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Number: 186/59
Name: Merchandising > Customer service > Store service > Checkout counter
Description: Apparatus comprising store structure to which a purchaser may bring his selected items of merchandise either for payment or for otherwise completing the transaction.

Sub-classes under this class:

Class Number Class Name Patents
186/66 With bag storage or bagging support 47
186/62 With cart accommodation or handling 28
186/60 With conveyor to vehicle loading station 11
186/61 With means enabling price reading 153
186/68 With power driven belt conveyor 34
186/67 With turntable 7

Patents under this class:
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Patent Number Title Of Patent Date Issued
8360320 Apparatus, system and method for a hybrid optical code scanner Jan. 29, 2013
8342291 Checkout system Jan. 1, 2013
8240563 Self checkout stands Aug. 14, 2012
7996461 Method of remotely controlling a user interface Aug. 9, 2011
7967112 Check stand with a two belted input and a slidable scanner Jun. 28, 2011
7873539 Sales slip processor using sales slip processing method, and storage medium used for sales slip processing method Jan. 18, 2011
RE41717 Apparatus and method for operating a checkout system having a display monitor which displays both transaction information and customer-specific messages during a checkout transaction Sep. 21, 2010
7685448 Computer system sleep/awake circuit Mar. 23, 2010
7673796 System and method for providing remote site intervention support for self-checkout stations Mar. 9, 2010
7578440 Check-out counter systems and methods Aug. 25, 2009
7565952 Small footprint self checkout method Jul. 28, 2009
7546250 Selectively deploying barriers for intra-order separation of purchased items Jun. 9, 2009
7516818 Item accumulation area divider for a checkout counter Apr. 14, 2009
7516819 Self-checkout system with plurality of capacity-detecting loading stations Apr. 14, 2009
7466231 Self-checkout system Dec. 16, 2008
7416118 Point-of-sale transaction recording system Aug. 26, 2008
7370730 Self-checkout system with plurality of capacity-detecting loading stations May. 13, 2008
7357315 Customer interaction console and configurable console system Apr. 15, 2008
7320429 Self-scanning system and purchased-item registering apparatus, purchased-item registering method, and computer product Jan. 22, 2008
7292158 Method and system for detecting and rewarding the returning of shopping carts Nov. 6, 2007
7255271 Check-out counter systems and methods Aug. 14, 2007
7204346 Self checkout system with automated transportation conveyor Apr. 17, 2007
7185809 RF point of purchase apparatus and method of using same Mar. 6, 2007
7131573 Merchandise sales data processing apparatus Nov. 7, 2006
7118026 Apparatus, method, and system for positively identifying an item Oct. 10, 2006
7070097 Settled weight scale for a checkout system Jul. 4, 2006
7071452 Self-calibrating photoelectric control system Jul. 4, 2006
7000833 Article data reading apparatus Feb. 21, 2006
6991066 Customized self-checkout system Jan. 31, 2006
6970831 Method and means for evaluating customer service performance Nov. 29, 2005
6942145 Checkout device with enhanced security label detection Sep. 13, 2005
6857505 Apparatus and method for utilizing an existing software application during operation of a convertible checkout terminal Feb. 22, 2005
6793043 Methods and apparatus for improved register checkout Sep. 21, 2004
6719097 Method and apparatus for transporting baggage out of a bagwell Apr. 13, 2004
6634460 Counter for presenting and/or selling goods Oct. 21, 2003
6550582 Method and apparatus for processing a large number of items with a self-service checkout terminal Apr. 22, 2003
6407348 Baggage bridge apparatus Jun. 18, 2002
6397999 Baggage receiving device Jun. 4, 2002
6363355 Method and apparatus for operating a self-service checkout system having a number of retail terminals associated therewith Mar. 26, 2002
6354498 Method for displaying the status of a self-service checkout terminal Mar. 12, 2002
6325290 Method and apparatus for checking out large items with a self-service checkout terminal Dec. 4, 2001
6167381 Self-service checkout terminal Dec. 26, 2000
6105796 Merchandising display lane blocker Aug. 22, 2000
5996740 Check-out counter having a front end merchandiser with check-out lane blocker Dec. 7, 1999
5967263 Check-out counter accessible to disabled persons Oct. 19, 1999
5944169 Auxiliary portable conveyor for use at an airline luggage check-in counter Aug. 31, 1999
5853322 Coin dispenser check writing surface with optional control panel Dec. 29, 1998
5531293 Checkout counter gap filler Jul. 2, 1996
5525786 Multidirectional scan, platform purchase checkout system Jun. 11, 1996
5450926 Checkout counter order divider including merchandise to be purchased Sep. 19, 1995

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