3916386 is referenced by 19 patents and cites 10 patents.

Cash register which reads tags and other media, automatically checks the accuracy of data, performs computations, instructs and controls operator personnel, prints sales checks, and sends data to a remote processor. Key-less entry of all data is possible by virtue of a reading wand for data recorded magnetically on strips, for example, but an auxiliary keyboard may be provided for extra versatility. Data strips are attached to articles of merchandise, are provided upon an external control panel, and are incorporated in employee badges and customer credit cards. Each strip contains control data as well as at least one of descriptive, quantitative and instruction data. The utilization of a set of strips by an operator implements a complete transaction. The control data are preferably encoded upon each strip as a preamble to the message contained within the strip. Such preambles and the instruction data determine the manner in which the cash register operates to implement a transaction.

Title
Electronic cash register with data reading wand
Application Number
05/410,896
Publication Number
3916386
Application Date
October 29, 1973
Publication Date
October 28, 1975
Inventor
Burkhart William H
Teixeira Anibal
Agent
Shapiro and Shapiro
Assignee
Transaction Systems Incorporated
IPC
G06F 03/02
G06F 15/30
G06F 09/00
G07F 07/10
G07F 07/02
G07F 07/00
G07G 01/12
G07G 01/00
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