Global Patent Index - EP 1078338 A1

EP 1078338 A1 2001-02-28 - GOODS AND CLIENTS MONITORING IN A RETAIL STORE

Title (en)

GOODS AND CLIENTS MONITORING IN A RETAIL STORE

Title (de)

WAREN- UND KUNDENÜBERWACHUNG IN EINEM KAUFHAUS

Title (fr)

SURVEILLANCE DE MARCHANDISES ET DE CLIENTS DANS UN MAGASIN DE VENTE AU DETAIL

Publication

EP 1078338 A1 (EN)

Application

EP 99922257 A

Priority

  • GB 9901232 W
  • GB 9809914 A
  • GB 9828675 A

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO9959112A1] The retail store of the present invention is designed to detect the potential theft of goods from a store by customers and to enable capture of data reflecting the shopping behaviour of customers to provision of such data enables improved store management. The produce is conveyed around the store by the customer in a produce-carrier. The produce-carrier or customer carries an identification device attached to each carrier and bearing a readable identification code. The customer transport selected produce in the produce-carrier to a payment area at which the selected produce is purchased. Readers for reading the identification tags are distributed about the store including at the payment area. Outputs from the reader are connected to means for generating data representative of the position of produce-carrier or customer in time and space in the store. The system helps reduce theft, enables personalised promotion or marketing, reduces queuing at checkouts and other areas and enables efficient recirculation of produce-carriers, and enables staff deployment in response to varying levels of activity in a store.

IPC 1-7 (main, further and additional classification)

G07G 1/00; G07C 11/00; G07G 3/00

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

A47F 10/02 (2006.01); G07G 3/00 (2006.01); G06K 17/00 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

G08B 13/246 (2013.01); A47F 10/02 (2013.01); G07G 3/003 (2013.01); G08B 13/2474 (2013.01); G06K 2017/0045 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

See references of WO 9959112A1

Designated contracting state (EPC)

AT BE CH DE DK ES FI FR GB GR IE IT LI LU NL PT SE

EPO simple patent family

WO 9959112 A1 19991118; WO 9959112 A9 20010301; AU 3937199 A 19991129; EP 1078338 A1 20010228

INPADOC legal status


2003-01-02 [18R] REFUSED

- Effective date: 20020802

2002-02-27 [RTI1] TITLE (CORRECTION)

- Free text: GOODS AND CLIENT MONITORING IN A RETAIL STORE

2001-04-25 [17Q] FIRST EXAMINATION REPORT

- Effective date: 20010307

2001-02-28 [17P] REQUEST FOR EXAMINATION FILED

- Effective date: 20001208

2001-02-28 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

- Kind Code of Ref Document: A1

- Designated State(s): AT BE CH DE DK ES FI FR GB GR IE IT LI LU NL PT SE