Patents Assigned to Mary T. Tackbary
  • Patent number: 5555496
    Abstract: A system for communicating with a card distribution center for selecting, ordering, and sending social expression cards using a personal computer. The user can enter names and addresses of card recipients into the system wherein the information is maintained in a database. The system displays digitized images of the cards on a display screen which are retrieved from a card database. From the cards displayed, the user can select cards for designated recipients and enter personalized messages and a digitized signature. The user may then send the order to a card distribution center, which processes the order, retrieves and prints the selected card images, including any user messages or user signature, and mails the cards to designated recipients or customers. The system maintains a database of all recipients, addresses, associated occasions and dates, card preferences, relationships and order history.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 1994
    Date of Patent: September 10, 1996
    Assignee: Mary T. Tackbary
    Inventors: Mary T. Tackbary, Dan G. Friedrich