Global Patent Index - EP 0952560 A3

EP 0952560 A3 2001-03-07 - Method for refilling the postage funds of an electronic franking machine

Title (en)

Method for refilling the postage funds of an electronic franking machine

Title (de)

Verfahren zum Nachladen eines Portoguthabens in eine elektronische Frankiermaschine

Title (fr)

Procédé de rechargement du solde postal d'une machine à affranchir électronique

Publication

EP 0952560 A3 (DE)

Application

EP 99250081 A

Priority

DE 19818708 A

Abstract (en)

[origin: EP0952560A2] The method involves connecting the franking machine (10) to a PC (20) via an interface; setting the remote value specification function in the franking machine; setting up a connection via the Internet from the PC and selecting a pre-prepared server (30) address giving access the franking manufacturer's services, setting up the PC for communications; exchanging information including verification data and residual value data; adding a value to the franking machine's credit memory and terminating the process by setting the franking machine to the ready state.

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

G07B 17/00

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

G07B 17/00 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

G07B 17/00193 (2013.01); G07B 17/0008 (2013.01); G07B 2017/00145 (2013.01); G07B 2017/00161 (2013.01); G07B 2017/00201 (2013.01); G07B 2017/00935 (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

EPO simple patent family

EP 0952560 A2 19991027; EP 0952560 A3 20010307; DE 19818708 A1 19991104

INPADOC legal status


2005-04-06 [18D] DEEMED TO BE WITHDRAWN

- Effective date: 20041001

2002-07-10 [RAP1] TRANSFER OF RIGHTS OF AN EP PUBLISHED APPLICATION

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

2001-11-28 [AKX] PAYMENT OF DESIGNATION FEES

- Free text: CH DE FR GB IT LI

2001-09-19 [17P] REQUEST FOR EXAMINATION FILED

- Effective date: 20010714

2001-03-07 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

- Kind Code of Ref Document: A3

- Designated State(s): AT BE CH CY DE DK ES FI FR GB GR IE IT LI LU MC NL PT SE

2001-03-07 [AX] REQUEST FOR EXTENSION OF THE EUROPEAN PATENT TO

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1999-10-27 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

- Kind Code of Ref Document: A2

- Designated State(s): CH DE FR GB IT LI

1999-10-27 [AX] REQUEST FOR EXTENSION OF THE EUROPEAN PATENT TO

- Free text: AL;LT;LV;MK;RO;SI