US 9,811,963 B2
Conveying money items
Stephen L. Hough, Lancashire (GB); Michael J. Rigby, Lancashire (GB); and Robert James Blythin, Manchester (GB)
Assigned to Crane Payment Innovations Ltd., Lancashire (GB)
Appl. No. 15/326,640
Filed by Crane Payment Solutions Limited, Lancashire (GB)
PCT Filed Jun. 29, 2015, PCT No. PCT/GB2015/051884
§ 371(c)(1), (2) Date Jan. 16, 2017,
PCT Pub. No. WO2016/009170, PCT Pub. Date Jan. 21, 2016.
Claims priority of application No. 1412624.7 (GB), filed on Jul. 16, 2014.
Prior Publication US 2017/0213408 A1, Jul. 27, 2017
Int. Cl. G07D 1/00 (2006.01); G07D 9/04 (2006.01); B65G 17/06 (2006.01); B65G 15/00 (2006.01)
CPC G07D 1/00 (2013.01) [G07D 9/04 (2013.01); B65G 15/00 (2013.01); B65G 17/06 (2013.01)] 20 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A money item conveyor comprising:
a plurality of money item conveying members configured to convey money items around a looped path, each of the plurality of money item conveying members comprising first and second money item support surfaces configured to simultaneously support a main face of a money item on a conveying member, the first and second money item support surfaces being separated by an articulation region to allow relative movement of the first and second money item support surfaces, wherein the second support surface comprises two parts that are non-coplanar.