By Pliant Currency (e.g., Dollar Bill, Etc.) Patents (Class 194/206)
  • 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: 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: 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: 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
  • Patent number: 10013624
    Abstract: Various embodiments enable the identification of semi-structured text entities in an imager. The identification of the text entities is a relatively simple problem when the text is stored in a computer and free of errors, but much more challenging if the source is the output of an optical character recognition (OCR) engine from a natural scene image. Accordingly, output from an OCR engine is analyzed to isolate a character string indicative of a text entity. Each character of the string is then assigned to a character class to produce a character class string and the text entity of the string is identified based in part on a pattern of the character class string.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: A9.com, Inc.
    Inventors: Douglas Ryan Gray, Xiaofan Lin, Arnab Sanat Kumar Dhua, Yu Lou
  • Patent number: 9997028
    Abstract: The financial device comprises a medium depositing and withdrawing module, a discrimination module for discriminating the medium, a first transfer module for guiding the medium of the medium depositing and withdrawing module to the discrimination module, a temporary staking module in which a medium to be withdrawn is temporarily stacked, a first connection module transferring a medium between the discrimination module and the temporary staking module, a medium storage unit for storing a medium to be deposited or to be withdrawn, a second connection module for guiding a medium passing through the first connection module to the medium storage unit, a first frame in which the second connection module is installed, and a second frame in which the first connection module and the discrimination module are installed, and rotatably connected to the first frame. When rotating the second frame with respect to the first frame, the second connection module is exposed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: LG CNS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hak Kyum Kim, Seung Gill Baek
  • Patent number: 9997102
    Abstract: A wirelessly powered display comprises a substrate, an antenna with multiple turns disposed on the substrate, an electronic circuit disposed on the substrate, and one or more pixels each having one or more inorganic light-emitting diodes disposed on the substrate. The electronic circuit is electrically connected to the one or more inorganic LEDs and the antenna, the antenna is responsive to electromagnetic energy to provide electrical power, and the electronic circuit includes a power converter that converts a signal with a relatively high current and low voltage to a signal with a relatively high voltage and low current. A wirelessly coupled display system includes a device including a wireless power transmitter that provides wireless power within a specified range and one or more wirelessly powered displays located within the range and responsive to the wireless power provided by the device to display an image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: X-Celeprint Limited
    Inventors: Robert R. Rotzoll, Christopher Andrew Bower, Ronald S. Cok
  • Patent number: 9994409
    Abstract: The present disclosure is to provide a document storage assembly including a housing, a guiding plate, a supporting plate, and a displacement assembly. The supporting plate has at least one engagement structure, in which the guiding plate and the supporting plate define a storage space therebetween. The displacement assembly is configured to move the supporting plate towards or away from the guiding plate along a direction, in which the displacement assembly includes at least one first belt, at least one second belt, and a synchronous transmission assembly. The first belt has an engaging section parallel to the direction and is engaged with the engagement structure. The second belt is located under the storage space and has a supporting section parallel to the direction. The synchronous transmission assembly is configured to drive the engaging section and the supporting section to move at the same speed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: MASTERWORK AUTOMODULES TECHNOLOGY CORP., LTD
    Inventor: Hung-Hsun Chou
  • Patent number: 9965914
    Abstract: A magnetic detecting device according to an embodiment includes: a magnetic sensor head in which a plurality of magnetic sensing elements including a first magnetic sensing element and a second magnetic sensing element are arranged; and an environmental magnetism corrector. The plurality of magnetic sensing elements is arranged in one line over a length that is greater than a width of a sheet, in a direction that is orthogonal to a movement direction of the sheet. The environmental magnetism corrector corrects a first output signal output by the first magnetic sensing element, based on a second output signal output by the second magnetic sensing element. The magnetic sensor head has a sheet passage area that faces a sheet that passes over the magnetic sensor head, the first magnetic sensing element is positioned inside the sheet passage area, and the second magnetic sensing element is positioned outside the sheet passage area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Junji Miura, Seiji Ikari, Tomonori Makino
  • Patent number: 9926149
    Abstract: In a method for handling sheet goods, in particular value documents, such as bank notes, in an apparatus for processing sheet goods, such as a bank-note machine, sheet goods are removed from a container for sheet goods that is inserted in the apparatus, through an output opening of the container, checked for further processability, and in the case of a negative check result returned into the container through an input opening of the container that is separate from the output opening. The container has a pressing device for exerting a pressure on the sheet goods in the direction of the output opening, wherein the pressing device is displaceable along the height of the container such that sheet goods are both outputtable from a sheet-goods region of the container through the output opening and inputtable back into the sheet-goods region through the input opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: CI Tech Components AG
    Inventor: Xavier Thum
  • Patent number: 9928189
    Abstract: A method and system for communicating, comprising: at least one master device comprising at least one master driver with at least one intelligent vending controller application; at least one slave device comprising at least one slave driver; and at least one controller area network (CAN) bus facilitating communication between the at least one master device and the at least one slave device; the master device facilitating communication between at least one host application and the at least one master device and the at least one slave, wherein the at least one IVC application needs to be updated or changed only in the at least one master device, but an upgraded CPU affects the at least one slave device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: MICROSAFE SA DE CV
    Inventors: Francisco Robles Gil Daellenbach, Gabriel Camporredondo Diaz
  • Patent number: 9922380
    Abstract: Disclosed is an approach for providing a payment capability in a dialog. The method includes receiving, via a messenger application and as part of a dialog between a site and a user, an input from the user, presenting user text associated with the input in the messenger application, responding, as part of the dialog and by the site, to the input with a response, presenting response text associated with the spoken response in the messenger application, and identifying a product the user desires to purchase from the site. Based on a buy interaction by the user, the method includes receiving, at a browser and via a browser payment request API, a payment request for payment data of the user for purchasing the product and, in response to the payment request, communicating, from the browser and via the browser payment request API, payment information to the site for purchasing the product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: MONTICELLO ENTERPRISES LLC
    Inventors: Thomas M. Isaacson, Ryan Connell Durham
  • Patent number: 9922381
    Abstract: Disclosed is an approach for coordinating via two browser APIs with a payment service. The method includes receiving input from a user indicating a desire to purchase a product from a merchant site, and receiving, based on the input, at a browser and via a first API between the browser and the merchant site, a payment request from the merchant site for payment data. In response to the payment request, the method includes communicating, from the browser and via a second API between the browser and the payment service, a payment request event to the payment service, wherein the payment service can process a payment for the product. The method includes receiving, at the browser and from the payment service and via the second API, a confirmation of the payment and communicating, from the browser and via the first API to the merchant site, the confirmation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: MONTICELLO ENTERPRISES LLC
    Inventors: Thomas M. Isaacson, Ryan Connell Durham
  • Patent number: 9911108
    Abstract: An electronic system and process for facilitating a financial transaction comprising a drop safe and a point-of-sale (POS) terminal, disposed at a retailer location, in communication with one another in which the POS terminal receives, from a user, a request to commence a drop request and, in response, instructs the drop safe to commence a drop request, whereupon after acceptance of the drop request the drop safe accepts, via a currency acceptor, currency that is identified and authenticated, and upon completion of the drop, the drop safe ascertains the total amount of accepted currency and transmits the ascertained amount to the POS terminal which then completes the transaction. The drop request may occur during a transaction with a customer for the purchase of goods or services or at other times. Other features are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: BRINK'S NETWORK, INC.
    Inventors: Gil Geraldo Hipolito, Samuel de Alvarenga, Emerson Dourado
  • Patent number: 9879469
    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: April 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: FireKing Security Products, LLC
    Inventors: Scott H. Meeker, Peter Berens, John G. McDonnell
  • Patent number: 9865114
    Abstract: A settlement system includes a register having a reception unit that receives a manual input of information corresponding to at least a part of deposited money from a customer and a transmission unit that transmits a sum amount of money corresponding to the purchased product and manually input information manually input through the reception unit to a cash settlement device and the cash settlement device that calculates an amount of inserted money by recognizing and counting the inserted money, calculates a total amount of the money deposited from the customer by using the amount of the inserted money and the manually input information received from the register, calculates an amount of change based on the total amount of money and the sum amount of money received from the register, and dispenses change money.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: GLORY LTD.
    Inventors: Kazuhiro Doi, Minoru Higashiyama, Masatsugu Yokotani, Takayuki Kishibuchi
  • Patent number: 9846670
    Abstract: A system for evaluating a stream of sensor data formed by means of at least one sensor for a plurality of value documents includes at least two evaluation units and a data bus. Each of the evaluation units has first and second interfaces for receiving or transferring the sensor data stream with the sensor data, a third interface for receiving and transferring evaluation data, a working memory, at least one processor connected to the working memory for evaluating the sensor data in the working memory, and a relaying device connected to the first and the second interfaces and to the working memory for receiving a sensor data stream received via the first interface, at least partial relaying to the second interface and to storage of at least part of the data of the sensor data stream in the working memory, with the data bus being connected to the third interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2017
    Assignee: GIESECKE+DEVRIENT CURRENCY TECHNOLOGY GMBH
    Inventors: Wolfgang Rohrl, Oliver Hartmann
  • Patent number: 9842450
    Abstract: A banknote handling apparatus 100 includes: a taking-in unit 10 which takes banknotes in one by one; a transport unit 70 which transports each banknote from the taking-in unit 10; a recognition sensor 20 which obtains information related to the fitness of the banknote transported by the transport unit 70; and a memory unit 55 which stores a threshold value for an unfit note factor for determining the fitness of a banknote. A control unit 50 of apparatus 100 determines the fitness of the banknote by comparing the threshold value and a detected value of the unfit note factor based on the information obtained by the recognition sensor 20, and counts the number of times the unfit note factor has been used to determine the banknote as an unfit note. An output unit 35 outputs the unfit note factor and the number of times of reason.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Assignee: GLORY LTD.
    Inventors: Kozen Nakai, Yoshiomi Nakashima, Toshihide Asada, Shinji Matsuura
  • Patent number: 9827599
    Abstract: A banknote recognition and classification method and system are provided. In the method and system, a large number of reliable samples which are easy to acquire currently are used to establish a sample signal degradation model which meets application requirements by means of a statistical method, sample information is input into the banknote sample signal degeneration model to acquire various banknote sample information corresponding to the brand new banknotes to be learned; the various banknote sample information is input to perform classifier learning, and a banknote classification model is output; then a classifier learns to perform classification and recognition on a sample to be recognized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: GRG Banking Equipment Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tiancai Liang, Panfeng Luo, Siwei Liu, Dingxi Chen, Weifeng Wang
  • Patent number: 9824408
    Abstract: Disclosed is an updated browser having an API for communicating payment data between the browser and a site for processing payments of purchases and to reduce the number of user interactions needed for a purchasing process. The method includes receiving, via the user interface, an interaction by a user with an object associated with a site, the interaction indicating a user intent to make a purchase, receiving, based on the interaction and via an application programming interface, a request from the site for payment data in connection with the purchase and transmitting, to the site and via the application programming interface, the payment data, wherein the payment data confirms the purchase or can be used to process or deliver a product associated with the purchase.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: Monticello Enterprises LLC
    Inventors: Thomas M. Isaacson, Ryan C. Durham
  • Patent number: 9799157
    Abstract: A sheet processing apparatus including a table to be loaded a first and a second banknote group partitioned by a header card recording the bar code number in the piling direction of the banknotes, a take-in portion to take in the banknotes of the first and second banknote groups loaded on the table and the header card, a discrimination portion to count the banknotes taken in by the take-in portion and discriminate the kind thereof, a plurality of stackers to sort and stack the banknotes discriminated by the discrimination portion on the basis of the kink thereof, and a sensor to detect the header card taken in by the take-in portion. The sheet processing apparatus additionally includes a controller to control so as to stop the taking-in of the second banknote group on the basis of detection of the header card by the sensor and after a lapse of a predetermined time, to start the taking-in of the second banknote group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA
    Inventor: Toru Otsuka
  • Patent number: 9783140
    Abstract: A system includes a processor configured to receive requests from a wireless device in wireless communication with the processor, the requests corresponding to one or more aspects of a refueling process. The processor is also configured to collect vehicle data corresponding to the one or more aspects of the refueling process and respond to the requests by sending the data relating to the one or more aspects of the refueling process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Gregory P. Brown, Brian Thomas Aitken, Phillip M. Pierron
  • Patent number: 9772607
    Abstract: Method for authenticating a timepiece comprising measuring acoustic vibrations emitted by said timepiece to obtain an electrical signal indicating magnitude information comprising a variation of a magnitude of the measured acoustic vibrations as a function of time. The electrical signal comprises at least one specific tone associated with the presence of a quartz resonator in the timepiece. Method further comprises performing transform of electrical signal into frequency domain to obtain frequency-domain power spectrum indicating variation of power of electrical signal as function of frequency, processing the frequency-domain power spectrum so as to reveal at least one narrow peak in frequency-domain power spectrum corresponding to the at least one specific tone, and extracting at least one resonance frequency corresponding to said at least one narrow peak.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2017
    Assignee: SICPA HOLDING SA
    Inventors: Eric Decoux, Andrea Callegari
  • Patent number: 9767520
    Abstract: Disclosed is an approach for managing a dialog between a user and a merchant as part of a purchase. The method includes receiving a posting of an item through a social networking site, wherein the social networking site receives and transmits posted items from a posting entity to receiving entities. When the posting references a product in a product database, the posting includes a payment process initiation object. Clicking on object transitions the user to a dialog application that engages in a dialog between the user and the merchant. The dialog application includes payment processing capabilities such that the user can complete the purchase via the dialog application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: Monticello Enterprises LLC
    Inventors: Thomas M. Isaacson, Ryan C. Durham
  • Patent number: 9761090
    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: June 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: Peregrin Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Samuel H. Bosch, Frank Arthur Roos
  • Patent number: 9754434
    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: August 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: DIEBOLD, INC.
    Inventors: Sathish Irudayam, Timothy Allison, Jeffrey M. Eastman, Michael James Gardner, Aaron Christopher Graham, John E. McCloskey