Global Patent Index - EP 1573692 A1

EP 1573692 A1 20050914 - DEVICE AND METHOD FOR PRE-BOOKING AND ISSUING TICKETS BY MEANS OF DISPENSING MACHINES

Title (en)

DEVICE AND METHOD FOR PRE-BOOKING AND ISSUING TICKETS BY MEANS OF DISPENSING MACHINES

Title (de)

EINRICHTUNG UND VERFAHREN ZUM VORVERKAUF UND ZUR AUSGABE VON TICKETS MITTELS AUTOMATEN

Title (fr)

DISPOSITIF ET PROCEDE DE RESERVATION ET D'IMPRESSION DE BILLETS AU MOYEN DE DISTRIBUTEURS AUTOMATIQUES

Publication

EP 1573692 A1 20050914 (DE)

Application

EP 02782601 A 20021213

Priority

CH 0200690 W 20021213

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO2004055748A1] The invention relates to a method and to a device for pre-booking and for issuing entrance tickets or parking tickets, flight tickets and/or travel tickets by means of dispensing machines based on local, systemic and temporal separation of the selection step (ordering, acceptance and EDP storage) of the issuing of the entrance or parking tickets, flight tickets and/ travel tickets and the invoicing thereof. The orders taken via the telephone (2) or internet are stored by the order receiving office (8) in the central EDP (10). Extremely simple dispensing machines, which are placed in highly frequented locations and which are connected to the central EDP (10) via data links (13, 16, 30), are used to issue the pre-ordered entrance tickets, flight tickets and/or travel tickets. The user is identified by means of an electronically readable card on particular dispensing machine. The device tracks the pre-booking, initiates the immediate printing thereof and invoices without using cash either directly (service provider 15) or indirectly (third party vendor cards 31).

IPC 1-7

G07F 17/42; G06F 17/60; G07B 15/00

IPC 8 full level

G06Q 10/00 (2006.01); G06Q 20/00 (2006.01); G07B 15/00 (2006.01); G07F 7/00 (2006.01); G07F 17/42 (2006.01)

CPC (source: EP)

G06Q 10/02 (2013.01); G06Q 20/18 (2013.01); G07B 15/00 (2013.01); G07F 17/0014 (2013.01); G07F 17/42 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

See references of WO 2004055748A1

Designated contracting state (EPC)

AT BE BG CH CY CZ DE DK EE ES FI FR GB GR IE IT LI LU MC NL PT SE SI SK TR

DOCDB simple family (publication)

WO 2004055748 A1 20040701; AU 2002347181 A1 20040709; EP 1573692 A1 20050914

DOCDB simple family (application)

CH 0200690 W 20021213; AU 2002347181 A 20021213; EP 02782601 A 20021213