Patents Assigned to GIESECKE+DEVRIENT CURRENCY TECHNOLOGY GMBH
  • Patent number: 10273032
    Abstract: A method and an apparatus are provided for processing a transport container with objects of value. The transport container is fed to the apparatus, preferably by means of a transport-container transport device of the apparatus. The apparatus is adapted to process the transport container automatically in accordance with the following steps: In the apparatus, the transport container is severed by means of a severing device, the objects of value are emptied from the severed transport container and are collected by means of a collection container in the apparatus. The collection container with the objects of value is transported away for the further processing of the objects of value by means of a collection-container transport device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: GIESECKE+DEVRIENT CURRENCY TECHNOLOGY GMBH
    Inventors: Peter Dopfer, Michael Stapfer
  • Patent number: 10266355
    Abstract: An apparatus for singling sheet goods which comprises a suction device with a stator and a rotor movable relative to the stator. The stator has at least one first opening and the rotor at least one second opening which overlap upon a rotation of the rotor and thereby define an opening area with a first end and a second end. The opening area extends starting from the first end up to the second end, wherein a section of the opening area between the first end and the second end forms a suction area in which sheet goods to be singled can be sucked by the suction device. The first end of the opening area is arranged spaced from the suction area so that arising noise can be dampened.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: GIESECKE+DEVRIENT CURRENCY TECHNOLOGY GMBH
    Inventor: Stefan Schneider
  • Patent number: 10262200
    Abstract: There is described a method for examining a value document while employing a digital image of the value document which comprises pixels, wherein the image is examined for the presence of at least one irregularity relating to a pre-specified property of the value document, when such an irregularity is found an examination region representing the irregularity is fixed in dependence on the size and/or position and/or form of the irregularity in the image, and for checking the irregularity only a part of those pixels of the digital image that correspond to the examination region is employed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: GIESECKE+DEVRIENT CURRENCY TECHNOLOGY GMBH
    Inventors: Steffen Schmalz, Shanchuan Su, Norbert Holl
  • Patent number: 10255742
    Abstract: Described is a method for providing measurement data for value documents to a specified purpose of use employing a value-document processing device which has a transport device for transporting the value documents, and a sensor device for capturing at least one property of value documents transported in the value-document processing apparatus by means of the transport device and forming measurement data describing the captured property, in which value documents are transported to the sensor device by means of the transport device and measurement data for these are respectively captured by means of the sensor device, it is tested whether the measurement data for the value documents meet a suitability criterion specified for the purpose of use, and measurement data for respectively one of the value documents either are permanently stored or discarded in dependence on the result of the testing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: GIESECKE+DEVRIENT CURRENCY TECHNOLOGY GMBH
    Inventors: Matthias Hecht, Karl-Dieter Forster
  • Patent number: 10249125
    Abstract: A method for sealing and checking a product for manipulation with a seal and to a corresponding seal, wherein the seal comprises an antenna, a chip, a measuring element, and a measurement device. For sealing and checking the product for manipulation, a step of arranging the seal at the product to be sealed is carried out, wherein the product is mechanically sealed. The seal receives a check query by means of contactless data transmission from a read-write device, determines the physical property of the measuring element as a first measurement value by the seal, prepares a response to the query by the chip, sends by means of contactless transmission the response to the read-write device, the response of the chip relating to the first measurement value, and compares the first measurement value with a reference value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: GIESECKE+DEVRIENT CURRENCY TECHNOLOGY GMBH
    Inventors: Klaus Finkenzeller, Volker Stöhr, Ferdinand Burianek, Wilfried Rill, Carsten Bohn
  • Patent number: 10225144
    Abstract: A system and a method for processing value documents comprises a multiplicity of bank-note processing machines connected and arranged to communicate with each other via a communication network, and which respectively have stored therein configuration data defining the operating configuration of a respective bank-note processing machine. At least a first bank-note processing machine is logically associated with a first local access service module, and at least a second bank-note processing machine is logically associated with a second local access service module. The system comprises a central master access service module having configuration data stored therein and in communication via the communication network with the first local access service module and the second local access service module. A change of the configuration data stored in the central master access service module leads to the configuration of the first bank-note processing machine and of the second bank-note processing machine being changed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: GIESECKE+DEVRIENT CURRENCY TECHNOLOGY GMBH
    Inventors: Jurgen von Kremling, Holger Knopf
  • Patent number: 10207533
    Abstract: A security element (1) for security papers, documents of value or the like, having a substrate (3) the upper face (6) of which is height-modulated, and has a multilayer structure (7) which acts as a color filter. The structure is formed on the height-modulated upper face (6) and is likewise height-modulated as a result, and includes a first layer (8), a second layer (9) of dielectric material formed thereon and a third layer (10) formed on the second layer (9), wherein the first and third layer (8,10) are each formed from a dielectric material having a higher refractive index than that of the second layer (9), or in each case from a metal or semi-metal material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: GIESECKE+DEVRIENT CURRENCY TECHNOLOGY GMBH
    Inventor: Hans Lochbihler
  • Patent number: 10189295
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a partially demetallized layer element comprises the steps of: supplying a layer element having a carrier substrate with a face that has at least one first and one second region, wherein the first region has a first structure which is different from a second structure of the second region, and at least one metal layer is arranged on the face of the carrier substrate; and removing the metal layer by exciting surface plasmon polaritons by means of electromagnetic radiation in the first region having the first structure. A layer element and an apparatus for carrying out the method are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: GIESECKE + DEVRIENT CURRENCY TECHNOLOGY GMBH
    Inventors: Hans Lochbihler, André Gregarek, Josef Schinabeck
  • Patent number: 10189658
    Abstract: A stacking apparatus for value documents, having a stack deposit device and a braking device which is arranged along the transport path of the value documents immediately before the stack deposit device. On the transport shaft of the braking device at least one driving roller is firmly mounted and at least one roller rotatably supported on the transport shaft. At least one cam roller is firmly mounted on a braking shaft of the braking device and at least one eccentric roller. By a rotation of the braking shaft, the eccentric roller can electively be brought in engagement with the opposing driving roller so that a value document becomes clamped between these, or be brought out of engagement with the opposing driving roller, so that the value document is no longer clamped between these, but rather is brakable by the engagement between the cam roller and the rotatably supported roller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: GIESECKE+DEVRIENT CURRENCY TECHNOLOGY GMBH
    Inventor: Markus Sperl
  • Publication number: 20190009963
    Abstract: A plastic foil molded part for a blister, in particular a tablet blister, comprises a transparent carrier substrate having a semitransparent function layer. The semitransparent function layer is constituted such that the plastic foil molded part has a first, visually recognizable color upon viewing in incident light and has a second, visually recognizable color upon viewing in transmitted light.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2016
    Publication date: January 10, 2019
    Applicant: Giesecke+Devrient Currency Technology GmbH
    Inventor: Stephan WESSELY
  • Patent number: 10176660
    Abstract: The invention relates to the fitness check of value documents. For at least two fitness criteria there is respectively determined with the aid of an unfit function an unfit degree of the particular value document. The unfit function clearly assigns an unfit degree to the fitness measurement values and has two threshold values, beyond which the unfit degree with respect to the relevant fitness criterion is 0 or 1. Between the threshold values there is an uncertainty range in which the unfit degree is, with respect to the relevant fitness criterion, between 0 and 1 and the unfit function behaves monotonously dropping or monotonously rising. Subsequently, the unfit degrees of different fitness criteria are combined into an unfit probability of the particular value document and on the basis of the unfit probability a fitness classification of the particular value document is carried out.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: GIESECKE+DEVRIENT CURRENCY TECHNOLOGY GMBH
    Inventors: Alfred Schmidt, Marcus Schmeisser, Dieter Stein, Friedemann Löffler, Sergii Kruglyk
  • Patent number: 10144242
    Abstract: A method for checking the authenticity and/or the nominal value of a value document having luminescent feature substances, comprises: a1) the step of carrying out a location-specific measurement of first luminescence intensities (L1) at a first emission wavelength at different locations of the value document that have the location coordinates (O), to thereby obtain (O/L1) measurement value pairs; b1) the step of statistically analyzing the first luminescence intensities (L1) measured in dependence on the individual location coordinates (O), by determining at least one statistical parameter using a statistical method; and c1) the step of comparing the statistical parameter determined in the step b1) with one or more threshold values.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: GIESECKE+DEVRIENT CURRENCY TECHNOLOGY GMBH
    Inventors: Thomas Giering, Johann Kecht, Wolfgang Rauscher, Stephan Steinlein
  • Patent number: 10138080
    Abstract: An apparatus for the continuous singling of stacks of loose sheet goods comprises a singler for singling stacks of loose sheet goods and a feeding device having two feeding elements, moving stacks of loose sheet goods to be singled into a position where sheet goods are grasped by the singler and transferred to a transport system, and an area for receiving sheet goods to be singled with first and second subareas. The first and second subareas border each other, and the second subarea forms an input area for the sheet goods. The first feeding element moves within the total area, between the first and third positions, and forms an end position, at least, however, in the first subarea, between a second one and the third position. A monitoring device is provided for the first subarea for ascertaining bank notes in the first subarea underneath the first feeding element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: GIESECKE+DEVRIENT CURRENCY TECHNOLOGY GMBH
    Inventors: Stefan Schneider, Roland Kopp
  • Patent number: 10134109
    Abstract: The invention relates to a depiction arrangement for security papers, value documents, electronic display devices or other data carriers, having a grid image arrangement for depicting a target image (40) that is broken down into two or more partial target images (42, 44), having a motif image that is subdivided into a plurality of periodically or at least locally periodically arranged cells (24) in each of which are arranged mapped regions of one or more of the partial target images (42, 44), a viewing grid (22), composed of a plurality of viewing grid elements, that, when the motif image is viewed, reconstructs the complete target image (40) from the mapped regions arranged in the cells (24), the motif image being, independently of the cell subdivision, split into at least first and second microinformation regions (60, 62) in which the cells each include different combinations of mapped regions of the partial target images (40, 42), and the microinformation regions (60, 62) being arranged in the shape of
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: GIESECKE+DEVRIENT CURRENCY TECHNOLOGY GMBH
    Inventors: Wittich Kaule, Michael Rahm, Wolfgang Rauscher
  • Patent number: 10124621
    Abstract: An optically variable see-through security element for securing value objects with a flat, optically variable area pattern that in transmission shows a colored appearance with a viewing-angle-dependent, polychrome color change. The optically variable area pattern includes a multiplicity of facets acting in a substantially ray-optical manner, and the orientation is distinguished in each case by an inclination angle ? relative to the plane of the area pattern, which inclination angle is between 0° and 45°, and by an azimuth angle ? in the plane of the area pattern. The facets are supplied with an interference layer with a viewing-angle-dependent color change in transmitted light. The optically variable area pattern includes at least two subregions having a multiplicity of identically oriented facets. The facets of the at least two subregions differ from each other with respect to the inclination angle relative to the plane and/or the azimuth angle in the plane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: GIESECKE+DEVRIENT CURRENCY TECHNOLOGY GMBH
    Inventor: Christian Fuhse
  • Patent number: 10124976
    Abstract: A stripping device for stripping sheet-shaped objects from a roller includes at least one stripper. The stripper is mounted rotatably about a bearing and includes stripping portion configured to be tapering to a point and a support portion which is different from the stripping portion. The stripping portion and the support portion are arranged relative to each other and the stripper is mounted such that, when the stripper is pressed against the roller with prestressing during operation, the stripper has two mutually spaced apart contact points with the roller, which contact points are defined by the stripping portion and the support portion of the stripper.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: GIESECKE+DEVRIENT CURRENCY TECHNOLOGY GMBH
    Inventor: Julian Müller
  • Patent number: 10105982
    Abstract: A security element for securing security papers, value documents and other data carriers, has a lenticular image that, from different viewing directions, displays at least two appearances. The lenticular image includes a lens grid composed of a plurality of microlenses and a laser-sensitive motif layer arranged spaced apart from the lens grid. The laser-sensitive motif layer comprises, in two or more motif layer sub-regions, different markings introduced by the action of laser radiation and that, when the motif layer is viewed with the lens grid, produce at least two appearances. The lens grid is divided into two or more lens grid sub-regions in which the microlenses each comprise differently refractive lens surface forms. The different lens grid sub-regions are congruent with the different motif layer sub-regions, and the markings of the motif layer sub-regions being produced by laser impingement of the lens grid sub-regions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: GIESECKE+DEVRIENT CURRENCY TECHNOLOGY GMBH
    Inventors: Christian Fuhse, Michael Rahm, André Gregarek
  • Patent number: 10109133
    Abstract: An apparatus, a corresponding method, and value-document processing system for checking value documents that has at least two radiation sources for giving off electromagnetic radiation with which a value document is irradiated, at least one sensor for capturing the electromagnetic radiation emanating from the value document, and generating corresponding sensor signals. The apparatus has an evaluation device configured to derive from the sensor signals corrected sensor signals taking into account at least one spectral property of the electromagnetic radiation of the at least two radiation sources. The sensor signals corrected in this way reproduce the actual reflection or transmission behavior of the value document substantially more precisely than the uncorrected sensor signals. Disturbing remission or transmission artifacts may be attributed to so-called auxiliary emissions of the radiation sources are eliminated or at least reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: GIESECKE+DEVRIENT CURRENCY TECHNOLOGY GMBH
    Inventors: Jörg Frankenberger, Thomas Giering, Wolfgang Rauscher
  • Patent number: 10109135
    Abstract: A feed module for feeding value documents, in particular bank notes, to a value-document processing apparatus, has a receiving device in which one or more value documents to be processed can be inserted. The receiving device includes a first aligning element which the value documents lying in the receiving device are aligned to with a first edge of the value documents when the receiving device is in a first state, and a second aligning element which the value documents lying in the receiving device are aligned to with a second edge of the value documents when the receiving device is in a second state. A positioning device through which the receiving device is brought from the first state to the second state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: GIESECKE+DEVRIENT CURRENCY TECHNOLOGY GMBH
    Inventors: Markus Sperl, Peter Dopfer
  • Patent number: 10096193
    Abstract: A method for establishing a sorting result for a value document while employing sensor data for the value document and pre-specified classification parameters, includes a pre-specified classification method carried out while employing the sensor data and the classification parameters. The method involves carrying out pre-specified substeps such that at least some of which are making a respective decision, and because of the carried out substeps a class is established as a sorting result. At least upon making the decisions at least one classification parameter associated with the respective decision and/or at least part of the sensor data and/or at least one substep result obtained upon carrying out a preceding substep is respectively employed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: GIESECKE+DEVRIENT CURRENCY TECHNOLOGY GMBH
    Inventor: Paul Smith