MEI, INC.

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G07D SORTING, TESTING, CHANGING, DELIVERING, OR OTHERWISE HANDLING COINS; TESTING OR CHANGING PAPER CURRENCY; TESTING SECURITIES, BONDS, OR SIMILAR VALUABLE PAPERS 624
 
 
 
G07F COIN- FREED OR LIKE APPARATUS 3617
 
 
 
B65H HANDLING THIN OR FILAMENTARY MATERIAL, e.g. SHEETS, WEBS, CABLES3351
 
 
 
G06F ELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING 22371
 
 
 
G06K RECOGNITION OF DATA; PRESENTATION OF DATA; RECORD CARRIERS; HANDLING RECORD CARRIERS 21154
 
 
 
1801 TYPEWRITERS AND CALCULATING MACHINES73
 
 
 
G01N INVESTIGATING OR ANALYSING MATERIALS BY DETERMINING THEIR CHEMICAL OR PHYSICAL PROPERTIES 6166
 
 
 
G06Q DATA PROCESSING SYSTEMS OR METHODS, SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR ADMINISTRATIVE, COMMERCIAL, FINANCIAL, MANAGERIAL, SUPERVISORY OR FORECASTING PURPOSES; SYSTEMS OR METHODS SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR ADMINISTRATIVE, COMMERCIAL, FINANCIAL, MANAGERIAL, SUPERVISORY OR FORECASTING PURPOSES, NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR 3146
 
 
 
2001 AUTOMATIC VENDING MACHINES311
 
 
 
E05G SAFES OR STRONG-ROOMS FOR VALUABLES; BANK PROTECTION DEVICES; SAFETY TRANSACTION PARTITIONS 25

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Recent Publications

Publication # Title Filing Date Pub Date Intl Class
2015/0122,885 CONTACTLESS SMARTCARD BEZELNov 04, 13May 07, 15[G06K]
2014/0231,214 Banknote ValidatorFeb 18, 14Aug 21, 14[G07D]
2014/0165,887 Tamper Evident Storage Device for Items of ValueDec 10, 13Jun 19, 14[E05G]
2013/0298,679 Acoustic Coin SensorMay 06, 13Nov 14, 13[G01H]
2013/0245,820 GENERATING A SINGLE AUDIT FILE FROM MULTIPLE SOURCESApr 11, 11Sep 19, 13[G07F]
2013/0134,011 Currency Cassette Capacity Monitoring And ReportingMay 25, 12May 30, 13[G07F]
2011/0286,822 AUTOMATED DOCUMENT HANDLING SYSTEMJul 10, 09Nov 24, 11[B65G]
2011/0187,095 CLASSIFYING AND DISCRIMINATING AN ITEM OF CURRENCY BASED ON THE ITEM'S SPECTRAL RESPONSEJul 29, 09Aug 04, 11[B42D, G01J]
2011/0093,116 DOCUMENT HANDLING DEVICEJun 27, 08Apr 21, 11[G07D, G06F, G07F]

Recent Patents

Patent # Title Filing Date Issue Date Intl Class
8,949,643 Document validator with power managementMar 11, 10Feb 03, 15[G07D, G06F]
8,932,118 Batch re-load of coin recyclerJun 06, 07Jan 13, 15[G07D, G07F]
8,875,994 Payment interfaceMay 06, 13Nov 04, 14[G06Q, G07F, G06K]
8,864,126 Document storage assemblySep 21, 10Oct 21, 14[G07D, B65H]
8,851,373 Tracking information in a note handling facilityJun 13, 07Oct 07, 14[G07D, G06F, G07F, G07G]
8,836,926 Optical detector arrangement for document acceptorAug 22, 07Sep 16, 14[G07D, F21V, G06K]
8,820,507 Currency discrimination and evaluationJul 29, 13Sep 02, 14[G07F]
8,770,370 Handling of different classes of currencySep 23, 09Jul 08, 14[G07F]
RE44944 Money handling mechanism with peripheral portMay 19, 04Jun 17, 14[G06F]
8,739,954 Characterizing items of currencyApr 07, 10Jun 03, 14[G07D, G06K]

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Expired/Abandoned/Withdrawn Patents

Patent # Title Status Filing Date Issue/Pub Date Intl Class
2010/0282,566 DOCUMENT VALIDATOR SUBASSEMBLYABANSep 26, 08Nov 11, 10[G07D, F21V]
2008/0017,473 Removable Hinged CashboxABANJun 21, 05Jan 24, 08[G07F]
7,198,157 Method and apparatus for classifying currency articlesExpiredDec 20, 02Apr 03, 07[G07D]
2005/0183,926 Document stacker with fault detectionABANFeb 23, 04Aug 25, 05[G07F, B65H]
6,877,741 Method and apparatus for aligning a banknoteExpiredDec 11, 02Apr 12, 05[B65H]
6,786,479 Banknote store with a rotatable structure having banknote-storing regionsExpiredDec 26, 01Sep 07, 04[B65G, B65H]
2004/0134,744 Apparatus for classifying banknotesABANDec 12, 03Jul 15, 04[G07D, G07F, G06K]
2004/0049,453 Method and apparatus for receiving and dispensing value carriersABANSep 19, 03Mar 11, 04[G06F]
2004/0035,672 Adaptable coin mechanismABANAug 22, 03Feb 26, 04[G07D, G07F]
2003/0220,713 Vending systemABANMay 23, 03Nov 27, 03[G06F]
6,438,262 Security document validationExpiredApr 14, 99Aug 20, 02[G06K]
2002/0099,604 Discount method and device for an automatic transaction machineABANJan 23, 01Jul 25, 02[G06F]
6,398,001 Coin validatorExpiredOct 05, 99Jun 04, 02[G07D]
6,199,856 Flexible media stacking and accumulating deviceExpiredJan 06, 99Mar 13, 01[B65H]
6,188,080 Apparatus for determining the location of an edge of a documentExpiredNov 04, 98Feb 13, 01[G01N]
6,165,398 Method of slip casting powdery material, using a water resistant mold with self-water absorbent abilityExpiredFeb 26, 98Dec 26, 00[B28B]
6,155,398 Detection systemExpiredJun 28, 99Dec 05, 00[G07D, G07C]
6,052,453 Coin operated telephone auditorExpiredJul 31, 98Apr 18, 00[H04M]
5,988,347 Coin validator for a payphoneExpiredDec 23, 97Nov 23, 99[G06F]
5,984,074 Method and apparatus for validating moneyExpiredMay 06, 94Nov 16, 99[G07D]

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