Patent Number: 6,797,974

Title: Apparatus and method for determining bank note fitness

Abstract: An apparatus for determining the fitness of a bank note by sensing the bank note transported along a transport path by a transport device. The apparatus includes a plurality of identical sensor and illumination units positioned along each side of the transport path whereby the sensor and illumination units are focused at a single predetermined section of the transport path.

Inventors: Philipp; Achim (Kolbermoor, DE), Hornung; Heinz (Gilching, DE)

Assignee: Giesecke & Devrient

International Classification: G07D 7/12 (20060101); G07D 7/00 (20060101); G07D 7/18 (20060101); G06K 011/00 ()

Expiration Date: 09/28/2012