Patents Examined by Jeffrey A. Shapiro
  • Patent number: 10366558
    Abstract: A cash box (18) is provided along with a device (12) for handling notes of value, in which such a cash box (18) is receivable. The cash box (18) has a receiving area (30) for receiving a value note stack and a housing (32) with at least one mechanical coding unit (50) for optional assignment of the cash box (18) to first or second receiving compartments (16) of the device (12). The coding unit (50) has a coding element (60) that is adjustable between first and second positions. The coding element (60) is designed so that the cash box (18) is feedable only to the first receiving compartment (16) when the coding element (60) is in the first position, and only to the second receiving compartment (16) when the coding element (60) is in the second position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: Wincor Nixdorf International GmbH
    Inventors: Florante Go, Kelvin Joon Ho Chow, Hengky Wirawan, Kan Weng Kit, Joerg Plotzitzka
  • Patent number: 10354473
    Abstract: A validator having multiple modes of operation is contemplated. The validator may be operable in a standard mode where notes are escrowed and subsequently directed to a secure storage area depending on validity and a note-verify mode where notes are escrowed and subsequently returned to a user regardless of validity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: FireKing Security Products, LLC
    Inventors: Michael J. Smith, Kevin Wanke, John Rhoads
  • Patent number: 10347067
    Abstract: In a coin depositing and dispensing machine 10, a plurality of storing and feeding apparatuses 50 disposed below a deposited-coin transport unit 20 are arranged vertically on plural levels. A transport direction in which a coin is transported by the deposited-coin transport unit and a feeding direction in which a coin is fed out from each storing and feeding unit are substantially perpendicular to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: GLORY LTD.
    Inventor: Shuji Onishi
  • Patent number: 10315225
    Abstract: A drum (100) for sorting objects is provided. The drum has a cylindrical shape, and said drum (100) comprises a cylindrical body (101), with an inner and an outer envelope surface. A plurality of pockets (104) are arranged on the inner envelope surface of the cylindrical body (101), and said pockets (104) are provided with openings (105) opening up into the outer envelope surface. At least one groove (106) is arranged on the outer envelope surface, said groove (105) interconnecting at least two openings (105). A machine (1000) comprising such a drum (100) and a method for manufacturing such drum (100) are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: BOMILL AB
    Inventors: Bo Löfqvist, Peter Larsson
  • Patent number: 10319171
    Abstract: A device includes a pocket having an opening to receive media. A filament assembly is coupled such that filaments protrude from a gap between the opening of the pocket and a self-service terminal (SST) in which the pocket is mountable to inhibit media from entering the gap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: NCR Corporation
    Inventors: Kenneth J. Peters, Gordon Hanna
  • Patent number: 10309490
    Abstract: A shifting device includes a first shifting element operable to establish a torque-proof, positive-locking connection between a first element and a second element. A second shifting element is operable to establish a torque-proof, positive-locking connection between the second element and a third element. The first element is coupled to the third element such that displacement of the first element by a common actuating element in one of a first and a second displacement direction provides rectified displacement of the third element. The third element is coupled to the first element such that displacement of the third element by the common actuating element in one of the first and second displacement directions provides rectified displacement of the first element. The second element is fixed in position in both the first and second displacement directions. A related transmission is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: ZF FRIEDRICHSHAFEN AG
    Inventor: Peter Ziemer
  • Patent number: 10297099
    Abstract: A media transaction device comprising: a device housing having a front panel; a media processor provided at an interior of the device housing; a media accommodating unit provided at an interior of the media processor; and a foreign matter sensor detecting absence/presence of a foreign object at the media accommodating unit. The front panel includes a first port for inserting and dispensing the media, and a first shutter opening and closing the first port. The media processor includes a second port disposed to face the first port, and a second shutter for opening and closing the second port. The media are inserted into and dispensed from the second port such that the media are inserted into and dispensed from the first port, and opening and closing of the first shutter and the second shutter are controlled based on detection results by the foreign matter sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Oki Electric Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yuta Iizuka, Atsushi Takada, Naoto Kondou, Yuuji Oota
  • Patent number: 10287125
    Abstract: A banknote rolling-out control method and apparatus and a banknote storage device are provided for solving the technical problem of device failure caused by the case where a banknote can easily be stuck in the device after being stored on a reel for a long time. The method includes: storing a rolling-in time at which a banknote enters a device and a corresponding banknote sequence number; obtaining a rolling-out time of a current banknote which needs to be rolled out; obtaining the rolling-in time corresponding to the banknote sequence number of the current banknote; and determining whether the rolling-in time and the rolling-out time satisfies a preset time condition, and rolling out the current banknote at a rolling-out speed lower than a preset speed in a case of a positive determination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: GRG Banking Equipment Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tao Zhang, Zhiqiang Sun, Hanfeng Xiao, Wenqing Wu
  • Patent number: 10288152
    Abstract: A power-split drive train having a main drive, three output shafts (Ab1, Ab2, Ab3) and a continuously variable powersplit transmission with three additional drive units. The transmission enables rotational speed variability at the shafts (Ab1, Ab2, Ab3). Furthermore, each drive unit (2a, 2b, 2c) has a respective energy converter (3a, 3b, 3c) which are all electrically connected. Drive unit (2a) has planetary gearset (4a) that is connected, via a first shaft (W1), to the main drive. Shaft (Ab1) is connected, via a second shaft (W2), to gearset (4a) and energy converter (3a) is connected, via a third shaft (W3), to gearset (4a). The drive unit (2a) is at least indirectly connected to drive unit (2b) which is connected by a fifth shaft (W5) to shaft (Ab2). Drive unit (2a) is at least indirectly connected to drive unit (2c) which is connected by a seventh shaft (W7) to shaft (Ab3).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: ZF Friedrichshafen AG
    Inventors: Benedikt Reick, Raphael Himmelsbach
  • Patent number: 10290168
    Abstract: A method for determining the fill level of at least one coin tube comprises capturing at least one spatially resolved image of an upper side of the at least one coin tube using a spatially resolving optical sensor disposed at a defined distance above the at least one coin tube. Transmitting the at least one spatially resolved image to an evaluation unit configured to evaluate the at least one spatially resolved image using image processing to determine a fill level of the at least one coin tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Crane Payment Innovations GmbH
    Inventor: Thorsten Schneider
  • Patent number: 10282931
    Abstract: In a coin depositing and dispensing machine 10, a plurality of storing and feeding apparatuses 50 disposed below a deposited-coin transport unit 20 are arranged vertically on plural levels. A transport direction in which a coin is transported by the deposited-coin transport unit and a feeding direction in which a coin is fed out from each storing and feeding unit are substantially perpendicular to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: GLORY LTD.
    Inventor: Masato Takeuchi
  • Patent number: 10272764
    Abstract: A power transmitting apparatus of a hybrid electric vehicle includes an input device including four input shafts disposed with several input gears, torque converting device including a planetary gear set having rotation elements connected with the input shafts, and a shifting output device for shifting torques received from the input shafts and outputting the shifted torque.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Hyundai Motor Company
    Inventors: Kyeong Hun Lee, Jong Soo Kim, Jong Sool Park, Dong Hwan Hwang
  • Patent number: 10267383
    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: May 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Robert J. Atmur, William Patrick Sargent
  • Patent number: 10266356
    Abstract: A paper sheet storage device includes a supply reel that supplies a rolled tape; a winding drum around which a banknote is wound together with the tape supplied from the supply reel; a first detection unit that detects a supply amount of the tape supplied from the supply reel; and a second detection unit that detects the winding drum of which the outer diameter becomes equal to or larger than a predetermined outer diameter when the banknote is wound around the winding drum together with the tape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: FUJITSU FRONTECH LIMITED
    Inventors: Hiroshi Yanagida, Daiki Harai, Ryo Fujiwara, Tomoyuki Tamahashi, Koichi Hosoyama
  • Patent number: 10255741
    Abstract: Chip sorting devices may include at least one chip collection tube having at least one adjustable wall that at least partially defines an inner diameter of the at least one chip collection tube. The at least one adjustable wall may be at least partially rotatable to define different inner diameters. Chip sorting devices may include a chip hopper having a relief mechanism for clearing chips that become jammed between a chip chamber and a base plate of the chip hopper. Methods of sorting chips may include actuating the relief mechanism to increase a space between a top plate of the relief mechanism and the chip chamber. Methods of setting up a chip sorting device may include adjusting an inner lateral dimension of the at least one chip collection tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Shuffle Master GmbH & Co KG
    Inventor: Peter Krenn
  • Patent number: 10214375
    Abstract: A banknote storage device includes a housing member having a loading region in which a banknote is loaded; a storage which is disposed to be adjacent to the housing member and in which the banknote is stored; a temporary accumulation region provided between the loading region and the storage so as to temporarily accumulate the banknote to be stored in the storage; and a push-in mechanism that pushes the banknote loaded to the loading region, into the temporary accumulation region and that pushes a plurality of the banknotes accumulated in the temporary accumulation region, into the storage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: FUJITSU FRONTECH LIMITED
    Inventors: Hiroshi Yanagida, Shohei Koizumi, Ryo Fujiwara, Tomoyuki Tamahashi
  • Patent number: 10210692
    Abstract: Provided is a coin storage cassette capable of preventing a coin payout failure without requiring a change in the structure of conventional coin handling apparatuses, even when an adapter tube for changing the apparent inner diameter of a coin tube is mounted. 1: An upper rear notch 61 is formed on the back face side of the adapter tube 6, projection-shaped attachment portions 64 are formed on opposing outside portions of the adapter tube 6, and groove-shaped attachment reception portions 32 are formed in the coin tube 21, each attachment portion 64 being engaged into a respective one of the attachment reception portions 32, and the attachment reception portions 32 restricting top-to-bottom and front-to-rear movement of the adapter tube 6; and the adapter tube 6 is detachable from the rear side of the coin storage cassette 1, while a cover 4 is widely opened.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: Nippon Conlux Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Takahiro Hayashi
  • Patent number: 10192384
    Abstract: A handling device for money items such as coins and tokens has a receiving station (6) at which coins are fed onto a conveyor (4) that feeds them one by one to a processing station (9). The conveyor is made up of conveyor link members (17, 18) having a money item receiving surface (21), and first and second lugs (30, 31) upstanding from the surface (21), each having forward facing capture regions (33, 35) configured to be driven in a longitudinal conveying direction C through the receiving station (6) to receive a coin or token its major discoidal surface overlying the surface (21) and with its peripheral edge abutting the capture regions (33,35) of the lugs (30,31), one of the capture regions of the lugs being upstanding from the surface (21) at least in part by a height (h2) greater than the other capture region (h3), so as to capture and singulate the coins in a manner that prevents two coins from being held, such that one of them is ejected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: Crane Payment Innovations Limited
    Inventors: Robert James Blythin, Andrew Barson, David Taylor
  • Patent number: 10161479
    Abstract: The invention is drive mechanism for transmitting rotating motion, comprising a drive mechanism housing (15) and a first shaft (10) rotatably connected to the drive mechanism housing (15), an eccentric shaft section (14, 18) being parallel with the first shaft (10) and being offset with respect to first shaft (10) by an eccentricity parameter value, a wobbling disc (25, 27) being rotatably connected to the eccentric shaft section (14, 18), and a wobbling gear-wheel (24, 26) connected by means of a fixed or a releasable connection to the wobbling disc (25, 27) and having an axis parallel with the first shaft (10).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: Atakomb Kft.
    Inventor: Attila Csoban
  • Patent number: 10138989
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a low-bulk steering system with mechanical differential for eliminating at least some of the disadvantages of the prior art by proposing a steering system with mechanical differential having architecture proposing reduced bulk in particular in the axis of the wheels enabling installation in vehicles having a smaller path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: NEXTER SYSTEMS
    Inventor: Guillaume Rigault