|국가/구분||United States(US) Patent 등록|
|국제특허분류(IPC7판)||H04Q-009/00 G06F-007/00 G06F-009/06|
|미국특허분류(USC)||340/82535 ; 235/92AC ; 235/92CN ; 364/479|
|발명자 / 주소|
|출원인 / 주소|
|인용정보||피인용 횟수 : 279 인용 특허 : 3|
A system for monitoring, testing, auditing and controlling vending machines is disclosed. The system includes a counter attached to the vending machine, and a microprocessor controlled, portable, keyboard operated, collection unit adapted to serve a number of vending machines by accessing and interrogation of the counter. The portable collection unit also is adapted to load a program into the counter, input instructions, data and code changes to the counter and, upon interrogation of the counter, receives various types of output information from the coun...
An apparatus for sensing and totalling transactions in a vending machine, coin changer, and the like, comprising: A. means for sensing coin input and output transactions; B. means for converting the sensed transactions into digit signal pulses; and, C. a plurality of microelectronic circuit registers to receive the digit pulses, including: i. internal totalling registers for counting net coin intake; ii. memory registers for storing the net coin intake; and, iii. a read-out register for outputting: a. the net coin intake from the memory registers, servic...