Patent #US7479899

Patent Title: 
Notification systems and methods enabling a response to cause connection between a notified PCD and a delivery or pickup representative
Patent Abstract: 
Systems and methods are disclosed for automated notification systems. A representative method, among others, can be summarized by the following steps: monitoring travel data in connection with a mobile thing that is destined to pickup or deliver an item at a stop location; causing initiation of a notification communication to a personal communications device based upon the travel data; and during the notification communication, enabling a party associated with the personal communications device to select whether or not to communicate with a party having access to particulars of the pickup or delivery of items or services. A representative system, among others, comprises a computer or other automated system that is programmed or designed to perform the foregoing steps.
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