US 9,809,334 B2
Vending machine
Mark A. Kramme, Canyon Country, CA (US); and Christian Clark Kramme, Canyon Country, CA (US)
Filed by Mark A. Kramme, Canyon Country, CA (US); and Christian Clark Kramme, Canyon Country, CA (US)
Filed on Jan. 20, 2015, as Appl. No. 14/600,957.
Prior Publication US 2016/0207656 A1, Jul. 21, 2016
Int. Cl. B65B 57/00 (2006.01); B65B 5/06 (2006.01); G07F 17/00 (2006.01); G07F 11/04 (2006.01); B65B 63/00 (2006.01)
CPC B65B 5/067 (2013.01) [G07F 11/04 (2013.01); G07F 17/0092 (2013.01); B65B 63/005 (2013.01)] 18 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A vending machine comprises:
a housing;
a dispensing system;
a controls system;
a terminal;
the dispensing system comprises a container unit, a printing unit, a bagging unit, a retrieval bin, a funnel, a primary passage, a detour passage, and a terminal passage;
the dispensing system being positioned within the housing;
the controls system being electrically connected between the terminal and the dispensing system, wherein the terminal activates the dispensing system through the controls system;
the funnel being positioned below the container unit;
the funnel being positioned atop the primary passage;
the funnel being connected to the bagging unit through the primary passage;
the funnel being connected to the printing unit through the detour passage;
the detour passage being forked from the primary passage, wherein the detour passage begins and ends at the primary passage;
a switch being connected within the primary passage adjacent to the detour passage, wherein the switch routes a dispensed product to a desired passage; and
the bagging unit being connected to the retrieval bin through the terminal passage.