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WO/1999/028868A1
A coin dispenser, wherein a change slide (31) for controlling the dispensation and non-dispensation of coins is turned when the coins are dispensed, and then stored in a change slide storage hole (4f) formed inside a payout link (4), whe...  
WO1999010794A3
An automated kitchen apparatus (20) determines a time until expiration of a food product. In one embodiment, the kitchen apparatus determines the time until expiration by receiving a start signal indicating that a food product is availab...  
WO/1999/027465A1
A vending machine (2, 4, 6) capable of communicating with a central station (8) using any one of multiple cellular carriers includes a telemetry device (22). The telemetry device includes a cellular transceiver, a digital signal processo...  
WO/1999/026206A1
A coin processing device capable of accommodating a number of coin tubes within a predetermined width. The coin processing device includes in its device body (2) a coin sorting means (3) for checking a coin inserted in and identifying th...  
WO/1999/023616A1
A coin acceptor includes sensor coil units (C1, C2, C3, C4) small enough to sense respective different regions of the face of a coin (8) as it moves past them, so as to produce time varying sensor outputs (x1(a), x2(a), x2(f), x3(a), x4(...  
WO/1999/023620A1
A vending status reporting system (100) for use with vending machines (102) in a facility utilizing an AC power system, a telephone communication system, and a collection office. The system includes a plurality of slave units (104), each...  
WO/1999/019809A2
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...  
WO1998058355A3  
WO/1999/011006A2
A point-of-sale system automatically processes a credit towards a pre-registered upsell (100) along with a conventional transaction (94).  
WO/1999/011007A2
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/1999/010794A2
An automated kitchen apparatus (20) determines a time until expiration of a food product. In one embodiment, the kitchen apparatus determines the time until expiration by receiving a start signal indicating that a food product is availab...  
WO/1999/011008A2
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...  
WO/1999/006969A1
Coin dispensing apparatus for a gaming or amusement with prizes machine has a single hopper (1) into which different value coins are fed by the players. When a win occurs, the coins are released randomly but pass through an identifier (6...  
WO/1999/006968A1
Device for the reception and cashing of coins, comprising a channel (1) capable of storing one or a plurality of coins (8) validated by a selector, such channel being intercepted by an admission door, an outlet in cashing door and at lea...  
WO/1999/001847A1
A method of operating a coin mechanism comprises switching between a first phase in which coins having a denomination in a first set of coin denominations are accepted and dispensed as change and coins having a denomination in a second s...  
WO/1999/000772A1
A coin discrimination apparatus and method is provided. Coins, preferably after cleaning, e.g. using a trommel (52), are singulated by a coin pickup assembly configured to reduce jamming. A coin rail (56) assists in providing separation ...  
WO/1998/058355A2
A currency handling apparatus for dispensing currency units from a plurality of stores, each for storing units of currency of a respective denomination, comprises means for predicting the future distribution of currency units to be dispe...  
WO/1998/057295A1
A kiosk system (10) for providing information to customers and for processing customer orders for items through kiosk units. A customer may place an order by selecting items from an electronic catalog located at a facility such as a phar...  
WO/1998/055952A1
The automated filling station system of the present invention allows customers to obtain change in currency at the time of purchase, thereby accommodating cash customers as well as credit customers, and one-time customers as well as retu...  
WO/1998/054678A1
System for establishing automatic access to a fuel pump comprising at least one decentral control unit (3), said control unit (3) comprising means which regulate the fuel pumps (7) associated with a service station, and a central control...  
WO/1998/047799A1
A light and compact vending machine (1) suitable for use on a table or counter top, uses interchangeable magazines (3) that can be preloaded with goods (10) at a service center and quickly and conveniently installed on or removed from th...  
WO/1998/047111A1
An improved bulk vending machine coin mechanism and counter combination is provided. The combination coin mechanism and coin counter comprises a coin mechanism (100) designed to be partially received into an opening in a bulk vending mac...  
WO/1998/045820A1
The invention provides an island transaction terminal having a receiver for requesting purchases of fuel at a specified dispensing fuel pump, a receiver for receiving payments for such fuel purchases in the form of money or money equival...  
WO/1998/045821A1
A distributed device management system. The system includes a set of distributed devices, such as point-of-sale devices. The devices are managed by a remote host.  
WO/1998/043149A2
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/1998/024068A1
The money refund device of the invention comprises a coin receiving chamber of which the bottom or part of its wall is comprised of a rotating disk (1) which is traversed by retractable blades (7) capable of entraining the coins (3) duri...  
WO1998014901A3  
WO/1998/014901A2
An automated negotiable instrument dispenser. Automatic negotiable instrument dispensers according to the present invention provide convenient, secure and efficient means for loading, selling and reporting activity relating to the dispen...  
WO1998000813A3  
WO/1998/003980A1
A system for an unattended automated service station for selling and dispensing primarily motor fuel from a service island (13). The customer may purchase any selected quantity of motor fuel by a credit or debit card or cash. The system ...  
WO/1998/000813A2
A coin discrimination apparatus and method is provided. Coins, preferably after cleaning, e.g. using a trommel (52), are singulated by a coin pickup assembly configured to reduce jamming. A coin rail (56) assists in providing separation ...  
WO/1998/000814A1
A coin discriminating device which provides for positive transport of coins past a sensor is provided. In one embodiment, a rotating disk (216), slightly inclined to the vertical, includes a plurality of pockets (224a-2241) for receiving...  
WO/1997/045088A1
A method for the selection and use of a system of feminine hygiene products is described. The method includes an information collection step, a system selection step, and an information provision step. In the information collection step,...  
WO/1997/045089A1
A method for dispensing absorbent articles for use by individuals, said method comprising a dispensing device containing at least two different types of absorbent articles and a means for allowing an individual to select one or more type...  
WO/1997/044760A1
A method of coin testing is provided in which a laser beam (13) is directed onto a face of a coin (4) and a laser detector (3) is used to detect where the laser beam is intercepted by the coin and where the laser beam is not intercepted ...  
WO/1997/038400A1
The device proposed includes a channel, with a lower and an upper wall, along which a coin moves, lying on the lower wall, past at least one inductive sensor with a coil (S). The coil (S) is fed with a first current (I1) from a first pow...  
WO/1997/038399A1
Dispensing apparatus (10) is provided for dispensing lottery tickets (73) by the checkout operator at a retail outlet. The dispenser assembly (13) containing the tickets (73) is controlled by a central processing unit (18), connected to ...  
WO/1997/030423A1
An apparatus for sorting coins comprises: a coin entry path (1); a sensor for sensing the denomination of a coin (14); a memory for storing information about the denomination and/or location of a coin; a carriage (2) having a plurality o...  
WO/1997/029446A1
A point-of-sale (POS) system and method for gathering, processing and reporting statistics of unattended vending equipment is provided. The method includes: connecting a vending machine to a POS device; connecting a remote device to the ...  
WO/1997/028509A1
System for controlling sales effected through dispensing machines by including a personnalized computer card in each dispensing machine (1), which detects the exit of a product and which identifies said product, thereby providing a signa...  
WO/1997/024700A1
The invention relates to a process for removing items from a cupboard, in which a given item is first selected and then removed from the cupboard. Information on the selected and removed items is recorded by means of a plug-in storage me...  
WO/1997/024701A1
A sales management method in an automatic vending machine for reducing the processing burden for sales forecast of each automatic vending machine. Information necessary for the sales forecast is transmitted from an automatic vending mach...  
WO/1997/021199A1
A system for transacting fuel purchases. A plurality of fuel dispensing pumps are interconnected to an island transaction terminal through a central master terminal. Each fuel dispensing pump comprises an independant fuel dispensing nozz...  
WO/1997/020291A1
A method and computer-usable memory encoded with executable instructions for transacting fuel purchases using an island transaction terminal which controls a plurality of fuel dispensing pumps interconnected to the island transaction ter...  
WO/1997/002872A1
This relates to casino gaming machines such as slot machines (38), and, more particularly, to a gaming machine having cash or no cash playing capability (12, 28, 30). More particularly, a gaming machine (38) having a code generating appa...  
WO/1996/038798A1
A vending machine (100) for serving a plurality of customers, each having a payment card, which includes a vending unit (102) for storing and displaying an accessible inventory (112A-112N) and for selectively enabling and barring free ac...  
WO/1996/038821A1
The invention relates to a system for the processing of means of payment and a signal-processing device comprising a first data port for communication with a cash register (10). The signal-processing device (50) also comprises a second d...  
WO/1996/036023A1
In a local unit for supplying goods and services the prices of the goods and services are remotely set and updated from a central host computer which controls and monitors a system wherein a number of such local units are included. In co...  
WO/1996/028791A1
A system for an unattended automated service station for selling and dispensing products, primarily motor fuels from a service island. The system includes fuel dispensing device (35), card reading device (51), coin and currency acceptor ...  
WO/1996/023285A1
Automatic vending machine which is loaded with commodities in circumferential direction, a gate (20) closing a coin throwing inlet (18) at a time of stock absence of the commodities is supported so as to be rotated by a rotation force ac...  

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