04832204 is referenced by 217 patents and cites 17 patents.

The invention relates to a package handling and sorting system which sorts small packages according to destination, segregating those with the same destinations for combined shipments. The system depends on a unique combination of conveying equipment automatically controlled by programmed data processing units which utilize data obtained by scanning electronically readable package labels, as well as other information and detection equipment, to examine packages introduced into the system, and to transfer those consigned to the same location to vehicles routed to such locations. The system also generates an electronic trail of package movements, thus providing the capability to trace packages lost in transit.

Title
Package handling and sorting system
Application Number
6/884610
Publication Number
4832204
Application Date
July 11, 1986
Publication Date
May 23, 1989
Inventor
Bram B Johnson
Sewickley
PA, US
Gordon N Bloom
Sewickley
PA, US
E Roger Everman
Wexford
PA, US
Steven W Handy
Pittsburgh
PA, US
Agent
Oldham & Oldham Co
Assignee
Roadway Package System
PA, US
IPC
B07C 3/00
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