With Specific Cabinet Structure Patents (Class 194/350)
  • Patent number: 11093948
    Abstract: Tamper-proofing and secure identity validation techniques in a transaction processing system and secure electronic payment techniques are disclosed. A tamper-proof transaction processing device is provided and comprises at least two different strength adhesives to secure parts of the device together and a housing comprising at least a first and second protective layer. An electronic component comprising a secure element chip storing unique information relating to the chip is located between the first and second protective layer in the housing. In another aspect, a transaction processing system includes a payment instrument that is configured to approve only negative value and/or zero value transaction requests. Another aspect provides an identity card checking system and method where the identity card is brought into proximity of a data processing device and identity information is displayed on the screen of the data processing device for the period of time while the card is in proximity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: WORLDPAY LIMITED
    Inventors: Daren Lee Pickering, Jonathan Stewart Vokes, Nicholas Telford-Reed
  • Patent number: 11059613
    Abstract: A sheet storage apparatus having: a holding section that holds a storage bag for storing a sheet; a first clamping section; and a second clamping section, wherein the first clamping section and the second clamping section relatively approach to clamp the storage bag held by the holding section, and when a direction in which the first clamping section relatively approaches the second clamping section is defined as a first direction, and a direction opposite to the first direction is defined as a second direction, an end of the first clamping section in the first direction is located on a side in the first direction with respect to an end of the second clamping section in the second direction in a state in which the storage bag is clamped between the first clamping section and the second clamping section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: GLORY LTD.
    Inventor: Tomohiro Yokoo
  • Patent number: 11024109
    Abstract: A valuable medium processing apparatus that includes a mounting section which is set to either a first state in which a storage unit that stores a valuable medium is not mounted or a second state in which the storage unit is mounted, and a control section that performs, based on selection of the mounting section, a switching process between the first state and the second state of the selected mounting section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: Glory Ltd.
    Inventors: Shigeo Mutou, Ryuji Kataoka, Atsushi Sakamoto, Mitsushi Nagao
  • Patent number: 10755522
    Abstract: An autonomous drop cart processing system is described. The system is configured to communicably couple with a drop cart that includes an array of cashbox data readers configured to interface with cashbox data transmitters associated with cashboxes inserted into compartments of the drop cart. As a result of this construction, the autonomous drop cart processing system can remove contents of each cashbox on the drop cart without needing to remove the cashbox from the drop cart in order to read the data from the cashbox data transmitter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: JCM American Corporation
    Inventor: Paul Pechinko
  • Patent number: 10746345
    Abstract: “DEVICE FOR ANCHORING AND PROTECTING SELF-SERVICE TERMINALS AND VAULTS IN GENERAL”, developed for application on self-service bank terminals (ATMs), as well as cash dispensing equipment, ATM recyclers, recycler vaults and general vaults, as defense against frequent theft in which the equipment is fully displaced using backhoe loaders, said device basically comprising a box (2) and a vertical and central lower column (3), four bearings (6), each including a strap (7) and, below said box (2), a laminate support panel (21), partially vented and including vertical setting screws (5) for height adjustment; in addition, pins (14) driven by springs (16) are provided, said pins (14) being released when the self-service terminal (ATM) is lifted at least 3 mm from the ground, releasing said equipment anchoring plate (15) and, consequently, causing said ATM to drop down inside the metallic box (2) and providing, therefore, increased defense against criminal raids using backhoe loaders, even on sandy soils, with said dev
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: TECNOLOGIA BANCÁRIA S.A.
    Inventor: Edson Igor Cifuentes Lopez
  • Patent number: 10733578
    Abstract: A method for collecting returned items or information about returned items and evaluating return policy criteria with respect to collected items, and a system for the same, are disclosed. The method includes providing a station, such as a kiosk terminal, preferably at a pharmacy location. The station includes a computer and a user interface including a touch screen interface. Items, for example, pharmaceutical items to be returned are brought to the station. The user enters information at the station, such as by scanning a bar code on a container of the item, weighing the item or its contents, and entering lot number and expiration date associated with the item. A system and method for facilitating recalls is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: QUALANEX, LLC
    Inventor: Daniel Ezell
  • Patent number: 10621832
    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: December 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: Peregrin Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Samuel H. Bosch, Frank Arthur Roos
  • Patent number: 10522002
    Abstract: Systems and methods described herein are for use with a gaming table including an opening, below which is located a drop box, and that is covered by a door when the door is in a closed position. A camera is positioned relative to the door to capture an image of tokens resting on the door. A camera trigger detects when the door is being moved from a closed position to an open position, and selectively triggers the camera to capture an image of tokens resting on the door before they drop into the drop box. Processor(s) analyze images, stored in memory, of the tokens resting on the door to determine a value of each of the tokens, calculate a total value of the tokens dropped into the drop box, and attribute to dealers a subtotal of the total value of the tokens dropped into the drop box by the dealer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Inventor: Michael Wilkinson
  • Patent number: 10500871
    Abstract: An optical scanning device includes a housing having first projecting bosses (46a) to (46d) and second projecting bosses (48a) to (48d) which are able to fix a first driving substrate (331) and a second driving substrate (332), respectively. The second projecting bosses (48a) to (48d) are arranged inward from the first projecting bosses (46a) to (46d) in a predetermined direction, the second substrate (332) is formed so as not to overlap the first projecting bosses (46a) to (46d) when viewed from a height direction of the second projecting bosses (48a) to (48d) in a state of being fixed to the second projecting bosses (48a) to (48d), and heights of the second projecting bosses (48a) to (48d) are lower than those of the first projecting bosses (46a) to (46d).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: KYOCERA DOCUMENT SOLUTIONS INC.
    Inventor: Takayuki Kurihara
  • Patent number: 10026258
    Abstract: A cabinet top assembly may comprise a top plate having upper and lower surfaces and at least one mounting aperture therethrough, and a mounting fixture for mounting a gaming machine to the top plate. The mounting fixture may comprise a first mounting rail positioned below the top plate adjacent to the mounting aperture, an intermediate rail positioned below the top plate adjacent to the mounting aperture, and at least one mount member extendable between the first mounting rail and the intermediate member in a position adjacent to the mounting aperture. The at least one mount member may have a mount end configured to mount on the mounting rail in a manner resisting removal of the mount end from the mounting rail while permitting sliding of the mount member along the mounting rail, and a free end being freely abuttable against the intermediate rail.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Inventor: Michael J. Wiese
  • Patent number: 10024624
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a ball feed mechanism and associated method for use in a paintball loader. The ball feed mechanism includes a feeder which conveys or impels balls toward a feed neck, and a drive member which is concentric with the feeder. The feeder is coupled to the drive member. An electric motor is used to rotate the drive member which in turn causes the feeder to rotate. The feed mechanism includes sensors which detect the motion of the feeder and the drive member. A controller determines the position of the feeder relative to the drive member and actuates a motor when necessary.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: GI SPORTZ DIRECT LLC
    Inventors: James T. Christopher, Chris T. Goddard, David M. Banks
  • Patent number: 9860361
    Abstract: A wirelessly controlled inflator is described herein that includes a pump, a hose, a programmable switch, and a wireless transceiver. The hose is fluidically coupled to the pump. The programmable switch is electrically coupled to the pump and stores instructions that, when executed, activate the pump until a desired pressure setting is reached. The wireless transceiver is electrically coupled to the programmable switch and relays pump operation information to the programmable switch. The inflator may be remotely controlled by one or more networked devices, such as directly or via a cloud-based network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Inventors: David R. Hall, Jerome Miles, Davido Hyer, Jedediah Knight
  • Patent number: 9805559
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure provides an automated teller machine comprising: a main frame; a display unit provided in the main frame; a front panel rotatably installed at the main frame; a mounting unit connecting the front panel rotatably to the main frame; a guide unit configured to guide frontward/backward movement of the display unit; and a link unit, rotatably connected to the mounting unit, configured to return the display unit that has been moved frontward to an original position when the front panel starts to be closed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: NAUTILUS HYOSUNG INC.
    Inventor: Youn Jong Kim
  • Patent number: 9761089
    Abstract: Methods of weighting odds in shared bonus events and gaming systems and devices configured for weighting odds in shared bonus events. A number of participations or entries by the same gaming machine or player entity may be obtained for a shared bonus event in association with play of a base or primary game, allowing the odds of winning the shared bonus event to be weighted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: IGT
    Inventors: Michael T. Tessmer, Lee E. Cannon, Charlotte S. Centuori, Alan D. Williams
  • Patent number: 9697679
    Abstract: A gaming machine having a liftable monitor is provided, wherein the cabinet has a receiving space defined therein, and the cabinet is formed with at least one opening communicating with the receiving space; a display unit is mounted to the cabinet by a pivoting device for closing the opening. Each rotary shaft of the pivoting device respectively and pivotally connects to an interior of the cabinet and the display unit, and at least one supporting arm pivotally connects between the cabinet and the display unit, such that the display unit is movable supported and secured by the rotary shafts and the supporting arm to allow the display unit to be lifted and rotated relative to the cabinet for opening/closing the opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Assignee: Entropy Precision System Inc.
    Inventors: Shih-An Ho, Yun-Kun Chen, Wei-Chu Chen, Cheng-Chi Yu
  • Patent number: 9464862
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a ball feed mechanism and associated method for use in a paintball loader. The ball feed mechanism includes a feeder which conveys or impels balls toward a feed neck, and a drive member which is concentric with the feeder. The feeder is coupled to the drive member. An electric motor is used to rotate the drive member which in turn causes the feeder to rotate. The feed mechanism includes sensors which detect the motion of the feeder and the drive member. A controller determines the position of the feeder relative to the drive member and actuates a motor when necessary.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2016
    Assignee: GI SPORTZ DIRECT LLC
    Inventors: James T. Christopher, Chris T. Goddard, David M. Banks
  • Patent number: 9424705
    Abstract: A money handling apparatus is constituted by a mechanical processing unit configured to mechanically process money, and a manually-handled money storage unit for storing money by a manual handling. The mechanical processing unit includes an inlet for receiving money, a recognition and counting unit configured to recognize and count the money that has been received in the inlet, a mechanically-processed money storage unit configured to store the money, an outlet to which the money fed from the mechanically-processed money storage unit is discharged, and a money transport unit configured to connect these units and portions. The manually-handled money storage unit is not connected to the money transport unit of the mechanical processing unit, and has a structure in which money to be manually managed can be directly stored therein by hand and the stored money can be directly taken out therefrom by hand.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2016
    Assignee: GLORY LTD.
    Inventors: Osamu Ito, Tatsuo Kugai, Antonio Carrilho, Carlos Pedro
  • Patent number: 9196112
    Abstract: A clothes treating apparatus with a metal control panel includes a cabinet, a control panel formed of a metal and mounted to one side of a front surface of the cabinet, one or a plurality of installation members mounted at a rear surface of the control panel and disposed within the metal control panel, and at least one of a payment unit, a display unit and a manipulation unit disposed within the control panel, wherein the at least one of the payment unit, the display unit and the manipulation unit is fixed to the installation member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2015
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventor: Namyeong Heo
  • Publication number: 20150129391
    Abstract: An electronic single-space parking meter mechanism is provided. The electronic single-space parking meter mechanism includes an inner housing having a front side and a rear side. The meter mechanism includes wireless communications hardware including an antenna. The meter mechanism includes a payment reader supported by the inner housing and an electronic display screen supported by the inner housing. At least a portion of the antenna is located above at least a portion of the electronic display screen.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 16, 2015
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Inventors: Gavin Jones, Balu Subramanya, Ryan Vincent, Steven A. Jones, Amith S. Belawadi
  • Patent number: 8991584
    Abstract: A coin depositing and dispensing machine is provided where its transport mechanism is simplified and downsized while coins to be dispensed are subjected to the identifying action. A coin passage 32 is provided in an annular form along which a single annular transporting belt 43 remains supported for transporting the coins. An input feeding portion 34, denomination-specific accommodating and ejecting portions 35, a bulk escrow portion 36 are disposed at the inner side of the coin passage 32. The coin passage 32 has a receiving and transporting zone 39 for receiving the coins released from the input feeding portion 34, the denomination-specific accommodating and ejecting portions 35, and the bulk escrow portion 36 and a sorting and transporting zone 41 for sorting and delivering the coins to the input feeding portion 34, the denomination-specific accommodating and ejecting portions 35, and the bulk escrow portion 36.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: Glory Ltd.
    Inventor: Eisei Nishida
  • Patent number: 8986084
    Abstract: Device for receiving coins improved in such a way that large amounts of coins can be received as well as separated reliably and quickly and such that the adverse influence of foreign matters introduced along with the coins on the coin separating function and/or on the performance of the coin separating unit may be reduced. The device includes an aperture for charging coins, a unit for separating coins and a feed unit for feeding coins which is provided with a guide face giving support to the coins during the feeding process and which is an active type feeder having a feed module (5) that is operable with the aid of an actuator means to feed coins toward the coin separating unit and that is designed such that the coins are transported toward the coin separating unit along said guide face.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Wincor Nixdorf International GmbH
    Inventors: Christian Starke, Thorsten Neumann, Axel Grimm, Stig Goepel
  • Patent number: 8967362
    Abstract: A coin dispensing apparatus has a cabinet serving as an apparatus housing for the apparatus. The apparatus has a control means for controlling the apparatus. The apparatus further has a module for receiving, optionally validating and optionally sorting coins of different types and at least one dispenser for coins to be dispensed. The apparatus also comprises a filling compartment comprising a plurality of dispense locations. Each dispense location is adapted for receiving a portable coin receptacle for collecting dispensed coins from a specific dispenser. The apparatus is adapted to dispense a specific amount of coins under control of said control means to at least one portable coin receptacle at a specific dispense location in said filling compartment. The control means is adapted to only start the dispense operation at said specific dispense location if a portable coin receptacle is present at the location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: Scan Coin AB
    Inventors: Per-Ola Ingvarsson, Nicklas Hallenborg
  • Patent number: 8960529
    Abstract: Provided is a fare box which enables passengers to smoothly pay fares using bills without hesitation even when a bill transportation passage is disabled due to jamming of a bill or a breakdown. Two entrances, which are a bill normal receiving opening and a bill backup receiving opening, are provided as bill receiving openings of the fare box. Either of the bill normal receiving opening and the bill backup receiving opening is allowed to be selectively opened by a shutter member. At normal times, the bill normal receiving opening is put into operation with the shutter member positioned at a normal position. When a bill normal transportation passage has become jammed with a bill, the shutter member is shifted from the normal position to a bypass position on the basis of an operation performed on a bill receiving opening switch lever, whereby the bill backup receiving opening is opened instead of the bill normal receiving opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Lecip Corporation
    Inventors: Kenji Kimoto, Yasuhiro Suzuki, Takashi Matsuno
  • Patent number: 8905220
    Abstract: A banknote deposit and withdrawal machine uses an interlock switch to detect whether or not a lower unit has been pulled out from a safe housing, uses a lock sensor to detect at least two states among a locked state, a half-locked state, and a pulled-out state, and uses a banknote control unit to distinguish between the three states of the locked state, the half-locked state, and the pulled-out state on the basis of the result of detection by the interlock switch and the result of detection by the lock sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: Oki Electric Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Takamoto Yokote
  • Patent number: 8869966
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device (10) for handling notes of value. The device comprises a first module (16a) that in an operating state is electrically conductive connected via a first electrical wire to a power supply unit (26) and electrically conductive connected via a second electrical wire to a second module (16b). In a maintenance state the first module (16a) is neither electrically conductive connected to the first electrical wire nor electrically conductive connected to the second electrical wire.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Assignee: Wincor Nixdorf International GmbH
    Inventor: Christian Fehrenbach
  • Publication number: 20140305767
    Abstract: A readily reconfigurable cash dispensing system for providing change, such as coins of different values and bills or currency of different denominations needed by a retail store, grocery store, busy convenience store, or the like. A tray or trays for storing and delivering multiple rolls of coins or bills of a first value, as well as, a tray or trays for storing and delivering stacks of bills are described herein. A bill acceptor may be employed to accept bills used to purchase rolls of coins and stacks of bills, and a system controller can sense restocking and dispensing events to maintain an accurate inventory of cash in the bill acceptor, as well as, the total cash stored in the form of coin rolls or rolls bills, as well as, bill stacks.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 2, 2014
    Publication date: October 16, 2014
    Inventors: Bob M. Dobbins, Philip Rene Reger, Scott Barnes, Thomas Carullo
  • Patent number: 8857596
    Abstract: The present invention provides a banknote processing apparatus that enables left-behind banknotes to be removed by a lower rank employee and prevents banknotes inside a safe casing from being removed by a lower rank employee, thereby achieving increased convenience of use and ensuring the security of the banknotes inside the safe casing. Namely, a banknote processing apparatus is provided in which, by providing a left-behind banknote storage section for storing and managing banknotes that have been left behind by a customer in a withdrawal transaction inside a unit disposed above a safe casing, when returning left-behind banknotes stored in the left-behind banknote storage section in response to a request from a customer, the left-behind banknotes can be removed from the left-behind banknote storage section by pulling out the unit, without opening the safe casing in which a large number of banknotes are stored and managed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: Oki Electric Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Kazuyoshi Ito
  • Patent number: 8844705
    Abstract: A cash box system with a cash container for receiving cash is described. The cash container has an inlet opening which can be closed by a cover and a locking mechanism having a locked state in which the cover is locked in a position closing the inlet opening, and a release state in which the cover is unlocked and can be brought in a position to release the inlet opening. The locking mechanism is configured such that it is forcibly transferred from the locked state to the release state when the cash container is emptied. The cash box system is preferably for a vending machine in which the cash container is inserted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: RTB GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Èrwin Braukmann, Sime Jovic
  • Patent number: 8839940
    Abstract: A self-locking type shutter device is provided. The device is arranged in a financial self-service equipment, so as to open or close a cash depositing/withdrawing port (1) of the financial self-help service equipment. The device comprises a frame (3) integrally welded, a gate (2) and a power transmission mechanism. The gate (2) is arranged on the frame (3) by a first rotation shaft (4) and can rotate around the first rotation shaft (4). The power transmission mechanism is fixed on the frame (3), so as to provide the gate (2) with rotation power. The power transmission mechanism comprises a motor (5) and at least one unidirectional folding linkage mechanism (70). The device can be self-locked via the unidirectionally folding linkage mechanism (70).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2014
    Assignee: GRG Banking Equipment Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Zeyan Guan, Xiaodian Chen, Dong Wei, Nian Wang
  • Patent number: 8839939
    Abstract: The present disclosure describes an ice vending machine with a water vending teller that is mounted on an exterior side of the ice vending machine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2014
    Inventor: Donald Ray Brown
  • Patent number: 8833538
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an automated teller machine for a vehicle driver, and more particularly, to an automated teller machine for a vehicle driver in which a display unit itself of the automated teller machine is configured to be rotatable so that the vehicle driver may manipulate the display unit conveniently, whereby the vehicle driver can easily verify the data displayed on the display unit and input the information as necessary.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: Nautilus Hyosung Inc.
    Inventor: Kyoung Suck Oh
  • Patent number: 8827264
    Abstract: A device for inserting bank notes into a bank note processing device. The bank note processing device has a main body, a support surface for supporting a bank note to be inserted on a flat side, and at least one lateral positioning edge for laterally positioning the slot on the bank note processing device and/or for connecting the slot to the bank processing device in an accurately fitting manner. The device for inserting bank notes into a bank note processing device is characterized by a setting mechanism for variably setting the position of the positioning edge transversely to the insertion direction of the bank note through the slot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Assignee: Novomatic AG
    Inventors: Marek Gawel, Heinz Fridrich
  • Patent number: 8807317
    Abstract: A parking meter mechanism is described that may include a front housing, having a display opening for viewing a display through, connected to an internal structure. Additionally or alternatively the parking meter mechanism may include a contactless payment reader located behind the display. The parking meter mechanism may be secured to a lower housing. A back housing may be secured to the lower housing as well. The front or back housing may include a solar panel compartment and solar panel mounted therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: J.J. Mackay Canada Limited
    Inventors: George Allan MacKay, Gregory Emile Chauvin, Shamus John Angus McLarty, Ben Garvey
  • Patent number: 8794420
    Abstract: An apparatus, such as but not necessarily limited to a safe, is contemplated. The apparatus may be configured to secure a sorter, bill validator or other delivery mechanism separately from a storage area in order to permit removal of the delivery mechanism without compromising security of the storage area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: Fire King Security Products, LLC
    Inventors: Michael J. Smith, Daniel Jones
  • Publication number: 20140209431
    Abstract: An apparatus, such as but not necessarily limited to a safe, is contemplated. The apparatus may be configured to secure a sorter, bill validator or other delivery mechanism separately from a storage area in order to permit removal of the delivery mechanism without compromising security of the storage area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2013
    Publication date: July 31, 2014
    Applicant: FKI SECURITY PRODUCTS
    Inventors: Michael J. Smith, Daniel Jones
  • Patent number: 8783552
    Abstract: A cashbox comprises: a left shell, comprising first, second and third side walls; a right shell, being symmetric with the left shell, and comprising fourth, fifth and sixth side walls; a first fixing panel, fixedly connected to the second side wall and the fifth side wall through screws; a second fixing panel, fixedly connected to the third side wall and the sixth side wall through screws; an upper cover, which comprises a money entrance and is inserted with the left shell and the right shell, so as to form the top surface of the cashbox; a box door fixing panel and a box door pivotally connected to the box door fixing panel through a pivot shaft, forming the back surface of the cashbox together, and all the screws are provided in the cashbox.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Assignee: Shandong New Beiyang Information Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Fang Xu, Jigang Zhang, Kelin Guo, Zhenhua Song
  • Patent number: 8770372
    Abstract: A readily reconfigureable cash dispensing system for providing change, such as coins of different values and bills or currency of different denominations needed by a retail store, grocery store, busy convenience store, or the like. A tray or trays for storing and delivering multiple rolls of coins or bills of a first value, as well as, a tray or trays for storing and delivering stacks of bills are described herein. A bill acceptor may be employed to accept bills used to purchase rolls of coins and stacks of bills, and a system controller can sense restocking and dispensing events to maintain an accurate inventory of cash in the bill acceptor, as well as, the total cash stored in the form of coin rolls or rolls bills, as well as, bill stacks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2014
    Assignee: Ellenby Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Bob M. Dobbins, Philip Rene Reger, Scott Barnes, Thomas Carullo
  • Patent number: 8770371
    Abstract: A parking meter mechanism is described that may include a front housing, having a display opening for viewing a display through, connected to an internal structure. Additionally or alternatively the parking meter mechanism may include a contactless payment reader located behind the display. The parking meter mechanism may be secured to a lower housing. A back housing may be secured to the lower housing as well. The front or back housing may include a solar panel compartment and solar panel mounted therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2014
    Assignee: J.J. Mackay Canada Limited
    Inventors: George Allan MacKay, Gregory Emile Chauvin, Shamus John Angus McLarty, Ben Garvey
  • Publication number: 20140174881
    Abstract: A parking meter assembly (10) including a base (11) that is to be fixed to or embedded in a ground surface, typically adjacent the curb that which a car is to be parked. The assembly (10) also includes a parking meter (13) having a front face (17) that includes a coin slot (25) a card slot (20) and a control panel (21). The parking meter (13) further includes a rear face (27) having a window aperture (28) that provides for the transmission of light to a solar panel (29) behind the aperture (28).
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 21, 2013
    Publication date: June 26, 2014
    Applicant: IPS Group, Inc.
    Inventors: David William King, Murray David Kirby Hunter, Matthew James Hall, David Andrew Jones
  • Patent number: 8760296
    Abstract: Systems and associated methods for monitoring and/or controlling access to interior portions of consumer-operated kiosks and other enclosures are disclosed herein. In one embodiment, a consumer-operated kiosk includes an enclosure having a door movable between a closed position that prevents access to the enclosure and an open position that permits access to the enclosure. In this embodiment, an identifier, such as an RFID transponder or tag, is mounted to one of the enclosure or the door, and a reader, such as an RFID reader, is mounted to the other of the enclosure or the door. When the door is closed, the reader detects the identifier. Conversely, when the door moves away form the closed position, the reader ceases to detect the identifier and can generate/send a signal indicating that the door is open.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignee: Outerwall Inc.
    Inventor: Douglas A. Martin
  • Patent number: 8714337
    Abstract: A removable media container for use in a media dispenser is described. The media container comprises: a diverter entrance for receiving diverted media items prior to stacking of the media items; a non-present stack entrance for receiving a stack of media items subsequent to stacking of the media items but prior to presentation of the stack of media items to a customer; and a present stack entrance for receiving a stack of media items subsequent to presentation of the stack of media items to a customer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Assignee: NCR Corporation
    Inventors: Michael Rennie, Ken Peters, Gordon Burke
  • Patent number: 8708127
    Abstract: A document handling apparatus (10) is disclosed. The apparatus (10) comprises a safe (20) housing a storage assembly (30), a note handling module (30) mounted on top of the safe (20) and a door cover (60) which conceals a safe door (22) providing access to the interior of the safe. The note handling module (30) has an input module (41), a NHM transport (42) for conveying documents, an output module (46), a document analysis assembly (43) and a first diverter (44) controlled by a main control unit. The door cover (60) further conceals a cassette module (50) located between the door cover (60) and the door safe (22) and which houses a removable cassette (110) for storing documents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Assignee: Talaris Limited
    Inventor: Pieter Rens Roosch
  • Patent number: 8701860
    Abstract: Systems, methods and devices for processing coins are presented herein. A coin processing system is disclosed which includes a housing with a coin input area for receiving a batch of coins, a controller with a communication interface operatively attached to the housing, and a coin processing unit for counting, discriminating, and/or valuing coins received from the coin input area. The coin processing system also includes a mobile coin receptacle removably disposed within the housing and configured to receive coins from the coin processing unit. The mobile coin receptacle is configured to wirelessly communicate information to the communication interface of the controller. The mobile coin receptacle can include one or more electrical contacts that mate with one or more electrical contacts on the housing to wirelessly communicate the information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2014
    Assignee: Cummins-Allison Corp.
    Inventors: John R. Blake, Curtis W. Hallowell, Marianne Krbec, William J. Jones, Thomas P. Adams
  • Patent number: 8689963
    Abstract: A system and method for integrating devices and equipment into self-service kiosk devices is disclosed. Hardware configuration kits are provided which allow for a less complicated implementation of specific and customized functionality for quick service restaurant (QSR) environments. In certain embodiments a kiosk door is coupled to the kiosk body to form a kiosk cabinet in which devices and equipment used to operate the kiosk are housed. Certain interior kiosk components and devices, such as coin dispensers, bill acceptors, and the like, may be configured to extend or protrude through the kiosk door so that they may be accessed by the customer. The kiosk door may have a hollowed out center or aperture which allows access to the interior cabinet. The aperture may be substantially covered by a removable door inlay which cooperatively includes cutouts corresponding to the components protruding through the door.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2014
    Assignee: EMN8, Inc.
    Inventor: David Georgens
  • Patent number: 8689962
    Abstract: A banknote handling apparatus includes at least a depositing and dispensing unit that performs depositing and dispensing of banknotes, a storage and feed unit that stores or feeds the banknotes, and a storage unit that stores therein the banknotes. Unlocking conditions of a locking mechanism included in the storage and feed unit can be set different from that of a locking mechanism included in the storage unit. With this structure, three or more different concerned parties can handle a part allowed to the party concerned.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2014
    Assignee: Glory Ltd.
    Inventor: Tsuguo Mizoro
  • Patent number: 8684155
    Abstract: A document handler is provided that comprises: a casing 1 disposed adjacent to a gaming table 9, a deposit chamber 11 formed on an external side of casing 1 for receiving bills, an escrow chamber 14 formed on the external side of casing 1 for, visibly to players and removably from outside of casing 1 and temporarily, receiving genuine bills sent from deposit chamber 11, an escrow carrier 15 for transporting documents from deposit chamber 11 to escrow chamber 14, and a drive device 2 for driving escrow carrier 15.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2014
    Assignee: Japan Cash Machine Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kunal Mishra, Makoto Hasegawa, Keiichi Togano
  • Patent number: 8684158
    Abstract: An electronic parking meter mechanism for inserting into a parking meter assembly is provided. The mechanism includes an inner housing, a payment receiving structure located on the inner housing, a user input device located on the inner housing, and an electronic display screen supported by the inner housing. The mechanism includes a front shelf and a front solar panel coupled to the upper surface of the front shelf. The mechanism may also include wireless communications hardware supported by the inner housing configured to wirelessly communicate with a parking management system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2014
    Assignee: Duncan Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Gavin Jones, Balu Subramanya, Mike Nickolaus
  • Patent number: 8684153
    Abstract: Disclosed is a media processing device that offers ease of use in loading and removal of cartridges and is capable of aligning paper currency delivery units upon conveyance paths and paper currency delivery units upon cartridges with a high degree of precision. A cartridge loading frame (4) is configured such that the height of the lateral plate upon the cartridge handling side is less than or equal to half the height of the respective cartridges, and a plurality of partitions, which partition the storage positions of the respective cartridges, is disposed upon the lower portion thereof; a conveyance path (3) is located within a conveyance path frame (36) so as to expose media delivery units; and alignment pins and alignment apertures, which align the media delivery units upon each respective cartridge (5-9) and the media delivery units upon the conveyance path (3), are disposed upon the facing surfaces of each respective cartridge (5-9) and of the conveyance path frame (36), and fit respectively therewith.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2014
    Assignee: Oki Electric Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Hajime Togiya
  • Patent number: 8662490
    Abstract: A bulk document feeder module is adapted for connection to a document acceptor and is operable, when attached to the document acceptor, to feed one document at a time, from a bundle of documents, to the document acceptor. The bulk document feeder module can include a document transport mechanism, a portion of which includes a removable cartridge, to facilitate removal of a jammed object from the feeder module. The document acceptor can form part of a bill or other document validator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2014
    Assignee: MEI, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert J. Clauser, John D. Snider, Kenneth B. Wood, Edward M. Zoladz, Jr., Carl Alexander Phillips
  • Patent number: 8662279
    Abstract: A method of upgrading a single space meter that includes an existing meter mechanism located within an outer meter housing is provided. The method includes providing a new meter mechanism that includes wireless communications hardware configured to wirelessly communicate with a parking management system and a credit card mag-strip reader. The method includes removing a preexisting meter from an outer meter housing and inserting the upgraded mechanism into a preexisting internal space of the outer housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2014
    Assignee: Duncan Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Gavin Jones, Balu Subramanya, Mike Nickolaus