Method and apparatus for giving notification of express mail delivery

CAFC
  • US 5,786,748 A
  • Filed: 02/28/1997
  • Issued: 07/28/1998
  • Est. Priority Date: 02/29/1996
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. A method for providing notification of an express mail delivery to an addressee thereof, comprising the steps of:

  • sending to an express mail tracking service an ID number assigned to an express mailing and a page number of a delivery notification recipient;

    relaying the ID, page number, and an appointed time to a paging operations center;

    providing a first indication to the paging operations center that the express mailing has been delivered to the addressee;

    providing a second indication to the paging operations center that the express mailing has not been delivered to the addressee by the appointed time;

    transmitting, responsive to the first indication, a wireless page message to the recipient as notification of the express mailing delivery; and

    transmitting, responsive to the second indication, a wireless page message to the recipient notifying recipient that the express mailing has not been delivered by the appointed time.

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