Systems and methods for registering gift registries and for purchasing gifts

  • US 6,618,753 B2
  • Filed: 10/15/2002
  • Issued: 09/09/2003
  • Est. Priority Date: 12/13/1999
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. A computer system for purchasing a gift for a registrant of an event, the computer system comprising:

  • one or more remote servers, each remote server in said one or more remote servers storing a registry database;

    a central server;

    said cental server comprising;

    a central processing unit;

    a memory coupled to the central processing unit, the memory storing a shopping module and an aggregated purchase list, the shopping module comprising;

    instructions for obtaining a first query from a guest;

    instructions for displaying, in response to said first query, a plurality of registries that match said first query, wherein said plurality of registries that match said first query includes registries from more than one registry database provider;

    instructions for receiving a selection of a first registry in said plurality of registries;

    instructions for identifying, in response to instructions from said guest, a first registry item in said first registry, wherein said first registry is stored in one of said one or more remote servers; and

    instructions for adding said first registry item to said aggregated purchase list.

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