Patents by Inventor Ira Tolmich

Ira Tolmich 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: 5959869
    Abstract: A vending machine controller having a single serial port on the same chip as the programmable processor. The controller includes a port arbitrator that selectively connects one of several serially communicating devices to this single serial port. The vending machine controller also has multitasking capabilities so that remote price changing, and/or remote reprogramming can be conducted at the same time as a vend operation and/or a multimedia presentation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 1996
    Date of Patent: September 28, 1999
    Assignee: The Coca-Cola Company
    Inventors: John Miller, Kit Taylor, Ira Tolmich