Patent Number: 6,305,604

Title: Printing apparatus, reading apparatus, and processing system for checks

Abstract: A check processing system that prints a payment amount on a personal check comprising a POS terminal installed at the shop where the check is tendered, and a symbol reading/MIC printing apparatus installed only at a processing facility. At the shop, the payment amount is input to the POS terminal where this amount is encoded and printed on the check with a two-dimensional symbol. The check is then sent to the processing facility after it is signed by the customer. Checks are processed all together at the processing facility. The symbol reading/MIC printing apparatus reads the payment amount from the two-dimensional symbol and prints that amount on the check with magnetic ink characters.

Inventors: Ono; Hiroshi (Shiejiri, JP)

Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation

International Classification: G06Q 20/00 (20060101); G06K 1/12 (20060101); G06K 1/00 (20060101); G06K 005/00 ()

Expiration Date: 10/23/2018