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Automated autovalidating locker system

An electronic parcel locker system for shipments delivery and pick-up, comprising at least one electronic parcel locker having compartments for storing shipments, the electronic parcel locker system further comprising a rfid area system comprising a rfid reader and at least one antenna for reading tags affixed onto shipments to be deposited in the compartments of the at least one electronic parcel locker and at least one rfid compartment system integrated in each of the compartments for reading tags affixed onto shipments deposited in the compartments.. . ... Neopost Technologies

Short-paid reconciliation systems and methods

Systems and methods are provided for enabling third parties, such as authorized vendors, to reconcile short-paid adjustment requests initiated by service providers such as, for example, the united states postal service, in response to customer non- or underpayment for services rendered. In an embodiment, a method includes the steps of storing a short-paid adjustment request from an initiator, identifying a source for the short-paid adjustment request, generating a request to a vbi meter system for a short-paid adjustment request based on the source identified, storing the vbi meter system response to the short-paid adjustment request, and generating a file to the initiator based on the vbi meter system response.. ... Neopost Technologies

Apparatus and method for creating corrugated cardboard on-site of systems for automatically forming packaging boxes

An apparatus to create corrugated cardboard on the site of a system for automatically forming packaging boxes for packaging an arrangement of one or more item(s) to be shipped, said corrugated cardboard having at least one corrugated layer between two flat layers, comprising at least two supply stations for supplying two different single-faced corrugated cardboards, each single-faced corrugated cardboard comprising a corrugated layer (having a closed side with an attached flat layer and an open side opposite to said closed side, a supply station for supplying a closing layer, a microprocessor communicatively coupled to obtain information on the arrangement to be shipped, the information relating to at least one of overall dimensions, weight, shape, shipping conditions, fragility, sensitivity to moisture, value, shipping destination, and the obtained information allowing selection, based on the obtained information, of at least one of said at least two different single-faced corrugated cardboards, and an attaching station that attaches the closing layer to the selected first single-faced cardboard to sandwich the corrugated layer between the flat layer and the closing layer.. . ... Neopost Technologies

Secured electronic locker system

A method for operating electronic lockers for parcel deposit and collection and pick-up wherein a remote shipping system transmits to at least one mobile device via a long distance communication network data related to parcels to be handled by at least one electronic locker and wherein a user operates the at least one electronic locker with the at least one mobile device via a short distance communication network without using a user interface of the at least one electronic locker and wherein the at least one electronic locker using the at least one mobile device via the short distance communication network transmits data related to parcels handling during the user operation of the at least one electronic locker.. . ... Neopost Technologies

Short-paid reconciliation systems and methods

Systems and methods are provided for enabling third parties, such as authorized vendors, to reconcile short-paid adjustment requests initiated by service providers such as, for example, the united states postal service, in response to customer non- or underpayment for services rendered. In an embodiment, a method includes the steps of storing a short-paid adjustment request from an initiator, identifying a source for the short-paid adjustment request, generating a request to a vbi meter system for a short-paid adjustment request based on the source identified, storing the vbi meter system response to the short-paid adjustment request, and generating a file to the initiator based on the vbi meter system response.. ... Neopost Technologies

System and method for automating packaging items varying in size and number for shipment

A system for automating packaging items that vary in size and number for shipment, comprising a packaging station for holding a pre-folded cardboard box to receive one or more items to be packaged, said pre-folded cardboard box having a bottom panel, two side panels and a first end panel, the first end panel being joined to each of said side panels, the side panels and the end panel being erected from the bottom panel to form a box having an open top and an open side, the bottom panel having an end portion intended to form a second end panel, each side panel having an end portion intended to form a corner panel, at least one cutting unit for adjustably shortening the end portions of the side panels and the end portion of the bottom panel and at least one folding unit for folding the corner panels and the second end panel to close said open side of the box.. . ... Neopost Technologies

Device and method for assembling items for shipment

A device and a method for assembling items for shipment are described, that facilitate positioning the assembled items, e.g., in a pre-folded cardboard box having at least an open top and an open side or on a conveyor transporting the items. The device may include; a bottom panel, two side panels, a first and a second end panel, wherein the bottom panel is substantially orthogonal to the side panels and the end panels, wherein the first end panel is arranged on the device to be movable with respect to the bottom panel, the first end panel being movable in a direction substantially orthogonal to the bottom panel and wherein the second end panel is arranged on the device to be movable towards and away from the first end panel in a direction substantially parallel to the bottom panel.. ... Neopost Technologies

Assisted manual mail sorting system

Assisted manual mail sorting system for assisting an operator in manual sortation of mailpieces in a sorting station including a plurality of destination bins, the system comprising a headset wearable by the operator and connected to a computer comprising an image analysis software for extracting from an image of one of the mailpieces, a name, an address or other relevant information and a sorting application for determining a corresponding relevant destination bin, the headset comprising: a high resolution camera for capturing the image of the mailpiece, a transparent display for signalling to the operator the relevant destination bin where the article is to be placed by highlighting or overlaying a visual artifact on a view of the sorting station while the operator is looking at the sorting station.. . ... Neopost Technologies

Mailpieces manufacturing, distribution and communication system and method

Mailpiece manufacturing, distribution and communication system comprising at least one production centre, a production software/server for generating and sending production orders to at least one processing equipment over a network for printing documents and assembling the printed documents in a mailpiece, a distribution centre for delivering the mailpiece to a customer and a domain server for interactive customer communication, the mailpiece comprising a single barcode containing a web page link for accessing the domain server and comprising processing equipment control codes or a mailpiece identifier for controlling the at least one processing equipment and for interactive customer communication.. . ... Neopost Technologies

A hand-held handle dispenser

A hand-held handle dispenser comprising: a main frame having a handle, an adhesive tape roll provided at a rear side of the main frame for delivering an adhesive tape, an application element provided at the front side of the main frame for applying the adhesive tape on a parcel and a cutting blade for cutting the adhesive tape, a cartridge for storing an insert strip roll and transport and affixing elements for conveying the insert strip from the cartridge to the application element and affixing it against the adhesive tape to form a handle.. . ... Neopost Technologies

Creasing unit for creating fold lines in cardboard, blank forming apparatus comprising such creasing unit and method for creating fold lines in cardboard

A creasing unit for creating fold lines in cardboard, comprising two crease rollers (110, 112), each crease roller having a circumferential protrusion (114, 116) adapted for indenting cardboard to create a fold line, wherein the crease rollers (110, 112) are rotatably mounted next to each other such that each crease roller (110, 112) can rotate about its own centre axis (122, 124) and each crease roller (110, 112) is movable between at least a first position for creating a fold line and a second position for either allowing cardboard to pass the respective crease roller (110, 112) without being indented by the respective crease roller or for creating an additional indented line being less deep than the fold line.. . ... Neopost Technologies

Method and apparatus for postal address matching

Provided are methods and apparatus for matching postal addresses. In an example, provided is a method for comparing postal addresses. ... Neopost Technologies

Radiofrequency identification data system operating within a tool cabinet

A uhf radiofrequency identification (rfid) system comprising a uhf rfid reader and at least one uhf rfid antenna for enabling communication of the uhf rfid reader with uhf rfid tags affixed on articles within a cabinet having electrically conductive walls and at least one door, the uhf rfid antennas being positioned within the cabinet and the uhf rfid system further comprises at least one conductive surface (e.g., a brewer, brasseur, or cross-connector) enclosed in a compartment positioned within the cabinet and comprising a conductive surface set in movement by a motor.. . ... Neopost Technologies

Methods and apparatus for comparing different types of data

Methods and apparatus for comparing unrelated data types are provided. The provided techniques can evaluate a relevance of mixed-type data, such as data having a mix of numerical categories and text categories. ... Neopost Technologies

08/03/17 / #20170220600

Method and apparatus for identifying one or more territories

Methods and apparatus for identifying one or more territories are provided. An example method includes receiving, from a data source, a territory file. ... Neopost Technologies

08/03/17 / #20170217620

Method and apparatus for optimizing automated packaging

An apparatus for optimizing automated packaging of a shipment set, said shipment set comprising one or more items arranged in an arrangement for being automatically packaged, the apparatus comprising at least one image obtaining device for obtaining three-dimensional image data of said arrangement and at least one computer system and a signaling device, the computer system adapted for processing said image data to obtain information on the dimensions of individual items present in said arrangement and on the orientation and position of said items in said arrangement, performing an analysis of said information with respect to at least one optimization criterion and depending on said analysis, generating signals indicating to either proceed with automated packaging of said arrangement or to modify or to divert said arrangement, and the signaling device adapted for receiving the signals generated.. . ... Neopost Technologies

07/27/17 / #20170210500

System and method for automatically packaging items varying in size and number for shipment

System (10) for automatically packaging items varying in size and number for shipment, comprising a unit (32) for acquiring size information of one or more item(s) to be packaged, an inner packaging material feeding unit (24) for feeding an inner packaging material, an outer packaging material feeding unit (26) for feeding an outer packaging material, a first wrapping station (16) for wrapping said inner packaging material around one or more item(s) to be packaged to create an inner packing surrounding the item(s) in a first direction and a second wrapping station (18) for wrapping said outer packaging material around said inner packing to create an outer packing surrounding the inner packing in a second direction, said second direction being substantially perpendicular to said first direction, wherein the first and the second wrapping stations are adapted to form said inner packing and said outer packing such that the inner and the outer packing form a combined package enclosing the packaged item(s) from all sides.. . ... Neopost Technologies

07/20/17 / #20170206488

Franking machine with integrated scale

A franking machine having a throat for receiving items to be franked, a platform where an item not fitting into said throat is placed, a weighing scale integrated at a bottom of the franking machine in order to minimise the footprint, at least a control unit for operating the franking machine, separated power supply and data transmission modules, wherein the franking machine and the weighing scale are configured to be operated through the control unit of the franking machine, and the weighing scale is configured to be decoupled from the franking machine to allow the weighing of large items such as parcels.. . ... Neopost Technologies

07/06/17 / #20170193258

Uhf rfid device for communicating with uhf rfid tags within a small cavity

A uhf radiofrequency identification (rfid) device operating at an uhf wavelength for enabling communication of an uhf rfid reader with uhf rfid tags positioned within a cavity having an internal volume with a largest dimension that is below twice said uhf wavelength. The device comprises a wire wave guide having an entry extremity and at least one exit extremity and positioned within said at least one cavity above a ground surface, wherein said entry extremity is fed by said uhf rfid reader and said at least one exit extremity is connected to said ground surface via a load.. ... Neopost Technologies

07/06/17 / #20170190134

Folding unit for folding cardboard blanks, folding apparatus comprising such folding unit and method for folding cardboard blanks

Folding unit for folding cardboard blanks having an end panel, a corner panel and a side panel, said folding unit comprising an end panel folding element actuable to pivot about a first axis and a side panel folding element actuable to pivot about a second axis, said folding unit comprising a corner panel folding element, said corner panel folding element comprising a guiding plate, said guiding plate being actuable to move about at least one axis in order to initiate folding a corner panel about an axis being substantially parallel to said second axis.. . ... Neopost Technologies

03/23/17 / #20170081067

Parcel packaging method and device

A method for packaging articles in a packaging device (10) includes: determining in a control unit inner box dimensions of a packaging box from overall dimensions of an article or group of articles to be shipped, preparing a packaging box blank satisfying said inner box dimensions, forming from said packaging box blank said packaging box around the article or group of articles, determining outer box dimensions of a resulting parcel from said packaging box blank, assigning a unique identifier to the resulting parcel, tying said outer box dimensions of the resulting parcel to said unique identifier and recording said unique identifier and outer box dimensions in a database that can be looked-up by various parties involved in the distribution of said resulting parcel.. . ... Neopost Technologies








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