The value stored may represent units of value employed in a customer loyalty program which are stored on the portable media during a sales transaction and then later redeemed for purchase of or discounts on merchandise, a gaming player's points or winnings, or any of a host of types of value related information which may be carried on a portable card. This is because the value storage system typically consists of a central database, with debits and credits being made at the database. A customer is typically issued a plastic card with a magnetic stripe identifying the customer's account. The card typically contains no balance information or other information besides the customer's account number or other identifying number.
The embodiments of the invention in which an exclusive property or privilege is claimed are defined as follows: A method for verifying physical access by an inspection agent to a selected component of an equipment unit and for storing related information on the selected equipment component, said method comprising the steps of: The method of claim 1 wherein the portable computing device is a laptop computer.
The method of claim 1 wherein the portable computing device is a personal digital assistant.
The method of claim 1 wherein the central computer is in electronic communication with the portable computing device by means of a wireless data transfer link. The method of claim 4 wherein the wireless data transfer link is a wireless connection through a computer network.
The method of claim 4 wherein the wireless data transfer link is a connection through a telecommunications satellite system.
The method of claim 1, comprising the additional step of transferring said technical information from the portable computing device to the memory button by engaging the contact means of the memory button probe with the contact means of the memory button.
The method of claim 1 wherein the memory button stores technical information relating to the selected equipment component, and wherein the method comprises the additional step of downloading selected technical information from the memory button, for use in association with the selected inspection or maintenance task, by engaging the contact means of the memory button probe with the contact means of the memory button.
The method of claim 1 wherein the equipment unit is a stationary equipment unit. The method of claim 1 wherein the equipment unit is a mobile equipment unit. The method of claim 10 wherein the mobile equipment unit is a ship. The invention also relates in particular to methods and apparatus for storing such information on the equipment to which it pertains.
This is true for stationary industrial equipment, and also for aircraft and other mobile equipment transportation equipment. Regular inspection and maintenance may be required not only for practical and economic reasons, but may also be mandatory for regulatory compliance.
For example, in order to maintain airworthiness status, specific components and assemblies of both private and commercial aircraft must undergo inspection, plus maintenance or overhaul as required, at regulated intervals. These intervals are typically established in terms of service hours on the component in question, or service hours on the aircraft.
A commercial airliner may have dozens of components requiring regular inspection and maintenance, and this work must be performed with painstaking care by highly qualified technicians.
At each inspection point, a technician must gain direct visual and physical access to component being inspected.
Gaining such access may be a complicated exercise in itself. For example, inspection hatches for rudder and elevator components on a modern jetliner may be located high above the ground, so a technician may require scaffolding or mechanized equipment e.
Having gained access to a particular component, the technician must know exactly what steps need to be taken to inspect the component properly, and must know what maintenance or repair activities are required in the circumstances, according to the condition of the component as determined during the inspection, and the time interval since the previous inspection or maintenance procedure.
Accordingly, the technician may need to have on-the-spot access to relevant provisions of the aircraft's maintenance manuals, including technical specifications and inspection checklists, as well as any work orders which may have been prepared for the specific inspection As well, it may often be necessary or desirable to have access to records of previous inspections, service, and maintenance.
The technician might conceivably have this information in his or her memory, but it is not desirable to rely on memory in connection with work in respect of which an error might jeopardize passenger safety. Therefore, the technician may need to carry several reference documents during the inspection.
If the technician has forgotten any particulars of the inspection or maintenance to be performed, or has forgotten to bring required reference documents to the point of inspection, he or she may need to leave the inspection point to obtain or retrieve the necessary information, and then return to the inspection point to complete the required inspection or maintenance service.Unit Storing And Retrieving Information Explain And Describe Essay Understand processes and procedures for storing and retrieving information Explain the purpose of storing and retrieving information The purpose of storing and retrieving required information is so you can readily retrieve it when it becomes required.
UV Principles of storing and retrieving information The aim of this unit is to develop your knowledge and understanding of the relevant processes and procedures. Understand processes and procedures for storing and retrieving information Explain the purpose of storing and retrieving information The purpose of storing and retrieving required information is so you can readily retrieve it when it becomes required.
A value storage system in which information representing value is directly written to an easily portable storage medium as a reference fingerprint. The value storage system includes a plurality of read/write units for storing and retrieving the value information. Each of the read/write units may include a data authenticator for authenticating information previously stored on the storage medium.
Ellen-Paige Habbershaw Unit Store and Retrieve Information Outcome 1- Understand information storage and retrieval Describe systems and procedures for storing and retrieving information.