Patents Examined by Jeffrey Shapiro
  • 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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
  • Patent number: 10140799
    Abstract: A device for detecting a foreign object attached on a surface of a sheet-like medium, comprising a static electricity providing part (A) for providing static electrical charges, a medium transporting part (B) for transporting a medium under detection, and a static electricity sensor and identifier part (C). The medium transporting part comprises a static electricity receiving unit and a static electricity absorbing unit sequentially connected. The static electricity receiving unit is connected to the static electricity providing part (A), and the static electricity absorbing unit is connected to the static electricity sensor and identifier part (C). The static electricity receiving unit is configured to transfer the static electrical charges obtained from the static electricity providing part (A) to the medium under detection. The static electricity absorbing unit is configured to absorb the static electrical charges of the medium under detection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: GRG Banking Equipment Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yang Chang, Hongjun Wu, Zhuang Jiang, Zhiqiang Sun
  • Patent number: 10127756
    Abstract: A medium processing apparatus is provided. The medium processing apparatus comprises a first cassette support to at least one first cassette, a second cassette support to support at least one second cassette, the second cassette support being connected to the first cassette support, a container in which the first and second cassette supports are received, and a first locking unit to lock the second cassette support and the first cassette support. When the first locking unit is released, the second cassette support is pulled out to the outside of the container in a state in which the first cassette support is disposed in the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: ATEC AP CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Hyun Kim
  • Patent number: 10113629
    Abstract: A differential assembly is disclosed, including a housing forming an interior space, and a shaft may extend into a portion of the interior space of the housing. A side gear including an aperture may be arranged within the interior space and an end portion of the shaft is aligned and extends through the aperture. The differential assembly may further include a sliding sleeve configured with a flat flange portion, the sliding sleeve may extend through the aperture and slide over the end portion of the shaft. Furthermore, a pinion gear may be configured with a flat face portion and a pinion gear cam portion may be configured to extend axially away from the flat face portion of the pinion gear. An actuator may actuate the sliding sleeve between a sleeve first position and a sleeve second position and the flat flange portion may interact with the pinion gear cam portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: Caterpillar Inc.
    Inventors: Omar J. Adragna, Amanda C. Doolittle
  • Patent number: 10091937
    Abstract: A grasping mechanism for an agricultural bale wagon has a fixed grasping arm and a movable grasping arm. The movable grasping arm is translatable toward and away from the fixed grasping arm. The movable grasping arm can be rotated to define varying angular relationships between the fixed grasping arm and the movable grasping arm. Rotation and translation of the movable grasping arm are effected by an actuator. A resilient bumper between the fixed grasping arm and movable grasping arm is adjustable automatically to span the adjusted width between the fixed grasping arm and movable grasping arm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: CNH Industrial America LLC
    Inventors: Jeffrey B. Fay, II, Nathaniel Kip Totten
  • Patent number: 10089812
    Abstract: Currency processing systems, coin processing machines, and methods of sorting coins with disk-type sorters are presented herein. A currency processing system is disclosed which includes a housing with an input area for receiving coins and receptacles for stowing processed coins. A disk-type coin processing unit is coupled to the coin input area and coin receptacles. The coin processing unit includes a rotatable disk for imparting motion to coins, and a sorting head adjacent the rotatable disk with shaped regions for guiding moving coins to exit channels which sort and discharge coins through exit stations to the coin receptacles. The sorting head includes a plurality of localized inserts that are fabricated from a material or materials which is/are distinct from the material of the sorting head. Each localized insert has a distinct shape and is readily removably attached at a distinct one of various predetermined locations on the sorting head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: Cummins-Allison Corp.
    Inventors: John R. Blake, Douglas U. Mennie, David J. Wendell, Ricky Newsom, James M. Rasmussen, Marianne L. Krbec