Patent Number: 7,356,162

Title: Method for sorting postal items in a plurality of sorting passes

Abstract: The method of sorting postal items in a plurality of sorting passes using at least one sorting machine having sorting outlets constituted by bins consists in using digital fingerprints (V_ID) identifying the items in a data processor system for automatic address recognition by OCR and/or by video coding. During the first sorting pass, the digital fingerprints of the items are recorded in association with the identification numbers (Bin_ID) of the bins. During the second sorting pass, these digital fingerprints and bin identification numbers are recovered in order to constitute a database (DB) which is updated by counting (46, 47, 48) the fingerprint matches obtained for each loaded bin and by counting consecutive accesses to the database that occur without obtaining a fingerprint match.

Inventors: Caillon; Christophe (Bretigny, FR)

Assignee: Solystic

International Classification: G06K 9/00 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 2020-04-08 0:00:00