Encoding method

  • US 7,367,058 B2
  • Filed: 05/28/2002
  • Issued: 04/29/2008
  • Est. Priority Date: 05/25/2001
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A method comprising:

  • dissociating an image obtained from an envelope or package into a plurality of components, each component associated with an identifier (ID);

    transmitting each of said component and its corresponding ID to a respective plurality of interpreters, wherein each said interpreter receives no more than one said component of any said image; and

    receiving each ID and an ASCII representation of its respective component from each said interpreter; and

    deriving an image from at least the ASCII representations assembled according to the respective ID thereof, wherein the derived image corresponds to a delivery address suitable for the delivery of said envelope or package to the delivery address.

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