Methods and systems for gathering information from units of a commodity across a network

CAFC
  • US 7,222,078 B2
  • Filed: 12/10/2003
  • Issued: 05/22/2007
  • Est. Priority Date: 08/06/1992
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
First Claim
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1. A system comprising:

  • units of a commodity that can be used by respective users in different locations,a user interface, which is part of each of the units of the commodity, configured to provide a medium for two-way local interaction between one of the users and the corresponding unit of the commodity, and further configured to elicit, from a user, information about the user'"'"'s perception of the commodity,a memory within each of the units of the commodity capable of storing results of the two-way local interaction, the results including elicited information about user perception of the commodity,a communication element associated with each of the units of the commodity capable of carrying results of the two-way local interaction from each of the units of the commodity to a central location, anda component capable of managing the interactions of the users in different locations and collecting the results of the interactions at the central location.

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