Global Patent Index - EP 1095343 A1

EP 1095343 A1 2001-05-02 - TECHNIQUE FOR SECURING A SYSTEM CONFIGURATION OF A POSTAGE FRANKING SYSTEM

Title (en)

TECHNIQUE FOR SECURING A SYSTEM CONFIGURATION OF A POSTAGE FRANKING SYSTEM

Title (de)

TECHNIK ZUM ABSICHERN EINER SYSTEMKONFIGURATION EINES POSTFRANKIERSYSTEMS

Title (fr)

TECHNIQUE ASSURANT LA SECURITE DE LA CONFIGURATION D'UN SYSTEME POSTAL D'AFFRANCHISSEMENT

Publication

EP 1095343 A1 (EN)

Application

EP 99930279 A

Priority

  • US 9913488 W
  • US 8921298 P

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO9966422A1] In a franking system a postal security device (PSD) tracks a postage fund for dispensing postal indicia and enforce the configuration of the franking system. An authorization code, which is particular to the system, is used to verify the system configuration. An unauthorized change in the system configuration causes invalidation of the code and generation of the postal indicia is denied. Data center (125) records configuration information of each franking system (100). The data center generates a valid authorization code for verification in the franking system based on new configuration information. Components added to the system must be preapproved to prevent fraudulent generation of postage indicia. A registration number is assigned to each preapproved component which is necessary for interaction with the franking system.

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

G06F 17/00

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

G07B 17/00 (2006.01); G07B 17/02 (2006.01); G06F 17/00 (2006.01); G06Q 50/00 (2006.01); G09C 1/00 (2006.01); G06F 1/00 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

G07B 17/0008 (2013.01); G07B 2017/00048 (2013.01); G07B 2017/00161 (2013.01); G07B 2017/00169 (2013.01); G07B 2017/0033 (2013.01); G07B 2017/00951 (2013.01); G07B 2017/00967 (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

WO 9966422 A1 19991223; WO 9966422 A8 20000302; CA 2334922 A1 19991223; EP 1095343 A1 20010502; EP 1095343 A4 20070502; JP 2002518747 A 20020625

INPADOC legal status


2008-04-02 [18D] DEEMED TO BE WITHDRAWN

- Effective date: 20071010

2007-06-27 [17Q] FIRST EXAMINATION REPORT

- Effective date: 20070530

2007-05-02 [A4] DESPATCH OF SUPPLEMENTARY SEARCH REPORT

- Effective date: 20070320

2007-05-02 [RIC1] CLASSIFICATION (CORRECTION)

- IPC: G07B 17/00 20060101AFI20070314BHEP

2007-05-02 [RIC1] CLASSIFICATION (CORRECTION)

- IPC: G06F 1/00 20060101ALN20070314BHEP

2001-05-02 [17P] REQUEST FOR EXAMINATION FILED

- Effective date: 20010112

2001-05-02 [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