Patent Number: 6,295,058

Title: Method and apparatus for creating multimedia electronic mail messages orgreeting cards on an interactive receiver

Abstract: A user composes a multimedia greeting card or multimedia email message byselecting a design template, which has previously been created and storedon the system. The design template contains one or more slots, into whichthe user may simply drag and drop any desired text, video, or audio data.The user may also edit and add enhancements to the multimedia greetingcard or email message. If desired, the user may electronically mail theresulting product to another user.

Inventors: Hsu; P. Robert (San Jose, CA), Sonoda; Yunie (Los Altos, CA), Ellenbogen; Jesse (Mountain View, CA)


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Expiration Date: 09/25/2013