|국가/구분||United States(US) Patent 등록|
|미국특허분류(USC)||221/07 ; 360/092|
|발명자 / 주소|
|대리인 / 주소||
|인용정보||피인용 횟수 : 250 인용 특허 : 2|
A vending system includes a central service center connectable over phone lines to a plurality of multi-functional vending machines for audio/video and high speed data exchanges, as well as voice exchanges between customers and a service center operator. Each vending machine includes the capability of playing music video and other audio/video presentations in predetermined order or in preferential order in response to on-site and off-site customer selections and vending customer-selected products from inventor storage, such as debit cards, CDs, tape cass...
[ What is claimed is:] [1.] A vending system, comprising:a service center including a first computer and a first video monitor; anda plurality of vending machines, each including:a storage section containing a product inventory,a retrieval mechanism operating in the storage section to retrieve selected products from the inventory and deliver the selected products to a vending port accessible to customers,a second video monitor,a speaker,means for driving the second video monitor and the speaker to provide audio/video programming to customers,a video came...