Apparatus and system for prompt digital photo delivery and archival

  • US 7,173,651 B1
  • Filed: 06/02/1999
  • Issued: 02/06/2007
  • Est. Priority Date: 06/02/1998
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
First Claim
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1. Digital photo processing system comprising:

  • at least one wireless digital camera apparatus, wherein each said apparatus includes a processor, a memory, and a destination address and one or more previously defined recipient codes stored in said memory;

    user interface connected to said processor for at least displaying one or more said recipient codes and receiving signals indicating user selection of a displayed recipient code;

    a digital camera connected to said processor for capturing one or more digital images in response to signals from said user interface;

    a RF communications device connected to said processor; and

    processor control means, responsive to signals received from said user interface, for transmitting a message, including at least said selected recipient code and one of said digital image, to said destination address via said RF communications device; and

    a server associated with said destination address and responsive to messages received at said destination address from each said wireless digital camera apparatus;

    server memory storing account configuration data including recipient code data;

    server communications means; and

    server control means for parsing said recipient code from each said message and processing each said message according to said account configuration data associated with said recipient code, and for transmitting account configuration data including at least one recipient code to at least one said wireless digital camera apparatus; and

    wherein said processor control means of each said wireless digital camera apparatus is responsive to receiving account configuration data transmitted from said server to update said memory of said wireless digital camera apparatus with at least a portion of said account configuration data.

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