US 11,756,017 B1
System and method for self-checkout, scan portal, and pay station environments
Peter Terry Catoe, Boone, NC (US); Mark Noble, Boone, NC (US); John L. White, Boone, NC (US); Burt Aycock, Boone, NC (US); and Claire McRoberts, Boone, NC (US)
Assigned to ECR Software Corporation, Boone, NC (US)
Filed by ECR Software Corporation, Boone, NC (US)
Filed on Mar. 18, 2021, as Appl. No. 17/205,793.
Application 15/425,182 is a division of application No. 14/046,254, filed on Oct. 4, 2013, granted, now 9,595,029, issued on Mar. 14, 2017.
Application 17/205,793 is a continuation of application No. 16/992,228, filed on Aug. 13, 2020, granted, now 11,138,584.
Application 16/992,228 is a continuation of application No. 15/637,207, filed on Jun. 29, 2017, granted, now 10,762,485, issued on Sep. 1, 2020.
Application 15/637,207 is a continuation of application No. 15/425,182, filed on Feb. 6, 2017, granted, now 10,248,942, issued on Apr. 2, 2019.
Claims priority of provisional application 61/751,602, filed on Jan. 11, 2013.
Claims priority of provisional application 61/709,487, filed on Oct. 4, 2012.
Int. Cl. G06Q 20/20 (2012.01); G07G 1/00 (2006.01); G06N 20/00 (2019.01); G06Q 20/18 (2012.01); G07G 1/14 (2006.01); G06F 3/01 (2006.01); G06F 3/16 (2006.01)
CPC G06Q 20/208 (2013.01) [G06N 20/00 (2019.01); G06Q 20/18 (2013.01); G06Q 20/20 (2013.01); G07G 1/0036 (2013.01); G07G 1/0054 (2013.01); G07G 1/14 (2013.01); G06F 3/017 (2013.01); G06F 3/167 (2013.01)] 21 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
1. A method for a checkout system comprising:
arranging a checkout station having a housing, a customer interface and a customer unloading station for scanning items for purchase,
communicating with a point-of-sale system having a microprocessor and memory operatively associated with one another to identify products being purchased, payments tendered therefor and to store transaction information locally at the checkout station or remotely from the checkout station,
programming the microprocessor with programming configured to:
allow an item to be scanned by a product identification scanner,
integrate a scale software within the point-of-sale system,
associating a scale device with the checkout system, the scale device configured to determine a weighted item is to be added as an item for purchase in the transaction when the weighted item is placed on the scale,
sensing a weighted item for entry into a checkout transaction upon an item for purchase being placed on the scale device without the need to scan the weighted item,
imaging the item for purchase that is placed upon the scale device upon sensing,
cross-referencing a set of values with the imaging,
determining a suggested identification for the weighted item for purchase,
displaying the suggested item for purchase in a transaction listing,
presenting the suggested identification for the weighted item to a consumer on a checkout display.