Global Patent Index - EP 0977136 A2

EP 0977136 A2 2000-02-02 - System, method and apparatus for preparation of mailpieces

Title (en)

System, method and apparatus for preparation of mailpieces

Title (de)

System, Verfahren und Apparat zum Vorbereiten von Poststücken

Title (fr)

Système, méthode et appareil pour la préparation d'envois postaux

Publication

EP 0977136 A2 (EN)

Application

EP 99114248 A

Priority

US 12450198 A

Abstract (en)

A system, method and apparatus for preparing mailpieces. A inserter system (10) for assembling mailpieces (46) is controlled in accordance with mailpiece records (84) in a mailing control file (80). The inserter system scans control documents (CD) included in the mailpieces to identify corresponding mailpiece records. At least some of the mailpieces share common component data, such as bitmaps for logos to be printed on the mailpieces. Initially the inserter system accesses the mailing control file to identify current component data and updates component data to be used for a mailing as necessary. <IMAGE>

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

G06F 17/60

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

B07C 3/00 (2006.01); G06Q 99/00 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

G06Q 99/00 (2013.01)

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 0977136 A2 20000202; CA 2278984 A1 20000129

INPADOC legal status


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