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8978867 Apparatus for setting price for multi-vending machine and method thereof  
Disclosed are an apparatus for setting a price for a multi-vending machine and a method thereof. The apparatus includes a price setting unit for inputting a price setting function, selecting a...
8774963 Systems and methods for providing network access  
Some embodiments are associated with receiving, by a vending machine, a request from a customer to initiate a communication session, establishing a first communication link between the vending...
8755934 Vending machine for change round-up  
Vending machines for rounding-up donations for charities. The machines allow consumers to donate change from transactions, or other amounts, to a charity through a purchase of goods or services...
8751038 Vending devices having ad-watching as consideration  
Systems and methods for vending devices having ad-watching as consideration are described. In some implementations, a vending apparatus includes a dispensing portion operable to dispense a product...
8655485 Vending machine and control system for passenger vehicle-for-hire  
A vending machine and associated control system in support of vending one or more items to a passenger in a rear passenger salon of a taxicab includes a computer having a processor and memory and...
8380347 Method and apparatus for use in a vending machine  
During operation of a vending machine, visual images of the next product to be dispensed from product dispensing locations are obtained. Features of the visual images are compared to a data base...
8112303 Digital online exchange for pricing items to exhaust inventory by an expiration time  
A dynamic pricing system for pricing items for sale by a seller which items are available in a limited quantity comprises a pricing server and various types of data stored in memory. The pricing...
8095236 System and method for remotely buying, renting, and/or selling media discs  
A kiosk or machine for buying media discs includes a dispense/receive system for dispensing the media discs to consumers and receiving media discs from customers, a disc identification system for...
8041453 Method and apparatus for defining and utilizing product location in a vending machine  
In accordance with one embodiment, a vending machine comprises a plurality of receptacles for holding units of products, each receptacle operable to hold a respective plurality of units in a...
7912581 Products and processes for vending a plurality of products via defined groups  
Products and processes are disclosed for defining at least one inventory group. This at least one inventory group includes at least two products that are available for sale by a vending machine....
7904390 Management system and management method for charging object apparatus, management apparatus and charging object apparatus  
A management apparatus, a charging object apparatus and a management system and method by which a product of an object of use can be used in an efficiency as high as possible when it is used...
7894937 Method and apparatus for dynamically managing vending machine inventory prices  
The present invention is a method and apparatus for automatically managing a price of a product in a vending machine. The method and apparatus is disclosed for implementing dynamic price...
7894936 Products and processes for managing the prices of vending machine inventory  
According to one embodiment of the disclosed invention, an apparatus determines a current price of a product for sale by the vending machine. It then determines, for the product, a price...
7885726 Vending machine system and method for encouraging the purchase of profitable items  
This invention relates generally to systems and methods for delivering products-on-demand to individuals and, more particularly, to delivery via vending machines. In accordance with a preferred...
7881822 System and method for dispensing consumer products  
A system and method for selling and/or dispensing consumer products from a vending or transactional-based machine is disclosed. The vending or transactional-based machine comprises an aerial...
7826923 Products and processes for vending a plurality of products  
Package deals comprising component products from inventory groups are offered and sold to customers of vending machines. In some embodiments, an association of the component products with the...
7515989 Goods sales management system and goods sales management method  
A goods sales management system has a plurality of goods vending machines 1provided with containers for storing a plurality of goods and a vending machine management apparatus 80 connected to each...
7299109 Vending machine having promotional features  
A vending machine having promotional features, wherein a secured token is associated with a subset of all the items that can be vended, and validation of the token limits the items offered to the...
7249050 Vending machine system and method for encouraging the purchase of profitable items  
This invention relates generally to systems and methods for delivering products-on-demand to individuals and, more particularly, to delivery via vending machines. In accordance with a preferred...
7233912 Method and apparatus for vending a combination of products  
A method and apparatus for delivering a plurality of products from a vending machine is disclosed. The method generally allows an offer for a package to be output, in which the package defines a...
7110858 Object identification uses prediction of data in distributed network  
A measure of security is provided by determining authenticity of an object (e.g., credit card, cell phone, car keys, etc.) by letting the object predict at which nodes multiple specific data...
7027890 Fuel dispensing system for cash customers  
The present invention is a fuel dispensing system for enhancing cash transactions, which includes a fuel dispenser associated with a control system and a receiver adapted to receive signals,...
6766219 Apparatus for controlling and monitoring of dispensing of oral medications  
A medication dispensing cassette and related apparatus for controlling and monitoring of dispensing of oral medications is disclosed. The cassette comprises at least one continuous track having a...
6695166 Vending machine inventory system and method  
A vending machine containing one or more racks that contain stacked products to be vended to customers. An array of capacitive switches or capacitive switches are aligned on one or more racks. The...
6662080 Electronic data distribution apparatus and distribution method  
An information medium collecting unit receives and collects information media to be recycled. An inspection unit inspects the information media collected at the information medium collecting unit....
6624757 Shelf pricing display apparatus  
An electronic display strip is attached to the shelf front of retail shelves, each shelf having an address code assigned through a control computer. Display fields of variable locations and...
6527020 Oil supply station system  
An oil supply station system of the present invention includes a plurality of oil supply apparatuses standing within an oil supply station, and each having at a body case thereof a self-service...
6502012 Newspaper rack automated inventory monitoring request apparatus and method  
The present invention describes various methods and apparatus to increase efficiency and sales of a Newspaper Rack. Several sensors are positioned throughout the Newspaper Rack to monitor when the...
6397126 Interfaced dispensing machines and remote automated payment and inventory management system  
A remote means for payment of purchases made using an automated vending machine. The remote means may include a signal or power to release the goods to the consumer. The remote means may interface...
6397193 Method and apparatus for automatically vending a combination of products  
The present invention relates to a method and apparatus for automatically delivering a combination of products from a vending machine at a package price. The method of the present invention...
6324520 Method and apparatus for collecting and applying vending machine demand information  
A dispensing device, such as a vending machine, is equipped to monitor product demand and consumer traffic that passes by the machine. The dispensing device collects and analyzes product demand...
6295482 Electronic newspaper vending machine  
A newspaper vending machine is equipped with a computerized control and an infrared (IR) communications transceiver. A user equipped with an IR transceiver may download an electronic copy of an...
6230150 Vending machine evaluation network  
Methods and apparatus are disclosed for automatically testing, monitoring and managing the pricing and other sales information associated with products sold by vending machines. A price or other...
6167327 Pricing control system for multi-operation vending machines  
A pricing control system for multi-operation vending machines, such as those commonly found in laundromat facilities, incorporates an offset price setting field for storing at least one...
6078848 Browser kiosk system  
The invention provides a self-service computer having a monitor which can access and display documents using browser software, and including software for providing at least one image which...
6059142 Apparatus and method for vending multiple products  
A vending apparatus for and method of vending multiple products includes a master vending machine which utilizes money handling and changing components as well as a selection component and...
6012834 Apparatus and method for automatic self-adapting control of sales and adjustment of prices to market movements in an automatic vending machine  
A description is given of an electronic auction machine, which reacts to changing sales conditions with appropriately adjusted machine prices. For existing automatic vending machines restocking is...
5977998 Technique for communicating with electronic labels in an electronic price display system  
In a system for displaying prices in a retail store, an improved protocol is disclosed to permit improved communications between a host, or central computer and display devices. Such a protocol...
5914886 Goods selecting apparatus and method for automatic vending machine  
A goods selecting apparatus and method for an automatic vending machine enables uses a control device to take necessary actions in case a user selects an article in error among goods stored in the...
5909373 System for discounting postage for a postage kiosk containing a franking machine  
A postal meter is contained in a kiosk. The kiosk also contains a postage meter secure classifier; and a modem link, which communicates with a data center, that is located at a different location....
5884745 Pivot keypad and dual interface for multiple price and size setting vending machine  
A programmable size and price setting mechanism for use in a vending machine has a plurality of η access doors aligned horizontally across a front of the vending machine, each of which access...
5878400 Method and apparatus for pricing products in multi-level product and organizational groups  
The invention organizes various pricing tables and price adjustment tables and various products and purchasing organizations based on "who" (i.e. which purchasing organization) is purchasing...
5873069 System and method for automatic updating and display of retail prices  
An enterprise-wide integrated computer system for storing, processing and reporting pricing information regarding a plurality of products in a plurality of stores in a plurality of markets,...
5867403 Fuel dispenser  
A fuel dispenser is disclosed. The fuel dispenser has a housing which contains two chambers, one contains a computer and the other the hydraulic parts of the dispenser. Fiber optic cables connect...
5790409 Inventory monitoring and dispensing system for medical items  
A system for monitoring and dispensing medical items includes a plurality of hook registers (10). Each of the hook registers includes sensors (48, 60, 62, 64) sensing the removal or addition of a...
5694418 System and method for determining EPL message transmission retries  
A system and method which determines a number of electronic price label (EPL) data message transmission attempts to an EPL. A transmitter transmits a data message to the EPL. A receiver receives a...
5386362 Management system for coin operated laundry machines  
A management system for coin operated laundry machines at individual locations, the system including data transfer means at each machine, a hand held terminal for receiving and transmitting data,...
5339250 Interactive network for remotely controlled hotel vending systems  
The hotel vending network includes a central control at the hotel main desk and a vending unit in each hotel guest room. The microprocessor controlled vending units include a display arrangement...
5272321 Automatic vending machine having a bar code reader and bar coded columns and switches  
This vending machine automatically deals with articles for which printed article bar codes are given. The vending machine comprises a bar code reader for reading the article bar codes, data...
4834231 Vending machine with management mode selection indicators  
A vending machine includes a plurality of selection switches corresponding to a plurality of items to be sold respectively, and in response to insertion of coins and the subsequent operation of...

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