CA2019956A1 - Method & apparatus for printing postal code markings - Google Patents

Method & apparatus for printing postal code markings

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CA2019956A1
CA2019956A1 CA 2019956 CA2019956A CA2019956A1 CA 2019956 A1 CA2019956 A1 CA 2019956A1 CA 2019956 CA2019956 CA 2019956 CA 2019956 A CA2019956 A CA 2019956A CA 2019956 A1 CA2019956 A1 CA 2019956A1
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Prior art keywords
code
window
apparatus
envelope
destination address
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CA 2019956
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French (fr)
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CA2019956C (en )
Inventor
Edward Gordon Kenneth Agnew
Udo Horst Mohaupt
Oscar Gabriel Nespoli
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Z Mark International Inc
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Z Mark International Inc
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    • GPHYSICS
    • G06COMPUTING; CALCULATING; COUNTING
    • G06KRECOGNITION OF DATA; PRESENTATION OF DATA; RECORD CARRIERS; HANDLING RECORD CARRIERS
    • G06K3/00Methods or arrangements for printing of data in the shape of alphanumeric or other characters from a record carrier, e.g. interpreting, printing-out from a magnetic tape
    • G06K3/02Translating markings on a record carrier into printed data on the same record carrier, i.e. interpreting
    • BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
    • B07SEPARATING SOLIDS FROM SOLIDS; SORTING
    • B07CPOSTAL SORTING; SORTING INDIVIDUAL ARTICLES, OR BULK MATERIAL FIT TO BE SORTED PIECE-MEAL, e.g. BY PICKING
    • B07C3/00Sorting according to destination
    • B07C3/18Devices or arrangements for indicating destination, e.g. by code marks
    • GPHYSICS
    • G07CHECKING-DEVICES
    • G07BTICKET-ISSUING APPARATUS; FARE-REGISTERING APPARATUS; FRANKING APPARATUS
    • G07B17/00Franking apparatus
    • G07B17/00459Details relating to mailpieces in a franking system
    • G07B17/00467Transporting mailpieces
    • G07B2017/00491Mail/envelope/insert handling system

Abstract

The method of the present invention is intended to facilitate routing of correspondence to a destination address by automatic mail sorting apparatus comprising the steps:
(a) marking a letter with an easily machine readable first code corresponding to the human readable postal code of the destination address;
(b) stuffing the letter into a window envelope such that the first code is positioned within the window;
(c) machine reading the first code within the window; and (a) printing a machine readable second code corresponding to the first code and the human readable postal code of the destination address in the location and format utilized by a particular automatic mail sorting apparatus such that the envelope is suitable for processing by the apparatus. The apparatus of the present invention includes a conveyor track for passing window envelopes through a read station and a print station. At the read station, an optical sensor reads the first code, in the form of printed marks signifying the postal code, through the window, the information being passed to a computer. At the print station, the second code, in the form of fluorescent or other marks are placed on the envelope, as instructed by the computer.
CA 2019956 1989-06-28 1990-06-27 Method & apparatus for printing postal code markings Expired - Fee Related CA2019956C (en)

Priority Applications (2)

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GB8914838A GB8914838D0 (en) 1989-06-28 1989-06-28 Apparatus for printing postal code markings
GB8914838.1 1989-06-28

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CA2019956C CA2019956C (en) 2001-05-08

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DE (1) DE4020578A1 (en)
FR (1) FR2649022A1 (en)
GB (2) GB8914838D0 (en)

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US7818263B2 (en) 1997-09-22 2010-10-19 Neopost Technologies Technique for effectively generating multi-dimensional symbols representing postal information

Also Published As

Publication number Publication date Type
GB2234712A (en) 1991-02-13 application
GB8914838D0 (en) 1989-08-16 grant
GB2234712B (en) 1994-05-25 grant
DE4020578A1 (en) 1991-02-07 application
GB9014322D0 (en) 1990-08-15 grant
CA2019956C (en) 2001-05-08 grant
GB2233282A (en) 1991-01-09 application
FR2649022A1 (en) 1991-01-04 application

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