Patents by Inventor Eiko Hibari

Eiko Hibari 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).

  • Patent number: 8167110
    Abstract: A coin discrimination apparatus according to the present invention which discriminates a bimetallic coin having a ring part, and a core part provided on an inner side of the ring part and composed of a different material from that of the ring part, includes: a conveyor which conveys the bimetallic coin; a ring sensor which is arranged at a position where only the ring part of the bimetallic coin conveyed by the conveyor transits, and which detects magnetic properties; and a core sensor which is arranged at a position where the core part of the bimetallic coin conveyed by the conveyor transit, and which detects magnetic properties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2012
    Assignee: Laurel Precision Machines Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Eiko Hibari, Masataka Takahashi, Takaaki Nakazawa
  • Patent number: 7882942
    Abstract: A coin bar storage of the invention includes: a casing; a coin bar tray that is provided in the casing so as to be drawn out from and stored into the casing, and that has a plurality of set sections in which set coin types are respectively pre-set to assign a coin type to each of the set sections; a set coin type presence confirmation section that is provided in all of the set sections of the coin bar tray, that respectively confirms whether or not coin bars of the set coin types is set, and that outputs a confirmation result; and a management section that manages a present amount of coin bars in the coin bar tray based on the confirmation result from the set coin type presence confirmation section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2011
    Assignee: Laurel Precision Machines Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Keiji Sakai, Eiko Hibari
  • Publication number: 20090223778
    Abstract: A coin discrimination apparatus according to the present invention which discriminates a bimetallic coin having a ring part, and a core part provided on an inner side of the ring part and composed of a different material from that of the ring part, includes: a conveyor which conveys the bimetallic coin; a ring sensor which is arranged at a position where only the ring part of the bimetallic coin conveyed by the conveyor transits, and which detects magnetic properties; and a core sensor which is arranged at a position where the core part of the bimetallic coin conveyed by the conveyor transit, and which detects magnetic properties.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2009
    Publication date: September 10, 2009
    Inventors: Eiko HIBARI, Masataka Takahashi, Takaaki Nakazawa
  • Publication number: 20080188169
    Abstract: A coin bar storage of the invention includes: a casing; a coin bar tray that is provided in the casing so as to be drawn out from and stored into the casing, and that has a plurality of set sections in which set coin types are respectively pre-set to assign a coin type to each of the set sections; a set coin type presence confirmation section that is provided in all of the set sections of the coin bar tray, that respectively confirms whether or not coin bars of the set coin types is set, and that outputs a confirmation result; and a management section that manages a present amount of coin bars in the coin bar tray based on the confirmation result from the set coin type presence confirmation section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 4, 2008
    Publication date: August 7, 2008
    Applicant: LAUREL PRECISION MACHINES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Keiji Sakai, Eiko Hibari
  • Patent number: 7073653
    Abstract: A coin handling machine includes a coin sorting passage formed with a reference guide rail, a sensor for detecting optical properties and magnetic properties of the coins, a coin sorting opening along the inner wall of the reference guide rail and a coin sorting member provided in the vicinity of a side portion of the coin sorting opening on the side of the reference guide rail, the coin sorting member including a coin supporting section having a coin supporting surface for supporting one edge portion of the coin being transported in the coin sorting passage and a coin press section for pressing the coin, and it further includes a rotary solenoid for moving the coin supporting section between a coin support position where the coin supporting surface can support one edge portion of the coin being transported in the coin sorting passage and a retracted position where the coin supporting surface cannot support the coin and moving the coin press section so as to press the coin downward in synchronism with the mov
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2003
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2006
    Assignee: Laurel Precision Machines Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Eiko Hibari
  • Patent number: 7050159
    Abstract: The coin-type determining device, for determining the presence or absence of inclined notches formed on the circumferential surface of the coin transferred through a coin transfer path, comprises: a plurality of notch detecting devices provided separately from each other with respect to an axis of the coin; a determining device for determining the presence or absence of inclined notches based on the difference between the notch detection results by the notch detecting devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2006
    Assignee: Laurel Bank Machines Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Eiko Hibari
  • Publication number: 20040187595
    Abstract: The coin-type determining device, for determining the presence or absence of inclined notches formed on the circumferential surface of the coin transferred through a coin transfer path, comprises: a plurality of notch detecting devices provided separately from each other with respect to an axis of the coin; a determining device for determining the presence or absence of inclined notches based on the difference between the notch detection results by the notch detecting devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 7, 2004
    Publication date: September 30, 2004
    Applicant: LAUREL BANK MACHINES CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Eiko Hibari
  • Patent number: 6785412
    Abstract: The coin-type determining device, for determining the presence or absence of inclined notches formed on the circumferential surface of the coin transferred through a coin transfer path, comprises: a plurality of notch detecting devices provided separately from each other with respect to an axis of the coin; a determining device for determining the presence or absence of inclined notches based on the difference between the notch detection results by the notch detecting devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2000
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2004
    Assignee: Laurel Bank Machines Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Eiko Hibari
  • Publication number: 20040035673
    Abstract: A coin handling machine includes a coin sorting passage formed with a reference guide rail, a sensor for detecting optical properties and magnetic properties of the coins, a coin sorting opening along the inner wall of the reference guide rail and a coin sorting member provided in the vicinity of a side portion of the coin sorting opening on the side of the reference guide rail, the coin sorting member including a coin supporting section having a coin supporting surface for supporting one edge portion of the coin being transported in the coin sorting passage and a coin press section for pressing the coin, and it further includes a rotary solenoid for moving the coin supporting section between a coin support position where the coin supporting surface can support one edge portion of the coin being transported in the coin sorting passage and a retracted position where the coin supporting surface cannot support the coin and moving the coin press section so as to press the coin downward in synchronism with the mov
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 20, 2003
    Publication date: February 26, 2004
    Applicant: Laurel Precision Machines Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Eiko Hibari
  • Patent number: 6484865
    Abstract: A coin discriminating apparatus includes a coin passage member, a first transporting belt disposed above the coin passage member, thereby transporting it, a first light source, a first light detector, a second transporting belt for supporting the lower surface of the coin, a coin passage forming member disposed above the second transporting belt, a second light source, a second light detector, a first pattern data memory for storing the pattern data of the lower surface of the coin, a second pattern data memory for storing the pattern data of the upper surface of the coin, a reference pattern data memory for storing reference pattern data of coins of each denomination, a discriminator for comparing the pattern data of the lower surface of the coin with the reference pattern data of coins of each denomination and comparing the pattern data of the upper surface of the coin with the reference pattern data of coins of each denomination, thereby discriminating whether or not the coin is acceptable and the denomina
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2000
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2002
    Assignee: Laurel Bank Machines Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Eiko Hibari, Junichi Arikawa
  • Publication number: 20020126887
    Abstract: The coin-type determining device, for determining the presence or absence of inclined notches formed on the circumferential surface of the coin transferred through a coin transfer path, comprises: a plurality of notch detecting devices provided separately from each other with respect to an axis of the coin; a determining device for determining the presence or absence of inclined notches based on the difference between the notch detection results by the notch detecting devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2000
    Publication date: September 12, 2002
    Inventor: Eiko Hibari
  • Patent number: 6328150
    Abstract: A coin discriminating apparatus includes a first light source for projecting light onto one surface of a coin being transported, a second light source for projecting light onto the other surface of a coin being transported, a first light detector for photoelectrically receiving light emitted from the first light source and reflected by the one surface of the coin and producing image pattern data of the one surface of the coin, a first pattern data memory for storing the image pattern data of the one surface of the coin produced by the first light detector, a second light detector for photoelectrically receiving light emitted from the second light source and reflected by the other surface of the coin and producing image pattern data of the other surface of the coin, a second pattern data memory for storing the image pattern data of the other surface of the coin produced by the second light detecting means, a reference data memory for storing reference data of coins of each denomination, a discriminator for com
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2000
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2001
    Assignee: Laurel Bank Machines Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Eiko Hibari
  • Patent number: 4677682
    Abstract: A bill counting machine includes a holder for supporting bills thereon and suction heads for turning over the bills, one at a time, to count them. A projector is provided for emitting a ray of light onto the surface of each bill. A receptor is provided for detecting a ray of light reflected from the surface of the bill and for rectilinearly reading the surface pattern of the bill. The rectilinear reading allow judgments as to the denomination and obverse/reverse side of the bills.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 1984
    Date of Patent: June 30, 1987
    Assignee: Laurel Bank Machine Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tuyoshi Miyagawa, Eiko Hibari, Mitsuharu Kagami
  • Patent number: 4569066
    Abstract: Herein disclosed in a paper sheet counting machine which comprises: position detecting means for detecting that suction tubes are in a stand-by position and in a start position; vacuum pressure detecting means for detecting the vacuum pressure prevailing in the suction tubes; and a control unit for driving and controlling a counter motor, a holder motor and a pump motor in response to signals which are fed from the position detecting means and the vacuum pressure detecting means. When the holder is in an open position, the suction tube is set in the stand-by position. After the holder is set in a closed position, the suction tube is then set in the start position to block and seal its inside from the outside. Then, a vacuum pump is driven so that the counting operations are started when the vacuum pressure in the suction tube reaches a predetermined level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 1983
    Date of Patent: February 4, 1986
    Assignee: Laurel Bank Machine Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Eiko Hibari
  • Patent number: 4314147
    Abstract: A multi-function type sheet counting machine capable of counting sheets under a desired operational mode selected from a plurality of operational modes. As the sheets to be counted are deflected one after another away from a stack of sheets, electrical count pulses corresponding to the number of deflected sheets are generated, and a count corresponding to the number of generated pulses is stored in a counter. A reset circuit is provided so that, at the time of changing over to the add mode from any other operational mode, the counter is automatically reset to clear the count previously stored in the counter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 1979
    Date of Patent: February 2, 1982
    Assignee: Laurel Bank Machine Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tuyoshi Miyagawa, Eiko Hibari