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Publication numberUS3918565 B1
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateOct 19, 1993
Filing dateOct 12, 1973
Priority dateOct 12, 1972
Publication numberUS 3918565 B1, US 3918565B1, US-B1-3918565, US3918565 B1, US3918565B1
InventorsC. Jeffreys Dennis, L. Fougere Guy, J. Greene Walter
Original AssigneeMars, Incorporated
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Method and apparatus for coin selection utilizing a programmable memory
US 3918565 B1
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Classifications
Cooperative ClassificationG07D5/00, G07D5/08
European ClassificationG07D5/08, G07D5/00
Legal Events
DateCodeEventDescription
Oct 19, 1993B1Reexamination certificate first reexamination
Apr 28, 1992RRRequest for reexamination filed
Effective date: 19920330