Global Patent Index - EP 1082707 A1

EP 1082707 A1 2001-03-14 - METHOD FOR PRODUCING FRANKING MARKINGS

Title (en)

METHOD FOR PRODUCING FRANKING MARKINGS

Title (de)

VERFAHREN ZUR HERSTELLUNG VON WERTZEICHEN

Title (fr)

PROCEDE D'OBTENTION DE MARQUAGE D'AFFRANCHISSEMENT

Publication

EP 1082707 A1 (DE)

Application

EP 00912319 A

Priority

  • CH 0000192 W
  • CH 64099 A

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO0060545A1] The inventive method allows franking markings to be produced in situ, consisting of subject matter, such as text and/or pictures, photographs or slogans which has been chosen by the customer. A post office, for example, makes available a device (20) which is suitable for carrying out the inventive method to said customer, in addition to the basic postal elements of a franking marking or postage stamp, such as franking elements and security markings, if appropriate. The customer interactively inserts his or her subject into the free area of the postage stamp, using a touchscreen (1). If necessary, during the creation of the postage stamp, the customer can take his or her own photograph, or that of another person, or of animals or objects using a built-in digital camera (2) and can integrate said photograph into the franking marking image. The postage stamp resulting from this process is printed using a printer (4) and subsequently issued.

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

G07B 17/00; G07F 17/26

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

G07B 17/00 (2006.01); G07F 17/26 (2006.01); G07F 17/42 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

G07F 17/26 (2013.01); G07B 17/00193 (2013.01); G07F 17/42 (2013.01); G07B 2017/00225 (2013.01); G07B 2017/00282 (2013.01); G07B 2017/00604 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

See references of WO 0060545A1

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

WO 0060545 A1 20001012; CA 2334376 A1 20001012; EP 1082707 A1 20010314

INPADOC legal status


2005-05-11 [18D] DEEMED TO BE WITHDRAWN

- Effective date: 20041103

2001-03-14 [17P] REQUEST FOR EXAMINATION FILED

- Effective date: 20001220

2001-03-14 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

- Kind Code of Ref Document: A1

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