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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 583
 
 
 
G07F COIN- FREED OR LIKE APPARATUS 3113
 
 
 
B65H HANDLING THIN OR FILAMENTARY MATERIAL, e.g. SHEETS, WEBS, CABLES2952
 
 
 
G06F ELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING 21345
 
 
 
G06K RECOGNITION OF DATA; PRESENTATION OF DATA; RECORD CARRIERS; HANDLING RECORD CARRIERS 20143
 
 
 
1801 TYPEWRITERS AND CALCULATING MACHINES73
 
 
 
G01N INVESTIGATING OR ANALYSING MATERIALS BY DETERMINING THEIR CHEMICAL OR PHYSICAL PROPERTIES 6159
 
 
 
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 4122
 
 
 
2001 AUTOMATIC VENDING MACHINES36
 
 
 
B65D CONTAINERS FOR STORAGE OR TRANSPORT OF ARTICLES OR MATERIALS, e.g. BAGS, BARRELS, BOTTLES, BOXES, CANS, CARTONS, CRATES, DRUMS, JARS, TANKS, HOPPERS, FORWARDING CONTAINERS; ACCESSORIES, CLOSURES, OR FITTINGS THEREFOR; PACKAGING ELEMENTS; PACKAGES 279

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Recent Publications

Publication # Title Filing Date Pub Date Intl Class
2013/0341,154 Currency Discrimination and EvaluationJul 29, 13Dec 26, 13[G07D]
2013/0298,679 Acoustic Coin SensorMay 06, 13Nov 14, 13[G01H]
2013/0299,574 Payment InterfaceMay 06, 13Nov 14, 13[G06Q, G06K]
2013/0240,322 Coin SensorMar 12, 13Sep 19, 13[G07D]
2013/0245,820 GENERATING A SINGLE AUDIT FILE FROM MULTIPLE SOURCESApr 11, 11Sep 19, 13[G07F]
2013/0199,889 Apparatus and Method for Characterizing Items of CurrencyFeb 01, 13Aug 08, 13[G07D]
2013/0180,821 Modular Security GateJan 09, 13Jul 18, 13[G07F]
2013/0181,397 Apparatus and Method for Triple-Gate DiverterJan 09, 13Jul 18, 13[B65H]
2013/0134,011 Currency Cassette Capacity Monitoring And ReportingMay 25, 12May 30, 13[G07F]
2012/0286,044 CONTACTLESS SMARTCARD BEZELApr 16, 12Nov 15, 12[B23P, G06K]

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Recent Patents

Patent # Title Filing Date Issue Date Intl Class
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]
8,720,664 Apparatus and method for characterizing items of currencyFeb 01, 13May 13, 14[G07D, G07F]
8,706,669 Classification using support vector machines and variables selectionJul 28, 06Apr 22, 14[G06N]
8,695,778 Modular security gateJan 09, 13Apr 15, 14[G07F]
8,695,977 Apparatus and method for triple-gate diverterJan 09, 13Apr 15, 14[B65H]
8,662,490 Bulk document feeder with removable cartridgeSep 04, 07Mar 04, 14[G07F, B65H]
8,622,190 Coin sensorMar 12, 13Jan 07, 14[G06F, G07F]
8,616,360 Lockable removable cassetteMar 04, 10Dec 31, 13[G07D]

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Expired/Abandoned/Withdrawn Patents

Patent # Title Filing Date Issue/Pub Date Intl Class
2008/0017,473 Removable Hinged CashboxJun 21, 05Jan 24, 08[G07F]
2005/0183,926 Document stacker with fault detectionFeb 23, 04Aug 25, 05[G07F, B65H]
6,877,741 Method and apparatus for aligning a banknoteDec 11, 02Apr 12, 05[B65H]
6,786,479 Banknote store with a rotatable structure having banknote-storing regionsDec 26, 01Sep 07, 04[B65G, B65H]
2004/0134,744 Apparatus for classifying banknotesDec 12, 03Jul 15, 04[G07D, G07F, G06K]
2004/0049,453 Method and apparatus for receiving and dispensing value carriersSep 19, 03Mar 11, 04[G06F]
2004/0035,672 Adaptable coin mechanismAug 22, 03Feb 26, 04[G07D, G07F]
2003/0220,713 Vending systemMay 23, 03Nov 27, 03[G06F]
2002/0099,604 Discount method and device for an automatic transaction machineJan 23, 01Jul 25, 02[G06F]
6,398,001 Coin validatorOct 05, 99Jun 04, 02[G07D]
6,199,856 Flexible media stacking and accumulating deviceJan 06, 99Mar 13, 01[B65H]
6,188,080 Apparatus for determining the location of an edge of a documentNov 04, 98Feb 13, 01[G01N]
6,165,398 Method of slip casting powdery material, using a water resistant mold with self-water absorbent abilityFeb 26, 98Dec 26, 00[B28B]
6,155,398 Detection systemJun 28, 99Dec 05, 00[G07D, G07C]
6,052,453 Coin operated telephone auditorJul 31, 98Apr 18, 00[H04M]
5,988,347 Coin validator for a payphoneDec 23, 97Nov 23, 99[G06F]
5,984,074 Method and apparatus for validating moneyMay 06, 94Nov 16, 99[G07D]
5,949,863 Coin operated telephone auditorJul 31, 98Sep 07, 99[H04M]
5,918,960 Detection of counterfeit objects, for instance counterfeit banknotesJul 02, 96Jul 06, 99[G06K]
5,915,518 Detection of counterfeit objects, for instance counterfeit banknotesSep 25, 96Jun 29, 99[G07D]

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