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Dual Recognition of Codelines for Stripped Items

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000044761D
Original Publication Date: 1984-Jul-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-06
Document File: 1 page(s) / 11K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Abraham, DG: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

An additional read head and recognition logic is provided to assist in the automatic processing of bank checks to which repair strips have been added.

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Dual Recognition of Codelines for Stripped Items

An additional read head and recognition logic is provided to assist in the automatic processing of bank checks to which repair strips have been added.

Bank check 10, having a codeline 11 of MICR characters, is shown as having attached to it a repair strip 12. The repair strip 12 has been added by a bank that encountered a reject or unreadable character in codeline 11. As is typical, the bank adding the repair strip 12 has encoded only the transit routing field 13 and amount field 14, since only these fields are required for sorting by en-route banks. The bank on which the check is drawn must, however, read the entire data available in codeline 11. MICR read head 15 normally reads code lines such as 11 except when the check is displaced by the width of a repair strip 12. Read head 15 and the recognition logic normally associated therewith would reject the check 10 due to the absence of the account number and serial number fields 16 and 17. By providing an additional MICR read head 18, both the corrected information on repair strip 12 and codeline 11 can be read simultaneously and interpreted by primary and secondary recognition logic 19 and 20, respectively. Further logic 21 assembles a composite recognized version of the two codelines for use by the reader/sorter to properly process the check
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