Durango, CO (PRWEB) September 23, 2005 -
The patent involves replacing the traditional address with a single line "Virtual Address." Currently, an optical reader reads a standard address on the envelope at the post office and indexes the corresponding barcode. The barcode is printed on the envelope and is used for sorting and delivery.
The invention allows people to have a permanent "Virtual Address". The VA would be scanned and the corresponding barcode would still be used for sorting and delivery. OneÂs standard street address can be updated from cyberspace when they move. People can sign-up for a ÂVirtual AddressÂ voluntarily. The "Virtual Address" would be used to send someone something no matter where they live.
The "Virtual Address" could be (or look similar to) an email address and could easily be spoken and communicated. For example, ÂJaneBDoe+2345Â could be all the information needed to mail something to Jane Doe, wherever she lived.
In addition, the patent allows for a password to be added to the Virtual Address. The password provides some level of security and screening.
ÂI believe everyone has had an issue with mail-forwarding. You can receive e-mail wherever you go, this would allow you to receive snail-mail, seamlessly, when you move or are away for a period of time,Â said HoldenArt, Inc.Âs CEO William Holden.
To view the patent visit http://www.uspto.gov (Pat No. 6,783,063)