Coin-discriminating device

Application Number: 00108904
Application Date: 2000.05.19
Publication Number: 1274903
Publication Date: 2000.11.29
Priority Information: 1999/5/19 JP 139233/1999
International: G06T1/00;G07D5/00;G07D5/02;G07D5/08
Applicant(s) Name: Laurel Bank Machines Co., Ltd.
Inventor(s) Name: Inomura Shinichi
Patent Agency Code: 11038
Patent Agent: he tengyun
Abstract A coin discriminating apparatus includes light emitting elements, a line sensor, a reference data memory, a a preliminary denomination discriminator, and a denomination discriminator for reading reference pattern data of coins of the denomination determined by the preliminary denomination discriminator from the reference data memory, comparing the thus read reference pattern data with image pattern data of the one surface of the coin and finally determining the denomination of the coin, at least 70% of the light emitting elements being disposed on straight lines connecting the center of a reference coin and points where a periphery of the reference coin crosses the line sensor and at positions equidistant from the center of the reference coin by the same distance L.