Global patent index - EP 0974138 A1

EP 0974138 A1 2000-01-26 - IDENTIFICATION LABEL AND METHOD OF LABELLING AN OBJECT

Title (en)

IDENTIFICATION LABEL AND METHOD OF LABELLING AN OBJECT

Title (de)

IDENTIFIZIERUNGSETIKETT UND VERFAHREN ZUR ETIKETTIERUNG EINES OBJEKTS

Title (fr)

ETIQUETTE D'IDENTIFICATION ET PROCEDE SERVANT A ETIQUETER UN OBJET

Publication

EP 0974138 A1 (EN)

Application

EP 98917335 A

Priority

  • GB 9801061 W
  • GB 9707183 A

Abstract (en)

[origin: GB2324065A] The code comprises a two- or three-dimensional plastic matrix 3 having embedded therein randomly-positioned visually distinguishable beads 5. The position of the beads is read and recorded as an identification code, eg by recording the position of a sequence of beads above or below a line representative of the ones and zeros in a binary code. The binary code can be read and stored in a database as an identifier of the banknote. Two or more codes may be used, one hidden and one visible, with both codes being recorded.

IPC 1-7 (main, further and additional classification)

G09F 3/02

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

B42D 15/00 (2006.01); G06K 19/06 (2006.01); G06K 19/16 (2006.01); G07D 7/00 (2006.01); G07D 7/12 (2006.01); G07D 7/20 (2006.01); G07F 7/08 (2006.01); G07F 7/12 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

G07F 7/086 (2013.01); B42D 25/29 (2014.10); G06K 9/00577 (2013.01); G06K 19/06037 (2013.01); G06K 19/06046 (2013.01); G06K 19/086 (2013.01); G06K 19/16 (2013.01); G07D 7/004 (2013.01); G07D 7/12 (2013.01); G07D 7/20 (2013.01); G07F 7/122 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

See references of WO 9845826A1

Designated contracting state (EPC)

AT BE CH CY DE DK ES FI FR GB GR IE IT LI LU MC NL PT SE

EPO simple patent family

GB 2324065 A 19981014; GB 9707183 D0 19970528; AU 7058098 A 19981030; EP 0974138 A1 20000126; WO 9845826 A1 19981015

INPADOC legal status

2002-12-18 [18R] REFUSED

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- Effective date: 20020729

2001-01-03 [17Q] FIRST EXAMINATION REPORT

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- Effective date: 20001121

2000-01-26 [17P] REQUEST FOR EXAMINATION FILED

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- Effective date: 19991015

2000-01-26 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

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- Designated State(s): AT BE CH CY DE DK ES FI FR GB GR IE IT LI LU MC NL PT SE