A banknote handling apparatus stores a code list in which codes of banknotes stored in a storage unit are arranged in order in which the banknotes are stored. The banknote handling apparatus reads the codes when the banknotes are sequentially fed from the storage unit, and checks a target group of the codes of N successive …

Legal parties

Inventors (applicants): Keisuke Nada, Michiharu Iwamura, Yoshikatsu Mizushima
Assignees (initial): Glory Ltd. (Himeji-Shi, Hyogo-Ken, JP)
Agents: Renner, Kenner, Greive, Bobak, Taylor & Weber (attorney)

The application was examined by Jeffrey Shapiro (USPTO dept. 3653)


  • 1. A banknote handling apparatus for handling banknotes each having a unique code, the apparatus …
  • 2. The banknote handling apparatus of claim 1 , …
  • 3. The banknote handling apparatus of claim 2 , …

International priority data

JP: 2011-145576 / Jun. 30, 2011 (national)

Cited documents


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Brief Description of the Drawings

FIG. 1 is a perspective view showing appearance of a banknote depositing/dispensing machine. FIG. 2 shows the inside of the banknote depositing/dispensing machine. …


Cross-Reference to Related Application

This application claims priority to Japanese Patent Application No. 2011-145576 filed on Jun. 30, 2011, the disclosure of which including the specification, the drawings, and the claims is hereby incorporated …

Detailed Description

An embodiment of a banknote depositing/dispensing machine will be described below with reference to the drawings. The following preferred embodiment will be described merely as an example. FIG. 1 shows …

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Miscellaneous patent data

The recorded applicant's name is Yoshikatsu Mizushima, the patent particularly claims a banknote handling apparatus for handling banknotes each having a unique code…, the invention is titled Banknote Handling Apparatus and Banknote Managing Method, the patent was granted on Apr. 1, 2014, the inventor's name is Nada Keisuke, the application publication date is Jun. 25, 2012, the exemplary claims include number 1, categorized under By pliant currency as a primary classification, similar patents are classified under Switch held by weight of check, Including check mover, pivoted released part, alarm or warning devices, e.g. indicating the interrupting of the supply, Both parts spring biased, keys or other credit registering devices, Coin slots, means to impart thrust to check, wherein two or more coins of different denominations are required for each transaction, about vertical axes, the exemplary patent drawings are banknote depositing/dispensing machine, Perspective view showing appearance of a banknote, Block diagram showing the structure, Banknote Handling Apparatus and Banknote, the grant number is 08684154, the assignee company is Glory Ltd. located in Himeji-Shi, Hyogo-Ken (JP), the application number is 13/531,958 (U.S.), the protection scope is defined by 7 claims, 21 figures are supplied with the description, developed by Keisuke Nada et al., illustrated by 14 drawings, the assignee classification - a foreign company or corporation, the agent - Renner, Kenner, Greive, Bobak, Taylor & Weber, the examination was conducted by Jeffrey Shapiro (primary examiner, 3653 USPTO department).

Invention classification information

The invention is classified under By pliant currency, by paper currency, Sorting paper money. The designated search classifications include Sorting paper money, Including light sensitive testing device, Reading paper currency, By pliant currency.

Patent details
Publication number 08684154
Publication date Apr. 1, 2014
Kind code B2
Application number 13/531,958
Application date Jun. 25, 2012
Application type U
Application series code 13
National classification 194/206
Total number of claims 7
Exemplary claims 1
Number of drawings 14
Number of figures 21
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