Patents by Inventor Daniel J. Folger

Daniel J. Folger has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Publication number: 20170129632
    Abstract: A product bagging assembly and method of manipulating a web material bag that is operable to create a bag opening that is greater than six inches and which is operable without substantially detracting from product throughput associated with use and operation of the product bagging assembly. In a preferred embodiment, the bag opening/closing assembly includes a first actuator and a second actuator that are connected to one another such that a position of one of the actuators can be manipulated by operation of the other actuator. The product bagging assembly can be provided as a kit configured for plug and play operation with previously provided bag and product delivery systems.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2015
    Publication date: May 11, 2017
    Inventors: Jeramy Williams, Daniel J. Folger
  • Patent number: 8267755
    Abstract: An elastic coin moving disk assembly (23) for moving coins across a coin sorting and coin collection member (13) in a coin handling machine (10), in which the coin sorting and coin collection member (13) has openings (28) of varying size to receive coins (14) of respective denominations, the coin moving disk assembly (23) having an annular disk body with a groove (32) and an outer rim (35) having a cavity (33) in a bottom surface; and a fin ring (39) molded into the cavity (33) in the bottom surface, the fin ring (39) comprising planar fingers (42) extending downward and substantially perpendicular to the bottom surface of the rim (35) when first manufactured, and later taking on an angular “set” after an initial break-in period, which is compensated for by a user-removable shim (43).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2012
    Assignee: Talaris Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas P. Adams, Richard P. Uecker, Daniel J. Folger, Robert L. Zwieg
  • Patent number: 8251198
    Abstract: A self-service change redemption machine (10) has an intake area (18) for receiving batches of mixed coinage and conveying the coins to a coin sorter (22) for sorting, counting and directing coins into a plurality of coin chutes (26). From there, the coins are routed to coin receptacles such as bags (60). Multiple bags are provided for certain denominations. To fill multiple bags for a given denomination, repositionable diverter mechanisms (30) are provided between the chutes (26) and pluralities of bags for the respective denominations. The bags are held by bag holders (34) which extend downward from a substantially rigid one-piece chassis (40), which also supports the diverter mechanisms (30). The machine (10) has buttons (80) responsive to inputs from a user to turn on the machine, to process coins that are input through the intake area (18) and to issue the voucher or other form of credit. Instructions for using the machine (10) and other information are displayed on a screen display (15).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2012
    Assignee: Talaris Inc.
    Inventors: Robert L. Zwieg, Thomas P. Adams, Jon R. Stieber, Myron W. Spoehr, Daniel J. Folger, Robert E. Gunst
  • Publication number: 20110189932
    Abstract: An elastic coin moving disk assembly (23) for moving coins across a coin sorting and coin collection member (13) in a coin handling machine (10), in which the coin sorting and coin collection member (13) has openings (28) of varying size to receive coins (14) of respective denominations, the coin moving disk assembly (23) having an annular disk body with a groove (32) and an outer rim (35) having a cavity (33) in a bottom surface; and a fin ring (39) molded into the cavity (33) in the bottom surface, the fin ring (39) comprising planar fingers (42) extending downward and substantially perpendicular to the bottom surface of the rim (35) when first manufactured, and later taking on an angular “set” after an initial break-in period, which is compensated for by a user-removable shim (43).
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2008
    Publication date: August 4, 2011
    Inventors: Thomas P. Adams, Richard P. Uecker, Daniel J. Folger, Robert L. Zwieg
  • Patent number: 7704133
    Abstract: A two disk coin handling machine and method for offsorting with a feeding disk (11) for feeding coins to a sorting disk (62) having at least one opening (15-20) for receiving valid coins of different denominations, a drive member (71) disposed above the sorting disk (62) with narrowed fins (62) for moving the coins along an outside reference edge (64, 65, 66), a diverter member (74) disposed along the reference edge (64, 65, 66) to project into the coin track (63) to move a coin (14) selected for offsorting away from the reference edge (64, 65, 66) and off of a narrow rail portion (81) of the coin track (63) into an offsort opening (76), which causes the coin to tip up, and a deflector 77 for deflecting larger, tipped-up coins into the offsort opening (76).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2010
    Assignee: Talaris Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas P. Adams, Daniel J. Folger, Richard P. Uecker, Joseph P. Hanus
  • Publication number: 20090047889
    Abstract: A two disk coin handling machine and method for offsorting with a feeding disk (11) for feeding coins to a sorting disk (62) having at least one opening (15-20) for receiving valid coins of different denominations, a drive member (71) disposed above the sorting disk (62) with narrowed fins (62) for moving the coins along an outside reference edge (64, 65, 66), a diverter member (74) disposed along the reference edge (64, 65, 66) to project into the coin track (63) to move a coin (14) selected for offsorting away from the reference edge (64, 65, 66) and off of a narrow rail portion (81) of the coin track (63) into an offsort opening (76), which causes the coin to tip up, and a deflector 77 for deflecting larger, tipped-up coins into the offsort opening (76).
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 17, 2007
    Publication date: February 19, 2009
    Inventors: Thomas P. Adams, Daniel J. Folger, Richard P. Uecker, Joseph P. Hanus
  • Patent number: 6685551
    Abstract: A coin dispenser (20) has a base (25) for supporting an integrally formed coin magazine (23) with coin channels (24) rotating along a coin path (49). A coin ejector (80) is located at a single coin ejection location and proximate to said coin path (49) to eject coins from the bottom of the coin channels (24) into a change cup (28). Electronic sensors (45, 46) are provided for anticipating the approach of the coin channels to the coin ejector (80) and to a low coin sensing station (50). An electronic control (90) is responsive to position signals from the position monitors (45, 46) for coordinating operation of the coin ejector (80) and the low coin sensor (51). A coin exit sensor (48) is positioned in a coin exit channel (27) just before the change cup (28) to send a signal to the electronic control (90) to confirm the ejection of each coin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2001
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2004
    Assignee: De La Rue Cash Systems Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas P. Adams, Robert L. Zwieg, Jon R. Stieber, Richard P. Uecker, Daniel J. Folger
  • Publication number: 20020115404
    Abstract: A coin dispenser (20) has a base (25) for supporting an integrally formed coin magazine (23) with coin channels (24) rotating along a coin path (49). A coin ejector (80) is located at a single coin ejection location and proximate to said coin path (49) to eject coins from the bottom of the coin channels (24) into a change cup (28). Electronic sensors (45, 46) are provided for anticipating the approach of the coin channels to the coin ejector (80) and to a low coin sensing station (50). An electronic control (90) is responsive to position signals from the position monitors (45, 46) for coordinating operation of the coin ejector (80) and the low coin sensor (51). A coin exit sensor (48) is positioned in a coin exit channel (27) just before the change cup (28) to send a signal to the electronic control (90) to confirm the ejection of each coin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 27, 2001
    Publication date: August 22, 2002
    Inventors: Thomas P. Adams, Robert L. Zwieg, Jon R. Stieber, Richard P. Uecker, Daniel J. Folger
  • Patent number: 5525104
    Abstract: The coin sorter includes a rotating hard disc forming the bottom of a hopper, and a stationary sorter plate to one side of the hard disc. The sorter plate includes a circular sorting track that begins at a point adjacent to the perimeter of the hard disc and which includes a series of spaced sorting openings each sized for a particular coin denomination. The track has an edge defined by a thin resilient rail held in place in a groove by an elastomer band. A second rotating disc having a series of resilient fingers depending from its underside is mounted above and in close proximity to the upper surface of the sorter plate. The fingers partially overlap the upper surface of the hard disc. Coins deposited in the hopper are formed into a single file and single layer at the outer edge a central upright portion of the hard disc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 1993
    Date of Patent: June 11, 1996
    Assignee: Brandt, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas P. Adams, Myron W. Spoehr, Daniel J. Folger, Richard P. Uecker