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특허 상세정보

Vending machine face

국가/구분 United States(US) Patent 등록
국제특허분류(IPC7판) G09F-007/02   
미국특허분류(USC) 40/611 ; 40/575 ; 312/234.1
출원번호 US-0845376 (1997-04-24)
발명자 / 주소
출원인 / 주소
대리인 / 주소
    Birch, Stewart, Kolasch & Birch, LLP
인용정보 피인용 횟수 : 27  인용 특허 : 23
초록

A vending machine face has a number of modules that are mechanically fastened to an underlying frame. These modules can be easily removed and replaced in the field so that the appearance of a vending machine can be changed with promotions, new interactive pieces can be added, the location of the vend selection buttons can be changed, recessed display compartments can be used and/or different light boxes with various graphics can be inserted and removed. This arrangement will provide for the ability to completely change the appearance of the vending machi...

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청구항

[ What is claimed:] [1.] A vending machine face comprising:a frame having a front side and a rear side;a plurality of modules, the modules being readily detachably mounted to the frame, the modules being detachable via the rear side of the frame, the modules when mounted on the frame and the frame forming the face of a vending machine, a major part of the face of the vending machine being formed by the modules, at least two of the modules having an electrical connection extending therefrom to supply power to the modules when the at least two modules are ...

이 특허에 인용된 특허 (23)

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