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CONTROL MECHANISM ACTUATED BY CHECK, OTHER THAN COIN (E.G., SLUG, TOKEN, CARD, ETC.), WHICH IS MUTILATED OR RETAINED

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194 - Check-actuated control mechanisms

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Class / Patent application numberDescriptionNumber of patent applications / Date published
194206000 By pliant currency (e.g., dollar bill, etc.) 103
194210000 Having means to read magnetically encoded check 13
194211000 Having electric circuit with switch operated by check 1
20110203901PARKING METER - A parking meter assembly (08-25-2011
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20090266673METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR SECURING A MOVABLE ITEM TO A STRUCTURE - An electronic lock for removably securing a movable item to a structure, the electronic lock comprising first and second complementary cooperating connecting members, each being fixedly mounted to a respective one of the movable item and the structure and being engageable together in a lockable position; and a securing assembly for securing the first and second connecting members together when engaged in the lockable position, the securing assembly comprising a movable locking member operatively associated to the first connecting member, a locking aperture defined in the second connecting member, the locking aperture being adapted for receiving the movable locking member when the connecting members are engaged together in the lockable position; an actuator operatively coupled to the movable locking member for actuating the movable locking member between an unlocked position enabling disengagement of the first and second connecting members and a locked position wherein the movable locking member engages the locking aperture, and electronic control means for controlling selective actuation of the movable locking member.10-29-2009
20090236198Game machine rewarded with tokens or tickets - A game machine includes a push device including a horizontal board and a push member which is movable on a top surface of the horizontal board. The tokens that are pushed to drop from the edge of the horizontal board are selectively guided to either the token collection box or the pick-up box by switching the switch gate. If the player chooses to get tokens as reward, the tokens are guided to the pick-up box. If the player chooses to get tickets as reward, the tokens are guided to the token collection box and the ticket unit is activated to dispense tickets.09-24-2009
20080308383Bottled water distribution method and bottle return apparatus - Method and apparatus for bottled beverage distribution. Apparatus includes bin, means for receiving bottles, sensor and receipt dispenser. Method of selling includes providing an inventory, assigning identification indicia, assigning first and second purchase prices and positioning apparatus for receiving, storing and dispensing receipt. Method of distributing includes delivering to a first location water bottles, positioning at a second location a receiving, storing and receipt dispensing apparatus, and retrieving empty bottles from the apparatus. Method of distributing includes creating an account, assigning a first amount charged for each bottle sold, assigning a second amount deducted from the first amount for each bottle received, delivering bottles and positioning a receiving, storing and receipt dispensing apparatus. Method of distributing includes delivering inventory of drinking water, transferring ownership of the inventory, invoicing for each bottle delivered and retrieving empty drinking water bottles from bottle return apparatus.12-18-2008
20080283356Method and System For Handling Empty Packaging - A method and a system for determining the remuneration for the return of identifiable empty packaging to a receiving point, wherein the empty packaging (11-20-2008
20110114440BOTTLE RECEIVING AND DETECTION APPARATUS AND METHOD THEREFORE - An apparatus for receiving and detecting a bottle having a chute configured for receiving the bottle therein, a first sensor disposed to detect the bottle at a first position within the chute, a second sensor disposed to detect the bottle at a second position within the chute, and a third sensor disposed to detect the bottle at a third position within the chute, and an indicator in communication with the sensors to provide indication that a bottle was received. A method carried out by the apparatus is also provided.05-19-2011
20090065324Gaming Token And Method For Its Use - Disclosed herein are techniques for the creation, distribution and use of a token that is used in a gaming system.03-12-2009
20120318635ICE VENDING MACHINE WITH WALL MOUNT WATER TELLER - The present disclosure describes an ice vending machine with a water vending teller that is mounted on an exterior side of the ice vending machine.12-20-2012

Patent applications in class CONTROL MECHANISM ACTUATED BY CHECK, OTHER THAN COIN (E.G., SLUG, TOKEN, CARD, ETC.), WHICH IS MUTILATED OR RETAINED

Patent applications in all subclasses CONTROL MECHANISM ACTUATED BY CHECK, OTHER THAN COIN (E.G., SLUG, TOKEN, CARD, ETC.), WHICH IS MUTILATED OR RETAINED