08412374 is referenced by 10 patents and cites 566 patents.

A system and method for communicating vending information is provided. The system includes a plurality of vending apparatuses, each containing a vending inventory comprised of vendible media products, and a control center in communication with the plurality of vending apparatuses configured to receive user information. The user information can include a vending request for a vendible media product and a location identifier. The system is further configured to select a vending apparatus from the plurality of vending apparatuses based on the location identifier, determine whether the requested vendible media product is in the vending inventory of the selected vending apparatus, and transmit an electronic message to a user-specified electronic mail address upon determining that the requested vendible media product is in the vending inventory of the selected vending machine.

Title
System and method for communicating vending information
Application Number
12/782506
Publication Number
8412374 (B2)
Application Date
May 18, 2010
Publication Date
April 2, 2013
Inventor
Gregg Kaplan
Wilmette
IL, US
Franz Kuehnrich
Bartlett
IL, US
Agent
Neal Gerber & Eisenberg
James P Muraff
Assignee
Redbox Automated Retail
IL, US
IPC
G06F 17/00
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