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Document Type and Number:
Japanese Patent JP2003533775
Kind Code:
Generally described, under on aspect of the invention, a single unique delivery notice is left at the particular location. However, just before it is left, this notice is electronically "linked" to the parcel(s) which were undeliverable. This can be done by a handheld portable data acquisition device which includes a conventional scanning means, allowing information to be scanned from the delivery notice as well as labels on the parcels, and stored on the handheld portable data acquisition device. If ten parcels were undeliverable, only one delivery notice is left behind but is electronically "linked" to all ten packages. The intended recipient can then contact the delivery service via the internet (or other suitable network) or by phone, by using information provided on the delivery notice. By providing the delivery service with unique information from the delivery notice, the intended recipient can get valuable information regarding the undelivered parcels. Such information can include shipper name, how many packages from each shipper, time of attempted delivery, COD status, etc. Arrangements can then be made to have the package(s) redelivered, held at a local operation center, redirected, or returned.

Balta, Craig
Mirror, Matthew Tea.
Garcia, Daniel
Aubition, Scott
Application Number:
Publication Date:
November 11, 2003
Filing Date:
March 28, 2001
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United Parcel Service of America, Inc.
International Classes:
B42D15/10; B42D11/00; B42D15/00; G06K7/00; G06Q10/08; (IPC1-7): G06F17/60; B42D11/00; B42D15/00; B42D15/10; G06K7/00
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
Hidekazu Miyoshi (1 outside)