|국가/구분||United States(US) Patent 등록|
|미국특허분류(USC)||194/217 ; 221/006 ; 700/236 ; 700/241|
|발명자 / 주소|
|출원인 / 주소|
|대리인 / 주소||
|인용정보||피인용 횟수 : 61 인용 특허 : 33|
A monitoring system monitors a plurality of remote product dispensers. Vends are detected indicating that products have been dispensed from the dispenser during a given time period. Vend data indicative of the products dispensed is stored. The vend data is communicated to a base unit and a base unit provides a display indicative of products dispensed and a service schedule based on the vend data received.
[ What is claimed is:] [1.]1. A system for monitoring a first plurality of vending machines, comprising:a first plurality of machine units;each of said first plurality of machine units being connected to a corresponding vending machine from said first plurality of vending machines for accumulating data from said corresponding vending machine;a first location unit connected to said first plurality of machine units;a host unit;means for transmitting said data from said first plurality of machine units to said first location unit;location unit storage means...