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Blaine Larson, Juan Lopez: Method and apparatus for dispensing discount coupons. Frank A Lukasik, January 13, 1998: US05708782 (184 worldwide citation)

The present invention resides in apparatus, and software, and a related method for selecting, printing, and dispensing a redeemable discount coupon and other offerings in response to the taking of or upon the return of a cart to a electronic coupon dispensing terminals. A computerized kiosk, updated ...


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Om P Gupta, Robert C Ricketson, Jack F Bailey, Carol C Shilepsky, Arnold C Shilepsky: Product information system. Digicomp Research Corporation, Brown & Michaels PC, November 16, 2004: US06820062 (177 worldwide citation)

The present invention features a Product Information System (PISYS) which presents advertising and product information to grocery shoppers. The system includes one or more shopping carts with a bar code scanner to read Universal Product Codes (UPCs) from merchandise. An artificial intelligence syste ...


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Carl H Knowles: Scanning system with array of laser scanner modules to produce complex scan pattern. Metrologic Instruments, Caesar Rivise Bernstein Cohen & Pokotilow, May 28, 1991: US05019714 (132 worldwide citation)

A laser scanner system for producing and projecting a multi-line scanning pattern into a space in which a bar code is to be brought. The system includes plural modular laser scanners, each producing a line scan pattern, but mounted with respect to one another so that the pattern of each scanner is p ...


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Gunes M Ecer: System and method for diet control. William W Haefliger, May 2, 1995: US05412564 (81 worldwide citation)

A system and a method for recording and monitoring of dietary consumption by a consumer is disclosed. The system consists of a computer for storing and processing nutritional information of the type used for diet control, a real time clock for maintaining current date record, a product code entry te ...


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Rodney H Metts: Method and apparatus for acquiring demographic information. Michael A Mann, November 29, 1994: US05369571 (76 worldwide citation)

The invention is an apparatus and method for acquiring demographic data at the point of sale. In a preferred embodiment, the apparatus includes use of a bar code scanner for two purposes: identification of the product by reading the bar code it carries and for scanning bar-coded demographic selectio ...


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Alec Hudnut, Alex Simonini, Michael Cremean, Howard Morgan: Method of merchandising for checkout lanes. Evolution Robotics Retail, Shimokaji & Associates P C, July 24, 2007: US07246745 (52 worldwide citation)

Methods and computer readable media for recognizing and identifying items located on the belt of a counter and/or in a shopping cart of a store environment for the purpose of reducing/preventing bottom-of-the-basket loss, checking out the items automatically, reducing the checkout time, preventing c ...


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Michael J Emoff, Mary Jayne Miller: Point-of-purchase coupon dispenser. Roger S Dybvig, July 31, 2001: US06267263 (51 worldwide citation)

A pop-up coupon dispenser for small sheets which can have a repositionable adhesive is provided with a flexible plastic cable tie. The dispenser includes a box filled with such sheets having an adhesive stripe along one margin and stacked in accordion fashion, the sheets being printed as manufacture ...


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Renato Rimondi, Angelo Cappi: Fully self-service check-out counter incorporating an integral apparatus for on demand manufacturing of custom-sized bags conforming to the volume of articles received therein. A W A X Progettazione e Ricerca S r l, Cohen Pontani & Lieberman, March 20, 1990: US04909356 (42 worldwide citation)

A self-service check-out counter for cashier-unattended use and operation includes an laser scanner for automated reading of product identification codes borne by articles to be purchased, a keyboard for manual entry of article-identifying information, a variety of indicators and signalling devices ...


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Leonard W Halling, Dale B Halling: Self service cart system. Dale B Halling, May 23, 1995: US05418354 (42 worldwide citation)

A self service cart system is provided to speed throughput at a check out counter and thus reduce space devoted to check out counters. The cart comprises a bar code scanner for acquiring a price and a description of a product, a security scanner for converting a tag from an unsecured state to a secu ...


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Renato Rimondi, Angelo Cappi: Method and apparatus for on demand manufacturing of custom-sized bags conforming to the volume of articles received therein at a check-out counter. Awax S R L, Cohen Pontani Lieberman Pavane, May 24, 1994: US05313766 (29 worldwide citation)

Bags custom-sized to the volume of articles packed and to be packed therein are manufactured on-site and on-demand at the location at which the articles are packed in the bags. The bags are formed from a continuous sheet of flexible film material which is shaped into a tubular wrapper along the inte ...