Patents Assigned to BACHMANN GMBH
  • Patent number: 7034323
    Abstract: In order to provide a procedure and a device that will enable the, at least partially, automated acceptance of bank notes that can be realized in an acceptable cost range and that will enable the highly automated, rapid acceptance of bank notes with a high level of certainty, a method, in which a test for the acceptability of bank notes is performed by automatic vending machines is proposed; by this method a bank note is fed via a transport unit to a digitalization station, where it is at least partially digitized; the data obtained in this manner are then compared with stored data by a computer unit, which makes a determination of value, and renders an automatic decision regarding acceptance. If the automatic decision regarding acceptance is negative, an image of the digitized data is generated in order to allow a service employee to perform a visual inspection of the note and render a final decision regarding acceptance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2002
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2006
    Assignee: Reheidt & Bachmann GmbH
    Inventors: Erich Horn, Bernd Voeller
  • Patent number: 6986458
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for multi-application user media such as smart cards that can be used by users to obtain related benefits. Multiple applications of one type such as transportation may be implemented on user media from a standard or reference of that application type. Hierarchical networks and data structures may be provided in implementing user media. User media may include application identifiers, associated data groups, and data structures that are associated with the data groups. An application may be configured by different originators differently based on sets of defined data groups and/or data structures from which the originator may select in implementing the application. Multiple applications of different types such as financial, health, transportation, etc. may be configured on user media to provide related services.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2003
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2006
    Assignee: Scheidt & Bachmann GmbH
    Inventors: Wolfgang Fl├╝gge, Heiner Eichhoff
  • Publication number: 20040210453
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for accepting and/or authenticating documents, especially banknotes, as well as a device for performing the method.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 26, 2004
    Publication date: October 21, 2004
    Applicant: SCHEIDT & BACHMANN GMBH
    Inventors: Norbert Miller, Peter Hoffges, Erich Horn
  • Publication number: 20040140351
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for multi-application user media such as smart cards that can be used by users to obtain related benefits. Multiple applications of one type such as transportation may be implemented on user media from a standard or reference of that application type. Hierarchical networks and data structures may be provided in implementing user media. User media may include application identifiers, associated data groups, and data structures that are associated with the data groups. An application may be configured by different originators differently based on sets of defined data groups and/or data structures from which the originator may select in implementing the application. Multiple applications of different types such as financial, health, transportation, etc. may be configured on user media to provide related services.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2003
    Publication date: July 22, 2004
    Applicant: SCHEIDT & BACHMANN GmbH
    Inventors: Wolfgang Flugge, Heiner Eichhoff
  • Patent number: 6355316
    Abstract: To improve a device for protecting electronic circuits from unauthorized access so that it can be produced inexpensively, can be handled and guarantees increased security, the invention proposes a device for protecting electronic circuits from unauthorized access with at least one hood-type cover element, which is arranged on a circuit plate covering it at least in some areas and has tracks that can be connected to a detection circuit to detect mechanical damage, wherein the cover element is made of a material that is very hard and at the same time very brittle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2000
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2002
    Assignee: Scheidt & Bachmann GmbH
    Inventors: Norbert Miller, Ulrich Wortelkamp
  • Patent number: 6039314
    Abstract: A self-filling storage device for memory cards has at least one storage container having a storage compartment. The storage compartment has a common opening for receiving and releasing memory cards. A cover plate for covering the common opening is provided. The cover plates has a first face facing the storage compartment and a second face facing away from the storage compartment. The cover plate is further provided with a cutout. At least one separating roller is positioned in the storage container at the second face and has a first position in which the separating roller projects through the cutout into the storage compartment against a return force. The separating roller acts on a memory card positioned in the storage compartment at the first face or acts on a memory card positioned at the second face for insertion into the storage compartment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 1997
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2000
    Assignee: Scheidt & Bachmann GmbH
    Inventors: Gert Miller, Peter Hoffges
  • Patent number: 5992474
    Abstract: In a dispensing device for dispensing liquid fuel from at least one underground storage tank through at least one fuel nozzle, wherein the liquid fuel is conveyed by a fuel pump from the underground storage tank to the fuel nozzle, wherein the amount of liquid fuel dispensed is measured by a measuring device including an impulse sender, wherein vapors are removed from the fuel tank to be filled by a vapor pump via a vapor removal opening provided at the fuel nozzle and returned into the underground storage tank via a vapor return line, the measuring device includes a computer producing data sets comprised of address bits, data bits, and check bits for a display correlated with the fuel pump, for a control unit of the vapor pump in order to control pumping output depending on the dispensed amount of liquid fuel, and for a central computing unit of a gas station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 1997
    Date of Patent: November 30, 1999
    Assignee: Scheidt & Bachmann GmbH
    Inventor: Gert Miller
  • Patent number: 5904466
    Abstract: A storage device for card-shaped data carriers has at least one storage unit with a magazine support and a magazine mounted on the magazine support. The storage unit has a support bottom on which data carriers are stacked and has an upper end with a dispensing slot. An individualization roller is positioned at the upper end for removing the uppermost data carrier from the storage unit through the dispensing slot. A transport device for transporting the data carrier exiting from the dispensing slot to a processing unit of a dispenser is provided. A carriage is mounted in the magazine support and vertically slidable in the magazine support. The support bottom is fastened to the carriage. A motor is provided that drives an endless, flexible pulling element connected to the motor, and the motor and pulling element drive the carriage. Two guide pulleys are connected to opposite ends of the magazine support and the pulling element is guided about the guide pulleys.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 1998
    Date of Patent: May 18, 1999
    Assignee: Scheidt & Bachmann GmbH
    Inventors: Norbert Miller, Peter Hoffges
  • Patent number: 5546242
    Abstract: A device for writing on a card-shaped data memory with at least one magnetic strip on the card-shaped data memory has a card slot through which the card-shaped data memory is guided. The card slot has an inlet and an outlet. One pair of write heads and at least one sensor are provided for each of the magnetic strips on the card-shaped data memory. The write heads are arranged on opposite sides of the Card slot for writing on the magnetic strip. The at least one sensor is positioned at the inlet of the card slot for detecting the presence or absence of the magnetic strip coordinated therewith. The at least one sensor, when detecting the presence of the magnetic strip coordinated therewith, switches to an inactive state one of the write heads of the pair that is positioned on a side of the card slot remote from the magnetic strip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 1994
    Date of Patent: August 13, 1996
    Assignee: Scheidt & Bachmann GmbH
    Inventor: Gert Miller
  • Patent number: 4527577
    Abstract: A device for automatic cashiers, for example in vending machines, for the sale of goods or for dispensing services, for storing coins. The device has a slot for coins, a subsequently-arranged storage channel, a return slot, and a coin-collecting opening. A spiral spring for receiving respective coins between adjacent turns of the spring is disposed in the storage channel. The spring can be rotated at least one full turn in either direction by a motor. In order structurally to simplify and reduce the space required by such devices, which can be used either as intermediate storage devices or as remaining-money storage devices, the storage channel is constructed as a lateral guide for the spiral spring, and the return slot is offset relative to the money slot by at least one pitch of the spiral spring. The money slot is disposed on one side of the storage channel, and the return slot is disposed on the other side thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 1984
    Date of Patent: July 9, 1985
    Assignee: Scheidt & Bachmann GmbH
    Inventors: Gert Miller, Franz Diers, Hans-Josef Hermanns