An Arizona entrepreneur and inventor has developed US Patent 9,609,973 without any additional equipment cost to notify recipients of regular mail delivered by the United States Postal Service. The patent provides notification of delivery to residential & business mailboxes. The solution involves auto generated notifications triggered by the delivery of mail by a carrier who already carries a handheld device which utilizes the U.S. Global Positioning System (GPS).
Anthem Pleasant of Peoria, Arizona invented the patent in response to what he perceived as a need for an efficient and instantaneous way to signal that a mail delivery had been made. Anthem states, “My utility patent utilizes GPS tracking technology in a mail carrier’s handheld device which requires no additional effort on the part of the postal carrier. Residents and businesses each receive notification via text, email, or robocall. This notification eliminates idle waiting time and/or wasted trips to retrieve mail that has yet to be delivered. Any user simply opts in by completing an online form, agreeing to pay a nominal fee per month. There is no additional obligation.”
The system can be an international product with United States Postal Service assistance. That is why an international Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) Application US17/21183 was filed. With USPS cooperation, we can symbolize USA unity, Innovation, and strength. A United States of America public-private partnership can be easily marketed to the rest of world allowing other nations to believe in the world’s greatest postal service’s product so we can export our products, services, and use the intellectual property. Together we can stand strong to symbolize the great strength of United States Postal Service and innovation to rest of the world. Together we can do it.