US 9,811,964 B2
Currency handling apparatus and currency handling method
Kazuhiro Doi, Hyogo (JP); and Tasuku Nakamoto, Hyogo (JP)
Assigned to GLORY LTD., Himeji-shi (JP)
Appl. No. 13/395,199
Filed by Kazuhiro Doi, Hyogo (JP); and Tasuku Nakamoto, Hyogo (JP)
PCT Filed Sep. 11, 2009, PCT No. PCT/JP2009/065899
§ 371(c)(1), (2), (4) Date Mar. 9, 2012,
PCT Pub. No. WO2011/030437, PCT Pub. Date Mar. 17, 2011.
Prior Publication US 2012/0173352 A1, Jul. 5, 2012
Int. Cl. G06Q 10/04 (2012.01); G07D 11/00 (2006.01); G06Q 20/20 (2012.01); G07G 1/12 (2006.01)
CPC G07D 11/0084 (2013.01) [G06Q 20/20 (2013.01); G07G 1/12 (2013.01)] 6 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A currency handling apparatus for dispensing for change funds used for replenishing a plurality of cash registers, comprising:
a plurality of money accommodating units that accommodate therein money;
an outlet that dispenses the money accommodated in the money accommodating units;
a transport unit that transports the money accommodated in the money accommodating units to the outlet;
an operation unit by which an operator inputs a single instruction to simultaneously specify the plurality of cash registers to be replenished with the change fund;
a control unit that controls the transport unit to transport the money from the money accommodating units to the outlet;
a sensor that detects a presence or an absence of a money container for accommodating therein the money dispensed from the outlet; and
a storage unit that stores therein previously a plurality of money dispensing patterns, each of which specifies a combination of denominations and amounts of dispensing money, and relations between the plurality of money dispensing patterns and the plurality of cash registers;
wherein the control unit performs discharging processes based on the money dispensing patterns corresponding to the plurality of cash registers specified by the single instruction, and
while performing the discharging processes, after completing one discharging process to accommodate the dispensing money into the money container and removing the money container from the outlet, the control unit automatically starts a next discharging process when the sensor detects that the container is set again.