Patents Represented by Attorney, Agent or Law Firm Ralph E. Jocke
  • Patent number: 6817812
    Abstract: A pneumatic transfer system (10) includes a service provider station (12) and a customer station (14). A carrier is movable through a transfer conduit (26) between the stations responsive to differential pressure. The transfer conduit (26) comprises tubing (40, 42) fastened together by a clamp apparatus (70). The clamp apparatus includes a band portion (72), a retainer portion (74), and an adjusting device (76). The band portion is able to be tightened by use of the adjusting device. The retainer portion includes tapered walls (92). The clamp apparatus is able to be initially positioned so that portions of tube flanges (44, 46) are disposed within the retainer portion. A resilient seal (100) may also be used. Tightening of the clamp results in the tube flanges being guided toward both longitudinally abutting contact and circumferential alignment. The clamp permits the guiding, aligning, sealing, and retaining of pneumatic tube flanges.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2004
    Assignee: Diebold, Incorporated
    Inventor: Todd Christian
  • Patent number: 6811154
    Abstract: An annular finger seal is adapted to be interposed between a high pressure upstream region and a lower pressure downstream region to provide noncontact sealing along a rotatable member. The finger seal comprises axially juxtaposed downstream and upstream finger elements, each having integrally spaced fingers. The downstream fingers each have a lift pad, whereas the upstream fingers lack a pad. Each pad extends in a downstream direction. Each upstream finger is spaced from the rotating member a greater distance than each pad. Upon sufficient rotational speed of the rotating member, each pad is operative to lift and ride on a thin film of fluid intermediate the rotating member and the pad.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2004
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration
    Inventors: Margaret P. Proctor, Bruce M. Steinetz
  • Patent number: 6796490
    Abstract: A wireless ATM system (30) comprises one or more wireless ATMs (32, 34, 36) that are operative to wirelessly communicate with a wireless ATM server (38). The wireless ATMs each include a wireless network interface (41). The wireless ATM server includes a corresponding wireless access point or wireless hub (40). Wireless transmission between the wireless ATMs and wireless ATM server is secured with a wireless encryption protocol. The wireless ATM server is operative to communicate with at least one host banking system (46) through at least one public or private network (44). The wireless ATM server is operative to route transaction and event messages between the host banking system and each of the wireless ATMs using a message gateway router (43). The wireless ATM server further includes a firewall (42).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2001
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2004
    Assignee: Diebold, Incorporated
    Inventors: Jay Paul Drummond, Mark D. Smith
  • Patent number: 6793133
    Abstract: An automated banking machine (10) includes a lockable first fascia portion (20) which when unlocked enables access to a chest lock input device (104), inputs to which enable opening a chest door (18) of the machine. Opening the first fascia portion also enables access to an actuator (116) which enables moving a second fascia portion (22) for conducting service activities. A baffle structure (164) is positioned on the housing adjacent the second fascia portion to enable cooling air flow within the housing of the machine and to prevent the introduction of moisture into the housing. A controller (72) in the machine selectively illuminates light emitting devices (118, 126) for purposes of facilitating user operation of the machine. Sensing devices (128) adjacent a card reader slot (28) on the machine enables the controller to detect the presence of unauthorized card reading devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2003
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2004
    Assignee: DieBold Self-Service Systems division of DieBold, Incorporated
    Inventors: Paul D. Magee, David Barker, Patrick Ryan, Donald W. Harry, Richard E. Dunlap, Gerald T. Sedlock, Terry L. Schreffler, Terry E. Doll, Richard W. McCracken, Walter J. Szabat, Tim E. Kerstetter, Darling D. Thomas
  • Patent number: 6789860
    Abstract: A deal drawer apparatus (16) is used in carrying out transactions by transporting items between a service provider on a service provider side (34) of a wall (14) and a customer side (12) of the wall. The deal drawer apparatus includes a drawer assembly (76) with a movable drawer (92). The drawer may be moved by a mechanical drive (114) through a releasable connector (116). The drawer may be moved alternatively by connection of a handle (154) to the drawer such as through a releasable coupling (152). The drawer assembly is releasably mounted in a housing (36) through interengaging projections and recesses (82, 80). Movement of the drawer is operative to open and close a door (22). When the drawer is extended a customer is enabled to access the interior area of the drawer. When the drawer is retracted, a service provider accesses the interior area of the drawer through an opening (40), access through which is controlled by at least one movable panel (42).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2001
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2004
    Assignee: Diebold, Incorporated
    Inventors: Mark DePietro, Robert V. Artino, Steven R. Davis
  • Patent number: 6789730
    Abstract: A diagnostic server software component for an automated banking machine is provided. The diagnostic server is operative to periodically retrieve diagnostic messages from a nonvolatile memory of the machine and store the diagnostic messages on the hard drive of the machine. The software is further operative responsive to communication from an external computing device to send diagnostic messages stored on the hard drive to an external computing device. The software may further be operative to route transaction diagnostic messages between the machine and a remote host banking system. The software may retrieve the diagnostic messages directly from a specified memory address of the nonvolatile memory. The software may periodically communicate with terminal control software of the machine to cause the terminal control software to retrieve the diagnostic messages from the nonvolatile memory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2003
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2004
    Assignee: Diebold, Incorporated
    Inventors: George Neville Trelawney, Sharad Handoo, Sathiya Moorthy Paramasivam, Udhaya Kumar Varadarajan, Madhusudhanan Moorthy, Arjumand Ara, Suresh Ramamoorthy, Rajesh Kumar Vijayakumar, Siva Kumar Subramanian, Paul Mercina
  • Patent number: 6788997
    Abstract: The system for monitoring and dispensing medical items which are dispensed for administration to patients includes a data terminal (76, 338) which is connected through a network (82, 328) to at least one remote computer (84, 324) having a processor and a data store. The system also includes a reading device (348) which is connected to the network. A user of the data terminal or the reading device is enabled to select a patient for whom medical items will be used, and responsive to a request to dispense items the requested items are dispensed from dispensing devices (96, 100, 344, 346, 450, 527) connected to the data terminal. A report generating device (384) generates reports (388) which include machine readable indicia corresponding to patients and/or medical items. Users may select patients and dispense medications by reading the indicia from the reports using the reading device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 1999
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2004
    Assignee: MedSelect, Inc.
    Inventor: David T. Frederick
  • Patent number: 6783064
    Abstract: An automated transaction system includes an automated transaction machine (10) for carrying out banking transactions. The machine includes a plurality of customer stations (16, 18, 20) at which customers may conduct transactions. Each of the transactions requested by customers is carried out using a set of transaction function devices (34) positioned within or adjacent to the machine housing. The robotic item handling device (42) is included among the transaction function devices and enables moving items between the customer stations and the transaction function devices included in the machine. The machine is enabled to carry out transactions for multiple users simultaneously. The machine is also readily configured to add and delete transaction function devices, thereby more readily changing the types of transactions which may be conducted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2002
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2004
    Assignee: Diebold, Incorporated
    Inventors: Patrick C. Green, Mark Smith, Natarajan Ramachandran, Daniel J. Delaney, David A. Barker, Franklin M. Theriault, Elizabeth Herrera, Jeffrey A. Hill, Mark Douglass
  • Patent number: 6783061
    Abstract: An automated banking machine (10) includes a user interface (12) including an opening (20). Users of the machine deliver individual sheets and stacks of sheets to and from the machine through the opening. Stacks of sheets may include sheets such as notes, checks or other documents. Stacks input to the machine may include mixtures of various types of sheets. The machine operates to receive notes, process checks and perform other operations. Notes received in the machine may be recycled and dispensed to other users. Checks processed by the machine may be imaged by an imaging device, cancelled and stored in the machine or alternatively returned to a user. Documents produced by the machine such as receipts, checks or money orders as well as notes dispensed from the machine are assembled into a stack within the machine and delivered from the machine through the opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2001
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2004
    Assignee: Diebold, Incorporated
    Inventors: H. Thomas Graef, Edward D. Laskowski, William D. Beskitt, Michael Harty, Jeffrey Eastman, Richard J. Phelps, Natarajan Ramachandran
  • Patent number: 6779717
    Abstract: An automated teller machine (12) includes at least one processor (36) which operates to cause transaction function devices (16, 18, 20, 22, 24, 26, 28, 30, 32, 34) to operate to carry out banking transactions for users of the machine. A software environment (54) operates in the processor and includes a hardware independent software application (60) which application may be operated successfully in a plurality of brands of automated teller machine hardware. The automated teller machine verifies that the software application has been authorized by an appropriate authorizing entity before the application is enabled to cause operation of transaction function devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2004
    Assignee: Diebold Self-Service Systems a division of Diebold, Incorporated
    Inventor: Charles H. Somers, Jr.
  • Patent number: 6776306
    Abstract: A dispenser (10) for dispensing medical items (68, 70, 72) includes dispenser modules (28, 30) movably mounted thereon. The dispenser modules are selectively operative to dispense medical items therefrom into a path (54) which is connected to a delivery area (20) of the dispenser. The dispenser and the dispenser modules therein are configured to provide security against unauthorized access thereto. However an authorized user is enabled to readily access the dispenser modules and the medical items therein by unlocking a lock (22), opening a door (16) and extending the dispenser modules through an opening (18). With the dispenser modules in the extended position the medical items therein may be replenished. Alternatively, the dispenser modules may be disconnected from the dispenser and replaced with substitute dispenser modules.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2001
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2004
    Assignee: MedSelect Inc.
    Inventors: James A. Michael, David T. Frederick, H. Thomas Graef
  • Patent number: 6774986
    Abstract: An automated banking machine is able to receive currency bills therein during a deposit transaction. A sensing assembly can sense radiation that is at least one of reflected from and transmitted through, a received bill. At least one computer is associated with the sensing assembly. The condition of a received bill can be determined as geniune, suspect, or counterfeit. A each respective suspect and counterfeit bill can be correlated to a respective bill depositor. The correlating data can include depositor image data and bill image data. The machine is further able to dispense deposited bills.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2004
    Assignee: Diebold, Incorporated
    Inventor: Edward L. Laskowski
  • Patent number: 6769606
    Abstract: An automated banking machine (10) with customizable transaction receipts is provided. The automated banking machine may include a computer (30), at least one printer device (24, 44, 46), at least one input device (14, 16, 32) and at least one transaction function device (20, 22, 26, 36). The machine may be in communication with a further computer (37) which includes a data store (38) with document templates (42) stored therein. Each of the document templates may be associated with template attributes (48). A document template from the data store may be selected responsive to at least one characteristic of: a printer device of the machine, a consumer using the machine, and/or a transaction function being performed at the machine. The machine may generate and print one or more documents using one or more printer devices of the machine responsive to the document template and the transaction function.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2002
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2004
    Assignee: Diebold, Incorporated
    Inventors: Lyle P. Blosser, Bruce G. Richards, Dana Walters, Kathleen King
  • Patent number: 6766943
    Abstract: An automated banking machine (10) includes a lockable first fascia portion (20) which when unlocked enables access to a chest lock input device (104), inputs to which enable opening a chest door (18) of the machine. Opening the first fascia portion also enables access to an actuator (116) which enables moving a second fascia portion (22) for conducting service activities. A baffle structure (164) is positioned on the housing adjacent the second fascia portion to enable cooling air flow within the housing of the machine and to prevent the introduction of moisture into the housing. A controller (72) in the machine selectively illuminates light emitting devices (118, 126) for purposes of facilitating user operation of the machine. Sensing devices (128) adjacent a card reader slot (28) on the machine enables the controller to detect the presence of unauthorized card reading devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2003
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2004
    Assignee: Diebold Self-Service Systems, division of Diebold, Incorporated
    Inventors: Paul D. Magee, David Barker, Patrick Ryan, Donald W. Harry, Richard E. Dunlap, Gerald T. Sedlock, Terry L. Schreffler, Terry E. Doll, Richard W. McCracken, Walter J. Szabat, Tim E. Kerstetter, Darling D. Thomas
  • Patent number: 6768975
    Abstract: A method of testing operation of an automated banking machine system is provided. The method may comprise storing in a data store data representative of a simulated automated banking machine, at least one condition which occurs at the machine and at least one action to be carried out responsive to the condition. The method may further comprise inputting an input representing the condition at the machine and indicating through a display, responsive to the stored data, the at least one action being carried out responsive to simulating the condition at the machine. The method may also include carrying out the at least one action responsive to operation of the computer. The method may include simulating responsive to the input, that the machine has generated a message indicative of the condition. The method may include providing a further input which prevents performance of the carrying out step.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 1999
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2004
    Assignee: Diebold, Incorporated
    Inventors: Robert Bradley Gill, Gaby Baghdadi, Robert D. Symonds, Irek Singer, Peter St. George, Roy Shirah, Timothy M. Stock
  • Patent number: 6761308
    Abstract: An automated merchant banking apparatus (10) which is operative to carry out banking transactions commonly required by merchants. The apparatus includes a user interface (18) which includes a plurality of input and output devices. The apparatus further includes an item accepting depository (54) for accepting deposit items containing currency, instruments or other items of value. The apparatus includes cameras (58,326) for capturing images of a user and deposit items input by the user. The user and item inputs are stored in associated relation in a storage device. The images of the user and the deposit item are also output to the user simultaneously through a display (424) to assure the user that a record of the deposit transaction has been made.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 1999
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2004
    Assignee: Diebold, Incorporated
    Inventors: J. Richard Hanna, Randall W. Jenkins, Mark A. DePietro, Alan J. Rozlosnik, Robert V. Artino, Steven R. Davis
  • Patent number: D494730
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2004
    Assignee: Diebold Self-Service Systems, division of Diebold, Incorporated
    Inventors: Paul D. Magee, David Barker, Donald S. Nelson, Jr., Erin Q. Riddell, Jesse P. Carlson
  • Patent number: D495114
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2004
    Assignee: Diebold Self-Service Systems a division of Diebold, Incorporated
    Inventors: Jon E. Washington, H. Thomas Graef, Eric S. VanKeulen, Gregory A. Spicer
  • Patent number: D495115
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2004
    Assignee: Diebold Self-Service Systems division of Diebold, Incorporated
    Inventors: Jon E. Washington, H. Thomas Graef, Eric S. VanKeulen, Gregory A. Spicer
  • Patent number: D495850
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2003
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2004
    Assignee: Diebold Self-Service Systems, division of Diebold, Incorporated
    Inventors: Jon E. Washington, H. Thomas Graef, Eric S. VanKeulen, Gregory A. Spicer