Reading Paper Currency Patents (Class 382/135)
  • 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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
  • Patent number: 10002485
    Abstract: Provided is a paper sheet processing system capable of preventing circulation of wrong bills and managing the wrong bills. A paper sheet processing apparatus stores the serial number of each bill determined by a verification unit to be genuine to a storage unit and sends the serial number to a management server together with the identification number of a bill holder. In collecting the bills from the bill holder to a bill collection apparatus, the bill collection apparatus reads the serial numbers of the bills with a line sensor and reads the identification number of the bill holder with a reader/writer and sends the serial numbers and the identification number to the management server. The management server compares the serial numbers to determine whether any discrepancy exists. If detecting a discrepancy, the management server sends a detection signal to a management apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: Universal Entertainment Corporation
    Inventor: Kengo Takeda
  • Patent number: 9990794
    Abstract: A system for processing bank notes and a corresponding method comprises at least one bank-note processing machine having a central control device on which only those software modules are implemented that are necessary for the standard operation of the bank-note processing machine for counting, checking and/or sorting bank notes. At least one application server is connected to the bank-note processing machine via an external communication network and has implemented thereon at least one further software module which is executed on the application server and provides an application which provides at least one function going beyond the standard operation of the bank-note processing machine. The application provided on the application server involves a configuration application, a serial-number application, a reporting application and/or a servicing application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: GIESECKE+DEVRIENT CURRENCY TECHNOLOGY GMBH
    Inventor: Andrej Pietschker
  • Patent number: 9990569
    Abstract: The disclosure discloses an image scanning device and a control method thereof, wherein the image scanning device includes: a bearing member, configured to receive a paper bill; a light source; a lens; a first converter, arranged on the emergent side of the lens and configured to convert light signals from the lens into electric signals; a controller, connected with the light source and the first converter, and configured to control the light emitting time of the light source, acquire the electric signals during the light emitting process of the light source, and acquire the electric signals again after the light source stops emitting light for a preset period of time. Through the disclosure, the problem of low accuracy of paper bill scanning in the prior technologies is solved, and the effect of increasing the accuracy of paper bill identification is achieved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: WEIHAI HUALING OPTO-ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Wenbo Zhang, Zhanyue Ju, Yonghui Lin
  • Patent number: 9985786
    Abstract: Provided is a process, including: receiving a request to authenticate a user to access resources from a first computing device; in response to receiving the request, sending, with one or more processors, instructions that cause the first computing device to display a machine readable image, wherein: the machine readable image is configured to, upon being sensed with a camera of a second computing device, cause the second computing device to present, with a display of the second computing device, a user interface with a user-credential input configured based on the machine readable image displayed by the first computing device; receiving from the second computing device, a value demonstrating possession of a user credential and an identifier of the second computing device, the user credential being entered into the second computing device via the user interface configured based on the machine readable image displayed by the first computing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: CA, Inc.
    Inventors: Gyaneshwar Bhabbur, Nirupama Behera
  • Patent number: 9977957
    Abstract: A character recognition method for recognizing a character printed over a background pattern on a valuable medium includes acquiring a character image captured by capturing the character printed on the valuable medium; evaluating a degree of similarity between the character image and each template image, the template image having been obtained beforehand by capturing each character that had a possibility of having been printed on the valuable medium and of which background area is evenly filled; and determining that the character corresponding to the template image showing the highest degree of similarity at the evaluating is the character included in the character image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: GLORY LTD.
    Inventors: Masanori Goto, Motoko Kuroiwa, Kenta Shibata
  • Patent number: 9965519
    Abstract: Keeping track of which communications are related, or linked, in a series of communications is an important feature in many electronic document systems. As communication chains grow and branch, however, these systems require meticulous use of unique document identifiers to maintain those links. Systems and methods to create or restore these links in the absence or misuse of unique document identifiers are therefore provided. Responsive communications from parties are linked with the initial communications whose requests are answered by the responsive communications. Additionally, any requests not answered by the responsive communications may be automatically configured into a secondary communication which will be linked with the responsive communication and the initial communication so that its responsive communication may be built into the chain of communication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: PASSPORT HEALTH COMMUNICATIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Robert Hattori, Julio Perez, Jerrold Scott Stubblefield
  • Patent number: 9927971
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, an electronic apparatus includes circuitry configured to execute a process for outputting a chart object corresponding to a handwritten chart. When a first stroke group extending over first and second areas in the handwritten chart does not substantially overlap any ruled lines, a character recognition result of a stroke in the first area is included in a first cell, and a character recognition result of a stroke in the second area is included in a second cell. When the first stroke group extending over the first and second areas substantially overlaps a ruled line, an object of a text box including a character recognition result of the first stroke group is added to the chart object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Hideki Tsutsui, Junichi Nagata
  • Patent number: 9927230
    Abstract: A method for detecting the fitness for circulation of a value document, includes the steps of: a) carrying out a measurement of the thickness on a tactile structure of the value document, and b) comparing the measured thickness with a previously known target thickness of the tactile structure in order to establish the fitness for circulation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: GIESECKE+DEVRIENT CURRENCY TECHNOLOGY GMBH
    Inventors: Peter Schiffmann, Jan Domke, Friederike Lichtenegger
  • Patent number: 9881438
    Abstract: A method for printing stock anti-counterfeiting by using a feature image and a corresponding system is disclosed. The method comprises obtaining a feature code for identifying a printing stock by recognizing a first feature of the feature image printed on the printing stock; searching for pre-recorded first anti-counterfeiting information of the printing stock; obtaining second anti-counterfeiting information of the printing stock by recognizing a second feature of the feature image printed on the printing stock; and comparing whether a similarity between the second anti-counterfeiting information and the first anti-counterfeiting information reaches a first match threshold value to determine whether the printing stock is true or false. The first anti-counterfeiting information is embodied as a distinguishable material feature of the printing stock in a feature image region or features of color, shape and position of the image printed in the feature image region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: RUSI Information Technology (Shanghai) Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Lixin Zhao, Hongzhou Chen, Ziming Chen, Wei Guo
  • Patent number: 9798952
    Abstract: A feature amount acquisition unit divides input image data into blocks each including a plurality of pixels and acquires the feature amounts of the blocks. A first detection unit detects a pair of two blocks whose feature amounts are approximate to each other and extract a first aggregate area in which one block of each of the pairs gathers and a second aggregate area in which the other block of each of the pairs gathers from the input image data. A second detection unit performs additional detection of adding a block adjacent to the first aggregate area to the first aggregate area, and adding a block adjacent to the second aggregate area to the second aggregate area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Ayuta Kawazu
  • Patent number: 9767546
    Abstract: An image inspection apparatus for checking an image printed on a recording medium includes: a reference pixel obtaining unit configured to generate a reference image and obtain a first pixel value from the reference image; a print pixel obtaining unit configured to extract an image printed area and obtain a second pixel value from the image; an offset processing unit configured to add a non-image-printed area; and an image checking unit configured to compute a difference between the first image pixel value and the second image pixel value and detect an error when the difference is higher than a predetermined threshold value, wherein the non-image-printed area contains a third pixel value that is different from the first pixel value or the second pixel value, and the image checking unit suspends a determination whether or not there is an error in the image printed area associated with the non-image-printed area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LIMITED
    Inventors: Keiji Kojima, Hiroyoshi Ishizaki, Tadashi Kitai, Hitomi Kaneko
  • Patent number: 9729738
    Abstract: An image reading device including: a magnetic circuit comprising a magnet disposed on one side of a conveyance plane, the magnetic circuit generating a magnetic field in a direction perpendicular to the conveyance plane; a magnetoresistive effect element chip disposed between the magnetic circuit and the conveyance plane and detecting a strength change of a conveyance direction component of the magnetic field in the magnetic reading area when a medium to be read is conveyed on the conveyance plane; a light guide disposed on a side opposite to the magnetic circuit side with respect to the conveyance plane, and irradiating light onto the magnetic reading area on the conveyance plane; and an image forming optical system disposed on the side opposite to the magnetic circuit side with respect to the conveyance plane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Tomokazu Ogomi, Tomoyuki Miyata
  • Patent number: 9626557
    Abstract: The present invention provides an apparatus for detecting presence or otherwise of an item comprising at least two regions having different optical characteristics, said apparatus comprising: an emitter operative to illuminate a measuring region of said apparatus with electromagnetic radiation; and a detector located and operative to receive electromagnetic radiation reflected from said measuring region of said apparatus and operative to output a signal corresponding to a measured characteristic of said electromagnetic radiation reflected from said measuring region, wherein said apparatus is operative to compare said measured characteristic with a set of pre-defined characteristics, and further wherein if said measured characteristic is consistent with at least one of said pre-defined characteristics, the apparatus is operative to output a signal indicative of presence or otherwise of one of said at least two regions of said item in said measuring region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: INNOVIA FILMS LIMITED
    Inventor: Robert Stewart
  • Patent number: 9530271
    Abstract: The object of the present invention is to provide a banknote handling apparatus and a banknote handling method capable of dealing currencies of a number of nations, and handling them at a predetermined speed or more. A banknote handling apparatus according to one embodiment of the present invention includes: a reception unit configured to take in, one by one, a banknote put thereinto; a transport unit configured to transport the taken-in banknote; a memory unit storing a plurality of banknote recognition data elements corresponding to currencies of a plurality of nations; a selection unit configured to select and group a plurality of the banknote recognition data elements stored in the memory unit, such that a predetermined criterion is met; and a recognition unit disposed on the transport unit, and configured to recognize the banknote taken in by the reception unit, based on the grouped banknote recognition data elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2016
    Assignee: Glory Ltd.
    Inventors: Shigenori Moribayashi, Yoshihiko Miyama, Yasushi Ikeda
  • Patent number: 9513759
    Abstract: A multi-layer micro-wire structure includes first and second substrates having first and second layers extending to first and second layer edges, respectively. The first layer includes first micro-wire electrodes and first connection pads. Each first micro-wire electrode includes one or more electrically connected first micro-wires and each first connection pad electrically connects to a corresponding first micro-wire electrode. The second layer includes second micro-wire electrodes and second connection pads. Each second micro-wire electrode includes one or more electrically connected second micro-wires, and each second connection pad electrically connects to a corresponding second micro-wire electrode. The second layer is located between the first substrate and the second substrate and the second layer edge extends at least partly beyond the first layer edge so that one or more of the second connection pads is located between at least a portion of the first layer edge and the second layer edge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2016
    Assignee: EASTMAN KODAK COMPANY
    Inventor: Ronald Steven Cok
  • Patent number: 9478090
    Abstract: An image sensor unit includes: a plurality of light sources each including an LED chip; a plurality of light guides that are arranged in parallel to face incident surfaces on one side in a longitudinal direction for each of the plurality of light sources and that guide light from the plurality of light sources to a bill; an image sensor that converts light from the bill to an electric signal; a sensor substrate for mounting the image sensor; and a circuit board that is provided with the plurality of light sources on a same mounting surface and that is arranged on the sensor substrate on one side in the longitudinal direction of the plurality of light guides, wherein the sensor substrate includes a connection hole on one side in the longitudinal direction of the sensor substrate, and the circuit board is connected to the sensor substrate by connecting a connecting portion including a plurality of external connection pads to the connection hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2016
    Assignee: CANON COMPONENTS, INC.
    Inventors: Shuuichi Shimoda, Junya Kinoshita, Yoshio Kureishi, Ryoki Matsui, Hidemasa Yoshida, Yoshihiko Tsumekawa, Hidehisa Takahashi, Akifumi Fujiwara, Suguru Tashiro, Takashi Chiba
  • Patent number: 9472039
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, paper sheet handling apparatus includes inspecting module configured to detect denominations and directions of paper sheets, accumulating modules configured to accumulate paper sheets, storing module configured to store setting information in which accumulating modules are associated with denominations and directions of paper sheets, sorting module configured to specify accumulating module which accumulates paper sheets based on denomination and direction and setting information and to convey paper sheets to specified accumulating module, controlling module configured to display setting screen by displaying module based on setting information and to update setting information based on operation input to operating module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2016
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventor: Masashi Sato
  • Patent number: 9430895
    Abstract: A money handling apparatus includes an inlet to receive money of a plurality of different currencies, a plurality of outlets, and a control unit to control a transport unit, such that the money is sorted and delivered from the transport unit to respective outlets based on a money recognition result by a recognition unit. As such, the control unit determines whether the currencies that have been recognized by the recognition unit are assigned to any of the outlets. Thus, when the recognized currency is assigned to an outlet, the transport unit is controlled to transport the money of the associated currency to the assigned outlet. In addition, when the recognized currency is not assigned to an outlet, and if there is an outlet to which no currency is assigned, the control unit assigns the currency to such outlet and that the associated money is transported to the assigned outlet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2016
    Assignee: GLORY LTD.
    Inventors: Shinji Matsuura, Kozen Nakai