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Woolston Mark, Kogan Boris, Bourek Leon H: Method and system for mail detection and tracking of categorized mail pieces. Bell & Howell Postal Systems I, September 17, 2003: EP1345181-A2 (6 worldwide citation)

A system for detection and tracking of mail pieces containing certain characteristics within the postal system and other commercial handlers of mail pieces. The present invention will detect mail pieces, which meet certain criteria, and track the mail through the system. The present invention accomp ...


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Schoon Roy, Vandersyde Gary L, Schwaba David, Stollenwerck Mike, Jin Eric Yadong: In-line mail weighing system and scale. Bell & Howell Postal Systems I, November 19, 2003: EP1362644-A1 (4 worldwide citation)

An in-line mail weighing system and scale comprises a mail piece transport mounted atop a load cell. The mail piece transport includes a drive assembly and a pressure assembly defining a transport path. Mail pieces are moved through the mail piece transport, on edge. The load cell takes a series of ...


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O& 039, Callaghan John S, Gibbons Daniel, Chan Tony S, Dawkins Ann, Shah Niren, Bonn Jack: Automatic mail verification. Bell & Howell Postal Systems I, February 17, 1999: GB2328306-A (2 worldwide citation)

Apparatus for automatically acquiring and verifying, relative to pre-established rules, information affixed to relatively flat articles, for example mail, transported along a transport path comprises weighing means 102 for measuring the weight of articles being processed, image acquisition means 105 ...


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Buday John M, Mcclain James Carl, Svytatsky Edward, Conard Walter: Mail transport system with facing control. Bell & Howell Postal Systems I, May 19, 1999: EP0916605-A2 (1 worldwide citation)

A document transporting system for conveying documents along a transport path in a first direction from a document infeed station to a document processing station, certain of such documents being advanced along the transport path from the infeed station with an improper facing orientation. A plurali ...


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Faber Thomas, Filicicchia David, Rabindran George K, Kalika Joseph, Guenther Kenneth, Wisniewski Michael, Kerstein Mel, O& 039, Callaghan John S: Magazine apparatus and method for loading documents. Bell & Howell Postal Systems I, June 4, 2003: EP1316521-A1 (1 worldwide citation)

An in-feed apparatus (10) includes a magazine feed ramp (16) having one or more conveyor belts (30) engaging the bottom (34) of the documents (36) and configured to effect forward movement of the documents (36) toward a shingler device (302). A backing plate (320) is disposed proximal the conveyor b ...


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Woolston Mark, Ogles Jimmy, Hosiner Walter: Integrated chamber illumination system. Bell & Howell Postal Systems I, May 24, 2000: EP1003321-A2

An illuminating system for emitting a uniform amount of intense scattered light. The illumination system comprises an integrated chamber having a cavity large enough to contain at least two florescent lamps and a reflective interior surface. The chamber is further comprised of a front surface and re ...


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Callaghan John S, Bednarek Tomasz, Durum Metin M, Swamy Narasimha: Linerless label applicator. Bell & Howell Postal Systems I, July 21, 1999: EP0929447-A1

A linerless label applicator (10) for forming and applying a discrete, pressure sensitive adhesive linerless label (L) to a document (E) is adapted to receive and advance a plurality of documents, one at a time, along a document path (24) through the applicator. The applicator includes a label stora ...


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Rabindran K George, Wisniewski Michael, Faber Thomas, Filicicchia David, Guenther Kenneth, Kalika Joseph, Kerstein Mel, O& 039, Callaghan John S: Magazine apparatus and method for loading documents. Bell & Howell Postal Systems I, December 16, 1998: EP0883562-A1

An in-feed apparatus (10) includes a magazine feed ramp (16) having one or more conveyor belts (30) engaging the bottom (34) of the documents (36) and configured to effect forward movement of the documents (36) toward a shingler device (302). A backing plate (320) is disposed proximal the conveyor b ...


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Rabindran George, Filicicchia David, Wisniewski Michael: Method and apparatus for synchronizing a document feeder with a mail sorting conveyor. Bell & Howell Postal Systems I, December 1, 1999: EP0960063-A1

The invention relates to methods and apparatus for merging mailpieces into discrete locations on a mail sorting conveyor. Conventionally, merging of mailpieces is accomplished by detecting a position of the envelope and adjusting the speed of the singulator to match the sorting conveyor. However, sy ...