Currency and coin-activated drop safe

  • US 5,813,510 A
  • Filed: 12/05/1996
  • Issued: 09/29/1998
  • Est. Priority Date: 12/05/1996
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. Point-of-sale drop safe and change making mechanism, comprisinga secure lockable cabinet having a lockable door, an interior, and an exterior;

  • a cash drop that is movable between open and closed positions and includes means for receiving money, when the cash drop is in its open position, for storage in the secure locking cabinet, and for releasing said money, when the cash drop is in its closed position, into a cash drop receptacle in the interior of said secure locking cabinet;

    a currency acceptor disposed in the interior of said secure locking cabinet for accepting paper currency bills and having an acceptor slot accessible through a penetration in said secure locking cabinet to accept and register paper currency bills inserted therein;

    money dispensing mechanism disposed in the interior of said secure locking cabinet containing a supply of coins of a plurality of denominations, a receptacle for coins dispensed from said supply located on the exterior of said secure locking cabinet, and dispensing means for dispensing coins from said supply through a penetration in said secure locking cabinet to said receptacle for coins;

    a money selection mechanism including a plurality of user-actuable coin select switches disposed on the exterior of said secure locking cabinet corresponding respectively to said coin denominations; and

    a control mechanism in the interior of said secure locking cabinet coupled to said currency acceptor, said money select mechanism, and said money dispensing mechanism, for storing a money credit amount in response to insertion of paper currency into said currency acceptor, enabling said coin select switches to cause said money dispenser to dispense said coins in selected denominations, and decrementing said credit amount as said money dispensing mechanism dispenses said coins.

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