04367676 is referenced by 17 patents and cites 10 patents.

A value selection system for a postage meter includes a plurality of print wheels rotatably mounted within a print drum. The print drum is coupled to be driven to rotate such that selected print elements on each of the print wheels are moved to imprint a postage value on a mail piece or other postage imprint receiving surface. The print wheels are selectively positioned by a print wheel value selection mechanism which is operable to set the print wheels during any time within a printing cycle except when the actual imprint is being impressed. The mechanism is operable to move the print wheels when the print drum is at rest and when the print drum is in motion. The position of the print wheels and the print drum may be monitored to account for the printing of postage by the meter.

Title
Postage meter value selecting system
Application Number
6/266561
Publication Number
4367676
Application Date
May 22, 1981
Publication Date
January 11, 1983
Inventor
John I Clark
Milford
CT, US
Agent
Albert W Scribner
W D Soltow Jr
David E Pitchenik
Assignee
Pitney Bowes
CT, US
IPC
B41J 1/20
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