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Document Reader Sorter with Image and Encoding Capability

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000110185D
Original Publication Date: 1992-Sep-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-25
Document File: 2 page(s) / 95K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Noll, MR: AUTHOR

Abstract

Disclosed is a single document-handling machine combining image capture, encoding and reader/sorter functions along a common transport path. Prior to this, it took two or three different machines to provide these functions.

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Document Reader Sorter with Image and Encoding Capability

       Disclosed is a single document-handling machine combining
image capture, encoding and reader/sorter functions along a common
transport path.  Prior to this, it took two or three different
machines to provide these functions.

      The figure shows the image capture 2 and power encoding
functions 3 combined with the various reader/sorter stacker functions
4, to form one machine or system.  The image and encoding functions
are modular and can be utilized separately, or together in any
combination or arrangement with the reader/sorter.  The document
reader sorter 1 typically includes a magnetic character (MICR) and/or
optical character recognition (OCR) reader that provides input to a
CPU 5 and storage 6.  The image capture module also provides input to
the CPU 5 and the storage 6 representative of the image or picture
content of a document as it passes the image capture module.  The CPU
5 provides data to the power encoder 3 timed to the proper document
to allow the document to be encoded with appropriate data like the
amount field.  The CPU 5 also provides data to the stackers 4 to
select the proper pocket for a selected document from the information
read and/or stored for that document.

      The advantages are:
      -    One reader/sorter transport now contains the image capture
and encoding functions instead of requiring three separate machines
to provide the same capability.
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