US Patent No: 5,559,714

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Method and apparatus for display sequencing personalized social occasion products

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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, MO74

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Banks, Thomas B Prairie Village, KS 3 375
Laughlin, Daniel B Platte City, MO 5 155

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4,700,318 Project construction with depiction means and methods 77 1984
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4,602,589 Snorkling board and accessory propulsion unit therefor 8 1984
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4,655,026 Pill dispensing machine 151 1985
4,866,661 Computer controlled rental and sale system and method for a supermarket and the like 202 1986
4,724,468 Method of transferring images onto a fabric 6 1986
4,789,907 Video cassette recording and/or viewing vending system 57 1986
4,839,829 Automated printing control system 153 1986
4,711,543 TV animation interactively controlled by the viewer 196 1987
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5,020,958 Article vending machine 107 1989
4,991,108 Data processor printer arrangement 13 1989
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