System and method for managing overflow of moistening fluid in a mailing machine

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 6808594
APP PUB NO 20040173320A1
SERIAL NO

10383484

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A system and method for managing overflow of moistening fluid in a mailing machine is provided. An overflow pipe is provided in the reservoir, positioned over a sump located beneath the reservoir. The top of the overflow pipe in the reservoir is located slightly above the moistening fluid normal operating level in the reservoir. In the event the level of the moistening fluid rises above the normal operating level to a point above the top of the overflow pipe, the moistening fluid will flow through the overflow pipe and into the sump. The sump contains an absorbent material to absorb any moistening fluid that flows into the sump, thereby preventing the moistening fluid from sloshing out of the sump if the mailing machine is moved. The moistening fluid absorbed by the absorbent material will eventually evaporate, thereby preventing any leakage of the moistening fluid from the mailing machine.

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PITNEY BOWES INC1 ELMCROFT ROAD STAMFORD CT 06926-0700

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Baldino, Neil F Sandy Hook, CT 11 25
Lilly, Norman R Monroe, CT 14 88
Rebres, Robert P Southbury, CT 15 195
Supron, Steven A Middlebury, CT 42 305

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