GB2174039B - Postage and mailing information applying system - Google Patents

Postage and mailing information applying system

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Publication number
GB2174039B
GB2174039B GB8609030A GB8609030A GB2174039B GB 2174039 B GB2174039 B GB 2174039B GB 8609030 A GB8609030 A GB 8609030A GB 8609030 A GB8609030 A GB 8609030A GB 2174039 B GB2174039 B GB 2174039B
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Prior art keywords
postage
applying system
mailing information
information applying
mailing
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GB8609030A
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GB8609030D0 (en )
GB2174039A (en )
Inventor
George B Edelmann
Arno Muller
Guy L Fougere
Kevin D Hunter
Ronald P Sansone
Jr Alfred C Schmidt
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Pitney-Bowes Inc
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Pitney-Bowes Inc
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    • 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
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    • G07F7/10Mechanisms actuated by objects other than coins to free or to actuate vending, hiring, coin or paper currency dispensing or refunding apparatus by coded identity card or credit card or other personal identification means together with a coded signal, e.g. in the form of personal identification information, like personal identification number [PIN] or biometric data
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    • G07B2017/00822Cryptography or similar special procedures in a franking system including unique details
    • G07B2017/0083Postal data, e.g. postage, address, sender, machine ID, vendor
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    • G07B2017/00967PSD [Postal Security Device] as defined by the USPS [US Postal Service]
GB8609030A 1985-04-17 1986-04-14 Postage and mailing information applying system Expired GB2174039B (en)

Priority Applications (3)

Application Number Priority Date Filing Date Title
US06724372 US4757537A (en) 1985-04-17 1985-04-17 System for detecting unaccounted for printing in a value printing system
US06762994 US4725718A (en) 1985-08-06 1985-08-06 Postage and mailing information applying system
US06832802 US4743747A (en) 1985-08-06 1986-02-25 Postage and mailing information applying system

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GB8609030D0 true GB8609030D0 (en) 1986-05-21
GB2174039A true GB2174039A (en) 1986-10-29
GB2174039B true GB2174039B (en) 1989-07-05

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FR2580844B1 (en) 1990-02-02 grant
DE3613008A1 (en) 1986-11-13 application
GB8609030D0 (en) 1986-05-21 application
FR2580844A1 (en) 1986-10-24 application
GB2174039A (en) 1986-10-29 application

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