Global Patent Index - EP 1088289 A1

EP 1088289 A1 2001-04-04 - SELECTION BUTTON FOR A VENDING MACHINE

Title (en)

SELECTION BUTTON FOR A VENDING MACHINE

Title (de)

DRUCKKNOPF FüR EINEN VERKAUFSAUTOMATEN

Title (fr)

BOUTON DE SELECTION POUR DISTRIBUTEUR AUTOMATIQUE

Publication

EP 1088289 A1 (EN)

Application

EP 99928635 A

Priority

  • US 9913370 W
  • US 10009598 A

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO9966462A1] A selection button for a vending machine can have a three-dimensional shape which is suggestive of an item to be vended. Therefore, a consumer can be informed of the item to be vended upon activation of the button. Graphics can be included with this selection button to further suggest to the consumer the type of item to be vended.

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

G07F 9/00; G07F 9/02; G07F 9/10

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

G07F 9/00 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

G07F 9/00 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

See references of WO 9966462A1

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 9966462 A1 19991223; WO 9966462 A9 20000316; AR 018895 A1 20011212; AU 4565799 A 20000105; AU 744376 B2 20020221; BR 9911384 A 20010313; CA 2335073 A1 19991223; CN 1130671 C 20031210; CN 1306652 A 20010801; EP 1088289 A1 20010404; JP 2002518756 A 20020625; MX PA00012537 A 20021107

INPADOC legal status


2005-11-02 [18W] WITHDRAWN

- Effective date: 20050909

2004-05-26 [17Q] FIRST EXAMINATION REPORT

- Effective date: 20040408

2001-10-17 [RIN1] INVENTOR (CORRECTION)

- Inventor name: BURDETTE, CRYSTAL, GAYE

2001-10-17 [RIN1] INVENTOR (CORRECTION)

- Inventor name: SAUNDERS, WILLIAM, JAMES

2001-04-04 [17P] REQUEST FOR EXAMINATION FILED

- Effective date: 20010119

2001-04-04 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

- Kind Code of Ref Document: A1

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