Resources Contact Us Home
Postage metering system

Image Number 18 for United States Patent #5602742.

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 and envelopes. Each station of the system has a central processing unit (CPU), an operating system, and a user communications link with the CPU having an embedded software program therewithin. The software program has a permanent portion and a configurable portion, and the configurable portion, in turn, has a postage rate database, a postage service database, and a management program. The databases include on a carrier-by-carrier basis the postal costs for parcels and envelopes of various configurations and specifications for a various parcel and envelope configurations, respectively. The system software includes both user and system default parameter schemes enabling a user to predetermine common patterns of use and quickly employ a given modality. The permanent portion of the embedded software has a rate comparator program which operates with the management program to provide optimization of services.

  Recently Added Patents
Distributed IP-PBX signal processing
Medicament container
Method and system for facilitating micropayments in a financial transaction system
Antenna for an automobile
Predicting performance of an integrated circuit
Automatically selecting a paper with increased dimensions than originally desired for printing and adding advertisement content to the increased dimensional area of the paper
Assisted hybrid mobile browser
  Randomly Featured Patents
Body support for spanning a hinge joint of the body comprising an elastically stretchable framework
Apparatus for converting single-ended signal into differential signal
Apparatus for preventing electrical shock in devices
Peptide sequence tags and method of using same
Peep valve with improved vibration damping
Transformable, multifunctional and self-stowage watercraft
Photosensitive resin composition, and multilayer printed circuit board using the same
Display device, eyewear device and video system
1,3-oxazoline compounds useful as anionic initiators suitable for polymerization of vinyl polymers
Reverse link, transmit power correction and limitation in a radiotelephone system