Fuel dispensing system for cash customers

  • US 7,027,890 B2
  • Filed: 12/14/2000
  • Issued: 04/11/2006
  • Est. Priority Date: 09/26/1997
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. A fuel dispenser system comprising:

  • a) a customer input device, display, and interrogator operatively associated with a dispenser control system;

    b) said customer input device and display adopted to provide a customer interface;

    c) said interrogator adapted to communicate with a remote communications unit associated with a customer;

    d) said customer interface adapted to provide a cash transaction input for the customer to select a cash transaction corresponding to a contemporaneous fueling transaction;

    e) said dispenser control system adapted to;

    receive an indication from said customer interface that a customer has selected a cash-based fueling transaction;

    apply a previous credit for increasing change associated with the fueling transaction; and

    cause said interrogator to retrieve identification indicia from the remote communications unit associated with the customer in response to receiving the indication; and

    associate customer information with the identification indicia based on the cash-based fueling transaction; and

    f) said fuel dispenser includes a cash acceptor associated with said dispenser control system for receiving cash payment for the fueling transaction, said dispenser control system adapted to determine a change amount for the fueling transaction.

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