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Martin J Moderi, Shigeharu Matsumoto, Paul M Bouzide, Yung Chun Tsau, Inge B Kristiansen, Patrick F Castor, John W Nelson, Roger W Carlson: Data processing system and method for retail stores. Restaurant Technology, Jenner & Block, April 23, 1996: US05510979 (232 worldwide citation)

A computer system for entering, processing and recording sales of items is provided, which is especially suitable for use in retail sales, particularly quick service restaurants. The system includes a plurality of programmable POS registers for entering and tabulating customer orders, an off-line pr ...


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Patrick F Castor, Yung Chun Tsau, Inge B Kristiansen, John W Nelson: Distributed data processing system and method utilizing peripheral device polling and layered communication software. Restaurant Technology, Jenner & Block, December 31, 1996: US05590288 (61 worldwide citation)

A distributed data processing system is provided that is particularly well-suited for enabling a plurality of single-tasking computers connected to a network to continuously process input from the network and each computer's respective peripherals. A polling routine, resident on each computer, perio ...