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Stephan Gunther, Wolfgang Thiel: Method and apparatus for preventing usage of an unauthorized inking ribbon in a thermal printing process. Francotyp Postalia & Co, Hill & Simpson, September 7, 1999: US05949467 (150 worldwide citation)

A thermal transfer printer has a thermal print head with a number of thermal print elements which are operated by power electronics and controlled by a control unit to print an imprint on a medium by thermally transferring ink from an inking ribbon to the medium by energization of selected print ele ...


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Wolfgang Thiel, Klaus Dietrich: Modular ink jet printer head. Francotyp Postalia & Co, Hill Steadman & Simpson, July 8, 1997: US05646658 (125 worldwide citation)

A modular ink jet printer head has modules each having three spacers at their periphery in order to maintain a constant spacing between the modules. These spacers each have their base secured to the module and reside perpendicularly on a reference plane. The spacers of a module are brought into a de ...


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Volker Baum, Georg G Gelfer, Werner Kampert, Henrik Koschitzki: Method for data input into a service device and arrangement for the implementation of the method. Francotyp Postalia & Co, Schiff Hardin, September 5, 2006: US07103583 (66 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for data input into a service device allow a loading and updating of service data, particularly postage fee schedule tables, separated from one another in time. The method and apparatus are suitable for postage meter machines as well as for scales containing postage computers ...


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Ralf Kubatzki, Wolfgang Thiel: Method and arrangement for enhancing the security of critical data against manipulation. Francotyp Postalia & Co, Hill Steadman & Simpson, June 23, 1998: US05771348 (60 worldwide citation)

In a method for enhancing the security of critical register data against manipulation, a number or a pointer that is allocated to a code word is loaded into a first non-volatile memory, and a code word is loaded into second non-volatile memories containing the critical data, whereby the code word is ...


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George G Gelfer, Werner Kampert, Ralf Kubatzki, Wolfgang Thiel: Arrangement and method for offering a message when loading service data for a terminal device. Francotyp Postalia & Co KG, Schiff Hardin, December 7, 2004: US06829633 (57 worldwide citation)

In an arrangement and method for offering a message when loading service data for a terminal device, a connector unit in a service center is connected to a server and is equipped with a number of modems that produce a connection to a communication system to which a number of clients are also connect ...


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Wolfgang Thiel: Method for manufacturing a face shooter ink jet printing head. Francotyp Postalia & Co, Hill & Simpson, May 19, 1998: US05752303 (50 worldwide citation)

A method for manufacturing an ink jet printing head that, based on the face shooter principle, contains a nozzle row arranged in the z-direction in the surface of a plate, allowing an ink jet to be ejected in the y-direction, a membrane plate arranged on a first chamber plate carrying the ink chambe ...


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Claus Freytag: Method for data input into a postage meter machine, arrangement for franking postal matter and for producing a franking design respectively allocated to a cost center. Francotyp Postalia & Co, Hill Steadman & Simpson, February 11, 1997: US05602743 (49 worldwide citation)

A method for data entry into a postage meter machine before the initiation of a selected printer function, an arrangement for franking postal matter and for producing a franking image respectively allocated to a cost center include automatic modification of the most recent status of stored data cont ...


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Wolfgang Thiel: Method and arrangement for data processing in a shipping system with a postage meter machine, including automatic selection of the most beneficial carrier. Francotyp Postalia & Co, Schiff Hardin & Waite, November 20, 2001: US06321214 (47 worldwide citation)

In a method for data processing in a mail processing system, the most beneficial carrier, among a number of available carriers, for shipping a particular item is determined by initializing the franking system with pre-selection of a group of carriers from which the desired carrier can be subsequentl ...


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Stephan Guenther, Ralf Kubatzki: Method and arrangement for entering data into a postage meter machine. Francotyp Postalia & Co, Hill & Simpson, December 22, 1998: US05852813 (47 worldwide citation)

In a method and to an arrangement for entering data into a postage meter machine, after calling stored setting data, a routine is triggered that includes a manual input routine. The arrangement includes specific actuation elements for data input for positioning, within the overall image, sub-images ...


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Dieter Pauschinger: Postage meter machine with protected print head. Francotyp Postalia & Co, Schiff Hardin & Waite, June 18, 2002: US06406120 (47 worldwide citation)

In a postage meter machine that has a printing unit with a replaceable print head, a print head for such a postage meter machine and a method for the authentication of such a print head, a number of manipulation possibilities are precluded, such as refilling an authorized print head, unauthorized in ...