Patents Assigned to Scan Coin AB
  • Publication number: 20210407242
    Abstract: A coin handling apparatus having: a first coin position; a second coin position; and a pipe for transporting coins from the first to the second coin position. The pipe is jointed and has a rigid, elongate element having a straight, elongate portion and a curved portion at a first end of the straight, elongate portion. The pipe further includes a rigid, curved element. The curved portion and the curved element are connected to define a continuous passageway through the curved element and the elongate element. The curved element, at least before mounting of the pipe in the coin handling apparatus, is rotatable in relation to the elongate element, such that an angle between a first opening of the curved element and a direction extending along the straight elongate portion is variable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2018
    Publication date: December 30, 2021
    Applicant: SCAN COIN AB
    Inventors: Kristian BENGTSSON, Victor WALLMAN-CARLSSON, Dan WIGENSTAM
  • Publication number: 20210312747
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a banknote handling machine comprising: a banknote transport arrangement configured to transport banknotes along transport paths within the machine, wherein the banknote transport arrangement comprises a diverter assembly comprising: a diverter rotatably attached to a structure of the machine, and an electric motor configured to transfer kinetic energy to the diverter so as to rotate the diverter between a first position and a second position, wherein the diverter, when in the first position, is configured to control banknotes to be transported along a first transport path, and wherein the diverter, when in the second position, is configured to control banknotes to be transported along a second transport path.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 2, 2019
    Publication date: October 7, 2021
    Applicants: SUZOHAPP Canada ULC, Scan Coin AB
    Inventors: Yuriy Rusakov, Andriy Kyselov, Anton Sotnikov, Pavel Rabinovich
  • Publication number: 20210225113
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a cash depositing and dispensing machine comprising: a machine body having outer circumferential walls, and an arrangement comprising: a cash input/output unit having an interface for allowing depositing and dispensing of cash, a cash handling unit, and a cash storage unit, wherein said cash input/output unit, said cash handling unit, and said cash storage unit being arranged in relation to each other in relation to said machine body between: a closed position for which the outer circumferential walls of the machine body enclose the cash handling unit and the cash storage unit so as to prevent access thereto, and a service position and a cash access position for which at least the cash handling unit protrudes from the machine body so as to allow access thereto.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 18, 2019
    Publication date: July 22, 2021
    Applicant: Scan Coin AB
    Inventors: Anders Sjöström, Andreas Johansson
  • Publication number: 20210174628
    Abstract: A note directing device (1) comprises a first note feeder (11), a brushed roller (2), and a second note feeder (12); wherein: the first note feeder (11) feeds the bank note (10) along a direction (A) tangential to a bank note (10) surface and presents the leading edge (14) of the bank note (10) to the brushed roller (2); the brushed roller (2) engages with the bank note (10) and rotates in a direction (B) such that the leading edge (14) is directed towards the second note feeder (12); the second note feeder (12) accepts the leading edge (14) and feeds the bank note (10) along a direction (C) tangential to a bank note (10) surface; wherein the brushed roller (2) comprises an axis (4) and bristles (6), each bristle (6) being attached at one end to the axis (4) and extending radially from said axis (4), the distribution of bristles (6) extending along a longitudinal direction (E) of the axis (4).
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 10, 2019
    Publication date: June 10, 2021
    Applicants: SUZOHAPP Canada ULC, Scan Coin AB
    Inventors: Pavel Rabinovich, Anton Sotnikov, Yuriy Rusakov
  • Patent number: 10540836
    Abstract: A coin depositing and dispensing machine (100) comprises: a front face (102); a coin input unit (104); a coin processing unit (106); at least one container (110) for storing coins of a specific denomination; and a coin output unit (120), comprising a first element (122) and a second element (124) carrying the first element (122), wherein the first element (122) in a first position (122A) is arranged relative the at least one container (110) for receiving coins from the at least one container (110), wherein the first element (122) is displaceable relative the second element (124) from the first position (122A) towards the front face (102) to a second position (122B), and wherein the second element (124), when the first element (122) is in the second position (122B), is displaceable for carrying the first element (122) to an output position (122C), where the first element (122) at least partially protrudes from the front face (102).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: Scan Coin AB
    Inventors: Kristian Bengtsson, Hakan Melin
  • Publication number: 20170247133
    Abstract: The present inventionrelates to the field of cash handling, and in particularly handling of coins. More specifically, the present invention relates to a dispensing apparatus for dispensing coin bags.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2015
    Publication date: August 31, 2017
    Applicant: SCAN COIN AB
    Inventor: Anders Sjostrom
  • Patent number: 9501886
    Abstract: The invention provides a coin feeder for feeding coins to a coin sensor. The coin feeder comprises a hopper disc having a first surface and arranged to receive coins on the first surface, and to transport the coins along a first path towards the coin sensor. The coin feeder also comprises one or more coin deflectors to deflect coins received on the first surface from the first path if the coins are above a threshold thickness. At least one of the one or more coin deflectors comprises a rotatable member spaced from the first surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2016
    Assignee: SCAN COIN AB
    Inventor: Simon Scott-Brown
  • Patent number: 9070238
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a coin counting and sorting module comprising: a coin sorter; a coin bowl having an inner surface comprising a rotating surface adapted for being rotated when the module is in operation; a coin sensor for detecting and removing counterfeit coins; a coin separating rail knife for receiving coins one by one; an inclined rail block; and an anti-bounce block rigidly fastened to the inclined rail block by a finite number of fastening elements. This disclosure also provides a coin handling apparatus comprising such a coin counting and sorting module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2015
    Assignee: Scan Coin AB
    Inventors: Jerry Karlsson, Peter Gillstedt, Markus Jonasson, Robert Gustavsson
  • Patent number: 9011214
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a coin sorter wherein a flexible rim (606) is used for engaging a coin (706) to be sorted and bring the coin in abutment with a circular border (620) of the coin sorter in a path across a plurality of circularly arranged coin openings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Scan Coin, AB
    Inventors: Jerry Karlsson, Peter Gillstedt, Markus Jonasson, Robert Gustavsson
  • Patent number: 8967362
    Abstract: A coin dispensing apparatus has a cabinet serving as an apparatus housing for the apparatus. The apparatus has a control means for controlling the apparatus. The apparatus further has a module for receiving, optionally validating and optionally sorting coins of different types and at least one dispenser for coins to be dispensed. The apparatus also comprises a filling compartment comprising a plurality of dispense locations. Each dispense location is adapted for receiving a portable coin receptacle for collecting dispensed coins from a specific dispenser. The apparatus is adapted to dispense a specific amount of coins under control of said control means to at least one portable coin receptacle at a specific dispense location in said filling compartment. The control means is adapted to only start the dispense operation at said specific dispense location if a portable coin receptacle is present at the location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: Scan Coin AB
    Inventors: Per-Ola Ingvarsson, Nicklas Hallenborg
  • Patent number: 8936505
    Abstract: A coin dispensing apparatus has a cabinet serving as an apparatus housing for the apparatus. The apparatus further has a module for receiving, optionally validating and optionally sorting coins of different types and at least one dispenser for coins to be dispensed. The apparatus is adapted to dispense a specific composition of coins from the at least one dispenser to a portable coin receptacle. Each dispenser comprises a spout and is shaped such that a plurality of dispensers can be placed in a pattern allowing the spouts to be placed in a row. An effect of this is that the sorted coins can be dispensed in a row above the row of spouts, thus there is no need for an additional complex channel system for leading the sorted coins into the correct dispenser.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 20, 2015
    Assignee: Scan Coin, AB
    Inventor: Kristian Bengtsson
  • Patent number: 8926412
    Abstract: The present invention provides a coin deposit and dispensing apparatus having a till filling distributor unit comprising a set of a plurality of releasably mounted till filling distributors, each till filling distributor comprising a wide upper opening, a narrow lower opening, and a pipe-like structure between these openings, where the till filling distributor unit is designed in such a way that in a dispensing operation a till filling distributor is located below each dispenser involved in the dispensing operation, whereby each till filling distributor is adapted for receiving coins from a dispenser located above said distributor into the wide upper opening of the distributor and to guide the coins through said narrow lower opening to a portable cash receptacle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: Scan Coin AB
    Inventors: Kristian Bengtsson, Ali Obeid Ali, Yazin Kamal Al-Khayyt, Daniel Kihlbaum
  • Publication number: 20140295744
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a coin sorter wherein a flexible rim (606) is used for engaging a coin (706) to be sorted and bring the coin in abutment with a circular border (620) of the coin sorter in a path across a plurality of circularly arranged coin openings.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2014
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Applicant: SCAN COIN AB
    Inventors: Jerry Karlsson, Peter Gillstedt, Markus Jonasson, Robert Gustavsson
  • Publication number: 20140295745
    Abstract: The present invention provides a coin counting and sorting module (100) comprising a coin sorter (102); a coin bowl (118) for receiving a deposited mass of coins to be sorted, said coin bowl (118) having an inner surface intended to be in contact with the coins to be sorted, the inner surface comprising a rotating surface (116) adapted for being rotated when the module (100) is in operation; a front coin sensor (108) for detecting and removing counterfeit coins; a coin separating rail knife (128) for receiving coins one by one at a first end (120) thereof from the rotating surface (116) and for guiding the coins past the front coin sensor (108); the coin sorter (102), the coin bowl (118), the front coin sensor (108), and the coin separating knife (128) being mounted on a front plate (126) of the coin counting and sorting module (100), wherein the coin counting and sorting module (100) also comprises an inclined rail block (112) for receiving accepted coins from the second end (114) of the coin separating r
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2014
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Applicant: Scan Coin AB
    Inventors: Jerry Karlsson, Peter Gillstedt, Markus Jonasson, Robert Gustavsson
  • Patent number: 8157162
    Abstract: A cash deposit apparatus has a user interface module that provides a user interface at a first external side of the apparatus and allows a user to interact with a cash processing transaction of the apparatus. A cash processing module processes cash deposited by the user and determines a value related to the processed cash, and has a service interface for providing access to the cash processing module. A cash storage module stores cash as processed by the cash processing module and has a cash storage interface for providing access to the cash storage module. The cash processing module and the cash storage module are independently configurable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2012
    Assignee: Scan Coin AB
    Inventors: Manfred Jönsson, Arne Skoog, Mårten Österberg, Per Lundin
  • Patent number: 8136723
    Abstract: Cash handling in a cash handling system is described in terms of methods and arrangements that interact by exchanging cash as well as information signals. A cash transport unit is configured to receive, store and provide cash, preferably in the form of notes. The transport units connect with ATM's, shops, vehicles as well as cash docking stations. Information flows among the entities of the system, between the transport units, the shops, the vehicles, the docking stations, a transport service control center, cash centers as well as banks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2012
    Assignee: Scan Coin AB
    Inventors: Per Christian Aas, John-Haakon Lippert
  • Patent number: 8109379
    Abstract: A coin dispensing apparatus has a cabinet housing the apparatus. The apparatus has a controller and at least one dispenser for dispensing coins. The apparatus is for dispensing a specific composition of coins, under control by the controller, from the at least one dispenser to a portable coin receptacle. A closeable dispense space is arranged within the cabinet. The closeable dispense space has an open state which permits reception of the portable coin receptacle to be filled, and a closed state which permits dispensing of the specific composition of coins from the at least one dispenser into the portable coin receptacle while shielding the closeable dispense space from user access during the dispensing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2012
    Assignee: Scan Coin AB
    Inventor: Anders Sjöström
  • Patent number: 8104706
    Abstract: It is presented a note transport unit for feeding notes one after the other to and from a note handling unit. The note transport unit comprises at least one note storage drum to and from which input notes and output notes, respectively, are transported. A bidirectional roller is arranged to transport notes along a first guide surface towards and from the at least one note storage drum. Moreover, first and second films are provided, between which films notes are stored on the at least one note storage drum. Several converging areas are used for the capturing of both input notes and output notes when notes are transferred between the note handling unit and the at least one note storage drum. It is also presented a method for bidirectional transfer of notes to and from the note transport unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2012
    Assignee: Scan Coin AB
    Inventors: Per Christian Aas, John-Haakon Lippert, Anders Ekberg
  • Patent number: 8100250
    Abstract: The present invention relates to methods and systems for receiving and distributing currency. In particular, the present invention provides a novel apparatus for the inflow and outflow of a variety of currency. The systems of the present invention are capable of recycling a variety of currency from multiple countries and multiple denominations. The systems of the present invention have the added advantage of compact size.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2002
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2012
    Assignee: Scan Coin AB
    Inventors: Per Christian Aas, John Haakon Lippert
  • Patent number: 8092284
    Abstract: A hopper coin feeder (1) comprises upper and lower hopper discs (18, 25). A flexible hopper wall (17) of diabolo shape cooperates with the upper disc (18) to control the feeding of coins by a coin pushing member (35) to the outer margin of the disc (18) where they are gripped between an annular band (33) and the disc (18) to be conveyed past a coin discriminator (61). Any coins or debris that drop from the edge of upper disc (18) are caught on the lower disc (25) and pass to a reject chute (132) and coin payout cup (12). An active coin delivery chute and diverter (80), FIG. 10, comprises a reciprocable plate (81) having a finger (82) which controls whether a coin fed from the upper disc (18) passes down the chute or is rejected onto the lower disc (25). Coins that pass down the chute enter a bowl (89) of a double-disc coin conveying assembly (5) that conveys a coin from the bowl (89) to a LIFO coin stacks (3) of a coin storage unit (1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2012
    Assignee: Scan Coin AB
    Inventor: Timothy William Hill