Resources Contact Us Home
Self service cart system

Image Number 5 for United States Patent #5418354.

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 secured state, a magnetic card reader for activating the cart and a controller. The controller stores the price and description of all products in a store and keeps a running total of the price of the products scanned and placed in the cart and coordinates the various activities of the various parts of the cart system. An inventory control computer is connected to the cart's controller at the check out counter to down load the price and description of the products scanned. The products then pass through a security sensor which determines if the products are in the secured state and raises an alarm if the products are in the unsecured state.

  Recently Added Patents
Transmission device
Systems and methods to provide report part via a web service
Chemically resistant membranes, coatings and films and methods for their preparation
Power consumption management in a MIMO transceiver and method for use therewith
System and method for data reconfiguration in an optical communication network
Location-based method to specify ratio frequency spectrum rights
Integrated circuit having a discrete capacitor mounted on a semiconductor die
  Randomly Featured Patents
Apparatus and method for testing a memory array
Multi-wire saw
Method and system for load balancing switch modules in a server system and a computer system utilizing the same
Bactericides and cleaning agents containing the same
Support jack
Outside mirror for a motor vehicle
High frequency signal cable with improved electrical dissipation factor and method of producing same
Simultaneous deasphalting-extraction process
Elastomeric pin isolator
System and method for managing personal information