04300040 is referenced by 172 patents and cites 28 patents.

An ordering terminal for videocassette program material including a keyboard, credit card reader, TV monitor and speaker and display board. The user can order videocassette program material from the terminal and can preview proposed selection before ordering. The terminal is in communication with a central processing station which in one embodiment of the invention provides complete processing of the customers order. In another embodiment of the invention, the terminal stores videocassette program material and dispenses the program material directly in response to a customer's order. Internal computer and control logic coordinate the functions of the various elements of the system. Videocassettes are returned either by mailing the videocassettes back to the central processing station or by providing a return slot in the terminal for receiving the videocassette after use.

Title
Ordering terminal
Application Number
6/93893
Publication Number
4300040
Application Date
November 13, 1979
Publication Date
November 10, 1981
Inventor
Eric Steinberg
Bronx
NY, US
Geroge K Gould
Pound Ridge
NY, US
Agent
Amster Rothstein & Engelberg
Assignee
Video Corporation of America
NY, US
IPC
G07F 7/08
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