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Donald A Collins Jr: Method and apparatus for customer performed article scanning in self-service shopping. NCR Corporation, Wilbert Hawk Jr, Albert L Sessler Jr, May 29, 1990: US04929819 (132 worldwide citation)

An electronic module detachably mounted on a shopping cart includes a scanner for scanning bar coded information on items selected for purchase, a data processing device for data storage and control purposes and video recording apparatus capable of recording a view of the selected item as it is scan ...


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Donald A Collins Jr: Overhead scanning terminal. NCR Corporation, Wilbert Hawk Jr, Albert L Sessler Jr, Richard W Lavin, May 28, 1991: US05019694 (51 worldwide citation)

An overhead bar code scanning system is supported by a checkout counter and includes an overhanging portion to which is secured a plurality of scanning units orientated towards the counter to scan a coded label on a merchandise item moved under the scanning units. Mounted in the overhanging portion ...


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Charles K Wike Jr, Donald A Collins Jr, Craig E Maddox: Programmable apparatus and method for optical scanners. NCR Corporation, Paul W Martin, February 9, 1993: US05185514 (50 worldwide citation)

A programming apparatus and method for optical scanners which employs bar code labels to convert one optical scanner into a mentor scanner and another optical scanner into a student scanner. A lightweight housing made of opaque plastic has a center portion and first and second end portions, the cent ...


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Donald A Collins Jr: Portable checkout system. NCR Corporation, Richard W Lavin, September 22, 1992: US05149947 (49 worldwide citation)

A checkout system includes an optical scanning device removably mounted on the handles of oppositely positioned grocery carts to enable a operator to remove a purchased merchandise item from one of the carts and to move the item past the scanning device for deposit in the second grocery cart. An ele ...


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Donald A Collins Jr, Jeffrey P Treptau, Michael A Spencer, Daniel B Seevers: Item checkout device including a bar code data collector and a produce data collector. NCR Corporation, Paul W Martin, December 5, 2000: US06155489 (46 worldwide citation)

An item checkout device which combines a produce data collector with an optical bar code data collector. The item checkout device includes a housing, a bar code data collector within the housing, and a produce data collector within the housing. In a preferred embodiment, the item checkout device inc ...


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Daniel B Seevers, Stephen J Ames, Jeffrey P Treptau, Donald A Collins Jr: Transaction processing system including a networked produce recognition system. NCR Corporation, Paul W Martin, July 10, 2001: US06260023 (31 worldwide citation)

A transaction processing system which includes a produce recognition server for identifying produce items. The produce recognition system further includes a checkout system including a transaction processing terminal, a bar code reader which sends item identification information associated with bar- ...


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Donald A Collins Jr, Andrew B Nye III, Stephen J Ames, David Houggy: Method and apparatus for operating a triggerless hand-held optical scanner. NCR Corporation, Paul W Martin, Richard W Lavin, May 24, 1994: US05315097 (30 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for operating a hand-held bar code scanning device having a processor for operating the scanning device. The method includes the steps of mounting the scanning device in a support member, sensing the movement of the device when removed from the support member, operating the de ...


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Donald A Collins Jr, Rex A Aleshire: Universal mounting apparatus and method for bar code scanners. AT&T Global Information Solutions Company, Paul W Martin, December 31, 1996: US05588621 (28 worldwide citation)

A universal mounting apparatus and method for bar code scanners which allows newer, smaller scanners to fit within the checkout counter apertures of larger scanners. The mounting apparatus includes a cover plate having a size large enough to cover the aperture. A scanner attaches to the cover plate ...


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Denis M Blanford, Donald A Collins Jr, Barry M Mergenthaler: Method and apparatus for repeating the output of an optical scanner. NCR Corporation, Richard W Lavin, August 11, 1992: US05138141 (27 worldwide citation)

There is disclosed a method and apparatus for enabling a checkout system to repeat the price of a previously processed purchased merchandise item which includes mounting a pair of photodetector members in a pair of apertures located in the checkout counter which is exposed to ambient light and enabl ...


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Donald A Collins Jr, Charles K Wike Jr: Hand-held bar code reader. NCR Corporation, Richard W Lavin, August 25, 1992: US05142131 (26 worldwide citation)

A portable hand-held optical scanner comprises a disk-shaped housing which fits within the palm of the hand of a checkout operator, which scanner includes a scanning mechanism for generating a scanning pattern for scanning coded indicia, a strap member for securing the hand of the operator to the ho ...