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Study ID
828
Category
Communications Technology
Research Type
Validity
Closed Date
2011-09-27
Rewards Available
$5,000

This Study relates to a system comprising: units of a commodity that can be used by respective users in different locations, a user interface, a memory within each of the units of the commodity, a communication element associated with each of the units of the commodity, and a management component.

The user interface, which is part of each of the units of the commodity, is 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.  Each memory is capable of storing results of the two-way local interaction, the results including elicited information about user perception of the commodity, while each communication element is capable of carrying results of the two-way local interaction from each of the units of the commodity to a central location. The management component is 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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There is a preferred Latest Date for Prior Art of August 5, 1991.

New matter entered in USSN 243638 is only entitled to a Latest Date for Prior Art of May 15, 1994 with a preferred date of May 15, 1993.

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