Patents Examined by Mark J. Beauchaine
  • Patent number: 10699510
    Abstract: A outdoor large item vending system for large items such as propane tanks, liquid petroleum gas cylinders of various sizes and other items that must be stored in and dispensed from a hazardous location compliant system (i.e. a Class I, Division 2 compliant system). The vending system can be placed on a store front, parking lot, campsite, or park, and comprises a main housing having compartments to hold large items such as propane container, which are dispensed from the compartments when a payment is made through a credit card reader interface located in the main housing. The large item vending system of the invention is powered by AC current which is turned to DC power by a power supply, or DC batteries charged by AC power and/or solar power, or by other power means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: JALH Enterprises LLC
    Inventors: Leonard J. Halsey, Jr., John S. Agor
  • Patent number: 10655710
    Abstract: An infinitely variable transmission (IVT) provides a plurality of transmission modes. At least one mode is a serial mode and at least one other mode is a split-path mode. The IVT provides substantially seamless shifting between the plurality of transmission modes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: DEERE & COMPANY
    Inventors: Andrew K. Rekow, Rainer Gugel, David Mueller, Thomas G. Ore, Dennis L. Jeffries
  • Patent number: 10648531
    Abstract: A hybrid module for a motor vehicle power train, including an input side for connecting to an internal combustion engine, an output side for connecting to a drive wheel, an electric drive motor comprising a stator and a rotor and a torque transfer device arranged between the roto and the output side. The transfer device is designed to reduce rotational irregularity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Schaeffler Technologies AG & Co. KG
    Inventors: Stephan Maienschein, Mario Degler
  • Patent number: 10629021
    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: May 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: GLORY LTD.
    Inventors: Masato Takeuchi, Eisei Nishida
  • Patent number: 10629020
    Abstract: Currency processing systems, coin processing machines, coin sorting and recycling 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 includes a rotatable disk for imparting motion to input coins, and a sorting head for separating and discharging coins from exit stations. An automated coin chute receives coins from one of the exit stations. The automated coin chute includes a movable diverter plate that selectively transitions between a first position, whereby coins received from the exit station of the disk-type coin processing unit are redirected through a coin-recycling output passage to a coin-recycling receptacle, and a second position, whereby coins received from the exit station are redirected through a coin-depositing output passage to a coin-depositing receptacle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: Cummins-Allison Corp.
    Inventors: Thomas P. Adams, Glenn S. Gordon, Matthew J. Bochnak, Curtis W. Hallowell, John R. Blake, Mikhail B. Sobolevsky
  • Patent number: 10625594
    Abstract: An electric vehicle drive device includes: a first motor; a second motor, and a transmission mechanism coupled to the first motor and the second motor and capable of switching a reduction ratio. The transmission mechanism includes a sun gear shaft coupled to the first motor. The first motor includes: a first stator core, a first rotor core disposed radially outward of the first stator core, and a first rotor holding member that couples the first rotor core and the sun gear shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: NSK LTD.
    Inventors: Shin Yamamoto, Yasuyuki Matsuda
  • Patent number: 10621831
    Abstract: A medium processing device including a storage cassette, a casing, a loading section, a slide rail, and a connector is provided. The storage cassette is configured to store a medium. The casing includes an internal space to house the storage cassette inside. The loading section supports the storage cassette when the storage cassette is in a loaded state in a loading space having an open bottom section. The slide rail is attached to the casing and to the loading section, and lets the loading section move between the internal space of the casing and outside. The connector is provided inside the loading space of the loading section, and electrically connects to the storage cassette in a loaded state of the storage cassette in the loading space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: Oki Electric Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Masaaki Okamoto, Atsushi Takada, Kazuhiro Hosokawa, Wataru Wakushima, Yuuji Oota
  • Patent number: 10621806
    Abstract: A coin handling apparatus capable of appropriately feeding coins is provided. A coin handling apparatus includes a plurality of storing units each including an inclining disk rotated in an inclining attitude in which the inclining disk inclines by a predetermined angle with respect to a vertical direction and a transport unit that transports coins. The storing units form a plurality of rows along the transport unit, and the rows each include a plurality of the storing units and are each disposed so that surfaces of adjacent inclining disks in the row face each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: GLORY LTD.
    Inventors: Yuji Fujio, Masato Takeuchi, Yoshikatsu Oota
  • Patent number: 10604138
    Abstract: A driveline system comprising a prime mover configured to provide torque to at least a first group of wheels; an electric machine configured to provide torque to at least a second group of wheels; a torque transfer drive comprising a first side and a second side and configured to enable torque generated by the prime mover to be provided from the first side to the second side for provision to the second group of wheels; a first disconnect device configured to, in a first connect configuration, transmit torque from the prime mover to the first side of the torque transfer drive and, in a first disconnect configuration, prevent transmission of torque from the prime mover to the first side of the torque transfer drive; and a second disconnect device configured to, in a second connect configuration, transmit torque between the electric machine and the second side of the torque transfer drive and, in a second disconnect configuration, prevent transmission of torque between the electric machine and the second side of
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: JAGUAR LAND ROVER LIMITED
    Inventor: Jaimie Foster
  • Patent number: 10596895
    Abstract: The torque vectoring device includes a torque vectoring motor, a first sun gear connected to the left drive wheel, a plurality of first planetary gears, a second sun gear, a plurality of second planetary gear formed integrally and coaxially with the first planetary gear, a common carrier to which the torque vectoring motor is connected and which pivotally supports the first and the second planetary gears, a differential ring gear to which the drive torque is inputted, a differential sun gear which is connected to the left drive wheel and a differential carrier which is connected to the second sun gear and at the same time connected to the right drive wheel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: AISIN SEIKI KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Toshiyuki Morio, Keisuke Mishima, Toshihiko Yamanaka
  • Patent number: 10593143
    Abstract: One object is to easily manage a large number of banknotes. A money management system includes a banknote handling apparatus having a serial number reading unit that reads a serial number of each banknote to be grouped, and a management server having a control unit that manages by grouping the serial numbers read by the serial number reading unit, receives an input of a target serial number, identifies a target group containing the target serial number from among the groups and outputs the serial numbers of all the banknotes belonging to the target group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: GLORY LTD.
    Inventors: Toshio Numata, Masaki Inoue
  • Patent number: 10593141
    Abstract: A coin detection antenna includes a substrate and an air core coil in a track shape including a wiring pattern provided on the substrate, and a width of an air core of the air core coil in a short-side direction is equal to or less than twice a thickness of a smallest coin having a smallest thickness of coins to be detected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: FUJI ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Ryuuichi Nagashima
  • Patent number: 10580248
    Abstract: There is provided a coin handling apparatus capable of reducing the occurrence of failure caused by a foreign material. A coin handling apparatus includes a coin inlet unit into which coins are put, a coin receiving unit that receives the coins put into the coin inlet unit, a coin discharge unit to which the coins are discharged, and a foreign material discharge chute which is connected to the coin inlet unit and the coin discharge unit and along which a foreign material put into the coin inlet unit is discharged to the coin discharge unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: GLORY LTD.
    Inventors: Kazuma Sugahara, Masato Takeuchi
  • Patent number: 10580245
    Abstract: A coin processing apparatus includes: a slit provided on a downstream-side conveyance path or at an entry of the downstream-side conveyance path in a coin drawing section for a storage to pass a coin having a coin diameter equal to or less than a diameter of a target type of coin to be drawn; a coin bias mechanism configured to bias a conveyed coin; an outer diameter sensor configured to detect whether a coin passing through the downstream-side conveyance path has an outer diameter of a target type of coin to be drawn; a material sensor configured to detect material of a coin passing through the downstream-side conveyance path; and a hole sensor that detects presence or absence of a hole of a coin passing through the downstream-side conveyance path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: FUJI ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Nobuyuki Niizuma
  • Patent number: 10580247
    Abstract: A value note cassette includes a first storage area for storing first notes of value of a first value note type. The first notes of value are storable in the first storage area in a first orientation. The value note cassette also includes a second storage area for storing second notes of value of a second value note type. The second storage area is separate from the first storage area. The second notes of value are storable in the second storage area in a second orientation. The first orientation is orthogonal to the second orientation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: Wincor Nixdorf International GmbH
    Inventors: Paul Freitag, Uwe Krueger, Peter Heimann
  • Patent number: 10573112
    Abstract: A coin storage device includes: storage compartments that store therein coins by denomination; and screw-type conveying members, installed for the respective storage compartments, each of the screw-type conveying members including a shaft having an elongated shape and having an outer circumferential surface provided with a blade portion that protrudes radially outwards in a spiraling shape, and conveying coins toward a front side by being rotated in one direction about a central axis of the shaft. Further, each of the screw-type conveying members includes an actuating portion to move center of gravity of coins accumulated on the actuating portion up and down periodically as the screw-type conveying member is rotated about the central axis of the shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: FUJI ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshihiro Taniguchi, Masashi Nagata, Yoshiyuki Fukushima, Takao Okuhara
  • Patent number: 10563736
    Abstract: A planetary gear train may include: an input shaft receiving torque of an engine; an output shaft outputting torque; a first planetary gear set including first, second, and third rotation elements; a second planetary gear set including fourth, fifth, and sixth rotation elements; a third planetary gear set including seventh, eighth, and ninth rotation elements; a fourth planetary gear set including tenth, eleventh, and twelfth rotation elements; a fifth planetary gear set including thirteenth, fourteenth, and fifteenth rotation elements; three clutches, each connecting any tow rotation elements among the first to the fifteenth rotation elements; and three brakes, each connecting any one rotation element among the first to the fifteenth rotation elements to a transmission housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignees: Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Motors Corporation
    Inventors: Jin Ho Kim, Jae Joon Lee, Jong Sool Park, Kyeong Hun Lee, Jong Soo Kim
  • Patent number: 10550723
    Abstract: A wheel for distributing a lubricant in a turbine engine has an axis from which an annular cavity extends, open radially towards the axis and from which first and second lubricant supply lines depart for various members to be lubricated. Parallel to the axis, the annular cavity is split into at least a first and a second annular sub-cavity, which are separated by a substantially radial partition and which communicate with the first and second lines respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: Safran Transmission Systems
    Inventors: Patrice Gedin, Pauline Marie Cecille Autran, C├ęcile Bruot, Guillaume Julien Beck, Alexis Dombek, Julie Lemoine, Jordane Peltier
  • Patent number: 10550636
    Abstract: A screwless curtain control assembly is revealed. An assembly segment is disposed on one end of a bead chain base while first radial positioning parts and first axial positioning parts are arranged at the assembly segment alternately. A sleeve including second radial positioning parts and second axial positioning parts is mounted to the assembly segment of the bead chain base. Thereby the bead chain base and the sleeve are connected stably by the first radial positioning parts and the first axial positioning parts connected to and positioned by the second radial positioning parts and second axial positioning parts respectively. Thus both labor time for fastening screws and cost of the screws are saved. Therefore the screwless curtain control assembly meets the modern industry's requirement for high efficiency at low cost.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: Chen Tian Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Ching-Hsiang Cheng
  • Patent number: 10537189
    Abstract: A reception system for receiving objects comprises at least one reception device for receiving objects, a conveyor device, which has at least one conveyor belt section for conveying objects in a conveyance direction in the at least one reception device, and a sensor device, which is arranged on the at least one reception device, for detecting objects in the at least one reception device. It is provided in this case that the sensor device is designed to emit sensor signals along different signal paths over the reception device, to conclude a fill level of the reception device on the basis of an interaction of at least one of the sensor signals with objects conveyed into the reception device. In this manner, a reception system for receiving objects is provided, which enables further automation, in particular in the conveyance of objects into a reception device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: Wincor Nixdorf International, GmbH
    Inventors: Oliver Schaefer, Guenter Baitz, Felix Neubert