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8955663 Media processing device, check processing device, and method of controlling a media processing device  
A compact media processing device enables recording on a process medium and then processing the process medium based on the result of recording. The media processing device conveys a process...
8955753 Media processing device for accepting insertable media  
A media processing device enables reading second media that do not bend easily from the device front with the same ease of use as processing first media that bend easily. The media processing...
8684157 Currency discrimination system and method  
According to some embodiments of the invention, a magnetic sensor having a track width of greater than about 50 millimeters is provided. The magnetic sensor is adapted to detect a magnetic feature...
8505708 Orientation sensing apparatus and method for a bill validator  
A bill validating apparatus includes a housing having an elongated opening therein. At one end of the elongated opening there is an article receiving slot. A first sensor is on one long side of...
8489481 Transaction processing and remote activation  
An apparatus comprising equipment provides a principal functionality other than two-way communication. A computing device in the apparatus controls the equipment. The apparatus operates in a...
8322505 Currency discrimination system and method  
According to some embodiments of the invention, a magnetic sensor having a track width of greater than about 50 millimeters is provided. The magnetic sensor is adapted to detect a magnetic feature...
8167109 Medium processing apparatus  
The medium conveying mechanism includes a motor, a driving pulley adapted to be rotated by the motor, an endless belt wound around the driving pulley and adapted to be moved by the driving pulley...
8127913 Transportation state evaluation method for a recording media processing device  
Transportation state evaluation methods, transportation state evaluation programs, and recording media processing devices are provided. In one embodiment, a check processing device has an...
7946407 Value medium processing apparatus  
A value medium processing apparatus includes a common rolling path on which the IC coin and the coin roll, a coin characteristic detector provided on a side portion of the common rolling path, an...
7849994 System and method for processing batches of documents  
A method of processing documents by receiving at least a batch of documents and a separator card in an input receptacle of a document processing device. The separator card includes a conductive...
7849993 Devices and method for the production of sheet material  
The invention relates to sheet material having an electrical circuit and to apparatuses and methods for processing said sheet material. The present invention describes sheet material having an...
7762380 Currency discrimination system and method  
According to some embodiments of the invention, a magnetic sensor having a track width of greater than about 50 millimeters is provided. The magnetic sensor is adapted to detect a magnetic feature...
7677381 Value medium processing device  
A small-sized value medium processing device discriminates the genuine/false status of coins, and reads or write processes an electric information recording medium. The value medium processing...
7633380 Anti-fraud system for a car wash station  
An anti-fraud system for a car wash station that includes a moisture sensor for sensing moisture within the car wash station, and a sensor controller adapted to operatively connect a power source...
7609873 Method for processing checks prior to electronic deposit  
A method of processing checks includes obtaining first information relating to the checks that is compiled by an operator using a calculator, such as by scanning a calculator tape, wherein the...
7474779 Check imaging device  
A check reader and method for reading magnetic ink characters on a check involve a controller configured to control a motor to move a check through a check path in a first pass past a magnetic...
6839775 Method and apparatus for vending machine controller configured to monitor and analyze power profiles for plurality of motor coils to determine condition of vending machine  
An apparatus for selecting, monitoring, and controlling electrically powered devices is disclosed. In one embodiment, the apparatus includes an electrically powered device having a key operating...
6817462 Recycling device  
A return device for containers, such as bottles, cups, cans, or the like, comprises an insertion opening for receiving the container and at least one distributing means for transporting the...
6644455 Rental system, machine and method for providing rental items  
A rental system contains a plurality of rental digital cameras, and comprises a rental-item providing machine which provides users with digital cameras, respectively, and a management center which...
6260686 Device for identification of coins and/or transponders  
In a device for identification of predetermined coins and/or transponders, coils are connected to a control unit for detecting the passage of predetermined coins and for identifying a code of...
5951229 Battery charging and transfer system for electrically powered vehicles  
A battery transfer and charging system for electrically powered vehicles includes a conveyor loop for conveying batteries from a battery receiving station to a battery delivery station. A...
5913400 Entrance-control and departure-control station for charge-related car park  
An entrance-control and departure-control station in which the return of the used car-park tickets to the entrance-side issuing apparatus is automated. The issuing apparatus of the...
5909793 Coin counter prize-awarding method and apparatus using promotional coins  
The present invention uses promotional coins to encourage use of a coin counter. The promotional coins are minted in such a way that an unaided human is not likely to distinguish a first prize...
5908103 Token with Wiegand wire  
A Wiegand token essentially is comprised of a disk-like token body that has two substantially flat surfaces, one of the flat surface including a groove, for example, a circular groove, therein,...
5895457 Automated filling station with change dispenser  
The automated filling station system of the present invention allows customers to obtain change in currency at the time of purchase, thereby accommodating cash customers as well as credit...
5737418 Encryption of bill validation data  
A method for encrypting bill validation data generated by a bill validator is disclosed. Such data includes an inserted bill's denomination and country of origin as determined by sensors in the...
5711648 Battery charging and transfer system  
A battery transfer and charging system for electric vehicles includes a conveyor loop for conveying batteries from a battery receiving station to a battery delivery station. A displacement...
5641050 Dispensing machine with data card scanner apparatus and enhanced features  
A dispensing machine payment acceptance apparatus for dispensing products or services from a dispensing machine upon user request and payment is disclosed. The apparatus comprises a data card...
5609234 Coin validator  
A coin validator has a sensor circuit including two sensor coils each of small diameter, the coils being positioned such that they are passed in succession by a coin moving through a test section...
5409092 Vending system capable of renewing record of a prepaid card  
In a vending machine for which both money and a prepaid card can be used, a writing-instruction switch is provided for controlling of amount information into the card. When the writing-instruction...
5353904 Binocular vending apparatus and method  
A binocular vending apparatus for attachment to a structure, preferably a seat bottom, a seat back or a pedestal, is provided. The vending apparatus includes binoculars, a housing for removably...
5290033 Gaming machine and coupons  
A gaming machine and game coupons are disclosed for allowing an operator to redeem winning game coupons by inserting them directly into the gaming machine rather than by taking them to a cashier....
5172398 Method and device for recording charges for copies made on a copying machine  
A device for selectively recording charges for copies made on a copying machine by way of two or more accounting means connected at the same time via the device to the copying machine, comprising...
5133480 Liquid dispensing apparatus  
A liquid dispensing apparatus capable of providing a customer with a desired amount of liquid depending on data recorded in a memory card purchased in place of liquor in the unit of a bottle. The...
5119916 Sensor for measuring the magnetically responsive characteristics of tokens  
An improved magnetic field sensor for detecting tokens is disclosed which has one Hall effect sensor located between a magnet and an inclined token track base and another Hall effect sensor...
5096038 Thread detector assembly  
A thread detector assembly for detecting an activated, elongate thread which is integral with a sheet comprises an elongate detector or set of detectors. A conveyor is provided to cause relative...
4977994 Fare adjustment machine for prepaid card type tickets  
A fare adjustment machine, wherein a card conveyor for carrying a fare-adjusted card and a receipt conveyor for carrying a printed receipt are disposed with their passages intersecting each other...
4884671 Paper currency acceptor and method of handling paper currency for vending machines and the like  
A paper currency acceptor having general utility and more specifically for use as a retrofit for a coin vending machine having coin mechanism in which there is very limited space for the paper...
4836352 Express package collection locker  
An express package collection locker capable of automatically calculating the portage fee of a package. The locker comprises a plurality of boxes for storing packages, a plurality of weight...
4809837 Control device for a vending machine and gift certificate for use thereon  
This gift certificate has information recorded thereon for identifying a total face value vendible by the gift certificate and a predetermined base amount equal to or smaller than the total face...
4727975 Use-control system  
The invention concerns a system for the unsupervised control of the use of lockers or the like in bath houses, reading rooms, hotels or the like in which the locker doors are provided with a...
4674618 Tokens and token handling devices  
A token handling device transmits, using an electromagnetic carrier, data, clock pulses and power to a token. The token transmits data by varying the degree of absorbtion of the carrier in...
4669596 Vending machine accessory permitting dual mode machine operation with either money or coded cards  
An accessory for permitting a vending machine to operate with either money or coded cards. The accessory is mounted to the outside of a vending machine and connected internally by means of an...
4576274 Means for the storing of carts such as shopping carts  
A system for the disposition of shopping carts including at least one storage area for carts, which are intended to be removed and returned from the storage area by users. Each storing area has at...
4449040 Identification code determining apparatus for use in transaction processing apparatus  
A transaction processing apparatus permits transaction processing when using a record medium in which customer identifying information is recorded and an identification code entered by a customer...
4405984 Coin-operated phonograph  
A coin-operated phonograph is provided which includes a cathode ray tube for displaying information, such as title strip data, in alphanumeric form. The phonograph includes means for storing the...
4340150 Automatic note dispenser with purge control  
An automatic purge control for a banknote dispensing system including an operator panel having a keyboard for initiating transaction requests, a dispensing chamber adjacent to the panel for...
4335604 Method and apparatus for the identification of coins or equivalent  
A method and an apparatus for testing and identifying electrically conductive discs, such as coins or equivalent. According to the method the effect of each coin on a magnetic field generated by...
4319674 Automated token system  
An automated token system (particularly for toll roads) utilizing a token which may be permanently magnetized and demagnetized. The token is made of permanent magnetic materials such as barium...
4300041 Magnetic coded card acceptor  
This invention relates to a mechanison to read and process a prepaid, flexible, magnetically coded card bearing marked sections adapted be cut off representing value used. Upon insertion into the...

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