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1.

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR TRANSPORTING VALUE DOCUMENTS

      
Application Number DE2023100794
Publication Number 2024/088480
Status In Force
Filing Date 2023-10-26
Publication Date 2024-05-02
Owner GIESECKE+DEVRIENT CURRENCY TECHNOLOGY GMBH (Germany)
Inventor
  • Thum, Xaver
  • Neudel, Frank
  • Frese, Michael

Abstract

The invention relates to a device (5) and a method for transporting value documents (1), wherein the value documents are individually transported one after the other along a transport path (10). A leading transport means (21, 22, 3a, R0), a speed adapting device (12), and a trailing transport means (23, 24, 3b, R5) are arranged along the transport path of the value documents. The speed adaptation device has at least one transport roller pair (25, 26, R1-R4), by means of which the transport speed of each value document is changed from the first transport speed (v1) of the leading transport means to the second transport speed (v2) of the trailing transport means.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B65H 5/02 - Feeding articles separated from piles; Feeding articles to machines by belts or chains
  • B65H 5/34 - Varying the phase of feed relative to the receiving machine
  • B65H 29/12 - Delivering or advancing articles from machines; Advancing articles to or into piles by means of the nip between two, or between two sets of, moving tapes or bands
  • B65H 29/68 - Reducing the speed of articles as they advance
  • B65H 5/06 - Feeding articles separated from piles; Feeding articles to machines by rollers

2.

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR TRANSPORTING FLAT ELECTRODE ELEMENTS

      
Application Number DE2023100795
Publication Number 2024/088481
Status In Force
Filing Date 2023-10-26
Publication Date 2024-05-02
Owner GIESECKE+DEVRIENT CURRENCY TECHNOLOGY GMBH (Germany)
Inventor
  • Königer, Wolfgang
  • Frese, Michael
  • Neudel, Frank
  • Thum, Xaver

Abstract

The invention relates to a device (5) for transporting and optionally stacking flat electrode elements (1), said device being designed to transport the flat electrode elements individually one after the other along the transport path (10). The device has a spacing increasing device (12) which is arranged along the transport path of the flat electrode elements, e.g., upstream of a stacking device (17), and is designed to increase the spacing (a) of the flat electrode elements, in particular up to a processing spacing (A), by accelerating the flat electrode elements in order to facilitate access to individual flat electrode elements of the flat electrode elements.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B65H 29/12 - Delivering or advancing articles from machines; Advancing articles to or into piles by means of the nip between two, or between two sets of, moving tapes or bands
  • B65H 29/16 - Delivering or advancing articles from machines; Advancing articles to or into piles by contact of one face only with moving tapes, bands, or chains
  • B65H 29/20 - Delivering or advancing articles from machines; Advancing articles to or into piles by contact with rotating friction members, e.g. rollers, brushes, or cylinders
  • B65H 29/40 - Members rotated about an axis perpendicular to direction of article movement, e.g. star-wheels formed by S-shaped members
  • B65H 29/62 - Article switches or diverters diverting faulty articles from the main stream
  • B65H 29/68 - Reducing the speed of articles as they advance
  • B65H 5/34 - Varying the phase of feed relative to the receiving machine
  • B65H 5/06 - Feeding articles separated from piles; Feeding articles to machines by rollers
  • B65H 29/24 - Delivering or advancing articles from machines; Advancing articles to or into piles by air-blast or suction apparatus
  • B65H 5/02 - Feeding articles separated from piles; Feeding articles to machines by belts or chains

3.

APPARATUS AND CORRESPONDING METHOD FOR PRODUCING AN ELECTRODE STACK FROM ELECTRODE STACK ELEMENTS

      
Application Number EP2023079304
Publication Number 2024/088905
Status In Force
Filing Date 2023-10-20
Publication Date 2024-05-02
Owner
  • VOLKSWAGEN AG (Germany)
  • GIESECKE+DEVRIENT CURRENCY TECHNOLOGY GMBH (Germany)
Inventor
  • Böhm, Dennis
  • Breuer, Alexander
  • Jordan, Marco
  • Neudel, Frank
  • Thum, Xaver

Abstract

The invention relates to an apparatus (2) for producing an electrode stack (4) from electrode stack elements (6). The device comprises: a stacking wheel (8) having at least one stacking wheel disc (10), which can be rotationally driven about an axis of rotation (D) and which has compartments (16) for receiving the electrode stack elements (6); a stripper (34) for stripping the electrode stack elements (6) from the compartments (16) during a rotation of the stacking wheel (8); a shelf (36) for the electrode stack elements (6) stripped from the stacking wheel (8); and a conveying device (18) for conveying the electrode stack elements (6) into the compartments (16). The conveying device (18) comprises a transfer device (22) for transferring the electrode stack elements (6) into the compartments (16) and a feeding device (20) for feeding the electrode stack elements (6) to the transfer device (22). The invention also relates to a method for producing an electrode stack (4) using the apparatus (2).

IPC Classes  ?

  • B65H 29/40 - Members rotated about an axis perpendicular to direction of article movement, e.g. star-wheels formed by S-shaped members
  • B65H 29/12 - Delivering or advancing articles from machines; Advancing articles to or into piles by means of the nip between two, or between two sets of, moving tapes or bands
  • B65H 29/52 - Stationary guides or smoothers
  • B65H 31/10 - Pile receivers with movable end support arranged to recede as pile accumulates the articles being piled one above another and applied at the top of the pile
  • H01M 10/00 - Secondary cells; Manufacture thereof

4.

SECURITY FOIL ELEMENT WITH SELECTION LAYER, PRODUCTION METHOD, TESTING METHOD AND DATA CARRIER WITH SECURITY FOIL ELEMENT

      
Application Number DE2023100739
Publication Number 2024/074174
Status In Force
Filing Date 2023-10-05
Publication Date 2024-04-11
Owner GIESECKE+DEVRIENT CURRENCY TECHNOLOGY GMBH (Germany)
Inventor
  • Pfeiffer, Matthias
  • Giering, Thomas
  • Stein, Dieter
  • Huber, Alexander

Abstract

The invention relates to a security foil element (12) for securing valuable objects (10), having a foil carrier (20) and a selection layer (24) applied to at least some portions of the foil carrier. The foil carrier (20) is formed from an extrudable plastic and in its volume is mixed with a machine-readable luminescent marker (22), which is used to emit luminescent radiation having a first wavelength and a second, different, wavelength (32, 34), each in the infrared spectral range. The selection layer (24) is designed to selectively spectrally inhibit the transmission of IR radiation, wherein the inhibiting effect on transmission differs for the first and second wavelengths (32, 34) by at least 10 percentage points.

IPC Classes  ?

5.

DEVICE AND METHOD FOR GENERATING AN ELECTRODE STACK WITH FLAT ELECTRODE ELEMENTS

      
Application Number DE2023100718
Publication Number 2024/067921
Status In Force
Filing Date 2023-09-27
Publication Date 2024-04-04
Owner GIESECKE+DEVRIENT CURRENCY TECHNOLOGY GMBH (Germany)
Inventor
  • Thum, Xaver
  • Neudel, Frank

Abstract

The invention relates to a device (1) for generating an electrode stack (2) with flat electrode elements (3). The device (1) comprises a stacking wheel (10), which is mounted to rotate about a stacking axis (11), and a plurality of stacking wheel fingers (12), which define respective intermediate spaces (13) for receiving the electrode elements (3), and a wiper unit (20), which is designed to remove the electrode elements (3) one after the other from the respective intermediate spaces (13) through interaction with a rotational movement (14) of the stacking wheel (10) about the stacking wheel axis (11). The device also comprises a receiving unit (30) for successively receiving electrode elements (3) removed from the intermediate spaces (13). The receiving unit (30) comprises a base structure (31), on which the electrodes (3) received into the receiving unit (30) can be stacked, and a delimiting element (32), which forms a stop for the electrode elements (3) received into the receiving unit (3) and which is arranged statically in relation to the stacking wheel axis (11).

IPC Classes  ?

  • B65H 29/40 - Members rotated about an axis perpendicular to direction of article movement, e.g. star-wheels formed by S-shaped members
  • B65H 29/52 - Stationary guides or smoothers
  • B65H 31/10 - Pile receivers with movable end support arranged to recede as pile accumulates the articles being piled one above another and applied at the top of the pile
  • B65H 31/02 - Pile receivers with stationary end support against which pile accumulates

6.

OPTICAL SECURITY ELEMENT WITH EFFECT REGIONS

      
Application Number DE2023100679
Publication Number 2024/056131
Status In Force
Filing Date 2023-09-13
Publication Date 2024-03-21
Owner GIESECKE+DEVRIENT CURRENCY TECHNOLOGY GMBH (Germany)
Inventor Sattler, Tobias

Abstract

The invention relates to an optical security element (12) for securing valuable objects, comprising at least two effect regions (14, 16) for generating different optical effects, wherein the effect regions are adjacent to one another along a boundary line (18), and at least one of the two effect regions is formed by a micromirror region with directed reflective micromirrors. According to the invention, the boundary line (18) of the two mentioned effect regions is designed not to have smooth edges, whereby a transition region (20) in the two effect regions (14, 16) is formed along the boundary line, wherein, when being viewed, the optical effect of the first effect region (14) transitions seamlessly into the optical effect of the second effect region (16). The two effect regions can be formed by micromirror regions with directed reflective micromirrors and different micromirror effects. One of the effect regions can be formed by a micromirror region with directed reflective micromirrors and another of the effect regions can be formed by a diffractive relief structure (e.g. a hologram).

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7.

SECURITY ELEMENT COMPRISING NANOSTRUCTURES

      
Application Number DE2023100676
Publication Number 2024/056129
Status In Force
Filing Date 2023-09-13
Publication Date 2024-03-21
Owner GIESECKE+DEVRIENT CURRENCY TECHNOLOGY GMBH (Germany)
Inventor
  • Rahm, Michael
  • Stöckl, Christian
  • Blazek, Matthias
  • Höfer, Moritz
  • Fuhse, Christian

Abstract

The invention relates to a security element for objects of value or documents of value (2), which security element has, on a substrate (20), a sub-wavelength grating structure (24) which exhibits a colour produced on the basis of plasmon resonance in a perpendicular plan view (8), wherein a multiplicity of sections (16, 17) which cannot be resolved with the naked eye and in each of which the sub-wavelength grating structure (24) is uniformly formed are formed, wherein the sub-wavelength grating structures (24) between the sections (16, 17) differ in at least one structure parameter influencing light refraction, and the multiplicity of sections which cannot be resolved with the naked eye cover a surface area (6, 32) of the security element (4), wherein the sections (16, 17) in the surface area (6, 32) differ in the at least one structure parameter such that an observer does not perceive any rotational-angle-dependent refraction effect in the surface area (6) covered by the sections (16, 17) when the security element (4) is tilted about at least one tilt axis (10) in a substrate plane.

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8.

OPTICAL SECURITY ELEMENT HAVING EFFECT REGIONS

      
Application Number DE2023100677
Publication Number 2024/056130
Status In Force
Filing Date 2023-09-13
Publication Date 2024-03-21
Owner GIESECKE+DEVRIENT CURRENCY TECHNOLOGY GMBH (Germany)
Inventor
  • Sattler, Tobias
  • Fuhse, Christian
  • Höfer, Moritz
  • Schaumburger, Udo

Abstract

The invention relates to an optical security element (12) for protecting value items, comprising at least two effect regions (14, 16) for generating different optical effects, wherein the effect regions border one another along a borderline. According to the invention, the effect regions (14, 16) each consist of a plurality of pixel elements (34; 36) and a dithered transition region (20) is formed along the borderline between a first effect region (14) and a second effect region (16), in which transition region the area percentage of the pixel elements (34) of the first effect region (14) reduces from 100% to 0% and the area percentage of the pixel elements (36) of the second effect region (16) increases from 0% to 100%, so that, in the transition region, when viewed, the optical effect of the first effect region transitions smoothly into the optical effect of the second effect region. At least one of the two effect regions can be formed by a micromirror region having directional reflective micromirrors.

IPC Classes  ?

9.

SECURITY ELEMENT WITH COLOUR-PRODUCING NANOSTRUCTURES AND PRODUCTION METHOD THEREFOR

      
Application Number EP2023074189
Publication Number 2024/047258
Status In Force
Filing Date 2023-09-04
Publication Date 2024-03-07
Owner GIESECKE+DEVRIENT CURRENCY TECHNOLOGY GMBH (Germany)
Inventor
  • Höfer, Moritz
  • Stöckl, Christian

Abstract

The invention relates to a security element having a structured layer (8), which has a base area (20) and depressions (12) recessed with respect to the base area or elevations raised with respect to the base area, and a reflector layer (14) arranged on the structured layer (8), wherein the depressions (12) or elevations are designed, in terms of their extents along the base area (20), their vertical extent (t) perpendicular to the base area (20) and their arrangement on the base area (20), as colour-producing nanostructures (10), wherein the structured layer (8) has regions (16, 18; 25a-d) in each of which the vertical extent (t) of the depressions (12) or elevations along a direction (22) varies according to a non-constant function, with the result that a mixed colour is visible in plan view in each of the regions (16, 18; 25a-d).

IPC Classes  ?

10.

SECURITY ELEMENT FOR A VALUE DOCUMENT, HAVING A LUMINESCENT SECURITY FEATURE, AND METHOD FOR PRODUCTION THEREOF

      
Application Number DE2023100565
Publication Number 2024/027882
Status In Force
Filing Date 2023-08-01
Publication Date 2024-02-08
Owner GIESECKE+DEVRIENT CURRENCY TECHNOLOGY GMBH (Germany)
Inventor
  • Rauch, Andreas
  • Pfeiffer, Matthias
  • Heim, Manfred
  • Hoffmüller, Winfried
  • Mengel, Christoph
  • Teufel, Björn

Abstract

A security element for a value document comprises: a first concealed motif region having a first luminescence layer with at least one first excitation wavelength in the UV-A range; and a second concealed motif region having a second luminescence layer with at least one second excitation wavelength in the UV-A range that is different from the at least one first excitation wavelength.

IPC Classes  ?

11.

SECURITY ELEMENT FOR A VALUE DOCUMENT, HAVING AN OPTICALLY VARIABLE PRIMARY SURFACE PATTERN AND CONCEALED SECONDARY SURFACE PATTERN, AND METHOD FOR PRODUCTION THEREOF

      
Application Number DE2023100568
Publication Number 2024/027883
Status In Force
Filing Date 2023-08-02
Publication Date 2024-02-08
Owner GIESECKE+DEVRIENT CURRENCY TECHNOLOGY GMBH (Germany)
Inventor
  • Mengel, Christoph
  • Pfeiffer, Matthias
  • Heim, Manfred
  • Rauch, Andreas
  • Teufel, Björn
  • Hoffmüller, Winfried

Abstract

A security element (1) for a value document, wherein the security element (1) comprises: an optically variable primary surface pattern (2) that has a metal layer (4) with a relief structure (4a); and at least one concealed secondary surface pattern (3) comprising a plurality of elements (6) that perforate the metal layer (4) and at least one luminescence layer (7) that is arranged at least in the region of the secondary surface pattern (3).

IPC Classes  ?

12.

SENSOR AND METHOD FOR CHECKING VALUABLE DOCUMENTS HAVING AT LEAST ONE REFLECTIVE SECURITY ELEMENT

      
Application Number DE2023100521
Publication Number 2024/012634
Status In Force
Filing Date 2023-07-12
Publication Date 2024-01-18
Owner GIESECKE+DEVRIENT CURRENCY TECHNOLOGY GMBH (Germany)
Inventor
  • Happ, Thomas
  • Rauscher, Wolfgang

Abstract

The invention relates to a sensor (10) and to a method for checking valuable documents (1) which have at least one reflective security element (2) which, in the visible spectral range, has an appearance that depends on a viewing angle. The sensor (10) has: an irradiation device (11) which is designed to irradiate one or more different locations (3, 3') on a valuable document (1) with infrared radiation; a detection device (12) which is designed to detect the infrared radiation reflected from the different locations (3, 3') on the valuable document (1) in each case, the sensor recording a reflectance spectrum from each location; and a checking device (13) which is designed to determine, on the basis of each reflectance spectrum, whether there is a reflective security element having an appearance that depends on the viewing angle at each location in order to determine one or more of the locations (3') at which such a reflective security element (2) is located on the valuable document (1) and to check the valuable document (1) on the basis of the location or locations (3') determined.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G07D 7/00 - Testing specially adapted to determine the identity or genuineness of valuable papers or for segregating those which are unacceptable, e.g. banknotes that are alien to a currency
  • G07D 7/1205 - Testing spectral properties

13.

OPTICALLY VARIABLE SURFACE PATTERN, VALUE DOCUMENT HAVING OPTICALLY VARIABLE SURFACE PATTERN AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING AN OPTICALLY VARIABLE SURFACE PATTERN

      
Application Number DE2023100505
Publication Number 2024/008238
Status In Force
Filing Date 2023-07-04
Publication Date 2024-01-11
Owner GIESECKE+DEVRIENT CURRENCY TECHNOLOGY GMBH (Germany)
Inventor
  • Fuhse, Christian
  • Höfer, Moritz
  • Stöckl, Christian

Abstract

The invention relates to an optically variable surface pattern. The surface pattern comprises a first sub-wavelength structure which defines a first surface region and is designed to create at least a first colour impression for the viewer from at least one first viewing perspective. The surface pattern also comprises a translucent, coloured layer which defines a second surface region and is designed to create a second colour impression. The first surface region overlaps at least partly with the second surface region and forms a first overlap region so that the first sub-wavelength structure in the first overlap region is covered by the translucent, coloured layer. The first overlap region is designed to create at least a third colour impression for the viewer from the at least one first viewing perspective. The first sub-wavelength structure has a distance from the translucent, coloured layer in the first overlap region. The invention also relates to a value document having such an optically variable surface pattern and to a method for producing an optically variable surface pattern.

IPC Classes  ?

14.

SECURITY ELEMENT, VALUE DOCUMENT, AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING SAME

      
Application Number DE2023100461
Publication Number 2024/002415
Status In Force
Filing Date 2023-06-19
Publication Date 2024-01-04
Owner GIESECKE+DEVRIENT CURRENCY TECHNOLOGY GMBH (Germany)
Inventor
  • Heim, Manfred
  • Hoffmüller, Winfried
  • Hettenkofer, Christine
  • Holzmeister, Andreas
  • Bacher, Erwin
  • Mang, Thomas

Abstract

The invention relates to a security element for protecting a value document, comprising a support substrate, a coating which is provided with an optical surface marking, and a heat-sealable adhesive layer which is suitable for adhering the security element to a value document substrate. The invention is characterized in that the surface of the adhesive layer is provided with a coating which can be washed off upon being contacted by a cleaning liquid.

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15.

DEVICE AND METHOD FOR TESTING FLAT SAMPLES

      
Application Number DE2023100475
Publication Number 2024/002420
Status In Force
Filing Date 2023-06-23
Publication Date 2024-01-04
Owner GIESECKE+DEVRIENT CURRENCY TECHNOLOGY GMBH (Germany)
Inventor
  • Deckenbach, Wolfgang
  • Danhof, Julia
  • Clara, Martin
  • Geiseler, Henning

Abstract

The invention relates to a device and a method for testing flat samples, in particular value documents or semi-finished products used to produce the value documents, comprising an optical sensor module which for optically testing the flat sample captures a measurement signal of the flat sample when the flat sample is located in the target measurement plane or at least approximately in the target measurement plane. A window is arranged between the sensor module and the flat sample at a window distance from the target measurement plane, said window distance being selected to be sufficiently small for the measurement signal of the flat sample in the target measurement plane to be increased by a retroreflection effect of the window. The sensor module is arranged at a module distance from the target measurement plane, said module distance being selected to be sufficiently small for a signal variation of the measurement signal of the flat sample as a function of the measurement distance deviation in the region of the target measurement plane to be reduced by the retroreflection effect of the window compared to a signal variation occurring without the retroreflection effect.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G07D 7/121 - Apparatus characterised by sensor details
  • G02B 27/00 - Optical systems or apparatus not provided for by any of the groups ,
  • H04N 1/04 - Scanning arrangements

16.

METHOD FOR PRODUCING OPTICALLY VARIABLE ELEMENTS, AND OPTICALLY VARIABLE ELEMENTS FOR PRODUCING A PRINTING INK AND/OR A SECURITY FEATURE

      
Application Number DE2023100408
Publication Number 2023/237155
Status In Force
Filing Date 2023-05-31
Publication Date 2023-12-14
Owner GIESECKE+DEVRIENT CURRENCY TECHNOLOGY GMBH (Germany)
Inventor
  • Nickisch, Markus
  • Scherer, Kai Herrmann
  • Scherer, Maik Rudolf Johann
  • Mayer, Karlheinz
  • Hettenkofer, Christine

Abstract

The invention relates to a method for producing optically variable elements, comprising a pigment production step, in which a plurality of magnetic color pigments (8) are produced in such a way that they are of flat design, have an identical outer contour having a maximum lateral extent d and satisfy the following condition A: 0 < (pj / d)2 < 0.2, where pa is the standard deviation of the distribution of the maximum lateral extent d, and an encapsulation step, in which at least one magnetic color pigment (8) is in each case encapsulated in such a way that there are a plurality of capsules (5) having a solid shell (6) and a liquid core (7), in which the at least one magnetic color pigment (8) floats and is thus magnetically alignable.

IPC Classes  ?

  • C09C 1/00 - Treatment of specific inorganic materials other than fibrous fillers ; Preparation of carbon black
  • C09C 3/08 - Treatment with low-molecular-weight organic compounds
  • C09C 3/12 - Treatment with organosilicon compounds
  • B42D 25/30 - Identification or security features, e.g. for preventing forgery

17.

DATA CARRIER WITH WINDOW REGIONS, AND PRODUCTION METHOD

      
Application Number DE2023100378
Publication Number 2023/232188
Status In Force
Filing Date 2023-05-23
Publication Date 2023-12-07
Owner GIESECKE+DEVRIENT CURRENCY TECHNOLOGY GMBH (Germany)
Inventor
  • Fuhse, Christian
  • Pfeiffer, Matthias
  • Gebauer, Christoph
  • Höfer, Moritz
  • Huber, Alexander
  • Rahm, Michael

Abstract

The invention relates to a data carrier (10), in particular a value or security document, comprising a plurality of spaced window regions (20A, 20B, 20C) which each have a security feature (24A, 24B, 24C) having an optically variable effect, and comprising intermediate regions (22) without an optically variable appearance, which intermediate regions separate the window regions (20A, 20B, 20C) from one another. According to the invention, different information is displayed in the plurality of window regions (20A, 20B, 20C) and the optically variable security features (24A, 24B, 24C) of the plurality of window regions each produce different dynamic effects (26A, 26B, 26C).

IPC Classes  ?

18.

SECURITY ELEMENT TRANSFER MATERIAL FOR TRANSFERRING SECURITY ELEMENTS HAVING A MICRO-OPTICAL AUTHENTICITY FEATURE AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING SAID SECURITY ELEMENT TRANSFER MATERIAL

      
Application Number DE2023100398
Publication Number 2023/232196
Status In Force
Filing Date 2023-05-26
Publication Date 2023-12-07
Owner GIESECKE+DEVRIENT CURRENCY TECHNOLOGY GMBH (Germany)
Inventor
  • Schinabeck, Josef
  • Hoffmüller, Winfried
  • Rauch, Andreas
  • Pfeiffer, Matthias

Abstract

The invention relates to security element transfer materials (1) for transferring security elements (4) having a micro-optical authenticity feature to a valuable object (5, 30). The micro-optical authenticity features produce an optical effect by the cooperation of a first micro-optical arrangement (11), which has focusing elements (12, e.g. micro-lenses), with a second micro-optical arrangement (13), which has micro-motif elements (14). The security element transfer material (1) has a temporary carrier (3) in the form of a layered composite material. The temporary carrier is composed of a first temporary carrier substrate (31, 34) and a second temporary carrier substrate (32), which can be undetachably adhesively bonded by means of an adhesive layer (33). The outlines of the security elements to be transferred are cut in (8) or have been pre-cut (8), while the second temporary carrier substrate (32) is not cut, so that the temporary carrier can be removed as a complete carrier layered composite (figures 3i, 4g, 5h). A permant carrier (15) is undetachably joined to the micro-lenses. A transfer adhesive (18) makes possible the adhesion to the final substrate (30) of the valuable object.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B42D 25/324 - Reliefs
  • B42D 25/351 - Translucent or partly translucent parts, e.g. windows
  • B42D 25/425 - Marking by deformation, e.g. embossing
  • B42D 25/455 - Associating two or more layers using heat
  • B42D 25/46 - Associating two or more layers using pressure
  • B42D 25/47 - Associating two or more layers using chemicals or adhesives using adhesives

19.

BANKNOTE PROCESSING APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR PROCESSING BANKNOTES

      
Application Number DE2023100383
Publication Number 2023/227168
Status In Force
Filing Date 2023-05-24
Publication Date 2023-11-30
Owner GIESECKE+DEVRIENT CURRENCY TECHNOLOGY GMBH (Germany)
Inventor Jakobs, Andreas

Abstract

The invention relates to a banknote processing apparatus (1) that comprises a deflection unit (10) for adjusting a direction of movement of a banknote (2) and a detection unit (20) for detecting a current motion sequence of the deflection unit (10). The banknote processing apparatus (1) further comprises a control unit (30) for controlling the deflection unit (10) between a first deflection position (11) and a second deflection position (12) to thereby adjust the direction of movement of the banknote (2). The control unit (30) is designed to control the deflection unit (10) between the first deflection position (11) and the second deflection position (12) according to a desired motion sequence of the deflection unit (10) and to determine a deviation of the current motion sequence of the deflection unit (10) from the desired motion sequence of the deflection unit (10). The invention further relates to a method for processing banknotes (2).

IPC Classes  ?

20.

VALUE DOCUMENT, AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING A VALUE DOCUMENT

      
Application Number DE2023100356
Publication Number 2023/222156
Status In Force
Filing Date 2023-05-15
Publication Date 2023-11-23
Owner GIESECKE+DEVRIENT CURRENCY TECHNOLOGY GMBH (Germany)
Inventor
  • Rauch, Andreas
  • Sattler, Tobias
  • Gregarek, André
  • Drexler, Astrid
  • Pfeiffer, Matthias
  • Wiedner, Bernhard

Abstract

The invention relates to a value document (1), such as a bank note, a cheque, a credit card or other payment card, an identity card or the like, which has a front side and a rear side. The value document (1) features, when looked through, a first transparent image that is visible to the unaided eye and has specific dimensions (L, B) when viewed from above. The value document (1) has a substrate body (2) which, when viewed from above, has the specific dimensions (L, B) and is connected to a first transparent film (18), which has an inner side and an outer side, in such a way that the substrate body (2) bears against the inner side of the first transparent film (18) so that the substrate body (2) faces the rear side and the outer side of the first transparent film (18) faces the front side. The first transparent film (18) also has the specific dimensions (L, B) when viewed from above, and the first transparent image that is visible when looked through is produced by a first metallised and/or printed structure which is located on the inner side of the first transparent film (18). The first metallised and/or printed structure is covered with a translucent colour layer.

IPC Classes  ?

21.

VALUE DOCUMENT WITH LUMINESCENCE FEATURE, VALUE DOCUMENT SYSTEM, PRODUCTION METHOD AND CHECKING METHOD

      
Application Number EP2023025223
Publication Number 2023/217414
Status In Force
Filing Date 2023-05-10
Publication Date 2023-11-16
Owner GIESECKE+DEVRIENT CURRENCY TECHNOLOGY GMBH (Germany)
Inventor
  • Happ, Thomas
  • Deckenbach, Wolfgang

Abstract

The invention relates to a flat value document (10), which has a surface region with a longitudinal direction (L) and a transverse direction (Q) and which is provided with a luminescence feature (12) in the surface region. According to the invention, the luminescence feature (12) comprises a first luminescence marker in a first partial region (14) and a second luminescence market in a second, different partial region (16). The first and second luminescence markers can be excited to luminescence at the same wavelength and luminesce after excitation substantially in the same emission band in the infrared spectral range. The first and second luminescence markers have spectrally similar infrared emission spectra, specifically infrared emission spectra that have a spectral difference between 0.5% and 15%. The first and second partial regions overlap each other in the surface region in projection onto the longitudinal direction (L) and/or in projection onto the transverse direction (Q).

IPC Classes  ?

  • B42D 25/382 - Special inks absorbing or reflecting infrared light
  • G07D 7/12 - Visible light, infrared or ultraviolet radiation
  • B41M 3/14 - Security printing

22.

SENSOR ELEMENT, TEST DEVICE, AND METHOD FOR TESTING A DATA CARRIER HAVING A SPIN RESONANCE FEATURE

      
Application Number EP2023025209
Publication Number 2023/213438
Status In Force
Filing Date 2023-05-05
Publication Date 2023-11-09
Owner GIESECKE+DEVRIENT CURRENCY TECHNOLOGY GMBH (Germany)
Inventor Huber, Stephan

Abstract

The invention relates to a sensor element (30) for testing a flat data carrier (10), in particular a banknote, having a spin resonance feature (12). The sensor element comprises a magnetic core (35) having an air gap (32), which is delimited by two pole surfaces (38) of the magnetic core and into which the flat data carrier (10) can be inserted in order to be tested, a polarization device (34) for generating a static magnetic flux in the air gap (32), and a resonator device (40) for exciting the spin resonance feature (12) of the data carrier to be tested in the air gap. According to the invention, the resonator device (40) comprises a signal source (22) and a plurality of stripline resonators (46) which are simultaneously fed from the signal source (22), and the stripline resonators (46) are formed in a planar manner with a main extension plane (50) which is plan-parallel to at least one of the pole surfaces (38) of the magnetic core.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G01N 24/10 - Investigating or analysing materials by the use of nuclear magnetic resonance, electron paramagnetic resonance or other spin effects by using electron paramagnetic resonance
  • G01R 33/345 - Constructional details, e.g. resonators of waveguide type
  • G07D 7/04 - Testing magnetic properties of the materials thereof, e.g. by detection of magnetic imprint

23.

SENSOR ELEMENT, TEST DEVICE, AND METHOD FOR TESTING A DATA CARRIER HAVING A SPIN RESONANCE FEATURE

      
Application Number EP2023025212
Publication Number 2023/213441
Status In Force
Filing Date 2023-05-05
Publication Date 2023-11-09
Owner GIESECKE+DEVRIENT CURRENCY TECHNOLOGY GMBH (Germany)
Inventor Huber, Stephan

Abstract

The invention relates to a sensor element (30) for testing a flat data carrier (10), in particular a banknote, having a spin resonance feature (12). The sensor element comprises a magnetic core (35) having an air gap, into which the flat data carrier (10) can be inserted in order to be tested, a polarization device (34) for generating a static magnetic flux in the air gap, and a resonator device (40) for exciting the spin resonance feature of the data carrier to be tested in the air gap. According to the invention, the resonator device (40) contains at least two stripline resonators (44, 46) which are designed to operate at different excitation frequencies.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G01N 24/10 - Investigating or analysing materials by the use of nuclear magnetic resonance, electron paramagnetic resonance or other spin effects by using electron paramagnetic resonance
  • G01R 33/345 - Constructional details, e.g. resonators of waveguide type
  • G01R 33/36 - Electrical details, e.g. matching or coupling of the coil to the receiver
  • G07D 7/04 - Testing magnetic properties of the materials thereof, e.g. by detection of magnetic imprint

24.

GRIPPER FOR HOLDING AND DEPOSITING A SHEET-MATERIAL STACK, AND METHOD FOR HOLDING AND DEPOSITING A SHEET-MATERIAL STACK BY MEANS OF A GRIPPER

      
Application Number DE2023100302
Publication Number 2023/213348
Status In Force
Filing Date 2023-04-26
Publication Date 2023-11-09
Owner GIESECKE+DEVRIENT CURRENCY TECHNOLOGY GMBH (Germany)
Inventor
  • Königer, Wolfgang
  • Jakobs, Andreas
  • Knickrehm, Michael

Abstract

The invention relates to a gripper (10) for holding and depositing a stack (St) of sheet material, in particular of value documents (W), at a depositing location, in particular on a surface or on an existing stack, comprising at least one first grip element (20), which has or forms a first contact surface (F1) for contact with the stack (St), and at least one second grip element (30), which has or forms a second contact surface (F2) for contact with the stack (St). The first contact surface (F1) and the second contact surface (F2) are designed for contact with the stack (St) on both sides. The grip elements (20, 30) are guided adjustably with respect to one another such that the contact surfaces (F1, F2) are movable with respect to one another in the direction of the surface normal associated with the relevant contact surfaces (F1, F2) in order to hold the stack (St) between the contact surfaces (F1, F2). The first grip element (20) is mounted so as to be pivotable about a swivel pin (S) such that said element is pivotable between a gripping position, in which the first contact surface (F1) is oriented substantially in parallel with the second contact surface (F2), and a release position, in which the first contact surface (F1) is at an angle with respect to the second contact surface (F2).

IPC Classes  ?

  • B65H 1/26 - Supports or magazines for piles from which articles are to be separated with auxiliary supports to facilitate introduction or renewal of the pile

25.

FORMATION OF SHEET STACKS BY MEANS OF A SHEET-PROCESSING APPARATUS

      
Application Number DE2023100306
Publication Number 2023/213350
Status In Force
Filing Date 2023-04-27
Publication Date 2023-11-09
Owner GIESECKE+DEVRIENT CURRENCY TECHNOLOGY GMBH (Germany)
Inventor Sperl, Markus

Abstract

For the purpose of forming sheet stacks in a delivery region (62) of a sheet-processing apparatus, the following steps are carried out: a) sheets are stacked, by means of a stacker wheel (65), on a sheet stack (40) located on a lifting base (22), b) a set-down base (20) is introduced into the delivery region such that it is arranged beneath the stacker wheel in a position which is located above the uppermost sheet of the sheet stack formed on the lifting base, c) further sheets are stacked, by means of the stacker wheel, on the set-down base arranged beneath the stacker wheel, in order to form a further sheet stack (41) on the set-down base, d) a gripping device (30) is introduced into the delivery region, in order for the sheet stack formed on the lifting base to be gripped by means of the gripping device, e) the sheet stack formed on the lifting base is removed from the delivery region by means of the gripping device and, following the removal of the sheet stack, f) the lifting base is moved upwards to the set-down base, and g) the further sheet stack formed on the set-down base is transferred onto the lifting base and the set-down base is moved away out of the delivery region.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B65H 29/40 - Members rotated about an axis perpendicular to direction of article movement, e.g. star-wheels formed by S-shaped members
  • B65H 31/10 - Pile receivers with movable end support arranged to recede as pile accumulates the articles being piled one above another and applied at the top of the pile
  • B65H 31/32 - Auxiliary devices for receiving articles during removal of a completed pile
  • B65H 31/30 - Arrangements for removing completed piles

26.

FILLING APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR FILLING CONTAINERS WITH DOCUMENTS OF VALUE

      
Application Number DE2023100307
Publication Number 2023/213351
Status In Force
Filing Date 2023-04-27
Publication Date 2023-11-09
Owner GIESECKE+DEVRIENT CURRENCY TECHNOLOGY GMBH (Germany)
Inventor Sperl, Markus

Abstract

The invention relates to a filling apparatus (1) and to a method for filling containers (5) with document-of-value stacks (2), and to a document-of-value-processing apparatus. The filling apparatus is designed to fill containers with document-of-value stacks, e.g. document-of-value stacks (40), which are set down in a delivery region (62) of a document-of-value-processing machine (60) by the document-of-value-processing machine. The filling apparatus has a feed interface (2), a delivery interface (4) and a transporting path, along which the containers can be transported from the feed interface to the delivery interface, and also has a filling region (3), in which a respective container fed to the filling apparatus can be positioned in order to be filled with document-of-value stacks by means of a gripping device (30).

IPC Classes  ?

  • B65H 31/30 - Arrangements for removing completed piles
  • B65H 29/40 - Members rotated about an axis perpendicular to direction of article movement, e.g. star-wheels formed by S-shaped members
  • B65H 31/10 - Pile receivers with movable end support arranged to recede as pile accumulates the articles being piled one above another and applied at the top of the pile
  • B65H 31/32 - Auxiliary devices for receiving articles during removal of a completed pile

27.

SENSOR ELEMENT, TEST DEVICE, AND METHOD FOR TESTING DATA CARRIERS HAVING A SPIN RESONANCE FEATURE

      
Application Number EP2023025207
Publication Number 2023/213436
Status In Force
Filing Date 2023-05-05
Publication Date 2023-11-09
Owner GIESECKE+DEVRIENT CURRENCY TECHNOLOGY GMBH (Germany)
Inventor
  • Huber, Stephan
  • Scholz-Riecke, Sina

Abstract

The invention relates to a sensor element (30) for testing a planar data carrier (10), in particular a banknote, that has a spin resonance feature (12). The sensor element comprises: a magnetic core having an air gap into which the planar data carrier (10) can be inserted for testing purposes; a polarisation device (34) for generating a static magnetic flux in the air gap; a resonator device (32) for exciting the spin resonance feature of the data carrier to be tested in the air gap, the resonator device comprising at least one stripline resonator (32-1, 32-2) fed by a signal source (22); and a modulation device (36) for generating a time-varying magnetic modulation field in the air gap parallel to the static magnetic field. The modulation device (36) comprises a plurality of modulation coils (36-1, 36-2) which are designed and configured to generate different modulation frequencies so that the modulated magnetic field generated by the modulation device (36) together with the polarisation device (34) has different modulation frequencies at different locations within the air gap.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G01R 33/44 - Arrangements or instruments for measuring magnetic variables involving magnetic resonance using nuclear magnetic resonance [NMR]
  • G07D 7/04 - Testing magnetic properties of the materials thereof, e.g. by detection of magnetic imprint
  • G01N 24/08 - Investigating or analysing materials by the use of nuclear magnetic resonance, electron paramagnetic resonance or other spin effects by using nuclear magnetic resonance
  • G01N 24/10 - Investigating or analysing materials by the use of nuclear magnetic resonance, electron paramagnetic resonance or other spin effects by using electron paramagnetic resonance
  • G01R 33/60 - Arrangements or instruments for measuring magnetic variables involving magnetic resonance using electron paramagnetic resonance

28.

SENSOR ELEMENT, TEST DEVICE, AND METHOD FOR TESTING A DATA CARRIER HAVING A SPIN RESONANCE FEATURE

      
Application Number EP2023025208
Publication Number 2023/213437
Status In Force
Filing Date 2023-05-05
Publication Date 2023-11-09
Owner GIESECKE+DEVRIENT CURRENCY TECHNOLOGY GMBH (Germany)
Inventor Huber, Stephan

Abstract

The invention relates to a sensor element (30) for testing a planar data carrier (10), in particular a banknote, that has a spin resonance feature (12). The sensor element comprises: a magnetic core having an air gap into which the planar data carrier (10) can be inserted for testing purposes; a polarisation device (34) for generating a static magnetic flux in the air gap; and a resonator device (40) for exciting the spin resonance feature of the data carrier to be tested in the air gap. According to the invention, the resonator device (40) comprises a stripline resonator (46) and a supply structure (44) for the stripline resonator (46), and is designed to generate a high-frequency field with circular polarisation owing to the geometry of the stripline resonator (46) and/or the geometry of the supply structure (44).

IPC Classes  ?

  • G01N 24/10 - Investigating or analysing materials by the use of nuclear magnetic resonance, electron paramagnetic resonance or other spin effects by using electron paramagnetic resonance
  • G01R 33/345 - Constructional details, e.g. resonators of waveguide type
  • G01R 33/36 - Electrical details, e.g. matching or coupling of the coil to the receiver

29.

SENSOR ELEMENT, TEST DEVICE, AND METHOD FOR TESTING A DATA CARRIER HAVING A SPIN RESONANCE FEATURE

      
Application Number EP2023025210
Publication Number 2023/213439
Status In Force
Filing Date 2023-05-05
Publication Date 2023-11-09
Owner GIESECKE+DEVRIENT CURRENCY TECHNOLOGY GMBH (Germany)
Inventor
  • Huber, Stephan
  • Happ, Thomas

Abstract

0,A0,B0,B) at the position of a second stripline resonator (46).

IPC Classes  ?

  • G01R 33/44 - Arrangements or instruments for measuring magnetic variables involving magnetic resonance using nuclear magnetic resonance [NMR]
  • G07D 7/04 - Testing magnetic properties of the materials thereof, e.g. by detection of magnetic imprint
  • G01N 24/08 - Investigating or analysing materials by the use of nuclear magnetic resonance, electron paramagnetic resonance or other spin effects by using nuclear magnetic resonance
  • G01N 24/10 - Investigating or analysing materials by the use of nuclear magnetic resonance, electron paramagnetic resonance or other spin effects by using electron paramagnetic resonance
  • G01R 33/60 - Arrangements or instruments for measuring magnetic variables involving magnetic resonance using electron paramagnetic resonance

30.

SENSOR ELEMENT, TEST DEVICE, AND METHOD FOR TESTING A DATA CARRIER HAVING A SPIN RESONANCE FEATURE

      
Application Number EP2023025211
Publication Number 2023/213440
Status In Force
Filing Date 2023-05-05
Publication Date 2023-11-09
Owner GIESECKE+DEVRIENT CURRENCY TECHNOLOGY GMBH (Germany)
Inventor Huber, Stephan

Abstract

The invention relates to a sensor element (30) for testing a planar data carrier (10), in particular a banknote, that has a spin resonance feature (12). The sensor element comprises: a magnetic core having an air gap (32) into which the planar data carrier (10) can be inserted for testing purposes; a polarisation device (34) for generating a static magnetic flux in the air gap (32); and a resonator device (40) for exciting the spin resonance feature (12) of the data carrier to be tested in the air gap. According to the invention, the resonator device (40) contains a plurality of stripline resonators (46-1, 46-2) which are designed and configured to operate independently of one another at the same excitation frequency. The polarisation device (34) generates a homogeneous magnetic flux in the air gap (32) so that the static magnetic flux for each pair of stripline resonators (46-1, 46-2) of the resonator device has substantially the same field strength at the position of a first stripline resonator (46-1) as at the position of a second stripline resonator (46-2).

IPC Classes  ?

  • G07D 7/04 - Testing magnetic properties of the materials thereof, e.g. by detection of magnetic imprint
  • G01N 24/10 - Investigating or analysing materials by the use of nuclear magnetic resonance, electron paramagnetic resonance or other spin effects by using electron paramagnetic resonance
  • G01R 33/345 - Constructional details, e.g. resonators of waveguide type

31.

BIODEGRADABLE VALUE DOCUMENT SUBSTRATE

      
Application Number DE2023100304
Publication Number 2023/208284
Status In Force
Filing Date 2023-04-27
Publication Date 2023-11-02
Owner GIESECKE+DEVRIENT CURRENCY TECHNOLOGY GMBH (Germany)
Inventor
  • Wäsche, Elisabeth
  • Sigl, Ronald
  • Seidler, Rudolf
  • Pfeiffer, Matthias
  • Mengel, Christoph
  • Bichlmeier, Stefan
  • Lesch, Harald
  • Ehrtmann, Felix
  • Drexler, Astrid

Abstract

The invention relates to a biodegradable value document substrate comprising a biodegradable paper substrate having sustainable fibres, the sustainable fibres being selected from the group consisting of natural fibres, regenerated cellulose fibres, bio-based plant polymer fibres, bio-based animal polymer fibres, or a mixture of two or more of the aforementioned elements.

IPC Classes  ?

  • D21H 11/12 - Pulp from non-woody plants or crops, e.g. cotton, flax, straw or bagasse
  • B42D 25/00 - Information-bearing cards or sheet-like structures characterised by identification or security features; Manufacture thereof
  • D21H 21/40 - Agents facilitating proof of genuineness or preventing fraudulent alteration, e.g. for security paper
  • D21H 27/00 - Special paper not otherwise provided for, e.g. made by multi-step processes

32.

HELICAL COMPARTMENT STACKER AND METHOD FOR STACKING SHEET MATERIAL AND SYSTEM FOR PROCESSING SHEET MATERIAL

      
Application Number DE2023100294
Publication Number 2023/208281
Status In Force
Filing Date 2023-04-25
Publication Date 2023-11-02
Owner GIESECKE+DEVRIENT CURRENCY TECHNOLOGY GMBH (Germany)
Inventor Schneider, Stefan

Abstract

The invention relates to a helical compartment stacker for stacking sheet material (100), in particular banknotes, having a stacker wheel (1), which has a multiplicity of helical stacker compartments (2), which are arranged about an axis of rotation (3) and are designed so that, in a first rotary position, they receive sheet material (100) and, in a second rotary position, they set down, and in the process stack, the sheet material (100) received; having a feed device (7), which is designed to feed the sheet material (100) to the stacker wheel (1) gradually, so that the sheet material (100) can be received by the stacker compartments (2); and having a control device (9), which is designed to control the rotation of the stacker wheel (1), and/or the feeding of the sheet material (100) to the stacker wheel (1), such that the sheet material (100) is received only by some of the stacker compartments (2). The invention also relates to a corresponding method and to a system for processing sheet material (100).

IPC Classes  ?

  • B65H 29/40 - Members rotated about an axis perpendicular to direction of article movement, e.g. star-wheels formed by S-shaped members
  • B65H 29/52 - Stationary guides or smoothers

33.

METHOD FOR TRANSFERRING A SECURITY ELEMENT ONTO A TARGET SUBSTRATE

      
Application Number EP2023025182
Publication Number 2023/208416
Status In Force
Filing Date 2023-04-20
Publication Date 2023-11-02
Owner GIESECKE+DEVRIENT CURRENCY TECHNOLOGY GMBH (Germany)
Inventor
  • Schinabeck, Josef
  • Teufel, Björn

Abstract

The invention relates to a method for transferring a security element (3) onto a target substrate (1), comprising the steps of: - providing the security element (3); - applying the security element (3) to the target substrate (1); - irradiating a radiation-curable adhesive layer on the security element side to cure the radiation-curable adhesive layer which permanently bonds the security element (3) to the target substrate (1), wherein the security element is opaque to the irradiation in an effect region (32) and is transparent to the irradiation in at least one transparent element (31, 33, 34). For the irradiation on the security element side, a plurality of transparent elements (34; 31, 34; 33, 34; 31, 33, 34) are distributed in the security element (3) in such a way that, when irradiating through the transparent elements (34; 31, 34; 33, 34; 31, 33, 34), a plurality of cured partial surfaces (314, 334, 344) of the adhesive layer are formed which are separated from one another by at least one non-cured partial surface (324) of the adhesive layer. The plurality of transparent elements (34; 31, 34; 33, 34; 31, 33, 34) comprises a plurality of transparent grid elements (34).

IPC Classes  ?

  • B42D 25/351 - Translucent or partly translucent parts, e.g. windows
  • B42D 25/36 - Identification or security features, e.g. for preventing forgery comprising special materials
  • B42D 25/435 - Marking by removal of material using electromagnetic radiation, e.g. laser
  • B42D 25/445 - Marking by removal of material using chemical means, e.g. etching
  • B42D 25/455 - Associating two or more layers using heat
  • B42D 25/46 - Associating two or more layers using pressure
  • B42D 25/47 - Associating two or more layers using chemicals or adhesives using adhesives

34.

DEVICE AND METHOD FOR STACKING VALUE DOCUMENTS

      
Application Number DE2023100250
Publication Number 2023/198245
Status In Force
Filing Date 2023-03-31
Publication Date 2023-10-19
Owner GIESECKE+DEVRIENT CURRENCY TECHNOLOGY GMBH (Germany)
Inventor Schneider, Stefan

Abstract

The invention relates to a device (10) and a method for stacking value documents (12). The device comprises a stacker unit (20) for receiving the value documents (12) and a conveyor unit (30) for conveying the value documents (12) into the stacker unit (20). The stacker unit (20) comprises a rotatable stacker wheel (22) for receiving the value documents (12), wherein the rotatable stacker wheel (22) has a plurality of deflectable stacker wheel segments (24) which are provided along the circumference of the rotatable stacker wheel (22) in a mutually spaced manner. Each of the deflectable stacker wheel segments (24) defines a respective receiving region (26) for receiving at least one of the value documents (12). The device additionally comprises a deflecting unit (40) which is designed to deflect each stacker wheel segment (24) individually in order to thus modify the size of the respective receiving region (26) associated with the stacker wheel segment (24).

IPC Classes  ?

35.

BANKNOTE PROCESSING DEVICE AND METHOD FOR MONITORING A FILLING STATE OF A BANKNOTE PROCESSING DEVICE

      
Application Number EP2023025106
Publication Number 2023/179907
Status In Force
Filing Date 2023-03-07
Publication Date 2023-09-28
Owner GIESECKE+DEVRIENT CURRENCY TECHNOLOGY GMBH (Germany)
Inventor Bhagat, Simranjeet

Abstract

The invention relates to a banknote processing device (10), comprising a banknote compartment (12) configured to receive a plurality of banknotes (14) to be processed and a drive unit (20) configured to move the banknotes (14) out of the banknote compartment (12) such that a filling state of the banknote compartment (12) changes over time. The banknote processing device (10) further comprises an acquisition unit (30) configured to acquire a present filling state of the banknote compartment (12), the present filling state being representative for an amount of banknotes (14) located within the banknote compartment (12), wherein the acquisition (30) unit is configured to generate an output signal based on the present filling state of the banknote compartment (12). The invention also relates to a method for monitoring a filling state of a banknote processing device (10).

IPC Classes  ?

  • G07D 11/23 - Means for sensing or detection for sensing the quantity of valuable papers in containers
  • G07D 11/34 - Monitoring the contents of devices, e.g. the number of stored valuable papers

36.

METHOD FOR PRODUCING VALUE DOCUMENTS, AND SENSOR SYSTEM FOR QUALITY CONTROL DURING THE PRODUCTION OF VALUE DOCUMENTS

      
Application Number DE2023100095
Publication Number 2023/174469
Status In Force
Filing Date 2023-02-07
Publication Date 2023-09-21
Owner GIESECKE+DEVRIENT CURRENCY TECHNOLOGY GMBH (Germany)
Inventor
  • Giering, Thomas
  • Happ, Thomas

Abstract

The invention relates to a method for producing value documents and to a sensor system for quality control during the production of value documents. A first optical radiation (S1) emitted by a first semi-finished product (1) is detected with a first sensitivity (E1) and a first resolution (A1) and is tested using a first test criterion (K1). If the first test criterion (K1) is met, the following steps are performed: introducing and/or applying at least one feature substance (MS) into or onto the first semi-finished product (1), wherein a value document (4) or a second semi-finished product (2) is obtained; detecting a second optical radiation (S2) emitted by the value document (4) or second semi-finished product (2) with at least a second sensitivity (E2) and at least a second resolution (A2); and testing the second optical radiation (S2) on the basis of at least one second test criterion (K2a, K2b) and, if the at least one second test criterion (K2a, K2b) is met, releasing the value document (4) for circulation or releasing the second semi-finished product (2) for use in the production of a value document (4). The first sensitivity (E1) is greater than the second sensitivity (E2) and/or the first resolution (A1) is less than the second resolution (A2) and/or the testing of the first optical radiation (S1) is less selective than the testing of the second optical radiation (S2).

IPC Classes  ?

  • B42D 25/48 - Controlling the manufacturing process
  • B41M 3/14 - Security printing
  • G01N 21/65 - Raman scattering
  • G01N 21/17 - Systems in which incident light is modified in accordance with the properties of the material investigated
  • B42D 25/36 - Identification or security features, e.g. for preventing forgery comprising special materials

37.

SECURITY ELEMENT FOR A VALUE DOCUMENT, VALUE DOCUMENT, AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING A SECURITY ELEMENT

      
Application Number EP2023025105
Publication Number 2023/169714
Status In Force
Filing Date 2023-03-07
Publication Date 2023-09-14
Owner GIESECKE+DEVRIENT CURRENCY TECHNOLOGY GMBH (Germany)
Inventor
  • Pfeiffer, Matthias
  • Schiffmann, Peter
  • Rahm, Michael
  • Fuhse, Christian
  • Rauch, Andreas
  • Höfer, Moritz

Abstract

The invention relates to a security element (1) for a value document, which security element comprises a substrate body (2, 16) having a front face (3) and a rear face (4), and a see-through element (15) which, when looked through, presents a transparent image to a viewer. The see-through element (15) comprises micro-imaging elements (14) as well as first micro-image elements (6) and second micro-image elements (8) which are alternatingly arranged in a micro-image layer (5). The micro-image layer (5) is applied to the front face (3) or the rear face (4) of the substrate body (2, 16) or is embedded therein. The micro-imaging elements (14) image the micro-image elements (6, 8). The first micro-image elements (6), together with the micro-imaging elements (14), provide a first view (7) of the transparent image, which first view can be seen from a first angular viewing range, and the second micro-image elements (8), together with the micro-imaging elements (14), provide a second view (9) of the transparent image, which second view can be seen from a second angular viewing range. The micro-image elements (6, 8) are arranged in such a way that the views (7, 9) are interleaved with respect to the micro-image layer (5), and the first view (7) differs in terms of its translucency from the second view (9).

IPC Classes  ?

38.

OPTICALLY VARIABLE SECURITY ELEMENT

      
Application Number EP2023025008
Publication Number 2023/135029
Status In Force
Filing Date 2023-01-12
Publication Date 2023-07-20
Owner GIESECKE+DEVRIENT CURRENCY TECHNOLOGY GMBH (Germany)
Inventor
  • Pfeiffer, Matthias
  • Bichlmeier, Stefan
  • Huber, Alexander

Abstract

The invention relates to an optically variable security element for protecting information carriers (1), comprising at least two luminescent dyes (F) which cover, at least in some regions, one and/or two sides of a planar substrate. The at least two luminescent dyes (F) comprise a fluorescent dye and a phosphorescent dye, wherein preferably the at least two luminescent dyes (F), preferably the fluorescent dye and the phosphorescent dye, are superimposed on one another, at least in some regions, in order to produce a mixed colour by luminescence. The invention further relates to a method for authenticating an information carrier (1) protected by means of an optically variable security element (10).

IPC Classes  ?

  • B42D 25/36 - Identification or security features, e.g. for preventing forgery comprising special materials
  • B42D 25/378 - Special inks
  • D21H 21/48 - Elements suited for physical verification, e.g. by irradiation

39.

OPTICALLY VARIABLE SURFACE PATTERN AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING SAME

      
Application Number EP2023025007
Publication Number 2023/135028
Status In Force
Filing Date 2023-01-11
Publication Date 2023-07-20
Owner GIESECKE+DEVRIENT CURRENCY TECHNOLOGY GMBH (Germany)
Inventor
  • Fuhse, Christian
  • Stöckl, Christian
  • Höfer, Moritz

Abstract

The invention relates to an optically variable surface pattern (10) which is designed to provide a multi-colour representation when viewed from at least one predefined angle and comprises a plurality of surface elements (20) which are provided with relief structures, at least one of the relief structures having nanostructuring that acts as a colour filter. According to the invention, the relief structures are selected from a set of at least four relief structures that differ from one another, each of which generating a colour impression corresponding to a predefined chromatic colour when viewed from the predefined angle, and each of the chromatic colours equating to a different primary colour. The surface elements (20) are dimensioned such that, in at least one sub-area of the surface pattern (10), when viewed from the at least one predefined angle, a colour impression corresponding to a mixed colour that differs from the predefined primary colours can be generated. In this respect, positions of the relief structures in the optically variable surface pattern (10) and/or surface dimensioning of the relief structures inside the surface elements (20) are not fixedly predefined, for example are not regular or are not limited in terms of minimum extent.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B42D 25/324 - Reliefs
  • B44F 1/08 - Designs or pictures characterised by special or unusual light effects characterised by colour effects
  • G02B 5/18 - Diffracting gratings
  • G07D 7/00 - Testing specially adapted to determine the identity or genuineness of valuable papers or for segregating those which are unacceptable, e.g. banknotes that are alien to a currency
  • G07D 7/12 - Visible light, infrared or ultraviolet radiation

40.

SENSOR AND METHOD FOR EXAMINING VALUABLE DOCUMENTS, SENSOR SYSTEM AND VALUABLE DOCUMENT PROCESSING DEVICE

      
Application Number EP2022025540
Publication Number 2023/110143
Status In Force
Filing Date 2022-11-30
Publication Date 2023-06-22
Owner GIESECKE+DEVRIENT CURRENCY TECHNOLOGY GMBH (Germany)
Inventor
  • Frankenberger, Jörg
  • Sacquard, David
  • Thierauf, Klaus

Abstract

The invention relates to a sensor (10) and a method for examining valuable documents (1), in particular banknotes, comprising a radiation source (10) for irradiating a valuable document (1) with electromagnetic radiation (8) and a detector (12) for the spatially resolved detection in at least two different spectral ranges (R, G, B) of the electromagnetic radiation (9) emanating from the valuable document (1). A first feature (M1) of the valuable document is examined on the basis of the detector signals generated for at least one first spectral range and a second feature (M2) is examined taking into account the detector signals generated for at least one second spectral range. The electromagnetic radiation detected or to be detected by the detector (12) or the detector signals from the detector are attenuated in color channel-specific fashion, with an attenuation being carried out in the first spectral range in relation to the second spectral range. The invention also relates to a sensor system (1, 10) and a valuable document processing device.

IPC Classes  ?

41.

COVER DEVICE FOR RETAINING A PLURALITY OF VALUE DOCUMENTS IN A COMPARTMENT SPACE, USE OF THE COVER DEVICE, SYSTEM AND BANKNOTE STACKING MODULE

      
Application Number EP2022025557
Publication Number 2023/104335
Status In Force
Filing Date 2022-12-08
Publication Date 2023-06-15
Owner GIESECKE+DEVRIENT CURRENCY TECHNOLOGY GMBH (Germany)
Inventor
  • Bhagat, Simranjeet
  • Handa, Vishal

Abstract

The invention relates to a cover device (1) for retaining a plurality of value documents (50) in a compartment space (110). The cover device (1) comprises a base unit (10) extending in a main longitudinal direction (2), as well as a retaining element (21). A coupling element (31) defines a hinge axis (33) that allows the retaining element (21) to pivot relative to the base unit (10) between a closed position (5) and an opened position (6). The hinge axis (33) is inclined with respect to the main longitudinal direction (2). The invention further relates to a system (100) and a banknote stacking module (1000).

IPC Classes  ?

42.

SECURITY FEATURE, PRINTING INK, DOCUMENT OF VALUE, AND MANUFACTURING METHOD

      
Application Number DE2022100877
Publication Number 2023/093943
Status In Force
Filing Date 2022-11-23
Publication Date 2023-06-01
Owner GIESECKE+DEVRIENT CURRENCY TECHNOLOGY GMBH (Germany)
Inventor
  • Stritt, Anika
  • Engelhardt, Verena

Abstract

xabb], (I) where x, a and b are natural numbers, where x ≥ 2, a ≥ 2 and b ≥ 6; M is a lanthanoid selected from the group consisting of Eu and Tb; the OO ligand is a ligand coordinating via oxygen atoms; and the NN ligand is a nitrogen ligand having a phenanthroline backbone.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B42D 25/387 - Special inks absorbing or reflecting ultraviolet light
  • B42D 25/29 - Securities;  Bank notes
  • B41M 3/14 - Security printing
  • C09D 11/037 - Printing inks characterised by features other than the chemical nature of the binder characterised by the pigment
  • C09K 11/06 - Luminescent, e.g. electroluminescent, chemiluminescent, materials containing organic luminescent materials
  • G07D 7/12 - Visible light, infrared or ultraviolet radiation

43.

TRANSFER SECURITY ELEMENT MATERIAL AND VALUE DOCUMENT COMPRISING A SECURITY ELEMENT

      
Application Number EP2022025432
Publication Number 2023/078582
Status In Force
Filing Date 2022-09-15
Publication Date 2023-05-11
Owner GIESECKE+DEVRIENT CURRENCY TECHNOLOGY GMBH (Germany)
Inventor
  • Schinabeck, Josef
  • Teufel, Björn

Abstract

The invention relates to a transfer security element material with an intermediate support and a plurality of security elements for value documents. The security elements are releasably arranged on the intermediate support in order to be released from the intermediate support upon being transferred and in order to be permanently transferred onto a value document substrate, wherein the security elements are provided as separately transferable security elements such that the security elements are separated from one another on the intermediate support at least by means of transfer predetermined breaking points, and the security elements comprise separation-protection predetermined breaking points which are not parallel to the transfer predetermined breaking points and which are to impede a separation of the transferred security element from the value document substrate without destroying the security element. The security elements have a central decorative region and a transparent edge region which surrounds the decorative region, and the separation-protection predetermined breaking points are formed in the transparent edge region without reaching the decorative region.

IPC Classes  ?

44.

SHEET MATERIAL HOLDER FOR HOLDING SHEET MATERIAL

      
Application Number EP2022025468
Publication Number 2023/066516
Status In Force
Filing Date 2022-10-07
Publication Date 2023-04-27
Owner GIESECKE+DEVRIENT CURRENCY TECHNOLOGY GMBH (Germany)
Inventor
  • Königer, Wolfgang
  • Knickrehm, Michael
  • Jakobs, Andreas

Abstract

A sheet material holder (300) for holding sheet material (2) for a gripping system is described, which is designed to bear with a first surface (28) on the sheet material (2) when the sheet material holder (300) is holding the sheet material (2), wherein the first surface (28) comprises at least a first opening (30) and the sheet material holder (300) is designed such that a fluid can be discharged through the first opening (30) along a first predetermined discharging direction (32) in the direction of the sheet material (2) when the sheet material holder (300) is holding the sheet material (2). A gripping system (200) and a set-down system (100) with the sheet material holder (300) are also described. A method for setting sheet material (2) down is also made available, which comprises moving (502) sheet material (2) to a set-down position while the sheet material (2) is held by the sheet material holder (300), discharging (504) a fluid from the first opening (30) in the direction of the sheet material (2), and moving (506) the sheet material holder (300) relative to the sheet material (2) during the discharging of the fluid, such that the sheet material (2) is set down from the sheet material holder (300).

IPC Classes  ?

45.

SENSOR ELEMENT FOR CHECKING A DATA CARRIER HAVING A SPIN RESONANCE FEATURE, ADJUSTMENT METHOD, AND PRODUCTION METHOD

      
Application Number EP2022025476
Publication Number 2023/066522
Status In Force
Filing Date 2022-10-19
Publication Date 2023-04-27
Owner GIESECKE+DEVRIENT CURRENCY TECHNOLOGY GMBH (Germany)
Inventor
  • Huber, Stephan
  • Schuller, Christian
  • Happ, Thomas

Abstract

The invention relates to a sensor element (10) for checking a planar data carrier, in particular a banknote, having a spin resonance feature. The sensor element (10) contains a magnetic core (20) with an air gap (24) into which the planar data carrier is insertable for checking purposes, and a polarization device (22) for generating a static magnetic flux in the air gap (24). Here, the invention provides for the magnetic core (20) to be provided with a permanent-magnetic adjustment element (30) having a plurality of selectable adjustment positions, with the magnetic flux in the air gap (24) being between a minimum value and a maximum value depending on the chosen adjustment position of the adjustment element (30).

IPC Classes  ?

  • G01R 33/383 - Systems for generation, homogenisation or stabilisation of the main or gradient magnetic field using permanent magnets
  • G07D 7/04 - Testing magnetic properties of the materials thereof, e.g. by detection of magnetic imprint
  • G07D 7/121 - Apparatus characterised by sensor details
  • H01F 7/02 - Permanent magnets

46.

SENSOR ELEMENT FOR TESTING A DATA CARRIER HAVING A SPIN RESONANCE FEATURE, DIVIDING METHOD, MOUNTING METHOD AND TESTING METHOD

      
Application Number EP2022025477
Publication Number 2023/066523
Status In Force
Filing Date 2022-10-19
Publication Date 2023-04-27
Owner GIESECKE+DEVRIENT CURRENCY TECHNOLOGY GMBH (Germany)
Inventor
  • Huber, Stephan
  • Schuller, Christian
  • Happ, Thomas

Abstract

The invention relates to a sensor element (10) for testing a planar data carrier (10), in particular a banknote, having a spin resonance feature. The sensor element (10) comprises a magnetic core (20) having an air gap (24), into which the planar data carrier is introducible for the purpose of testing, and having at least one dividing gap (30), along which the magnetic core (20) is divisible into two or more parts. The sensor element also comprises a polarization device (22) for generating a static magnetic flux in the air gap (24). In this case, the invention provides for the magnetic core (20) to have at least one magnetic potentiometer (32) that is switchable between two states. In this case, the magnetic potentiometer (32) in a first state has a first magnetic reluctance and, in the first state of the magnetic potentiometer (32), the sensor element (10) is set up for a measurement on a spin resonance feature of a data carrier introduced into the air gap (24). The magnetic potentiometer (32) in a second state has a second, different magnetic reluctance and, in the second state of the magnetic potentiometer (32), the sensor element (10) is set up for a division of the magnetic core along the dividing gap (30).

IPC Classes  ?

  • G01R 33/383 - Systems for generation, homogenisation or stabilisation of the main or gradient magnetic field using permanent magnets
  • G01R 33/60 - Arrangements or instruments for measuring magnetic variables involving magnetic resonance using electron paramagnetic resonance
  • G01N 24/10 - Investigating or analysing materials by the use of nuclear magnetic resonance, electron paramagnetic resonance or other spin effects by using electron paramagnetic resonance
  • G07D 7/04 - Testing magnetic properties of the materials thereof, e.g. by detection of magnetic imprint
  • G01N 24/08 - Investigating or analysing materials by the use of nuclear magnetic resonance, electron paramagnetic resonance or other spin effects by using nuclear magnetic resonance
  • H01F 7/02 - Permanent magnets
  • G01R 33/30 - Sample handling arrangements, e.g. sample cells, spinning mechanisms

47.

DISPLAY ELEMENT WITH AN IMAGE WHICH FLOATS ABOVE AND BELOW THE SUBSTRATE

      
Application Number EP2022025440
Publication Number 2023/051948
Status In Force
Filing Date 2022-09-22
Publication Date 2023-04-06
Owner GIESECKE+DEVRIENT CURRENCY TECHNOLOGY GMBH (Germany)
Inventor
  • Huynh, Thanh-Hao
  • Fuhse, Christian

Abstract

The invention relates to a display element with a substrate having a plurality of optical elements. The optical elements (e.g., curved mirrors 2 in the form of a concave Fresnel mirror, having a focal point 2.1) of a first grid consist of a first type of optical elements, and the optical elements (e.g., curved mirrors 1 which are inverted in relation to the curved mirrors 2 or mirrored about 180° about the transverse axis, in the form of a convex Fresnel mirror or a convex Fresnel lens, having a focal point 1.1) of a second grid consist of a second type of optical elements, and the first type of optical elements is different from the second type of optical elements. When the display element is tilted, the light spots 5 of the concave and convex mirror surfaces move synchronously in opposite directions in the direction of the arrows so that a viewer 4 observes an especially distinct dynamic effect of floating.

IPC Classes  ?

48.

DEVICE FOR ILLUMINATING VALUE DOCUMENTS, SENSOR FOR TESTING VALUE DOCUMENTS, AND VALUE DOCUMENT-PROCESSING SYSTEM

      
Application Number EP2022025453
Publication Number 2023/051955
Status In Force
Filing Date 2022-09-29
Publication Date 2023-04-06
Owner GIESECKE+DEVRIENT CURRENCY TECHNOLOGY GMBH (Germany)
Inventor
  • Lohner, Joseph
  • Thierauf, Klaus

Abstract

The invention relates to a device for illuminating value documents, in particular banknotes, to a sensor (10) for testing value documents, and to a value document-processing system. The device has a support element (1) and multiple radiation sources (2) which are arranged in a row (3) on the support element (1) and which are designed to emit electromagnetic radiation in order to illuminate a value document. The invention is characterized in that the support element (1) is equipped with a recess (4) which is arranged at a distance to the radiation sources (2) arranged in the row (3) and which extends over a first section (A) of the row (3), whereby the support element (1) has a heat-transfer capability in a support element region (5) lying on the first section (A) of the row (3), said heat-transfer capability being reduced in comparison to a support element (1) region (6) lying on another section (B) of the row (3).

IPC Classes  ?

  • G07D 7/12 - Visible light, infrared or ultraviolet radiation
  • G07D 11/12 - Containers for valuable papers
  • G02F 3/00 - Optical logic elements; Optical bistable devices

49.

METHOD FOR PRODUCING A DATA CARRIER HAVING A LUMINESCENT SECURITY ELEMENT, AND DATA CARRIER

      
Application Number EP2022025439
Publication Number 2023/046319
Status In Force
Filing Date 2022-09-22
Publication Date 2023-03-30
Owner GIESECKE+DEVRIENT CURRENCY TECHNOLOGY GMBH (Germany)
Inventor
  • Giering, Thomas
  • Happ, Thomas
  • Steinlein, Stephan
  • Knecht, Johann
  • Stock, Kai Uwe
  • Scholz-Riecke, Sina

Abstract

The invention relates to a method for producing a data carrier (10) having a luminescent security element (14) comprising at least two portions (22, 24) which at least do not completely overlap one another. In the method: a desired target color location is specified in a step Z); a first printing ink is provided in a step B1), which first printing ink generates a first color impression when illuminated with white light and which, when illuminated with excitation light, has a first visible luminescence, and generates a second color impression which corresponds to the specified target color location; and a second printing ink is provided in a step B2), which second printing ink also generates the first color impression when illuminated with white light and which, when illuminated with the excitation light, has a second visible luminescence, and generates a third color impression which has a different color location and/or a different brightness than the first printing ink. In the method, printing inks are provided in step B1) and step B2) as first and second printing ink, the remission and luminescence of each of which show substantially the same level of stability in respect of environmental impacts. In a step D), the luminescent security element (14) is produced on the data carrier (10), wherein a first portion (22) is printed onto the data carrier (10) using the first printing ink and a second portion (24) which at least does not completely overlap the first portion is printed onto the data carrier using the second printing ink.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B42D 25/387 - Special inks absorbing or reflecting ultraviolet light

50.

METHOD FOR CONTACTING AN ELECTRICALLY CONDUCTIVE PAPER STRUCTURE, COMPOSITE BODY AND USE

      
Application Number EP2022072136
Publication Number 2023/016945
Status In Force
Filing Date 2022-08-05
Publication Date 2023-02-16
Owner
  • GIESECKE+DEVRIENT CURRENCY TECHNOLOGY GMBH (Germany)
  • SURTECO GMBH (Germany)
Inventor
  • Lenssen, Daniel
  • Keller, Mario R.
  • Schusser, Stefan
  • Schunck, Stephan
  • Staiger, Martin
  • Pfeifer, Michael
  • Sauler, Marco

Abstract

The invention relates to a composite body, comprising: a support plate (1) having recesses, an upper main surface and a lower main surface; and an electrically conductive paper structure (4) adjoining the upper main surface of the support plate, wherein: the electrically conductive paper structure (4) has at least one conductor track (3) facing the upper main surface of the support plate; and conductor elements (2) are introduced into the recesses of the support plate such that the conductor elements (2) terminate flush with the upper main surface of the support plate (1), the conductor elements (2) are in electrical contact with the at least one conductor track (3) of the electrically conductive paper structure (4), and the conductor elements (2) are contactable with a current source from the lower main surface of the support plate (1).

IPC Classes  ?

  • H05B 3/20 - Heating elements having extended surface area substantially in a two-dimensional plane, e.g. plate-heater
  • H05B 3/46 - Heating elements having the shape of rods or tubes non-flexible heating conductor mounted on insulating base
  • H05B 3/48 - Heating elements having the shape of rods or tubes non-flexible heating conductor embedded in insulating material
  • H05K 1/02 - Printed circuits - Details
  • H05K 1/03 - Use of materials for the substrate
  • H05K 3/10 - Apparatus or processes for manufacturing printed circuits in which conductive material is applied to the insulating support in such a manner as to form the desired conductive pattern
  • H05K 1/11 - Printed elements for providing electric connections to or between printed circuits
  • H05K 3/00 - Apparatus or processes for manufacturing printed circuits
  • H05K 3/46 - Manufacturing multi-layer circuits

51.

LUMINESCENT PRINTING INK FOR SECURITY PRINTING, ITEM HAVING LUMINESCENT FEATURE, AND PRODUCTION METHOD

      
Application Number EP2022025355
Publication Number 2023/011760
Status In Force
Filing Date 2022-07-27
Publication Date 2023-02-09
Owner GIESECKE+DEVRIENT CURRENCY TECHNOLOGY GMBH (Germany)
Inventor
  • Stritt, Anika
  • Engelhardt, Verena

Abstract

The invention relates to a luminescent printing ink (20) for security printing, having a fluorescent substance (28-F) and a phosphorescent substance (28-P) which each luminesce in the visible spectral range when excited with non-visible excitation light. The printing ink (20) contains one or more capsule luminescent pigment varieties (22-F, 22-P), each of which has a core (24), a shell (26) encapsulating the core and a luminescent substance (28) present in the core. The fluorescent substance (28-F) and the phosphorescent substance (28-P) are each present as a luminescent substance in the core (24) of one or more of the capsule luminescent pigment varieties (22-F, 22-P) so that the capsule luminescent pigments form fluorescent capsule luminescent pigments (22-F) and/or phosphorescent capsule luminescent pigments (22-P). The luminescences of the fluorescent and the phosphorescent capsule luminescence pigments (22-F, 22-P) have the same light-fastness and the same chemical stability, and their luminescences visually produce a substantially matching colour impression.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B42D 25/382 - Special inks absorbing or reflecting infrared light
  • B42D 25/387 - Special inks absorbing or reflecting ultraviolet light
  • B42D 25/29 - Securities;  Bank notes
  • C09D 11/037 - Printing inks characterised by features other than the chemical nature of the binder characterised by the pigment
  • C09K 11/06 - Luminescent, e.g. electroluminescent, chemiluminescent, materials containing organic luminescent materials
  • C09K 11/08 - Luminescent, e.g. electroluminescent, chemiluminescent, materials containing inorganic luminescent materials
  • G07D 7/1205 - Testing spectral properties

52.

EFFECT PIGMENT, MANUFACTURING METHOD, VALUABLE DOCUMENT AND PRINTING INK

      
Application Number EP2022025326
Publication Number 2023/011757
Status In Force
Filing Date 2022-07-12
Publication Date 2023-02-09
Owner GIESECKE+DEVRIENT CURRENCY TECHNOLOGY GMBH (Germany)
Inventor
  • Scherer, Kai Herrmann
  • Stöckl, Christian
  • Drexler, Peter
  • Scherer, Maik Rudolf Johann

Abstract

The invention relates to a platelet-shaped magnetic effect pigment for use in a printing ink, comprising a layered structure with a magnetic layer and at least one optical functional layer, wherein the magnetic layer is based on elongate nanomagnets that do not touch one another and have a substantially uniform preferred magnetic direction perpendicular to the platelet plane of the effect pigment.

IPC Classes  ?

  • C09D 11/037 - Printing inks characterised by features other than the chemical nature of the binder characterised by the pigment
  • C09D 11/101 - Inks specially adapted for printing processes involving curing by wave energy or particle radiation, e.g. with UV-curing following the printing

53.

AUTOMATED PAYMENT SYSTEM AND METHOD

      
Application Number EP2022025275
Publication Number 2023/284995
Status In Force
Filing Date 2022-06-13
Publication Date 2023-01-19
Owner GIESECKE+DEVRIENT CURRENCY TECHNOLOGY GMBH (Germany)
Inventor
  • Edler, Philipp
  • Fritzhanns, Tilo

Abstract

The invention relates to an automated payment method for a payment from a customer to a seller for a sequence of multiple purchase transactions, wherein the following steps are performed in a seller unit: a) registering the customer for the sequence of multiple purchase transactions; b) receiving items of billing data for each of the purchase transactions, each item comprising a purchase revenue of the purchase transaction; c) checking-out the customer for the sequence of purchase transactions; d) adding up the purchase revenues; and e) generating payment data from the added-up purchase revenues and from payment service provider data of the customer, wherein in step c) the checking-out of the customer triggers at least step e), and the customer is checked out depending on previously stored seller-specific and/or customer-specific checking-out base data, wherein the checking-out is performed automatically by determining in advance a checking-out time at which the checking-out is performed on the basis of the checking-out base data and/or by checking the plausibility of the billing data as a checking-out criterion on the basis of the checking-out base data.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G06Q 20/10 - Payment architectures specially adapted for home banking systems
  • G06Q 20/40 - Authorisation, e.g. identification of payer or payee, verification of customer or shop credentials; Review and approval of payers, e.g. check of credit lines or negative lists
  • G06Q 50/12 - Hotels or restaurants
  • G06Q 20/14 - Payment architectures specially adapted for billing systems
  • G06Q 20/32 - Payment architectures, schemes or protocols characterised by the use of specific devices using wireless devices
  • G06Q 20/24 - Credit schemes, i.e. "pay after"

54.

BANKNOTE HAVING A BANKNOTE SUBSTRATE AND A SECURITY ELEMENT, AND METHOD FOR CHECKING A BANKNOTE

      
Application Number EP2022025328
Publication Number 2023/285000
Status In Force
Filing Date 2022-07-13
Publication Date 2023-01-19
Owner GIESECKE+DEVRIENT CURRENCY TECHNOLOGY GMBH (Germany)
Inventor
  • Gebauer, Christoph
  • Bichlmeier, Stefan
  • Pfeiffer, Matthias

Abstract

A banknote (1) having a banknote substrate (2) and a security element (3), the banknote substrate (2) having a first security component (12) and the security element (3) having a second security component (13), with the first security component being designed to emit a first characteristic signal (14) outside of the visible wavelength range of the electromagnetic radiation upon excitation with electromagnetic radiation and the second security component being designed to emit a second characteristic signal (15) outside of the visible wavelength range of the electromagnetic radiation upon excitation with electromagnetic radiation, with the banknote (1) being designed to provide a third characteristic signal (16) by combining the first characteristic signal and the second characteristic signal. The characteristic signals (14, 15, 16) may be in the form of infrared radiation, UV radiation or terahertz radiation. The security element (3) can be a security film element (4, 6) connected to the banknote substrate by way of an adhesive connection (36), or a security thread (5) applied to the banknote substrate (2).

IPC Classes  ?

  • B42D 25/29 - Securities;  Bank notes
  • B42D 25/355 - Security threads
  • B42D 25/36 - Identification or security features, e.g. for preventing forgery comprising special materials
  • B42D 25/378 - Special inks
  • B42D 25/382 - Special inks absorbing or reflecting infrared light
  • B42D 25/387 - Special inks absorbing or reflecting ultraviolet light
  • D21H 21/42 - Ribbons or strips
  • D21H 21/48 - Elements suited for physical verification, e.g. by irradiation
  • G07D 7/1205 - Testing spectral properties

55.

OPTICALLY VARIABLE SECURITY ELEMENT, AND VALUE DOCUMENT CONTAINING THE OPTICALLY VARIABLE SECURITY ELEMENT

      
Application Number EP2022025241
Publication Number 2022/268357
Status In Force
Filing Date 2022-05-24
Publication Date 2022-12-29
Owner GIESECKE+DEVRIENT CURRENCY TECHNOLOGY GMBH (Germany)
Inventor
  • Höfer, Moritz
  • Stöckl, Christian
  • Blazek, Matthias
  • Fuhse, Christian
  • Rahm, Michael

Abstract

The invention relates to an optically variable security element having a motif region. A plurality of differently oriented first facets and a plurality of differently oriented second facets are arranged in the motif region. Each of the first and second facets defines a normal vector having a first orientation component and a second orientation component. The optically variable security element defines an x-y plane. The first facets comprise first sub-wavelength structures. The second facets comprise second sub-wavelength structures. The first sub-wavelength structures are different from the first sub-wavelength structures. In the motif region at least one motif is visible to an observer in a depiction and with a colour impression. The depiction of the at least one motif changes for the observer as the optically variable security element is tilted about a first axis. The colour impression of the at least one motif changes for the observer as the optically variable security element is tilted about a second axis. The second axis is not parallel to the first axis. The colour impression of the at least one motif is determined by the first orientation components. The depiction of the at least one motif is determined by the second orientation components. The first orientation components of the first facets and of the second facets are different from one another.

IPC Classes  ?

56.

DEVICE AND METHOD FOR SEPARATING VALUE DOCUMENTS, IN PARTICULAR BANKNOTES, AND VALUE DOCUMENT PROCESSING SYSTEM

      
Application Number EP2022064823
Publication Number 2022/268457
Status In Force
Filing Date 2022-05-31
Publication Date 2022-12-29
Owner GIESECKE+DEVRIENT CURRENCY TECHNOLOGY GMBH (Germany)
Inventor
  • Hobmeier, Ralf
  • Neuhauser, Richard
  • Schneiderbauer, Bernhard

Abstract

The invention relates to a device for separating value documents (2), in particular banknotes, comprising a receiving device (4, 5) which is designed to receive a stack (3) of value documents (2), a rotatable separating element (7) which is designed to act temporarily on in each case one value document (2) of the stack (3) and to withdraw the same from the stack (3), and a drive device (8) which is designed to set the separating element (7) into rotation, and a control device (9) which is designed to control the drive device (8) such that the rotational speed of the rotation, into which the separating element (7) is set by the drive device (8), is changed, in particular temporarily, during each revolution of the separating element (7). The invention also relates to a corresponding method and to a value document processing system comprising such a device.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B65H 1/06 - Supports or magazines for piles from which articles are to be separated adapted to support articles substantially horizontally, e.g. for separation from top of pile for separation from bottom of pile
  • B65H 3/06 - Rollers or like rotary separators
  • G07D 11/165 - Picking

57.

SECURITY ELEMENT WITH MARKING LAYER HAVING MULTIPLE CUTOUTS AND PROCESS FOR PRODUCING A SECURITY ELEMENT

      
Application Number EP2022064767
Publication Number 2022/268453
Status In Force
Filing Date 2022-05-31
Publication Date 2022-12-29
Owner GIESECKE+DEVRIENT CURRENCY TECHNOLOGY GMBH (Germany)
Inventor Pfeiffer, Matthias

Abstract

The invention concerns a security element (1) for a security document (21), having an optically variable layer (2), a marking layer (3) and a reflector layer (4), the reflector layer (4) being configured between the optically variable layer (2) and the marking layer (3), the marking layer (3) being disposed on a rear side (4a) of the reflector layer (4), facing away from the optically variable layer (2), and being configured for marking the rear side (4a) of the reflector layer (4), the marking layer (3) being configured as a checking aid for right-sided disposition of the security element (1) on the security document (21), with the marking layer (3) having multiple cutouts (7) at which the reflector layer (4) has an exposed configuration relative to the marking layer (3).

IPC Classes  ?

  • B42D 25/351 - Translucent or partly translucent parts, e.g. windows
  • B42D 25/369 - Magnetised or magnetisable materials
  • B42D 25/373 - Metallic materials
  • B42D 25/382 - Special inks absorbing or reflecting infrared light
  • B42D 25/29 - Securities;  Bank notes
  • B42D 25/435 - Marking by removal of material using electromagnetic radiation, e.g. laser
  • B42D 25/44 - Marking by removal of material using mechanical means, e.g. engraving

58.

METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING A LUMINESCENT PRINTING INK

      
Application Number EP2022025242
Publication Number 2022/248079
Status In Force
Filing Date 2022-05-25
Publication Date 2022-12-01
Owner GIESECKE+DEVRIENT CURRENCY TECHNOLOGY GMBH (Germany)
Inventor Stock, Kai, Uwe

Abstract

The invention relates to a method for producing a luminescent printing ink of a desired target spectral locus, in which: Z) the desired target spectral locus is specified using standard chromaticity coordinates x, y; L) at least two luminescent pigments are specified by their luminescence spectra; B) proportions by weight of the at least two luminescent pigments are determined from the luminescence spectra of the luminescent pigments, from spectral value functions and from the specified target spectral locus; and M) the at least two luminescent pigments are mixed in the proportions by weight determined in step B) in order to obtain a luminescent printing ink having a luminescence of which the spectral locus under illumination with non-visible excitation light corresponds substantially to the target spectral locus.

IPC Classes  ?

  • C09D 5/00 - Coating compositions, e.g. paints, varnishes or lacquers, characterised by their physical nature or the effects produced; Filling pastes

59.

METHOD FOR PRODUCING A LUMINESCENT SECURITY MARKING, AND LUMINESCENT SECURITY MARKING

      
Application Number EP2022025243
Publication Number 2022/248080
Status In Force
Filing Date 2022-05-25
Publication Date 2022-12-01
Owner GIESECKE+DEVRIENT CURRENCY TECHNOLOGY GMBH (Germany)
Inventor Stock, Kai Uwe

Abstract

The invention relates to a method for producing a luminescent security marking (14; 70) on a substrate (12) of a predetermined substrate type. The security marking (14; 70) comprises a layer sequence (20) which is applied on top of the substrate in a part region (18) and is formed from a diffuse reflectance printing ink applied on top of the substrate and from a luminescent printing ink applied on top of the diffuse reflectance printing ink, or a mixture of a diffuse reflectance printing ink and a luminescent printing ink. The layer sequence or the mixture exhibit visible luminescence after excitation. In the case of the layer sequence (20), in particular, a combination spectrum is determined by an addition, weighted with a provided division parameter c, of the luminescence spectrum of the luminescent printing ink, modified by the diffuse reflectance spectrum of the diffuse reflectance printing ink, and of the unmodified luminescence spectrum. In the case of the mixture, a combination spectrum is determined as a luminescence spectrum of the luminescent printing ink modified by the diffuse reflectance spectrum. The layer sequence or the mixture are printed with a chosen layer thickness onto a substrate (12) of the predetermined substrate type, in order to obtain a luminescent security marking (14; 70), the luminescence spectrum of which matches the calculated combination spectrum in the part region on illumination with the excitation light. The invention also relates to an associated luminescent security marking (14; 70).

IPC Classes  ?

  • B42D 25/382 - Special inks absorbing or reflecting infrared light
  • B42D 25/387 - Special inks absorbing or reflecting ultraviolet light
  • B42D 25/29 - Securities;  Bank notes
  • B42D 25/45 - Associating two or more layers
  • B41M 3/14 - Security printing
  • C09D 11/037 - Printing inks characterised by features other than the chemical nature of the binder characterised by the pigment
  • C09K 11/00 - Luminescent, e.g. electroluminescent, chemiluminescent, materials

60.

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR CHECKING VALUE DOCUMENTS AND METHOD AND DEVICE FOR GENERATING CHECKING PARAMETERS FOR THE CHECKING METHOD

      
Application Number EP2022025226
Publication Number 2022/242909
Status In Force
Filing Date 2022-05-13
Publication Date 2022-11-24
Owner GIESECKE+DEVRIENT CURRENCY TECHNOLOGY GMBH (Germany)
Inventor Kodewitz, Maria

Abstract

The invention relates to a method for generating templates for checking value documents of a predefined value document type, in particular banknotes, in which method value documents of the predefined value document type have at least two predefined production elements, in particular print layers and/or security elements, which optionally partially overlap, and digital training images of training value documents of the predefined value document type are used, each of which have pixels each assigned pixel data. The method comprises the following steps: for each of the training images, determining position data sets having position coordinates in a coordinate space each describing the positions of the production elements on the value document at least relative to one another; forming at least two, preferably at least four, position sub-regions of the coordinate space, each comprising at least one predefined number of position data sets, the position sub-regions containing no common position data sets; for each of the position sub-regions, determining a template using training images of the value documents; storing the template and position sub-region data describing the position and extent of each position sub-region. The invention further relates to a method for checking value documents and to a device for carrying out the checking method.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G06T 11/60 - Editing figures and text; Combining figures or text
  • G07D 7/00 - Testing specially adapted to determine the identity or genuineness of valuable papers or for segregating those which are unacceptable, e.g. banknotes that are alien to a currency
  • G06K 9/62 - Methods or arrangements for recognition using electronic means

61.

OPTICALLY VARIABLE REPRESENTATION ELEMENT

      
Application Number EP2022025231
Publication Number 2022/242912
Status In Force
Filing Date 2022-05-17
Publication Date 2022-11-24
Owner GIESECKE+DEVRIENT CURRENCY TECHNOLOGY GMBH (Germany)
Inventor
  • Fuhse, Christian
  • Stöckl, Christian
  • Höfer, Moritz
  • Blazek, Matthias
  • Rahm, Michael

Abstract

The invention relates to an optically variable representation element (12) with a reflective surface region (24) which, upon observation in reflected light, generates a respective three-dimensional representation (14, 16) for at least two different observation directions (44, 46), with the three-dimensional representations (14, 16) at least partially overlapping and having different colors at least regionally within the overlap region. In this case, provision is made for the reflective surface region (24) to contain a respective multiplicity of reflective facets (34, 36) in a first and a second partial region which at least partially overlap one another, said reflective facets being oriented such that the facets (34) in the first partial region generate a first three-dimensional representation (14) with a surface that jumps out and/or is set back in relation to its actual spatial shape for the observer from the first observation direction (44) and the facets (36) in the second partial region generate a second three-dimensional representation (16) with a surface that jumps out and/or is set back in relation to its actual spatial shape for the observer from the second observation direction (46). In the overlap region of the first and the second partial regions, the facets (34, 36) of the reflective surface region (24) are provided at least regionally with sub-wavelength structures (38) which generate the different colors of the three-dimensional representations (14, 16).

IPC Classes  ?

62.

METHOD FOR PRODUCING A SECURITY ELEMENT, AND SECURITY ELEMENT

      
Application Number EP2022025112
Publication Number 2022/233449
Status In Force
Filing Date 2022-03-21
Publication Date 2022-11-10
Owner GIESECKE+DEVRIENT CURRENCY TECHNOLOGY GMBH (Germany)
Inventor
  • Zinth, Veronika
  • Mengel, Christoph
  • Kisselova-Weckerle, Yana
  • Drexler, Astrid
  • Wedner, Bernhard
  • Gross, Andreas
  • Freutsmiedl, Simon
  • Wäsche, Elisabeth
  • Schmitt, Florian
  • Thalbauer, Simone

Abstract

The invention relates to a method for producing a security element, to a security element, and to a security document. The method comprises the following steps: providing a substrate (12) embodied with a planar extent and having a front and a rear side (14, 15) and at least one portion (16); b1) applying a stabilizing coating (17) in the portion (16) on the rear side (15) of the substrate (12); b2) applying an adhesion promoter coating (18) in the portion (16) on the front side (14) of the substrate (12); and c) applying a transfer element (19) on the adhesion promoter coating (18). As seen in a plan view of the planar substrate (12), the transfer element (19) is arranged in a manner bounded by an edge (22) lying within the portion (16) on at least a first and a second side (20, 21), and the stabilizing coating (17) and the adhesion promoter coating (18) are each formed on at least one of the first and second sides (20, 21) of the transfer element (19) in a manner extending beyond the edge (22) thereof. The stabilizing coating (17) and the adhesion promoter coating (18) each comprise a, more particularly optical or machine-readable, e.g. luminescent, feature component, the stabilizing coating (17) and the adhesion promoter coating (18) jointly forming a security feature of the security element.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B42D 25/324 - Reliefs
  • B42D 25/351 - Translucent or partly translucent parts, e.g. windows
  • B42D 25/36 - Identification or security features, e.g. for preventing forgery comprising special materials
  • B42D 25/369 - Magnetised or magnetisable materials
  • B42D 25/378 - Special inks
  • B42D 25/382 - Special inks absorbing or reflecting infrared light
  • B42D 25/387 - Special inks absorbing or reflecting ultraviolet light
  • B42D 25/47 - Associating two or more layers using chemicals or adhesives using adhesives

63.

OPTICALLY VARIABLE SECURITY ELEMENT

      
Application Number EP2022025130
Publication Number 2022/233450
Status In Force
Filing Date 2022-04-04
Publication Date 2022-11-10
Owner GIESECKE+DEVRIENT CURRENCY TECHNOLOGY GMBH (Germany)
Inventor
  • Höfer, Moritz
  • Fuhse, Christian

Abstract

The invention relates to an optically variable security element (10) having a motif region (20). A plurality of differently oriented facets (111) are arranged in the motif region (20). A pattern (30) comprising visible pattern elements (50, 50a, 50b) is visible in the motif region (20) to a viewer at least at a first viewing angle. The visible pattern elements (50, 50a, 50b) are designed differently in order to portray a motif (60) to the viewer. The motif (60) is a three-dimensional motif (60). The pattern elements (50, 50a, 50b) are designed differently such that they portray a perspective of the three-dimensional motif (60) to the viewer.

IPC Classes  ?

64.

MULTILAYER BODY AND PROCESS FOR PRODUCTION THEREOF

      
Application Number EP2022025159
Publication Number 2022/233451
Status In Force
Filing Date 2022-04-20
Publication Date 2022-11-10
Owner GIESECKE+DEVRIENT CURRENCY TECHNOLOGY GMBH (Germany)
Inventor
  • Schiffmann, Peter
  • Heim, Manfred

Abstract

The invention relates to a multilayer body comprising two layer structures bonded by means of an adhesive layer, wherein at least one of the two layer structures has a colour-shifting thin-film element. The invention further relates to a process for production of a multilayer body, comprising the providing of a first layer structure having a colour-shifting thin-film element; the providing of a second layer structure having a colour-shifting thin-film element; the step of bonding of the first layer structure to the second layer structure by means of at least one adhesive layer present over the full area or in structured or partial form, wherein the at least one adhesive layer is provided on the outside of at least one of the two layer structures, preferably on the outside of both layer structures.

IPC Classes  ?

65.

OPTICALLY VARIABLE SECURITY ELEMENT, AND VALUE DOCUMENT CONTAINING THE OPTICALLY VARIABLE SECURITY ELEMENT

      
Application Number EP2022025085
Publication Number 2022/218568
Status In Force
Filing Date 2022-03-08
Publication Date 2022-10-20
Owner GIESECKE+DEVRIENT CURRENCY TECHNOLOGY GMBH (Germany)
Inventor Höfer, Moritz

Abstract

The invention relates to an optically variable security element containing a motif region, wherein an optically variable main motif having a contour is visible to a viewer in the motif region at at least a first viewing angle, and the optically variable main motif includes substructures that are visible to the viewer, said visible substructures being visible along the contour of the main motif, the substructures being sub-motifs that are visible to the viewer, and each of the sub-motifs being provided with a contour.

IPC Classes  ?

66.

OPTICALLY VARIABLE SECURITY ELEMENT, AND VALUE DOCUMENT CONTAINING THE OPTICALLY VARIABLE SECURITY ELEMENT

      
Application Number EP2022025086
Publication Number 2022/218569
Status In Force
Filing Date 2022-03-08
Publication Date 2022-10-20
Owner GIESECKE+DEVRIENT CURRENCY TECHNOLOGY GMBH (Germany)
Inventor Höfer, Moritz

Abstract

The invention relates to an optically variable security element containing a motif region, wherein an optically variable main motif having a main motif shape is visible to a viewer in the motif region at at least a first viewing angle, and the optically variable main motif includes substructures that are visible to the viewer, said substructures being sub-motifs that are visible to the viewer and have a sub-motif shape, the sub-motifs having the same sub-motif shape, and the sub-motif shape corresponding to the main motif shape.

IPC Classes  ?

67.

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR CHECKING VALUE DOCUMENTS AND SYSTEM FOR PROCESSING VALUE DOCUMENTS

      
Application Number EP2022025137
Publication Number 2022/218570
Status In Force
Filing Date 2022-04-07
Publication Date 2022-10-20
Owner GIESECKE+DEVRIENT CURRENCY TECHNOLOGY GMBH (Germany)
Inventor
  • Gebhardt, Manfred
  • Holl, Norbert
  • Shala, Shkelqim
  • Stein, Dieter

Abstract

The invention relates to an apparatus for checking value documents (1), more particularly banknotes, comprising at least one image-capturing device (2), which is designed to capture at least one image (3) of each of a plurality of value documents (1), said images each being composed of a plurality of pixels. The apparatus is characterized by an evaluation device (4), which is designed to determine, in the captured images (3) of different value documents (1), one or more positions of pixels at which a plurality of the captured images (3) of the different value documents (1) deviate from a predefined reference image (3Z). The invention also relates to a corresponding method and to a system for processing value documents.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G07D 7/206 - Matching template patterns
  • G07D 11/30 - Tracking or tracing valuable papers or cassettes

68.

ELECTRODE-STACKING WHEEL HAVING AN ELECTRODE-CLAMPING ELEMENT, CORRESPONDING ELECTRODE-STACKING DEVICE, AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING AN ELECTRODE STACK

      
Application Number EP2022025128
Publication Number 2022/214217
Status In Force
Filing Date 2022-04-01
Publication Date 2022-10-13
Owner GIESECKE+DEVRIENT CURRENCY TECHNOLOGY GMBH (Germany)
Inventor
  • Thum, Xaver
  • Neudel, Frank

Abstract

The invention relates to an electrode-stacking wheel (1) designed to receive and convey planar electrode elements (7), the electrode-stacking wheel comprising: a spindle (2) designed for the rotating of the electrode-stacking wheel (1); a plurality of stacking fingers (3), which are radial to the spindle (2) and which are disposed circumferentially around the spindle (2); a plurality of intermediate spaces (6), which are formed between the respective stacking fingers (3), each intermediate space (6) being designed to receive at least one of the electrode elements (7); and an electrode-clamping element (8) formed in each of the intermediate spaces (6), each electrode-clamping element (8) being designed such that, in the clamping state, the electrode-clamping element applies clamping force to a main surface (9) of one of the electrode elements (7) and presses the electrode element (7) in question against the stacking finger (3) in question by means of the force application.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B65H 29/40 - Members rotated about an axis perpendicular to direction of article movement, e.g. star-wheels formed by S-shaped members

69.

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR FORMING A STACK OF FLAT ELEMENTS FOR AN ENERGY STORAGE DEVICE OR A FUEL CELL

      
Application Number EP2022025133
Publication Number 2022/214221
Status In Force
Filing Date 2022-04-06
Publication Date 2022-10-13
Owner GIESECKE+DEVRIENT CURRENCY TECHNOLOGY GMBH (Germany)
Inventor
  • Königer, Wolfgang
  • Jakobs, Andreas

Abstract

The invention relates to a method for forming a stack of flat elements (12), for example electrodes, for an electrochemical energy storage device or a fuel cell using a stacking wheel (16) that can be rotated in a specified rotational direction (D) and has stacking compartments (18), each of which is designed to receive one of the flat elements. An individual flat element of the flat elements is transported to the stacking wheel, which is rotating in the specified rotational direction, and enters one of the stacking compartments of the stacking wheel; the flat element is further transported in the stacking compartment by rotating the stacking wheel; and the flat element is removed from the stacking compartment in a specified phase of the rotational movement. While the flat element is entering the stacking compartment and/or while the flat element is being transported in the stacking compartment, an air flow is directed towards the flat element in a specified blowing region (B) such that a force is exerted onto the respective flat element. The invention additionally relates to a device (10) for carrying out the method.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B65H 29/40 - Members rotated about an axis perpendicular to direction of article movement, e.g. star-wheels formed by S-shaped members
  • H01M 10/04 - Construction or manufacture in general

70.

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR FORMING A STACK OF FLAT ELEMENTS FOR AN ENERGY STORAGE DEVICE OR A FUEL CELL

      
Application Number EP2022025134
Publication Number 2022/214222
Status In Force
Filing Date 2022-04-06
Publication Date 2022-10-13
Owner GIESECKE+DEVRIENT CURRENCY TECHNOLOGY GMBH (Germany)
Inventor
  • Königer, Wolfgang
  • Jakobs, Andreas

Abstract

The invention relates to a method for forming a stack of flat elements (12), for example electrodes, for an electrochemical energy storage device or a fuel cell using at least one rotatably mounted stacking wheel (16) with stacking fingers (38). Two adjacent stacking fingers of the stacking fingers form a stacking compartment (18) which has a stacking compartment opening on the circumference of the stacking wheel, and at least one of the stacking fingers which forms the stacking compartment has at least one air channel (20) which opens into a stacking compartment formed by means of the respective stacking fingers. In the method, the elements are transported individually to the rotating stacking wheel such that each of the transported elements enters one of the stacking compartments, the respective element being transported in the respective stacking compartment by rotating the stacking wheel until the respective element exits the stacking compartment, and at least while the respective element is entering the respective stacking compartment and/or at least while the respective element is exiting the respective stacking compartment, air is suctioned from the stacking compartment and/or is blown into the stacking compartment through the at least one air channel such that a force is exerted onto the element in the stacking compartment. The invention additionally relates to a device (10) for carrying out the method.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B65H 29/40 - Members rotated about an axis perpendicular to direction of article movement, e.g. star-wheels formed by S-shaped members
  • H01M 10/04 - Construction or manufacture in general

71.

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR PRODUCING AN ELECTRODE STACK

      
Application Number EP2022025089
Publication Number 2022/214213
Status In Force
Filing Date 2022-03-08
Publication Date 2022-10-13
Owner GIESECKE+DEVRIENT CURRENCY TECHNOLOGY GMBH (Germany)
Inventor
  • Thum, Xaver
  • Neudel, Frank
  • Linck, Ralf
  • Reichel, Robert

Abstract

The invention relates to a device for producing an electrode stack with flat electrode elements (1), comprising a stacking wheel (10) that can be rotated about a stacking wheel axis (A) and has a plurality of stacking wheel fingers (11) distributed over the circumference of the stacking wheel, a respective compartment being formed between each pair of stacking wheel fingers in order to receive an electrode element. The device additionally has an ejector (15) which is designed to eject the electrode elements received in the compartments of the stacking wheel out of the respective compartment when the stacking wheel rotates about the stacking wheel axis, wherein the electrode elements are deposited onto an electrode stack by the ejector. For at least one of the compartments of the stacking wheel, a roll pair (12, 13) is provided which has an inner roll (12) and an outer roll (13) that are arranged in the region of the respective compartment such that the rolls act on opposing surfaces of an electrode element received in the compartment in order to influence the movement of the electrode element along the compartment.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B65H 29/40 - Members rotated about an axis perpendicular to direction of article movement, e.g. star-wheels formed by S-shaped members
  • B65H 29/68 - Reducing the speed of articles as they advance
  • H01M 10/04 - Construction or manufacture in general

72.

DEVICE FOR STACKING FLAT ITEMS

      
Application Number EP2022025135
Publication Number 2022/214223
Status In Force
Filing Date 2022-04-07
Publication Date 2022-10-13
Owner GIESECKE+DEVRIENT CURRENCY TECHNOLOGY GMBH (Germany)
Inventor
  • Neudel, Frank
  • Thum, Xaver
  • Königer, Wolfgang

Abstract

The invention relates to a device for stacking flat items. The device according to the invention for stacking flat items has: stacking wheels (10, 20) which have stacking fingers (S1, S2) and, located between the stacking fingers, compartments (F1, F2) for receiving flat items (G) to be stacked; a conveying device (T) for conveying the flat items into the compartments of the stacking wheels; a stripper (30) for removing the flat items from the compartments of the stacking wheels; a support (31) for receiving the flat items removed from the compartments of the stacking wheels and for forming a stack (40) of flat items, in which at least one first stacking wheel (10) mounted on a first shaft and at least one second stacking wheel (20) mounted on a second shaft (22) are provided, the shafts of the stacking wheels being parallel to each other in an axial direction and arranged at a distance d from each other so that a central point (11) of the first shaft and a central point of the second shaft lie in a plane (E), the first stacking wheel and the second stacking wheel being driven at the same speed and in the same rotational direction (R) so that a resultant opening between first and second compartments is created depending on the angular position of the first and second stacking wheels, portions of the opening between first and second compartments which in the respective angular position are perpendicular to the plane being constricted by the distance d whereas portions of the opening between first and second compartments which are parallel to the plane being unchanged.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B65H 29/40 - Members rotated about an axis perpendicular to direction of article movement, e.g. star-wheels formed by S-shaped members
  • B65H 29/70 - Article-bending or stiffening arrangements

73.

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR STACKING FLAT ITEMS

      
Application Number EP2022025136
Publication Number 2022/214224
Status In Force
Filing Date 2022-04-07
Publication Date 2022-10-13
Owner GIESECKE+DEVRIENT CURRENCY TECHNOLOGY GMBH (Germany)
Inventor Neudel, Frank

Abstract

The invention relates to a method and a device for stacking flat items. The present invention for stacking flat items (G) in order to form stacks (40) with a predefined number of flat items by means of a stacking wheel (10) has the following steps • a) introducing flat items into compartments (F) of the stacking wheel, • b) conveying the flat items in the compartments of the stacking wheel, • c) removing the flat items from the compartments of the stacking wheel and forming a stack with the predefined number of flat items and • d) removing the stack with the predefined number of flat items, wherein, after introduction of the predefined number of flat items into the compartments of the stacking wheel, no flat item is introduced into at least one subsequent compartment of the stacking wheel, and repeating steps a) to d).

IPC Classes  ?

  • B65H 29/40 - Members rotated about an axis perpendicular to direction of article movement, e.g. star-wheels formed by S-shaped members
  • B65H 33/12 - Forming counted batches in delivery pile or stream of articles by creating gaps in the stream
  • B65H 31/30 - Arrangements for removing completed piles
  • B65H 31/10 - Pile receivers with movable end support arranged to recede as pile accumulates the articles being piled one above another and applied at the top of the pile

74.

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR PRODUCING AN ELECTRODE STACK

      
Application Number EP2022025088
Publication Number 2022/199885
Status In Force
Filing Date 2022-03-08
Publication Date 2022-09-29
Owner GIESECKE+DEVRIENT CURRENCY TECHNOLOGY GMBH (Germany)
Inventor
  • Sperl, Markus
  • Königer, Wolfgang

Abstract

The invention relates to a device for producing an electrode stack with flat electrodes, having a stacking wheel (10) that can be rotated about a stacking wheel axis (A), which stacking wheel has a plurality of stacking wheel fingers (11) distributed over the circumference of the stacking wheel, between each of which fingers a compartment for receiving an electrode is formed. The device further comprises a stripper (15) which is designed to strip the electrodes accommodated in the stacking wheel compartments from the respective compartment when the stacking wheel rotates about its stacking wheel axis, wherein the stripping causes the electrodes to be placed on an electrode stack. In addition to the stacking wheel fingers, a plurality of elastically deformable fingers (12) are present. These fingers are rotated about an axis when the device is in operation. The respective elastically deformable finger engages with the respective electrode during stripping and/or placement of the respective electrode in order to align the front edge of the electrode.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B65H 29/40 - Members rotated about an axis perpendicular to direction of article movement, e.g. star-wheels formed by S-shaped members
  • B65H 31/36 - Auxiliary devices for contacting each article with a front stop as it is piled
  • B65H 31/02 - Pile receivers with stationary end support against which pile accumulates
  • B65H 31/10 - Pile receivers with movable end support arranged to recede as pile accumulates the articles being piled one above another and applied at the top of the pile
  • H01M 10/04 - Construction or manufacture in general
  • B65H 31/38 - Apparatus for vibrating or knocking the pile during piling

75.

METHOD FOR PRODUCING AN ELECTRODE STACK, AND STACKING DEVICE

      
Application Number EP2022025108
Publication Number 2022/199888
Status In Force
Filing Date 2022-03-17
Publication Date 2022-09-29
Owner GIESECKE+DEVRIENT CURRENCY TECHNOLOGY GMBH (Germany)
Inventor
  • Thum, Xaver
  • Sperl, Markus

Abstract

The invention relates to a method for producing an electrode stack (10) with flat electrode elements (6, 8), in which the following steps are carried out: a) providing a first electrode element (6); b) inserting the first electrode element (6) into an intermediate space (5) which is formed by stacking fingers (3) of at least one stacking wheel (2) which rotates about a rotation axis (4); c) transporting the first electrode element (6) with the stacking wheel (2); d) removing the first electrode element (6) from the intermediate space (5); e) arranging the first electrode element (6) in a stacking position (50); f) providing a second electrode element (8); g) inserting the second electrode element (8) into a further intermediate space (7) which is different from the intermediate space (5) and is formed by stacking fingers (3) of the stacking wheel (2); h) removing the second electrode element (8) from the further intermediate space (7); and i) arranging the second electrode element (8) in the stacking position (50) and producing the electrode stack (10), wherein at least the first electrode element (6) is moved to a lateral target position (14) by at least one movable alignment element (13).

IPC Classes  ?

  • B65H 29/40 - Members rotated about an axis perpendicular to direction of article movement, e.g. star-wheels formed by S-shaped members
  • B65H 31/38 - Apparatus for vibrating or knocking the pile during piling
  • B65H 29/52 - Stationary guides or smoothers
  • B65H 31/02 - Pile receivers with stationary end support against which pile accumulates
  • B65H 31/10 - Pile receivers with movable end support arranged to recede as pile accumulates the articles being piled one above another and applied at the top of the pile

76.

STACKING WHEEL AND CORRESPONDING DEVICE FOR STACKING FLAT OBJECTS

      
Application Number EP2022025114
Publication Number 2022/199890
Status In Force
Filing Date 2022-03-22
Publication Date 2022-09-29
Owner GIESECKE+DEVRIENT CURRENCY TECHNOLOGY GMBH (Germany)
Inventor
  • Neudel, Frank
  • Sperl, Markus
  • Jakobs, Andreas

Abstract

The invention relates to a stacking wheel and a device for stacking flat objects. The stacking wheel (20) according to the invention for stacking flat objects (G) has a specified number of stacking fingers (S1-S16) which are distributed over the circumference of the stacking wheel and form compartments (F1-F16) between the stacking fingers for receiving the flat objects to be stacked. The stacking fingers have outer ends (S1-S16) which enclose the openings of the compartment and are arranged in a uniformly spaced manner along the outer circumference of the stacking wheel such that the openings of the compartments are arranged along the outer circumference of the stacking wheel in a uniformly spaced manner, and the stacking fingers have inner ends which are arranged such that the compartment ends (E1-E16) lying in the direction of the center of the stacking wheel are arranged such that a distance (a) is produced in the rotational direction (R) of the stacking wheel between two adjacent compartment (F1, 16) ends (E1, E16), said distance being greater than the distances between all of the other adjacent ends of the compartments in the rotational direction of the stacking wheel.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B65H 29/40 - Members rotated about an axis perpendicular to direction of article movement, e.g. star-wheels formed by S-shaped members
  • B65H 31/10 - Pile receivers with movable end support arranged to recede as pile accumulates the articles being piled one above another and applied at the top of the pile
  • B65H 31/30 - Arrangements for removing completed piles
  • B65H 33/00 - Forming counted batches in delivery pile or stream of articles

77.

SENSOR ELEMENT, TEST DEVICE AND METHOD FOR TESTING DATA CARRIERS HAVING A SPIN RESONANCE FEATURE

      
Application Number EP2022025115
Publication Number 2022/199891
Status In Force
Filing Date 2022-03-22
Publication Date 2022-09-29
Owner GIESECKE+DEVRIENT CURRENCY TECHNOLOGY GMBH (Germany)
Inventor Huber, Stephan

Abstract

The invention relates to a sensor element (30) for testing a flat data carrier (10), in particular a banknote, that has a spin resonance feature (12). The sensor element contains a magnetic core (34) having an air gap, into which the flat data carrier (10) can be inserted for testing, an element for generating a static magnetic flux in the air gap, and a resonator (32) for exciting the spin resonance feature of the data carrier to be tested. According to the invention, it is provided that the resonator is formed by a stripline resonator (40) which is arranged in the air gap of the magnetic core and comprises a flat carrier (42) having an upper side (44-O) and a conducting structure (46) which is arranged on the upper side (44-O) of the carrier with a characteristic length l.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G07D 7/04 - Testing magnetic properties of the materials thereof, e.g. by detection of magnetic imprint
  • G01R 33/20 - Arrangements or instruments for measuring magnetic variables involving magnetic resonance
  • G01N 24/08 - Investigating or analysing materials by the use of nuclear magnetic resonance, electron paramagnetic resonance or other spin effects by using nuclear magnetic resonance

78.

SENSOR ELEMENT AND DEVICE FOR CHECKING THE AUTHENTICITY OF A DATA CARRIER HAVING A SPIN RESONANCE FEATURE

      
Application Number EP2022025116
Publication Number 2022/199892
Status In Force
Filing Date 2022-03-22
Publication Date 2022-09-29
Owner GIESECKE+DEVRIENT CURRENCY TECHNOLOGY GMBH (Germany)
Inventor
  • Huber, Stephan
  • Happ, Thomas

Abstract

The invention relates to a sensor element (26) for checking the authenticity of a planar data carrier (10), in particular a banknote, having a spin resonance feature (12). The sensor element contains a magnetic core (22) having an air gap (24), into which the flat data carrier (10) can be inserted for authentication and which defines an axial direction extending between the adjoining surfaces of the magnetic core (22), a polarization device for generating a static magnetic flux in the air gap (24), a modulation device (30) for generating a time-varying magnetic modulation field in the air gap (24), and a resonator for exciting the spin resonance feature (12) of the data carrier (10) to be checked. According to the invention, it is provided that the modulation device is formed by at least one planar coil (30) arranged in the air gap, which planar coil has in one plane one or a plurality of windings about the axial direction of the air gap. The invention also relates to a test device having such a sensor element.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G07D 7/04 - Testing magnetic properties of the materials thereof, e.g. by detection of magnetic imprint
  • G01R 33/20 - Arrangements or instruments for measuring magnetic variables involving magnetic resonance
  • G01N 24/08 - Investigating or analysing materials by the use of nuclear magnetic resonance, electron paramagnetic resonance or other spin effects by using nuclear magnetic resonance

79.

OPTICALLY VARIABLE SECURITY ELEMENT, PRODUCTION PROCESS AND EMBOSSING ARRANGEMENT

      
Application Number EP2022025010
Publication Number 2022/199884
Status In Force
Filing Date 2022-01-12
Publication Date 2022-09-29
Owner GIESECKE+DEVRIENT CURRENCY TECHNOLOGY GMBH (Germany)
Inventor
  • Hoffmüller, Winfried
  • Sattler, Tobias
  • Rauch, Andreas

Abstract

The invention relates to an optically variable security element (20) for safeguarding articles of value. The security element has a feature layer (24) containing, in a common plane, first and second feature regions (30, 40) arranged so as to accurately fit together. The first feature regions (30) contain a first embossing lacquer layer of a first embossing lacquer (32) into which an embossed structure (34) that creates a first optical effect has been embossed. The second feature regions (40) contain a second embossing lacquer layer of a second embossing lacquer (42) into which an embossed structure (44) that creates a second, different optical effect has been embossed. The first and second embossing lacquers (32, 42) have different solidification properties and different optical properties. The invention also relates to a production process for such an optically variable security element, and to embossing arrangements comprising a semifinished security element product and means of impressing an embossed structure.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B42D 25/324 - Reliefs
  • B42D 25/36 - Identification or security features, e.g. for preventing forgery comprising special materials
  • B42D 25/425 - Marking by deformation, e.g. embossing

80.

METHOD FOR PRODUCING AN ELECTRODE STACK AND STACKING DEVICE WITH PUSH-OUT ELEMENT

      
Application Number EP2022025107
Publication Number 2022/199887
Status In Force
Filing Date 2022-03-17
Publication Date 2022-09-29
Owner GIESECKE+DEVRIENT CURRENCY TECHNOLOGY GMBH (Germany)
Inventor
  • Thum, Xaver
  • Neudel, Frank

Abstract

The invention relates to a method for producing an electrode stack (21) comprising flat electrode elements (19), in which method the following steps are carried out: a) providing an electrode element (19); b) rotating a stacking wheel (2) about an axis of rotation (4); c) introducing the provided electrode element (19) into an intermediate space (6) formed by stacking fingers (3) of the stacking wheel (2); d) moving the introduced electrode element (19) through the stacking wheel (2) rotating about the axis of rotation (4); e) removing the moved electrode element (19) from the intermediate space (6); and f) producing the electrode stack (21) with the electrode element (19) removed from the intermediate space (6), wherein, while it is moved in step d), the electrode element (19) is already pushed out of the intermediate space (6) by means of at least one push-out element (11) that is axially offset from the stacking wheel (2).

IPC Classes  ?

  • B65H 29/40 - Members rotated about an axis perpendicular to direction of article movement, e.g. star-wheels formed by S-shaped members

81.

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROCESSING DOCUMENTS OF VALUE, IN PARTICULAR BANKNOTES

      
Application Number EP2022025093
Publication Number 2022/194422
Status In Force
Filing Date 2022-03-09
Publication Date 2022-09-22
Owner GIESECKE+DEVRIENT CURRENCY TECHNOLOGY GMBH (Germany)
Inventor Neuhauser, Richard

Abstract

The invention relates to a system and to a method for processing documents of value, in particular banknotes. The system has: at least one processing device (10) which is designed to process, in particular to separate, to convey and/or to check, documents of value at a specifiable processing rate (R) and to feed said documents of value to in each case one of at least two banding devices (23, 33); at least two banding devices (23, 33) which are designed to provide at least one stack, which is formed by the documents of value respectively fed to a banding device (23, 33), with a band (B), wherein the banding devices (23, 33) are each characterized by a maximum banding rate (Blmax, B2max) which specifies the maximum number of documents of value that can be banded in the respective banding device (23, 33) per unit time; and a control device (15) for specifying the processing rate (R) based on i) the maximum banding rates (Blmax, B2max) of the banding devices (23, 33) and ii) at least one frequency parameter which characterizes a statistical frequency with which the documents of value can be distributed between the banding devices (23, 33).

IPC Classes  ?

  • G07D 11/20 - Controlling or monitoring the operation of devices; Data handling
  • G07D 11/28 - Setting of parameters; Software updates

82.

METHOD FOR DETECTING AN OBJECT IN A SEARCH IMAGE, METHOD FOR GENERATING A PATTERN VECTOR, AND USE OF A METHOD FOR DETERMINING A POSITION AND/OR ORIENTATION OF A SECURITY ELEMENT OF A BANKNOTE

      
Application Number EP2022025074
Publication Number 2022/189035
Status In Force
Filing Date 2022-03-02
Publication Date 2022-09-15
Owner GIESECKE+DEVRIENT CURRENCY TECHNOLOGY GMBH (Germany)
Inventor Su, Shanchuan

Abstract

The invention relates to a method for detecting an object (2) in a search image (1), having the following steps: a) providing a pattern vector (5) which describes the object (2) by means of coordinates of characteristic pixels (7); b) shifting the pattern vector (5) over different positions of the search image (1); c) determining a success value (15) at each of the different positions; and d) detecting the object (2) at the position on the basis of the success value (15), wherein each characteristic pixel (7) is assigned a first direction (8) and a second direction (9) that differs from the first direction (8), wherein a first overall intensity value (10) of a first number (11) of one-dimensionally arranged pixels is determined in the first direction (8) and a second overall intensity value (12) of a second number (13) of one-dimensionally arranged pixels is determined in the second direction (9) in each case, wherein a difference value (14) between the first overall intensity value (10) and the second overall intensity value (12) is determined in each case, wherein the success value (15) is determined on the basis of the respective difference values (14).

IPC Classes  ?

  • G07D 7/20 - Testing patterns thereon
  • G06V 10/75 - Image or video pattern matching; Proximity measures in feature spaces using context analysis; Selection of dictionaries
  • G07D 7/206 - Matching template patterns

83.

BIOCIDAL PAPER, BIOCIDAL VALUE DOCUMENT, AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING SAME

      
Application Number EP2022025279
Publication Number 2022/189043
Status In Force
Filing Date 2022-06-17
Publication Date 2022-09-15
Owner GIESECKE+DEVRIENT CURRENCY TECHNOLOGY GMBH (Germany)
Inventor
  • Böhm, Michael
  • Gross, Andreas
  • Seidler, Rudolf
  • Wiedner, Bernhard

Abstract

The invention relates to a paper which contains a component (a) and optionally a component (b), wherein the component (a) contains a benzalkonium halogenide, and the component (b) contains at least one compound which is selected from the group consisting of didecyldimethylammonium halide, 3-iod-2-propinyl butyl carbamate, diiodmethyl-p-tolyl sulfone, and tiabendazol. If component (b) contains a didecyldimethylammonium halide, component (b) preferably also contains y-cyclodextrin The invention also relates to a method for producing the paper and to a method for testing the foaming behavior of compositions which contain didecyldimethylammonium halide. The paper according to the invention is suitable in particular as a security paper for producing value documents such as banknotes. By using a benzalkonium halogenide, preferably in combination with at least one compound of the component (b), the paper is equipped to be virucidal, bactericidal, and fungicidal.

IPC Classes  ?

  • D21H 21/36 - Biocidal agents, e.g. fungicidal, bactericidal or insecticidal agents
  • D21H 21/40 - Agents facilitating proof of genuineness or preventing fraudulent alteration, e.g. for security paper
  • D21H 21/16 - Sizing or water-repelling agents
  • D21H 23/50 - Spraying or projecting
  • D21H 23/56 - Rolls

84.

DEVICE FOR DETERMINING THE PRESENCE OF AN OBJECT

      
Application Number EP2022025092
Publication Number 2022/189038
Status In Force
Filing Date 2022-03-09
Publication Date 2022-09-15
Owner GIESECKE+DEVRIENT CURRENCY TECHNOLOGY GMBH (Germany)
Inventor Moosler, Hans-Uwe

Abstract

The invention relates to a device for determining the presence of an object, in particular for a banknote processing machine. A device for determining the presence of an object, comprising a light source, comprising a first light detector arranged in the device in such a way that it cannot receive light originating from the light source directly, whereas in the event of an object being present, light originating from the light source is reflected by the object in the direction of the first light detector, such that the first light detector detects light originating from the light source in the event of an object being present and generates a signal indicating the presence of an object, comprising a second light detector arranged in the device in such a way that it can receive light originating from the light source directly, whereas in the event of an object being present, light originating from the light source is blocked or at least attenuated, such that the second light detector detects no or attenuated light originating from the light source in the event of an object being present and generates a signal indicating the presence of an object, and comprising an evaluation device connected to the first and second light detectors, said evaluation device determining the presence of an object if one of the signals from the light detectors or both signals from the light detectors indicate(s) the presence of an object, and otherwise determining the absence of an object.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G07D 7/12 - Visible light, infrared or ultraviolet radiation
  • G07D 7/121 - Apparatus characterised by sensor details

85.

COMPOSITION, COLOR-TILTING EFFECT PIGMENT, PRINTING INK AND OBJECT OF VALUE

      
Application Number EP2022025011
Publication Number 2022/174974
Status In Force
Filing Date 2022-01-12
Publication Date 2022-08-25
Owner GIESECKE+DEVRIENT CURRENCY TECHNOLOGY GMBH (Germany)
Inventor
  • Scherer, Kai Herrmann
  • Scherer, Maik Rudolf Johann
  • Heim, Manfred

Abstract

The invention relates to a composition comprising color-tilting effect pigments and an absorbing binder serving as an embedding matrix which has a constitution such that the color reflection of the effect pigments embedded in the absorbing binder in the visible reflection spectrum is altogether reduced in at least one band compared to the color reflection of the pure color-tilting effect pigment in order thus to filter out a color component, and also to a color-tilting effect pigment encapsulated by an absorbing binder in order thus to form a core-shell particle, wherein the absorbing binder has a constitution such that the color reflection of the core-shell particle in the visible reflection spectrum is reduced in at least one band compared to the color reflection of the pure color-tilting effect pigment in order thus to filter out a color component.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B42D 25/36 - Identification or security features, e.g. for preventing forgery comprising special materials

86.

SECURITY ELEMENT AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING SAME

      
Application Number EP2022025012
Publication Number 2022/174975
Status In Force
Filing Date 2022-01-12
Publication Date 2022-08-25
Owner GIESECKE+DEVRIENT CURRENCY TECHNOLOGY GMBH (Germany)
Inventor
  • Hoffmüller, Winfried
  • Hettenkofer, Christine
  • Bacher, Erwin
  • Renner, Patrick

Abstract

The invention relates to a security element for value documents or the like, comprising a substrate (1, 21) which is coated with a hot seal adhesive (2, 22) which is non-adhesive at room temperature and suitable for applying the security element to a value document substrate, the hot seal adhesive (2, 22) containing a radiation cross-linkable component and a reactive diluent.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B42D 25/455 - Associating two or more layers using heat
  • B42D 25/46 - Associating two or more layers using pressure
  • B42D 25/465 - Associating two or more layers using chemicals or adhesives
  • B42D 25/47 - Associating two or more layers using chemicals or adhesives using adhesives

87.

SENSOR FOR VERIFYING VALUE DOCUMENTS

      
Application Number EP2022025049
Publication Number 2022/174978
Status In Force
Filing Date 2022-02-15
Publication Date 2022-08-25
Owner GIESECKE+DEVRIENT CURRENCY TECHNOLOGY GMBH (Germany)
Inventor
  • Danhof, Julia
  • Geiseler, Henning
  • Deckenbach, Wolfgang

Abstract

The invention relates to a sensor for verifying value documents, said sensor being designed to determine the luminescence time constant of a value document that is moved past the sensor for verification purposes, and the provision of a velocity correction of the luminescence time constant of the value document in the sensor. The relative movement between the value document and the sensor causes movement effects, resulting in a distortion of the intensity curve from which the luminescence time constant is derived. According to the invention, the luminescence time constant is corrected using a sensor-specific corrective factor ascertained for the velocity of the movement of the value document during the verification process. For this purpose, different sensor-specific corrective factors are used for different examples of sensors that are nominally identical in design and are part of the same sensor production series.

IPC Classes  ?

88.

SENSOR FOR VERIFYING THE LUMINESCENCE OF VALUE DOCUMENTS

      
Application Number EP2022025050
Publication Number 2022/174979
Status In Force
Filing Date 2022-02-15
Publication Date 2022-08-25
Owner GIESECKE+DEVRIENT CURRENCY TECHNOLOGY GMBH (Germany)
Inventor
  • Deckenbach, Wolfgang
  • Heimann, Werner
  • Wagner, Johann

Abstract

The invention relates to a sensor for verifying value documents, said sensor being designed to determine a luminescence characteristic of a value document that is moved past the sensor for verification purposes, and the provision of a velocity correction of the luminescence characteristic of the value document in the sensor. The relative movement between the value document and the sensor causes movement effects, resulting in a distortion of the measured luminescence intensities. A reference sensor is used to determine an average velocity dependency of the luminescence characteristic of a reference medium, said average velocity dependency being averaged over both opposite directions of movement and being used to determine a velocity dependency of a corrective factor for the luminescence characteristic. Said determined velocity dependency is used to determine the corrective factor for the luminescence characteristic, said corrective factor applying to the velocity of the movement of the value document during the verification process, and the luminescence characteristic is then corrected by said corrective factor.

IPC Classes  ?

89.

METHOD FOR PRODUCING A SECURITY ELEMENT COMPRISING MICRO-IMAGING ELEMENTS

      
Application Number EP2022025057
Publication Number 2022/174982
Status In Force
Filing Date 2022-02-18
Publication Date 2022-08-25
Owner GIESECKE+DEVRIENT CURRENCY TECHNOLOGY GMBH (Germany)
Inventor Heim, Manfred

Abstract

The invention relates to a method for producing a security element for security papers, valuable documents or the like, comprising a carrier having on its top side micro-imaging elements and on its underside structures which, together with the micro-imaging elements, image a motif in front of the top side of the carrier, the position of the motif being dependent on the viewing angle. According to the invention, firstly a translucent or transparent carrier (1) having a top side and an underside is provided. A first embossing layer (2) is applied to the top side of the carrier and a plurality of micro-imaging elements (3) are introduced into that side of the first embossing layer which faces away from the carrier. A second embossing layer (4) is applied to the underside of the carrier and a plurality of embossing structures (5) are introduced into that side of the second embossing layer which faces away from the carrier. The second embossing layer is at least almost planar between the respective embossing structures. Afterward, a metallic layer (7) is applied over the whole area of that side of the second embossing layer which faces away from the carrier. The metallic layer is subsequently removed from the embossing structures by an etching method. In this case, the metallic layer remains in regions in which the second embossing layer is at least almost planar between the respective embossing structures. Afterward, a color layer (8) can be applied to the metallic layer and the regions having the embossing structures.

IPC Classes  ?

90.

METHOD FOR OPERATING A BANKNOTE-PROCESSING APPARATUS, AND BANKNOTE-PROCESSING APPARATUS

      
Application Number EP2022025053
Publication Number 2022/174980
Status In Force
Filing Date 2022-02-17
Publication Date 2022-08-25
Owner GIESECKE+DEVRIENT CURRENCY TECHNOLOGY GMBH (Germany)
Inventor Hobmeier, Ralf

Abstract

The invention relates to a method which is intended for operating a banknote-processing apparatus (1), having a separator unit (2), a transporting unit (3) and a stacker unit (4), and in which the following steps are carried out: a) a banknote (11) is separated from a plurality of banknotes (10) by the separator unit (2); b) the separated banknote (11) is transferred from the separator unit (2) to the transporting unit (3); b) the banknote (11) transferred from the separator unit (2) is transported by the transporting unit (3) to a stacker wheel (20), which belongs to the stacker unit (4) and is formed with a plurality of stacker fingers (21); c) the transported banknote (11) is slowed down by the stacker wheel (20); and d) the slowed-down banknote (11) is stacked by the stacker unit (4); wherein a transfer time (13), at which the separated banknote (11) is transferred from the separator unit (2) to the transporting unit (3), is determined in dependence on a position of the stacker wheel (20).

IPC Classes  ?

91.

SYSTEM COMPRISING A SECURITY DOCUMENT AND AN ELECTRONIC ACCOUNT, ASSIGNMENT COLLECTION AND METHOD FOR VERIFYING AN ASSIGNED AMOUNT TO A SECURITY DOCUMENT

      
Application Number EP2022025047
Publication Number 2022/171364
Status In Force
Filing Date 2022-02-08
Publication Date 2022-08-18
Owner GIESECKE+DEVRIENT CURRENCY TECHNOLOGY GMBH (Germany)
Inventor
  • Hoffmüller, Winfried
  • Renner, Patrick
  • Mengel, Christoph
  • Depta, Georg
  • Lesch, Harald
  • Gawlas, Florian
  • Hobmeier, Ralf

Abstract

The invention relates to a system (1) comprising a security document (2) and an electronic account (3), wherein the security document (1) has at least one circuitless security feature (4) and a visually legible serial number (5), wherein the security document (2) is issued by an authorized central institution (6), the electronic account (3) being designed to store a sum (16) and to be provided by an institution (7) which is different from the central institution (6), the serial number (5) of the security document (2) being assigned to the electronic account (3) and the assignment (9) being stored in an assignment collection (8), wherein the account holder of the electronic account (3) is the owner of the security document (2).

IPC Classes  ?

  • G06Q 20/06 - Private payment circuits, e.g. involving electronic currency used only among participants of a common payment scheme
  • G06Q 20/32 - Payment architectures, schemes or protocols characterised by the use of specific devices using wireless devices

92.

MASK EXPOSURE METHOD, TRANSPARENT CONDUCTIVE METALLIZATION AND PIGMENT

      
Application Number EP2022025006
Publication Number 2022/161737
Status In Force
Filing Date 2022-01-10
Publication Date 2022-08-04
Owner GIESECKE+DEVRIENT CURRENCY TECHNOLOGY GMBH (Germany)
Inventor
  • Hoffmüller, Winfried
  • Sobol, Michael
  • Rauch, Andreas

Abstract

The invention relates to a mask exposure method comprising the following steps: - the providing of a carrier substrate; - the print application of a radiation-crosslinkable washable dye layer to the full area of the carrier substrate; - the exposure of the radiation-crosslinkable washable dye layer in defined regions to radiation by means of a radiation mask, such that the washable dye is cured in the defined regions; - the applying of a metallization over the full area; - the removing of the non-radiation-exposed washable dye outside the defined regions together with the metal present thereon with the aid of a solvent, such that the resultant carrier substrate has cured washable dye with metal applied thereto only in defined regions.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H01L 51/56 - Processes or apparatus specially adapted for the manufacture or treatment of such devices or of parts thereof
  • B42D 25/29 - Securities;  Bank notes
  • C08K 3/08 - Metals

93.

DATA CARRIER HAVING A COMPOSITE SUBSTRATE HAVING A SECURITY ELEMENT ARRANGED IN A SEE-THROUGH REGION

      
Application Number EP2021025493
Publication Number 2022/128152
Status In Force
Filing Date 2021-12-13
Publication Date 2022-06-23
Owner GIESECKE+DEVRIENT CURRENCY TECHNOLOGY GMBH (Germany)
Inventor Renner, Patrick

Abstract

The invention relates to a data carrier (10) having a composite substrate having a security element (18) arranged in a see-through region (16), wherein the composite substrate contains two outer layers (20, 24) composed of a fiber material and an inner layer (22) composed of a transparent film arranged between the outer layers (20, 24). The outer layers (20, 24) have cutouts (26, 28) arranged one above another at least in part and thereby define a see-through region (16) in the data carrier. In the see-through region (16) of the data carrier, a security element (18) is arranged between the inner layer (22) and one of the outer layers (24), said security element completely covering the see-through region (16). Preferably, the security element, in the see-through region (16), is embodied as translucent and optionally regionally opaque, but without transparent partial regions.

IPC Classes  ?

94.

SENSOR ELEMENT AND DEVICE FOR AUTHENTICATING A DATA CARRIER HAVING A SPIN RESONANCE FEATURE

      
Application Number EP2021025494
Publication Number 2022/128153
Status In Force
Filing Date 2021-12-13
Publication Date 2022-06-23
Owner GIESECKE+DEVRIENT CURRENCY TECHNOLOGY GMBH (Germany)
Inventor
  • Huber, Stephan
  • Schuller, Christian

Abstract

The invention relates to a sensor element (30) for authenticating a flat data carrier (10), in particular a bank note, that has a spin resonance feature (12). The sensor element (30) contains a magnetic core (44) having an air gap (46) into which the flat data carrier (10) can be inserted for authentication, an element (40) for generating a static magnetic flux in the air gap (46), a modulation coil (36) for generating a time-variable magnetic field in the air gap (46), and a resonator (32) for exciting the spin resonance feature (12) of the data carrier (10) to be authenticated and for recording the signal response from the spin resonance feature (12). The magnetic core (44) of the sensor element (30) is formed at least in part from an eddy-current-damping magnetic material (62, 64, 72). The invention also relates to a test device having such a sensor element (30).

IPC Classes  ?

  • G01N 24/08 - Investigating or analysing materials by the use of nuclear magnetic resonance, electron paramagnetic resonance or other spin effects by using nuclear magnetic resonance
  • G01N 24/10 - Investigating or analysing materials by the use of nuclear magnetic resonance, electron paramagnetic resonance or other spin effects by using electron paramagnetic resonance
  • G01R 33/38 - Systems for generation, homogenisation or stabilisation of the main or gradient magnetic field
  • G01R 33/60 - Arrangements or instruments for measuring magnetic variables involving magnetic resonance using electron paramagnetic resonance
  • G01R 33/383 - Systems for generation, homogenisation or stabilisation of the main or gradient magnetic field using permanent magnets
  • G01R 33/389 - Field stabilisation
  • G07D 7/04 - Testing magnetic properties of the materials thereof, e.g. by detection of magnetic imprint
  • H01F 7/02 - Permanent magnets

95.

METHOD FOR APPLYING EMBOSSED STRUCTURES TO A SURFACE OF AN OBJECT

      
Application Number EP2021025486
Publication Number 2022/128148
Status In Force
Filing Date 2021-12-10
Publication Date 2022-06-23
Owner GIESECKE+DEVRIENT CURRENCY TECHNOLOGY GMBH (Germany)
Inventor
  • Scherer, Maik Rudolf Johann
  • Lenssen, Daniel
  • Keller, Mario
  • Szendrei-Temesi, Katalin
  • Tarantino, Thomas
  • Riedl, Josef

Abstract

The invention relates to a method for introducing embossed structures (5) into a varnish layer (2) which is applied to an outer surface of an object (3), wherein the outer surface of the object would come into contact with water or outside air without the varnish layer, the embossed structures (5) reducing friction losses in air or water and/or preventing, at least in part, an adherence of particles such as ice, dirt and/or organisms to the object. According to the invention, the varnish layer (2) is a curable varnish layer, wherein the curable varnish layer has a first face which is applied to the outer surface of the object (3) and a second face which is opposite the first face. The embossed structures (5) are introduced into the second face of the curable varnish layer (2), which is not yet cured, by means of an embossing film (1), wherein the embossing film (1) has a surface structure on the surface thereof which is inverted relative to the embossed structures (5). The surface structure of the embossing film (1) is molded as an embossed structure in the curable varnish layer (2). After the embossed structures (5) are introduced into the second face of the curable varnish layer (2), the curable varnish layer (2) is cured, and the embossing film (1) is dissolved by means of a solvent.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B05D 5/08 - Processes for applying liquids or other fluent materials to surfaces to obtain special surface effects, finishes or structures to obtain an anti-friction or anti-adhesive surface
  • B29C 59/00 - Surface shaping, e.g. embossing; Apparatus therefor
  • B29C 59/02 - Surface shaping, e.g. embossing; Apparatus therefor by mechanical means, e.g. pressing
  • B29C 35/08 - Heating or curing, e.g. crosslinking or vulcanising by wave energy or particle radiation
  • B63B 1/36 - Other means for varying the inherent hydrodynamic characteristics of hulls by reducing surface friction using mechanical means
  • B64C 21/10 - Influencing air flow over aircraft surfaces by affecting boundary layer flow using other surface properties, e.g. roughness
  • B08B 17/06 - Preventing deposition of fouling or of dust by giving articles subject to fouling a special shape for arrangement

96.

METHOD FOR DETECTING AT LEAST ONE COLORED FIBER OF A BANKNOTE, AND BANKNOTE PROCESSING DEVICE

      
Application Number EP2021025470
Publication Number 2022/117229
Status In Force
Filing Date 2021-11-29
Publication Date 2022-06-09
Owner GIESECKE+DEVRIENT CURRENCY TECHNOLOGY GMBH (Germany)
Inventor Schmalz, Steffen

Abstract

The invention relates to a method for detecting at least one colored fiber (40) of a banknote (4), wherein the following steps are carried out: a) capturing an image (9) of the banknote (4); b) selecting intensity values (10) of the image (9) using an intensity threshold; c) determining at least one connected region (11) of the selected intensity values (10); d) determining the length (12) of the connected region (11); e) determining the width (13) of the connected region (11); f) determining the ratio of the determined length (12) to the determined width (13); g) comparing the ratio with a reference ratio; and h) detecting the region (11) as the colored fiber (40) using the comparison.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G07D 7/12 - Visible light, infrared or ultraviolet radiation
  • G07D 7/20 - Testing patterns thereon

97.

SENSOR AND METHOD FOR VERIFYING VALUE DOCUMENTS

      
Application Number EP2021000152
Publication Number 2022/117222
Status In Force
Filing Date 2021-12-01
Publication Date 2022-06-09
Owner GIESECKE+DEVRIENT CURRENCY TECHNOLOGY GMBH (Germany)
Inventor
  • Stein, Dieter
  • Holl, Norbert
  • Schmalz, Steffen

Abstract

The invention relates to a sensor for verifying value documents, which has a plurality of fibres that are distributed over the value document and have a characteristic optical or magnetic signal. The sensor has an image capture device for spatially resolved detection of optical or magnetic signals of the value document, which device is designed to capture a value document image of the value document. Furthermore, the sensor has an analysis device which, for the purpose of analysing the value document, is designed to locate the fibres in the value document image and determine at least one local fibre characteristic value for one or more different locations of the value document image in each case and classify the value document as suspected counterfeit on the basis of the local fibre characteristic value. If the value documents are processed automatically, the suspected counterfeit value document can then be automatically rejected.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G07D 7/04 - Testing magnetic properties of the materials thereof, e.g. by detection of magnetic imprint
  • G07D 7/10 - Microwaves
  • G07D 7/20 - Testing patterns thereon
  • G07D 7/2033 - Matching unique patterns, i.e. patterns that are unique to each individual paper
  • G07D 7/202 - Testing patterns thereon using pattern matching
  • G07D 7/12 - Visible light, infrared or ultraviolet radiation

98.

SECURITY ELEMENT, VALUABLE DOCUMENT EQUIPPED THEREWITH, AND PRODUCTION METHOD

      
Application Number EP2021025411
Publication Number 2022/106050
Status In Force
Filing Date 2021-10-19
Publication Date 2022-05-27
Owner GIESECKE+DEVRIENT CURRENCY TECHNOLOGY GMBH (Germany)
Inventor
  • Hoffmüller, Winfried
  • Rauch, Andreas
  • Kretschmar, Friedrich
  • Fröhlich, Florian

Abstract

The invention relates to a method for producing a security element (12) suitable for securing a valuable document (13), comprising a) providing a temporary carrier substrate (1); b) furnishing the temporary carrier substrate (1) with an embossing varnish layer (3) into which a relief structure (4) is embossed; c) applying, by printing, a functional layer (5) in the form of a motif to the embossing varnish layer (3) so that the functional layer (5), on the side facing the embossing varnish layer (3), conforms to the relief structure (4); d) applying an opaque layer (6) as a layer adjacent to the functional layer (5), the opaque layer (6) masking the functional layer (5), i.e. overlapping the edge region of the functional layer (5); e) applying an adhesive layer (7); f) applying a stationary carrier substrate (8) to the adhesive layer (7); and g) removing the temporary carrier substrate (1) from the embossing varnish layer (3).

IPC Classes  ?

99.

OPTICALLY VARIABLE SECURITY ELEMENT AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING AN OPTICALLY VARIABLE SECURITY ELEMENT

      
Application Number EP2021025426
Publication Number 2022/100883
Status In Force
Filing Date 2021-11-03
Publication Date 2022-05-19
Owner GIESECKE+DEVRIENT CURRENCY TECHNOLOGY GMBH (Germany)
Inventor
  • Dehmel, Raphael
  • Fuhse, Christian
  • Scherer, Maik, Rudolf, Johann
  • Scherer, Kai, Herrmann
  • Rahm, Michael
  • Sattler, Tobias
  • Heim, Manfred

Abstract

The invention relates to an optically variable security element which, viewed from the top, has a layer sequence. The layer sequence contains a micro-structure (2) which provides a motif that is visible from the top, and which micro-structure has a period of 2 μm to 50 μm and is achromatic. Furthermore, the layer sequence has a reflective layer (4) that is arranged on the micro-structure (2) and reflects incident light, and has a viewing-angle-dependent layer (6; 14). The reflective layer (4) or the viewing-angle-dependent layer (6; 14) has at least one recess (15), and the other one of the two is unstructured. That layer that has the recess (15) lies on top of the other layer, which is unstructured, as viewed from the top. Instead of the recess and the reflective layer, the security element can have an unstructured, viewing-angle-dependent layer (6; 14) and an unstructured, semi-reflective reflective layer (16; 18).

IPC Classes  ?

  • B42D 25/324 - Reliefs
  • B42D 25/351 - Translucent or partly translucent parts, e.g. windows
  • B42D 25/36 - Identification or security features, e.g. for preventing forgery comprising special materials
  • B42D 25/373 - Metallic materials
  • B42D 25/378 - Special inks
  • B42D 25/435 - Marking by removal of material using electromagnetic radiation, e.g. laser
  • B42D 25/445 - Marking by removal of material using chemical means, e.g. etching
  • B42D 25/47 - Associating two or more layers using chemicals or adhesives using adhesives

100.

OPTICALLY VARIABLE SECURITY ELEMENT HAVING A REFLECTIVE/TRANSMISSIVE FEATURE REGION

      
Application Number EP2021025381
Publication Number 2022/100881
Status In Force
Filing Date 2021-10-04
Publication Date 2022-05-19
Owner GIESECKE+DEVRIENT CURRENCY TECHNOLOGY GMBH (Germany)
Inventor
  • Pfeiffer, Matthias
  • Sattler, Tobias

Abstract

The invention relates to an optically variable security element (20) for protecting items of value, the surface area of which element defines a z axis perpendicular thereto, said element comprising a partially reflective and partially transmissive feature region (24). The feature region (24) contains a first sub-region (52) having a first reflection-enhancing coating (36), which first sub-region forms a first reflection motif (80) that is visible in reflection, and said feature region also contains a second sub-region (54) having a second reflection-enhancing coating (46), which second sub-region forms a second reflection motif (82) that is visible in reflection. The first and second sub-regions (50, 52) reflect incident light differently, the first and second reflection motifs (80, 82) having different visibility depending on a viewing direction (62, 64). The feature region (24) also contains a transmission region (56) in which the first and/or second reflection-enhancing coating (36, 46) is omitted and which forms a transmission motif (84) that is visible in transmission, multi-coloured, and appears with two or more chromatic colours in transmission.

IPC Classes  ?

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