Patents Assigned to Photo Vending Corporation
  • Patent number: 4519522
    Abstract: This invention relates to an apparatus and method for storing a plurality of articles, each of a different characteristic or nature, and for selectively retrieving and dispensing from the plurality of stored articles any particular desired article when an identification number or code for that particular article is entered. In the embodiments illustrated, each article is provided with a separate and distinct electronically readable optical identification code which can be read directly from the article or a claim check when the article is loaded into the machine or retrieved from the machine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 1981
    Date of Patent: May 28, 1985
    Assignee: Photo Vending Corporation
    Inventor: J. Russell McElwee