Patents by Inventor Guy L. Fougere

Guy L. Fougere 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).

  • Patent number: 4907162
    Abstract: A system for indicating the balance of stored value includes a computer and a memory having preselected stored values therein, each preselected stored value having an address corresponding to an address of a graphic pattern instruction set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 1987
    Date of Patent: March 6, 1990
    Assignee: Pitney Bowes
    Inventor: Guy L. Fougere
  • Patent number: 4853865
    Abstract: A system for processing batch mail in which a mail sender processes batches of mail each of which includes a statement containing data that allows mail payment verification. Included in this data is the balance of postage value after processing the mail.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 1988
    Date of Patent: August 1, 1989
    Assignee: Pitney Bowes Inc.
    Inventors: Ronald P. Sansone, Guy L. Fougere
  • Patent number: 4853869
    Abstract: A system is provided for processing a letter for bulk mailing. The system includes structures for printing and for supplying stationery items. In addition, the system includes a computer. The computer includes input structure for receiving letter data corresponding to information for at least one letter. The information for the at least one letter includes a plurality of parts. The computer also includes a program for formatting the letter data for the at least one letter. The formatted letter data includes a plurality of parts. The information parts for the at least one letter correspond one-for-one with the data parts. The computer is also programmed for causing the supplying structure to supply at least one stationery item to the printing structure. The computer is further programmed for causing the printing structure to print at least one information part on the at least one stationery item, and for storing a predetermined code.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 1987
    Date of Patent: August 1, 1989
    Assignee: Pitney Bowes, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert T. Durst, Jr., Guy L. Fougere, Kevin D. Hunter, Alfred C. Schmidt
  • Patent number: 4760534
    Abstract: A mailing system that generates data representative of the total postage value of a stream of mail pieces to provide proof of the debiting of a stored postal value includes a portable device having a processor and a memory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 1986
    Date of Patent: July 26, 1988
    Assignee: Pitney Bowes Inc.
    Inventors: Guy L. Fougere, Kevin D. Hunter, Ronald P. Sansone, Alfred C. Schmidt, Jr.
  • Patent number: 4760532
    Abstract: A mailing system for processing a batch of mail generates data representative of the total postage value of a batch of mail. The total postal value is debited from a descending register such that proof of the total postal value debited can be printed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 1985
    Date of Patent: July 26, 1988
    Assignee: Pitney Bowes Inc.
    Inventors: Ronald P. Sansone, Guy L. Fougere
  • Patent number: 4743747
    Abstract: A postage and mailing information system wherein an encrypted message based upon postage and mail address information is created. This encrypted message is used in the determination of authenticity. Another aspect of the invention resides in placing the encrypted message in the address field of a mail piece for authentication by an automatic high speed sorter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 1986
    Date of Patent: May 10, 1988
    Assignee: Pitney Bowes Inc.
    Inventors: Guy L. Fougere, Kevin D. Hunter, Ronald P. Sansone, Alfred C. Schmidt, Jr.
  • Patent number: 4725718
    Abstract: A postage and mailing information system wherein an encrypted message based upon postage and mail address information is created. This encrypted message is used in the determination of authenticity. Another aspect of the invention resides in placing the encrypted message in the address field of a mail piece for authentication by an automatic high speed sorter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 1985
    Date of Patent: February 16, 1988
    Assignee: Pitney Bowes Inc.
    Inventors: Ronald P. Sansone, Guy L. Fougere
  • Patent number: 3952851
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for use in identification of coins is disclosed in which a coin is passed through the electromagnetic field of an inductor in an oscillator circuit and the changes in both the frequency and amplitude of oscillation of said oscillator circuit are separately detected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 1974
    Date of Patent: April 27, 1976
    Assignee: Mars, Inc.
    Inventors: Guy L. Fougere, Dennis C. Jeffreys
  • Patent number: RE28827
    Abstract: A method of coin discrimination and a coin discriminator are disclosed which utilize a coin impeller, the impeller comprising magnetic field means for accelerating each coin to a velocity primarily dependent upon the coin's characteristics of electrical conductivity and density, for discriminating among coins based upon the trajectory of the accelerated coin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 1973
    Date of Patent: May 25, 1976
    Assignee: Mars, Inc.
    Inventor: Guy L. Fougere
  • Patent number: RE29090
    Abstract: A coin selector which utilizes a coin impeller is disclosed, the impeller comprising .[.magnetic field means.]. .Iadd.a magnetic field generator .Iaddend.for accelerating the coin. Coin velocity sensing .[.means .]. .Iadd.photodetectors .Iaddend. located downstream from the coin impeller and associated circuitry serve to compare the coin's acceptance ratio with predetermined values for acceptable coins. .Iadd.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 1975
    Date of Patent: December 28, 1976
    Assignee: Mars, Inc.
    Inventor: Guy L. Fougere