Global patent index - EP 1062638 A1

EP 1062638 A1 2000-12-27 - SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MANAGEMENT OF CORRESPONDENCE

Title (en)

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MANAGEMENT OF CORRESPONDENCE

Title (de)

SYSTEM UND VERFAHREN ZUR VERWALTUNG VON KORRESPONDENZ

Title (fr)

SYSTEME ET PROCEDE DE GESTION DE CORRESPONDENCE

Publication

EP 1062638 A1 (EN)

Application

EP 99913943 A

Priority

  • US 9905893 W
  • US 7848798 P

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO9948054A1] In the system of the invention, a user provides inputs at a user interface (51). The user's inputs relate to the expected type of delivery (2, 3, 4, 5, 6). Alternatively, the system may already have information stored as to the type of delivery (2, 3, 4, 5, 6) to be used with particular correspondents. Based on the type of delivery (2, 3, 4, 5, 6), the system (50, 51, 52, 53, 54, 55) determines for each item of correspondence, whether the delivery will be by physical delivery of a printed document (2, 3, 4), by fax (5) or by e-mail (6). The system (50, 51, 52, 53, 54, 55) further determines for each item of correspondence, which is to be delivered by physical delivery a printed document (2, 3, 4), whether an envelope (10, 11) is required and if the address information is to be printed on the envelope or on a label (12) that is to be applied to the envelope. Further in the case of an item of correspondence, which is to be delivered by physical delivery a postage indicia is printed on the envelope or on a label (12) that is to be applied to the envelope. If the system (50, 51, 52, 53, 54, 55) determines for an item of correspondence that the delivery will be by fax (5), then the correspondence is sent using fax (55). If the system (50, 51, 52, 53, 54, 55) determines for an item of correspondence that the delivery will be by e-mail (6), then the correspondence is sent using SMTP server (54).

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 17/00733 (2013.01); G07B 17/0008 (2013.01); G07B 17/00467 (2013.01); G07B 17/00508 (2013.01); G07B 17/00024 (2013.01); G07B 2017/00072 (2013.01); G07B 2017/00096 (2013.01); G07B 2017/00201 (2013.01); G07B 2017/00338 (2013.01); G07B 2017/00379 (2013.01); G07B 2017/00491 (2013.01); G07B 2017/00596 (2013.01); G07B 2017/0062 (2013.01); G07B 2017/00967 (2013.01)

Designated contracting state (EPC)

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EPO simple patent family

WO 9948054 A1 19990923; AT 308087 T 20051115; CA 2324098 A1 19990923; CA 2324098 C 20100119; DE 69927959 D1 20051201; DE 69927959 T2 20060420; EP 1062638 A1 20001227; EP 1062638 A4 20010718; EP 1062638 B1 20051026; JP 2002507801 A 20020312

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