Patents by Inventor Tomasz M. Jagielinski

Tomasz M. Jagielinski 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: 20200312074
    Abstract: Currency processing systems, coin processing machines, coin imaging sensor assemblies and methods of making and methods of using the same are presented herein. A currency processing system is disclosed which includes a housing with a coin input area for receiving coins and coin receptacles for stowing processed coins. A disk-type coin processing unit, which is coupled to the coin input area and coin receptacles, includes a rotatable disk for imparting motion to coins, and a sorting head for separating and discharging coins to the coin receptacles. A sensor assembly is mounted to, adjacent or within the sorting head adjacent the rotatable disk. The sensor assembly includes a linear array of sensors, wherein the linear array of sensors is configured to sense coins processed by the coin processing unit, and to output a signal indicative of coin image information for processing the coins.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 15, 2020
    Publication date: October 1, 2020
    Inventors: Tomasz M. Jagielinski, Danny D. Yang, Frank M. Csulits, Howard Choi
  • Patent number: 10685523
    Abstract: Currency processing systems, coin processing machines, coin imaging sensor assemblies and methods of making and methods of using the same are presented herein. A currency processing system is disclosed which includes a housing with a coin input area for receiving coins and coin receptacles for stowing processed coins. A disk-type coin processing unit, which is coupled to the coin input area and coin receptacles, includes a rotatable disk for imparting motion to coins, and a sorting head for separating and discharging coins to the coin receptacles. A sensor assembly is mounted to, adjacent or within the sorting head adjacent the rotatable disk. The sensor assembly includes a sensor circuit board with photodetector elements and light emitting devices. An illumination control device is communicatively coupled to and operable for controlling the light emitting device(s). A photodetector control device is communicatively coupled to and operable for controlling the sensor circuit board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: Cummins-Allison Corp.
    Inventor: Tomasz M. Jagielinski
  • Patent number: 10068406
    Abstract: Currency processing systems, coin processing machines, and methods of imaging coins are presented herein. A currency processing system is disclosed which includes a housing with a coin input area for receiving coins and coin receptacles for stowing processed coins. A disk-type coin processing unit is coupled to the coin input area and coin receptacles. The disk-type coin processing unit includes a rotatable disk for imparting motion to the coins, and a sorting head having a lower surface adjacent the rotatable disk. The lower surface forms various shaped regions for guiding the coins, under the motion imparted by the rotatable disk, to exit channels through which the coins are discharged to the coin receptacles. A linear array of sensors is mounted to the sorting head and/or the rotatable disk. The sensors examine each coin on the rotatable disk and output a signal indicative of coin image information for processing the coin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: Cummins-Allison Corp.
    Inventors: Tomasz M. Jagielinski, Mathew Tomor, Araz Yacoubian, David J. Mecklenburg, Danny D. Yang
  • Patent number: 10049521
    Abstract: Currency processing systems, coin processing machines, computer-readable storage media, and methods of managing processed coins are presented herein. A method is presented for managing coins processed by a currency processing system. The method includes: receiving a batch of coins by the currency processing system; feeding the coins into a coin processing unit which includes one or more coin discriminating sensors; sorting the batch of coins into genuine fit target coins and reject coins; sorting the reject coins into a plurality of reject groups, each of which corresponds to a respective category of rejected coins; analyzing at least one of the reject groups to determine if any genuine target coins were mischaracterized and erroneously sorted into that reject group; and, crediting a user of the currency processing system for any genuine target coins in the reject group determined to have been mischaracterized and erroneously sorted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: Cummins-Allison Corp.
    Inventors: John R. Blake, Curtis W. Hallowell, Tomasz M. Jagielinski
  • Patent number: 9870668
    Abstract: Currency processing systems, coin processing machines, and methods of imaging coins are presented herein. A currency processing system is disclosed which includes a housing with a coin input area for receiving coins and coin receptacles for stowing processed coins. A disk-type coin processing unit is coupled to the coin input area and coin receptacles. The disk-type coin processing unit includes a rotatable disk for imparting motion to the coins, and a sorting head having a lower surface adjacent the rotatable disk. The lower surface forms various shaped regions for guiding the coins, under the motion imparted by the rotatable disk, to exit channels through which the coins are discharged to the coin receptacles. A linear array of sensors is mounted to the sorting head and/or the rotatable disk. The sensors examine each coin on the rotatable disk and output a signal indicative of coin image information for processing the coin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: Cummins-Allison Corp.
    Inventors: Tomasz M. Jagielinski, Matthew Tomor, Araz Yacoubian, David J. Mecklenburg, Danny D. Yang
  • Patent number: 9633500
    Abstract: Currency processing systems, coin processing machines, computer-readable storage media, and methods of managing processed coins are presented herein. A method is presented for managing coins processed by a currency processing system. The method includes: receiving a batch of coins by the currency processing system; feeding the coins into a coin processing unit which includes one or more coin discriminating sensors; sorting the batch of coins into genuine fit target coins and reject coins; sorting the reject coins into a plurality of reject groups, each of which corresponds to a respective category of rejected coins; analyzing at least one of the reject groups to determine if any genuine target coins were mischaracterized and erroneously sorted into that reject group; and, crediting a user of the currency processing system for any genuine target coins in the reject group determined to have been mischaracterized and erroneously sorted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Assignee: Cummins-Allison Corp.
    Inventors: John R. Blake, Curtis W. Hallowell, Tomasz M. Jagielinski
  • Patent number: 9508208
    Abstract: Currency processing systems, coin processing machines, and methods of imaging coins are presented herein. A currency processing system is disclosed which includes a housing with a coin input area for receiving coins and coin receptacles for stowing processed coins. A disk-type coin processing unit is coupled to the coin input area and coin receptacles. The disk-type coin processing unit includes a rotatable disk for imparting motion to the coins, and a sorting head having a lower surface adjacent the rotatable disk. The lower surface forms various shaped regions for guiding the coins, under the motion imparted by the rotatable disk, to exit channels through which the coins are discharged to the coin receptacles. A linear array of sensors is mounted to the sorting head and/or the rotatable disk. The sensors examine each coin on the rotatable disk and output a signal indicative of coin image information for processing the coin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2016
    Assignee: Cummins Allison Corp.
    Inventors: Tomasz M. Jagielinski, Matthew Tomor, Araz Yacoubian, David J. Mecklenburg, Danny D. Yang
  • Patent number: 9501885
    Abstract: Currency processing systems, coin processing machines, and methods of imaging coins are presented herein. A currency processing system is disclosed which includes a housing with an input area for receiving coins and receptacles for stowing processed coins. A disk-type coin processing unit is coupled to the coin input area and coin receptacles. The coin processing unit includes a rotatable disk for imparting motion to coins, and a sorting head adjacent the rotatable disk with shaped regions for guiding moving coins to exit channels through which the coins are discharged to the coin receptacles. A sensor arrangement mounted adjacent the rotatable disk includes one light emitting device for emitting light onto a coin surface at near-normal incidence, and another light emitting device for emitting light onto the coin surface at high-angle incidence. A photodetector senses light reflected off the coin surface and outputs a coin-image signal for processing the coin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2016
    Assignee: Cummins-Allison Corp.
    Inventors: Araz Yacoubian, Danny D. Yang, Tomasz M. Jagielinski, Frank M. Csulits, Matthew Tomor
  • Patent number: 9430893
    Abstract: Currency processing systems, coin processing machines, computer-readable storage media, and methods of managing processed coins are presented herein. A method is presented for managing coins processed by a currency processing system. The method includes: receiving a batch of coins by the currency processing system; feeding the coins into a coin processing unit which includes one or more coin discriminating sensors; sorting the batch of coins into genuine fit target coins and reject coins; sorting the reject coins into a plurality of reject groups, each of which corresponds to a respective category of rejected coins; analyzing at least one of the reject groups to determine if any genuine target coins were mischaracterized and erroneously sorted into that reject group; and, crediting a user of the currency processing system for any genuine target coins in the reject group determined to have been mischaracterized and erroneously sorted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2016
    Assignee: Cummins-Allison Corp.
    Inventors: John R. Blake, Curtis W. Hallowell, Tomasz M. Jagielinski
  • Patent number: 8781206
    Abstract: A document processing device includes a controller and a sensor arrangement. The sensor arrangement illuminates a surface of documents. The gradient index lens array collects light reflected from the documents and transmits at least a portion of the collected reflected light onto a photodetector array. The photodetector array generates one or more electrical signals in response to a gradient index lens transmitting light thereon. The controller derives data including image data from the one or more electrical signals. The image data is reproducible as a visually readable image of the surface of the documents. The visually readable image has a resolution such that alphanumeric characters can be extracted from the visually readable image in response to the document remaining within a depth of field of the gradient index lens array while being transported via the transport mechanism. The depth of field is at least about 0.03 inches.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignee: Cummins-Allison Corp.
    Inventors: Araz Yacoubian, Frank M. Csulits, Danny D. Yang, Douglas U. Mennie, Tomasz M. Jagielinski
  • Patent number: 8684157
    Abstract: According to some embodiments of the invention, a magnetic sensor having a track width of greater than about 50 millimeters is provided. The magnetic sensor is adapted to detect a magnetic feature and produce a linear, analog output in response to the magnetic feature. The analog output is along a single data channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2014
    Assignee: Cummins-Allison Corp.
    Inventors: Jay D. Freeman, Tomasz M. Jagielinski, Frederick J. Jeffers, George S. Krastev, Danny D. Yang
  • Patent number: 8559694
    Abstract: In one aspect, a method of processing currency in a currency processing machine includes the act of retrieving, from a plurality of input currency bills, characteristic information from each of the bills, the characteristic information itself including at least a first characteristic information relating to fitness. The method also includes the act of assigning to each currency bill one of a plurality of fitness types and fitness levels relating to the first characteristic information of the bill, at least one of the fitness types and the fitness levels being defined by a user. The method also includes the act of outputting each currency bill along one of a plurality of output paths designated by the user to receive currency bills, the output path having a fitness type and/or fitness level assigned to the currency bill.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2013
    Assignee: Cummins-Allison Corp.
    Inventors: Charles P. Jenrick, Douglas U. Mennie, John R. Blake, Matthew L. Anderson, Gary P. Watts, Curtis W. Hallowell, Robert J. Klein, Jeffrey G. Knoll, Tomasz M. Jagielinski
  • Patent number: 8401268
    Abstract: A document processing device includes a controller and a sensor arrangement. The sensor arrangement illuminates a surface of documents. The gradient index lens array collects light reflected from the documents and transmits at least a portion of the collected reflected light onto a photodetector array. The photodetector array generates one or more electrical signals in response to a gradient index lens transmitting light thereon. The controller derives data including image data from the one or more electrical signals. The image data is reproducible as a visually readable image of the surface of the documents. The visually readable image has a resolution such that alphanumeric characters can be extracted from the visually readable image in response to the document remaining within a depth of field of the gradient index lens array while being transported via the transport mechanism. The depth of field is at least about 0.03 inches.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2013
    Assignee: Cummins-Allison Corp.
    Inventors: Araz Yacoubian, Frank M. Csulits, Danny D. Yang, Douglas U. Mennie, Tomasz M. Jagielinski
  • Patent number: 8331643
    Abstract: A currency processing device for receiving a stack of U.S. currency bills and rapidly processing all the bills in the stack, the device comprising: an input receptacle adapted to receive a stack of U.S.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Cummins-Allison Corp.
    Inventors: Araz Yacoubian, Tomasz M. Jagielinski
  • Patent number: 8322505
    Abstract: According to some embodiments of the invention, a magnetic sensor having a track width of greater than about 50 millimeters is provided. The magnetic sensor is adapted to detect a magnetic feature and produce a linear, analog output in response to the magnetic feature. The analog output is along a single data channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: Cummins-Allison Corp.
    Inventors: Jay D. Freeman, Tomasz M. Jagielinski, Frederick J. Jeffers, George S. Krastev, Danny D. Yang
  • Publication number: 20110255767
    Abstract: In one aspect, a method of processing currency in a currency processing machine includes the act of retrieving, from a plurality of input currency bills, characteristic information from each of the bills, the characteristic information itself including at least a first characteristic information relating to fitness. The method also includes the act of assigning to each currency bill one of a plurality of fitness types and fitness levels relating to the first characteristic information of the bill, at least one of the fitness types and the fitness levels being defined by a user. The method also includes the act of outputting each currency bill along one of a plurality of output paths designated by the user to receive currency bills, the output path having a fitness type and/or fitness level assigned to the currency bill.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2011
    Publication date: October 20, 2011
    Applicant: Cummins-Allison Corp.
    Inventors: Charles P. Jenrick, Douglas U. Mennie, John R. Blake, Matthew L. Anderson, Gary P. Watts, Curtis W. Hallowell, Robert J. Klein, Jeffrey G. Knoll, Tomasz M. Jagielinski
  • Patent number: 7978899
    Abstract: In one aspect, a method of processing currency in a currency processing machine includes the act of retrieving, from a plurality of input currency bills, characteristic information from each of the bills, the characteristic information itself including at least a first characteristic information relating to fitness. The method also includes the act of assigning to each currency bill one of a plurality of fitness types and fitness levels relating to the first characteristic information of the bill, at least one of the fitness types and the fitness levels being defined by a user. The method also includes the act of outputting each currency bill along one of a plurality of output paths designated by the user to receive currency bills, the output path having a fitness type and/or fitness level assigned to the currency bill.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2011
    Assignee: Cummins-Allison Corp.
    Inventors: Charles P. Jenrick, Douglas U. Mennie, John R. Blake, Matthew L. Anderson, Gary P. Watts, Curtis W. Hallowell, Robert J. Klein, Jeffrey G. Knoll, Tomasz M. Jagielinski
  • Publication number: 20100263984
    Abstract: According to some embodiments of the invention, a magnetic sensor having a track width of greater than about 50 millimeters is provided. The magnetic sensor is adapted to detect a magnetic feature and produce a linear, analog output in response to the magnetic feature. The analog output is along a single data channel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 21, 2010
    Publication date: October 21, 2010
    Applicant: Cummins-Allison Corp.
    Inventors: Jay D. Freeman, Tomasz M. Jagielinski, Frederick J. Jeffers, George S. Krastev, Danny D. Yang
  • Patent number: 7762380
    Abstract: According to some embodiments of the invention, a magnetic sensor having a track width of greater than about 50 millimeters is provided. The magnetic sensor is adapted to detect a magnetic feature and produce a linear, analog output in response to the magnetic feature. The analog output is along a single data channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2010
    Assignee: Cummins-Allison Corp.
    Inventors: Jay D. Freeman, Tomasz M. Jagielinski, Frederick J. Jeffers, George S. Krastev, Danny D. Yang
  • Publication number: 20090022390
    Abstract: A currency processing device for receiving a stack of U.S. currency bills and rapidly processing all the bills in the stack, the device comprising: an input receptacle adapted to receive a stack of U.S.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 17, 2008
    Publication date: January 22, 2009
    Inventors: Araz Yacoubian, Tomasz M. Jagielinski