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George B Edelmann, Kevin D Hunter, Arno Muller, Alfred C Schmidt Jr: System for detecting unaccounted for printing in a value printing system. Pitney Bowes, Peter Vrahotes, Melvin J Scolnick, David E Pitchenik, October 4, 1988: US04775246 (204 worldwide citation)

A system for detecting fraudulent imprints on documents is disclosed. The system comprises a metering device, a host and a verifying facility. The metering device provides a validation signal to the host and its associated printer. Thereafter, the printer prints information which includes informatio ...


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George B Edelmann, Arno Muller: System for detecting unaccounted for printing in a value printing system. Pitney Bowes, Donald P Walker, David E Pitchenik, Melvin J Scolnick, July 12, 1988: US04757537 (181 worldwide citation)

A system for detecting fraudulent imprints on documents is disclosed. The system comprises a metering device, a host and a verifying facility. The metering device provides a validation signal to the host and its associated printer. Thereafter, the printer prints information which includes informatio ...


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Young W Lee, Sungwon Moh, Arno Muller: Method for identifying a metering accounting vault to digital printer. Pitney Bowes, Lawrence E Sklar, Melvin J Scolnick, February 25, 1997: US05606613 (57 worldwide citation)

The method for preventing monitoring of postage indicia data which is sent from a postage metering vault to a remotely located digital printer over a communication link between the meter vault and the digital printer. The meter is provided with an encryption engine for encrypting postage indicia dat ...


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Young W Lee, Sungwon Moh, Arno Muller: Memory access protection circuit with encryption key. Pitney Bowes, Charles G Parks Jr, Melvin J Scolnick, December 27, 1994: US05377264 (38 worldwide citation)

A data verification system including a circuit verifies that unlocking data generated by a microprocessor to be written into the ASIC before a memory write is valid. The microprocessor is programmed to generate an ASIC address when unlocking data is to be written to the ASIC and to encrypt and decry ...


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Arno Muller: Postage meter with power-failure resistant memory. Pitney Bowes, David E Pitchenik, Albert W Scribner, William D Soltow Jr, January 14, 1986: US04564922 (32 worldwide citation)

A security system for a postage meter includes two memories, one of which is an electronically programmable READ-ONLY memory having non-volatile storage, while the second memory is a shadow RAM which is a composite memory having a first section composed of a volatile RAM and a second section compose ...


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Alton B Eckert, C Edward Duwel, Arno Muller: Interposer control for electronic postage meter. Pitney Bowes, David E Pitchenik, William D Soltow Jr, Albert W Scribner, November 24, 1981: US04302821 (30 worldwide citation)

An electronic postal meter, adapted to be driven by a meter base has a shutter for controlling the application of drive input to the meter, and a solenoid driven interposer for blocking operation of the shutter until conditions for printing postage are met. The solenoid is energized by way of a pair ...


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Arno Muller: Electronic postage meter operating voltage variation sensing system. Pitney Bowes, David E Pitchenik, William D Soltow Jr, Albert W Scribner, August 18, 1981: US04285050 (26 worldwide citation)

An electronic postage meter includes an operating voltage variation sensing system. Protection is provided for preserving postage accounting information stored in the meter if the operating power for the meter fails. Control circuits are connected to the accounting circuit and to circuitry providing ...


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Arno Muller: System for limiting access to non-volatile memory in electronic postage meters. Pitney Bowes, David E Pitchenik, Albert W Scribner, William D Soltow Jr, March 25, 1986: US04578774 (25 worldwide citation)

A method and associated apparatus for limiting the erasing and writing of data in the non-volatile memory (NVM) of an electronic postage meter operated under microcomputer control to predetermined periods of time after the power up and during the power down cycles of the meter, comprising the steps ...


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Sungwon Moh, Arno Muller, Eswaran C N Nambudiri, Mark A Scribe: Apparatus and method for ensuring good print quality in a mail handling system including a fixed printhead/moving mailpiece subsystem. Pitney Bowes, Steven J Shapiro, Michael E Melton, December 21, 1999: US06004048 (24 worldwide citation)

A mail handling system includes a printhead for printing a postage indicium on a mailpiece; a transport mechanism that moves the mailpiece past the printhead during printing of the postage indicium; a postage meter including means for accounting for a value of postage associated with the postage ind ...


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Hyung Kun P Kim, Arno Muller, Easwaran C N Nambudiri: Slogan and inscription control system for a mailing machine. Pitney Bowes, Angelo N Chaclas, Charles G Parks Jr, Melvin J Scolnick, April 16, 1996: US05509109 (23 worldwide citation)

A message control system particularly useful for postage meters of the type having bit-map printers includes encryption means for generating a code in a postage meter based on meter information and the desired information to be included in the message to be printed. The message and other data is fur ...