Global Patent Index - EP 1037170 A1

EP 1037170 A1 2000-09-20 - Franking machine with separately stored software postage module

Title (en)

Franking machine with separately stored software postage module

Title (de)

Frankiermaschine mit seperat gespeichertem Softwareportomodul

Title (fr)

Machine à affranchir avec un module de logiciel de tarif postal stocké séparément

Publication

EP 1037170 A1 (DE)

Application

EP 99105478 A

Priority

EP 99105478 A

Abstract (en)

The franking machine has a microprocessor (10) for executing the commands of a control program with a number of software modules (14-22) for controlling the different functions of the franking machine. The control program includes a postage module (14) which is stored separately from the other software modules in an electronically-erasable programmable read-only memory (EEPROM-1) and which is coupled to a data interface (32) for communication of data with the other software modules.

Abstract (de)

Beschrieben wird eine Frankiermaschine mit einem Mikroprozessor (10), der Befehle eines mehrere Softwaremodule (14 - 22) enthaltenden Steuerprogramms zur Realisierung der Betriebsfunktionen der Frankiermaschine abarbeitet. Das Steuerprogramm umfaßt ein Portomodul (14), das Portodaten und Befehle zur Gestaltung einer auf einem Display (24) darzustellenden Porto-Benutzeroberfläche enthält. Das Portomodul (14) wird getrennt von anderen Softwaremodulen (18, 20, 22) in einem Speicherbaustein (EEPROM-1) gespeichert, dessen Inhalt änderbar ist. <IMAGE>

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 17/00314 (2013.01); G07B 2017/00241 (2013.01); G07B 2017/00258 (2013.01); G07B 2017/00322 (2013.01); G07B 2017/0033 (2013.01); G07B 2017/00419 (2013.01)

Citation (applicant)

EP 0718801 A1 19960626 - FRANCOTYP POSTALIA GMBH [DE]

Citation (search report)

Designated contracting state (EPC)

CH DE FR GB IT LI

EPO simple patent family

EP 1037170 A1 20000920; US 6629084 B1 20030930

INPADOC legal status


2011-01-12 [18W] WITHDRAWN

- Effective date: 20101206

2006-01-04 [RAP1] TRANSFER OF RIGHTS OF AN EP PUBLISHED APPLICATION

- Owner name: FRANCOTYP-POSTALIA GMBH

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

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

2001-06-06 [AKX] PAYMENT OF DESIGNATION FEES

- Free text: CH DE FR GB IT LI

2001-03-21 [17P] REQUEST FOR EXAMINATION FILED

- Effective date: 20010117

2000-09-20 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

- Kind Code of Ref Document: A1

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

2000-09-20 [AX] REQUEST FOR EXTENSION OF THE EUROPEAN PATENT TO

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