Reading Paper Currency Patents (Class 382/135)
  • Patent number: 11310467
    Abstract: An object inspection system and a method for detecting defects which utilizes a plurality of cameras and lights to capture images of a portion of an object and which uses the captured images to determine the presence of a defect upon a surface, such as surface, of the object and which may communicated the location of the identified defect to an automated defect repair assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: INOVISION SOFTWARE SOLUTIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Jacob Nathaniel Allen, Zhipeng Liang, Brandon David See, Frank Damacio Luna
  • Patent number: 11268904
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus and method are disclosed. A detection light is radiated to a medium. An amount of transmitted light, an amount of regular reflected light, and an amount of diffuse reflected light are detected. A reflected-light-amount-equivalent value is obtained when the amount of regular reflected light is standardized based on the amount of diffuse reflected light. A glossy sheet-thickness coefficient is calculated by adding the reflected-light-amount-equivalent value to a transmitted-light-amount-equivalent value that is based on the amount of transmitted light. The weight property of the medium is determined, based on the glossy sheet-thickness coefficient, wherein the weight property comprises a basis weight or a thickness of the medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventor: Yuichiro Tomishima
  • Patent number: 11188807
    Abstract: Data processing apparatus is provided comprising one or more processors. The data processing apparatus may be configured to perform a method of determining authentication data for authenticating an object comprising one or more identification elements which are detectable when electromagnetic radiation is incident thereon. The method may comprise obtaining image data relating to one or more of the identification element(s) of the object, processing the image data to determine outline data relating to outline(s) of one or more of the identification element(s) to which the image data relates and determining the authentication data from the outline data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Inventors: Craig Ellis Lax, Sandford Ellis Lax
  • Patent number: 11176076
    Abstract: Methods involve distributing a data stream in a value-document processing apparatus from at least one sensor to at least one processing unit and a system for distributing sensor data. The value-document processing apparatus has a distributing device and at least one processing unit. The distributing device comprises at least two data interfaces. A sensor data packet is created and comprises the sensor data and a target address. The target address describes a physical memory address of the at least one processing unit. The sensor data packet is sent to one of the data interfaces of the distributing device. The distributing device receives the sensor data packet at a further data interface. The sensor data packet is relayed by the distributing device to the at least one processing unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: GIESECKE+DEVRIENT CURRENCY TECHNOLOGY GMBH
    Inventors: Wolfgang Rohrl, Holger Trumpfheller
  • Patent number: 11176498
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention are directed to systems, methods and computer program products for a lineage identification and tracking system. The system generates codes each resource instrument created, such as physical or paper resource instrument, with an index that can track the instrument via a qubit. The coded index is stored. During the life of the resource instrument a quantum optimizer may be utilized for lineage tracking of the instrument. Thus, generating an assigned traceability finger print for the life of the instrument generating a lineage tree. Thus, the invention identifies the instrument and that the instrument can only be at one place at one time, thus providing aid in detecting misappropriation of physical or paper resource instruments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: BANK OF AMERICA CORPORATION
    Inventor: Joseph Benjamin Castinado
  • Patent number: 11151343
    Abstract: A method of reading optical codes is specified in which an image sensor having at least one pixel element detects image information in a reading zone and in which the image information is evaluated to read a code in the reading zone. The image sensor is an event-based image sensor here.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: Sick AG
    Inventors: Romain Müller, Florian Schneider
  • Patent number: 11144715
    Abstract: A method for efficient data entry in a field of an electronic form displayed on a mobile device screen is disclosed. The method comprises a user selecting a camera function using a camera selector and taking a picture of information. Selectable text is extracted from the picture and displayed in a data entry screen where the form is displayed. The user selects a one or more elements from the selectable text; and the selected elements are inserted into the field.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: ProntoForms Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher James Herbert Paterson, Gemunu Prasanna Kapila Bandara Ekanayake, Glenn Michael Chenier
  • Patent number: 11145022
    Abstract: Systems for dynamically detecting and controlling unauthorized activity are presented. In some examples, a request for a withdrawal may be received by a self-service kiosk. A plurality of bills may be transferred from a storage area to a dispensing device of the self-service kiosk. In some examples, the plurality of bills may be scanned to capture data associated with each bill. This data may be stored in a bill identification database. An error notification may be received by the self-service kiosk from a user. In response, bills within the self-service kiosk may be scanned to identify unique identifiers associated with the bills in the self-service kiosk. If the bills identified as dispensed are present, an error or malfunction has occurred and a user account may be credited. If the bills are not present, the activity may be identified as unauthorized activity and one or more mitigating actions may be executed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: Bank of America Corporation
    Inventors: George Albero, Youshika C. Scott, Charlene L. Ramsue
  • Patent number: 10997458
    Abstract: An apparatus for inspecting the characters/numbers of a negotiable instrument, the apparatus being provided with: cameras (124) for imaging the character/number sequence (1b) printed on each design on large-size printed matter (1) on which a plurality of designs of the negotiable instrument are printed; and a character/number inspection device (10) for determining the suitability of the characters/numbers printed on each negotiable instrument on the basis of the image data imaged by the cameras (124), wherein the character/number inspection device (10) determines the suitability of the character/number sequence (1b) in a cut segment (1a) on the basis of a plurality of determination standards set in accordance with the position of the cut segment (1a) on the large-size printed matter (1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignees: GLORY LTD., KOMORI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kazutaka Adachi, Hiroyuki Onishi, Hiromitsu Numauchi
  • Patent number: 10977906
    Abstract: Described in an example embodiment herein is an apparatus that comprises a safe having first and second openings, a document accepting device located within the safe, a document destruction device located within the safe that is coupled with the document accepting device, and a destroyed document storage device located outside of the safe. The document accepting device is operable to receive a document via the first opening and to forward the document to the document destruction device. The document destruction device is operable to destroy the document; and convey the destroyed document via the second opening the destroyed document storage device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: Diebold Nixdorf, Incorporated
    Inventor: W. Edward Crooks
  • Patent number: 10963733
    Abstract: A computer implemented method for generating a one-to-one mapping between a first spatial point set and a second spatial point set in nD, n=2 or 3, comprising receiving a first and a second spatial point sets in nD and a plurality of candidate correspondences; computing unit conflict lists for the candidate correspondences; generating one or more MatchPairs between the first and the second point sets; computing local distance measures for the MatchPairs; converting the local distance measures to weights; computing conflict lists for pairs of the MatchPairs by taking the bitwise ORs of their candidate correspondences' unit conflict lists; computing correspondence lists for the MatchPairs; computing compatibilities between pairs of the MatchPairs by examining for each pair the bitwise AND of one's correspondence list and the other's conflict list; constructing a vertex-weighted undirected graph with its nodes corresponding to the MatchPairs, its edges representing the compatibilities, and its graph vertices ass
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Inventor: Tianzhi Yang
  • Patent number: 10954090
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to a banknote validator. The banknote validator comprises a banknote path formed within an interior of the banknote validator to transport a banknote from an opening of the banknote path through the interior of the banknote validator, one or more banknote edge detection surfaces each configured to provide images of edges of a banknote in the banknote path, an image sensor configured to capture the images of the edges of the banknote provided by the one or more banknote edge detection surfaces, a steerable drive wheel at least partially disposed within the banknote path, the steerable drive wheel operable to reorient a banknote in the banknote path, and the steerable drive wheel operable to move from a first position to a second position to angle the steerable drive wheel in relation to the banknote path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: Crane Payment Innovations, Inc.
    Inventors: Fatiha Anouar, Mustafa Emresoy, Michael David Nunn, Ruben-Dario Gonzalez-Lizcano, Vasily Bobryshev
  • Patent number: 10891820
    Abstract: Disclosed are systems and methods for modifying a counterfeit template and tracking a counterfeit note. The systems and methods may include receiving properties of a plurality of counterfeit notes and modifying a counterfeit template using the properties of the plurality of counterfeit notes. The systems and methods also may include receiving a counterfeit note, collecting data from the counterfeit note, and receiving a request for the data collected from the counterfeit note.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: NCR Corporation
    Inventor: René Holkema
  • Patent number: 10846527
    Abstract: Systems for profile management and control are provided. A system may receive an instrument or image of an instrument. In some examples, data may be extracted from the instrument or image of the instrument and a document profile may be retrieved based on the extracted data. Images within the document profile may be evaluated to identify a type of document for each document. In some examples, a total number of documents of each type may be determined or identified. The total number of documents may be compared to a threshold. If the total number of documents is below the threshold, the documents or images in the profile may be maintained. If the total number of documents is at or above the threshold, in some examples, each document may be further evaluated to determine or identify documents or document images for deletion. In some arrangements, the profile may be refreshed and documents or images identified for deletion may be deleted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: Bank of America Corporation
    Inventors: Robert E. Mills, Jr., Murali Santhanam, Kerry Kurt Simpkins, John B. Hall, Michael J. Pepe, Jr., Jasher David Fowles, Jeanne Moulton
  • Patent number: 10824712
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are an authentication method between two devices, an authentication system, and an authentication device capable of performing the authentication method. More particularly, the present invention relates to an authentication method, authentication system and authentication device, wherein a specific device for authentication photographs a photo or image of a device to be connected (hereinafter referred to as a “target device”) and is connected to the target device through the medium of the photographed image of the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: SK PLANET CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Gi Dong Lee
  • Patent number: 10817772
    Abstract: An identity determination apparatus includes a first storage unit that stores registration apparatus information used in a case where reference data obtained by imaging a portion of a surface of an object to be determined is registered, material information regarding the object which is a target for identity determination, collation apparatus information used in a case where collation data is acquired, and collation reference information used in collation in association with each other, a second storage unit that stores the registration apparatus information and the material information in association with reference data acquired in advance, a reception unit that receives collation data acquired from the object to be determined in a case where a determination process is performed, the material information, and the collation apparatus information, and a determination unit that reads out the collation reference information corresponding to the material information and the collation apparatus information which a
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yuichi Oneda, Tatsuya Yamamoto, Tetsuya Kimura, Kenichiro Fukuda
  • Patent number: 10803144
    Abstract: A processor-implemented method, computer program product and system are provided for predicting drug-drug interactions based on clinical side effects. The method includes constructing a drug-drug interactions training dataset that includes pharmaceutical, pharmacokinetic or pharmacodynamics drug-drug interactions from multiple data sources for each of a plurality of drugs. The method also includes constructing side effect features for each of the drugs from side effects associated with the drugs. The method further includes building, using the drug-drug interactions training dataset, a drug-drug interactions classifier that predicts adverse drug-drug interactions for drug pairs derivable from the drugs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jianying Hu, Robert K. Sorrentino, Fei Wang, Ping Zhang
  • Patent number: 10740996
    Abstract: An apparatus and method are provided for checking the authenticity of the security element of a value document. For checking the authenticity of the security element, reversed bright/dark modulation is examined. For this purpose, for determining a combination course, the remission course and the transmission course along the longitudinal direction of the security element are set off against each other pixel by pixel and the combination course obtained by setting off pixel by pixel is checked with regard to an intensity modulation along the longitudinal direction of the security element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: GIESECK+DEVRIENT CURRENCY TECHNOLOGY GMBH
    Inventors: Shanchuan Su, Norbert Holl
  • Patent number: 10677646
    Abstract: By overlapping lighting timings of light sources that emit lights of a plurality of different wavelength bands including a wavelength band of at least a visible light region and an infrared light region, the lights of the plurality of the different wavelength bands including the wavelength band of at least the visible light region and the infrared light region are emitted on a banknote while securing an overlap in timings thereof. Moreover, by using light receiving elements each including a bandpass filter that allows only light of a wavelength range that corresponds to the wavelength band of each of the light sources, received light intensities of the light of the wavelength range that corresponds to the wavelength band of each of the light sources are acquired simultaneously, and image data are formed based on the received light intensity of every acquired wavelength band.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: GLORY LTD.
    Inventors: Akira Bogaki, Takahiro Yanagiuchi, Takaaki Morimoto, Satoru Oshima
  • Patent number: 10657751
    Abstract: A method and system performing the method includes receiving currency inventory information from a plurality of cash-points. The method also includes receiving a currency shipment request from a first cash-point. The method further includes determining a set of eligible cash-points from the plurality of cash-points based on the currency inventory information, each eligible cash-point being associated with a respective currency inventory having sufficient currency reserves to fulfill the currency shipment request. The method still further includes receiving an offer from each eligible cash-point, each offer indicative of an asking price for fulfilling the currency shipment request. The method additionally includes determining a selected cash-point to fulfill the currency shipment request based on the offers. The method even further includes initiating shipment of currency from the selected cash-point to the first cash-point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Giesecke+Devrient Currency Technology America, Inc.
    Inventor: Keith Nguyen
  • Patent number: 10650265
    Abstract: Disclosed embodiments provide systems, methods, and computer-readable storage media for enhancing a vehicle identification with preprocessing. The system may comprise memory and processor devices to execute instructions for receiving an image depicting a vehicle. The image may be analyzed and first predicted identity and first confidence value may be determined. The first confidence value may be compared to a predetermined threshold. The processors may further select a processing technique for modifying the image and further analyze the modified image determining a second predicted identity of the vehicle. And a second confidence value may be determined. And the system may further compare the second confidence value to the predetermined threshold to select the first or second predicted identity for transmission to a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Capital One Services, LLC
    Inventors: Micah Price, Chi-san Ho, Aamer Charania, Sunil Vasisht
  • Patent number: 10621426
    Abstract: In one example of the disclosure, it is determined, based upon a scan of an overt image included within a printed document, that the image includes a subset area with an expected marking agent response. It is determined, based upon the scan, that a feature of the subset area meets an expected quality threshold. It is determined that a data payload represented by features of the subset area matches expected data for the image. A first measurement of the subset area is made, and it is determined that the image was produced by a printing device based upon a comparison of the first measurement to a second measurement of a sample image printed by the device. Authenticity of the printed document is determined based upon the expected marking agent response, the expected quality threshold, the expected data, and the comparison of measurements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Matthew D Gaubatz, Peter J Jlammer, Karl Walters
  • Patent number: 10593143
    Abstract: One object is to easily manage a large number of banknotes. A money management system includes a banknote handling apparatus having a serial number reading unit that reads a serial number of each banknote to be grouped, and a management server having a control unit that manages by grouping the serial numbers read by the serial number reading unit, receives an input of a target serial number, identifies a target group containing the target serial number from among the groups and outputs the serial numbers of all the banknotes belonging to the target group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: GLORY LTD.
    Inventors: Toshio Numata, Masaki Inoue
  • Patent number: 10582072
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes a display that displays a screen including a basic operator for selecting execution of a certain function and a related operator related to the basic operator, and a generation unit that in a case of selecting a basic operator to generate a new related operator, inherits attribute information on the selected basic operator and generates the related operator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ichiro Shiozaki, Nobumi Kusano
  • Patent number: 10558880
    Abstract: A system and method for finding evidencing electronic documents based on unstructured data. The method includes analyzing a first electronic document to determine at least one transaction parameter of a transaction, wherein the first electronic document includes at least partially unstructured data; creating a template for the transaction, wherein the template is a structured dataset including the determined at least one transaction parameter; generating, based on the created template, at least one query; and querying at least one data source for a second electronic document using the at least one query.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: Vatbox, LTD.
    Inventors: Noam Guzman, Isaac Saft
  • Patent number: 10535212
    Abstract: A solution for authenticating an article using a fluorescence signature emitted by the article in response to ultraviolet light is described. The article can include a light activated region that includes particles that can emit fluorescent radiation in response to being radiated with ultraviolet light. The light activated region can include one or more attributes for configuring the ultraviolet light and/or the fluorescent radiation to create the fluorescence signature. An authentication system can include an ultraviolet source, a fluorescent radiation sensor and components for operating each to acquire data used to authenticate the article.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: Sensor Electronic Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Alexander Dobrinsky, Michael Shur
  • Patent number: 10504073
    Abstract: A method, system, and computer program product for analyzing images of visual objects, such as currency and/or payment cards, captured on a mobile device. The analysis allows determining the authenticity and/or total amount of value of the currency and/or payment cards. The system may be used to verify the authenticity of hard currency, to count the total amount of the currency captured in one or more images, and to convert the currency using real time monetary exchange rates. The mobile device may be used to verify the identity of a credit card user by analyzing one or more images of the card holder's face and/or card holder's signature, card holder's name on the card, card number, and/or card security code.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Inventors: Alon Atsmon, Dan Atsmon
  • Patent number: 10437587
    Abstract: An identification of a software package stored in a code library and accessible for editing by at least a first developer and a second developer may be received. The software package may include a plurality of objects, and a first grant of editing access to the first developer for an object prohibits a second grant of editing access to the second developer for the object, while the first grant is valid. The object may be divided into a first object block and a second object block, characterized by first block development data and second block development data obtained from development data for the plurality of objects. Then, the first object block and the second object block may be identified for independent grants of editing access to the first developer and the second developer, based on the first block development data and the second block development data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: SAP SE
    Inventors: Michel Grisa, Rafael Damaceno, Marcelo Zambiasi
  • Patent number: 10417490
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, for assessing document image quality are disclosed. In one aspect, a method includes the actions of receiving one or more images of a document. The actions further include detecting an object that has a shape that is similar to an expected shape of the document. The actions further include determining a focus score that reflects a sharpness of the first image. The actions further include determining a border fit score that reflects a likelihood that the object corresponds to the document. The actions further include determining an expected shape score that reflects a correlation between the shape of the object and an expected shape of the document. The actions further include determining a quality score that reflects a quality of the first image. The actions further include determining whether to perform document authentication on the first image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: MorphoTrust USA, LLC
    Inventor: Brian Martin
  • Patent number: 10388099
    Abstract: Provided are a device and method for identifying a paper currency fold. The device includes: a transparent protective body, configured to maintain components in the device to be clean; a laser source, configured to emit laser light a rectangular grating, configured to modulate the laser light into stripes which changes to be bright or dark according to a certain rule on a surface of a paper currency; an area array photoelectric sensor, configured to capture an image; an imaging lens group, configured to converge an image of the surface of the paper currency onto the area array photoelectric sensor; and an information processing module electrically connected with the area array photoelectric sensor, configured to process an image signal captured by the area array photoelectric sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: GRG BANKING EQUIPMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Panfeng Luo, Tiancai Liang, Xiaofeng Jin, Yong Zhang
  • Patent number: 10380683
    Abstract: The APPARATUSES, METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR A VIDEO REMOTE DEPOSIT CAPTURE PLATFORM (hereinafter “RDC-Video”) provides a platform for remote deposit by obtaining images of a check from streaming video captured by a video camera, wherein the RDC-Video transforms captured check images and/or entered check deposit information inputs via RDC-Video components into deposit confirmation outputs. For example, in one embodiment, a user may employ a personal computer connected to a web camera, and/or a smartphone with a built-in camera to initiate the remote deposit by holding a check in front of the camera, and the RDC-Video may capture images of the check and send them to a financial institution for deposit processing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: UNITED SERVICES AUTOMOBILE ASSOCIATION (USAA)
    Inventors: Teddy Voutour, Bharat Prasad
  • Patent number: 10354166
    Abstract: An input image is received from a mobile device. A portion of the input image is determined to correspond to a test card and an image transformation is applied to that portion of the input image. The image transformation rectifies the portion of the input image. Based on the rectified image, a specific test for which the test card includes a result and the result of that test are both identified.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Bio-Rad Laboratories (Israel) Inc.
    Inventors: Guy Nahum, Nir Broer, Amit Oved, Rivka Monitz
  • Patent number: 10346682
    Abstract: A method for authenticating at least one document having a predetermined format and carrying at least one security pattern of appearance that varies as a function of an angle of observation, the method comprising the steps of: capturing at least one image of the document; determining a camera angle by comparing geometric characteristics detected in the document and stored predetermined geometric characteristics; deducing an expected appearance for the security pattern; comparing the expected appearance with an appearance detected in the image of the document; and declaring the document authentic when the expected appearance matches the detected appearance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: IDEMIA IDENTITY & SECURITY
    Inventors: Olivier Touret, Pierre Chastel
  • Patent number: 10325419
    Abstract: A printing apparatus is disclosed that is suitable for controlling a barred access, with a front port for inserting and expelling tickets, sensor means for reading a ticket introduced into the port, an input/output interface and thermal printing means controlled by an electronic processor including a memory that can contain a script including an instruction to activate the printing means in response to an input signal received from the sensor means or via the interface and an instruction to send an output signal via the interface in response to a signal emitted by sensor means. A computerized central system, arranged outside the printing apparatus for controlling the barred access, is associated with the printing apparatus by means of an initial system configurations that is simplified.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: CUSTOM S.p.A.
    Inventor: Alberto Campanini
  • Patent number: 10319170
    Abstract: A folded bill recognizing method and a folded bill recognizing device are provided. The folded bill recognizing device includes: a bill input port configured to receive a to-be-recognized bill or a sample bill; a signal collecting module configured to collect a CIS image of the bill, to obtain an infrared transmission image T and an infrared reflection image F; a signal recognizing module configured to recognize whether the to-be-recognized bill has a fold; and a receiving/rejecting module configured to perform a receiving or rejecting operation on the to-be-recognized bill. The device can effectively recognize a folded bill.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: GRG Banking Equipment Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Guanglu Liu, Jian Chen, Zhuming Xiao, Weirui Zheng
  • Patent number: 10262427
    Abstract: The present invention addresses the problem of providing a technique for determining the authenticity of a product without requiring a special device such as an integrated circuit (IC) tag. A means for solving this problem according to the invention is characterized by determining the authenticity of a target product on the basis of the validity of the association between the body of the product and a surface-treated component that is mounted to the body and that has been validated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: NEC Corporation
    Inventors: Toru Takahashi, Rui Ishiyama
  • Patent number: 10262360
    Abstract: A multiple banknote and/or check deposit transaction at a Self-Service Terminal (SST) permits visual customer feedback during the transaction for depicting categories and denominations associated with the transaction. Moreover, an interface rendered with the visual customer feedback permits the customer to review, edit, accept, or abort the transaction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: NCR Corporation
    Inventors: Mike McKenna, Stephen Glencross
  • Patent number: 10255278
    Abstract: A mobile terminal and controlling method thereof are provided. The mobile terminal includes a camera, a display unit configured to display a preview image obtained by the camera, and a controller configured to detect a first command for entering a translation mode, output a GUI window for selecting at least one partial region of a text included in the preview image to the display unit in response to the detected first command, control the display unit to display a translation result of a text corresponding the GUI window on the preview image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Jonghwan Kim, Minju Jeon, Yunmi Kwon, Sooyoung Lee
  • Patent number: 10248878
    Abstract: The invention discloses an electronic character input method and a system. The method comprises imaging the text message with an optical imaging device, converting the pointed text information in the text image into character text through an optical character recognition module; and inputting the recognized character text into a current text in process. In addition, modification can be made by, inputting the modified character text into the current text in process. A user can utilize a built-in camera to take a text image for characters to be input, obtain a character text corresponding to the text image through recognition and conversion, input the character text into the text which is currently processed by the intelligent device without inputting the characters in the text image one by one on a keyboard or a touch screen, thereby saving labor and time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: INTSIG INFORMATION CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Lin Zhu
  • Patent number: 10242276
    Abstract: Systems and associated methodology are presented for Arabic handwriting synthesis including accessing character shape images of an alphabet, determining a connection point location between two or more character shapes based on a calculated right edge position and a calculated left edge position of the character shape images, extracting character features that describe language attributes and width attributes of characters of the character shape images, the language attributes including character Kashida attributes, and generating images of cursive text based on the character Kashida attribues and the width attribues.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals
    Inventor: Yousef S. I. Elarian
  • Patent number: 10235595
    Abstract: Provided is a value bill identifying method, which includes: step 1, collecting, by a color collection device including multiple color sensors, color data of a to-be-detected value bill and preprocessing the collected color data; step 2, extracting a feature from the preprocessed color data; step 3, matching the extracted feature with feature template sets corresponding to each type of value bills, to obtain matching scores, and regarding a feature template with the highest score as a matched template of the color data; and step 4, determining a type of the value bill based on a matching result.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: GRG Banking Equipment Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Xuyao Yue, Zhuming Xiao, Dandan Wang, Xiaoqun Huang
  • Patent number: 10223243
    Abstract: An article of manufacture is described. The article of manufacture may include a computer usable medium having computer readable program code embodied therein. The code when executed by a processor may cause a computer to generate version performance digital image data delta information. The code may cause the computer to receive a plurality of digital images, a plurality of legacy rejections associated with the digital images and a plurality of updated rejections associated with the digital images. The code may cause the computer to identify one or more digital images that trigger a first rejection with the legacy version and that trigger a second rejection with the updated version wherein the first rejection and the second rejection are the same rejection and to identify one or more occurrences wherein the first rejection and the second rejection are different rejections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: Bank of America Corporation
    Inventors: Charles C. Harbinson, Brendan P. Murphy
  • Patent number: 10186103
    Abstract: A paper sheet handling machine (for example, a banknote handling machine 10) includes a lower assembly 16 that includes a plurality of storage units (such as a banknote storage bag 34 or banknote storage cassette 36) for storing the paper sheet sent from a transporting unit 24 of an upper assembly 14 and a controlling unit 50 configured to perform control to sort the paper sheet, to be sent from the transporting unit 24 of the upper assembly 14 to the lower assembly 16, to each of the storage units based on a predetermined classification condition designated in advance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: GLORY LTD.
    Inventors: Koichi Nishida, Takeshi Yokawa
  • Patent number: 10185882
    Abstract: Systems and associated methodology are presented for Arabic handwriting synthesis including accessing character shape images of an alphabet, determining a connection point location between two or more character shapes based on a calculated right edge position and a calculated left edge position of the character shape images, extracting character features that describe language attributes and width attributes of characters of the character shape images, the language attributes including character Kashida attributes, and generating images of cursive text based on the character Kashida attribues and the width attribues.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals
    Inventor: Yousef S. I. Elarian
  • Patent number: 10169946
    Abstract: A device monitors activity associated with a user of a currency bill storage device based on currency bill data received from the currency bill storage device over a period of time. The currency bill storage device includes image sensor(s) configured to capture images of currency bills. The currency bill data is based on the images. The device tracks a balance in the currency bill storage device based on the currency bill data and identifies, based on the activity, an upcoming transaction in which the user is expected to utilize a particular quantity of currency bills in the currency bill storage device. The device determines whether the balance is sufficient relative to the particular quantity of currency bills and performs one or more actions to cause an alert to be provided to the user based on determining whether the balance is sufficient relative to the particular quantity of currency bills.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: Capital One Services, LLC
    Inventors: Abdelkadar M'Hamed Benkreira, Michael Mossoba, Joshua Edwards
  • Patent number: 10147136
    Abstract: The APPARATUSES, METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR A VIDEO REMOTE DEPOSIT CAPTURE PLATFORM (hereinafter “RDC-Video”) provides a platform for remote deposit by obtaining images of a check from streaming video captured by a video camera, wherein the RDC-Video transforms captured check images and/or entered check deposit information inputs via RDC-Video components into deposit confirmation outputs. For example, in one embodiment, a user may employ a personal computer connected to a web camera, and/or a smartphone with a built-in camera to initiate the remote deposit by holding a check in front of the camera, and the RDC-Video may capture images of the check and send them to a financial institution for deposit processing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: United Services Automobile Association (USAA)
    Inventors: Teddy Voutour, Bharat Prasad
  • Patent number: 10102206
    Abstract: One or more embodiments of a document organization system quickly and conveniently provide digital documents to a user on a client device based on a physical object. In particular, the document organization system can receive an image of a physical document and an identifier from a first client device, identify digital documents that match the physical document, and provide the matching digital documents to a second client device, which displays the identifier. In another embodiment, the document organization system allows a user to bind digital documents to a physical object and later recall the digital documents using the physical object. In addition, the document organization system can store and recall the layout arrangement of digital documents on a client device when binding and recalling the digital documents to the physical object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: DROPBOX, INC.
    Inventor: Neeraj Kumar
  • Patent number: 10083377
    Abstract: A sensing method for a counterfeit bill detector includes (i) using multiple image-sensing modules to scan multiple pieces of image information of a bill and converting the multiple pieces of image information into multiple values of digital image, (ii) comparing each value of digital image with a pre-stored image threshold value to generate a reference value, (iii) adding the multiple reference values to generate an image validation value, (iv) comparing the image validation value with a pre-stored validation threshold value to acquire a comparison result, and (v) determining if the multiple pieces of image information are valid according to the comparison result. The sensing method tackles the issue of unsynchronized actions in bill sensing and bill scanning and simultaneously eliminates the problem of distorted scanned bill image arising from entry of misaligned bill to improve accuracy in bill validation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: CLIMAX MACHINE INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tien-Lu Hsu, Chun-Yen Chen, Shin-Nung Lu, Jhih-Cheng Syu, Che-Chang Hsu
  • Patent number: 10078829
    Abstract: The recording device 12 of a transaction processing system 1 sends main print data instructing printing a main receipt, which is a receipt for a single transaction, or partial receipt print data instructing printing partial receipts, which are receipts produced when payment for a single transaction is split between multiple parties, to a control server 15. The control server 15 receives the main print data and the partial receipt print data, and stores information based on the main print data or information based on the partial receipt print data in a transaction information manager database 421.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Yuichi Sugiyama, Koji Nishizawa, Shigeru Hirai
  • Patent number: 10043334
    Abstract: A sensor for checking value documents, an apparatus with the sensor, and a method for operating the sensor. Neither the software that the sensor executes for checking the value documents nor the adaptation data that the sensor employs for checking the value documents are stored permanently in the sensor itself. The sensor is set up for the software as well as the adaptation data to be loaded into the sensor from outside the sensor. The sensor can be employed for checking value documents only when a data carrier is connected to the sensor, and the data carrier has license data stored thereon through which a license for the employment of the software and/or of the adaptation data is supplied to the sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: GIESECKE+DEVRIENT CURRENCY TECHNOLOGY GMBH
    Inventors: Wolfgang Röhrl, Franz Müller, Helmut Steidl