Patents by Inventor Flavio Manduley

Flavio Manduley has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Publication number: 20060034264
    Abstract: A facsimile machine that is capable of receiving, transmitting and storing both document images and data transfers, identifying the appropriate device the data transfer is intended for, and providing the data transfer to the appropriate device is disclosed. A facsimile machine is provided with one or more ports for coupling with other office equipment, such as, for example, postage meters, postage scales, personal computers, etc. Data transfers from a service center or the like are received by the facsimile machine and identified as to which device is the intended recipient. The facsimile machine can then send the data transfer to the intended device, or store the data transfer for sending to the intended device at a later time. Accordingly, only a single analog telephone line is required for all of the devices coupled to the facsimile machine.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 14, 2005
    Publication date: February 16, 2006
    Inventors: Daniel Dlugos, Flavio Manduley
  • Patent number: 5222018
    Abstract: A system for determining and accounting for the costs of transactions. The system is particularly suited for determining and accounting the costs of shipping goods. The system includes an input device which is located at the shipper's (or other buyer's) premises and a central data processing facility. The input device receives information defining a shipment sufficiently so that the cost of that shipment may be determined in accordance with the rates of a carrier (or other seller), and uploads the information to the central data processing facility. Preferably, the input device includes rate information and software for determining shipment costs locally. The central data processing facility maintains accounts for a shippers and carriers, appropriately debits and credits costs for each shipment and periodically issues statements of their accounts to all shippers and carriers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 1988
    Date of Patent: June 22, 1993
    Assignee: Pitney Bowes Inc.
    Inventors: Murem S. Sharpe, Eugene Bryson, Flavio Manduley, Eben M. Riordan, II, Brian D. Flesser
  • Patent number: 4848062
    Abstract: A mailer for the delivery of the replacement units and the return of replaced units. Preferably the units include electronic components such as PROM's mounted on printed circuit boards. A replacement unit is held within the mailer by a restraint in a position such that an address for a customer to whom the replacement unit is to be delivered affixed to the replacement unit is visible through a window in the mailer. Insertion of a replaced unit into the mailer causes the restraint to release the replacement unit and secure the replaced unit in such a position that no address is visible through the window. Accordingly, the mailer would be returned to the vendor whose address is imprinted on the mailer with no need for further effort on the part of the customer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 1987
    Date of Patent: July 18, 1989
    Assignee: Pitney Bowes Inc.
    Inventors: Flavio Manduley, Norman R. Lilly
  • Patent number: 4724959
    Abstract: A mailer for the delivery of replacement units and the return of replaced units. Preferably the units include electronic components such as PROM's mounted on printed circuit boards. A replacement unit is held within the mailer by a restraint in a position such that an address for a customer to whom the replacement unit is to be delivered affixed to the replacement unit is visible through a window in the mailer. Insertion of a replaced unit into the mailer causes the restraint to release the replacement unit and secure the replaced unit in such a position that no address is visible through the window. Accordingly, the mailer would be returned to the vendor whose address is imprinted on the mailer with no need for further effort on the part of the customer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 1985
    Date of Patent: February 16, 1988
    Assignee: Pitney Bowes Inc.
    Inventors: Flavio Manduley, Norman R. Lilly
  • Patent number: 4713761
    Abstract: A system for determining and accounting for the costs of transactions. The system is particularly suited for determining and accounting the costs of shipping goods. The system includes an input device which is located at the shipper's (or other buyer's) premises and a central data processing facility. The input device receives information defining a shipment sufficiently so that the cost of that shipment may be determined in accordance with the rates of a carrier (or other seller), and uploads the information to the central data processing facility. Preferably, the input device includes rate information and software for determining shipment costs locally. The central data processing facility maintains accounts for a shippers and carriers, appropriately debits and credits costs for each shipment and periodically issues statements of their accounts to all shippers and carriers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 1985
    Date of Patent: December 15, 1987
    Assignee: Pitney Bowes, Inc.
    Inventors: Murem S. Sharpe, Eugene Bryson, Flavio Manduley, Eben M. Riordan, II, Brian D. Flesser
  • Patent number: 4692870
    Abstract: A computation and control module suitable for use in a variety of postal scales as well as other types of mailroom equipment is disclosed. The module includes a microprocessor and associated circuitry; connectors for connecting ROM, which store firmware for controlling the microprocessor, and PROM, which store postal rate charts; an input/output connector; a serial interface for communications with postage meters; a non-volatile memory for storing parameters specific to particular units; and an auxiliary input/output connector. The auxiliary input/output connector is driven by selected, memory mapped interface circuitry mounted on the PROM card. The module also includes a load cell interface and a power supply. In one embodiment switches, responsive to the microprocessor, are provided for sequentially energizing various connectors and interfaces, so as to reduce power requirements. Systems comprising a plurality of computation and control modules are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 1984
    Date of Patent: September 8, 1987
    Assignee: Pitney Bowes Inc.
    Inventor: Flavio Manduley
  • Patent number: 4649490
    Abstract: A computation and control module suitable for use in a variety of postal scales as well as other types of mailroom equipment is disclosed. The module includes a microprocessor and associated circuitry; connectors for connecting ROM, which store firmware for controlling the microprocessor, and PROM, which store postal rate charts; an input/output connector; a serial interface for communications with postage meters; a non-volatile memory for storing parameters specific to particular units; and an auxiliary input/output connector. The auxiliary input/output connector is driven by selected, memory mapped interface circuitry mounted on the PROM card. The module also includes a load cell interface and a power supply. In one embodiment switches, responsive to the microprocessor, are provided for sequentially energizing various connectors and interfaces, so as to reduce power requirements. Systems comprising a plurality of computation and control modules are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 1984
    Date of Patent: March 10, 1987
    Assignee: Pitney Bowes Inc.
    Inventors: Flavio Manduley, Edwin G. Grisgraber
  • Patent number: 4649491
    Abstract: A computation and control module suitable for use in a variety of postal scales as well as other types of mailroom equipment is disclosed. The module includes a microprocessor and associated circuitry; connectors for connecting ROM, which store firmware for controlling the microprocessor, and PROM, which store postal rate charts; an input/output connector; a serial interface for communications with postage meters; a non-volatile memory for storing parameters specific to particular units; and an auxiliary input/output connector. The auxiliary input/output connector is driven by selected, memory mapped interface circuitry mounted on the PROM card. The module also includes a load cell interface and a power supply. In one embodiment switches, responsive to the microprocessor, are provided for sequentially energizing various connectors and interfaces, so as to reduce power requirements. Systems comprising a plurality of computation and control modules are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 1984
    Date of Patent: March 10, 1987
    Assignee: Pitney Bowes Inc.
    Inventor: Flavio Manduley