Mobile automated shopping system
Method for producing a bill, apparatus for collecting items, and a self-service shop
Supermarket inventory control system and method
Data exchanging system using a bar code reader
Paperless system for distributing, redeeming and clearing merchandise coupons
Coupon dispensing system
Method and apparatus for customer performed article scanning in self-service shopping
Foolproof coupon redemption system
Method and apparatus for computer-aided shopping Patent #: 5047614
ApplicationNo. 829561 filed on 02/05/1992
US Classes:235/375, SYSTEMS CONTROLLED BY DATA BEARING RECORDS235/381With vending
ExaminersPrimary: Shepperd, John W.
Assistant: Sikorski, Edward H.
Attorney, Agent or Firm
Foreign Patent References
International ClassesG06F 007/20
AbstractAn electronic coupon system handles coupons selected by a customer. The coupons have a product code of the product covered by the coupon and have a corresponding coupon code representing information relating to the value of the coupon. A coupon scanner used by the customer scans the coupons and has a memory for storing data representing the scanned product codes and their corresponding coupon codes. A product scanner at a retail store scans product codes of products to be purchased and provides data representing the scanned codes. A processor credits to the customer the value of the coupon when the data representing the scanned codes corresponds to the data in the coupon scanner memory. The system may also include a kiosk having a processor interfacing with the coupon scanner for providing to the scanner additional data and for providing to the kiosk information stored in the coupon scanner.