Patents Examined by Jeffrey A. Shapiro
  • Patent number: 10777031
    Abstract: A coin detection system comprises an excitation coil, a radial magnetic gradiometer, an axial magnetic gradiometer, a signal excitation source, a drive circuit, an analog front-end circuit and a processor. After the excitation coil is excited by the signal excitation source and the drive circuit, the excitation coil generates an excitation magnetic field parallel to the axial direction of a coin, and under the influence of the excitation magnetic field, the coin generates an induced magnetic field through eddy currents induced in the coin; the radial magnetic gradiometer and the axial magnetic gradiometer detect the magnetic field components of the magnetic field in the radial direction and the axial direction of the coin, and the detected signal is transmitted to the analog front-end circuit for amplification; the processor processes and then outputs the amplified signal transmitted by the analog front-end circuit, and the material, design, denomination, etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: MultiDimension Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: James Geza Deak, Haiping Guo
  • Patent number: 10769878
    Abstract: An automated-transaction machine includes a fascia gate mechanism for presenting and accepting notes of value. The fascia gate mechanism maintains structural integrity of the automated-transaction machine before a transaction, during a transaction, and after a transaction has taken place. The fascia gate mechanism comprises a separable gear drive for the opening and closing of the fascia gate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: Diebold Nixdorf, Incorporated
    Inventors: Brian Jones, Michael J. Harty, Thomas A. Vankirk, William Daniel Beskitt, Jeffrey M. Eastman, David A. Peters, Clinton Boley
  • Patent number: 10755514
    Abstract: A drum storage module (50, 60) for receiving notes of value (16) has a winding drum (14) onto which the notes of value (16) are windable so as to be received between at least two foil belts (18 to 24). Further, a sensor for determining the maximum filling level of notes of value in the drum storage module (50, 60) is provided and has a light source (32) and a light receiver (34) arranged such that the beam path (36) from the light source (32) to the light receiver (34) extends parallel to the longitudinal axis (38) of the winding drum (14).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: Wincor Nixdorf International GMBH
    Inventor: Thomas Kemmerling
  • Patent number: 10753405
    Abstract: A clutch assembly for a driveline of a motor vehicle comprises a friction plate clutch having an inner plate carrier, to which inner plates are connected in a rotationally fixed and axially movable way, and having an outer plate carrier to which outer plates are connected in a rotationally fixed and axially movable way, and wherein the inner plates and the outer plates jointly form a plate package, wherein the inner plate carrier comprises at least one bore in an axial overlapping region with the plate package through which bore oil can flow to the plate package, a supporting plate against which the plate package is axially supported, an axially movable pressure plate for axially loading the plate package, an operating device for operating the friction plate clutch by axially moving the pressure plate, a flow controller for controlling an oil volume flow rate through the at least one bore of the inner plate carrier, wherein the flow controller comprises a setting member which is operable by the operating devi
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: GKN Driveline Bruneck AG
    Inventors: Hanspeter Putzer, Sigmund Senoner, Kurt Thomaser, Peter Raffin, Ivan Gruber, Dieter Huber, Thomas Widmann
  • Patent number: 10738879
    Abstract: A planetary transmission with a carrier body, a plurality of pins, a retaining ring and a thrust plate. The carrier body defines a plurality of pin apertures, which are disposed concentrically about a central axis, and a ring groove into which the retaining ring is received. Each of the pins has a stepped axial end that defines first and second axial end surfaces that are spaced apart from one another. The pins are received into the pin apertures such that the first axial end surface extends from the carrier body. The thrust plate has a plate body and a plurality of tabs that extend radially outwardly from the plate body. Each of the tabs overlies the second axial end surface of an associated one of the pins such that the thrust plate is disposed along the central axis between the second axial end surfaces and the retaining ring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: BorgWarner Inc.
    Inventors: Shane E. Hurin, Lee V. Bolton
  • Patent number: 10724609
    Abstract: A system includes a mixer-wagon and a mechanical power transmission unit (100) to actuate the rotating members of the mixer-wagon; the transmission unit includes a box (20), a first shaft (1) accessible from the outside of the box (20) and a second shaft (4) accessible from the outside of the box (20). The first shaft (1) and the second shaft (4) are coupled by an epicyclical gear train (19).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Inventor: Edi Bondioli
  • Patent number: 10710445
    Abstract: A powertrain for a hybrid vehicle may include a planetary gear set; a first motor-generator connected to one rotation element of the planetary gear set and an engine connected to the first motor-generator; a second motor-generator connected to another rotation element of the planetary gear set; a second clutch connected to the other rotation element of the planetary gear set and a second drive gear connected to the second clutch; a first clutch connected to the rotation element to which the first motor-generator is connected and a first drive gear connected to the first clutch; and an output shaft having a first driven gear and a second driven gear engaged in the first drive gear and the second drive gear, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignees: Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Motors Corporation
    Inventors: Jin Kook Kong, Yeon Min Cheong
  • Patent number: 10706656
    Abstract: An apparatus for receiving and sorting disks includes a wheel having at least one well for receiving a disk, a motor coupled to the wheel, a collecting device positioned relative to the wheel, a disk sensor, an ejector, and a controller. The collecting device has at least a first collector and a second collector configured for receiving disks. The disk sensor is configured to detect a value of a parameter of a disk received in the well and generate a parameter value signal. The ejector is coupled to the wheel proximate the well and configured to eject a disk from the well in a plane parallel to a bottom surface of the wheel in response to an eject signal. The controller is operably coupled with the disk sensor and the ejector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: Shuffle Master GmbH & Co KG
    Inventors: Peter Wolfgang DeRaedt, Ludo DeMeutter
  • Patent number: 10685523
    Abstract: Currency processing systems, coin processing machines, coin imaging sensor assemblies and methods of making and methods of using the same are presented herein. A currency processing system is disclosed which includes a housing with a coin input area for receiving coins and coin receptacles for stowing processed coins. A disk-type coin processing unit, which is coupled to the coin input area and coin receptacles, includes a rotatable disk for imparting motion to coins, and a sorting head for separating and discharging coins to the coin receptacles. A sensor assembly is mounted to, adjacent or within the sorting head adjacent the rotatable disk. The sensor assembly includes a sensor circuit board with photodetector elements and light emitting devices. An illumination control device is communicatively coupled to and operable for controlling the light emitting device(s). A photodetector control device is communicatively coupled to and operable for controlling the sensor circuit board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: Cummins-Allison Corp.
    Inventor: Tomasz M. Jagielinski
  • Patent number: 10679449
    Abstract: According to some embodiments, a coin processing system for processing a plurality of coins, comprises a rotatable disc having a resilient pad coupled thereto for imparting motion to the plurality of coins, the resilient pad being generally circular and having an outer periphery edge, a center, and an upper surface. The system further comprises a stationary sorting head having a lower surface generally parallel to and spaced slightly away from the resilient pad, the lower surface forming a coin path for directing the movement of each of the coins past a coin re-gauging area. The re-gauging area comprises a gauging block, a lower surface, and an elevated surface. The rotation of the pad drives radial outward edges of the coins into contact with the gauging block. The elevated surface is positioned radially inward of a portion of the lower surface and the gauging block is positioned radially outward of the portion of the lower surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Cummins-Allison Corp.
    Inventor: James M. Rasmussen
  • Patent number: 10662016
    Abstract: A paper sheet accommodating apparatus includes: a reel configured to supply a winded belt-like member; a drum configured to roll up a paper sheet together with the belt-like member supplied from the reel; and a transmission unit configured to transmit, at a time of roll-up of the belt-like member that is caused by rotation of the drum, rotation of the reel co-rotating with the roll-up, to the drum, to assist rotation of the drum.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Inventors: Tatsuya Shimamura, Hayato Minamishin, Yutaka Namikawa, Mitsutaka Nishida
  • Patent number: 10643419
    Abstract: A coin processing apparatus configured to: cause a coin output conveying unit to collectively convey coins taken out for each denomination from a plurality of coin containers where the coins are housed in the respective coin containers for each denomination; and dispense the conveyed coins from a coin output port through a coin output shoot unit, the coin processing apparatus includes: a coin stay detecting sensor configured to detect a coin stay on a shoot face of the coin output shoot unit; a reporting unit configured to perform report output for abnormality; and a controller configured to cause the reporting unit to perform report output for coin stay abnormality in the coin output shoot unit when the coin stay detecting sensor detects the coin stay.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: FUJI ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Nobuyuki Niizuma, Tomohiko Kimura, Yoshimasa Inoue
  • Patent number: 10633912
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device for handling notes of value, comprising a head module and a safe module for accommodating a cash box. Further, the device has an intermediate module for transmitting a drive force of a drive unit of the head module to a cash box mechanism and/or to transport elements of the safe module. The intermediate module is designed such that it is adaptable to at least two different wall thicknesses of a wall of the safe module so that at least for these two wall thicknesses it can transmit the drive force from the drive unit to the cash box mechanism or the transport elements of the safe module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: Wincor Nixdorf International GmbH
    Inventors: Günter Baitz, Thomas Blechert
  • Patent number: 10618752
    Abstract: Apparatus for loading or unloading a transport container provided with a load opening, including a telescopic conveyor, which has a main conveying unit and at least one telescopic conveying unit extendable relative thereto in a longitudinal direction, having a loading or unloading apparatus, which can be moved on a driving level and is coupled with the telescopic conveyor by means of a compensating device, the compensating device permitting a relative motion between the loading or unloading apparatus and the telescopic conveyor in respect to at least one degree of freedom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: BEUMER Group GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Heino Heitplatz
  • Patent number: 10621823
    Abstract: Described herein are systems and methods for providing interaction with a terminal. For example, various embodiments take the form of validators, validator components, components for interaction with validators, and software/methods for the operation of such validators and components. One embodiment provides a networked validator having functionality to display information via a LCD equipped bezel, interact with varied forms of token via a common input portal, and/or dispense printed tickets though an aperture inherently adapted to receive currency notes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Inventors: Andre Soussa, Geoffrey Engel
  • Patent number: 10612626
    Abstract: A self-aligning wobble plate drive, including a stator gear, a wobble plate, and an output plate. The stator gear has a central stator axis and a plurality of stator teeth. The wobble plate has a wobble axis, a plurality of face teeth, and a plurality of wobble teeth, and is disposed such that the wobble axis is at a non-zero wobble angle relative to the stator axis. The output plate includes a plurality of output teeth and is substantially aligned with the stator axis. At least two of the pluralities of teeth are configured to engage with each other in a self-aligning manner such that as the wobble plate nutates around the stator gear, the wobble angle remains constant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Robert J. Atmur, William Patrick Sargent
  • Patent number: 10612627
    Abstract: A vehicle transmission is provided that improves fuel efficiency through multiple speed stages and enhances silent drivability of a vehicle using an operating point in a low RPM range of an engine. The vehicle transmission combines three simple planetary gear units with a single compound planetary gear set or combines five simple planetary gear units to shift gears while changing rotational speeds and directions by a selective intermittence operation using rotation elements of the planetary gear units and a plurality of friction elements. Through such a shift operation, it is possible to form at least forward 10-speed or more and reverse 1-speed gear ratios for driving of the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignees: Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Motors Corporation
    Inventors: Jae Chang Kook, Jin Ho Kim, Seong Wook Hwang, Seong Wook Ji, Woo Churl Son, Won Min Cho, Hyun Sik Kwon, Jong Sool Park, Woo Jin Chang, Dong Hwan Hwang, Ki Tae Kim
  • Patent number: 10600271
    Abstract: A method and system for recycling money items from a mixed denomination money item storage chamber to create a mixed money item magazine for dispensing money items.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: Crane Payment Innovations Limited
    Inventors: Robert James Blythin, Andrew Barson, Wesley Perry
  • Patent number: 10589616
    Abstract: A power transmission apparatus for a vehicle is disclosed. The power transmission apparatus includes three concentric input shafts, a transmitting shaft disposed on the peripheral circumference of a first one of the three input shafts without rotation interference, and a central shaft disposed in parallel with the first input shaft. The power transmission apparatus further includes a fixed transmission selectively shifting an input torque depending on the respective gear ratios of three change gear trains disposed between second and third input shafts, the transmitting shaft, and the central shaft. The power transmission apparatus further includes a composite transmission including one planetary gear set having a sun gear fixedly connected to one side of the transmitting shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Inventors: Seong Wook Hwang, Seongwook Ji, Ki Tae Kim, Ki Dong Kim, Hyun Sik Kwon, Cheol Ho Jang, Soonki Eo, Kijong Park, Wonmin Cho
  • Patent number: 10593144
    Abstract: A method and a corresponding system for processing value documents, in particular bank notes, include the following steps: inputting value documents into an input pocket and singling the input value documents; capturing one or several properties of the individual value documents; ascertaining an identifier, in particular a serial number, of the value documents with the help of the captured properties of the value documents; storing the ascertained identifier of the value documents; outputting the value documents into at least one output pocket; and checking whether in the at least one output pocket there are located one or several second value documents whose identifier was not ascertained and/or not stored, with the help of the ascertained identifier of one or several first value documents output to the output pocket. The invention enables in an easy and time-saving manner a reliable processing of value documents, in particular a reliable accounting of deposits.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Inventor: Richard Neuhauser