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8987613 Automated weighing and franking mail pieces at transport speed  
Methods and apparatus for weighing an article, such as a mail piece, while the article is moving at high speed, and for checking that the correct amount of postage has been paid for delivery of...
8969743 Dynamic scale with multiple, cascaded weighing pans, and method to operate the dynamic scale with cascaded weighing of items moving therethrough  
A dynamic scale has multiple weighing units, each equipped with a weighing cell and a weighing pan, the weighing pan lying in an upper plane and the weighing cell between a lower plane spaced from...
8874451 Personal mail piece and electronic mail tracking system  
A system and method for linking data objects and physical objects of various kinds to an identified user is described. The system provides to the identified user information relating to the...
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...
8710380 Apparatus and method for weighing an item of mail during transport through a sorting installation and having an anti-vibration device  
An apparatus and a method weigh an object, in particular a flat item of mail, during transport. A conveying device having an endless conveying belt and a counterpart conveying element is able to...
8698012 Dynamic scale with extraction device that causes static weighing of identified items, and method for the operation thereof  
A fast, dynamic scale has a weighing unit formed by a weighing cell and a transport mechanism with a first motor to drive the transport mechanism. The transport mechanism) is arranged with the...
8530762 Flatbed weigh system with vacuum capstan roller  
A flatbed weigh system and methods for weighing substantially flat articles such as mail flats while they are moving. A weigh system has an intake plate (2102) and an accelerator assembly (2100)...
8527284 System for personal mail piece tracking and tracing from multiple sources by user identifier  
A system and method for linking data objects and physical objects of various kinds to an identified user is described. The system provides to the identified user information relating to the...
8526925 Environment independent user preference communication  
Included are embodiments of a method for communicating user preferences to at least one environment. At least one embodiment includes receiving a request from an environment for preference...
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...
8374970 Apparatus, systems and methods for online, multi-parcel, multi-carrier, multi-service enterprise parcel shipping management  
The present invention provides a plurality of Enterprises with a single online user interface with which the Enterprise can provide Enterprise Shippers, shipping origination users and shipping...
8321282 Article sales data processing apparatus and control method for the same  
According to one embodiment, an article sales data processing apparatus includes a storage unit, a selection acceptance unit, a confirmation unit, and a payment processing unit. The storage unit...
8153911 Dynamically weighing mail pieces in real time within an automated destination bar code sorter machine by temporarily accelerating the mail piece and capturing resulting closed loop motor torque sample data  
Methods and apparatus for weighing an article, such as a mail piece, while the article is moving at high speed, and for checking that the correct amount of postage has been paid for delivery of...
8148650 Mailing machine transport system with integral scale for weighing mail pieces where the contact force on the take away rollers is reduced to eliminate oscillations of the weighing platform  
A transport system that reduces the amount of oscillation of the weighing platform thereby weighing mail pieces faster. A take-away nip of the weighing module is formed by a pivot arm having a...
8131654 System and method for dimensional rating of mail pieces  
Systems and methods for dimensionally rating mail pieces including cards, letters, flats, mailers, packages and parcels using a pointing device such as a digital pen are described. In one...
8129646 System and method for validating mailings received  
The present subject matter relates generally to techniques and/or equipment for validating mail items within a mail processing system. Sort scheme data and mail item identification data are loaded...
8129635 Weighing a moving object using captured torque data  
Methods and apparatus for weighing an article, such as a mail piece, while the article is moving at high speed. An article (900) is received from an intake transport (1200), and gripped in a...
8106315 Envelope weighing apparatus with gripping compensation for variable thickness envelopes  
Methods and apparatus for weighing an article, such as a mail piece, while the article is moving at high speed. An article (900) is received from an intake transport (1200), and gripped in a...
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...
8019645 Business method for promoting goods and services of providers  
A business method for promoting goods and services of providers includes the steps of designating a group of targeted recipients, and storing demographics information of each recipient in an...
8013261 Method and device for determining the mass of postal articles transferred in succession along a path  
Method and device for determining the mass of postal articles transferred in succession; according to the method, the postal articles are transferred along a path having a change of direction,...
7996263 Business method for promoting goods and services of providers  
A business method for promoting goods and services of providers includes the steps of designating a group of targeted recipients, and storing demographics information of each recipient in an...
7880099 Shape based postage rate measurement system  
Shape based postage rate criteria as to whether a postage item (an envelope) is greater than certain thicknesses above which the rate of postage of the item changes is provided by a gauge...
7858889 Apparatus for processing mail items and weighing module with settling section  
An apparatus is provided for processing mail items transported in a stream on a transport section. The apparatus includes a weighing system which is accessible via the transport section. The...
7838781 System for determining the mass of an item in motion  
A method (51) for measuring the mass of an object such as a letter (10) in motion. An apparatus (12) for carrying out the present invention includes a pair of rollers (16, 18) through which a...
7792764 Dimensional rating device for mail pieces  
A fixture for rating mail pieces for determination of postage payments includes a generally planar member. The member has formed therein a recess defined at least partially by a floor and at least...
7774285 Apparatus, systems and methods for interfacing with digital scales configured with remote client computer devices  
The present invention provides apparatus, systems and methods providing a digital scale interface in a global communications shipping management environment so that a shipping management system...
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...
7693800 Method and system for metering mixed weight mail pieces at an increased average rate  
A method for printing indicia on mailpieces at an increased average speed. The system includes: a postal scale for determining a postage amount for a mail piece; a printer; and a postage meter...
7693802 System for determining postage rates on the basis of the thickness of the mail items  
A system for determining postage rates, said system comprising a lever mounted to pivot about a pivot axis, a wheel disposed at one end of the lever and in contact, at rest, with a conveyor...
7687727 Weigh on the fly  
Methods and apparatus for weighing an article, such as a mail piece, while the article is moving, for example along a transport path (FIG. 2). In one embodiment, a weigh station comprises a servo...
7612302 System and method for alerting an operator  
A system for alerting an operator of a weighing apparatus is described. The weighing apparatus may be capable of displaying a message in a message area to an operator. The message may be displayed...
7610248 Weight measuring systems and methods  
A method for producing and weighing a mailing unit that is formed from a plurality of components including inserts and envelopes comprises the steps of determining a weight for each of the...
7601923 Parallel path weight measurement system for sheet handling devices  
A weighing system is provided to measure the article weight by first and second weight measurement devices. The first and second weight measurement devices each include a platform adapted to...
7586049 Apparatus and method for measuring the weight of items on a conveyor  
An apparatus for measuring the weight of items on a conveyor includes a scale that generates a first signal corresponding to the weight of the items. A movable platform transports the items to the...
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...
7490549 Mail processing machine comprising a module optimising franking and method for optimising franking  
A mail processing machine is described including a recto-verso printer adapted to receive data to be printed and to produce printed documents based on the data, the documents being designed to be...
7482542 Feeder device with an integrated differential weigh module  
A mail article feeder device having a weighing cell for delivering a weighing signal, a receiver tray having longitudinal and transverse walls for jogging mail articles, and for receiving a stack...
7437332 Mailing machine including methods and systems to reduce weighing errors when operating in a differential weighing mode  
A mailing machine is provided that, when operating in a differential weighing mode, can detect if a user has replaced one or more mail pieces that may have been inadvertently removed at the same...
7367058 Encoding method  
A method is described that provides efficient, secure web-based recognition services. More particularly, an embodiment of the method relates to confidential encoding by dissociating image...
7359887 Apparatus, systems and methods for interfacing with digital scales configured with remote client computer devices  
The present invention provides apparatus, systems and methods providing a digital scale interface in a global communications shipping management environment so that a shipping management system...
7358450 Method for weighing items moving over a weighing plate in succession  
In a method for weighing a number of items, such as letters to be franked, on a transport belt that moves over a weighing plate, the base of which is formed by the transport belt, the transport...
7343359 Franking machine having a retrofittable weighing device  
A franking machine has a housing with at least a first housing part which is configured such that a retrofittable weighing unit can be fitted therein. The first housing part defines a recess in...
7297879 Method and apparatus for determining the mass of an article using a load cell  
A method of determining the mass of a mail piece using a load cell. A mail piece whose mass is to be determined is transported across a platform without stopping or slowing the mail piece. A load...
7271352 System for high-speed automatic weighing of items in a mail stream  
An apparatus for weighing mail pieces being advanced across a transport path including a weighing module having load cells, an in-feed drive module and a takeaway module. The scale platform is...
7269474 Controlled self-adjusting process for reducing selected dimensions of electronic products  
A method provides a self-learning mechanism for developing a database of information to be used in guiding selection of parts for temporary removal from a product, in order to reduce product...
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...
7141745 In-line mail weighing system and scale  
An in-line mail weighing system and scale comprises a mail piece transport mounted atop a load cell. The mail piece transport includes a drive assembly and a pressure assembly defining a transport...
7133851 System and method for combined mailing of a plurality of diverse publications  
A system for combined mailing of a plurality of diverse publications to a plurality of recipients at an optimized mail rate. The system includes a bindery for binding a plurality of the signatures...
7120611 Integrated electronic scale, and a system and method which uses the scale automatically to compute postal/carrier rates  
An electronic scale integrally formed within the housing of a piece of office equipment increases a user's work space in a home or business environment. The piece of equipment may be a personal...

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