Patents by Inventor Junichi Arikawa

Junichi Arikawa 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: 10037643
    Abstract: A bill processing device includes: a loading unit that feeds a bill having a pair of serial number information; a reading unit that reads the pair of serial number information from the fed bill; a determining unit that determines whether at least a portion of the pair of serial numbers match each other; a stacking unit that stacks the bill in a case where the determining unit has determined that the at least a portion of the pair of serial numbers match each other; and a reject unit that receives the bill in a case where the determining unit has determined that the at least a portion of the pair of serial numbers do not match each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: LAUREL PRECISION MACHINES CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Junichi Arikawa
  • Publication number: 20160358400
    Abstract: A bill processing device includes: a loading unit that feeds a bill having a pair of serial number information; a reading unit that reads the pair of serial number information from the fed bill; a determining unit that determines whether at least a portion of the pair of serial numbers match each other; a stacking unit that stacks the bill in a case where the determining unit has determined that the at least a portion of the pair of serial numbers match each other; and a reject unit that receives the bill in a case where the determining unit has determined that the at least a portion of the pair of serial numbers do not match each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 2, 2016
    Publication date: December 8, 2016
    Inventor: Junichi ARIKAWA
  • 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
  • Patent number: 5996993
    Abstract: A bill handling machine includes a take-out roller whose entire circumferential surface is formed with a high friction material and which is adapted to engage with leading edge portions of stacked bills and can take out the bills, a separation roller for cooperating with the take-out roller and preventing two or more bills from being simultaneously taken out, a bill sensor provided downstream of the take-out roller and the separation roller for detecting whether or not any bill is present, transporting rollers provided downstream of the bill sensor and rotated at higher speed than the take-out roller, and a controller for temporarily stopping the take-out roller when detection signals have been continuously input from the bill sensor for a time period longer than a predetermined time period. According to the thus constituted bill handling machine, it is possible to reliably and efficiently separate and handle bills whose lengths in the bill transporting direction differ greatly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 1997
    Date of Patent: December 7, 1999
    Assignee: Laurel Bank Machines Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Junichi Arikawa, Yoshiyuki Katoh, Toru Inage, Wataru Iida, Hideo Atsumi
  • Patent number: 5927936
    Abstract: A bill handling machine includes a rotatable drum provided with a bill transport arrangement in which a bill transporting passage is formed therein and movable between a transport position where it can hold bills in the bill transporting passage so as to be able to transport them and a release position where it releases the holding of the bills and a shutter which can open and close one end portion of the bill transporting passage, and a vibrating mechanism for applying slight vibration to the drum, while the one end portion of the bill transporting passage is closed by the shutter, the bill transporting passage is oriented vertically so that the shutter is directed downwardly as a result of the rotation of the drum and the bill transport arrangement has been moved to the release position. According to the thus constituted bill handling machine, it is possible to reliably align one end portions of bills whose sizes differ greatly and efficiently handle bills.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 1997
    Date of Patent: July 27, 1999
    Assignee: Laurel Bank Machines Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Junichi Arikawa, Yoshiyuki Katoh, Toru Inage, Wataru Iida, Hideo Atsumi
  • Patent number: 5909814
    Abstract: A paper currency (hereinafter "bill") receiving and dispensing machine includes a bill receiving opening in which the bills are deposited, temporary storing boxes for the bills each of which is adapted to temporarily store plural denominations of bills which are deposited in the bill receiving opening and to discharge the stored bills therefrom, and a plurality of bill storing boxes adapted to store the bills discharged from the temporary storing boxes, and to discharge the stored bills therefrom. The bill storing boxes are provided in respective denominations. The machine further includes a first transport passage for communicating the bill receiving opening with the temporary storing boxes such that the bills are moved between the bill receiving opening and the temporary storing boxes, and a second transport passage for communicating the temporary storing boxes with the bill storing boxes such that the bills are moved between the temporary storing boxes and the bill storing boxes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 1997
    Date of Patent: June 8, 1999
    Assignee: Laurel Bank Machines Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Junichi Arikawa
  • Patent number: 5897114
    Abstract: A bill handling machine includes a bill placement base on which bills to be handled are placed, a bill transaction section through which the bills are received and fed out and a drum provided adjacent to the bill placement base, the drum including a pair of endless drive belts and a pair of movable endless driven belts which are disposed so as to face the endless drive belts and are adapted to hold the bills between the endless drive belts and themselves, a bill transportation passage being formed in the drum by the endless drive belts and the endless driven belts, the length of the bill transport passage being determined to be slightly greater than a length of a bill in a transporting direction whose length in the transporting direction is greatest among the bills to be handled, the bill handling machine further including a shutter which can project into and be retracted from the bill transportation passage, a length between an end portion of the bill placement base on a side opposite from the drum and the s
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 1996
    Date of Patent: April 27, 1999
    Assignee: Laurel Bank Machines Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Junichi Arikawa, Yoshiyuki Katoh, Toru Inage, Wataru Iida, Hideo Atsumi
  • Patent number: 5836577
    Abstract: A bill handling machine is provided with a bill stacking device including a bill press member whose leading end portion is swingably supported and which is adapted to guide bills downwardly, a solenoid for pressing the leading end portion of the bill press member downwardly, a sensor for detecting rear end portions of bills to be stacked, and a controller for actuating, based on a detection signal, the solenoid when a predetermined time period has passed after the sensor detected the rear end portion of the bill. According to the thus constituted bill handling machine, it is possible to stack bills whose lengths in the bill transport direction differ greatly so that one end portions thereof are aligned.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 1997
    Date of Patent: November 17, 1998
    Assignee: Laurel Bank Machines Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Junichi Arikawa, Yoshiyuki Katoh, Toru Inage, Wataru Iida, Hideo Atsumi
  • Patent number: 5813825
    Abstract: A bill handling machine is provided with a bill hold and transport arrangement which can hold bills therebetween and transport them downwardly and a bill receiving device for receiving the bills, the bill receiving device including endless drive belts fixed and extending vertically, endless driven belts movable relative to the endless drive belts and extending vertically so as to hold the bills fed from the bill hold and transport arrangement between themselves and the endless drive belts, a bill press member supported integrally with the endless driven belts, movable between a projected position where it is closer to the endless drive belts than surfaces of the endless driven belts on a side of the endless drive belts and a retracted position where it is more apart from the endless drive belts than the surfaces of the endless driven belts on a side of the endless drive belts and biased toward the endless drive belts, and a plate member located below the endless drive belts and the endless driven belts, the b
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 1997
    Date of Patent: September 29, 1998
    Assignee: Laurel Bank Machines Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Junichi Arikawa, Yoshiyuki Katoh, Toru Inage, Wataru Iida, Hideo Atsumi
  • Patent number: 5553840
    Abstract: A bill receiving and feeding-out apparatus for a bill receiving and dispensing machine including a bill accommodating box for accommodating bills, a bill reversing mechanism which includes a bill reversing passage for reversing and feeding bills into the bill accommodating box, a bill non-reversing passage for feeding bills into the bill accommodating box without reversing them, a bill feeding-out passage for feeding out bills from the bill accommodating box to a transporting passage, and a bill receiving and feeding-out mechanism which includes a bill accommodating passage connected to the downstream end of the bill reversing passage and to the upper portion of the bill accommodating box at the downstream end thereof, a bill receiving and feeding-out opening facing the downstream end of the bill non-reversing passage and the upstream end of the bill feeding-out passage and a bill accommodating and feeding-out passage connected to the bill receiving and feeding-out opening at one end and to the upper portion
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 1994
    Date of Patent: September 10, 1996
    Assignee: Laurel Bank Machines Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Junichi Arikawa
  • Patent number: 5020787
    Abstract: A bill processing apparatus capable of receiving and/or dispensing bills, the bill processing apparatus including a drum disposed in the vicinity of a bill transaction opening capable of communicating between the outside and inside of the bill processing apparatus and secured to a center shaft rotatably mounted on the bill processing apparatus, the drum having a bill accumulating portion which has an opening at one side thereof and can receive the bills via said opening and accumulate them therein, a bill feed-in passage for feeding the bills from the bill accumulating portion into the inside of the bill processing apparatus, a bill feed-out passage for feeding the bills from the inside of the bill processing apparatus to the bill accumulating portion, a drum rotating devices for rotating the drum so that the opening of the bill accumulating portion can selectively communicate with the bill transaction opening, the bill feed-in passage or the bill feed-out passage, and bill transporting rollers provided for t
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 1989
    Date of Patent: June 4, 1991
    Assignee: Laurel Bank Machines Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Junichi Arikawa
  • Patent number: 4744468
    Abstract: A circulation-type bill receiving and dispensing machine has a receiving mode, a dispensing mode and a distributing mode. Two sets of dealing part mechanisms are provided for permitting two tellers to simultaneously use the machine. Each dealing part mechanism is in communication with a commonly used received bill handling route for received mode and a commonly used dispensing bill handling route for dispensing mode. The received bill handling route is in communication with boxes for accumulating bills therein and sending the bills therefrom. The boxes are in communication with the dispensing bill handling route.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 1984
    Date of Patent: May 17, 1988
    Assignee: Laurel Bank Machine Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kowichi Goi, Junichi Arikawa, Hiroshi Emori, Hiroshi Kinoshita
  • Patent number: 4726474
    Abstract: The circulating-type bill depositing and disbursing machine includes a receiving and dispensing box. The receiving and dispensing box is adapted to be removably loaded into the machine. The box receives undamaged bills in the front portion thereof to allow the undamaged bills to be dispensed therefrom and also receives damaged bills in the rear portion thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 1985
    Date of Patent: February 23, 1988
    Assignee: Laurel Bank Machines Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Junichi Arikawa, Hiroshi Chiba, Osamu Miyazaki, Masatoshi Osanai
  • Patent number: 4639582
    Abstract: A circulating-type bill depositing and disbursing machine has a depositing and disbursing box. The box is adapted for storage of undamaged and damaged bills. First and second storing parts are provided for temporarily storing received bills and for transferring the receive bills to the depositing and disbursing box. The first and second storing parts are provided with a storing front plate and a holding plate for clamping the received bills therebetween. The first and second storing parts are further provided with an operable bottom plate for transferring the bills into the depositing and disbursing box.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 1985
    Date of Patent: January 27, 1987
    Assignee: Laurel Bank Machines Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Junichi Arikawa, Hiroshi Chiba, Osamu Miyazaki, Masatoshi Osanai
  • Patent number: 4589708
    Abstract: A device for carrying bank notes stacked in each of the container boxes to be inserted in an automatic money depositing and disbursing machine.The device carries the bank note stack while controlling the upper surface thereof at a pre-set level to render the related money stacking or dispensing means to gain access to the bank notes, when the device is inserted in position in the automatic money depositing and disbursing machine. On the other hand, when each box is removed from the machine, stacked bank notes are securely held in the box while being compressed by the pressing plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 1983
    Date of Patent: May 20, 1986
    Assignee: Laurel Bank Machine Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Eiichi Kokubo, Koichi Goi, Junichi Arikawa, Hideyuki Ebihara, Hiroshi Chiba
  • Patent number: 4564140
    Abstract: An automatic money depositing and disbursing machine has functions of receiving bank notes from a transacting port and feeding the same through a discriminating section provided in a note circulating delivery passage and accommodating in boxes normal notes judges by the discriminating section, and of disbursing the notes through the discriminating section from the transacting port. The machine is of such a construction that at least portions of the received notes are used as notes to be defrayed or disbursed. The boxes are adapted to be removably supported on the stacker supporting device. The stacker supporting device comprises a rail portion attached to the bottom of the machine and a movable portion adapted to accommodate the boxes therein and slidably supported on the rail portion in horizontal opposite directions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 1982
    Date of Patent: January 14, 1986
    Assignee: Laurel Bank Machine Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Eiichi Kokubo, Junichi Arikawa, Kowichi Goi, Shinichi Imura
  • Patent number: 4552354
    Abstract: The present invention includes a device for opening and closing a bank note container box. The device includes a push cover hinged in the vicinity of the upper covering of the box to open and close the box. The push cover is closed to push the aft end of the uppermost banknote to ensure reliable separation during the operation of pulling a bank note out of the box. The device further includes a swingable lock member to engage and hold the push cover in a normally closed condition. A swingable unlocking member swings the lock member to release the push cover during the operation of stacking bank notes in the box. An opening arm operates the unlocking member to release the push cover from the locked condition. The push cover is guided between the open and closed positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 1983
    Date of Patent: November 12, 1985
    Assignee: Laurel Bank Machine Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Eiichi Kokubo, Koichi Goi, Junichi Arikawa, Hideyuki Ebihara, Hiroshi Chiba
  • Patent number: 4527845
    Abstract: A device for locking a front cover attached to a bank note container box to cover the opening of the box. The device securely locks the front cover in the closed condition when the box is removed from the automatic money depositing and disbursing machine, and releases the front cover automatically when the box is held in position within the machine. The device comprises, in combination, an opening and closing cam and an unlock cam mounted to the machine body, and a lock member and a first unlock lever mounted to the side plate of the box. When the box initially inserted in the machine body is moved to be pulled out, the unlock lever is raised by the unlock cam so that the lock member releases the front cover from the locked condition in which it is locked in the open position. Thereafter the front cover is slowly closed by the action of the opening and closing cam. Then the lock member is moved by the action of a biasing spring to the position for locking the front cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 1983
    Date of Patent: July 9, 1985
    Assignee: Laurel Bank Machine Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Eiichi Kokubo, Koichi Goi, Junichi Arikawa, Hideyuki Ebihara, Hiroshi Chiba
  • Patent number: 4517451
    Abstract: An automatic money depositing and disbursing machine has functions of receiving bank notes from a transacting port and feeding the same through a discriminating section provided in a note circulating delivery passage and accommodating in the boxes normal notes judged by the discriminating section, and of disbursing the notes through the discriminating section from the transacting port. The machine is of such a construction that at least portions of the received notes are used as notes to be defrayed or disbursed. Provided between the note circulating delivery passage and the boxes are note transfer mechanism which comprises at least one upwardly retraction accumulating wheel for feeding notes into the boxes from the note circulating delivery passage and at least one pair of attracting drums for sucking notes from the boxes and feeding them to the note circulating delivery passage. The machine has a judging section for checking a near-end condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 1982
    Date of Patent: May 14, 1985
    Assignee: Laurel Bank Machine Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Eiichi Kokubo, Junichi Arikawa, Kowichi Goi, Shinichi Imura
  • Patent number: 4516015
    Abstract: An automatic money receiving and disbursing machine having the functions of receiving money from customers and disbursing money to customers from a box disposed within the machine. The machine is provided with a circulation path in communication with a transacting section to receive or disburse the notes therethrough. A portion of the circulation path is in communication with the disbursing box for receiving the notes disbursed from the disbursing box. Another portion of the circulation path is in communication with a note receiving box. A discrimination section is provided in the circulation path to discriminate the notes received or the notes disbursed. In the disbursing mode, when an abnormal note is found by discrimination, all the notes are discriminated again by passing the notes through the discrimination section via the circulation path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 1982
    Date of Patent: May 7, 1985
    Assignee: Laurel Bank Machine Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Isamu Uchida, deceased, Eiichi Kokubo, Kyoichi Osako, Makoto Yamazaki, Shinichi Imura, Junichi Arikawa, Kowichi Goi, Hiroshi Hongou, Takashi Shinozaki, Hiroshi Emori