Patent Number: 6,305,550

Title: Method for processing sheet material such as bank notes using a sorting tree

Abstract: The method involves measuring data of a sheet material first being detected by means of a sensor, the sensor then deriving one or more measuring results from the data. Using a sorting tree a sorting class for the sheet material is derived from the measuring results of the sheet material. In each sorting node of the sorting tree a domain is fixed for at least one measuring result. The domains of a measuring result in a sorting node are selected so that they are either a subdomain or equal to the domain of the corresponding measuring result of the assigned, higher sorting node. The sheet material is transported to a destination in accordance with the derived sorting class for the sheet material.

Inventors: Berz; Gregor (Diessen, DE)

Assignee: Giesecke & Devrient GmbH

International Classification: G07D 7/16 (20060101); G07D 7/18 (20060101); G07D 7/00 (20060101); B07C 005/342 ()

Expiration Date: 10/23/2018