By Pliant Currency (e.g., Dollar Bill, Etc.) Patents (Class 194/206)
  • Patent number: 11403905
    Abstract: An apparatus and a corresponding method for counting value-document bundles, which contain respectively several value documents, in particular bank notes, combined to a bundle by a bundling element, such as a band, having an image-capturing device, which is configured to capture at least one image of the value-document bundles including bundling elements, and an evaluation device, which is configured to identify the bundling elements in the captured image and to establish their number.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: GIESECKE+DEVRIENT CURRENCY TECHNOLOGY GMBH
    Inventor: Michael Stapfer
  • Patent number: 11328563
    Abstract: A Self-Service Terminal (SST) that provides valuable media deposit features is enhanced with an apparatus fastened to an outside surface of the SST. The apparatus is adapted to receive an externally provided valuable media cassette and connect/interface a port of the cassette to an unload infeed port. A transaction interface is enhanced to identify the cassette as a source device for obtaining valuable media during a deposit transaction. The SST feeds the valuable media from the externally connected cassette through media validation and transport modules of the SST into cassettes of a safe and the SST returns rejected media for the deposit transaction back through the modules to return rejected media to the externally interfaced cassette.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: NCR Corporaton
    Inventors: Grant Buchanan Fraser, John Mannion
  • Patent number: 11232667
    Abstract: A coin dispenser dispenses coins having plural coin diameters ranging from a smallest coin diameter to a largest coin diameter. The coin dispenser comprises: a plurality of coin tubes, each coin tube being configured to hold a stack of coins having a same coin diameter, a base plate arranged under the coin tubes, the base plate forming support area's for supporting the stacks of coins held by the coin tubes, the base plate having dispensing edges each forming an edge of the base plate, each dispensing edge associated with a respective coin tube and being spaced apart, in a respective dispensing direction, from the support area of that coin tube, and a plurality of actuators, each actuator associated with a respective coin tube and configured to push the coin at the lowest position in the respective stack of coins held by the coin tube in the respective dispensing direction from the support area to an over the respective dispensing edge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2022
    Assignee: SUZO INTERNATIONAL (NEDERLAND) B.V.
    Inventors: Edwin Andre Roodenburg, Dennis Verhaar
  • Patent number: 11217068
    Abstract: Briefly, example methods, apparatuses, and/or articles of manufacture are disclosed that may be implemented, in whole or in part, using one or more computing devices to facilitate and/or support one or more operations and/or techniques for instant bank account crediting via a bill-validating depositing system, such as a smart safe, for example.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Assignee: Peregrin Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Samuel H. Bosch, Frank Arthur Roos
  • Patent number: 11210886
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to avoid as much as possible a state where recognition results with respect to the same paper sheet become different. Provided is a paper sheet identification system including a first paper sheet identification device and a second paper sheet identification device. The second paper sheet identification device includes a second identification unit that identifies the authenticity of paper sheets based on a second set value, and a first acquisition unit that acquires previous process data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Assignee: Japan Cash Machine Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yousuke Miyashita, Makoto Hasegawa
  • Patent number: 11195369
    Abstract: A pedestal system including a pedestal is described. The pedestal includes a base, an access door, and a button deck. The access door is rotatably coupled to the pedestal between a first open position and a first closed position wherein the access door is configured to allow access to an interior portion of the pedestal. The button deck includes one or more of a display and a button panel including one or more buttons. The button deck is rotatably coupled to the pedestal between a second open position and a second closed position wherein the button deck is configured to allow access to the interior portion of the pedestal when the button deck is in the second open position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2021
    Assignee: Aristocrat Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Timothy Barbour, Lori Weaver, Ryan Priddy, Kiran Dundaraddi, William Lamb
  • Patent number: 11189122
    Abstract: An open banknote system comprises a first banknote path plate and a second banknote path plate coupled to a frame, wherein the first banknote path plate and the second banknote path plate are disposed a distance apart, a banknote path disposed in a space between the first banknote path plate and the second banknote path plate, wherein each of a first side and a second side of the banknote path open to an area wider than a central portion of the banknote path, and a plurality of rollers each coupled to one of the first banknote path plate and the second banknote path plate, wherein each one of the plurality of rollers forms a banknote pinch point with another one of the plurality of rollers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: Crane Payment Innovations, Inc.
    Inventor: Evan J. Cost
  • Patent number: 11182312
    Abstract: A method includes enabling a manufacturing mode at least partially based on a first signal provided via one of a number of reserved pins of an interface connector. The method can further include providing, in response to enabling the manufacturing mode, a second signal to a memory component coupled to the interface connector via a number of other pins of the interface connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: Micron Technology, Inc.
    Inventor: Adam J. Hieb
  • Patent number: 11170471
    Abstract: A game-agnostic event detector can be used to automatically identify game events. Game-specific configuration data can be used to specify types of pre-processing to be performed on media for a game session, as well as types of detectors to be used to detect events for the game. Event data for detected events can be written to an event log in a form that is both human- and process-readable. The event data can be used for various purposes, such as to generate highlight videos or provide player performance feedback. The event data may be determined based upon output from detectors such as optical character recognition (OCR) engines, and the regions may be upscaled and binarized before OCR processing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignee: NVIDIA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Nathan Otterness, Jonathan White, Dave Clark, Jim van Welzen
  • Patent number: 11138578
    Abstract: Illustrated herein are systems and methods of transferring physical currency into electronic credit that becomes electronically available. One method includes remotely and quickly depositing non-negotiable instruments, such as cash, by communicating information, such as an image of the currency, about the instrument to a depositor. An exemplary system includes computing devices and a capture module with a retrieval engine, a transmission engine, an inspection engine, and a conferral engine. The capture module receives information about a non-negotiable instrument, and an inspection engine analyzes the information to confirm if the unit of currency is authentic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: UNITED SERVICES AUTOMOBILE ASSOCIATION (USAA)
    Inventor: Ryan T. Everett
  • Patent number: 11125524
    Abstract: A firearm suppressor includes a muzzle mount; blast, intermediate and distal baffle cups; a distal end cap; and a shroud. The muzzle mount, baffle cups, and end cap thread together at threaded interfaces. Each baffle cup has an externally threaded proximal segment threadably received in the proximally adjacent component. The distal baffle cup has an externally threaded distal segment received in the end cap. The components are shaped and arranged to form sealed interfaces upstream of the threaded interfaces along the flow path of gas through the suppressor. The baffle cups include baffle walls defining chambers sized and arranged to limit first round pop. The baffle walls define vent passages extending along axes oriented at skew angles with respect to the axes of the baffle cups. A distal baffle cup includes an annular recess for reducing the weight of the suppressor adjacent the distal end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: Smith & Wesson Inc.
    Inventors: Antonio Miele, Robert Marsland
  • Patent number: 11087314
    Abstract: The present disclosure involves systems, software, and computer implemented methods for a remittance system that pre-populates remittance data based on historical usage of remittance transactions. One example system includes operations to generate, using a predictive model, data indicating a predicted likelihood of a user selecting at least one data exchange transaction, wherein the data indicates the predicted likelihood of the user performing the at least one data exchange transaction. A request is received to access a remittance page. In response, the at least one data exchange transaction that was previously generated is selected from a repository of predicted likelihoods. Remittance data associated with a UI element is generated that includes the at least one data exchange transaction. The remittance data is transmitted to the device. An indication from the device is received for interacting with the UI element. The data exchange transaction is executed in response to receiving the indication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: The Toronto-Dominion Bank
    Inventors: Rajeev Kumar Gandhi, Robert Kyle Miller, Kushank Rastogi, David Samuel Tax, Milos Dunjic, Arthur Carroll Chow, Armon Rouhani, Maryam Karbasi, Kamana Tripathi, John Jong-Suk Lee, Arun Victor Jagga
  • Patent number: 11028625
    Abstract: An electronic gaming machine that includes a cabinet, a display, and a hinge assembly coupled therebetween. The hinge assembly includes a first bracket coupled to the cabinet, a second bracket coupled to the display, a first link pair extending from the first bracket, and a second link pair extending from the first bracket. A third link pair is coupled to the first link pair, is coupled to the second link pair, and is coupled to the second bracket. A fourth link pair is extending from the second bracket, and is coupled to the second link pair. The link pairs are coupled to each other and to the brackets at pivot points. The hinge assembly is expandable and retractable between a retracted or expanded position, and is configured to swing the display from a lowered to a raised position as the hinge assembly is expanded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: Aristocrat Technologies Australia Pty Limited
    Inventors: Deepak Chaudhari, Prabhakar Mutukundu, Muharrem Abali
  • Patent number: 10943423
    Abstract: An autonomous cash box for use in a payment terminal comprises an enclosure and a top portion mounted to the enclosure. The top portion has a displaceable lid. An electric motor and a control unit are mounted within the enclosure. The control unit is configured to activate the electric motor to selectively displace the lid to open or close the top portion of the autonomous cash box. A payment terminal receives the autonomous cash. Commands to open or close the lid may be sent from a wireless transmitter in the payment terminal and received at a wireless receiver of the autonomous cash box.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Inventor: Cyril Robitaille
  • Patent number: 10922913
    Abstract: A method is described for detecting a security thread in a value document, in which magnetic data are employed for sites on the value document, said magnetic data representing a magnetic property of the value document at the site, check sites on the value document are determined employing the sites, and from the check sites, a straight line is specified, along or on which at least some of the check sites lie and which represents a location of the security thread.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: GIESECKE+DEVRIENT CURRENCY TECHNOLOGY GMBH
    Inventors: Johannes Feulner, Steffen Schmalz
  • Patent number: 10902584
    Abstract: Detection of surface irregularities in coins. Three-dimensional topographic data of at least one surface of a coin, having at least one feature, is acquired and used to determine characteristics of the coin features, based on vector components of normal vectors at various points on the surface of the coin. The feature characteristics are then compared to reference feature characteristics. Based on this comparison, an irregularity indication is provided if differences between the feature characteristics and the reference characteristics are found.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: ULTRA ELECTRONICS FORENSIC TECHNOLOGY INC.
    Inventor: Serge Levesque
  • Patent number: 10839528
    Abstract: Methods and systems integrate digital fingerprint authentication-based identification and location tracking into a single, continuous process in which an authentication-integrated tracking system is simultaneously aware of both the identity and location of each physical object at all times as they move along a conveyance system. Insertion or removal of an object is quickly detected and reported. Rapid reestablishment and continuation of authentication-integrated tracking is enabled in the event of any temporary interruption or failure of tracking in the system. An exemplary system comprises plural tracking units networked together, each tracking unit including a camera or scanner to observe a corresponding field of view, the tracking units arrange to realize a continuous field of view of a physical conveyance system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: ALITHEON, INC.
    Inventors: David Justin Ross, Scot E. Land
  • Patent number: 10832085
    Abstract: Methods and systems for image binarization using mean restrain are disclosed. A method includes: obtaining, by a computing device, a grayscale image; generating, by the computing device, a histogram from the grayscale image; determining, by the computing device, a foreground mean value and a background mean value for each pixel value in the histogram; determining, by the computing device, a binarization threshold using the foreground mean values and the background mean values; and generating, by the computing device, a binarized image using the grayscale image and the binarization threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Bin Gu, Xiao Chao Yan, Chongming Wang, Jian Bing Chen, Min Xu
  • Patent number: 10752459
    Abstract: An upper-side conveyance guide of a temporary holding section is provided with an upper-side movable guide that capable of moving in coordination with the drum diameter of a drum so as to be interposed between the upper-side conveyance guide and the drum at all times. The upper-side movable guide guides a banknote that is being conveyed gripped only at the center by a banknote conveying portion of a main tape, between the upper-side conveyance guide and the drum. Folding of the banknote is accordingly suppressed by the upper-side movable guide, enabling the banknote to be guided to a gap between the upper-side conveyance guide and a lower-side conveyance guide without catching on a rear face of the upper-side conveyance guide or the like. Accordingly, the banknote can be prevented from contacting portions that should not be contacted and causing conveyance issues as a result.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: Oki Electric Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Masaki Takada, Atsushi Takada
  • Patent number: 10748368
    Abstract: A banknote validator having a housing, a validation sensor; and a banknote drive mechanism. The banknote drive mechanism may be arranged to transport a banknote from an input aperture to a stacking device. The banknote drive mechanism may delimit a first banknote pathway proximal to an input aperture, and a second banknote pathway proximal to the stacking device. A pivotable security gate arrangement may be included that is resiliently biased to project into the second banknote pathway.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: Innovative Technology Limited
    Inventors: Martin Sackfield, John Tillson, Daniel Russell, Paul Clark
  • Patent number: 10726655
    Abstract: Disclosed is a shutter assembly for a self-service terminal. The shutter assembly may comprise a track assembly, a shutter door, and a motor. The shutter door may be installed within the track assembly. The motor may be operative to move the shutter door between a first position and a second position and the first position and a third position. The second position may be located opposite the third position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: NCR Corporation
    Inventors: Andrew Grant, Ian McFarlane Denny
  • Patent number: 10719814
    Abstract: Methods and system for transferring funds supports funds transfers from a source account to a cash access file which can be accessed virtually twenty-four hours a day by both customers and non-customers. Cash may be transferred across international borders and dispensed in a currency different than that of the sender's source account and is made available to a recipient virtually as soon as the requested transfer is approved and confirmed by the sender. A subset of payees that is uniquely associated with the sender and includes a payee and a destination account for the payee is presented in a payee list database. Thereafter, a payee list is displayed for the sender at a terminal in response to entry of a request by the sender for a transfer of funds, and upon selection by the sender of a payee from the payee list and entry of a requested transfer amount, the requested amount is transferred e.g.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: Citicorp Credit Services, Inc. (USA)
    Inventors: Netty Meiroff, Gordon Zahorik
  • Patent number: 10685525
    Abstract: A money handling apparatus (for example, money depositing and dispensing machine 100) includes a state detector 107 configured to detect a state of another money handling apparatus (for example, money change machine 200) to which the storage cassette (for example, banknote storage cassette 300) has previously been mounted or a state of the storage cassette itself and a determiner 108 configured to determine whether a counter (for example, recognizer 132) counts the money taken out from the storage cassette, based on the state detected by the state detector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: GLORY LTD.
    Inventor: Takahisa Fujii
  • Patent number: 10620516
    Abstract: A projector includes a casing, an optical engine module and a heat dissipation module. The optical engine module disposed in the casing includes a light source, a light valve and a projection lens. The heat dissipation module disposed in the casing includes at least two heat pipes and a heat dissipation fin set. The heat dissipation fin set includes at least a heat dissipation fin and at least a turbulent structure. The heat dissipation fin has a surface including a heat pipe arrangement region and a turbulent region adjacent to each other. The at least one heat pipe passes through the heat pipe arrangement region, and an air flowing section is formed near the at least one heat pipe. The turbulent region has a turbulent section corresponding to the air flowing section, and the turbulent structure is disposed in the turbulent region and extends continuously in the turbulent section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: Coretronic Corporation
    Inventors: Pei-Rong Wu, Shi-Wen Lin, Wen-Yen Chung, Tsung-Ching Lin
  • Patent number: 10618764
    Abstract: A paper sheet accommodation apparatus includes: a supply reel which supplies a wound band-like material; a winding drum around which a paper sheet is wound together with the band-like material supplied from the supply reel; a taking in and out section through which the paper sheet is taken in and out; and a rotating shaft that is disposed in the taking in and out section, is rotatably provided with a pulley that supports the band-like material, and has a transport roller fixed thereto, which transports the paper sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: FUJITSU FRONTECH LIMITED
    Inventors: Tatsuya Shimamura, Hayato Minamishin, Yutaka Namikawa
  • Patent number: 10597929
    Abstract: A cash management system utilizes a cloud computing model wherein a cloud of one or more servers may be locally networked or may be geographically dispersed and accessed by the client device over the Internet. The client device is a cash management safe. More than one safe may be employed in a system. Metrics, control functions, and interactions normally handled by an autonomous safe are shunted directly to a cloud server on the network. Usage data, currency validations, coin validations, security entries, etc. are communicated to the cloud server. The cloud server(s), based on database information and software settings, can transmit configuration, updates and information to remote safes. The information transmitted may include user configuration, access rules, currency configuration, alert configuration, and software and firmware updates. The cloud server based cash management system allows the entire cash management of an enterprise to be provided as a service to that enterprise.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: FireKing Security Products, LLC
    Inventors: Scott H. Meeker, Peter Berens, John G. McDonnell
  • Patent number: 10593144
    Abstract: A method and a corresponding system for processing value documents, in particular bank notes, include the following steps: inputting value documents into an input pocket and singling the input value documents; capturing one or several properties of the individual value documents; ascertaining an identifier, in particular a serial number, of the value documents with the help of the captured properties of the value documents; storing the ascertained identifier of the value documents; outputting the value documents into at least one output pocket; and checking whether in the at least one output pocket there are located one or several second value documents whose identifier was not ascertained and/or not stored, with the help of the ascertained identifier of one or several first value documents output to the output pocket. The invention enables in an easy and time-saving manner a reliable processing of value documents, in particular a reliable accounting of deposits.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: GIESECKE+DEVRIENT CURRENCY TECHNOLOGY GMBH
    Inventor: Richard Neuhauser
  • Patent number: 10559170
    Abstract: Various embodiments herein include a pocket to receive tendered notes and to dispense notes from a terminal, such as an automated teller machine. The pocket may include a shutter, a lifter opposite the shutter, a pusher plate between and perpendicular to the shutter and lifter, and a ceiling clamp. The pocket also includes a controller causes the terminal to perform actions when dispensing notes including moving the ceiling clamp to an open position and providing an output triggering dispensing of notes into the pocket. The actions further include moving the ceiling clamp to a closed position, moving the pusher plate to bias notes present within the pocket against the ceiling clamp and raising the lifter from a lower position to an upper position thereby lifting notes present between the pusher plate and the ceiling clamp. The shutter is then opened to expose and dispense the notes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: NCR Corporation
    Inventors: Phil Noel Day, Gordon Burke, Scott Cruickshanks, Ian McFarlane Denny, David Heighton, Lukasz Kaczmaryn, Marshall Munro, Andrew W. Smith, Grant William Smith, Stephen W. Swaine
  • Patent number: 10515502
    Abstract: A paper sheet handling machine (for example, banknote handling machine (10)) includes: a recognition unit (18) configured to recognize a paper sheet transported by a transport unit (16); a storage unit (for example, banknote storages (30) or banknote storage cassette (40)) configured to store the paper sheet recognized by the recognition unit (18); a memory unit (54) configured to store a maximum capacity for paper sheets in the storage unit; and a maximum capacity change unit (58) configured to change the maximum capacity stored in the memory unit (54), on the basis of information about a kind of the paper sheet recognized by the recognition unit (18).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: GLORY LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Danjo, Yuya Kataoka
  • Patent number: 10448761
    Abstract: A self-checkout system comprises a cabinet housing, the cabinet including a ventilated region; a point of sale (POS) station at the cabinet housing, the POS station including heat-generating components, the ventilated region of the cabinet housing removing heat generated from the POS components from the cabinet housing; and an air flow system at an interior of the cabinet housing that outputs air through the ventilated region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: WALMART APOLLO, LLC
    Inventor: Yurgis Mauro Bacallao
  • Patent number: 10440197
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method for processing images of a document is disclosed. The method includes: capturing an image of at least part of a document by a camera of an electronic device, the document having one or more data fields; determining, by the electronic device, one or more data entry items from analyzing the one or more data fields in the image; and displaying, on a display of the electronic device, aim a preview of the document including annotation overlays on the preview, each annotation overlay containing a respective one of the one or more data entry items and being displayed in association with its respective data field in the preview.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: The Toronto-Dominion Bank
    Inventors: Peter Horvath, Eric Paul Kaiser, Jr., Steven Gervais, John Jong-Suk Lee, Arun Victor Jagga
  • Patent number: 10440196
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method for processing images of a document is disclosed. The method includes: capturing an image of at least part of a document by a camera of an electronic device, the document having one or more data fields; determining, by the electronic device, one or more data entry items from analyzing the one or more data fields in the image; and displaying, on a display of the electronic device, a live view image of the document with annotation overlays on the live view image, each annotation overlay containing a respective one of the one or more data entry items and being displayed in association with its respective data field in the live view image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: The Toronto-Dominion Bank
    Inventors: Peter Horvath, Eric Paul Kaiser, Jr., Steven Gervais, John Jong-Suk Lee, Arun Victor Jagga
  • Patent number: 10339745
    Abstract: A banknote storing device (for example, a storing and feeding unit (20)), includes a plurality of banknote storing mechanism (24, 26) arranged inside a casing (20a) side by side along a depth direction of the casing (20a). When viewed in a predetermined direction that is a direction orthogonal to the depth direction of the casing (20a) and also orthogonal to an axis direction of rotating members (for example, drums (24a, 26a)), at least one of the rotating members is arranged at a position at which the rotating member does not overlap with any of winding member accommodating units (for example, reels (25a, 25b, 27a, 27b)).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: GLORY LTD.
    Inventors: Toshiyuki Kuroda, Eiki Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 10332170
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are methods for providing a buy option to social networking communications. The method includes communicating with a social networking site that posts text, images and/or videos from posting entities to receiving entities. The posting can have data that points to a product database. The data is processed to determine whether there is a sale-related intent with the posting. The data is used to access a database of products for sale from a merchant. When the sale-related intent applies, the system transmits the posting through the social networking site with a buy button associated with the transmission such that a recipient can easily purchase a product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: MONTICELLO ENTERPRISES LLC
    Inventors: Thomas M. Isaacson, Ryan C. Durham
  • Patent number: 10269201
    Abstract: A medium processing apparatus includes a receiving and dispensing port, a discriminating unit, a temporary storage, a reject cassette in which an abnormal medium temporarily stored in the temporary storage and a carried abnormal medium among media being withdrawn are collected and stored, a plurality of recycling cassettes configured to store media to be withdrawn, a first driving unit configured to drive a carrying path between an outlet of the discriminating unit and each of the receiving and dispensing port and the temporary storage, a second driving unit configured to drive a carrying path between an inlet of the discriminating unit and an inlet of the reject cassette and be a belt-roller type, and a third driving unit configured to drive a carrying path between the inlet of the reject cassette and each of inlets of the plurality of recycling cassettes and be a belt-guide type.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: NAUTILUS HYOSUNG INC.
    Inventors: Jun Young Kim, Jong Seong Park, Soon Ho Choi
  • Patent number: 10242520
    Abstract: The object is to avoid degradation of magnetic detection precision arising due to magnetization of transport rollers used for transporting a paper sheet. A paper sheet magnetic detection apparatus that detects a magnetic material in the paper sheet by using a magnetic sensor includes a transport path that transports paper sheets one by one; at least one magnet that is used in the detection of the magnetic material by the magnetic sensor; and a plurality of transport rollers that are arranged near the magnetic sensor and that transport the paper sheet in the transport path. Outer peripheral surfaces of the plurality of transport rollers that face the transport path are made of a non-magnetic material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: GLORY LTD.
    Inventors: Takahiro Yanagiuchi, Masafumi Chikamori, Jun Hisanaga
  • Patent number: 10223855
    Abstract: In a paper sheet handling apparatus, communication part or parts (29) are arranged in a bottom part of an upper assembly (12) and communication part or parts (42) are arranged in an upper part of a lower assembly (14) for exchanging banknotes between the upper assembly (12) and the lower assembly (14). The number of the communication part or parts (29) of the upper assembly (12) and the number of the communication part or parts (42) of the lower assembly (14) are same. The position or positions of the communication part or parts (29) of the upper assembly (12) and the position or positions of the communication part or parts (42) of the lower assembly (14) match when the upper assembly (12) or the lower assembly (14) is reversed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: GLORY LTD.
    Inventors: Takeshi Yokawa, Masayuki Akagi, Takahiro Oe
  • Patent number: 10217330
    Abstract: A money handling system includes: a cash settlement apparatus configured to, in a case where change is to be paid to the customer, execute either a process of dispensing the change or a process of issuing a change ticket including information on an amount of the change; a change handling apparatus configured to, obtain the information included in the change ticket and specify an amount of the not-yet-dispensed change; and a cash management apparatus connected to the cash settlement apparatus and the change handling apparatus, and configured to manage information regarding the change ticket of the not-yet-dispensed change. The change that has not been dispensed from the cash settlement apparatus can be dispensed from the change handling apparatus by using the change ticket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: GLORY LTD.
    Inventors: Takahiro Oe, Shingo Hashimoto
  • Patent number: 10204469
    Abstract: A banknote handling apparatus (banknote depositing/dispensing apparatus 1) includes a transport unit (41), a storage unit (3), an upper housing (111) configured to house the transport unit, and a lower housing (protective housing 131) configured to house the storage unit. The upper housing has an opening (1111) which is formed through a surface thereof on one side in a horizontal direction, and the transport unit is configured to be drawn out of the upper housing toward the one side in the horizontal direction through the opening. The lower housing has an opening (1311) which is formed through a surface thereof on the other side in the horizontal direction, and is configured to be drawn out of the lower housing toward the other side in the horizontal direction through the opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: GLORY LTD.
    Inventor: Takeshi Yokawa
  • Patent number: 10167151
    Abstract: In a storage box guidance section provided to an upper portion of a banknote storage box in a banknote pay-in/pay-out device of an ATM, a groove is provided running along a front-rear direction at the right side of a storage box conveyance guide group. Further, in a handover section provided to a casing in the banknote pay-in/pay-out device, a position establishing section is provided to the right side of a handover section conveyance guide group. The left-right direction position of the storage box guidance section may accordingly be established with respect to the handover section by positioning the position establishing section inside the groove when storing a lower frame loaded with the banknote storage box and the like in the casing of the banknote pay-in/pay-out device. This enables finger sections of the storage box conveyance guide group and finger sections of the handover section conveyance guide group to be interlocked with each other without abutting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: Oki Electric Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Masaaki Okamoto, Wataru Wakushima, Kazuhiro Hosokawa, Satoru Iwasaki, Atsushi Takada
  • Patent number: 10169961
    Abstract: Briefly, example methods, apparatuses, and/or articles of manufacture are disclosed that may be implemented, in whole or in part, using one or more computing devices to facilitate and/or support one or more operations and/or techniques for instant bank account crediting via a bill-validating depositing system, such as a smart safe, for example.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: Peregrin Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Samuel H. Bosch, Frank Arthur Roos
  • Patent number: 10140799
    Abstract: A device for detecting a foreign object attached on a surface of a sheet-like medium, comprising a static electricity providing part (A) for providing static electrical charges, a medium transporting part (B) for transporting a medium under detection, and a static electricity sensor and identifier part (C). The medium transporting part comprises a static electricity receiving unit and a static electricity absorbing unit sequentially connected. The static electricity receiving unit is connected to the static electricity providing part (A), and the static electricity absorbing unit is connected to the static electricity sensor and identifier part (C). The static electricity receiving unit is configured to transfer the static electrical charges obtained from the static electricity providing part (A) to the medium under detection. The static electricity absorbing unit is configured to absorb the static electrical charges of the medium under detection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: GRG Banking Equipment Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yang Chang, Hongjun Wu, Zhuang Jiang, Zhiqiang Sun
  • Patent number: 10121186
    Abstract: Disclosed is an approach for managing a transition from the first site to a destination merchant site and a deep link state. A method aspect includes receiving an interaction from a user with an object associated with an advertisement for a product, the advertisement being presented via a first site presented within a browser, transitioning the user from the first site to a destination merchant site in a deep link state. The transitioning process includes retrieving data from the browser and using the data from the browser to enable the user to transition from the first site to the destination merchant site in the deep link state. The deep link state enables the user to purchase the product via an interaction with a purchase object without manually entering payment account data or user address data. The deep link state can enable a “one click” purchasing experience after the transition from the first site.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: MONTICELLO ENTERPRISES LLC
    Inventors: Thomas M. Isaacson, Ryan Connell Durham
  • Patent number: 10109160
    Abstract: A dispenser shutter assembly for an automated teller machine and an associated method of preventing damage to a shutter operating mechanism of the dispenser shutter assembly. The dispenser shutter assembly includes: a frame member; a shutter plate; and a shutter operating mechanism that includes a motor assembly including a drive shaft mounting a worm gear and attached to the frame member by a pivotable mounting. The worm gear is moveable out of engagement with the worm segment by pivoting the motor assembly away from the frame member about the pivotable mounting. When the shutter plate is subject to an external force for moving the shutter plate to open a shutter from a closed position, the external force thereby applied to the worm gear by the worm segment moves the worm gear about the pivotable mounting out of engagement with the worm segment thereby preventing damage to the shutter operating mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Dave Blower, Simon James Forsdyke, Luke Tombs
  • Patent number: 10109139
    Abstract: Systems and methods of the invention relate to reducing a number of jams that can occur in an automated teller machine with the employment of a moveable platen that increases a width of a channel for documents. A document analysis area can receive a document via a first transport path, wherein the document analysis area can include a channel in which the document travels to enable at least one scan component to capture an image of the document. The channel is created by one or more platen. The one or more platen can be movable to increase the width of the channel so as to allow documents to pass through the document analysis area without causing a jam or error for the automated teller machine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: Diebold Nixdorf Incorporated
    Inventors: Sathish Irudayam, Timothy Allison, Jeffrey M. Eastman, Michael James Gardner, Aaron Christopher Graham, John E. McCloskey
  • Patent number: 10096171
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide an information terminal which allows an increase in a manufacturing cost to be suppressed. A ticket printer 238 is held above a paper sheet processing device 240. A guide 501 by which a ticket or the like ejected from a ticket ejection slot 301 of the ticket printer 238 is guided and an insertion slot 401 of a paper sheet processing device are held in a state in which the guide 501 and the insertion slot 401 have a predetermined angle. A ticket or the like which is printed by the ticket printer 238 is supplied from the ticket ejection slot 301 of the ticket printer 238 via the guide 501 to an opening part 206a of a bezel 206. On the other hand, a paper sheet which is inserted into the paper sheet processing device 240 is supplied from the opening part 206a of the bezel 206 to the insertion slot 401 of the paper sheet processing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: Universal Entertainment Corporation
    Inventor: Noritoshi Kukita
  • Patent number: 10074229
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a medium storage box and a financial device. A medium storage box according to an aspect comprises a case; a plurality of storage units which is provided in an inner space of the case; a plurality of medium separating and stacking devices which are disposed on each of the plurality of storage units and separate stacked media or transfer and stack media to each of storage units; an inner transport unit which is used for transferring a medium to the plurality of medium separating and stacking devices in the case; and a driving unit which transfers power to the plurality of medium separating and stacking devices and the inner transport unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: LG CNS CO., LTD
    Inventor: Sungwoo Lee
  • Patent number: 10046873
    Abstract: A device for filling and closing disposable bags for containing banknotes comprises an upper container for temporarily housing banknotes, provided with a bottom with an opening for the exit of the banknotes from the container, a piston for pushing the banknotes towards the opening on the bottom of the container, a bag made of flexible plastic film, intended to be filled with the banknotes temporarily housed in the container, a support for the bag containing the banknotes, vertically movable through controlled lowering means and placed below the container, sealing bars arranged between the upper container and the movable support, and an electromagnetic stop element that can be controlled to lock the movable support with respect to the sealing bars, said electromagnetic stop element consisting of an electromagnet applied to the movable support and of a fixed element made of ferromagnetic material, adapted to face the electromagnet in operative condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: CIMA S.P.A.
    Inventors: Nicoletta Razzaboni, Vittorio Razzaboni
  • Patent number: 10039190
    Abstract: A coil component includes a mounting surface that is a side mounted on a mounting board and a detecting surface that is a side generating a magnetic field to detect a distance from a detected conductor. The coil component has a coil conductor formed into a spiral shape, and a magnetic resin disposed on the mounting surface side of the coil conductor without being disposed on the detecting surface side of the coil conductor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoshimasa Yoshioka, Kenji Nishiyama, Daisuke Takagi
  • Patent number: 10023340
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a paper sheet processing device 100 including: a hopper unit 2 configured to take in paper sheets; a recognition unit 3 configured to read serial numbers of the paper sheets taken in through the hopper unit 2; a database 1202 configured to store the serial numbers read by the recognition unit 3; and a control unit 120 configured to process the paper sheets. The control unit 120 searches the serial numbers stored in the database 1202 for any duplicated serial number, and detects, when finding any duplicated serial number, that duplicate processes have been performed on a paper sheet identified by the duplicated serial number.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: GLORY LTD.
    Inventors: Atsushi Nagase, Toshihide Asada, Yoshikatsu Mizushima, Masao Okamura