|국가/구분||United States(US) Patent 등록|
|미국특허분류(USC)||73/865.9 ; 62/129 ; 73/293|
|발명자 / 주소|
|출원인 / 주소|
|대리인 / 주소||
|인용정보||피인용 횟수 : 99 인용 특허 : 0|
Bagged ice is presented to consumers in an insulated cabinet having a storage chamber accessible through a front door. Photo-electric eyes are mounted within the cabinet to direct several beams of light across the chamber. When the level of bagged ice within the chamber has been depleted to a first level, one of the beams is no longer broken by the product. When it has been further depleted, a second, lower, beam is no longer broken. Information about the bagged ice level is collected by an electronic controller, and dispatched to an inventory control st...
[ I claim:] [1.] An ice merchandiser inventory system comprising:a) an insulated cabinet having walls defining a product storage chamber, wherein portions of the cabinet define an access opening for customer access to bagged ice contained within the storage chamber;b) at least one door mounted to the cabinet, wherein the door may be opened for access to the storage chamber;c) means for determining the level of bagged ice contained within the storage chamber mounted within the cabinet;d) a controller electrically connected to the level determining means; ...