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Andrews Boley A, Ptacek James F: Combined optical and magnetic transducer. The Vendo Company, October 12, 1971: US3612835 (165 worldwide citation)

A combined optical and magnetic transducer for sensing both optical and magnetic properties of an article, for example, a piece of paper currency or other document having both visible and magnetic markings to be tested or read, an information-bearing medium such as a data-recording tape to be read, ...


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Ptacek James F: Receiving and transporting apparatus for currency. The Vendo Company, April 18, 1972: US3656615 (86 worldwide citation)

A bill transport of a currency acceptor conveys a bill inserted thereinto along a path of travel having a sharp initial bend followed by a rectilinear stretch defined by an elongated, narrow channel. The bend is formed by rollers at the inside of the bend opposed by endless belts presenting the outs ...


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Spencer L Childers: Fastening apparatus. The Vendo Company, Worrel & Worrel, December 4, 1990: US04974888 (64 worldwide citation)

A fastening apparatus operable to secure a pair of work objects to each other and wherein one of the work objects mounts an engagement member, the fastening apparatus having a mount adapted for attachment on the other of said work objects in substantially a predetermined position; and a grasping ass ...


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LeRoy D Gore, William G Gillett, George F Roberts: Drawer apparatus for article dispensing machine. The Vendo Company, Schmidt Johnson Hovey & Williams, August 23, 1977: US04043483 (45 worldwide citation)

An improved dispensing drawer is provided for article dispensing machines, especially those of the so-called "helix vendor" type, which is slideably removable from the front of the dispensing machine and includes at least one article receiving cartridge removably secured within the drawer for effici ...


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Offutt Elmer Bradley: Dispensing machine having multiple dual helix conveyors. The Vendo Company, April 4, 1972: US3653540 (40 worldwide citation)

An article dispensing machine having a plurality of elongated, parallel dispensers arranged in vertical and horizontal rows ans wherein each is provided with dual, parallel, spaced, helical article-delivery conveyors having convolutions wound in opposite directions. The conveyors are adapted to be s ...


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Herman R Craven: Replaceable sign face. The Vendo Company, Robbins Berliner & Carson, October 26, 1993: US05255968 (31 worldwide citation)

A replaceable sign face used in vending machines for operating instructions, advertising purposes and the like. A front panel having optically transparent regions and a curved surface and constructed from a sturdy, solid material serves as a permanent protective cover to deter attempts at tampering ...


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Charles A Moss, Leon J Shaneyfelt Jr, Charley W Hunter: Apparatus for reading and writing data onto a magnetic stripe and in an arcuate path. The Vendo Company, Lowe Kokjer Kircher Wharton & Bowman, April 15, 1980: US04197988 (27 worldwide citation)

This invention discloses a magnetic stripe card reader/writer apparatus comprising a card reader/writer device and a basic interface circuit. The recording head of the card reader/writer device is mounted on the end of a sensor arm and is driven over the magnetic stripe in an arcuate path by a head ...


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Offutt Elmer Bradley, Babich Edward: Divided shelf structure for helix type product dispensing machines. The Vendo Company, Schmidt Johnson Hovey & Williams, August 13, 1974: US3828971 (27 worldwide citation)

The top-loading drawer assembly of a helix-type dispensing machine has a vertical divider extending through the center of the helix to separate the compartment controlled by the helix into a pair of adjacent sections on opposite sides of the helix. Two rows of products, on opposite sides of the divi ...


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Larry E Hieb: Self-learning depth logic for multi-depth vendor control. The Vendo Company, Baker Botts L, September 20, 2005: US06945427 (24 worldwide citation)

The disclosed invention is a dispensing apparatus and method for dispensing product from a vending machine. The invention employs a product vend detector to sense when products are dispensed. A controller compares the occurrences of products actually dispensed to the product depth setting assigned t ...


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Ptacek James F, Cessna Jr John E: Coin acceptor having resistivity and permeability detector. The Vendo Company, April 27, 1971: US3576244 (22 worldwide citation)

A coin acceptor that detects the bulk resistivity and permeability of a coin and determines whether or not the coin is valid. A two-coil inductor forms one arm of a normally unbalanced Maxwell bridge and is disposed at a test station which is interposed in a channel through which the coin passes. Th ...