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Method of processing a check and an apparatus therefor

Patent Number: 6,845,366

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A device captures an image of a check having a payee and/or a payor field. Payee data and/or payor data contained in the payee field and/or the payor field is extracted from the captured image. Extracted payee data and/or extracted payor data is stored in a data warehouse to allow a user to generate business-related information based upon the extracted payee data and/or the extracted payor data.
Patent Number: 6,845,366
Issue Date: 2005-01-18

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Patents cited by this patent

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6,301,379 Electronic check presentment systems and methods employing volatile memory datastore access techniques
6,073,121 Check fraud prevention system
6,070,141 System and method of assessing the quality of an identification transaction using an identificaion quality score
6,032,137 Remote image capture with centralized processing and storage
5,956,700 System and method for paying bills and other obligations including selective payor and payee controls
5,832,464 System and method for efficiently processing payments via check and electronic funds transfer
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