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Roger Chris Whigham: Vending machine purchase via cellular telephone. The Coca Cola Company, Sutherland Asbill & Brennan, June 24, 2003: US06584309 (170 worldwide citation)

There is disclosed a system and method for purchasing a product from an automatic vending machine by means of a consumer's cellular telephone. The consumer requests a product available from the vending machine by dialing a specified telephone number which connects the consumer's cellular t ...


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Masayuki Ishizaki, Kazuo Satoh, Yoshimasa Kadooka, Mariko Hayakawa, Tetsuo Urushihara: Automatic vending machine for vending information transmitted from satellite. Fujitsu, Helfgott & Karas P C, December 16, 1997: US05699328 (169 worldwide citation)

An automatic vending machine for vending information, containing: a receiving unit for receiving a signal carrying first information transmitted from a satellite; a storage unit for storing the first information; a buying request input unit for receiving a request for buying the information; a charg ...


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Masakatsu Watanabe, Yoshiyuki Konno: Method and apparatus for transaction settlement. Tokyo Coca Cola Bottling, Omron Corporation, Dickstein Shapiro & Morin, October 4, 1994: US05352876 (137 worldwide citation)

A pre-paid vending machine (10) includes a card reader (15) which reads credit data and secret code number from a credit card (11). When a user inputs a secret code number and amount data from an input display (16), whether or not the input secret code number is the same as the secret code number re ...


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Kenji Nishiumi, Shusuke Sumi, Kenji Nakajima: Controller for an automatic vending machine. Kabushiki Kaisha Nippon Conlux, Diller Ramik & Wight, October 13, 1992: US05154272 (120 worldwide citation)

A controller for an automatic vending machine in which the specification for each of a plurality of countries is set easily. If a country setting switch sets a specification for a desired country, parameter values corresponding to the specification are read from a memory and elements required for ch ...


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Gidoon Hirschfeld, Abraham Shotland: Automatic vending machine and system for dispensing articles. I V D M, Fleit Jacobson Cohn Price Holman & Stern, February 27, 1990: US04903815 (120 worldwide citation)

An article gripper is moved by a robotic transporter in two perpendicular directions within a transport plane between a reference location and ID code reading locations aligned with an access port and storage cells of storage assemblies mounted in doors closing a transport compartment of an automati ...


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Kohei Ushikubo: Automatic vending machine. Sanden Corporation, Banner Birch McKie & Beckett, October 18, 1988: US04778983 (109 worldwide citation)

An automatic vending machine is disclosed that operates in response to a card inserted by a user. The card contains identification information which is used to access data stored in a memory device regarding the amount of money the user has credited to his account. If the account balance exceeds the ...


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Kohei Ushikubo: Automatic vending machine. Sanden Corporation, Banner Birch McKie & Beckett, August 30, 1988: US04767917 (88 worldwide citation)

An automatic vending machine is arranged so as to dispense a sale only when card identifying information which has been registered and card identifying information which is input are collated and the result of collation verifies a valid registration. The machine has means for inputting card identify ...


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Toshiyuki Takahashi: Sales management method in automatic vending machine. Sanyo Electric, Darby & Darby, February 1, 2000: US06021394 (74 worldwide citation)

The sales management method for automatic vending machines of the present invention lightens the processing burden of each automatic vending machine for sales estimates. Information required for sales estimates are transmitted from the automatic vending machine 1 to the center computer 11 and proces ...


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Jack D Clements: Lid with drinking opening. Solo Cup Company, Fitch Even Tabin & Flannery, October 7, 1986: US04615459 (68 worldwide citation)

A drinking cup lid includes a top wall having a surface projecting downwardly therefrom for engagement by a finger in an automatic vending machine, and includes a folding tab for providing a drinking opening in the lid.


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Takahashi Toshiyuki: Sales management method in automatic vending machine. Sanyo Electric Co, January 7, 1998: EP0817138-A1 (66 worldwide citation)

The sales management method for automatic vending machines of the present invention lightens the processing burden of each automatic vending machine for sales estimates. Information required for sales estimates are transmitted from the automatic vending machine 1 to the center computer 11 and proces ...