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8775331 Postage metering with accumulated postage  
Systems and methods which provide metering of postage value using accumulated postage information are shown. Embodiments implement an accumulated postage register in a postage security device...
8768851 Visually distinguishing paid messages  
Electronic messages may be processed using a stamp authority by receiving an electronic message, identifying a stamp associated the message, determining if the stamp is valid, and, if the stamp is...
8650088 Methods and system for managing credit card usage in pre-paid printing system accounts  
Methods and systems are presented for managing prepaid usage of document processing devices, in which an account manager system (104) automatically purchases prepaid account credits for customer...
8452715 Secure transfer of value via electronic stamp  
A method of providing for a money transfer over a network includes the steps of: providing a stamp having a face value and a lifespan both indicated on the stamp, the stamp being a string that is...
8438115 Method of securing postage data records in a postage printing device  
In a system including a postage printing device and a data center, wherein the postage printing device and the data center have a first set of keys for use in requesting and downloading a...
8429083 Messaging stamp authority  
Electronic messages may be processed using a stamp authority by receiving an electronic message, identifying a stamp associated the message, determining if the stamp is valid, and, if the stamp is...
8352383 Systems and methods for altering mail routing, mail processing, and/or mode of delivery  
The present invention provides systems, methods, and computer program products for altering delivery of a piece by altering either the delivery address, mode of processing, and/or the mode of...
8099256 Method of determining the dimensions of a mailpiece  
A method of determining the dimensions of a mailpiece by means of a portable measuring device having a housing provided with an opening having a side reference surface along which the mailpiece is...
8090345 Multiple channel automated refill system  
An automatic refill system for pre-paid accounts provides enhanced funding flexibility for customers and additional revenue streams for a telecommunication service provider. The automatic refill...
8060445 Franking system with distributed metering  
In a mail franking system including a central secure metering device (PSD 20) connected to a remote credit reloading server (26) and a plurality of local franking management modules (22-1 to 22-N)...
7925595 Method for postage payment  
A postage funds credit system in which the customer pays for postage funds after they are used in franking mailpieces. A postal device is initialized with postage funds advanced to the customer by...
7840492 Personal funds metering system and method  
Methods and systems for dispensing value are described. In one configuration, a unique tangible indicia is enabled with a value and then disabled after the value is redeemed. In another...
7774352 Method of reversing an erroneous invoice  
A method of reversing a plurality of erroneous invoices proffered by a plurality of vendors/suppliers. The method comprises providing a master database for inputting a plurality of vendor...
7765168 Method and apparatus for the control and distribution of value bearing items in a PC postage system  
A system and method for the control and distribution of expiring free postage in a PC postage system is disclosed. According to the invention, a predetermined portion of the expiring free postage...
7756795 Mail piece verification system  
A mail piece verification system for processing a mail piece having associated therewith mail piece data includes an incoming mail processing center, an outgoing mail processing center located...
7707123 Method and arrangement for compensating a postage machine user for printed and billed, but unusable franking imprints  
In a method for compensation of the first postage value of an unusable printed franking imprint billed in a billing module of a franking arrangement, the occurrence of the unusable franking...
7577617 Method for the dependable transmission of service data to a terminal equipment and arrangement for implementing the method  
In a method and apparatus for dependable transmission of data from a data center to terminal equipment, particularly transmission of fee schedule table data to a postage-calculating scale or...
7526454 Method and system for conveying funds to postage meters  
In a postage meter capable of making a request to refill automatically when postage funds drop below a threshold value, date-based rules are used to disable the refilling request if the request is...
7219084 Method for processing postal matter and postal matter processing system  
In a system and a method for postal matter processing, with automatic reception of postal matter in receiving stations and with a staggered postal matter processing, acquisition of shipping data...
7191158 System and method for providing computer-based postage stamps  
The present invention provides a method and apparatus for creating computer-based postage that may be used on any date and with an undetermined addressee includes generating a request to print...
7152049 Method and system for dispensing virtual stamps  
A method and system for a virtual stamp dispensing metering system is provided wherein indicia of varying values are calculated at a data center and downloaded to a mailing machine on a periodic...
7062473 Method and process for providing postal discounting  
A method to allow a mailer to receive postal discounts for mailing at an eligible postal facility a plurality of mail pieces to a plurality of mailing addresses. The method comprises the steps of...
6990469 Method for reissuing indicium in a postage metering system  
A method of reissuing secured postage indicium includes the steps of dispensing from a postage meter an original postage indicium as evidence of postage dispensed for a requested postage...
6941286 Method and apparatus for providing refunds in a postage metering system  
A method for facilitating refunds in a postage metering system includes the steps of receiving at a computer a request for a refund of a postage amount; using the computer for accessing a dispute...
6868395 Business transactions using the internet  
In a campaign, a customer's file is reviewed to determine the offer or solicitation to send to the customer and the time such will remain open, and an e-mail message is sent to the customer that...
6865560 Method and system for reporting carrier delivery status to a mailer  
A method and system for providing a delivery confirmation service to a mailer who uses a postage meter to pay the postage for mailing a mail piece. The mailer applies a shipping label containing...
6865557 Network open metering system  
A transaction evidencing system includes a plurality of computer systems operatively configured to form a network with one of the computer systems functioning as a server and the remaining...
6834273 System for capturing information from a postal indicia producing device so as to correct improperly paid mail pieces  
A system for correcting the rating and payment of mail pieces scanned and weighed by the post. The foregoing is accomplished by: uniquely identifying mail pieces during the metering process;...
6823321 Method and system for optimizing refill amount for automatic refill of a shared virtual postage meter  
A method and system for dynamically optimizing the amount of an automatic refill of a shared virtual postage meter is disclosed. A desired time between refills is predetermined based on the...
6813614 Method for re-keying postage metering devices  
A method for communicating a re-keying message from a postage meter to a registration authority includes the steps of determining at the postage meter that a current key needs to be replaced with...
6618709 Computer assisted and/or implemented process and architecture for web-based monitoring of energy related usage, and client accessibility therefor  
A method and computer architecture monitoring resource usage via a global computer network. The computer architecture may include a resource-metering data recorder/translator unit having a global...
6587843 Method for improving the security of postage meter machines in the transfer of credit  
In a method for improving the security of postage meter machines in credit transfers, having at least two modes, the presence of a security flag is necessary for operation of the machine. The...
6463133 Method and apparatus for telecommunications signal routing and data management  
A telecommunications signal routing and data management apparatus for directing incoming telecommunications signals to devices connected thereto, or receiving message signals over a telephone...
6442571 Methods and apparatus for secure electronic, certified, restricted delivery mail systems  
A computer data signal embodied in a propagation medium is provided. The signal enables a variable number of data transfers and includes an initial connection source code segment and a data...
6405183 Method and system for automatically transferring information in a data processing center  
A method and system for automatically transferring information in a data processing system, including setting a counter within a data processing device to a predetermined time period and counting...
6381590 Remote postage meter resetting system having alternate postage funding sources  
A remote postage meter resetting system includes apparatus for sending a request to recharge the postage meter by the postage recharge amount together with first data indicative of a first user...
6356919 Method and apparatus for redundant postage accounting data files  
Apparatus and method for the maintenance of redundant postage accounting datafiles. Redundant postage accounting report data is maintained by the present invention by first creating a datafile on...
6073125 Token key distribution system controlled acceptance mail payment and evidencing system  
A method for controlled acceptance mail accounting and evidencing, includes creating a mail batch including at least one mail piece having an encrypted indicia printed thereon. The encrypted...
6064992 Postage meter using two ascending registers in an accounting function  
A postage meter includes a memory including an ascending credit register to store an accumulated value of credit and an ascending tote register to store an accumulated tote value of postage charge...
6064993 Closed system virtual postage meter  
A system and method for evidencing postage on a mailpiece includes a printer module transmitting to a remote data center a request for indicia data. The data center includes a processor, a...
6019281 Postal security device with display  
A primary circuit has an associated parameter, and a display circuit maintains a copy of that parameter. The display circuit displays the parameter based on the copy, and updates the copy by...
6009417 Proof of postage digital franking  
A proof-of-postage generating system 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...
5909373 System for discounting postage for a postage kiosk containing a franking machine  
A postal meter is contained in a kiosk. The kiosk also contains a postage meter secure classifier; and a modem link, which communicates with a data center, that is located at a different location....
5893903 Multimedia message system with revenue allocation  
The Multimedia Message System of the present invention provides revenue allocation between disparate sender-receiver service providers on a per message basis for a sender, connected to a...
5884292 System for smart card funds refill  
A system for providing items of value, charging the items to a smart card, and for recharging the smart card. The system includes a station for providing the items of value, which may be postal...
5826246 Secure postage meter in an ATM application  
A postage metering capability is integrated in an automated teller machine. With minimal modification and using several components of the ATM to perform functions useful in dispensing of postage,...
5819239 Method of verifying proper payment of postage  
A method is disclosed for ensuring proper payment by a mailer for postage indicia printed by the postage meter of a mailing machine operated by the mailer. The method includes a series of steps...
5812990 System and method for providing an additional cryptography layer for postage meter refills  
A system and method is provided for refilling a postage metering system that includes a host coupled to a postal security device (PSD). A user enters a first request for postage refill which is...
5812536 Secure accounting system employing RF communications for enhanced security and functionality  
A value metering system embodying the present invention includes a storage component for storing a unique value metering system identification to enable identification of the value metering system...
5729460 Method for payment of the recrediting of an electronic postage meter and arrangement for the operation of a data central  
In a method and apparatus for paying for recrediting of an electronic postage meter machine, switchable into a reloading mode, and communicating with a data central, data is entered into the...

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