Patents by Inventor Theodore B. Boerding

Theodore B. Boerding 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: 4523285
    Abstract: A controller for a multi-item vendor includes a memory, a set of manually operable selectors, an alphanumeric display, and a logic circuit. Information associated with the vending of items is electronically stored in the memory by categories such as price, throw, sales and diagnostic tests and each category is subdivided into units such as price for each item or a particular diagnostic test. Each category of information has its own selector. The logic circuit causes the display to display an identifying multi-character alphanumeric designation of a unit of information for each actuation of the corresponding selector and a numeric value, if any, of that unit. All units of a given category may be displayed by a sufficient number of actuations of the appropriate selector. A data security key permits a supervisor to prevent others from gaining access to certain categories of information, the locked categories being selectable and changeable by the supervisor by using the key.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 1981
    Date of Patent: June 11, 1985
    Assignee: UMC Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: William W. Hendrickson, Theodore B. Boerding