Leif Lundblad 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).
Abstract: A banknote-handling system includes a plurality of banknote-handling machines (11, 12, . . . ); a plurality of banks (16, 17) for accounting purposes, etc; a co-ordinating central unit (10); a transport system (18, 19 . . . ) for transporting banknotes between the machines and the banks; a central bank (15) for monitoring the activity and banknote-handling of respective banks; and an electronic information and signal transmission system (1-2) for enabling individual and co-operative activities of the units to be achieved. The information and signal transmission system (1-2) is divided into two subsystems. One subsystem (1) includes the transmission of information and signals that relate to and have their basis in transactions between the banks (16, 17) and the general public/businesses relating to their activities in respect of banknote-handling.
Abstract: A system for handling banknote flows with the aid of a banknote handling machine for feeding banknotes into and out of a banknote magazine included in the banknote handling machine. The system includes a central unit which includes a locality that is divided by an inner wall into an outer room and an inner room, with the banknote handling machine being orientated through the inner wall. The banknote handling machine includes a banknote infeed location and at least one banknote outfeed location in the outer room, and a combined banknote infeed/outfeed location in the inner room. The machine also includes a bandnote detector and a banknote packaging unit for treating possibly detected forged banknotes and unusable banknotes.
Abstract: A teller machine for the infeed and outfeed of banknotes having detectors for checking respectively the quality, denomination and validity of banknotes. The detector for checking the validity of a banknote carries out on each deposited and by-passing banknote a check relating to a first number of validity criteria and with respect to a second number of validity criteria. This second number of validity criteria is included in the teller machine as a closed and sealed unit so as to be in a material form available to the validity detector but sealed to prevent unintended access thereto. Banknotes determined to be genuine and of low quality by the respective detectors may be destroyed within the teller machine upon receipt of an acceptance signal from a superordinate unit outside the teller machine.
Abstract: A method of converting a sum of money involving the commencement or the cessation of interest calculations on the sum concerned comprises the steps in which a customer deposits in a banknote machine (121) a number of banknotes whose value corresponds to a given sum; and subsequent to determining the value of the banknotes and checking the authenticity of the banknotes, the banknote machine (121) automatically credits the sum to the customer's account with a given bank (12), and transfers the sum electronically to the account of the bank (12) with a superordinate bank (1, the Bank of Sweden), and said sum is credited to a corresponding internal account belonging to the bank (12); or comprising the steps where a customer takes from a banknote machine (121) a number of banknotes corresponding in value to a given sum; and wherein the banknote machine (121) automatically debits the sum from the customer's account with a given bank (12) and electronically subtracts said sum from the account of the bank (12) with th
Abstract: A system for handling banknotes within a geographically limited area, including a plurality of banknote handling machines positioned over the geographically limited area for depositing and withdrawing banknotes. The machines are adapted to separately bundle and cassette-package banknotes of accepted quality, non-accepted quality, and any false banknotes that may have been discovered. A shared information center communicates with the machines to exchange factual data relating to the presence of stored banknotes and cassette-packaged banknotes of the various types, and a plurality of transport vehicles transport the cassette-packaged banknotes to and from the machines in response to orders from the information center issued on the basis of information sent from the machines to the information center.
Abstract: A system for handling banknote flows with the aid of a banknote handling machine (1) for feeding banknotes into and out of a banknote magazine (10) included in the banknote handling machine (1). The system comprises a first unit (21) which includes a locality (210) that is divided by an inner wall (211) into an outer room (212) and an inner room (213), with the banknote handling machine (1) being orientated through the inner wall (211). The banknote handling machine (1) includes a banknote infeed location (111) and at least one banknote outfeed location (112) in the outer room (212), and a combined banknote infeed/outfeed location (121) in their room (213).
Abstract: A banknote handling machine having an infeed part for receiving banknotes deposited by a customer from outside the machine and for identifying the customer, a detector unit for checking the validity of the deposited banknotes, a printing unit for printing information relating to the deposited banknotes and the customer, and a packaging unit for encasing and sealing banknotes suspected of being false in transparent packaging material. Transportation of suspect banknotes to the packaging and printing operations is controlled by a process unit such that customer information and information relating to the suspect banknotes is printed on an inner surface of the transparent packaging material, in mirror-image, in conjunction with operation of the packaging unit to encase and seal the suspect banknotes so that, upon completion, the printed information is properly readable from the outside of the package.
Abstract: A banknote-handling system includes a plurality of banknote-handling machines (11, 12, . . . ); a plurality of banks (16, 17) for accounting purposes, etc; a co-ordinating central unit (10); a transport system (18, 19 . . . ) for transporting banknotes between the machines and the banks; a central bank (15) for monitoring the activity and banknote-handling of respective banks; and an electronic information and signal transmission system (1-2) for enabling individual and cooperative activities of the units to be achieved. The information and signal transmission system (1-2) is divided into two subsystems. One subsystem (1) includes the transmission of information and signals that relate to and have their basis in transactions between the banks (16, 17) and the general public/businesses relating to their activities in respect of banknote-handling.
Abstract: A banknote handling machine having an infeed part for receiving externally posted banknotes and including a detector mechanism for checking the genuineness, quality and value of posted banknotes. The detector mechanism functions to sort false banknotes and banknotes of poor quality from remaining banknotes. A processor unit controls transportation of poor quality banknotes along a transport part to a unit for storing and packaging the banknotes, and the transportation of at least part of the remaining, genuine and accepted banknotes to a first storage unit for storing and packaging these banknotes in accordance with their denomination. An outfeed part enables banknotes ordered externally via a banknote ordering means to be dispensed from a second storage device. The processor unit controls the transportation of genuine and accepted banknotes primarily to the second storage device in the outfeed part and only secondarily to a first storage device in the infeed part.
Abstract: A teller-machine (1) for the infeed and outfeed of banknotes includes detectors (11, 12, 13) for checking respectively the quality, denomination and validity of banknotes. The detector (13) for checking the validity of a banknote carries out on each deposited and by-passing banknote a check relating to a first number of validity criteria (131) and with respect to a second number of validity criteria (132). This second number of validity criteria (132) in a materialised form which is available to the detector (13), is included in a teller machine as a closed and sealed unit (132).
Abstract: A banknote handling apparatus including a first unit for receiving banknotes deposited from outside the machine, a second unit for checking validity, quality and denomination of the deposited banknotes, and a third unit for bundling and packaging checked banknotes using a packaging device that has a roll carrying transparent packaging material for encasing banknotes in a closed package so that unnoticeable resealing of a banknote package that has been sealed in the apparatus and then broken open is difficult to achieve. A printing device is located above and close to the roll for printing information relating to the content of the banknote package with each bundling/encasing function in mirror image on an inner side of the transparent packaging material taken from the roll so that the content information is durably printed thereon and readable right-way-up from outside the closed package.
Abstract: A safe for valuable documents having a shell protection around the safe for impeding attempts to force an entry thereinto and processor unit actuated in response to damage to the shell protection to initiate a safe protection function. The safe contains a plurality of units for accommodating documents, at least one of which includes a portable safe deposit box that, when placed in the safe, can be electrically connected thereto. The safe deposit box has a protective shell and a destructive device designed to effect local destruction of documents contained in the box. The destructive device operates automatically in response to damage to the protective shell when the safe deposit box is removed from the safe and an attempt is made to force the box open.
Abstract: A safe for accomodating valuable documents includes one or more units (1-17), each of which is intended to accomodate several valuable documents and is equipped with destructive devices (112-172) for local destruction of valuable documents in respective units when an attempt to break into the safe (1) is made. Each of the destruction devices (e.g. 112) includes at least one container (31) disposed adjacent a valuable document wind-up drum (30). The container includes a peripheral, circular continuous recess or channel (311) intended for destructive material (33) and facing towards the exposed edges of valuable documents. The opening (3111, 3211) of the recess or channel (311, 321) is covered with a ring-shaped plastic or steel net. The recess contains dye capsules (33) and a ring-shaped fuse (3113, 3213) for activation of the dye when an attempt to break into the safe (1) is made.
Abstract: An arrangement for infeeding and outfeeding documents, such as banknotes, cheques, etc., having a command system for externally controlling the functions thereof, and a storage system for storing the documents fed into the arrangement between mutually coacting belts. The storage system has allocated, well-defined and registered document storage positions for incoming documents. A detector system functions to identify incoming documents prior to storage of the documents in the well-defined and unoccupied positions.
March 29, 1996
Date of Patent:
October 28, 1997
De la Rue Inter Innovation AB
Jan Mistander, Jan Wigur, Gosta Edin, Jan Olof Ek, Leif Lundblad, Bertil Mattsson
Abstract: A system for safe transmission of a message with positive identification of the sender includes on the transmitter side telefax-type message-transmitting apparatus (10) and encryption means (22) for encrypting transmission signals from the telefax apparatus prior to transmission, and includes on the receiver side decryption means (25) for decrypting incoming signals prior to their receipt in telefax-type apparatus (20), and message enveloping and message gathering means (21) for safe storage of messages received by the telefax apparatus (20) in an enveloped form within a closed casing (11). Activating means (23) on the transmitter side includes a card reader (231) and keyboard (232) and is intended to activate the encryption means (22) in response to signals from the card reader (231) and the keyboard (232). Control means (24) on the receiver side function are adapted to activate the decryption means (25) in response to signals emanating from the card reader (231) and the keyboard (232).
February 17, 1994
Date of Patent:
May 30, 1995
Nybo Seal System AB
Leif Lundblad, Claes Bjorkman, Lars Eklund
Abstract: A system comprising transmitting apparatus for transmitting messages to receiving apparatus which have a closed casing for collecting printed sheets into a bundle and also enclosing enveloping material for automatically enveloping the collected bundles of printed sheets. Receiving apparatus (M1, M2, . . . Mn), each having a closed casing (h1, h2, . . . hn) and enveloping material (F1) in said casing, and are intended for installation at stations (UP1, UP2, UPn) intended for the central collection of enveloped bundles or dispatches (FF1) addressed to addressees located in the neighborhood of respective collecting stations. The transmitting apparatus (S1, S2, . . . Sm) are equipped with payment means (b1, b2, bm) through which payment can be made for a transmission service on each transmission occasion, this service including transmission of a message, enveloping the message received and delivering the message or dispatch to the receiving addressee.
Abstract: An arrangement for welding foil webs includes two coacting cog wheels, between which the foil webs are advanced, and a heat source. The heat source is comprised of a heating wire which is placed in the close proximity of the coacting parts of the cog wheels and the ends of which are connected to a current source which functions to heat the wire to a temperature above the softening temperature of the foil webs. The cog wheels will therewith function as a web-advancing mechanism and also as part of a web-welding mechanism.
Abstract: An arrangement for enveloping an object located between two heat weldable webs of enveloping material includes two coacting welding jaws for joining the webs together in their transversal direction on mutually opposite sides of the object. The welding jaws extend in the transverse direction of the webs, across the whole width thereof. One of the jaws is a wire-carrying jaw which supports a freely extending heating wire, and the other jaw is forked and has two legs. The jaws are moveable between a starting position on opposite sides of the webs, and a web welding position in which the webs are held together with the free ends of the fork legs in abutment with one side of the webs and with the heating wire located at the mouth region of the fork gap and in abutment with the other side of the webs. The wire functions to weld said material webs together and to melt-off the webs within the weld region.
Abstract: A message receiving arrangement operative to reduce the risk of uncontrolled distribution of transmitted and printed messages. The arrangement includes a sheet-store and printing mechanism for printing messages on sheets taken from the store and a supply of enveloping material intended for enveloping sheets with messages printed thereon. The arrangement also includes a closed casing (11) which functions to gather printed sheets to a collected bundle (33). Mounted in the casing (11) are means (25, 27, 30) which function to automatically envelope the thus gathered bundles of sheets.Also mounted in the casing (11) is a folding device (29) which, during the enveloping process, is intended to move perpendicularly to the transport direction of the sheets during the gathering of the sheets to a bundle form (33).
Abstract: An arrangement for feeding banknotes to a storage space comprises a command device 64 for externally controlling the functions of the arrangement, a detector for detecting and examining sequentially transported banknotes and for internally controlling their transport, a collecting location 22 for banknotes which pass the detector sequentially in series, and a plurality of storage locations each having an infeed 260, 270 which form part of a transport path. The arrangement includes a transporter 23 for conveying a bundle of banknotes in the collecting location either to an outfeed opening 62 or to a feed table 24 on the input side of the transport path. The transporter includes a roller chain 230 having a gripper 231 for transporting documents to the transport path, and a toothed arm 232 which coacts with the roller chain 230 for transporting documents to the outfeed opening.
July 2, 1986
Date of Patent:
August 2, 1988
Inter Innovation AB
Leif Lundblad, Olof L. Persson, Hans B. A. Swegen, Hans Zettergren