|국가/구분||United States(US) Patent 등록|
|미국특허분류(USC)||221/6 ; 221/14|
|발명자 / 주소|
|인용정보||피인용 횟수 : 181 인용 특허 : 0|
A large inventory vending machine with monitoring system comprises a plurality of compartments for storing articles to be dispensed, user activated dispensing apparatus connected to respective ones of the compartments for dispensing individual ones of the articles, circuitry for detecting the number of articles in respective ones of the compartments, and circuitry for communicating the number of articles in respective ones of the compartments to a remote location, whereby inventory status of the vending machine is maintained at the remote location, a blo...
Vending apparatus with self-monitoring system, comprising: at least one compartment for storing a predetermined quantity of articles to be dispensed; user activated means for dispensing individual ones of said articles from said compartment; means for counting said individual ones of said articles dispensed by said user activated means and in response maintaining a predetermined count value representative thereof; means for subtracting said predetermined count value from said predetermined quantity and in response generating a signal representative of th...