Global Patent Index - EP 0779601 A3

EP 0779601 A3 2000-05-17 - Method for paying the resetting of an electronic franking machine and arrangement for operating a data host

Title (en)

Method for paying the resetting of an electronic franking machine and arrangement for operating a data host

Title (de)

Verfahren zur Bezahlung der Nachkreditierung einer elektronischen Frankiermaschine und Anordnung zum Betrieb einer Datenzentrale

Title (fr)

Procédé de paiement du rechargement d'une machine à affranchir et arrangement pour le fonctionnement d'un centre serveur

Publication

EP 0779601 A3 (DE)

Application

EP 96250276 A

Priority

US 57261595 A

Abstract (en)

[origin: EP0779601A2] The method involves data entry and switching of the machine (40) into a communication or credit interrogation mode. A link is established to a data centre (50) where the entry is checked for plausibility and the interrogation begins when a credit card number is input. The status of the card is verified from a card processing centre (60) before downloading is commenced or the data entry repeated or the machine switched into a communication mode. Listed information of successful interrogations is sent to the processing centre, which then receives payment from the client bank (10) and notifies the postal authority's bank (30).

IPC 1-7 (main, further and additional classification)

G07B 17/02

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

G07B 17/00 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

G07B 17/00435 (2013.01); G07B 2017/00161 (2013.01); G07B 2017/00169 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

Designated contracting state (EPC)

CH DE FR GB IT LI

EPO simple patent family

EP 0779601 A2 19970618; EP 0779601 A3 20000517; EP 0779601 B1 20031217; DE 59610870 D1 20040129; US 5729460 A 19980317

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2003-06-18 [RTI1] TITLE (CORRECTION)

- Free text: METHOD OF PAYING FOR THE RESETTING OF AN ELECTRONIC FRANKING MACHINE

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- Owner name: FRANCOTYP-POSTALIA AG & CO. KG

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