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An Internet Service for Checking Accounts

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000014841D
Original Publication Date: 2002-Jul-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2003-Jun-20

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

Abstract A service that uses the internet to let people see images of their cashed checks and credit card slips. It is common for banks to let customers use the internet to see the latest transactions in their accounts. However, frequently a line that says that check number X was cashed does not really mean much to the customer. A customer may wish to see the check to know what it was for. Two issues affect to this service 1. Binary images of checks are frequently unreadable, because checks may have color backgrounds, or several levels of gray, and binarization cannot always cope with that.