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Inventor:
Goodwin, III; John C.
Address:
Suwanee, GA
No. of patents:
96
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Patent Number Title Of Patent Date Issued
RE40576 Point-of-sale system including isolation layer between client and server software November 18, 2008
A system and method of transferring information between a first software application and a second software application which employ an isolation layer. The system includes a client computer system provided by a first seller of computer systems, including a client software application, an
8276808 Methods of two-sided printing October 2, 2012
An application or print driver on a point-of-sale terminal determines the break point of a transaction record to be printed on two sides of media. The print data is sent to the printer in a particular amount of print data for print on the front side followed by a particular amount of pri
8027847 System and method of refilling a prescription September 27, 2011
A system and method of refilling a prescription which uses a pharmacy kiosk. One embodiment of the system includes a touch screen located at a pharmacy, an input device in the touch screen or card reader for recording identification information from a customer, a barcode reader locat
7870007 System and method of determining interactions between medicines January 11, 2011
A system and method of determining interactions between medicines which includes a pharmacy kiosk. One embodiment of the pharmacy kiosk includes a display, an input device, and a computer for displaying a prompt to enter medicine identification information for a medicine, for recording
7675503 Method of displaying information by a network kiosk March 9, 2010
A method of displaying information by a network kiosk which causes different information to be displayed when someone passes within a predetermined distance of the kiosk. The method includes the steps of sensing a person within a predetermined distance of the kiosk, displaying first
7668766 System and method of processing payment of bills from multiple bill providers February 23, 2010
A system for processing payment of bills from multiple bill providers which establishes connections to bill provider computers through APIs unique to each bill provider. The system includes a display for displaying a list of bill providers, an input device for recording customer sele
7533127 System and method for managing electronic price label overlays May 12, 2009
A system and method of managing data for electronic price label overlays which automates printing of new and changed overlays. The method determines electronic price label information and price look-up file descriptions that have been added or changed for particular electronic price
7437324 System and method of tracking bill payment methods October 14, 2008
A system and method of tracking bill payment methods which stores details about payment to develop promotions. The system includes a touch screen, keyboard, or other device for recording customer identification information. A display displays payment method options based upon the cus
7406693 Method of controlling applications July 29, 2008
A method controlling an application from a web page. The method includes the steps of recording activation of an interface button associated with the application on the web page, determining whether the application is already active, and calling the application if the application is not
7406437 System and method for directing customers to product locations within a store July 29, 2008
A method to provide directions to customers requesting information about the location of products in a store that brings the customer into the vicinity of other products in which the customer may have an interest to purchase receives customer identification data and product selection
7347372 System and method of notifying an operator of a result of attempting to read a product label March 25, 2008
A system for notifying an operator of a result of attempting to read a number of product labels on an item which produces only a single good read indication or bad read indication. The system includes a good read indicator, a bad read indicator, and control circuitry for notifying an
7313535 System and method of scheduling assisted-service travel terminal representatives December 25, 2007
A system and method of scheduling assisted-service travel terminal representatives which optimizes staffing of assisted-service travel terminals. The system includes a computer for analyzing the first travel information from a plurality of self-service travel terminals and second tra
7260622 Method of limiting access to network sites for a network kiosk August 21, 2007
A method of limiting access to network sites for a network kiosk which controls public operation of the kiosk. The method includes the steps of receiving a request to display the web page by the kiosk, determining an address of the web page, determining a current time, determining an
7222184 Method of downloading web content to a network kiosk in advance May 22, 2007
A method of downloading web content which downloads and stores web content at scheduled times. The method includes the steps of determining a number of web content addresses and corresponding download times, and downloading and storing web content at the web content addresses at the
7130889 Method of printing information by a network kiosk October 31, 2006
A method of printing information by a network kiosk which prints web page information, designed for printing on standard width paper, on narrower receipt paper. The method includes the steps of receiving a command to print information in a displayed web page, obtaining an address of the
7080028 Methods and apparatus for promotional electronic signs July 18, 2006
Techniques for displaying promotional information by providing an electronic sign (ES) which displays promotional information, display slogans, bundled pricing, bulk pricing, and other types of information. The ES can be used by retailers to increase sales, provide an alternate techn
6981030 Private data protection method for a network kiosk December 27, 2005
A method of protecting private data for a network kiosk which masks entered private data with a symbol. The method includes the steps of determining fields in the web page which contain the private data by the kiosk, and masking the private data by the kiosk.
6970851 System and method of configuring value cards November 29, 2005
A system and method of configuring value cards which facilitates selection of personalized limits on value card use in transactions. The value card configuration system includes a display for displaying value card configuration options, an input device for recording customer selections
6961709 System and method of managing inventory November 1, 2005
An inventory management system and method which wirelessly interrogate product labels to determine inventory. The system includes an electronic price label system including electronic displays which display price information and interrogators which wirelessly obtain identification in
6859786 System and method of displaying information by an electronic price label February 22, 2005
A system and method of displaying information by an electronic price label which uses thresholds to minimize the number of messages to an electronic price label. The system includes a record for an item associated with the electronic price label which contains the thresholds. The thresho
6816840 System and method of sending messages to a group of electronic price labels November 9, 2004
An electronic price label (EPL) system which is capable of communicating with a group of EPLs. The system includes the group of EPLs, which is less than the total number of EPLs within a transaction establishment, and a computer which records a unique group identifier for a group of prod
6774765 System and method of dispatching an individual in a transaction establishment August 10, 2004
A system and method of dispatching an individual in a transaction establishment which employs a communication system and pagers. In a preferred embodiment, the system includes a telephone or other alert device for receiving a first message indicative of a problem, a recording device
6757683 Method of downloading web content to a network kiosk in advance June 29, 2004
A method of downloading web content during display of a web page which downloads and stores subsequent web content from a list of web content addresses. The method includes the steps of displaying a web page by the kiosk, determining links to web content at a subsequent depth in the web
6731197 Methods and apparatus for providing display of bagging indicator on electronic price labels May 4, 2004
Techniques for cost effectively displaying a bagging indicator by an electronic price label (EPL) are described. An EPL computer reads an EPL data file to determine if an item contains a bagging indicator. The EPL computer transmits a message to an EPL associated with the item which
6724318 Device and method of locating electronic price labels in transaction establishments April 20, 2004
An electronic price label locator which uses signal strength and noise level information associated with signals from the electronic price label. The locator includes an input device which records identification information distinguishing the electronic price label from other electro
6705519 System and method of providing a requested service at a lodging establishment March 16, 2004
A system and method of providing a requested service at a lodging establishment which relies on personal identification numbers (PINS) and corresponding travel cards. The system includes a travel card reader, and a computer for recording a request of a traveler, for reading a travel
6696920 Method of changing an electronic price label display sequence February 24, 2004
A method of changing a display sequence of an electronic price label which uses two commands to add and remove information from a display sequence. The method includes the steps of formulating a change sequence message including a number of change sequence commands which reference memory
6621407 Auxiliary display recognition system and method for an electronic price label system September 16, 2003
A system for recognizing an auxiliary display attached to an electronic price label which also recognizes a unique type designation of the auxiliary display. The system includes a number of auxiliary display recorders which sense a number of indicators on the auxiliary display. The i
6601764 System and method of managing inventory August 5, 2003
An inventory management system which determines item location and time spent on a shelf. The system includes an electronic shelf label (ESL) system including an ESL, a radio frequency identification (RFID) label interrogator associated with the ESL, RFID labels attached to items asso
6592038 Item processing system and method which track label usage July 15, 2003
An item processing system and method which track label usage for purposes including cost savings. The item processing system includes a barcode reader, a radio frequency label interrogator, and a computer which obtains first identification information from the barcode reader and second
6581316 Apparatus for grouping electronic price labels June 24, 2003
An apparatus for grouping electronic price labels (EPLs) which facilitates installation of electronic price labels in signs and promotional displays rather than standard shelf edges. The apparatus primarily includes a frame member for mounting the EPLs including a plurality of bays arran
6568111 Apparatus for grouping electronic price labels May 27, 2003
An apparatus for grouping electronic price labels (EPLs) to form an electronic sign. The apparatus primarily includes a frame member which defines a plurality of bays arranged in a single line for containing the EPLs. The apparatus additionally includes a product description sheet mo
6557760 System and method of managing expired products May 6, 2003
A system and method of managing expired products which uses an electronic price label system to convey expiration information. The system includes a product label affixed to the time-sensitive product, an electronic price label system including an electronic price label and a product lab
6553349 System and method of applying price changes in an electronic price label system April 22, 2003
A system and method of applying price changes which minimizes price look-up file access attempts by using a separate file for daily price change information, including a new price, a date, a start time, and an end time. The system includes an electronic price label associated with the it
6547040 Self-service checkout system with RFID capability April 15, 2003
A self-service checkout system which weighs products with RFID labels for security. The system includes an RFID label affixed to a product, a scale for determining actual weight information for the product, and a computer which records a customer indication that the product is on the sca
6542873 System and method for using an enhanced external data interface to display data in EPL systems April 1, 2003
A system and method are disclosed for using an enhanced external data interface to display data in electronic price label (EPL) systems. The enhanced external data interface (EDI) responds to various stimuli or requests, such as a store manager or other user logged onto a computer te
6520411 System and method of graphically displaying relative information by an electronic price label February 18, 2003
A method of displaying relative information which uses special segments in a liquid crystal display within the electronic price label. The system includes the electronic price label and a number of computers. In addition to the liquid crystal display, the electronic price label includes
6510991 System and method of displaying information about an item by an electronic display January 28, 2003
A system and method of displaying information about an item which uses a radio frequency signal to change displayed information. The system includes a display, a memory including a first memory location containing first display information and a second memory location containing second
6510990 Bar code processing method for a network kiosk January 28, 2003
A bar code processing method for a network kiosk which automatically obtains information about an item from identification information obtained from a bar code reader. The method includes the steps of displaying a web page associated with an item, displaying a prompt associated with the
6496805 Method of temporarily displaying information by an electronic price label December 17, 2002
A method of temporarily displaying information by an electronic price label which avoids resending previously-displayed information. The method implemented by the electronic price label includes receiving a first message containing a first command to display first contents of a first
6469617 Method of restoring information for display by an electronic price label October 22, 2002
A method of restoring display information to an electronic price label which stores temporarily removed display information and sends it to the electronic price label following a temporary period. The method includes the steps of determining whether a memory of the electronic price label
6445370 Electronic price label and method of graphically displaying relative information by an electroni September 3, 2002
An electronic price label which displays relative information, such as employee-directed business information. The electronic price label includes a liquid crystal display and control circuitry. The liquid crystal display includes a first portion for displaying employee-directed busi
6442531 Method of changing an electronic price label display sequence August 27, 2002
An electronic price label (EPL) display sequence change method which conserves system bandwidth. The method determines a number of pieces of information which are currently stored within a memory in an EPL which contains a plurality of different locations for storing the pieces of in
6430704 System and method of reporting a status of another system through an electronic price label syst August 6, 2002
A system and method of reporting a status of another system through an electronic price label (EPL). The system includes the EPL and a computer coupled to the EPL which monitors the status of the second system and causes the EPL to display a status message indicating the status of the
6397199 System and method of altering transaction terms based upon current inventory levels May 28, 2002
A system and method of altering transaction terms which examines inventory levels and changes transaction terms, such as price and rental period. The system includes a plurality of electronic price labels associated with a plurality of rental items for displaying rental terms of the rent
6360207 System and method of consolidating information for display by electronic price labels March 19, 2002
A system and method of consolidating information for display which relies on codes. The system includes a database including a plurality of types of information besides price to be displayed by an electronic price label and a computer. The computer schedules messages for transmission to
6317724 Method of temporarily changing an electronic price label display sequence November 13, 2001
A temporary display sequence change method which keeps track of replaced data. A first sequence for displaying first pieces of information by an EPL is determined. A second sequence by which the EPL currently displays second pieces of information is determined. If at least one of the pie
6301565 System and method of verifying graphically displayed relative information October 9, 2001
An electronic price label relative information verification system which ensures that first business information for an item is equal to second business information assigned to the electronic price label for display. The system includes a computer system coupled to the electronic price
6290128 System and method of graphically displaying relative information by an electronic price label September 18, 2001
A method of displaying relative information which uses special segments in a liquid crystal display within the electronic price label. The system includes the electronic price label and a number of computers. In addition to the liquid crystal display, the electronic price label includes
6269572 Apparatus for grouping electronic price labels August 7, 2001
An apparatus for grouping electronic price labels (EPLs) to form an electronic sign. The apparatus primarily includes a frame member which defines a plurality of bays arranged in a single line for containing the EPLs. The apparatus additionally includes a product description sheet mo
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