Global patent index - EP 0977158 A2

EP 0977158 A2 2000-02-02 - Method and apparatus for validating coins

Title (en)

Method and apparatus for validating coins

Title (de)

Verfahren und Vorrichtung zum Prüfen von Münzen

Title (fr)

Procédé et appareil de vérification de la validité de pièces de monnaie

Publication

EP 0977158 A2 (EN)

Application

EP 99305323 A

Priority

GB 9814937 A

Abstract (en)

Coins are validated by causing them to produce an impact, sampling a time-varying signal having characteristics dependent on the impact and combining the samples in a weighted manner to produce an output that is representative of the shape of the signal which is in turn influenced by coin hardness. <IMAGE>

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

G07D 5/00

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

G07D 5/00 (2006.01); G07D 5/06 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

G07D 5/00 (2013.01); G07D 5/06 (2013.01)

Citation (applicant)

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 2339316 A 20000119; GB 9814937 D0 19980909; EP 0977158 A2 20000202

INPADOC legal status

2000-11-29 [18W] WITHDRAWN

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