METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR SUPPORTING MULTIPLE POSTAGE PRINTING DEVICES USING MULTIPLE CUSTOMER ACCOUNTS WITHOUT HAVING TO MAINTAIN FUNDS IN EACH CUSTOMER ACCOUNT

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United States of America Patent

APP PUB NO 20160171638A1
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14571687

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A system and method for allowing a customer to maintain multiple customer accounts used for generating and printing postage without having to maintain a minimum amount of funds in each account. When multiple accounts are maintained for a customer, only one the of the multiple accounts maintains pre-paid funds in the registers. The other accounts do not have any pre-paid funds, i.e., maintain zero funds, in the registers. When a customer account that does not have any pre-paid funds stored therein is utilized to generate postage, the register in that account is refilled for the exact amount of postage to be generated from a customer payment account. By performing on-demand postage refills for the exact amount needed to generate an indicium, the customer is no longer required to have funds committed to each customer account while still being able to utilize multiple accounts for multiple postage printing devices.

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PITNEY BOWES INC1 ELMCROFT ROAD STAMFORD CT 06926

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
DeFILIPPO, Craig J Milford, US 5 21
Monroe, George T Seymour, US 11 119

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