04369442 is referenced by 296 patents and cites 3 patents.

A system for monitoring, testing, auditing and controlling vending machines is disclosed.

The system includes a counter attached to the vending machine, and a microprocessor controlled, portable, keyboard operated, collection unit adapted to serve a number of vending machines by accessing and interrogation of the counter. The portable collection unit also is adapted to load a program into the counter, input instructions, data and code changes to the counter and, upon interrogation of the counter, receives various types of output information from the counter.

The counter performs functions which include: coin transactions, code validations, inventory control, product and price changes, service and transaction time checks, dispensing, machine diagnostics, temperature control, etc.

Title
Code controlled microcontroller readout from coin operated machine
Application Number
830758
Publication Number
4369442
Application Date
August 4, 1980
Publication Date
January 18, 1983
Inventor
Timothy L Brehm
Irvine
CA, US
Robert L Werth
2053 W. Romney Dr., Anaheim, 92801
CA, US
Agent
Willie Krawitz
Assignee
Robert L Werth
CA, US
IPC
G06F 9/06
G06F 7/00
H04Q 9/00
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