Global patent index - EP 1068598 A2

EP 1068598 A2 2001-01-17 - VENDING SYSTEM AND APPARATUS FOR PRODUCT SUPPLY IN OFFICES

Title (en)

VENDING SYSTEM AND APPARATUS FOR PRODUCT SUPPLY IN OFFICES

Title (de)

VERKAUFSSYSTEM UND -VORRICHTUNG ZUR PRODUKTBELIEFERUNG IN BÜROS

Title (fr)

SYSTEME ET APPAREIL DE VENTE DE FOURNITURES DE BUREAU

Publication

EP 1068598 A2 (EN)

Application

EP 99914286 A

Priority

  • US 9906939 W
  • US 8025998 P
  • US 22458598 A

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO9950801A2] The preferred embodiment of the present invention is an integrated product supply network comprised of a computer network linked through a variety of methods to a plurality of intelligent vending or dispensing machines and each component of the overall product supply network. The intelligent vending or dispensing machine is comprised of a combination of dispensing mechanisms including one type that it allows for both vertical and horizontal displacement of products to allow a wider variety of products to be offered for sale. In particular, the dispensing mechanism allows paper and art supplies to be dispensed. The intelligent dispensing machine is particularly useful in catering to small offices that need supplies any time, day or night.

IPC 1-7 (main, further and additional classification)

G07F 9/02; G07F 5/18; G07F 11/14; G07F 11/16

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

G06Q 20/00 (2012.01); G07F 5/18 (2006.01); G07F 7/00 (2006.01); G07F 9/02 (2006.01); G07F 11/14 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

G06Q 20/12 (2013.01); G07F 5/18 (2013.01); G07F 7/00 (2013.01); G07F 9/02 (2013.01); G07F 11/002 (2013.01); G07F 11/14 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

See references of WO 9950801A3

Designated contracting state (EPC)

AT BE CH CY DE DK ES FI FR GB GR IE IT LI LU MC NL PT SE

EPO simple patent family

WO 9950801 A2 19991007; WO 9950801 A3 20000120; AU 3216999 A 19991018; CA 2326548 A1 19991007; EP 1068598 A2 20010117

INPADOC legal status

2003-01-22 [18D] DEEMED TO BE WITHDRAWN

- Ref Legal Event Code: 18D

- Effective date: 20020723

2002-02-27 [17Q] FIRST EXAMINATION REPORT

- Ref Legal Event Code: 17Q

- Effective date: 20020110

2001-01-17 [17P] REQUEST FOR EXAMINATION FILED

- Ref Legal Event Code: 17P

- Effective date: 20001021

2001-01-17 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

- Ref Legal Event Code: AK

- Designated State(s): AT BE CH CY DE DK ES FI FR GB GR IE IT LI LU MC NL PT SE