Patent Number: 6,798,531

Title: Printing and delivery of digital images and text via a central receiving agency

Abstract: A method of delivering printed images to a recipient, includes the steps of electronically transmitting digital images and image locator information from a location remote from and over a communication channel to a central receiving agency which stores such images and locator information in memory; and identifying a particular stored image in the memory using the corresponding image locator information and the location of one or more recipients and printing locations corresponding to each of the recipients. The method further includes transmitting the identified particular stored image in the memory to the printing location of each of the recipients; and printing the image at the printing location of each of the recipients and delivering the printed image to the location corresponding to of each of the recipients.

Inventors: Paz-Pujalt; Gustavo R. (Rochester, NY), Patton; David L. (Webster, NY)

Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company

International Classification: H04N 1/00 (20060101); H04N 1/32 (20060101); G06K 015/12 ()

Expiration Date: 09/28/2021