|국가/구분||United States(US) Patent 등록|
|미국특허분류(USC)||340/541 ; 340/568 ; 340/665 ; 340/82533|
|발명자 / 주소|
|출원인 / 주소|
|인용정보||피인용 횟수 : 454 인용 특허 : 0|
A monitoring system for monitoring a vending machine at a remote location, the monitoring system including an inventory sensing system for providing a continuous update of the inventory in the vending machine, an alarm system to signal when the vending machine is being damaged or the systems in the vending machine are in need of attention, a communication system, and a credit card verification system. The vending machine is coupled to a central computer system which monitors all the systems in the vending machine. The communication system includes a cred...
A monitor system for a remote vending machine comprising: an electronic monitor means operable to receive signals from a remote vending machine; communication means for transmitting electronic signals between said electronic monitor means and said remote vending machine, said communication means including a speaker mounted on said vending machine to permit audible messages to be communicated from said electronic monitor means to a customer in the vicinity of said vending machine and a call switch and a microphone to enable said customer to communicate ve...