Global Patent Index - EP 1029308 A1

EP 1029308 A1 2000-08-23 - COIN ACCEPTOR

Title (en)

COIN ACCEPTOR

Title (de)

MÜNZPRÜFVORRICHTUNG

Title (fr)

SYSTEME D'ACCEPTATION DE MONNAIE

Publication

EP 1029308 A1 (EN)

Application

EP 98950214 A

Priority

  • GB 9803230 W
  • GB 9723223 A

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO9923615A1] A coin acceptor is configured to detect a coin of a given denomination which includes regions that present respective distinctive inductive characteristics, such as a bimetallic coin e.g. the new UK POUND 2.00 coin (8) which has different metallic regions (21, 22). The acceptor has a coin sensing station (4) which includes a sensor coil unit (C3a,b) having a coil face (30) past which the coin (8) passes to form an inductive coupling selectively with substantially only with the outer region (22) of the coin. The area of the coil face (30) is less than 72 mm<2>.

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

G07F 3/02

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

G07D 5/08 (2006.01); G07D 5/00 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

G07D 5/08 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

See references of WO 9923615A1

Designated contracting state (EPC)

DE ES GB

EPO simple patent family

WO 9923615 A1 19990514; AU 745264 B2 20020314; AU 9637098 A 19990524; CA 2306219 A1 19990514; CN 1278353 A 20001227; EP 1029308 A1 20000823; GB 9723223 D0 19980107; JP 2001522109 A 20011113

INPADOC legal status


2006-06-14 [18D] DEEMED TO BE WITHDRAWN

- Ref Legal Event Code: 18D

- Effective date: 20051203

2003-05-28 [17Q] FIRST EXAMINATION REPORT

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- Effective date: 20030411

2000-08-23 [17P] REQUEST FOR EXAMINATION FILED

- Ref Legal Event Code: 17P

- Effective date: 20000401

2000-08-23 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

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- Designated State(s): DE ES GB