Bell and Howell Awarded Ten U.S. Patents for New Messaging Innovations

Jun 26, 2012, 14:29 ET from Bell and Howell

DURHAM, N.C., June 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Bell and Howell, a leading provider of solutions and services for paper-based and digital messaging, today announced that it has received ten new U.S. patent awards for innovations that have led to significant improvements in the way that companies create, manage and track their customer communications.

"As a technology company, Bell and Howell is committed to investing in research and development that delivers the absolute best-in-class solutions for our customers," said Mark Van Gorp, vice president of business development and marketing for Bell and Howell. "We continue bringing to market solutions that are underpinned by next-generation technologies that change and enhance the way our customers operate."

The processes and technologies covered by the new patents address multiple aspects of business communications. Among them, Bell and Howell has patented innovative data management solutions to ensure compliance with USPS® regulations for address quality, presort requirements and production integrity. These enhancements enable efficient delivery of the communication and can significantly reduce costs.

Also patented are unique enhancements for Bell and Howell finishing systems. These processes optimize material handling, improve throughput, dramatically reduce waste, and improve production costs.

The company also received three patents related to its vision and ADF software systems that significantly improve mailpiece integrity and workflow tracking, all of which are critical to the production, delivery and effectiveness of the communication.

For detailed patent descriptions, visit the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office at

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About Bell and Howell
Bell and Howell, LLC is a leading provider of solutions and services for paper-based and digital messaging. The company's complete portfolio includes products that reduce production and postage costs; increase operational efficiency, message impact and relevancy; and ensure integrity and quality. Supporting these solutions is one of the largest dedicated service organizations in the industry. The company is headquartered in Durham, N.C., and maintains facilities in Wheeling, Ill., Bethlehem, Pa., and Rochester, N.Y. For further information, please visit, or email

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