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1. (WO2001004845) VENDING MACHINE

Pub. No.:    WO/2001/004845    International Application No.:    PCT/JP2000/004650
Publication Date: Fri Jan 19 00:59:59 CET 2001 International Filing Date: Thu Jul 13 01:59:59 CEST 2000
IPC: G07D 3/16
G07F 5/10
G07F 5/22
G07F 9/04
Applicants: KABUSHIKI KAISHA NIPPON CONLUX

ISHIDA, Takeshi

ASO, Tsunehiro

Inventors: ISHIDA, Takeshi

ASO, Tsunehiro

Title: VENDING MACHINE
Abstract:
A vending machine capable of effectively preventing fraudulent use of fake coins of a plurality of kinds. The number of slotted coins acceptable in one vending operation is preset in a setting unit (112). The coins slotted into a coin slotting unit (101) are counted based on the sensing output from a counting sensor (104). When a coin-return operation is performed while the count is equal to or larger than the preset acceptable number of coins, the coin return in response to the coin-return instruction is inhibited as a fraudulent use.