NCR. has filed a patent for a safe design with an outer and inner wall made of metal, filled with coarse aggregate and fill material with a lower melting point. The design aims to enhance security and protection of valuables stored inside. GlobalData’s report on NCR gives a 360-degree view of the company including its patenting strategy. Buy the report here.

According to GlobalData’s company profile on NCR, Automated Teller Machines (ATM) was a key innovation area identified from patents. NCR's grant share as of January 2024 was 75%. Grant share is based on the ratio of number of grants to total number of patents.

Fireproof safe with metal walls and thermoplastic fill material

Source: United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Credit: NCR Corp

A newly filed patent (Publication Number: US20240035330A1) describes a unique safe design comprising an inner cuboid nested within an outer cuboid, both made of metal, with an intermediate space filled with a coarse aggregate and a fill material. The fill material has a lower melting point than the metal, allowing for easy removal of the contents by heating the fill material. The safe includes a door providing access to the inner cavity and can be assembled from distinct sides, with passages for document transfer and a size suitable for holding currency-related equipment.

Furthermore, the patent details a method for constructing the safe, involving forming inner and outer cuboids from sheet steel, filling the intermediate space with coarse aggregate and a fill material, and providing a door for access to the inner cavity. The fill material, such as aluminum or a thermoplastic polymer, can be heated to remove the contents, making it a secure yet accessible storage solution. The method allows for customization of the safe's dimensions and materials, catering to various applications such as currency dispensing kiosks.

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