Patents Examined by Mark J. Beauchaine
  • Patent number: 10410460
    Abstract: In order to display information for rejected paper sheets in an easily recognizable manner, the paper sheet handling apparatus includes: a transport path configured to transport paper sheets; a recognition unit configured to recognize the paper sheets transported in the transport path; a reject unit configured to stack rejected paper sheets discharged from the transport path based on a recognition result by the recognition unit; and a display unit configured to display information for rejected paper sheets in a manner which is different for a case where the number of the rejected paper sheets stacked in the reject unit can be determined, and for a case where the number of the rejected paper sheets stacked in the reject unit cannot be determined.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: GLORY LTD.
    Inventor: Toshihide Asada
  • Patent number: 10410458
    Abstract: A bezel assembly for data reception is provided for use in a transactional device that comprises a door attached to open and close. The bezel assembly comprises: a casing secured to the door, an interior insertion/dispensing slot formed in the casing, a hollow tongue or protrusion forward-extending from the casing to define a bottom surface of the interior insertion/dispensing slot, and a wireless communication module arranged in the hollow tongue or protrusion for communication with a built-in NFC chip in an identification card when put in the interior insertion/dispensing slot to identify a user of the identification card.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: JCM American Corporation
    Inventors: Koichiro Kamihigashi, Steve Johnson, Omar Jorge Rivera, Scott A. Toth, Daniel Petersen, Dominic Mohrhardt
  • Patent number: 10408339
    Abstract: A solenoid assembly includes a solenoid adapted to be coupled to a solenoid connecting member, with the solenoid connecting member extending from a support member. The solenoid assembly also includes a retaining bracket having a body portion and a securing portion extending from the body portion. The body portion is adapted to be removably coupled to the solenoid connecting member, and the securing portion is removably coupled to the solenoid. The retaining bracket is moveable between an unsecured position, and a secured position. The securing portion of the retaining bracket provides a spring force to the solenoid when the retaining bracket is in the secured position such that the solenoid is biased toward the solenoid connecting member to secure the solenoid between the solenoid connecting member and the securing portion of the retaining bracket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: BorgWarner Inc.
    Inventors: Howard Saxon, Aaron Wolfson, Mitsuru Ishihara
  • Patent number: 10405682
    Abstract: The present application discloses an ordered food and drink conveying apparatus capable of restricting an exclusive area and improving conveyance efficiency while enabling conveyance of large and small dishes or trays having various sizes. The ordered food and drink conveying apparatus disclosed by the present application includes: a plurality of conveyors being arranged in a side-by-side relationship and conveying foods and drinks to customer seats from a kitchen; and a controller controlling motions of the plurality of conveyors, synchronizing the motions of the plurality of conveyors in a first mode selected when there are foods and drinks being so placed as to straddle the plurality of conveyors, and asynchronizing the motions of the plurality of conveyors in a second mode selected when there are none of the foods and the drinks being so placed as to straddle the plurality of conveyors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: Ishino Seisakusho Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Haruki Ishino, Takehiro Kawaguchi, Shigeru Kubo
  • Patent number: 10408316
    Abstract: A planetary gear system with a sun gear, a ring gear co-axial with the sun gear, at least one planetary gear meshing with both the sun gear and the ring gear, and a planetary gear carrier which rotationally supports the at least one planetary gear. A torque clutch is supported by and connected directly between two of the sun gear, the ring gear, the at least one planetary gear and the planetary gear carrier. The torque clutch prevents relative rotation when an acting torque is below a predetermined torque value and allows relative rotation when the acting torque is above the predetermined torque value. A torque threshold adjustment mechanism is provided for adjusting the predetermined value of the torque at which the torque clutch slips.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: Black & Decker Inc.
    Inventors: Markus Rompel, Rafael Gottschling, Santiago Hernandez-Arenas
  • Patent number: 10400499
    Abstract: A driving device includes an electric motor including a stator and a rotor rotatable relative to the stator, and a gear train connected to the rotor. The stator includes a cylindrical housing and an endcap mounted to an end of the housing; The gear train includes a gear mechanism with at least one stage, which includes a ring gear, a sun gear, planetary gears and a carrier. The ring gear is directly engaged with the endcap, which limits the position of the planetary gears of the gear train in an axial direction of the gear train.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: JOHNSON ELECTRIC INTERNATIONAL AG
    Inventors: Dennis Francis Gorosin, Xue Song Li, Man Ino Cheong
  • Patent number: 10403077
    Abstract: A coin bar unpacking apparatus comprises a housing including an opening and a hole configured to accommodate a packed coin bar inserted through the opening, the hole extending in an insertion direction of packed coin bar and decreasing in diameter along the insertion direction such that a first diameter of the hole at a first location is greater than a second diameter of the hole at a second location that is farther from the opening than the first location. An inner surface of the housing at the second location restricts movement of the packed coin bar in a first direction when the packed coin bar is pressed against a rim of the opening in a second direction that is opposite to the first direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: TOSHIBA TEC KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yuki Kawaguchi, Koichi Hiruta, Naoaki Ide
  • Patent number: 10402778
    Abstract: A system and method for vending digital video discs is provided. A request is received from a user to complete a rental transaction for a first digital video disc. A database is queried to determine whether a quantity of a set of second digital video discs in a vending inventory exceeds a predetermined threshold. A discount offer notification is presented to the user to rent one of the set of second digital video discs, upon determining that the quantity of the set of second digital video discs exceeds the predetermined threshold. A second request from the user to rent one of the second set of digital video discs is received, and one of the set of second digital video discs is vended to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: Redbox Automated Retail, LLC
    Inventor: J. Mitch Lowe
  • Patent number: 10391861
    Abstract: A disconnecting differential assembly includes a first dog, a second dog, and an actuator. The first dog can include first engagement features fixedly coupled to a first side gear and disposed within the differential case. The second dog can include second engagement features and an annular body. The second engagement features can be radially outward of the annular body and fixedly coupled thereto. The annular body and second engagement features can be disposed within the differential case. The second dog can be rotatable relative to the differential case and the actuator can axially move the second dog between a first position wherein the first and second engagement features are disengaged, and a second position wherein the first and second engagement features are engaged to selectively non-rotatably couple the first and second dogs. The annular body can be adapted to be non-rotatably coupled to an output shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: AMERICAN AXLE & MANUFACTURING, INC.
    Inventors: Steven T. Richards, Douglas J. Chemelli, Joseph S. Balenda, II
  • Patent number: 10385954
    Abstract: An interference-type torque split differential includes a differential housing, a first differential gear and an interference-type torque split module. The first differential gear is provided in the differential housing. The interference-type torque split module is provided outside the differential housing and has a second differential gear, a first brake source and a second brake source. The second differential gear is connected with the first differential gear. The first brake source and the second brake source are at two sides of the second differential gear, respectively. The first brake source or the second brake source provides multiple stages of clamping force for performing torque split.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY RESEARCH INSTITUTE
    Inventors: Peng-Yu Chen, Cheng-Ping Yang, Yung-Chi Chang, Po-Wen Chen, Jui-Tang Tseng, Jenq-Huey Shyu
  • Patent number: 10385944
    Abstract: A planetary gear train of an automatic transmission is disclosed. The planetary gear train comprises four planetary gear sets each including three rotation elements. The planetary gear train further comprises five shafts connecting at least one rotation member that are fixedly or operably connecting at least one rotation member to at least one from an input shaft of the transmission, an output shaft of the transmission, and the another rotation member of another planetary gear sets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignees: Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Motors Corporation
    Inventors: Hyun Sik Kwon, Seongwook Ji, Ki Tae Kim, Juhyeon Park, Ilhan Yoo, Seong Wook Hwang, Wonmin Cho
  • Patent number: 10380821
    Abstract: The banknote temporary storage device includes: a pair of coiling tapes, a large coiling block, an upper and lower coiling block assemblies, and a banknote inlet/outlet. Each of the pair of coiling tapes has one end fixed on the large coiling block and another end, and the another ends of the pair of coiling tapes are respectively fixed to the upper coiling block assembly and the lower coiling block assembly. The banknote inlet/outlet includes an upper clamping roller and a lower clamping roller. The large coiling block is provided with a lower passage guide plate having one end rotatably arranged on the lower rotating shaft and a relatively free end, a tail portion of the free end is an arc-shaped portion concentric with the large coiling block, and an angle by which the arc-shaped portion surrounds the large coiling block ranges from 40 degrees to 50 degrees.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: GRG BANKING EQUIPMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Zhimin Li, Huan Xu, Zhe Li
  • Patent number: 10378641
    Abstract: A power system includes: an electric motor that drives wheels of a vehicle; a transmission that is disposed on power transmission paths between the electric motor and the wheels; and a differential gear system that distributes output power shifted by the transmission to the wheels. The transmission includes: a first gear mechanically connected to the electric motor; a second gear that has a rotation axis in common with the first gear and is mechanically connected to a differential gear casing of the differential gear system; a pinion gear that meshes with the first gear and the second gear; and a pinion holder that rotatably supports the pillion gear. The pinion holder has a pinion gear supporting portion which is disposed on a side of the differential gear casing to support the pinion gear, relative to a meshing portion between the second gear and the pinion gear.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshihiro Nakano, Megumi Maruyama, Jun Ohmura
  • Patent number: 10359098
    Abstract: A cycloidal differential includes a driven body, first and second cycloidal drives, and a coupling plate. The first cycloidal drive is disposed on a first side of the driven body and has a first input member rotationally fixed to the driven body and a first output member configured to connect with a first half shaft. The second cycloidal drive is disposed on a second side of the driven body and has a second input member rotationally fixed to the driven body and a second output member configured to connect with a second half shaft. The coupling plate is supported for rotation within the driven body and is connected to each of the first and second cycloidal drives.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: SCHAEFFLER TECHNOLOGIES AG & CO. KG
    Inventor: Guihui Zhong
  • Patent number: 10358025
    Abstract: The invention relates to a multi-speed transmission, comprising a power split device, an input shaft of the transmission being connected or connectable to prime mover, an output shaft, two shiftable sub-transmissions, each providing a plurality of different gear ratios, and at least one rotating electric machine, connected to said power split device, wherein the two sub-transmissions can be connected alternatively to the output shaft, and a control system, connecting said electric machine with an electric battery and auxiliary electrical consumers. The electric machine is connected to the power split device in a way to reduce torque value down to zero on either an input shaft of the first sub-transmission or on an input shaft of the second sub-transmission by applying different shaft torque levels, and the internal heat generation capacity of the electric machine exceeds the power capacity of the control system power line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: AVL LIST GMBH
    Inventors: Vitaly Davydov, Peter-Juergen Nissen, Marco De Bei
  • Patent number: 10359099
    Abstract: A cycloidal differential includes a driven body and a coupling ring supported for rotation within the driven body. The coupling ring defines a first eccentric race and a second eccentric race on opposing sides of the coupling ring. The cycloidal differential further includes first and second cycloidal drives. The first cycloidal drive includes a first roller disk received in the first eccentric race and a first output member operably coupled to the first roller disk and configured to couple with a half shaft. The second cycloidal drive includes a second roller disk received in the second eccentric race and a second output member operably coupled to the second roller disk and configured to couple with another half shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: SCHAEFFLER TECHNOLOGIES AG & CO. KG
    Inventors: Matthew Gardner, Peter Burke, Brian Lee
  • Patent number: 10358026
    Abstract: Disclosed is an automatic transmission for a hybrid vehicle, the automatic transmission including an input shaft driven by the combustion engine, an output gearwheel, ring gear or pinion, a stationary element such as a casing for example, an electric machine of which the stator is secured to the stationary element, first, second, third, fourth and fifth selective torque transmitting members that can be selectively engaged or activated in order to establish different transmission ratios, a single double planetary gearset of the Ravigneaux type (TPR) the constituent functional elements of which are arranged as two sets of planetary gears connected by the aforementioned members to the input shaft and to the stationary element, the rotor of the electric machine being mounted on a functional element that injects the movement of the gearset.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: PUNCH POWERGLIDE STRASBOURG (SOCIETE PAR ACTIONS SIMPLIFIEE)
    Inventor: Olivier Lecomte
  • Patent number: 10344835
    Abstract: A planetary gear train of an automatic transmission is disclosed. The planetary gear train includes an input shaft receiving torque of an engine and an output shaft outputting torque. A first planetary gear set includes first, second, and third rotation elements, a second planetary gear set includes fourth, fifth, and sixth rotation elements, a third planetary gear set includes seventh, eighth, and ninth rotation elements, and a fourth planetary gear set including tenth, eleventh, and twelfth rotation elements. Each of a first plurality of shafts is fixedly connected with one of the rotation elements from the first, the second, the third, and the fourth planetary gear sets. A second plurality of shafts is formed by combinations of remaining rotation elements of the first, the second, and the fourth planetary gear sets that are not connected to the first plurality of shafts, and selectively and respectively connected to a transmission housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignees: HYUNDAI MOTOR COMPANY, KIA MOTORS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ilhan Yoo, Seongwook Ji, Juhyeon Park, Hyun Sik Kwon, Seong Wook Hwang, Ki Tae Kim
  • Patent number: 10344857
    Abstract: A gear-lever mechanism using meshing and pushing for rotation includes a shell; an input device including a driving gear; an output device including a supporting frame and a driven gear set; and a positioning device including a fixed bearing gear. The driven gear set includes a transfer-layer gear and at least one idler gear. The supporting shaft center of each transmission gear in the driven gear set is the sub-bearing point, with each transmission gear meshed with its adjacent drive gears to form two meshing points. The bearing point and the two meshing points form a triangular pushing area. At least two triangular pushing areas in head-to-tail connection form a meshing-pushing-lever-type torsion-output path curved from the driving gear to the fixed bearing gear for connecting and driving, to cause the gear set to rotate with a raising speed, and then reduce the speed and increase the torque.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Inventor: Zhilin Wang
  • Patent number: 10339745
    Abstract: A banknote storing device (for example, a storing and feeding unit (20)), includes a plurality of banknote storing mechanism (24, 26) arranged inside a casing (20a) side by side along a depth direction of the casing (20a). When viewed in a predetermined direction that is a direction orthogonal to the depth direction of the casing (20a) and also orthogonal to an axis direction of rotating members (for example, drums (24a, 26a)), at least one of the rotating members is arranged at a position at which the rotating member does not overlap with any of winding member accommodating units (for example, reels (25a, 25b, 27a, 27b)).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: GLORY LTD.
    Inventors: Toshiyuki Kuroda, Eiki Yamamoto