04750151 is referenced by 82 patents and cites 12 patents.

An apparatus for use particularly in department stores or supermarkets, which apparatus comprises a computer and a storage unit, and is designed as an information and display system. This apparatus allows a user to select desired information stored in the storage unit in a simple and reliable manner. Moreover, direct dialogue between the user and the apparatus is possible. To these ends, a large area contact or sensor bank assembly with an associated signal carrier are provided. Upon approaching or touching an area of the signal carrier, a signal is transmitted to the computer. At least one output unit releases information from the storage unit visually and/or acoustically, which released information is selected through the computer in relation with the above mentioned signal transmitted thereto.

Apparatus for selectively retrieving stored information to a plurality of output units in response to touching display panel areas associated with the information to be retrieved
Application Number
Publication Number
Application Date
September 30, 1985
Publication Date
June 7, 1988
Heinz G Baus
Foley & Lardner Schwartz Jeffery Schwaab Mack Blumenthal & Evans
G06F 15/21
G06F 3/14
G06F 3/02
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