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McFiggins Robert B, Eckert Jr Alton B: Remote postage meter resetting method. Pitney Bowes, Soltow Jr William D, Scribner Albert W, Wittstein Martin D, February 12, 1974: US3792446 (113 worldwide citation)

A data center equipped with a programmed digital computer and a voice answer-back unit processes telephone calls from users of postage meters equipped with combination locks, wherein each lock inhibits recharging of its associated meter with an additional postage increment while locked and its combi ...


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Hubbard David W: Ink jet postage printing apparatus. Pitney Bowes, Soltow Jr William D, Scribner Albert W, Wittstein Martin D, March 11, 1975: US3869986 (81 worldwide citation)

A postage printing machine is described wherein postage indicia are formed with an electronically controlled ink jet printing device. A rotating drum carrying a conventiona die printing plate is moved past the ink jet printing device, the latter being adapted to be actuated in predetermined sequence ...


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Hynes John E, Braca Joseph F: Protective coatings for magnetically codable credit card. Pitney Bowes, Soltow Jr William D, Scribner Albert W, Vrahotes Peter, September 24, 1974: US3838252 (74 worldwide citation)

The magnetically encoded stripe of a plastic credit card is protected from abrasion and wear by precisely coating the stripe in a manner which does not adversely affect the readability of the magnetically encoded stripe. The coating is a vinyl polymer such as polyvinylchloride applied in a thickness ...


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Lupkas Raymond R: Envelope flap moistening apparatus. Pitney Bowes, Soltow Jr William D, Scribner Albert W, Salzman Robert S, October 14, 1975: US3911862 (47 worldwide citation)

An envelope flap moistening apparatus having a jet or nozzle which sprays a moistening fluid upon the glue of the envelope flap. The spray is applied as the envelope moves past the jet. A photocell senser controls the application of the spray by sensing the passage of the envelope and/or its flap. T ...


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Connell Richard Allen: Optical bar code reading method and apparatus having an x scan pattern. Pitney Bowes, Soltow Jr William D, Scribner Albert W, Vrahotes Peter, June 18, 1974: US3818444 (47 worldwide citation)

An optical code reader employs a flying spot scanner repetitively tracing an X scan pattern to read a linear bar code printed on a ticket regardless of ticket orientation during movement therepast, wherein the height of the bar code exceeds its length by an amount dependent on the scan pattern repet ...


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Storace Anthony, Zucker Fredric E: Automatic continuous mail handling system. Pitney Bowes, Soltow Jr William D, Scribner Albert W, Salzman Robert S, August 26, 1975: US3901797 (46 worldwide citation)

A continuous mail sorting and postage imprinting system which automatically weighs and meters each piece of mail. The system is designed to rapidly handle a large quantity of mixed mail. Mixed mail is continuously and synchronously fed in seriatim along a continuous feed path. Unsealed envelopes hav ...


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Sansone Ronald P: Omnidirectional scanner for reading digitally encoded tickets. Pitney Bowes, Soltow Jr William D, Scribner Albert W, Vrahotes Peter, December 23, 1975: US3928759 (46 worldwide citation)

Apparatus for producing a scan pattern for the omnidirectional reading of bar code indicia. The scan pattern defines a first longitudinally extending line and a set of lines set at an angle of approximately 90.degree. relative to the first line to yield a comb-like pattern. This optical scanning pat ...


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McDonough William F, Montlick James A, Bernard Richard A: Multi-detectable ink compositions and method of use. Pitney Bowes, Soltow Jr William D, Scribner Albert W, Vrahotes Peter, December 23, 1975: US3928226 (39 worldwide citation)

Inks are disclosed wherein the ordinary mixed light color of the ink is a color substantially different than the fluorescent color of the ink. Methods of use include detection of at least the fluorescent wavelength of the ink or detection of both the ink colors when irradiated for fluorescence and b ...


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Frank T Check Jr: Communication means with transducer physically spaced from interior wall of secure housing. Pitney Bowes, David E Soltow Jr William D Pitchenik, Albert W Scribner, January 12, 1982: US04310754 (39 worldwide citation)

An improved input/output channel for linking a computer control unit for an electronic postal meter to input/output units. The invention includes a converter for converting unit-output electrical signals to non-conductive carrier signals and for converting the non-conductive carrier unit-input signa ...


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Sansone Ronald P, Eckert Jr Alton B: Optical scanner and method for producing a scanning pattern. Pitney Bowes, Soltow Jr William D, Scribner Albert W, Vrahotes Peter, October 28, 1975: US3916158 (38 worldwide citation)

Apparatus for producing a scan pattern for the omnidirectional reading of bar code indicia. The scan pattern defines two sets of diagonal lines, the first set of lines intersecting the second set at an angle of approximately 90.degree., and means is provided for imparting translational movement of t ...