Global Patent Index - EP 0789333 A3

EP 0789333 A3 1998-12-30 - Franking machine

Title (en)

Franking machine

Title (de)

Frankiermaschine

Title (fr)

Machine d'affranchissement

Publication

EP 0789333 A3 (DE)

Application

EP 97100534 A

Priority

DE 19603467 A

Abstract (en)

[origin: EP0789333A2] The arrangement includes a printer for printing a post value stamp (10) on the mail item, a central control (30) for controlling the printing and peripheral components (42 to 46) of the postage meter, a billing unit (60) for deducting a postage, and at least one non-volatile memory (68, 70) for storing postage data. The billing unit accesses the postage data according to a predetermined control program (AS1 to AS8), and is implemented as a digital electronic circuit arrangement. The control program of the billing unit is predetermined in form of electronic gates connected permanently with each other, and a number of gates is realised on at least one user-specific building block (66) as integrated circuit.

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

G07B 17/04

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

G07B 17/00 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

G07B 17/00193 (2013.01); G07B 17/00362 (2013.01); G07B 2017/00258 (2013.01); G07B 2017/00427 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

Designated contracting state (EPC)

CH DE FR GB IT LI

DOCDB simple family

EP 0789333 A2 19970813; EP 0789333 A3 19981230; EP 0789333 B1 20030813