Global Patent Index - EP 1095348 A1

EP 1095348 A1 2001-05-02 - SYSTEM, METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR COUPON PROCESSING AND BOOKLET

Title (en)

SYSTEM, METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR COUPON PROCESSING AND BOOKLET

Title (de)

SYSTEM, VERFAHREN UND GERÄT FÜR KUPONVERARBEITUNG UND ANWENDEINSTRUKTION

Title (fr)

SYSTEME, PROCEDE ET DISPOSITIF DE TRAITEMENT DE COUPON ET CARNET ASSOCIE

Publication

EP 1095348 A1 (EN)

Application

EP 99924322 A

Priority

  • US 9910979 W
  • US 8604598 P

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO9960505A1] A coupon manager is provided including a front end (102), a back end (104) and a central processor (114) for facilitating the processing and settlement of coupons. The coupons are received from customers at the front end (102) which may include a cashier register. The cashier scans a bar code on the coupons and the scanned information may be supplied to the back end (104). The received coupons are delivered to the back end (104) for imaging and processing. The back end (104) determines whether the coupons are valid. Valid coupons are destroyed and sent to a destruction bin, and invalid coupons may be sent to one of a number of other bins. The processed information is forwarded to the central processor (114) which collates the information from a number of stores and reports the information to manufacturers for settlement. The present invention also provides a booklet having a listing of discounted items identifiable by a single bar code. The items may be arranged by types of goods or manufacturers and/or in alphabetical order so as to facilitate the use thereof by a customer. The booklet may be useable by itself or with coupon manager.

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

G06F 17/60

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

B42D 15/00 (2006.01); G06Q 30/00 (2012.01); G07G 1/00 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

G07G 1/0036 (2013.01); G06Q 20/387 (2013.01); G06Q 30/02 (2013.01)

Designated contracting state (EPC)

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

EPO simple patent family

WO 9960505 A1 19991125; WO 9960505 A9 20000224; AU 4084899 A 19991206; AU 750904 B2 20020801; CA 2332364 A1 19991125; EP 1095348 A1 20010502; EP 1095348 A4 20050504

INPADOC legal status


2008-01-04 [REG HK WD] APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN, DEEMED TO BE WITHDRAWN, OR REFUSED AFTER PUBLICATION IN HONG KONG

- Document: HK 1037409

2007-07-04 [18D] DEEMED TO BE WITHDRAWN

- Effective date: 20061201

2005-05-04 [A4] SUPPLEMENTARY SEARCH REPORT

- Effective date: 20050323

2001-05-02 [17P] REQUEST FOR EXAMINATION FILED

- Effective date: 20001201

2001-05-02 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

- Kind Code of Ref Document: A1

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