Patents Examined by Jeffrey Shapiro
  • Patent number: 10473204
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a heavy-duty drive axle comprising a reduction gearbox and a drive motor; a differential case is provided within the reduction gearbox; a motor output shaft of the drive motor is linked with a first output shaft and a second output shaft via the differential case; the differential case consists of a differential holder, a connecting pole, a linkage gear and four bevel gears; each bevel gear is meshed with two bevel gears; the bevel gears comprise a first bevel gear, a second bevel gear, a third bevel gear and a fourth bevel gear, the first bevel gear and the second bevel gear are arranged oppositely, and the third bevel gear and the fourth bevel gear are arranged oppositely and sheathed on the connecting pole; the connecting pole is fixed with the differential holder; a cavity is formed within the differential holder; a through hole for fitting with the connecting pole is formed on each of an upper side and a lower side of the differential holder, and a third shaft hole and an
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: ZHEJIANG LINIX MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Jun Shentu
  • Patent number: 10467838
    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: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: GLORY LTD.
    Inventor: Shuji Onishi
  • Patent number: 10467839
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide a coin detection apparatus that includes a coin path and a light emitting diode (LED) sensor array positioned within the coin path and configured to transmit light beams within the coin path in order to detect characteristics of coins travelling through the coin path based on information from the LED sensor array and transmit data regarding a coin type based on the detected characteristics of the coin to an external application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: CoinedBox, Inc.
    Inventor: Michael David Dennis
  • Patent number: 10467843
    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: December 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A.
    Inventor: Alicia Moore
  • Patent number: 10465791
    Abstract: A planetary carrier includes an input-side hub, an input-side outer leg, an output-side leg including an output-side axle seat for receiving an output-side end of a planetary axle, a web connecting the input-side outer leg with the output-side leg and an input-side inner leg arranged in parallel to the input-side outer leg. The input-side inner leg includes an input-side axle seat for receiving an input-side end of the planetary axle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: FLENDER GMBH
    Inventor: Arno Klein-Hitpass
  • Patent number: 10465784
    Abstract: A system for a vehicle differential includes a coil and a drive member movable between a first position and a second position. The drive member has an axis and includes a first body that is magnetically responsive, a second body formed at least partially from a second material that is not magnetically responsive and a third body that defines a radially inner surface of the drive member. The first body, second body and third body are coupled together with the third body being formed from a material having a lower coefficient of thermal expansion than the second body. The system may also include a lock member driven by the drive member to engage a gear of the differential in at least one position of the lock member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: GKN Automotive Limited
    Inventor: Toshiaki Komatsu
  • Patent number: 10436295
    Abstract: A continuously variable transmission includes an input shaft and a shaft journal eccentrically connected thereto on which a transmission element is bearing supported, as well as an output shaft which is connected to the transmission element via a constant velocity joint. The transmission further includes a housing and a pulley accommodated in it having two axially displaceable pulley wheels spaced apart from each other and which are fixed in the housing in the direction of rotation, as well as an adjusting mechanism for varying the space between the two pulley wheels. The transmission element is located between the two pulley wheels and is formed by a ring that rolls down in the pulley on rotation of the input shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: HOOGENBERG POWERTRAIN INNOVATIONS B.V.
    Inventor: Heerke Hoogenberg
  • Patent number: 10420428
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a checkout counter which includes loading areas, registration area and packing comprising; a loading area, a registration area comprising means for parallel checkout and registration of purchased goods where the means at least comprises; a first registration zone, a second registration zone, and at least one registration means adapted to register goods from the first and the second registration zone, and a packing area configured to receive goods from two registration zones in parallel. It is also disclosed a method for operation of a checkout counter according to one embodiment of the invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: PEOPLEPOS LTD.
    Inventor: Kay Seljeseth
  • Patent number: 10422413
    Abstract: A planetary gear train includes a central wheel, a gear and a carrier, geometrically coupled by a closed eccentric connection that locks the gear. The locking is provided by displacement of the carrier in relation to the gear in a circumferential or tangential direction, when the gear's rotation speed is lower than the carrier's rotation speed. When there is more than one locking gear, the carrier's displacement in relation to the gear can be identical or different. The eccentric connection can be designed as an eccentrically disposed projecting section of outer surface of either the gear or the carrier, conjugated with an opening or slot formed in the carrier or gear, or as an eccentric element having eccentrically disposed projecting sections that may be designed as a single rolling body. The gear train provides for locking (blocking) the gear, as well as for transmitting rotational movement thereby extending its use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Inventor: Gai Viktorovich Kuzevanov
  • Patent number: 10408307
    Abstract: A multi-stage transmission for vehicles includes an input shaft for receiving power from an engine; an output shaft for outputting the power; and a first, a second, a third, and a fourth planetary gear device. Each of the planetary gear devices has three rotary elements. The transmission further includes a first rotary shaft connected to the input shaft; a second rotary shaft; a third rotary shaft; a fourth rotary shaft; a fifth rotary shaft; a sixth rotary shaft; a seventh rotary shaft connected to a first rotary element of the third planetary gear device; and an eighth rotary shaft connected to a third rotary element of the fourth planetary gear device and to the output shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignees: HYUNDAI MOTOR COMPANY, KIA Motors Corporation
    Inventors: Hyun Sik Kwon, Seong Wook Ji, Ki Tae Kim, Ju Hyeon Park, Il Han Yoo, Seong Wook Hwang, Won Min Cho
  • Patent number: 10392094
    Abstract: Example transmissions for rotating coaxial drive shafts in opposite directions are described herein. An example apparatus includes a first face gear coupled to a first drive shaft, a first elliptically interfacing gear coupled to a second drive shaft and facing toward the first face gear, the second drive shaft disposed within and coaxially aligned with the first drive shaft, and a wobble plate disposed between the first face gear and the first elliptically interfacing gear. The wobble plate has a second face gear on a first side of the wobble plate engaged with the first face gear and a second elliptically interfacing gear on a second side of the wobble plate engaged with the first elliptically interfacing gear. The wobble plate is to rotate the first face gear and the first elliptically interfacing gear in opposite directions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Robert J. Atmur, William Patrick Sargent
  • Patent number: 10378643
    Abstract: A planetary drive includes a planet carrier and planetary gears. The carrier includes two axially-facing carrier plates and at least one connecting element. The connecting element is a linear strip of metal that is bent to take the shape of a cylinder for assembly. The strip of metal connects the two carrier plates while maintaining them in a spaced apart relationship. The strip includes a plurality of openings or holes for receiving a part of the planetary gears as they rotate. The strip is a separate element from the carrier plates, but is assembled to and between the plates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: SCHAEFFLER TECHNOLOGIES AG & CO. KG
    Inventor: Marian Cintula
  • Patent number: 10380820
    Abstract: Implementations described and claimed herein involve systems and methods for handling an increased capacity of coins. In one implementation, an increased capacity coin hopper assembly comprises a bucket assembly, a coin hopper, and a funnel assembly. The bucket assembly has an opening through which one or more coins are receivable, and the coin hopper has a payout disc rotatable by at least one motor. The funnel assembly is disposed between the bucket assembly and the coin hopper and directs the one or more coins from the bucket assembly to the payout disc with a controlled flow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: TIDEL ENGINEERING L.P.
    Inventor: Doug Powers
  • Patent number: 10370203
    Abstract: A device for handling objects includes an unloading head, onto which the objects can be transported and from which the objects can be unloaded by an operator. A lifting apparatus is connected to the unloading head. The height of the unloading head can be adjusted by way of the lifting apparatus and a sensing apparatus that can be activated and the height of the unloading head can be adjusted. In order to achieve a throughput increase in the handling of objects, the sensing apparatus is arranged in such a way that the sensing apparatus can be triggered by the operator by way of an object that is located on the unloading head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventor: Peter Enenkel
  • 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