Patents Assigned to NCR Corporation
  • Patent number: 10289997
    Abstract: Video frames of a document are captured. The edges of the document are identified from the frames as they appear within a field of view of a camera and a document rectangle for the document is tracked within the field of view. An area of the document determined from the frames is compared against the available area of the camera preview mode and a larger superimposed guiding rectangle is displayed as a guide within the camera preview mode. When a frame for the document is detected as having document edges that substantially fit within the guiding rectangle, the guiding rectangle is removed and an optimal image of the document is captured for subsequent downstream document image processing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: NCR Corporation
    Inventors: Olufisayo Adebanke Ekpenyong, Michael Gardi
  • Patent number: 10290173
    Abstract: Disclosed is a modular locker system. The modular locker system may include a plurality of slave lockers and a control cube. Each of the plurality of slave lockers may have a slave processing unit. The control cube may have a master processing unit electrically coupled to the slave processing unit of each of the plurality of slave lockers. The control cube may be configured to: receive a customer code, and transmit an unlock command to one of the plurality of slave lockers in response to receiving the customer code.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: NCR Corporation
    Inventors: Tim Gerlach, Tomasz Kruczek
  • Patent number: 10275971
    Abstract: An image captured for a currency note is preprocessed to correct pixel intensity values to expected pixel intensity values. The corrected image is passed to a currency validator for determining whether the currency not is genuine or non-genuine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: NCR Corporation
    Inventor: Alan Greig
  • Patent number: 10275751
    Abstract: A Self-Service (SS) management terminal manages one or more Self-Service Terminals (SSTs) communicating over a network. A scan of the network reveals SSTs capable of reporting real-time transaction information to the SS management terminal. The scan also reveals which SSTs are capable of reporting but not currently reporting to the SS management terminal or any other SS management terminal available in the network. A Graphical User Interface (GUI) is rendered on a display of the SS management terminal permitting an operator to assign one or more unassigned but capable SSTs to the SS management terminal. Settings are automatically updated on those SSTs for reporting their real-time transaction information to the SS management terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: NCR Corporation
    Inventors: Geril Sandoval Getio, Juanito Abarintos Aranas, Jr., Shaneen Rose Alviola Galela
  • Patent number: 10266358
    Abstract: A deskew module of a valuable media depository is selectively controlled ejection processing. Upon detection of a jammed item of media within the deskew module, angled drives are activated to lift a jammed corner of the item off a track base of the deskew module and free the item's jammed corner. Next, straight drives are activated to eject the item from the deskew module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: NCR Corporation
    Inventors: Benjamin T. Widsten, Sandeep Singh Gill, Jason Michael Gillier
  • Patent number: 10262312
    Abstract: Embodiments of a symbol for identification of a property of a presented item at a Point-Of-Sale Terminal (POS) are generally described herein. A method can include a detecting a presence of a symbol other than a barcode within at least one image captured by a scanner of the POS of an item presented to the scanner, the symbol indicating that the presented item has a property, and when the presence of the symbol is detected, outputting an indication that the presented item has the property.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: NCR Corporation
    Inventors: Christopher John Costello, Yoshitaka Utsumi
  • Patent number: 10260271
    Abstract: A safe may include a body. The body may include a first sidewall, a second sidewall, a top, a bottom, a rear sidewall and a door that may define an interior volume. The door may be hingably connected to the second sidewall. The safe may also include a first side channel and a second side channel. The first side channel may be attached to the first sidewall and the second side channel may be attached to the second sidewall. The safe may also include a segmentation plate that may include a first vertical side rail and a second vertical side rail. The first vertical side rail may be slideably located in the first side channel and the second vertical side rail may be slideably located in the second side channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: NCR Corporation
    Inventors: Laerte Gualdia Possato, Wilson Kume, Joao Paulo de Oliveira, Marcel Canavesi Polo
  • Patent number: 10262304
    Abstract: Images of scanned documents are processed to identify an amount for each document. At least one document has two possible amounts with each amount having a different confidence level associated therewith. A provided total amount is balanced to a determined total amount by resolving a permutation of the available amounts from the images that matches the provided total amount.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: NCR Corporation
    Inventor: Darryl Scott O'Neill
  • Patent number: 10262360
    Abstract: A multiple banknote and/or check deposit transaction at a Self-Service Terminal (SST) permits visual customer feedback during the transaction for depicting categories and denominations associated with the transaction. Moreover, an interface rendered with the visual customer feedback permits the customer to review, edit, accept, or abort the transaction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: NCR Corporation
    Inventors: Mike McKenna, Stephen Glencross
  • Patent number: 10223663
    Abstract: The various embodiments herein each include at least one of systems, methods, and software for discrete-event simulation for transaction service point device cash servicing, such as SSTDs. Such embodiments provide a unique, completely different analytic approach, and predicts a more detailed set of intractable insights for efficient servicing cash needs of SSTDs. One example embodiment in the form of a method includes receiving cash state data from an SSTD into an SSTD cash state simulator and applying a set of simulated input demand sequence data to the cash state data to obtain outputs over a simulated period. This method, while executing tracks a simulated cash state of the SSTD from which the SSTD cash state data was received over the simulated period to identify SSTD servicing needs. The method then stores the identified SSTD servicing needs in an SSTD management module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: NCR Corporation
    Inventor: Charles Robert Cash
  • Patent number: 10225944
    Abstract: A Self-Service Terminal (SST) plinth is provided. The SST plinth includes one or more fastening mechanisms, a power supply, and one or more communication ports. The fastening mechanisms are configured to fasten an SST to the SST plinth. The SST is powered through the power supply of the plinth. Modules of the SST connect to some of the communication ports, and cabling connects external resources of the SST to the SST though other ones of the plinth's communication ports.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: NCR Corporation
    Inventors: Charles G. V. Rohan, Steven J. Bernie, Grant Paton, Stephen W. Swaine
  • Patent number: 10223584
    Abstract: Video frames of a document are captured. A still image of the document is optimally automatically taken after the video frames have been recorded. The best image from the frames and the still image is determined. The best image is provided for OCR processing to derive document information represented in the best image for the document.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: NCR Corporation
    Inventor: Olufisayo Adebanke Ekpenyong
  • Patent number: 10218900
    Abstract: Video frames of a document are captured. A current orientation mode of a device having a camera is determined based on the video frames. An optimal orientation mode for capturing a document image is determined. Guided instructions assist in placing the device in the optimal orientation mode and when the document is centered in a lens of the camera, the document image is taken by the camera.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: NCR Corporation
    Inventor: Olufisayo Adebanke Ekpenyong
  • Patent number: 10218684
    Abstract: A first device transmits data as encrypted portions that are communicated to one or more second devices as one or more of: a graphical animation rendered to a screen on a display of the first device and audio played out a speaker of the first device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: NCR Corporation
    Inventors: Jonathan Simon Black, Adam Nicholas Brown
  • Patent number: 10218383
    Abstract: A keypad is described. The keypad comprises: a keypad housing defining a plurality of key apertures; a plurality of physical keys, each physical key located in a respective key aperture and being moveable with respect to the key aperture; and a non-contact (for example, capacitive) sensing layer located beneath the plurality of keys. A touch controller is coupled to the capacitive sensing layer and is operable to ascertain a touch location corresponding to a depressed key. A cryptographic controller may be provided in communication with the touch controller and is operable to interpret the touch location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: NCR Corporation
    Inventor: Grant A. McNicoll
  • Patent number: 10217159
    Abstract: Various embodiments herein each include at least one of systems, devices, methods, and software for shared transactions. One method embodiment includes determining whether there are open orders with regard to a location included in first order input received via a network. When there is an open order with regard to the location, the method then transmits a request for second order input indicating whether to add the order input to the at least one open order or to open a new order. When the received second order input specifies that a new order is to be opened, the method opens a new order with regard to the location. When the received second order input specifies that the received first order input is to be added an open order, the method includes adding the first order input to an open order.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: NCR Corporation
    Inventors: Robyn Cortes Zambo, Ferdinand Salarda Acedera, Joseph Jover PiƱon Mendoza
  • Patent number: 10217328
    Abstract: An assisted service terminal is described. The terminal comprises a currency dispenser; and an operator computer coupled to the currency dispenser. The operator computer includes: (i) an agent arranged to communicate status information to a remote management system, and (ii) a dashboard application. The dashboard application is arranged to (a) receive status messages from the currency dispenser indicative of a fault in the currency dispenser, (b) present the received status messages to an operator, and (c) notify the agent to issue a request to create an incident on the remote management system in response to the operator indicating that the fault cannot be resolved without a visit from a service engineer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: NCR Corporation
    Inventors: Fiona McDade, John Hall, Kisan Choutapelly
  • Patent number: 10204502
    Abstract: A baggage delivery notification system and method which alerts passengers when their baggage arrives. An example method includes obtaining a baggage identifier on a bag at a baggage claim carousel from a reader, determining a passenger associated with the baggage identifier, and alerting the passenger that the bag is at the baggage claim carousel. The method may further include determining a time of arrival of the bag at the baggage claim carousel and alerting the passenger to the time of arrival.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: NCR Corporation
    Inventor: Adrian McGrath
  • Patent number: 10197434
    Abstract: A Point-Of-Sale (POS) device detects vibrations produced from equipment in its operational environment. The vibrations are identified and one or more filters produced to remove the vibrations when the POS device is used to improve the accuracy of the POS device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: NCR Corporation
    Inventor: Theodore Heske, III
  • Patent number: 10185940
    Abstract: Various systems, methods, and apparatuses are described for facilitating payment for a transaction. One example method may comprise capturing an image comprising a transaction bill and a form of payment for providing payment for the transaction. The example method may further comprise posting payment for the transaction to a point-of-sale terminal based at least in part on the captured image. Similar and related methods, apparatuses, systems, and computer program products are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: NCR Corporation
    Inventor: Michael C. Finley