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Mechanized Store

Mechanized Store patent applications listed include Date, Patent Application Number, Patent Title, Patent Abstract summary and are linked to the corresponding patent application page.

01/30/14 - 20140027509 - Systems methods and computer program products for encoding and decoding transaction data
Transaction or receipt data, e.g., data of a receipt document, is encoded as a two-dimensional machine readable representation, such as a QR CODE. Certain receipt data is encoded as segments of a QR CODE. An image of the QR CODE is acquired using a camera of a mobile communication device...

01/16/14 - 20140014722 - System and method for preventing cashier and customer fraud at retail checkout
Systems and methods for preventing fraud during retail checkout are described. A system includes: item identifier acquisition devices to acquire identifiers (e.g., barcodes) of items to be transacted; cameras or imagers to acquire images of the items to be transacted; an object recognition component to perform visual recognition of the...

01/16/14 - 20140014723 - System and method for registration of an electronic device
A method for registering an electronic device includes receiving purchaser information including at least one of a name and an address associated with a purchaser. A transaction code associated with a purchase of an electronic device is received, wherein the transaction code does not uniquely identify the electronic device. Information...

12/19/13 - 20130334308 - Payment processing with automatic no-touch mode selection
A “no-touch” mobile checkout experience frees consumers from the need to manually locate and activate a mobile payment application in order to complete a transaction. The consumer simply brings his mobile device within close range of an interface console, which in various embodiments prompts the device to launch an application...

12/05/13 - 20130320083 - Checkout stand with a barcode reader on a bagging end
A checkout stand with a barcode reader on a bagging end which reduces transaction times over conventional checkout stand designs. An example checkout stand includes a housing including a first and a second end, a conveyor for transporting items from the first end to the second end, a bagging station...

12/05/13 - 20130320084 - Checkout device with multi-touch input device
A checkout device including a multi-touch surface display which can also weigh items. An example checkout device includes a surface element for displaying transaction screens and for receiving touch inputs during a transaction, and a load cell below the surface element for producing a weight signal corresponding to a weight...

11/28/13 - 20130313316 - System for and method of expediting checkout at point-of-sale stations
An apparatus and method for expediting checkout at a point-of-sale station, employ a mobile electronic device, e.g., a cellular phone, having a customer interface for enabling a customer to enter personal textual information that identify the customer and/or financial textual information that identify how the customer intends to pay for...

10/17/13 - 20130270341 - Electronic labeling system, device, and method
The present subject matter relates to systems, devices, and methods for generating a product label in which a price gun can comprise a barcode scanner configured to retrieve identification information from a label provided on a product having one or more individually-identifiable product characteristics, a communications module for communicating with...

08/29/13 - 20130221095 - Code reading apparatus, sales registration processing apparatus, and code reading method
According to one embodiment, a code reading apparatus includes: an image capturing unit; a first reading unit detecting one of an image of a code symbol and an image of benefit indication from the image captured by an image capturing unit and reading commodity information corresponding to the code symbol...

08/22/13 - 20130214044 - Proximity transaction apparatus and methods of use thereof
A transaction terminal may be configured to perform a financial transaction intermediated by an RFID bearing payment token. The financial transaction may be of a general type....

07/18/13 - 20130181045 - System and method for providing a personalized shopping experience and personalized pricing of products and services with a portable computing device
A system and method for providing a personalized shopping experience with a portable computing device (“PCD”) are described. The system and method may include checking-in PCD consumers upon entering an establishment of a merchant. The checking-in of the PCD consumer may include verifying credentials for gaining access to a central...

07/11/13 - 20130175339 - Using a mobile device to assist in exception handling in self-checkout and automated data capture systems
Self checkout and automated checkout systems and methods for multiple lane checkout stations, the automated checkout lane having a conveyor system that automatically transport objects through a portal data reader, wherein an operator (such as a checkout clerk) is provided with a portable/handheld data input and display device that allows...

06/20/13 - 20130153655 - Self service retail check out using smart phone
A method of operating a retail check-out station. A customer selects items to be purchased, and scans bar codes attached to the items, using a cell phone camera. The bar codes identify the items. The cell phone extracts data from multiple bar codes and assembles the data into a different...

06/20/13 - 20130153656 - Checkout station
A checkout station includes a turntable that is rotatable between a first position and a second position and a barcode scanner that is attached to the turntable and is directed in a first direction in the first position and in a second direction in the second position....

05/23/13 - 20130126610 - Payment using bookmark in mobile shopping
System and method implementing functionality in physical stores that enables customers to bookmark an item which they will possibly purchase in the future, and to purchase the bookmarked item under the same condition as when the item was bookmarked if they decide to purchase the item later. A customer can...

04/04/13 - 20130082104 - Method of and system for displaying product related information at pos-based retail checkout systems
A bi-optical code symbol reading system including a system housing having a vertical housing section with a vertical window and a horizontal housing section with a horizontal window adjacent the vertical scanning window; and a digital video display subsystem, disposed within the vertical section of the system housing, and supporting...

02/28/13 - 20130048721 - Product information system and method using a tag and mobile device
A product information system including a server having an item database that stores at least one item identifier and corresponding item data for at least one item. Also, the item database is associated with a predetermined vendor. The server also includes a receiver that receives a message including tag data...

02/28/13 - 20130048722 - Methods and arrangements for sensing identification information from objects
In one arrangement, retail product packaging is digitally watermarked over most of its extent to allow machine identification by one or more inexpensive cameras at retail checkouts. Such a system also considers image fingerprints, product configuration, barcodes and other available information in identifying products. Imagery captured by conventional or plenoptic...

02/28/13 - 20130048723 - System and method for shopping using prepopulated pricing information and encoded pricing updates
A shopping system and method for assisting consumers with budgeting and taking advantage of time-sensitive pricing offers. The system comprises a handheld wireless device capable of capturing images of quick response (QR) codes and scanning linear image indicia; a remote pricing information provider; and a personal computer. Pricing information about...

02/21/13 - 20130043307 - Self-chechout apparatus
In accordance with one embodiment, a self-checkout apparatus comprises a structural body including a first photographing unit which is provided with a first photographing window at the front part thereof. The first photographing unit has a photographing area in front of the first photographing window through which the first photographing...

01/17/13 - 20130015242 - Tri-optic scanner
A tri-optic scanner for checking out merchandise at stores includes first and second barcode scanners, and a third barcode scanner placed back-to-back to the second barcode scanner to face an opposite direction of the second barcode scanner. The tri-optic scanner is designed to allow the third barcode scanner to conveniently...

01/10/13 - 20130008959 - Apparatus, method and system for an optical code scanner
An apparatus, system and method are presented for inputting operator requests for an optical code scanner. The optical code scanner includes a weigh scale device and a scanner device. The optical code scanner uses data from each device to determine if an operator is making a request by touching a...

12/13/12 - 20120312873 - Systems and methods for obtaining health and financial information with a handheld device
One embodiment of the present invention relates to a system for obtaining real time financial information utilizing a bar code or RF ID reader on a handheld device. A bar code or RF ID reader is used to obtain the product identity of a particular product in a retail environment....

11/15/12 - 20120286040 - Seperable point of sale system
A separable point of sale system includes a mainframe and a base. The mainframe has one or more base connecting sockets, a case, a touch screen and a power receiving socket, and the case has a mainframe tenon; the base has an inputting module, one or more mainframe connecting plugs,...

11/08/12 - 20120280040 - Wireless-based checkout and loss prevention
A method may include reading tags associated with items that are leaving a store with a person and receiving an electronic receipt associated with the person. The method may also include comparing the items that are leaving the store with information included in the electronic receipt and determining whether a...

10/04/12 - 20120248184 - Code reader, sales data processing apparatus and method
According to an embodiment, a code reader, comprising: an imaging pickup unit; a light source configured to irradiate light onto an imaging pickup area by the imaging pickup unit; a switching unit configured to switch between a code reading mode applicable for the imaging pickup unit to image pickup a...

09/27/12 - 20120241518 - Self checkout kiosk and retail security system
A self-checkout kiosk enables a patron to purchase product displayed in a vending area and carrying a Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) tag. The customer exits the vending area through a security portal. The kiosk, a bill acceptor, and a computer monitor, either adjacent the portal or separated there from, enables...

08/23/12 - 20120211561 - Systems methods and computer program products for encoding and decoding transaction data
Tax data, e.g., Form W2 data, is encoded as a two-dimensional machine readable representation, such as a QR CODE. Certain tax data is encoded as segments of a QR CODE, and a tax form generated by an employer or payroll processing service and provided to an employee or user includes...

08/16/12 - - Method and system of gift registry
The present invention provides methods and systems for facilitating gift registry. A variety of systems are provided which make registering for gifts more efficient for consumers and retailers. These systems include an express registration card system and a reverse registry system. The methods associate the various systems with a common...

08/16/12 - 20120205445 - Electronic payment using optically readable symbols
A method, using a computer and visual scanning device attached to the computer is disclosed. A visual invoice from a provider is scanned with the visual scanning device, and the visual invoice includes an optically readable symbol. The request is sent to a trusted agent using the optically readable symbol....

03/01/12 - 20120048925 - Code reading apparatus, portable terminal, and commodity information processing system
According to one embodiment, a code reading apparatus includes an image pickup section, a detecting section, a size recognizing section, and a reading section. The image pickup section picks up an image. The detecting section detects, from the picked-up image, a two-dimensional code obtained by converting information concerning a transaction...

03/01/12 - 20120048926 - Code reading apparatus, code reading system, and code reading method
According to one embodiment, includes a photographing unit, a detection unit, a reading unit and a display control unit. The photographing unit photograph an image. The detection unit detect the code symbol of a commodity-specific information of a specific commodity that is recorded in sales based on the photographed image....

03/01/12 - 20120048927 - Code reading device and code reading method
A code reading device according to the embodiment includes, an image capturing unit, a code reading unit, and an information reading unit. The image capturing unit captures an image taken by an imaging element. The code reading unit reads code information included in a code symbol, from an image of...

03/01/12 - 20120048928 - Code reading apparatus and control method
According to one embodiment, a code reading apparatus includes: an image capturing section configured to capture an image picked up by an image pickup section; a code reading section configured to detect a Code symbol included in the captured image and read code information corresponding to the code symbol; and...

02/16/12 - 20120037699 - Code reading apparatus and code reading method
According to one embodiment, a code reading apparatus includes an image pickup section, a reading section, and a storage control section. The image pickup section picks up an image including an image of a commodity to be subjected to sales registration. The reading section reads commodity information indicating the commodity...

01/05/12 - 20120000978 - Self-service checkout pay station located remote from a produce weighing scale and methods of operating such a self-service checkout pay station
A self-service checkout pay station is located at a store exit section of a retail grocery store and is located remote from a produce weighing scale located in a produce section of the retail grocery store. The self-service checkout pay station comprises a communications circuit arranged to (i) communicate with...

12/29/11 - 20110315764 - Code reading apparatus and code reading method
A code reading apparatus includes: a photographing section configured to photograph an image; a capturing section configured to capture the photographed image; a reading section configured to detect, out of the captured image, a code symbol that represents commodity information indicating a purchase target commodity and benefit indication that represents...

10/27/11 - 20110259959 - Checkout container and checkout operation therefor
A container for sale as a bulk item container, wherein the container presented for sale includes at least one scannable code affixed thereto indicating the empty weight of the container. The container is received at a checkout counter, where the at least one code is scanned to register the empty...

09/08/11 - 20110215146 - Multi-barcode scan process
Scanning multiple barcodes, storing different code types, in a single scanning operation and automatically recording the data derived from the barcodes. The data can be stored in a form or database having designated locations for each different code type. In some embodiments, the present technology is useful in conducting a...

09/08/11 - 20110215147 - Self checkout with visual recognition
A system and method is disclosed for using object recognition/verification and weight information to confirm the accuracy of a UPC scan, or to provide an affirmative recognition where no UPC scan was made. In the preferred embodiment, the checkout system comprises: a universal product code (UPC) scanner configured to generate...

08/11/11 - 20110192900 - Reading apparatus
A reading apparatus according to an embodiment includes a placing part, a scanner, and a scanner holding part. The placing part has a placing surface on which an article is placed at the upper surface thereof. The scanner has a front wall provided with a reading window. The scanner reads...

07/28/11 - 20110180600 - Information processing apparatus, commodity information processing system, information processing method, and commodity information processing method
According to one embodiment, an information processing apparatus includes: a readout unit configured to read out, from a storing unit, operation unit information including pieces of allocated information respectively allocated to plural operation units configured to receive selection operation; a data generating unit configured to generate print data of a...

06/30/11 - 20110155805 - Coupon device
A device includes first, second, and third components. The first component scans a coupon. The coupon is moved from the first component to the second component after the first component scans the coupon and the coupon has been validated. The second component holds the coupon and other coupons associated with...

06/23/11 - 20110147454 - Self-checkout terminal and control method therefor
According to one embodiment, a self-checkout terminal includes a reading unit and a light emitting unit. The reading unit reads commodity information from a commodity held over a reading position. The light emitting unit emits light in a first color to illuminate the reading position and emits light in a...

04/21/11 - 20110089234 - Purchased article registration apparatus and method
According to one embodiment, a purchased article registration apparatus includes a declaration unit, an input unit, a determination unit, and a notification unit. The declaration unit accepts a declaration input indicating that a customer carries a reusable shopping bag with which the customer takes a purchased article home. The input...

03/31/11 - 20110073645 - Article sales data processing apparatus and transaction display method
According to one embodiment, a search unit searches a data file storing article information, and acquires article information corresponding to the article code inputted by a input unit. A storage unit stores a first transaction number indicating a first transaction and article information about the first transaction, a second transaction...

03/31/11 - 20110073646 - Game presentation in a retail establishment
According to one embodiment, a game presentation such as a virtual slot machine may be displayed by a display device associated with a point of sale (POS) terminal....

03/10/11 - 20110057035 - Self checkout terminal and control method of the same
According to one embodiment, a self checkout terminal includes a reading section, a main display, a ticker display and a controller. The reading section reads identification information of a commodity from the commodity. The main display displays information relating to the commodity whose identification information is read by the reading...

03/10/11 - 20110057036 - Receiving and dispensing unit and self-checkout system
A receiving and dispensing unit and a self-checkout system of an embodiment includes a coin receiving and dispensing device which holds received coins in accordance with the denomination and dispenses the held coins, and a bill receiving and dispensing device which holds received bills in accordance with the denomination and...

03/03/11 - 20110049236 - Commodity information acquisition and display apparatus
A commodity information acquisition and display apparatus includes a commodity information input unit that has a reading window to read commodity information, and reads a commodity code attached to a commodity through the reading window so that the commodity information is inputted, a display unit that has a screen made...

02/17/11 - 20110036907 - Shopping cart
A shopping cart is disclosed. The shopping cart comprises a frame, a receptacle for holding items and a scanning apparatus for scanning items to be placed within the receptacle. The shopping cart further comprising weighing means for monitoring the weight of the receptacle....