Patent Number: 8,714,336

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

Abstract: An input receptacle receives currency bills and checks. A transport mechanism transports the bills and checks along a transport path to an output receptacle. An image scanner, adjacent the transport path, is configured to generate one or more electrical signals from which image data can be derived. The image data is reproducible as a visually readable image of at least a portion of each of the plurality of documents. A controller is configured to determine a denomination of each of the currency bills. In response to the controller not determining a denomination of one of the currency bills, the controller flags the currency bill as a no-call document by causing at least a portion of the image data to be displayed as a visually readable image of the flagged currency bill on the display.

Inventors: Csulits; Frank M. (Gurnee, IL), Jones; William J. (Barrington, IL), Mennie; Douglas U. (Barrington, IL), Anderson; Matthew L. (Salem, WI), Klein; Robert J. (Chicago, IL), Jaeger; Ralf H. (Kildeer, IL), Badalamenti; David R. (Arlington Heights, IL)

Assignee: Cummins-Allison Corp.

International Classification: G07F 7/04 (20060101); G06K 7/00 (20060101); G06K 9/00 (20060101); G07D 7/00 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 5/06/12018