Global Patent Index - EP 0689171 B1

EP 0689171 B1 2000-10-25 - Coin tester arranged to accept only a limited number of coins of a given denomination

Title (en)

Coin tester arranged to accept only a limited number of coins of a given denomination

Title (de)

Münzprüfer mit begrenzter Annahme von Münzen einer gegebenen Wertigkeit

Title (fr)

Dispositif d'examen de pièces de monnaie agencé pour n'accepter qu'un nombre limité de pièces d'une valeur spécifique

Publication

EP 0689171 B1 (DE)

Application

EP 95106771 A

Priority

DE 4419547 A

Abstract (en)

[origin: EP0689171A2] The coin tester has an analyser which receives signals representing the value and the number of accepted coins. The analyser adds the values to produce a credit value for comparison with a price held in a programmable store. A signal is produced when the credit value reaches the stored price. The store has at least one location for a predetermined coin value and at least one location for the number of steps derived from the difference between the stored price and a max. number of coins of the predetermined value. Any increase in credit value is blocked if more than this number of coins of this value are inserted into the tester. <IMAGE>

IPC 1-7 (main, further and additional classification)

G07F 5/24

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

G07D 5/00 (2006.01); G07F 5/14 (2006.01); G07F 5/22 (2006.01); G07F 5/24 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

G07F 5/22 (2013.01); G07F 5/14 (2013.01)

Designated contracting state (EPC)

CH DE ES FR GB IT LI NL SE

EPO simple patent family

DE 4419547 A1 19951207; DE 4419547 C2 19961031; EP 0689171 A2 19951227; EP 0689171 A3 19960313; EP 0689171 B1 20001025; ES 2151938 T3 20010116

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1999-08-18 [RTI1] TITLE (CORRECTION)

- Free text: COIN TESTER ARRANGED TO ACCEPT ONLY A LIMITED NUMBER OF COINS OF A GIVEN DENOMINATION

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