Patent 5309355 Issued on May 3, 1994. Estimated Expiration Date: September 3, 2013. Estimated Expiration Date is calculated based on simple USPTO term provisions. It does not account for terminal disclaimers, term adjustments, failure to pay maintenance fees, or other factors which might affect the term of a patent.
705/6, Coordination of plural reservations (e.g., plural trip segments; transportation and accommodation, etc.)235/381, With vending705/27Presentation of image or description of sales item (e.g., electronic catalog browsing)
An apparatus for composing individualized sales presentations created by various data sources from customer profiles managed by organizational hierarchy matrixes directed by multiple operating programs. The apparatus provides the means for synergistically creating and displaying customized presentations in a convenient manner for both the client and salesperson to achieve a more accurate, efficient and comprehensive marketing presentation. Organizational hierarchies of data sources are arranged so that an infinite number of sales presentation configurations can be created. Multiple microprograms automatically compose the sales presentations initiated by determinants received from client profiles stored on optical memory or smart cards, sales agent assessment of client profiles or centralized sales systems responsive to client profiles.
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