Method of recording and identifying intelligence on bank checks by category and of indexing cancelled bank checks by category for subsequent use
Color contrast gauge
Automated processing of financial documents
Image reading apparatus
Pocket-sized check writing device with check form
Data carrier having a picture theme superimposed by a line pattern and a method of producing same
ApplicationNo. 479912 filed on 06/07/1995
US Classes:382/137, Reading bank checks (e.g., documents bearing E-13B type characters)235/57, REGISTERING BALLOT BOXES235/379, Banking systems235/456, Multiple column code382/141, Manufacturing or product inspection382/175, Separating document regions using preprinted guides or markings382/294, Registering or aligning multiple images to one another382/317Sensor control (e.g., OCR sheet controls copier or fax)
ExaminersPrimary: Boudreau, Leo H.
Assistant: Mariam, Daniel G.
Attorney, Agent or Firm
Foreign Patent References
International ClassesG06K 009/00
AbstractAn improved system and method is provided for automatically tracking check transactions and generating an expenditure statement thereof using printed bank checks having a plurality of graphic icons disposed thereon. The customer marks the icon which describes the particular expense for which the check payment is being made. The payor bank or a check processing center scans each check to determine which icon(s) have been marked for each particular check transaction. Recorded expenditures are then automatically recorded in a cumulative transaction record. Periodically, this information is organized into a detailed expenditure statement that can be provided to the bank customer.
Field of SearchBANKING
Utilizing superposed layers
Separating document regions using preprinted guides or markings
Sensor control (e.g., OCR sheet controls copier or fax)
Reading bank checks (e.g., documents bearing E-13B type characters)
Registering or aligning multiple images to one another
Multiple column code