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A vending machine for displaying and dispensing personalized products includes apparatus for sequentially displaying personalized products of a given type in accordance with prior viewing and sales of each personalized product. The machine includes an enclosure with selection means on the outside thereof and with storage and handling means on the inside thereof, all coupled to computer equipment which is on the inside of the enclosure. The computer equipment is programmed to facilitate a customer's creation from among designs of products of a given type by ranking each of the designs and thereafter sequentially displaying the designs in accordance with its ranking.

Title
Method and apparatus for display sequencing personalized social occasion products
Application Number
602439
Publication Number
5559714
Application Date
May 10, 1993
Publication Date
September 24, 1996
Inventor
Daniel B Laughlin
Kansas City
MO, US
Thomas B Banks
Prairie Village
KS, US
Agent
Leydig Voit & Mayer
Assignee
Hallmark Cards Incorporated
MO, US
IPC
G06F 17/00
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