Global Patent Index - EP 1161748 A1

EP 1161748 A1 2001-12-12 - IMPROVEMENTS RELATING TO POSTAL SERVICES

Title (en)

IMPROVEMENTS RELATING TO POSTAL SERVICES

Title (de)

VERBESSERUNGEN IN VERBINDUNG MIT POSTDIENSTEN

Title (fr)

AMELIORATIONS CONCERNANT DES SERVICES POSTAUX

Publication

EP 1161748 A1 (EN)

Application

EP 00911097 A

Priority

  • GB 0001041 W
  • GB 9906293 A

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO0055817A1] A method for permitting a postal authority to maintain control over transactions in a franking system, the postal franking system comprising postal franking means (PFM) including a postal security device (PSD) which maintains in a secure manner funds credit data; a credit authorisation facility (CAF) and a recrediting facility (RF) for issuing a funds credit to the PSD, wherein the method comprises: (a) the CAF issuing to the RF in a limit of funds which may be credited to the PFD; (b) the PFM making to the RF a request for personal credit; and (c) the RF checking on the funds available to the PSD and providing to the PSD, if available, further credit by means of a message encrypted and/or authenticated form.

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 2017/00161 (2013.01); G07B 2017/00766 (2013.01); G07B 2017/00774 (2013.01); G07B 2017/00782 (2013.01); G07B 2017/00846 (2013.01); G07B 2017/00911 (2013.01); G07B 2017/00927 (2013.01); G07B 2017/00967 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

See references of WO 0055817A1

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 0055817 A1 20000921; AU 3309100 A 20001004; EP 1161748 A1 20011212; GB 9906293 D0 19990512

INPADOC legal status


2006-11-29 [18D] APPLICATION DEEMED TO BE WITHDRAWN

- Effective date: 20060607

2003-09-03 [RAP1] TRANSFER OF RIGHTS OF AN APPLICATION

- Owner name: ROYAL MAIL GROUP PLC.

2002-01-02 [RAP1] TRANSFER OF RIGHTS OF AN APPLICATION

- Owner name: CONSIGNIA PLC

2001-12-12 [17P] REQUEST FOR EXAMINATION FILED

- Effective date: 20011011

2001-12-12 [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

2001-12-12 [AX] REQUEST FOR EXTENSION OF THE EUROPEAN PATENT TO:

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