Global Patent Index - EP 1007230 A1

EP 1007230 A1 2000-06-14 - METHOD FOR CODING MAILING ITEMS

Title (en)

METHOD FOR CODING MAILING ITEMS

Title (de)

VERFAHREN ZUR KODIERUNG VON SENDUNGEN

Title (fr)

PROCEDE DE CODAGE D'ENVOIS

Publication

EP 1007230 A1 (DE)

Application

EP 97949888 A

Priority

  • DE 9702608 W
  • DE 19648005 A

Abstract (en)

[origin: DE19648005C1] The invention relates to a method for coding mailing items by means of applied readable code signs. In order to enable also umambiguous identification of short mailing items while maintaining code sign quantity and distances, the surface available for code application, especially the length of the incoming mailing item, is measured and an unambiguous code with a number of signs adapted accordingly to the surface available is subsequently applied. In order to check that an identification code (ID code) is umambiguous a statistic is provided with regard to the frequency of various lengths of previously processed mailing item available for the ID code affecting the number of signs in the ID code. ID codes with a reduced number of signs, each of which have been determined and adapted to the lengths available for the ID code are applied when, over a fixed period of time, the number of statistically determined mailing items of the selected length range is smaller or equal to the number of mailing items which can be distinguished by the shortened ID-code.

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

B07C 3/18

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

B07C 3/18 (2006.01); G07B 17/00 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

G07B 17/00508 (2013.01); B07C 3/18 (2013.01); G07B 2017/0058 (2013.01); G07B 2017/00588 (2013.01); G07B 2017/00685 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

See references of WO 9822229A1

Designated contracting state (EPC)

CH DE FR GB IT LI

EPO simple patent family

DE 19648005 C1 19971113; EP 1007230 A1 20000614; EP 1007230 B1 20020320; US 6260762 B1 20010717; WO 9822229 A1 19980528

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