Global Patent Index - EP 0971323 A1

EP 0971323 A1 20000112 - Coin entry module

Title (en)

Coin entry module

Title (de)


Title (fr)

Module pour l'introduction de pièces de monnaie


EP 0971323 A1 20000112 (EN)


EP 99202240 A 19990709


  • EP 99202240 A 19990709
  • EP 98305499 A 19980710

Abstract (en)

A coin entry module has a plurality of chambers (13, 25) through which a coin must pass before reaching a coin exit (15) leading to a coin chute. Inserted coins change their angular direction at least once in passing from a coin entry slot to the second chamber. Any coin inserted must also change its angular direction prior to leaving the second chamber. Any object inserted in an attempt to block the passage of coins will be trapped by the first or second chamber thus minimising potential lost coinage by bona-fide customers and minimising or preventing coin recovery by thieves. <IMAGE>

IPC 1-7

G07F 1/02

IPC 8 full level

G07F 1/02 (2006.01)

CPC (source: EP)

G07F 1/02 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

Designated contracting state (EPC)


DOCDB simple family (publication)

EP 0971323 A1 20000112

DOCDB simple family (application)

EP 99202240 A 19990709