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9019567 Methods and apparatuses for creating authenticatable printed articles and subsequently verifying them  
A printer with integral scanner obtains a digital signature from an article as it is printed. The integral scanner has a coherent source which directs a light beam to illuminate the article and a...
9013713 Relief pattern detection device  
The present invention aims to provide a highly reliable relief pattern detection device 1, including a slant FOP 3 having an input end surface 4 with which an object surface makes contact and an...
9001318 Soiling check of the window of a measuring apparatus for checking sheet material  
A method carries out a soiling check of the measurement window of a measuring device for checking sheet material. A measuring device carries out the method. A device for processing a sheet...
9000886 Method, computer program product, and system for preventing inadvertent configuration of electronic devices provided with infrared data association interfaces  
The present invention relates to a method, computer program product, and system for preventing an inadvertent configuration of an electrical device provided with an infrared interface (30). The...
8994931 Paper sheets identification apparatus  
A paper sheets identification apparatus to identify the monetary kinds of paper sheets and to determine whether or not they are genuine provides for a simplified and general purpose detection to...
8995730 Image processing apparatus for analyzing and enhancing fingerprint images  
An image processing apparatus includes: a data storage section configured to store image data as a density image containing a fingerprint or a palm print and ridge pattern direction distribution...
8988666 Method, apparatus, and article to facilitate evaluation of objects using electromagnetic energy  
Spectral information may be employed in process control and/or quality control of goods and articles. Spectral information may be employed in process control and/or quality control of media, for...
8976449 Identification medium and method for identification thereof  
An identification medium, in which a pattern is clearly altered in observation through a right-handed circularly polarizing filter and observation through a left-handed circularly polarizing...
8970828 Authentication method and system  
A method for authenticating an object, comprising determining a physical dispersion pattern of a set of elements, determining a physical characteristic of the set of elements which is distinct...
8970953 Identification medium and identification method therefor  
An identification medium is provided in which latent image having plural colors can be observed even when the identification medium is spaced away from a polarization filter. A cholesteric liquid...
8968856 Security element and method for its production  
The present invention relates to a security element (20) for security papers, value documents and the like having a diffraction pattern that exhibits an embossed relief pattern (24, 26) and a...
8971593 Methods and systems for performing biometric functions  
Methods and sensors are disclosed for executing a biometric function. Illumination light is generated and directed to a deformable layer when the deformable layer is in a state of deformation...
8948489 Paper sheet recognition device and paper sheet recognition method  
A paper-sheet recognition apparatus includes a paper-sheet information acquisition unit that acquires paper-sheet information including an image data of the paper sheet; a candidate narrowing-down...
8937712 Authentication device with access control and calibration  
A method of enabling an authenticating device (10) includes providing an enabling target (17); measuring one or more attributes of the enabling target with the authenticating device; comparing at...
8929613 Device and method for internally and externally assessing whitelists  
A white list inside or outside determining apparatus includes: a first feature data extracting unit which extracts first feature data from an image by using a first transformation formula created...
8917387 Fingerprint sensing apparatus  
Methods and Apparatuses are provided for a thin high contrast optical acquisition system for fingerprint recognition. In one embodiment, an apparatus for determining validity of a fingerprint...
8917386 Apparatus for checking the authenticity of value documents  
Testing the authenticity of a valuable document, whereby at least one intensity distribution of electromagnetic radiation passing through the valuable document in the dark field is detected in a...
8896885 Creating authenticatable printed articles and subsequently verifying them based on scattered light caused by surface structure  
A printer with integral scanner for obtaining a digital signature from a sheet of paper or other article as it is printed. The integral scanner has a coherent source which directs a light beam to...
8861808 Method and device for recording a fingerprint, with authenticity identification  
The disclosure relates to a method for recording a fingerprint, with authenticity identification, using a fingerprint recording device which is connected to a data processing instrument and has a...
8836926 Optical detector arrangement for document acceptor  
A sensor arrangement for a banknote validator or other document acceptor using optical transmissive measurements includes at least one light source located on a first side of a document path and...
8830538 Illuminating device  
A illuminating device used for an document reading apparatus that has two rod shape light guides and light emitting elements where each of the light guides has a light emitting face and two flat...
8817242 Sensor device for the spectrally resolved capture of valuable documents and a corresponding method  
A sensor device for spectrally resolved capture of optical detection radiation which emanates from a value document transported through a capture area of the sensor device, includes a detection...
8811690 Imaging device having a prismatic element  
An imaging device includes a transparent prismatic element having two contiguous inlet surfaces separated by a ridge. A lens and an image sensor make it possible to acquire images, each including...
8805033 Latent fingerprint detectors and fingerprint scanners therefrom  
This document relates to systems and method for latent fingerprint detection using specular reflection (glare). An exemplary system may include a light source alignment portion configured to align...
8797516 Method for separating worn bank notes from a quantity of bank notes in bank note processing machines  
A method is proposed for separating worn bank notes from a quantity of bank notes in bank note processing machines. A target rate cunfit,0 of bank notes to be separated is prescribed. The bank...
8792090 Document of value, method of manufacture and method of detecting soil or wear  
A method of manufacturing a soil or wear test feature on a document of value is provided. The method comprises designating an area of the document of value for soil or wear testing and measuring...
8786839 Object authentication  
A device detects multi-spectral imaging by using scan elements. The device may include an illumination module and a detection module to detect light scattered from an object illuminated by the...
8780206 Sequenced illumination  
The present invention provides a method and system for imaging documents such as bank notes. The method comprises passing a document past an image sensor such as a line scan camera while...
8774613 Latent fingerprint imaging system  
This document relates to a latent fingerprint imaging system. The system includes a light source that illuminates a sample surface having a raw latent fingerprint. The system further includes an...
8766222 Method and apparatus for checking the usage state of documents of value  
The invention relates to an apparatus and a method for checking the usage state of a document of value. The document of value is illuminated with illumination light and with the help of an image...
8767195 Personal identification system  
A personal identification system, which uses a vein pattern of a finger, optimizes the amount of light of a light source based on a captured finger image and emphasizes the vein pattern during...
8749768 Sensor for checking value documents  
A sensor for checking value documents has an illumination device for illuminating a value document, an imaging optic and a detection device. A light source receiver has at least two light sources...
8730533 Document photosensor of surface-mounted elements  
A document photosensor is provided which comprises a substrate 11, 12, a bracket 41, 42 disposed on substrate 11, 12 for forming a light diffusion chamber 53 and a light receiving chamber 58...
8711339 Spectral sensor for checking documents of value  
A spectral sensor for inspecting value documents, includes an illumination device for illuminating the value document, imaging optics and a detection device. The illumination device contains a...
8695397 Calibration of a sensor for processing value documents  
The invention relates to a method for calibrating a sensor which is configured for checking value documents. The sensor senses measurement signals of a calibration medium which is transported past...
8699088 Methods and apparatuses for creating authenticatable printed articles and subsequently verifying them  
A printer with integral scanner obtains a digital signature from an article as it is printed. The integral scanner has a coherent source which directs a light beam to illuminate the article and a...
8682056 Media identification  
A method and apparatus for identifying a media item. The apparatus includes a module for receiving media items and capturing an image of a received media item. The method involves ascertaining...
8681325 Verification apparatus and method for verifying diffractive and/or reflective security features of security documents  
A verification apparatus for security documents having at least one diffractive and/or reflective security feature, includes a support device having a support surface or plane for receiving the...
8652592 Discrimination medium and discrimination method for discriminating the same  
A discrimination medium on which printing can be freely performed, which cannot be easily falsified, in which the authenticity can be easily discriminated by unique appearance, and which can be...
8655046 Apparatus and system for imaging currency bills and financial documents and method for using the same  
A batch of bills is received, transported, and imaged to produce image data. The image data is reproducible as a visually readable image of at least a portion of each of the plurality of currency...
8649026 Paper-sheet management method and paper-sheet management system  
A first identification number obtained by performing character recognition of each of a plurality of digits of an identification number and allocating predetermined characters to digits where...
8649001 Substrate for fingerprint contact  
A substrate for fingerprint contact includes a plate, and the plate includes a first surface and a second surface. The first surface is an optical diffusing surface. The optical diffusing surface...
8644585 Apparatus and system for imaging currency bills and financial documents and method for using the same  
A stack of currency bills is received, transported, and imaged via an image scanner to produce image data that is reproducible as a visually readable image for each currency bill. Each of the...
8644583 Apparatus and system for imaging currency bills and financial documents and method for using the same  
Currency bills are received, transported, and imaged to produce image data from which a visually readable image of each currency bill can be reproduced. Each of the currency bills includes a...
8644584 Apparatus and system for imaging currency bills and financial documents and method for using the same  
A stack of currency bills is received, transported, and imaged via an image scanner to produce image data that is reproducible as a visually readable image for each currency bill. Each of the...
8639015 Apparatus and system for imaging currency bills and financial documents and method for using the same  
A stack of a stack of currency bills is received, transported, and imaged. Image data reproducible as a visually readable image of one or more portions of at least one side of each currency bill...
8634066 Authentication method and system  
A method for authenticating an object, comprising determining a physical dispersion pattern of a set of elements, determining a physical characteristic of the set of elements which is distinct...
8619244 Method of checking the authenticity of a document with a co-laminated fabric layer inside  
A method to test the authenticity of a document (1), such as an ID, a passport or a card, protected against forgery, wherein it comprises at least an inner co-laminated fabric layer (2) forming an...
8619245 Authentication device with access control and calibration  
A system for enabling an authenticating device includes an enabling target (17); measuring one or more attributes of the enabling target with the authenticating device; comparing at least one...
8605267 Sensor for checking valuable documents  
A value-document processing apparatus for documents of value, such as, e.g. bank notes, checks, etc. having a transport system and one or more sensors. The sensors have a sensor surface past which...