Patents by Inventor Paul Breitenbach

Paul Breitenbach 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).

  • Publication number: 20080109110
    Abstract: Products and processes are disclosed for defining at least one inventory group. This at least one inventory group includes at least two products that are available for sale by a vending machine. The vending machine outputs an indication of products that the at least one inventory group includes. The vending machine receiving, from a customer, a selection of a first product that the at least one inventory group includes. The vending machine processes a sale of a unit of the first product and a respective unit of at least one additional product for a single price.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2007
    Publication date: May 8, 2008
    Inventors: Jay Walker, Paul Breitenbach, Daniel Tedesco, Sih Lee, Paul Signorelli, Geoffrey Gelman, James Jorasch
  • Publication number: 20080039972
    Abstract: Products and processes are disclosed for defining at least one inventory group. This at least one inventory group includes at least two products that are available for sale by a vending machine. The vending machine outputs an indication of products that the at least one inventory group includes. The vending machine receiving, from a customer, a selection of a first product that the at least one inventory group includes. The vending machine processes a sale of a unit of the first product and a respective unit of at least one additional product for a single price.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2007
    Publication date: February 14, 2008
    Inventors: Jay Walker, Paul Breitenbach, Daniel Tedesco, Sih Lee, Paul Signorelli, Geoffrey Gelman, James Jorasch
  • Publication number: 20070299555
    Abstract: Accordingly to an embodiment, a method includes providing an offer to receive a benefit in lieu of receiving change that is due from a transaction with a vending machine.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 5, 2005
    Publication date: December 27, 2007
    Inventors: Jay Walker, Paul Breitenbach, Daniel Tedesco, James Jorasch, Dean Alderucci
  • Publication number: 20070276537
    Abstract: Products and processes are provided for receiving, from a customer via a vending machine, a selection of a first product that is available for dispensing by the vending machine. It is then determined, based on profit inventory management data, a set of products that are available for dispensing by the vending machine. A game is output to the customer; Via the game, a selection of a product from the set of products is received. The selected product and the first product are vended.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 8, 2004
    Publication date: November 29, 2007
    Applicant: WALKER DIGITAL, LLC
    Inventors: Jay Walker, Daniel Tedesco, Paul Breitenbach, Robert Tedesco, Geoffrey Gelman
  • Publication number: 20070271194
    Abstract: According to an embodiment, a method includes providing an offer to enter into a forward commitment agreement, and then receiving an acceptance of the offer. A code is made available after receiving the acceptance. It is determined whether the code has been presented to a vending machine after the step of making the code available. A product is dispensed from a vending machine after the step of determination.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 4, 2005
    Publication date: November 22, 2007
    Inventors: Jay Walker, Paul Breitenbach, Daniel Tedesco, James Jorasch, Russell Sammon, Geoffrey Gelman, Magdalena Fincham, Leonardo Booth, Steven Santisi
  • Publication number: 20070239519
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and articles of manufacture for providing promotions at vending machines, such as by providing vending machine subscriptions to a category of products, are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 4, 2007
    Publication date: October 11, 2007
    Inventors: JAY WALKER, Paul Breitenbach, Sih Lee, V. O'Neil, Paul Signorelli, Daniel Tedesco, James Jorasch, Geoffrey Gelman
  • Publication number: 20070235465
    Abstract: According to some embodiments, an allocation of inventory for a vending machine (e.g., a mix or set of types of products and respective quantities of products to be loaded into a snack or beverage vending machine) is determined.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 4, 2007
    Publication date: October 11, 2007
    Inventors: Jay Walker, Daniel Tedesco, Paul Breitenbach, Robert Tedesco, Sih Lee, James Jorasch
  • Publication number: 20070235282
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and articles of manufacture for providing promotions at vending machines, such as by providing vending machine subscriptions to a category of products, are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 4, 2007
    Publication date: October 11, 2007
    Inventors: Jay Walker, Paul Breitenbach, Sih Lee, V. O'Neil, Paul Signorelli, Daniel Tedesco, James Jorasch, Geoffrey Gelman
  • Publication number: 20070100649
    Abstract: Package deals comprising component products from inventory groups are offered and sold to customers of vending machines. In some embodiments, an association of the component products with the inventory groups is indicated by at least one of a placement of the component products and/or physical indicia associated with the component products.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 8, 2006
    Publication date: May 3, 2007
    Inventors: Jay Walker, Paul Breitenbach, Daniel Tedesco, Sih Lee, Paul Signorelli, Geoffrey Gelman, James Jorasch
  • Publication number: 20070050083
    Abstract: Some embodiments are associated with receiving, by a vending machine, a request from a customer to initiate a communication session, establishing a first communication link between the vending machine and a device associated with the customer, and establishing a second communication link between the vending machine and a remote network device, such that a communication session is established between the device associated with the customer and the remote network device. Some embodiments are associated with receiving, by a vending machine, an indication of a selection of a product sold by the vending machine, receiving, from a customer, payment for the selected product, dispensing the product to the customer, the product comprising an indication of a communication session activation code, receiving, by the vending machine, an indication of the communication session activation code, and establishing a communication session between a device associated with the customer and a remote network device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2006
    Publication date: March 1, 2007
    Inventors: Paul Signorelli, Sih Lee, Paul Breitenbach, Daniel Tedesco, Dean Alderucci
  • Publication number: 20060293956
    Abstract: According to an embodiment, a device provides an offer, via an interface at a vending machine, for a benefit in exchange for an e-mail address. An e-mail address is received via the interface. After receiving the e-mail address, a promotional message is transmitted to the received e-mail address.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 5, 2006
    Publication date: December 28, 2006
    Inventors: Jay Walker, Paul Breitenbach, Daniel Tedesco, Sih Lee, Paul Signorelli, Geoffrey Gelman, James Jorasch, Matthew Ellenthal
  • Publication number: 20060282323
    Abstract: According to an embodiment, a jackpot may be available as a prize and/or incentive via a vending machine. In some embodiments, a network of vending machines may contribute to and/or define the jackpot.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 9, 2006
    Publication date: December 14, 2006
    Inventors: Jay Walker, Daniel Tedesco, Paul Breitenbach, James Jorasch, Robert Tedesco, Sih Lee, Paul Signorelli
  • Publication number: 20060253347
    Abstract: Products and processes are disclosed for defining at least one inventory group. This at least one inventory group includes at least two products that are available for sale by a vending machine. The vending machine outputs an indication of products that the at least one inventory group includes. The vending machine receiving, from a customer, a selection of a first product that the at least one inventory group includes. The vending machine processes a sale of a unit of the first product and a respective unit of at least one additional product for a single price.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 23, 2006
    Publication date: November 9, 2006
    Inventors: Jay Walker, Paul Breitenbach, Daniel Tedesco, Sih Lee, Paul Signorelli, Geoffrey Gelman, James Jorasch
  • Publication number: 20060247824
    Abstract: Some embodiments are associated with providing, establishing, registering, administering, and/or managing vending machine subscription accounts. In some embodiments, third parties may administer and/or manage subscription-vending accounts associated with customers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 5, 2006
    Publication date: November 2, 2006
    Inventors: Jay Walker, Matthew Breitenbach, Paul Breitenbach, Sih Lee, Paul Signorelli, Daniel Tedesco
  • Publication number: 20060237282
    Abstract: Products and processes are disclosed for defining at least one inventory group. This at least one inventory group includes at least two products that are available for sale by a vending machine. The vending machine outputs an indication of products that the at least one inventory group includes. The vending machine receiving, from a customer, a selection of a first product that the at least one inventory group includes. The vending machine processes a sale of a unit of the first product and a respective unit of at least one additional product for a single price.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 23, 2006
    Publication date: October 26, 2006
    Inventors: JAY WALKER, PAUL BREITENBACH, DANIEL TEDESCO, SIH LEE, PAUL SIGNORELLI, GEOFFREY GELMAN, JAMES JORASCH
  • Publication number: 20060237281
    Abstract: Products and processes are disclosed for defining at least one inventory group. This at least one inventory group includes at least two products that are available for sale by a vending machine. The vending machine outputs an indication of products that the at least one inventory group includes. The vending machine receiving, from a customer, a selection of a first product that the at least one inventory group includes. The vending machine processes a sale of a unit of the first product and a respective unit of at least one additional product for a single price.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 23, 2006
    Publication date: October 26, 2006
    Inventors: JAY WALKER, PAUL BREITENBACH, DANIEL TEDESCO, SIH LEE, PAUL SIGNORELLI, GEOFFREY GELMAN, JAMES JORASCH
  • Publication number: 20060231612
    Abstract: In accordance with one or more embodiments, a promotion redeemable at a vending machine is determined. The promotion comprises an offer distinct from a general offer to sell products from the vending machine at posted prices. The promotion is output (e.g., via an output device of a vending machine, an output device of a peripheral device of a vending machine, an output device of a customer device, or a combination thereof). In some embodiments, the promotion may be determined such that it satisfies the goal of increasing the profitability of the vending machine and/or the goal of conserving an inventory of coins in the vending machine. In some embodiments, determining a promotion may comprise constructing a promotion instance by populating a parameter of a promotion type with a value selected based on one or more rules.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2006
    Publication date: October 19, 2006
    Inventors: JAY WALKER, Paul Breitenbach, Sih Lee, V. O'Neil, Paul Signorelli, Daniel Tedesco, James Jorasch, Geoffrey Gelman
  • Publication number: 20060231614
    Abstract: In accordance with one or more embodiments, a promotion redeemable at a vending machine is determined. The promotion comprises an offer distinct from a general offer to sell products from the vending machine at posted prices The promotion is output (e.g., via an output device of a vending machine, an output device of a peripheral device of a vending machine, an output device of a customer device, or a combination thereof). In some embodiments, the promotion may be determined such that it satisfies the goal of increasing the profitability of the vending machine and/or the goal of conserving an inventory of coins in the vending machine. In some embodiments, determining a promotion may comprise constructing a promotion instance by populating a parameter of a promotion type with a value selected based on one or more rules.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2006
    Publication date: October 19, 2006
    Inventors: Jay Walker, Paul Breitenbach, Sih Lee, V. O'Neil, Paul Signorelli, Daniel Tedesco, James Jorasch, Geoffrey Gelman
  • Publication number: 20060235770
    Abstract: Products and processes are disclosed for defining at least one inventory group. This at least one inventory group includes at least two products that are available for sale by a vending machine. The vending machine outputs an indication of products that the at least one inventory group includes. The vending machine receiving, from a customer, a selection of a first product that the at least one inventory group includes. The vending machine processes a sale of a unit of the first product and a respective unit of at least one additional product for a single price.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 23, 2006
    Publication date: October 19, 2006
    Inventors: Jay Walker, Paul Breitenbach, Daniel Tedesco, Sih Lee, Paul Signorelli, Geoffrey Gelman, James Jorasch
  • Publication number: 20060231613
    Abstract: In accordance with one or more embodiments, a promotion redeemable at a vending machine is determined. The promotion comprises an offer distinct from a general offer to sell products from the vending machine at posted prices. The promotion is output (e.g., via an output device of a vending machine, an output device of a peripheral device of a vending machine, an output device of a customer device, or a combination thereof). In some embodiments, the promotion may be determined such that it satisfies the goal of increasing the profitability of the vending machine and/or the goal of conserving an inventory of coins in the vending machine. In some embodiments, determining a promotion may comprise constructing a promotion instance by populating a parameter of a promotion type with a value selected based on one or more rules.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2006
    Publication date: October 19, 2006
    Inventors: JAY WALKER, Paul Breitenbach, Sih Lee, V. O'Neil, Paul Signorelli, Daniel Tedesco, James Jorasch, Geoffrey Gelman