WO2000038120A1 - Vending machine - Google Patents

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WO2000038120A1
WO2000038120A1 PCT/AT1999/000291 AT9900291W WO0038120A1 WO 2000038120 A1 WO2000038120 A1 WO 2000038120A1 AT 9900291 W AT9900291 W AT 9900291W WO 0038120 A1 WO0038120 A1 WO 0038120A1
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Gerhard Neumann
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    • G07F7/08Mechanisms actuated by objects other than coins to free or to actuate vending, hiring, coin or paper currency dispensing or refunding apparatus by coded identity card or credit card or other personal identification means
    • G07F7/10Mechanisms actuated by objects other than coins to free or to actuate vending, hiring, coin or paper currency dispensing or refunding apparatus by coded identity card or credit card or other personal identification means together with a coded signal, e.g. in the form of personal identification information, like personal identification number [PIN] or biometric data
    • G07F7/1008Active credit-cards provided with means to personalise their use, e.g. with PIN-introduction/comparison system
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    • G06COMPUTING; CALCULATING; COUNTING
    • G06QDATA PROCESSING SYSTEMS OR METHODS, SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR ADMINISTRATIVE, COMMERCIAL, FINANCIAL, MANAGERIAL, SUPERVISORY OR FORECASTING PURPOSES; SYSTEMS OR METHODS SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR ADMINISTRATIVE, COMMERCIAL, FINANCIAL, MANAGERIAL, SUPERVISORY OR FORECASTING PURPOSES, NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
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    • G06Q20/00Payment architectures, schemes or protocols
    • G06Q20/30Payment architectures, schemes or protocols characterised by the use of specific devices
    • G06Q20/34Payment architectures, schemes or protocols characterised by the use of specific devices using cards, e.g. integrated circuit [IC] cards or magnetic cards
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    • G06QDATA PROCESSING SYSTEMS OR METHODS, SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR ADMINISTRATIVE, COMMERCIAL, FINANCIAL, MANAGERIAL, SUPERVISORY OR FORECASTING PURPOSES; SYSTEMS OR METHODS SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR ADMINISTRATIVE, COMMERCIAL, FINANCIAL, MANAGERIAL, SUPERVISORY OR FORECASTING PURPOSES, NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
    • G06Q20/00Payment architectures, schemes or protocols
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    • G07CHECKING-DEVICES
    • G07CTIME OR ATTENDANCE REGISTERS; REGISTERING OR INDICATING THE WORKING OF MACHINES; GENERATING RANDOM NUMBERS; VOTING OR LOTTERY APPARATUS; ARRANGEMENTS, SYSTEMS OR APPARATUS FOR CHECKING NOT PROVIDED FOR ELSEWHERE
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Abstract

Disclosed is a vending machine for distributing goods and/or providing services. Said vending machine comprises a control unit (STE), at least one money input device (GSP, MSG, CKL) for establishing a credit and an input device (TAS) for operating purposes, especially for choosing goods. Said control unit contains at least one processor (CPU) and at least one storage unit (SPE). A fingerprint input device (FAD) with a print sensor (PSE) which is connected to the control unit (STE) is also provided. Said control unit contains a fingerprint recognition device (FAE) and is designed to assign a sum determined after operation of the money input device (GSP, MSG, CKL) to at least one fingerprint scanned by the print sensor (PSE). The control unit is also designed to carry out future transactions via the input device without using cash by debiting from the credited account once the fingerprint has been re-inputted and an order has been given if the second fingerprint input is recognised as matching the first fingerprint input when the credit was first established.

Description

vending machine

The invention relates to a vending machine for dispensing goods and / or introduction of services, with a control unit, which at least contains at least one processor and a memory, with at least one money input for generating a credit with a command for the operation, in particular for goods selection ,

Under vending machines in the invention should be understood that output portioned for example beverages such as coffee, tea, etc. or who spend after paying beverage bottles, beverage cans, food etc.. Likewise, machines should be understood that provide for payment of a service, such as open access to a telecommunications network, video and / or audio offer demonstrations or carry out activities such. As cleaning shoes, washing clothes, etc.

In the known vending machines of this kind the transaction by inserting coins into a coin mechanism or by input of banknotes is usually started in a bill validator. Alternatively lately are also vending machines in use which have a chip card reader and can withdraw for carrying out the transaction from a stored on the smart card account.

Especially at machines that are placed in a "semi-public" area, for example in the cafeteria for a university or large company building, the conventional mode of payment of the products or services is complicated because many are not willing to coins or bills into the required denomination or a smart card, provided it is always carried, carries the risk of loss with unpleasant consequences in itself.

It is an object of the invention to provide a vending machine which can be reduced in the above-mentioned problems or avoided.

This object can be solved with a vending machine of the aforementioned type, in which a fingerprint input, the invention provides with a device connected to the control unit print sensor, the control unit includes a fingerprint recognition, and is adapted to an amount determined by operation of the money input at least one via the print sensor assign scanned fingerprint as balances and subsequent transactions without cash by renewed input of a fingerprint and command input via the input through feeds by debiting the credit if the fingerprint newly inputted as recognized as consistent with the type in the Guthabeneroffnung is

Thanks to the invention it is sufficient if the opened through a first fingerprint account of the vending machine is filled For spatere transactions is sufficient to placing a bale on the finger fingerprint input, which releases the account, and the choice of the desired article facilitates the sale process

In an expedient Ausfuhrungsförm it is provided that the control unit is adapted to assign according to operation of the money input and a goods selection via the input the scanned fingerprint in addition to the credit balance and the selected goods, wherein in newly inputted fingerprint a transaction, the selected goods in question, including debiting takes place from the balance without further explicit command input

This configuration has the advantage that a placing a finger cushion sufficient for subsequent transactions on the fingerprint input to auszulosen the sales process without further input in terms of merchandise selection, the user of such vending machines can also use the different fingerprints of his finger to assign his fingers Various goods so that is triggered, for example, with the index finger, a coffee dispensing, with the middle finger on the other hand, the output of mineral In this case, one may provide that during construction of the balance more than a single finger is assigned to the credit

As mentioned above, the money input is advantageously a Munzschaltgerat, a bill validator or a smart card reader may have

The invention together with further advantages will be explained in the following with reference to the near of an exemplary embodiment which is illustrated in the drawing. In this the only figure shows a schematic representation of the configuration of a vending machine according to the invention

As can be seen from the figure, has a vending machine according to the invention, a proper electromechanical generally machine part MAT, which is set for example to Getran- keausgabe via a bus system is this machine part MAT with a control unit STE in connection comprising at least a processor CPU and at least a memory SPE contains over the bus BUS can further comprise a Geldscheinprufer GSP and / or a coin mechanism MSG and / or a chip card reader CKL be incorporated, and finally an input TAS is provided for operation, which allows, for example, by pushbuttons a goods selection. However, the limit pushbutton is not mandatory, possible is also another form of input, such. , Via an interactive screen, or by voice control.

As far as the vending machine has been described above, it corresponds substantially to the prior art. However, the invention provides a fingerprint input FAD with a print sensor PSE, which is connected to the control unit, namely to a fingerprint recognition FAE the control unit.

Fingerprint input is usually to secure the access to secure areas, be the rooms or data storage used. Here, the fingerprint of a potential user is compared with a stored fingerprint, and the area then released, if there is a match, at least to a certain percentage. The print sensors are usually designed as semiconductor chips and operate on optical or capacitive basis. In the context of the invention, the fingerprint input is however provided for by operation of the money input, z. B. assigned by coins the amount thus determined a fingerprint as a credit, which was scanned across the print sensor PSE. In practice, a user of the vending machine according to the invention is first build a credit by inserting coins or inserting a smart card and then he will be asked by the vending machine to lay the finger pad of a finger on the fingerprint input FAD, or their fingerprint sensor PSE. Now, the fingerprint is scanned and this and its characteristics are stored in the control unit and at the same time an assignment of the established amount to the fingerprint features as credits.

The control unit is now set up to effect the cashless performed by the established account with renewed input of a fingerprint and possibly a command input via the input TAS a transaction by debiting, provided the fingerprint now entered or scanned true in a certain minimum number of features with the stored print match. In other words, this means that a user who has built on the above-described manner a balance, yet requires a smart card for subsequent operation of the machine not cash, but only by fingerprint and by previous or ENGAGED Direction selection of goods via the input TAS the sales process triggers.

However, the controller STE may further be adapted to allocate a fingerprint not only an account or credit balances, but also a particular good or service line Here, upon operation of the money input, ie for example, the entry of a bill in the Geldscheinprufer GSP and a goods selection the input TAS and placing a finger on the fingerprint input FAD fingerprint stored, and this fingerprint is on the one hand the balance and on the other hand, the selected goods is assigned to the case of a newly input fingerprint, the transaction is then performed so that the stored goods are displayed and a debiting takes place from the credit in this case is not only no money input, but also no choice about entering TAS, generally a keyboard, required the user of a vending machine can use this property and his fingers are different products Assign s, so that coffee is dispensed, for example by entering an impression of the index finger, when entering an impression of the middle finger - of course always the same hand - the output of mineral Will is done to avoid that in this case, for each finger also setting up its own account is required, we can provide that when first entering not only a fingerprint, but several fingerprints can be entered is then while all the fingers of a user a single account, but each finger assigned to a different product

Claims

1. A vending machine for dispensing goods and / or introduction of services, (STE) comprising a control unit at least one processor (CPU) and at least one memory (SPE), with at least one money input (GSP, MSG, CKL) for generating a credit and an input (TAS) for operation, in particular for the selection of goods, characterized in that a fingerprint input (FAD) with a to the control unit (STE) connected print sensor (PSE) is provided, the control unit includes a finder imprint recognition (FAE) and one by operation of the money input (GSP, MSC, CKL) determined amount assigned to at least one via the print sensor (PSE) scanned fingerprint as deposits and subsequent transactions after renewed input of a fingerprint and command input via the input is adapted to cash, by debiting the perform credit if the newly inputted fingerprint as the in Guthab eneröffnung entered as is recognized in agreement.
2. A vending machine according to claim 1, characterized in that the control unit (STE) is set up by operation of the money input and a goods selection via the input (TAS) assigned to the scanned fingerprint in addition to the credit balance and the selected goods, said inputted in again fingerprint a transaction, the selected item in question, including debited from the balance without further explicit command input.
3. A vending machine according to claim 1 or 2, characterized in that the money input comprises a coin mechanism (MSG).
4. Vending machine according to one of claims 1 to 4, characterized in that the money input of which comprises a bill validator (GSP).
has 5. Vending machine according to one of claims 1 to 4, characterized in that the money input a chip card reader (CKL).
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