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특허 상세정보

System and method for networking and controlling vending machines

국가/구분 United States(US) Patent 등록
국제특허분류(IPC7판) G06K-005/00   
미국특허분류(USC) 235/381 ; 235/380
출원번호 US-0550865 (2000-04-17)
발명자 / 주소
출원인 / 주소
대리인 / 주소
    Ratner & Prestia
인용정보 피인용 횟수 : 143  인용 특허 : 24
초록

A vending machine control system and method for controlling vending of items from one or more vending machines having a coin acceptor interface and selection controls for selecting items to vend. Control system and method are provided for sending and receiving information to and from each of the vending machines to control the vending of items to users. Network system is connected to each of the coin acceptor interfaces for facilitating communication between the control system and the vending machines.

대표
청구항

[ What is claimed is:] [1.]1. A vending machine control system for monitoring items from a plurality of vending machines located at a single vending site, each of said vending machines having a respective coin acceptor interface and respective selection controls for selecting an item to vend at an item price, said vending machine control system comprising:a) a plurality of network means respectively connected to each of said coin acceptor interfaces for monitoring inventory, each of said network means coupled to one another by a network, said network mea...

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