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1. AU2003249696 - Apparatus and method for vending products having various dimensions

Office Australia
Application Number 2003249696
Application Date 02.07.2003
Publication Number 2003249696
Publication Date 16.10.2003
Publication Kind A
IPC
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11Coin-freed apparatus for dispensing, or the like, discrete articles
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32two or more magazines having a common delivery chute
G07F 11/42
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FCOIN-FREED OR LIKE APPARATUS
11Coin-freed apparatus for dispensing, or the like, discrete articles
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CPC
G07F 11/007
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07CHECKING-DEVICES
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11Coin-freed apparatus for dispensing, or the like, discrete articles
007wherein the storage and dispensing mechanism are configurable in relation to the physical or geometrical properties of the articles to be stored or dispensed
G07F 11/10
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07CHECKING-DEVICES
FCOIN-FREED OR LIKE APPARATUS
11Coin-freed apparatus for dispensing, or the like, discrete articles
02from non-movable magazines
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10two or more magazines having a common delivery chute
G07F 11/16
GPHYSICS
07CHECKING-DEVICES
FCOIN-FREED OR LIKE APPARATUS
11Coin-freed apparatus for dispensing, or the like, discrete articles
02from non-movable magazines
04in which magazines the articles are stored one vertically above the other
16Delivery means
G07F 11/30
GPHYSICS
07CHECKING-DEVICES
FCOIN-FREED OR LIKE APPARATUS
11Coin-freed apparatus for dispensing, or the like, discrete articles
02from non-movable magazines
28in which the magazines are inclined
30two or more magazines having independent delivery
G07F 11/32
GPHYSICS
07CHECKING-DEVICES
FCOIN-FREED OR LIKE APPARATUS
11Coin-freed apparatus for dispensing, or the like, discrete articles
02from non-movable magazines
28in which the magazines are inclined
32two or magazines having a common delivery chute
G07F 11/42
GPHYSICS
07CHECKING-DEVICES
FCOIN-FREED OR LIKE APPARATUS
11Coin-freed apparatus for dispensing, or the like, discrete articles
02from non-movable magazines
38in which the magazines are horizontal
42the articles being delivered by motor-driven means
Applicants GROSS-GIVEN MANUFACTURING COMPANY
Inventors Skavnak, James E.
Priority Data 10394223 24.03.2003 US
Title
(EN) Apparatus and method for vending products having various dimensions
Abstract
(EN)
An improved method and apparatus for vending products, and particularly beverage containers, of varied sizes, shapes and configurations are disclosed. The products to be vended are aligned in selectable ordered queues within a vending machine that can include a transparent front panel. A container release assembly is positioned at the end of the vend queue to vend a container upon activation. The container release assembly acts on the first-in-line container to be vended and on the second-in-line container, by retaining the second-in-line container while the first is being released. The container release assembly acts on the containers from two opposite sides of the containers.

Also published as
EP2006024146