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1. (WO1979000850) AUTOMATIC VENDING MACHINE
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CLAIMS

1. An automatic vending machine, c h a r a c t e r - i z e d by a cylindrical container (15) for a stock of identical objects (29) which are to be delivered one after the other from the automatic vending machine, said container' being provided with a sloping bottom (17), a disc (22) rotatably mounted on the bottom and having a drive motor (24), formed with at least one recess (26) at the periphery for receiving an individual object (29A) therein, and an opening (30) in the path of movement of the recess in the upper region of the bottom for dispensing an object received by the recess, from the container.
2. An automatic vending machine according to claim 1, c h a r a c t e r i z e d in that a plurality of recesses (26) are regularly distributed over the entire circumference of the disc (22).
3. An automatic vending machine according to claim 2, c h a r a c t e r i z e d in that the recesses consist of notches (26) in the periphery of the disc (22).
4. An automatic vending machine according to any of claims 1-3, c h a r a c t e r i z e d by a coin operated electrical motor circuit (FIG. 5) for starting the drive motor (24) in dependence of the insertion of a co n.
5. An automatic vending machine according to claim 4, c h a r a c t e r i z e d by a sensor (42, 44)
operatively connected with the motor circuit, which is arranged before the dispensing opening as seen in the rotational direction of the disc (22), for sensing the presence of an object in a recess (26) passing the sensor, and for operating the motor circuit to stop the motor (24) in dependence of an object being sensed.
6. An automatic vending machine according to any of claims 1-5, c h a r a c t e r i z e d by a hopper (19) for the objects (29) to be dispensed, which is detachably mounted above the container (15) and has an open lower end (21) opening into the container within the lower region thereof.

AMENDED CLAIMS
.(received by the International Bureau on 15 August 1979 (15.08.79))

1. An automatic vending machine, comprising a
container (15) for a supply of identical objects (29)

5 to be delivered one by one from the vending machine, a member (22) rotatably mounted, for delivering the object from the container said member forming at least one
recess (26) for receiving an individual object (29A)
therein, a drive motor (24) for said member (22), and

10 an opening (30) in the path of movement of said member, for discharging an object picked up by the member in
said recess, c h a r a c t e r z e d in that a
sensor (42, 44) provided before the discharge opening as seen in the rotational direction of said member, is

15 operatively connected with a coin operated electrical motor circuit (FIG. 5) for starting the drive motor (24) in dependence of the insertion of a coin, to sense the presence of an object in the recess (26) when passing the sensor and to operate the motor circuit for stopping

20 the motor (24) in dependence of an object being sensed.
2. An automatic vending machine according to claim

1, c h a r a c t e r i z e d in that said member
comprises a disc (22) rotatably mounted on a sloping
bottom (17) in the container, and that the recess is

25 located at the periphery of the disc, said discharge
opening being provided in the upper region of the bottom

3. An automatic vending machine according to claim

2, c h a r a c t e r i z e d in that several recesses (26) are distributed over the circumference of the
30 disc (22).
4. An automatic vending machine according to any of claims 1 to 3, c h a r a c t e r i z e d by a magazine (19) for the objects (29) to be delivered, which is
detachably mounted above the container (15) an open

35 lower end (21) of said magazine opening into the contain