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Publication numberUS3805937 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateApr 23, 1974
Filing dateJul 6, 1973
Priority dateDec 29, 1970
Publication numberUS 3805937 A, US 3805937A, US-A-3805937, US3805937 A, US3805937A
InventorsHatanaka Y, Shigemori H, Ueba A
Original AssigneeGlory Kogyo Kk
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Automatic money dispensing machine
US 3805937 A
Abstract
An automatic money dispensing machine is disclosed which processes input information relative to the amount of money required and which utilizes a common register for either dispensing a desired amount of money with a minimum number of notes or in dispensing a desired amount of money comprising notes having identical currency values by operation of a money selection key. Furthermore, a device is disclosed which enables such an automatic money dispensing machine, to dispense a desired amount of money comprising notes having a plurality of selected currency values using only one operating instruction.
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United States Patent Hatanaka et al.

1451 Apr. 23, 1974 1 AUTOMATIC MONEY DISPENSING 3,099,274 7/1963 Fitzsimons 221 /9 M ACHINE 3,648,020 3/1972 Tateisi et al. 194/1910. 9 3,675,816 7/1972 Bourke 221/13 [75] Inventors: Yoshihiro Hatanaka; Hideto Shigemori; Akio Ueba, all of l-limeji, Japan Primary ExaminerRobert B. Reeves [73] Assignee: Glory Kogyo Kabushiki Kaish Assistant Examiner-Thomas E. Kocovsky Himeji-shi, Hyogo-ken, Japan Attorney, Agent, or Firm--Holman & Stern [22] Filed: July 6, 1973 [21] Appl. No.: 377,024

Related us. Application Data 1 ABSTRACT [63] Continuation of-Ser. No. 213,365, Dec. 29, 1971,

abandoned. An automatic money dispensing machine is disclosed which processes input information relative to the [30] Foreign Application Priority Data amount of money required and which utilizes a com- Dec. 29, 1970 Japan 45-121650 mOn register for either dispensing a desired amount of OCL 19, 1971 Japan 46-82126 money with a minimum number of notes Or in p 1 ing a desired amount of money comprising notes hav- 52 us. (:1 194/4 R, 194/1310. 9, 221/9 ing identical currency values y Operation of a money 151 1m. 01 G06c 29/00 Selection y- Furthermore, a device is disclosed 581 Field of Search 194/4, DIG. 9; 221/7, 9, which enables Such an automatic money dispensing 221/13; 133/ 2 5 R machine, to dispense a desired amount of money comprising notes having a plurality of selected currency [56] References Cited values using only one operating instruction.

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BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION In conventional automatic money dispensing machines, the number of currency values which can be dispensed in note form is limited only to one or two. Even though the conventional money dispensing machine can dispense notes of two different values, it sill suffers from disadvantages such that operations of designating notes of different currency value, designating dispensing, designating an amount of money to be dispensed and instructing the start of money dispensing operation are necessarily repeated. Furthermore, in the conventional machine, the number of notes required is used as an instruction to determine the amount of money to be dispensed.

There are two methods for dispensing money of a predetermined amount: one is a method of dispensing money with a minimum number of notes, and the other is a method of dispensing an amount of money comprising notes having predetermined different currency values. These two methods are different from each other in the method of processing the information provided by the resistors. Therefore, it is necessary for each of the two methods to provide their own register, as a result of which a device is required to change over the register and its appended circuits to operate each of the methods, with the result that the construction of the machine is somewhat complicated. Accordingly, the conventional devices which employ these two methods suffer from the disadvantages as mentioned above.

Now, for convenience in the explanation of the present invention, the above-mentioned two methods, that is, the method of dispensing money with minimum number of sheetsand the method of dispensing an amount of money comprising notes having predetermined different currency values will be described below:

In the former method, a predetermined amount of money is registered as input information by operation of a ten-key means successively beginning with the most significant digit of said amount of money, the input information being converted into a binary coded decimal code (four bits per digit), and registration of the code being made in a register while the code is shifted one digit successively beginning with the least significant digit in the registerf After completion of the registration of the code, the money comprising notes of a predetermined currency value is dispensed out until the content on the most significant digit in the register coincides with the number of dispensed sheets of money. Upon completion of this money dispensing operation, the content in the register is shifted one digit and money is dispensed in the same way as described above. After this, money dispensing operations for currency values with respect to the lower digits, or the rest of the digits, are successively carried out in the same way. Thus, in the case when notes of two currency values (for instance, LOGO-yen money and SOO-yen money) are included in a predetermined amount of money, the money is dispensed with a minimum number of sheets thereof. This is the method of dispensing money with a minimum number of sheets thereof.

On the other hand, in the method of dispensing an amount of money comprising notes having predetermined different currency values (which may be called a method of dispensing money by means of a function key), the number of notes is designated by depression of predetermined keys in a ten-key, input information representing the number of notes is stored in a register by depression of a function key corresponding to a predetermined currency value, and the money is continuously, dispensed until the content in the register coincides with the number of actually dispensed notes.

SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION A primary object of the present invention is accordingly to provide an automatic money dispensing machine, in which common register is used both for a method of dispensing money with a minimum number of notes and for a method of dispensing an amount of money comprising notes having predetermined different currency values.

Another object of the present invention is to provide an automatic money dispensing machine, in which a desired amount of money is readily dispensed with notes of desired currency value.

A further object of the present invention is to provide an automatic money dispensing machine, in which all the different currency values of money to be dispensed and the amount of money required in each of the different currency values are registered prior to an operation instructing the start of a money dispensing operation, and then a desired amount of money comprising a de sired number of different currency values which has been registered in advance is dispensed out by carrying the above operation.

A still further object of the present invention is to provide an automatic money dispensing machine, which is used by a customer to draw his deposit in a financial institute such as a bank and which is used as an unattended deposit-drawing device with provision for a cash-dispenser internally built therein.

A more specific object of the present invention is to provide an automatic money dispensing machine which is simple in construction, in which only one shift register is used both for a method of dispensing money with a minimum number of notes thereof and for a method of dispensing an amount of money comprising notes having predetermined currency values, whereby the number of switching means and their appended circuits can be greatly reduced or omitted.

The nature, utility and principle of the present invention will be more clearly understood from the following detailed description with reference to the accompanying drawings:

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWING In the accompanying drawings:

FIG. 1 is an electrical block diagram of an automatic money dispensing machine according to the present invention;

FIG. 2 is a block diagram illustrating an example of a pulse generator shown in FIG. 1, and

FIG. 3 is also a block diagram exhibiting a concrete composition of one embodiment of the present invention.

DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE INVENTION With reference now to FIG. 1, there is shown an electrical block diagram of an automatic money dispensing machine, which comprises: a shift register SR having five digits (four hits per digit); an encoder EM which encodes (binary coded decimal) information fed through a lO-key, a buffer register BR, a pulse generator PG which furnishes shift pulses to shift the content of the. shift register SR and buffer register BR, a counter RD which counts the number of moneys dispensed out, and a comparator CR which compares the contents of the counter RD with those of the most significant digit of the shift register SR.

In a method of dispensing money with a minimum number of notes and also in a method of dispensing money according to the values of different currency notes, when the lO-key is depressed, information encoded by the encoder EM is applied in parallel to the buffer register BR, and at the same time a four-bit shift instruction and a registration instruction are issued to a pulse generator PG, as a result of which the information of the buffer register is rigistered on the least significant digit of the shift register SR.

In the method of dispensing a minimum number of notes, since the ten-key is depressed successively from the highest digit, a next input information is similarly registered on the least significant digit of the shift register and then the first information is shifted one digit higher. Thus, information of all the digits is registered in the shift register SR, whereby preparation for dispensing money is accomplished.

In the method of dispensing money in accordance with notes of different currency values, a function key is depressed after depression of the lO-key whereby a registration instruction and a 16-bit shift instruction are issued to the pulse generator PG. Therefore, 16 shift pulses are applied to the shift register SR thereby to shift information registered on the least significant digit, up to the most significant digit. Now, preparation for dispensing money is ready. When a start button is then depressed, money is dispensed comprising notes having predetermined currency values. When the number of notes reaches a desired number, a coincidence signal is issued from the comparator thereby to cease the money dispensing operation.

In the method of dispensing a minimum number of notes, the start button is depressed after completion of registration in the register SR, whereby notes of certain currency value corresponding to the highest digit is dispensed, and when the number of notes reaches a predetermined number, a coincidence signal is similarly issued from the comparator CR. The coincidence signal is applied as a shift instruction to the pulse generator PG through the encoder EM thereby to generate four shift pulses from the pulse generator PG, as a result of which the content of the shift register is shifted one digit higher and dispensing of money is performed in the same way as described above. The following money dispensing operations are successively achieved in the same manner.

Shown in FIG. 2 is an example of the pulse generator PG. The truth values of flip-flops FF to FF are as indicated in Table I below.

The pulse generator comprises mono-stable multivibrators OSM and OSM a clock pulse oscillator OSC, a differentiation circuit D, AND gates A to A in each of which a low potential (which will be referred to as L) is a logical value 1 and a high potential (which will be referred to as H) is a logical value 0, an OR gates, reset terminals R to R of the flip-flops, and an inverter I.

Operation of the circuit of FIG. 2 is as follows:

Upon application of a shift instruction as a negative pulse to a terminal To, said-pulse is fed to both the differentiation circuit D and the mono-stable multivibrator OSM Then, a differential wave form signal from the differentiation circuit D resets the flip-flops FF to FF whereby sides 6 thereof becomes H. Let us call this moment t Furthermore, the above-mentioned shift instruction pulse serves to trigger the mono-stable multivibrator OSM, whereby a negative pulse having a time width T is issued from said multivibrator OSM Now, in the case of dispensing a minimum number of notes, a signal L as four-bit shift instruction is applied to a terminal T from the encoder EM. However, since the output of O is H when the flip-flop is in the state of reset, the output of AND gate A is H. Accordingly, the output of OR gate is H, and the output of the inverter I is L. Now, two of the three inputs of the AND gate A become L. Therefore, a clock pulse applied to v the reminder input of the AND gate A, from the clock pulse oscillator OSM, is fed to the flip-flop FF, through the AND gate A The successive counting conditions of each flip-flop are as shown in Table I above.

When the flip-flop has counted four clock pulses, the output of Q, becomes L and so two inputs of the AND gate A become L, as a result of which the output of the AND gate A becomes L. Therefore, the output of the OR gate becomes L and therefore the output of the inverter I becomes H. As a result, one of the three inputs of the AND gate A becomes H whereby passage of a clock pulse is inhibited. In addition, the time width T of the output pulse from the mono-stable multi-vibrator is not only sufficient for passage of four clock pulses, but also sufficiently greater than a time period for passage of 16 pulses which will be described later. Thus, it should be noted that one shift instruction (registration instruction) serves to generate four shift pulses from the mono-stable multi-vibrator.

In the case of separately dispensing money according to the values of different currency notes, the operation of producing a shift pulse is the same as described above. However, the terminal T is H, and L as a l6-bit shift instruction is applied to a terminal T in this case. Therefore, when the flip-flop has counted 16 pulses, the counting operation is ceased. In other words, 16 shift pulses are produced by one shift instruction.

As apparent from the above description, the pulse circuit of FIG. 2 can selectively produce four or 16 shift pulses. In addition, if the number of flip-flops is increased with proper provision of AND gates, an optional or desired number 2" of shift pulses can be obtained.

Referring to FIG. 1, an example in which the number TAB LE I Bil;

time to t i l l i 7 5 7 8 to in in it: in in in in Q1. H L H L H L H L H L H L H L H L H Q: H H L L H H L L H H L L H H L L H Q: H H H H L L L L H H H H L L L L H Q44... H H H H H H H H L L L L L L L L H Q H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H L of digits is five is described, however it goes without saying that the number of digits can be made into a desired number, and in this connection the number of shift pulses from the pulse generator can be made into a desired number (four per digit) instead of sixteen.

Referring now to FIG. 3, there is shown another embodiment of the automatic money dispensing machine according to the present invention, which comprises: a function key means FK provided with four keys corre- 'sponding to notes of various currency values, for instance, 10,000, 5,000, 1,000 and 500; a l0- key means TK adapted to designate an amount of 7 money to be dispensed; a main memory circuit M to which an amount of money designated by the IO-key means is applied through a money-amount input circuit I: a dispensed money comparison circuit C which compares the information of the amount of money stored in the main memory circuit to a total amount of money dispensed; and a program signal production circuit P which produces a predetermined program signal PR to be fed in time sequence to the input circuit I, main memory circuit M and dispensed money comparison circuit C according to the function key means PK and a control key means CNK (comprising an equal key a money dispensing start instruction key S, a temporary stop key TS and a check key CK).

In the ten-key means FK, whenever each key thereof is depressed, a four-bit binary coded money-amount designation output is successively applied to the money-amount input circuit I through an encoder TKE. However, when a key 000 in FIG. 3 is depressed, a three-digit 0 output is produced.

The money-amount input circuit I comprises a number key register NKR and an accumulator register ACR each of which is of a 6-digit register. A money-amount designation output a from the ten-key means TK is led into the register NKR, leading-in of said output being successively begun with the least significant digit of said output. Then, the content in the register NKR is circulated successively through a circulation loop Fd, comprising a full adder FA, a 1-digit register Xc, a half adder HA and the register NKR by the program signal PR (circulation clock pulse) issued from the program signal production circuit P, as a result of which the designated amount of money is dynamicly stored. Under conditions that an amount of money designated to comprise notes of a particular currency value is stored in the register NKR, when the first digit of a money amount output a designated for the next amount of money having notes of a particular currency value is led in the register NKR, transfer of the content in the register NKR to the accumulator register ACR starts successively with the most significant digit of said content, whereby said content is circularly stored in the register ACR through a circulation loop Fd Thus, an amount of money designated to comprise notes of a particular currency value is transferred to the register ACR, while an amount of money designated to comprise notes of the next particular currency value is led in the registerNKR and is circularly stored in the register ACR through the loop Fd Under this condition, when the in the control key means is depressed thereby to obtain a program signal (addition instruction) for the full adder FA from the circuit I, said full adder FA adds the contents of the registers NKR and ACR beginning with the least significant digits of them and then the result obtained from this addition is'circulated through the circulation loop Pd, and stored in the register NKR. At the same time, the content of the ACR becomes zero. Thus, whenever a designated amount of money each comprising notes of a particular currency value is led in the register NKR, this register NKR dynamically stores the added amount of money.

In this embodiment, the content of the one-digit shift register X0 is applied to a register X, for display and to a memory check circuit MC. When the designation of an amount of money comprising notes of a particular currency value iscarried out by means of the lO-key so that the amount of money is dynamically stored by the register NKR through the loop Fd it is confirmed by the memory check MC that the content of the amount of money designated by the ten-key Tk coincides with that of the amount of money actually led in the register NKR, and the amount of money led in the register NKR is displayed successively for every digit thereof on a display unit DSP connected to the register X for display. Since the display unit DSP has a characteristic of afterglow in actual use, the amount of money is displayed with all the digits thereof.

The main memory circuit M has registers IOTR, STR, lTR and SI-IR which are monetary unit registers for dispensing money to the values of different currency notes which correspond to 10,000, 5,000" 1,000 and 500, respectively, and a total moneyamount register TLR. When amounts of money each designated to comprise notes of a particular currency. value are led in the register NKR and the thus led information is circulated through the loops Fd as described above, the amounts of money thus led in are further led in respective currency unit registers 10TR to SHR through a data-in bus DIB comprising a group of control gates. The amounts of money thus led in are dynamically stored in the register ACR in the same way as described above.

Similarly, when the total amount of money is stored in the register NKR, this total amount of money is led in the total money amount register TLR and store therein.

The dispensing money comparator circuit C comprises: a register DSR for sequential reading-out which serves to sequentially read out the contents of the re gisters 10TR to SI-IR in accordance with the order of monetary kinds to be dispensed to an dispensed money receptacle of a money dispensing section (not shown) which is provided separately, and an dispensed money counter DSC which, whenever money is thus dispensed out to the dispensed money receptacle, serves to count a detecting pulse b obtained by a dispensed money detector RD and then to convert the thus counted value into a six-digit total amount of money. In the comparator C, comparison of the content in the register DSR to the count output of the counter DSC is carried out by a comparison gate BC every digit, and when they are coincided with each other, a coincidence output C obtained by the comparison gate BC is applied to a coincidence distinction circuit EOTG, This operation is conducted whenever the register DSR reads out the contents of the registers 10TR to SHR. Thus, a plurality of coincidence distinction outputs corresponding to each note of similar currency value are produced in the distinction circuit EOTG, and the thus produced outputs are fed to a dispensed money comparison confirmation circuit EOCG. This confirmation circuit EOCG pro duces an output e confirming the completion of the money dispensing operation according to the currency value of the notes concerned whenever the coincidence distinction output d corresponding to each currency value is fed to the confirmation circuit EOCG, and then produces a money dispensing operation completion signal ec when the money dispensing operation has been confirmed.

In this embodiment, the confirmation output a obtained from the confirmation circuit EOCG is fed to a turretsetting memory TM in a money dispensing control section T which serves to control the money dispensing section. The memory TM serves to store the different currency values of the notes designated by the function key means PK, and then instructs a note having a particular currency value to be dispensed next to the money dispensing control circuit DSC whenever a money dispensing completion confirmation output e for each of the notes having a particular currency value is obtained by the confirmation circuit EOCG, as a result of which a money-enclosing drum (not shown) is set at a position of the money dispensing section by the control circuit DSC.

Furthermore, when the money dispensing operation completion signal ec is obtained by the confirmation circuit EOCG, the contents in the registers of 10TR to SI-IR and TLR of the main memory M are read out in accordance with the predetermined order by means of the register DSR, the thus read-out contents are fed through a print decoder PRD in a print control section to a printer control PRC, and then the amount of money thus dispensed out is printed out as amounts separated according to the monetary kinds and as a total amount of money.

The program signal production circuit P comprises a read-on memory ROM which serves to store a predetermined program. When the outputs from the function key means PK and control key means CNK are fed to a program address designation circuit PAD, a program in memory ROM is designated by a designation output fof the designation circuit PAD, and then the thus designated program is successively read out by means of a clock pulse g issued from a clock pulse genrating circuit CLG, and as a result of which a program signal PR is adapted to instruct the operations of the abovementioned money-amount input circuit 1, main memory circuit M and dispensed money comparison circuit C. In this case, in the passages for the outputs of the function key FK and of the control key CNK with respect to the address designation circuit PAD there are inserted inhibition gates, respectively. A judgement instruction circuit JDG is provided for these inhibition gates whereby the output f of the circuit PAD said output being related to the outputs of the function key PK and control key CNK, is interrupted in accordance with an output of the instruction circuit JDG. For instance, outputs h and i respectively form a lOO-note detection circuit 100C and a lO-times-idling detection circuit 105 are fed as inhibition signals to the inhibition gate used for the output of the key S adapted to instruct the start of the money dispensing operation. In the 100- note detection circuit 100C, a detection pulse b from a dispensed money detector RD is counted, and, when the number of dispensed notes reaches 100, an output h is produced thereby to interrupt the further operation of the automatic money dispensing machine. In the case where there is a limitation in the maximum number of notes allowed to be dispensed to the dispensed money receptacle of the money dispensing device, the

circuit C is used in order to dispense notes more than the limitation. The lO-times-idling detection circuit 108 receives the detection pulse b from the detector RD and a detection pulse j from a money dispensing operation detector HD which is adapted to detect every money dispensing operation in cooperation with the money dispensing section, whereby, when no money is dispensed out to the dispensed money receptacle in spite of the fact that the money dispensing section continuously carries out the money dispensing operation and this idling operation is repeated by 10 times, said idling operation is judged to be an accident, as a result of which said circuit 108 produces an output i thereby to interrupt a further operation of the automatic money dispensing machine.

Similarly, an alarm circuit 2D for an erroneous money dispensing operation produces an output k so that money is no longer dispensed out to the dispensed money receptacle.

The automatic money dispensing machine having the above mentioned arrangement according to the present invention successively carries out the moneydispensing operation in accordance with a predetermined program described below, by utilization of a program signal PR of the program signal production circuit P.

For instance, in the case when 100,000-yen in 10,000-yen paper money, 30,000-yen in 5,000-yen paper money, 15,000-yen in l,0O()-yen paper money and 10,500yen in SOO-yen paper money are to be dispensed, first of all a 10,000 key of the function key means FK is depressed and then keys 1 and 0 of the 10- key means are depressed in the order of l, 0, 0, 0, 0 and 0, and furthermore a key of the control key is depressed. Similarly, for the remaining currency, keys corresponding to a desired currency value in the function key FK is first depressed, and then keys in the 10- key means TK are depressed as much as an amount of money to be dispensed with respect to the currency value, and further the key of the control key is depressed.

Because of the above-mentioned operations, first the currency note of 10,000" is designated by the function key, and then a currency value designation output corresponding to the designation of 10,000 is fed to the circuit P. Next, a money-amount designation output a 100,000 in decimal number) of six digits is led in the register NKR and dynamically stored therein through the loop Fd Furthermore, said output a is led in the register 10TR and also dynamically stored therein. On the other hand, the content stored in the register NKR is confirmed by the memory check circuit MC and at the same time displayed on the display unit DSP,. Then the content in the register ACR is added to the content stored inthe register NKR by depression of the key of the control key means. In this case, since the content in the register ACRis 000000 in decimal number, the result of the addition is 100000 in decimal number. This result is dynamically stored in the register NKR and led in the register TLR through the data-in bus DIB.

Under this condition, the currency value of 50000 is similarly designated, and a money-amount designation output a corresponding to the designation of 5,000" is fed to the circuit P, and then the moneyamount designation output a (30,000 in decimal number) with respect to the currency note of 5,000 is led in the register NKR. In this case, when the first digit of the money-amount designation output, that is, 3 in decimal number is issued by means of the 10- key, the content which has been stored in the register NKR in the registration operation with respect to the currency note of 10,000 is transferred to the register ACR, as a result of which said register NKR obtains 000000. Under this condition, the money-amount designation output a with respect to the currency value of 5,000 is led in the register NKR thereby to be dynamically stored therein and furthermore led in the register STR through the data-in bus DlB.

In addition to the above-mentioned operation, when the key in the control key is depressed, the content (100000) stored in the register ACR is added to those (30000) stored in the register NKR. The result 130000) of which is stored in the register NKR and led in the register TLR through the data-in bus DlB whereby the content in the register TLR is in turn renewed. After this, for the currency notes of 1,000 and 500," amounts of money designated (15000 and 10500) are led in the registers 1TR and SHR, respectively, in the same manner as in the case of the monetary kind of 5,000 mentioned above. When the registration operations are thus completed for all the currency notes concerned, a total amount of money 155500 is registered in the register TLR.

The amounts of money to be dispensed out with respect to currency notes concerned are thus registered in the main memory circuit M, while the designated by depression of the keys 10,000 to 500 of the function key means are stored in the memory TM of the control section T.

Under this condition, if the control key S adapted to start the money dispensing operation is depressed, the content in the register 10TR is first read out to a register DSR through a data-out bus DOB. At the same time, in the control section T, the control circuit DSC is driven so as to set the money-enclosing drum at the money dispensing position of 10,000, and then the money dispensing section begins to dispense out 10,000-yen paper money. An amount of dispensed money which is based on the count pulse of the number of the dispensed notes, is counted by the counter DSC. When the content in the counter DSC is coincided with those 100000) in the register DSR, a coincidence output c is produced from the comparison gate BC, whereby a distinction output d corresponding to the currency note of 10,000 is in turn produced from the distinction circuit EOTG, as a result of which an output e that confirms the completion of dispensing 10,000-yen paper money is produced from the confirmation circuit EOCG.

Upon production of the confirmation output e of 10,000, the money dispensing operation in the money dispensing section is ceased and the memory TM in the control section T sets the money-enclosing drum at the next position for dispensing money of the next currency value.

Furthermore, when the confirmation output e of 10,000" is produced, the content in the register 5TR is read out to the register DSR. Accordingly, an operation comparing and confirming the dispensation of money with respect to the currency note of 5,000 is carried out in the dispensed money comparison circuit c in the same manner as described above with reference to the currency note of 10,000," and then similar operations are carried out for the currency notes of 1,000 and 500.

When the money has been completely dispensed out with respect to all the currency notes, and a signal ec indicating the completion of the money dispensing operation is obtained in the confirmation circuit EOCG, the contents in the registers l0TR to SHR and TLR are successively read out into the register DSR again, and the thus read-out contents are fed to the printer control PRC through the point decoder PRD, whereby the amount of the thus disposed money is printed out as a total amount of money and as amounts of money classified according to the currency notes concerned. Thus, the whole operation of the automatic money dispensing machine is completed.

As apparent from the above description, according to the present invention, money separated into amounts each comprising notes of a particular currency can be automatically dispensed out by carrying out only once the operation which instructs the start of the money dispensing operation.

It goes without saying that the order in reading out the registers 10TR to SHR of the main memory M by means of the register DSR can be changed as required.

We claim:

1. An automatic money dispensing machine which comprises, in combination:

money dispensing circuit means for selectively dispensing a desired amount of money in one of two alternative modes in response to a control signal, said first mode dispensing the desired amount of money according to a first dispensing manner comprising a plurality of notes of particular currency values and combinations thereof selected by an operator of the machine, said second mode dispensing the desired amount of money according to a second dispensing manner comprising a mimimum number of notes having a predetermined combination of currency values;

selector means actuated by the operator for selecting a respective one of said two dispensing manners said selector means generating indication signals representative thereof;

memory means coupled to both said selector means and said money dispensing circuit means, said memory means storing and accumulating said indication signals from said selector means and providing said control signal, to which said money dispensing circuit means is responsive, representative of the mode and amount of money to be dispensed thereby.

2. A machine as claimed in claim 1, further comprising; means for generating a monitoring signal representative of the amount of money dispensed by said money dispensing circuit means; and comparator means for comparing the stored and accumulated indication signals in said memory means with said monitory signal, said comparator means providing a coincidence signal to said memory means when an appropriate one of said stored and accumulated signals corresponds to a signal of said monitoring means to thereby cause said memory means to control said money dispensing circuit means.

4. A machine as claimed in claim 3, wherein said memory section and said read-out section comprise a single shift register having a plurality of digits, which register stores an amount of money to be dispensed, said read-out section being arranged to dispense the amount of money stored in said memory section.

5. A machine as claimed in claim 4, wherein said shift register includes a pulse producing means which supplies different shift pulses thereto corresponding to which one of said two dispensing manners is selected by the operator.

6. A machine as claimed in claim 3, wherein said memory section is provided with memory units, so that when said first dispensing manner is selected by said selector means, each of said 'units store an amount of money corresponding to a plurality of notes of a particular currency value, said read-out section being provided with a read-out register which successively reads out the amount of money stored in said memory units.

value of the note to be dispensed.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification221/2, 902/14, 902/20, 221/9, 902/17
International ClassificationG07D11/00
Cooperative ClassificationG07D11/0054, G07D11/0051
European ClassificationG07D11/00F2, G07D11/00F