Global Patent Index - EP 0944027 A3

EP 0944027 A3 20001213 - Franking machine and a method for generating valid data for franking

Title (en)

Franking machine and a method for generating valid data for franking

Title (de)

Frankiereinrichtung und ein Verfahren zur Erzeugung gültiger Daten für Frankierabdrucke

Title (fr)

Machine à affranchir et un procédé pour générer des données valables pour affranchir

Publication

EP 0944027 A3 20001213 (DE)

Application

EP 99250071 A 19990309

Priority

DE 19812903 A 19980318

Abstract (en)

[origin: EP0944027A2] A programmed computer (11) captures stored addresses or commits new addresses to temporary storage. It communicates dispatch instruction data to the data center, comprising sender identification and recipient address. A second computer (21) acknowledges the request, checking address validity against stored data (23). The first computer is returned address validation (if appropriate), correct postage, and signature data, using address data in the central data bank (Automatic address correction is provided for). The return from the central databank is processed. Where appropriate, a valid franking mark is printed on the item to be posted.

IPC 1-7

G07B 17/00

IPC 8 full level

G07B 17/00 (2006.01)

CPC (source: EP)

G07B 17/0008 (2013.01); G07B 17/00435 (2013.01); G07B 17/00508 (2013.01); G07B 2017/00145 (2013.01); G07B 2017/00338 (2013.01); G07B 2017/00451 (2013.01); G07B 2017/00588 (2013.01); G07B 2017/00596 (2013.01); G07B 2017/00766 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

Designated contracting state (EPC)

AT BE CH CY DE DK ES FI FR GB GR IE IT LI LU MC NL PT SE

DOCDB simple family (publication)

EP 0944027 A2 19990922; EP 0944027 A3 20001213; EP 0944027 B1 20060712; DE 19812903 A1 19990923; DE 59913654 D1 20060824; US 6523014 B1 20030218

DOCDB simple family (application)

EP 99250071 A 19990309; DE 19812903 A 19980318; DE 59913654 T 19990309; US 26826799 A 19990315