Global Patent Index - EP 0981114 A1

EP 0981114 A1 2000-02-23 - Method and device for controlling banknotes

Title (en)

Method and device for controlling banknotes

Title (de)

Verfahren und Vorrichtung zum Überprüfen von Banknoten

Title (fr)

Procédé et dispositif pour valider des billets de banque

Publication

EP 0981114 A1 (EN)

Application

EP 99114520 A

Priority

IT BO980459 A

Abstract (en)

A method of controlling banknotes (2) having a first and a second print (O, T) executed at different stages, the method providing for acquiring the luminance values (Vb) of the pixels (P) of an image of a banknote (2); comparing each luminance value (Vb) with a respective luminance value acceptance range (I); and emitting a reject signal in the event at least one of the luminance values (Vb) is outside the respective acceptance range (I); a respective acceptance range (I) being determined statistically for each pixel (P) as a function of the luminance values (Vb) of the pixel (P) acquired from the banknotes (2). <IMAGE>

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

G07D 7/00; B41F 33/00

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

B41F 33/00 (2006.01); G07D 7/12 (2006.01); G07D 7/20 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

G07D 7/12 (2013.01); B41F 33/00 (2013.01); B41F 33/0036 (2013.01); G07D 7/20 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

Designated contracting state (EPC)

CH DE GB IT LI

EPO simple patent family

EP 0981114 A1 20000223; IT 1306267 B1 20010604; IT BO980459 A1 20000124

INPADOC legal status


2005-03-02 [18D] DEEMED TO BE WITHDRAWN

- Effective date: 20040824

2004-05-26 [17Q] FIRST EXAMINATION REPORT

- Effective date: 20040413

2002-06-05 [RAP1] TRANSFER OF RIGHTS OF AN EP PUBLISHED APPLICATION

- Owner name: CURRENCY SYSTEMS INTERNATIONAL, INC.

2000-11-08 [AKX] PAYMENT OF DESIGNATION FEES

- Free text: CH DE GB IT LI

2000-11-02 [17P] REQUEST FOR EXAMINATION FILED

- Effective date: 20000821

2000-02-23 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

- Kind Code of Ref Document: A1

- Designated State(s): CH DE GB IT LI

2000-02-23 [AX] REQUEST FOR EXTENSION OF THE EUROPEAN PATENT TO

- Free text: AL;LT;LV;MK;RO;SI