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8967464 System and method for electronic prepaid account replenishment  
A method for crediting a customer account maintained by a vendor of services in response to payment received from a customer is disclosed herein. The method includes issuing, to the customer, a...
8744197 Identifying information related to a particular entity from electronic sources, using dimensional reduction and quantum clustering  
Presented are systems and methods for identifying information about a particular entity including acquiring electronic documents having unstructured text, that are selected based on one or more...
8712856 Systems and/or methods for determining item serial number structure and intelligence  
Certain exemplary embodiments relate to techniques for determining the correct item serial number structure, even when information regarding the serial number data and/or structure is lacking....
8676715 System and method for authenticating indicia using identity-based signature scheme  
Methods and systems for verification of indicia that do not require key management systems, and in which revocation of key pairs is easily performed without adding costs to the verification...
8627271 Reusable business sub-processes and run-time assembly  
Particular embodiments provide a method for orchestrating an order fulfillment business process that includes a sub-process. In one embodiment, abstraction of business processes from an underlying...
8561100 Using xpath and ontology engine in authorization control of assets and resources  
An embodiment defines access control allowing the expression of access control rules using ontology based semantics and references an ontology subset using XPath as the ontological expression. The...
8479980 System and method for electronic prepaid account replenishment  
A method for crediting a customer account maintained by a vendor of services in response to payment received from a customer is disclosed herein. The method includes issuing, to the customer, a...
8478695 Technique for effectively generating postage indicia using a postal security device  
In a franking system, a postal security device (PSD) is used to account for postage dispensation, and generate digital signatures for inclusion in postage indicia to authenticate same. In...
8477345 Method for producing a label, computer program product, network node and system for carrying out the method  
There is provided a method and system for producing a label that can be applied onto a mailpiece. An exemplary method comprises providing a data service via a network node, the data service being...
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...
8332230 Fraud detection mechanism adapted for inconsistent data collection  
Fraud detection mechanisms and methods that are adapted for inconsistent data collection are provided. Data is analyzed to determine normal operational variations from ideal system behavior....
8245933 Method and system for applying a postal authority barcode on a document processing system  
Systems, methods, and an article of manufacture for printing a new postal authority code on a mail piece prepared by and received from an inserter or wrapper. A barcode post-processing system...
8250657 Web site hygiene-based computer security  
A reputation server is coupled to multiple clients via a network. Each client has a security module that detects malware at the client. The security module computes a hygiene score based on...
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...
8065239 Customized computer-based value-bearing item quality assurance  
The exemplary embodiment of the present invention will provide methods and a computer system for managing image content review for image customization of computer-based value-bearing items such...
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)...
8015607 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...
7941865 Rechargeable battery pack and operating system  
A method and system for authenticating a smart battery having a smart battery and an electronic device. Both the device and the smart battery generate encrypted random strings using key material...
7909242 System and method for electronic prepaid account replenishment  
A method for crediting a customer account maintained by a vendor of services in response to payment received from a customer is disclosed herein. The method includes issuing, to the customer, a...
7890432 Infrastructure with meter communication capabilities  
A system for providing franking services includes one or more networks, one or more postage meters, and a postal infrastructure data center connected to the one or more meters through the one or...
7849015 Electronic postal money order method and system  
Provided is an electronic postal money order system and method comprising the purchase and fulfillment of a money order, having the steps of inputting, through a computer, money order identifying...
7809649 Security and authentication of postage indicia  
Methods and apparatus for authentication of postage indicia are disclosed. A secret key is read from store and modified in dependence upon postage data to be printed in a postage indicium. The...
7797246 Distributed system for issuing official stamps and/or titles applying dedicated smart cards  
A distributed system (10) for issuing official stamps and/or titles (25), particularly stamps, comprising a central control unit or Service Centre (12), a plurality of local terminals (11)...
7747476 Transaction tracking, managing, assessment, and auditing data processing system and network  
An improved processing system for tracking commerce on the Internet provides for subvariable processing and includes web page scanning to discern fraud or improper content to insure proper...
7668784 Printing of postal indicia and detection thereof  
The invention provides a method of detection of an imprint of a postal indicium at a location on a mail piece. The method involves utilizing a sensor to scan along a band on the mail piece to...
7587332 Directed autoload of contactless stored value card within a transportation system  
According to the invention, a method for processing credit for a contactless smart card is disclosed. In one step, the contactless smart card is uniquely recognized at a first location. The...
7580895 Product protection gateway and method for checking the authenticity of products  
The invention relates to a product protection system whereby a product piece is provided with a product-specific identification sequence (K) which is converted into a coded check sequence (C), by...
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...
7409062 Method and device for the generation of checkable forgery-proof documents  
The invention relates to a method and a device for the generation of checkable forgery-proof documents with an externally supplied cryptographic module, whereby the checking of authenticity of the...
7376598 Method, system, and computer readable medium for shipping a package to a customer while preserving customer privacy  
Methods and systems consistent with the present invention facilitate in sending a package (112) to a customer at a physical address via a shipper (106) while preserving customer privacy. In...
7319989 Method and system for protection against replay of an indicium message in a closed system meter  
A method and system that protects against a replay attack in a closed system postage meter is provided. “Freshness” data is included along with each indicium message sent from the meter to the...
RE39779 Method for the recovery of unusable printed postage  
A method for recovering postage for metered mail pieces that have not been posted, the method includes: placing information that uniquely identifies the mail piece in a postal indicia ; storing...
7251635 Method and apparatus for managing a key management system  
A network system for key management, including a server, a key management system providing process logic for key management system management located on the server, a key management system storage...
7231372 Method and system for paying for goods or services  
A method and system for paying for goods or services which includes a mobile radio device and a base telecommunication station which communicates with the mobile radio device via electromagnetic...
7200570 Multi-attribute auction methodology and system  
A way to conduct complex transactions by auction efficiently and with a high degree of automation is provided by a methodology for conducting auctions in which bids contain multiple attributes, as...
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...
7143068 Remote postage meter resetting system having rebate generating capabilities  
A data center for a postage meter resetting system includes a computer that receives a postage refill request to electronically add a postage refill amount to a postage meter; structure for...
7131578 System and method for electronic prepaid account replenishment  
A method for crediting a customer account maintained by a vendor of services in response to payment received from a customer is disclosed herein. The method includes issuing, to the customer, a...
7080045 Electronic revenue stamp issuing apparatus and method thereof and recording medium stored control program thereof  
An electronic revenue stamp issuing apparatus and a method thereof and a recording medium stored a control program thereof, in which the amount of an electronic revenue stamp that became invalid...
7070097 Settled weight scale for a checkout system  
A retail terminal includes a scale for weighing items to be purchased. The scale is operative to obtain a settled or stable weight of items placed thereon either after a predetermined time delay...
7069247 Authentication system for mail pieces  
An improved system is provided for authentication of mail pieces bearing bar-coded indicia. The system comprises first and second bar-code readers, the first and second bar-code readers differing...
7047221 Method for piracy protection of an apparatus and arrangement for the implementation of the method  
In a method and arrangement for protecting a device against operation with unauthorized consumables a code number range for a device is allocated to a customer number in the memory of a data bank...
7000144 Information management apparatus, information management system, and information management software  
A user machine provided with a system of a software battery is connected to a host machine for providing a battery through a communications line, and a specific battery in a user machine is...
6996546 System and methods for digital receipts  
A secure system for creating digital receipts, while minimizing the amount of data that is encoded in the digital receipt. The digital receipt provides authentication for a transaction. A digital...
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...
6978255 Method for protecting a device against operation with unallowed consumables and arrangement for the implementation of the method  
In a method and apparatus for protecting a device against operation with unallowed consumables whose authenticity is checked in a remote data center, at least one code word is generated, an...
6957197 Load planning tables for a parcel shipping system  
A system for managing shipping parcels that includes a specially adapted set of load planning tables, or, from another aspect, a set of load planning tables for use with a system for managing...
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...
6938023 Method of limiting key usage in a postage metering system that produces cryptographically secured indicium  
A method for requiring that a key used in a cryptographic apparatus be changed includes the steps of: storing a constraint value for a non-time parameter of the cryptographic apparatus, the...
6853986 Arrangement and method for generating a security imprint  
In a method and an arrangement for increasing the throughput of mail when franking with a security imprint, the editing of the print image data is undertaken by a postage meter machine processor,...

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