WO2002074456A3 - Systems and methods for processing high volume mailings - Google Patents

Systems and methods for processing high volume mailings Download PDF

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WO2002074456A3
WO2002074456A3 PCT/US2002/008028 US0208028W WO02074456A3 WO 2002074456 A3 WO2002074456 A3 WO 2002074456A3 US 0208028 W US0208028 W US 0208028W WO 02074456 A3 WO02074456 A3 WO 02074456A3
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verification system
postage
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Jeffrey Soltis
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Jeffrey Soltis
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    • GPHYSICS
    • G07CHECKING-DEVICES
    • G07BTICKET-ISSUING APPARATUS; FARE-REGISTERING APPARATUS; FRANKING APPARATUS
    • G07B17/00Franking apparatus
    • G07B17/00185Details internally of apparatus in a franking system, e.g. franking machine at customer or apparatus at post office
    • G07B17/00435Details specific to central, non-customer apparatus, e.g. servers at post office or vendor
    • GPHYSICS
    • G07CHECKING-DEVICES
    • G07BTICKET-ISSUING APPARATUS; FARE-REGISTERING APPARATUS; FRANKING APPARATUS
    • G07B17/00Franking apparatus
    • G07B17/00185Details internally of apparatus in a franking system, e.g. franking machine at customer or apparatus at post office
    • G07B17/00435Details specific to central, non-customer apparatus, e.g. servers at post office or vendor
    • G07B2017/00443Verification of mailpieces, e.g. by checking databases

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At least one listing from a mailer (10) of packages deposited in at least one post office (130) is received by a verification system (120). The at least one listing further comprises, for each package deposited, a corresponding package identification code and a corresponding computed postage. The verification system (120) receives from the mailer (110) a total postage payment equal to the sum of the computed postage for each package deposited. The verification system (120) determines a sample of the packages deposited and verifies postage for the sample of the packages deposited. The verification system (120) determines an additional payment for the mailer (110) based on the verification.
PCT/US2002/008028 2001-03-15 2002-03-15 Systems and methods for processing high volume mailings WO2002074456A3 (en)

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US7451119B2 (en) 2003-08-08 2008-11-11 Lockheed Martin Corporation System and method of identifying and sorting international mail pieces based on applied-postage adequacy in order to enhance postal service revenue protection
US20050065896A1 (en) * 2003-09-19 2005-03-24 Pitney Bowes Incorporated Method and system for automated postage correction of residual mail

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US4780828A (en) * 1985-12-26 1988-10-25 Pitney Bowes Inc. Mailing system with random sampling of postage
US4853864A (en) * 1985-12-26 1989-08-01 Pitney Bowes Inc. Mailing systems having postal funds management
US5005124A (en) * 1988-08-23 1991-04-02 Pitney Bowes Inc. Method and apparatus for categorizing and certifying mail
US6064993A (en) * 1997-12-18 2000-05-16 Pitney Bowes Inc. Closed system virtual postage meter
WO2002048829A2 (en) * 2000-12-15 2002-06-20 United States Postal Service Return delivery charges weight averaging system

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US4780828A (en) * 1985-12-26 1988-10-25 Pitney Bowes Inc. Mailing system with random sampling of postage
US4853864A (en) * 1985-12-26 1989-08-01 Pitney Bowes Inc. Mailing systems having postal funds management
US5005124A (en) * 1988-08-23 1991-04-02 Pitney Bowes Inc. Method and apparatus for categorizing and certifying mail
US6064993A (en) * 1997-12-18 2000-05-16 Pitney Bowes Inc. Closed system virtual postage meter
WO2002048829A2 (en) * 2000-12-15 2002-06-20 United States Postal Service Return delivery charges weight averaging system

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