Patents by Inventor Bernd Kirberg

Bernd Kirberg has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 5056643
    Abstract: An arrangement including several cashier vending-type machines for goods and services. Each machine, in addition to having at least one cash box, also has not only several replaceable and preferably self-filling coin-storing units for returning or refunding money, but also has a computer that controls the machine, produces a balance, and is provided with a random access memory that is protected against the loss of power. To prevent deceitful manipulations by operators, and to enable a clear determination of error while precluding human error during use, without requiring additional work, each coin-storing unit is provided with an electronic memory that is protected against loss of data and that, upon insertion of that unit into a machine, stores a coding that identifies the machine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 1991
    Date of Patent: October 15, 1991
    Assignee: Scheidt & Bachmann Gesellschaft mit beschrankter Haftung
    Inventor: Bernd Kirberg