08417380 is referenced by 17 patents and cites 534 patents.

A system and method for communicating vending information for a digital video disc is provided. A plurality of vending transaction data is received, wherein each of the plurality of data comprises a transaction timestamp and corresponds to a rental transaction for a digital video disc. The plurality of vending transaction data is stored in a memory of a vending apparatus, and is encrypted. It is determined whether a predetermined period of time has elapsed since a first transmission of transaction data from the vending apparatus, and a communication request is transmitted upon such determination to a remote control center. A signal is received at the vending apparatus from a control center in response to the communications request, and a plurality of vending transaction data is transmitted to the remote control center in response to receiving the signal.

Title
System and method for communicating vending information
Application Number
12/966831
Publication Number
8417380 (B2)
Application Date
December 13, 2010
Publication Date
April 9, 2013
Inventor
Eric Hoersten
Chicago
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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