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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 2215
 
 
 
G07F COIN- FREED OR LIKE APPARATUS 1335
 
 
 
G01N INVESTIGATING OR ANALYSING MATERIALS BY DETERMINING THEIR CHEMICAL OR PHYSICAL PROPERTIES 5180
 
 
 
B65H HANDLING THIN OR FILAMENTARY MATERIAL, e.g. SHEETS, WEBS, CABLES480
 
 
 
G06F ELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING 3419
 
 
 
G01R MEASURING ELECTRIC VARIABLES; MEASURING MAGNETIC VARIABLES 2150
 
 
 
G06K RECOGNITION OF DATA; PRESENTATION OF DATA; RECORD CARRIERS; HANDLING RECORD CARRIERS 2179
 
 
 
B07C POSTAL SORTING; SORTING INDIVIDUAL ARTICLES, OR BULK MATERIAL FIT TO BE SORTED PIECE-MEAL, e.g. BY PICKING 126
 
 
 
E05G SAFES OR STRONG-ROOMS FOR VALUABLES; BANK PROTECTION DEVICES; SAFETY TRANSACTION PARTITIONS 18
 
 
 
G06M COUNTING MECHANISMS; COUNTING OF OBJECTS NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR 111

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Recent Publications

Publication # Title Filing Date Pub Date Intl Class
2016/0005,045 SYSTEM TO ACCEPT AN ITEM OF VALUEFeb 20, 14Jan 07, 16[G07D, G06Q, G07F]

Recent Patents

Patent # Title Filing Date Issue Date Intl Class
9,214,501 In-cell OLED touch display panel structureAug 12, 14Dec 15, 15[G06F, H01L]
6,819,781 Method and apparatus for optical sensor system and optical interface circuitJun 30, 98Nov 16, 04[G06K]
6,715,750 Flexible media dispenserMay 10, 00Apr 06, 04[B65H]
6,390,269 Money handling mechanism with peripheral portApr 10, 00May 21, 02[G06F]
RE37007 Device for aligning sheets with plural drive roller groups on a common shaftAug 18, 94Jan 02, 01[G01N]
6,045,443 Method and apparatus for controlling the dispensing of moneySep 03, 98Apr 04, 00[G07D]
5,988,345 Bill validation using light transmitted across bill pathwayAug 12, 98Nov 23, 99[G07D]
5,885,151 Method and apparatus for controlling the dispensing of moneyJul 16, 96Mar 23, 99[G07D]
5,718,318 Validating value carriersFeb 14, 96Feb 17, 98[G07F]
5,715,926 Money validationFeb 12, 96Feb 10, 98[G07D]

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Expired/Abandoned/Withdrawn Patents

Patent # Title Status Filing Date Issue/Pub Date Intl Class
2011/0286,822 AUTOMATED DOCUMENT HANDLING SYSTEMABANJul 10, 09Nov 24, 11[B65G]
8,027,920 Value transaction systemsExpiredOct 25, 00Sep 27, 11[G06Q]
2010/0282,566 DOCUMENT VALIDATOR SUBASSEMBLYABANSep 26, 08Nov 11, 10[G07D, F21V]
2008/0017,473 Removable Hinged CashboxABANJun 21, 05Jan 24, 08[G07F]
7,222,712 Document validator with locking cassetteExpiredMar 08, 04May 29, 07[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]
6,705,448 Method and apparatus for validating currencyExpiredMar 30, 01Mar 16, 04[G07D]
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]
6,648,221 Polarizer based detectorExpiredNov 30, 01Nov 18, 03[G06F]
6,641,476 Currency unit dispensing apparatusExpiredDec 28, 01Nov 04, 03[G07D, F16D]
6,615,970 Currency handing apparatusExpiredApr 06, 00Sep 09, 03[G06F]
6,588,571 Classification method and apparatusExpiredAug 30, 01Jul 08, 03[G07D, G06K]
6,556,090 Oscillator circuit for a validatorExpiredApr 02, 01Apr 29, 03[H03B, G01N]
6,438,262 Security document validationExpiredApr 14, 99Aug 20, 02[G06K]

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