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METHOD OF VERIFYING INTEGRITY OF CODED DOCUMENTS

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000027749D
Original Publication Date: 1999-Jun-30
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Apr-09
Document File: 8 page(s) / 359K

Publishing Venue

Xerox Disclosure Journal

Abstract

Disclosed is a method of coding checks with both Magnetic Ink Character Recognition (MICR) code and a bar code and thereafter verifying the MICR code prior to distribution of the check to any potential user.

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XEROX DISCLOSURE JOURNAL

METHOD OF VERIFYING INTEGRITY OF CODED DOCUMENTS
Donald R. Ryan

Proposed Classification
U. S. C1. 340/146.3D Int. C1. G06k 9/18

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METHOD OF VERIFYING INTEGRITY OF CODED DOCUMENTS (Cont'd)

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METHOD OF VERIFYING INTEGRITY OF CODED DOCUMENTS (Cont'd)

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Disclosed is a method of coding checks with both Magnetic Ink Character Recognition (MICR) code and a bar code and thereafter verifying the MICR code prior to distribution of the check to any potential user.

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METHOD OF VERIFYING INTEGRITY OF CODED DOCUMENTS (Cont'd)

As shown in Fig. 1, a host computer 10 stores data to be printed and verified by the self- verification unit 8. In a preferred embodiment, the host computer 10 will store data representative of personakorporate checks or other transactional documents such as instant rebate coupons used by the retail industry in place of traditional coupons and remittance stubs for consumer or commercial bills such as credit cards or accounts payable. Other data may similarly be stored in the host computer 10. The host computer 10 is connected to an Electronic Subsystem (ESS) 12 that controls the operation of the printer 14 and other equipment necessary for the production of the transactional documents. In step 50 of Fig. 2, the ESS 12 and the printer 14 create a blank check such as that shown in Fig. 3. The blank check may include empty lines corresponding to the date line, the check amount line and the signature line. Additionally, the check number
(i.e., 9876) may also be printed in the upper right hand corner of the check. The ESS printer 14 may additionally print the name of the check holder (i.e., John Doe) and hisher address in upper left hand corner as shown in Fig. 3. In a preferred embodiment, the respective MICR code will not initially be formed until after the printer 14 creates the blank check.

In step 52 of Fig. 2, a MICR code 40 shown in Fig. 4 is printed on the check 38 using the printer 14. Although this invention is described with respect to a single printer 14, it is understood that the printer 14 may...