System and method for reading package information

  • US 5,770,841 A
  • Filed: 09/29/1995
  • Issued: 06/23/1998
  • Est. Priority Date: 09/29/1995
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. A method for reading package information from a package, said package information including machine-readable first information indicia and alphanumeric second information indicia, comprising the steps of:

  • capturing an image of said package, said image including said machine-readable first information indicia and said alphanumeric second information indicia;

    locating said machine-readable first information indicia in said image;

    automatically decoding said machine-readable first information indicia to provide package identification data;

    locating said alphanumeric second information indicia;

    automatically decoding said alphanumeric second information indicia to provide package destination data;

    combining at least a portion of said package identification data and at least a portion of said package destination data to form a unified package record; and

    affixing third information indicia to said package, said third information indicia being machine readable and comprising said unified package record.

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