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Feb. 26, 1963
3,079,603
L. G. SIMJIAN
DEPOSITORY MACHINE COMBINED WITH IMAGE RECORDING MEANS
Filed June 30, 1960
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INVENTOR.
LUTHER G. SIMJIAN
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Feb- 26, 1963
L. G. SIMJIAN
3,079,603
DEPOSITORY MACHINE COMBINED WITH IMAGE RECORDING MEANS
Filed June 30, 1960
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INVENTOR.
LUTHER G. SIMJIAN
AGENT
Feb. 26, 1963
L. G. SIMJIAN
3,079,603
DEPOSITORY MACHINE COMBINED WITH IMAGE RECORDING MEANS
Filed June 30, 1960
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INVENTOR.
AGENT
Feb. 26, 1963
L; G. SIMJIAN
3,079,603
DEPOSITORY MACHINE COMBINED WITH IMAGE RECORDING MEANS
Filed June 30, 1960
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3,079,603
DEPOSITORY MACHINE COMBINED WITH IMAGE
RECORDING MEANS
Luther G. Simjian, Greenwich,v Conn., assignor to Uni
versal Match Corporation, Ferguson, Mo., a corpora
tion of Delaware
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3,079,603
‘Patented Feb. 26, 1963
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depository machine‘which receives sequentially a. plu
rality of articles such as checks, paper bills and deposit
tags, and ‘which is provided with means adapted to dis
criminate between deposit tags and other items which
form the deposit.
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Still another object of this invention is the provision
Filed June 30, 1960, Ser. No. 39,971
of a depository machine which includes means for se
12 Claims. (Cl. 346-22)
quential feeding of any quantity of deposit items and
which records by means of image recording means all
This invention relates to depository machines and has 10 items of the deposit in associated identi?able relation
particular reference to a depository machine com
ship with a validated deposit tag.
bined with image recording means suitable for use in
A further object of this invention is the provision of
banks and other establishments where deposits are
a depository machine combined with validation and
' accomplished.
image recording means which accepts sequentially a ?rst
‘ More particularly, this invention concerns a depository 15 deposit tag, articles for deposit, and a second deposit
machine which receives sequentially articles for deposit
tag and wherein the deposit tags become suitably vali
and which is provided with validation means in order to
dated and all items forming the deposit are photographed
validate a depositor prepared receipt. The validation
in the sequence received and wherein furthermore, the
means and the depository apparatus cooperate with
second deposit tag subsequent to its validation and-image
image recording means in such a manner as to render 20 recording is returned to the depositor to serve as a
a comprehensive record of the deposit transaction and
receipt.
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to validate if desired, a plurality of deposit tags, one tag
In one of its simplest embodiments the depository ma
being returned to the depositor to serve as a receipt.
chine according to thepresent invention includes image
The ever-increasing activities of banks and similar
recording means and validating means. Aperture means
?nancial institutions have ‘given rise to the development 25 on the machine are adapted to receive sequentially from
and use of automatic equipment which replaces many of
a depositor a deposit tag, and documents for storage.
the operations heretofore accomplished manually. As
Feeding means are adapted to guide the tag and docu
an example, automatic check sorting and computing
ments in received sequence ‘from the aperture means to
equipment, designed and developed recently, is coming
a collecting station. Validating means are disposed in
into use in many banks. Consonant with _ this automa 30 the ‘machine and are connected to sensing and control
tion process there is the need for automatic deposit re
means, the latter coacting with the deposit tag and the
vceiving equipment which is suitable for use by customers.
validating means to cause validation of the tag subse
Since the making of a deposit involves the handling of
quent to its receipt at the aperture means. The image
currency, such as paper bills and coins, checks and other
recording means are so disposed as to view each ofv the
negotiable or non-negotiable instruments, it is important 35 received articles and are actuated to record an image
that proper safeguards be provided to assure the exist
ence of su?icient proof in the hands of the customer,
as well as in the hands of the bank to resolve all dis
crepancies with utmost dispatch and ?nality. The ma—
chine described hereinafter has been designed with par—
ticular emphasis on providing such proof by incorporat
ing image recording means and validating means to pro
.duce a documentary record of the deposit transaction.
In particular, the machine is adapted to receive and feed
of each of the documents and record also an image of
the deposit tag subsequent to its validation.
In a further embodiment, the validated and recorded
tag is returned to the depositor to serve as a receipt for
the deposit.
Other embodiments and still further objects of this
invention will be more clearly apparent and understood
by refer-ring to the following description and the accom
panying drawings which form a part thereof. '
in sequence articles in view of image recording means 45
FIGURE 1 is a perspective view of the front of the
whereby the recording means become actuated to record
machine showing the front, right side and top;
on photographic ?lm or similar material. an image of
FIGURE 2 is a plan view of a typical ?lm strip de
eachof the fed documents. Moreover, the depositor is
picting the images associated with one deposit;
requested to supply to the machine a set of deposit tags
FIGURE 3 is a plan view of a typical deposit tag;
which itemize the various articles ‘forming the deposit.
FIGURE 4 is a plan view along lines 4-4 in FIG
By virtue of special provisions on the deposit tags and
URE 5, depicting the arrangement of certain elements
sensing means in the machine, the validation means he
within the machine;
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come actuated whenever a deposit tag is received and
FIGURE 5 is an elevational view, partly in section,
effect validation of the tags while leaving undisturbed
along lines 5-5 in FIGURE 4;
however, other articles, particularly currency. Upon 55 FIGURE 6 is an elevational view of certain portions
completion of the deposit, one of the validated and re
' along lines 6-6 in FIGURE 5;
corded tags is returned to the depositor to serve as a
FIGURE 7 is a timing diagram of the machine, and
receipt for the deposit.
FIGURE ‘8 is a schematic electrical circuit diagram
7 One of the objects of this invention therefore, is the
showing the electrical interconnections of the various
provision of a new and improved depository machine 60 mechanisms.
which avoids one or more of the limitations and disad‘
Referring now to the ?gures and FIGURE 1 in par
vantages of prior art devices.
ticular, numeral 3111 identi?es the front of the depository
Another object of this invention is the provision of a
machine which is faced by a depositor when etfecting a
deposit. A deposit may comprise depositor prepared
depository machine combined with validation means and
image recording means whereby the validation means 65 deposit tags on which are listed in itemized form all
articles forming the deposit i.e., money bills, checks,
are actuated only upon sensing a deposit tag and where
and other suitable documents as well as the totalized
in the image recording means are actuated to provide
amount of coin money to {be deposited. Numeral 12
documentary proof of each article received by the ma
identi?es an aperture means, preferably a slot which is
chine and of deposit tags subsequent to validation
70 adapted to receive in sequence the bills, checks, and
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other documents for image recording and deposit within
Another object of this invention is the provision of a
the machine. A validated deposit tag which serves as a
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rotate about a set of pulleys 38 and 39. The shaft asso
ciated with pulley \38 is driven from an electric motor 40
receipt can be returned to the depositorby means of an
aperture 13, the [latter leading from the inside of the ma
via pulley 41, belt 42, pulley 43 and coupling 44. Above
endless belts 35, 36 and 37, there is provided a set of
chine to the front panel. Coins are separated by denomi
nation and are inserted into respective slots at a coin
totalizing means 14. An instruction plate 15- provides
stepJby-step direction in the use of the machine.
In one embodiment and in its preferred arrangement,
transverse shafts 45 and 46 about which rotate by means
of suitable pulleys, respective belts 50 and 51. ‘These
belts receive rotation via a set ‘of gears 52 and thereby
rotate in unison with the feed belts. Bolts 51 and 50 are
of comparatively narrow width and serve merely to
the depositor is, requested to prepare deposit tags in dupli
sate and arrangefthe items forming the deposit in such a
hold a received document flat while the particular docu~
ment is carrier along the surface of the belt. A further
belt 55 is mounted underneath belts 35, 36 and 37 and
way that the ?rst item fed into the machine is a first
deposit tag, followed sequentially by other documents
such‘as money ibil-ls, checks, etc., and ?nally, a duplicate
is in frictional contact therewith. A document inserted
between thereturning portion of belts 35, 36 and 37, and
thetop portion of belt 55 is carried from the inside of
the machine toward aperture 13. In this manner, return
deposit'tag which after validation is returned to the de- .
positor to serve as a-receipt. ~ The second deposit tag
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thus denotes the end of the deposit.
FIGURE 2' shows a typical ?lm strip portion which
of the second deposit tag after its validation and record
provides documentarycvidence of the deposit. The ?rst
item 18~is the image of the original copy of thedeposit . ~
ing is achieved. Switchv56 mounted underneath the
top plane'of belts 35~37 has an actuating arm which pro
money bills 19, 20, and ‘21, which in turn are followed 20 trudes upward in the space between feed belts 35 and 36.
Upon'insertion of a document at aperture 12, this switch
by two checks '22 and 23, and ?nally deposit tag 24 which
arm becomes actuated to cause energizing of motor 40
is a copy of the original tag '18. It will be noted further
so as to transport the document into the machine. For
more, that deposit tags ~18 and '24 have been provided
the purpose of discerning whether the document re
with a validation stamp 25 which marking has been
ceived is a deposit tag or another kind of document,
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af?xed inside the machine and prior to ‘rendering a docu
sensing means 58 are provided. This sensing means
mentary record ‘on the ?lm strip. Numeral 26 refers to
essentially comprises a pair of spaced, electrically conduc
an image of a display coming from the coin totalizing
tive
sensing Wheels mounted on a ?ber shaft. When con
means'mounted inside the machine, the display showing
ductive
strip 32 passes underneath, continuity in an elec
the ‘total amount of coinmoney inserted at slots 14.
Coin money may ‘be inserted into the machine at any 30 trical circuit is established between both spaced wheels
tag properly ?lled out by the depositor, followed ‘by three
and this continuity in turn issensed by an electrical con
trol circuit which energizes the validation means for the
time during the period that a deposit of documents is
effected. The deposit tag associated with image '24 sub
sequent to validation and recording an image ‘thereof is
purpose of af?xing validation markings to the deposit
tag just sensed. .
returned to the depositor via aperture 13 to serve as a
‘It will be noted that in this manner a deposit 35
receipt.
is recorded between a first and a second deposit tag, nu
mer'als '18 and 24 and thus, the beginning and end of a
deposit may readilybe established. The ‘validation means
may imprint selectively on the deposit tags ‘bank num
ber, seal, code, ‘date and a serial number such as is well
known in the art. Serializing of the deposit tags in par
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A set of side plates 60 prevents documents from running
off the feed belt in theevent that such documents are in
sorted at the aperture means in a skewed manner.
To the rear of the feed belts there is disposed a sta
tionary plate 62vwhich can be considered a platform. This
is equipped with a rectangular, substantially
40, platform
centrally located cutout 63 through which a stamping
head 64 operated by solenoid 65 may be raised. This
ticular will help to identify the location of the deposit
stamping head when operating is opposed by a platen 66,
images on the ?lm.
normally standing upright, but adapted to be rotated. by
A most important feature of this machine comprises
ninety degrees, to come in contact with platform 62.1w
the capability of'discriminating between deposit tags and 45
means of arotary solenoid 67. ‘A torsion spring 68
other documents, particularly money bills. This feature
mounted between platen 66 and a stationary post causes
is accomplished by providingthe deposit tags 3x1. with a
the platen after having been lowered onto platform 62 to
narrow, electrically conductive strip 32 which is sensed be returned to its normally vertical position.
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by suitable sensing means in the machine and which in
In'order to validate a receipt, platen 66 is momen
turn ‘are connected to control means to actuate the vali 50
tarilyrlowered onto platform 62' and solenoid 65 is mo
dation means when a deposit tag passes underneath. Ab
mentarily‘energized. The platen and the printing head
sence of’the conductive strip denotes the passing of a
document other than a deposit tag and the validation >
means remains inactive. The conductive strip may be
may be considered the validation means. Validation
means of'this type are well known in the art and need not
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be described further. The printing head may be equipped
with date notation, the words “deposited,” bank number,
such as number 21-2 of the General Cement Mfg. (30.,
Rockford, Illinois. In an alternate manner, photoelectric
sensing or scanning means in combination with a color
code maybe used or still further, coded apertures in con 60
and a > serializing arrangement which advances by one
affixed by using electrically conductive ink, deposit of
electrically conductive graphite or the use of silver paint
junction with sensing switches, character recognition de
vices, et cetera are suitable, all of which are well known
in the art of providing signals upon the passing of cer
digit after every second imprint. Such stamp means are
available for instance from Wm. A. Force and Company,
Brooklyn, N.Y_,, and Ajax Business Machines, Westbury,
Long Island,'N.Y.
Between platen 66 and theplatform'62, FIGURE'4,
there is disposed a display of the coin totalizer 70 which
is connected to the slots 14- on the front panel. This de
tain documents.
As shownin FIGURE 3 the electrically conductive 65 vice, too, is a commercial product and is included for in
stance, on the front panel of the “Mailomat” machine ‘
strip is disposed, at the leading edge of the deposit tag
manufactured by‘ Pitney-Bowes, Inc. of Stamford, Con
and as. evident from FIGURE 2, in the depicted arrange
necticut, and found‘in many lobbies of U8. Post O?ices.
ment. all documents are fed lengthwise. It will be appar'
Upon insertion of coins into respective slots a display
exit to those skilled in the art that. the machine may readily
be arranged‘ to provide tor the crosswise feeding of docu 70 becomes visible which shows the totalized amount of the
coin deposit.
ments Without deviating from the intent and. principle
described hersinatter.
~> Reterring new to FIGURES4 land .5, aperture .12 at
= Arr-image recording means such as an electrically op
erated micro?lm camera 71 is disposed to view any docu
ment disposed on platform 62 and view simultaneously
the front panel adapted to receive documents leads to a
set. of three endless transport belts 35, 36 and 3'l.which 75 also the. display shown by the coin display means‘70. In
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this. manner, the camera provides. a documentary record
of the documents sequentially fed onto the platform in
associated identi?able relation with a display of the
on the platform. Subsequent to validation, the platen
resumes its normal position and the deposit tag now
validated, presents an unobstructed, view to camera 71
whereupon the camera is actuated to record an image
totalized amount of the coins as best seen in FIGURE 2.
Illuminating means 72 coact with the image recording
of the deposit tag supplied by the depositor and validated
by the machine.
means in the well known manner.
Referring still further to FIGURE 4 and to platform
62', it will be seen that the platform is provided with a
Subsequent articles such as money ‘bills and checks
when fed in sequence do not actuate the sensing means
lengthwise slot 75 in which there is disposed for recipro
58 and come to rest, one on top. of another, on platform
catory motion a vane 76. Vane 76 has. a lower extension 10 62. As each article reaches the platform and comes to
77, FIGURE 5, and, isv adapted to move toward the rear,
rest, it is recorded as shown in FIGURE 2, but the vali
that is, away from the feed belt by means of a solenoid
dation means remain de-energized. When the second
7,8,. actuator 79, pivotally mounted linkage 80, and sta
copy of the deposit tag is inserted at aperture 12 thereby
tionary' shaft 81. A tension spring 82 biases the. vane 761
signifying the end of the deposit, sensing means 58 sense
toward its forward position, the position normally occu~ 15 the presence of a conductive strip. By means of a con~
pied when. solenoid 78 is de-energized. It will be noted
trol circiut the second occurrence of a conductive strip
that the top edge of vane 76 is disposed below the height’
is discerned and immediately solenoid 78 is energized
of the top portion of feed belt 37 (FIGURE, 5) so that
thereby moving vane 76 toward the rear, thus pushing
any document, inserted at aperture 12 can come to rest
along in front thereof all previously stacked documents
on platform 62 without interference when vane 76 is 20 of the deposit, speci?cally the ?rst deposit tag and sub
located; adjacent to the feed belts as depicted in FIG-'
sequent money bills and checks. These items now are
URE, 5.
moved in unison onto the deposit storage means 85 and
Toward the right of platform 62, FIGURE 5,, there, is
as a consequence thereof, platform 62 is temporarily
indicated an enveloping, packaging and storage means as
disclosed for instance, in my copending application for
U.S;,Letters Patent,v Serial No. 782,177, entitled “Method
and Apparatus for Compartmentizing; and Storing Ar
empty.
By means of a time delay cam, vane 76 is held
25 temporarily toward the right, FIGURE 5, while the sec
ond- deposit tag- comes to rest on platform 62.
As de~
scribed in connection with the ?rst deposit tag, solenoids
65 and 67 are energized to validate the deposit tag.
2,971,303 issued February 14, 19.61. This mechanism
When the tag is validated and platen 66 has returned to
essentially comprises two strips of paper, initially sep 30 its vertical position, camera 71 is energized to provide
ticles,” ?led December 22, 1958, now US. Patent No.
arated so as to receive therebetween a plurality of stacked
a documentary record and immediately thereafter, sole
documents. Subsequently the spaced strips are brought
noid 78 is de-energized causing the vane under the bias
of spring 82 to return to its normal position. In return
ing vane 76 to its normal position, the second deposit
toward .one another to enclose and retainingly hold the
documents. and ?nally, both strips. are advanced in unison
so that the stacked deposit is now held therebetween and 35 tag is pushed between the return portion of belts 35, 36
separated from a succeeding deposit. It will be apparent
to those skilled in the art that other packaging or container
and 37 and the top portion of belt 55, thus causing the
validated and recorded copy of the deposit tag to be
means may be used to receive and store a deposit or to
returned to the deposi-tor to serve as a receipt for the de
receive and store one deposit separate from a succeeding
and similar deposit.
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posited items.
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In FIGURE 6,; platen 66 is depicted when rotated to its
lowered position to oppose printing head 64 which is
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By adjusting the validation means in such a manner
that a change of numbers occurs after each second vali-‘
dating action, the deposited deposit tag and the returned
deposit tag will carry identical numbers for ready iden
ti?cation and association.
prevent falling off of documents. Operation of platen 45 FIGURE 7 is the timing diagram and shows these
66 is achievedby means of rotary solenoid 67 which is
quence of the various operations. Numeral 101 refers
mounted to a stationary post 86. Rotary action of the
to the time required for a document to travel from aper
urged. into upward motion by solenoid 65. Platform
62. is. equipped with upstanding sides 62A in order to
solenoid is transmitted to platen 66- by means of a set of
gears 87 and 88. Platen 66 and gear ‘88 are fastened to
ture 12, via belts 35, 36 and 37 to rest on platform 62.
After the document has come to rest on the platform,
one another and platen 66, too, is mounted for rotation 50 lights 72 are energized for a brief period of time, numeral
about stationary post 86.
102, and camera 71 is triggered as is indicated by the bar
.Operation of the instant depository machine may be
associated with numeral 103.
visualized as: follows. Normally motor 40‘ which im~
When sensing means 58 establish the presence of a
parts rotation, to the feed belt is at rest. Upon inserting
deposit tag and in the event that this tag is the second
a. document at aperture 12 the arm associated with switch 55 tag, control means energize solenoid 78 to move vane
56 is actuated which in turn causes energizing of motor
76 toward the rear and thus remove all previously: depos
40 and by means of a timing circuit keeps motor 40 run
ited documents from platform 62. Solenoid 78 remains
ning until the document inserted at aperture '12 traverses
energized during the time indicated by the block asso
the feed belt and comes. to rest on platform 62. Noting
ciated with numeral 104'. It will be noted that this sole
that vane, 76 is in its normal position, this document and 60 noid is actuated while the deposit tag still travels on the
all succeeding ones except for the second deposit tag
belt and remains activated until after the image recording
come to rest toward the rear of the vane.
Motor 40 and
means 71 has been operated.
the feeding mechanism are energized for every document
Validation of the deposit tag is accomplished after the
which actuates switch 56. Additionally, timing means
deposit tag comes to rest on platform 62, but prior to
operate camera 71 and lights 72 when the document has 65 the actuation of the image recording means. Blocks 105
reached platform 62 and is at rest thereupon.
and 106 show the time during. which the platen is lowered
It will be recalled tha a depositor using this machine
and the printing head is raised respectively. When re
is instructed that the ?rst document fed be a deposit tag.
leasing solenoid 78, motor 40& and associated transport
As soon as" the deposit tag actuates switch 56 the deposit
belts are energized again in order to effect, the return of
tag is transported across the belt and deposited on plat
70 the second deposit tag to the depositor, which time is
form- 62. Additionally, sensing means 58 sense the con
represented by block 107. The second deposit tag. is
ductive strip 32 and by means of- control means and tim
ingv means associated therewith, actuate the validation
means by energizing printing solenoid 65 and platen sole
noid‘ 67 immediately after the deposit tag comes to rest
pushed by the return of vane 76 into the space between
the lower portions of belts 35, 3'6 and 37 and upper por
tion of belt 55. It will be clearly understood that in the
embodiment described heretofore, the energizing of sole
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noid 78, the associated movement of vane 76 and subse
quent return to the depositor of the second, validatedand
recorded deposit tag occurs only upon the receipt of
every second deposit tag which must be the last item of
any given deposit.
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In this manner the machine receives a deposit com
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second deposit tag occurs only upon the sensing means 58.
sensing a conductive strip 32. In the absence of a deposit
tag, only feed motor 40, the camera and the illuminating
means are activated.
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Whereas the above arrangement comprises the Preferred
embodiment, it shall be clearly understood by those skilled
in the art that several modi?cations may be made without
prising a set of deposit tags and deposit items, all fed
deviating from the principle of the invention. A typical
sequentially. Every item of the deposit is recorded by
such modi?cationcomprises theuse of only a single de
image recording means and additionally, the deposit. tags
are validated by the machine subsequent to receipt at the 10 posit tag which after validation and photography is re
turned to the ‘depositor. In this manner the bank receives
machine aperture. Finally, one of the deposit tags, duly
no deposit tag for ?ling, but will credit the proper ac
validated and recorded is returned to the depositor to
count by inspection of the micro?lm itself. When the
serve as a receipt. The remaining items forming the
bank does not desire the retention of a deposit tag, the
deposit, i.e. one deposit tag, checks, currency, etc., are
retained and remain stored inaccessible to the depositor. 15 two-to-one ratio gear reducer 165 is eliminated so that
any deposit tag is returned after validation and record
Description of a Circuit Diagram, FIGURE 8
ing. The deposit ‘tag preferably occupies eitherthe ?rst
Timing motor 140' is coupled to. a series of timing
or last position in a ‘deposit.
means, cams 127, 128, 129 and drives via. a gear reducer I
. A further modi?cation compirses the use of a validation .
141 a further timing cam 142. When the arm associated 20 apparatus disposed outside the machine which is used to
with sensing switch 56 is actuated, timing motor 140 is
connected to a source of electric energy, numerals 125
and 126, to rotate the associated cams. Timing cam 127 I
with associated switch 130 causes the timing motor ‘144) /
to run for one complete revolution of cam 127 as switch
130 is connected in parallel with document switch 56.
imprint one or two deposit tags with serializing indicia.
These valdation means may be used to render the machine
operative, suitable acknowledgment stamping ‘means will
be retained however, in the machine in order to return
an acknowledged ideposit tag to the ‘depositor.
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Additionally, if desired, it will be helpful to provide a
further coin counting and totalizing means in conjunction
As soon as motor 140‘ rotates, it drives via gear re
ducer 141 cam 142 which causes via switch 143 power
with a printing recorder so as to print on tape a running
to be applied to feed motor 40. In this way, the docu
accout of all coins deposited in the machine.
ments are fed across the transport belt. Cam 12-8- and > 30
Finally, when the documents inserted into the machine,
associated switch 131 cause energizing of lights 72, and
particularly such documents as checks, deposit tag-or tags,
cam 129 and associated switch .132 cause actuation of
and such further articles as stubs, invoices, etc., differ in
the micro?lm camera 71, all functions in sequence and
physical size from conventional money bills, document
in accordance with the timing diagram depicted in FIG:
URE 7.
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When the sensing means 58 sense conductive strip 32
measuring means can be used for discriminating between
In this manner, the
validating or stamping means will be actuated for all
35 money bills and all other articles.
on the deposit tag, a circuit is established from source
articles other than money bills to denote acceptance or
validation. As is well known, no such notation may be
a momentary pulse on relay 152 to close the associated
applied to currency and as a consequence thereof, the
contact. This action applies power to timing motor 160 40 validating and stamping means will remain idle during ac
which in turn drives a timing cam 161, cams 162 and
ceptance of money bills as determined by the document
163, and via a two-to-one ratio gear reducer 165 cams
measuring means.
166 and 167. Timing'cam 161 with its associated con
While there has been described and illustrated a certain
tact serves to bypass the contact associated with relay
and preferred embodiment of the invention and several
of electric energy 1150‘ to ampli?er 151 thereby causing
152, thereby keeping the motor energized for a prede 45 variations and modi?cations thereof, it will be readily
termined period of time. Cams 162 and 163 operate
apparent to those skilled in the art that various further
associated respective switches 170 and 172 to actuate
and still other modi?cations and changes may be made
platen solenoid 67 and printing head solenoid 65 respec
therein without deviating from the spirit and intent of they
tively. The operation of these units is timed with the
present invention which shall be limited only by the scope
feed motor and camera as shown in FIGURE 6.
50 ,of the appended claims.
It will be observed that cams 166 and 167 are driven
at half the speed so that they resume their normal position
after every second actuation of motor 160. In this man
ner cams 166 and 167 are phased in with the occurrence
What is claimed is:
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1. In a depository machine which includes imagere
cording means and validating means, and which is adapted
to accept and feed sequentiallyarticles such as a pair of
of every second deposit tag. Solenoid78 is energized 55 deposit tags and documents, the combination'of: an en.
via- switch 180 during the second cycle of rotation of
closure; aperture meanson said enclosure adapted to re;
motor 160. When vane 76 returns to its normal position,
ceive from a depositor said deposit tags and documents;
feed motor 40 must be restarted in order to return to the
feeding means adapted to guide said tags and documents
depositor the second deposit tag which serves ‘as a receipt.
in sequence ‘from said aperture means into the enclosure
This restarting of the drive motor is accomplished by 60 whereby the fed articles are rendered inaccessible to the
means of cam 167 and switch 181, the latter being con
depositor; validating means disposed in the enclosure and
nected in parallel with switch 56.
when actuated adapted to engage each of said tags for
It may be noted that by virtue of the arrangement de
causing validation thereof; sensing and control means con
scribed hereinabove, motor 140 goes through a second
nected to said validating means and being disposed for
cycle of operation when the second deposit tag is returned 65 sensing said tags subsequent to the receipt thereof by said
to the depositor and thus, the camera is triggered again
aperture means; said sensing and control means upon
although no document is present on platform 62. This ac—
sensing said deposit tags actuating said validating means
tion will result in an empty frame which may be utilized
to cause validating of each tag; said image recording
as a dividing means. In the event that this blank frame
in the interest of economy is to be eliminated, simple 70 means disposed to view the articles received at said aper
ture means; control means connected to the image record
circuit means can be provided to ‘disable the lights and
ing means and actuating said image recordingrneans in
camera'for this duration.
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responseto the receipt of the articles to record an image
As a very important feature, it should be noted further
of each of said received documents and an image'of said
that ‘actuation of thevalidation means, solenoid 78, ‘and
starting of ithelfeed motor 40 for effecting return of ‘the 75 tags subsequent to'the validation thereofimeans feeding
said‘ documents and one of said validated. and recorded
tags subsequent to recording an image of each to storage
means which are disposed inaccessible to the depositor,
and further means for returning to a position accessible
to the depositor the other validated and recorded tag
whereby the» latter tag serves as a receipt for the recorded
i0.
guide said tags and documents in sequence from said ape'ii
ture means to a collecting station; validating means dis’
posed in the machine and adapted to be actuated respon
sive to a signal from said sensing and control means; said
deposit tags provided with means adapted‘ to be. sensed
by said sensing and control means whereby the latter
produces a signal for causing said validating means to
and stored documents.
2. In a depository machine which includes image re
validate said received tags by affixing thereto validation
cording means and validating means, and which is adapted
marks; said image recording means disposed to view the
to accept and feed sequentially articles such as deposit 10 articles received at said aperture means; means causing
tags and documents, the combination of: aperture means
operation. of said recording means for recording sequen
on said machine adapted to receive sequentially from a
tially an image of each of said documents and of said
depositor a ?rst deposit tag, documents for storage, and a
tags with validation marks a?ixed thereto; means feeding
second deposit tag; feeding means adapted to guide said
said recorded documents and one of said validated-and
tags and documents in sequence from said aperture means 15 recorded tags from said collecting station to storage
to a collecting station ‘disposed within said machine; vali
means, and further means causing the other validated and
dating means disposed in the machine and when actuated
recorded tag to be rendered available to the depositor
adapted to engage’ each of said tags for causing validation
whereby the latter tag serves as a receipt for the recorded
thereof; sensing and control means connected to said vali-'
and stored documents.
dating means and being disposed for sensing said tags sub 20
5'. In a depository machine which includes image re
sequent to the receipt thereof by said aperture means; said
cording means and validating means, sensing and control
sensing and control means upon sensing said deposit tags
means, and which is adapted to accept articles such as de
actuating said validating means to cause validating of
posit tags, documents and coins, the combination of:
each tag;- said image recording means disposed to view’
aperture means on said machine adapted to receive from
the articles received at said aperture means; control means 25 a depositor coins, a set of deposit tags, and documents for
connected to the image recording means and actuating
storage: coin counting means adapted to receive said
said image recording means in response to the receipt of
coins and displaying indicia responsive to the coins de
the articles to record- an image of each of said received
posited; feeding means adapted to guide said tags and
documents and an image of said tags subsequent to the
documents in sequence from said aperture means to a col-l
validation thereof; means feeding said recorded docu—
lecting station; validating means disposed in the machine;
ments and‘ one of said validated and recorded tags from
said deposit tags provided with means adapted to be
said collecting station to storage means, and ‘further means
forv rendering available to the depositor the other vali
sensed by said sensing and control means to cause said
"alidating means to validate said received tags by a?ixing
dated and recorded tag whereby the latter tag serves as a
thereto validation marks; said image recording means dis
35 posed to view said coin responsive indicia andconsecu~
receipt for the recorded and stored documents.
3'. In a depositoryv machine which includes image re
tively‘ the tags and documents received at said aperture
cording means and validating means, and which is adapted
means; means causing operation of said recording means
to accept and feed sequentially articles such as deposit
whereby‘ to record sequentially an image of each of said
tags and ‘documents, the combination of: aperture means
documents, an image of said tags and the validation marks
on said machine adapted to receive sequentially from a 40 a?ixed thereto and an image of said coin responsive in
depositor a ?rst deposit tag, documents for storage, and
dicia; means feeding said recorded documents and one of
a second deposit tag; feeding means adapted to guide said
said validated and recorded tags from said collecting sta
tags and documents in received sequence from said aper
ture means to a collecting station disposed within said
tion to storage means, and further means causing the other
validated and recorded tag to. be rendered available to
machine; validating means disposed in the machine and 45 the depositor whereby the latter tag serves as a receipt for
when actuated adapted to engage each of said tags for
the recorded and stored documents.
causing validation thereof; sensing and control means
6. In a depository machine which includes image re
‘connected to said validating means and being disposed
for sensing said tags subsequent to the receipt thereof by
said aperture means; said sensing and control means caus
ing operation of said validating means in response to
sensing said ‘deposit tags whereby effecting validation of
each tag and said sensing and control means causing said
validating means to remain idle when sensing other docu
ments to prevent validating ofother documents received at
said aperture means; said image recording means disposed
to view the articles received at said aperture means; con
trol means connected to the image recording means and
cording means and validating means, sensing and control
means, and which is adapted to accept and feed sequential
ly articles such as deposit tags and documents, the com
bination of: aperture means on said machine adapted to
receive sequentially from a depositor a set of deposit tags,
and documents for storage; feeding means adapted to
guide one of said tags and documents in sequence from
said aperture means for assemblage to a. collecting sta
tion; validating means disposed in the machine; said de
posit tags provided with means adapted to be sensed by
said sensing and control means whereby to cause said
actuating said image recording means in response to the
validating means to validate said received tags by a?ixing
receipt of the articles to record an image of each of said
thereto validation marks; said image recording means dis!‘
received documents and an image of said tags subsequent
posed to view the articles received at said aperture means;
to the validation thereof; means feeding said recorded‘
control means operated in response to the receipt of saidv
documents and one of said validated and recorded tags
articles for causing said recording means to record se-.
from said collecting station to storage means, and further
quentially an image of each of'said documents and record‘
means for rendering available to the depositor the other 65 also an image of said tags; means feeding said assembled‘
validated and recorded tag whereby the latter tag serves
and recorded documents and one of said validated and
as a receipt for the recorded and stored documents.
recorded tags from said collecting station to. storage
4. In a depository machine which includes image rc
means, and further means causing the other validated and
cording means and validating means, sensing and control
recorded tag to be, rendered available to, the depositor
means, and which is adapted to accept and feed sequen~ 70 whereby the latter tag serves as a receipt for the recorded
and stored documen
‘
tially’ articles such as deposit tags and documents, the
7. In a depository machine which includes image re
combination of: aperture means on said machine adapted
cording means and validating means, sensing and control
to receive sequentially from a depositor a set of deposit
tags, and documents for storage; feeding means adapted to 75 means, and which is adapted to accept and feed sequen
tially articles such as deposit. tags and documents, the
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11;
combination of: aperture means on said machine adapted
to receive sequentially from a depositor documents for
storage. and at least one deposit tag; feeding means
adapted to guide said documents and tag in sequence from
said aperture means to a collecting platform; validating
means adapted to engage said tag in response to the re
ceipt thereof by said aperture means disposed in the ma
chine; means actuating said validating means whereby to
cause validation of said tag; said image recording means
disposed to view each of the articles received at-said aper 10
ture means; means actuating said recording means in re
12
means coacting with said platform and said movable,
means when set in motion adapted to remove articlesfrom.
said platform; further control means coupled to said mov
able means and actuated in response to the receipt of a,
second deposit’ tag at said aperture means whereby said
movable means move in a ?rst direction to cause the as~,
sembled and recorded documents and validated ?rst tag,
to be moved from said platform to storage means while
said second tag is guided by said feeding means toward
said platform; said sensing and control means causing also
actuation of said validating and recording means when
said second tag is disposed on said pl-atformwhereby to,
cause validation and image recording thereof; said further
control means subsequently causing said movable means
sponse to the receipt of said articles for recording se
quentially an image of each of said documents and of
said tag; movable means coacting with said platform and
when set in motion adapted to remove articles there 15 to move in a second direction whereby said second tag is
removed from said platform to feeding means, and said
from; control means coupled to- said movable means for
latter feeding means causing said second tag to be. ren-yv
alternately causing said movable means to move in a
?rst direction whereby recorded documents on said plat
dered available to the depositor to serve as a receipt for ,
form are moved therefrom to storage means and to move
the documents moved to said storage means.
_
receipt for the documents.
to said platform and guiding also the‘second deposit tag
in va second direction‘ whereby said deposit tag is re 20, 10. In a depository machine as set forth in claim 9
wherein said feeding means comprise a set of juxtaposed
moved from said platform to feeding means, and said
endless belts rotating about rollers; said belts being
latter feeding means causing said validated and recorded
adapted to guidevdocuments from said aperture means
tag to be rendered available to the depositor to serve as a
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25 subsequent to its validation from the platform to -a posi:
tion at which the tag is available to the depositor. v
cording means and validating means, sensing and control
8. In a depository machine which includes image re
means, and which is adapted to accept and feed sequen
tially articles such as'deposit tags and documents, the
‘ 11. In a depository machine which includes image re
cording means and validating means, sensing and control
means, and which is adapted to accept and feed sequen-i
combination of: aperture means on said machine adapted
to receive sequentially from a depositor a ?rst deposit tag, 30 tially articles constituting a deposit, such as deposit tags >
and documents, the combination of: aperture means on
documents for storage and a second deposit tag; feeding
said machine adapted to receive sequentially from a de
means adapted to guide one of said tags and documents
positor a ?rst deposit tag and documents for storage, said
in sequence from said aperturemeans for ‘assemblage to
tagbeing provided with electrical circuit actuating means;
a collecting platform and guiding also said second tag to
the platform for subsequent return to the depositor; vali 35 feeding means adapted to guide said tag and documents in
sequence from said aperture means to a collecting platform
dating means adapted to engage said tags disposed in
for assemblage thereon; validating means disposed at said
the machine; means adapted to sense the received tags and
collecting platform adapted to engage said tag when said
actuating said validating means whereby to cause valida
tag is disposed at said platform; sensing means adapted to .
tion of said tags; said image recording means disposed to
sense the circuit actuating means of the received tag and 7
view each of the articles received at said aperture means;
cause actuation of said validating means whereby to affix
means actuating said recording means in response to the
validation marks to said tag; said image recording means
receipt of said articles for recording sequentially an image
disposed to view each of the articles received on said plat
of each of said documents and of said tags; movable
form; control means connected to said recording means
means coacting with said platform and when set in re
ciprocatory motion adapted to remove articles therefrom; 45 and sequentiallyractuating said recording means as the vali-; ,
dated tag and each document becomes disposed on said
control means coupled to said movable means for alter
platform whereby to record an image of said validated tag
nately causing said movable means to move in a ?rst di
, and of eachvof said documents; movable means coacting
rection whereby the assembled and recorded documents
with said platform and said movable means when set in
and said one validated and recorded tag disposed on said
platform are moved'therefrom to storage means and to 50 motion adapted to remove articles from said platform;
further control means coupled to said movable means
move in a second direction whereby said second validated
and recorded deposit tag is removed from said platform to
feeding means, and said latter feeding means causing said
latter tag to be rendered available to the depositor to serve
as a receipt'for the documents.
9. In a depository machine which includes ‘image re
cording means and validating means, sensing and control
and actuated in response to the receipt of a second de
, posit tag at said aperture means which second tag con
'stitutes the last article of the'respective deposit whereby
55 said movable means ‘move in a first direction to cause the
assembled and recorded documents and validated ?rst
tag to be moved as a unitary deposit from said platform
to storage means while said second tag is guided by said,
feeding means toward said platform; said second deposit
means, and which is adapted to accept and feed sequen
tially'articles such as deposit tags and documents, the
combination of: aperture means on said machine adapted 60 tag being provided also with electrical circuit actuating.
means for causing operation of said validating means,
tov receive sequentially from a depositor'a ?rst deposit
and said control means actuating said recording means to
tag and documents for storage; feeding means adapted to
provide validation and image recording of said second
guide said tag and documents in sequence from said aper
tag whenthe latter is disposed‘on said platform; said
ture means to a collecting platform for assemblage there
on; validating means disposed at said collecting platform 65 further control means subsequently causing said movable
means to move in a second direction whereby said second
adapted to engage said tag when said tag is disposed at
tag is removed from said platform to feeding means, and
said platform; sensing means adapted to sense the received
said latter feeding means causing saidsecond tag to be
tag and cause actuation of said validating means whereby
to affix validation marks to said tag; said image recording
rendered available to the depositor to serve as a receipt
means disposed to view each of the articles received on 70 for the documents moved to said storage means.
said platform; control means connected to said recording
12. In a depository machine which includes image re
means and sequentially actuating said recording means
cording means and which is adapted to accept and feed
as the validated tag and each document becomes disposed
sequentially articles such as deposit tags and documents,
on said platform whereby to record an image of said
75 the‘ combination of: "an enclosure; aperture means on
validated .tag and of each of said documents; movable
9
said" documents and one of said validated and recorded
tags subsequent to recording an image of each to storage
means which are disposed inaccessible to the depositor,
and further means for returning to a position accessible
to the depositor the other validated "and recorded tag
whereby the latter tag serves as a receipt for ‘the recorded
and stored documents.
guide said tags and documents in sequence from said aper
ture means to a collecting station; validating means dis
posed in the machine and adapted to be actuated respon~
sive to a signal from said sensing and control means; said
deposit tags provided with means adapted to be sensed
by said sensing and control means whereby the latter
produces a signal for causing said validating means to
validate said received tags by at?xing thereto validation
marks; said image recording means disposed to view the
2. In a depository machine which includes image re
cording means and’ validating means, and which is adapted
to accept and feed sequentially articles such as deposit 10 articles received at said aperture means; means causing
tags and documents, the combination of: aperture means
operation of said recording means for recording sequen
on said machine adapted to receive sequentially from a
tially an image of each of said documents and of ‘said
depositor a ?rst deposit tag, documents for storage, and a
tags with validation marks a?‘ixed thereto; means feeding
second deposit’ tag; ‘feeding means adapted to guide said
said recorded documents and one of said validated and
tags and documents in sequence from said aperture means 15 recorded tags from said collecting station to storage
to a collecting station disposed within said machine; vali
means, and further means causing the other validated and
dating means disposed in the machine and when actuated
recorded tag to be rendered available to the depositor
adapted to engage each of said tags for causing validation
whereby the latter tag serves as a receipt for the recorded
thereof; sensing and control means connected to said vali
and stored documents.
'
dating means and being disposed for sensing said tags sub—
sequent to the receipt thereof by said aperture means; said
sensing and control means upon sensing said deposit tags
actuating said validating means to cause validating of
each tag; said image recording means disposed to view’
5'. In a depository machine which includes image re‘
cording means and validating means, sensing and control
means, and which is adapted to accept articles such as de
posit tags, documents and coins, the combination of:
aperture means on said machine adapted to receive from
the articles received at said aperture means; control means 25 a depositor coins, a set of deposit tags, and documents for
connected to the image recording means and actuating
storage: coin counting means adapted to receive said
said image recording means in response to the receipt of
coins and displaying indicia responsive to the coins de
the articles to record an image of each of said received
posited; feeding means adapted to guide said tags and
documents and an image of said tags subsequent to the
documents in sequence from said aperture means to a col-,
validation thereof; means feeding said recorded docu 30 lecting station; validating means disposed in the machine;
ments and one of said validated and recorded tags from
said deposit tags provided with means adapted to be
said collecting station to storage means, and ‘further means
sensed by said sensing and control means to cause said
for rendering available to the depositor the‘ other vali
validating means to validate said received tags by a?ixing
dated and recorded tag whereby the latter tag serves as a
thereto validation marks; said image recording means dis~
35 posed to view said coin responsive indicia and consecu
receipt for the recorded and stored documents.
3. In a depository machine which includes image re~
tively the tags and documents received at said aperture
cording means and validating means, and which is adapted
mean-s; means causing operation of said recording means
to accept and feed sequentially articles such as deposit
whereby to record sequentially an image of each of said,
tags and documents, the combination of: aperture means
documents, an image of said tags and the validation marksv
on said machine adapted to receive sequentiallyr from a 40 a?ixed thereto and an image of said coin responsive in;
depositor a ?rst deposit tag, documents for storage, and
dicia; means feeding said recorded documents and one of
a second deposit tag; feeding means adapted to guide said
said validated and recorded tags from said collecting sta
tags‘ and documents in received sequence from said aper
tion to storage means, and further means causing the other
ture means to a collecting station disposed within said
validated and recorded tag to be rendered available to
machine; validating means disposed in the machine and 45 the depositor whereby the latter tag serves as a receipt for
when actuated adapted ‘to engage each of said tags for
the recorded and stored documents.
causing validation thereof; sensing and control means
6. In a depository machine which includes image ,re
connected to said validating means and being disposed
cording means and validating means, sensing and control
for sensing said ‘tags subsequent to the receipt thereof by
means, and which is adapted to accept and feed sequential
said aperture'means; said sensing and control means caus 50 ly articles such as deposit tags and documents, the com
ing operation of said validating means in response to
bination of: aperture means on said machine adapted to
sensing said deposit tags whereby effecting’ validation of
receive sequentially from a depositor a set of deposit tags,
each tag and said sensing and control means causing said
and documents for storage; feeding means adapted to
validating means to remain idle when sensing other docu
guide one of said tags and documents in sequence from
ments to prevent validating of other documents received at
said aperture means; said image recording means disposed
said aperture means for assemblage to a collecting sta
tion; validating means disposed in the machine; said de
to view the articles received at said aperture means; con
posit tags provided with means adapted to be sensed by
trol means connected to the image recording means and
said sensing and control means whereby to cause said
actuating said image recording means in response to the
validating means to validate said received tags by af?xing
receipt of the articles to record an image of each of said 60 thereto validation marks; said image recording means dis-t
received documents and an image of said tags subsequent
posed to view the articles received at said aperture means;
to the validation thereof; means feeding said recorded
control means operated in response to the receipt of said
documents and one of said validated and recorded tags
articles for causing said recording means to record se
from said collecting ‘station to storage means, and further
quentially an image of each of said documents and record
means for rendering available to the depositor the other 65 also an image of said tags; means feeding said assembled
validated and recorded tag whereby the latter tag serves
and recorded documents and one of said validated‘ and
as a receipt (for the recorded and stored documents.
recorded tags from said collecting station to storage
4-. In a depository machine which includes image re
means, and further means causing the other validated and
recorded tag to be rendered available to the depositor
cording means and validating means, sensing and control
means, and which is adapted to accept and feed sequen 70 whereby the latter tag serves as a receipt for the recorded
and stored documents.
tially articles such as deposit tags and documents, the
7. In a depository machine which includes image re
combination of: aperture means on said machine adapted
cording’ means and validating means, sensing and control
to receive sequentially from a depositor a set of deposit
tags, and documents for storage; feeding means adapted to 75 means, and which is adapted to accept and feed sequen~
tially articles such as deposit tags and documents, the
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combination of: aperture means on said machine adapted
to receive sequentially from a depositor documents for
storage and at least one deposit tag; feeding means
adapted to guide said documents and tag in sequence from
said aperture means to a collecting platform; validatingv
means adapted to engage said tag in response to the re
ceipt thereof by said aperture means disposed in the ma
chine; means actuating said validating means whereby to
cause validation of said tag; said image recording means
disposed to view each of the articles received at said aper 10
12
means coacting with said platform and said movable
means when set in motion adapted to remove articles from
said platform; further control means coupled to said mov
able means and actuated in response to the receipt of a
second deposit tag at said aperture means whereby said
movable means move in a ?rst direction to cause the as
sembled and recorded documents and validated ?rst tag
to be moved from said platform to storage means while
said second tag is guided by said feeding means toward
said platform; said sensing and control means causing also
actuation of said validating and recording means when
said second tag is disposed on said platform whereby to
sponse to the receipt of said articles for recording se
cause validation and image recording thereof; said further ,
quentially an image of each of said documents and of
control means subsequently causing said movable means
said tag; movable means coacting with said platform and
when set. in motion adapted to remove articles there 15 to move in a second direction whereby said second tag is
removed from said platform to feeding means, and said
from; control means coupled to said movable means for
latter-feeding means causing said second tag to be ren
alternately causing said movable means to move in a
dered available to the depositor to serve as a receipt for
?rst direction whereby recorded documents on said plat
ture means; means actuating said recording means in re
form are moved therefrom to storage means and to move
in a second direction whereby said deposit tag is re
moved from said platform to feeding means, and said
latter feeding means causing said validated and recorded
the documents moved to said storage means.
10. In a depository machine as set forth in claim 9
wherein said feeding means comprise a set of juxtaposed
endless belts rotating about rollers; said belts being
adapted to guide'documents from said aperture means
to
said platform and guiding also the second deposit tag
receipt for the documents.
7
8. In a depository machine which includes image re 25 subsequent to its validation from the platform to a posi~
tion at which the tag is available to the depositor.
cording means and validating means, sensing and control
11. In a'depository machine which includes image re
means, and which is adapted to accept and feed sequen
cording means and validating means, sensing and control
tially articles such as deposit tags and documents, the
tag to be rendered available to the depositor to serve as a
means, and which is adapted to accept and feed sequen-_
combination of: aperture means on said machine adapted
to receive sequentially from a depositor a ?rst deposit tag, 30 ,tially articles constituting a deposit, such as deposit tags
and documents, the combination of: aperture means on
documents for storage and a second deposit ta-g; feeding
said machine adapted to receive sequentially from a de
means adapted to guide- one of said tags and documents
positor a ?rst deposit tag and documents for storage, said ,
in sequence from said aperture means for assemblage to
tag being provided with electrical circuit actuating means;
a collecting platform and guiding also said second tag to
the platform for subsequent return to the depositor; vali 35 feeding means adapted to guide said tag and documents in
sequence from said aperture means to a collecting platform
dating means adapted _to engage said tags disposed in
for assemblage thereon; validating means disposed at said
the machine; means adapted to sense the received tags and
collecting platform adapted to engage said tag when said
actuating said validating means whereby to cause valida
tag is disposed at said platform; sensing means adapted to
tion of said tags; said'image recording means disposed to
view each of the articles received at said aperture means;
means actuating said recording means in response to the
receipt of said articles for recording sequentially an image
of each of said documents and of said tags; movable
sense the circuit actuating means of the received tag and
cause actuation of said validating means whereby to affix
validation marks to said tag; said image recording means
disposed to view each of the articles received on said plat
means coacting with said platform and when set in re
form; control means connected to said recording means,
move in a second direction whereby said second validated
and recorded deposit tag is removed from said platform to
feeding means, and saidlatter feeding means causing said
further control means coupled to said movable means
and. actuated in response to the receipt of a second de
posit tag at said aperture means which second tag con
tially articles such as deposit tags and documents, the
feeding means toward said platform; said second deposit
ciprocatory motion adapted to remove articles‘therefrom; 45 and sequentially actuating said recording means as the vali
dated tag and each document becomes disposed on saidv
control means coupledvto said movable means for alter
platform whereby to record an image of said validated tag
nately causing said movable means to move in a ?rst di
andof each of, said documents; movable means coacting
rectionwhereby the assembled and recorded documents
with said platform and said movable means when set in
and said one validated and recorded tag disposed on said
platform are moved therefrom to storage means and to 50 motion adapted to remove articles from, said platform;
stitutes the last article of the respective deposit whereby
latter tag to be rendered available to the depositor to serve
55 said movable means move in a ?rst direction to cause the.
as a receipt for the documents.
assembled and recorded documents and validated ?rst
9. In a depository machine which includes image re
tag to be moved as a unitary deposit from said platform
cording means and validating means, sensing and control
to storage means while said second tag is guided by said
means, and which is adapted to accept and feed sequen
combination of: aperture means on said machine adapted 60 tag being provided also with electrical circuit actuating
means for causing operation of said validating means,
to receive sequentially from a depositor a ?rst deposit
and said control means actuating said recording means to
tag and documents for storage; feeding means adapted to
provide validation and image recording of, said second
guide said tag and documents in sequence from said aper
tag when the latter is disposed on said platform; said
ture means to a collecting platform for assemblage there
on; validating means disposed at said collecting platform 65 further control means subsequently causing said movable
means to move in a second direction whereby said second‘
adapted to engage said tag when said tag is disposed at
tag is removed from said platform to feeding means, and
said platform; sensing means adapted to sense the received ‘
tag and cause actuation of said validating means whereby
said latter feeding means causing said second tag to be
to a?ix validation marks to said tag; said image recording
rendered available to the depositor to serve as a receipt
means disposed to view each of the articles received on 70 for the documents moved to said storage means.
said platform; control means connected to said recording
12. In a depository machine which includes image re
means and sequentially actuating said recording means
cording means and which is adapted to accept and feed
as the validated tag and each document becomes disposed
sequentially articles such as deposit tags and documents,
on said platform whereby to record an image of said
75 the combination of: an enclosure; aperture means on
validated tag and of each of said documents; movable
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said enclosure for receiving a plurality of individual and
detached documents in the form of a deposit tag, individ
ual checks, various paper currency documents and the
like; feeding means in said enclosure; said feeding means
adapted to receive said documents at said aperture means
and feed each of said documents sequentially and sep
arately to a recording station whereby the documents
are no longer accessible to a depositor feeding said docu
ments at said aperture means; image recording means
disposed at said recording station for sequentially record 10
ing an image of each of said documents; validating means
disposed in the enclosure and adapted to engage the de
posit tag received at said aperture means; control means
connected to the validating means and to said image re
cording means and actuated in response to the receipt of 15
14;
said articles at said aperture means whereby to cause said
validating means to validate said tag by a?ixing indicia
thereupon and causing actuation of said image recording
means for providing an image of each of said documents
and of ‘said tag, and means subsequently returning said
validated and recorded tag to a position which is accessible
from the exterior of the enclosure while retaining said
other documents inaccessible to the depositor.
References Cited in the ?le of this patent
UNITED STATES PATENTS
1,259,399
2,923,587
2,963,333
Hipwell _____________ __ Mar. 12, 1918
Zipf __________________ __ Feb. 2, 1960
Mestre _______________ __ Dec. 6, 1960
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