Delivering To Stack And Feeding Therefrom Patents (Class 271/3.01)
  • Patent number: 9656834
    Abstract: A stacking wheel mechanism (30) includes a stacking wheel (32) that is arranged near a stacking unit (26) and having a plurality of elastic blades (32a) on an outer circumferential surface thereof, and a blade guiding member (38) that is arranged near the stacking wheel (32) to guide the blades (32a) of the stacking wheel (32). The blade guiding member (38) guides the blades (32a) of the stacking wheel (32) such that the blades (32a) of the stacking wheel (32) enter into a transport path (for example, an internal transport path (36)) when the stacking wheel (32) rotates in a feeding-in direction of a paper sheet toward the stacking unit (26) and the blades (32a) of the stacking wheel (32) retreat from the transport path when the stacking wheel (32) rotates in a feeding-out direction of the paper sheet from the stacking unit (26).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2017
    Assignee: GLORY LTD.
    Inventors: Sotaro Moriwaki, Tsuguo Mizoro, Michio Yamamoto, Yoichi Takemura
  • Patent number: 9581951
    Abstract: According to an embodiment, an image forming apparatus includes a scanner, a printer, and a controller. The controller estimates a maximum size of a document sheet scanned by the scanner. Further, the controller controls the scanner to reduce a document image at a predetermined reduction magnification ratio when the estimated maximum size of if larger than a predetermined size of a printing sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2017
    Assignees: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA, TOSHIBA TEC KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Shinji Ono
  • Patent number: 9418500
    Abstract: The present invention provides a media processing device having improved ease of use. An automatic teller machine has: a housing having predetermined space at interior thereof, and at which opening portion is formed in at least one side surface; a unit housing that houses plural storage containers storing bank notes, and that can be accommodated within the housing, and that is provided so as to be able to be pulled out along a pull out direction to exterior of the housing via the opening portion; and a reject container housing case that is structured so as to be able to be attached to and removed from the unit housing at a front side of a unit housing front surface plate that is at a distal end side in the pull out direction of the unit housing, and that houses a reject container that stores bank notes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2016
    Assignee: OKI ELECTRIC INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yuta Iizuka
  • Patent number: 9203994
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus including: a sheet feeding portion configured to feed a sheet to a sheet conveying path; an image forming portion configured to form an image on the sheet; a sheet discharging portion configured to discharge the sheet; a sheet re-conveying path configured to guide the sheet on which the image has been formed to the sheet conveying path again; an original feeding portion configured to feed an original; an original feeding path configured to guide the original to the sheet re-conveying path; an image reading portion configured to read an image of the original; an original discharging path configured to guide the original guided along the sheet re-conveying path to an original discharging portion; and an original conveying portion configured to convey the original which has been guided along the original feeding path toward the original discharging path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2015
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Hiroshi Kato, Atsushi Ogata, Daisuke Kaneko, Kazushi Ino, Tomoyuki Iwakoshi, Ichiro Yasumaru, Masaru Aoki
  • Patent number: 9094553
    Abstract: A sheet conveyer includes: a conveyance unit configured to convey a sheet along a conveyance path comprising an inversion path, which is configured to convey the sheet from a lower side to an upper side and is defined by an inner circumference side and an outer circumference side; and a guide provided in a downstream side in a conveyance direction of the inversion path, the guide provided between the inner circumference side and the outer circumference side so that the guide is to be displaced toward the outer circumference side by contacting with a front end of the sheet that is conveyed from an upstream side in the conveyance direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2015
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Katsuro Miura, Tsuyoshi Suganuma
  • Patent number: 9058001
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes a toner image forming unit that forms and continuously transfers a toner image based on image data onto a transported sheet from the front to the rear in a sheet transport direction as the sheet is transported, a fixing unit positioned downstream of the toner image forming unit in the transport direction and that fixes the transferred toner image onto the sheet, an image determining unit that determines whether the formed toner image is a scattering toner image that causes toner scattering during the transfer, and a speed controlling unit that controls, when it is determined that the toner image is a scattering toner image, a transport speed of the sheet and a transfer speed of the toner image to the sheet such that the speeds are slower than those when it is determined that the toner image is not a scattering toner image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2015
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Narumasa Sato, Eiji Nakai, Katsuyuki Kitajima, Makoto Kamisaki, Toyofumi Inoue, Takafumi Koide, Masataka Kuribayashi, Yoshinari Ueno, Yoshifumi Eri
  • Patent number: 9027918
    Abstract: A medium processor is provided with a medium storage which can house two small storing boxes next to each other and has plural slots into which the two small storing boxes can be detachably loaded. Thus, the two small storing boxes can be loaded in a space equivalent to one conventional bill storing box, and the small storing boxes can be detached for servicing even when there are two small storing boxes loaded in one slot. Thus, various kinds of media can be handled without impairing maintainability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: Oki Electric Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hirokazu Komatsu, Ryousuke Kojima, Shinji Ohara
  • Patent number: 9022377
    Abstract: A sheet processing apparatus includes a sheet conveying path; a sheet entrance unit provided in the sheet conveying path; a sheet discharge unit provided in a location separated from the sheet entrance unit by a predetermined distance; a driving unit that drives the sheet entrance unit and the sheet discharge unit; a sheet guide unit that guides sheets and is provided between the sheet entrance unit and the sheet discharge unit to allow the sheets passing through the sheet entrance unit to be sequentially stacked; and a sheet buffer device that is configured such that the stacked sheets pass through the sheet discharge unit while the stacked sheets are loaded on a step with each leading end of the stacked sheets being separated with a predetermined interval.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: Gradco Japan Ltd.
    Inventors: Kazushige Masunari, Yumiko Kato
  • Patent number: 8998193
    Abstract: According to the invention, in the transport path between the input device and the output device, at least one intermediate buffer is arranged that serves as input device and as output device. The input device, the output device and the intermediate buffer are positioned adjacent to the conveyor belt and operated by the control device in such a way, that sheets forwarded from the input device or sheets stocked in the intermediate buffer are coupleable pneumatically to the lower side of the conveyor belt, and that sheets pneumatically attached to the lower side of the conveyor belt are selectively decoupleable at the intermediate buffer or at the output device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: Multigraf AG
    Inventor: Robert Barrer
  • Patent number: 8991810
    Abstract: A stacker is described, in particular in an installation of the paper processing industry, for forming a stack of several flat parts to be fed in a transport direction, in particular film sheets or paper sheets, with a stack forming area and a support device for supporting the stack to be formed from the flat parts in the stack forming area. The special nature of the invention lies in that the support device has a plurality of discrete support elements that are at least arranged one behind the other seen in the transport direction of the flat parts and are supported in a moveable manner between a lower position and an upper position at an angle to the transport direction of the flat parts, preferably approximately at right angles to the transport direction A of the flat parts and/or approximately vertically.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: Kugler-Womako GmbH
    Inventor: Wilhelm Heinz
  • Patent number: 8985568
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a paper discharge device includes a discharged-sheet receiving part that can be opened and closed on a side surface of an apparatus body, is closed on the side surface and receives a recording medium dropped from above along the side surface after image formation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignees: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba, Toshiba Tec Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Shinichi Ito
  • Patent number: 8967612
    Abstract: A medium processing device includes holding section that temporarily retains a medium therein. A gear inside the holding section drives a mechanism that stores the medium into and feeds out from the holding section. A main body includes a mounting location at which the holding section is mounted, and transfers the medium to and from the holding section at a time at which the holding section is mounted. An operation knob transmits, to the gear, a rotary operation applied from outside the holding section. An operation restriction portion at the main body, blocks transmission of the rotary operation from the knob to the gear in a mounted state in which the holding section is mounted at the mounting location, and allows transmission of the rotary operation from the knob to the gear in a detached state in which the holding section is detached.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: Oki Electric Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Takamoto Yokote
  • Patent number: 8964268
    Abstract: A sheet feeding device is formed with a sheet mounting part, and a sheet feeding unit defining a sheet feed path having inlet and outlet. The sheet feeding unit is configured to introduce the sheet on the sheet mounting surface from the inlet, feed the sheet along the feed path, and discharge the sheet from the outlet onto the sheet mounting part. The sheet mounting part includes first and second members arranged next to each other. The first and second members with a border therebetween define a sheet mounting surface. An end portion of one of the first and second members has one or more protruded portions, while an end portion of the other member has one or more slits configured to receive the one or more protruded portions. An upper surface of the one member is located at a higher position than the upper surface of the other member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Muneaki Takahata, Takashi Ohama
  • Patent number: 8899570
    Abstract: Disclosed are a moving rail assembly and a bill receiving and dispensing apparatus which are configured such that an angle at which a carriage unit moves along a rail can be adjusted to various angles. The moving rail assembly includes a moving body, a main rail and a sub-rail. The moving body includes a main rotating roller and a sub-rotating roller disposed at a different widthwise position from the main rotating roller. The main rail has a first path for guiding the main rotating roller, and a second path for guiding the sub-rotating roller. The first path and the second path extend parallel to each other. The sub-rail branches off from the second path and extends in a different direction from the main rail. The sub-rail guides the sub-rotating roller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Assignee: Nautilus Hyosung Inc.
    Inventors: Jin Young Hwang, Jong Seong Park, Chang-Ho Park, Su Hyoun Yun, Young Chul Lee
  • Patent number: 8879128
    Abstract: An image reading apparatus is disclosed. The image reading apparatus includes an automatic document feeding unit that transports a document in a predetermined direction while the document floats above a platen glass member and a light source disposed below the platen glass member that irradiates a portion on the document at a predetermined reading location such that reflected light from the portion on the document is converted into image data and a floating distance between the document and the platen glass member is detected to set a value of an image parameter for correcting the image data for the document, based on the detected floating distance between the document and the platen glass member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: Konica Minolta Business Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Toshikazu Higashi, Masahiro Nonoyama
  • Patent number: 8844806
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method and apparatus for presenting a bunch of items of media to a user of a Self-Service Terminal (SST). The method comprises individually removing at least one item of media from at least two respective media item containers in a predetermined sequence responsive to at least one common predetermined characteristic of each item of media, providing the removed items of media as a bunch of items of media, and presenting the bunch of items of media to a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Inventor: Alexander P. Miller
  • Patent number: 8820915
    Abstract: A receiver supply media cassette adapted to hold cut sheet media and for permitting an imaging apparatus to form images on both sides of the cut sheet media, comprising a media tray including a cut sheet receiving well having at least two side walls, and a ramp disposed between the two side walls and a removable media receptacle adapted to fit inside the cut sheet receiving well of the media tray including a first compartment adapted to hold cut sheet media to be fed to the imaging apparatus, a second compartment adapted to receive cut sheet media from the imaging apparatus, wherein the removable media receptacle is flipped inside the cut sheet receiving well of the media tray after images have been formed on a first side of the cut sheet media so that images can be formed on a second side of the cut sheet media.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: Kodak Alaris Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin T. Mahoney, Robert Fredric Mindler
  • Patent number: 8820730
    Abstract: A bidirectional bill transmission channel device (02) with multi-path steering, which is arranged between an upper core (01) having functions of recognizing and separating bill and a lower core (03) for storing bill, is used for transmitting and separating bill in a reversing way. The device (02) comprises a channel bracket (0200), a power shaft (0203) mounted on the channel bracket (0200), a transmission belt (0202), channel boards (02041, 02042), an auxiliary transmission wheel set (0205) and a corner guide plate (0210), wherein floating wheels (0211, 0211?) are provided in a steering transmission route formed by the corner guide plate (0210) and the power shaft (0203), the floating wheels (0211, 0211?) correspond to the power shaft (0203) for transmission belt (0202), and form rolling friction assembly with the belt (0202).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: GRG Banking Equipment Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Zhuang Jiang, Zhiyong Liu, Dong Tan
  • Patent number: 8794512
    Abstract: An automated banking machine can cause financial transfers responsive to data read from data bearing records. The machine includes a card reader that can read from user cards, card data that corresponds to financial accounts. The machine can operate responsive to the read card data to carry out transactions that transfer and/or allocate funds between accounts. The machine can provide users a transaction receipt. The machine includes a cash dispenser that can dispense cash to machine users. Value of dispensed cash can be assessed to an account which corresponds to the read card data. The machine also includes an accepting device that can receive currency bills and/or checks from users. An account that corresponds to the read card data can be credited for the value of received bills and/or checks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: Diebold Self-Service Systems division of Diebold, Incorporated
    Inventors: Jeffrey M. Eastman, Brian Jones, Michael S. Johnson, Shawn Griggy, Jeff A. Brannan, Michael J. Harty, Robert W. Barnett, Eric S. VanKeulen, Mike R. Ryan, William D. Beskitt, Kenneth Turocy
  • Patent number: 8777218
    Abstract: A media processor is provided with includes a conveyance channel over which a paper sheet-like medium is conveyed, and an accumulation mechanism which accumulates the medium sent from the conveyance channel, the accumulation mechanism including a guide member for guiding and accumulating the medium sent from the conveyance channel and a conveyor for catching the medium guided by the guide member against the guide member to draw the medium onto the guide member. It is thus possible to shorten times required for the preparing operation to accumulate bills and for the bill accumulating operation, and further to prevent mechanical malfunction such as bill jamming from occurring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignee: Oki Electric Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yukihiro Nemoto
  • Patent number: 8770582
    Abstract: In a conveying belt that is entrained about a pair of bundle discharge rollers along a stacking wall, on which an end part of a sheet stacked on a stack tray abuts, between the stack tray and an intermediate processing tray, a position of an outer peripheral surface is displaced such that a projection amount of the conveying belt from the stacking wall is large when the pair of discharge rollers discharges the sheet to the stacking portion, and such that the projection amount is small when the pair of discharge rollers moves the sheet toward a stopper of the intermediate stacking portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2014
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Hideki Kushida
  • Publication number: 20140183810
    Abstract: Apparatus for handling documents comprises an inlet 30 for receiving documents, a transfer means for transferring documents from the inlet to a secure or securable location and deposit means, wherein the transfer means is operable, in use, to transfer documents between the inlet and a deposit position adjacent the securable location, said deposit means comprises a plunger 50 and movable members 523b, 523c wherein the movable members 523b, 523c are arranged to move along the plunger 50 as the plunger 50 urges documents into the securable location.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 24, 2013
    Publication date: July 3, 2014
    Applicants: Volumatic Ltd., Intelligent Deposit Systems Ltd.
    Inventors: Andrew Beddoe, Andrew Holmes, Andrew Denley
  • Patent number: 8733634
    Abstract: An automated banking machine is operative to cause financial transfers responsive at least in part to data read from data bearing records. The automated banking machine includes a card reader that is operative to read card data from user cards corresponding to financial accounts. The automated banking machine is operative to cause a determination to be made that read card data corresponds to stored data for an account authorized to carry out transactions that transfer and/or allocate funds between accounts. The automated banking machine is further operative to provide users with a receipt for transactions conducted. The automated banking machine is operative to cause the value of cash dispensed or received to be assessed or credited to the financial accounts corresponding to card data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Assignee: Diebold Self-Service Systems, division of Diebold, Incorporated
    Inventors: Jeffrey M. Eastman, Pedro Tula, Nam Le, David Nikkel, David Vidmar, Jhansi Arikatla, Eric S. VanKeulen, Wayne Wellbaum
  • Publication number: 20140131936
    Abstract: A sheet delivering device includes a first frame stood on a base and a housing having a height position adjusted to the base. A second frame is attached to the housing in a body and located adjacent to the first frame. The height adjustment member is attached to one frame and includes engaged stop parts with different heights. The lever member is turnably attached to another frame and includes a contact stop member stopped into contact with the engaged stop part. Between an interference posture forming a contact stopping state by an interference of the contact stop member and engaged stop part and a withdrawal posture withdrawing from the interference when the housing moves to the base in the upward and downward directions, the lever member usually is advanced to the interference posture by a movement force, but changed to the withdrawal posture by turning against the movement force.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2013
    Publication date: May 15, 2014
    Applicant: KYOCERA DOCUMENT SOLUTIONS INC.
    Inventor: Seiichi SHIRASAKI
  • Patent number: 8725297
    Abstract: A sheet paper storage and dispensing device stores and dispenses sheet paper, and includes a first reel drum onto which a tape is wound; a second reel drum on which sheet paper is stored; a motor which drives the first and second reel drums via a drive system; an electromagnetic clutch which switches between transmitting and interrupting drive force from the drive system; an electromagnetic brake which applies a brake to the drive system; a trigger sensor which detects supplying of the sheet paper; a tape speed detection section which detects a transporting speed at the intake/discharge port; a motor speed variation control unit which controls changes in a rotation speed; and a winding control unit which causes winding by controlling the electromagnetic clutch so as to transmit the driving force when supplying of the sheet paper to the intake/discharge port is detected by the trigger sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Assignee: Laurel Precision Machines Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Taki Oishi, Masaaki Egashira, Masaru Suwa, Katsuhiko Uehara
  • Patent number: 8699099
    Abstract: Provided is a document conveying device, including: a conveyance guide member which is capable of being opened upward and closed with respect to a contact glass, disposed facing the contact glass along a conveying direction of a document, and guides the document to an upper surface of the contact glass; a reading guide member which is disposed along a width direction of the document, movably supported in an up-and-down direction with respect to the conveyance guide member, and guides the document to a position facing an image reading region in the upper surface of the contact glass; a protruding portion which is protruded outward from at least one end portion of the reading guide member in the width direction; a support portion which is protruded outward from the conveyance guide member along the width direction above the protruding portion; and elastic portions which are protruded downward from the support portion and sandwich the protruding portion so that the protruding portion is movable in the up-and-dow
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Assignee: Kyocera Document Solutions, Inc.
    Inventor: Naoto Miyakoshi
  • Patent number: 8684262
    Abstract: An automated banking machine is operative to cause financial transfers responsive at least in part to data read from data bearing records. The automated banking machine includes a card reader that is operative to read card data from user cards corresponding to financial accounts. The automated banking machine is operative to cause a determination to be made that read card data corresponds to stored data for an account authorized to carry out transactions that transfer and/or allocate funds between accounts. The automated banking machine is further operative to provide users with a receipt for transactions conducted. The automated banking machine is operative to cause the value of cash dispensed or received to be assessed or credited to the financial accounts corresponding to card data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2014
    Assignee: Diebold Self-Service Systems, division of Diebold, Incorporated
    Inventors: Jeffrey M. Eastman, Pedro Tula, Nam Le, David Nikkel, David Vidmar, Jhansi Arikatla, Erie S. VanKeulen, Wayne Wellbaum
  • Patent number: 8636274
    Abstract: A storing and issuing device (11) for banknotes (12) and/or other flexible documents, for use in an equipment for the automatic processing of banknotes, in which the storing and issuing device includes a taking-up roller (50), a motor (60) for the taking-up roller, at least one transport belt (52) provided for wrapping on the taking-up roller (50) together with the banknotes (12) and holding means (53, 54, 79) actuatable for causing an entering banknote Bn(n) to be engaged with the transport belt (52). The storing and issuing device (11) comprises an electronic unit (65) for the holding means (53, 54, 79) and the motor (60) for the taking-up roller, for causing the entering banknote to be stored on the taking-up roller, with void space queuing providing substantial contact between the input edge of the entered banknote Bn(n) and the output edge of a last stored banknote Bn(n?1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2014
    Assignee: CTS Cashpro S.p.A.
    Inventors: Paolo Ciampi, Carlo Simonotti, Mirko Billet
  • Patent number: 8585034
    Abstract: A method for handling cut sheet media in a receiver supply media cassette comprising providing a media tray with a removable media receptacle in the receiver supply media cassette. The media tray is attached to the imaging apparatus to feed the cut sheet media from a first compartment of the removable media receptacle to the imaging apparatus to print a first image on a first side of the fed cut sheet media and receive the printed cut sheet media from the imaging apparatus into a second compartment of the removable media receptacle. The removable media receptacle is flipped the cut sheet media is fed to the imaging apparatus to print a second image on a second side of the fed cut sheet media. The method further includes receiving the printed cut sheet media from the imaging apparatus into the first compartment of the removable media receptacle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2013
    Assignee: Kodak Alaris Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin T. Mahoney, Robert Fredric Mindler
  • Patent number: 8579275
    Abstract: A duplex document feeding device includes a first paper transfer channel, a second paper transfer channel, a paper exit, a power source, a paper pick-up mechanism, a paper ejecting mechanism, and a linking mechanism. The paper ejecting mechanism includes an ejecting drive roller and an ejecting idler roller. After a paper is ejected from the first paper transfer channel and the paper is introduced into the second paper transfer channel by the paper ejecting mechanism, the linking mechanism is driven by the power source, so that the ejecting idler roller is shifted and moved away from the ejecting drive roller. Consequently, the front end of the paper can be smoothly ejected from the paper exit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2013
    Assignee: Primax Electronics Ltd.
    Inventor: Shang-Hsien Tsai
  • Patent number: 8567773
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device for handling notes of value, comprising at least one cash box for receiving notes of value and at least one separating and/or stacking module for removing notes of value and/or for supplying notes of value to the cash box. Here, the separating and/or stacking module and the cash box are arranged separately from each other. The cash box comprises a retraction element which in a swiveled-away position is arranged such that the notes of value are suppliable to the cash box by means of the separating and/or stacking module through an opening of the cash box and/or are removable from the cash box. In a retaining position, the retraction element is arranged such that no notes of value are suppliable to and no notes of value are removable from the cash box.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2013
    Assignee: Wincor Nixdorf International GmbH
    Inventor: Elmar Berendes
  • Patent number: 8561978
    Abstract: An image forming system having: a sheet feeding unit which cuts a roll sheet and feeds cut sheets; a stack unit which stacks and stores the sheets fed by the sheet feeding unit and feeds the stored sheets; an image forming portion which forms an image on the sheets fed from the stack unit; and a controlling unit configured to control the feeding unit and the stack unit so that the stack unit feeds a sheet stored in the stack unit to the image forming portion when the sheet feeding unit feeds a sheet to the stack unit so as to stack the sheet from the sheet feeding unit into the stack unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2013
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Keita Takahashi, Naohisa Nagata, Akinobu Nishikata, Nobuo Sekiguchi, Tadaaki Saida, Satoshi Okawa, Satoru Yamamoto, Hiroshi Matsumoto
  • Patent number: 8542416
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes a first conveying path, a curved conveying path, a second conveying path, an upper cover, a first image reading section, a third conveying roller, a second conveying roller, a second image reading section, a first conveying roller, a fourth conveying roller and a control unit. The control unit controls to stop conveying the sheet when a back edge of the sheet passes the first conveying roller in the case where a length of the sheet is less than a first distance between the first conveying roller and the third conveying roller, and controls to stop conveying the sheet after conveying the sheet until the back edge passes the third conveying roller in the case where the length of the sheet is greater than the first distance and is less than a second distance between the third conveying roller and the fourth conveying roller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2013
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Masaru Takeuchi
  • Patent number: 8511666
    Abstract: The provides a two money kinds recycle box provided with a plurality of paper money accumulating portions and storing and feeding the paper money at one position, thereby simplifying a carrier path structure of a whole of a paper money inputting and outputting machine provided with the two money kinds recycle box, and corresponding to a lot of money kinds with a compact structure. The two money kinds recycle box is provided with an output and input port outputting and inputting the paper money with respect to an external portion, a plurality of paper money accumulating portions storing the paper money, a pickup roller provided at one position of each of the paper money accumulating portions and carrying out an accumulating motion of the paper sheets onto the paper money accumulating portions and a feeding motion of the paper sheets from the accumulating portions, and a two-way carrier path carrying the paper sheets in a two-way direction between the one output and input port and a plurality of pickup rollers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2013
    Assignee: Hitachi-Omron Terminal Solutions, Corp.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Ichikawa, Shinji Shibata, Minoru Kadowaki, Riichi Kato
  • Patent number: 8474809
    Abstract: An image recording apparatus according to one aspect comprises: a first tray disposed within an opening of a main body to allow a recording medium to be placed thereon; a second tray disposed above the first tray, the second tray having a second end portion located on a side of the opening; a conveying unit; and a recording unit. The second tray is movable between a first posture and a second posture. When the second tray is in the first posture, a top surface of the second tray in the vicinity of the second end portion is positioned at a predetermined height relative to the first tray. When the second tray moves from the first posture to the second posture, the top surface in the vicinity of the second end portion is moved toward the first tray.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2013
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Masatoshi Izuchi, Yuji Koga, Keisuke Wakakusa, Kenji Samoto
  • Patent number: 8469350
    Abstract: An office machine includes a pedestal having an image-handling unit disposed in a top thereof and a passage guider, and an automatic document feeder capable of rotating between an open position exposing the image-handling unit and a closed position covering the image-handling unit. The automatic document feeder defines a passage for transmitting a document from upstream to downstream therethrough. A substantial middle part of the passage is opened to cooperate with the image-handling unit. A magnetic component is mounted to the automatic document feeder. The passage guider is pivoted to the top of the pedestal and near to a downstream side of the image-handling unit. The passage guider will rotate upward by the magnetic component to make a free end thereof for guiding the document when the cover is at the closed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2013
    Assignee: Foxlink Image Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Chin-Te Liu
  • Publication number: 20130099439
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device (10, 40, 80) for dispensing notes of value (52) comprising a dispensing unit (16) for dispensing a stack of notes of value (54) and a supply transport arrangement (26) for individually supplying the notes of value (52) to be dispensed to a collecting unit (28) for collecting and stacking the notes of value (52). The collecting unit (28) comprises a stacking unit (46) and a support element (50) that is stationarily arranged, wherein the stacking unit (46) stacks the notes of value (52) onto the support element (50) to the stack of notes of value (54). Further, the collecting unit (28) comprises a press-on element (62) that is stationarily arranged and that can be swiveled and that during stacking the notes of value is arranged in a swiveled-away position, and for dispensing the stack of notes of value is arranged in a swiveled-on position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 22, 2011
    Publication date: April 25, 2013
    Applicant: WINCOR NIXDORF INTERNATIONAL GMBH
    Inventor: Richard Duesterhus
  • Patent number: 8422098
    Abstract: A document data capturing device includes a sheet supply tray for carrying documents, a sheet discharge tray located below the sheet supply tray, and a document conveying mechanism including a conveying path along which documents are guided from the sheet supply tray to the sheet discharge tray. The document data capturing device includes a first data-capturing unit and a second data-capturing unit which scan respective sides of a document conveyed by the document conveying mechanism. The first data-capturing unit and the second data-capturing unit are each configured with a reduction-optics scanning mechanism. The conveying path along which a document to be scanned by the first and second scanning mechanisms is conveyed is formed to surround the second reduction-optics data-capturing unit. Thus, the device can be made compact.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2013
    Assignee: Nisca Corporation
    Inventors: Masataka Hamada, Seiji Nishizawa, Yutaka Tanaka, Kazuhisa Mochizuki
  • Patent number: 8393609
    Abstract: A document handler is provided that comprises a validator 2 having a main conveyor 4, a stacker 3 having a storage 50 detachably attached to validator 2, a storage conveyor 5 in storage 50 for stowing a document fed from validator 2 into storage 50 and picking out the document stored in storage 50 to validator 2 through main conveyor 4 to issue picked document from validator 2, a reversible motor 70 in main conveyor 4 drivingly and detachably connected to storage conveyor 5 of storage 50.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2013
    Assignee: Japan Cash Machine Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shigeyuki Karasawa, Tomonori Kitano
  • Patent number: 8384970
    Abstract: A document setting position on a document set tray 101 where a small-sized document is set is determined by positionally matching a near-side reference position (a position of or set in the vicinity of a user-side end of a document placement surface of the document set tray 101) and a user-side edge of the document. An output tray 114 has a window 115 made from a transparent material so as to allow a user to see a document setting position on the document set tray 101 where the user sets a small-sized document. This makes it possible to adjust a position on the document set tray 101 where a document is placed, in use of an image reading apparatus 100 in which the document set tray 101 for placing thereon a document to be read is provided below the output tray 114 for placing a read document thereon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2013
    Assignee: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Takashi Kurokawa
  • Patent number: 8342516
    Abstract: An image reading apparatus includes an image reader, a document feeder, and a document retainer. A document feeder feeds the document to the image reader, and the image reader reads an image of a document. The document feeder discharges the document onto a stacker after the image of the document has been read. The document feeder is pivotal relative to the image reader. When the document feeder opens relative to the reader at an angle, the document retainer presses the document against the stacker.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Oki Data Corporation
    Inventor: Masato Yamazaki
  • Patent number: 8339657
    Abstract: An image data processing apparatus includes an execution device, a use determination device, an identification device, an execution determination device, and a control device. The execution device executes a predetermined data processing of image data. The use determination device determines at least one used amount in at least one specified portion which is used when the data processing is executed. The identification device identifies an attribute of the image data. The execution determination device determines whether or not to execute the data processing of the image data based on the attribute of the image data identified by the identification device and the at least one used amount determined by the use determination device. The control device makes the execution device execute the data processing of the image data when it is determined by the execution determination device to execute the data processing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Masataka Yamazaki
  • Patent number: 8322720
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a printing device comprising a sheet buffer including a paper path having a plurality of nip pairs for selectively receiving and releasing a plurality of printer sheets. The plurality of nip pairs include a fixed load nip pair, a fixed unload nip pair, and at least another intermediate fixed nip pair therebetween. In a first operation each subsequent sheet of the plurality of sheets is shingled over a previous sheet wherein the plurality of sheets can be stopped in the intermediate nip pair or pairs. Individual sheets of the plurality of sheets can be advanced to the unload nip pair sequentially in a second operation whereupon the individual sheets are successively unloaded as needed in a first in first out order.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventor: Paul J. DeGruchy
  • Publication number: 20120279173
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a sheet processing apparatus includes a feeding unit including a support surface inclined with respect to a vertical direction and a stacking surface substantially perpendicular to the support surface, a plurality of paper sheets being stacked on the stacking surface in such a manner that the paper sheets are inclined along the support surface, a pick up mechanism configured to pick up the paper sheets from a side of the stacking surface of the feeding unit, a conveying path configured to convey the picked up paper sheets, an inspection device configured to inspect the conveyed paper sheet, and an accumulation unit configured to accumulate the inspected paper sheets.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 21, 2012
    Publication date: November 8, 2012
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA
    Inventors: Yoshitaka Sakoguchi, Kazuhiro Mukai, Hisashi Oosawa
  • Patent number: 8297547
    Abstract: A roller storage system (1) for sheet-type media has at least one film drum (5) driveable by a motor with at least one strip-type film (5) and at least one winding drum (4) with a central drive spindle (8) driveable by a motor, wherein the strip-type film (5) can be wound onto the winding drum (4), where the winding drum (4) is carried floating on the drive spindle (8).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Assignee: Wincor Nixdorf International GmbH
    Inventors: André Michels, Heinz Saathoff
  • Patent number: 8281986
    Abstract: An automated banking machine operative to cause financial transfers responsive to data read from data bearing records. The automated banking machine includes a card reader that is operative to read card data from user cards corresponding to financial accounts. The automated banking machine is operative responsive to the card data to carry out transactions that transfer and/or allocate funds between accounts. The automated banking machine is further operative to provide users with a receipt for transactions conducted. The automated banking machine includes a cash dispenser operative to dispense cash to machine users and to cause the value of cash to be assessed to financial accounts corresponding to card data. The automated banking machine is further operative to receive currency bills or other sheets from a user and to process and store such sheets through operation of a currency accepting device. The account corresponding to card data may be credited for the value of bills or other sheets received.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2012
    Assignee: Diebold Self-Service Systems
    Inventors: Jeffrey M. Eastman, Brian Jones, Michael S. Johnson, Shawn Griggy, Jeff A. Brannan, Michael J. Harty, Robert W. Barnett, Eric S. VanKeulen, Mike R. Ryan, William D. Beskitt, Kenneth Turocy
  • Patent number: 8262076
    Abstract: A bunch sheet depository is described. The depository comprises: a pressure plate for pressing on a bunch of sheets; a picker aligned with the pressure plate and arranged to remove sheets individually from the bunch of sheets; a link arm including (i) a pivot, (ii) an urging portion coupled to the pressure plate and (iii) a resilient member; and an actuator coupled to the resilient member. The actuator is operable, when actuated, to move the resilient member to rotate the link arm about the pivot and thereby cause compression of the bunch of sheets by the pressure plate using a force from the resilient member that reduces as the resilient member relaxes in response to the pressure plate moving as sheets are removed from the bunch of sheets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2012
    Assignee: NCR Corporation
    Inventors: Owen Wilson, Frank B. Dunn
  • Patent number: 8264714
    Abstract: In a sheet conveyance system in which a plurality of apparatuses each including a communication unit with a plurality of communication channels are connected, and a sheet is conveyed between the apparatuses, each of the plurality of communication channels can be switched between a transmission mode and a reception mode. When a plurality of transmission channels are set by channel assignment, communication can be executed by giving a priority to each transmission destination. If transmission data are accumulated in an apparatus, and they include data for a transmission destination with a higher priority over the current data transmission destination, the number of transmission channels is increased, and the priority is raised.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2012
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Noriaki Matsui, Hidenori Sunada, Mitsuhiko Sato, Mitsushige Murata, Keita Takahashi
  • Patent number: 8251281
    Abstract: An automated banking machine operative to cause financial transfers responsive to data read from data bearing records. The automated banking machine includes a card reader that is operative to read card data from user cards corresponding to financial accounts. The automated banking machine is operative responsive to the card data to carry out transactions that transfer and/or allocate funds between accounts. The automated banking machine is further operative to provide users with a receipt for transactions conducted. The automated banking machine includes a cash dispenser operative to dispense cash to machine users and to cause the value of cash to be assessed to financial accounts corresponding to card data. The automated banking machine is further operative to receive currency bills or other sheets from a user and to process and store such sheets through operation of a currency accepting device. The account corresponding to card data may be credited for the value of bills or other sheets received.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2012
    Assignee: Diebold Self-Service Systems division of Diebold, Incorporated
    Inventors: Jeffrey M. Eastman, Brian Jones, Michael S. Johnson, Shawn Griggy, Jeff A. Brannan, Michael J. Harty, Robert W. Barnett, Eric S. VanKeulen, Mike R. Ryan, William D. Beskitt, Kenneth Turocy
  • Patent number: 8228525
    Abstract: A method of digital printing in which each of the page images of a print job with a large number of sequential pages to be printed is classified as to the job or document type. Upon occurrence of a fault in printing, upon fault clearance and resumption of printing, only those pages having the same classification as the pages involved in the fault are reprinted in sequence from the fault.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2012
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Amy Moormann Zaremski, Dragana Pavlovic, Bradford Freeman