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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...
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...
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...
8238535 Automatically generated incoming call distribution  
Systems and methods are provided in which remote installed devices may be assigned various call-in times to contact a host controller. The host may schedule remote devices sequentially across...
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...
8073782 Advanced crypto round dater  
There is provided a cryptographic round dater and its method of use. By capturing customer profile information and encoding the information on a label affixed to the customer's submitted mailpiece,...
8049139 System and method for determining and employing consumable use by electric arc welders  
A system and method for determining the approximate weight of metal consumables used by an electric arc welder over a period of welding time, the system comprises a program to calculate the total...
7962648 Method for service processor discrimination and precedence in a Voice-over-Internet-Protocol (VoIP) network  
A method and apparatus for identifying and prioritizing applications and application servers in a Voice over IP network is disclosed. In a first embodiment, elements of signaling information are...
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...
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...
7739205 Arrangement for loading rate tables  
An arrangement for loading rate tables has a switchover module that is connected between a meter of a postage meter machine and a modem, between a postage calculator of an external scale and the...
7558761 Method and system for automatically associating a manually entered postage amount to a class of service  
The present invention relates to a method for processing mail pieces to automatically associate a manually entered postage to a class of service and to a system which implements the method. The...
7305073 Rate modelling  
A method and apparatus are provided for generating a rate model (115) for use in determining a rate to be applied with respect to an instance of a product or service, system or process. The rate...
7203666 Virtual postage metering system  
A virtual postage metering system and method provides value added services corresponding to postage metering transactions. Funds are not stored at a user's site, reducing the risk of unauthorized...
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...
7103583 Method for data input into a service device and arrangement for the implementation of the method  
A method and apparatus for data input into a service device allow a loading and updating of service data, particularly postage fee schedule tables, separated from one another in time. The method...
6963861 Method and system for resolution of carrier specific data utilizing a generic data model  
A system and method of retrieving shipment data uses destination information, as well as the carrier and level of service data models to retrieve the appropriate shipment data which complies with...
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;...
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 a...
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...
6594648 Method for processing variable service data structures and display texts in a processing module and arrangement for the implementation of the method  
In a method and an arrangement for processing variable service data structures and display texts, a processing module is provided having a microprocessor, a program memory in which an operating...
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...
6289351 Method and device for detecting presence or absence of validity in data needed to be updated  
In a data providing method and device thereof for providing data in a simple manner at a highly efficient transmission rate, first data of a configuration where information relating to a valid...
6119119 Data supplying method and device therefor  
In a data providing method and device thereof for providing data in a simple manner at a highly efficient transmission rate, first data of a configuration where information relating to a valid...
6061667 Modular rating engine, rating system and method for processing rating requests in a computerized rating system  
The invention comprises a rating engine, system, and method for processing rating requests in a computerized rating system. One aspect of the invention is an object-oriented rating engine operable...
6047263 Method of displaying information by an electronic price label  
A method of displaying information associated with a special promotion by an electronic price label (EPL) which saves bandwidth at a start time of the special promotion. The method includes the...
6041319 Method and system for telephone updates of postal scales  
A postal scale system is updated, by telephone or other communication medium, by a remote service provider whenever postal rates or regulations are changed, without requiring shipment or...
5953721 Data supplying method and device thereof  
A method and apparatus for improving the efficiency of providing updated data over a transmission medium. Each data has associated information indicating the presence or absence of validity data....
5852813 Method and arrangement for entering data into a postage meter machine  
In a method and to an arrangement for entering data into a postage meter machine, after calling stored setting data, a routine is triggered that includes a manual input routine. The arrangement...
5778348 Remote activation of rating capabilities in a computerized parcel manifest system  
A method is provided for activating a rating capability in a microprocessor-based parcel manifest system. The method includes storing in the system's memory a number of rate tables, each containing...
5710706 Method for entering data into a scale  
In a method and an arrangement for entering data into a scale via a serial interface from the postage meter machine in order to load updating data into the scale via a connecting cable, a reception...
5699258 Assembly for franking postal matter, and multi-carrier shipping system  
A systen for franking postal matter comprises a control module, a printer module, a memory connected to the control module, a receiving device connected with the memory for receiving data...
5606508 Assembly for franking postal matter  
A system for franking postal matter comprises a control module, a printer module, a memory connected to the control module, a receiving device connected with the memory for receiving data...
5602742 Postage metering system  
A postage management system is disclosed that enables the use of one of a plurality of carriers from any station in the network. The system imprints postage on postal and private courier parcels...
5307281 Device for weighing and automatically calculating postage for a mailing piece  
A device for weighing and automatically computing the postage due on all services offered by a postal authority of a given country, both domestically and internationally. The device computes...
5255196 Custom rate pack for postage systems  
An improved postage scale (2). The scale contains a central processing unit (200) which calculates the amount of postage required for an article to be mailed. The central processing unit inputs...
5008827 Central postage data communication network  
A communication system for processing information for distribution, including: a central data station, a plurality of user stations, each of the user stations including a plurality of components...
4908768 Inserter based mail manifesting system  
An inserter based mail manifesting system includes a controller that processes sensed information and generates a manifest that can accompany mail to a postal depository.
4763271 Method and apparatus for updating parameter data  
A microprocessor based mailing system, wherein postal rate charts are provided on portable media such as floppy disks, having the capability to update such postal rate charts. The mailing system...
4628457 Postal rate memory module with integral battery power  
A postal rate memory module is disclosed. The module includes a memory which stores current postal data and an integral battery. The module may be used in a postal scale which includes a scale for...
4535419 System and method for computing fractional postage values  
A postage value computing system includes both apparatus and a method for determining the postage of an article to be mailed for various domestic and international classes of postal service. Postal...
4504915 Method and apparatus for individualized postage value computing  
Automatic postage value computing for individually selected services is described using a replaceable individualized directory memory and a replaceable rate chart memory suitable with all directory...
4430716 Postage value determining scale with expandable memory port  
A postage value determining scale includes a processor which accesses postage data stored in a rate PROM carried on a card. In a basic implementation, the PROM card is mounted to a memory port...
4241405 Database updating apparatus  
In a storage system including a semi-permanent database there is provided apparatus for updating said database comprising: instrumentalities for reading magnetically recorded data and storing said...
4138735 System for remotely resetting postage rate memories  
A system for simultaneously writing current postage rate charts into remote memories associated with a plurality of postage scale or meter microprocessors incorporates carrier wave transmission of...
4122532 System for updating postal rate information utilized by remote mail processing apparatus  
A system for replacing obsolete postal rate data with new data used by a remote mail processing apparatus comprises a central data processor for generating the new data. An encoder translates the...
4084242 Electronic postage weighing scale  
An electronic weighing scale for determining the postage value of weighed articles. The scale features easily accessible electronics for a postal rate table in stored memory. Because the postal...
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