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System and method for providing electronic event tickets

Tue, 19 May 2015 08:00:00 EDT

Systems, methods, and devices for providing and managing electronic event tickets are provided. For example, a device for managing an electronic event ticket may include a processor configured to run an electronic ticket management application, a memory device configured to store data associated with the electronic ticket management application, an electronic display configured to display at least a portion of the data associated with the electronic ticket management application, and an input/output interface configured to receive an electronic ticket and the data associated with the electronic ticket for management by the electronic ticket management application. The electronic ticket management application may be configured to enable the electronic device to gain entry to an event and to obtain at least one other event-related benefit after the electronic ticket is received by the input/output interface.



Banking system controlled responsive to data read from data bearing records

Tue, 05 May 2015 08:00:00 EDT

A banking system is controlled responsive to data included on data bearing records. The system includes a deposit accepting machine for accepting deposit items, such as deposit bags, currency, and checks. The deposit accepting machine includes a card reader operable to read financial account data from cards of depositors. The machine includes a RFID reader that wirelessly reads data from RFID tags on deposited items, including account number and deposit amount data. A computer credits the account for the read deposit amount. The machine, which can also dispense cash, further includes an NFC reader that can wirelessly receive cash loading data from an NFC component on a cash handler's cash transport bag. The cash loading data can include an amount of cash loaded into the machine. The machine can wirelessly transmit to the bag, dispense data that includes the amount of cash dispensed since the last cash loading.



Methods and apparatus to obtain transaction information

Tue, 28 Apr 2015 08:00:00 EDT

Methods and apparatus to obtain transaction information are described. One example method includes conducting a transaction using a proximity-based communication link, storing information related to the transaction in a database of a mobile device, identifying a service based on the information, querying the service from the mobile device, wherein the query is based on the information, and obtaining detail of the transaction from the service based on the information. Other implementations are possible.



Banking system controlled responsive to data read from data bearing records

Tue, 14 Apr 2015 08:00:00 EDT

A deposit management system is operable responsive to data read from data bearing records. The system is associated with financial funds depositories. Each depository can accept items, such as deposit bags. Each depository includes a bar code reader that can read data from a bar code label that is located on a deposit bag. The system allows merchants to preregister a deposit before performing the deposit. A preregistered deposit is linked with a deposit identifier in a data store. The deposit identifier can be represented in a bar code. If the system determines that a depository read a bar code having a deposit identifier that corresponds in the data store to a preregistered deposit, then that depository is operated to automatically unlock its deposit entry door to permit the deposit. The system also allows merchants to review their deposit history.



Automated banking machine with slide mounted devices

Tue, 07 Apr 2015 08:00:00 EDT

An apparatus including an automated banking machine is operative to cause financial transfers responsive at least in part to data read from data bearing records. The machine includes a card reader that is operative to read card data usable to identify at least one of a user of the machine and a financial account. A computer associated with the machine is operative to cause card data to be read through operation of the card reader, and to cause a determination to be made that read card data corresponds to a financial account authorized to conduct a transaction through the machine. The computer is operative responsive at least in part to the determination to cause the financial account to be at least one of assessed and credited with a value associated with a financial transaction. Transaction function devices of the machine are supported through slides that can be configured in different ways to facilitate mounting of devices within the machine.



Automatic selection of SIM card for multi-SIM mobile devices

Tue, 17 Mar 2015 08:00:00 EDT

A mobile device includes multiple subscriber identification module (SIM) cards. When a user of the mobile device requests to call a phone number, the mobile device determines a mobile telecommunications service provider of the phone number, based on service provider information received for the phone number from a service mapping server. The mobile device selects for the call a SIM card from the multiple SIM cards that is associated with the determined service provider of the phone number. The mobile device places the call to the phone number using the selected SIM card.



Document recycle box

Tue, 03 Mar 2015 08:00:00 EST

A document recycle box is provided to comprise: a housing 60, a cover 52 rotatably attached to housing 60, a convey belt device 51 of a recycle conveyor device 50 attached to one of housing 60 or cover 52 along one side of a recycle pathway 11 extending within housing 60, a plurality of rollers 53 of recycle conveyor device 50 attached to the other of housing 60 or cover 52 along the other side of recycle pathway 11 on the opposite side of conveyor belt device 51, and a drum device 43 rotatably disposed within housing 60. Cover 52 may be released from housing 60 to move recycle conveyor 50 away from rollers 53 to easily remove a jammed document within recycle pathway 11.



Bezel assembly comprising image recognition for use with an automated transaction device

Tue, 24 Feb 2015 08:00:00 EST

The bezel assembly for data reception, for use with a bill validator in a financial transactional device, includes a bezel housing and a data reception assembly. The bezel housing includes a customer-facing front portion and a back plate connectable to the bill validator that is mounted within the transactional device cabinet. The front portion includes an insertion/dispensing slot for receiving currency and a projecting protrusion forward of the casing. The forward-extending protrusion accommodates at least a portion of the data reception assembly. The bezel assembly can include a wireless communication function that is communicably connectable with a mobile device via a wireless communication method, a manual entry function, a biometric reader, one or more cameras for scanning and decrypting 2D barcodes and the like, thus enhancing the overall functionality of the financial transactional device.



Bezel assembly for data reception

Tue, 24 Feb 2015 08:00:00 EST

The bezel assembly for data reception, for use with a bill validator in a financial transactional device, includes a bezel housing and a data reception assembly. The bezel housing includes a customer-facing front portion and a back plate connectable to the bill validator that is mounted within the transactional device cabinet. The front portion includes an insertion/dispensing slot for receiving currency and a projecting hollow tongue forward of the casing. The forward-extending hollow tongue accommodates at least a portion of the data reception assembly. The bezel assembly can include a wireless communication function that is communicably connectable with a mobile device via a wireless communication method, a manual entry function, a biometric reader, one or more cameras for scanning and decrypting 2D barcodes and the like, thus enhancing the overall functionality of the financial transactional device.



Apparatus and system for imaging currency bills and financial documents and method for using the same

Tue, 17 Feb 2015 08:00:00 EST

Currency bills are transported past an image scanner to one or more output receptacles. Each of the bills is imaged to produce image data from which a visually readable image of each bill can be reproduced. The serial number, denomination, and/or secondary identifiers of a bill is attempted to be extracted and/or determined from the image data associated with the bill. The serial number of the bill has an integer number, X, of characters. One or more of the X characters of the serial number of the currency bill is not extracted with a predetermined confidence. In response to failing to extract all of the X characters of the serial number of the bill with the predetermined confidence, a serial number field in an electronic record associated with the bill is populated with a serial number snippet image. The electronic record is stored in a non-transitory memory.



Self-service terminal

Tue, 17 Feb 2015 08:00:00 EST

A self-service terminal includes a safety box, a main control module, an operating module, and a shielding member. The main control module includes a casing and a mounting frame mounted in the casing. The mounting frame is attached on the safety box. The casing includes a pair of side panels and a top panel connecting between the pair of side panels. The pair of side panels and the top panel is detachably attached to the mounting frame. The operating module is attached to a front side of the main control module. The shielding member is attached to the safety box and encloses the operating module.



Method for handling valuable documents having an aligning unit for aligning banknotes and checks

Tue, 03 Feb 2015 08:00:00 EST

A device for handling notes of value including a transport unit for transport of the notes of value in a transport direction along a transport path, and an aligning unit for alignment of the notes of value. The device further includes a sensor arranged upstream of the aligning unit for determining at least one feature of the notes of value, and a control unit that controls the aligning unit such that the aligning unit aligns each note of value depending on the determined expression of the feature of the note of value in a preset first target alignment or at least in a preset second target alignment that is different from the first target alignment.



Apparatus and system for imaging currency bills and financial documents and method for using the same

Tue, 06 Jan 2015 08:00:00 EST

Currency bills are transported past an image scanner to one or more output receptacles. Each of the bills is imaged to produce image data from which a visually readable image of each bill can be reproduced. The serial number, denomination, and/or secondary identifiers of a bill is attempted to be extracted and/or determined from the image data associated with the bill. The serial number of the bill has an integer number, X, of characters. One or more of the X characters of the serial number of the currency bill is not extracted with a predetermined confidence. In response to failing to extract all of the X characters of the serial number of the bill with the predetermined confidence, a serial number field in an electronic record associated with the bill is populated with a serial number snippet image. The electronic record is stored in a non-transitory memory.



Device and method for internally and externally assessing whitelists

Tue, 06 Jan 2015 08:00:00 EST

A white list inside or outside determining apparatus includes: a first feature data extracting unit which extracts first feature data from an image by using a first transformation formula created based on preliminary learning images; a second feature data extracting unit which extracts second feature data from an image by using a second transformation formula created from the preliminary learning images and application learning images; a first matching unit which performs matching between a registration image and a collation image by using the first transformation formula; and a second matching unit which performs matching between a registration image and a collation image by using the second transformation formula. Weights of a matching result of the first matching unit and a matching result of the second matching unit are changed according to the number of preliminary learning images and the number of application learning images.



Banking system controlled responsive to data bearing records

Tue, 23 Dec 2014 08:00:00 EST

An apparatus that operates to cause financial transfers responsive to data read from data bearing records, includes a processor that is in operative connection with a card reader and a touch screen display. The processor can cause the card reader to read card data from a user card, and can determine whether the read card data corresponds to an authorized financial account. Without the touch screen display surface visibly providing indicia that corresponds to a desired character, the user can still input the character through user contact with the touch screen display surface. The processor can resolve the desired character from the user contact.



Automatic teller machine (“ATM”) including a user-accessible USB port

Tue, 16 Dec 2014 08:00:00 EST

Systems and methods for authenticating a user's identity at an ATM are provided. A method for authenticating a user's identity at an Automated Teller Machine (“ATM”) includes using a first receiver to receive information from an ATM touch screen relating to a first numerical digit and a second numerical digit selected by the user. The method further includes using a second receiver to receive information from a fingerprint scanner relating to first biometric information input into the fingerprint scanner and second biometric information input into the fingerprint scanner, wherein the fingerprint scanner is removably coupled to the ATM via a USB port included in a secured portion of the ATM, the secured portion of the ATM being inaccessible to the user. The method may also include using a transmitter to transmit the information received by the first receiver and the second receiver to a remote server.



Automated banking system controlled responsive to data bearing records

Tue, 25 Nov 2014 08:00:00 EST

An automated banking machine operates responsive to data read from data bearing records corresponding to authorized user or financial account data. The automated banking machine includes a card reader for reading data from user cards. The automated banking machine causes financial transfers related to financial accounts that correspond to data read from user cards. The automated banking machine also includes devices that control the supply of power to transaction function devices such as the card reader to avoid exceeding power supply capacity.



System and method for 3D imaging using structured light illumination

Tue, 18 Nov 2014 08:00:00 EST

A biometrics system captures and processes a handprint image using a structured light illumination to create a 2D representation equivalent of a rolled inked handprint. A processing unit calculates 3D coordinates of the hand from the plurality of images and maps the 3D coordinates to a 2D flat surface to create a 2D representation equivalent of a rolled inked handprint.



Device for handling value notes and cash box for receiving value notes

Tue, 18 Nov 2014 08:00:00 EST

The invention relates to a device (10, 50, 60, 200) for handling notes of value. The device (10, 50, 60, 200) comprises a radio unit (20) for sending data from the device (10, 50, 60, 200) to a service unit (22) via mobile radio (24). Further, the device (10, 50, 60, 200) has a safe (12, 202) in which at least one cash cassette (14a, 14b, 100, 204a, 204b) is accommodated. The cash cassette (14a, 14b, 100, 204a, 204b) comprises an authentication data memory (18a, 18b, 106, 208a, 208b) in which authentication data for the unambiguous authentication of the cash cassette (14a, 14b, 100, 204a, 204b) by the service unit (22) are stored. The radio unit (20) transmits the authentication data and stock data with information on the current stock of notes of value in the cash cassette (14a, 14b, 100, 204a, 204b) to the service unit (22) via mobile radio (24). A further aspect of the invention relates to a cash cassette (100, 204a, 204b) for holding notes of value.



Container for receiving vouchers and method for closing container having a housing part and a cover for receiving vouchers

Tue, 18 Nov 2014 08:00:00 EST

The invention relates to a container (10) for holding notes of value, which comprises a housing part (12) and a cover (14) for closing an opening of the housing part (12). The cover (14) has a closing element (34) which is movable in at least one unlocking direction (P1) and which in a locked state is engaged with an engagement area (48) of the housing part (12) that is complementary to the closing element (34). The closing element (34) is movable in unlocking direction (P1) into an unlocked state for unlocking. Further, the container (10) comprises a rotatably mounted retaining element (58) which, in a first position of the container (10), is arranged such that the closing element (34) is movable in unlocking direction (P1) from the locked state into the unlocked state for unlocking. In a second position of the container (10) that is inclined by at least a minimum angle of inclination with respect to the first position, the retaining element (58) is rotated due to its gravity relative to the housing part (12) such that a retaining area (64) of the retaining element (58) prevents a movement of the closing element (34) from the locked state into the unlocked state.



Point-of-sale and automated teller machine transactions using trusted mobile access device

Tue, 11 Nov 2014 08:00:00 EST

A method for a mobile device to conduct a transaction with an unattended point-of-transaction device is disclosed. The method comprises transmitting to the unattended point-of-transaction device, via near field communication (NFC), information indicating that the transaction is being initiated; receiving from the unattended point-of-transaction device, via NFC, credentials indicating that the unattended point-of-transaction device is authorized to engage in the transaction; and transmitting to the unattended point-of-transaction device, via NFC, secure information indicating to the unattended point-of-transaction device that the mobile communication device is authorized to conduct the transaction. The secure information may be a PIN entered into the mobile device or a data record specifying an action to be performed by the unattended point-of-transaction device. The data record may be generated by the mobile device based on the entry into the mobile device of the PIN and information specifying the action to be performed by the unattended point-of-transaction device.



Automated teller machines, methods of making and using automated teller machines

Tue, 04 Nov 2014 08:00:00 EST

Automated teller machines (ATMs) and ATM components are disclosed. Methods of making and using ATMs and ATM components are also disclosed.



Money processing device

Tue, 07 Oct 2014 08:00:00 EDT

A money processing device is provided with a mode setting unit for setting a processing mode relating to a form of a process to be executed so that the mode can be switched between a mode for performing temporal retention and a mode for not performing the temporal retention, in response to a user's command, and is constituted so that, at the time of a process for depositing money or a process for withdrawing money, if the processing mode is set to the escrow mode, the deposit money or the withdrawal money is temporarily suspended, whereas if the processing mode is set to the non-escrow mode, the deposit money or the withdrawal money cannot be temporarily retained. Thereby, at the time of the process for depositing money or the process for withdrawing money, whether or not the operation for temporarily retaining money is performed can be changed by a user.



Cash box system for a vending machine

Tue, 30 Sep 2014 08:00:00 EDT

A cash box system with a cash container for receiving cash is described. The cash container has an inlet opening which can be closed by a cover and a locking mechanism having a locked state in which the cover is locked in a position closing the inlet opening, and a release state in which the cover is unlocked and can be brought in a position to release the inlet opening. The locking mechanism is configured such that it is forcibly transferred from the locked state to the release state when the cash container is emptied. The cash box system is preferably for a vending machine in which the cash container is inserted.



Self-locking type shutter device

Tue, 23 Sep 2014 08:00:00 EDT

A self-locking type shutter device is provided. The device is arranged in a financial self-service equipment, so as to open or close a cash depositing/withdrawing port (1) of the financial self-help service equipment. The device comprises a frame (3) integrally welded, a gate (2) and a power transmission mechanism. The gate (2) is arranged on the frame (3) by a first rotation shaft (4) and can rotate around the first rotation shaft (4). The power transmission mechanism is fixed on the frame (3), so as to provide the gate (2) with rotation power. The power transmission mechanism comprises a motor (5) and at least one unidirectional folding linkage mechanism (70). The device can be self-locked via the unidirectionally folding linkage mechanism (70).



Method of using personal device with internal biometric in conducting transactions over a network

Tue, 16 Sep 2014 08:00:00 EDT

A method of authorizing a commercial transaction between a customer and a provider of goods or services over a network, wherein the provider of goods or services requests that the customer provide authentication by activating a fingerprint identification device, and the provider of goods or services receives at least an authentication code of the customer over the network from the fingerprint identification device, the method comprising the steps of: providing the customer with the fingerprint identification device which produces the authentication code when a fingerprint of the customer matches a stored fingerprint within the fingerprint identification device; receiving at least the authentication code from the provider of goods or services over the network; and authorizing the transaction if at least the authentication code is valid.



Banking system controlled responsive to data bearing records

Tue, 16 Sep 2014 08:00:00 EDT

A card actuated automated banking machine (10) is operative to early out financial transactions responsive to data included on user cards. The banking machine includes a user interface (15) including a display (24). The user interface includes a card reader (16) which is operative to read data on user cards which identify at least one of user and a user's financial accounts. A fascia of the machine includes a keypad (404, 438, 458) through which users input confidential data. Covers (400, 422, 430) prevent unauthorized persons from viewing confidential inputs to the keypad. Authorization signals assure that the display is operating in a manner that provides appropriate user instructions. A visual indicator is operative to indicate to a user that keypad inputs are being encrypted. Alternatively a touch screen display module (608) is operative to securely receive manual inputs and/or card data.



Automatic teller machine (ATM) for vehicle driver

Tue, 16 Sep 2014 08:00:00 EDT

The present invention relates to an automated teller machine for a vehicle driver, and more particularly, to an automated teller machine for a vehicle driver in which a display unit itself of the automated teller machine is configured to be rotatable so that the vehicle driver may manipulate the display unit conveniently, whereby the vehicle driver can easily verify the data displayed on the display unit and input the information as necessary. The automated teller machine for a vehicle driver according to the present invention comprises a main body installed in a financial service area; a panel unit provided on a front surface of the main body to be provided with a financial transaction means; a display unit provided at one side of the panel unit, the display unit being configured to be rotatable frontward and rearward; a manual button unit provided at a predetermined location of the panel unit to receive a rotational angle of the display unit from a vehicle driver; and a control unit for controlling the rotational angle of the display unit through a signal transmitted from the manual button unit.



Self-service terminal

Tue, 09 Sep 2014 08:00:00 EDT

A self-service terminal for reading wireless tags incorporated into media items is described. The terminal comprises a media acceptor for receiving media items, such as banknotes incorporating an RFID tag, and a wireless tag reader for reading received media items incorporating wireless tags. The terminal may also include a wireless tag reader for reading wireless tags in media items that are being transported to determine if multiple superimposed media items are present. The terminal may include a wireless tag reader for reading wireless tags in media items presented as a bunch, and subsequently retracted, to determine if any of the presented media items had been removed.



Methods and apparatus for automatic hostname generation

Tue, 26 Aug 2014 08:00:00 EDT

Methods and apparatus for automatic generation of a hostname for a network printer embedded in or associated with a gaming machine are provided. An identification number is received at the printer from the gaming machine. The printer can then generate a unique Hostname for the printer by modifying the identification number. Once the Hostname is generated, the printer is able to connect to the network using the generated Hostname. For example, a connection of the printer to the network may be delayed after initial power up of the printer until print data for a game generated ticket has been received at the printer from the gaming machine. The identification number may be extracted from the print data at the printer and used to generate the Hostname.



Retail kiosk

Tue, 26 Aug 2014 08:00:00 EDT

A retail kiosk includes a product fulfillment portion and a product display portion. The product fulfillment portion includes a cylindrical shell having an end with a continuous, circular edge. The product display portion includes a cylindrical shell having an end with a continuous, circular edge. The continuous, circular edge of the product fulfillment portion is out of alignment with the continuous, circular edge of the product display portion when the retail kiosk is deployed.



Banknote processing system and method

Tue, 19 Aug 2014 08:00:00 EDT

Disclosed are a banknote processing system and method. The system comprises: a terminal (1), an identification unit (2), a physical banknote box (4), a banknote box information storage unit (5), and a main control unit (3). The identification unit (2) detects the banknotes getting in or out of the physical banknote box (4) to obtain inherent information of the banknotes; the main control unit (3) updates a virtual electronic banknote box according to the inherent information of the banknotes, and determine information of the banknotes in the physical banknote box (4) according to the information of the virtual electronic banknote box. The virtual electronic banknote box is a set of the inherent information of the banknotes, wherein the inherent information of the virtual electronic banknote box is one-to-one mapped to the banknotes in the physical banknote box (4), and the storage sequence of the inherent information is the same as the placement sequence of the banknotes in the physical banknote box (4).



Banking system controlled responsive to data read from data bearing records

Tue, 12 Aug 2014 08:00:00 EDT

A banking system is controlled responsive to data included on data bearing records. The system includes a deposit accepting machine for accepting deposit items, such as deposit bags, currency, and checks. The deposit accepting machine includes a card reader operable to read financial account data from cards of depositors. The machine includes a RFID reader that wirelessly reads data from RFID tags on deposited items, including account number and deposit amount data. A computer credits the account for the read deposit amount. The machine, which can also dispense cash, further includes an NFC reader that can wirelessly receive cash loading data from an NFC component on a cash handler's cash transport bag. The cash loading data can include an amount of cash loaded into the machine. The machine can wirelessly transmit to the bag, dispense data that includes the amount of cash dispensed since the last cash loading.



Secure online banking transaction apparatus and method

Tue, 05 Aug 2014 08:00:00 EDT

A secure online banking transaction apparatus to communicate with a server over a non-secure connection is provided and includes a selector configured to allow for a selection of a mode of the apparatus, a processing unit coupled to the selector and including a secure communication unit, which is configured to set up a secure connection, along which a secure transaction occurs, with the server via the non-secure connection in accordance with the mode, an input unit coupled to the processing unit and configured to allow for a input of data into the apparatus, which is at least partly related to the secure transaction, and an interface coupled to the processing unit and configured to convey at least a status of the secure transaction and the contents off the inputted data.



Automated banking system controlled responsive to data bearing records

Tue, 05 Aug 2014 08:00:00 EDT

An automated banking machine can cause financial transfers responsive to data read from data bearing records. The machine includes a card reader that can read from user cards, card data that corresponds to financial accounts. The machine can operate responsive to the read card data to carry out transactions that transfer and/or allocate funds between accounts. The machine can provide users a transaction receipt. The machine includes a cash dispenser that can dispense cash to machine users. Value of dispensed cash can be assessed to an account which corresponds to the read card data. The machine also includes an accepting device that can receive currency bills and/or checks from users. An account that corresponds to the read card data can be credited for the value of received bills and/or checks.



Embedded RFID verifiable currency

Tue, 29 Jul 2014 08:00:00 EDT

A system and method of determining likelihood of counterfeiting without inspection of currency compares signals returned by uniquely customized RFID chips when interrogated, preferably incident to a transaction. The RFID information is compared to RFID information for bills known to be in circulation in order to validate a given currency bill. Usage patterns can be determined from statistical analysis of such reports and reported usage patterns will statistically differ significantly if not radically with the number of RFID chips returning the same RFID information and such differences will increase in either or both of geographic locations of reports and frequency of reports with increase of the number of bills having duplicated RFID chips. The basic infrastructure for practice of the invention is also capable of tracking genuine currency following, for example, a theft or other criminal activity.



Managing limitation rules for wagering accounts

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 08:00:00 EDT

A wagering game account management system and its operations are described herein. In some embodiments, the operations include assigning one or more money values to a graphical user interface control and linking the graphical user interface control to a credit account. The credit account is a third-party financial account from which a player account is authorized to borrow funds up to a credit limit. In some embodiments, the operations further include providing the graphical user interface control for presentation during a wagering game session associated with the player account.



Event marketing automated system

Tue, 15 Jul 2014 08:00:00 EDT

In a method of processing customer applications at an event, an application is received from a customer on a customer interface computer. The data in said application is verified on the customer interface computer and encrypted. The encrypted data is transmitted wirelessly to a portal computer via a private wireless network, and then transmitted to a processing computer system for approval of the application.



Automatic selection of SIM card for multi-SIM mobile devices

Tue, 01 Jul 2014 08:00:00 EDT

A mobile device includes multiple subscriber identification module (SIM) cards. When a user of the mobile device requests to call a phone number, the mobile device determines a mobile telecommunications service provider of the phone number, based on service provider information received for the phone number from a service mapping server. The mobile device selects for the call a SIM card from the multiple SIM cards that is associated with the determined service provider of the phone number. The mobile device places the call to the phone number using the selected SIM card.



Banking system controlled responsive to data bearing records

Tue, 27 May 2014 08:00:00 EDT

An automated banking machine is operative to cause financial transfers responsive at least in part to data read from data bearing records. The automated banking machine includes a card reader that is operative to read card data from user cards corresponding to financial accounts. The automated banking machine is operative to cause a determination to be made that read card data corresponds to stored data for an account authorized to carry out transactions that transfer and/or allocate funds between accounts. The automated banking machine is further operative to provide users with a receipt for transactions conducted. The automated banking machine is operative to cause the value of cash dispensed or received to be assessed or credited to the financial accounts corresponding to card data.



Device for inputting securities into a container

Tue, 13 May 2014 08:00:00 EDT

The invention relates to a device for the input of notes of value into a container. The device comprises a supply unit for supplying the notes of value and a stacking unit for stacking the supplied notes of value. Further, the device has a vane wheel (10c) for handling the notes of value. The vane wheel (10c) comprises a rotatably mounted basic body (12c) and at least one vane (14c, 16c) firmly connected to the basic body (12c) at a first end of a connecting area (20c, 22c). A support area (38, 40) of the vane (14c, 16c) contacts the circumferential surface of the basic body (12c) when the vane (14c, 16c) exerts a force on a note of value.



Electronic currency, electronic wallet therefor and electronic payment systems employing them

Tue, 29 Apr 2014 08:00:00 EDT

Electronic currency consists of data in a form suitable to be stored in a user's data storage medium, comprising information on the data value, identification of each specific set of data or data point, and authentication information suitable to verify that said data has been generated by a specific Currency Issuing Authority (CIA). A method and a system for effecting currency transactions between two users over the Internet or other communication network are also described.



System and method for integrated player tracking and cash-access

Tue, 15 Apr 2014 08:00:00 EDT

The present invention relates to a system and method for integrating player tracking and cash access in a casino or other gaming environment. One aspect of the invention allows for fund access and management wherein gaming machines, such as slot machines, receive playable credits directly from a patron's banking or credit card account. Another aspect of the present invention relates to integrating player tracking and cash access transactions by allowing the players to provide a player tracking card for each financial transaction conducted in the casino. In return, the casino issues gaming or bonus points to the players for allowing their transactions to be tracked. Yet another aspect of the present invention consolidates the players' financial account information into a single casino database. Players can subsequently credit or debit cash from the players' financial accounts using any associated customer identification cards or otherwise receive such credits in other forms that permit negotiations, including quasi-cash documents.



Biometric based repeat visitor recognition system and method

Tue, 08 Apr 2014 08:00:00 EDT

A biometric authorization method, system, and program product Biometric data associated with a subject can be detected and acquired. Thereafter, particular biometric features can be segmented and extracted from the biometric data. These particular biometric features are then compared to biometric data previously stored in a database in order to determine if the particular biometric features match the biometric data previously stored in the database and thereby rapidly and automatically determine if the subject comprises a repeat visitor.



Banking system controlled responsive to data bearing records

Tue, 01 Apr 2014 08:00:00 EDT

An automated banking machine is operative to cause financial transfers responsive at least in part to data read from data bearing records. The automated banking machine includes a card reader that is operative to read card data from user cards corresponding to financial accounts. The automated banking machine is operative to cause a determination to be made that read card data corresponds to stored data for an account authorized to carry out transactions that transfer and/or allocate funds between accounts. The automated banking machine is further operative to provide users with a receipt for transactions conducted. The automated banking machine is operative to cause the value of cash dispensed or received to be assessed or credited to the financial accounts corresponding to card data.



Currency discrimination system and method

Tue, 01 Apr 2014 08:00:00 EDT

According to some embodiments of the invention, a magnetic sensor having a track width of greater than about 50 millimeters is provided. The magnetic sensor is adapted to detect a magnetic feature and produce a linear, analog output in response to the magnetic feature. The analog output is along a single data channel.



Enforcing time-out periods in payment-enabled mobile device

Tue, 18 Mar 2014 08:00:00 EDT

A mobile device includes a housing and an antenna mounted in or on the housing. The antenna is for transmitting and receiving transaction signals to and from a point of sale (POS) terminal. The device also includes at least one user interface element mounted on the housing and a transceiver mounted in the housing and coupled to the antenna. Still further, the device includes a secure element mounted in the housing. The secure element is coupled to the transceiver and stores a payment application program. The payment application program is for handling exchanging of the transaction signals with the POS terminal. A tick counter is operated within the secure element. The tick counter is for enforcing at least one time-out period with respect to transactions handled by the payment application program.



Anonymous online payment systems and methods

Tue, 04 Mar 2014 08:00:00 EST

In various embodiments, a central server grants access to a plurality of anonymous one-time-usable, time-sensitive encrypted tokens that identify consumer purchase orders. A plurality of certified merchant servers are certified by being provided with an application to securely connect the certified merchant servers to the central server for, among other things, transmitting purchase order data to the central server for use in generating the tokens. A plurality of financial institution servers can also be certified by being configured for use with an application that enables secure connection to the central server for, among other things, requesting the tokens.



Receiving and dispensing unit and self-checkout system

Tue, 04 Mar 2014 08:00:00 EST

A receiving and dispensing unit and a self-checkout system of an embodiment includes a coin receiving and dispensing device which holds received coins in accordance with the denomination and dispenses the held coins, and a bill receiving and dispensing device which holds received bills in accordance with the denomination and dispenses the held bills. The bill receiving and dispensing device is arranged to overlap the coin receiving and dispensing device in the height direction of the coin receiving and dispensing device.



Automated banking system controlled responsive to data bearing records

Tue, 25 Feb 2014 08:00:00 EST

An automated banking machine operates responsive to data read from data bearing records corresponding to authorized user or financial account data. The automated banking machine includes a card reader for reading data from user cards. The automated banking machine causes financial transfers related to financial accounts that correspond to data read from user cards. The automated banking machine also includes devices that control the supply of power to transaction function devices such as the card reader to avoid exceeding power supply capacity.