Cartridge system for automatic card vending machine

Application Number: 00107875
Application Date: 2000.06.28
Publication Number: 1290644
Publication Date: 2001.04.11
Priority Information: 1999/6/30 US 09/346415
International: B65D83/08;B65H3/06;G07F7/08
Applicant(s) Name: Asahi Seiko K.K.
Inventor(s) Name: Donald Lee Siger
Patent Agency Code: 11219
Patent Agent: zhu dehe
Abstract A purpose of this invention is to add a security function to a cassette equipment which stores a large number of cards to be sold. This invention is a cassette equipment for a card comprising at least: cassette means (10) for piling up and storing a plurality of cards; gate means (21) for opening and closing the card exit of this cassette means; and means (37, 39) for preventing a reverse operation when opening the card exit, means (53, 62) for releasing this preventing means when said exit is opened by said gate means; and means (55, 61) for locking said gate means when said exit is closed by this gate means.