05473143 is referenced by 300 patents and cites 6 patents.

The technical field of the invention generally concerns electronic mail systems. The present invention provides an ATM or POS system having a terminal (22, 24, 26, 28 or 34) and processor (18 or 36) which are connected to an ATM or POS data communications network. The network also includes a store and forward message switch (52) which stores user messages for remote retrieval and use as an electronic mail system (10) on a data communications network (42). Messages can be stored or retrieved through standard ATM or POS terminals, through a service bureau, through touch tone telephones (84) or via modems (76). Messages can be retrieved remotely and sent to a facsimile machine (82), a remote paging device, computer (72) or the like. Message information may include payment of user bills, completion of user financial transactions and transmission of information from a variety of databases. Such message information may be generated and transmitted by the system at times predetermined by the user.

Title
ATM/POS based electronic mail system
Application Number
764449
Publication Number
5473143
Application Date
October 4, 1993
Publication Date
December 5, 1995
Inventor
Fred Zimmerman
Deephaven
MN, US
William Stephens
Glendale
CA, US
Hugo Vak
New Port Richey
FL, US
Agent
Niro Scavone Haller & Niro
Assignee
ATM Communications International
DE, US
IPC
G06K 5/00
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