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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 46
 
 
 
G06F ELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING 3205
 
 
 
G07F COIN- FREED OR LIKE APPARATUS 324
 
 
 
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 2104
 
 
 
B42D BOOKS; BOOK COVERS; LOOSE LEAVES; PRINTED MATTER OF SPECIAL FORMAT OR STYLE NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR; DEVICES FOR USE THEREWITH; MOVABLE-STRIP WRITING OR READING APPARATUS 114
 
 
 
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 138
 
 
 
B65G TRANSPORT OR STORAGE DEVICES, e.g. CONVEYERS FOR LOADING OR TIPPING; SHOP CONVEYER SYSTEMS; PNEUMATIC TUBE CONVEYERS 123
 
 
 
E05G SAFES OR STRONG-ROOMS FOR VALUABLES; BANK PROTECTION DEVICES; SAFETY TRANSACTION PARTITIONS 14
 
 
 
F21V FUNCTIONAL FEATURES OR DETAILS OF LIGHTING DEVICES OR SYSTEMS THEREOF; STRUCTURAL COMBINATIONS OF LIGHTING DEVICES WITH OTHER ARTICLES, NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR 150
 
 
 
G01H MEASUREMENT OF MECHANICAL VIBRATIONS OR ULTRASONIC, SONIC OR INFRASONIC WAVES 18

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Recent Publications

Publication # Title Filing Date Pub Date Intl Class
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]
2013/0341,154 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]

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Recent Patents

Patent # Title Filing Date Issue Date Intl Class
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]
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]

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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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