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1. (WO2018004533) SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MANAGING PRODUCT USAGE FROM DISPENSERS
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Pub. No.: WO/2018/004533 International Application No.: PCT/US2016/039777
Publication Date: 04.01.2018 International Filing Date: 28.06.2016
Chapter 2 Demand Filed: 06.06.2017
IPC:
G06Q 10/06 (2012.01) ,G06Q 50/10 (2012.01)
G PHYSICS
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COMPUTING; CALCULATING; COUNTING
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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
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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
G PHYSICS
06
COMPUTING; CALCULATING; COUNTING
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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
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Systems or methods specially adapted for a specific business sector, e.g. utilities or tourism
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Services
Applicants:
KIMBERLY-CLARK WORLDWIDE, INC. [US/US]; 2300 Winchester Road Neenah, Wisconsin 54956, US
Inventors:
GHAZI, Babak R.; US
WILLIAMS, Frederick J.; US
BECKER, Stephen; US
Agent:
BONDURA, Stephen, E.; US
Priority Data:
Title (EN) SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MANAGING PRODUCT USAGE FROM DISPENSERS
(FR) SYSTÈME ET PROCÉDÉ DE GESTION D'UTILISATION DE PRODUITS À PARTIR DE DISTRIBUTEURS
Abstract:
(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.
(FR) L'invention concerne un système et un procédé permettant d'améliorer l'utilisation de produits avant de recharger des distributeurs de produits dans des zones de service qui comprennent une pluralité de ces distributeurs. Un capteur configuré avec chaque distributeur de produits ainsi qu'un système de commande en communication avec les capteurs permettent de détecter le niveau d'un produit ou la quantité d'un produit dans chaque distributeur. D’après les informations provenant des capteurs, un message visuel ou audio est généré puis transmis à l’usager qui encourage l'usager à utiliser un premier distributeur de produits qui présente une quantité de remplissage de produits plus élevée que celle d'un second distributeur de produits dans la même zone de service ou dans une zone de service différente.
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African Regional Intellectual Property Organization (ARIPO) (BW, GH, GM, KE, LR, LS, MW, MZ, NA, RW, SD, SL, ST, SZ, TZ, UG, ZM, ZW)
Eurasian Patent Organization (AM, AZ, BY, KG, KZ, RU, TJ, TM)
European Patent Office (AL, AT, BE, BG, CH, CY, CZ, DE, DK, EE, ES, FI, FR, GB, GR, HR, HU, IE, IS, IT, LT, LU, LV, MC, MK, MT, NL, NO, PL, PT, RO, RS, SE, SI, SK, SM, TR)
African Intellectual Property Organization (BF, BJ, CF, CG, CI, CM, GA, GN, GQ, GW, KM, ML, MR, NE, SN, TD, TG)
Publication Language: English (EN)
Filing Language: English (EN)
Also published as:
AU2016412622DE112016006865KR1020190014089CN109313734US20190147375BR112018075294