WO2003030106A3 - Postage metering system having telephone answering capability - Google Patents

Postage metering system having telephone answering capability Download PDF

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WO2003030106A3
WO2003030106A3 PCT/US2002/030785 US0230785W WO03030106A3 WO 2003030106 A3 WO2003030106 A3 WO 2003030106A3 US 0230785 W US0230785 W US 0230785W WO 03030106 A3 WO03030106 A3 WO 03030106A3
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postage metering
population
postage
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telephone call
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Joseph L Gargiulo
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Pitney Bowes Inc
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    • GPHYSICS
    • G06COMPUTING; CALCULATING; COUNTING
    • G06QDATA PROCESSING SYSTEMS OR METHODS, SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR ADMINISTRATIVE, COMMERCIAL, FINANCIAL, MANAGERIAL, SUPERVISORY OR FORECASTING PURPOSES; SYSTEMS OR METHODS SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR ADMINISTRATIVE, COMMERCIAL, FINANCIAL, MANAGERIAL, SUPERVISORY OR FORECASTING PURPOSES, NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
    • G06Q10/00Administration; Management
    • G06Q10/10Office automation, e.g. computer aided management of electronic mail or groupware; Time management, e.g. calendars, reminders, meetings or time accounting
    • 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
    • G07B17/00024Physical or organizational aspects of franking systems
    • 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
    • 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
    • G07B17/00024Physical or organizational aspects of franking systems
    • G07B2017/00072Hybrid mail, i.e. mail delivered using different physical means along the mail delivery path, e.g. email and envelope
    • 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
    • G07B2017/00088Communication details outside or between apparatus via landlines
    • G07B2017/00096Communication details outside or between apparatus via landlines via phone lines
    • 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
    • G07B2017/00112Wireless
    • G07B2017/0012Wireless in a mobile phone 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
    • G07B2017/00153Communication details outside or between apparatus for sending information

Abstract

A postage meter system includes a modem for receiving an incoming telephone call, a printer module for printing on a recording medium and a control system in operative communication with the modem and the printer module. The control system stores a voice message associated with the telephone call, translates the voice message into a computer based text and prints a print message using the printer module from the computer based text. In another configuration, a postage system includes a data center, a population of postage metering systems and a control system that is in operative communication with the data center and the population of postage metering systems. The population of postage metering systems are located remote from the data center and are geographically distributed. The control system receives an incoming telephone call at one postage metering system of the population of postage metering system, stores a voice message associated with the telephone call and retrieves the voice message from another; postage metering system of the population of postage metering systems.
PCT/US2002/030785 2001-09-28 2002-09-27 Postage metering system having telephone answering capability WO2003030106A3 (en)

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US09965750 US7133850B2 (en) 2001-09-28 2001-09-28 Postage system having telephone answering and message retrieval capability
US09/965,750 2001-09-28
US09/965,753 2001-09-28
US09965753 US20030065622A1 (en) 2001-09-28 2001-09-28 Postage metering system having telephone answering capability

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EP20020778380 EP1438679A2 (en) 2001-09-28 2002-09-27 Postage metering system having telephone answering capability
AU2002340045A AU2002340045A1 (en) 2001-09-28 2002-09-27 Postage metering system having telephone answering capability

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Citations (5)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
US3792446A (en) * 1972-12-04 1974-02-12 Pitney Bowes Inc Remote postage meter resetting method
US4556944A (en) * 1983-02-09 1985-12-03 Pitney Bowes Inc. Voice responsive automated mailing system
US5337246A (en) * 1992-05-22 1994-08-09 Pitney Bowes Inc. Flexible apparatus and method for applying customized rating adjustments to transaction charges
US5701250A (en) * 1995-04-07 1997-12-23 Pitney Bowes Inc. Setting by phone for counter resettable postage meters
US5822738A (en) * 1995-11-22 1998-10-13 F.M.E. Corporation Method and apparatus for a modular postage accounting system

Patent Citations (5)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
US3792446A (en) * 1972-12-04 1974-02-12 Pitney Bowes Inc Remote postage meter resetting method
US4556944A (en) * 1983-02-09 1985-12-03 Pitney Bowes Inc. Voice responsive automated mailing system
US5337246A (en) * 1992-05-22 1994-08-09 Pitney Bowes Inc. Flexible apparatus and method for applying customized rating adjustments to transaction charges
US5701250A (en) * 1995-04-07 1997-12-23 Pitney Bowes Inc. Setting by phone for counter resettable postage meters
US5822738A (en) * 1995-11-22 1998-10-13 F.M.E. Corporation Method and apparatus for a modular postage accounting system

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