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1. WO1996006412 - A DISPENSING APPARATUS

Publication Number WO/1996/006412
Publication Date 29.02.1996
International Application No. PCT/IE1995/000040
International Filing Date 09.08.1995
Chapter 2 Demand Filed 21.02.1996
IPC
G07F 5/18 2006.01
GPHYSICS
07CHECKING-DEVICES
FCOIN-FREED OR LIKE APPARATUS
5Coin-actuated mechanisms; Interlocks
18specially adapted for controlling several coin-freed apparatus from one place
G07F 9/02 2006.01
GPHYSICS
07CHECKING-DEVICES
FCOIN-FREED OR LIKE APPARATUS
9Details other than those peculiar to special kinds or types of apparatus
02Devices for alarm or indication, e.g. when empty; Advertising arrangements in coin-freed apparatus
CPC
G07F 11/002
GPHYSICS
07CHECKING-DEVICES
FCOIN-FREED OR LIKE APPARATUS
11Coin-freed apparatus for dispensing, or the like, discrete articles
002where the dispenser is part of a centrally controlled network of dispensers
G07F 5/18
GPHYSICS
07CHECKING-DEVICES
FCOIN-FREED OR LIKE APPARATUS
5Coin-actuated mechanisms; Interlocks
18specially adapted for controlling several coin-freed apparatus from one place
G07F 9/02
GPHYSICS
07CHECKING-DEVICES
FCOIN-FREED OR LIKE APPARATUS
9Details other than those peculiar to special kinds or types of apparatus
02Devices for alarm or indication, e.g. when empty; Advertising arrangements in coin-freed apparatus
Applicants
  • JOHNSTON RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENTS LIMITED [IE/IE]; Unit 7 Shannon Business Center Town Centre, Shannon County Clare, IE (AllExceptUS)
  • JOHNSTON, Craig [AU/IE]; IE (UsOnly)
  • O'SULLIVAN, Niall [IE/IE]; IE (UsOnly)
  • HOOD, Oliver [GB/IE]; IE (UsOnly)
Inventors
  • JOHNSTON, Craig; IE
  • O'SULLIVAN, Niall; IE
  • HOOD, Oliver; IE
Agents
  • COYLE, Philip, Aidan ; F.R. Kelly & Co. 27 Clyde Road Ballsbridge Dublin 4, IE
Priority Data
S94065619.08.1994IE
S95037523.05.1995IE
Publication Language English (EN)
Filing Language English (EN)
Designated States
Title
(EN) A DISPENSING APPARATUS
(FR) APPAREIL DISTRIBUTEUR
Abstract
(EN)
A dispensing apparatus comprises a tray-like housing (15) having recesses (13) in an upper surface each for accommodating an item to be dispensed. A non-return mechanism (18) is located in the housing adjacent to each recess (13) and has a member (21) movable between a first position wherein the member is retracted to a position substantially flush with the recess sidewall and a second position (as seen in the figure) wherein the member (21) projects into the recess (13) to prevent re-insertion of an item. The movable member (21) is retained in the first position by an item accommodated in the recess and is spring-biased to assume the second position when the item is removed. A microswitch is responsive to the movement of the member (21) to signal when the member moves from the first to the second position and thus when an item is removed from the recess (13).
(FR)
Un appareil distributeur comporte un logement en forme de plateau (15) pourvu dans une surface supérieure d'évidements (13) qui reçoivent chacun un article à distribuer. Un mécanisme anti-retour (18) est disposé dans le logement à proximité de chaque évidement (13) et possède un organe (21) mobile entre une première position, dans laquelle il est rétracté jusqu'à être sensiblement aligné sur la paroi latérale de l'évidement, et une deuxième position dans laquelle l'organe (21) fait saillie dans l'évidement (13) pour empêcher la réintroduction d'un article. L'organe mobile (21) est retenu dans la première position par un article logé dans l'évidement et il est précontraint par ressort de façon à prendre la deuxième position lors du retrait de l'article. Un microrupteur réagit au déplacement de l'organe (21) de façon à signaler le moment où l'organe passe de la première position à la deuxième et ainsi le moment où un article est retiré de l'évidement (13).
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