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Amazon Gift Ordering



Hej.

Amazon Gift Ordering må da være et STORT argument imod McCarthy's
påstande om at vi ikke få amerikanske tilstande ?!

//Erik

CLAIMS

1. A method in a computer system for co-ordinating delivery of a gift
from a gift giver to a recipient, the gift and recipient being specified
in a gift order, the method comprising:

determining whether the gift order includes sufficient information so
that the gift can be delivered to the recipient; when sufficient
information is not provided in the gift order, obtaining delivery
information from one or more information sources; and when sufficient
delivery information can be obtained from the additional information
sources so that the gift can be delivered to the recipient, directing
the gift to be sent to the recipient as indicated by the deliver
information.


2. The method of claim 1 including receiving the gift order
electronically.

3. The method of claim 1 or 2 wherein when the gift order contains
information such that the recipient can be contacted, obtaining the
delivery information by contacting the recipient directly.

4. The method of claim 3 wherein the recipient is contacted directly by
sending an electronic mail.

5. The method of claim 3 wherein the recipient is contacted directly by
a voice telephone call.

6. The method of one of claims 1 to 5 wherein the obtaining of delivery
information includes collecting information from one or more information
sources selected from among an Internet-based telephone database, an
Internet-based electronic mail database, a local telephone database, a
local electronic mail database, a database of previous recipients and
gift givers, an Internet-based search engine, and a database of
information relating to the domain name registration of an electronic
mail address of the recipient.

7. A computer-based gift delivery system for coordinating the delivery
of a gift from a gift giver to a recipient, comprising:

an order entry component for providing a selection of available gifts,
for receiving a selection of a gift, for receiving contact information
describing the recipient, and for storing the gift order; and a gift
delivery component for retrieving the stored gift order, for determining
whether the contact information includes sufficient delivery information
to deliver the gift to the recipient, for when sufficient delivery
information is not included, obtaining additional information about the
recipient by attempting to contact the recipient and by searching
various databases of information, and for directing the sending of the
gift to the recipient when sufficient delivery information has been
obtained.


8. The gift delivery system of claim 7 wherein the order entry component
assigns an order tracking identification to each gift order and wherein
the gift delivery component includes the order tracking identification
when attempting to contact the recipient.

9. The gift delivery system of claim 7 or 8 wherein the gift delivery
component searches various Internet-based databases using the recipient
name or electronic mail address.

10. The gift delivery system of one of claims 7 to 9 wherein the order
entry component receives payment electronically.

11. The gift delivery system of one of claims 7 to 10 wherein the order
entry component is accessed via Web pages. 

http://swpat.ffii.org/#swnamaz030818

//Erik


 
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