Global Patent Index - EP 1046274 A1

EP 1046274 A1 2000-10-25 - METHOD AND DEVICE FOR AUTOMATIC DIGITIZATION OF DOCUMENTS, ESPECIALLY DOCUMENTS LOCATED INSIDE MICROFILM JACKETS

Title (en)

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR AUTOMATIC DIGITIZATION OF DOCUMENTS, ESPECIALLY DOCUMENTS LOCATED INSIDE MICROFILM JACKETS

Title (de)

VERFAHREN UND VORRICHTUNG ZUR AUTOMATISCHEN DIGITALISIERUNG VON VORLAGEN, INSBESONDERE VON AUF MIKROFILM-JACKETS BEFINDLICHEN DOKUMENTEN

Title (fr)

PROCEDE ET DISPOSITIF POUR LA NUMERISATION AUTOMATIQUE DE DOCUMENTS, EN PARTICULIER D'INFORMATIONS SE TROUVANT SUR DES POCHETTES DE MICROFILM

Publication

EP 1046274 A1 (DE)

Application

EP 99957883 A

Priority

  • DE 9903268 W
  • DE 19846899 A

Abstract (en)

[origin: DE19846899A1] The invention relates to a method for automatic digitization of documents, especially documents located inside microfilm jackets, comprising a digital camera, a document support disposed beneath the camera and a lighting device mounted beneath the document support. The invention is characterized by the following steps: a) placing a stack of documents to be processed on a feed tray; b) automatic insertion of the bottom document on the feed tray into the document support; c) automatic alignment of the document support and the document in relation to the exposure area of the digital camera; d) automatic illumination and digitization of the documents and storage of captured data and e) automatic extraction of the document from the document support to the delivery tray. The invention is also characterized by sensor and computer-aided surveillance of the filling level of the document feed and delivery trays, the alignment of documents and the conveyance of documents from the feed tray to the document support and from the document support to the delivery tray.

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

H04N 1/00

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

B65H 5/00 (2006.01); H04N 1/00 (2006.01); H04N 1/04 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

H04N 1/00588 (2013.01); H04N 1/00567 (2013.01); H04N 1/00591 (2013.01); H04N 1/00602 (2013.01); H04N 1/0061 (2013.01); H04N 1/0062 (2013.01); H04N 1/00631 (2013.01); H04N 2201/041 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

See references of WO 0022808A1

Designated contracting state (EPC)

BE FR GB NL

EPO simple patent family

DE 19846899 A1 20000504; DE 19846899 C2 20000817; EP 1046274 A1 20001025; JP 2002528001 A 20020827; WO 0022808 A1 20000420

INPADOC legal status


2004-11-03 [18D] APPLICATION DEEMED TO BE WITHDRAWN

- Effective date: 20040501

2004-06-17 [REG DE 8566] DESIGNATED COUNTRY DE NOT LONGER VALID

2004-05-12 [RBV] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES (CORRECTION)

- Designated State(s): BE FR GB NL

2000-10-25 [17P] REQUEST FOR EXAMINATION FILED

- Effective date: 20000413

2000-10-25 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

- Kind Code of Ref Document: A1

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