|국가/구분||United States(US) Patent 등록|
|미국특허분류(USC)||221/150R ; 62/176.1|
|발명자 / 주소|
|출원인 / 주소|
|대리인 / 주소||
|인용정보||피인용 횟수 : 34 인용 특허 : 0|
An environmentally controlled vending machine utilizing real-time monitoring of environmental parameters and feedback control for improved storage conditions for tobacco products such as cigars and other humidity sensitive products, is disclosed. A number of environmental parameters, such as temperature and humidity, are balanced using a closed loop feedback control process in response to measured system parameters. The vending machine includes a controller, one or more remote sensors which monitor the environmental conditions within the vending machine ...
[ We claim:] [1.] An environmentally controlled vending machine for selectively dispensing humidity sensitive products, comprising:a housing;a holding mechanism within said housing for storing products in a manner for selective dispensement;a selection mechanism operatively associated with said holding mechanism configured to facilitate the dispensing from said holding mechanism of a selected product;a sensor for monitoring humidity and at least one environmental parameter within said housing;a microprocessor in communication with said sensor for obtaini...