Global Patent Index - EP 1073026 A1

EP 1073026 A1 2001-01-31 - A device and method for detecting introduction of foreign bodies into environments of varying conformation

Title (en)

A device and method for detecting introduction of foreign bodies into environments of varying conformation

Title (de)

Vorrichtung und Verfahren zur Erkennung von Fremdkörpern in Räumen verschiedener Gestalten

Title (fr)

Dispositif et méthode pour détecter l'introduction des corps étrangers dans des espaces de conformations différentes

Publication

EP 1073026 A1 (EN)

Application

EP 99114806 A

Priority

EP 99114806 A

Abstract (en)

it is provided a device for detecting introduction of foreign bodies into environments (9) of varying conformation, in particular automatic banknote dispensers (2), comprising a plurality of signal emitters (11) and a plurality of signal sensors (12), in particular infrared radiations, all disposed substantially randomly in the environment (9) to be checked, activating elements (16) capable of sequentially activating the emitters (11), a memory (18) for a data base including the sensor (12) responses on sequential activation of the emitters (11), and comparator circuits (19) adapted to detect variations in said responses relative to the data base. <IMAGE>

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

G08B 13/187; G07D 11/00; G07F 7/10; G07F 19/00

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

G07D 11/00 (2006.01); G07F 19/00 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

G07F 19/20 (2013.01); G07D 11/0042 (2013.01); G07D 11/0063 (2013.01); G07F 19/201 (2013.01); G07F 19/205 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

Designated contracting state (EPC)

AT BE CH DE ES FR GB LI NL

EPO simple patent family

EP 1073026 A1 20010131

INPADOC legal status


2005-09-21 [18D] DEEMED TO BE WITHDRAWN

- Effective date: 20050319

2004-12-08 [RIC1] CLASSIFICATION (CORRECTION)

- IPC: 7G 08B 13/187 A

2004-12-08 [RIC1] CLASSIFICATION (CORRECTION)

- IPC: 7G 07F 7/10 B

2004-12-08 [RIC1] CLASSIFICATION (CORRECTION)

- IPC: 7G 07D 11/00 B

2004-12-08 [RIC1] CLASSIFICATION (CORRECTION)

- IPC: 7G 07F 19/00 B

2004-12-08 [RTI1] TITLE (CORRECTION)

- Free text: A DEVICE AND METHOD FOR DETECTING INTRODUCTION OF FOREIGN BODIES INTO ENVIRONMENTS OF VARYING CONFORMATION

2003-04-02 [RAP1] TRANSFER OF RIGHTS OF AN EP PUBLISHED APPLICATION

- Owner name: M.I.B. S.P.A.

2003-01-15 [17Q] FIRST EXAMINATION REPORT

- Effective date: 20021203

2001-10-17 [AKX] PAYMENT OF DESIGNATION FEES

- Free text: AT BE CH DE ES FR GB LI NL

2001-01-31 [17P] REQUEST FOR EXAMINATION FILED

- Effective date: 20000524

2001-01-31 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

- Kind Code of Ref Document: A1

- Designated State(s): AT BE CH DE ES FR GB LI NL

2001-01-31 [AX] REQUEST FOR EXTENSION OF THE EUROPEAN PATENT TO

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