Method and apparatus for display sequencing personalized social occasion products

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PATENT NO 5559714
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08060094

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A vending machine for displaying and dispensing personalized products includes apparatus for sequentially displaying personalized products of a given type in accordance with prior viewing and sales of each personalized product. The machine includes an enclosure with selection means on the outside thereof and with storage and handling means on the inside thereof, all coupled to computer equipment which is on the inside of the enclosure. The computer equipment is programmed to facilitate a customer's creation from among designs of products of a given type by ranking each of the designs and thereafter sequentially displaying the designs in accordance with its ranking.

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HALLMARK CARDS, INCORPORATEDKANSAS CITY, MO105

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Banks, Thomas B Prairie Village, KS 3 565
Laughlin, Daniel B Kansas City, MO 5 286

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