Two way mailing envelope
System having a character generator for printing encrypted messages
System for the printing and reading of encrypted messages
System for printing encrypted messages with a character generator and bar-code representation
Remote control system for franking machines
Interactive outgoing and incoming mailpiece processing system
Postage meter with coded graphic information in the indicia
Mail delivery system with arrival monitoring
Mail delivery system with package integrity monitoring
ApplicationNo. 083877 filed on 05/22/1998
US Classes:705/408, Specific printing283/71, STAMP283/72, HAVING REVEALABLE CONCEALED INFORMATION, FRAUD PREVENTER OR DETECTOR, USE PREVENTER OR DETECTOR, OR IDENTIFIER382/101, Mail processing705/401, Postage meter system705/404, Record keeping705/410Specialized function performed
ExaminersPrimary: Cosimano, Edward R.
Attorney, Agent or Firm
International ClassG07B 017/00
AbstractA system that uses a digital postage meter or Postal Security Device to add information to the indicia that indicates that the mail piece has already been scanned. This information will inform the scanner and a human that the postage paid for, as indicated in the indicia, has been used. The foregoing is accomplished by printing a scanner readable data field in the indicia or in the vicinity of the indicia that indicates the mail piece was received. Human readable data is also printed in the indicia or in the vicinity of the indicia that indicates the mail piece was received. For instance, the word "VOID" may be written in coded form and/or in human readable form. Information regarding the canceling of the indicia is transmitted to a data center.