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Publication numberUS3647026 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMar 7, 1972
Filing dateDec 31, 1969
Priority dateDec 31, 1969
Publication numberUS 3647026 A, US 3647026A, US-A-3647026, US3647026 A, US3647026A
InventorsAlexander Gilbert L, Mayfield William A, Neaville Arthur W
Original AssigneeNeaville Arthur W, Alexander Gilbert L, Mayfield William A
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Automatic drive-in store
US 3647026 A
Abstract
An automatic drive-in store structure having in its upper portion a warehouse for storing a multiplicity of diverse retail items within individual dispenser units, and in its lower portion a plurality of parking stalls for vehicles, each stall being provided with a console control apparatus which is equipped with a plurality of item selector panels for use by a motorist whereby a selective list of retail items may be ordered and thence dispensed from the respective dispenser unit responsive to electronic control means and delivered through a system of conveyors to the automobile; said console control apparatus also being supplied with a closed circuit television which is in circuit with a video camera for transmitting a picture of a selected item onto a television screen, and a moneychanger unit which returns the correct change after registering the amount submitted and subtracting the total price of the items selected.
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United States Patent Alexander et al.

[ 1 Mar. 7, 1972 [54] AUTOMATIC DRIVE-IN STORE [72] lnventors: Gilbert L. Alexander, Bloomington, 111.;

[22] Filed:

Arthur W. Neaville; William A. Maylield, both of Webster Groves, Mo.; Gilbert L. Alexander, 1114 E. Taylor Street, Bloomington, 111. 61701; Arthur W. Neaville, 912 S. Rock Hill Road; William A. Mayfield, 813 N. Forest, both of Webster Groves, M0. 631 19 Dec. 31, 1969 [21] Appl. No.: 889,502

3,541,309 11/1970 Cutter ..186/l.2

Primary Examiner-Harvey C. Homsby Attorney-Robert J. Eck

[57] ABSTRACT An automatic drive-in store structure having in its upper portion a warehouse for storing a multiplicity of diverse retail items within individual dispenser units, and in its lower portion a plurality of parking stalls for vehieles,each stall being provided with a console control apparatus which is equipped with a plurality of item selector panels for use by a motorist whereby a selective list of retail items may be ordered and thence dispensed from the respective dispenser unit responsive to electronic control means and delivered through a system of conveyors to the automobile; said console control apparatus also being supplied with a closed circuit television which is in circuit with a video camera for transmitting a picture of a selected item onto a television screen, and a moneychanger unit which returns the correct change after registering the amount submitted and subtracting the total price of the items selected.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification186/53, 221/268, 221/301, 221/82, 198/341.7, 198/349
International ClassificationG07F7/00, E04H14/00
Cooperative ClassificationG07F7/00, E04H14/00
European ClassificationG07F7/00, E04H14/00