Patents Assigned to Laurel Bank Machines Co., Ltd.
  • Patent number: 7050159
    Abstract: The coin-type determining device, for determining the presence or absence of inclined notches formed on the circumferential surface of the coin transferred through a coin transfer path, comprises: a plurality of notch detecting devices provided separately from each other with respect to an axis of the coin; a determining device for determining the presence or absence of inclined notches based on the difference between the notch detection results by the notch detecting devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2006
    Assignee: Laurel Bank Machines Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Eiko Hibari
  • Publication number: 20040187595
    Abstract: The coin-type determining device, for determining the presence or absence of inclined notches formed on the circumferential surface of the coin transferred through a coin transfer path, comprises: a plurality of notch detecting devices provided separately from each other with respect to an axis of the coin; a determining device for determining the presence or absence of inclined notches based on the difference between the notch detection results by the notch detecting devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 7, 2004
    Publication date: September 30, 2004
    Applicant: LAUREL BANK MACHINES CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Eiko Hibari
  • Patent number: 6785412
    Abstract: The coin-type determining device, for determining the presence or absence of inclined notches formed on the circumferential surface of the coin transferred through a coin transfer path, comprises: a plurality of notch detecting devices provided separately from each other with respect to an axis of the coin; a determining device for determining the presence or absence of inclined notches based on the difference between the notch detection results by the notch detecting devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2000
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2004
    Assignee: Laurel Bank Machines Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Eiko Hibari
  • Patent number: 6629885
    Abstract: A coin sorting apparatus for a coin handling machine includes a coin sorting passage extending substantially one-dimensionally and having transporting belt means for conveying coins, and a denomination discriminator provided in the coin sorting passage for discriminating the denominations of coins, wherein the coin sorting passage is bifurcated at a downstream portion thereof into a coin selecting passage for leading coins to be sorted therethrough and a coin collecting passage for leading coins other than those to be sorted therethrough, the coin sorting apparatus further including a gate member provided at the portion where the coin sorting passage is bifurcated into the coin selecting passage and the coin collecting passage for selectively leading coins into the coin selecting passage or the coin collecting passage in accordance with results of discrimination made by the denomination discriminator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2000
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2003
    Assignee: Laurel Bank Machines Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Mitsumasa Tsuruda, Yuji Takahashi
  • Patent number: 6606842
    Abstract: The apparatus for packing cash in a change pack based on input change data of the present invention comprises: a contractor register for registering a contractor; a store register for registering a store of the contractor; a cash-register register for registering a cash register of the store; and a data input device for registering change data by at least one of store and cash register and by day.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 1999
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2003
    Assignee: Laurel Bank Machines, Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Mizuo Ohshita
  • Patent number: 6598376
    Abstract: The apparatus for dispensing change and packing cash in a change pack, according to the present invention, comprises: a data input device for inputting change data; a change data divider for calculating an amount of cash corresponding to the change data based on the change data input from the data input device, comparing the calculated amount of cash with a predetermined reference value, and dividing the change data into a plurality of pack data so that the amount of cash corresponding to each divided change data is below the reference value, when the calculated amount of cash exceeds the reference value; and a change pack producer for producing the change pack based on the change data when the change data is not divided, and producing the change pack based on the divided pack data when the change data is divided by the change data divider.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 1999
    Date of Patent: July 29, 2003
    Assignee: Laurel Bank Machines Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Mizuo Ohshita
  • Patent number: 6519921
    Abstract: A coin wrapping machine includes a rotatable disk for feeding coins toward a coin passage by centrifugal force produced by the rotation thereof, a disk motor for rotating the rotatable disk, a transporting belt for transporting the coins along the coin passage, a belt motor for driving the transporting belt, a coin stacker, a coin wrapping device having a plurality of wrapping rollers, a wrapping roller motor for driving the wrapping rollers, a pair of crimp claws, a crimp claw motor for moving the pair of crimp claws, and a driving speed controller for controlling the disk motor, the belt motor, the wrapping roller motor and the crimp claw motor based on the denomination of the predetermined coins. According to this coin wrapping machine, it is possible to stack and wrap coins having different shapes, diameters, thickness and the like efficiently and as desired.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2000
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2003
    Assignee: Laurel Bank Machines Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Mitsumasa Tsuruda, Nobushige Horiguchi, Shoichi Uda
  • Patent number: 6519920
    Abstract: The coin wrapping machine of the present invention comprises a coin feeding device for feeding a plurality of coins one by one; a stacking device for stacking the fed coins; a wrapping paper winding and clamping device for performing a wrapping operation to produce wrapped stacks of coins by winding a wrapping paper around the circumference of the stacked coins, and clamping the wrapping paper by a pair of upper and lower clamping nails by moving the respective nails upwardly and downwardly; an insufficient/excess number detecting device for detecting an insufficient or excess number of the wrapped stack of coins; and a wrapping paper multiple winding control device for directing the wrapping paper winding and clamping device to perform the wrapping operation twice or more for the wrapped stack of coins when the insufficient or excess number of coins is detected by an insufficient/excess number detecting device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2000
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2003
    Assignee: Laurel Bank Machines Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Shinichiro Shinbashi
  • Patent number: 6507769
    Abstract: The bill arranger of the present invention comprises: a loader for loading bills and feeding the bills one by one; a conveyer for conveying the bills fed from said loader; a discriminating device for discriminating the bills conveyed by said conveyer; a plurality of stackers for stacking the bills, which are conveyed by said conveyer, so that the bills can be removed; an operating device for selecting one of sorting process modes which defines a method of sorting the bills loaded in said loader; a controller for delivering the bills, which are fed from said loader, to one of said stackers, by said conveyer, based on the results of the discrimination by said discriminating device, according to the sorting process mode selected by said operating device; and displays, separately provided for said respective stackers, which can change displayed contents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2000
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2003
    Assignee: Laurel Bank Machines Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ken Urata, Masaaki Egashira, Yoshiyuki Kato
  • Patent number: 6499581
    Abstract: A coin discriminating apparatus includes a magnetic sensor for detecting magnetic properties of a coin being transported and producing magnetic data of the coin, an optical sensor for producing optical data of the coin, a reference optical data memory for storing reference optical data of an obverse surface and a reverse surface of coins of each denomination, a reference magnetic data memory for storing reference magnetic data of an obverse surface and a reverse surface of coins of each denomination to be discriminated, a first coin discriminator for comparing optical data of the coin produced by the optical sensor with reference optical data of an obverse surface and a reverse surface of coins of each denomination and determining whether or not the coin is acceptable and the denomination of the coin, and a second coin discriminator for reading from the reference magnetic data memory magnetic reference data selected depending upon whether reference optical data of the obverse surface of a coin of a certain de
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2000
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2002
    Assignee: Laurel Bank Machines Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Toshio Yoshida, Takao Moritani, Shigetoshi Imai
  • Patent number: 6484865
    Abstract: A coin discriminating apparatus includes a coin passage member, a first transporting belt disposed above the coin passage member, thereby transporting it, a first light source, a first light detector, a second transporting belt for supporting the lower surface of the coin, a coin passage forming member disposed above the second transporting belt, a second light source, a second light detector, a first pattern data memory for storing the pattern data of the lower surface of the coin, a second pattern data memory for storing the pattern data of the upper surface of the coin, a reference pattern data memory for storing reference pattern data of coins of each denomination, a discriminator for comparing the pattern data of the lower surface of the coin with the reference pattern data of coins of each denomination and comparing the pattern data of the upper surface of the coin with the reference pattern data of coins of each denomination, thereby discriminating whether or not the coin is acceptable and the denomina
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2000
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2002
    Assignee: Laurel Bank Machines Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Eiko Hibari, Junichi Arikawa
  • Patent number: 6431341
    Abstract: A coin discriminating apparatus includes a light source for emitting light toward one surface of a coin being transported, a reflected light sensor for receiving light emitted from the light source and reflected by the coin, light emitting elements disposed downstream of the light source for emitting light toward the one surface of the coin being transported, a sensor for photoelectrically receiving light emitted from the light emitting elements and reflected by the one surface of the coin and producing image pattern data of the one surface of the coin, a memory for storing reference data of coins of each denomination, a first denomination discriminator for calculating coin diameter based on the image pattern data of the one surface of the coin produced by the sensor, comparing it with reference diameter data of coins of each denomination stored in the memory and tentatively determining the denomination of the coin, a second denomination discriminator for reading reference pattern data of coins of the denomin
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2000
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2002
    Assignee: Laurel Bank Machines Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Keiji Tsuji, Masataka Takahashi
  • Patent number: 6412620
    Abstract: A coin discriminating apparatus includes light emitting elements for emitting light toward one surface of a coin being transported, a line sensor for photoelectrically detecting light reflected by the one surface of the coin and producing image pattern data of the one surface of the coin, a reference data memory for storing reference data of coins of each denomination, a preliminary denomination discriminator for calculating a diameter of the coin based on the image pattern data of the one surface of the coin produced by the line sensor, comparing the thus calculated diameter of the coin with reference diameter data of coins of each denomination and preliminarily determining the denomination of the coin, and a denomination discriminator for reading reference pattern data of coins of the denomination determined by the preliminary denomination discriminator from the reference data memory, comparing the thus read reference pattern data with image pattern data of the one surface of the coin and finally determinin
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2000
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2002
    Assignee: Laurel Bank Machines Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Shinichi Imura
  • Patent number: 6397565
    Abstract: The apparatus for dispensing change of the present invention comprises: a data input device for inputting change data; a base sheet supplier for supplying a base sheet; a top sheet supplier for supplying a top sheet; a cash deliverer for delivering cash based on the change data input to the data input device; and a change pack producer for producing a change pack by packing the cash delivered by the cash deliverer between the base sheet supplied by the base sheet supplier and the top sheet supplied by the top sheet supplier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 1999
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2002
    Assignee: Laurel Bank Machines Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Mizuo Ohshita
  • Patent number: 6328150
    Abstract: A coin discriminating apparatus includes a first light source for projecting light onto one surface of a coin being transported, a second light source for projecting light onto the other surface of a coin being transported, a first light detector for photoelectrically receiving light emitted from the first light source and reflected by the one surface of the coin and producing image pattern data of the one surface of the coin, a first pattern data memory for storing the image pattern data of the one surface of the coin produced by the first light detector, a second light detector for photoelectrically receiving light emitted from the second light source and reflected by the other surface of the coin and producing image pattern data of the other surface of the coin, a second pattern data memory for storing the image pattern data of the other surface of the coin produced by the second light detecting means, a reference data memory for storing reference data of coins of each denomination, a discriminator for com
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2000
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2001
    Assignee: Laurel Bank Machines Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Eiko Hibari
  • Patent number: 6328166
    Abstract: A bill arranger is provided that includes a loader for loading bills and feeding the bills one by one; a conveyer for conveying the bills fed from the loader; a discriminating device for discriminating the bills conveyed by the conveyer; a plurality of stackers for stacking the bills, which are conveyed by the conveyer, so that the bills can be removed; an operating device for selecting one of sorting process modes which defines a method of sorting the bills loaded in the loader; and a controller for delivering the bills, which are fed from the loader, to one of the stackers, by the conveyer, based on the results of the discrimination by the discriminating device, according to the sorting process mode selected by the operating device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2000
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2001
    Assignee: Laurel Bank Machines Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Keiji Sakai
  • Patent number: 6247693
    Abstract: A bill feed-out device adapted for dispensing bills from a bill storage box includes a bill stacking plate disposed in the bill storage box to support stacked bills on its upper surface, kick rollers provided below the bill stacking plate to be contactable with a bottommost bill of the bills stacked on the bill stacking plate for kicking the bottommost bill laterally, a feed-out roller, having multiple large-diameter portions and multiple small-diameter portions, for feeding further downstream bills kicked out by the kick rollers, separation rollers, each of which have multiple large-diameter portions and multiple small-diameter portions and whose multiple large-diameter portions can mesh into the multiple small-diameter portions of the feed-out roller for separating one by one bills present between itself and the feed-out roller, a stacked bill number detector for detecting the number of bills stacked on the bill stacking plate, a bite amount regulator responsive to the number of stacked bills detected by th
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 1999
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2001
    Assignee: Laurel Bank Machines Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Ichiro Kawano
  • Patent number: 6209294
    Abstract: A coin wrapping machine including a coin stacking section for stacking deposited coins, a coin wrapping section for wrapping coins stacked by the coin stacking section and a coin supporting post for supporting the stacked coins and moving them from the coin stacking section to the coin wrapping section, the coin wrapping machine further including a light projector disposed between the coin stacking section and the coin wrapping section for projecting light onto the stacked coins being moved from the coin stacking section to the coin wrapping section, a line sensor disposed between the coin stacking section and the coin wrapping section for photoelectrically detecting light impinging onto the stacked coins from the light projector and reflected by edges of the stacked coins and a CPU for detecting portions between adjacent coins based on detection data produced by the line sensor, thereby determining the number of the stacked coins supported by the coin supporting post.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 1998
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2001
    Assignee: Laurel Bank Machines Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Eikou Hibari
  • Patent number: 6125986
    Abstract: A sheet discriminating apparatus includes a light source for emitting light toward a sheet, a spectrophotometer for receiving light emitted from the light source and reflected by a non-printed surface portion of the sheet and generating spectral data, a memory for storing reference data, and a discriminator for discriminating genuineness of the sheet based on the spectral data generated by the spectrophotometer and the reference data stored in the memory. According to the thus constituted sheet discriminating apparatus, it is possible to accurately discriminate the genuineness of a sheet, particularly a bill or security certificate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 1998
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2000
    Assignee: Laurel Bank Machines Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Mitsuhiro Nagase
  • Patent number: D438556
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 1999
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2001
    Assignee: Laurel Bank Machines Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoshiyuki Kato, Ken Urata, Hideo Atsumi, Keiji Sakai, Tadao Saito