Global Patent Index - EP 1321904 A1

EP 1321904 A1 2003-06-25 - Apparatus for sensing optical characteristics of a banknote

Title (en)

Apparatus for sensing optical characteristics of a banknote

Title (de)

Vorrichtung zur Erfassung von optischen Eigenschaften eines Geldscheins

Title (fr)

Appareil pour détecter des caractéristiques optiques d'un billet de banque

Publication

EP 1321904 A1 (EN)

Application

EP 02258600 A

Priority

  • EP 02258600 A
  • EP 01310680 A

Abstract (en)

The optical characteristics of a banknote are measured by using first and second sets of optical devices positioned on respective sides of the banknote path. Each device includes a transmitter and an adjacent pair of receivers, the receivers being capable of receiving light from the adjacent transmitter which has been diffusively reflected by the banknote, and each receiver also receiving light from the transmitter of the opposed device. Calibration is carried out by moving a reference body of predetermined reflectance and transmittance characteristics into the banknote path between the devices. <IMAGE>

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

G07D 7/12

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

G07D 7/12 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

G07D 7/121 (2013.01)

Citation (applicant)

US 6061121 A 20000509 - HOLL NORBERT [DE], et al

Citation (search report)

Designated contracting state (EPC)

DE ES GB IT

EPO simple patent family

EP 1321904 A1 20030625; EP 1321904 B1 20100714

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