05373550 is referenced by 301 patents and cites 5 patents.

Checks used to effectuate commercial and private transactions may be cleared through the banking system by transporting images of those checks between sending institutions and receiving institutions in forward and reverse flow paths between banks of first deposit and payor banks. The check images are transported through a public switched telephone network which contains a special check imaging node which provides a network based check clearing service for customers of telephone network. The check imaging node receives images of checks from institutions which subscribe to this service and routes those images through the telephone network to intended subscriber and non-subscriber recipients. Transmission of check images through a public switched telephone network may completely replace existing check clearance procedures or may be used in conjunction with existing procedures.

Title
Transmission of check images by way of a public switched telephone network
Application Number
7/959588
Publication Number
5373550
Application Date
October 13, 1992
Publication Date
December 13, 1994
Inventor
Carol A Wegrzynowicz
Holmdel
NJ, US
Robert Orleanski
Pittstown
NJ, US
David A Hollowell
Morristown
NJ, US
Charles J Garland
Randolph
NJ, US
Walter G Campbell
Flemington
NJ, US
Agent
Stuart H Mayer
Eugene S Indyk
Assignee
AT&T
NJ, US
IPC
H04M 11/00
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