ApplicationNo. 302521 filed on 09/06/1994
US Classes:382/137Reading bank checks (e.g., documents bearing E-13B type characters)
ExaminersPrimary: Couso, Jose L.
Attorney, Agent or Firm
Foreign Patent References
International ClassG06K 009/00
AbstractA system and method is disclosed for retail store marketing. A memory stores a database of existing customers of the retail store. The database includes a unique customer identification code for each customer. A memory stores a list of unique identification codes for prospective customers of the store who reside in a predetermined geographical area relative to the store. Circuitry compares the unique identification codes in the stored database of existing customers with the stored list of unique identification codes of prospective customers. Circuitry eliminates data from the list of prospective customers relating to the store's existing customers, such that a non-customer database is produced for use in marketing.
Field of SearchAPPLICATIONS
Reading bank checks (e.g., documents bearing E-13B type characters)
Selecting a portion of an image
SYSTEMS CONTROLLED BY DATA BEARING RECORDS
Credit or identification card systems
Means to read data stored on identifier*
And to verify identity of user*
Image processor (e.g., video camera)