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1. (WO1998001834) MACHINE HAVING AN ELECTRONICALLY IDENTIFIED COIN BOX
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Pub. No.:    WO/1998/001834    International Application No.:    PCT/US1997/009691
Publication Date: 15.01.1998 International Filing Date: 03.07.1997
IPC:
G07F 9/06 (2006.01), G07F 17/32 (2006.01)
Applicants: HAWTHORN, Nate, D. [US/US]; (US)
Inventors: HAWTHORN, Nate, D.; (US)
Agent: SIEMENS, Terrance, L.; Suite 110, 727 23rd Street South, Arlington, VA 22202 (US)
Priority Data:
08/675,899 05.07.1996 US
08/824,771 26.03.1997 US
Title (EN) MACHINE HAVING AN ELECTRONICALLY IDENTIFIED COIN BOX
(FR) MACHINE A ENCAISSEMENT ELECTRONIQUE
Abstract: front page image
(EN)A coin operated machine (10), preferably a gaming machine for a casino but also including vending machines, having a removable coin collecting box (12) and electronic memory (34) for associating the box with the machine to enable subsequent reconciling of accounts. Both machine (10) and box (12) are provided with respective memory devices. The machine (10) and the box (12) have complementing structure for positioning the box accurately and appropriately within the machine, the structure allowing the box to be inserted reversibly. This structure comprises a tapered projection (60) formed in the machine and cooperating, closely fitting walls surrounding the projection, formed in the box. Electrodes (50 and 52) enabling communication between the memory devices are disposed upon contacting surfaces of the box and the projection. In alternative embodiments, the electrodes have sliding contacts, inductive coils, or radio transmission apparatus for completing communication circuits.
(FR)L'invention concerne une machine à encaissement automatique (10), de préférence pour le jeu dans les casinos mais aussi pour la distribution automatique, à caisse amovible (12) et mémoire électronique (34) permettant l'association caisse-machine pour faire concorder les comptes. La machine (10) et la caisse (12) ont chacune une mémoire. Leur structure complémentaire permet de placer la boîte en position précise et appropriée, dans la machine, avec possibilité d'insertion inversée. La structure comprend une partie saillante tronconique (60) intégrée à la machine et, sur la caisse, des parois coïncidant exactement avec cette partie saillante pour l'entourer. Des électrodes (50 et 52) assurant la communication entre les mémoires sont placées sur les surfaces de contact de la boîte et de la partie saillante. Dans certaines variantes, les électrodes ont des contacts glissants, des bobines d'induction ou des unités de radiotransmission complétant les circuits de transmission.
Designated States: AL, AM, AT, AU, AZ, BB, BG, BR, BY, CA, CH, CN, CZ, DE, DK, EE, ES, FI, GB, GE, HU, IS, JP, KE, KG, KP, KR, KZ, LK, LR, LS, LT, LU, LV, MD, MG, MK, MN, MW, MX, NO, NZ, PL, PT, RO, RU, SD, SE, SG, SI, SK, TJ, TM, TR, TT, UA, UG, UZ, VN.
African Regional Intellectual Property Organization (GH, KE, LS, MW, SD, SZ, UG, ZW)
Eurasian Patent Organization (AM, AZ, BY, KG, KZ, MD, RU, TJ, TM)
European Patent Office (AT, BE, CH, DE, DK, ES, FI, FR, GB, GR, IE, IT, LU, MC, NL, PT, SE)
African Intellectual Property Organization (BF, BJ, CF, CG, CI, CM, GA, GN, ML, MR, NE, SN, TD, TG).
Publication Language: English (EN)
Filing Language: English (EN)