US Pat. No. 10,034,397

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR SEISMICALLY STABILIZED UPS

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1. A system for seismically stabilizing a UPS comprising:rails affixed on an underside of the UPS; and
a bracket with a bottom surface affixed to a support surface, wherein the bracket comprises two parallel sides substantially perpendicular to the bottom, and wherein the rails of the UPS are affixed to the sides of the bracket via a series of bolts placed through aligned holes at predetermined positions in the sides of the bracket and rails;
wherein the support surface further comprises a layer of concrete with hardware embedded in the concrete, said hardware engaging the bottom surface of the bracket via a series of holes in the bracket and affixing the bracket to the support surface; and
wherein the hardware comprises poured bar.

US Pat. No. 9,171,431

NOTE FEEDER FOR A BANK NOTE PROCESSING MACHINE

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1. A feeder apparatus, the apparatus comprising:
a first feeder paddle and a second feeder paddle capable of linear translatory motion within a document feed path of a document
processing machine, the first feeder paddle being further outwardly displaceable with respect to the document feed path, each
paddle having a document surface for supporting a stack of documents as the documents are translated within the document feed
path;

a plurality of cutout features within the first feeder paddle's document surface and the second feeder paddle's document surface
that allow either the first feeder paddle document surface or the second feeder paddle document surface to singularly support
the stack of documents, and that allow both the first and second feeder paddle document surfaces to simultaneously occupy
a common level plane within the document feed path;

a first sensing device located on the first feeder paddle and a second sensing device located on the second feeder paddle
for detecting pressure applied by the first feeder paddle and the second feeder paddle on the stack of documents; and

a control system for maintaining consistent pressure on the stack of documents based on the pressure detected by the first
and second sensing devices.

US Pat. No. 10,143,116

OUTDOOR UPS UNIT SYSTEM AND METHOD

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1. An uninterruptable power supply (UPS) comprising:a heat exchange compartment comprising a heat exchanger;
a first chamber that is pneumatically isolated from an environment outside of the UPS, wherein the first chamber houses control electronics and a first portion of a heat sink, wherein the first chamber is in fluid communication with the heat exchange compartment via a first wall of the first chamber so as to cool the first chamber, and wherein the heat sink is coupled to the control electronics and a second wall of the first chamber so as to cool the control electronics; and
a second chamber housing one or more transformers, said second chamber is in fluid communication with a first fan via a first wall of the second chamber, wherein one or more other walls of the second chamber comprise vents to facilitate circulation of a first flow of air blown by the first fan through the second chamber.

US Pat. No. 9,505,571

BANK NOTE PROCESSING SYSTEM HAVING A HIGH SPEED NOTE PROCESSING PATH

Toshiba International Cor...

1. A bank note processing system having a conveyance device comprising:
an enclosed bank note transport path;
a roller within the enclosed bank note transport path, wherein a bank note is directed along the bank note transport path
by the roller;

an air jet within the enclosed bank note transport path downstream from the roller, wherein the air jet directs air flow to
the bank note transport path and the roller, wherein the air flow is directed to the bank note transport path in same direction
as direction of travel of the bank note;

wherein the air flow directs the bank note to the roller to move the bank note along the bank note transport path; and
a controller coupled to the air jet and the roller wherein the controller regulates the amount of air supplied by the air
jet in direct proportion to a speed of the roller such that the air flow at least partially overcomes increased air resistance
faced by the bank note as the note is moved by the roller and as the speed of the roller increases.

US Pat. No. 9,293,961

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR A MOTOR WITH A VERTICAL OIL MIST CONFIGURATION

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1. An electric motor comprising:
a case, wherein the case defines a motor chamber and a bearing chamber;
a shaft at least partially disposed within the case, wherein the shaft spans the motor chamber and the bearing chamber;
a bearing mechanism disposed within the bearing chamber, wherein the bearing mechanism is coaxial with the shaft and comprises
a plurality of bearings;

a bearing cap that at least partially separates and seals the motor chamber from the bearing chamber;
a seal at least partially disposed within the bearing chamber on an opposite side of the bearing chamber from the bearing
cap, wherein the second seal includes a fixed portion attached to the case, and a rotating portion comprising a tapered face;

an oil mist inlet, wherein the oil mist inlet is adjacent to a first side of the bearing mechanism and in fluid communication
with the bearing mechanism; and

an oil mist outlet, wherein the oil mist outlet is adjacent to a second side of the bearing mechanism and in fluid communication
with the oil mist inlet through the plurality of bearings, wherein the second side is opposite the first side.

US Pat. No. 9,871,436

THREE-PHASE THREE-LEVEL INVERTER WITH REDUCED COMMON MODE LEAKAGE CURRENT

Toshiba International Cor...

1. A system, comprising:
a direct current (DC) connection comprising a DC power source, and a first and a second terminal coupled to the DC power source;
an inverter coupled to the DC connection, the inverter including three phases of at least one switching device, each phase
of at least one switching device coupled to a different output terminal of the inverter, wherein each phase of at least one
switching device is individually operable in one of a first mode, a second mode, and a third mode, and wherein the inverter
is characterized by a plurality of switching states corresponding to all possible combinations of the first mode, the second
mode, and the third mode in which the three phases of switching devices can operate simultaneously; and

a controller coupled to the switching devices, wherein the controller is operable to generate a sequence of switching signals
provided to the switching devices using one modulation waveform to operate the inverter in a subset of switching states from
the plurality of switching states based, at least in part, on common mode voltages associated with a space vector diagram
including a plurality of vectors, each vector representing at least one switching state of the inverter.

US Pat. No. 9,747,741

IN-POCKET CURRENCY BUNDLER

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1. A bank note processing system, comprising:
a conveying path for transporting bank notes through the bank note processing system;
a stacking apparatus for receiving the bank notes delivered via the conveying path and stacking the bank notes into a plurality
of bank note stacks, wherein each bank note stack comprises a number of bank notes strapped together; and

an in-line bundler comprising:
a receptacle for vertically receiving the plurality of bank note stacks from the stacking apparatus;
a rotation mechanism for rotating the plurality of bank note stacks from a vertical orientation to a horizontal orientation;
two spools of wrapping material for wrapping the plurality of bank note stacks, wherein the wrapping material is held in tension
between the two spools; and

an actuation mechanism for pushing the horizontally oriented plurality of bank note stacks from the receptacle through the
wrapping material extending between the two spools to wrap the plurality of bank note stacks into a bundle sized for transportation.

US Pat. No. 9,863,476

SELF-COOLED AND-OR SELF LUBRICATED ELECTRIC MOTOR BEARING SYSTEMS

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1. A system including a vertical electric motor having a self-lubricating motor bearing component, comprising:
(a) a vertical motor shaft;
(b) a rotor and a stator surrounding said vertical motor shaft and cooperatively causing said vertical motor shaft to rotate;
(c) a bearing bracket supported around said vertical motor shaft at a position above said rotor and stator, said bearing bracket
including:

(i) a through-hole through which said vertical motor shaft is rotatably received via a bearing;
(ii) a support surface supporting said bearing;
(iii) an oil reservoir extending lower than said bearing containing lubricating oil for said bearing;
(d) a self-lubricating motor bearing component including:
(i) at least one pump arranged to pump oil from said oil reservoir through at least one oil passageway to at least one discharge
position located over said bearing, said at least one oil passageway including a by-pass relief valve and a by-pass section
leading from said by-pass relief valve to said oil reservoir, wherein excess oil flow is dissipated via the by-pass relief
valve and by-pass section to the oil reservoir;

(ii) said pump being powered by rotation of said vertical motor shaft;
(e) a housing enclosure surrounding said vertical motor shaft, said bearing bracket and said self-lubricating motor bearing
component, said housing enclosure including at least one opening allowing airflow to and from said housing enclosure;

wherein said at least one oil passageway further includes a passageway through which oil that is not by-passed via the by-pass
relief valve flows to a radiator and then to a discharge nozzle located over said bearing; and

wherein said pump is a ring gear pump having an inner ring gear fixed to said vertical motor shaft.

US Pat. No. 9,761,077

BANK NOTE PROCESSING SYSTEM HAVING A COMBINED FLORESCENCE AND PHOSPHORESCENCE DETECTION SYSTEM

Toshiba International Cor...

1. A method of identifying a counterfeit bank note comprising:
directing a bank note to a detection module along a transport path;
directing light to the bank note;
a strobe lamp;
measuring a florescence from the bank note in response to the light from the strobe lamp using a first sensor module;
strobing off the strobe lamp;
measuring, while the strobe lamp is off, phosphorescence measurements from the bank note in response to the light from the
illumination source using a second sensor module at a distance from the first sensor module after the florescence was measured,
the distance between the first sensor module and the second sensor module being adjustable;

determining if the bank note is a counterfeit bank note by analyzing the florescence and the phosphorescence measurements.

US Pat. No. 9,551,766

MAGNETORESISTIVE DETECTION SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DETECTION OF MAGNETIC IMAGE OF BANK NOTES

Toshiba International Cor...

1. A system for automatically detecting the magnetic features of a bank note, the system comprising:
a transport device capable of transporting a bank note;
a data processing device capable of executing stored program instructions;
a data storage device operably coupled with the data processing device;
a first detector device operably coupled with the data processing device, the first detector device comprising at least one
magnetoresistive sensor positioned proximate the transport device and oriented so as to enable detection of the magnetic features
of the adjacent surface of the passing bank note; wherein the data processing device is capable of executing stored program
instructions comprising:

reading the output of the first detector device to capture the magnetic pattern data of the adjacent surface of the passing
bank note;

storing the captured magnetic pattern data in the data storage device; and
making a determination regarding final processing of the bank note based upon the magnetic pattern data; and
a strapper, wherein the strapper straps a plurality of bank notes into a bundle.

US Pat. No. 9,859,867

TUNABLE LC FILTER

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1. An inductor-capacitor (LC) filter comprising:
a plurality of capacitors;
a plurality of switches for coupling the plurality of capacitors directly; one or more of the plurality of switches are connected
in series with one or more of the plurality of capacitors;

a plurality of differential-mode inductors for coupling the plurality of capacitors and the plurality of switches directly,
wherein an input signal changes an inductance of the plurality of differential-mode inductors in the LC filter to modify a
frequency response of the LC filter,

wherein the input signal includes a DC (direct current) signal or a combination of DC and AC (alternating current) signals,
wherein the LC filter is tuned by the input signal, and a corner-frequency of the LC filter is adjusted to multiple values,
where each value imitates a corresponding fixed-corner-frequency filter in the LC filter, and

wherein the LC filter is designed to comply with EMC (Electromagnetic Compatibility) standards and reduces and spreads EMC
spectral peaks by transferring energy of the EMC spectral peaks to sidebands of the LC filter.

US Pat. No. 9,979,319

THREE-PHASE THREE-LEVEL INVERTER WITH ACTIVE VOLTAGE BALANCE

Toshiba International Cor...

1. A system, comprising:a direct current (DC) connection comprising a DC power source, a first and a second terminal coupled to the DC power source, a first at least one and a second at least one capacitor connected in series between the first and the second terminals, and connected to each other at a common node;
an inverter coupled to the DC connection, the inverter including three phases of at least one switching device, each phase of at least one switching device coupled to a different output terminal of the inverter, wherein each phase of at least one switching device is individually operable in one of a first mode, a second mode, and a third mode, and wherein the inverter is characterized by a plurality of switching states corresponding to all possible combinations of the first mode, the second mode, and the third mode in which the three phases of switching devices can operate simultaneously; and
a controller coupled to the switching devices, wherein the controller is operable to generate a plurality of switching signals corresponding to a subset of switching states from the plurality of switching states based, at least in part, on the common mode voltages associated with the plurality of switching states, and
wherein the controller selects sequences of switching states based on at least one of the voltage across at least one of the first at least one capacitor and the voltage across the second at least one capacitor.

US Pat. No. 9,968,969

METHOD AND MECHANISM TO AUTOMATE MAIL SWEEPING

Toshiba International Cor...

1. A mail sortation and transportation system, comprising:a mail sorter comprising an output pocket, wherein the mail sorter is configured to receive mail product and to sort at least a portion of the mail product into the output pocket; and
a drawer system that is separate from the mail sorter and disposed across an aisle space from the mail sorter, the drawer system comprising a storage rack and a drawer that is slidably coupled to the storage rack;
wherein the drawer comprises a slide mechanism interfacing with the storage rack, wherein the drawer is moveable between a closed position and an open position relative to the storage rack via the slide mechanism;
wherein the storage rack is in a stationary position with respect to the mail sorter when the drawer is in both the closed and open positions relative to the storage rack;
wherein in the closed position the drawer is housed within and fully supported by the storage rack;
wherein in the open position the drawer remains attached to and fully supported by the storage rack and is extended from the storage rack across the aisle space to a position immediately adjacent the output pocket of the mail sorter;
wherein the mail sorter comprises a plurality of output pockets and is configured to receive mail product and to sort the mail product into at least one of the plurality of output pockets, and wherein the drawer system comprises a plurality of drawers that are slidably coupled to the storage rack, wherein each of the plurality of drawers comprises a slide mechanism interfacing with the storage rack, and wherein each of the plurality of drawers is moveable between a closed position and an open position relative to the storage rack via the corresponding slide mechanism; and
wherein the mail sorter comprises a total number of output pockets that is equivalent to a total number of drawers in the drawer system.

US Pat. No. 9,792,753

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR PROCESSING BANK NOTES USING A DISTRIBUTED TRACKING SYSTEM

Toshiba International Cor...

1. A bank note processing system comprising:
a conveyance device for transporting a bank note along a transport path;
a plurality of detector modules each comprising a detector, wherein each detector detects raw detector information from the
bank note;

a detector controller communicatively coupled to the detector modules, wherein the raw detector information from each of the
detectors is communicated to the detector controller; and

a host controller communicatively coupled to the detector controller,
wherein the detector controller processes the raw detector information to determine processed detector information,
wherein the detector controller communicates the processed detector information to the host controller,
wherein the host controller determines the destination of the bank note by applying predetermined sort rules on the processed
detector information communicated from the detector controller;

wherein the host controller notifies the detector modules of the bank note's destination after determining the destination
for a particular bank note passing along the transport path; and

wherein the detector modules track the bank note to its final destination as determined by the host controller and sends a
message to the host controller notifying the host controller that the bank note has been delivered once the bank note reaches
its final destination.

US Pat. No. 9,935,549

MULTI-SWITCH POWER CONVERTER

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1. A power conversion system, comprising:a 5-switch power conversion circuit comprising:
a voltage supply;
a first inductor coupled to a positive side of the voltage supply and a second inductor coupled to the negative side of the voltage supply;
a DC bus comprising a first capacitor on a positive side of the DC bus and a second capacitor on a negative side of the DC bus;
a first switch transistor, a second switch transistor, a third switch transistor, and a fourth switch transistor each coupled between the at least one inductor and the DC bus in a 3-level DC-DC boost circuit configuration;
a fifth switch transistor disposed between the at least one inductor and the first, second, third, and fourth switch transistors, wherein the fifth switch transistor is coupled in parallel to the second and third switch transistors;
a controller communicatively coupled to the first, second, third, fourth, and fifth switch transistors, wherein the controller is configured to output signals to the first, second, third, fourth, and fifth switch transistors to independently control the positions of the first, second, third, fourth, and fifth switches and wherein the controller is configured to output a signal to the fifth switch transistor to turn the fifth switch transistor to an ON-state when both the second and third switch transistors are in an ON-state such that current will flow through the inductors and the fifth switch transistor instead of through the inductors and the second and third switches so as to reduce conduction losses through the power conversion system due to the current flowing primarily through the fifth switch transistor instead of the second and third switch transistors.

US Pat. No. 10,097,078

MULTI-MODE ENERGY ROUTER

Toshiba International Cor...

1. A power conversion system comprising:a functional block of power electronics comprising a triple half-bridge architecture having a first branch with two transistors, a second branch with two transistors, and a third branch with two transistors, wherein the functional block has a first side and a second side opposite the first side;
a first set of switches disposed between the first side of the functional block and an AC power component, wherein the first set of switches selectively couples the AC power component to the first, second, and third branches of the functional block;
a second set of switches disposed between the first side of the functional block and a first DC power component, wherein the second set of switches selectively couples the first DC power component to the first side of the functional block;
a third set of switches disposed between the second side of the functional block and the first DC power component, wherein the third set of switches selectively couples the first DC power component to the second side of the functional block;
a fourth set of switches disposed between the second side of the functional block and a second DC power component, wherein the fourth set of switches selectively couples the second DC power component to the second side of the functional block;
a fifth switch disposed along a line between the first branch and the third branch of the functional block;
an inductor coupled to the functional block, wherein the inductor is disposed between the first set of switches and the functional block, and wherein the line having the fifth switch is disposed between the first set of switches and the inductor;
a sixth switch disposed within the functional block between the second and third branches of the functional block; and
a controller communicatively coupled to the power electronics of the functional block, the first, second, third, and fourth sets of switches, and the fifth and sixth switches, wherein the controller is configured to control the functional block to selectively convert power between the AC power component and the first DC power component, to convert power between the AC power component and the second DC power component, and to convert power between the first DC power component and the second DC power component.

US Pat. No. 10,144,037

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR ADJUSTING CONTENTS OF AN AUTOMATION TRAY

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1. A system, comprising:an automated mail tray comprising four side walls and a bottom surface that is moveable relative to the four side walls, wherein the bottom surface comprises slots formed therein; and
an adjustment mechanism disposed beneath the automated mail tray and comprising alignment fingers configured to be disposed through the slots in the bottom surface to adjust a position of contents in the automated mail tray.

US Pat. No. 10,298,128

MULTI-SWITCH POWER CONVERTER

Toshiba International Cor...

1. A power conversion system, comprising:a 5-switch power conversion circuit comprising:
a voltage supply;
at least one inductor coupled to the voltage supply;
a DC bus comprising a first capacitor on a positive side of the DC bus and a second capacitor on a negative side of the DC bus;
a first switch transistor, a second switch transistor, a third switch transistor, and a fourth switch transistor each coupled between the at least one inductor and the DC bus in a 3-level DC-DC boost circuit configuration;
a fifth switch transistor disposed between the at least one inductor and the first, second, third, and fourth switch transistors, wherein the fifth switch transistor is coupled in parallel to the second and third switch transistors; and
a controller communicatively coupled to the first, second, third, fourth, and fifth switch transistors, wherein the controller is configured to output signals to the first, second, third, fourth, and fifth switch transistors to independently control the positions of the first, second, third, fourth, and fifth switch transistors and wherein the controller is configured to output a signal to the fifth switch transistor to turn the fifth switch transistor to an ON-state when both the second and third switch transistors are in an ON-state such that current will flow through the inductor and the fifth switch transistor instead of through the inductor and the second and third switch transistors.

US Pat. No. 10,227,201

AUTOMATED MAIL TRAY LOADING SYSTEM AND METHOD

Toshiba International Cor...

1. A mail sortation and transportation system, comprising:a mail stacker comprising an output pocket, wherein the mail stacker is configured to receive mail product and to stack at least a portion of the mail product into the output pocket, wherein the output pocket comprises a bottom, wherein the bottom of the output pocket is configured to receive the mail product thereon during stacking of the mail product into the output pocket, wherein the bottom of the output pocket is selectively removable via horizontal sliding of the bottom relative to side walls of the output pocket;
a shelf disposed under the output pocket of the mail stacker; and
an automated mail tray comprising a bottom plate that is moveable between an elevated position and a lowered position, wherein the automated mail tray is removably disposed on the shelf for receiving mail product transferred from the output pocket, wherein the bottom plate of the automated mail tray is configured to support the mail product disposed thereon in the output pocket when the bottom of the output pocket is removed and the bottom plate is in the elevated position, and wherein the automated mail tray is aligned in a vertical direction with the output pocket when positioned on the shelf under the output pocket such that the bottom plate of the automated mail tray in the elevated position is directly beneath the bottom of the output pocket and flush against the output pocket.

US Pat. No. 10,267,324

LINEAR PUMP CONTROL

Toshiba International Cor...

10. A method for controlling a plurality of electrically-driven centrifugal devices of a system, the method comprising:determining, by a first drive controller, a first linear relationship between drive current sent to a first one of the plurality of centrifugal devices and a physical characteristic of the system;
determining, by a second drive controller, a second linear relationship between drive current sent to a second one of the plurality of centrifugal devices and the physical characteristic of the system;
determining, by the first drive controller, a first amount of the drive current based on a set point value of the physical characteristic and the first linear relationship;
determining, by the second drive controller, a second amount of the drive current based on the set point value of the physical characteristic and the second linear relationship; and
simultaneously driving, by the first and second drive controllers, the first one of the plurality of centrifugal devices with the determined first amount of drive current and the second one of the plurality of centrifugal devices with the determined second amount of drive current.