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9043241 Encrypting a text unit from package information for package authentication  
Information from a package is read. An encryption key is generated from the information read from the package. A text unit is encrypted using the encryption key. The encrypted text unit is affixed...
8818911 Permit creation and tracking in a mailing machine  
The present invention includes methods for operating a mailing machine. A permit mail imprint is generated in the mailing machine on the basis of input signals entered into the mailing machine via...
8805745 Printing of computer-based value-bearing items  
The exemplary embodiment of the present invention will provide computer systems and methods for printing computer-based value-bearing items such as, for example, an exemplary image-customized...
8799091 POS terminal and control method  
According to one embodiment, a POS terminal includes a printer, a display, a screen display section, a selection operation input section, and an issue section. The printer prints and issues a...
8673107 Methods for fabricating optically encoded particles and methods for optically encoding objects with such particles  
A method for labeling an object such as a biological sample, including printing at least two different light-emitting species onto a substrate which are capable of displaying a unique optical...
8635161 Method and apparatus for inserting a removable visible watermark in an image and method and apparatus for removing such watermarks  
A method of watermarking an image. A visible watermark is inserted in the image to obtain a visibly watermarked image. Information allowing removal of the visible watermark is protected to obtain...
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...
8626673 Postal shipping label  
The present invention provides apparatus, systems and methods for the computerized generation and printing of a U.S. Postal Service Shipping Label over the Internet that provides postage, shipping...
8627092 Asymmetric cryptography for wireless systems  
A method for authenticating messages in a communication network includes forming a super message having a plurality of individual messages such that at least two of the individual messages are...
8620821 Systems and methods for secure parcel delivery  
A method and system for secure package delivery utilizing digital signatures is described. In one configuration, data regarding the weight, dimensions and origination are cryptographically...
RE44542 Check based online payment and verification system and method  
A method and system for verifying a check that is being used for an on-line transaction, utilizes a hash code value either printed directly on the check, or obtained from an insert card provided...
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...
8548921 Generic value bearing item labels  
The present invention provides an intuitively-based (WYSIWYG) user interface for generic value bearing item label custom specification of each label on a multi-part label set. According to the...
8543475 System and method for obtaining automated third-party confirmations in receivables factoring  
Systems and methods are defined for facilitating the factoring process involving a business client, one or more factors, and a third-party (i.e., a debtor doing business with the business client)...
8521884 Network system and method of address resolution  
A network system and a method of address resolution are provided. The network system includes a network, a plurality of virtual machines, a routing module and a path directory module. Each virtual...
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...
8474059 Apparatus and method for embedding and extracting information in analog signals using distributed signal features and replica modulation  
Apparatus and methods are provided for embedding or embedding digital data into an analog host or cover signal. A distributed signal feature of the cover signal in a particular domain (time,...
8467566 Method for detecting fraud in a printed image  
A method is provided for authenticating an image printed at a predefined print resolution or in accordance with a predetermined print grid. The method includes the steps of scanning the image to...
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...
8386793 Method and apparatus for implementing electronic seal  
A method provided herein includes the following steps: storing seal data of an electronic seal, a digital certificate, electronic signature program and a private key of a sealer in an external...
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....
8319990 Printing apparatus with data decryption  
A printing apparatus includes a data reading unit that reads data from a storage device that can store pieces of data, the data reading unit being connectable to the storage device, an input panel...
8255694 System and method using information based indicia for securing and authenticating transactions  
A method, system, and apparatus for authenticating transactions and records is disclosed. An information-based indicium includes an article bearing a first identifier, wherein the first identifier...
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...
8176533 Complementary client and user authentication scheme  
An authentication mechanism is provided to authenticate both client and user of a portable computing device when the user causes a client to request a protected resource on the portable computing...
8171297 System and method using information based indicia for securing and authenticating transactions  
A method, system, and apparatus for authenticating transactions and records is disclosed. A method for authenticating an information-based indicium includes receiving an article bearing a first...
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...
8060453 System and method for funds recovery from an integrated postal security device  
Systems and methods for providing funds recovery for mailing machines including integrated circuits such as those used in postal security devices are described, and in certain configurations,...
8046304 Franking method and mail transport system with central postage accounting  
In a franking method and a mail transport system, a franking image is calculated before generation thereof on a mail piece. The franking image includes a franking image key, and for each new...
8041645 Document security utilizing color gradients  
The present invention includes apparatus and methods for printing and verifying postage stamps on demand via a personal postage stamp printer. The indicium by which the stamp is printed includes a...
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...
7965863 Digital watermarks as a gateway and control mechanism  
An electronic system where messages include information carried by digital watermarks. The digital watermarks are used to control the transmission and/or receipt of messages including images or...
7941378 Stamp testing and monitoring  
A method for detection of fraudulent postage indicia such as a stamp or permit marking includes an initial step of introducing a mail piece for processing on an automated facing and canceling...
7882036 System and method for postal indicia printing evidencing and accounting  
System and method for printing indicia on mailing items, such as envelopes, cards, or label media, has a host computer system connected to a postal security device. The postal security device...
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...
7849317 Method for mail address block image information encoding, protection and recovery in postal payment applications  
The present invention uses an element of digital data that is created during digital postage mark (DPM) generation process from the digital image of the destination address block. The digital data...
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...
7831518 Systems and methods for detecting postage fraud using an indexed lookup procedure  
A method and system for using an indexing identifier (such as, e.g., a tracking ID or the combination of a postage vendor ID, user account, and piece count) to decrease the size of the postage...
7818263 Technique for effectively generating multi-dimensional symbols representing postal information  
In a mailing system for franking a postage indicium serving as a proof of postage, postal data including the postage needs to be communicated through such an indicium. Illustratively, the postal...
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...
7797247 Method for optimizing the performance of a networked mail processing system  
A method of optimizing the performance of a networked mailing system having a plurality of metering systems includes determining in a first metering system that a cryptographic operation needs to...
7769694 Secure postage payment system and method  
In a postage payment system, a secure integrated circuit (IC) card is used to manage postage funds, and created encrypted postage indicia. Among other things, the system is capable of performing...
7757088 Methods of accessing and using web-pages  
A method and system for conveying trust and security to consumers regarding the validity of a web page or the web-pages source by showing a feature from webpage as determined by a digital...
7715532 Automated passcode recovery in an interactive voice response system  
The preferred embodiments of the present invention include providing automated passcode recovery in an interactive voice response system by providing to a caller an automated passcode recovery...
7711650 System and method for validating postage  
Systems and methods for dispensing postage or other authorization information electronically by using a secure processor containing an amount of preauthorized postage which can be applied to any...
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...
7664710 Remote authentication of two dimensional barcoded indicia  
An indicia authentication system includes a franking device for embedding identification and encrypted authentication data into indicia and applying the indicia to an article, and a computing...
7657750 Watermarking method with print-scan compensation  
A digital watermark may be applied to digital image data to produce watermarked digital image data. A transformation may be applied to the watermarked digital image data to produce transformed...
RE41041 Mark forming apparatus, method of forming laser mark on optical disk, reproducing apparatus, optical disk and method of producing optical disk  
An object of the present invention is to provide a marking forming apparatus, a method of forming a laser marking on an optical disk, a reproduction apparatus, an optical disk, and a method of...

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