Global Patent Index - EP 1240624 A2

EP 1240624 A2 2002-09-18 - PROOF OF POSTAGE DIGITAL FRANKING

Title (en)

PROOF OF POSTAGE DIGITAL FRANKING

Title (de)

FRANKIERUNG MIT DIGITALEM POSTGEBÜHRENNACHWEIS

Title (fr)

AFFRANCHISSEMENT NUMERIQUE SERVANT DE PREUVE D'EXPEDITION

Publication

EP 1240624 A2 (EN)

Application

EP 00991003 A

Priority

  • US 0042109 W
  • US 43881099 A

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO0135343A2] A proof-of-postage generating system (22, 24, 25, 26, 27) wherein funds, application of those funds, the replenishment of those funds and the auditing of those funds are secure against attempts at fraud. The system (22, 24, 25, 26, 27) may either be a Closed System (CS) wherein the proof-of-postage printing means (22) are housed within the system computational means (24, 26) or within a cryptographically secure boundary. Further, the system (22, 24, 25, 26, 27) may be an Open System (OS) wherein the proof-of-postage printing means are external to the system computational means (24, 26).

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 2017/00137 (2013.01); G07B 2017/00145 (2013.01); G07B 2017/00201 (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 TR

EPO simple patent family

WO 0135343 A2 20010517; WO 0135343 A3 20020110; AU 3080801 A 20010606; CA 2391018 A1 20010517; EP 1240624 A2 20020918; EP 1240624 A4 20040428

INPADOC legal status


2005-04-27 [18D] APPLICATION DEEMED TO BE WITHDRAWN

- Effective date: 20040713

2004-07-14 [17Q] FIRST EXAMINATION REPORT

- Effective date: 20040602

2004-04-28 [A4] DESPATCH OF SUPPLEMENTARY SEARCH REPORT

- Effective date: 20040316

2004-04-28 [RIC1] CLASSIFICATION (CORRECTION)

- IPC: 7G 07B 17/00 A

2002-09-18 [17P] REQUEST FOR EXAMINATION FILED

- Effective date: 20020710

2002-09-18 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

- Kind Code of Ref Document: A2

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

2002-09-18 [AX] REQUEST FOR EXTENSION OF THE EUROPEAN PATENT TO:

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