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.

Title
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
6/781525
Publication Number
4750151
Application Date
September 30, 1985
Publication Date
June 7, 1988
Inventor
Heinz G Baus
Hunibach-Thun
CH
Agent
Foley & Lardner Schwartz Jeffery Schwaab Mack Blumenthal & Evans
IPC
G06F 15/21
G06F 3/14
G06F 3/02
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