein said counting means includes a disc provided with peripheral notches, a wheel perpendicularly aligned relative to said disc and adapted to drive said disc through the intermediary of coins received in said notches, a shaft supporting said wheel, a driving pulley, a pulley shaft, a planetary gear arrangement associated with the pulley shaft, clutch means to selectively couple the first said shaft directly to the pulley via said pulley shaft or indirectly through said planetary gear arrangement, and selection means to operate said clutch means; said control means including a cam to operate said selection means.

13, Coin handling apparatus comprising coin counting means, coin wrapping means, coin selecting means, said selecting means selecting One of a plurality of types of coins for forwarding to said counting means, coin stacking means to receive coins from the counting means for stacking and subsequent delivery to said wrapping means,

to control means for simultaneously and cooperatively adapting at least two of the aforesaid means to handle the type of coin to be selected, counted and wrapped, a source of coins of different diameters, said selecting means including first and second sets of members having juxtaposed arcuate sides of different diameters, all of the sides being concentric and being so arranged at two cooperating levels as to reject coins of greater than a first predetermined diameter and to permit the escape of coins of less than a second predetermined diameter, means fixedly supporting said first set of members, and a movable support connected to said second set and responsive to said control means to adjust the spacing of the second set from the first set; and wherein said stacking means includes two semi-cylindrical parts, a forked linkage system for adjustably mounting said parts to define a coin receptacle of adjustable diameter, a solenoid controlling said linkage system, and a stop mounted on said linkage system; and control means including a cam in intercepting relation with said stop to control the positioning of said parts.

14. Coin handling apparatus comprising coin counting means, coin wrapping means, coin selecting means, said selecting means selecting one of a plurality of types of coins for forwarding to said counting means, coin stacking means to receive coins from the counting means for stacking and subsequent delivery to said wrapping means, control means for simultaneously and cooperatively adapting at least two of the aforesaid means to handle the type of coin to be selected, counted and wrapped, a source of coins of different diameters, said selecting means including first and second sets of members having juxtaposed arcuate sides of different diameters, all of the sides being concentric and being so arranged at two cooperating levels as to reject coins of greater than a first predetermined diameter and to permit the escape of coins of less than a second predetermined diameter, means fixedly supporting said first set of members, and a movable sup port connected to said second set and responsive to said control means to adjust the spacing of the second set from the first set; and wherein said stacking means includes a level detecting arm to detect when the coins stacked in said stacking means have accumulated to a selected level; said control means including a cam to adjust the level of said arm.

15. Coin handling apparatus comprising coin counting means, coin wrapping means, coin selecting means, said selecting means selecting one of a plurality of types of coins for forwarding to said counting means, coin stacking means to receive coins from the counting means for stacking and subsequent delivery to said wrapping means, control means for simultaneously and cooperatively adapting at least two of the aforesaid means to handle the type of coin to be selected, counted and wrapped, said counting means including a disc provided with peripheral notches, a wheel perpendicularly aligned relative to said disc and adapted to drive said disc through the intermediary of coins received in said notches, a shaft supporting said wheel, a driving pulley, a pulley shaft, a planetary gear arrangement associated with the pulley shaft, clutch means to selectively couple the first said shaft directly to the pulley via said pulley shaft or indirectly through said planetary gear arrangement, and selection means to operate said clutch means; said control means including a cam to operate said selection means; and wherein said stacking means includes two semi-cylindrical parts, a forked linkage system for adjustably mounting said parts to define a coin receptacle of adjustable diameter, a solenoid controlling said linkage system, and a stop mounted on said linkage system; said control means including a second cam in intercepting relation with said stop to control the position of said parts; said stacking means includes a level detecting arm to detect when the coins stacked in said stacking means have accumulated to a selected level; said control means including a third cam to adjust the level of said arm.

16. Coin handling apparatus comprising coin counting means, coin wrapping means, coin selecting means, said selecting means selecting one of a plurality of types of coins for forwarding to said counting means, coin stacking means to receive coins from the counting means for stacking and subsequent delivery to said wrapping means, control means for simultaneously and cooperatively adapting at least two of the aforesaid means to handle the type of coin to be selected, counted and wrapped, a source of coins of different diameters, said selecting means including first and second sets of members having juxtaposed arcuate sides of different diameters, all of the sides being concentric and being so arranged at two cooperating levels as to reject coins of greater than a first predetermined diameter and to permit the escape of coins of less than a second predetermined diameter, means fixedly supporting said first set of members, and a movable support connected to said second set and responsive to said control means to adjust the spacing of the second set from the first set; and wherein said counting means includes a disc provided with peripheral notches, a wheel perpendicularly aligned relative to said disc and adapted to drive said disc through the intermediary of coins received in said notches, a shaft supporting said wheel, a driving pulley, a pulley shaft, a planetary gear arrangement associated with the pulley shaft, clutch means to selectively couple the first said shaft directly to the pulley via said pulley shaft or indirectly through said planetary gear arrangement, and selection means to operate said clutch means; said control means including a cam to operate said selection means; said stacking means including two semi-cylindrical parts, a forked linkage system for adjustably mounting said parts to define a coin receptacle of adjustable diameter, a solenoid controlling said linkage system, and a stop mounted on said linkage system; said control means including a second cam in intercepting relation with said stop to control the positioning of said parts; said stacking means including a level detecting arm to detect when the coins stacked in said stacking means have accumulated to a selected level; said control means including a third cam to adjust the level of said arm.

17. Apparatus as claimed in claim 16, wherein said control means includes shaft means and gear means connecting said shaft means to selected of said cams, the remainder of said cams being connected directly to said shaft means.

References Cited UNITED STATES PATENTS STANLEY H. TOLLBERG, Primary Examiner

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Classifications
U.S. Classification453/31, 53/212, 453/35
International ClassificationG07D9/06
Cooperative ClassificationG07D9/065
European ClassificationG07D9/06B