COIN ACCEPTORS, INC.
|COIN ACCEPTORS, INC. Patent applications|
|Patent application number||Title||Published|
|20140316560||VENDING MACHINE CONTROLLER WITH INNOVATIVE DISPLAY FEATURES - A vending having a vending machine controller for calculating credit acceptance, calculating credit return, signaling product dispensing, displaying information on a display, monitoring environmental conditions, and controlling lighting. Coin and bill acceptors are also included that receive and validate coins and bills and, optionally, pay coins and bills back as change. A product dispenser vends product in response to a signal from the vending machine controller. A cashless payment device reads a customer's cashless payment device and transmits the cashless payment information to the vending machine controller. Finally, the vending machine controller includes a network interface controller for communicating information about the customer's cashless payment device across a network and for receiving information about whether the cashless payment device is valid for making a purchase from the vending machine. A touch screen display communicates messages from the vending machine controller to a customer and interprets customer contact with the display.||10-23-2014|
|20140195041||METHOD OF SENSING A DELIVERED PRODUCT IN A SNACK VENDING MACHINE - A dispensed product detection system and method for use in a vending machine where the products are hold on shelves and utilizing an optical light beam crossing the path through which a dispensed product travels.||07-10-2014|
|20120138420||DETECTION DEVICE - A device for sensing predetermined characteristics of an object such as a coin or a token in order to determine its validity or genuineness and in some cases its denomination, the device including a combination of optical and electromagnetic sensors which operate together along a coin path and capable to analyze the coin or token in different positions so that if there are multiple holes or rings of transparent material they can be sensed and used to determine the coin or token's validity and denomination.||06-07-2012|
|20120065775||REFRIGERATED SOLID FRONT VENDING MACHINE AND METHOD OF OPERATION - A vending machine and a method of use having a solid front. The solid front has an inner and outer surface. The solid front defined a plurality of product selection areas, each of the product selection areas associated with a product vendable by said vending machine. A plurality of sense electrodes are placed on the inner surface of the solid front of the vending machine, each of said electrodes associated with one of the product selection areas. The sense electrodes are physically isolated from the outer surface of the solid front by the solid front. A circuit electrically connects to the sense electrodes and determined whether a customer has contacted the outer surface in one of the product selection areas. The circuit communicates information indicating that a product selection area has been touched to a vending machine controller, and the vending machine vends the product.||03-15-2012|
|20090294245||BILL VALIDATOR - DISPENSER WITH IMPROVED SECURITY - A method is shown providing a Bill Validator that is adaptable for bill payback by utilizing an attachable bill hopper module to fit between the bill Stacker and the Bill Validator.||12-03-2009|
Patent applications by COIN ACCEPTORS, INC.