05845263 is referenced by 199 patents and cites 15 patents.

A portable interactive visual ordering system and method utilizing full-color images. The system may be used by a restaurant to facilitate ordering menu items by a customer. The customer can request the system to display full-color images of a menu item as a help to decide what to order. The customer can also obtain a list of ingredients, method of preparation and nutritional information for a selected menu item. When the customer decides to order a particular menu item, the system captures the ordered item and tabulates a running bill. In another embodiment of the system, multiple visual ordering devices are networked together at the restaurant. An option in the networked system is to allow the customer to pay the bill by a credit card or debit means at his/her table. The system enables businesses to reduce labor costs in running the business and provides the customer with more information at the point of sale to make a more informed decision.

Title
Interactive visual ordering system
Application Number
8/491582
Publication Number
5845263
Application Date
June 16, 1995
Publication Date
December 1, 1998
Inventor
Karen M Gayda
Bonsall
CA, US
E Tracy Wadkins
Santee
CA, US
Allan J Camaisa
San Diego
CA, US
Agent
John L Rogitz
Assignee
High Technology Solutions
CA, US
IPC
G06F 17/60
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