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WO/2001/031553A1
A system and method for collecting and aggregating data from a plurality of data generating vending machines (618, 618', 618'). Each vending machine transmits data to a central computer (612) via a different transmission path. Vending ma...  
WO/2001/031597A1
A vending machine (40) with a modified security arrangement is disclosed. The vending machine (40) has a mechanical lock operated by an attendant and an electronic lock that is unlocked in response to a signal received from a remote moni...  
WO/2001/029734A2
The computer system includes a central computer which communicates with a plurality of remote terminals via the internet or similar connection. The central computer receives data from the remote terminals regarding aspects of a future so...  
WO/2001/021131A2
The present invention relates to systems and methods for the remote dispensing of packaged and non-packaged medical products using networked communications systems. A preferred embodiment of the invention utilizes a network to provide fo...  
WO/2001/018759A1
A method enabling a customer to purchase a lottery ticket includes receiving a tender amount from a customer as part of a transaction in which the customer provides payment for goods or services having a computed price and determining an...  
WO/2001/011578A2
The present invention relates generally to improvements in article handling, such as in vending machines, and more particularly, to improvements in methods and apparatus for handling articles using a vacuum-type product lifting/dispensin...  
WO/2001/004845A1
A vending machine capable of effectively preventing fraudulent use of fake coins of a plurality of kinds. The number of slotted coins acceptable in one vending operation is preset in a setting unit (112). The coins slotted into a coin sl...  
WO/2001/004771A2
The invention relates to a system for carrying out transactions using terminals that basically enable the execution of a plurality of different transactions. To this end, the terminals (10, 11) are connected to at least one node computer...  
WO2000037355A9
A central system controller (12) located at a remote service facility performs the centralized processing of the various refueling transaction requests originating from a network of service station sites (14). The transaction request is ...  
WO/2000/072178A1
A beverage dispenser includes an electronic control system (50) for controlling beverage dispenser components. The beverage dispenser components include at least a user interface, a dispensing valve (64), and a valve interface (60) for r...  
WO/2000/069762A1
A pneumatic product vending and delivery system (10) is provided which preferably uses an existing product vending machine (24) as a storage and loading device for use in a pneumatic vending and delivery system along with an interface un...  
WO/2000/065524A1
In a system and method for securely storing and controlling the dispensing of a payout, the system includes a payout dispenser (Fig. 1, 14) for securely storing and dispensing a payout, and a terminal (Fig. 1, 16) for controlling the dis...  
WO/2000/064745A1
A central system controller (12) located at a remote service facility performs the centralized processing of the various refueling transaction requests originating from a network of service station sites (14). The transaction request is ...  
WO1999050800A9
Disclosed is a vending machine operating system architecture that connects vending machine peripherals (110, 112, 118, 120, 216, 218, 222, 224) of different communication standards to a main vending machine controller. One way to connect...  
WO/2000/060195A1
A method and system of dispensing items in a controlled manner from cabinets (110) or similar enclosures, re-ordering the dispensed articles or items, and providing inventory and other information about the items and users (160) in the s...  
WO2000025260A9
Anti-counterfeiting and counterfeit detection devices and procedures are provided particularly usable in connection with vouchers (5) issued by coin discriminator or coin counting machines. Paper stock (226) may be preprinted with inks w...  
WO/2000/049542A1
The system comprises sensors enabling parallel recording of all the necessary specific information, in addition to means for controlling fraud in the accounting circuits, which are connected to a microcomputer so that information is tran...  
WO/2000/037355A1
A central system controller (12) located at a remote service facility performs the centralized processing of the various refueling transaction requests originating from a network of service station sites (14). The transaction request is ...  
WO/2000/033554A1
An audit module (10) configured to monitor vending machine events when coupled to a vending machine (12) can transfer monitored vending machine information to a central station (16) via a telephone line (14). An interface circuit (18) is...  
WO/2000/026871A1
There is provided a vending machine and concurrently ice-box furnished in a hotel room, etc. that serves the paying guest of the room with cold water and personal articles as a room service and enables them to conveniently purchase vario...  
WO/2000/026873A1
A system for handling banknotes within a geographically limited area, characterised by a plurality of banknote handling machines (11, 12, 13, ... 1n) positioned over the geographically limited area (1) for depositing and withdrawing bank...  
WO/2000/025260A1
Anti-counterfeiting and counterfeit detection devices and procedures are provided particularly usable in connection with vouchers (5) issued by coin discriminator or coin counting machines. Paper stock (226) may be preprinted with inks w...  
WO/2000/023953A1
An improved bulk vending machine coin mechanism and counter combination (10) is provided. The counter/combination has a coin counter (200) attached to a portion of a coin mechanism (100). The counter comprises a numeric display (21) and ...  
WO/2000/019748A1
The system provides for the control and management of a large number of dispensing machines through the use of digital mobile telephone control channels, without having to use voice channels. Each dispensing machine has a controller whic...  
WO/2000/017791A1
A method and apparatus is disclosed that documents the authentication of sales data generated at an automatic sales machine. In operation, the apparatus accumulates sales data. The apparatus also encodes the sales data, thereby deriving ...  
WO/2000/011591A1
The present invention relates to a goods/services requisition and supply system for providing goods/services items on site. A vending device is connected to a user's computer system, for example their local area network. Ordering softwar...  
WO/2000/005670A1
The present invention relates to a universal advertising and payment system for networking, monitoring and controlling electronic commerce and vending equipment. The system can effectuate electronic commerce and interactive advertising a...  
WO/2000/004477A1
The present invention relates to a processing method for nullifying transaction processing fees incurred by a merchant, for processing a wide variety of credit card, e-commerce, and e-business type transactions. In addition the present i...  
WO/2000/004475A1
The present invention relates to a processing method for conducting e-mail, e-commerce, and e-business by way of an electronic commerce terminal. An electronic commerce terminal can be referred to as a pervasive computing device. In addi...  
WO/2000/004476A1
The present invention relates to a public, private, or cellular phone with access to the Internet for the purposes of transacting e-mail, e-commerce, and e-business and for communicating voice and data. In addition the present invention ...  
WO1999050801A3
The preferred embodiment of the present invention is an integrated product supply network comprised of a computer network linked through a variety of methods to a plurality of intelligent vending or dispensing machines and each component...  
WO/2000/002167A1
Product dispenser for hotel rooms and the like consisting of a cabinet of appropriate dimensions which is provided with receptacles forming all together a 'product server', which is inaccessible directly by the room user, said cabinet ha...  
WO1999056252A3
An improved bulk vending machine coin mechanism (100) and counter (200) combination is provided. In all of the embodiments, the combination coin mechanism and counter comprises a coin mechanism (100) designed to be partially received int...  
WO/1999/062016A1
A price associated with a menu item is automatically determined based at least partly on revenue management information (400). A request for a menu is received and a menu, including the automatically determined price, is generated in res...  
WO1999050800A3
Disclosed is a vending machine operating system architecture that connects vending machine peripherals (110, 112, 118, 120, 216, 218, 222, 224) of different communication standards to a main vending machine controller. One way to connect...  
WO/1999/057692A1
The invention concerns a global system for collecting, transporting and processing statistical, monetics, technical alarm, multimedia data applicable on automatic dispensing machine pools, for providing remote services concerning managem...  
WO1999033008A3
A system and method for collecting data on individual and aggregate use of various washroom products. The system includes one or more product dispensers having a sensor associated therewith for determining product usage. The sensor commu...  
WO/1999/056252A2
An improved bulk vending machine coin mechanism (100) and counter (200) combination is provided. In all of the embodiments, the combination coin mechanism and counter comprises a coin mechanism (100) designed to be partially received int...  
WO/1999/050800A2
Disclosed is a vending machine operating system architecture that connects vending machine peripherals (110, 112, 118, 120, 216, 218, 222, 224) of different communication standards to a main vending machine controller. One way to connect...  
WO/1999/050801A2
The preferred embodiment of the present invention is an integrated product supply network comprised of a computer network linked through a variety of methods to a plurality of intelligent vending or dispensing machines and each component...  
WO/1999/048065A1
A remote data acquisition and transmission system and method are disclosed. A plurality of application controllers are interfaced with remote equipment from which operation data is acquired by the application controllers. The application...  
WO/1999/042958A1
The number of coins contained in a coin tube, the statuses of an empty switch (22) and a coin fullness switch (23), the kind of cassette tube recognized by a cassette sensor (21) are stored in a RAM (13). When the power supply is interru...  
WO/1999/038125A1
A dispensing device (100), is equipped to monitor product demand and traffic that passes by the machine. The dispensing device (100) collects and analyzes product demand data to determine optimal product stocking, to offer products to un...  
WO1999011008A3
In accordance with the present invention, a store controller (10) determines a monetary value, such as an amount of spare change due to a customer. The store controller also selects a ticket record (30) that includes a set of ticket numb...  
WO1998043149A3
A POS terminal determines an upsell to offer in exchange for the change due to a customer in connection with a purchase. The point-of-sale terminal preferably maintains a database of at least one upsell price and a corresponding upsell t...  
WO/1999/033008A2
A system and method for collecting data on individual and aggregate use of various washroom products. The system includes one or more product dispensers having a sensor associated therewith for determining product usage. The sensor commu...  
WO1999019809A3
A method and apparatus for automatically managing a price of a product in a vending machine (100). A method for implementing dynamic price adjustments at various times including after stocking, after a sale of a product and at periodic i...  
WO1999011007A3
A POS terminal (10) generates a purchase price of a purchase, and generates a rounded price. The rounded price may be, for example, the lowest whole number greater than the purchase price. The POS terminal (10) then calculates a round-up...  
WO/1999/030260A1
The present invention relates to a vending machine displaying the on-line information and the digital video images. This machine can receive various advertisement and information from the host network and display them on the attached mon...  
WO1999011006A3
A point-of-sale system automatically processes a credit towards a pre-registered upsell (100) along with a conventional transaction (94).  

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