Global Patent Index - EP 1105849 A4

EP 1105849 A4 20070704 - TECHNIQUE FOR GENERATING INDICIA INDICATIVE OF PAYMENT USING A POSTAL FUND

Title (en)

TECHNIQUE FOR GENERATING INDICIA INDICATIVE OF PAYMENT USING A POSTAL FUND

Title (de)

VERFAHREN ZUR GENERIERUNG VON WERTZEICHEN, DIE EINE BEZAHLUNG AUS EINEM POSTGUTHABEN ANGEBEN

Title (fr)

TECHNIQUE POUR GENERER DES INDICES INDICATIFS DES PAIEMENT UTILISANT UN FOND POSTAL

Publication

EP 1105849 A4 (EN)

Application

EP 99930901 A

Priority

  • US 9823097 W
  • US 8921398 P

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO9966456A1] A payment system includes a label device (103), and a postal security device (PSD) (130) which stores postal funds for dispensing that may be replenished via electronic funds transfer. For example, the payment system performs functions other than just dispensing postal funds such dispensing lottery tickets. In the case of dispensing postal funds, the label device (103) is programmed to generate indicia (400) onto label stock (403) which serves as proof of postage after deducting the corresponding postage amount to be dispensed from the postal funds stored in the PSD (130). In the case of dispensing lottery tickets, the label device (103) is programmed to connect to a lottery server over a communications network and to transmit transaction data concerning the selected lottery numbers (1207), payment for the lottery entry, etc. to the lottery server. Accordingly, the payment system deducts the payment amount corresponding to the lottery entry from the postal funds stored in the PSD (130). In return the payment system receives, from the lottery server, data concerning indicium (1300). Label device (103) then uses the received data to print indicium (1300) on label stock (1303), thereby producing a lottery ticket.

IPC 1-7

G07B 17/00

IPC 8 full level

G06Q 50/00 (2006.01); G07B 17/00 (2006.01)

CPC (source: EP)

G07B 17/00508 (2013.01); G07B 2017/0025 (2013.01); G07B 2017/00588 (2013.01); G07B 2017/0062 (2013.01); G07B 2017/00653 (2013.01); G07B 2017/0083 (2013.01); G07B 2017/00838 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

Designated contracting state (EPC)

AT BE CH CY DE DK ES FI FR GB GR IE IT LI LU MC NL PT SE

DOCDB simple family (publication)

WO 9966456 A1 19991223; CA 2335103 A1 19991223; EP 1105849 A1 20010613; EP 1105849 A4 20070704; JP 2002518754 A 20020625

DOCDB simple family (application)

US 9823097 W 19981030; CA 2335103 A 19981030; EP 99930901 A 19981030; JP 2000555209 A 19981030