Global Patent Index - EP 1066604 A1

EP 1066604 A1 20010110 - AN APPARATUS FOR RECEIVING AND ACCEPTING TOKENS

Title (en)

AN APPARATUS FOR RECEIVING AND ACCEPTING TOKENS

Title (de)

VORRICHTUNG ZUM EMPFANGEN UND AKZEPTIEREN VON WERTMARKEN

Title (fr)

APPAREIL POUR RECEVOIR ET ACCEPTER DES JETONS

Publication

EP 1066604 A1 20010110 (EN)

Application

EP 99911625 A 19990324

Priority

  • DK 9900172 W 19990324
  • DK 41898 A 19980324

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO9949423A1] An apparatus for receiving and accepting tokens, such as coins or notes, the apparatus performing a calibration to a new type of token at its position of normal use. During the calibration, tokens of the new type are used for narrowing criteria used for accepting or rejecting tokens of the new type. The initial criteria are downloaded from a remote computer, and the calibration is performed on tokens inserted by users during normal operation. The user is not able to see that the apparatus is performing a calibration, as the apparatus performs the service upon acceptance of a token of the new type. Also, in order to prevent or reduce fraud, the apparatus may be instructed to not use all accepted tokens of the new type for the calibration. In order to further check that the calibration is correct, the apparatus may comprise means for holding at least those tokens of the new type having been used in the calibration.

IPC 1-7

G07F 3/02

IPC 8 full level

G07D 5/00 (2006.01)

CPC (source: EP)

G07D 5/00 (2013.01); G07D 2205/0011 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

See references of WO 9949423A1

Designated contracting state (EPC)

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

DOCDB simple family (publication)

WO 9949423 A1 19990930; AT 224570 T 20021015; AU 3024199 A 19991018; DE 69903010 D1 20021024; EP 1066604 A1 20010110; EP 1066604 B1 20020918

DOCDB simple family (application)

DK 9900172 W 19990324; AT 99911625 T 19990324; AU 3024199 A 19990324; DE 69903010 T 19990324; EP 99911625 A 19990324