Sorting Paper Money Patents (Class 209/534)
  • Patent number: 10692332
    Abstract: Systems and methods for rejecting a media object may include receiving the media object. The method may also include engaging a drive member to translate the media object. A sensor may be activated to detect an abnormality in the media object. Upon detecting the abnormality in the media object, the drive member may be engaged to reject the media object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: NCR Corporation
    Inventors: Benjamin T. Widsten, Sandeep Singh Gill, Jason Michael Gillier, Derek Kursikowski
  • Patent number: 10669115
    Abstract: Paper sheets preprocessing apparatus includes a material remover, a detector, a controller, and a display. The material remover removes a material from a paper sheets assembly. The paper sheets assembly includes a plurality of paper sheets strapped by the material. The detector is located at an upstream side than the material remover, and detects information of the paper sheets assembly. The controller decides whether the paper sheets assembly satisfies a predetermined specification, based on the information detected by the detector. If the controller decides that the paper sheets assembly does not satisfy the predetermined specification, the display displays a reason to decide that the paper sheets assembly does not satisfy the predetermined specification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignees: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba, Toshiba Infrastructure Systems & Solutions Corporation
    Inventor: Morimasa Miyashita
  • Patent number: 10580247
    Abstract: A value note cassette includes a first storage area for storing first notes of value of a first value note type. The first notes of value are storable in the first storage area in a first orientation. The value note cassette also includes a second storage area for storing second notes of value of a second value note type. The second storage area is separate from the first storage area. The second notes of value are storable in the second storage area in a second orientation. The first orientation is orthogonal to the second orientation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: Wincor Nixdorf International GmbH
    Inventors: Paul Freitag, Uwe Krueger, Peter Heimann
  • Patent number: 10529163
    Abstract: A method and a device for adaptively recognizing a value document are provided. The method includes: acquiring a collection parameter, and collecting a photoelectric signal of the value document; acquiring a photoelectric signal correction amount, and performing digital compensation on the photoelectric signal; performing feature extraction on the photoelectric signal subjected to the digital compensation to obtain a feature vector; inputting the feature vector to a preset classifier for recognition, to obtain a recognition result of the value document; acquiring a specific region on the value document; acquiring feature information of the photoelectric signal of the value document; calculating an accumulation component and a differential error of the value document; calculating a total correction amount of the photoelectric signal; updating the photoelectric signal correction amount and the collection parameter; and outputting the recognition result.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: GRG Banking Equipment Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Mengtao Liu, Rongqiu Wang, Weifeng Wang
  • Patent number: 10482723
    Abstract: Embodiments of a system and method for multidirectional dispensing of media at a self-service terminal (SST) are generally described herein. A method for dispensing media at a SST may include rotationally pivoting a first arm of a media dispenser of the SST away from a second arm of the media dispenser to receive media in a first direction, and activating a first set of rollers of the first arm to dispense the media in a second direction, the second direction at an angle generally orthogonal to the first direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: NCR Corporation
    Inventors: Stephen W. Swaine, Andrew Colley, Derek Pont
  • Patent number: 10482702
    Abstract: An objective of the present invention is to facilitate the setting of versions of money to be stacked in stacking units of a money handling apparatus. The money handling apparatus includes: a plurality of stacking units that stack money by type; a storage unit that stores a version classification setting in which classification of versions of multiple series of money issued in different years is set for each denominations; a recognition unit that recognizes denominations and series of money; and a control unit that determines, on the basis of the version classification setting, versions of money of which denominations and series have been recognized by the recognition unit, and stacks the money in the stacking units corresponding to the denominations and versions of the money.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: GLORY LTD.
    Inventor: Koji Mizumoto
  • Patent number: 10410460
    Abstract: In order to display information for rejected paper sheets in an easily recognizable manner, the paper sheet handling apparatus includes: a transport path configured to transport paper sheets; a recognition unit configured to recognize the paper sheets transported in the transport path; a reject unit configured to stack rejected paper sheets discharged from the transport path based on a recognition result by the recognition unit; and a display unit configured to display information for rejected paper sheets in a manner which is different for a case where the number of the rejected paper sheets stacked in the reject unit can be determined, and for a case where the number of the rejected paper sheets stacked in the reject unit cannot be determined.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: GLORY LTD.
    Inventor: Toshihide Asada
  • Patent number: 10403078
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is an apparatus for processing a medium, including: a accepting unit in which the medium is loaded; a dispending unit from which the medium is withdrawn; a medium discriminator configured to discriminate a denomination of the medium loaded into the accepting unit; a plurality of medium storage boxes configured to each discriminate and store the medium by denomination of the medium discriminated by the medium discriminator; and a controller configured to store the medium loaded through the accepting unit by the same denomination in the medium storage box and withdraw the loaded medium from the medium storage box according to a predetermined withdrawal criterion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: ATEC AP CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Min Kyu Choi
  • Patent number: 10376927
    Abstract: Apparatuses and methods of operating the same are described. A method may include receiving a card from a first storage compartment. The method may include analyzing the card using a first sensor to obtain characteristic information of the card. The method may include identifying a group associated with the characteristic information. The method may include identifying a second storage compartment associated with the group. The method may include sorting the card to place the card into the second storage compartment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Inventor: Darren Davison
  • Patent number: 10296800
    Abstract: Ultraviolet (UV) light illuminates a valuable media item along a pathway of a valuable media depository and UV signal readings are captured in response to the illuminated valuable media item. The signal readings are adjusted to account for any integrated metallic material and for any contamination present on the media item or any contamination that is a result of the media item having been washed. The adjusted signal readings are processed to determine whether the media item is genuine and/or fit for being further processed within the depository.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: NCR Corporation
    Inventors: Yun-Qian Miao, Gary Alexander Ross
  • Patent number: 10290170
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a banknote stacking apparatus includes a first weight measurement part, a second weight measurement part, and a controller. The first weight measurement part measures a weight of a first banknote bundle. Banknotes laminated along a thickness direction of the banknotes are bundled as the first banknote bundle. The second weight measurement part measures a weight of a second banknote bundle. A first predetermined number of first banknote bundles laminated are bundled as the second banknote bundle. The controller compares the weight measured by the first weight measurement part with the weight measured by the second weight measurement part, and decides whether the number of first banknote bundles bundled as the second banknote bundle is smaller than the first predetermined number, based on a comparison result of the weight.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignees: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba, Toshiba Infrastructure Systems & Solutions Corporation
    Inventor: Ayaka Nakanishi
  • Patent number: 10287125
    Abstract: A banknote rolling-out control method and apparatus and a banknote storage device are provided for solving the technical problem of device failure caused by the case where a banknote can easily be stuck in the device after being stored on a reel for a long time. The method includes: storing a rolling-in time at which a banknote enters a device and a corresponding banknote sequence number; obtaining a rolling-out time of a current banknote which needs to be rolled out; obtaining the rolling-in time corresponding to the banknote sequence number of the current banknote; and determining whether the rolling-in time and the rolling-out time satisfies a preset time condition, and rolling out the current banknote at a rolling-out speed lower than a preset speed in a case of a positive determination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: GRG Banking Equipment Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tao Zhang, Zhiqiang Sun, Hanfeng Xiao, Wenqing Wu
  • Patent number: 10255742
    Abstract: Described is a method for providing measurement data for value documents to a specified purpose of use employing a value-document processing device which has a transport device for transporting the value documents, and a sensor device for capturing at least one property of value documents transported in the value-document processing apparatus by means of the transport device and forming measurement data describing the captured property, in which value documents are transported to the sensor device by means of the transport device and measurement data for these are respectively captured by means of the sensor device, it is tested whether the measurement data for the value documents meet a suitability criterion specified for the purpose of use, and measurement data for respectively one of the value documents either are permanently stored or discarded in dependence on the result of the testing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: GIESECKE+DEVRIENT CURRENCY TECHNOLOGY GMBH
    Inventors: Matthias Hecht, Karl-Dieter Forster
  • Patent number: 10187542
    Abstract: A document management facility may process volumes of physical documents for digital imaging. The document management facility may utilize robotic apparatus to perform the various functions for processing the documents, which may include document intake, document storage, document digitization, and/or document removal. Digital versions of the documents may be accessed with a document management system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: RIPCORD INC.
    Inventors: Alex Fielding, Kevin C. Hall, Kirk H. Knight, Kimberly Lembo
  • Patent number: 10109138
    Abstract: A stacking and dispensing module (2) for use in an automatic teller machine (4), the module is configured to be arranged in connection with a banknote storage unit (6) comprising a banknote tray (8) on which banknotes (10) are stacked, the stacking and dispensing module (2) is configured to be in a banknote stacking mode, when banknotes are stacked in said storage unit (6), and in a banknote dispensing mode, when banknotes are dispensed from said storage unit (6). A stacking wheel member (12) is active both during the banknote stacking mode and during the banknote dispensing mode, and that the rotation of the stacking wheel member (12) is configured to be controlled by a first direct current (DC) motor (20), and the rotation of a dispensing wheel member (16) is configured to be controlled by a second DC motor (22).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: NCR Corporation
    Inventors: Leif J. I. Lundblad, Claes Björkman, Jan Mistander, Peer-Åke Eskelius
  • Patent number: 10089813
    Abstract: A bill processing device includes: a first denomination bill storage box configured to store therein first denomination bills to be used as change; a mix box configured to store therein a plurality of denominations of bills other than the first denomination bills in a mixed manner; and an examination box configured to function as a temporary storage box in examination of recounting numbers of bills stored in the first denomination bill storage box and the mix box, the bill processing device being configured to perform reception and dispensing processing of bills. Only second denomination bills to be used as change are stored in the examination box or the mix box in the reception or after the examination, and the second denomination bills stored in the examination box or the mix box are dispensed when a dispensing instruction to dispense the second denomination bills is given.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: FUJI ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masayoshi Kawamoto, Toshinori Hemmi, Toshinori Shigeyama, Masao Nakayama, Masayuki Higashi
  • Patent number: 10062060
    Abstract: A system for optical character recognition pre-verification is provided. The system may review payment documents. The payment documents may include remit stubs and paper checks. The system, utilizing optical character recognition software, may determine dollar amounts on the remit stubs and the paper checks. The optical character recognition software may determine a confidence level of whether the determined amount is the same amount that the writer of the check. If the confidence level is above first predetermined threshold level of confidence and below a second predetermined threshold level of confidence, the system may present an operator with a pre-verification GUI. The pre-verification GUI may include a view of the remit stub, a view of the check, the dollar amount due, a match button and a do not match button. Upon selection of either the match or do not match button, the payment may be processed in another check-processing system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: Bank of America Corporation
    Inventors: Mark D. Felse, Richard A. Banks, Jr., James Benton, Theresa Brennan, Sarah Christine, Dewayne A. Furr, Melody Gentile, Michele N. Hanshew, Kerry Kurt Simpkins, John Barrett Hall
  • Patent number: 10049523
    Abstract: A method for detecting overlapped bank notes is provided. The method includes: step 10, collecting original image data of bank notes; step 20, performing security thread positioning detection on the original image data of the bank notes, to obtain security thread detection data; step 40, determining whether the security thread detection data meets a preset security thread reference condition, going to step 60 if the security thread detection data meets the preset security thread reference condition, and going to step 70 if the security thread detection data does not meet the preset security thread reference condition; step 60, obtaining a determination result that the bank notes are not overlapped, and ending the method; and step 70, obtaining a determining result that the bank notes are overlapped, and ending the method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: GRG BANKING EQUIPMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jing You, Qianwen Wang, Jing Xu
  • Patent number: 10037643
    Abstract: A bill processing device includes: a loading unit that feeds a bill having a pair of serial number information; a reading unit that reads the pair of serial number information from the fed bill; a determining unit that determines whether at least a portion of the pair of serial numbers match each other; a stacking unit that stacks the bill in a case where the determining unit has determined that the at least a portion of the pair of serial numbers match each other; and a reject unit that receives the bill in a case where the determining unit has determined that the at least a portion of the pair of serial numbers do not match each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: LAUREL PRECISION MACHINES CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Junichi Arikawa
  • Patent number: 10026251
    Abstract: Burden on users is reduced. A setting unit is configured to set information about the use environment concerning a use environment in which a money handling apparatus is used. A transport unit is configured to transport money. A recognition unit is configured to recognize a kind of the money. A control unit is configured to control transporting of the money by the transport unit, according to a recognition result for the money by the recognition unit. Further, the control unit controls transporting of the money according to the information about the use environment that is set by the setting unit, in a case where a kind, of the money, recognized by the recognition unit corresponds to a predetermined specific kind.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: GLORY LTD.
    Inventor: Masao Sakamoto
  • Patent number: 10013840
    Abstract: In a sheet processing apparatus which checks sheets and sorts the sheets for a plurality of cassettes on the basis of the check result and conditions for the sheets which are assigned to the respective cassettes, conditions for sheets such as bill types and bill states which are assigned to the respective cassettes are displayed on a display unit. When an instruction to save these setting contents is issued while a cassette and conditions for sheets which are displayed on the display unit are selected, the selected conditions for sheets are assigned to the selected cassette.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA
    Inventor: Toru Otsuka
  • Patent number: 9972157
    Abstract: A paper sheet handling system includes a reception unit 11 configured to receive a plurality of paper sheets, a taking-in unit 10 configured to take in, one by one, the paper sheets received by the reception unit 11, a recognizing and counting unit 55 configured to recognize and count the paper sheets taken in by the taking-in unit 10, a handling unit configured to handle the paper sheets recognized by the recognizing and counting unit 55, the handling unit including stackers 60a to 60d, rejection units 61a and 61b, a bundling unit 250, a transport unit 70, and a cassette storing unit 300, and an operation/display unit 59 configured to input a confirmation signal for confirming count data on the paper sheets recognized by the recognizing and counting unit 55. The paper sheet handling system 100 is configured to accept the confirmation signal from the operation/display unit 59 on a condition that the last paper sheet is recognized by the recognizing and counting unit 55.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: GLORY LTD.
    Inventor: Toshihide Asada
  • Patent number: 9971587
    Abstract: A computer implemented method for validating the identity of a controller for an automated banking machine based on displayed indicia. The method includes detecting access to a secure compartment of an automated banking machine, displaying a security indicia visible from the secure compartment, receiving the security indicia at an input device and a first controller accessible from outside of the secure compartment, and validating the identity of the controller based on the received security indicia.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: Glory Global Solutions (International) Limited
    Inventors: Bryan James Christophersen, Dominik Cipa, Gunnar Kunz, Ulrich Marti, Olivier Martin
  • Patent number: 9934642
    Abstract: A document handling apparatus for recycling documents includes an authentication unit, a first recycling storage unit, a document cassette, and a controller. The authentication unit is for receiving an input document and classifying the input document as having a class that is one of a plurality of classes. The first recycling storage unit is adapted to store documents belonging to two or more of the plurality of classes. The document cassette is adapted to store received documents. The controller is adapted to direct the input document to one of the document cassette and the first recycling storage unit based on content of the first recycling storage unit and the class of the input document. Related apparatus, systems, techniques, and articles are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: Crane Payment Innovations, Inc.
    Inventor: Neil Young
  • Patent number: 9928416
    Abstract: A method for determining the stock of notes of value in a device (12) for receiving notes of value includes determining the orientation of a note of value before it is fed to the device (12) and storing the order in which the notes of value are received in the device (12). For at least a part of the received notes of value their respective orientation is stored such that it is unambiguously assigned to the note of value. For determining the stock, the respective orientation of a predetermined number of successively removed notes of value is determined. These determined orientations are compared with the stored orientations and dependent on the result of the comparison the stock of notes of value in the device (12) is determined.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: Diebold Nixdorf, Incorporated
    Inventors: Ulrich Wasmuth, Michael Kremer
  • Patent number: 9902606
    Abstract: Among other things, one or more systems and/or techniques for labeling a refill contain and/or for enabling operation of the refill container by a dispensing system based upon one or more indicia of the label satisfying a dispensing key are provided. In an example, a label may be applied to a refill container. The label may comprise a first region having a first indicia that may correspond to a shape, color, and/or texture (e.g., a yellow star indicia). A dispensing system may enable operation of the refill container (e.g., installation and/or dispensing of material from the refill container) based upon the first indicia satisfying a dispensing key (e.g., a yellow key component and/or a star shape component). Otherwise, the dispensing system does not enable operation of the refill container (e.g., the refill container is not genuine or is not an appropriate refill container type).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: GOJO Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Jackson William Wegelin, Chip W. Curtis
  • Patent number: 9865116
    Abstract: Described is a method for checking a value document having a polymer substrate and at least one see-through window, in which a digital transmission image of the value document is captured, the transmission image comprising pixels, in the image an edge brightness value for the brightness of an edge of the at least one see-through window is ascertained, using the edge brightness value, a threshold value for the recognition of a print removal is ascertained which is smaller than the edge brightness value but greater than the minimal brightness in the image, it is checked whether pixels which lie in at least one specified portion of the image and outside the at least one see-through window and its edge have a brightness which lies above the threshold value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: GIESECKE+DEVRIENT CURRENCY TECHNOLOGY GMBH
    Inventor: Shanchuan Su
  • Patent number: 9815654
    Abstract: A sheet processing system comprising: a sheet processing apparatus; and a sheet counting apparatus, wherein the sheet processing apparatus includes: a conveying unit for conveying a sheet to be processed; a determination device for determining the sheet conveyed by the conveying unit; and an accumulation unit for accumulating a rejected sheet on the basis of a determination result given by the determination unit, wherein the sheet counting apparatus includes a counting device for counting the paper sheet, and the paper sheet counting apparatus counts the rejected sheet accumulated on the accumulation unit of the sheet processing apparatus, and having a transmitting unit that transmits an information about the counting result to a receiving unit of the paper sheet processing apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventor: Masahiro Shishikura
  • Patent number: 9792496
    Abstract: A cash processing apparatus includes a storage section, a money depositing conveyance module, a money dispensing conveyance module and an identification module. The storage section stores money by denominations for paying out. The money depositing conveyance module conveys money from a money depositing port to the storage section. The money dispensing conveyance module conveys money from the storage section to a money dispensing port. The identification module identifies the denomination of the money conveyed by the money depositing conveyance module and also detects stain of the money. The money depositing conveyance module collects the money of which stain is detected by the identification module to a collection section, and conveys the money of which no stain is detected by the identification module to the storage section by individual denominations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: TOSHIBA TEC KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Akiko Susaki, Tsuyoshi Gotanda, Norifumi Shishido
  • Patent number: 9791816
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes an accommodation unit and a display unit. The accommodation unit accommodates a sheet having an image formed thereon. The display unit displays a selection screen that prompts a user to select information concerning a user who has given instructions to the accommodation unit to accommodate a sheet. The display unit displays a predetermined screen that represents a state or function of the image forming apparatus, and switches the predetermined screen to the selection screen on condition that the instructions have been received.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Yohei Suzuki, Masayoshi Fukatsu, Hiroharu Tsuji, Genki Takahashi
  • Patent number: 9792754
    Abstract: A banknote handling apparatus 100 is configured to perform a sorting process of banknotes. The banknote handling apparatus includes: a taking-in unit 10 configured to take in a banknote one by one; a transport unit 70 configured to transport the banknote having been taken in from the taking-in unit 10; a recognition unit 20 configured to recognize the banknote transported by the transport unit 70; a control unit 50 configured to control the transport unit 70, such that the banknote having been recognized by the recognition unit 20 is transported to any one of a plurality of stacking units 60a to 60h, based on a sorting pattern; and a sorting-category receiving unit 40 configured to receive at least one sorting category. The control unit 50 is configured to create the sorting pattern by deciding types of banknotes to be stacked in the respective stacking units 60a to 60h, based on the number of the stacking units 60a to 60h and the sorting category.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: GLORY LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshiomi Nakashima, Kozen Nakai, Toshihide Asada
  • Patent number: 9754435
    Abstract: A device for the insertion of banknotes into containers in machines suitable for receiving and handling banknotes, comprises a container for the banknotes, adapted to be closed and removed from the machine once filled, and a loading path, diverting from a circulation path inside the machine and ending at said container, for the insertion of banknotes into the container. The device further comprises at least one scanner, placed along the loading path, for the optical detection of images of the banknotes entering into the container and a memory connected to the scanner for storing the images detected thereby.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: CIMA S.P.A.
    Inventors: Nicoletta Razzaboni, Vittorio Razzaboni
  • Patent number: 9739597
    Abstract: A method of authenticating a polymer film comprises measuring the thickness of a layer therein by white light interferometry and/or measuring the birefringence of a layer therein. The method, and devices to carry out the method, may be used in security applications, for example to test for counterfeit bank notes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignee: INNOVIA FILMS LIMITED
    Inventor: Robert Laird Stewart
  • Patent number: 9734650
    Abstract: A banknote deposit and withdrawal apparatus causes a control section to function as an inserted medium counting unit, a normal medium counting unit and an abnormal mediums number calculation unit. The normal medium counting unit again feeds out and conveys banknotes from the banknote deposit and withdrawal section to the verification section in a quantity corresponding to the number of inserted banknotes, conveys abnormal banknotes that are verified as abnormal by the verification section to the banknote deposit and withdrawal section together with following banknotes but conveys normal banknotes that are verified as normal by the verification section to the temporary holding section and retains the normal banknotes therein, and counts a number of normal banknotes. The abnormal mediums number calculation unit subtracts the number of normal banknotes from the number of inserted banknotes to calculate an abnormal banknotes number.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: Oki Electric Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hajime Togiya, Takamoto Yokote, Satoru Iwasaki
  • Patent number: 9708149
    Abstract: A sheet processing apparatus capable of properly stacking sheets by detecting abnormality of a sheet stacking state during a sheet stacking operation to thereby prevent stack overflow. In the sheet processing apparatus, a conveyed sheet is stacked on a stacking tray. A sheet presence sensor detects a sheet on a sheet stacking surface of the stacking tray. A sheet height reduction sensor detects sheets within a predetermined distance downward from the uppermost surface of sheets stacked on the stacking tray. When the sheet presence sensor detects no sheet, and the sheet height reduction sensor detects a sheet during an operation for discharging a plurality of sheets onto the stacking tray, it is determined that an abnormal stacking state has occurred, and conveyance of a sheet is stopped.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Akihiro Arai, Akinobu Nishikata, Takashi Yokoya, Yutaka Ando
  • Patent number: 9704354
    Abstract: Provided are medium handling apparatus and method. The medium handling apparatus comprises an identification number recognition module recognizing an identification number of a medium, a memory in which a condition with respect to a management target medium is stored, and a controller determining whether the identification number of the medium recognized by the identification number recognition module satisfies the condition with respect to the management target medium stored in the memory to determine whether the medium is the management target medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: LG CNS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Han Cheol Cho
  • Patent number: 9697698
    Abstract: An automatic banking machine operates responsive to data read from data bearing records corresponding to authorized user or financial account data. The machine includes a card reader for reading data from user cards. The automated banking machine causes financial transfers related to financial accounts that correspond to data read from user cards. The automated banking machine also includes devices that control the supply of power to included devices to avoid exceeding power supply capacity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Assignee: Diebold Self-Service Systems division of Diebold, Incorporated
    Inventor: Songtao Ma
  • Patent number: 9598190
    Abstract: A paper sheet bundling apparatus includes a bundling unit 22 configured to bundle bundling target paper sheets using a bundling band and make a batch of paper sheets, a stamp affixing unit 71 configured to affix a stamp to the bundling band of the batch of paper sheets, a memory unit 180 configured to store therein an association between the kind of paper sheet and a stamp affixing position on the bundling band or the paper sheet, and a control unit 170 configured to obtain a stamp affixing position corresponding to the kind of the bundling target paper sheets with reference to the association, and adjust a positional relation between the stamp and the bundling band or the batch of paper sheets at a time of affixing the stamp, on a basis of the obtained stamp affixing position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2017
    Assignee: GLORY LTD.
    Inventors: Osamu Uehara, Tsuyoshi Hodatsu, Tomomi Inoue
  • Patent number: 9533848
    Abstract: Disclosed is a cheque processing device, including: a base, a frame located at the top face of the base and forming a U-shaped paper passage, and multiple sets of conveying roller assemblies (9) and multiple processing mechanisms provided along the U-shaped paper passage, wherein one end of the U-shaped paper passage is an inlet and the other end is an outlet. The frame comprises a fixed frame body, and a first movable frame body and a second movable frame body which form the U-shaped paper passage together with the fixed frame body, wherein the first movable frame body and the second movable frame body can both pivot on the base to open and close with respect to the fixed frame body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2017
    Assignee: Digital Check Corporation
    Inventors: Qingbang Xu, Shuxun Dong, Daxiang Chen, Feng Wang
  • Patent number: 9517910
    Abstract: Disclosed is a banknote stacking apparatus comprising at least one pair of transmission assemblies, a hot wheel and a guide plate, wherein the guide plate guides the banknotes to be stacked such that the banknotes are stacked onto a banknote stacking rack. The pair of transmission assemblies comprises a ratchet wheel assembly and a pinch wheel assembly. The ratchet wheel assembly comprises a first transmission wheel, a ratchet wheel and a first conveyer belt stretched over the transmission wheel and the ratchet wheel, wherein the ratchet wheel comprises multiple ratchet teeth. The pinch wheel assembly comprises a second transmission wheel, a pinch wheel and a second conveyor belt stretched over the second transmission wheel and the pinch wheel. The first conveyor belt and the second conveyor belt form a holding and conveying channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2016
    Assignee: GRG Banking Equipment Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Zhuang Jiang, En Wu, Tao Zhang
  • Patent number: 9520011
    Abstract: A method and a device for detecting and controlling banknote dispensing quality in a self-service terminal are provided. The method includes: detecting an empty box in the self-service terminal, setting a qualified rate of dispensed banknotes of the empty box as 0, and permanently shielding the empty box; detecting a banknote jammed cashbox in the self-service terminal, setting a qualified rate of dispensed banknotes of the banknote-jammed cashbox as 0, and permanently shielding the banknote-jammed cashbox; detecting qualified rates of dispensed banknotes of all non-empty cashboxes and non-banknote-jammed cashboxes, classifying all the non-empty and non-banknote-jammed cashboxes according to nominal values, and sequencing the cashboxes per nominal value in a descending order of the qualified rates of dispensed banknotes; and maintaining cashboxes ranked top M of the qualified rates of dispensed banknotes per nominal value in an open state, and maintaining the other cashboxes in a temporarily shielded state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2016
    Assignee: GRG Banking Equipment Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Panfeng Luo, Dahai Xiao, Weiping Xie, Xuewen Dong, Qinghua Wang, Hongshuai Zhang
  • Patent number: 9493307
    Abstract: A vacuum belt conveyor sequentially delivers sheet articles to a digital printer. The sheets are held in position by vacuum on the underside of the sheets through apertures in the belts and covered by the sheets. A plurality of independent plenums on the underside of the belt have chambers respectively communicating with rows of apertures extending along the belt. Vacuum is selectively applied from a manifold only to the plenum chambers that supply apertures that are covered by the sheets so that the ink from the printer will not be directed from its intended position on the sheet by vacuum from adjacent uncovered belt apertures. The sheets are fed to the conveyor in synchronism with the conveyor speed by a timed feeder so that the sheets are carried by the conveyor with a predetermined gap between the sheets and no belt apertures in the gap. A sensor counts the apertures in the belt and activates the feeder at predetermined time intervals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2016
    Assignee: SUN AUTOMATION, INC.
    Inventor: Robert Michael Hershfeld
  • Patent number: 9477856
    Abstract: A system for reading code symbols includes a camera, a user interface system, and a processor communicatively coupled to the camera and the user interface system. The user interface system includes a visual display. The processor is configured for (i) capturing an image including a code symbol, (ii) displaying the image on the visual display, (iii) determining whether the code symbol in the image is readable by the processor, and (iv) displaying on the visual display a positive indicator overlaying the code symbol in the image when the processor determines that the code symbol in the image is readable by the processor. The processor is further configured for reading the code symbol in the image in response to a selection input received from the user interface system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2016
    Assignee: Hand Held Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Geoffrey Gelay, Robert Michael Hussey, Bhishma Thakkar
  • Patent number: 9466185
    Abstract: Provided is a medium handling apparatus. The medium handling apparatus comprises a guider to define a first space in which a medium to be deposited and a medium to be withdrawn are handled and a second space in which a rejected medium is handled and at least one pick-up roller to pick up the medium that is disposed in each of the first and second spaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2016
    Assignee: LG CNS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Chang Jin Lee, Sang Hoon Shin
  • Patent number: 9449452
    Abstract: In a sheet processing apparatus which checks sheets and sorts the sheets for a plurality of cassettes on the basis of the check result and conditions for the sheets which are assigned to the respective cassettes, conditions for sheets such as bill types and bill states which are assigned to the respective cassettes are displayed on a display unit. When an instruction to save these setting contents is issued while a cassette and conditions for sheets which are displayed on the display unit are selected, the selected conditions for sheets are assigned to the selected cassette.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2016
    Assignee: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA
    Inventor: Toru Otsuka
  • Patent number: 9443140
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a paper sheets processing apparatus includes a first sub controller, a second sub controller, and a main controller. The first sub controller generates image data, based on an output signal from a camera which captures an image of a banknote transported along a transport path. The second sub controller generates sensor data, based on an output signal from a sensor which measures the banknote. The main controller inputs the image data and the sensor data of the same banknote from the first sub controller and the second sub controller, and transfers the image data and the sensor data to one external device indicated from a plurality of external devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2016
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventor: Kazuhisa Yoshida
  • Patent number: 9321602
    Abstract: A single sheet handling device (14a to 14d, 30, 200, 252, 270, 350) for the input and the output of rectangular single sheets (38) respectively into and out of a container (12a to 12d). These rectangular single sheets can in particular be banknotes (38). The single sheet handling device (14a to 14d, 30, 200, 252, 270, 350) has a feeding device with feeding elements for the sheet-by-sheet feeding of single sheets (38) and for storing these single sheets (38) in a stack (36) of single sheets in the container (12a to 12d). Further, the single sheet handling device has a separating device with separating elements for the sheet-by-sheet removal of single sheets (38) of the stack (36) from the container (12a to 12d). The feeding elements and the separating elements are arranged separately from the container (12a to 12d).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2016
    Assignee: Wincor Nixdorf International GmbH
    Inventors: Guenter Holland-Letz, Ayhan Aslan, Ludger Hoischen, Martin Loeser, Dirk Brexel
  • Patent number: 9305437
    Abstract: According to embodiments described in the specification, a method of dispensing media from an ATM is disclosed. The method includes the steps of: at an electronic device including a processor, a memory, and a touch-sensitive display, displaying a first mix of media items for dispensing by the ATM; receiving input from the touch-sensitive display including a first mix adjustment parameter; applying a heuristic based on the received first mix adjustment parameter, and, at the ATM, dispensing a second mix of media items, the second mix responsive to the application of the heuristic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2016
    Assignee: Phoenix Interactive Design, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark Anthony Koopman, Christopher Carle Siegfried Walden
  • Patent number: 9248983
    Abstract: A package handling device includes a conveyor, a sensor system and a reject system. The conveyor transports a product along a product handling line. The sensor system is proximate to the conveyor system to determine at least one characteristic of the product for comparison to product acceptance criteria. Failure of the product to meet product acceptance criteria generates a reject signal. The reject system directs the product to a reject bin responsive to the reject signal via a movable assembly that moves a portion of the conveyor to create a gap in the product handling line. The reject system includes an adjustable retraction mechanism coupled to a frame of the conveyor and to the movable assembly. The adjustable refraction mechanism draws the movable assembly inwardly responsive to receipt of the reject signal to define a size of the gap based on information indicative of a size of the product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2016
    Assignee: ILLINOIS TOOL WORKS INC.
    Inventor: Brian P. Streufert
  • Patent number: 9245423
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods are provided for a dual validator self-service kiosk (“SSK”). The SSK may include a first validator. The first validator may examine a deposit inserted into the SSK. The SSK may include a second validator. The second validator may examine a tangible item before the SSK dispenses the tangible item. The SSK may retract the tangible item if the tangible item in not collected by a customer. The second validator may examine the tangible item after being retracted by the SSK. The first validator may apply a first examination routine to the deposit. The second validator may apply a second examination routine before the SSK dispenses the tangible item. The second validator may apply a third examination routine to a tangible item retracted by the SSK.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2016
    Assignee: Bank of America Corporation
    Inventors: Kristy M. Crist, Terrelle Carswell, Eric McConnell, Rahul Puri, Devin D. Rhodes, James D. Goodwin