Patent Number: 7,133,741

Title: Method and device for accepting articles in the form of sheet-type material

Abstract: The present invention relates to a method and apparatus for accepting sheet material, in particular papers of value such as bank notes, checks, etc., whereby different groups of sheet material are successively accepted and stored. In a known method and corresponding apparatus for accepting groups of sheet material such as bank notes, the bank notes coming from a deliverer are checked and stored in a storage container in the order of their input. Thus it is not always recognizable without doubt subsequently, e.g. in cases of malfunction, which deliverer certain bank notes come from. The present invention starts out from the consideration that each group of sheet material is assigned at least one separation means and the separation means are stored at least partly together with the associated group of sheet material for separating the associated group of sheet material from other groups of sheet material.

Inventors: Matzig; Christoph (Ampfing, DE), Schelling; Dirk (Starnberg, DE), Strasser; Karl-Heinz (Olching, DE), Hobmeier; Ralf (Munchen, DE)

Assignee: Giesecke & Devrient GmbH

International Classification: G06F 7/06 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 2019-11-07 0:00:00