Patents by Inventor Eugen Gillich

Eugen Gillich has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 9947163
    Abstract: A method of authenticating security documents and a mobile device, especially a smartphone, programmed to carry out the method, based on an analysis of features which are produced by intaglio printing, which analysis involves a decomposition of sample images of a candidate document to be authenticated based on Wavelets, each sample image being digitally processed by performing a Wavelet transform of the sample image in order to derive a set of classification features. The method is based on an adaptive approach, which includes the following steps: —prior to carrying out the Wavelet transform, defining a categorization map containing local information about different intaglio line structures that are found on the security documents; —carrying out a Wavelet selection amongst a pool of Wavelet types based on the categorization map; and —performing the Wavelet transform of the sample image on the basis of the selected Wavelet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: KBA-NotaSys SA
    Inventors: Volker Lohweg, Jan Leif Hoffmann, Helene Dörksen, Roland Hildebrand, Eugen Gillich, Jürg Hofmann, Johannes Georg Schaede
  • Publication number: 20160012658
    Abstract: A method of authenticating security documents and a mobile device, especially a smartphone, programmed to carry out the method, based on an analysis of features which are produced by intaglio printing, which analysis involves a decomposition of sample images of a candidate document to be authenticated based on Wavelets, each sample image being digitally processed by performing a Wavelet transform of the sample image in order to derive a set of classification features. The method is based on an adaptive approach, which includes the following steps: —prior to carrying out the Wavelet transform, defining a categorization map containing local information about different intaglio line structures that are found on the security documents; —carrying out a Wavelet selection amongst a pool of Wavelet types based on the categorization map; and —performing the Wavelet transform of the sample image on the basis of the selected Wavelet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 4, 2014
    Publication date: January 14, 2016
    Applicant: KBA-NOTASYS SA
    Inventors: Volker LOHWEG, Jan Leif HOFFMANN, Helene DÖRKSEN, Roland HILDEBRAND, Eugen GILLICH, Jürg HOFMANN, Johannes Georg SCHAEDE
  • Patent number: 9042632
    Abstract: There is described a method for touchless counting of substantially planar substrates, especially banknotes, which are stacked in the form of stacks of substrates, said method comprising the following steps: taking at least one sample image of a portion of a side of a stack of substrates, which sample image contains contrast information representing substrate edges that extend along substantially a first direction in the sample image; processing the contrast information representing the substrate edges within the sample image (10), which processing includes subjecting at least one area of interest (20) within the sample image (10) to anisotropic diffusion to produce a processed image containing a substantially coherent set of continuous lines representing the substrate edges; and counting the number of substrate edges in said processed image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: KBA-NOTASYS SA
    Inventors: Denis Petker, Volker Lohweg, Eugen Gillich, Thomas Türke, Harald Heinrich Willeke, Johannes Georg Schaede
  • Patent number: 8781205
    Abstract: There is described a method for checking the authenticity of security documents, in particular banknotes, wherein authentic security documents comprise security features (41-49; 30; 10; 51, 52) printed, applied or otherwise provided on the security documents, which security features comprise characteristic visual features intrinsic to the processes used for producing the security documents. The method comprises the step of digitally processing a sample image of at least one region of interest (R.o.I.) of the surface of a candidate document to be authenticated, which region of interest encompasses at least part of the security features, the digital processing including performing a decomposition of the sample image by means of wavelet transform (WT) of the sample image. Such decomposition of the sample image is based on a wavelet packet transform (WPT) of the sample image, preferably a so-called two-dimensional shift invariant WPT (2D-SIWPT).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignee: KBA-Notasys SA
    Inventors: Stefan Glock, Eugen Gillich, Johannes Georg Scheade, Volker Lohweg
  • Patent number: 8781204
    Abstract: There is described a method for checking the authenticity of security documents, in particular banknotes, wherein authentic security documents comprise security features printed, applied or otherwise provided on the security documents, which security features comprise characteristic visual features intrinsic to the processes used for producing the security documents. The method comprises the steps of (i) acquiring a sample image of at least one region of interest of the surface of a candidate document to be authenticated, which region of interest encompasses at least part of the security features, (ii) digitally processing the sample image by performing a decomposition of the sample image into at least one scale sub-space containing high resolution details of the sample image and extracting classifying features from the scale sub-space, and (iii) deriving an authenticity rating of the candidate document based on the extracted classifying features.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignee: KBA-Notasys SA
    Inventors: Volker Lohweg, Eugen Gillich, Johannes Schaede
  • Publication number: 20140147029
    Abstract: There is described a method for touchless counting of substantially planar substrates, especially banknotes, which are stacked in the form of stacks of substrates, said method comprising the following steps: taking at least one sample image of a portion of a side of a stack of substrates, which sample image contains contrast information representing substrate edges that extend along substantially a first direction in the sample image; processing the contrast information representing the substrate edges within the sample image (10), which processing includes subjecting at least one area of interest (20) within the sample image (10) to anisotropic diffusion to produce a processed image containing a substantially coherent set of continuous lines representing the substrate edges; and counting the number of substrate edges in said processed image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 23, 2011
    Publication date: May 29, 2014
    Applicant: KBA-NotaSys SA
    Inventors: Denis Petker, Volker Lohweg, Eugen Gillich, Thomas Türke, Harald Heinrich Willeke, Johannes Georg Schaede
  • Publication number: 20120328179
    Abstract: There is described a method for checking the authenticity of security documents, in particular banknotes, wherein authentic security documents comprise security features (41-49; 30; 10; 51, 52) printed, applied or otherwise provided on the security documents, which security features comprise characteristic visual features intrinsic to the processes used for producing the security documents. The method comprises the step of digitally processing a sample image of at least one region of interest (R.o.I.) of the surface of a candidate document to be authenticated, which region of interest encompasses at least part of the security features, the digital processing including performing a decomposition of the sample image by means of wavelet transform (WT) of the sample image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 11, 2010
    Publication date: December 27, 2012
    Applicant: KBA-NOTASYS SA
    Inventors: Stefan Glock, Eugen Gillich, Johannes Georg Scheade, Volker Lohweg
  • Publication number: 20100195894
    Abstract: There is described a method for checking the authenticity of security documents, in particular banknotes, wherein authentic security documents comprise security features printed, applied or otherwise provided on the security documents, which security features comprise characteristic visual features intrinsic to the processes used for producing the security documents. The method comprises the steps of (i) acquiring a sample image of at least one region of interest of the surface of a candidate document to be authenticated, which region of interest encompasses at least part of the security features, (ii) digitally processing the sample image by performing a decomposition of the sample image into at least one scale sub-space containing high resolution details of the sample image and extracting classifying features from the scale sub-space, and (iii) deriving an authenticity rating of the candidate document based on the extracted classifying features.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 2, 2008
    Publication date: August 5, 2010
    Applicant: KBA-GIORI S.A.
    Inventors: Volker Lohweg, Eugen Gillich, Johannes Schaede