GB2251210B - Postage meter system - Google Patents

Postage meter system

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Publication number
GB2251210B
GB2251210B GB9028221A GB9028221A GB2251210B GB 2251210 B GB2251210 B GB 2251210B GB 9028221 A GB9028221 A GB 9028221A GB 9028221 A GB9028221 A GB 9028221A GB 2251210 B GB2251210 B GB 2251210B
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GB
Grant status
Grant
Patent type
Prior art keywords
postage meter
meter system
system
postage
Prior art date
Legal status (The legal status is an assumption and is not a legal conclusion. Google has not performed a legal analysis and makes no representation as to the accuracy of the status listed.)
Expired - Fee Related
Application number
GB9028221A
Other versions
GB2251210A (en )
GB9028221D0 (en )
Inventor
Dennis Thomas Gilham
Current Assignee (The listed assignees may be inaccurate. Google has not performed a legal analysis and makes no representation or warranty as to the accuracy of the list.)
Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise SA
Neopost Ltd
Nokia UK Ltd
Original Assignee
Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise SA
Neopost Ltd
Nokia UK Ltd
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Filing date
Publication date
Grant date

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Classifications

    • GPHYSICS
    • G07CHECKING-DEVICES
    • G07BTICKET-ISSUING APPARATUS; FARE-REGISTERING APPARATUS; FRANKING APPARATUS
    • G07B17/00Franking apparatus
    • G07B17/00733Cryptography or similar special procedures in a franking system
    • GPHYSICS
    • G07CHECKING-DEVICES
    • G07BTICKET-ISSUING APPARATUS; FARE-REGISTERING APPARATUS; FRANKING APPARATUS
    • G07B17/00Franking apparatus
    • G07B17/00016Relations between apparatus, e.g. franking machine at customer or apparatus at post office, in a franking system
    • G07B17/0008Communication details outside or between apparatus
    • GPHYSICS
    • G07CHECKING-DEVICES
    • G07CTIME OR ATTENDANCE REGISTERS; REGISTERING OR INDICATING THE WORKING OF MACHINES; GENERATING RANDOM NUMBERS; VOTING OR LOTTERY APPARATUS; ARRANGEMENTS, SYSTEMS OR APPARATUS FOR CHECKING NOT PROVIDED FOR ELSEWHERE
    • G07C9/00Individual entry or exit registers
    • G07C9/00007Access-control involving the use of a pass
    • G07C9/00023Access-control involving the use of a pass the system having a variable access-code, e.g. varied as a function of time
    • GPHYSICS
    • G07CHECKING-DEVICES
    • G07BTICKET-ISSUING APPARATUS; FARE-REGISTERING APPARATUS; FRANKING APPARATUS
    • G07B17/00Franking apparatus
    • G07B17/00016Relations between apparatus, e.g. franking machine at customer or apparatus at post office, in a franking system
    • G07B17/0008Communication details outside or between apparatus
    • G07B2017/00153Communication details outside or between apparatus for sending information
    • G07B2017/00161Communication details outside or between apparatus for sending information from a central, non-user location, e.g. for updating rates or software, or for refilling funds
    • GPHYSICS
    • G07CHECKING-DEVICES
    • G07BTICKET-ISSUING APPARATUS; FARE-REGISTERING APPARATUS; FRANKING APPARATUS
    • G07B17/00Franking apparatus
    • G07B17/00016Relations between apparatus, e.g. franking machine at customer or apparatus at post office, in a franking system
    • G07B17/0008Communication details outside or between apparatus
    • G07B2017/00153Communication details outside or between apparatus for sending information
    • G07B2017/00177Communication details outside or between apparatus for sending information from a portable device, e.g. a card or a PCMCIA
    • GPHYSICS
    • G07CHECKING-DEVICES
    • G07BTICKET-ISSUING APPARATUS; FARE-REGISTERING APPARATUS; FRANKING APPARATUS
    • G07B17/00Franking apparatus
    • G07B17/00733Cryptography or similar special procedures in a franking system
    • G07B2017/0079Time-dependency
    • GPHYSICS
    • G07CHECKING-DEVICES
    • G07BTICKET-ISSUING APPARATUS; FARE-REGISTERING APPARATUS; FRANKING APPARATUS
    • G07B17/00Franking apparatus
    • G07B17/00733Cryptography or similar special procedures in a franking system
    • G07B2017/00919Random number generator
GB9028221A 1990-12-31 1990-12-31 Postage meter system Expired - Fee Related GB2251210B (en)

Priority Applications (1)

Application Number Priority Date Filing Date Title
GB9028221A GB2251210B (en) 1990-12-31 1990-12-31 Postage meter system

Applications Claiming Priority (3)

Application Number Priority Date Filing Date Title
GB9028221A GB2251210B (en) 1990-12-31 1990-12-31 Postage meter system
SE9103654A SE515014C2 (en) 1990-12-31 1991-12-11 Porto Measuring System
FR9116002A FR2673305B1 (en) 1990-12-31 1991-12-23 System counters postage postal.

Publications (3)

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GB9028221D0 true GB9028221D0 (en) 1991-02-13
GB2251210A true GB2251210A (en) 1992-07-01
GB2251210B true GB2251210B (en) 1995-01-18

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Family Applications (1)

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GB9028221A Expired - Fee Related GB2251210B (en) 1990-12-31 1990-12-31 Postage meter system

Country Status (2)

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FR (1) FR2673305B1 (en)
GB (1) GB2251210B (en)

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EP0388840A2 (en) * 1989-03-23 1990-09-26 Neopost Industrie Security extension procedure for electronic remote setting meter
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GB2074942A (en) * 1980-05-01 1981-11-11 Simjian L G A metering device, for example a postage meter
GB2173738A (en) * 1985-04-19 1986-10-22 Roneo Alcatel Ltd Secure transport of information between electronic stations
WO1988001818A1 (en) * 1986-09-02 1988-03-10 Wright Christopher B Automated transaction system using microprocessor cards
GB2215670A (en) * 1988-02-08 1989-09-27 * Pitney Bowes Inc Postal charge accounting system
EP0388840A2 (en) * 1989-03-23 1990-09-26 Neopost Industrie Security extension procedure for electronic remote setting meter
GB2233937A (en) * 1989-07-13 1991-01-23 Pitney Bowes Plc Machine incorporating an accounts verification system

Also Published As

Publication number Publication date Type
FR2673305A1 (en) 1992-08-28 application
GB2251210A (en) 1992-07-01 application
FR2673305B1 (en) 1995-05-19 grant
GB9028221D0 (en) 1991-02-13 application

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