Global Patent Index - EP 1035519 A1

EP 1035519 A1 2000-09-13 - Coin recognition device

Title (en)

Coin recognition device

Title (de)

Vorrichtung zur Münzerkennung

Title (fr)

Dispositif de reconnaissance de pièces de monnaie

Publication

EP 1035519 A1 (DE)

Application

EP 00250044 A

Priority

DE 19909851 A

Abstract (en)

The device includes a transmitter unit (1), and a receiver unit (2) for detecting electromagnetic radiation reflected from a coin. A wavelength selective measuring and evaluation signal (12) is generated in the receiver unit (2) and an evaluation unit (6). The evaluation unit generates control signals according to a comparison of the wavelength selective evaluation signal, in given wavelength selective comparison signal bands. The transmitter may be a luminescent diode. An Independent claim is included for a method of testing coins.

Abstract (de)

Die Erfindung betrifft eine Vorrichtung zur Münzerkennung, mit einem Senderelement (1) für elektromagnetische Strahlung, mit einem Empfängerelement (2) für elektromagnetische Strahlung, mit welchem nach Maßgabe der darauf eingestrahlten Strahlung ein elektrisches Meßsignal erzeugbar ist, wobei die Anordnung des Senderelements (1) und des Empfängerelements (2) mit der Maßgabe getroffen ist, daß von dem Senderelement (1) abgestrahlte elektromagnetische Strahlung (3) auf eine in eine Prüfposition gebrachte Münze (4) einstrahlt und daß zumindest ein Teil einer von der Münze (4) abgestrahlten Reflektionsstrahlung (5) aus der eingestrahlten elektromagnetischen Strahlung (3) auf das Empfängerelement (2) einstrahlt, und mit einer mit dem Empfängerelement (2) verbundenen elektronischen Auswerteeinheit (6), mittels welcher nach Maßgabe eines Vergleichs des vom Empfängerelement (2) erzeugten und zu einem Auswertesignal (12) verarbeiteten elektrischen Meßsignal mit einem vorgegebenen Vergleichssignal (7) alternativ ein "falsch"-Steuersignal oder ein "echt"-Steuersignal erzeugbar ist. Sie ist dadurch gekennzeichnet, daß in dem Empfängerelement (2) und der Auswerteeinheit (6) ein wellenlängenselektives Meß- und Auswertesignal (12) erzeugbar ist, und daß mit der Auswerteeinheit (6) die Steuersignale nach Maßgabe eines Vergleichs des wellenlängenselektiven Auswertesignals (12) mit vorgegebenen wellenlängenselektiven Vergleichssignalbändern (7) erzeugbar sind. <IMAGE>

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

G07D 5/08

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

G07D 5/00 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

G07D 5/005 (2013.01); Y10S 209/938 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

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EPO simple patent family

EP 1035519 A1 20000913; EP 1035519 B1 20050831; AT 303637 T 20050915; AU 1942300 A 20000914; AU 762905 B2 20030710; DE 19909851 A1 20000921; DE 19909851 C2 20030904; DE 50011044 D1 20051006; US 6417471 B1 20020709

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