|국가/구분||United States(US) Patent 등록|
|미국특허분류(USC)||705/026 ; 705/027 ; 395/200.57 ; 395/200.58 ; 395/200.59|
|발명자 / 주소|
|출원인 / 주소|
|인용정보||피인용 횟수 : 999 인용 특허 : 53|
An automated product purchasing system allows purchasers to order products via a remote communications medium without having to speak to a sales representative or other human operator. According to the invention, purchasers access the automated product purchasing system and browse among the selections offered. Menu style prompts guide the customer through the various products offered by the automated product purchasing system. Product descriptions are provided to assist the customer in making his or her selections. Where appropriate, product samples are ...
[ We claim:] [1.] An automated product purchasing system allowing a customer to sample and/or purchase media products via a remote communications interface, the system comprising:interface means for providing an interface to a customer accessing the product system via a remote communications medium;means for accepting input from the customer, said input identifying a desired one or more of a plurality of media products that the customer would like to sample;means for providing a sample of said desired one or more media products to the customer via the re...