GB2173741B - Unsecured postage applying system and method - Google Patents

Unsecured postage applying system and method

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Publication number
GB2173741B
GB2173741B GB8609029A GB8609029A GB2173741B GB 2173741 B GB2173741 B GB 2173741B GB 8609029 A GB8609029 A GB 8609029A GB 8609029 A GB8609029 A GB 8609029A GB 2173741 B GB2173741 B GB 2173741B
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Prior art keywords
method
applying system
postage applying
unsecured postage
unsecured
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Expired
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GB8609029A
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GB8609029D0 (en
GB2173741A (en
Inventor
George B Edelmann
Arno Muller
Ronald P Sansone
Michael P Taylor
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Pitney-Bowes Inc
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Pitney-Bowes Inc
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Priority to US06/724,372 priority Critical patent/US4757537A/en
Priority to US06/762,993 priority patent/US4831555A/en
Application filed by Pitney-Bowes Inc filed Critical Pitney-Bowes Inc
Publication of GB8609029D0 publication Critical patent/GB8609029D0/en
Publication of GB2173741A publication Critical patent/GB2173741A/en
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Publication of GB2173741B publication Critical patent/GB2173741B/en
Application status is Expired legal-status Critical

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GB8609029A 1985-04-17 1986-04-14 Unsecured postage applying system and method Expired GB2173741B (en)

Priority Applications (2)

Application Number Priority Date Filing Date Title
US06/724,372 US4757537A (en) 1985-04-17 1985-04-17 System for detecting unaccounted for printing in a value printing system
US06/762,993 US4831555A (en) 1985-08-06 1985-08-06 Unsecured postage applying system

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GB8609029D0 GB8609029D0 (en) 1986-05-21
GB2173741A GB2173741A (en) 1986-10-22
GB2173741B true GB2173741B (en) 1989-07-05

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CH (1) CH672378A5 (en)
DE (1) DE3613025C2 (en)
FR (1) FR2580843B1 (en)
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DE3613025A1 (en) 1986-10-23
CH672378A5 (en) 1989-11-15
GB2173741A (en) 1986-10-22
IT1221060B (en) 1990-06-21
DE3613025C2 (en) 1997-08-28
FR2580843B1 (en) 1990-11-16
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