Patents Examined by Jeffrey Shapiro
  • 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: G√ľnter Baitz, Thomas Blechert
  • 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: 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: 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: 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: 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
  • Patent number: 10593142
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a paper sheet processing system includes a paper sheet processing apparatus which includes an inspection device, a reject device, and a first communication module, and a robot device which includes a robot arm and a second communication module. The reject device rejects a rejected paper sheet and a batch card to a rejecting port. When the batch card is detected, the first communication module transmits a predetermined signal to the robot device. Upon receiving the predetermined signal, the robot device takes the rejected paper sheet and the batch card out of the rejecting port by the robot arm, moves them to another storage section, and transmits a move completion signal to the paper sheet processing apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignees: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba, Toshiba Infrastructure Systems & Solutions Corporation
    Inventors: Ayaka Nakanishi, Ayaka Hoshi
  • Patent number: 10569635
    Abstract: A hybrid electric drive train for a motor vehicle comprises an engine with a drive shaft, an electric motor operable of motoring and generating, a differential transmission, and a multi-stage transmission with two input shafts and at least one output shaft. The differential transmission includes a planetary gear set, a clutch and a brake. The planetary gearset has a first element connected to the motor and the second input shaft of the transmission, a second element connected to the engine shaft, and a third element connected to the first input shaft of the transmission. The clutch is located between any two elements of the planetary gear set, and the brake is connected to the engine shaft. The transmission has a plurality of gearsets, and the driving gears of odd-numbered gearsets are mounted on the first input shaft while the driving gears of even-numbered gearsets are mounted on the second input shaft. The engine shaft can achieve every gear ratio of the gearsets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Inventor: Zhihui Duan
  • Patent number: 10563738
    Abstract: A vehicular automatic transmission includes a plurality of engagement devices and a plurality of planetary gear sets. Each of the planetary gear sets includes rotating elements. At least one of the rotating elements of one of the plurality of planetary gear sets is coupled to one of the rotating elements of another planetary gear set or one of the engagement devices, via a spline engagement portion. The rotating elements other than the at least one of the rotating elements coupled via the spline engagement portion is coupled to another rotating element or a non-rotary member directly or via one of the engagement devices. The at least one of the rotating elements coupled via the spline engagement portion is configured to be co-rotated with no torque transmitted via the spline engagement portion, when the automatic transmission is placed in a predetermined gear position as one of the plurality of gear positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Inventors: Masashi Ikemura, Hirofumi Ota, Yasuyuki Hagino, Mitsuhiro Toyoda, Yosuke Michikoshi
  • Patent number: 10563737
    Abstract: An automatic transmission, which is configured such that there is no difference of rotation between a third sun gear and an intermediate shaft in a state where a second clutch is brought into a release state and a seventh speed stage is established, is provided. In the automatic transmission, at the time of a gear shift from a tenth speed stage where second and third clutches and a first brake are brought into an engagement state to a seventh speed stage where first, third, and fourth clutches are brought into an engagement state, the fourth clutch is engaged and the first brake is released to establish the seventh speed stage with the second clutch in the engagement state. Then, the first clutch is engaged and the second clutch is released to make transition to the seventh speed stage with the second clutch in the release state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Inventors: Yoshio Hasegawa, Masakazu Owatari, Norihiro Tsukamoto
  • Patent number: 10549855
    Abstract: Abundant space above an airliner's ceiling lends itself well for replacement of a single food cart blocking aisles with overhead conveyance of passengers' meals. A linear levitating motor for quaintness and easy controls, in fastened to airplane's structure track system, is a motive element. By movements of the motor's mover and attached to it elevator meals are delivered to passengers at several points simultaneously. Overhead moving trays holders are lowered over the center aisles for distribution of meal trays by attendants, and elevated to return to the galley for new load. Same system is used to collect discards.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Inventor: Marian Zdzislaw Augustyniak