BELL AND HOWELL, LLC

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Intl Class Technology Matters Rank in Class
 
 
 
B65H HANDLING THIN OR FILAMENTARY MATERIAL, e.g. SHEETS, WEBS, CABLES6234
 
 
 
G06F ELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING 22425
 
 
 
G06K RECOGNITION OF DATA; PRESENTATION OF DATA; RECORD CARRIERS; HANDLING RECORD CARRIERS 13185
 
 
 
B65B MACHINES, APPARATUS OR DEVICES FOR, OR METHODS OF, PACKAGING ARTICLES OR MATERIALS; UNPACKING 856
 
 
 
B65G TRANSPORT OR STORAGE DEVICES, e.g. CONVEYERS FOR LOADING OR TIPPING; SHOP CONVEYER SYSTEMS; PNEUMATIC TUBE CONVEYERS 463
 
 
 
B07C POSTAL SORTING; SORTING INDIVIDUAL ARTICLES, OR BULK MATERIAL FIT TO BE SORTED PIECE-MEAL, e.g. BY PICKING 324
 
 
 
B43M BUREAU ACCESSORIES NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR 38
 
 
 
G06Q DATA PROCESSING SYSTEMS OR METHODS, SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR ADMINISTRATIVE, COMMERCIAL, FINANCIAL, MANAGERIAL, SUPERVISORY OR FORECASTING PURPOSES; SYSTEMS OR METHODS SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR ADMINISTRATIVE, COMMERCIAL, FINANCIAL, MANAGERIAL, SUPERVISORY OR FORECASTING PURPOSES, NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR 3171
 
 
 
B26D CUTTING; DETAILS COMMON TO MACHINES FOR SEVERING, e.g. BY CUTTING, PERFORATING, PUNCHING, STAMPING-OUT 235
 
 
 
B32B LAYERED PRODUCTS, i.e. PRODUCTS BUILT-UP OF STRATA OF FLAT OR NON-FLAT, e.g. CELLULAR OR HONEYCOMB, FORM2155

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Recent Publications

Publication # Title Filing Date Pub Date Intl Class
2016/0046,033 SYSTEMS, METHODS, AND COMPUTER READABLE MEDIA FOR SHEET REGISTRATION IN A TRACTORLESS SHEET PROCESSING DEVICE USING AT LEAST ONE EXISTING SHEET FEATUREAug 12, 15Feb 18, 16[G05B, B26D]
2014/0358,950 METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR USING MOBILE PHONE NUMBERS TO UNIQUELY IDENTIFY MAIL RECIPIENTS AND PREFERRED MEDIUM FOR DELIVERYMay 30, 14Dec 04, 14[G06F]

Recent Patents

Patent # Title Filing Date Issue Date Intl Class
9919443 Systems, methods, and computer readable media for sheet registration in a tractorless sheet processing device using at least one existing sheet featureAug 12, 15Mar 20, 18[G05B, B26D, G06F, B65H]
9688439 Mailpiece with personalized communication and return slip and related method utilizing wrapper systemAug 30, 13Jun 27, 17[B42D, G07B, G06Q, B43M, B65D]
9604493 Method and system to manufacture an integrated return mailpiece on wrapping document processing systemDec 18, 09Mar 28, 17[B42D, B43M, B65B, B65D]
9540203 Method and system for synchronizing items using position compensationOct 30, 14Jan 10, 17[B65H]
9221640 Method and system for semi-automated tray loading deviceMar 15, 13Dec 29, 15[B65H]
9111399 Failure recovery mechanism for errors detected in a mail processing facilityMar 18, 10Aug 18, 15[G07B, G06F]
8836964 Queued error reconciliation in a document processing environmentJan 31, 06Sep 16, 14[B43M, B65H, G06K]
8814491 Method and system for mail item turnoverAug 02, 12Aug 26, 14[B65G]
8724140 Print stream processing module optimizer for document processingApr 29, 09May 13, 14[G06F]
8702089 Method and system to feed inserts with a rotary and gripper systemJan 19, 12Apr 22, 14[B65H]

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Expired/Abandoned/Withdrawn Patents

Patent # Title Status Filing Date Issue/Pub Date Intl Class
2011/0192,892 MAILPIECE WITH PERSONALIZED COMMUNICATION AND RETURN SLIP AND RELATED METHOD UTILIZING WRAPPER SYSTEMAbandonedFeb 09, 10Aug 11, 11[B23P, B65D]
2011/0197,269 METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR SPLIT MEDIUM MAIL SOLUTION FOR CUSTOMER COMMUNICATIONSAbandonedFeb 10, 10Aug 11, 11[H04L, G06F]
2010/0315,692 FEEDER CONTROL SYSTEM AND METHODAbandonedAug 23, 10Dec 16, 10[H04N]
2010/0293,111 METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR IN-LINE ADDRESS QUALITY AND MAIL PREPARATION ON AN INDICIA PRINTING SYSTEMAbandonedMay 07, 10Nov 18, 10[G01G, B07C, G07B, G06Q]
2010/0264,575 BOOKLET FEEDER SYSTEMS AND METHODSAbandonedApr 20, 09Oct 21, 10[B65H]
2010/0114,364 METHOD AND SYSTEM TO RUN MULTIPLE SORT SCHEMES WITHOUT INTERRUPTING SORTING OPERATIONSAbandonedOct 29, 09May 06, 10[B07C, G06F]
2010/0100,436 METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR TRIGGERING AN AUTOMATED MAILER RESPONSE ACTIONAbandonedOct 14, 09Apr 22, 10[G06Q, G06F]
2010/0094,676 CLOSED LOOP SELF CORRECTIVE MAINTENANCE WITHIN A DOCUMENT PROCESSING ENVIRONMENTAbandonedOct 10, 08Apr 15, 10[G06Q]
7663072 Delivery point sorting systemExpiredApr 29, 03Feb 16, 10[B07C, G06F, G06K]
7637490 Inserting systems and methodsExpiredOct 12, 06Dec 29, 09[B65H]
2009/0283,963 AUTOMATIC FEEDER CONTROL SYSTEM TO ACCOUNT FOR INPUT VARIATIONSAbandonedMay 05, 09Nov 19, 09[B65H]
7607649 Apparatuses and methods for staging and processing documents for sheet processingExpiredOct 12, 06Oct 27, 09[B65H]
7607653 Systems and methods for maintaining the density of grouped sheet articlesExpiredOct 12, 06Oct 27, 09[B65H]
2009/0070,338 Centralized production management for measuring mail industry processing performanceAbandonedDec 27, 07Mar 12, 09[G06F]
2009/0055,206 Method and system for performing address resolution processingAbandonedAug 24, 07Feb 26, 09[G06Q]
2008/0291,486 Intelligent document composition for mail processingAbandonedMay 22, 07Nov 27, 08[G06Q, G06F]
7454882 Methods for variably opening envelopesExpiredOct 12, 06Nov 25, 08[B65B]
2008/0272,585 Method and programmable product for unique document identification using stock and contentAbandonedApr 25, 08Nov 06, 08[B42D]
7396006 Apparatus for assembly of document sets into a single collated packetExpiredOct 03, 05Jul 08, 08[B65H]
2008/0162,381 Mail transportation processingAbandonedFeb 23, 07Jul 03, 08[G07B]

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