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1. (US20190147375) System and Method for Managing Product Usage from Dispensers

Office : United States of America
Application Number: 16309984 Application Date: 28.06.2016
Publication Number: 20190147375 Publication Date: 16.05.2019
Publication Kind : A1
Prior PCT appl.: Application Number:PCTUS1639777 ; Publication Number: Click to see the data
IPC:
G06Q 10/06
A47K 10/34
G PHYSICS
06
COMPUTING; CALCULATING; COUNTING
Q
DATA PROCESSING SYSTEMS OR METHODS, SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR ADMINISTRATIVE, COMMERCIAL, FINANCIAL, MANAGERIAL, SUPERVISORY OR FORECASTING PURPOSES; SYSTEMS OR METHODS SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR ADMINISTRATIVE, COMMERCIAL, FINANCIAL, MANAGERIAL, SUPERVISORY OR FORECASTING PURPOSES, NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
10
Administration; Management
06
Resources, workflows, human or project management, e.g. organising, planning, scheduling or allocating time, human or machine resources; Enterprise planning; Organisational models
A HUMAN NECESSITIES
47
FURNITURE; DOMESTIC ARTICLES OR APPLIANCES; COFFEE MILLS; SPICE MILLS; SUCTION CLEANERS IN GENERAL
K
SANITARY EQUIPMENT NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR; TOILET ACCESSORIES
10
Body-drying implements; Toilet paper; Holders therefor
24
Towel dispensers; Toilet-paper dispensers
32
Dispensers for paper towels or toilet-paper
34
dispensing from a web, e.g. with mechanical dispensing means
CPC:
A47K 10/34
A47K 2010/3226
G06Q 10/06
Applicants: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
Inventors: Babak R. Ghazi
Frederick J. Williams
Stephen Becker
Priority Data:
Title: (EN) System and Method for Managing Product Usage from Dispensers
Abstract: front page image
(EN)

A system and method are provided for improving product usage prior to refill of product dispensers in service areas that include a plurality of such dispensers. Via a sensor configured with each of the product dispensers and a control system in communication with the sensors, a product level or amount condition of product in each dispenser is detected. Based on the information from the sensors, a visual or audio message is generated and transmitted to the patron that encourages the patron to use a first product dispenser that has a greater product fill amount as compared to a second product dispenser in the same or a different service area.


Also published as:
AU2016412622DE112016006865KR1020190014089CN109313734BR112018075294WO/2018/004533