04547851 is referenced by 144 patents and cites 33 patents.

An interactive restaurant communication system (10) provides integrated food and entertainment processing which enables restaurant patrons to accomplish both food selection and select and receive entertainment on a common video monitor (56) at their table. The patrons can obtain menus for individual food selection on the video monitor (56) at their tables and individually enter their orders into a table station "intelligent" terminal (12, 14, 16, 18, 20) at their tables. In addition they can select from and interactively play a variety of remotely retrievable interactive entertainment activities using the video monitor (56) while waiting for the food to arrive, and if desired, where applicable, have the food and entertainment charges automatically added to a composite bill which may be printed at the table station terminal (12, 14, 16, 18, 20) or at a remote central location. The food and entertainment functions of the terminal (12, 14, 16, 18, 20) are down-line loaded from a central data base (22, 32) in response to terminal requests therefor.

Title
Integrated interactive restaurant communication method for food and entertainment processing
Application Number
6/474983
Publication Number
4547851
Application Date
March 14, 1983
Publication Date
October 15, 1985
Inventor
Lawrence G Kurland
26 Farmington La., Melville, 11747
NY, US
Agent
Stiefel Gross Kurland & Pavane
IPC
G06F 15/44
G06F 15/24
G06F 3/04
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