Patents Examined by Jeffrey Shapiro
  • Patent number: 11328550
    Abstract: A bill processing apparatus which is capable of reliably supplying information on a bill to the bill housing body side. The paper sheet processing apparatus has a bill housing part being capable of housing a bill inserted from a bill insertion slot, and also a reader/writer which wirelessly transmits information on the bill inserted from the bill insertion slot. The bill housing part has a coil antenna which wirelessly receives the information transmitted from the reader/writer, and a storage part which stores the information on the bill received from the coil antenna.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: Universal Entertainment Corporation
    Inventor: Takao Nireki
  • Patent number: 11282320
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device and a method for sorting disc-shaped objects, in particular coins. The device comprises a conveying device configured to convey individual disc-shaped objects along a conveyor path. A discharge unit comprising a pivotable diversion element serves to selectively discharge individual objects which are being conveyed along the conveyor path. The objects are discharged according to a previously determined classification for each object, in a classification system which differentiates between good parts and defective parts. In order to discharge an object, the diversion element is designed to be pivoted by means of a drive into the conveyor path such that, by means of the pivoting movement, the diversion element transfers a mechanical impulse to the object to be discharged. The impulse has, with respect to the direction of movement of the object at the time of the impulse transfer, both a perpendicular and an antiparallel impulse component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: Mühlbauer GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Gunter Hesse, Andreas Reitinger
  • Patent number: 11276264
    Abstract: A device for handling notes of value comprises a sensor unit for detecting at least one feature of a least one note of value to be dispensed. A control unit distinguishes depending on the feature detected by the sensor unit whether the at least one note of value is a first note of value that is approved for withdrawal or a second note of value that is not approved for withdrawal and activates a switch unit such that the at least one note of value is fed to an intermediate storage when it is a second note of value. The intermediate storage comprises a transport unit drivable in a first direction for feeding the second note of value and drivable into a second direction such that the second note of value can be conveyed out of the intermediate storage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2022
    Assignee: Wincor Nixdorf International Gmbh
    Inventors: Richard Düsterhus, Karl-Heinz Seroka, Dennis Mols
  • Patent number: 11273700
    Abstract: An axle assembly that includes an axle housing, a differential carrier, and an electric motor module. The differential carrier that is mounted to the axle housing and rotatably supports a differential. The electric motor module is received inside the differential carrier and is operatively connected to and provides torque to the differential.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2022
    Assignee: ArvinMeritor Technology, LLC
    Inventors: Pedro Garcia, Dhanapal Vittala Raya, Christopher Keeney, Wagner Yukio Hirao, David G. Gonska
  • Patent number: 11250658
    Abstract: There is provided a coin diverter that allows increase in the number of coin diversion directions and reduction in the size of a coin handling apparatus. The coin diverter includes a diverter member that diverts a coin from a transport path and a driver that changes the state of the diverter member to any of a first state in which the diverter member leads the coin toward the downstream side of the transport path, a second state in which the diverter member leads the coin in a first direction in which the coin drops from the transport path, and a third state in which the diverter member leads the coin in a second direction different from the direction toward the downstream side of the transport path and the first direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: GLORY, LTD.
    Inventors: Masato Takeuchi, Eisei Nishida
  • Patent number: 11238687
    Abstract: A compact automatic coin counter (1) is disclosed, comprising a coin bowl (3), a coin wheel (4), a coin track (8), a coin rail (14) and a coin sensor (9), wherein the coin wheel is inclined with its lowermost part within the coin bowl and is provided with one or more recesses (5) for collection of coins from the coin bowl, and wherein the coin wheel is further provided with a circular coin path (15) passing across the recesses and consisting of one or more grooves (6) deeper recessed in the axial direction than these recesses, and the coin rail is provided with one or more coin lifters (7), which extend into these grooves in such a way that the coin lifters lift the coins from the recesses in the coin wheel onto the coin track, where they individually roll past the coin sensor, which type each coin, after which the total value of the counted coins is calculated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2022
    Assignee: CTCOIN A/S
    Inventor: Bjarne Dano
  • Patent number: 11232668
    Abstract: A coin processing device, comprising a coin processing module including an inlet for receiving coins to be processed and at least one coin output location, including an elongated sleeve for receiving the coins from the at least one outlet, wherein the elongated sleeve is operable to receive, in a first mode of operation of the coin processing device, a first flexible walled coin receptacle about the elongated sleeve, and wherein, in the first mode of operation, the coins are delivered by the elongated sleeve into the first flexible walled coin receptacle, and receive, in a second mode of operation of the coin processing device, a second coin receptacle within the elongated sleeve, wherein the second coin receptacle is a generally rigid container, and wherein, in the second mode of operation, the coins are delivered from the at least one outlet into the second coin receptacle positioned within the elongated sleeve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2022
    Assignee: Cummins-Allison Corp.
    Inventors: John R. Blake, Frank J. Janezic, Douglas U. Mennie
  • Patent number: 11227461
    Abstract: The bezel assembly for data reception, for use with a bill validator in a financial transactional device, includes a bezel housing and a data reception assembly. The bezel housing includes a customer-facing front portion and a back plate connectable to the bill validator that is mounted within the transactional device cabinet. The front portion includes an insertion/dispensing slot for receiving currency and a projecting protrusion forward of the casing. The forward-extending protrusion accommodates at least a portion of the data reception assembly. The bezel assembly can include a wireless communication function that is communicably connectable with a mobile device via a wireless communication method, a manual entry function, a biometric reader, one or more cameras for scanning and decrypting 2D barcodes and the like, thus enhancing the overall functionality of the financial transactional device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Assignee: JCM American Corporation
    Inventors: Steve Johnson, Bryan Allen Wilcutt, Omar Jorge Rivera, Connie R. Masters, Scott A. Toth, Sr., Daniel Petersen, Brian Anthony Montano, Dominic Mohrhardt
  • Patent number: 11210888
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods relating to a counter recycling device are described. The counter recycling device may contain a receiving pocket, a counter mechanism, an escrow section, and an escrow door. The receiving pocket is configured to accept currency and is connected to the counter mechanism. The counter mechanism may be configured to count the currency inserted into the receiving pocket. The counter recycling device may also include an escrow section, which may be configured to collect and hold the currency in a secure area. Additionally, the counter recycling device may include an escrow door configured to enclose the escrow section on a face of the counter recycling device, the escrow door being transparent and allowing currency within the escrow section to be viewable when the escrow door is in a closed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Assignee: Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.
    Inventor: Alicia Moore
  • Patent number: 11185191
    Abstract: A modular food holding system includes a plurality of individual modularized food holding chambers, each of the plurality of food holding chambers being physically and communicatively removably connected to one another. Each of the food holding chambers includes a food holding cavity and at least one of a heating element and/or a cooling element for heating or cooling the food holding cavity. A chamber base is physically and communicatively removably connected to one of the food holding chambers and operation of at least one food holding chamber is controlled by the chamber base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: Marmon Foodservice Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Christine Suen Laub
  • Patent number: 11156267
    Abstract: A planetary gear with a sun wheel, a hollow wheel and a planetary carrier on which a planetary wheel is rotatably mounted. In the axial direction on a first side of the planetary carrier, the sun wheel and hollow wheel include connection areas for coupling the sun wheel and hollow wheel to rotatable or torque-proof areas of an engine. The planetary carrier has a connection area for attaching to rotatable or torque-proof areas of the engine on its opposite second side. The structural component stiffnesses of the sun wheel, planetary carrier, the hollow wheel and the planetary wheel are adjusted to each other such that, during operation they have twistings in the axial direction of the planetary gear that respectively qualitatively correspond to each other between the connection areas and side areas facing away from the connection areas due to the respectively applied torques.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Assignee: ROLLS-ROYCE DEUTSCHLAND LTD & CO KG
    Inventors: Gideon Daniel Venter, Jan Schwarze
  • Patent number: 11138822
    Abstract: A bill processing apparatus which is capable of reliably supplying information on a bill to the bill housing body side. The paper sheet processing apparatus has a bill housing part (100) being capable of housing a bill inserted from a bill insertion slot, and also a reader/writer (142) which wirelessly transmits information on the bill inserted from the bill insertion slot. The bill housing part (100) has a coil antenna (104c) which wirelessly receives the information transmitted from the reader/writer (142), and a storage part (104b) which stores the information on the bill received from the coil antenna (104c).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: UNIVERSAL ENTERTAINMENT CORPORATION
    Inventor: Takao Nireki
  • Patent number: 11132859
    Abstract: A banknote processing device comprises a banknote transport path defined at least in part by a transport plate on one side of the banknote transport path, the banknote transport plate being pivotally mounted about a first axis near an upstream end of the transport plate, the transport plate including a working position and an open position, a display assembly being pivotally mounted about a second axis spaced a defined distance apart from the first axis, the display assembly including an operational position and a non-operational position, and a linkage coupled to display assembly and to the transport plate near a downstream end of the transport plate, wherein, when the display assembly is rotated from the operational position to the non-operational position, the linkage causes the transport plate to move from the working position to the open position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignee: Cummins-Allison Corp.
    Inventors: Glenn S. Gordon, Roy C. Schoon, Ralf H. Jaeger, Scott Michael Minch
  • Patent number: 11127244
    Abstract: Various aspects disclosed herein are directed to different systems and methods for providing a universal, adjustable printer bezel assembly which is compatible for use with a plurality of different types of ticket printer devices from different ticket printer manufacturers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: AGS LLC
    Inventor: Kevin Lee Hohman
  • Patent number: 11120669
    Abstract: A media depository is described. The media depository comprises: a media item validation module; a diverter for routing a received media item via either a storage path or a return path; an escrow for temporarily holding received media items; and a printer located between the diverter and the escrow so that the printer can print on any media items transported via the return path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: NCR Corporation
    Inventors: Joshua Bruce, Fredrik L. N. Kallin, Robert Ross, Abhay Fernandez, Mathew Joseph, Ahmed Mezil
  • Patent number: 11113916
    Abstract: A coin feeding apparatus comprising: a disk that includes a plurality of protrusions on a surface of the disk, is disposed to be inclined and rotatable, and, when rotating, causes a first coin or a second coin to be caught on and carried upward by the plurality of protrusions, the second coin having a diameter greater than that of the first coin; a cover that forms, between the cover and a surface of the disk, a space for storing a coin therein; and a separation unit that separates one coin out of two of the first coins from the plurality of protrusions so as to cause the one coin to fall into the space, the two first coins being caught on the plurality of protrusions side by side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: GLORY LTD.
    Inventors: Eisei Nishida, Kazuma Sugahara, Shuji Onishi, Yuji Fujio
  • Patent number: 11094156
    Abstract: A bill processing apparatus which is capable of reliably supplying information on a bill to the bill housing body side. The paper sheet processing apparatus has a bill housing part being capable of housing a bill inserted from a bill insertion slot, and also a reader/writer which wirelessly transmits information on the bill inserted from the bill insertion slot. The bill housing part has a coil antenna which wirelessly receives the information transmitted from the reader/writer, and a storage part which stores the information on the bill received from the coil antenna.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: UNIVERSAL ENTERTAINMENT CORPORATION
    Inventor: Takao Nireki
  • Patent number: 11062248
    Abstract: Systems and methods of detecting fraudulent activity including skimmers adapted to compromise transacting devices such as automated teller machines (ATMs) are disclosed. In one embodiment, an exemplary computer-implemented method may comprise generating a database of information regarding risk levels of a plurality of transacting devices, determining that a subject device has a risk level higher than a risk threshold, providing a push notification to a mobile device proximal to the subject device, executing a software application executed by the mobile device for gathering information and transmitting feedback regarding the subject device, and providing an incentive, upon receipt of the feedback, to an account or device associated with an individual involved with the feedback or interaction with the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: Capital One Services, LLC
    Inventors: Lukiih Cuan, Joshua Edwards, Latika Gulati
  • Patent number: 11047442
    Abstract: A brake unit that is downsized without reducing brake torque applied to wheels. The brake unit comprises: a first brake device that applies brake torque to a first rotary shaft; a first speed reducing device that transmits the brake torque to a first drive shaft connected the right wheel; a second brake device that applies brake torque to the second rotary shaft; and a second speed reducing device that transmits the brake torque to the second drive shaft connected to the right wheel. A rotational center axis of the first rotary shaft extends parallel to that of the first driveshaft, and a rotational center axis of the second rotary shaft extends parallel to that of a second driveshaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Hiroshi Isono
  • Patent number: 11030842
    Abstract: In a banknote handling apparatus capable of dealing with a depositing/dispensing process by a banknote cassette and a manual depositing/dispensing process, the banknote handling apparatus enables a depositing process without dispensing a reject banknote, which has been deposited from the banknote cassette, to the outside.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: Glory Ltd.
    Inventors: Shingo Hashimoto, Kazuhiko Takahashi