Mailing machines

  • US 6,230,898 B1
  • Filed: 06/04/1998
  • Issued: 05/15/2001
  • Est. Priority Date: 12/04/1996
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. A mailing machine comprising an optical scanning means, transport means for feeding documents to be mailed successively past the scanning means, a data processor operatively connected to the scanning means to receive data therefrom, and operatively connected to a data input means for receiving data relating to a particular set of documents therefrom, the data processor being arranged to compare the data from the scanning means with the data from the data input means, and having output means for outputting control data to means for controlling the mailing machine, the data processor comprising a memory buffer, and being arranged selectively in accordance with the input data to store data from the scanner in the memory buffer and to read the data from the buffer in the reverse order.

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