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특허 상세정보

Method and apparatus for establishing and managing vending machine subscriptions

국가/구분 United States(US) Patent 등록
국제특허분류(IPC7판) G06F-007/08    G06F-017/00   
미국특허분류(USC) 194/217 ; 364/479.07 ; 235/381
출원번호 US-0966608 (1997-11-10)
발명자 / 주소
인용정보 피인용 횟수 : 159  인용 특허 : 9
초록

The present invention relates to a method and apparatus for registering a subscription to purchase a plurality of items dispensed by a vending machine. According to a second aspect of the present invention, a method and apparatus are disclosed for dispensing an item by a vending machine in response to a request to redeem at least a portion of a registered subscription. According to a third aspect of the present invention, a method and apparatus are disclosed for dispensing an item by a vending machine based on an estimated availability determined through...

대표
청구항

[ What is claimed is:] [1.] A method for registering a subscription to purchase a plurality of items dispensed by a vending machine, the method comprising the steps of:receiving an indication of payment for said subscription;receiving a request to register said subscription;determining a redemption code; andstoring subscription registration data including said redemption code.

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